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.

Quote

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.

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.

Tagged.….

Posted March 22, 2009 at 9:31 pm by

Time of the changing times: More plates from WA

Time of the changing times: More plates from WA

Back in 1995 or so, my boys & I used to play a game on Sat­ur­days dur­ing the sum­mer in which we would walk around town look­ing for out-of-state plates, and write them down on a lit­tle plate. One mem­o­rable day we saw license plates from 40 states & two provinces…there were a lot of peo­ple vis­it­ing from far­away back then.

These days the pro­jec­tion is that more our our vis­i­tors will come from “clos­er to home,” which fol­lows a trend seen since around ’99 or 2000 — more in-staters com­ing to see us. Check the tags around town & see what you see.…

Vols needed for the Children’s Festival…

Posted March 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm by

Jen­nifer Furber says they’re gonna need you to help:

The Children’s Fes­ti­val is com­ing! On Sat­ur­day, May 2 from 10 am to 2 pm, Island Rec will present the 19th annu­al fes­ti­val at the Coun­try Fair­grounds. The theme this year is “Under The Sea.”

The 2009 Children’s Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee is cur­rent­ly look­ing for vol­un­teers to help make this the best fes­ti­val yet. No spe­cial skills are need­ed; just a lit­tle time along with a fun atti­tude will help make this year’s event a true suc­cess. Please, come and lend a hand.

Please, stop by the Island Rec office at 580 Guard Street, call or email Sal­ly Kerr, Island Rec Direc­tor at 378‑4953 or play@islandrec.org . As always, the fes­ti­val is free for chil­dren of all ages. The fes­ti­val is made pos­si­ble year after year through gen­er­ous dona­tions and lov­ing sup­port from island busi­ness­es, vol­un­teers and orga­ni­za­tions.

This year’s com­mit­tee is under­way with prepa­ra­tions for the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2nd event. Please, mark your cal­en­dars. For more infor­ma­tion call Sal­ly at 378‑4953.