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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.

Recent Posts by Ian

Have you done the survey yet?

March 24, 2009 at 2:00 am

Help us out here…there’s a chance we can get a Skills Training Center here, but we need you to fill out this survey (below)….local companies, as well as teachers & community members, can help the process along by taking the survey now. As I understand it, the more answers we get, the better the chances  Continue Reading

San Juan Canvas changes owners

March 23, 2009 at 3:30 am

Patrick & Andra (above, right) are the kind of folks we need here on San Juan Island – involved, caring, great parents, and always smiling. Patrick first bought the Bon Accord in Friday Harbor when they moved here, and three years ago, he and Andra bought The Sail Loft (San Juan Canvas) down at the  Continue Reading

Quote

March 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm

The water flows, but back into the ocean; The moon sinks, but is even in heaven. Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them. Alan Watts

FHHS sports update….

March 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Over the weekend, the Wolverine baseball team munched Darrington (Friday) and Shoreline Christian (Saturday), while the softball girls had a 2 out of 3 split with Darrington and Meridian. The soccer boys played their third game in five days, dropping their re-match with Coupeville (that’s Cam Byington in the air Saturday; photo by Lauren Paulsen  Continue Reading

Peter & Leasa are getting hitched….

March 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Leasa Burch and Peter Wangoe II will be getting married on Oahu in May of 2009. It will be a small ceremony with family and close friends. A San Juan Island reception will take place in August of 2009.

Peter & Leasa are getting hitched….

March 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Leasa Burch and Peter Wangoe II will be getting married on Oahu in May of 2009. It will be a small ceremony with family and close friends. A San Juan Island reception will take place in August of 2009.

Tagged…..

March 22, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Back in 1995 or so, my boys & I used to play a game on Saturdays during the summer in which we would walk around town looking for out-of-state plates, and write them down on a little plate. One memorable day we saw license plates from 40 states & two provinces…there were a lot of  Continue Reading

Vols needed for the Children's Festival…

March 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Jennifer Furber says they’re gonna need you to help: The Children’s Festival is coming! On Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 2 pm, Island Rec will present the 19th annual festival at the Country Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “Under The Sea.” The 2009 Children’s Festival Committee is currently looking for volunteers to  Continue Reading

Vols needed for the Children’s Festival…

March 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Jennifer Furber says they’re gonna need you to help: The Children’s Festival is coming! On Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 2 pm, Island Rec will present the 19th annual festival at the Country Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “Under The Sea.” The 2009 Children’s Festival Committee is currently looking for volunteers to  Continue Reading

Our friend needs help….

March 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I just got this note from Carol Ford about what the Grones are dealing with….look over it & see what you can do: Hi Ian… I just spoke to Dave Grone (his kids are recent FHHS grads, Ashley and Jason). His wife, Jacque, was flown off-island Friday with a brain aneurism and endured an 11 hour surgery  Continue Reading

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