Open Boat on Sunday…

Posted on June 6, 2009 at 3:51 am, by

Morgan Lohrey announces the kickoff for the season: San Juan Classic Day Sailing welcomes you to our Open Boat Celebration! Let the Summer Sailing begin! Food, beverages, music, everyone welcome. Raffle winners come sailing on our beautifully restored classic wooden sailboats! Sunday June 7th, 2009  1pm-5pm Located in the middle office of the Spring Street  Continue Reading

Barbershop – this weekend!

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 3:01 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre sends this report (click here for a huge picture of our local folks, the Island Chordsmen Plus): Popular Barbershop Bonanza Returns June 7 Friday Harbor’s annual finger-snapping and toe-tapping extravaganza makes for one high-spirited and fun afternoon on Sunday, June 7 starting at 2:00 p.m. San Juan’s own Island Chordsmen  Continue Reading

Kids Race – this Sunday!

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm, by

Jane from San Juan Fitness reports: The Kids Race is a little over one mile for kids of all ages (parents welcome), and it’s at 8:35am (right after the start of the marathon/half marathon race). Fee is $5 and includes t-shirt, finisher ribbon, refreshments, and fun time with good people!! Register at San Juan  Island  Continue Reading

The new coffeehouse in town…

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 7:35 am, by

The new coffeehouse in town opened this morning at 7am. The Naked Bean is located in the spot where Pelindaba’s coffeeplace in the back of the downtown Pelindaba store. There’s a wall now separating the two shops, and Cassie Ellis and Billy Cuddihy are opening just in time for the summer. They’re open tonight till  Continue Reading

New fitness class begins…

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 6:56 am, by

Sally from Island Rec says this new class will help fill a gap: Several people who have been taking the fitness class at Skagit College just asked for Island Rec’s help about two weeks ago in putting together a summer fitness class for them since the college is closing for the summer.  We are delighted  Continue Reading

Music with Teddy on Wednesdays….

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 5:51 am, by

Looks like Oren & Peggy have something cool happening this summer at the Ale House – here’s more from Teddy Deane: Don’t look now but . . . Experimental, interactive, new, possibly unfinished and definitely unpolished solo music by me at the Ale House on WEDNESDAYS starting today, 6-9pm. Come on down, share the fun,  Continue Reading

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

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. Rene Descartes

The Garden Tour is this weekend!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 2:23 pm, by

Fiona and Richard Norris from the San Juan Horticultural Society wanted to remind you the Tour is this weekend – here’s more: Tickets are on sale now at Browne’s Garden Center and Robin’s Nest for the 2009 Garden Tour on Saturday June 6. Adult tickets are $12; children 12 and under pay $6. Please pay  Continue Reading

It's time – no to styrofoam!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 11:24 am, by

Stephanie Buffum from the Friends of the San Juan tells me we’ve finally got my friend Doris’ proposal on the docket – and it’s about time. This County has been a leader in other areas of environmental protection (when was the last time you saw a jetski? Right!) and now it’s time to ban styrofoam  Continue Reading

It’s time – no to styrofoam!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 11:24 am, by

Stephanie Buffum from the Friends of the San Juan tells me we’ve finally got my friend Doris’ proposal on the docket – and it’s about time. This County has been a leader in other areas of environmental protection (when was the last time you saw a jetski? Right!) and now it’s time to ban styrofoam  Continue Reading

Vendors for the K-9 Carnival

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 7:39 am, by

Rebecca at Island Rec wonders if you’re gonna be a vendor at this year’s show: K-9 Carnival Seeking Vendors Island Rec’s third annual K-9 Carnival is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th. Last year the carnival brought as many as 400 people and 160 dogs. In addition to games, contests and demonstrations, dog related businesses are  Continue Reading

Guilty, guilty, guilty…

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 6:19 am, by

One of the highlights of the school year (and a great way to end it) is the mock trials, put on by Jim McNairy’s government classes. The ones I’ve seen are presided over by a real judge, Carla Higginson (judge pro-tem), who also explains the finer legal points to the kids as they go along.  Continue Reading

This summer, it's "As You Like It"

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 6:06 am, by

This summer’s play from Island Stage Left will be As You Like It, opening on July 17th here on San Juan Island and running till August 22. Here’s more, from the theater troupe’s website.

This summer, it’s “As You Like It”

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 6:06 am, by

This summer’s play from Island Stage Left will be As You Like It, opening on July 17th here on San Juan Island and running till August 22. Here’s more, from the theater troupe’s website.

Seal on board….

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 5:50 am, by

What do you do when you go kayaking & there is a harbor seal on the back of your kayak, taking a ride? Here’s more from Scott Saylor, for the Examiner.com. -oo-

Twitter with Kenmore….

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 4:50 am, by

Ever wonder when Kenmore Air has specials for flights? Now you can stay in touch – here’s more from Craig with Kenmore: Hey Ian, I don’t know if this is Update worthy or not, but we’ve started using Twitter on an almost daily basis, and for islanders, it’s a particularly good way to stay on  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 3, 2009 at 11:32 pm, by

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton Berle

Anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm, by

It was twenty years ago today (June 4) that the Chinese government put down the protests in Tiananmen Square. To learn more about the killings, go here. I believe the video below is illegal in China. I offer it, so we remember.

A new Relay Idol for 2009….

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:57 am, by

Corey Ayers & her team for Relay for Life have been raising money by putting on Relay Idol at Herb’s all last month…Saturday night it all came together in the finals, with Kira (who I saw yesterday at the post office & asked her about her new found fame). I’m gonna ask the Mariners if  Continue Reading

Fall ferry schedules may be radically different…

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:51 am, by

That’s the word from County Council member Howie Rosenfeld yesterday, as he passed along this note from the Ferry Advisory folks (Rob DeGavre is the contact at 378-3605): United States Coast Guard has ordered Washington State Ferries to discontinue the system by which WSF has traditionally crewed its boats. As a result, effective with the  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:45 am, by

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain

Playing at the County Fair this year?

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:43 am, by

If you’re thinking about applying to play at the Fair this year, now’s the time to get your application moving – you can find it on the entertainment page (click here). Looking forward to hearing you! Yep, that’s me singing with Goldy from Steppenwolf last year…it’s that kinda fun. -00-