A poem for ya….

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 9:48 am, by

I had this running around in my head this morning, and wanted to share it with you: The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 9:23 am, by

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. Peter Drucker

Notes around the island….

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 8:18 am, by

Stuff you might be interested in: • Did you notice that islander Lindsey Spaulding was executive producer Mary McLaglen’s assistant in the credits for The Proposal, playing tonight & tomorrow & till next week at the Palace Theatre? She graduated from FHHS about ten years ago & then from Vanderbilt. • John Sinclair took photos  Continue Reading

Jessica graduates – wahoo!

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 6:37 am, by

In this graduation season, it’s great to hear from far & wide about the cool stuff former FHHS students are doing…here’s the word from proud mom Nan Simpson whose smile is on high-beams these days: Graduation Announcement:  Jessica Hollis Simpson Jessica Hollis Simpson, daughter of Nan and Steve Simpson of Friday Harbor and Ron and  Continue Reading

Fifty years young…and a chance to find balance

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 5:40 am, by

One of this island’s true & lasting treasures is folksinger/philosopher/educator Mike Cohen. He’s been teaching nature’s way for decades, and it’s people like him who will make the difference in the coming years as we face the incredible disconnect too many folks have with nature & the planet. Here’s more: Nature’s Path to Earth and  Continue Reading

FHHS Graduation, revisted….

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 5:00 am, by

Hey, here’s a couple of places to go to to see what graduation & the senior all-nighter looked like… Grad Night 2009 – Here’s the site (click here!) that details the evening after the ceremony was over, as the seniors rode the Pintail to Jones Island for a spell, back to the hypnotist at the  Continue Reading

Memorable day on the water….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm, by

Here’s Ivan from Western Prince, with his story of his most memorable day on the water:

Big hair & all that….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm, by

Gretchen from Whidbey Island Bank says they have a team for Relay for Life: Whidbey Island Bank has assembled a team of both bank and community members this year, to participate in the 25th year anniversary of Relay For Life. We are very excited, and proud to be a part of this fantastic event. In  Continue Reading

Big hair & all that….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm, by

Gretchen from Whidbey Island Bank says they have a team for Relay for Life: Whidbey Island Bank has assembled a team of both bank and community members this year, to participate in the 25th year anniversary of Relay For Life. We are very excited, and proud to be a part of this fantastic event. In  Continue Reading

Humpback nears boat last week…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:27 am, by

This was a photo Jim Maya took last week when those humpbacks were in the area…he said the guys in the Prince of Whales boat didn’t try to get close to the whale – the whale came over to them. -oo-

Francie's art is on display….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:13 am, by

If you get a chance, drop by the Naked Bean, where Francie Hansen was hanging her recycled art yesterday on the wall on the Thai Kitchen side of the coffeehouse. Cool stuff, cleverly put together…check it out! -oo-

Francie’s art is on display….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 7:13 am, by

If you get a chance, drop by the Naked Bean, where Francie Hansen was hanging her recycled art yesterday on the wall on the Thai Kitchen side of the coffeehouse. Cool stuff, cleverly put together…check it out! -oo-

Learn to swim this summer!

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:55 am, by

My friend Amy Wynn wanted you to know this is a great time to learn to swim – here’s more: Ian, I have a little dream.  It’s a much smaller dream than Martin Luther King’s, but I’m sure it will keep me busy.  I’d like for everyone on the island to know how to swim  Continue Reading

Clearing the trails…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:20 am, by

Diane from the Land Bank says the Trails Committee volunteers could use a hand: Greetings, Please join us for the following San Juan preserve summer trail work parties and noxious weed removal: Thursday, June 25th marks our first (of 11) volunteer trail work parties at 4 – 6 pm on each Thursday from June 25  Continue Reading

Trip to Dominican Republic planned to connect with refugees…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 6:08 am, by

Vic Woodward and his family & friends are pulling together a trip in August, and wanted to let you know about it & see if you’d like to help – here’s more: Trip to Offer Hope to the Dominican Republic Our hearts have been stirred for the global mission field for a few years now.   Continue Reading

This weekend it's the Three Farm Walking Tour & Picnic…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 5:53 am, by

Tanja wanted to let us know there’s a fundraiser for the Agricultural Guild this weekend – here’s more: Three Farm Walking Tour and Picnic Dinner Join us behind the scenes for a personal tour and picnic dinner with friends.  Stroll the back trails of San Juan Island’s picturesque West Valley, while visiting adjoining Mitchell Bay  Continue Reading

This weekend it’s the Three Farm Walking Tour & Picnic…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 5:53 am, by

Tanja wanted to let us know there’s a fundraiser for the Agricultural Guild this weekend – here’s more: Three Farm Walking Tour and Picnic Dinner Join us behind the scenes for a personal tour and picnic dinner with friends.  Stroll the back trails of San Juan Island’s picturesque West Valley, while visiting adjoining Mitchell Bay  Continue Reading

Longer hours at the Market Chef….

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 5:44 am, by

Over at the Market Chef, Laurie & Tim have got summer hours in place: Hey Ian, I was just wanting to let folks know that we are FINALLY back to our longer summer hours.  Now that Annie and Elena are back from school and ready to work, we can start staying open until 6 p.m.  Continue Reading

Relay for Life profile: Judy Cornell

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

I’ve been running a little series about folks who are volunteering for Relay for Life this year…here’s a little about Judy Cornell (she’s the accounting chair this year) & why she’s involved with the program: I participated in my first Relay for Life shortly after we learned that our friend, John LoBue, had brain cancer.  Continue Reading

Thanks to all who helped…

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

We have history on the brain here on the island, since Friday Harbor was founded 100 years ago…here’s more from Sandy at the Town’s Historical Preservation office: May 2009 was National Historic Preservation Month, and this year it was better than ever! Throughout the month, there were 19 local history events that took place island-wide,  Continue Reading

Park Vol of the Week: Shelley Alan

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm, by

I asked Parks Interpretive Specialist Erin Corra to tell me more about her volunteers, and she did! Here’s the first in a series about the folks who volunteer this summer at Lime Kiln State Park… Shelley answered a few questions posed by Erin: Tell us about yourself! Name: Shelley Alan Number of years visiting &/or  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm, by

Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. Woody Allen