Earth Hour is a week away….

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm, by

You heard that next Saturday is when the worldwide Earth Hour happens, right? It’s local (the Town Council just affirmed it) and it’s global – here’s more from Jeanne, shown with Friday Harbor Mayor David Jones: Hi Ian, At the Town Council meeting at noon Thursday, March 19th, the Town Council read a Proclamation in  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm, by

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, “Did you sleep good?” I said “No, I made a few mistakes.” Steven Wright

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Posted on March 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm, by

Banks have a new image. Now you have ‘a friend,’ your friendly banker. If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens? Alan King

Coming and going at the Community Theatre….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm, by

Jan at the Theatre reports: San Juan Community Theatre Open House March 21: The San Juan Community Theatre opens its doors to the public Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., as staff and friends say “good-bye” to one production manager and “welcome” to the next. Don Mclaskey had overseen the technical aspects of  Continue Reading

Sewer update….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm, by

Sewer Project Update: Fidalgo Paving is coming to the island to do street restoration from March 23-27 for those streets torn up during the recent sewer project in Friday Harbor. Paving will begin in the Cannery Landing area along Front Street and up East Street to First, then will continue on First Street to West.

It's time for the poster contest….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm, by

From our friends at Island Rec: Poster Contest for 19th Annual Children’s Festival It’s time THE LAST CHANCE for San Juan island kids to let their imaginations run wet and wild with this year’s Children’s Festival’s Theme: UNDER THE SEA. The 2009 Children’s Festival’s poster contest lets San Juan Island children show off their aquatic  Continue Reading

It’s time for the poster contest….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm, by

From our friends at Island Rec: Poster Contest for 19th Annual Children’s Festival It’s time THE LAST CHANCE for San Juan island kids to let their imaginations run wet and wild with this year’s Children’s Festival’s Theme: UNDER THE SEA. The 2009 Children’s Festival’s poster contest lets San Juan Island children show off their aquatic  Continue Reading

Former island administrator becomes superintendent in Oregon….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm, by

Remember in the mid-1990s when Jeff Davis was here? Looks like he just moved to the Oregon coast. Here’s more, from the Florence, OR, newspaper: After reviewing 22 applications for the superintendent position, the Siuslaw School District announced last week that Jeff Davis of Orting, Wash., will take over the reins beginning July 1. Davis,  Continue Reading

Dinner at The Place….always a good deal….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm, by

Drop by The Place Bar & Grill and check out their special that’s running from today till April 7th…2 for $22! Here’s more (http://www.theplacesanjuan.com/specials.html). See you there!

The late boat….

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 7:33 pm, by

It’s always fun to see friends on the ferry, even when they’re sacked out from a long day on the mainland.

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Posted on March 18, 2009 at 7:25 pm, by

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. Dalai Lama

Hospital Board approves contract for new medical center

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm, by

Last night, the Hospital Board approved the proposed contract with PeaceHealth, which will set in motion getting a new, updated medical center – a new hospital is scheduled to open in 2012. Here’s more from Alan Roochvarg, for the Hospital District: Contract Approved for New Integrated Medical Center for San Juan County Hospital District Friday  Continue Reading

Jesse's in town….

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre reports: If you liked TOM RUSH when he performed here last October, you’ll like Jesse! Just ask our own island music enthusiast, Kirk Fuhrmeister—guitarist and owner of Isle Be Jammin’ on Argyle Street. Kirk plays some of Jesse’s songs when he performs and is very excited to see Jesse live  Continue Reading

Jesse’s in town….

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre reports: If you liked TOM RUSH when he performed here last October, you’ll like Jesse! Just ask our own island music enthusiast, Kirk Fuhrmeister—guitarist and owner of Isle Be Jammin’ on Argyle Street. Kirk plays some of Jesse’s songs when he performs and is very excited to see Jesse live  Continue Reading

Off to Nashville….

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 11:13 am, by

It was a little surprising to see FHHS teachers Ruthie Paull, Marc Vermiere, and Susie Hale on the ferry Tuesday (like, who is there left to teach the kids?!?) but it was nice to find out why they’re going…. Service learning is becoming more & more used by schools around the USA and Canada –  Continue Reading

FHHS softball mows down Wolves 13-3

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 8:42 am, by

Last night at Coupeville, the Friday Harbor Wolverines beat the Wolves 13-3 in their season opener. Led by pitcher Kerri Goff, last year’s league champs showed power at the plate and strong defense. Head coach Kevin Carlton said he was “thrilled” by the girls’ strong start, and said the team is looking forward to their  Continue Reading

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