Posted on March 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm, by Ian Byington
That book about Friday Harbor that Mike & Julia Vouri (right) wrote with the Historical Museum continues to sell well…Museum Director Kevin Loftus says you can still pick up your copy at the Museum, so drop by & get it. The book starts with a picture of Friday Harbor from the harbor in 1883, and Continue Reading
Posted on March 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm, by Ian Byington
The Visitors’ Bureau here in the islands is pretty active when it comes to spreading the word….last week they were in Olympia visiting with our newly-minted state senator Kevin. Here’s more from Robin: On March 9, Deborah Hopkins and Robin Jacobson of the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, as well as Carol and Bogdan Kulminski Continue Reading
Posted on March 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm, by Ian Byington
You know, one of the reasons the local killer whales are on the endangered species list is a shortage of their main dinner: salmon. Recovering the salmon’s previous numbers is a key to restoring a healthy ecosystem… and several islanders have been key to that recovery effort. Here’s more from Barbara Rosenkotter, who is the Continue Reading
Posted on March 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm, by Ian Byington
Somebody wrote, so I looked it up for you: This is a good link to bookmark so you can stay on top of this important issue: Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet? Click here. Now.
Posted on March 14, 2009 at 11:56 am, by Ian Byington
Tim & Shannon & the bike club want to hear from you – this is getting off to a great start (that’s Pamela Williams out biking with Ian last summer, right): The San Juan Island bike club is looking for input from local bicyclists and would love to have anyone who is interested go to Continue Reading
Posted on March 14, 2009 at 11:31 am, by Ian Byington
It was a nice surprise to see Glen and Bobbie (right) on the ferry yesterday – they’re back from their tour of the States (and a chunk of time in sunny Florida) to move back aboard on their boat & return to work on the island.
Posted on March 14, 2009 at 11:29 am, by Ian Byington
That’s happy grandma Aimee spending the day last Saturday with her daughter Misa’s boy Cam, who, by the way, is two.
Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm, by Ian Byington
A friend sent me this little video, which I thought you might like….after you take a peek at it (it’s only a couple of minutes long), you might check out the Heifer Project & the people at Kiva for ideas. See what you think. Let’s get things moving.
Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm, by Ian Byington
After discussing whacking the springtime run of the international boat, Washington State Ferries announced today they will run the route, starting March 29th. Here’s more, from them: WSDOT Ferries Division (WSF) will add service hours and re-open the Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. route with the beginning of the spring sailing schedule on Sunday, March 29. WSF will Continue Reading
Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:41 pm, by Ian Byington
Just received this note from schools superintendent Michael Soltman….as you know, the school board cut the funding for school-funded sports last week. Now, the schools are looking for another entity to work with on this, so they’re getting a campaign ready to reach their goals, with Island Rec. Here’s more: Island Rec and SJISD Announce Continue Reading
Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:40 pm, by Ian Byington
All the snow, clouds, drizzle, and cold were set aside Sunday afternoon as the Sealth pulled into Friday Harbor’s sunny waters.