Something's cookin'…..

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 7:30 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre wanted to let you know where the good chow comes from….here’s more: The Baker Boys Highlight Elegant Edibles April 11: The men are taking over the kitchen! (Well, sort of). The Community Arts Theatre Society (CATS) annual gourmet bake sale on April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. gets  Continue Reading

Something’s cookin’…..

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 7:30 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre wanted to let you know where the good chow comes from….here’s more: The Baker Boys Highlight Elegant Edibles April 11: The men are taking over the kitchen! (Well, sort of). The Community Arts Theatre Society (CATS) annual gourmet bake sale on April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. gets  Continue Reading

Rain catchment… legal in the islands….

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 7:08 pm, by

Weirdly, one of the best ideas for gathering water – catching the rain that falls on your buildings & storing it – is illegal in Utah and Colorado, a couple of perennially dry states. Although the islands are mentioned in this Wall Street Journal article, it’s because we do allow it (and some of us  Continue Reading

Clipper bags it for this summer….

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 2:28 am, by

Deborah from the San Juan Islands Visitors’ Bureau tells me the Victoria Clipper isn’t dropping by the island this summer…..here’s more: I just received official word (thanks to an alert by member Harrison House/Tucker House), that the Victoria Clipper will not be running its usual seasonal service from Seattle to Friday Harbor this year, as  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 24, 2009 at 2:17 am, by

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Richard Bach

Beach wood….

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 2:14 am, by

This is from Michael Steighner’s blog….he was visiting here from Florida and caught this wonderful mix of color & wood & water. Be sure & look over his other photos, too!

Islanders step up…

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 2:01 am, by

An update on the Grones’ situation (see below) from Carol Ford: Hi Ian – Thanks so much! Because we spread the word, Dave got a place to stay. It turns out Sandy Ridge (Jesse Woodruff’s mom) and her husband, Joe, have an apt. in Queen Anne that he can stay in through April. They just  Continue Reading

Have you done the survey yet?

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 2:00 am, by

Help us out here…there’s a chance we can get a Skills Training Center here, but we need you to fill out this survey (below)….local companies, as well as teachers & community members, can help the process along by taking the survey now. As I understand it, the more answers we get, the better the chances  Continue Reading

San Juan Canvas changes owners

Posted on March 23, 2009 at 3:30 am, by

Patrick & Andra (above, right) are the kind of folks we need here on San Juan Island – involved, caring, great parents, and always smiling. Patrick first bought the Bon Accord in Friday Harbor when they moved here, and three years ago, he and Andra bought The Sail Loft (San Juan Canvas) down at the  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm, by

The water flows, but back into the ocean; The moon sinks, but is even in heaven. Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them. Alan Watts

FHHS sports update….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm, by

Over the weekend, the Wolverine baseball team munched Darrington (Friday) and Shoreline Christian (Saturday), while the softball girls had a 2 out of 3 split with Darrington and Meridian. The soccer boys played their third game in five days, dropping their re-match with Coupeville (that’s Cam Byington in the air Saturday; photo by Lauren Paulsen  Continue Reading

Peter & Leasa are getting hitched….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm, by

Leasa Burch and Peter Wangoe II will be getting married on Oahu in May of 2009. It will be a small ceremony with family and close friends. A San Juan Island reception will take place in August of 2009.

Peter & Leasa are getting hitched….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm, by

Leasa Burch and Peter Wangoe II will be getting married on Oahu in May of 2009. It will be a small ceremony with family and close friends. A San Juan Island reception will take place in August of 2009.

Tagged…..

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:31 pm, by

Back in 1995 or so, my boys & I used to play a game on Saturdays during the summer in which we would walk around town looking for out-of-state plates, and write them down on a little plate. One memorable day we saw license plates from 40 states & two provinces…there were a lot of  Continue Reading

Vols needed for the Children's Festival…

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm, by

Jennifer Furber says they’re gonna need you to help: The Children’s Festival is coming! On Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 2 pm, Island Rec will present the 19th annual festival at the Country Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “Under The Sea.” The 2009 Children’s Festival Committee is currently looking for volunteers to  Continue Reading

Vols needed for the Children’s Festival…

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm, by

Jennifer Furber says they’re gonna need you to help: The Children’s Festival is coming! On Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 2 pm, Island Rec will present the 19th annual festival at the Country Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “Under The Sea.” The 2009 Children’s Festival Committee is currently looking for volunteers to  Continue Reading

Our friend needs help….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

I just got this note from Carol Ford about what the Grones are dealing with….look over it & see what you can do: Hi Ian… I just spoke to Dave Grone (his kids are recent FHHS grads, Ashley and Jason). His wife, Jacque, was flown off-island Friday with a brain aneurism and endured an 11 hour surgery  Continue Reading

Photo time….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

If you’re a photography nut like me, I’m guessing you’ll like the daily contributions that Tim Dustrude makes to his daily photo blog at http://timd-365-photos.blogspot.com/ (yesterday was a good one of Mona the Camel, here on the island) and John Lackey at http://www.sanjuanislanddailyphoto.com … check them out! You’ll like them!

Dog needs to be trained? Look no further….

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm, by

Toni Franklin stays in touch with what’s happening with dogs on the island….here’s the latest: Dog Training Seminars in Friday Harbor! Last spring the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter (APS) was invited to make a presentation to Jim McNairy’s Civics class for a $1000 grant to meet the needs of the community and our organization.  The  Continue Reading

Adopt a tree well…now!

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 11:49 pm, by

The Chamber’s Debbie Pigman tells me this is part of what makes our Town so beautiful: Chamber of Commerce Adopt a Tree Well Program Continues in 2009. The Chamber of Commerce Downtown Forum, as part of its beautification plan, initiated a program in 2008 where businesses, organizations or individuals could “adopt” the ground around the  Continue Reading

Earth Hour is a week away….

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm, by

You heard that next Saturday is when the worldwide Earth Hour happens, right? It’s local (the Town Council just affirmed it) and it’s global – here’s more from Jeanne, shown with Friday Harbor Mayor David Jones: Hi Ian, At the Town Council meeting at noon Thursday, March 19th, the Town Council read a Proclamation in  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm, by

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, “Did you sleep good?” I said “No, I made a few mistakes.” Steven Wright