More food for the Food Bank…..

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 11:49 am, by

Marty Robinson from the Elementary School says the kids did an awesome job, helping their neighbors: Thanks to the awesome generosity of Friday Harbor Elementary School families, more than 1000 food items were delivered to the Friday Harbor Food Bank on Monday. The two week food drive was sponsored by FHES student council whose enthusiastic  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 31, 2009 at 6:04 am, by

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Native plants – check 'em out!

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

Here’s a workshop that Kathleen & Fiona are putting on this weekend that should be great…and tasty. Here’s more: LEARN A LITTLE, HIKE A LITTLE, EAT A LITTLE: Join us for the Ethnobotany and Edibles Workshop Join leading ethnobotanist Mac Smith, Fiona Norris from the San Juan Nature Institute, and Kathleen Foley from the San  Continue Reading

Native plants – check ’em out!

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

Here’s a workshop that Kathleen & Fiona are putting on this weekend that should be great…and tasty. Here’s more: LEARN A LITTLE, HIKE A LITTLE, EAT A LITTLE: Join us for the Ethnobotany and Edibles Workshop Join leading ethnobotanist Mac Smith, Fiona Norris from the San Juan Nature Institute, and Kathleen Foley from the San  Continue Reading

Lifeguard training…

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm, by

Amy Wynn’s setting up the training, and with good reasons, too: Hi Ian! Loved the photo of the Hiyu on your site. It brings back happy memories since Marc and I were married 15+ years ago on the Hiyu during its Sunday afternoon run to Orcas Island. But I digress…I need to get the word  Continue Reading

It's the San Juan Singers this weekend….

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm, by

Jan over at the Community Theatre says it’s a continuation of the Town’s 100th birthday: San Juan Singers Present “Our Town. Our Music. Our Lives.” San Juan Island’s community chorus sings their way through the century on Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the San Juan Community  Continue Reading

It’s the San Juan Singers this weekend….

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm, by

Jan over at the Community Theatre says it’s a continuation of the Town’s 100th birthday: San Juan Singers Present “Our Town. Our Music. Our Lives.” San Juan Island’s community chorus sings their way through the century on Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the San Juan Community  Continue Reading

Poetry workshop… this weekend….

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm, by

Adriennne at the Library has a special poetry workshop this weekend at 2pm on Saturday – I’m going to go, and hope you have a chance to, too: I was hoping you could help me spread the word about an upcoming poetry workshop at the Library on Saturday, April 4th from 2-5 in the Meeting  Continue Reading

Catherine: Promoted to VP

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 6:22 am, by

Bob Coleman at Islanders Bank wrote in: The Bank is pleased to announce the following Officer promotion approved by The Board of Directors of Islanders Bank at the March 26, 2009 Board Meeting: Catherine Kenney to Vice President of Network Administration. Catherine has been with Islanders Bank since February of 2003 and we feel very  Continue Reading

Russian Soprano to Serenade the Island

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 6:02 am, by

When the kids were setting up for their concert last Friday, they told me there was a guy who came & played on the piano & rehearsed with a woman who was awesome…I asked around a little, and found out it was the sister of the Spring Street International School’s music teacher – and she  Continue Reading

The Hiyu is back for a spell….

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 2:23 am, by

The little ferry that could is filling in while the Elwha is repaired. In yesterday’s sunny harbor, the Hiyu took over the interisland route as the spring schedule went into effect.

The kids are alright… musicians send $1400+ to Uganda

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm, by

Friday night it was something special… in a bold move towards helping kids in Uganda, six music acts from the island (or formerly from the island) banded together onstage at the Presbyterian Church to raise funds for The Invisible Children (here’s more about the organization, the cause, and the kids it is trying to help).  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 29, 2009 at 10:04 pm, by

Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist  Continue Reading

Going to the chapel….

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm, by

Stan & Bridget are getting married on April 25th out at San Juan Vineyards (surprised? Stan’s the wine purchaser for King’s grocery store…) I caught up with them in line at the store, as you can see.

Back to the island….

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 9:33 pm, by

It was good to see Seattle U soph Lindsay Youngquist on the boat Saturday with her bro Trevor. She’s back to island for a little visit after spending the last week helping out, doing restoration work in New Orleans. The former FHHS girls’ soccer captain was able to get a visit in with Trevor, as  Continue Reading

Hitchin' along…..

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm, by

It was nice to see Christina shooting a picture of Yolanda & Kelly, who got married last year… as you can see, they’re still smiling as they made their way home on the Saturday ferry. Yolanda is working at the Little Store on the morning shift, while Kelly’s splitting time with Friday Harbor House &  Continue Reading

Hitchin’ along…..

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm, by

It was nice to see Christina shooting a picture of Yolanda & Kelly, who got married last year… as you can see, they’re still smiling as they made their way home on the Saturday ferry. Yolanda is working at the Little Store on the morning shift, while Kelly’s splitting time with Friday Harbor House &  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 9:24 pm, by

Quick notes: The FHHS soccer team lost 10-0 Saturday to a strong 2A squad at South Whidbey….they hit the road for Cascade Christian on Wednesday. If the ferry seemed kinda full on Saturday morning, that’s because it was. Besides the soccer team, there was also the baseball & softball teams (and a zillion parents), as  Continue Reading

Maddie's in charge…..

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm, by

Something cool…I saw a table & half-fill of Soroptimists coming home for a meeting in Bellingham that was presided over by the president of the Bellingham chapter – FHHS grad & former islander Maddie Sheplor. Nice.

Maddie’s in charge…..

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm, by

Something cool…I saw a table & half-fill of Soroptimists coming home for a meeting in Bellingham that was presided over by the president of the Bellingham chapter – FHHS grad & former islander Maddie Sheplor. Nice.

The Whale Museum needs docents….

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm, by

Nikki from the Whale Museum has more: The Whale Museum Docent Training Program: The Whale Museum is pleased to offer our Docent Training Program for the 2009 summer season. Volunteers aged 14 and over are needed to help visitors in our Exhibit Hall. By using artifacts, text panels, and hands-on specimens, docents are trained to  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 27, 2009 at 11:35 pm, by

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. Carl Jung