San Juan Canvas changes owners

Posted on March 23, 2009 at 3:30 am, by

Patrick & Andra (above, right) are the kind of folks we need here on San Juan Island – involved, caring, great parents, and always smiling. Patrick first bought the Bon Accord in Friday Harbor when they moved here, and three years ago, he and Andra bought The Sail Loft (San Juan Canvas) down at the  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm, by

The water flows, but back into the ocean; The moon sinks, but is even in heaven. Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them. Alan Watts

FHHS sports update….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm, by

Over the weekend, the Wolverine baseball team munched Darrington (Friday) and Shoreline Christian (Saturday), while the softball girls had a 2 out of 3 split with Darrington and Meridian. The soccer boys played their third game in five days, dropping their re-match with Coupeville (that’s Cam Byington in the air Saturday; photo by Lauren Paulsen  Continue Reading

Peter & Leasa are getting hitched….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm, by

Leasa Burch and Peter Wangoe II will be getting married on Oahu in May of 2009. It will be a small ceremony with family and close friends. A San Juan Island reception will take place in August of 2009.

Peter & Leasa are getting hitched….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm, by

Leasa Burch and Peter Wangoe II will be getting married on Oahu in May of 2009. It will be a small ceremony with family and close friends. A San Juan Island reception will take place in August of 2009.

Tagged…..

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:31 pm, by

Back in 1995 or so, my boys & I used to play a game on Saturdays during the summer in which we would walk around town looking for out-of-state plates, and write them down on a little plate. One memorable day we saw license plates from 40 states & two provinces…there were a lot of  Continue Reading

Vols needed for the Children's Festival…

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm, by

Jennifer Furber says they’re gonna need you to help: The Children’s Festival is coming! On Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 2 pm, Island Rec will present the 19th annual festival at the Country Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “Under The Sea.” The 2009 Children’s Festival Committee is currently looking for volunteers to  Continue Reading

Vols needed for the Children’s Festival…

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm, by

Jennifer Furber says they’re gonna need you to help: The Children’s Festival is coming! On Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 2 pm, Island Rec will present the 19th annual festival at the Country Fairgrounds. The theme this year is “Under The Sea.” The 2009 Children’s Festival Committee is currently looking for volunteers to  Continue Reading

Our friend needs help….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

I just got this note from Carol Ford about what the Grones are dealing with….look over it & see what you can do: Hi Ian… I just spoke to Dave Grone (his kids are recent FHHS grads, Ashley and Jason). His wife, Jacque, was flown off-island Friday with a brain aneurism and endured an 11 hour surgery  Continue Reading

Photo time….

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

If you’re a photography nut like me, I’m guessing you’ll like the daily contributions that Tim Dustrude makes to his daily photo blog at http://timd-365-photos.blogspot.com/ (yesterday was a good one of Mona the Camel, here on the island) and John Lackey at http://www.sanjuanislanddailyphoto.com … check them out! You’ll like them!

Dog needs to be trained? Look no further….

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm, by

Toni Franklin stays in touch with what’s happening with dogs on the island….here’s the latest: Dog Training Seminars in Friday Harbor! Last spring the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter (APS) was invited to make a presentation to Jim McNairy’s Civics class for a $1000 grant to meet the needs of the community and our organization.  The  Continue Reading

Adopt a tree well…now!

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 11:49 pm, by

The Chamber’s Debbie Pigman tells me this is part of what makes our Town so beautiful: Chamber of Commerce Adopt a Tree Well Program Continues in 2009. The Chamber of Commerce Downtown Forum, as part of its beautification plan, initiated a program in 2008 where businesses, organizations or individuals could “adopt” the ground around the  Continue Reading

Earth Hour is a week away….

Posted on March 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm, by

You heard that next Saturday is when the worldwide Earth Hour happens, right? It’s local (the Town Council just affirmed it) and it’s global – here’s more from Jeanne, shown with Friday Harbor Mayor David Jones: Hi Ian, At the Town Council meeting at noon Thursday, March 19th, the Town Council read a Proclamation in  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm, by

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, “Did you sleep good?” I said “No, I made a few mistakes.” Steven Wright

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Posted on March 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm, by

Banks have a new image. Now you have ‘a friend,’ your friendly banker. If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens? Alan King

Coming and going at the Community Theatre….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm, by

Jan at the Theatre reports: San Juan Community Theatre Open House March 21: The San Juan Community Theatre opens its doors to the public Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., as staff and friends say “good-bye” to one production manager and “welcome” to the next. Don Mclaskey had overseen the technical aspects of  Continue Reading

Sewer update….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm, by

Sewer Project Update: Fidalgo Paving is coming to the island to do street restoration from March 23-27 for those streets torn up during the recent sewer project in Friday Harbor. Paving will begin in the Cannery Landing area along Front Street and up East Street to First, then will continue on First Street to West.

It's time for the poster contest….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm, by

From our friends at Island Rec: Poster Contest for 19th Annual Children’s Festival It’s time THE LAST CHANCE for San Juan island kids to let their imaginations run wet and wild with this year’s Children’s Festival’s Theme: UNDER THE SEA. The 2009 Children’s Festival’s poster contest lets San Juan Island children show off their aquatic  Continue Reading

It’s time for the poster contest….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm, by

From our friends at Island Rec: Poster Contest for 19th Annual Children’s Festival It’s time THE LAST CHANCE for San Juan island kids to let their imaginations run wet and wild with this year’s Children’s Festival’s Theme: UNDER THE SEA. The 2009 Children’s Festival’s poster contest lets San Juan Island children show off their aquatic  Continue Reading

Former island administrator becomes superintendent in Oregon….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm, by

Remember in the mid-1990s when Jeff Davis was here? Looks like he just moved to the Oregon coast. Here’s more, from the Florence, OR, newspaper: After reviewing 22 applications for the superintendent position, the Siuslaw School District announced last week that Jeff Davis of Orting, Wash., will take over the reins beginning July 1. Davis,  Continue Reading

Dinner at The Place….always a good deal….

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm, by

Drop by The Place Bar & Grill and check out their special that’s running from today till April 7th…2 for $22! Here’s more (http://www.theplacesanjuan.com/specials.html). See you there!

The late boat….

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 7:33 pm, by

It’s always fun to see friends on the ferry, even when they’re sacked out from a long day on the mainland.