Helping our friend….

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm, by

This is a chance to help out – Catherine, Hannah, and Genevieve are planning a fundraiser for a fellow who is simply one of the best teachers around. Friday Harbor High teacher Greg Sawyer makes kids think, he makes kids learn, and makes kids smile while it’s happening – he’s touched hundreds of lives in  Continue Reading

The K-9 Carnival is this weekend!

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm, by

Here’s more from Rebecca at Island Rec: On Sunday, September 20, Island Rec will host its Third Annual K-9 Carnival from 1-4 pm at the Fairgrounds. You and your best friend can join in on the many activities that will be going on throughout the day such as the Eddie & Friends Birthday Celebration, Phideaux  Continue Reading

WM raises an extra $6K for Soundwatch…

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 10:29 am, by

That showing of “Saving Luna” at the Community Theatre last week was a fundraiser for Soundwatch, which is sponsored by the Whale Museum. They need extra dough to continue their mission after blowing a motor this summer, and this helps (you can go to their page & donate now, by the way – you don’t  Continue Reading

Get pumped!

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 10:09 am, by

I like this sign that I saw at Friday Harbor Espresso yesterday, mostly because I believe Babe Ruth’s epithet: “No great thing was ever done without enthusiasm.” Even caffeine fueled.

Monday night training…

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 10:06 am, by

Monday nights are the times our volunteer firefighters do their training, so it was good to see Gus waving when he went by on Monday evening.

Artists around town…

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 10:01 am, by

Good to see Marsha McAllister & her son Roy yesterday – her classes at Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center start in just a couple of weeks or so, and she’s been busy at her studio, too (here’s more). My friend Roy says he’s looking for a little extra work, too, if you got some.

All you can listen to…

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 9:54 am, by

Pretty sure it’s supposed to say “all you can eat,” which is a pretty good deal, too…down at China Pearl this weekend.

Soccer picks up first win: 9-0 over Concrete

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 9:51 am, by

Last night the soccer team beat Concrete 9-0 for their first victory of the season – they head to North Sound Christian tomorrow to keep the momentum going.

Burn, baby, burn…not

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 9:32 am, by

Bob Low dropped me a note & says even with today’s sprinkles, the burn ban is still on: The burn level in San Juan County has been changed from extreme to moderate. Depending on the weather we hope to start issuing burn permits on October 1st.  The fee for a 10 foot pile will be  Continue Reading

Island Artisans 31st Annual Holiday Marketplace Jury and Screening Process

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 9:19 am, by

Rhonda Scott dropped me a note to tell me (you can write her at retrorose@rockisland.com for more info): If you’re going apply to have a booth at the Marketplace (which happens the two days after Thanksgiving, at the elementary school), the jury process is Saturday the 19th. This is the jury for new or returning  Continue Reading

Business briefs…

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 6:42 pm, by

Here’s the news: • Don Galt Jr just launched his new endeavor, Island Property Services, which includes professional caretaking and home watching services. Donny’s been a home inspector for years, so he knows this stuff – check out his website for more. • Just got a note from Carol Whalen – here’s the press release:  Continue Reading

Ready to play…

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 6:28 pm, by

Jim Maya shot this photo over the weekend – says it was a member of K pod heading up San Juan Channel. Lots of breaches, spy hops and porpoising.

A good weekend for painting….

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm, by

Besides being a pretty awesome painter herself, Annie Howell-Adams is a pretty amazing workshop teacher too. This weekend she offered another of her “plein aire” classes which sets things up so painters paint outside in the open air. This week’s class began at Jensen’s Shipyard on Saturday & progressed to the interior of the island  Continue Reading

Ready to travel….

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 10:12 am, by

You remember Jack & Stephanie Picconi – they were the longtime owners of Lakedale Resort (it was their good idea to put those cabins in, you know)… now they run a travel company for luxury vacation rentals, and are having a pretty good time. Check out their website & see what you think!

Going to Nate's talk….

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 9:48 am, by

You’re going to Nate’s talk at the Community Theatre tonight, aren’t you? I’ve heard from several people he’s a great speaker who is very knowledgeable about climate change – should be a good evening. Starts at 7:30pm. Here’s the writeup. See ya there.

Going to Nate’s talk….

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 9:48 am, by

You’re going to Nate’s talk at the Community Theatre tonight, aren’t you? I’ve heard from several people he’s a great speaker who is very knowledgeable about climate change – should be a good evening. Starts at 7:30pm. Here’s the writeup. See ya there.

Jenny returns to the neighborhood…

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 9:43 am, by

It was good to get a chance to say hey to just-married Jenny Guard on Saturday as she dropped in to catch sister Elle’s soccer game at the high school. She met Cody Anderson at school at Calvary Chapel Bible College and were married at the first of the summer.

Wolverines come close, lose to LC 5-4

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 9:30 am, by

Usually a 4-1 halftime score means the match is pretty well settled, but FHHS turned it on in their soccer game Saturday afternoon, scoring three in the second half to nearly catch a talented Lynden Christian team before running out of time, 5-4. The scoring was led by Emma Ytander’s three goals & Mandy Turnbull’s  Continue Reading

Home Trust dedicates Sun Rise development on Buck Property

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 9:22 am, by

It faces east, so they’re calling the development Sun Rise. And it rose this weekend. Town, County & State leaders joined the Home Trust as Mayor David Jones cut the ribbon on the Buck Property just above the gravel pit. The Town had voted in June to annex the property, and this fall the project  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 9:09 am, by

• Friday night at Meridian, the Wolverines scored first but Meridian opened it up after that to put together a 43-6 football win over FHHS (1-1). Friday Harbor’s first home game of the season is this Friday under the hometown lights against La Conner. • Lynden Christian’s volleyball team made it to the final four  Continue Reading

Sending Debbie off in style…

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 8:33 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce held an meeting on Friday last week at the San Juan Vineyards that served as a goodbye party for longtime director Debbie Pigman. Debbie had been recognized earlier in the week by Town proclamation, and people came Friday to give her one last hug & thanks for a  Continue Reading

Shot here….

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm, by

Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band, “Albatross, Albatross, Albatross” from Thinklab on Vimeo. Thought you might find this interesting – a music video from a band downsound that was shot here and on Orcas Island – good cinematography & a song you’ll remember – see what  you think.