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Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:42 am, by

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm Forbes

The baseball boys, in sixth grade….

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:38 am, by

That’s FHHS ace pitcher Richie Ochoa in the photo – in sixth grade. Here’s a portfolio of many of our present players who played Orcas this week (and beat ’em Tuesday, and Meridian yesterday) – click here to see what the team looked like in 2003.

Gaylord to run again….

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:18 am, by

I have no idea if County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord is going to run for his office (I forgot to ask), but I know he’s going to have a run this weekend. When I visited with him on the ferry to Orcas last night, he told me he’s got a 100K run in California at the  Continue Reading

What do they have at this week's Sports Auction? Here's the list…

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:14 am, by

I just got this nice list from Mary Elford of what they have at the Sports Fundraiser & BBQ that’s over at Beaverton Valley Business Park at 5pm on Saturday…there are 128 things  on the list, which you can see by clicking here: Hi!  As you know On Saturday, May 2nd Purple and Gold is  Continue Reading

What do they have at this week’s Sports Auction? Here’s the list…

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:14 am, by

I just got this nice list from Mary Elford of what they have at the Sports Fundraiser & BBQ that’s over at Beaverton Valley Business Park at 5pm on Saturday…there are 128 things  on the list, which you can see by clicking here: Hi!  As you know On Saturday, May 2nd Purple and Gold is  Continue Reading

Crop circles…aliens for peace!

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 5:32 am, by

I saw this artwork on the way to the west side the other day, on the right on Beaverton Valley Road right before Egg Lake Road. I can’t help but think it looks great from the air…and it’s definitely an idea whose time has come.

Soccer signups are this weekend!

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 5:26 am, by

The best time to sign up for soccer for this fall is this weekend at the Children’s Festival – drop by the San Juan Soccer Association’s booth at the Fairgrounds to sign up your kid (from kindergarten to eighth grade) between 10am & 2pm. For more info, call Sherri at 317-8335. -oo-

Children's Festival! It's this weekend!

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 5:02 am, by

The theme this year for the Children’s Festival is “Under the Sea,” and it’s always fun. As it happens, I’ve been to nearly every CF since 1995, and they just get better & better – if you have a kid, be sure you don’t miss it! And if you have a baseball or softball game,  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival! It’s this weekend!

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 5:02 am, by

The theme this year for the Children’s Festival is “Under the Sea,” and it’s always fun. As it happens, I’ve been to nearly every CF since 1995, and they just get better & better – if you have a kid, be sure you don’t miss it! And if you have a baseball or softball game,  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Thursday afternoon the hard-luck soccer Wolverines pressured the goal throughout the game, but shot after shot later the boys came up with a 0-0 draw with Cavalero Mid-High School. The guys end the season with a win and two ties to go with eight losses, and the satisfaction of steady improvement through the season. They  Continue Reading

Litter situation is better, but work remains…

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

My friend Lori Stokes just dropped off this note for you, including a list of places that need help getting picked up: Litter Picker-Uppers Rock!!!!! By Captain Pick-It Up, mascot of the San Juan Island Anti-Litter Initiative Two years have passed since the Imagine No Litter! campaign was launched by the San Juan Island Anti-Litter  Continue Reading

Concert: University High (Spokane) presents the Delos Concert Choir and the Lirico Chamber Singers

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 2:02 pm, by

Jill from over at the Presbyterian Church says this group of traveling high school musicians is awesome: On Saturday May 2nd at 7:30pm, University High School from Spokane, WA, will present at concert in Friday Harbor at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. This concert is free of charge, and will consist of 2 of University High  Continue Reading

Baby foxes on the loose…

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm, by

I love the pictures that Monika Wieland takes…she caught these two baby foxes nuzzling each other, and a bunch more – check her blog at http://orcawatcher.blogspot.com/.

Sam's Dog Massage – now in business!

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

I just got this note from my friend Becky Shanks, who is pretty proud of our friend Sam Banry (that’s him in the picture with Lola Michelin and she is the Director of Education of the North West School of Animal Massage, receiving his diploma) – here’s more: Sam Banry has just completed a 6  Continue Reading

Sam’s Dog Massage – now in business!

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

I just got this note from my friend Becky Shanks, who is pretty proud of our friend Sam Banry (that’s him in the picture with Lola Michelin and she is the Director of Education of the North West School of Animal Massage, receiving his diploma) – here’s more: Sam Banry has just completed a 6  Continue Reading

Orcas attack a seal…

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

They’re not called killer whales for nothing…here’s a note from Doug Bison with an amazing video: Hi, Ian, I thought your viewers might enjoy this fascinating video. Have a great weekend! Doug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3xmqbNsRSk

Book…about us?

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

“The Laws of Harmony” is set on San Miguel Island in the northwestern US ….that sounds like us. Here’s a review for the book…see what you think!

Boating from Roche to Nanaimo? Read this first…

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Ever since I went to the Commodore’s Ball (here are the pictures) & found out there are a LOT of boaters (and captains & crew) on the island, I figured you’d like to hear from other sailors…. Ken charts the way, with detail & video & insights – read his blog here.

Book signing this weekend…

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Ruth at waterworks gallery has a book signing to open a show by Catherine Eaton Skinner which runs from May 2 – May 24..she’ll be signing her book, “Unleashed”…here’s more from Ruth: Published in conjunction with the University of Washington Press and Woodland Park Zoo, this book portrays the animals that dwell in the wildness  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm, by

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant. Ursula K. Le Guin

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Posted on April 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm, by

Make the world a better place because you have lived in it. Edgar Cayce

Patsy Cline…here

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 3:22 pm, by

It opens tomorrow – here’s more from Jan at the Communty Theatre: Directed by SJCT’s Merritt Olsen, Always…Patsy Cline (written by Ted Swindley), brings the music of the country/pop music icon to life on the Whittier stage.  Based on the true story of Patsy Cline (Kate Schuman)’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger (played by  Continue Reading

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