Posted March 24, 2009 at 2:17 am by

The bond that links your true fam­i­ly is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each oth­er’s life.
Richard Bach

Beach wood.…

Posted March 24, 2009 at 2:14 am by

Driftwood on the beach....

Driftwood on the beach....

This is from Michael Steigh­n­er’s blog.…he was vis­it­ing here from Flori­da and caught this won­der­ful mix of col­or & wood & water. Be sure & look over his oth­er pho­tos, too!

Islanders step up…

Posted March 24, 2009 at 2:01 am by

An update on the Grones’ sit­u­a­tion (see below) from Car­ol Ford:

Hi Ian -
Thanks so much! Because we spread the word, Dave got a place to stay. It
turns out Sandy Ridge (Jesse Woodruf­f’s mom) and her hus­band, Joe, have an
apt. in Queen Anne that he can stay in through April. They just moved to
Sno­homish Coun­ty but have the apt. for anoth­er month so it all worked out
great. I talked to Dave today and he said Jacque is talk­ing a bit so that’s
good news. Thanks for get­ting the info out so quick — islanders (and former
islanders) always come through!

Have you done the survey yet?

Posted March 24, 2009 at 2:00 am by

Help us out here…there’s a chance we can get a Skills Train­ing Cen­ter here, but we need you to fill out this sur­vey (below).…local com­pa­nies, as well as teach­ers & com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, can help the process along by tak­ing the sur­vey now. As I under­stand it, the more answers we get, the bet­ter the chances we can actu­al­ly push this thing through, and that would be cool.

To take the sur­vey, click here.

San Juan Canvas changes owners

Posted March 23, 2009 at 3:30 am by

Derek & Lauren are taking over the sailmaking shop from Andra and Patrick on April 1st.

Derek & Lauren are taking over the sailmaking shop from Andra and Patrick on April 1st.

Patrick & Andra (above, right) are the kind of folks we need here on San Juan Island — involved, car­ing, great par­ents, and always smil­ing. Patrick first bought the Bon Accord in Fri­day Har­bor when they moved here, and three years ago, he and Andra bought The Sail Loft (San Juan Can­vas) down at the mari­na from the Ris­sers. They’re always doing some­thing with their girls & with the com­mu­ni­ty, whether it’s coach­ing soc­cer or help­ing with the PTA or Children’s Fes­ti­val, They are going to be much missed when they leave for Seat­tle this sum­mer. Here’s more, in a lit­tle write­up by Lau­ren, who is buy­ing the busi­ness with her hus­band Derek:

Derek Steere and Lau­ren Cohen, take over San Juan Can­vas on April 1 from Patrick & Andra Pills­bury who have owned the busi­ness since 2006. The busi­ness has been at its same loca­tion in the Fri­day Har­bor Mari­na (271 Front Street) since 1979. It was start­ed by Peter and Susan Riss­er who still live here on San Juan Island. Derek has been sewing since his days in the US Navy back in the 1980s. He recent­ly attend­ed the North­coast Marine Can­vas Train­ing Program.

Derek and Lau­ren are both excit­ed to con­tin­ue the excel­lent Marine Can­vas and Sail­mak­ing tra­di­tion begun by Peter and Susan and built upon by Patrick and Andra. Derek and Lau­ren are also the own­ers of Tree­house Remod­el­ing and will be expand­ing into Marine Cab­i­netry to com­ple­ment what we offer at San Juan Can­vas. Lau­ren’s pho­tog­ra­phy skills will also be on dis­play at San Juan Can­vas offer­ing note cards and prints to cus­tomers and passersby.

After April 1, check out our updat­ed web­site at www.SanJuanCanvas.com or drop us a note at TheCrew@SanJuanCanvas.com. Bet­ter yet, stop by and say hello.

The San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty will be very sad to see Patrick, Andra and their three beau­ti­ful daugh­ters move on to big­ger and bet­ter oppor­tu­ni­ties. They have all been such active mem­bers of this close­ly knit neigh­bor­hood. They have giv­en their time and tal­ents to so many peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions and will be great­ly missed. We wish them all Hap­py Sail­ing and hope they will come back to vis­it often.


Posted March 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm by

The water flows, but back into the ocean; The moon sinks, but is even in heav­en. Nor­mal­ly, we do not so much look at things as over­look them.
Alan Watts

FHHS sports update.…

Posted March 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm by

Cam works the ball upfield against Coupeville Saturday.

Cam works the ball upfield against Coupeville Saturday.

Over the week­end, the Wolver­ine base­ball team munched Dar­ring­ton (Fri­day) and Shore­line Chris­t­ian (Sat­ur­day), while the soft­ball girls had a 2 out of 3 split with Dar­ring­ton and Merid­i­an. The soc­cer boys played their third game in five days, drop­ping their re-match with Coupeville (that’s Cam Bying­ton in the air Sat­ur­day; pho­to by Lau­ren Paulsen for the Update).

Peter & Leasa are getting hitched.…

Posted March 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm by

Leasa and Peter have a May wedding planned...

Leasa and Peter have a May wedding planned...

Leasa Burch and Peter Wan­goe II will be get­ting mar­ried on Oahu in May of
2009. It will be a small cer­e­mo­ny with fam­i­ly and close friends. A San Juan
Island recep­tion will take place in August of 2009.