Topic: Around Here

Photo time.…

Written on March 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

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 (yes­ter­day was a good one of Mona the Camel, here on the island) and John Lack­ey at … check them out! You’ll like them!

Dog needs to be trained? Look no further.…

Written on March 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm, by

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

Adopt a tree well…now!

Written on March 21, 2009 at 11:49 pm, by

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

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 sup­port  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 every  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 artis­tic  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, 62,  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 ( 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 on  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 Sale. We need  Con­tin­ue Reading


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 four  Con­tin­ue Reading