Children's Festival – the poster winners….

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 8:20 pm, by

Here are Ally (second place) and Jessica (first place) with their winning posters – way to go, girls! ooo

Children’s Festival – the poster winners….

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 8:20 pm, by

Here are Ally (second place) and Jessica (first place) with their winning posters – way to go, girls! ooo

Elegant Edibles…it's this weekend, celebrating Friday Harbor's 100th

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:31 pm, by

Marta Specht says you’re gonna have fun at this: Friday Harbor’s Centennial Honored at Elegant Edibles: Island pioneer recipes, “The Baker Boys” and a “Peep Hunt” for the little ones are just a few of the new additions to CATS’ annual Elegant Edibles on Saturday, April 11. The gourmet bake sale and fundraiser takes place  Continue Reading

Elegant Edibles…it’s this weekend, celebrating Friday Harbor’s 100th

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:31 pm, by

Marta Specht says you’re gonna have fun at this: Friday Harbor’s Centennial Honored at Elegant Edibles: Island pioneer recipes, “The Baker Boys” and a “Peep Hunt” for the little ones are just a few of the new additions to CATS’ annual Elegant Edibles on Saturday, April 11. The gourmet bake sale and fundraiser takes place  Continue Reading

San Juan Yacht Club honors new Commodore at annual Ball…

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:35 am, by

It was a great evening – with music and dancing provided by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame dj Pay O’Day, food provided by Roche Harbor’s executive chef Bill Shaw and his staff, and good cheer provided by the members of the Yacht Club. The evening honored Commodore Fred Bowen and his wife Carolyn Bowen  Continue Reading

Catherine Bevens places third nationally in essay contest

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:22 am, by

The other day, proud mom Barbara told me Catherine had placed high in an essay contest, winning a cash prize and a trip to Washington, D.C., along with ace FHHS social studies teacher Greg Sawyer – wow! Way to go Catherine! Here’s the rest of the story, from Sonia Blumstein at the essay contest: ARLINGTON,  Continue Reading

School updates: Supe search & what's up at Skagit….

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:15 am, by

School District: The search for a superintendent continues… school board chair Boyd Pratt told me last night that the board voted to shelve the search for a permanent person and look instead for an interim superintendent for this next year, saying the present search didn’t yield a wide enough field of candidates. Skagit Valley College  Continue Reading

School updates: Supe search & what’s up at Skagit….

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:15 am, by

School District: The search for a superintendent continues… school board chair Boyd Pratt told me last night that the board voted to shelve the search for a permanent person and look instead for an interim superintendent for this next year, saying the present search didn’t yield a wide enough field of candidates. Skagit Valley College  Continue Reading

Thanks from the slow food group…..

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:05 am, by

Linda & Maureen from Land & Sea, the San Juan Island chapter of Slow Food USA, say the presentations from the Kallari chocolate cooperative last month went great, and wanted to thank some folks: We had a GREAT visit from translator/intern Rebecca Roebber of the Kallari chocolate cooperative! Thank you so much, Ian, for posting  Continue Reading

Emily wins Soroptimist honor….

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:05 am, by

One of the nicest & most hard-working people on the island is Emily Hallock – she does a great job with her kids, working at the Medical Center, and is gonna be an awesome nurse when she graduates from her nursing program in 2012. She’s been recognized for her efforts – here’s more, from Kristine  Continue Reading

Island nature sensitivity program receives UNESCO approval….

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 7:00 am, by

You’ve seen Mike Cohen playing at Farmers’ Market and around the island, marching in uniform in the Fourth of July parade, and singing just about everywhere. He’s been running Project Nature Connect since 1959, and now has spread the reach of the program from here to Costa Rica to Hawaii… and it’s still growing. Here’s  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm, by

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. Tom Wilson

Wildwood Manor ranks #8….nationally!

Posted on April 5, 2009 at 10:17 pm, by

Now THAT rocks… I was looking over the listings on TripAdvisor and found that the island’s Wildwood Manor was ranked number 8 on their list of the Ten Best Inns/B&Bs. Not on the island. Not in Washington. In the whole freakin’ country! Since Trip Advisor bases its rankings on the cool things people say who  Continue Reading

Baseball rocks on….

Posted on April 5, 2009 at 10:15 pm, by

As Friday Harbor baseball continues its trek to the top, they continue to look pretty dominating. Pitching led by last year’s league MVP Richie Ochoa and hitting by a well-rounded group that includes senior Eddie Nash (photo) continues to roll over opponents… it appeared on Saturday that the boys have improved on last year’s sometimes spotty  Continue Reading

A good place to pop the question….

Posted on April 5, 2009 at 10:12 pm, by

  If you’re a movie nut, you probably know that Anna Faris stars in the upcoming film, Observe and Report, which opens this coming weekend… what you may not know is that she’s from Edmonds. What you may not know is that she was asked to get married by Chris Pratt of NBC’s sitcom Parks and  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 5, 2009 at 8:46 pm, by

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. Akhenaton

Bloomin'…..

Posted on April 5, 2009 at 8:41 pm, by

It was nice to see all the spurge all along the side of the hill below the McMillin Suite at Roche Harbor in the sun, yesterday. If spring is sprung, is spurge splurged, or what?

Bloomin’…..

Posted on April 5, 2009 at 8:41 pm, by

It was nice to see all the spurge all along the side of the hill below the McMillin Suite at Roche Harbor in the sun, yesterday. If spring is sprung, is spurge splurged, or what?

Proof that it is spring….

Posted on April 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm, by

When I ran into LeeAnne Grosjacques (and FHHS senior daughter Christine) yesterday at Roche Harbor, she immediately said, “It’s nice out! Where’s your tank top and flip flops?” She was right, of course, but I had left mine at home, so I asked if I could take a picture of her toes, with sandals. What  Continue Reading

Nearly two…

Posted on April 5, 2009 at 7:48 pm, by

  It was great to run into Jenni Bordhi and her boy Charlie at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday… can you believe he’s nearly two? ooo

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Posted on April 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm, by

The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. Gaylord Nelson, former governor of Wisconsin, co-founder of Earth Day

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Posted on April 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm, by

Joy is the best makeup. Anne Lamott