Eat local, baby….

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 6:36 am, by

Rain or shine, the Farmers’ Market is open tomorrow for Wednesday Market, then Saturday as well… eat local! Here’s more from Lei: The mid-week farmers’ market is still happening on Wednesdays at the lawn on Second Street, across from the Courthouse parking lot.  One of the venders is Eliza Buck of Sowing Circle Gardens &  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm, by

To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from. Terry Tempest Williams

Faces of the Fourth…the parade rocked!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm, by

What a beautiful way to start the day… When Pat O’Day & Doug Bison do the announcing of the Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor, they mention that there are over a thousand people in the parade. As I counted the folks in the nearly sixty floats/entries, I got over two bazillion…it felt like  Continue Reading

And the band says…thanks!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm, by

Didn’t the band sound great this year? Here’s a bit more from Janet Olsen, FHHS Band Director & teacher & the one who pulls it together: The Community Band was most definitely a real community event! Thank you, Rex Guard for giving up your time to whip our drum line into shape; thank you, David  Continue Reading

See food? Yeah!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm, by

Have you been down to Friday Harbor Seafood yet this season? It was cool to see Eric & Brenda so busy, down at their place on the docks in the Port of Friday Harbor Marina this past month. If you’re looking for fresh seafood, this is the place to go!

Lime Kiln Cafe expands….

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm, by

Have you seen the new addition to the Lime Kiln Cafe? I checked it out on Sunday & it’s great – the new addition makes the prviously cozy cafe now big & cozy – there’s plenty of room for everyone, and it has a nice warm feel to it that will serve it well come  Continue Reading

New thoughtful blog emerges…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm, by

When I hear about new blogs, I take my responsibilities seriously & only tell you about really cool ones. You may have noticed that. Hope so. But here’s a new one that caught my fancy – islander Peggy Sue McRae already does a blog called “On San Juan Island” (click here to check it out),  Continue Reading

Grant recipients to be named…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm, by

Pamela from the San Juan Island Community Foundation wanted to let you know: Critical Needs Task Force to Award Grants to Local Non-Profits and Agencies to Alleviate the Effects of Economic Hard Times The impact of the economic downturn has affected many lives in the San Juans.  Lost jobs, closed businesses and mortgage foreclosures have  Continue Reading

Fireworks sideshow…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm, by

If you missed the fireworks, you can get a taste from Quilly’s slideshow from her blog (click here).

Flying in, too…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm, by

Sure, the ferries were busy over the weekend (and today!), but some people beat the rush by flying in with Kenmore Air…I had never seen two planes landing in the harbor right after each other before. Busy enough! Photo by Josie Byington.

Bob's show opens at the Theatre….

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm, by

Besides all the cool performances that have graced the Community Theatre stage the past few years, there is also always someone’s visual art hanging in the lobby, and it serves as a reminder how talented islanders are. This month island photographer Robert Stavers has his photography there for you to see – check it out!.  Continue Reading

Bob’s show opens at the Theatre….

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm, by

Besides all the cool performances that have graced the Community Theatre stage the past few years, there is also always someone’s visual art hanging in the lobby, and it serves as a reminder how talented islanders are. This month island photographer Robert Stavers has his photography there for you to see – check it out!.  Continue Reading

Opening at waterworks gallery this weekend… Tim Schumm

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm, by

He’s got great stuff – if you haven’t seen Tim Schumm’s vibrant and evocative paintings, you can go to this page (click here) to get an idea – better yet, drop by the gallery this weekend & see  his work in person. Here’s more about Tim from Ruth at waterworks: The july show features the  Continue Reading

Water catchment moves into the mainstream…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm, by

People around the island do something that is actually illegal in Colorado & some other states: Capture the rainwater that falls from the skies to use. Apparently folks in Arizona are catching on in Tucson, in this Forbes.com article that features islander & water guy Tim Pope (in the picture shown, dressed up to sing  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 6, 2009 at 6:42 am, by

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place. Margaret Mead

It's the Fourth of July!

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:58 am, by

It’s time for you to get outside & play – check the San Juan Calendar for all the stuff that’s going on (and to get ready to go to the bbq or the beach or the fireworks, or wherever your part of the tribe is collecting) – see ya there!

It’s the Fourth of July!

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:58 am, by

It’s time for you to get outside & play – check the San Juan Calendar for all the stuff that’s going on (and to get ready to go to the bbq or the beach or the fireworks, or wherever your part of the tribe is collecting) – see ya there!

Relay for Life profiles: Carrie Unpingco

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:21 am, by

In our ongoing series of folks who help with this month’s Relay for Life, this week we hear from Carrie about “Why I Relay”: Volunteering as the publicity/marketing chair this year gives me the opportunity to help the many people who are greatly affected by cancer. All of us have been affected by cancer in  Continue Reading

Park volunteer: Andrea Wieland

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

This summer Erin Corra (Lime Kiln’s interpretive specialist) and I are running a series about the good folks who volunteer each summer – here’s more about Andrea, who answered some questions Erin put to her: Name: Andrea Wieland Number of years visiting &/or living in the San Juan archipelago: 17 Occupation in your real, or  Continue Reading

Rock the Dock on the Fourth!

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

The Rotary Club’s Mary Kalbert has the scoop about the music: Join us for our “Street Party” at the Port of Friday Harbor. Sponsored by Islanders Bank – tickets are $10.00 each  — children 10 and under free! Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Wine and beer garden, hot dogs, chili dogs, ice cream  Continue Reading

Car Wash at the Mullis Center….Friday!

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm, by

Zack tells me you can get your car washed at the Mullis Center today till 6pm…what’s it go to? Where’s the money go? Who is it for? Here’s more.

Going with the dogs…

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 11:00 am, by

It was great to see Chris & Melonie from Tif & Gif (here’s their website) in the streets the other day, walkin’ the dogs. Have you seen their portfolio of work they’ve been doing lately? You’ll love it – check it out!

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