Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 8:31 am, by

What a great evening at the County Fair last night…twenty two folks dressed up using materials they found…somewhere. The rules basically said you gotta use – well, re-use – something, and make your outfit outa that. People made their outfits out of old Fair ribbons, discarded mail, aluminum foil, stuff from the beach, old ties,  Continue Reading

Buckley's got the touch…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 7:53 am, by

Far as I can tell, Sandy Buckley’s pictures are just getting better & better. Here’s one she took at a baby shower earlier this year.

Buckley’s got the touch…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 7:53 am, by

Far as I can tell, Sandy Buckley’s pictures are just getting better & better. Here’s one she took at a baby shower earlier this year.

Passing…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 7:45 am, by

Hearing that guitar legend Les Paul had passed away this week was pretty sad… his influence on the art of making a guitar sing was impossible to measure.

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Posted on August 14, 2009 at 6:20 am, by

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. Mohandas K. Gandhi

New mammography services here…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 1:55 am, by

Amy from Peace Health had this announcement on Friday: Digital Mammography to be Offered on San Juan Island A newly renovated mammogram imaging facility, retrofitted to provide San Juan Island’s first digital mammography, was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting today at the Inter Island Medical Center (IIMC) in Friday Harbor. The mammography facilities at IIMC were  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 12:55 am, by

Hey! Keri from the Town wanted you to know a little more about this month’s Firefighter of the Month – here’s the Friday Harbor Fire Department’s Tom Eades’s responses to her questions: NAME:  Tom Eades FROM: FAMILY/PETS ON ISLAND:  Girlfriend/No pets FAVORITE FOOD:  All seafood. FAVORITE MUSIC:  Primarily rock; but I can handle anything other  Continue Reading

Ferries are gonna go late on Saturday evening…

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 12:35 am, by

The WSF wanted you to know: The WSDOT Ferries Division will delay the 10:00pm sailing from Friday Harbor on Saturday, August 15, to accommodate traffic leaving the San Juan County Fair. The 10:00pm sailing from Friday Harbor will depart 30 minutes later than scheduled, at 10:30 pm. Subsequent departures from Orcas, Shaw and Lopez Islands  Continue Reading

They're back from the DR….

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Vic Woodward writes that the mission trip he & his team took to the Dominican Republic went well & they’re ready to tell folks about it – here’s more: Hi Everyone! We are working on getting pictures together for some gatherings to share our mission trip with the community. There are two planned, Tues. night  Continue Reading

They’re back from the DR….

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Vic Woodward writes that the mission trip he & his team took to the Dominican Republic went well & they’re ready to tell folks about it – here’s more: Hi Everyone! We are working on getting pictures together for some gatherings to share our mission trip with the community. There are two planned, Tues. night  Continue Reading

Meanwhile, back at the County Fair….

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 11:26 am, by

It was great going to the Fair yesterday – the music was good (loved the Local Harvest guys last night, and everyone else all day long), and seeing friends & old friends & new friends & everybody. I really believe ya gotta have twelve hugs a day to be healthy – going to the Fair  Continue Reading

The view from the Cannery House…

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 11:10 am, by

Have you eaten at the Cannery House lately? Cameron and I went last week on a sunny day – can’t be beat. Drop by & check it out – just across from the Courthouse.

The sun sets over Roche Harbor….

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 11:02 am, by

The other night I was out at Roche Harbor just as the clouds rolled in, the colors ceremony was happening, and the sun went down. Beautiful summer evening.

About the barns…

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 10:00 am, by

I asked Boyd Pratt when his “Barn talk” was and was happy to see it’s tomorrow – here’s more about what he & Sandy Strelou have going on: The 100 Friends of Old Island Barns has an exhibit on the Barns of San Juan County at the Agricultural Tent at the San Juan County Fair.  Continue Reading

Weddings all over the place….

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 9:56 am, by

Got a note from Becki Day that last Saturday really was busy (she’s at Vinny’s as well as San Juan Events); and I heard that former islander Anna Gordon’s getting married here this coming weekend: Hi Ian, Saw your note on the weddings this last weekend. Vinny’s catered and coordinated 4 fine rehearsal dinner &  Continue Reading

Moving on…

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 9:16 am, by

Just got this note from IIMC administrative assistant Rebekah Deitz: Dr. Allen Johnson will be leaving Interisland Medical center as of September 19, 2009. He has decided to pursue a new position working in a hospital environment locally. This position will allow him to continue living on the island and will give him more flexibility  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair opens today….

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 5:49 am, by

I know you’re going to the Fair….I believe I haven’t run into anybody in the past couple of weeks who isn’t. It’s what we do. It’s part of belonging to the tribe. It’s a rite of passage, even if you’re already in. One of the fun things (well, actually, THE fun thing) about hanging around  Continue Reading

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Posted on August 12, 2009 at 12:23 am, by

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in  Continue Reading

A song for the summer

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 11:11 pm, by

Here’s song for a summer day – called “Summer Song,” just to connect the dots for ya – by Chad & Jeremy:

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Posted on August 11, 2009 at 12:21 am, by

As a human, the only weapon you have is kindness. Sacrifice, patience and forgiveness are the tripod on which kindness rests. Yogi Bhajan

Gorillas in the mist, that you missed…

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm, by

After I ran that bit about the garden behind Island Studios last week, I was surprised to see a guest in the garden last Thursday, reading Sports Illustrated (I didn’t check to see if it was the swimsuit edition). Claudia says all kinds of folks were posing with him & offering drinks from the Sweet  Continue Reading

Friends on the west side…

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm, by

Sunday turned out to be a pleasant & sunny day, with the killer whales all around…