Catching our green friends…..

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 7:56 am, by

Cathy Cole told me they tried: This weekend, Liam constructed a Leprechaun Trap for his 2nd grade class. He and his classmates put the traps out yesterday in hopes that they would catch themselves some lucky leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day. In the past, the only evidence in Ms. Evan’s classroom were little leprechaun footprints  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 18, 2009 at 7:49 am, by

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

Expecting…new islanders soon….

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 6:22 am, by

Kim (in photo) and Jason were on their way to deliver yesterday… Danielle & Eric were on the boat last week (they say they will let us know how things go), and Rachel & Brian are still on schedule for next week. I’ll keep you posted how everything comes out.

Coupeville drops FHHS in season opener

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 5:59 am, by

The Wolverines started strong, holding the more experienced Wolves scoreless for the first 16 minutes, but the young FHHS team allowed five goals before the half, before losing 13-1 yesterday. Friday Harbor scored a couple of minutes into the second half (Conor Lanphere finished a Cameron Byington cross to the right side) to offer a  Continue Reading

Drop off stuff for the rummage sale!

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 1:27 am, by

Deb Nolan has more: The sale is Saturday, March 21, 2009! Did you get too many Christmas gifts? That diamond ring no longer fits? Don’t know what to do with all the stuff from spring cleaning? Bring us your stuff!! Donate all your unwanted ‘treasures’ to the Friday Harbor High School PTSA Project Graduation Rummage  Continue Reading

Passing….

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 1:00 am, by

I heard from a friend at the school district that our friend Jeff passed away last week…..here’s more from that note: As you probably know, Jeff Copeland died unexpectedly on March 4th.  As a Master Mechanic, Jeff kept our busses on the road for 25 years. He leaves behind his wife, Kay Cousins, and his  Continue Reading

Joe says: Save the sound? Canadian-US dialogue needs to improve…..

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 11:30 pm, by

Over on Orcas, Joe Gaydos is one of the people I listen to, when it comes to sorting out priorities related to saving our ecosystem… here are his thoughts on one way to make things better: Increased US – Canadian cooperation is among other basic principles that need to be followed to save Puget Sound.  Continue Reading

Trojans roll past FHHS 8-0

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 11:22 pm, by

Visiting Meridian swept past a rapidly improving FHHS squad last night by scoring four in each half. In spite of the score, the Wolverines were still hustling with ten minutes to go in the game, and nearly converted a handful of chances in the second half. In a season that is likely to be measured  Continue Reading

San Juan Update undergoes major overhaul….what do you think?

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm, by

Hey, my friends…. As you can see, the Update underwent surgery this past weekend, and got the equivalent of a journalistic nose job. It’s all really about the same, with a few additions: the Calendar is easier to find, the ads are now located on every page, and it’s possible for you to comment on  Continue Reading

The loss of a friend…..

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 7:35 am, by

It was a drag to hear that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer printed its last issue today. For those of us that grew up with a Sunday paper with coffee on the weekend, or scrambling for the sports scores, or mumbling after reading editorials – and clipping the news to mail to mom…it feels like the end  Continue Reading

Hey, bluebirds – good to have you back!

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 1:15 am, by

You already knew about the bluebird re-introduction project…here’s more from Kathleen at the Preservation Trust: A “Welcome Back Bluebirds” nesting contest has been announced by the San Juan Islands Western Bluebird Reintroduction Project. The contest will acknowledge the first member of the island community to have a Western bluebird nest on their property (in a  Continue Reading

What Ryan's cooking up these days….

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm, by

When I ran into FHHS grad Ryan Browne over the holidays, he told me about his business, which included building cob ovens – straw, mud, sand, clay all put together for the most heat-efficient oven you’ve ever seen. I saw him last night (as you can see, about to fire up the oven)… I asked  Continue Reading

What Ryan’s cooking up these days….

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm, by

When I ran into FHHS grad Ryan Browne over the holidays, he told me about his business, which included building cob ovens – straw, mud, sand, clay all put together for the most heat-efficient oven you’ve ever seen. I saw him last night (as you can see, about to fire up the oven)… I asked  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 16, 2009 at 11:11 pm, by

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. George Burns

St. Paddy's Dinner raises $14K for local women….

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm, by

Marie Dicristina reports that last Saturday’s dinner & auction went great (that’s Carol Jackson at the right; here are a gallery of photos from the night): Soroptimists want to send out a big Irish thank you to all that attended last Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Extravaganza Dinner and Auction. There about 150 attendees who helped raised  Continue Reading

St. Paddy’s Dinner raises $14K for local women….

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm, by

Marie Dicristina reports that last Saturday’s dinner & auction went great (that’s Carol Jackson at the right; here are a gallery of photos from the night): Soroptimists want to send out a big Irish thank you to all that attended last Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Extravaganza Dinner and Auction. There about 150 attendees who helped raised  Continue Reading

The annexation hearing is Thursday….

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm, by

If you see a mob at the Mullis Center at 5:30pm on Thursday, that’s because the Town Council has scheduled a public hearing to review the annexation of the Buck Property. I asked Roxanna from the Town to send me a writeup of the proposed annexation, zoning, and developer agreement – here it is…check it  Continue Reading

The SJISD Superintendent Search meetings are today!

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm, by

The SJISD Superintendent Search meetings are Thursday of this week! These meetings are for gathering input and information from the school community and other interested parties. Timelines, schedules and desired qualifications in leadership will be discussed.  A survey is available to anyone who cannot make the meetings.  People can contact Maude at the district office  Continue Reading

Pay it forward….on the island. An approach to barter here….

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 11:10 am, by

Hi Ian, Love the new website! Great job. I recently saw a piece on Good Morning America on a “time bank” and thought it would be perfect for our small community. Please check out this page. It’s a way to pay it forward for services you can offer to someone in exchange for their services.  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 16, 2009 at 10:09 am, by

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius

Eatin' doughnuts on a rainy day….

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 9:18 am, by

That’s my pal Joanna at the Rocky Bay on Sunday morning…she and her mom Shannon Evans (who teaches at FHES) were checking things out after church.

Eatin’ doughnuts on a rainy day….

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 9:18 am, by

That’s my pal Joanna at the Rocky Bay on Sunday morning…she and her mom Shannon Evans (who teaches at FHES) were checking things out after church.