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Posted on May 4, 2009 at 9:33 pm, by

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz

Sports auction raises more than $53K; fall sports saved

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm, by

The final number will probably change, but Purple & Gold’s Elisa Howard told me this afternoon that we raised over $53,000 at last night’s BBQ fundraiser & auction. When the final tally is in, it may even exceed that, after expenses are backed out & new donations are backed in. The evening was a fun  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm, by

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. Frederick Douglass

The prom was a blast!

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 2:53 pm, by

I hope you don’t have anything planned for the next few minutes, because I know you’ll want to look over these photos from James Krall of the prom last week (it was on the 25th.) They start here (or you can click through, from his front page) – he was the official prom photographer, and  Continue Reading

So, San Juan Canvas is ready to sew….

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm, by

Saturday’s Open House for San Juan Canvas brought together the past & present owners to celebrate Derek Steere & Lauren Cohen taking over the sewing machines last month… the company was begun by Susan & Peter Risser in 1972, who passed it on to Patrick & Andra Pillsbury in 2006. Here’s more about San Juan Canvas – friendly folks down there – drop in! -oo-

Another new islander….

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm, by

It was great to see Amber with twelve-day-old (today) Channing at the Children’s Festival this past weekend. -oo-

The Children's Festival – one of the best ever!

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

One of the great things about going to the Children’s Festival is…ya never want to leave. There is so much to see and do there – so Josie and I shot a bunch of pictures and made a 80-photo portfolio (click here) so you could get the idea (if you weren’t there) and so you  Continue Reading

The Children’s Festival – one of the best ever!

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

One of the great things about going to the Children’s Festival is…ya never want to leave. There is so much to see and do there – so Josie and I shot a bunch of pictures and made a 80-photo portfolio (click here) so you could get the idea (if you weren’t there) and so you  Continue Reading

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Posted on May 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm, by

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. Voltaire

FHHS spring playoffs (that's baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, golf and track)…what it looks like…

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm, by

FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull has pulled together a list of what’s happening in the coming playoffs for our spring sports – here’s the scoop:

FHHS spring playoffs (that’s baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, golf and track)…what it looks like…

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm, by

FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull has pulled together a list of what’s happening in the coming playoffs for our spring sports – here’s the scoop:

What the schools are planning for cases of swine flu….

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm, by

Schools superintendent Michael Soltman dropped me this note & asked that I post it right away – take the time to read it…it’s pretty important: Dear Students, Families, and Staff: As you are aware there have been confirmed cases of Swine Flu reported across the United States in the last few weeks.  Our school works  Continue Reading

Springtime in the marina…

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 7:43 am, by

The outlook for the weather for the weekend looks bright, with the Children’s Festival & the Sports Auction, as well as the preview for “Always Patsy Cline” on tap…

Hear! Hear!

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

The other day Stacie Baisch dropped by the office to say hey & show me how much Benjamin has grown – he’s only nine months but growing fast… not walking yet, but I’m guessing he’s doing algebra and studying French. Stacie tells me she’s still working with her audiology patients at San Juan Holistic Healthcare  Continue Reading

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Posted on April 30, 2009 at 11:22 pm, by

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. Carl Sandburg

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Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:42 am, by

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm Forbes

The baseball boys, in sixth grade….

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:38 am, by

That’s FHHS ace pitcher Richie Ochoa in the photo – in sixth grade. Here’s a portfolio of many of our present players who played Orcas this week (and beat ’em Tuesday, and Meridian yesterday) – click here to see what the team looked like in 2003.

Gaylord to run again….

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:18 am, by

I have no idea if County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord is going to run for his office (I forgot to ask), but I know he’s going to have a run this weekend. When I visited with him on the ferry to Orcas last night, he told me he’s got a 100K run in California at the  Continue Reading

What do they have at this week's Sports Auction? Here's the list…

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:14 am, by

I just got this nice list from Mary Elford of what they have at the Sports Fundraiser & BBQ that’s over at Beaverton Valley Business Park at 5pm on Saturday…there are 128 things  on the list, which you can see by clicking here: Hi!  As you know On Saturday, May 2nd Purple and Gold is  Continue Reading

What do they have at this week’s Sports Auction? Here’s the list…

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 7:14 am, by

I just got this nice list from Mary Elford of what they have at the Sports Fundraiser & BBQ that’s over at Beaverton Valley Business Park at 5pm on Saturday…there are 128 things  on the list, which you can see by clicking here: Hi!  As you know On Saturday, May 2nd Purple and Gold is  Continue Reading

Crop circles…aliens for peace!

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 5:32 am, by

I saw this artwork on the way to the west side the other day, on the right on Beaverton Valley Road right before Egg Lake Road. I can’t help but think it looks great from the air…and it’s definitely an idea whose time has come.

Soccer signups are this weekend!

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 5:26 am, by

The best time to sign up for soccer for this fall is this weekend at the Children’s Festival – drop by the San Juan Soccer Association’s booth at the Fairgrounds to sign up your kid (from kindergarten to eighth grade) between 10am & 2pm. For more info, call Sherri at 317-8335. -oo-