Dawn’s talk is tonight…

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 10:37 am, by

  Cindy from the Whale Museum has a lecture scheduled tonight: The Whale Museum’s 2009 Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:00 pm with Dawn Noren, PhD from NOAA NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Noren will be discussing her study on ‘Behavioral and Bioenergetic Impacts of Vessel Presence in Southern Resident Killer Whales’.  Continue Reading

New head honcho at SVC….

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 3:01 am, by

He used to run summer soccer camps & events before he an Missy moved to the island. Now he’s moved up to the top spot for Skagit Valley College on the island, replacing departed director Denise King. Islanders first got to know Randy Martin as the FHHS girls soccer coach in 2000, and during that  Continue Reading

How drama works…

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 1:28 am, by

Hey, I was gonna tell you about my favorite blogger, Derek Sivers, and tell ya you oughta sign up for his e-mail updates. But I decided to go one better, and show you a bit of his writing, and let you decide for yourself, and THEN go sign up for his e-mail list. Here’s the  Continue Reading

Working on your marriage can be…fun!

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 1:03 am, by

Vic & Monique have been doing this workshop & people tell me they really get a lot out of it – here’s more: Hey Ian, Monique and I are facilitating two Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage video conferences in the San Juans this fall. One in Friday Harbor, Fri. Sept. 11 and Sat.  Continue Reading

Where is tomorrow's farmer?

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 12:58 am, by

Linda Cobos told me about this little video – I sure enjoyed watching it, and I think you will, too. Here’s more from the Slow Food/Land & Sea blog: We just got this note from our friend, filmmaker Mike Hurwicz of Orcas Island: “I am happy and excited to inform you that we have completed  Continue Reading

Where is tomorrow’s farmer?

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 12:58 am, by

Linda Cobos told me about this little video – I sure enjoyed watching it, and I think you will, too. Here’s more from the Slow Food/Land & Sea blog: We just got this note from our friend, filmmaker Mike Hurwicz of Orcas Island: “I am happy and excited to inform you that we have completed  Continue Reading

The Lizards'll be here…

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

The Austin Lounge Lizards will be here Saturday – here’s more from Jan at the Community Theatre: Knock Your Reptilian Socks Off ! Some of you may remember them from the 2003 San Juan County Fair…and you probably remember laughing to the music… The Austin Lounge Lizards return to Friday Harbor to help us have  Continue Reading

The Lizards’ll be here…

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

The Austin Lounge Lizards will be here Saturday – here’s more from Jan at the Community Theatre: Knock Your Reptilian Socks Off ! Some of you may remember them from the 2003 San Juan County Fair…and you probably remember laughing to the music… The Austin Lounge Lizards return to Friday Harbor to help us have  Continue Reading

A chance to visit with James Hubbell….

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Wendy Meyers tells me she has architect/artist James Hubbell coming to town, starting tomorrow – here are the events related to him this weekend: September 3, Thursday, 10:30am Anne Hubbell Conversation at the Community Theatre’s Gubleman Room “Does Beauty Have More Power Than We Know?” September 3, Thursday, 4:30pm James Hubbell Conversation with Islands’ Artists  Continue Reading

Lost calf…. seen it?

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm, by

Amy Traxler from the Whale Museum’s Marine Stranding Network asked that we get the word out: HAS ANYBODY SEEN A STRANDED KILLER WHALE CALF? On Sunday, August 30th a private boater broadcast a report over the marine radio, Channel 16, that they had discovered what appeared to be a killer whale calf floating off of  Continue Reading

Helen & Julia….

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm, by

You should go see “Julie & Julia” at the Palace Theatre this week…and when you do, think of Helen King at Highland Inn. She reports: As a new owner/innkeeper of the Babbling Brook Inn in Santa Cruz, CA I entered a baking contest for the B&B innkeepers in the state annual conference in 1987 in  Continue Reading

Helen & Julia….

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm, by

You should go see “Julie & Julia” at the Palace Theatre this week…and when you do, think of Helen King at Highland Inn. She reports: As a new owner/innkeeper of the Babbling Brook Inn in Santa Cruz, CA I entered a baking contest for the B&B innkeepers in the state annual conference in 1987 in  Continue Reading

Are we the sunniest spot in Washington?

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 9:57 am, by

Last week, climatologist/meteorologist Cliff Mass came to speak here on the island – you probably dropped in to hear him. He says while he was here he noticed the real estate guys promising 240 days (or more) or sunshine if you live here – so he looked into it, as only a weather expert could.  Continue Reading

Tigers get it going….

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 9:47 am, by

The senior Tigers won 40-something to nothing on Saturday here on the island to get their season off on the right foot…check here for their schedule (and the two other teams) & more. The guys return to action in two weeks, after taking this coming Labor Day weekend off.

Gearing up…

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 9:42 am, by

Saw this barrel at Marketplace, so I called over at Islanders to see what the deal was – and it’s a good idea. Here’s more, from Michele Morton: Every year teachers are found buying school supplies for their students who can’t afford them. To help eliminate the burden on our teachers and help classroom learning,  Continue Reading

Did you go see the cars?

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 9:34 am, by

It was cool to see the old cars (and new cars!) at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday for the Concours d’Elegance…here’s a writeup of the event (it was awesome!)…can’t wait till next year!

The cat is fine….

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 9:18 am, by

This is Whimsey the cat, who rolls around in the dirt of my driveway & is learning to smile & do math. He’s doing fine in the nice pre-autumn air…

Checking in with Keith!

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 8:58 am, by

I KNOW you wanna go see Keith Urban – well, he’s coming to Tacoma!!! And now, you can go – we’ll take the ninth caller at 378-7275 and you can buy TWO floor seat tickets for only $130! We’re standing by NOW! Actually, we’ll sell ’em to the first caller.

How the video contest is going….

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 11:10 pm, by

Just got a note from Darren – I was wondering how the video contest is going – here’s the scoop: Hope all is well in Update-land! Speaking of that, we just wanted to give you a quick “update” on the San Juan Islands Vacation Video Contest: More than 7,000 total videos have been watched in  Continue Reading

Late ferries, and parking lots in Fogust….

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 9:45 am, by

Whoa, it’s happening today, too…WSF reported the Kaleetan started the day 25 minutes behind schedule; yesterday (Sunday) the Yakima was as much as two hours behind, resulting in lots B & C on either side of Mi Casita overflowing. Meanwhile, the ferry-slowing fog continues…both Chris Teren & Sandy Buckley told me these are the last  Continue Reading

Andy & Katie get married…

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:18 am, by

It was a busy weekend all over the island, and one of the happy things going on was Katie Carlton & Andy Flierl getting married out at Roche Harbor. The Saturday wedding included best girl & daughter Paige, and the weather couldn’t have been nicer. All the best to you!

Andy & Katie get married…

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:18 am, by

It was a busy weekend all over the island, and one of the happy things going on was Katie Carlton & Andy Flierl getting married out at Roche Harbor. The Saturday wedding included best girl & daughter Paige, and the weather couldn’t have been nicer. All the best to you!

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