Caregivers & survivors invited to Relay for Life in July….

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 10:23 am, by

Carrie Unpingco from Relay for Life tells me that they’re inviting folks to the survivors’ lap, and caregivers are welcome, too: At the Friday Harbor High School Track: The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Friday Harbor will be held on July 25 –26 this year. The first lap of this Relay is reserved  Continue Reading

Caregivers & survivors invited to Relay for Life in July….

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 10:23 am, by

Carrie Unpingco from Relay for Life tells me that they’re inviting folks to the survivors’ lap, and caregivers are welcome, too: At the Friday Harbor High School Track: The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Friday Harbor will be held on July 25 –26 this year. The first lap of this Relay is reserved  Continue Reading

Farmers' Market…on Wednesday!

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 8:24 am, by

I have heard so many people say they just haven’t gotten into the habit of going to the Market on Wednesdays, but that they want to….well, here’s a gentle reminder – it’s happening! My friend Lei from the Market says: Come to the lawn on Second Street, across from the Courthouse parking lot this Wednesday  Continue Reading

Farmers’ Market…on Wednesday!

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 8:24 am, by

I have heard so many people say they just haven’t gotten into the habit of going to the Market on Wednesdays, but that they want to….well, here’s a gentle reminder – it’s happening! My friend Lei from the Market says: Come to the lawn on Second Street, across from the Courthouse parking lot this Wednesday  Continue Reading

Humpback drops by Griffin Bay…

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 8:18 am, by

I reported to you yesterday that a humpback was seen on the west side of the island this weekend – looks like he/she may have wandered to the other side. Here’s a report from San Juan Safaris‘ Tristen, from the Orca Network’s e-mail blast: June 13: Our evening tour spent time with a Humpback Whale  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 15, 2009 at 11:29 pm, by

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. James Dent

Crumb rubber revisited… the stuff is pretty crummy…

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm, by

You remember last year all the hoo-rah about the crumb rubber the new play structure had…well, it has since been removed (yay!) and replaced with wood chips. It looks like we’re not the only ones who were concerned…here’s more from the AP, in an article passed along by Michael Buckley. -00-

Signup for fall football!

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm, by

Cassie from the Friday Harbor Athletics reports that practice starts on August 3rd, so you need to sign up now, kids: Boys and Girls ages 6-14, print a registration below and mail to FHAA, PO Box 692 or drop off at San Juan Storage office located at 479 Ellsworth Ave one block down from post  Continue Reading

Not just orcas around here….

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm, by

This past weekend we had a lot of visitors to the island for graduation and for the sunny weather, but we also had a humpback whale on the west side of the island, as you can see.  – 00 –

PeaceHealth CEO coming here…

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 2:51 pm, by

Looks like Jim Barnhart is moving here from Florence, Oregon for the planning stages of the new hospital…here’s more from the Siuslaw News. -00-

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Posted on June 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm, by

It is not the writer’s task to answer questions but to question answers. Edward Abbey

Killer Whale Tales goes great…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm, by

Debbi Fincher reports, from the elementary school: Just a quick follow-up on the amazing Killer Whale Tales program FHES students enjoyed today. This is an orca (killer whale) skull casting from a young transient female which Jeff Hogan shared with the kids. Another surprise happened when Erin of San Juan Excursions gave out a “free  Continue Reading

Up in the air…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm, by

Loren & Dan & the folks at Westwind Aviation have trained tons of folks around here to fly, and they are now adding to their fleet – here’s more: Westwind Aviation, which provides air charter, flight training and scenic flights here in Friday Harbor, has added a twin engine Cessna 303 to their air charter  Continue Reading

The Dog Park rocks!

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm, by

Ever since the Dog Park opened last year, it’s been well-used & has become one of the more popular places in town. Here’s an update for the Update from Lori Stokes: New Island Dog Park is Rousing Success! Last fall, a wonderful new addition to our island opened:  Eddie & Friends Dog Park. It has  Continue Reading

Sailing & racing…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm, by

Patrick Pillsbury reports: Art Lohrey (San Juan Classic Day Sailing) is organizing Friday night races (sailboat) on the waterfront.  Today is the first one.  Anyone interested in sailing their boat or wishing to crew on one of Art’s, should call 298-4007.  This is a low-stakes, minimally competitive venue.  Starting gun is 5:30 pm, call for  Continue Reading

Sailing & racing…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm, by

Patrick Pillsbury reports: Art Lohrey (San Juan Classic Day Sailing) is organizing Friday night races (sailboat) on the waterfront.  Today is the first one.  Anyone interested in sailing their boat or wishing to crew on one of Art’s, should call 298-4007.  This is a low-stakes, minimally competitive venue.  Starting gun is 5:30 pm, call for  Continue Reading

New paint jobs around town…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm, by

Whoa! Did you see the new paint job Aaron & the folks at the Palace Theatre put on – looks good! Along with Be Chic Boutique’s new paint (that’s the former Dominique’s Clothing), that side of the street is looking pretty cheerful & bright. Way to go, you guys!

Check out Brandy's beads….

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm, by

One of the nice things about summer at Roche Harbor is visiting the artists’ booths there between the hotel & the market…last weekend, Brandy Ballard was there with her lampwork beads and other jewelry, as well as wearable art she’s offering this summer… be sure & tell her you saw her here!

Check out Brandy’s beads….

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm, by

One of the nice things about summer at Roche Harbor is visiting the artists’ booths there between the hotel & the market…last weekend, Brandy Ballard was there with her lampwork beads and other jewelry, as well as wearable art she’s offering this summer… be sure & tell her you saw her here!

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Posted on June 12, 2009 at 9:26 am, by

Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. Elizabeth Stone

Skagit Valley College graduates Class of 2009

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm, by

Thursday afternoon the San Juan Center extension of Skagit Valley College graduated seven students as its Class of 2009. With graduation remarks by teacher Catherine Barnhart and class speaker Laura Chorba (who sang it, like you knew she would), the ceremony was heartfelt & warm & a testimony to the energy the students put into  Continue Reading

Adding on….

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 11:51 am, by

Looks like the Lime Kiln Cafe at Roche Harbor expects to be completed with its expansion by the end of the month or sooner. The wood-floored addition looks really good (I peeked through the window) and will increase the overall floor space to 75% more of its original size.