Grand Banks get-together came together…

Posted on May 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm, by

Chuck and Margaret came the last few days with their Grand Banks boat, and had a great time at Roche Harbor. Here’s more, from their blog (http://mairead1.blogspot.com/)

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Posted on May 15, 2009 at 11:55 pm, by

Forgiveness means letting go of the past. Gerald Jampolsky

Friday Harbor Marine Labs Open House…this Saturday!

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 11:37 am, by

You know, this is really fun if you’ve never been. My family has been going to the Labs for nearly 16 summers now, and we’ll go tomorrow, too. It’s from 11am-4pm. There’s food (and popcorn, prepped by Dennis Willows) & experiments & sea animals (left) and…well, it’s fun. See ya there! -oo-

Nice evening for a boat ride…

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 10:09 am, by

The good folks at San Juan Excursions (Pete & Erin Ancich, along with Johannes & Angie Krieger) hosted a celebration of the season starting Wednesday night aboard the Odyssey. (Here’s a 20-photo gallery of everyone who came that night!) Guests included Lynn Danaher, who started the business in 1993, and various b&b & guesthouse owners,  Continue Reading

Relay for Life profiles: Michele Mayer

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 9:57 am, by

People help out with Relay for Life for different reasons. Over the next few weeks, let’s hear from some of the folks who are doing the Relay this year. Let’s start with Michele, who is on the committee this year as Team Development-Recruitment Chair: Why I Relay: I relay for the far too many people  Continue Reading

New name, same good folks…

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 9:17 am, by

Went by the other day – you probably heard Sandy Hawley & Beth Nicholson sold their accounting firm (Hawley & Nicholson) to Bob Hilsinger of Burlington, but they still work with Bob & now have a new sign out front of their place. The purchase took place at the first of the year, and the  Continue Reading

Facing the community's critical needs…

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 9:01 am, by

Lately, the Community Foundation has been gathering the info they need to help address what’s going on in this community (click here for a larger version of the chart above) – here’s more from the SJICF’s Pamela Gross: SJI Community Foundation’s Critical Needs Task Force Tackles Community Hot Spots….. Friday Harbor, May 15, 2009: What  Continue Reading

Facing the community’s critical needs…

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 9:01 am, by

Lately, the Community Foundation has been gathering the info they need to help address what’s going on in this community (click here for a larger version of the chart above) – here’s more from the SJICF’s Pamela Gross: SJI Community Foundation’s Critical Needs Task Force Tackles Community Hot Spots….. Friday Harbor, May 15, 2009: What  Continue Reading

Meanwhile, out at the Lighthouse….

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 7:41 am, by

Erin Corra tells me something like 100-125 folks showed up last weekend for the History of the Lighthouse deal at Lime Kiln State Park. She’s the interpretive specialist there, and she offers lighthouse tours each weekend and more at the park. She’s funny, engaging, and nice to learn stuff from – check it out! The  Continue Reading

Want it? Island Studios probably has it…

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 7:32 am, by

Have you been by Island Studios lately? I had to get a card for someone the other day, and dropped in & got lost in all the new stuff… the new photographs, the glasswork, the new books & CDs, the paintings. Wow… drop in & check out what a super job Claudia’s doing with the  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 15, 2009 at 7:28 am, by

An estimated 70 percent of antibiotics and related drugs produced in this country are used for non-therapeutic purposes such as accelerating animal growth and compensating for overcrowded and unsanitary conditions on ‘factory farms.’ This translates to … almost eight times the amount given to humans to treat disease. Union of Concerned Scientists

Boyd's talk: The Disputed Islands – The Interdependence of Culture, History, and Landscape

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 7:00 am, by

If you’ve ever hear Boyd Pratt speak, you know he thinks before he speaks & feels before he puts it into words, and the result is usually memorable. I’m looking forward to dropping in on his talk next Wednesday… here’s more from Town Historian Sandy Strelou: Local History Talk: The Disputed Islands The Interdependence of  Continue Reading

Boyd’s talk: The Disputed Islands – The Interdependence of Culture, History, and Landscape

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 7:00 am, by

If you’ve ever hear Boyd Pratt speak, you know he thinks before he speaks & feels before he puts it into words, and the result is usually memorable. I’m looking forward to dropping in on his talk next Wednesday… here’s more from Town Historian Sandy Strelou: Local History Talk: The Disputed Islands The Interdependence of  Continue Reading

Interim superintendent candidates named…

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Here is the agenda for the school board meeting this Saturday (tomorrow!) to interview candidates & select finalists for the interim superintendent position: BOARD OF DIRECTORS A G E N D A

Last chances to see Mike & his Pickett show…

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Next week on the 23rd will be the second-to-last chance to see Mike Vouri’s show about Gen. Pickett – I hope you get a chance to catch it! Here’s more from the Theatre’s Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: A Farewell to General Pickett … San Juan Community Theatre’s longest running play takes its last curtain calls in 2009.  Continue Reading

Last chances to see Mike & his Pickett show…

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Next week on the 23rd will be the second-to-last chance to see Mike Vouri’s show about Gen. Pickett – I hope you get a chance to catch it! Here’s more from the Theatre’s Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: A Farewell to General Pickett … San Juan Community Theatre’s longest running play takes its last curtain calls in 2009.  Continue Reading

Setting in the west…

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 6:14 am, by

That was what Tuesday evening’s sunset looked like, from the west side of the island…. photo by Shay Byington

New fences along the path….

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 6:12 am, by

You know the Land Bank property along West Side Road, a mile or so south of Lime Kiln… looks like they put a fence in, to kinda keep folks from tromplin’ the greenery – here’s what it looked like Monday night… photo by Shay Byington.

Gotta get around…here's an idea

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 6:09 am, by

I ran into Bob from Friday Harbor Taxi last night, and he asked if I would tell you about this – it’s a neighborly thing: Special for Island Neighbors – Lately, we’ve been getting more and more calls needing a ride to work. Normally a taxi is pretty expensive and you might think about missing  Continue Reading

Gotta get around…here’s an idea

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 6:09 am, by

I ran into Bob from Friday Harbor Taxi last night, and he asked if I would tell you about this – it’s a neighborly thing: Special for Island Neighbors – Lately, we’ve been getting more and more calls needing a ride to work. Normally a taxi is pretty expensive and you might think about missing  Continue Reading

4-H Bake Sale – this Saturday!

Posted on May 14, 2009 at 6:03 am, by

Annette tells me you don’t want to miss this – here’s more: Country Critters Club: 4-H Bake Sale May 16th Sat. 10-2pm @ Market Place All proceeds go directly to our club! Fresh homemade treats, breads, cakes, pies, brownies, cheesecakes, cookies, and more……. -oo-

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Posted on May 14, 2009 at 6:00 am, by

Only when the last tree has been cut down, Only when the last river has been poisoned, Only when the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. Cree Indian Prophecy

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