Halloween's coming!

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 12:36 am, by

Well, the crazy season is upon us – seems like everyone is planning their Halloween costume for the past couple of weeks, because that’s what we DO around here. It’s even better this year, since the 31st is on a Saturday, so the candy-loaded kids & everyone else can sleep in the next day. Here  Continue Reading

Halloween’s coming!

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 12:36 am, by

Well, the crazy season is upon us – seems like everyone is planning their Halloween costume for the past couple of weeks, because that’s what we DO around here. It’s even better this year, since the 31st is on a Saturday, so the candy-loaded kids & everyone else can sleep in the next day. Here  Continue Reading

"Iron Jawed Angels" presented by the LWV…

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 12:30 am, by

Susan at the League of Women Voters tells me this film starring Bellingham native & Oscar winner Hilary Swank will be shown this weekend – and I think it’s a pretty important one to remind us that less than a hundred years ago, women couldn’t vote in the USA…here’s more: Reliving the Battle for Women’s  Continue Reading

“Iron Jawed Angels” presented by the LWV…

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 12:30 am, by

Susan at the League of Women Voters tells me this film starring Bellingham native & Oscar winner Hilary Swank will be shown this weekend – and I think it’s a pretty important one to remind us that less than a hundred years ago, women couldn’t vote in the USA…here’s more: Reliving the Battle for Women’s  Continue Reading

Noodle Bowl Monday rocks!

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

People have been telling me for ages that I should go by Backdoor Kitchen‘s Noodle Bowl Monday, so this week I finally made it & it was great! There are different bowls – they have noodles & vegetables, and you can get it with shrimp or tofu or chicken or halibut (those are the ones  Continue Reading

FHHS girls beat LaConner; now the playoffs begin!

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 5:37 pm, by

The FHHS soccer girls closed out one of the more successful seasons in the program’s 15 year history with a 1-0 decision over La Conner on Tuesday, in a game played at Mount Vernon High. The game’s lone goal was scored by senior Alex Freeman early, as the game turned into a defensive battle from  Continue Reading

Business notes around the island….

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm, by

Here are things you wondered about – now you know: • Island Studios was closed from 2:30pm Monday and all day Tuesday for carpet cleaning. • Speaking of art, did you see islander & painter Lanny Little‘s opening in Bellingham earlier this month? Here’s more. • Yep, Lynn Danaher & Dave Moorhouse have bought Ace  Continue Reading

You can go down the "Rabbit Hole" this week…

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 11:26 am, by

Island Stage Left‘s production of Rabbit Hole opens this week at Roche Harbor on Thursday night (here’s more info)…be sure & make time to catch this one!

You can go down the “Rabbit Hole” this week…

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 11:26 am, by

Island Stage Left‘s production of Rabbit Hole opens this week at Roche Harbor on Thursday night (here’s more info)…be sure & make time to catch this one!

Taxes due…

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 10:38 am, by

The treasurer’s office wanted to remind you… T A X    R E M I N D E R: Second half 2009 property tax due Monday NOVEMBER 2nd Payable at the Courthouse Treasurer’s Office, Mon. through Fri. 10am-4:00pm Payments made/postmarked on/after November 2 will be subject to interest/penalty. If you have questions, please call Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

Happy birthday, Julia!

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 9:38 am, by

It was cool to run into Mike Vouri Monday at Backdoor Kitchen, where he was waiting for his wife Julia to surprise her with a little cake & flowers – I thought it was cool as all get-out. They let me take their picture…and here’s the song that John Lennon wrote for his mom, Julia…happy  Continue Reading

Jesse on display at Lavendera….

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 12:33 am, by

It was cool to hear that FHHS soccer player & grad Jesse Douglas-Seitz has some art to show you – here’s more: Hey, Ian! We just wanted to let you know that Lavendera Day Spa (440 Spring Street) will be hosting an art show opening on Friday 10/30/09 from 6:45pm to 8:15pm for Jesse Douglas  Continue Reading

It's a jambalaya feast!

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 12:08 am, by

Coach Dez! tells me the sailing team is gonna raise money on Election Night at the Yacht Club – here’s the scoop: Jambalaya Feast NEW ORLEANS OR BUST!! The San Juan Island Sailing Foundation and the San Juan Island High School Sailing Team invite you to come and enjoy a Jambalaya Feast in traditional New  Continue Reading

It’s a jambalaya feast!

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 12:08 am, by

Coach Dez! tells me the sailing team is gonna raise money on Election Night at the Yacht Club – here’s the scoop: Jambalaya Feast NEW ORLEANS OR BUST!! The San Juan Island Sailing Foundation and the San Juan Island High School Sailing Team invite you to come and enjoy a Jambalaya Feast in traditional New  Continue Reading

What's happening with 4-H? Great stuff….

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

I love hearing what happened at the state fair with our local 4-H kids – here’s the story from Cindy: State Fair Report 2009 San Juan County 4-H Activities at the Western Washington State Fair By Cindy Gauthier, 4-H Program Coordinator WSU Extension San Juan County The Western Washington State Fair in Puyallup Washington was  Continue Reading

What’s happening with 4-H? Great stuff….

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

I love hearing what happened at the state fair with our local 4-H kids – here’s the story from Cindy: State Fair Report 2009 San Juan County 4-H Activities at the Western Washington State Fair By Cindy Gauthier, 4-H Program Coordinator WSU Extension San Juan County The Western Washington State Fair in Puyallup Washington was  Continue Reading

Passing…

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm, by

Just heard about Mr. Hoisington’s passing from Angie Payne – here’s more: David B Hoisington • 2/11/1920 – 10/23/2009 David “Granddad” Hoisington, peacefully passed away at his home in the morning hours of October 23rd, 2009. He was surrounded by family and with his wonderful loving wife of 69 years, Elizabeth “Honey” Hoisington, by his  Continue Reading

Carmen was awesome….

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 12:29 am, by

Until you’ve seen an opera on stage, with costumes & lively people & the set & a live orchestra playing, you haven’t experienced why these shows keep coming back & coming back ver the centuries. Opera Pacifica brought their show up from Olympia and, incorporating talent from the island under choreographer & co-producer Linda Downes’  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

• It was Friday & it was homecoming, and the Wolverines were fired up as they faced a Meridian team that beat us 43-6 earlier in the season…it was much closer this time as we fell by a 18-6 score on a wet field. These guys just keep improving…next up: Lynden Christian comes to visit  Continue Reading

Homecoming dance….

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 10:20 pm, by

Of course, the big Homecoming Dance was Saturday night at Friday Harbor High, when everyone got dressed up, but the other one was a big part of the Juniors’ float – here’s their dance to Thriller & Ramalama Bang Bang, right before the parade & in between the rain on Friday afternoon before the game…check  Continue Reading

Opening at waterworks gallery this week…..

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 10:01 pm, by

Ruth has a new show for this coming month & it opens this week – here’s more: October 27 – November 22: Gallery Group Show New works by Coral Barclay, Caroline James and Catherine Eaton Skinner. waterworks gallery is pleased to feature new works by three of the gallery’s group of artists. Coral Barclay continues  Continue Reading

Identifying the problem….

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm, by

It’s called micro-plastics, and it’s a worldwide problem – the plastics can pollute & kill parts of the sea, and ruin a beach. Our Beachwatchers (led by Shann Weston) were collecting samples the other day – here’s more. The Town’s ban of styrofoam is a good first step (which the County needs to pass as  Continue Reading