Relay Idol – at Herb's Wednesday!

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 12:01 pm, by

Corey from Relay for Life has news about the auditions, which continue tonight: Last Wednesday May 13th was the second night of Relay Idol Auditions. Relay Idol is now up to $318 raised for the American Cancer Society.  The finalists that were chosen last week to return with Kira, Todd, and Jake, for the finals  Continue Reading

Relay Idol – at Herb’s Wednesday!

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 12:01 pm, by

Corey from Relay for Life has news about the auditions, which continue tonight: Last Wednesday May 13th was the second night of Relay Idol Auditions. Relay Idol is now up to $318 raised for the American Cancer Society.  The finalists that were chosen last week to return with Kira, Todd, and Jake, for the finals  Continue Reading

Get your dog to DRINK the water…

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 11:01 am, by

from the Associated Press: BELLEVUE, Wash. – Fire officials in Washington state said a sunny day and a dog’s glass water bowl combined to cause a blaze that charred the back of a home. Bellevue Fire Department Lt. Eric Keenan said investigators determined the glass bowl of water focused sunlight enough to act like a  Continue Reading

Looking over Jackson's Beach….

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

Sunny skies, fair winds, and smooth seas as the poppies start to bloom, looking over the beach from near the gravel pit.

Looking over Jackson’s Beach….

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

Sunny skies, fair winds, and smooth seas as the poppies start to bloom, looking over the beach from near the gravel pit.

Weight Loss Challenge…

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Paul Hopkins at San Juan Fitness has more: Weight Loss Challenge Kicks Off May 22 San Juan Island Fitness will be the headquarters of the first annual, county-wide weight loss challenge competition.  With only vague similarities to the popular television program “The Biggest Loser”, this program will be based on support, information and encouragement and  Continue Reading

Another new islander….

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

That’s Grandma Gina with daughter Jill Sandwith’s new baby JJ – Jill & Cody Feliz welcomed him to the world last Friday, and she dropped by the school district office to show everyone how great he is!

Marine Mammal Stranding Network training is next month – sign up!

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Amy Traxler from the Network has more: The San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network (SJCMMSN) is currently recruiting volunteers on all islands in preparation for the upcoming stranding season.   Members of the Network respond to calls of both live and dead marine mammals that come ashore or wash up on local beaches.    Amy Traxler,  Continue Reading

Grand Opening this Saturday: The New Children’s Learning and Activity Trail

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

It’s coming up this weekend – Joyce Sobel from the Family Resource Center has more: GRAND OPENING PARTY! Experience the NEW Children’s Learning and Activity Trail  at the Family Park at the Fairgrounds! Join the Born Learning festivities on Saturday, May 23rd from 10-11 a.m. Play!  Laugh!  Sing!  Read!  Imagine!  Skip!  Wiggle!  Listen!  Learn!  Fun!   Continue Reading

Shelley came back to visit…

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm, by

It’s always great to see Shelley when she’s back in town – after serving as a sheriff’s deputy here for ages, she’s now working in Chicago doing something (can’t tell ya what; she said something about if I knew, she’d have to do me in.) She came by to see daughter Marie, who’s been back  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm, by

A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They’re just backing away from life. Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE!  Continue Reading

Sports update… where we are in the playoffs…

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 2:47 pm, by

FHHS athletic director Rod Turnbull just sent you & me the update of where we are in the playoffs, after a lot of success this last week in different sports. Here’s the picture at a glance: –Boys & Girls Golf have six individuals who qualified for the Tri-District event on May 19, at Eagle Pride  Continue Reading

Another beautiful day on the island….

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 7:36 am, by

Yesterday was the kind of day that reminds you this is a good place to live…I got a chance to take a walk around Pear Point Loop, and the flowers were out, the blackberries are starting to do their pre-blossom thing, the poppies are blooming, and it was a glorious day. That reminded me of  Continue Reading

The Open House was awesome…

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 6:59 am, by

One of the quiet treasures of this island is the Friday Harbor Marine Labs, which puts its work on display once a year at their Open House. This year the weather was perfect – just cool enough, just warm enough (baby bear’s porridge-weather), with the addition of the marimba band (Stone Soup) playing, and most  Continue Reading

Fingernails to die for….

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 6:48 am, by

I asked Tawny if I could shoot a photo of her nails for you – you could see ’em a mile away as she was selling fish at the Market on Saturday… seems she told me the color was “roses without thorns neon” or something. Love it.

Meetin' Livia….

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 6:44 am, by

It was great to run into Danielle & Eric at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday with two-month-old Livia, who looked bright & happy in the morning sun.

Meetin’ Livia….

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 6:44 am, by

It was great to run into Danielle & Eric at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday with two-month-old Livia, who looked bright & happy in the morning sun.

4-H Bake Sale rocked…

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 6:39 am, by

Saturday’s 4-H Bake Sale did the job – when I dropped by and visited Alyssa & MacKenzie at Marketplace, they still had some great stuff to sell…here’s more from Cathy Cole: Hi Ian, Big thanks to you and Josie for stopping by the 4-H Country Critters (Rabbit, Cavy and Poultry Club) Bake Sale today at  Continue Reading

Lily at the labs…

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 6:38 am, by

I hadn’t seen Victoria Compton with her Lily for a few months, and it was awesome to run into them at the Open House at the Labs over the weekend – she’s getting big, and smiley & bright like her mom…

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Posted on May 18, 2009 at 6:28 am, by

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. Steven Wright

Paddling to Dinner!

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 6:17 am, by

My friend Amy sent me this nice writeup for the new paddling series that starts on Tuesday: Kayak and Canoe Race-for-Dinner Series The San Juan Island Outrigger Canoe and Kayak Club is thrilled to announce an island-style race series for all human-powered boats. The races will take place at Jackson Beach on the first and  Continue Reading

Grand Banks get-together came together…

Posted on May 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm, by

Chuck and Margaret came the last few days with their Grand Banks boat, and had a great time at Roche Harbor. Here’s more, from their blog (http://mairead1.blogspot.com/)