His first….

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 5:12 am, by

John Simon wrote to tell me: After living on San Juan Island for over 5 years, I finally landed a salmon…thanks to Jim Lawson of Puget Sound Anglers!

New sign….

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 4:50 am, by

Can’t miss it now…that’s a nice new wooden sign Michael Horn has in front of his office on Spring Street, across from Spring Street International School & Harbour at the Village.

Music on the Lawn went great…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 4:38 am, by

It was fun to drop by the Music on the Lawn at the Historical Museum on Wednesday & see all the folks dancing….here’s more from Recreation Director Sally Thomsen at Island Rec: Hi, Ian! Despite the dreary weather over 150 people attended Island Rec’s Music on the Lawn free concert last night. The crowded enjoyed  Continue Reading

Relay for Life profiles: Brian & Rachel Goodremont

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 12:30 am, by

In our ongoing series about people who are in this year’s Relay for Life – this week, it’s Brian & Rachel: My wife, Rachel, and I walk in memory of my mother Lynda, and all those who have lost loved ones to cancer.  We also walk for the survivors who are fighting. We walk in  Continue Reading

Relay for Life profiles: Brian & Rachel Goodremont

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 12:30 am, by

In our ongoing series about people who are in this year’s Relay for Life – this week, it’s Brian & Rachel: My wife, Rachel, and I walk in memory of my mother Lynda, and all those who have lost loved ones to cancer.  We also walk for the survivors who are fighting. We walk in  Continue Reading

Celebrate Mike's show with the Ale House

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm, by

You already know that Mike Vouri is doing his final performance at General Pickett this weekend (a few tickets remain – call now at the Community Theatre), but there’s more – here’s more from Oren at the Front Street Ale House for Saturday night: 10% discount Friday evening for The Life & Times of General  Continue Reading

Celebrate Mike’s show with the Ale House

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm, by

You already know that Mike Vouri is doing his final performance at General Pickett this weekend (a few tickets remain – call now at the Community Theatre), but there’s more – here’s more from Oren at the Front Street Ale House for Saturday night: 10% discount Friday evening for The Life & Times of General  Continue Reading

Sparkly clean…now's your chance!

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm, by

Get it clean! This weekend, you have a lot to do, but one thing you don’t have to do is wash the car. Here’s why, from Corey at Islanders – let them do it for you: Islander’s Bank Relay for Life Team invites everyone to the Islanders Bank Parking Lot at 225 Blair Ave. for  Continue Reading

Sparkly clean…now’s your chance!

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm, by

Get it clean! This weekend, you have a lot to do, but one thing you don’t have to do is wash the car. Here’s why, from Corey at Islanders – let them do it for you: Islander’s Bank Relay for Life Team invites everyone to the Islanders Bank Parking Lot at 225 Blair Ave. for  Continue Reading

Pictures from the Fourth, revisited…

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 8:12 am, by

A number of you have written in saying you wanted to find those pictures we took for the Fourth of July (heck, there’s 250+ of ’em, and you ARE in there, probably). It’s easy – click here to see ’em! – and see the smiling faces from last weekend’s sunny day (that’s Jenny from Whale  Continue Reading

Great photos of Land Bank properties…

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 7:49 am, by

I checked in with Diane at the Land Bank about that photo exhibit they were putting together, and she sent me a few examples, plus the story about what it looks like: County Residents Participate in Land Bank Photography Exhibit Inspired members of our island communities shared favorite photographs of Land Bank preserves for the  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 9, 2009 at 6:23 am, by

For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports. Sandra Postel

Park volunteers: Ann & Don Jarrell

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 12:10 am, by

In our ongoing series spotlighting the folks who are volunteering at Lime Kiln this summer, this week we’re saluting Don & Ann – here’s more (with questions we asked them): Name: Ann and Don Jarrell Number of years visiting &/or living in the San Juan archipelago: 24 Occupation in your real, or unreal, life: Retired   Continue Reading

Park volunteers: Ann & Don Jarrell

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 12:10 am, by

In our ongoing series spotlighting the folks who are volunteering at Lime Kiln this summer, this week we’re saluting Don & Ann – here’s more (with questions we asked them): Name: Ann and Don Jarrell Number of years visiting &/or living in the San Juan archipelago: 24 Occupation in your real, or unreal, life: Retired   Continue Reading

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Posted on July 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm, by

Science is wonderful. You can get such a wholesale return of conjecture from such a trifling investment of fact. Mark Twain

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

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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