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

Sunrise…

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 8:48 am, by

Last Saturday I got to go to Anacortes on the redeye, and it was so cool to see Mount Baker in her morning glory, as we swept past Lopez….

Cinco de Mayo went great – thanks!

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 8:30 am, by

Over 300 people showed up Tuesday night for the Experience Food Project dinner at FHHS…and, according to Laurie Paul, it was a great evening! Here’s more from Laurie, Wednesday morning: Hey Everyone! I just wanted to express my own personal great big Thank You to all of you wonderful people for volunteering your time and  Continue Reading

Art's new gig….

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 8:13 am, by

Ran into Art Lohrey last weekend – he tells me that he and stepson Orion Powell have set up a new business or two – he’s got a day sail company with San Juan Classic Day Sailing, which complements his other gig, Phoenix Boat Works – restoring wooden boats. Here’s a little bit from his  Continue Reading

Art’s new gig….

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 8:13 am, by

Ran into Art Lohrey last weekend – he tells me that he and stepson Orion Powell have set up a new business or two – he’s got a day sail company with San Juan Classic Day Sailing, which complements his other gig, Phoenix Boat Works – restoring wooden boats. Here’s a little bit from his  Continue Reading

Abby moves on…

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 7:59 am, by

Tomorrow is Abby Spann’s last day as Recreation Specialist at Island Rec… Abby first came in 2005 to the island to work with Island Rec as an intern from Eastern Washington University, and was hired in the fall of 2006. During her time here, she helped manage all those programs you saw in the program  Continue Reading

Art on the cover….

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 6:24 am, by

You saw the cover of the latest Island Rec program guide in your mail last week…. that was shot by John Sinclair. He has a ton more skateboard & bmx pictures at http://www.sanjuanskate.org/ – check them out! He does good work!

Studying the water….

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 6:16 am, by

Jana from the Friends of the San Juans wanted to let you know: The Toxins in Our Water Lecture Series continues and looks at our ability to control pollution. Please attend lecture 4 of the series, Successes and Challenges in Pollution Control, given by San Juan County Pollution Control Specialist, Brian Rader. Brian provides on-site  Continue Reading

More of the Best of KING5….

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

Way to go, you guys! They announced them yesterday, and there were a couple more island businesses named: Peggy & Kurt Long of Naknek Charters and Diving won for Best Scuba Diving, and Amelia Powell at Pelindaba wrote in: We are pleased to announce that Pelindaba Lavender Farm has been voted as “Best Public Garden  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 9:34 pm, by

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. Ronald Reagan

Soccer season ends with 7-0 loss at Lynden Christian

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 5:46 pm, by

When Lynden Christian swept past the Friday Harbor Wolverines 7-0, they won themselves a matchup with defending state champions King’s later this week. The Wolverines put the wraps on a hard, sometimes frustrating season. Friday Harbor started strong, holding the Lyncs to a 0-0 draw for the first 16 minutes, but LC was able to  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm, by

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way. Carl Sandburg

Don't miss Patsy!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

You know, I’ve already run into three people who saw the “Always… Patsy Cline” show last weekend at the Community Theatre, and all three say it’s a wonderful experience. Then I got this nice note from John Maya that reminds you why a) you gotta go see the show and b) why Kate Schman &  Continue Reading

Don’t miss Patsy!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

You know, I’ve already run into three people who saw the “Always… Patsy Cline” show last weekend at the Community Theatre, and all three say it’s a wonderful experience. Then I got this nice note from John Maya that reminds you why a) you gotta go see the show and b) why Kate Schman &  Continue Reading

First dance at your wedding….

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

It’s getting near wedding season here on the island, and there are so many things to get ready, including how you’re gonna do the First Dance. Check out this video & you’ll wanna try it, too… you’re gonna love it. (And yes, my son Shay’s & my little dj business – Shamrock Sound – is  Continue Reading

Did you see the pictures?

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

It was great to see the kids on Saturday at the Children’s Festival – and thanks for all the nice comments about the 80-photo gallery of pictures, which is now posted under “Galleries” in the column to the right.

Carrie throws her hat in the mayoral ring….

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

We sure get good candidates for offices around here…Library bookkeeper & Town Council member Carrie Lacher wrote to tell me (and you) that she’s running for David Jones’ seat when he retires later this year. Here’s more from Carrie’s press release, announcing she’s in: Carrie Lacher, Town Councilmember, announced today her bid for the Mayorship  Continue Reading

The Best of KING5/Washington… and the winners are…..

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

This spring KING5 (that’s a TV station in Seattle, in case all you do is look at YouTube) held a “Best of” contest. The winners were announced last night, and included some nice surprises: The Whale Museum was selected Best Museum, Pete & Erin’s San Juan Excursions (here’s the website) took top honors in the  Continue Reading

Caught a halibut!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Andy reports on a great fishing day – here’s more. -oo-

Dinner tonight!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

It’s gonna be great – the Cinco de Mayo EFP Community Dinner with a performance by Ballet Folklorico, at 5:30pm-7:00pm at the FHHS Dining Hall (the former Commons). Proceeds go to the EFP Every Child Eats Fund, administered by the SJI Family Resource Center. If you haven’t been by the previous EFP (Experience Food Project)  Continue Reading

Wish registry begun at Island Studios!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Claudia at Island Studios has the perfect answer to your uncertainty about the perfect gift: Island Studios is starting a new service for residents and visitors alike.  I call it the Wish List Registry.  The way it works is that anyone can come in to Island Studios and register in our database items that are  Continue Reading

Dressing up? Start here!

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 11:20 pm, by

Bet you didn’t know that a bunch of the FHHS kids in the prom pictures you saw yesterday were dolled up in clothes they rented from the Community Theatre’s costume shop…didja? I didn’t, till Dodie mentioned that you can arrange anytime to borrow their stuff – for a price, which goes back into the Theatre’s  Continue Reading

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