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-

Quote

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

Quote

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

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

Discovery Sea Kayaks' new digs…

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 1:58 pm, by

I dropped by the new Discovery Sea Kayak storefront this afternoon – here’s more from DSK’s Richard: Discovery Sea Kayak has moved to the Old Blue Dolphin location at 185 First Street and will be hosting a grand reopening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday offering discounts on most store items. San Juan Island’s only full  Continue Reading

Discovery Sea Kayaks’ new digs…

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 1:58 pm, by

I dropped by the new Discovery Sea Kayak storefront this afternoon – here’s more from DSK’s Richard: Discovery Sea Kayak has moved to the Old Blue Dolphin location at 185 First Street and will be hosting a grand reopening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday offering discounts on most store items. San Juan Island’s only full  Continue Reading

Renovated Kingdom Hall recognized by Historical Review folks…

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm, by

When I took the top picture (above) last November, I couldn’t help but think what a good job our Jehovah Witness friends had done with the renovation. Guess I’m not the only one – here’s more from the Town Historic Preservation Coordinator, Sandy Strelou: On May 27, 2009 the Town of Friday Harbor’s Historic Preservation  Continue Reading

Familiar face, new owner at the Sweet Retreat…

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 1:08 pm, by

Kathy Morton tells me she started up the Sweet Retreat 11 years ago this July, and it is one of the more stable & well-loved places on the island to get lunch, or coffee, or a smoothie, and much more. Well, on May first, the Sweet Retreat got new owners, as Kathy’s son Dave and  Continue Reading