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

Aaargh! Get your picture taken by Connie…

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 1:04 pm, by

I dropped in Connie Shaw’s photo studio (Castaway Dave’s) yesterday just to say hey, but instead she got me all dressed up & took pictures of Josie and me. As you can see, we decided to go “pirate” – she has “Wild West” as well –  and she turns out some pretty clear, pretty fun  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

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