Relay Idol – it's tonight!

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 4:40 am, by

Corey tells me this was great last week – drop by! Here’s more: Last Wednesday May 6th was the first night of Relay Idol Auditions.  30 songs and a total of $152 raised for the American Cancer Society later, the Judges have finally narrowed it down to three contestants: Jake Beliveau sang “Freedom 90” by  Continue Reading

Relay Idol – it’s tonight!

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 4:40 am, by

Corey tells me this was great last week – drop by! Here’s more: Last Wednesday May 6th was the first night of Relay Idol Auditions.  30 songs and a total of $152 raised for the American Cancer Society later, the Judges have finally narrowed it down to three contestants: Jake Beliveau sang “Freedom 90” by  Continue Reading

Update on the Burke girls…

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

The other day I saw Cynthia Burke at the grocery store & asked how the girls were doing – it was fun to see her face light up as she told me about their adventures & the things they have ahead. I asked if she’d write a bit of that up, and she sent me  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm, by

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mohandas Gandhi

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Posted on May 12, 2009 at 7:57 am, by

When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it. Lewis B. Smedes

Selling those hot dogs….

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 7:43 am, by

You recognize the Kiwanis Club’s hot dog booth – the caboose seems like it’s at events all over the island! It was on hand for the Children’s Festival a couple of weeknds ago, with Kiwanians: Tammy Cotton (Vice-President), Reni McCutcheon, Julie Corey (President) and Lori Ronhaar on hand to give away over 800 dogs during  Continue Reading

Sports update: The entire playoff picture ahead….

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 7:27 am, by

It was great to see the baseball boys on the way to their double victories on Saturday morning…Coach Rich Warin (in photo with Kim, one of our favorite teachers at the elementary school) does a super job of keeping the guys focused on the game ahead, and the results have been good. The baseball team  Continue Reading

Bob Low – running for mayor….

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 6:47 am, by

There’s another candidate in the mayor’s race – Fire Marshal Bob Low has announced he’s running. Here’s more from his announcement: I’m running for Mayor because I love this community. Since age 5, I have been coming to the Town of Friday Harbor on vacations and holidays at my grandparents home. I have watched the  Continue Reading

On the way to the mainland…

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 6:28 am, by

It was good to run into folks on the ferry Saturday… friends Rose Shaw and Chris (of Christy’s Salon) visited, as you can see. Rose was on the way to Bellingham for a nice birthday weekend with husband Bill, while Chris was explaining how good I would look with hair extensions. 🙂  -oo-

Great lodging deals on the island…

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 4:42 am, by

This month, there have been some pretty good deals for people coming to stay…here’s more, from Darren at San Juan Islands TV: Hi, Ian! Robin Jacobsen from the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau as well as some local businesses were on KOMO 4 News last Friday night. As part of their “Tactics 4 Tough Times”  Continue Reading

Out on the water…

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 7:42 am, by

Ivan from Western Prince sent this little video of his new boat, the Western Explorer, and a trip they made (set to music)….he includes some of the cool photos he’s taken over the years, as well. See what you think!

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Posted on May 11, 2009 at 7:17 am, by

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’” Dave Barry

Passing…

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 6:01 am, by

It was sad to hear last week that Pam Nichols lost her battle with cancer last week…the Journal of the San Juans posted a writeup you will want to read. Our condolences to her family & legion of friends…

National Historic Preservation Month – it's now!

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm, by

This is the month! Sandy Strelou has a bunch of events ahead – here’s more: Ian: National Historic Preservation Month is going to be bigger than ever. Check out all the great local history activities going on in May. Please share this information with your readers! Thanks much. Sandy Strehlou, Town of Friday Harbor ++++++++++++++++  Continue Reading

National Historic Preservation Month – it’s now!

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm, by

This is the month! Sandy Strelou has a bunch of events ahead – here’s more: Ian: National Historic Preservation Month is going to be bigger than ever. Check out all the great local history activities going on in May. Please share this information with your readers! Thanks much. Sandy Strehlou, Town of Friday Harbor ++++++++++++++++  Continue Reading

Jason's sculpture…everywhere!

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 7:17 am, by

By now you’ve gotten used to seeing islander Jason Napier’s lifelike & evocative bronzework – out at Roche Harbor, in his studio, even in Arizona. So I wasn’t terribly surprised to see “Lone Wolf,” at Elements Glass Gallery in Bellevue when I was hiking around there this week…so it was easy to greet an old  Continue Reading

Jason’s sculpture…everywhere!

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 7:17 am, by

By now you’ve gotten used to seeing islander Jason Napier’s lifelike & evocative bronzework – out at Roche Harbor, in his studio, even in Arizona. So I wasn’t terribly surprised to see “Lone Wolf,” at Elements Glass Gallery in Bellevue when I was hiking around there this week…so it was easy to greet an old  Continue Reading

New Pelindaba store in Bellevue – purple reminder of the one here….

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 7:08 am, by

It was cool to be walking around at Bellevue Square and see an old friend: Pelindaba Lavender has a store in the mall there. Walking in was a reminder of the store here on the island – it was clean & offered more lavender gifts & products than you could imagine existed, and it smelled  Continue Reading

Help island folks with cancer get free ferry tickets…

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 6:54 am, by

This one is near & dear to many of us…because so many of us know someone with the disease. The Soroptimists have been raising money for years to help with the transportation costs, and one of the cool parts of this is that every cent goes to help local people. I love what these guys  Continue Reading

The way Patsy was….

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm, by

After watching Kate Schuman’s Patsy in “Always…Patsy Cline” last night (which was simply awesome), I couldn’t help but look up what the original work sounded like – here’s “Crazy” by Patsy Cline…

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Posted on May 7, 2009 at 9:40 pm, by

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a  Continue Reading

Rebecca – Firefighter of the Month!

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 9:11 am, by

One of the cool things I look forward to each month is finding out who the Firefighter of the Month is gonna be…this month, Carolyn at the Fire Department says it’s Rebecca Smith! Here’s more, from Carolyn: Where were you born? In the state that has 4 times as many cattle as people and their  Continue Reading

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