Where the new hospital is going to be…

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 9:04 am, by

Just got a note from Brien Lautman at PeaceHealth that they’ve got a signed purchase agreement for a 22-acre site, located just across the way from the entrance to the airport, on San Juan Valley Road, just as you leave Town. Here’s more: Site Chosen for New San Juan Island Integrated Medical Center and Critical  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn is tonight, no matter what…

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 7:29 am, by

Hey, I checked with Sally at Island Rec and she says that tonight is the opening of the summer’s Music on the Lawn series on Wednesday nights, and things get rolling with the Jim Basnight Band (click here for more – these guys played at Roche Harbor last weekend, and they’re great). Far as I  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 6:54 am, by

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Frederick Keonig

The word on the street about Trumpeter Inn is good….

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 6:51 am, by

When Patrick Galvin came to visit the Trumpeter Inn here on the island recently, innkeepers Shaun & Geoff took care of him really well, the way they do with everybody. This included making a carry-on breakfast because he had to leave early for the red-eye, and stuff like that. Well, Patrick writes the Buzz Builder  Continue Reading

Cash in with the Mullis Center Coupon Book….

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 11:23 pm, by

Georgia from the Mullis Center has a deal for you: Island ala Carte is the new coupon book  created by the Mullis Community Senior Center and available starting today! The book features discounts and specials at over 140 merchants on San Juan Island. It is divided into sections featuring food, lodging, services, retail, beauty, and  Continue Reading

Styrofoam ban is overdue – let's get it in place!

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 11:34 am, by

For the last twenty years it’s been a side interest of mine to see what a trashy species (that would be us) can do to clean up its act. After hearing Charles Moore last year (Doris Estabrooks arranged for him to come explain how trash & styrofoam are choking the oceans), I was glad to  Continue Reading

Styrofoam ban is overdue – let’s get it in place!

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 11:34 am, by

For the last twenty years it’s been a side interest of mine to see what a trashy species (that would be us) can do to clean up its act. After hearing Charles Moore last year (Doris Estabrooks arranged for him to come explain how trash & styrofoam are choking the oceans), I was glad to  Continue Reading

Down by the marina….

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 6:54 am, by

As the crowds clear out & the Fourth of July becomes a happy but fading memory, there is time to sit still & reflect on the waning days of summer, and the rest of the year ahead. (I shot this a week ago at Fairweather Park that overlooks the Marina, before the big rush kicked  Continue Reading

O-K!

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 6:51 am, by

A quick thanks to Jim Maya and everyone who sends their cool photos in…they help to tell the story better than words! -00-

Eat local, baby….

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 6:36 am, by

Rain or shine, the Farmers’ Market is open tomorrow for Wednesday Market, then Saturday as well… eat local! Here’s more from Lei: The mid-week farmers’ market is still happening on Wednesdays at the lawn on Second Street, across from the Courthouse parking lot.  One of the venders is Eliza Buck of Sowing Circle Gardens &  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm, by

To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from. Terry Tempest Williams

Faces of the Fourth…the parade rocked!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm, by

What a beautiful way to start the day… When Pat O’Day & Doug Bison do the announcing of the Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor, they mention that there are over a thousand people in the parade. As I counted the folks in the nearly sixty floats/entries, I got over two bazillion…it felt like  Continue Reading

And the band says…thanks!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm, by

Didn’t the band sound great this year? Here’s a bit more from Janet Olsen, FHHS Band Director & teacher & the one who pulls it together: The Community Band was most definitely a real community event! Thank you, Rex Guard for giving up your time to whip our drum line into shape; thank you, David  Continue Reading

See food? Yeah!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm, by

Have you been down to Friday Harbor Seafood yet this season? It was cool to see Eric & Brenda so busy, down at their place on the docks in the Port of Friday Harbor Marina this past month. If you’re looking for fresh seafood, this is the place to go!

Lime Kiln Cafe expands….

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm, by

Have you seen the new addition to the Lime Kiln Cafe? I checked it out on Sunday & it’s great – the new addition makes the prviously cozy cafe now big & cozy – there’s plenty of room for everyone, and it has a nice warm feel to it that will serve it well come  Continue Reading

New thoughtful blog emerges…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm, by

When I hear about new blogs, I take my responsibilities seriously & only tell you about really cool ones. You may have noticed that. Hope so. But here’s a new one that caught my fancy – islander Peggy Sue McRae already does a blog called “On San Juan Island” (click here to check it out),  Continue Reading

Grant recipients to be named…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm, by

Pamela from the San Juan Island Community Foundation wanted to let you know: Critical Needs Task Force to Award Grants to Local Non-Profits and Agencies to Alleviate the Effects of Economic Hard Times The impact of the economic downturn has affected many lives in the San Juans.  Lost jobs, closed businesses and mortgage foreclosures have  Continue Reading

Fireworks sideshow…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm, by

If you missed the fireworks, you can get a taste from Quilly’s slideshow from her blog (click here).

Flying in, too…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm, by

Sure, the ferries were busy over the weekend (and today!), but some people beat the rush by flying in with Kenmore Air…I had never seen two planes landing in the harbor right after each other before. Busy enough! Photo by Josie Byington.

Bob's show opens at the Theatre….

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm, by

Besides all the cool performances that have graced the Community Theatre stage the past few years, there is also always someone’s visual art hanging in the lobby, and it serves as a reminder how talented islanders are. This month island photographer Robert Stavers has his photography there for you to see – check it out!.  Continue Reading

Bob’s show opens at the Theatre….

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm, by

Besides all the cool performances that have graced the Community Theatre stage the past few years, there is also always someone’s visual art hanging in the lobby, and it serves as a reminder how talented islanders are. This month island photographer Robert Stavers has his photography there for you to see – check it out!.  Continue Reading

Opening at waterworks gallery this weekend… Tim Schumm

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm, by

He’s got great stuff – if you haven’t seen Tim Schumm’s vibrant and evocative paintings, you can go to this page (click here) to get an idea – better yet, drop by the gallery this weekend & see  his work in person. Here’s more about Tim from Ruth at waterworks: The july show features the  Continue Reading