Sparkly clean…now’s your chance!

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm, by

Get it clean! This weekend, you have a lot to do, but one thing you don’t have to do is wash the car. Here’s why, from Corey at Islanders – let them do it for you: Islander’s Bank Relay for Life Team invites everyone to the Islanders Bank Parking Lot at 225 Blair Ave. for  Continue Reading

Pictures from the Fourth, revisited…

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 8:12 am, by

A number of you have written in saying you wanted to find those pictures we took for the Fourth of July (heck, there’s 250+ of ’em, and you ARE in there, probably). It’s easy – click here to see ’em! – and see the smiling faces from last weekend’s sunny day (that’s Jenny from Whale  Continue Reading

Great photos of Land Bank properties…

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 7:49 am, by

I checked in with Diane at the Land Bank about that photo exhibit they were putting together, and she sent me a few examples, plus the story about what it looks like: County Residents Participate in Land Bank Photography Exhibit Inspired members of our island communities shared favorite photographs of Land Bank preserves for the  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 9, 2009 at 6:23 am, by

For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports. Sandra Postel

Park volunteers: Ann & Don Jarrell

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 12:10 am, by

In our ongoing series spotlighting the folks who are volunteering at Lime Kiln this summer, this week we’re saluting Don & Ann – here’s more (with questions we asked them): Name: Ann and Don Jarrell Number of years visiting &/or living in the San Juan archipelago: 24 Occupation in your real, or unreal, life: Retired   Continue Reading

Park volunteers: Ann & Don Jarrell

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 12:10 am, by

In our ongoing series spotlighting the folks who are volunteering at Lime Kiln this summer, this week we’re saluting Don & Ann – here’s more (with questions we asked them): Name: Ann and Don Jarrell Number of years visiting &/or living in the San Juan archipelago: 24 Occupation in your real, or unreal, life: Retired   Continue Reading

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Posted on July 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm, by

Science is wonderful. You can get such a wholesale return of conjecture from such a trifling investment of fact. Mark Twain

Where the new hospital is going to be…

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 9:04 am, by

Just got a note from Brien Lautman at PeaceHealth that they’ve got a signed purchase agreement for a 22-acre site, located just across the way from the entrance to the airport, on San Juan Valley Road, just as you leave Town. Here’s more: Site Chosen for New San Juan Island Integrated Medical Center and Critical  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn is tonight, no matter what…

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 7:29 am, by

Hey, I checked with Sally at Island Rec and she says that tonight is the opening of the summer’s Music on the Lawn series on Wednesday nights, and things get rolling with the Jim Basnight Band (click here for more – these guys played at Roche Harbor last weekend, and they’re great). Far as I  Continue Reading

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

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Frederick Keonig

The word on the street about Trumpeter Inn is good….

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 6:51 am, by

When Patrick Galvin came to visit the Trumpeter Inn here on the island recently, innkeepers Shaun & Geoff took care of him really well, the way they do with everybody. This included making a carry-on breakfast because he had to leave early for the red-eye, and stuff like that. Well, Patrick writes the Buzz Builder  Continue Reading

Cash in with the Mullis Center Coupon Book….

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 11:23 pm, by

Georgia from the Mullis Center has a deal for you: Island ala Carte is the new coupon book  created by the Mullis Community Senior Center and available starting today! The book features discounts and specials at over 140 merchants on San Juan Island. It is divided into sections featuring food, lodging, services, retail, beauty, and  Continue Reading

Styrofoam ban is overdue – let's get it in place!

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 11:34 am, by

For the last twenty years it’s been a side interest of mine to see what a trashy species (that would be us) can do to clean up its act. After hearing Charles Moore last year (Doris Estabrooks arranged for him to come explain how trash & styrofoam are choking the oceans), I was glad to  Continue Reading

Styrofoam ban is overdue – let’s get it in place!

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 11:34 am, by

For the last twenty years it’s been a side interest of mine to see what a trashy species (that would be us) can do to clean up its act. After hearing Charles Moore last year (Doris Estabrooks arranged for him to come explain how trash & styrofoam are choking the oceans), I was glad to  Continue Reading

Down by the marina….

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 6:54 am, by

As the crowds clear out & the Fourth of July becomes a happy but fading memory, there is time to sit still & reflect on the waning days of summer, and the rest of the year ahead. (I shot this a week ago at Fairweather Park that overlooks the Marina, before the big rush kicked  Continue Reading

O-K!

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 6:51 am, by

A quick thanks to Jim Maya and everyone who sends their cool photos in…they help to tell the story better than words! -00-

Eat local, baby….

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 6:36 am, by

Rain or shine, the Farmers’ Market is open tomorrow for Wednesday Market, then Saturday as well… eat local! Here’s more from Lei: The mid-week farmers’ market is still happening on Wednesdays at the lawn on Second Street, across from the Courthouse parking lot.  One of the venders is Eliza Buck of Sowing Circle Gardens &  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm, by

To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from. Terry Tempest Williams

Faces of the Fourth…the parade rocked!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm, by

What a beautiful way to start the day… When Pat O’Day & Doug Bison do the announcing of the Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor, they mention that there are over a thousand people in the parade. As I counted the folks in the nearly sixty floats/entries, I got over two bazillion…it felt like  Continue Reading

And the band says…thanks!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm, by

Didn’t the band sound great this year? Here’s a bit more from Janet Olsen, FHHS Band Director & teacher & the one who pulls it together: The Community Band was most definitely a real community event! Thank you, Rex Guard for giving up your time to whip our drum line into shape; thank you, David  Continue Reading

See food? Yeah!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm, by

Have you been down to Friday Harbor Seafood yet this season? It was cool to see Eric & Brenda so busy, down at their place on the docks in the Port of Friday Harbor Marina this past month. If you’re looking for fresh seafood, this is the place to go!

Lime Kiln Cafe expands….

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm, by

Have you seen the new addition to the Lime Kiln Cafe? I checked it out on Sunday & it’s great – the new addition makes the prviously cozy cafe now big & cozy – there’s plenty of room for everyone, and it has a nice warm feel to it that will serve it well come  Continue Reading