New stewardship fund set up, this past weekend….

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm, by

The good folks at the Community Foundation have good news for the continued greening of the island – here’s more: The San Juan Island Community Foundation (SJICF) has established a new fund to promote local non-profit and public organizations and their projects that foster the education and practice of community stewardship of our environmental resources.  Continue Reading

Orbison show online this morning….

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm, by

Since Pat O’Day used to set up dances with Roy Orbison’s band back in the 1960s (with a group called the Wailers, featuring a guy named Kent Morrill), it was only natural he’d set up Sunday night’s show. Last night’s show in the Community Theatre is already online…an outfit called Tour TV Online filmed the  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm, by

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb

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Posted on April 19, 2009 at 9:37 am, by

And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, and silently steal away.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poisoned waters…keeping yourself informed….

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 6:53 am, by

The equivalent of an Exxon Valdez dumped off our cars into Puget Sound from traffic every couple of years…does that get your attention? I got a note from the People For Puget Sound about a don’t-miss show on tv tonight…here’s more: Please take the time tomorrow night at 9 PM to watch the KCTS-9 special  Continue Reading

New gas station…at Roche!

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm, by

There’s a new little place to get some gas at Roche Harbor…it’s located at the top of the parking lot way in back of the hotel (like, up the hill) – you’ll see it when you first come to the resort.I saw it last week, but wasn’t sure it was open…it is. Far as I  Continue Reading

Forrest Harrison Goodremont – he's here!

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm, by

Thursday Brian reported on Facebook that Rachel delivered the baby in the morning: Thought this would be a good way to let lots of people know that we had our baby today at 11:17am, Islands Hospital Anacortes. All is well. Forrest Harrison Goodremont. Look forward to seeing you all on the island soon.

Forrest Harrison Goodremont – he’s here!

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm, by

Thursday Brian reported on Facebook that Rachel delivered the baby in the morning: Thought this would be a good way to let lots of people know that we had our baby today at 11:17am, Islands Hospital Anacortes. All is well. Forrest Harrison Goodremont. Look forward to seeing you all on the island soon.

The Community Foundation begins its grant cycle…time to apply!

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm, by

I love what our Community Foundation does for our island…take a peek at their website (it’s here: http://www.sjicf.org) and you’ll get the idea (I love their website, by the way…it makes understanding what they do really easy.) Well, it’s time for the annual request for grants – here’s the info from SJICF’s Susan Matthews: The  Continue Reading

Hangin' with the babies….

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm, by

Joyce at the Family Resource Center just got this going for every Tuesday, for you & your infant – here’s more: The Family Resource Center is offering a new drop-in group for parents with infants ages birth to 10 months. It runs each Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The first hour is for  Continue Reading

Hangin’ with the babies….

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm, by

Joyce at the Family Resource Center just got this going for every Tuesday, for you & your infant – here’s more: The Family Resource Center is offering a new drop-in group for parents with infants ages birth to 10 months. It runs each Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The first hour is for  Continue Reading

Restorative yoga…ahhhhh….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 11:59 pm, by

One of the great things about Stephanie Hubber’s yoga place at Shantaya Yoga (next to the airport, above Ravenhill Construction) is all the different kinds of yoga classes you can take, offered by different instructors. That’s Stephanie getting Adam Saccio ready for the next pose in Restorative Yoga, which the Shantaya website describes like this:  Continue Reading

Back from Antarctica….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 11:58 pm, by

One of my favorite photographers on the island showed off his photos from his trip to Antarctica at the Whale Museum last month. The crowd that night for Bob Stavers included folks that got turned away for lack of room – it was packed. In the spirit of showing them & you what you missed,  Continue Reading

Lost cat!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 11:30 pm, by

One of the cool things about reading the Update is helping your neighbors…remember about three years ago when Francesca’s dog was missing, we posted it on the Update, and found that he had swam to Brown Island? Is this important news? Sure – to the folks missing their pet. So here’s a cat you might  Continue Reading

New happy hour at Duck Soup Inn….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 10:46 pm, by

Anna Lisa at Duck Soup says Gretchen is starting a happy hour on Fridays from 4:30pm to 6pm, with half price drinks & specials on appetizers. Drop in! -ooo-

Raising $45K…here's how!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 10:40 pm, by

To restore sports at FHHS next year (they were cut by the Board as a response to the budget shortfall), there’s going to be a barbecue fundraiser on the second of May – put it on your calendar! Here’s the scoop, from Purple & Gold’s Elisa Howard: Hi Ian, Spring is here and the weather  Continue Reading

Raising $45K…here’s how!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 10:40 pm, by

To restore sports at FHHS next year (they were cut by the Board as a response to the budget shortfall), there’s going to be a barbecue fundraiser on the second of May – put it on your calendar! Here’s the scoop, from Purple & Gold’s Elisa Howard: Hi Ian, Spring is here and the weather  Continue Reading

Smoother ride ahead….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 9:10 pm, by

That’s the view up First Street in Friday Harbor on Thursday, looking towards the Whale Museum from the ferry lines as Town crews help re-pave the street as part of the sewer project. Might have to go around the block today to get around all this, but the new road will be smoother afterwards.

She's opening in Edmonds!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

You’ve seen her work over at Gallery San Juan (across from the Market Chef) and it’s awesome (click here for her online gallery). Now Barbara (BJ) Dollahite has a show at Cole Gallery in Edmonds tonight (here are details, from the Seattle Art Blog). That’s her with Gallery San Juan co-owner & husband Matt, who  Continue Reading

She’s opening in Edmonds!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

You’ve seen her work over at Gallery San Juan (across from the Market Chef) and it’s awesome (click here for her online gallery). Now Barbara (BJ) Dollahite has a show at Cole Gallery in Edmonds tonight (here are details, from the Seattle Art Blog). That’s her with Gallery San Juan co-owner & husband Matt, who  Continue Reading

Bud retires….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm, by

I know you wanted to know – Joy Lord at San Juan County Public Works has more: I was wondering if you could run something about Bud Sears retiring after 20 years and 9 months with Public Works. His retirement party is Tuesday April 21st at the Mullis Senior Center from 4:30 until 6:00. It  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm, by

Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure. John McConnell, founder of International Earth Day

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