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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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Thanks, from Cole….

October 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Dear Ian, As a parent and Saint David’s Day School board member, I have gotten too busy for my own good as of late: soccer dad, Community Theatre projects, and involvement in many of the other community organizations we know and love.  And in so doing, so being, one of the necessary things that I  Continue Reading

Earthquake to the north: 7.7 & tsunami advisory….

October 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I’m gonna post this link which tells us there was a massive, damage-causing earthquake this evening near Haida Gwaii (the former Queen Charlotte Islands) that’s been measured at 7.7 or so….the link will continue to be updated (that’s why I’m putting it here for you), so we can keep track what’s happening with our friends  Continue Reading

Business planning….

October 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm

EDC offers FREE workshop on business planning and financing The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on San Juan Island, on Monday, October 29, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  The business and financing workshop course material will be presented by James McCafferty, of  Continue Reading

Know your island!

October 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Eileen always sends these good ideas….and this is a great one for tomorrow: Know Your Island Hike  Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m., at San Juan County Park.  Meet Dona Wuthnow, Director of County Parks, to walk San Juan County Park and learn about its cultural and natural history highlights. The hike will feature the newly  Continue Reading

Meet with Rich….

October 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Football game at Lynden Christian on the radio tonight!

October 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Just heard from Mike Martin: Please let your readers know that Tyla McKay and I will be announcing tonight’s FHHS Wolverines’ game. The Ace Hardware Pregame show starts at 5:45 with kickoff at 6:00. In town they can listen @ 1650am and online at www.fhTinyRadio.com. THANKS!

Morning song….Pachebel’s Canon in D

October 26, 2012 at 9:37 am

This always makes the morning just a little better, don’t you think?

Today on the island….

October 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

Let’s check to see what’s up…. • The ferry terminal is open to vehicles on Orcas today, after being closed most of the week – here’s the scoop from WSF: The Orcas Island Terminal will open to vehicles and take traffic beginning with the 10:35 a.m. departure from Anacortes. The 11:35 a.m. departure from Friday  Continue Reading


October 26, 2012 at 8:22 am

Frankenstein Opens New Readers Theatre at SJCT Nick Dear’s haunting version of Frankenstein opens San Juan Community Theatre’s new FREE readers theatre series on Friday and Saturday, October 26-27 and appropriately, Wednesday, October 31. The series, On Book, is the brainchild of Artistic Director Susan Williams and features island actors reading new, classic and prize-winning  Continue Reading

Report: The regatta was great!

October 24, 2012 at 6:29 am

The regatta was a couple of weekends ago, and it went well – here’s more from Ron DiCristina (thanks, Ron!): Friday Harbor Sailing Club’s sixth annual Fred Hoeppner (formally Mitchell Bay) International Regatta was held October 13-14, 2012 out on the west side of San Juan Island. This year, it was an exciting two day race that  Continue Reading

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