National Historic Preservation Month – it’s now!

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm, by

This is the month! Sandy Strelou has a bunch of events ahead – here’s more: Ian: National Historic Preservation Month is going to be bigger than ever. Check out all the great local history activities going on in May. Please share this information with your readers! Thanks much. Sandy Strehlou, Town of Friday Harbor ++++++++++++++++  Continue Reading

Jason's sculpture…everywhere!

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 7:17 am, by

By now you’ve gotten used to seeing islander Jason Napier’s lifelike & evocative bronzework – out at Roche Harbor, in his studio, even in Arizona. So I wasn’t terribly surprised to see “Lone Wolf,” at Elements Glass Gallery in Bellevue when I was hiking around there this week…so it was easy to greet an old  Continue Reading

Jason’s sculpture…everywhere!

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 7:17 am, by

By now you’ve gotten used to seeing islander Jason Napier’s lifelike & evocative bronzework – out at Roche Harbor, in his studio, even in Arizona. So I wasn’t terribly surprised to see “Lone Wolf,” at Elements Glass Gallery in Bellevue when I was hiking around there this week…so it was easy to greet an old  Continue Reading

New Pelindaba store in Bellevue – purple reminder of the one here….

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 7:08 am, by

It was cool to be walking around at Bellevue Square and see an old friend: Pelindaba Lavender has a store in the mall there. Walking in was a reminder of the store here on the island – it was clean & offered more lavender gifts & products than you could imagine existed, and it smelled  Continue Reading

Help island folks with cancer get free ferry tickets…

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 6:54 am, by

This one is near & dear to many of us…because so many of us know someone with the disease. The Soroptimists have been raising money for years to help with the transportation costs, and one of the cool parts of this is that every cent goes to help local people. I love what these guys  Continue Reading

The way Patsy was….

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm, by

After watching Kate Schuman’s Patsy in “Always…Patsy Cline” last night (which was simply awesome), I couldn’t help but look up what the original work sounded like – here’s “Crazy” by Patsy Cline…

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Posted on May 7, 2009 at 9:40 pm, by

Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a  Continue Reading

Rebecca – Firefighter of the Month!

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 9:11 am, by

One of the cool things I look forward to each month is finding out who the Firefighter of the Month is gonna be…this month, Carolyn at the Fire Department says it’s Rebecca Smith! Here’s more, from Carolyn: Where were you born? In the state that has 4 times as many cattle as people and their  Continue Reading

Sunrise…

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 8:48 am, by

Last Saturday I got to go to Anacortes on the redeye, and it was so cool to see Mount Baker in her morning glory, as we swept past Lopez….

Cinco de Mayo went great – thanks!

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 8:30 am, by

Over 300 people showed up Tuesday night for the Experience Food Project dinner at FHHS…and, according to Laurie Paul, it was a great evening! Here’s more from Laurie, Wednesday morning: Hey Everyone! I just wanted to express my own personal great big Thank You to all of you wonderful people for volunteering your time and  Continue Reading

Art's new gig….

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 8:13 am, by

Ran into Art Lohrey last weekend – he tells me that he and stepson Orion Powell have set up a new business or two – he’s got a day sail company with San Juan Classic Day Sailing, which complements his other gig, Phoenix Boat Works – restoring wooden boats. Here’s a little bit from his  Continue Reading

Art’s new gig….

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 8:13 am, by

Ran into Art Lohrey last weekend – he tells me that he and stepson Orion Powell have set up a new business or two – he’s got a day sail company with San Juan Classic Day Sailing, which complements his other gig, Phoenix Boat Works – restoring wooden boats. Here’s a little bit from his  Continue Reading

Abby moves on…

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 7:59 am, by

Tomorrow is Abby Spann’s last day as Recreation Specialist at Island Rec… Abby first came in 2005 to the island to work with Island Rec as an intern from Eastern Washington University, and was hired in the fall of 2006. During her time here, she helped manage all those programs you saw in the program  Continue Reading

Art on the cover….

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 6:24 am, by

You saw the cover of the latest Island Rec program guide in your mail last week…. that was shot by John Sinclair. He has a ton more skateboard & bmx pictures at http://www.sanjuanskate.org/ – check them out! He does good work!

Studying the water….

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 6:16 am, by

Jana from the Friends of the San Juans wanted to let you know: The Toxins in Our Water Lecture Series continues and looks at our ability to control pollution. Please attend lecture 4 of the series, Successes and Challenges in Pollution Control, given by San Juan County Pollution Control Specialist, Brian Rader. Brian provides on-site  Continue Reading

More of the Best of KING5….

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 6:12 am, by

Way to go, you guys! They announced them yesterday, and there were a couple more island businesses named: Peggy & Kurt Long of Naknek Charters and Diving won for Best Scuba Diving, and Amelia Powell at Pelindaba wrote in: We are pleased to announce that Pelindaba Lavender Farm has been voted as “Best Public Garden  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 9:34 pm, by

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. Ronald Reagan

Soccer season ends with 7-0 loss at Lynden Christian

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 5:46 pm, by

When Lynden Christian swept past the Friday Harbor Wolverines 7-0, they won themselves a matchup with defending state champions King’s later this week. The Wolverines put the wraps on a hard, sometimes frustrating season. Friday Harbor started strong, holding the Lyncs to a 0-0 draw for the first 16 minutes, but LC was able to  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm, by

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way. Carl Sandburg

Don't miss Patsy!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

You know, I’ve already run into three people who saw the “Always… Patsy Cline” show last weekend at the Community Theatre, and all three say it’s a wonderful experience. Then I got this nice note from John Maya that reminds you why a) you gotta go see the show and b) why Kate Schman &  Continue Reading

Don’t miss Patsy!

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

You know, I’ve already run into three people who saw the “Always… Patsy Cline” show last weekend at the Community Theatre, and all three say it’s a wonderful experience. Then I got this nice note from John Maya that reminds you why a) you gotta go see the show and b) why Kate Schman &  Continue Reading

First dance at your wedding….

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

It’s getting near wedding season here on the island, and there are so many things to get ready, including how you’re gonna do the First Dance. Check out this video & you’ll wanna try it, too… you’re gonna love it. (And yes, my son Shay’s & my little dj business – Shamrock Sound – is  Continue Reading