Relay for Life profile: Kristy Ayers

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 4:20 am, by

People help out with Relay for Life for different reasons. Over the next few weeks, let’s hear from some of the folks who are doing the Relay this year. This week – let’s hear from Kristy Ayers, who is the online chairperson and her team is called Burnin’ For a Cure: Why I Relay: My  Continue Reading

The fifth Leadership San Juan Islands class graduates…

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 4:15 am, by

Liz Illg tells me this happens next week…cool! Here’s more: Leadership San Juan Islands announces graduation for Class V at 4pm on Friday May 29th at Skagit Valley College in Friday Harbor. Graduates Angie Attwell, Kristy Ayers, Louise Carnachan, Owen Cheevers, Margie Doyle, Ethna Flanagan, Steve Gresham, Cheryl Harlan, Bettye Hendricksen, Barbara LaBrash, Learner Limbach,  Continue Reading

The Barn Dance – this weekend!

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Rev over at the County Fair has a big show on Saturday – here’s more: Put on your dancing shoes and come on out to the Big Spring Barn Dance and Community Fundraiser at the San Juan County Fairgrounds’ Main Building, Saturday, May 23 from 7-11pm. The Fabulous Rhythmatics will headline the night with their  Continue Reading

Get yer oysters!

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

The farm’s open this weekend – here’s more from Kathleen: Hi Ian, Thought everyone might like to know that Westcott Bay Sea Farms will be opening on limited hours starting the weekend of May 22 thru May 25th, then Friday thru Sunday, until the 3rd week of June….we’ll go full time. Tides are low, and  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 21, 2009 at 1:33 pm, by

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment. Rita Mae Brown

Jazz at the Labs – get your tickets!

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm, by

My friend Rachel at the Marine Labs & I did a Vulcan mind meld – I was gonna post something about the Jazz at the Labs evening, and that SAME HOUR she sent me this writeup about everything! So, just like the Buddhist monk who went to the hot dog stand & said, “Make me  Continue Reading

First grade in Friday Harbor in 1957…. and the reunion.

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 7:53 pm, by

The FHHS Class of 1969 is pulling together their reunion this year for July 18th. For information, call Wendy Fairweather Picinich at 360-378-4819 (sjtophy@rockisland.com)  or Jeri Jensen Ahrenius at 360-378-2420 (jeri@jensenshipyard.com). Wendy passed on the photo above (click here to see a much bigger one!) and tells me that’s the first grade photo for the  Continue Reading

Mary's book is out!

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 7:38 pm, by

I’m a huge fan of hers & I’ll bet you are, too – I enjoy reading Mary Kalbert’s columns in the Island Guardian & her clear-sighted view of the world, especially as it pertains to living on an island. Well, now she’s gone and made a book – here’s more from her press release: Local  Continue Reading

Mary’s book is out!

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 7:38 pm, by

I’m a huge fan of hers & I’ll bet you are, too – I enjoy reading Mary Kalbert’s columns in the Island Guardian & her clear-sighted view of the world, especially as it pertains to living on an island. Well, now she’s gone and made a book – here’s more from her press release: Local  Continue Reading

Cool cakes…

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 6:27 pm, by

She makes such beautiful cakes & pastries & good stuff to eat – this is one of Felicity’s creations at Farmers’ Market last Saturday. Check out her website at http://byfelicitations.com/ !

Exuding dog-ness, and letting them stay….

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 6:01 pm, by

Hey – have you ever wondered which places to stay on the island allow visitors to bring their dogs? Me, too… In this blog called “Dog Friendly Travel,” they mention Tucker House & the Earth Box Motel, while “Dog Jaunt” tells ya about their experiences with Lakedale. Check ’em out! -oo-

Passport rules for our Canadian friends… and us…

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 6:01 pm, by

Canadians are gonna have to have a passport to enter the US starting June 1st…here’s more from the online paper in Victoria. -oo-

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Posted on May 20, 2009 at 3:24 pm, by

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can play together all night. Bill Watterson

Dominique's Clothing changes its name…

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm, by

You can drop by the shop’s name-changing party on Friday from 4-8pm to wish Teri well and to see the new sign! Click here for more!

Dominique’s Clothing changes its name…

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm, by

You can drop by the shop’s name-changing party on Friday from 4-8pm to wish Teri well and to see the new sign! Click here for more!

Passing…

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 3:15 pm, by

My friend Kris sent this over… In Loving Memory of Allen Martin Mason July 22, 1945 – May 17, 2009 Service to be held Saturday, May 23 at 12:00 noon at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church

Bridge over the waters….

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 1:07 am, by

The decorative bridge near the corner of Black Road & Turn Point Road….that much prettier on a sunny day. -00-

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 1:06 am, by

That’s Michelle & Scott Reynolds with baby Juniper enjoying the open house at the Marine Labs last Saturday…check in at Dr. Michelle’s dentistry practice at the Tooth Ferry (here’s the site), as she’s taking appointments. Remember when she first took over the Tooth Ferry? Here’s the story in the San Juan Update back in September  Continue Reading

Eskimo kisses….

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 1:01 am, by

It was fun seeing Xtreme Fitness‘ Ken Clark rubbing noses with his girl Presley at the Labs’ Open House on Saturday. He had another good reason to look happy – it was Heather & his 14th wedding anniversary that day. Congratulations, you guys!

New supe…

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

The San Juan School Board has invited Walt Wegener to serve as Interim Superintendent for this next school year – here’s a little bit about Walt, from the bio the school district supplied us: Walt Wegener, current Student Services Director of the Toppenish School District in Central Washington, is a Seattle area native, raised on  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 19, 2009 at 11:55 pm, by

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. George Jean Nathan

Honduran Dinner & Film Fest…tonight!

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm, by

Ace FHHS students Lauren Zander & Will Tranfro are putting on an event tonight that I think you’ll like – I know I’ll be there. Here’s more: STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL/COMPETITION and FUNDRAISER DINNER BENEFITING HONDURAN CHARITY 5:30 FHHS in the Commons/Dining Hall This Thursday (May 21st) at 5:30 the high school will be putting on  Continue Reading