Carrie throws her hat in the mayoral ring….

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

We sure get good candidates for offices around here…Library bookkeeper & Town Council member Carrie Lacher wrote to tell me (and you) that she’s running for David Jones’ seat when he retires later this year. Here’s more from Carrie’s press release, announcing she’s in: Carrie Lacher, Town Councilmember, announced today her bid for the Mayorship  Continue Reading

The Best of KING5/Washington… and the winners are…..

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

This spring KING5 (that’s a TV station in Seattle, in case all you do is look at YouTube) held a “Best of” contest. The winners were announced last night, and included some nice surprises: The Whale Museum was selected Best Museum, Pete & Erin’s San Juan Excursions (here’s the website) took top honors in the  Continue Reading

Caught a halibut!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Andy reports on a great fishing day – here’s more. -oo-

Dinner tonight!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

It’s gonna be great – the Cinco de Mayo EFP Community Dinner with a performance by Ballet Folklorico, at 5:30pm-7:00pm at the FHHS Dining Hall (the former Commons). Proceeds go to the EFP Every Child Eats Fund, administered by the SJI Family Resource Center. If you haven’t been by the previous EFP (Experience Food Project)  Continue Reading

Wish registry begun at Island Studios!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Claudia at Island Studios has the perfect answer to your uncertainty about the perfect gift: Island Studios is starting a new service for residents and visitors alike.  I call it the Wish List Registry.  The way it works is that anyone can come in to Island Studios and register in our database items that are  Continue Reading

Dressing up? Start here!

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 11:20 pm, by

Bet you didn’t know that a bunch of the FHHS kids in the prom pictures you saw yesterday were dolled up in clothes they rented from the Community Theatre’s costume shop…didja? I didn’t, till Dodie mentioned that you can arrange anytime to borrow their stuff – for a price, which goes back into the Theatre’s  Continue Reading

Workshop: Hands-on trail planning, construction and maintenance skills

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 11:05 pm, by

David tells me trail volunteers are needed, and here’s a training that will get you ready…read on: Aspiring island volunteers have a chance to learn basic hands-on trail planning, construction and maintenance skills at a free workshop offered by the San Juan Island Trials Committee on May 29 and 30. The workshop will consist of  Continue Reading

Relay for Life: Fundraiser at Haley's for Cinco de Mayo

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 10:50 pm, by

Michele Mayer tells me her Relay for Life team from Southeby’s has a Cinco de Mayo event at Haley’s tonight – they have “Amateur Server Night”…no telling how you’ll be served, but the tips go to Relay.

Relay for Life: Fundraiser at Haley’s for Cinco de Mayo

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 10:50 pm, by

Michele Mayer tells me her Relay for Life team from Southeby’s has a Cinco de Mayo event at Haley’s tonight – they have “Amateur Server Night”…no telling how you’ll be served, but the tips go to Relay.

The solar age is dawning….

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 10:34 pm, by

You may wonder what this story has to do with the island…well, think about it. What DO you think the future holds, energy-wise? The guy who built the solar panels  over at the Technology Center told me in 1995 that a 3/4 acre lot covered with solar panels could provide the island’s power needs. Check  Continue Reading

Thanks for your help at the Sports BBQ – it worked!

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm, by

I don’t think I know anyone who works harder for the schools than Elisa Howard, or with better heart. After the success of the fundraiser this weekend (here’s more), the Purple & Gold prez had a ton of folks to point out as the ones who made it all happen…here’s more: It was a successful  Continue Reading

On to Girls' State this year….

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 9:54 pm, by

Minnie Knych tells me the selections of the two girls from FHHS for this year’s Girls’ State have been made – here’s more: Cheyenne Cook and Khaili Radden were chosen as the Girls State representatives for the Unit 163 American Legion Auxiliary for 2009. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the week long leadership camp for  Continue Reading

On to Girls’ State this year….

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 9:54 pm, by

Minnie Knych tells me the selections of the two girls from FHHS for this year’s Girls’ State have been made – here’s more: Cheyenne Cook and Khaili Radden were chosen as the Girls State representatives for the Unit 163 American Legion Auxiliary for 2009. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the week long leadership camp for  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 4, 2009 at 9:33 pm, by

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz

Sports auction raises more than $53K; fall sports saved

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm, by

The final number will probably change, but Purple & Gold’s Elisa Howard told me this afternoon that we raised over $53,000 at last night’s BBQ fundraiser & auction. When the final tally is in, it may even exceed that, after expenses are backed out & new donations are backed in. The evening was a fun  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm, by

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. Frederick Douglass

The prom was a blast!

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 2:53 pm, by

I hope you don’t have anything planned for the next few minutes, because I know you’ll want to look over these photos from James Krall of the prom last week (it was on the 25th.) They start here (or you can click through, from his front page) – he was the official prom photographer, and  Continue Reading

So, San Juan Canvas is ready to sew….

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm, by

Saturday’s Open House for San Juan Canvas brought together the past & present owners to celebrate Derek Steere & Lauren Cohen taking over the sewing machines last month… the company was begun by Susan & Peter Risser in 1972, who passed it on to Patrick & Andra Pillsbury in 2006. Here’s more about San Juan Canvas – friendly folks down there – drop in! -oo-

Another new islander….

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm, by

It was great to see Amber with twelve-day-old (today) Channing at the Children’s Festival this past weekend. -oo-

The Children's Festival – one of the best ever!

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

One of the great things about going to the Children’s Festival is…ya never want to leave. There is so much to see and do there – so Josie and I shot a bunch of pictures and made a 80-photo portfolio (click here) so you could get the idea (if you weren’t there) and so you  Continue Reading

The Children’s Festival – one of the best ever!

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

One of the great things about going to the Children’s Festival is…ya never want to leave. There is so much to see and do there – so Josie and I shot a bunch of pictures and made a 80-photo portfolio (click here) so you could get the idea (if you weren’t there) and so you  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm, by

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. Voltaire