Odd Couple preview – Friday night!

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 11:14 am, by

I bumped into Juliet Flint & her hairpiece before the dress rehearsal last night…she says you’re gonna really enjoy the Odd Couple, directed by Andrew McLaglen, which previews Friday before opening next week. Bo Turnage plays Felix to George Illiff’s Oscar, with Juliet (as Gwendolyn), Warren Baehr, Chuck Harwood, Kaitlyn Johnson, Dorian Oliver, Keith Keyser  Continue Reading

Artstock weekend!

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 11:02 am, by

The website tells all – check out Artstock on the island this weekend!

Business updates….

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 10:40 am, by

A few notes from around the island… • The Backdoor Kitchen‘s hours: Denise at the BK says: “Just wanted to clue folks into the fall/winter hours for the Backdoor Kitchen.  We will be open Wednesday thru Saturday nights starting at 5pm.  And Noodle Bowl Monday is back!  Every Monday the restaurant is open for a  Continue Reading

It's all in the paint….

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm, by

As you know, I’m selling my house here in Town, and at the collective recommendation of my real estate friends, decided to paint the outside of the house, since I’m pretty sure the last paint job was thirty years ago or so. So I called ace painter & real estate agent John Bostrom, and he  Continue Reading

It’s all in the paint….

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm, by

As you know, I’m selling my house here in Town, and at the collective recommendation of my real estate friends, decided to paint the outside of the house, since I’m pretty sure the last paint job was thirty years ago or so. So I called ace painter & real estate agent John Bostrom, and he  Continue Reading

The very best…

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 11:17 am, by

Ruth Fleming wrote to tell me that Betsy & Les Gunther just got an award for The Best Restoration in Show at the Victoria Wooden Boat festival, which is a pretty prestigious deal. The boats were the best in the area, and they had the best of those. Way to go!

Dropping by….

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am, by

It’s always cool to see the kids – Dilys Goodman (she of Serendipity fame) had her stepdaughter Kathy come along a week ago. I love her smile – it reminds me of her dad Lee… just a reminder that our kids carry our spirit forward, I thought. I caught up with them at the K-9  Continue Reading

Today is the last day for Wednesday Market!

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 10:19 am, by

It’s your last chance to get fresh veggies & more in mid-week from 3pm-6pm (the Saturday Market continues into October)…here’s the note from Steve Bensel: Hey Ian This will be the last week (Sept. 30, Wednesday) for the mid-week farmers’ market.  We would like to thank all of the loyal customers who made it as  Continue Reading

Music this weekend at the Community Theatre…

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:55 am, by

At the Community Theatre this weekend it’s gonna rock – here’s more from Jan: THIS Saturday, October 3 we get the cool rhythms of jazz, funk and rock with LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends on the Whittier stage at 7:30 pm. LeRoy has had an extensive songwriting career,  including as half of the youthful  Continue Reading

Gear Up deal went well … with thanks…

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:50 am, by

Michele wanted to thank folks for helping with Islanders Bank’s Gear Up program – here’s more: THANK YOU! for making the Islanders Bank 2009-2010 “GEAR UP FOR OUR SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN” A HUGE SUCCESS!!! Thank you to everyone who donated supplies and monetary donations for our schools during our First Annual Gear Up For Our Schools  Continue Reading

Number One in the state!

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 12:36 am, by

Bob Coleman from Islanders Bank says they were picked out as the best – here’s the scoop: Islanders Bank #1 Commercial Bank in Washington State! Bob Coleman, President and CEO announced that Islanders Bank, the sole bank headquartered in San Juan County, achieved a #1 Performance Ranking among all commercial banks and a #2 Performance  Continue Reading

Oatmeal rocks….

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm, by

When was the last time you had a good bowl of oatmeal? Ever since Billy & Cassie started offering steel cut oats at the Naked Bean, it’s become kind of a sensation. When Josie & I went in yesterday, we got the bowls above, and it was great. It’s cool that some thing that good  Continue Reading

Sounding good….

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:26 am, by

It was great to hear the two & three part harmonies as Kate Schuman and Tom & Tami Doenges sang last Friday at the Place Bar & Grill…super job of filling the place with beautiful music. Thanks, you guys! This Friday: It’s Uncle Otto!

Fire danger dips…

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:18 am, by

Fire Marshal Bob Low says the fire danger will drop to “low” on the first, officially. Yesterday’s rain is helping with keeping it low, after an incredibly dry summer….

Meanwhile, in Qatar…

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:12 am, by

Just heard from Emily Wolf that the school she’s teaching at is closed this week because of the H1N1 flu…in spite of that, she says she & Chris are loving it teaching there, and the kids like it too. And…she says she misses the island and the autumn colors!

History – alive at the Historical Museum & the Library….

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:08 am, by

It was great to hear how the collection of stories is going with the Historical Museum & the Library… on Friday night director Laura Tretter gave an update about how the digitalizing is going, and showed everyone how to look up stuff online. Then museum director Kevin Loftus introduced folks with their stories, including FHHS  Continue Reading

History – alive at the Historical Museum & the Library….

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:08 am, by

It was great to hear how the collection of stories is going with the Historical Museum & the Library… on Friday night director Laura Tretter gave an update about how the digitalizing is going, and showed everyone how to look up stuff online. Then museum director Kevin Loftus introduced folks with their stories, including FHHS  Continue Reading

Dance, baby, dance….

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 2:58 am, by

It’s pretty important to stay in tune with your culture….since over 3 million people have seen this baby dance with & to Beyonce, you might want to see what the fuss is about….

Island on the Edge…

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 12:55 am, by

Ron Zee of the Madrona Institute sent this poster over:

Passing….

Posted on September 28, 2009 at 11:48 am, by

Torrey from the Presbyterian Church just wrote in to let me know that our longtime friend Mary Keith passed away on Saturday. Memorial Services are planned for Tuesday September 29th at 6:00pm at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. Reception to follow in the fellowship hall.

Sports update: Soccer adds to streak, football runs into huge NV squad…

Posted on September 28, 2009 at 9:08 am, by

* With a strong La Conner team on the horizon (we play them Thursday this week, at their place), the girls soccer team expected a tough time at Meridian last Saturday, and got it – and won 2-0 for their sixth straight win. Carried by goals from Emma Ytander and Mandy Turnbull, keeper Hannah Snow  Continue Reading

Mary stays dry…

Posted on September 28, 2009 at 3:21 am, by

It was good to see musician / archeologist / historian Mary Doerflein at the bookstore the other day, all ready for the rain….