Island scouts escape hotel fire….

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 7:50 am, by

Here’s a report from Jan & the Girls Scouts about a wild weekend in Seattle a week ago: Friday Harbor’s Jr. Girl Scouts Troop 183 had quite an end-of-year adventure in Seattle this past weekend–more of an adventure than they would have liked. Saturday started out great when the Troop stopped at Vertical World in  Continue Reading

It was a superpod!

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 7:44 am, by

You know it’s what keeps things going – when the three resident pods of killer whales come together to mate & jump around & play with one another, it’s called a superpod… both Sandy Buckley & Jim Maya wrote today to confirm that yesterday’s gathering on the westside was, indeed, a superpod. Jim doublechecked with  Continue Reading

Tim & Shannon get hitched! Wahoo!

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 6:34 am, by

If there are any two people made for each other on this island & this planet, it’s my good friends Shannon Dean & Tim Dustrude. They’ve been longtime sweethearts & best friends, and as I’ve watched them in action over the past 10-11 years, they make a great team. Tim announced they got married Sunday  Continue Reading

Tim & Shannon get hitched! Wahoo!

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 6:34 am, by

If there are any two people made for each other on this island & this planet, it’s my good friends Shannon Dean & Tim Dustrude. They’ve been longtime sweethearts & best friends, and as I’ve watched them in action over the past 10-11 years, they make a great team. Tim announced they got married Sunday  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm, by

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Omar Bradley, WWII general

Sunny skies over a beautiful garden…

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm, by

If you haven’t been out to Roche Harbor lately, it’s worth the trip just to see the awesome job gardener Alana Dunn does there…it was especially pretty in the solstice sun this weekend. -oo-

How they grow….

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm, by

Sure was nice to see Joan Mainville-Davis  & Griffin on the Hiyu on Saturday (I was on my way to a wedding there). They last appeared in the Update when he was maybe 36 hours old, because I ran into her & him at Music on the Lawn, right after she & husband Chris Davis had  Continue Reading

The ferries – new schedule, old boat…

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:23 pm, by

        If you’re going off-island, be sure & check two things: The new summer schedule kicked in this weekend, so make sure you’re looking at the right one (or better yet, check the link at the top of this page). And…the Hiyu (35-car sized boat) is handling the interisland route this week.  Continue Reading

It's final: The Buck Property annexation

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

It took three years, but it looks like it’s a done deal. Here’s more from the Home Trust’s Nancy DeVaux: Annexation Finalized: Home Trust Plans for “Sun Rise” Being Completed Annexation of the 46-acre Buck property was finalized by adoption of an ordinance by the Town Council on June 18. The Town Council also amended the  Continue Reading

It’s final: The Buck Property annexation

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

It took three years, but it looks like it’s a done deal. Here’s more from the Home Trust’s Nancy DeVaux: Annexation Finalized: Home Trust Plans for “Sun Rise” Being Completed Annexation of the 46-acre Buck property was finalized by adoption of an ordinance by the Town Council on June 18. The Town Council also amended the  Continue Reading

Open House: IPS on Monday

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm, by

Kate just dropped me a note to let you know: New Owners for Island Petroleum Services (IPS)   On April 1st Jim and Kate Schuman purchased Island Petroleum Services, more commonly known as IPS, from Charlie and Lynn Meyer. IPS operates the gas station located at 315 Carter Avenue as well as the fuel dock  Continue Reading

Visiting friends…

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm, by

It’s always good to have friends drop by, especially if it’s your birthday. -oo-

Sail aboard the Adventuress…this Sunday

Posted on June 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm, by

You’ve seen her in the harbor here – she’s a beautiful ship, and they’re having a public sail this coming weeknd – here’s the notice: Sail aboard The Adventuress on a three hour public sail from Friday Harbor dock. Members of Sound Experience sail for free, non-members, $40 for adults, $20 for kids 18 and under.  To register call  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 19, 2009 at 4:28 am, by

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out… Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. A. E. Housman

You're from the Northwest, if….

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 12:46 am, by

John Simon sent me this to share with you – it’s been around a bit, but it’s a good self-check for you: You are from the Pacific Northwest if: 1. You know the state flower (Mildew). 2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash. 3. Use the statement “sun break” and  Continue Reading

You’re from the Northwest, if….

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 12:46 am, by

John Simon sent me this to share with you – it’s been around a bit, but it’s a good self-check for you: You are from the Pacific Northwest if: 1. You know the state flower (Mildew). 2. You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash. 3. Use the statement “sun break” and  Continue Reading

On the road with Forrest…

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 4:36 am, by

Yep, you counted right…Rachel & Brian Goodremont’s boy Forrest is nine weeks old already, and cheerful & smart, like his folks. They were all on their way to watch dad in the Triathalon in Coeur d’Alene this weekend when I saw them in the ferry line last night.

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Posted on June 18, 2009 at 4:27 am, by

A poet can survive everything but a misprint. Oscar Wilde

Painting under the influence of…music

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 4:26 am, by

Over at Gallery San Juan (right across from the Market Chef), Barbara reports they had a great time Saturday night – people could paint while the Playrite Boys played, and see what they came up with. The show is called Rhythm & Art…she tells me everyone painted, and David King of Friday Harbor won $100  Continue Reading

They're stinky, they're slinky… seen one?

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 4:07 am, by

My friend Frankie Robertson was wondering if you see (or photograph!) a minke whale, if you wouldn’t mind letting her & her team know. By the way, I’m not being mean by saying they’re stinky…ever left boccoli in the fridge for a week too long, and sniffed it? Probably said to yourself, “Is that broccoli,  Continue Reading

They’re stinky, they’re slinky… seen one?

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 4:07 am, by

My friend Frankie Robertson was wondering if you see (or photograph!) a minke whale, if you wouldn’t mind letting her & her team know. By the way, I’m not being mean by saying they’re stinky…ever left boccoli in the fridge for a week too long, and sniffed it? Probably said to yourself, “Is that broccoli,  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 17, 2009 at 12:08 am, by

The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we all belong. Thomas Berry