Written on March 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by Ian Byington
If you’re a photography nut like me, I’m guessing you’ll like the daily contributions that Tim Dustrude makes to his daily photo blog at http://timd-365-photos.blogspot.com/ (yesterday was a good one of Mona the Camel, here on the island) and John Lackey at http://www.sanjuanislanddailyphoto.com … check them out! You’ll like them!
Written on March 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm, by Ian Byington
Toni Franklin stays in touch with what’s happening with dogs on the island.…here’s the latest: Dog Training Seminars in Friday Harbor! Last spring the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter (APS) was invited to make a presentation to Jim McNairy’s Civics class for a $1000 grant to meet the needs of the community and our organization. The Continue Reading
Written on March 21, 2009 at 11:49 pm, by Ian Byington
The Chamber’s Debbie Pigman tells me this is part of what makes our Town so beautiful: Chamber of Commerce Adopt a Tree Well Program Continues in 2009. The Chamber of Commerce Downtown Forum, as part of its beautification plan, initiated a program in 2008 where businesses, organizations or individuals could “adopt” the ground around the trees Continue Reading
Written on March 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm, by Ian Byington
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 support Continue Reading
Written on March 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm, by Ian Byington
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 every Continue Reading
Written on March 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm, by Ian Byington
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.
Written on March 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm, by Ian Byington
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 artistic Continue Reading
Written on March 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm, by Ian Byington
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, 62, Continue Reading
Written on March 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm, by Ian Byington
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!
Written on March 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm, by Ian Byington
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
Written on March 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm, by Ian Byington
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
Written on March 18, 2009 at 8:42 am, by Ian Byington
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
Written on March 18, 2009 at 7:56 am, by Ian Byington
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 on Continue Reading
Written on March 18, 2009 at 6:22 am, by Ian Byington
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.
Written on March 18, 2009 at 1:27 am, by Ian Byington
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 Sale. We need Continue Reading
Written on March 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, by Ian Byington
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 four Continue Reading