Opening at waterworks gallery this weekend… Tim Schumm

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm, by

He’s got great stuff – if you haven’t seen Tim Schumm’s vibrant and evocative paintings, you can go to this page (click here) to get an idea – better yet, drop by the gallery this weekend & see  his work in person. Here’s more about Tim from Ruth at waterworks: The july show features the  Continue Reading

Water catchment moves into the mainstream…

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm, by

People around the island do something that is actually illegal in Colorado & some other states: Capture the rainwater that falls from the skies to use. Apparently folks in Arizona are catching on in Tucson, in this Forbes.com article that features islander & water guy Tim Pope (in the picture shown, dressed up to sing  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 6, 2009 at 6:42 am, by

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place. Margaret Mead

It's the Fourth of July!

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:58 am, by

It’s time for you to get outside & play – check the San Juan Calendar for all the stuff that’s going on (and to get ready to go to the bbq or the beach or the fireworks, or wherever your part of the tribe is collecting) – see ya there!

It’s the Fourth of July!

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:58 am, by

It’s time for you to get outside & play – check the San Juan Calendar for all the stuff that’s going on (and to get ready to go to the bbq or the beach or the fireworks, or wherever your part of the tribe is collecting) – see ya there!

Relay for Life profiles: Carrie Unpingco

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:21 am, by

In our ongoing series of folks who help with this month’s Relay for Life, this week we hear from Carrie about “Why I Relay”: Volunteering as the publicity/marketing chair this year gives me the opportunity to help the many people who are greatly affected by cancer. All of us have been affected by cancer in  Continue Reading

Park volunteer: Andrea Wieland

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

This summer Erin Corra (Lime Kiln’s interpretive specialist) and I are running a series about the good folks who volunteer each summer – here’s more about Andrea, who answered some questions Erin put to her: Name: Andrea Wieland Number of years visiting &/or living in the San Juan archipelago: 17 Occupation in your real, or  Continue Reading

Rock the Dock on the Fourth!

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

The Rotary Club’s Mary Kalbert has the scoop about the music: Join us for our “Street Party” at the Port of Friday Harbor. Sponsored by Islanders Bank – tickets are $10.00 each  — children 10 and under free! Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Wine and beer garden, hot dogs, chili dogs, ice cream  Continue Reading

Car Wash at the Mullis Center….Friday!

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm, by

Zack tells me you can get your car washed at the Mullis Center today till 6pm…what’s it go to? Where’s the money go? Who is it for? Here’s more.

Going with the dogs…

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 11:00 am, by

It was great to see Chris & Melonie from Tif & Gif (here’s their website) in the streets the other day, walkin’ the dogs. Have you seen their portfolio of work they’ve been doing lately? You’ll love it – check it out!

Canada Day sunset….

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 10:51 am, by

I noticed you weren’t out on the west side to watch the fireworks for Canada Day on Wednesday, so I shot this picture for you so you could see last light before it was really dark. Beautiful night, and easy to see the fireworks over Victoria. There’s a slight tilt to the picture ’cause I  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 3, 2009 at 9:02 am, by

If we use resources productively and take to heart the lessons learned from coping with the energy crisis, we face a future confronted only, as Pogo, once said, by insurmountable opportunities. The many crises facing us should be seen, then, not as threats, but as chances to remake the future so it serves all beings.  Continue Reading

The Class of '79 Reunion…this weekend!

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 7:33 am, by

The reunion starts today…. Things kick off at Friday’s Crabhouse tonight at 6:00, with potluck tomorrow night at 5:00pm at the American Legion Basement. Contact: (360) 336 5683 for more information. For a much bigger picture, click here!

The Class of ’79 Reunion…this weekend!

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 7:33 am, by

The reunion starts today…. Things kick off at Friday’s Crabhouse tonight at 6:00, with potluck tomorrow night at 5:00pm at the American Legion Basement. Contact: (360) 336 5683 for more information. For a much bigger picture, click here!

Got their black belts…

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 12:30 am, by

My friend Megan Boe has exciting news, from the Hoeller and Kilpatrick-Boe families: Michael Hoeller, age 12, and Me’tairie Kilpatrick-Boe, age 14, were recently presented with their First Degree Black Belts by their instructor, Senior Master Michael Rennick. The two students had tested for their belts in March, and thus were surprised, and thrilled, when  Continue Reading

Cash in with your vacation videos…

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 12:27 am, by

Darren from SanJuanIslandsTV.com tells me he & Lisa have pulled together a contest for you – a chance to show off your cool videos that you shoot while on vacation. Here’s more about the contest – start shooting! FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Visitors coming to the San Juan Islands this summer have a chance to  Continue Reading

White humpback spotted in Australia…

Posted on July 2, 2009 at 2:45 pm, by

When was the last time you saw a white humpback whale? Whaddya call ’em…Moby Hump? Here’s more (with video) from Australia. (Click here.) -00-

Are you ready for the weekend?

Posted on July 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm, by

The Fourth of July on the island is one of my favorite days on the island (besides graduation & the Fair & soccer games & football games & basketball games & Valentine’s Day & Solstice – both of ’em – and Canada Day.) You can get an idea of the stuff that’s gonna be happening  Continue Reading

Ranker: Area gets $16.4 million for NOAA projects

Posted on July 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm, by

Our state senator Kevin Ranker says there is $167 million in recovery investments for shoreline and marine habitat restoration by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (here’s more on that), and a chunk is coming our way – here’s more in his statement: Today US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced the distribution of $167 million  Continue Reading

Free parking in Anacortes this weekend…

Posted on July 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm, by

Here’s the word from the Washington State Ferries folks, giving you a good reason to walk on this weekend instead of bringing your car on the ferry: The parking at the Anacortes Terminal is free from 12:00pm Friday, July 3rd to 11:59pm Monday, July 6th. For all other dates, please pay in advance.

Hangin' around Town….

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm, by

The Chamber’s Debbie Pigman reports: “Town crew members, Jeff Peacock and Dave Smith (not shown) are caught in the act of putting up our Town of Friday Harbor Centennial Bannners. The flying of the banners coincides with the final quarter of celebration of the town’s first 100 years!”

Hangin’ around Town….

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm, by

The Chamber’s Debbie Pigman reports: “Town crew members, Jeff Peacock and Dave Smith (not shown) are caught in the act of putting up our Town of Friday Harbor Centennial Bannners. The flying of the banners coincides with the final quarter of celebration of the town’s first 100 years!”