But it's so pretty…

Posted on May 29, 2009 at 4:34 am, by

It’s the time of year you see it everywhere, and the pretty yellow flowers on it are why that Scottish guy brought it to Victoria years ago. Well, scotch broom is a noxious weed. A mature plant produces in excess of 10,000 seeds that can be ejected as far as 20 feet.  Since those seeds  Continue Reading

But it’s so pretty…

Posted on May 29, 2009 at 4:34 am, by

It’s the time of year you see it everywhere, and the pretty yellow flowers on it are why that Scottish guy brought it to Victoria years ago. Well, scotch broom is a noxious weed. A mature plant produces in excess of 10,000 seeds that can be ejected as far as 20 feet.  Since those seeds  Continue Reading

Coming to the island, you wenches?

Posted on May 29, 2009 at 4:25 am, by

If you’re a visitor coming this way & would like to do a trip with just women, check out what Deanna Keahey offers with her tours to the islands. She offers bird watching & whale watching & kayaking & hiking & all the stuff those of us who live here do right before breakfast, each  Continue Reading

Going to Canada? Coming back?

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 11:27 pm, by

The Washington State Ferries just wrote to tell me & you: SEATTLE – The Washington State Department of Transportation is reminding citizens traveling to Canada to ensure they have the proper documentation and to be prepared for delays at border, whether traveling by road or via the Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. ferry. As of June 1, U.S.  Continue Reading

Setting aside the land, and preserving it for our kids….

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 9:17 am, by

The last few years have been ones in which preservation efforts can claim some successes. This is critical if we are to leave our children anything

It's the Carnival at the elementary school on Saturday!

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 9:00 am, by

The PTA folks at FHES wanted you to know (this is a great way to spend Saturday, by the way!): Carnival Time for Friday Harbor! Saturday, May 30 Get your cotton candy! Go karaoke! Throw those darts and race with those eggs and spoons!  Friday Harbor Elementary School’s community carnival is full of fun on  Continue Reading

It’s the Carnival at the elementary school on Saturday!

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 9:00 am, by

The PTA folks at FHES wanted you to know (this is a great way to spend Saturday, by the way!): Carnival Time for Friday Harbor! Saturday, May 30 Get your cotton candy! Go karaoke! Throw those darts and race with those eggs and spoons!  Friday Harbor Elementary School’s community carnival is full of fun on  Continue Reading

Every 15 minutes…the video is posted…

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 4:27 am, by

Last month, San Juan Emergency Services’ Lainey Volk orchestrated a two-day presentation using students from FHHS and Spring Street International School  that pointed up the terrrible cost & pain that drinking alcohol & driving exacts from people, from friends, and from the community. The program is called “Every Fifteen Minutes,” because in the US someone  Continue Reading

Hidden Treasures – you'll hear them Saturday!

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 4:07 am, by

If you haven’t heard the music of Chamber San Juans lately, this is a good weekend to start – it’s gonna be great. With a Grammy nominee & world-class musicians, this one’s gonna be a winner. Here’s more from the Community Theatre’s Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: Chamber Music San Juans Presents “Spring’s Hidden Treasures” Bring together a  Continue Reading

Hidden Treasures – you’ll hear them Saturday!

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 4:07 am, by

If you haven’t heard the music of Chamber San Juans lately, this is a good weekend to start – it’s gonna be great. With a Grammy nominee & world-class musicians, this one’s gonna be a winner. Here’s more from the Community Theatre’s Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: Chamber Music San Juans Presents “Spring’s Hidden Treasures” Bring together a  Continue Reading

From Delhi to Dharamsala – People, Place, Prayer and Parasailing…

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 3:59 am, by

Just ran into Janet Thomas earlier this week, and she told me she & her friends are putting on what appears to be a great slideshow tomorrow (Friday, in this four-day week) at the Library at 7pm…here’s more: Thrinley DiMarco, Kurt Schwalbe and Janet Thomas will give a slide presentation about their recent trip to  Continue Reading

New Beach Watchers!

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 3:55 am, by

This is one of the more successful marine education programs around – here’s more from Shann: The fourth class of San Juan County/WSU Beach Watchers (click here for the Big Picture) graduated May 21 after attending 100 hours of classroom training and field experience about the San Juan County marine and watershed environment. Extension Director  Continue Reading

Everyone gets a new car, sometime….

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 3:54 am, by

Seems to me that the islander with the most interesting cars around here is my friend Kevin Roth… I was able to shoot a driveby of him waiting for the ferry the other day, with a 1927 Model T that he got running. It’s the only one I have ever seen with something resembling a  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 3:51 am, by

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie

Passing….

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 3:47 am, by

A familiar face on the island (and at the Library & Senior Center), Lola moved to the island in 2000, but seemed like she’d been here for much longer, because she did so much for the community. Her daughter Becki dropped off this writeup to celebrate her passing last week: Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Lola  Continue Reading

New show opens at Concepia this weekend….

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 6:06 am, by

John Sinclair invites you to drop by on Saturday to check out the new photography at Concepia, Your Center for Creativity, 232 A St #7, 378-FOTO. The show features Danielle Dean Palmer: Sea Series + Two New Collections of Work, and runs from May 30th – July 10th. He says the doors open at 2pm,  Continue Reading

Marathon set for next week….

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 6:01 am, by

The seventh running of the San Juan Marathon/Half Marathon is set for next week on the 7th…here’s more from Paul Hopkins at the Fitness Club: Despite the current economic situation, the Kings San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon is yielding healthy numbers, at least as far as early registrations go.  Event organizers report that  Continue Reading

Hawken's Graduation speech… "You are brilliant, and the earth is hiring."

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 5:52 am, by

It’s that time of year – we have all our local graduation ceremonies coming up, and all those others off-island as well –  that we go to to support our friends who are wrapping up their academic careers. One of the best I’ve read in this season of speeches was the one Paul Hawken presented  Continue Reading

Hawken’s Graduation speech… “You are brilliant, and the earth is hiring.”

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 5:52 am, by

It’s that time of year – we have all our local graduation ceremonies coming up, and all those others off-island as well –  that we go to to support our friends who are wrapping up their academic careers. One of the best I’ve read in this season of speeches was the one Paul Hawken presented  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 11:36 pm, by

Forgiveness is letting go of all hope of a better past. Anne Lamott

Treat your dog right, with Mollie's Meals & Treats…

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 7:16 am, by

Anna Maria at Harrison House/Tucker House has an announcement about a new business she & her friend Erin have going: Healthy, wholesome and organic meals and treats for the four-legged friend in your life Mollie’s Meals and Treats produces handmade biscuits, bagels and raw food for dogs.  We source fresh ingredients from area farms around  Continue Reading

Treat your dog right, with Mollie’s Meals & Treats…

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 7:16 am, by

Anna Maria at Harrison House/Tucker House has an announcement about a new business she & her friend Erin have going: Healthy, wholesome and organic meals and treats for the four-legged friend in your life Mollie’s Meals and Treats produces handmade biscuits, bagels and raw food for dogs.  We source fresh ingredients from area farms around  Continue Reading