The Loop Run…perfect day for a race

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 7:36 am, by

You always hope for good day to run, and we got it on Saturday, with a slightly cloudy morning with a little breeze off the ocean…perfect. The 32nd running of what began life as the Record Run, became the Journal Run, and now is operated by Island Rec as the 8.8K Loop Run included several  Continue Reading

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Posted on August 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm, by

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself. Rachel Carson, (1907-1964) The Sea Around Us, 1951

Running the good race….

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 9:54 am, by

You probably saw all the runners out on Pear Point Road for the 8.8K Loop Run this morning – over 200 runners & walkers took up the 5.5 mile challenge on a perfect running day…not too hot, not too cold, just right. I got a bunch of pictures before my battery ran out. If you  Continue Reading

Meeting the new superintendent…

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 9:36 am, by

One of the great things about hanging out at the Fair is visiting with old friends & meeting new ones…I finally got a chance to meet up with our new interim school superintendent, Walt Wegener at the school district booth. He’s a friendly guy with good ideas about how to direct the district through its  Continue Reading

Last day for the Fair…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm, by

Well, the San Juan County Fair wraps up today. Note to Rev & everybody putting on the Fair: This week, everyone I talked to says they weren’t able to come to the Fair till Saturday. That would be about seven bazillion people, or half the island (plus Lopez & Orcas & Waldron.) It’s been a  Continue Reading

Auction on Saturday….

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm, by

Hey, the Livestock Auction this year is at 2pm on Saturday at the County Fair…here’s the word from Tammy Anderson: Hi Ian! Just want folks to join all the Livestock 4-H kids this Saturday at 2 pm over in the 4-H Arena at the Fair for the annual 4-H Livestock Auction. The kids have been  Continue Reading

Gabriel drops by the County Fair…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 9:39 am, by

If they give an award for who came the farthest to come to the Fair this week, it might be Gabriel, born in January. His mom Sarah Joy Staude (FHHS ’96) came to the island from Costa Rica, and met up with grandma Krispi on Wednesday. Papa Julio couldn’t come, so I sang “Me &  Continue Reading

Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 8:31 am, by

What a great evening at the County Fair last night…twenty two folks dressed up using materials they found…somewhere. The rules basically said you gotta use – well, re-use – something, and make your outfit outa that. People made their outfits out of old Fair ribbons, discarded mail, aluminum foil, stuff from the beach, old ties,  Continue Reading

Buckley's got the touch…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 7:53 am, by

Far as I can tell, Sandy Buckley’s pictures are just getting better & better. Here’s one she took at a baby shower earlier this year.

Buckley’s got the touch…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 7:53 am, by

Far as I can tell, Sandy Buckley’s pictures are just getting better & better. Here’s one she took at a baby shower earlier this year.

Passing…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 7:45 am, by

Hearing that guitar legend Les Paul had passed away this week was pretty sad… his influence on the art of making a guitar sing was impossible to measure.

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Posted on August 14, 2009 at 6:20 am, by

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. Mohandas K. Gandhi

New mammography services here…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 1:55 am, by

Amy from Peace Health had this announcement on Friday: Digital Mammography to be Offered on San Juan Island A newly renovated mammogram imaging facility, retrofitted to provide San Juan Island’s first digital mammography, was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting today at the Inter Island Medical Center (IIMC) in Friday Harbor. The mammography facilities at IIMC were  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 12:55 am, by

Hey! Keri from the Town wanted you to know a little more about this month’s Firefighter of the Month – here’s the Friday Harbor Fire Department’s Tom Eades’s responses to her questions: NAME:  Tom Eades FROM: FAMILY/PETS ON ISLAND:  Girlfriend/No pets FAVORITE FOOD:  All seafood. FAVORITE MUSIC:  Primarily rock; but I can handle anything other  Continue Reading

Ferries are gonna go late on Saturday evening…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 12:35 am, by

The WSF wanted you to know: The WSDOT Ferries Division will delay the 10:00pm sailing from Friday Harbor on Saturday, August 15, to accommodate traffic leaving the San Juan County Fair. The 10:00pm sailing from Friday Harbor will depart 30 minutes later than scheduled, at 10:30 pm. Subsequent departures from Orcas, Shaw and Lopez Islands  Continue Reading

They're back from the DR….

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Vic Woodward writes that the mission trip he & his team took to the Dominican Republic went well & they’re ready to tell folks about it – here’s more: Hi Everyone! We are working on getting pictures together for some gatherings to share our mission trip with the community. There are two planned, Tues. night  Continue Reading

They’re back from the DR….

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Vic Woodward writes that the mission trip he & his team took to the Dominican Republic went well & they’re ready to tell folks about it – here’s more: Hi Everyone! We are working on getting pictures together for some gatherings to share our mission trip with the community. There are two planned, Tues. night  Continue Reading

Meanwhile, back at the County Fair….

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 11:26 am, by

It was great going to the Fair yesterday – the music was good (loved the Local Harvest guys last night, and everyone else all day long), and seeing friends & old friends & new friends & everybody. I really believe ya gotta have twelve hugs a day to be healthy – going to the Fair  Continue Reading

The view from the Cannery House…

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 11:10 am, by

Have you eaten at the Cannery House lately? Cameron and I went last week on a sunny day – can’t be beat. Drop by & check it out – just across from the Courthouse.

The sun sets over Roche Harbor….

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 11:02 am, by

The other night I was out at Roche Harbor just as the clouds rolled in, the colors ceremony was happening, and the sun went down. Beautiful summer evening.

About the barns…

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 10:00 am, by

I asked Boyd Pratt when his “Barn talk” was and was happy to see it’s tomorrow – here’s more about what he & Sandy Strelou have going on: The 100 Friends of Old Island Barns has an exhibit on the Barns of San Juan County at the Agricultural Tent at the San Juan County Fair.  Continue Reading

Weddings all over the place….

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 9:56 am, by

Got a note from Becki Day that last Saturday really was busy (she’s at Vinny’s as well as San Juan Events); and I heard that former islander Anna Gordon’s getting married here this coming weekend: Hi Ian, Saw your note on the weddings this last weekend. Vinny’s catered and coordinated 4 fine rehearsal dinner &  Continue Reading