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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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Yvonne chosen for state-wide exhibit.…

January 10, 2011 at 4:00 am

If you seen her work, you know why she was picked — she has evoca­tive, grace­ful work which dis­plays a bright spir­it — here’s more from the show’s peo­ple (remem­ber when she won that piz­za-mak­ing con­test in New York? Here’s more about that from the 2007 Update): Islander Yvonne Bui­js-Man­cu­­so of Fri­day Har­bor has been  Con­tin­ue Reading

Look outside.…

January 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Sun­shine is deli­cious, rain is refresh­ing, wind braces us up, snow is exhil­a­rat­ing; there is real­ly no such thing as bad weath­er, only dif­fer­ent kinds of good weath­er. John Ruskin

Gary gives notice…

January 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

When a school dis­trict has a strong admin­is­tra­tor who is wide­ly appre­ci­at­ed & pop­u­lar with his staff & stu­dents, it comes as a sur­prise to hear he’s mov­ing on. Our ele­men­tary school prin­ci­pal is resign­ing, and the response I’ve heard has been uni­ver­sal that he’s a great one & folks don’t want him to go. I’m  Con­tin­ue Reading

At the Rumor Mill tonight.…

January 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Hey, you remem­ber that Rewind (that’s Kate Schu­man and Tom & Tami Doenges) are play­ing tonight at the Rumor Mill…but the food’s good too — here’s more from Kate:  I want to con­firm that yes! Rewind is play­ing Sat­ur­day night, Jan. 8th, 7:30, at the Rumor Mill. In addi­tion to the reg­u­lar menu, the spe­cials for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Eastern Washington wins national championship 20–19 Friday night.…

January 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Just in: The East­ern Wash­ing­ton Eagles (includ­ing FHHS grad Tyler Hart) have come back from a 19–0 hole to win the nation­al cham­pi­onship 20–19 over the Delaware Blue Hens.


January 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Bar­bara Sharp & the Sorop­ti­mists  say this is a great time to get your tick­ets: This week­end is a con­ve­nient time to buy tick­ets to the Sorop­ti­mist Para-Dice Bunko Par­ty. Tick­ets will be sold 10–4 this Sat­ur­day, Jan. 8 at both gro­cery stores and Sun­day, Jan. 9 at Kings. For $20, ladies can enjoy appe­tiz­ers,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Around the island…

January 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

What’s up, pup: • Steve & Shann tell me the Grange mem­bers vot­ed to restore their Char­ter last Wednes­day night — wahoo! So, they’re back in busi­ness — elec­tion of offi­cers is next week. • Go to the web­site for Roche Har­bor & scroll down a bit for info on how to sign up — Deb­bie Sand­with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Loring takes over as Bar Association president…

January 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm

This just in from the Bar Asso­ci­a­tion: Attor­ney Car­la J. Hig­gin­son has passed the pres­i­den­cy of the San Juan Coun­ty Bar Asso­ci­a­tion to Fri­day Har­bor attor­ney Kathryn C. Lor­ing of the Law Offices of Skin­ner & Saar, PS.  Car­la, who has been in active prac­tice in Fri­day Har­bor for the past 31 years, held the  Con­tin­ue Reading

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