Wrecking ball for sale…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 7:10 am, by

Drove by Charlie Beacham’s place on San Juan Valley Road…he’s got this wrecking ball for sale out front of his lot. Check it out! -oo-

Jazz at the Labs was great….

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 6:13 am, by

The music & food were great, and it’s great what the music brings to the island for kids. The annual Jazz at the Labs last Saturday was awesome, and even more awesome is the money it raises to make possible the K-12 marine science program that provides outreach to the local schools, which is led  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 8, 2009 at 5:58 am, by

I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work. Julian Bond

Five years & growing…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 12:48 am, by

Craig at Vanderyacht Propane on Mullis Street in town had the neighborhood smelling good as he celebrated his fifth anniversary with a barbecue & free propane tank filling on Friday afternoon. Happy Fifth!

Five years & growing…

Posted on June 8, 2009 at 12:48 am, by

Craig at Vanderyacht Propane on Mullis Street in town had the neighborhood smelling good as he celebrated his fifth anniversary with a barbecue & free propane tank filling on Friday afternoon. Happy Fifth!

Island Gardens gets noticed…

Posted on June 7, 2009 at 8:22 am, by

It’s always nice to have people notice your good work – and Steve Schramm says a magazine has just covered a couple of places he designed here on the island: Just in time for summer, two Island Gardens Company landscapes are featured in the current issue of Easy-Care Landscaping, available on newsstands now. One garden  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 6, 2009 at 10:42 pm, by

It is our collective and individual responsibility … to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live. Dalai Lama

Friday Harbor High Graduation – it's 6pm on Saturday

Posted on June 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm, by

I know you’ll be there, because the rest of the island will be, too… it’s one of the gathering of the tribe things we do around here. Fifty seniors will walk the stage in the ceremony which begins at 6pm at Turnbull Gym. Trip down memory lane: Here are galleries of the last two graduations  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor High Graduation – it’s 6pm on Saturday

Posted on June 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm, by

I know you’ll be there, because the rest of the island will be, too… it’s one of the gathering of the tribe things we do around here. Fifty seniors will walk the stage in the ceremony which begins at 6pm at Turnbull Gym. Trip down memory lane: Here are galleries of the last two graduations  Continue Reading

Open Boat on Sunday…

Posted on June 6, 2009 at 3:51 am, by

Morgan Lohrey announces the kickoff for the season: San Juan Classic Day Sailing welcomes you to our Open Boat Celebration! Let the Summer Sailing begin! Food, beverages, music, everyone welcome. Raffle winners come sailing on our beautifully restored classic wooden sailboats! Sunday June 7th, 2009  1pm-5pm Located in the middle office of the Spring Street  Continue Reading

Barbershop – this weekend!

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 3:01 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre sends this report (click here for a huge picture of our local folks, the Island Chordsmen Plus): Popular Barbershop Bonanza Returns June 7 Friday Harbor’s annual finger-snapping and toe-tapping extravaganza makes for one high-spirited and fun afternoon on Sunday, June 7 starting at 2:00 p.m. San Juan’s own Island Chordsmen  Continue Reading

Kids Race – this Sunday!

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm, by

Jane from San Juan Fitness reports: The Kids Race is a little over one mile for kids of all ages (parents welcome), and it’s at 8:35am (right after the start of the marathon/half marathon race). Fee is $5 and includes t-shirt, finisher ribbon, refreshments, and fun time with good people!! Register at San Juan  Island  Continue Reading

The new coffeehouse in town…

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 7:35 am, by

The new coffeehouse in town opened this morning at 7am. The Naked Bean is located in the spot where Pelindaba’s coffeeplace in the back of the downtown Pelindaba store. There’s a wall now separating the two shops, and Cassie Ellis and Billy Cuddihy are opening just in time for the summer. They’re open tonight till  Continue Reading

New fitness class begins…

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 6:56 am, by

Sally from Island Rec says this new class will help fill a gap: Several people who have been taking the fitness class at Skagit College just asked for Island Rec’s help about two weeks ago in putting together a summer fitness class for them since the college is closing for the summer.  We are delighted  Continue Reading

Music with Teddy on Wednesdays….

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 5:51 am, by

Looks like Oren & Peggy have something cool happening this summer at the Ale House – here’s more from Teddy Deane: Don’t look now but . . . Experimental, interactive, new, possibly unfinished and definitely unpolished solo music by me at the Ale House on WEDNESDAYS starting today, 6-9pm. Come on down, share the fun,  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm, by

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. Rene Descartes

The Garden Tour is this weekend!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 2:23 pm, by

Fiona and Richard Norris from the San Juan Horticultural Society wanted to remind you the Tour is this weekend – here’s more: Tickets are on sale now at Browne’s Garden Center and Robin’s Nest for the 2009 Garden Tour on Saturday June 6. Adult tickets are $12; children 12 and under pay $6. Please pay  Continue Reading

It's time – no to styrofoam!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 11:24 am, by

Stephanie Buffum from the Friends of the San Juan tells me we’ve finally got my friend Doris’ proposal on the docket – and it’s about time. This County has been a leader in other areas of environmental protection (when was the last time you saw a jetski? Right!) and now it’s time to ban styrofoam  Continue Reading

It’s time – no to styrofoam!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 11:24 am, by

Stephanie Buffum from the Friends of the San Juan tells me we’ve finally got my friend Doris’ proposal on the docket – and it’s about time. This County has been a leader in other areas of environmental protection (when was the last time you saw a jetski? Right!) and now it’s time to ban styrofoam  Continue Reading

Vendors for the K-9 Carnival

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 7:39 am, by

Rebecca at Island Rec wonders if you’re gonna be a vendor at this year’s show: K-9 Carnival Seeking Vendors Island Rec’s third annual K-9 Carnival is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th. Last year the carnival brought as many as 400 people and 160 dogs. In addition to games, contests and demonstrations, dog related businesses are  Continue Reading

Guilty, guilty, guilty…

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 6:19 am, by

One of the highlights of the school year (and a great way to end it) is the mock trials, put on by Jim McNairy’s government classes. The ones I’ve seen are presided over by a real judge, Carla Higginson (judge pro-tem), who also explains the finer legal points to the kids as they go along.  Continue Reading

This summer, it's "As You Like It"

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 6:06 am, by

This summer’s play from Island Stage Left will be As You Like It, opening on July 17th here on San Juan Island and running till August 22. Here’s more, from the theater troupe’s website.