Back from Antarctica….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 11:58 pm, by

One of my favorite photographers on the island showed off his photos from his trip to Antarctica at the Whale Museum last month. The crowd that night for Bob Stavers included folks that got turned away for lack of room – it was packed. In the spirit of showing them & you what you missed,  Continue Reading

Lost cat!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 11:30 pm, by

One of the cool things about reading the Update is helping your neighbors…remember about three years ago when Francesca’s dog was missing, we posted it on the Update, and found that he had swam to Brown Island? Is this important news? Sure – to the folks missing their pet. So here’s a cat you might  Continue Reading

New happy hour at Duck Soup Inn….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 10:46 pm, by

Anna Lisa at Duck Soup says Gretchen is starting a happy hour on Fridays from 4:30pm to 6pm, with half price drinks & specials on appetizers. Drop in! -ooo-

Raising $45K…here's how!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 10:40 pm, by

To restore sports at FHHS next year (they were cut by the Board as a response to the budget shortfall), there’s going to be a barbecue fundraiser on the second of May – put it on your calendar! Here’s the scoop, from Purple & Gold’s Elisa Howard: Hi Ian, Spring is here and the weather  Continue Reading

Raising $45K…here’s how!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 10:40 pm, by

To restore sports at FHHS next year (they were cut by the Board as a response to the budget shortfall), there’s going to be a barbecue fundraiser on the second of May – put it on your calendar! Here’s the scoop, from Purple & Gold’s Elisa Howard: Hi Ian, Spring is here and the weather  Continue Reading

Smoother ride ahead….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 9:10 pm, by

That’s the view up First Street in Friday Harbor on Thursday, looking towards the Whale Museum from the ferry lines as Town crews help re-pave the street as part of the sewer project. Might have to go around the block today to get around all this, but the new road will be smoother afterwards.

She's opening in Edmonds!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

You’ve seen her work over at Gallery San Juan (across from the Market Chef) and it’s awesome (click here for her online gallery). Now Barbara (BJ) Dollahite has a show at Cole Gallery in Edmonds tonight (here are details, from the Seattle Art Blog). That’s her with Gallery San Juan co-owner & husband Matt, who  Continue Reading

She’s opening in Edmonds!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

You’ve seen her work over at Gallery San Juan (across from the Market Chef) and it’s awesome (click here for her online gallery). Now Barbara (BJ) Dollahite has a show at Cole Gallery in Edmonds tonight (here are details, from the Seattle Art Blog). That’s her with Gallery San Juan co-owner & husband Matt, who  Continue Reading

Bud retires….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm, by

I know you wanted to know – Joy Lord at San Juan County Public Works has more: I was wondering if you could run something about Bud Sears retiring after 20 years and 9 months with Public Works. His retirement party is Tuesday April 21st at the Mullis Senior Center from 4:30 until 6:00. It  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm, by

Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure. John McConnell, founder of International Earth Day

Sustainable San Juans – it's this weekend!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 8:47 pm, by

You know, I was gonna tell you how cool this weekend’s event was going to be, but Helen beat me to it. It’s on Saturday of Earth Day weekend – hope to see you there! Here’s more, from Helen: Hello Islanders, Visitors are drawn to our area by its rich marine environment. My visitors from  Continue Reading

Sustainable San Juans – it’s this weekend!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 8:47 pm, by

You know, I was gonna tell you how cool this weekend’s event was going to be, but Helen beat me to it. It’s on Saturday of Earth Day weekend – hope to see you there! Here’s more, from Helen: Hello Islanders, Visitors are drawn to our area by its rich marine environment. My visitors from  Continue Reading

Understanding Canadians….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 8:10 pm, by

Much has been posted in various blogospheres about our Canadian brothers & sisters & wives, but it is my sense that people aren’t trying very hard to really understand them, like I am. To that end, I will attempt to share what I learn. Let me know if it helps. Let’s start here:

New spot at the theatre remembers Beverly….

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 8:56 am, by

Over at the Community Theatre, Tanja tells me there’s a new space dedicated to a former Dolly from Hello, Dolly! The dedication is this weekend… here’s more: New Garden Dedicated at San Juan Community Theatre April 18: Friday Harbor’s Gordon Steele (photo) has given a special gift to the San Juan Community Theatre: a new  Continue Reading

Hypnosis on stage… makes for a great show!

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 8:03 am, by

The picture shows when Scott the hypnotist came here in 2007 & worked with some of the kids from the class of ’07…it was a blast! Well, he’s back this week, on Friday at the FHHS gym…here’s more from Gina Sandwith, in this fundraiser for the Class of 2009: Join us for a hilarious, entertaining  Continue Reading

Sports update…

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 6:50 am, by

Last night the FHHS baseball boys continued their winning ways with a 15-1 victory at LaConner, while the softball girls came up with a gutsy four-run last inning that fell short with the Braves, losing 8-4. Meanwhile, the soccer Wolverines came close in a district match with Nooksack Valley, holding them scoreless at home for  Continue Reading

Baseball – on a parade through town today….

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 11:05 pm, by

It’s Opening Day tomorrow for the kids’ baseball & softball, so here’s the Friday scoop, from Kris Brown: The Friday Harbor Baseball & Softball Association will be driving through town in an informal parade to thank our sponsors and kick-off the 2009 Season. The parade route will begin at Friday Harbor Elementary School and proceed  Continue Reading

Dinner Theater: "Paradise, Lane Ten, On Overload"

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 11:02 pm, by

You’ve seen & laughed at Chris DeStaffany’s plays in the Playwrights’ Festival – well, here’s another one this weekend, at the Ale House, which is a fundraiser for Battery D…here’s more, from Oren: Dinner Theater Fri. & Sat. April 17th & 18th Top Side Paradise, Lane Ten, On Overload. “”Washington State Ferries, where we fixed  Continue Reading

Dinner Theater: “Paradise, Lane Ten, On Overload”

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 11:02 pm, by

You’ve seen & laughed at Chris DeStaffany’s plays in the Playwrights’ Festival – well, here’s another one this weekend, at the Ale House, which is a fundraiser for Battery D…here’s more, from Oren: Dinner Theater Fri. & Sat. April 17th & 18th Top Side Paradise, Lane Ten, On Overload. “”Washington State Ferries, where we fixed  Continue Reading

Remember the Wailers? Remember Roy Orbison?

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 9:33 pm, by

Every so often there is a good reason to get out & see a show. This Sunday you now have a reason, at the Community Theatre…since it’s a fundraiser for the Class of 2009, I know I’ll go – hope to see you there! Here’s more: Kent Morrill brings his award-winning tribute to the legendary  Continue Reading

An easy way to fly to Seattle this weekend….

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 9:20 pm, by

Hey, here’s an idea – do a weekend in the City by FLYING there…if you’re gonna, this is the weekend to do it. Here’s more from Craig at Kenmore: Kenmore Air “Spring Steals” This Weekend! This weekend, Kenmore Air is conducting its annual “airlift” of campers and parents to YMCA Camp Orkila on Orcas Island,  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm, by

If the destruction of the natural world isn’t making us happy, then why are we doing it? Derrick Jensen