About the Author
Ian Byington

I’ve been writing this & adding to it since 1997, and it has morphed into what you see now during that time – a collaborative effort between our community and me to tell the story of what makes an island tick, and to celebrate the cool things that happen.

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Sports update…..

March 26, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Last night the FHHS baseball team continued their winning ways as pitchers Albert Strasser and Sean Cutting combined for a 7-0 shutout over South Whidbey (which is a 2A team; we, you’ll remember, are 1A)… meanwhile, Kerri Goff went the whole way but the Wolverine Women lost to South Whidbey, 5-0. The soccer guys take  Continue Reading

New gallery opens Saturday…..

March 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm

John Sinclair wrote to ask me to invite you to the opening of his new place – here’s more: Come help celebrate the opening of Concepia (http://www.concepia.com/), Friday Harbor’s latest business venture, and view the first solo show of Randy Laybourne, this Saturday from 2-5pm in the new Churchill Corner, just above the ferry landing.  Continue Reading

Update on Jacque….

March 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm

From Carol Ford, Wednesday: Hi Ian; I just got off the phone with Dave Grone and he had nothing but positive things to say about Jacque’s recovery. While she’ll be in intensive care for another week at least, she continues to improve hourly and both Dave and her doctors are encouraged by her progress. Dave  Continue Reading

Open house for you, maybe….

March 26, 2009 at 7:42 pm

My pal Jessica says she’s got an open house this weekend: I am hosting an open house  Sat 3/28 from 1-3 pm at Friday Harbor Village (445 Carter Avenue)for the following five affordable apartment properties: Friday Harbor Village, Harbor View, Island Meadows, Islewood & Rosewood. I will be on hand to answer affordable apartment questions  Continue Reading

Elwha's down & the Hiyu's back……

March 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm

From the Washington State Ferries: Beginning Thursday morning March 26, the 34 car MV Hiyu will be replacing the 87 car MV Evergreen State providing service on the inter-island route. The MV Evergreen State will be replacing the 144 car MV Elwha starting with the 5:35 AM departure from Anacortes.  These changes will be in  Continue Reading

Elwha’s down & the Hiyu’s back……

March 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm

From the Washington State Ferries: Beginning Thursday morning March 26, the 34 car MV Hiyu will be replacing the 87 car MV Evergreen State providing service on the inter-island route. The MV Evergreen State will be replacing the 144 car MV Elwha starting with the 5:35 AM departure from Anacortes.  These changes will be in  Continue Reading

Looking for a job?

March 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Minnie Knych writes in: Got Job? The Career Center is offering free seminars through the month of April. Seminar topics include: Resume Writing, Interview Skills and Communication Skills. Call 378-4662 for information on time and date of the seminars you wish to attend. Enrollment is limited to small groups.

Coming home on the ferry….

March 26, 2009 at 10:12 am

Yesterday I ran into Erin (left) and her daughter Emerald on the ferry coming back to the island after a day on the mainland. These days Emerald is working at the Animal Shelter with Leslie, helping look after the dogs & cats, while Erin is still keeping the island’s teeth shiny, working with Dr. Michael  Continue Reading

Overload….#17

March 26, 2009 at 9:58 am

You know the feeling of dread….you show up for the ferry and they stick the little overload number under your wiper. Yesterday when I came rolling in at 4:47pm for the 5:05pm ferry, I knew I was pushing it, and receiving number 15 kinda proved it. But, as luck would have it, they not only  Continue Reading

Where she is now….

March 26, 2009 at 9:17 am

Have you been wondering what Joan Corliss Collyer has been up to lately? She’s in Bellingham – click here for a little article about our long time islander friend in the Bellingham Herald.

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