Humpback nears boat last week…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:27 am, by

This was a photo Jim Maya took last week when those humpbacks were in the area…he said the guys in the Prince of Whales boat didn’t try to get close to the whale – the whale came over to them. -oo-

Francie's art is on display….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:13 am, by

If you get a chance, drop by the Naked Bean, where Francie Hansen was hanging her recycled art yesterday on the wall on the Thai Kitchen side of the coffeehouse. Cool stuff, cleverly put together…check it out! -oo-

Francie’s art is on display….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:13 am, by

If you get a chance, drop by the Naked Bean, where Francie Hansen was hanging her recycled art yesterday on the wall on the Thai Kitchen side of the coffeehouse. Cool stuff, cleverly put together…check it out! -oo-

Learn to swim this summer!

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:55 am, by

My friend Amy Wynn wanted you to know this is a great time to learn to swim – here’s more: Ian, I have a little dream.  It’s a much smaller dream than Martin Luther King’s, but I’m sure it will keep me busy.  I’d like for everyone on the island to know how to swim  Continue Reading

Clearing the trails…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:20 am, by

Diane from the Land Bank says the Trails Committee volunteers could use a hand: Greetings, Please join us for the following San Juan preserve summer trail work parties and noxious weed removal: Thursday, June 25th marks our first (of 11) volunteer trail work parties at 4 – 6 pm on each Thursday from June 25  Continue Reading

Trip to Dominican Republic planned to connect with refugees…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:08 am, by

Vic Woodward and his family & friends are pulling together a trip in August, and wanted to let you know about it & see if you’d like to help – here’s more: Trip to Offer Hope to the Dominican Republic Our hearts have been stirred for the global mission field for a few years now.   Continue Reading

This weekend it's the Three Farm Walking Tour & Picnic…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 5:53 am, by

Tanja wanted to let us know there’s a fundraiser for the Agricultural Guild this weekend – here’s more: Three Farm Walking Tour and Picnic Dinner Join us behind the scenes for a personal tour and picnic dinner with friends.  Stroll the back trails of San Juan Island’s picturesque West Valley, while visiting adjoining Mitchell Bay  Continue Reading

This weekend it’s the Three Farm Walking Tour & Picnic…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 5:53 am, by

Tanja wanted to let us know there’s a fundraiser for the Agricultural Guild this weekend – here’s more: Three Farm Walking Tour and Picnic Dinner Join us behind the scenes for a personal tour and picnic dinner with friends.  Stroll the back trails of San Juan Island’s picturesque West Valley, while visiting adjoining Mitchell Bay  Continue Reading

Longer hours at the Market Chef….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 5:44 am, by

Over at the Market Chef, Laurie & Tim have got summer hours in place: Hey Ian, I was just wanting to let folks know that we are FINALLY back to our longer summer hours.  Now that Annie and Elena are back from school and ready to work, we can start staying open until 6 p.m.  Continue Reading

Relay for Life profile: Judy Cornell

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

I’ve been running a little series about folks who are volunteering for Relay for Life this year…here’s a little about Judy Cornell (she’s the accounting chair this year) & why she’s involved with the program: I participated in my first Relay for Life shortly after we learned that our friend, John LoBue, had brain cancer.  Continue Reading

Thanks to all who helped…

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

We have history on the brain here on the island, since Friday Harbor was founded 100 years ago…here’s more from Sandy at the Town’s Historical Preservation office: May 2009 was National Historic Preservation Month, and this year it was better than ever! Throughout the month, there were 19 local history events that took place island-wide,  Continue Reading

Park Vol of the Week: Shelley Alan

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm, by

I asked Parks Interpretive Specialist Erin Corra to tell me more about her volunteers, and she did! Here’s the first in a series about the folks who volunteer this summer at Lime Kiln State Park… Shelley answered a few questions posed by Erin: Tell us about yourself! Name: Shelley Alan Number of years visiting &/or  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm, by

Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. Woody Allen

Debbie moves on after summer….

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 8:20 am, by

I just heard that after nearly ten years on the job, The Chamber’s Debbie Pigman is moving on this fall. In the mid-1990s, there was no paid staff at the Chamber, so the Board members did everything. In 2000, the Chamber of Commerce hired the first person (it was a part time job) to stay  Continue Reading

Island scouts escape hotel fire….

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 7:50 am, by

Here’s a report from Jan & the Girls Scouts about a wild weekend in Seattle a week ago: Friday Harbor’s Jr. Girl Scouts Troop 183 had quite an end-of-year adventure in Seattle this past weekend–more of an adventure than they would have liked. Saturday started out great when the Troop stopped at Vertical World in  Continue Reading

It was a superpod!

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 7:44 am, by

You know it’s what keeps things going – when the three resident pods of killer whales come together to mate & jump around & play with one another, it’s called a superpod… both Sandy Buckley & Jim Maya wrote today to confirm that yesterday’s gathering on the westside was, indeed, a superpod. Jim doublechecked with  Continue Reading

Tim & Shannon get hitched! Wahoo!

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 6:34 am, by

If there are any two people made for each other on this island & this planet, it’s my good friends Shannon Dean & Tim Dustrude. They’ve been longtime sweethearts & best friends, and as I’ve watched them in action over the past 10-11 years, they make a great team. Tim announced they got married Sunday  Continue Reading

Tim & Shannon get hitched! Wahoo!

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 6:34 am, by

If there are any two people made for each other on this island & this planet, it’s my good friends Shannon Dean & Tim Dustrude. They’ve been longtime sweethearts & best friends, and as I’ve watched them in action over the past 10-11 years, they make a great team. Tim announced they got married Sunday  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm, by

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Omar Bradley, WWII general

Sunny skies over a beautiful garden…

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm, by

If you haven’t been out to Roche Harbor lately, it’s worth the trip just to see the awesome job gardener Alana Dunn does there…it was especially pretty in the solstice sun this weekend. -oo-

How they grow….

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm, by

Sure was nice to see Joan Mainville-Davis  & Griffin on the Hiyu on Saturday (I was on my way to a wedding there). They last appeared in the Update when he was maybe 36 hours old, because I ran into her & him at Music on the Lawn, right after she & husband Chris Davis had  Continue Reading

The ferries – new schedule, old boat…

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:23 pm, by

        If you’re going off-island, be sure & check two things: The new summer schedule kicked in this weekend, so make sure you’re looking at the right one (or better yet, check the link at the top of this page). And…the Hiyu (35-car sized boat) is handling the interisland route this week.  Continue Reading