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Posted on April 13, 2009 at 10:18 pm, by

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. Mohandas Gandhi

Dancing in the street….

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm, by

Ever since I saw the end of Slumdog Millionaire, I’ve been wishing we could have everybody dance next to the ferry landing (since we don’t have a train station to dance in.) Great way to end a movie, or start things up on an island. In Antwerp, they have no such problem – check it  Continue Reading

Islanders helping islanders…..

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 1:01 pm, by

One of the cool things here on the island is that if you have cancer, there have been two ways to get ferry tickets so you can get to treatment on the mainland: The Susan G. Komen Foundation (for folks with breast cancer) and the Soroptimists’ program (for everyone else). Both have provided hundreds of  Continue Reading

Sports update…

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 7:27 am, by

You were planning to go, and so was I – today’s home baseball game with Nooksack (which was a re-schedule from two weeks ago) has been postponed again – the new re-schedule is on the 23rd, here at Hartman Field. Over the weekend, the FHHS softball girls swept two with Concrete, while the baseball boys  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 13, 2009 at 7:09 am, by

Nature is doing her best each moment to make us well. Why, Nature is but another name for health. Henry David Thoreau

A view from a hill….

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 7:06 am, by

It’s always cool to see how other folks – especially visitors – see us. Check out Melissa Manley’s blog, including pictures from Mount Young….click here. -oo-

Kindergarten signups next week….

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 7:00 am, by

Marty Robinson at FHES tells me they want to sign up the little ones next week: Kindergarten Registration: Friday Harbor Elementary School welcomes the Kindergarten class of 2009-2010!  Registration for next year’s Kindergarten class will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21 in the school office.  Parents who wish to enroll their  Continue Reading

Easter at Roche Harbor….

Posted on April 11, 2009 at 3:30 am, by

Besides all the excitement at Jackson’s Beach, there’s also activities for kids at Roche Harbor – here are all the details, from the Roche Harbor news. http://www.rocheharbor.com/aboutus_news.html -ooo-

Getting ready for Easter!

Posted on April 11, 2009 at 3:29 am, by

Are you ready for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt? Here’s what we do each year, from Susan Risser (there are photos from last year’s hunt in the “Galleries” in the column to the right): The annual Easter egg hunt put on by the Friday Harbor Firefighters will by held at Jackson’s Beach again this year.  Continue Reading

Easter eggs in the dark….

Posted on April 11, 2009 at 2:51 am, by

Abby at Island Rec asked me to tell you to bring extra batteries: Hi Ian! Just wanted to remind you that this Saturday is Island Rec’s Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt! 8:30pm at the High School Track. Bring a flashlight and a bag to carry all your goodies home in. This is open to all  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm, by

Build a man a fire and you’ll warm him for a day – but set a man on fire and you’ll warm him for a lifetime. Cody Fischer

Have you been by, yet?

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:21 am, by

One of the things you gotta drop by & see, if you’re gonna live here, is the mausoleum at Roche Harbor… here’s a description of John’s McMillin’s vision for the structure, from the Roche Harbor website (http://www.rocheharbor.com/walkingtour.html): John S. McMillin wished to leave to posterity, a memorial to the dreams and aspirations of the things  Continue Reading

The Bowmans, out & about….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:17 am, by

Yvonne insisted that I be in the picture when I tried to shoot her & Gary the other day in front of King’s Market. Gary’s recovery from that motorcycle accident last summer is going well – he’s still smiling & lovin’ life, like the irrepressible Yvonne. Thanks to Beth Ware for shooting the picture…she caught  Continue Reading

The Bowmans, out & about….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 3:17 am, by

Yvonne insisted that I be in the picture when I tried to shoot her & Gary the other day in front of King’s Market. Gary’s recovery from that motorcycle accident last summer is going well – he’s still smiling & lovin’ life, like the irrepressible Yvonne. Thanks to Beth Ware for shooting the picture…she caught  Continue Reading

Doubleheaders set for Saturday….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 2:11 am, by

Ditch your Mariners tickets & go see ball the way it was meant to be played – the Wolverines’ baseball squad (including Richie Ochoa, photo) plays two against Concrete at Hartman Field (next to the Cathoic Church) starting at 11:30am, while the softball team plays Concrete twice starting at 11:30am as well, at the elementary  Continue Reading

He's got the salsa beat….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, by

When I saw Patrick from Bakery San Juan on the bench outside Kings last weekend, I realized it was the first time, ever, that I had seen him sit still. Besides running a first-class bakery with Mark & teaching salsa classes at the Grange and Dance Studio at times, the always-moving, always smiling Patrick is  Continue Reading

He’s got the salsa beat….

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 1:00 am, by

When I saw Patrick from Bakery San Juan on the bench outside Kings last weekend, I realized it was the first time, ever, that I had seen him sit still. Besides running a first-class bakery with Mark & teaching salsa classes at the Grange and Dance Studio at times, the always-moving, always smiling Patrick is  Continue Reading

New friend down at Cannery Row….

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:26 pm, by

That’s Jason from Discovery Sea Kayaks with a land-born orca he met over on Cannery Landing, next to the ferry. He keeps a well-written blog of his trips & observations around the island – check it out!

Volunteers needed at the Visitor Center….

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm, by

Sandy from the VC tells me: Volunteers are needed for the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center, which is run mostly by volunteers to provide information to visitors visiting the San Juan Islands. New volunteers are always welcome! Training is offered to familiarize new volunteers with the Visitor Center’s operations. If you  Continue Reading

The gallery is open for the season….

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 8:34 pm, by

Have you seen the nice paint job that Ruth did at waterworks gallery? Drop by & check it out! Here’s more: waterworks gallery opens for the spring, freshly repainted, and rehung with new artworks from gallery artists including Anne Belov, Kathleen Hooks,  Michael Dickter, Kathryn Trigg and Joan Stuart Ross. The gallery is pleased to  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 9, 2009 at 8:09 pm, by

There is a constant and intimate contact among the things that coexist and co-evolve in the universe – a sharing of bonds and messages that makes reality into a stupendous network of interaction and communication. It is this ‘sharing of messages’ in Nature that keeps it in balance. Ervin Laslo

Street update….

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 7:26 pm, by

The Chamber of Commerce tells me: Sewer Project Update: The paving project that was scheduled for March 23-27 was delayed, initially due to weather, then, when one of the ferries broke down and was temporarily replaced with a smaller one, due to not wanting to use up space on the smaller ferry with equipment. Weather  Continue Reading