From Alaska to you….

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Kim Bertrand tells me this is gonna be cool – I missed Laura last time she was here, so it’s cool she’s back. Here’s more: Ever wonder what it feels like to be caught in a -50 degree ground blizzard while making your way through 3 foot snow drifts in the middle of nowhere?  Do  Continue Reading

New islander comes aboard…

Posted on June 9, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

It is always so cool to see Libbey & Nigel with Ollie…and now he has some company. Proud Grandma Mary Sliger is beaming every time I see her for past couple of months, and here’s why: Oliver Wade Oswald proudly welcomes his brother, Henry John Oswald to the family. Parents are Libbey and Nigel Oswald  Continue Reading

Your stuff is a treasure…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 11:31 pm, by

My friend Janice & the folks at CATS are at PARC, waiting for you to deliver the goods this month – here’s more: Attic Treasures returns to the San Juan Community Theatre on July 11 The Community Arts Theatre Society, more popularly known as CATS, will be conducting its annual Attic Treasures sale, on July  Continue Reading

Kings offers $50K to help schools…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 2:25 pm, by

The following statement is a bit of a hybrid press release with really cool news. The first part tells of a generous grant for the schools; the second part details why it’s needed and where it would be directed. The “challenge” part is key – that’s where you & I come in: Kings Market Softens  Continue Reading

Seventh Marathon sends runners all over the island…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 8:18 am, by

It was a great day for a run – not too hot (at least when the race started), with no rain or clouds in the last part… beautiful day to have a race. If you want to see who won & what people’s times were, I’ve got ’em posted here: Marathon  – final results (2009)  Continue Reading

Drop by Lime Kiln….

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 8:10 am, by

When was the last time you dropped by the state park at Lime Kiln? Next time you’re there, stick your head in & give Erin Corra (the park interpretative specialist) a shout…she’s done a good job of getting the place ready for the season, including the store right at the trailhead before you head for  Continue Reading

Second graders learn more about whales…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 8:02 am, by

You know, it helps that we live by the ocean. It helps that we got great kids who love orcas. It helps that the elementary school knows this is important, and makes sure the kids have time to get outside & dig where we live. And you know, it helps that former FHES teacher Nan  Continue Reading

The Bean gets going….

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 7:55 am, by

Down at the Naked Bean, Billy & Cassie tell me they had a great weekend…they opened their coffeehouse in the spot right behind the Pelindaba Downtown Store, and introduced their pastries this weeknd, which they get from Felicity at Felicitations, and they were awesome. If you haven’t had a chance to drop in on them  Continue Reading

Studio Tour – Art all over the island…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 7:45 am, by

This weekend’s Studio Tour really covered the island…there were 17 studios with artwork that ranged from photography to watercolors to sculpture & everything in between. I dropped in on Sandy Buckley’s show over at Michelle Shober’s studio, and it was great to see all her good work in one place, as well as Bobbi Hamillton’s  Continue Reading

The Kids' Race rocked…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 7:42 am, by

Five minutes after the Marathon runners took off, the Kids Race was lined up… Jane Hutchison gave the directions – the kids & any adults who wanted to come started at the starting line in front of the Fairgrounds, headed down Argyle, took a right to the elementary school, ran up there a ways, and  Continue Reading

The Kids’ Race rocked…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 7:42 am, by

Five minutes after the Marathon runners took off, the Kids Race was lined up… Jane Hutchison gave the directions – the kids & any adults who wanted to come started at the starting line in front of the Fairgrounds, headed down Argyle, took a right to the elementary school, ran up there a ways, and  Continue Reading

Spring Street International School graduates 15 last Saturday….

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 7:22 am, by

Graduation season got underway last this past weekend as Spring Street International School conferred diplomas on 15 seniors at the Community Theatre. There was laughter and a few tears as teachers & Head of School Louis O’Prussack led the ceremony through remarks, advice, memories, a slide show, and finally, graduation from school. And, in the  Continue Reading

Drop by the store….

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 7:19 am, by

Gotta love it – you’re riding through the middle of the island & you’re going by States Inn & Ranch… you’re hungry, right? So drop by the Ranch Store & check out Richard & Angel’s meat pies & pastries & brownies (that’s what we got), or get something to drink on a warm day. Islanders  Continue Reading

Wrecking ball for sale…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 7:10 am, by

Drove by Charlie Beacham’s place on San Juan Valley Road…he’s got this wrecking ball for sale out front of his lot. Check it out! -oo-

Jazz at the Labs was great….

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 6:13 am, by

The music & food were great, and it’s great what the music brings to the island for kids. The annual Jazz at the Labs last Saturday was awesome, and even more awesome is the money it raises to make possible the K-12 marine science program that provides outreach to the local schools, which is led  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 8, 2009 at 5:58 am, by

I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work. Julian Bond

Five years & growing…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 12:48 am, by

Craig at Vanderyacht Propane on Mullis Street in town had the neighborhood smelling good as he celebrated his fifth anniversary with a barbecue & free propane tank filling on Friday afternoon. Happy Fifth!

Five years & growing…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 12:48 am, by

Craig at Vanderyacht Propane on Mullis Street in town had the neighborhood smelling good as he celebrated his fifth anniversary with a barbecue & free propane tank filling on Friday afternoon. Happy Fifth!

Island Gardens gets noticed…

Posted on June 7, 2009 at 8:22 am, by

It’s always nice to have people notice your good work – and Steve Schramm says a magazine has just covered a couple of places he designed here on the island: Just in time for summer, two Island Gardens Company landscapes are featured in the current issue of Easy-Care Landscaping, available on newsstands now. One garden  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 6, 2009 at 10:42 pm, by

It is our collective and individual responsibility … to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live. Dalai Lama

Friday Harbor High Graduation – it's 6pm on Saturday

Posted on June 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm, by

I know you’ll be there, because the rest of the island will be, too… it’s one of the gathering of the tribe things we do around here. Fifty seniors will walk the stage in the ceremony which begins at 6pm at Turnbull Gym. Trip down memory lane: Here are galleries of the last two graduations  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor High Graduation – it’s 6pm on Saturday

Posted on June 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm, by

I know you’ll be there, because the rest of the island will be, too… it’s one of the gathering of the tribe things we do around here. Fifty seniors will walk the stage in the ceremony which begins at 6pm at Turnbull Gym. Trip down memory lane: Here are galleries of the last two graduations  Continue Reading