New book for the next 100…

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 9:43 am, by

Nancy Tiederman tells me there’s a new book about the history of firefighting here in Friday Harbor by Rick Galer – we’ve come a long way from getting buckets of water from the harbor to put things out. (Here’s proof – from 2002’s great fire – click here). Here’s more about what’s going on with  Continue Reading

Early harvest…

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 8:47 am, by

That’s the scene from Mullis Street, right across from the airport next to Guard Electric, where the field was mowed & baled this past week. It’s part of why the County receives a rural designation from the state…heck, we LOOK rural.

Argyle House…having a good summer

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 8:44 am, by

Located halfway to the Fairgrounds on Argyle… When Art & Jennifer bought Argyle House (click here for more info) in the spring of last year, it was already a good deal – one of the island’s oldest (started in the ’80s) and best established bed & breakfasts (thanks to Bill & Chris Carli, who started  Continue Reading

Getting to know your firefighters…

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 8:34 am, by

The Town has a series called “Meet Your Firefighters”… Keri from the Town says that this month’s couple is Vickie & John Miller. Here’s more: It is said opposites attract, and that is ever so evident for Victoria and John. She was raised on a dairy farm in Whatcom County. On the other hand, John  Continue Reading

Photowalk – time to sign up!

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 7:24 am, by

One of the best things to do is shoot photos, because you love photography. One of the other best things to do is to shoot pictures with friends, and that’s what Tim Dustrude (here’s his work) is setting up for next month. Here’s more: I am excited to announce that I will be leading a  Continue Reading

Buy Local, Eat Local, Hypnotize Local…

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 12:30 am, by

I dropped by Rebecca’s LimbaSlim presentation at the library last week and it was cool – she’s knowledgeable, she’s got a good product, and she’s funny – it’s a good deal. Now she’s expanded that into a hypnotherapy practice in Friday Harbor – here’s more from her press release: Rebecca Barnard has opened a certified  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 24, 2009 at 8:33 pm, by

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair. Douglas Adams

A poem for ya….

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 9:48 am, by

I had this running around in my head this morning, and wanted to share it with you: The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 24, 2009 at 9:23 am, by

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. Peter Drucker

Notes around the island….

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 8:18 am, by

Stuff you might be interested in: • Did you notice that islander Lindsey Spaulding was executive producer Mary McLaglen’s assistant in the credits for The Proposal, playing tonight & tomorrow & till next week at the Palace Theatre? She graduated from FHHS about ten years ago & then from Vanderbilt. • John Sinclair took photos  Continue Reading

Jessica graduates – wahoo!

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 6:37 am, by

In this graduation season, it’s great to hear from far & wide about the cool stuff former FHHS students are doing…here’s the word from proud mom Nan Simpson whose smile is on high-beams these days: Graduation Announcement:  Jessica Hollis Simpson Jessica Hollis Simpson, daughter of Nan and Steve Simpson of Friday Harbor and Ron and  Continue Reading

Fifty years young…and a chance to find balance

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 5:40 am, by

One of this island’s true & lasting treasures is folksinger/philosopher/educator Mike Cohen. He’s been teaching nature’s way for decades, and it’s people like him who will make the difference in the coming years as we face the incredible disconnect too many folks have with nature & the planet. Here’s more: Nature’s Path to Earth and  Continue Reading

FHHS Graduation, revisted….

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 5:00 am, by

Hey, here’s a couple of places to go to to see what graduation & the senior all-nighter looked like… Grad Night 2009 – Here’s the site (click here!) that details the evening after the ceremony was over, as the seniors rode the Pintail to Jones Island for a spell, back to the hypnotist at the  Continue Reading

Memorable day on the water….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm, by

Here’s Ivan from Western Prince, with his story of his most memorable day on the water:

Big hair & all that….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm, by

Gretchen from Whidbey Island Bank says they have a team for Relay for Life: Whidbey Island Bank has assembled a team of both bank and community members this year, to participate in the 25th year anniversary of Relay For Life. We are very excited, and proud to be a part of this fantastic event. In  Continue Reading

Big hair & all that….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm, by

Gretchen from Whidbey Island Bank says they have a team for Relay for Life: Whidbey Island Bank has assembled a team of both bank and community members this year, to participate in the 25th year anniversary of Relay For Life. We are very excited, and proud to be a part of this fantastic event. In  Continue Reading

Humpback nears boat last week…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:27 am, by

This was a photo Jim Maya took last week when those humpbacks were in the area…he said the guys in the Prince of Whales boat didn’t try to get close to the whale – the whale came over to them. -oo-

Francie's art is on display….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:13 am, by

If you get a chance, drop by the Naked Bean, where Francie Hansen was hanging her recycled art yesterday on the wall on the Thai Kitchen side of the coffeehouse. Cool stuff, cleverly put together…check it out! -oo-

Francie’s art is on display….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:13 am, by

If you get a chance, drop by the Naked Bean, where Francie Hansen was hanging her recycled art yesterday on the wall on the Thai Kitchen side of the coffeehouse. Cool stuff, cleverly put together…check it out! -oo-

Learn to swim this summer!

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:55 am, by

My friend Amy Wynn wanted you to know this is a great time to learn to swim – here’s more: Ian, I have a little dream.  It’s a much smaller dream than Martin Luther King’s, but I’m sure it will keep me busy.  I’d like for everyone on the island to know how to swim  Continue Reading

Clearing the trails…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:20 am, by

Diane from the Land Bank says the Trails Committee volunteers could use a hand: Greetings, Please join us for the following San Juan preserve summer trail work parties and noxious weed removal: Thursday, June 25th marks our first (of 11) volunteer trail work parties at 4 – 6 pm on each Thursday from June 25  Continue Reading

Trip to Dominican Republic planned to connect with refugees…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:08 am, by

Vic Woodward and his family & friends are pulling together a trip in August, and wanted to let you know about it & see if you’d like to help – here’s more: Trip to Offer Hope to the Dominican Republic Our hearts have been stirred for the global mission field for a few years now.   Continue Reading

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