Passing…

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 11:45 pm, by

When I heard that our old friend Roy Cope passed away last week, a wave of memories flooded in – Roy calling a folk dance, Roy singing, Roy on stage as an actor (he & I played father & son in a Garth McArdle play for the Playwrights Festival), and all of them were the  Continue Reading

The power of women…

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 11:33 pm, by

The Friends of the Library and the Friday Harbor Soroptimist will co-sponsor an award winning, inspiring documentary “A Powerful Noise” for the community this Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 6:30pm. The free showing is at the Library at 1010 Guard Street. This film will move and inspire with its incredible story and imagery. A POWERFUL  Continue Reading

Ferry schedule changes…

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm, by

I was making plans for a Seattle visit in October & said something about “I’ll get home on the 8:25pm ferry…” and my friend said, “Hey, you better look at the schedule.” Yep – the late boat is now at 7:25pm, and there are other changes. Here’s more from the Washington State Ferry people: The  Continue Reading

Gospel Jazz – a hit!

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm, by

Got this note from Rita Weisbrod earlier this week: Dear Ian:  I am glad that the Historical Museum was a hit on Saturday.  What was REALLY (also) a hit last weekend was the Gospel Jazz Concert at St. David’s Church (the second of two performances on Sept. 13 and 20).  They filled the church by  Continue Reading

PAS charts adventurous course with Lenz Trio…

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 12:34 pm, by

Get it on your calendar! Sally Browne & the PAS have a great show lined up: The Performing Arts Society is alive and well. PAS is excited to introduce The Lenz Trio from Reno Nevada for two concerts, October 7th at The Grange (152 1st Street N) and October 8th at Saint David’s Episcopal Church  Continue Reading

Care & feeding of tourists….

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 11:01 am, by

Couple of weeks ago, Ron DiCristina reported a bit about how his weekend went, visiting the westside: Hey Ian, Marie, me & our dog “Molly” were out enjoying stormy weather at Lime Kiln Sunday, 9-6-09.  We noticed three things of interest: 1) Yes, tourists are still here, but not in large numbers, 2) Doug Bison’s  Continue Reading

Care & feeding of tourists….

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 11:01 am, by

Couple of weeks ago, Ron DiCristina reported a bit about how his weekend went, visiting the westside: Hey Ian, Marie, me & our dog “Molly” were out enjoying stormy weather at Lime Kiln Sunday, 9-6-09.  We noticed three things of interest: 1) Yes, tourists are still here, but not in large numbers, 2) Doug Bison’s  Continue Reading

Remembering Mrs. Bailey….

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 10:48 am, by

Shannon Bailey sent me this little writeup about Wilma Bailey – she’ll be missed: In Memoriam: Wilma G. Bailey September 18, 1919~September 16, 2009 Our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Wilma, left her battered body in order to enter a place of peace and health. She had a mercifully brief struggle with cancer and conceded  Continue Reading

Hey, Ray…

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 10:43 am, by

In this well-written piece by MPR’s John Louis Anderson, he refers to a buddy of his named Ray who used to be harbormaster at the marina in Friday Harbor. Naturally I knew you’d be curious about that so I asked Tami Hayes, the present harbormaster, and former Port Director Steve Steve Simpson what they knew  Continue Reading

Hey, Ray…

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 10:43 am, by

In this well-written piece by MPR’s John Louis Anderson, he refers to a buddy of his named Ray who used to be harbormaster at the marina in Friday Harbor. Naturally I knew you’d be curious about that so I asked Tami Hayes, the present harbormaster, and former Port Director Steve Steve Simpson what they knew  Continue Reading

Anyone know about the Class of 1960?

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 10:31 am, by

I heard from Willard Kessel yesterday – he’s wondering if anyone’s working on the FHHS Class of ’60’s reunion for next year. You drop him a line at kesseljr (at) gmail.com (write it out with the “@”, you know) or leave a comment below & I’ll pass it on….

Poems in the shopwindows…

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 10:23 am, by

There are all kinds of things in the shop windows of Friday Harbor, including poems in the window at Griffin Bay Bookstore, written on an old Corona typewriter. Last night’s poem was by Emily Dickinson – click here for the larger, readable version.

Sports update….

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 12:42 am, by

• In soccer last night, the Lady Wolverines (4-2) made it four in a row with a 3-0 win over Orcas. FHHS struck first, as Maggie Anderson headed in a brilliant corner cross for a 1-0 halftime score, then got two more from Emma Ytander to seal the deal on the girls’ fourth shutout in  Continue Reading

John cops Island Quest title….

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 12:36 am, by

When I saw John Pachuta last night, I asked him how did he know he was ahead in the race on Saturday. He answered, “Spider webs.” Noticing the funny look on my face, he laughed & said, “The deal was – there were spider webs across the trails all over the course – so if  Continue Reading

Come hear 'em play…

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

If you haven’t been by to hear the San Juan Jazz Quintet, maybe this is the week to start – they play each Friday at Pazzo Vivo from 6-9pm. Here’s their website – see ya there!

Come hear ’em play…

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

If you haven’t been by to hear the San Juan Jazz Quintet, maybe this is the week to start – they play each Friday at Pazzo Vivo from 6-9pm. Here’s their website – see ya there!

A friend passes away…

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 5:57 pm, by

You all know Jim Stegall who helped pull together the dog park project last year…I just heard that his closest companion & friend has passed away – here’s more from Lee: Jim’s guide dog Rinda had to be put down a couple of hours ago. The vet tested & probed and found extensive tumors, and  Continue Reading

A researcher's best friend…

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm, by

The Whale Museum‘s Lecture Series ends tonight at 7 p.m with a conversation with Katherine Ayres on “Conservation Canines: a researcher’s best friend.” Katherine is the one (you’ll remember from last year) who uses Tucker the dog to help sniff out whale poop for research…should be a cool deal. See ya there! Here’s more.

A researcher’s best friend…

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm, by

The Whale Museum‘s Lecture Series ends tonight at 7 p.m with a conversation with Katherine Ayres on “Conservation Canines: a researcher’s best friend.” Katherine is the one (you’ll remember from last year) who uses Tucker the dog to help sniff out whale poop for research…should be a cool deal. See ya there! Here’s more.

The Historical Museum is a hit….

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 12:29 pm, by

There are several ways to like the San Juan Island Historical Museum, and even more reasons…. First is their cool new website, launched this summer, which gives you a nice overview of the Museum’s projects & direction, and good reasons to visit. (Here it is!) It’s a cool place to hang out, during the Fourth  Continue Reading

Getting ready for the next step…

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 10:59 am, by

This will be a nice way to send off one of the island’s bright & shining stars, and sweet human beings. Hanna Burke is presenting a benefit performance with pianist Sonja Zarek at 5pm next Wednesday (the 30th, not tomorrow) at the Gubelman Room at the Community Theatre. Her mom & she are asking for  Continue Reading

Back in town for a visit…

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 9:14 am, by

It was good to see Thlayla Douglas-Seitz this weekend at the Class of ’99 reunion…she’s living in Monroe these days with her husband Jeff, and they’re expecting a baby in January – congrats! She’ll be a great mom…