Topic: Around Here

More food for the Food Bank…..

Written on March 31, 2009 at 11:49 am, by

Marty Robinson from the Elementary School says the kids did an awesome job, helping their neighbors: Thanks to the awesome generosity of Friday Harbor Elementary School families, more than 1000 food items were delivered to the Friday Harbor Food Bank on Monday. The two week food drive was sponsored by FHES student council whose enthusiastic  Continue Reading

Native plants – check ’em out!

Written on March 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

Here’s a workshop that Kathleen & Fiona are putting on this weekend that should be great…and tasty. Here’s more: LEARN A LITTLE, HIKE A LITTLE, EAT A LITTLE: Join us for the Ethnobotany and Edibles Workshop Join leading ethnobotanist Mac Smith, Fiona Norris from the San Juan Nature Institute, and Kathleen Foley from the San  Continue Reading

Lifeguard training…

Written on March 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm, by

Amy Wynn’s setting up the training, and with good reasons, too: Hi Ian! Loved the photo of the Hiyu on your site. It brings back happy memories since Marc and I were married 15+ years ago on the Hiyu during its Sunday afternoon run to Orcas Island. But I digress…I need to get the word  Continue Reading

It’s the San Juan Singers this weekend….

Written on March 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm, by

Jan over at the Community Theatre says it’s a continuation of the Town’s 100th birthday: San Juan Singers Present “Our Town. Our Music. Our Lives.” San Juan Island’s community chorus sings their way through the century on Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the San Juan Community  Continue Reading

Poetry workshop… this weekend….

Written on March 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm, by

Adriennne at the Library has a special poetry workshop this weekend at 2pm on Saturday – I’m going to go, and hope you have a chance to, too: I was hoping you could help me spread the word about an upcoming poetry workshop at the Library on Saturday, April 4th from 2-5 in the Meeting  Continue Reading

Catherine: Promoted to VP

Written on March 30, 2009 at 6:22 am, by

Bob Coleman at Islanders Bank wrote in: The Bank is pleased to announce the following Officer promotion approved by The Board of Directors of Islanders Bank at the March 26, 2009 Board Meeting: Catherine Kenney to Vice President of Network Administration. Catherine has been with Islanders Bank since February of 2003 and we feel very  Continue Reading

Russian Soprano to Serenade the Island

Written on March 30, 2009 at 6:02 am, by

When the kids were setting up for their concert last Friday, they told me there was a guy who came & played on the piano & rehearsed with a woman who was awesome…I asked around a little, and found out it was the sister of the Spring Street International School’s music teacher – and she  Continue Reading

The Hiyu is back for a spell….

Written on March 30, 2009 at 2:23 am, by

The little ferry that could is filling in while the Elwha is repaired. In yesterday’s sunny harbor, the Hiyu took over the interisland route as the spring schedule went into effect.

The kids are alright… musicians send $1400+ to Uganda

Written on March 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm, by

Friday night it was something special… in a bold move towards helping kids in Uganda, six music acts from the island (or formerly from the island) banded together onstage at the Presbyterian Church to raise funds for The Invisible Children (here’s more about the organization, the cause, and the kids it is trying to help).  Continue Reading

Going to the chapel….

Written on March 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm, by

Stan & Bridget are getting married on April 25th out at San Juan Vineyards (surprised? Stan’s the wine purchaser for King’s grocery store…) I caught up with them in line at the store, as you can see.

Back to the island….

Written on March 29, 2009 at 9:33 pm, by

It was good to see Seattle U soph Lindsay Youngquist on the boat Saturday with her bro Trevor. She’s back to island for a little visit after spending the last week helping out, doing restoration work in New Orleans. The former FHHS girls’ soccer captain was able to get a visit in with Trevor, as  Continue Reading

Hitchin’ along…..

Written on March 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm, by

It was nice to see Christina shooting a picture of Yolanda & Kelly, who got married last year… as you can see, they’re still smiling as they made their way home on the Saturday ferry. Yolanda is working at the Little Store on the morning shift, while Kelly’s splitting time with Friday Harbor House &  Continue Reading

Hitchin' along…..

Written on March 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm, by

It was nice to see Christina shooting a picture of Yolanda & Kelly, who got married last year… as you can see, they’re still smiling as they made their way home on the Saturday ferry. Yolanda is working at the Little Store on the morning shift, while Kelly’s splitting time with Friday Harbor House &  Continue Reading

Maddie’s in charge…..

Written on March 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm, by

Something cool…I saw a table & half-fill of Soroptimists coming home for a meeting in Bellingham that was presided over by the president of the Bellingham chapter – FHHS grad & former islander Maddie Sheplor. Nice.

The Whale Museum needs docents….

Written on March 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm, by

Nikki from the Whale Museum has more: The Whale Museum Docent Training Program: The Whale Museum is pleased to offer our Docent Training Program for the 2009 summer season. Volunteers aged 14 and over are needed to help visitors in our Exhibit Hall. By using artifacts, text panels, and hands-on specimens, docents are trained to  Continue Reading

So – how DO you say it?

Written on March 27, 2009 at 8:25 pm, by

When I heard that Chris & Emily Wolf and the kids were moving to Qatar, like most English-mangling people, I was calling that country “Ka TAR.” The other day, Emily (who, like Chris, is a teacher too, besides being a dynamite mom) told me it’s actually pronounced as kind of a cross between “cutter” and  Continue Reading

Sorops tap Charlotte as Violet Richardson winner….

Written on March 26, 2009 at 10:31 pm, by

Marie Dicristina from the Soroptimist Club says the group has honored an outstanding FHHS senior: On March 18th Charlotte C. Guard received the 2009 Violet Richardson Award for a young woman from Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor at their regular meeting. Charlotte is a twice weekly volunteer in the English as a Second Language Children’s  Continue Reading

Transient killer whales in the neighborhood….

Written on March 26, 2009 at 10:23 pm, by

Jim Maya from Maya’s Charters says the transient whales are nearby….here’s more, from yesterday: It was one of those days! We got news of Orcas right at the end of our first trip so I rushed in for my second group. We zoomed out but couldn’t find them, so we went down to Whale Rocks  Continue Reading

New gallery opens Saturday…..

Written on March 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

John Sinclair wrote to ask me to invite you to the opening of his new place – here’s more: Come help celebrate the opening of Concepia (http://www.concepia.com/), Friday Harbor’s latest business venture, and view the first solo show of Randy Laybourne, this Saturday from 2-5pm in the new Churchill Corner, just above the ferry landing.  Continue Reading

Update on Jacque….

Written on March 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm, by

From Carol Ford, Wednesday: Hi Ian; I just got off the phone with Dave Grone and he had nothing but positive things to say about Jacque’s recovery. While she’ll be in intensive care for another week at least, she continues to improve hourly and both Dave and her doctors are encouraged by her progress. Dave  Continue Reading

Open house for you, maybe….

Written on March 26, 2009 at 7:42 pm, by

My pal Jessica says she’s got an open house this weekend: I am hosting an open house  Sat 3/28 from 1-3 pm at Friday Harbor Village (445 Carter Avenue)for the following five affordable apartment properties: Friday Harbor Village, Harbor View, Island Meadows, Islewood & Rosewood. I will be on hand to answer affordable apartment questions  Continue Reading

Elwha’s down & the Hiyu’s back……

Written on March 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm, by

From the Washington State Ferries: Beginning Thursday morning March 26, the 34 car MV Hiyu will be replacing the 87 car MV Evergreen State providing service on the inter-island route. The MV Evergreen State will be replacing the 144 car MV Elwha starting with the 5:35 AM departure from Anacortes.  These changes will be in  Continue Reading