Time to sign up for naturalist training….

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 3:21 pm, by

Cindy from the Whale Museum says the weekend classes begin on the 25th…here’s more: Registration for the Spring Marine Naturalist Training Program, presented by The Whale Museum, is available now.  The program’s dates are April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 24.  The object of this program is to provide a learning experience that  Continue Reading

Virus shuts down computers all over the island, work continues…..

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 8:53 pm, by

That April Fool’s virus had almost no effect on the island – we are a hardy breed, and we slogged through & got our workday in, anyway.

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Posted on April 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm, by

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. Ronald Reagan

Stores & restaurants in town: Something old, something new….

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm, by

The more things change, the more they stay the same… A couple of new places opened in town, and a couple moved. The Blue Water Bar & Grill (above) opened its doors on Monday this week. Located in the spot where the Front Street Café was located for a couple of decades, and spreading into  Continue Reading

Stores & restaurants in town: Something old, something new….

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm, by

The more things change, the more they stay the same… A couple of new places opened in town, and a couple moved. The Blue Water Bar & Grill (above) opened its doors on Monday this week. Located in the spot where the Front Street Café was located for a couple of decades, and spreading into  Continue Reading

Like willpower, only easier….

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 4:03 pm, by

Here’s a deal my good friend Rebecca has put together that I’ll bet you’ll like: Rebecca Barnard of Friday Harbor will speak at the San Juan Island Library on April 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Rebecca is the inventor of LimbaSlim, a new weight release system based on the science of olfactory memory, and  Continue Reading

Response to the state budget for education….

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm, by

Earlier this week, the state House & Senate released their budgets for the year. Both of them take incredible whacks into an already crippled education budget. Among other things, one concern is essentially setting aside reforms made by voters earlier this decade related to class size. Here’s the response to all this from San Juan  Continue Reading

Update on Jacque Grone….

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm, by

Carol Ford reports: I just got off the phone with Jacque and she sounds wonderful!  She is actually on her way home and is thrilled about that.  She’s feeling a bit sore and is looking forward to sleeping in her own bed but, otherwise, she said she’s doing really well. She’s got another small  surgery  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm, by

Wednesday night, the soccer boys nearly jumped Cascade Christian, losing 4-2 as a second half surge fell just short, with goals by Pablo Lopez and Cameron Byington closing the gap. The FHHS boys continued their winning ways Tuesday night, thumping Lynden Christian in baseball 13-2 behind senior Richie Ochoa & junior Roy Taylor’s pitching and  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 31, 2009 at 10:54 pm, by

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. Thomas Jefferson

Checkin' in with Alex and Charles….

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 6:26 pm, by

It’s always good to hear from Alex and Charles… his latest blog posting is a thoughtful look at balancing the needs and values of how you provide cell phone coverage, and where the towers go. Click here to read it! Meanwhile, Alex checks in with busy schedule and reports on her cats Smudge and Moses…one  Continue Reading

Checkin’ in with Alex and Charles….

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 6:26 pm, by

It’s always good to hear from Alex and Charles… his latest blog posting is a thoughtful look at balancing the needs and values of how you provide cell phone coverage, and where the towers go. Click here to read it! Meanwhile, Alex checks in with busy schedule and reports on her cats Smudge and Moses…one  Continue Reading

It's a turnoff….

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 6:01 pm, by

I’ve always left my computer on at night. Always, like since 1991, when a guy called Bob the Computer Guy told me it was better for the motherboard to not get a jolt each morning, being turned back on. That’s what he said. I think he lives next to Larry the Cable Guy now, in  Continue Reading

It’s a turnoff….

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 6:01 pm, by

I’ve always left my computer on at night. Always, like since 1991, when a guy called Bob the Computer Guy told me it was better for the motherboard to not get a jolt each morning, being turned back on. That’s what he said. I think he lives next to Larry the Cable Guy now, in  Continue Reading

Past glory revisited….

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 6:00 pm, by

Last weekend I ran into FHHS senior Josh Lehr and FHHS grad (and UW soph) Keller McNairy… you’ll remember they were the doubles team from here that won third in state in tennis two years ago. Keller hopes to see Josh progress through the tourney this year as he represents the Wolverines in singles in  Continue Reading

Go green & get sustainable…

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 5:59 pm, by

Robin Jacobson tells me this is gonna be great: Sustainable San Juans: A Three-Day Stewardship Event April 17-19 Registration is now open for a new countywide event called Sustainable San Juans:  Greening Your Home, Business and Food. The central event is a stewardship fair and workshop on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00  Continue Reading

Go green & get sustainable…

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 5:59 pm, by

Robin Jacobson tells me this is gonna be great: Sustainable San Juans: A Three-Day Stewardship Event April 17-19 Registration is now open for a new countywide event called Sustainable San Juans:  Greening Your Home, Business and Food. The central event is a stewardship fair and workshop on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00  Continue Reading

The cakes are back!

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 5:45 pm, by

When Felicity Milne closed her great bakery Felicitations back in June 2003, a great dark cloud gathered over the island, as hundreds suddenly went cold turkey without her daily wonderful bakery goods. Dark days indeed. Well, now she’s back! Sweet treats from Felicitations are back!  You can place your order for Chocolate Easter-basket cakes and  Continue Reading

Happy birthday, Ryan!

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 5:18 pm, by

Proud mom Debbie Dickenson says her boy Ryan Burke turns 30 this weekend – happy birthday, Captain Ryan! After graduating from FHHS in ’97, he’s done a number of things, and now runs Open Water Adventures, based at Roche Harbor.

More food for the Food Bank…..

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 11:49 am, by

Marty Robinson from the Elementary School says the kids did an awesome job, helping their neighbors: Thanks to the awesome generosity of Friday Harbor Elementary School families, more than 1000 food items were delivered to the Friday Harbor Food Bank on Monday. The two week food drive was sponsored by FHES student council whose enthusiastic  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 31, 2009 at 6:04 am, by

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Native plants – check 'em out!

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

Here’s a workshop that Kathleen & Fiona are putting on this weekend that should be great…and tasty. Here’s more: LEARN A LITTLE, HIKE A LITTLE, EAT A LITTLE: Join us for the Ethnobotany and Edibles Workshop Join leading ethnobotanist Mac Smith, Fiona Norris from the San Juan Nature Institute, and Kathleen Foley from the San  Continue Reading

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