A review of Dan Folgelberg's last album…

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 8:07 pm, by

Local write/author/word wizard Susan Wingate has penned a review of Dan Fogelberg’s latest posthumous release, and if you’re a fan of Dan (I am) I think you’ll love it, and want to go get the album. Check it out here on Susan’s writing blog. -oo-

A review of Dan Folgelberg’s last album…

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 8:07 pm, by

Local write/author/word wizard Susan Wingate has penned a review of Dan Fogelberg’s latest posthumous release, and if you’re a fan of Dan (I am) I think you’ll love it, and want to go get the album. Check it out here on Susan’s writing blog. -oo-

New owners at IPS

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm, by

Ran into Jim and Kate Schuman the other day on the ferry, and they allowed as how they’ve gone & bought Island Petroleum Services (IPS) from Lynn & Charlie Meyer. Saw Jim yesterday tending to things at the Port’s marina fuel dock, and that reminded me. They took over the operation on April first. -oo-

Island runners descend on Vancouver Marathon….

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm, by

I hear that someting like 31 women from our island are going to run the Vancouver Marathon (or Half Marathon) this coming weekend…I have a couple of folks shooting pictures & takin’ names, so I’ll get back to you on that. Way cool! -oo-

Quote

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm, by

The first casualty when war comes, is truth. Senator Hiram Johnson, 1917

Keep your eye on the…tent

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm, by

A modern parable. Or metaphor. Or story…about the way we do things, sometimes. The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, “Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see? ”  Continue Reading

Kinda like Wrigley Field…

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 3:19 am, by

In Chicago, they schedule Cubs games at Wrigley in the middle of the day for two reasons: One, that’s when baseball is supposed to be played, and two, then people can skip work & go watch ’em. Today, you can too – the Friday Harbor Wolverines baseball team plays at 2:45pm here against Orcas at  Continue Reading

Passing….

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm, by

Just heard about Mrs. Boyce passing away yesterday…a true islander. Here’s more: May Boyce, Centenarian passes: May Boyce passed away peacefully on April 23, 2009.  She was 102.  May was born September 29, 1906 in Friday Harbor to J. O. and Mary Madden Bergman.  In 1923 she married Ben Boyce.  They were married 65 years  Continue Reading

Wolverines knock off Pioneers 14-4

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm, by

  Thursday afternoon there was a power outage which darkened the electric scoreboard during the game, but Friday Harbor didn’t have a power outage as they rode a complete game effort by senior pitcher Albert Strasser (in photo) to a 14-4 win over a strong Nooksack Valley team. Albert allowed a couple of runs in  Continue Reading

Dragons play tough in 7-6 loss with Stanwood

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 10:01 pm, by

Thursday night, Stanwood came visiting, and The San Juan Dragons welcomed them by scoring the first two goals of the game. With a 3-2 lead at the half, the Dragons had control of the game until Stanwood snuck in the last two scores with less than four minutes to go for a 7-6 come-from-behind win. The island’s  Continue Reading

Outage….it's over.

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm, by

Yep, the lights went out on the island last night at 5:45pm or so… the Department of Emergency Management said this, about an hour or two before they came back on (not sure what time it was but we already had the candles going – didn’t you?): “The power outage was caused by a car accident  Continue Reading

Outage….it’s over.

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm, by

Yep, the lights went out on the island last night at 5:45pm or so… the Department of Emergency Management said this, about an hour or two before they came back on (not sure what time it was but we already had the candles going – didn’t you?): “The power outage was caused by a car accident  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm, by

There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters. Alice Thomas Ellis

A tune from the Dead….

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 8:29 pm, by

“Uncle John’s Band” has been covered by Jimmy Buffet & others, but the best version is by the Grateful Dead – here they are in 1980:

Mr. San Juan – it's Saturday night!

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm, by

Here’s the writeup from the PTA at the elementary school: The Friday Harbor Elementary School PTA is putting the “fun” back in fundraising with a new twist on an old idea.  Six of our island’s finest fathers will compete for the title of Mr. San Juan Island.  The pageant is Saturday, April 25th in the  Continue Reading

Mr. San Juan – it’s Saturday night!

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm, by

Here’s the writeup from the PTA at the elementary school: The Friday Harbor Elementary School PTA is putting the “fun” back in fundraising with a new twist on an old idea.  Six of our island’s finest fathers will compete for the title of Mr. San Juan Island.  The pageant is Saturday, April 25th in the  Continue Reading

Elegant Edibles….went great!

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 10:03 am, by

Remember the Elegant Edibles fundraiser a few weeks ago? Marta Specht tells me it went great, with the bake sale selling out in one & a half hours, and bringing in nearly $1800 for the Community Theatre. Way to go! -o o-

Why our food program is so good….

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 6:29 am, by

One of the reasons that Chef Tom French’s Experience Food Project has been so successful is that the food is…good. For people who don’t believe that “school lunch” and “good” should be used in the same sentence, the question pops up: Why skimp on school meals (or feed low-cost, high-crap lunches?) In Yes! magazine, Chef  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 23, 2009 at 5:58 am, by

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.’ Sam Levenson

Test your airbags….

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 12:13 am, by

Most people get their oil changed, their tires inflated, their brakes checked…but how many of you have your airbags checked? Here’s why….

Soccer photos posted….

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

One of the talented students at Friday Harbor High is senior Lauren Paulsen, who has been shooting Sports Illustrated-level photos at soccer games – click here to see her portfolio (compiled by Cassie Ellis) from the Nooksack Valley game last week, which was arguably the boys’ best played game at home so far this year.  Continue Reading

Tough times ahead….how the school district is dealing with the cuts….

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Looking over the cuts and shrinkage in our first-class school district is painful at so many levels, which includes the moving of the sixth grade from the middle school to the elementary school – here’s the view from Michael Soltman, our school district’s superintendent: Projected State Education Funding Requires $1,000,000 Budget Reduction for 2009-10 Reduction  Continue Reading