Celebrate Earth Day!

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 7:25 am, by

When Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency didn’t exist, kids thought “recycling” was a new kind of bike, and the US energy policy was centered on finding more oil. Things have changed within what we are aware of, and much still remains to change. It’s about action…and I hope that  Continue Reading

'Open Boat' for the Catalyst…this weekend

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 6:16 am, by

Another little bit of history in an historical year – the Catalyst was built & launched in 1932 for use by the Friday Harbor Labs… in its present incarnation, Bill and Shannon Bailey of Pacific Catalyst II, Inc. operate her as a key part of the small boat excursions they operate between here, the Inside  Continue Reading

‘Open Boat’ for the Catalyst…this weekend

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 6:16 am, by

Another little bit of history in an historical year – the Catalyst was built & launched in 1932 for use by the Friday Harbor Labs… in its present incarnation, Bill and Shannon Bailey of Pacific Catalyst II, Inc. operate her as a key part of the small boat excursions they operate between here, the Inside  Continue Reading

Sports update…

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 4:38 am, by

The FHHS baseball guys 10-runned Concrete yesterday 11-0, while the softball girls won 14-9 over the Lions. Meanwhile, the soccer boys tied Calavero Mid-High 2-2 on two second half goals by Cameron Byington…they play their last home game this Saturday at 11:30am against Lynden Christian.

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Posted on April 22, 2009 at 2:19 am, by

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet. Thomas Merton

Artist reception: Jane Buck

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

Ciely at Lavendera Day Spa asked me to invite you to Jane’s reception on Friday, from 6:30 – 8 p.m at 440 Spring Street Friday Harbor…you can call 378-3637 for more info!

Passing…

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 8:42 am, by

Have you ever know anyone who appeared in a Super Bowl commercial? Have you ever known a goose who did? Last Friday, Colleen from San Juan Safaris told me that her (and Bill’s) pet goose Pate died at the age of 20 (not sure what that is, in goose years.) She sent a short list  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 21, 2009 at 7:44 am, by

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. Pete Seeger

Farmers' Market moves outside…

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 7:42 am, by

You know, it was cozy & warm & friendly having the Market at the high school in the dining hall/commons there, but the weather’s good enough to get out now…market manager Rosa Blair tells me the outdoor markets for Saturdays (10am-1pm) begin this weekend and run till October. They’re also planning to get the Wednesday  Continue Reading

Farmers’ Market moves outside…

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 7:42 am, by

You know, it was cozy & warm & friendly having the Market at the high school in the dining hall/commons there, but the weather’s good enough to get out now…market manager Rosa Blair tells me the outdoor markets for Saturdays (10am-1pm) begin this weekend and run till October. They’re also planning to get the Wednesday  Continue Reading

Teri has more room now….

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 5:28 am, by

Teri Gentry moved her studio to the back part of that remodeled green house on Argyle Street (it’s the Carter House part of the Argyle Suites) – you can learn more about the skin care services she offers at her nice, wonderful new website at http://terigentryaesthetics.com/ (designed by the multi-talented Anne Francis). Here’s a bit  Continue Reading

Good island stewards noted…real heroes making life in the islands sustainable…

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 8:00 am, by

The second Sustainable San Juans day was held this past weekend, and by all accounts it went pretty well. Part of the event was the naming of winners of the eight Good Stewardship Awards to folks in the county who are making a difference in keeping the way we do things sustainable…real heroes making sure  Continue Reading

New restaurant in town….

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

  You probably noticed the sign change earlier this month – on the first of this month, Mari Lariviere took over the space where Bella Luna has been for ten and a half years (historians, take note: The San Juan Update in November 1998 noted that Bella Luna was the new incarnation of the old  Continue Reading

Our Library…volunteers make it happen!

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

Since I volunteer at the Library at times, I got to go to yesterday’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Library at the Peppermill. It was great…the food was good, the company was good, and it gave me an appreciation for all the work that gets done at our library. Volunteer coordinator Diana Warner  Continue Reading

The hypnotist was awesome….

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

      Scott the hypnotist held 400 people in his hand with his performance Friday night…if you get a chance to ask anyone who was there, they’ll tell you it was pretty cool. That’s (from left) Zack Reitan, Parker Satin, Jimmy Chaffee, and Ryan Cole (front) before the show got going, in a shot by Jim Cole, with  Continue Reading

This quilt…could be yours

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Jill Urbach says this quilt is going to be given to some lucky winner: I wanted to show off this beautiful quilt made by Steve Brumsickle’s 3rd and 4th grade class at Paideia Classical School.  It is being raffled off at their Spring Social on April 25 at the Presbyterian Church.  (You do not need  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Quick notes: The baseball express rolled on, as the boys thumped Granite Falls Friday night 9-0 before sweeping two at Orcas on Saturday. The softball girls lost their doubleheader at Orcas Saturday, while the soccer boys nearly jumped Washington High in Tacoma Friday night, riding Conor Lanphere’s goal to a 1-1 tie till the hosts  Continue Reading

Stillpoint still accepting applications…

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Dori & Kate at Stillpoint School tell me there is still room: Stillpoint School is pleased to begin accepting applications for the 2009-2010 school year.  Limited spaces are currently available for students entering Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd  grade. Parents with students entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade are welcome to apply for a space  Continue Reading

New stewardship fund set up, this past weekend….

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm, by

The good folks at the Community Foundation have good news for the continued greening of the island – here’s more: The San Juan Island Community Foundation (SJICF) has established a new fund to promote local non-profit and public organizations and their projects that foster the education and practice of community stewardship of our environmental resources.  Continue Reading

Orbison show online this morning….

Posted on April 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm, by

Since Pat O’Day used to set up dances with Roy Orbison’s band back in the 1960s (with a group called the Wailers, featuring a guy named Kent Morrill), it was only natural he’d set up Sunday night’s show. Last night’s show in the Community Theatre is already online…an outfit called Tour TV Online filmed the  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm, by

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb

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Posted on April 19, 2009 at 9:37 am, by

And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, and silently steal away.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow