New Beach Watchers!

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 3:55 am, by

This is one of the more successful marine education programs around – here’s more from Shann: The fourth class of San Juan County/WSU Beach Watchers (click here for the Big Picture) graduated May 21 after attending 100 hours of classroom training and field experience about the San Juan County marine and watershed environment. Extension Director  Continue Reading

Everyone gets a new car, sometime….

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 3:54 am, by

Seems to me that the islander with the most interesting cars around here is my friend Kevin Roth… I was able to shoot a driveby of him waiting for the ferry the other day, with a 1927 Model T that he got running. It’s the only one I have ever seen with something resembling a  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 28, 2009 at 3:51 am, by

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie

Passing….

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 3:47 am, by

A familiar face on the island (and at the Library & Senior Center), Lola moved to the island in 2000, but seemed like she’d been here for much longer, because she did so much for the community. Her daughter Becki dropped off this writeup to celebrate her passing last week: Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Lola  Continue Reading

New show opens at Concepia this weekend….

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 6:06 am, by

John Sinclair invites you to drop by on Saturday to check out the new photography at Concepia, Your Center for Creativity, 232 A St #7, 378-FOTO. The show features Danielle Dean Palmer: Sea Series + Two New Collections of Work, and runs from May 30th – July 10th. He says the doors open at 2pm,  Continue Reading

Marathon set for next week….

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 6:01 am, by

The seventh running of the San Juan Marathon/Half Marathon is set for next week on the 7th…here’s more from Paul Hopkins at the Fitness Club: Despite the current economic situation, the Kings San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon is yielding healthy numbers, at least as far as early registrations go.  Event organizers report that  Continue Reading

Hawken's Graduation speech… "You are brilliant, and the earth is hiring."

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 5:52 am, by

It’s that time of year – we have all our local graduation ceremonies coming up, and all those others off-island as well –  that we go to to support our friends who are wrapping up their academic careers. One of the best I’ve read in this season of speeches was the one Paul Hawken presented  Continue Reading

Hawken’s Graduation speech… “You are brilliant, and the earth is hiring.”

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 5:52 am, by

It’s that time of year – we have all our local graduation ceremonies coming up, and all those others off-island as well –  that we go to to support our friends who are wrapping up their academic careers. One of the best I’ve read in this season of speeches was the one Paul Hawken presented  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 26, 2009 at 11:36 pm, by

Forgiveness is letting go of all hope of a better past. Anne Lamott

Treat your dog right, with Mollie's Meals & Treats…

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 7:16 am, by

Anna Maria at Harrison House/Tucker House has an announcement about a new business she & her friend Erin have going: Healthy, wholesome and organic meals and treats for the four-legged friend in your life Mollie’s Meals and Treats produces handmade biscuits, bagels and raw food for dogs.  We source fresh ingredients from area farms around  Continue Reading

Treat your dog right, with Mollie’s Meals & Treats…

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 7:16 am, by

Anna Maria at Harrison House/Tucker House has an announcement about a new business she & her friend Erin have going: Healthy, wholesome and organic meals and treats for the four-legged friend in your life Mollie’s Meals and Treats produces handmade biscuits, bagels and raw food for dogs.  We source fresh ingredients from area farms around  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 26, 2009 at 6:34 am, by

The superior man seeks what is right; the inferior one, what is profitable. Confucius

A tale for you…

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 6:33 am, by

Over the past beautiful weekend (it WAS great to be outside), Jim Maya (Maya’s Charters) photographed a friend’s tail… check out all his photos on his newly designed website (done by Kelly Domico, FHHS ’01).

Sports update…

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 6:17 am, by

In a weekend of close calls & close finishes, the Wolverines did the island proud. Here’s where the playoffs ended up (and some keep going!): Baseball: Our top-10 ranked baseball guys gave Kalama a game of it, as Richie Ochoa brought two home with a single late in the game. The ump called senior Michael  Continue Reading

A little Ichiro…

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 6:15 am, by

Debbi Fincher got to Seattle for a baseball game with her husband last weekend, the night Randy Johnson pitched: Hi Ian, Brad and I recently went to a Seattle Mariner’s game and enjoyed a “little” Ichiro… HA! We’ve always enjoyed seeing the different pictures you display on your website and the one in particular, you  Continue Reading

Vessel Assist NW is there for you…

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 6:12 am, by

You’ve probably wondered what happens when your boat has a problem on the water… you’ll find out with John & Trish at Marine Services/Vessel Assist NW here to help. Here’s more from San Juan Islands TV:

Land Bank gets easement on 27+ acres….

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 5:28 am, by

Click here for a larger map (click for the Bigger Picture!)…Lincoln at the Land Bank has more: Land Bank Protects Cattle Point Road Farmland The San Juan County Land Bank has purchased a conservation easement over 27 acres owned by Nate Howard and Elisa Scott-Howard on Cattle Point Road, San Juan Island. In 2001, the  Continue Reading

A beautiful weekend…

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 5:17 am, by

You knew I would say so, but so did Cindy from Mill Creek, who posted pictures of her trip to the island this past weekend on her blog called Haley’s Cottage. Her visit included Creme Brulee & Roche Harbor – check it out!

Join the Dive Club….

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 8:25 pm, by

I’d like to be Under the sea…. Well here’s your chance…Peggy Long wanted you to know she & Kurt are bringing the island’s divers together: Introducing The San Juan Islands Dive Club! Join us May 28th at 6:00 pm for the inaugural meeting of The San Juan Islands Dive Club. The meeting will be held  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 22, 2009 at 8:17 pm, by

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death. Erik H. Erikson

Encampment at the Historical Museum this weekend….

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 1:22 pm, by

It’s like taking a trip back in time… Usually they do this in the latter part of the summer (and they will), but there’s a special chance to see this…this weekend. Here’s more from Kevin Loftus, of the museum: Encampment Weekend Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. San Juan  Continue Reading

What Kids Can Do: The Experience Food Project

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 8:04 am, by

My friend Ruthie Paull at FHHS mentioned to me that there’s an awesome writeup about our school district’s Experience Food Project online at What Kids Can Do….click here to check it out! It’ll make you proud you live here…

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