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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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Henley: “A new era of equality for all couples to legally marry in the Evergreen state”

December 6, 2012 at 7:20 am

San Juan County joins the rest of the state in legalizing same-sex marriages on December sixth…so how does that work? Here’s more from County Auditor Milene Henley: History will be made on December 6, 2012, when same-sex couples can legally apply for a marriage license in Washington.  The approval by voters of Referendum 74 will  Continue Reading

This is Our Town: Cynthia’s of Course – with Cynthia Burke

December 6, 2012 at 7:07 am

Tim Dustrude continues his series with photos & stories about people around the island – here’s more about catering maven Cynthia Burke: Cynthia Burke is the owner of Cynthia’s Of Course, a catering and personal chef service here in Friday Harbor. She has been in the food and hospitality business for over 35 years, including  Continue Reading

Passing: Samuel Alexander Carter

December 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

Samuel Alexander Carter: 1982 — 2012 Samuel Alexander Carter of Friday Harbor died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, of an accidental drowning, sometime after 12:30 a.m. He was 30 years old. Born March 5, 1982, in Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada, Sam is the son of Thomas R. Carter and Nina A. White. Sam attended 1st-12th  Continue Reading

A funny thing….happening Friday night!

December 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

It’s something you can bring the kids to….and it’s this weekend. Here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith at the Community Theatre: Outlandish Funnyman Joins Comedy Tour The Curious Comedy Tour returns to the San Juan Community Theatre on December 7 with a new twist: comedian Bill Robison. The Tour wowed families last year when juggler Matt  Continue Reading

How about a hundred dollar Christmas?

December 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I hope the season finds you well & good, and that you’re making plans to be close to friends & family & loved ones. My little gift to you: I’d like to offer what I think is a pretty reasonable suggestion: Don’t go broke this holiday season. For the past several years (back into the  Continue Reading

Getting ’round the island….

December 1, 2012 at 2:31 am

There are lots of things going on….look around & see where you’re gonna land: • A quick note: A lot of folks saw the ambulance at Edith Dickinson‘s house Friday afternoon….I just dropped by & checked with her daughter Sally & she says Edith had a reaction to some medicine & went to the new hospital  Continue Reading

Moving on, with you in my heart….

November 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

Dear friends & readers & Update fans, & family, too…. You all already know that I sure like new & interesting things, and it’s come time for me to take on a new challenge. Josie & I have set things up to re-locate to Victoria at the end of December. This sort of thing raises several questions:  Continue Reading

Around the island….

November 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

How are you holding up with the wind, all day yesterday & last night? Looks like we have a fairly warm (low 50s) day to go with it…let’s look around the island & see what’s up: • Just a couple of weekends left for the Island Stage Left show “A Walk in the Woods”…be sure  Continue Reading

Morning song: “The Wind” with Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam

November 30, 2012 at 7:31 am

Remember this one?

Remembering Sam….

November 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

Just got the information from Sam’s family, to pass on to you – Sam Carter passed away last week here in Friday Harbor: A Memorial Gathering with Sam Carter’s ashes will be held on Sunday, December 2nd at Evan’s Funeral Home in Anacortes from 12:30-2 pm. The “Celebration of Sam’s Life” will be held on  Continue Reading

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