Get full price….

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 7:21 am, by

Some call it haggling, some call it negotiating, but you know the game…check this:

Make-A-Wish kid goes whale-watching….

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 11:30 pm, by

Erin at San Juan Excursions tells me that the Make-A-Foundation has selected them to take Colin (the kid above) out to see the killer whales. Apparently, he is the 4000th child to receive his wish from the Seattle chapter, and he’ll be on island the 26th of June to take the trip. Congrats to him,  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm, by

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr.

Whales on the loose…

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm, by

Great as it is to see the orcas when they are around, it’s even more fun to see them when they are playing & splashing around… I love the way Sandy Buckley catches them in action. Here are more of her pictures…you’ll love ’em. -oo-

Whale Wars 2 – 1.2 million people watched…

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm, by

Based in Friday Harbor, Paul Watson & his outfit are getting some viewers on TV – here’s more from Traci at Sea Shepherd: Whale Wars Season 2 Premier Wins Top Ranking in the US Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crew featured in Whale Wars had nearly 1.2 million viewers for the Season Two  Continue Reading

AIA gives local designers environmental award…

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm, by

Did you see this one? Local folks, doing us proud: The AIA (American Institute of Architects) Seattle Committee on the Environment presented an award to D+A Studio’s “San Juan Channel House” (see it here) in the 2009 “What Makes it Green” Regional Competition.  This annual celebration of the best sustainable architecture in the Pacific Northwest  Continue Reading

Roche Harbor’s Hook 'em & Hold 'em Salmon Derby & Texas Hold 'em Tournament

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 11:46 am, by

Yep, that’s the name of this new fishing derby, coming in December. Here’s more from Roche Harbor’s Debbie Sandwith: Roche Harbor’s Hook ‘em & Hold ‘em Salmon Derby & Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Roche Harbor  is pleased to announce the first Annual ~  Hook ‘em & Hold ‘em  Salmon Derby & Texas Hold ‘em Tournament  Continue Reading

Roche Harbor’s Hook ’em & Hold ’em Salmon Derby & Texas Hold ’em Tournament

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 11:46 am, by

Yep, that’s the name of this new fishing derby, coming in December. Here’s more from Roche Harbor’s Debbie Sandwith: Roche Harbor’s Hook ‘em & Hold ‘em Salmon Derby & Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Roche Harbor  is pleased to announce the first Annual ~  Hook ‘em & Hold ‘em  Salmon Derby & Texas Hold ‘em Tournament  Continue Reading

Assembly at the elementary school this week…

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 11:09 am, by

Debbi Fincher reports: With the whales returning to the area, it’s the perfect time to have this inspiring, engaging and thought-provoking storytelling presentation and then the field-based science break-out sessions for some of the classes. Jeff Hogan of Killer Whale Tales has donated his time and expertise to offer his last program of the school  Continue Reading

Rhythm & Art…on Saturday!

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 10:36 am, by

Barbara at Gallery San Juan wants you to drop by – here’s more, from her: Gallery San Juan Presents RHYTHM & ART Saturday June 13th at 6-8pm 232 A Street, Churchill Corner See and hear how artists use music to enhance their creativity. Add your own artistic expression to the over sized canvas with musical  Continue Reading

Rhythm & Art…on Saturday!

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 10:36 am, by

Barbara at Gallery San Juan wants you to drop by – here’s more, from her: Gallery San Juan Presents RHYTHM & ART Saturday June 13th at 6-8pm 232 A Street, Churchill Corner See and hear how artists use music to enhance their creativity. Add your own artistic expression to the over sized canvas with musical  Continue Reading

From bucket brigades to now….

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 9:48 am, by

On the Fourth, the Friday Harbor Fire Department wants to celebrate! Here’s more from Nancy Tiederman: Friday Harbor Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years of Service on July 4th In July of 1909, the Friday Harbor Town Council approved the organization of a Fire Department and began service with the purchase of a hose cart and  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 10, 2009 at 6:35 am, by

Peasant people … don’t have a chance to share in the riches that the planet can offer because some people are taking off so much of the pleasures of this world, and there’s only so much to go around. Sister Dorothy Stang, an eco-activist nun from Dayton, Ohio, who in 2005 was murdered in the  Continue Reading

Fireproof killer whales…

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 11:55 pm, by

Peter Ross is coming to the island to discuss what we all know – that toxins in the water are hurting the local killer whales, and badly. Here’s more about his presentation this Friday at 7: Fireproof Killer Whales – Toxins in our Water Lecture Series On June 12, Dr. Peter Ross of Fisheries and  Continue Reading

Weight release…

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm, by

You can choose to lose, and I can’t think of a better way than working with Rebecca…here’s more about next week’s workshop: Free Hypnosis Body-image and Weight Release Workshop Rebecca Barnard, a Friday Harbor hypnotherapist, will speak at the San Juan Island Library on Monday June 15 from 6 to 7 p.m.  Rebecca is the  Continue Reading

Sam does Seattle….

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 11:15 am, by

You’ll remember that I told you (here’s the story) about how Sam Asher was selected as a nominee for the category “Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Non-Singing Role” for his work in Grease here last January, by the 5th Avenue Theater. The awards ceremony was last night, and Sam didn’t win,  Continue Reading

Lopez friends get IPPY award…wow!

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 10:21 am, by

When I first saw Hands at Work: Portraits and Profiles of People Who Work with Their Hands, I thought it was a winner. As a book, it has incredible production values – great layout, wonderful evocative photography, and a super job of binding. Then you read it – and it grabs you. Well-written stories that  Continue Reading

New guy at the Convalescent Center….

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 8:22 am, by

Last night I ran into the new director at ICC – his name is Jerry Banks, and he’s just started. He grew up in Chattanooga, and has been working with places like Islands Convalscent Center for years. Friendly guy – drop by & say hey! -oo-

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Posted on June 9, 2009 at 12:22 am, by

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Albert Einstein

Community Dinner – tonight!

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

I went by the Market Chef & was reminded – today’s the Community Dinner at the high school. Ditch whatever plans you HAD & get yourself over for some good food, and more, starting at 5:30pm. I love what Laurie & Tim do at the Market Chef, and love it that they are such big  Continue Reading

From Alaska to you….

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Kim Bertrand tells me this is gonna be cool – I missed Laura last time she was here, so it’s cool she’s back. Here’s more: Ever wonder what it feels like to be caught in a -50 degree ground blizzard while making your way through 3 foot snow drifts in the middle of nowhere?  Do  Continue Reading

New islander comes aboard…

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

It is always so cool to see Libbey & Nigel with Ollie…and now he has some company. Proud Grandma Mary Sliger is beaming every time I see her for past couple of months, and here’s why: Oliver Wade Oswald proudly welcomes his brother, Henry John Oswald to the family. Parents are Libbey and Nigel Oswald  Continue Reading

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