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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.

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The late boat….

March 18, 2009 at 7:33 pm

It’s always fun to see friends on the ferry, even when they’re sacked out from a long day on the mainland.

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March 18, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. Dalai Lama

Hospital Board approves contract for new medical center

March 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Last night, the Hospital Board approved the proposed contract with PeaceHealth, which will set in motion getting a new, updated medical center – a new hospital is scheduled to open in 2012. Here’s more from Alan Roochvarg, for the Hospital District: Contract Approved for New Integrated Medical Center for San Juan County Hospital District Friday  Continue Reading

Jesse's in town….

March 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Jan from the Community Theatre reports: If you liked TOM RUSH when he performed here last October, you’ll like Jesse! Just ask our own island music enthusiast, Kirk Fuhrmeister—guitarist and owner of Isle Be Jammin’ on Argyle Street. Kirk plays some of Jesse’s songs when he performs and is very excited to see Jesse live  Continue Reading

Jesse’s in town….

March 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Jan from the Community Theatre reports: If you liked TOM RUSH when he performed here last October, you’ll like Jesse! Just ask our own island music enthusiast, Kirk Fuhrmeister—guitarist and owner of Isle Be Jammin’ on Argyle Street. Kirk plays some of Jesse’s songs when he performs and is very excited to see Jesse live  Continue Reading

Off to Nashville….

March 18, 2009 at 11:13 am

It was a little surprising to see FHHS teachers Ruthie Paull, Marc Vermiere, and Susie Hale on the ferry Tuesday (like, who is there left to teach the kids?!?) but it was nice to find out why they’re going…. Service learning is becoming more & more used by schools around the USA and Canada –  Continue Reading

FHHS softball mows down Wolves 13-3

March 18, 2009 at 8:42 am

Last night at Coupeville, the Friday Harbor Wolverines beat the Wolves 13-3 in their season opener. Led by pitcher Kerri Goff, last year’s league champs showed power at the plate and strong defense. Head coach Kevin Carlton said he was “thrilled” by the girls’ strong start, and said the team is looking forward to their  Continue Reading

Catching our green friends…..

March 18, 2009 at 7:56 am

Cathy Cole told me they tried: This weekend, Liam constructed a Leprechaun Trap for his 2nd grade class. He and his classmates put the traps out yesterday in hopes that they would catch themselves some lucky leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day. In the past, the only evidence in Ms. Evan’s classroom were little leprechaun footprints  Continue Reading

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March 18, 2009 at 7:49 am

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

Expecting…new islanders soon….

March 18, 2009 at 6:22 am

Kim (in photo) and Jason were on their way to deliver yesterday… Danielle & Eric were on the boat last week (they say they will let us know how things go), and Rachel & Brian are still on schedule for next week. I’ll keep you posted how everything comes out.

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