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!”

Great show! (And my nose isn't growing!)

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm, by

The Missoula Children’s Theatre folks came rolling into town last week, cast “Pinocchio,” and put on a heck of a show, I hear. Concepia’s John Sinclair shot some 75 photos during dress rehearsal, and I think it’s cool he asked me to share them with you – they’re fun! (Click here for the gallery). And…Jan  Continue Reading

Great show! (And my nose isn’t growing!)

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm, by

The Missoula Children’s Theatre folks came rolling into town last week, cast “Pinocchio,” and put on a heck of a show, I hear. Concepia’s John Sinclair shot some 75 photos during dress rehearsal, and I think it’s cool he asked me to share them with you – they’re fun! (Click here for the gallery). And…Jan  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm, by

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. Ansel Adams

On TV on Thursday….

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 8:08 am, by

It’s always fun to see yourself on TV, and we like seeing ourselves as much as anyone… here’s the word from Eric at KING5 in Seattle: KING-TV’s popular show Evening Magazine is doing a series of stories called, “Just A Ferry Away”. On Thursday, July 2nd at 7:00 PM on KING-TV we will be featuring  Continue Reading

New book about Roche Harbor comes to the stores….

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 7:21 am, by

One of the cool parts of this year’s centennial celebration on the island was Mike & Julia Vouri’s book about Friday Harbor earlier this year (it was great – did you get yours? Here’s the scoop.) Now a book for Roche Harbor is out – Journal of the San Juans editor Richard Walker and Arcadia  Continue Reading

Happy Canada Day!

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 6:40 am, by

While we have our national holiday this coming weekend, today is Canada Day for our friends across the water – Happy Canada Day!

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Posted on June 30, 2009 at 11:41 pm, by

When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. Al Franken

Going to the Market…

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 11:24 pm, by

I hear there were a lot more folks dropping by the Wednesday Farmers’ Market last week – nad here’s more about why it’s a good idea this week, from my friend Lei: This is a reminder that the mid-week farmers’ market is happening on Wednesdays at the lawn on Second Street, across from the Courthouse  Continue Reading

Five months & growing….

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 7:13 am, by

It was cool to see Alisa Schoultz on the ferry last weekend with her cheerful girl Vera Jane – she was just born to Scott & Alisa on January 18th this year & she’s doing great! -oo-

Five months & growing….

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 7:13 am, by

It was cool to see Alisa Schoultz on the ferry last weekend with her cheerful girl Vera Jane – she was just born to Scott & Alisa on January 18th this year & she’s doing great! -oo-

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Posted on June 30, 2009 at 7:06 am, by

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not. Dr. Seuss, from The Lorax

Viv & Dan get hitched….

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 6:41 am, by

You remember Vivian Simonis who worked at Charters Northwest (with her ace bookkeeper sis Rose) before making her own company, Company Gear….she made the shirts & caps & pads & pens that By Design gives out, and more, with our logo on ’em. Anyway, she went & got married last month in Bellingham (she lives  Continue Reading

Viv & Dan get hitched….

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 6:41 am, by

You remember Vivian Simonis who worked at Charters Northwest (with her ace bookkeeper sis Rose) before making her own company, Company Gear….she made the shirts & caps & pads & pens that By Design gives out, and more, with our logo on ’em. Anyway, she went & got married last month in Bellingham (she lives  Continue Reading

On the high seas….

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 6:24 am, by

Nan & Steve Simpson celebrated their twenty-second wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago, and now have hit the water for the Broughtons…in their blog of their adventures, they tell how they ran into the Southern Resident killer whales on their way to Nanaimo…here’s more. -oo-

Coming to the surface…

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 6:21 am, by

That’s one of the resident orcas this past weekend, coming up to breathe, as captured by the lens of Jim Maya. (Thanks for the picture, Jim!)