Topic: Around Here

Outage.…it’s over.

Written on April 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm, by

Yep, the lights went out on the island last night at 5:45pm or so… the Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment said this, about an hour or two before they came back on (not sure what time it was but we already had the can­dles going — did­n’t you?): “The pow­er out­age was caused by a car acci­dent on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Elegant Edibles.…went great!

Written on April 23, 2009 at 10:03 am, by

Remem­ber the Ele­gant Edi­bles fundrais­er a few weeks ago? Mar­ta Specht tells me it went great, with the bake sale sell­ing out in one & a half hours, and bring­ing in near­ly $1800 for the Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre. Way to go! ‑o o-

Tough times ahead.…how the school district is dealing with the cuts.…

Written on April 23, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Look­ing over the cuts and shrink­age in our first-class school dis­trict is painful at so many lev­els, which includes the mov­ing of the sixth grade from the mid­dle school to the ele­men­tary school — here’s the view from Michael Solt­man, our school dis­tric­t’s super­in­ten­dent: Pro­ject­ed State Edu­ca­tion Fund­ing Requires $1,000,000 Bud­get Reduc­tion for 2009-10 Reduc­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Folk ascends to a new level.…higher!

Written on April 22, 2009 at 2:13 pm, by

When I was singing last sum­mer at Grif­fin Bay (the book­store, not the salt­wa­ter one), I men­tioned that folk music was hav­ing a seri­ous revival on the plan­et, part­ly because folk music is way cool­er than any oth­er kin­da music. I remem­ber the seri­ous look in peo­ple’s eyes as they nod­ded, “Yes, this is true.” Now  Con­tin­ue Reading

Celebrate Earth Day!

Written on April 22, 2009 at 7:25 am, by

When Earth Day was first cel­e­brat­ed in 1970, the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency did­n’t exist, kids thought “recy­cling” was a new kind of bike, and the US ener­gy pol­i­cy was cen­tered on find­ing more oil. Things have changed with­in what we are aware of, and much still remains to change. It’s about action…and I hope that  Con­tin­ue Reading

‘Open Boat’ for the Catalyst…this weekend

Written on April 22, 2009 at 6:16 am, by

Anoth­er lit­tle bit of his­to­ry in an his­tor­i­cal year — the Cat­a­lyst was built & launched in 1932 for use by the Fri­day Har­bor Labs… in its present incar­na­tion, Bill and Shan­non Bai­ley of Pacif­ic Cat­a­lyst II, Inc. oper­ate her as a key part of the small boat excur­sions they oper­ate between here, the Inside  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sports update…

Written on April 22, 2009 at 4:38 am, by

The FHHS base­ball guys 10-runned Con­crete yes­ter­day 11–0, while the soft­ball girls won 14–9 over the Lions. Mean­while, the soc­cer boys tied Calavero Mid-High 2–2 on two sec­ond half goals by Cameron Byington…they play their last home game this Sat­ur­day at 11:30am against Lyn­den Christian.

Artist reception: Jane Buck

Written on April 22, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

Ciely at Laven­dera Day Spa asked me to invite you to Jane’s recep­tion on Fri­day, from 6:30 – 8 p.m at 440 Spring Street Fri­day Harbor…you can call 378‑3637 for more info!