Keeping it all together…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 10:08 pm, by

It’s always cool to see San Juan Transit’s Dan Ward behind the wheel, and you saw a lot of him as he shuttled folks back & forth to the County Fair last week, especially the people visiting from the other islands who needed a ride to the Fair from the ferry.

89 years & growing…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm, by

The League has been around for a while, and it’s an important reminder that women haven’t always had the opportunity to vote. Here’s more from Susan Dehlendorf: Celebrating 89 Years of a Stronger Democracy: LWV of the San Juans Recognizes Anniversary of the 19th Amendment This August 26 marks the 89th anniversary of the constitutional  Continue Reading

89 years & growing…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm, by

The League has been around for a while, and it’s an important reminder that women haven’t always had the opportunity to vote. Here’s more from Susan Dehlendorf: Celebrating 89 Years of a Stronger Democracy: LWV of the San Juans Recognizes Anniversary of the 19th Amendment This August 26 marks the 89th anniversary of the constitutional  Continue Reading

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Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:32 am, by

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Helping people get clean water….

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:11 am, by

Dick Coffey writes in: Thanks to the island community for your support of our recent quilt raffle to benefit Clean Water for Kunya. The winner of the quilt is Midge Paterson, of Friday Harbor. The greater islands community, including many visitors, bought nearly 1,500 tickets, for a total of $1,327. Special thanks to Krispi Staude  Continue Reading

Hey, thanks… from Cynthia

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 6:06 am, by

Just got this note from Cynthia Burke, whose food booth was a fave for hundreds of Fair-goers & Fair eaters: Hey Ian – just wanted to thank everyone who stopped by my booth and tasted my idea of “Fair Food” – it was another great year – I think this is the 6 or 7th  Continue Reading

A Tourist in Disguise: Part 1

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 5:47 am, by

Every so often, I’d like to share good writing from around the island…here’s a series of essays from San Juan Preservation Trust’s photography intern Jane Fox, who has lived in the islands this summer. Here’s round one: A Tourist in Disguise I, by Jane Fox I hate being a tourist. I’m terrible at it. I  Continue Reading

RideShare continues to rise….

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 5:45 am, by

Have you seen RideShare’s new website? Here’s more: Islanders and friends, You are invited to visit sjRIDESHARE’s updated website at www.sjRIDESHARE.org – now with maps, resources and more in-depth information!  We also invite links to our site and can expand our link page to include other good community resources reciprocally.  To complete your site visit  Continue Reading

Skateboard and BMX Freestyle Jam this weekend…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 5:37 am, by

Island Rec’s Rebecca Clarke says the Jam is on – held for years during the Fair, the past two years it’s been right after, so this year it’s this weekend. Drop by to see that kids really can fly… Here’s more: Skateboard and BMX Freestyle Jam Island Rec’s Skateboard and BMX Competition will be taking  Continue Reading

Passing…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 5:28 am, by

He was a part time resident here, who made a difference…here’s more about Jerry Inskeep.

Jazz this Friday…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 12:57 am, by

  Jan fron the Community Theatre just dropped me a note: Fans of the annual San Juan Island Jazz Festival of the late 1900s (sounds so long ago, doesn’t it?) and just good-ol’ jazz fans and dancers should be ready to do some rompin’ and stompin’ THIS Friday, August 21. Seattle’s popular Uptown Lowdown Jazz  Continue Reading

Thanks from our friends at the Legion….

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

Nancy dropped me this note: Thank you Callie McKay, Alex Gavora and Minnie Kynch for organizing and getting the booth ready. I appreciate your time and energy spent before the fair. Callie, thank you again, for ordering the supplies and prepping the food every day. Thank you to Alex, Lynn, Mike, Kathy and Callie for  Continue Reading

Photo gallery from the Fourth, for Roche Harbor….

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 6:25 am, by

I just ran across this photo gallery of photos taken by Paul Nestor on the Fourth of July this year at Roche Harbor, showing all the activities & people in them starting with the run in the morning & going all day long. There are thousands of pictures – it’s fun to see all the  Continue Reading

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Posted on August 18, 2009 at 6:19 am, by

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. Thomas Fuller

The faces of the San Juan County Fair…

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 7:44 am, by

Whatever your favorite part of the Fair might be, the very best part is seeing so many friends there. It’s the time when summer really does seem to be closing down, as the kids are getting ready for school & university students have their last harrah & we all go the food court to visit  Continue Reading

The Loop Run…perfect day for a race

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 7:36 am, by

You always hope for good day to run, and we got it on Saturday, with a slightly cloudy morning with a little breeze off the ocean…perfect. The 32nd running of what began life as the Record Run, became the Journal Run, and now is operated by Island Rec as the 8.8K Loop Run included several  Continue Reading

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Posted on August 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm, by

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself. Rachel Carson, (1907-1964) The Sea Around Us, 1951

Running the good race….

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 9:54 am, by

You probably saw all the runners out on Pear Point Road for the 8.8K Loop Run this morning – over 200 runners & walkers took up the 5.5 mile challenge on a perfect running day…not too hot, not too cold, just right. I got a bunch of pictures before my battery ran out. If you  Continue Reading

Meeting the new superintendent…

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 9:36 am, by

One of the great things about hanging out at the Fair is visiting with old friends & meeting new ones…I finally got a chance to meet up with our new interim school superintendent, Walt Wegener at the school district booth. He’s a friendly guy with good ideas about how to direct the district through its  Continue Reading

Last day for the Fair…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm, by

Well, the San Juan County Fair wraps up today. Note to Rev & everybody putting on the Fair: This week, everyone I talked to says they weren’t able to come to the Fair till Saturday. That would be about seven bazillion people, or half the island (plus Lopez & Orcas & Waldron.) It’s been a  Continue Reading

Auction on Saturday….

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm, by

Hey, the Livestock Auction this year is at 2pm on Saturday at the County Fair…here’s the word from Tammy Anderson: Hi Ian! Just want folks to join all the Livestock 4-H kids this Saturday at 2 pm over in the 4-H Arena at the Fair for the annual 4-H Livestock Auction. The kids have been  Continue Reading

Gabriel drops by the County Fair…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 9:39 am, by

If they give an award for who came the farthest to come to the Fair this week, it might be Gabriel, born in January. His mom Sarah Joy Staude (FHHS ’96) came to the island from Costa Rica, and met up with grandma Krispi on Wednesday. Papa Julio couldn’t come, so I sang “Me &  Continue Reading