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Posted on July 30, 2009 at 7:32 am, by

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. F. Nietzsche

Visited by a Lady…

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 2:47 pm, by

Last weekend, the Lady Washington dropped by as part of the Encampment activities, and lent a regal 1859 air to the proceedings.

Encampment 2009 rocked…

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 2:38 pm, by

This was the twelfth year of the living history presented by the encampment last weekend, and it was complemented for the first time by the arrival of the Lady Washington. All weekend long, there were exhibits & activities, nature walks, the discharge of era-vintage firearms, and more. Here are a bunch of photos from the  Continue Reading

The mayor gets his life back…

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 1:51 pm, by

It was a good day for Friday Harbor when David Jones was elected mayor – he runs a civil, balanced, and efficient council meeting, and brings his intelligence & good heart to bear in each decision his office requires. Good guy to have around; good guy to have on our side. Michelle Esteban from KOMO  Continue Reading

Common murres are uncommonly cool…

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 11:31 am, by

That’s a common murre that Jim Maya photographed over the weekend….

Donna – coming back to the island!

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 9:33 am, by

Donna Pritchard wrote to tell me she’s coming next week to promote her new book, which she wrote under the pen name of Donna Savage…here’s more: DONNA PRITCHARD’s first book signing is scheduled at Island Studios on August 8 from 2:30-5:00.  Drop by and say hello! The Man and The Shark: A Modern Day Fable  Continue Reading

Servicio conmemorativo para Beatriz… services on Thursday/jueves

Posted on July 29, 2009 at 9:05 am, by

(To read this in English, click here.) Servicio conmemorativo para el jueves 30 de julio a las 5 PM., en la Iglesia de San Francis para Beatriz Velilla de Tobón en la ciudad de Friday Harbor, WA La Sra. Tobón falleció el pasado 25 de julio. Ella tenía 64 años Su familia la recuerda hoy  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 29, 2009 at 12:18 am, by

Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good. Friedrich Nietzche

It's about farmed salmon… don't eat it!

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm, by

Almost everywhere I go off-island, most folks don’t seem to have heard that farmed salmon are a problem. A huge problem. Not just for the killer whales (why would you want to deplete their salmon stocks on purpose?!?) but for humans as well. One of the more articulate folks in the farmed salmon discussion campaigning  Continue Reading

It’s about farmed salmon… don’t eat it!

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm, by

Almost everywhere I go off-island, most folks don’t seem to have heard that farmed salmon are a problem. A huge problem. Not just for the killer whales (why would you want to deplete their salmon stocks on purpose?!?) but for humans as well. One of the more articulate folks in the farmed salmon discussion campaigning  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:17 am, by

What cannot be achieved in one lifetime will happen when one lifetime is joined to another. Harold Kushner

The Spauldings are still making great art…

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

      It was fun to see Nancy & Lewis Spaulding at the Arts Fair…he’s a noted photographer & she’s an incredible pastels artist….you can see her work on the Island Studios website (click here!) and check out his photos at their family website (click here!)

Learning to drive….

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

      You gotta start somewhere…I know my kids got their first driving chops by practicing on the ferry video games ages ago, and it was fun to see Lindsey Buck with Leon getting some practice in. It’s important to let the kids wait till they’re thirteen before you tell ’em those machines take  Continue Reading

CD Release Party set for Saturday at the Ale House…

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 11:28 pm, by

I asked Teddy when his new CD was coming out, and he says, “Now.” Here’s the rest of the story: CD Release Party, August 1, 2009, Front St. Ale House, 7pm-10pm CD Title: “Goin’ Home to Friday Harbor” Performed and recorded by the Play-Rite Boys (Teddy Deane, Jonathan Piff, with Cecil DeMeerleer) Produced by Teddy  Continue Reading

Relay for Life goes great in spite of storm…

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm, by

      Hey, we’re Northwesterners…what’s a little rain? And lightning? And thunder? And mud? (Remind me of Relay, three summers ago…remember?) Saturday’s weather didn’t slow up the local Relay effort, as they raised some $50K for the American Cancer Society Saturday night & Sunday morning. Pretty cool…way to go, you guys!

Parks Volunteer profile: Surely you mean Shirley

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 12:21 am, by

In our ongoing series about folks who help out at Lime Kiln State Park, today we present Shirley – she answered the questions we gave her so you could find out a bit more about her: Name: Shirley Zyph Number of years visitin &/or living in the San Juan archipelago: 2 Occupation in your real,  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 27, 2009 at 12:16 am, by

Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food. Hippocrates

Calling all photographers!

Posted on July 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm, by

Bob Stavers is in charge of the photography part of the County Fair this year – and he wants you to join in! Here’s more: Calling all photographers!  How good can you be? One of the most popular “departments” at the county fair has always been the photography exhibit.  Perhaps this results from the desire  Continue Reading

Flying high….

Posted on July 26, 2009 at 12:34 am, by

At this year’s graduation ceremony at Friday Harbor High, I was thinking how proud the late John Volk would have been to know that Conner Johns received the scholarship named after him – Conner is the kind of great person who is a positive, bright light, and you would find him absolutely trustworthy…this is a  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 26, 2009 at 12:13 am, by

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis

CSA discusses CAO at FHHS on Tuesday

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

There’s going to be a public forum on the CAO this week on Tuesday at FHHS – Gordy Peterson sent this along for me to share with you: San Juan County’s controversial Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) has caught the attention of some influential and powerful citizen’s advocacy groups around Washington State. Several distinguished guests from  Continue Reading

You were on my mind…

Posted on July 25, 2009 at 11:31 pm, by

You know, the video is kinda rough – I think this is on Shindig, circa 1965, but it’s great to hear Bev Bivens & the We Five sing this Sylvia Tyson song one more time: Folk historians…if you liked that, you’ve dig this: Ian & Sylvia (Tyson) singing the song the way Sylvia wrote it,  Continue Reading

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