Topic: Around Here

Earth Hour is a week away….

Written on March 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm, by

You heard that next Saturday is when the worldwide Earth Hour happens, right? It’s local (the Town Council just affirmed it) and it’s global – here’s more from Jeanne, shown with Friday Harbor Mayor David Jones: Hi Ian, At the Town Council meeting at noon Thursday, March 19th, the Town Council read a Proclamation in  Continue Reading

Coming and going at the Community Theatre….

Written on March 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm, by

Jan at the Theatre reports: San Juan Community Theatre Open House March 21: The San Juan Community Theatre opens its doors to the public Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., as staff and friends say “good-bye” to one production manager and “welcome” to the next. Don Mclaskey had overseen the technical aspects of  Continue Reading

Sewer update….

Written on March 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm, by

Sewer Project Update: Fidalgo Paving is coming to the island to do street restoration from March 23-27 for those streets torn up during the recent sewer project in Friday Harbor. Paving will begin in the Cannery Landing area along Front Street and up East Street to First, then will continue on First Street to West.

It’s time for the poster contest….

Written on March 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm, by

From our friends at Island Rec: Poster Contest for 19th Annual Children’s Festival It’s time THE LAST CHANCE for San Juan island kids to let their imaginations run wet and wild with this year’s Children’s Festival’s Theme: UNDER THE SEA. The 2009 Children’s Festival’s poster contest lets San Juan Island children show off their aquatic  Continue Reading

Former island administrator becomes superintendent in Oregon….

Written on March 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm, by

Remember in the mid-1990s when Jeff Davis was here? Looks like he just moved to the Oregon coast. Here’s more, from the Florence, OR, newspaper: After reviewing 22 applications for the superintendent position, the Siuslaw School District announced last week that Jeff Davis of Orting, Wash., will take over the reins beginning July 1. Davis,  Continue Reading

Dinner at The Place….always a good deal….

Written on March 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm, by

Drop by The Place Bar & Grill and check out their special that’s running from today till April 7th…2 for $22! Here’s more (http://www.theplacesanjuan.com/specials.html). See you there!

Hospital Board approves contract for new medical center

Written on March 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm, by

Last night, the Hospital Board approved the proposed contract with PeaceHealth, which will set in motion getting a new, updated medical center – a new hospital is scheduled to open in 2012. Here’s more from Alan Roochvarg, for the Hospital District: Contract Approved for New Integrated Medical Center for San Juan County Hospital District Friday  Continue Reading

Jesse’s in town….

Written on March 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre reports: If you liked TOM RUSH when he performed here last October, you’ll like Jesse! Just ask our own island music enthusiast, Kirk Fuhrmeister—guitarist and owner of Isle Be Jammin’ on Argyle Street. Kirk plays some of Jesse’s songs when he performs and is very excited to see Jesse live  Continue Reading

FHHS softball mows down Wolves 13-3

Written on March 18, 2009 at 8:42 am, by

Last night at Coupeville, the Friday Harbor Wolverines beat the Wolves 13-3 in their season opener. Led by pitcher Kerri Goff, last year’s league champs showed power at the plate and strong defense. Head coach Kevin Carlton said he was “thrilled” by the girls’ strong start, and said the team is looking forward to their  Continue Reading

Catching our green friends…..

Written on March 18, 2009 at 7:56 am, by

Cathy Cole told me they tried: This weekend, Liam constructed a Leprechaun Trap for his 2nd grade class. He and his classmates put the traps out yesterday in hopes that they would catch themselves some lucky leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day. In the past, the only evidence in Ms. Evan’s classroom were little leprechaun footprints  Continue Reading

Expecting…new islanders soon….

Written on March 18, 2009 at 6:22 am, by

Kim (in photo) and Jason were on their way to deliver yesterday… Danielle & Eric were on the boat last week (they say they will let us know how things go), and Rachel & Brian are still on schedule for next week. I’ll keep you posted how everything comes out.

Drop off stuff for the rummage sale!

Written on March 18, 2009 at 1:27 am, by

Deb Nolan has more: The sale is Saturday, March 21, 2009! Did you get too many Christmas gifts? That diamond ring no longer fits? Don’t know what to do with all the stuff from spring cleaning? Bring us your stuff!! Donate all your unwanted ‘treasures’ to the Friday Harbor High School PTSA Project Graduation Rummage  Continue Reading

Passing….

Written on March 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, by

I heard from a friend at the school district that our friend Jeff passed away last week…..here’s more from that note: As you probably know, Jeff Copeland died unexpectedly on March 4th.  As a Master Mechanic, Jeff kept our busses on the road for 25 years. He leaves behind his wife, Kay Cousins, and his  Continue Reading

Joe says: Save the sound? Canadian-US dialogue needs to improve…..

Written on March 17, 2009 at 11:30 pm, by

Over on Orcas, Joe Gaydos is one of the people I listen to, when it comes to sorting out priorities related to saving our ecosystem… here are his thoughts on one way to make things better: Increased US – Canadian cooperation is among other basic principles that need to be followed to save Puget Sound.  Continue Reading

San Juan Update undergoes major overhaul….what do you think?

Written on March 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm, by

Hey, my friends…. As you can see, the Update underwent surgery this past weekend, and got the equivalent of a journalistic nose job. It’s all really about the same, with a few additions: the Calendar is easier to find, the ads are now located on every page, and it’s possible for you to comment on  Continue Reading

The loss of a friend…..

Written on March 17, 2009 at 7:35 am, by

It was a drag to hear that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer printed its last issue today. For those of us that grew up with a Sunday paper with coffee on the weekend, or scrambling for the sports scores, or mumbling after reading editorials – and clipping the news to mail to mom…it feels like the end  Continue Reading

What Ryan’s cooking up these days….

Written on March 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm, by

When I ran into FHHS grad Ryan Browne over the holidays, he told me about his business, which included building cob ovens – straw, mud, sand, clay all put together for the most heat-efficient oven you’ve ever seen. I saw him last night (as you can see, about to fire up the oven)… I asked  Continue Reading

St. Paddy's Dinner raises $14K for local women….

Written on March 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm, by

Marie Dicristina reports that last Saturday’s dinner & auction went great (that’s Carol Jackson at the right; here are a gallery of photos from the night): Soroptimists want to send out a big Irish thank you to all that attended last Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Extravaganza Dinner and Auction. There about 150 attendees who helped raised  Continue Reading

St. Paddy’s Dinner raises $14K for local women….

Written on March 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm, by

Marie Dicristina reports that last Saturday’s dinner & auction went great (that’s Carol Jackson at the right; here are a gallery of photos from the night): Soroptimists want to send out a big Irish thank you to all that attended last Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Extravaganza Dinner and Auction. There about 150 attendees who helped raised  Continue Reading

The annexation hearing is Thursday….

Written on March 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm, by

If you see a mob at the Mullis Center at 5:30pm on Thursday, that’s because the Town Council has scheduled a public hearing to review the annexation of the Buck Property. I asked Roxanna from the Town to send me a writeup of the proposed annexation, zoning, and developer agreement – here it is…check it  Continue Reading

Pay it forward….on the island. An approach to barter here….

Written on March 16, 2009 at 11:10 am, by

Hi Ian, Love the new website! Great job. I recently saw a piece on Good Morning America on a “time bank” and thought it would be perfect for our small community. Please check out this page. It’s a way to pay it forward for services you can offer to someone in exchange for their services.  Continue Reading

Eatin’ doughnuts on a rainy day….

Written on March 16, 2009 at 9:18 am, by

That’s my pal Joanna at the Rocky Bay on Sunday morning…she and her mom Shannon Evans (who teaches at FHES) were checking things out after church.