That levy’s coming around…

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 12:19 am, by

The school district was faced with massive cuts last year, and came up with a solution: Cut sports, but ask folks to restore them but voting in favor of a levy that would run the funds through Island Rec (the school district isn’t able to levy the amount). The vote is in early November –  Continue Reading

Traveling as a family…

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm, by

Jim Maya saw these Southern Residents traveling together over the weekend….

Quote

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 6:35 am, by

I believe that the great Creator has put ores and oil on this earth to give us a breathing spell. As we exhaust them, we must be prepared to fall back on our farms, which is God’s true storehouse and can never be exhausted. We can learn to synthesize material for every human need from  Continue Reading

Stone Totem hits the shelves…

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 2:34 am, by

Bill Carli has his second book out – Stone Totem. He tells me you can get it at Joe Friday’s, Ace Hardware, Harbor Books, or through Bill Carli himself at Shooting Star Publishing. Way to go, Bill!

Back from the Dominican Republic…

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 1:17 am, by

Told you about the trip a local group was making to the Dominican Republic earlier this month, but they tell the story better than I can – check out their blog about both the trip & their reflections afterwards.

Come see Cynthia's new work!

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 12:36 am, by

Celie at Lavendera tells me this is set for Friday: “Welcome to the Dream House” New works by Cynthia Church Friday August 21st 6:30-8:00pm Lavendera Day Spa 440 Spring Street Friday Harbor, Wa 98250 Refreshments provided 360-378-3637

Come see Cynthia’s new work!

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 12:36 am, by

Celie at Lavendera tells me this is set for Friday: “Welcome to the Dream House” New works by Cynthia Church Friday August 21st 6:30-8:00pm Lavendera Day Spa 440 Spring Street Friday Harbor, Wa 98250 Refreshments provided 360-378-3637

How to read the thing…

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Every so often, people ask me, “How in the world do you read the Update?” It’s kinda easy. If you like pictures, you can see tons of islanders in the “Galleries” section in the grey column to the right. There are also more pictures in the “Just Photos” section at the top of the page.  Continue Reading

Sealing the Time Capsule – not today….

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 11:34 pm, by

Sand Strelou just sent me this note: Ian: Could you please help us get the word out that the sealing of the Centennial Time Capsule (with the scroll everyone made comments in, and lots of other great Centennial memorabilia) has been postponed until mid-September, with the date to be announced. The time capsule is going  Continue Reading

"As You Like It" closes this weekend…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm, by

After a season that started the second week of last month, Island Stage Left’s As You Like It hits the stage for its last three shows – tonight, Friday & Saturday at 8:15pm (no Sunday show!) This is a delightful show in the first place, with Shakespeare’s Rosalind one of his more fully developed characters  Continue Reading

“As You Like It” closes this weekend…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm, by

After a season that started the second week of last month, Island Stage Left’s As You Like It hits the stage for its last three shows – tonight, Friday & Saturday at 8:15pm (no Sunday show!) This is a delightful show in the first place, with Shakespeare’s Rosalind one of his more fully developed characters  Continue Reading

Keeping it all together…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm, by

It’s always cool to see San Juan Transit’s Dan Ward behind the wheel, and you saw a lot of him as he shuttled folks back & forth to the County Fair last week, especially the people visiting from the other islands who needed a ride to the Fair from the ferry.

89 years & growing…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm, by

The League has been around for a while, and it’s an important reminder that women haven’t always had the opportunity to vote. Here’s more from Susan Dehlendorf: Celebrating 89 Years of a Stronger Democracy: LWV of the San Juans Recognizes Anniversary of the 19th Amendment This August 26 marks the 89th anniversary of the constitutional  Continue Reading

89 years & growing…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm, by

The League has been around for a while, and it’s an important reminder that women haven’t always had the opportunity to vote. Here’s more from Susan Dehlendorf: Celebrating 89 Years of a Stronger Democracy: LWV of the San Juans Recognizes Anniversary of the 19th Amendment This August 26 marks the 89th anniversary of the constitutional  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:32 am, by

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Helping people get clean water….

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:11 am, by

Dick Coffey writes in: Thanks to the island community for your support of our recent quilt raffle to benefit Clean Water for Kunya. The winner of the quilt is Midge Paterson, of Friday Harbor. The greater islands community, including many visitors, bought nearly 1,500 tickets, for a total of $1,327. Special thanks to Krispi Staude  Continue Reading

Hey, thanks… from Cynthia

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:06 am, by

Just got this note from Cynthia Burke, whose food booth was a fave for hundreds of Fair-goers & Fair eaters: Hey Ian – just wanted to thank everyone who stopped by my booth and tasted my idea of “Fair Food” – it was another great year – I think this is the 6 or 7th  Continue Reading

A Tourist in Disguise: Part 1

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 5:47 am, by

Every so often, I’d like to share good writing from around the island…here’s a series of essays from San Juan Preservation Trust’s photography intern Jane Fox, who has lived in the islands this summer. Here’s round one: A Tourist in Disguise I, by Jane Fox I hate being a tourist. I’m terrible at it. I  Continue Reading

RideShare continues to rise….

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 5:45 am, by

Have you seen RideShare’s new website? Here’s more: Islanders and friends, You are invited to visit sjRIDESHARE’s updated website at www.sjRIDESHARE.org – now with maps, resources and more in-depth information!  We also invite links to our site and can expand our link page to include other good community resources reciprocally.  To complete your site visit  Continue Reading

Skateboard and BMX Freestyle Jam this weekend…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 5:37 am, by

Island Rec’s Rebecca Clarke says the Jam is on – held for years during the Fair, the past two years it’s been right after, so this year it’s this weekend. Drop by to see that kids really can fly… Here’s more: Skateboard and BMX Freestyle Jam Island Rec’s Skateboard and BMX Competition will be taking  Continue Reading

Passing…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 5:28 am, by

He was a part time resident here, who made a difference…here’s more about Jerry Inskeep.

Jazz this Friday…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 12:57 am, by

  Jan fron the Community Theatre just dropped me a note: Fans of the annual San Juan Island Jazz Festival of the late 1900s (sounds so long ago, doesn’t it?) and just good-ol’ jazz fans and dancers should be ready to do some rompin’ and stompin’ THIS Friday, August 21. Seattle’s popular Uptown Lowdown Jazz  Continue Reading