Sorops tap Charlotte as Violet Richardson winner….

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:31 pm, by

Marie Dicristina from the Soroptimist Club says the group has honored an outstanding FHHS senior: On March 18th Charlotte C. Guard received the 2009 Violet Richardson Award for a young woman from Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor at their regular meeting. Charlotte is a twice weekly volunteer in the English as a Second Language Children’s  Continue Reading

Transient killer whales in the neighborhood….

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:23 pm, by

Jim Maya from Maya’s Charters says the transient whales are nearby….here’s more, from yesterday: It was one of those days! We got news of Orcas right at the end of our first trip so I rushed in for my second group. We zoomed out but couldn’t find them, so we went down to Whale Rocks  Continue Reading

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Posted on March 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm, by

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. Bruce Barton

Sports update…..

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 9:54 pm, by

Last night the FHHS baseball team continued their winning ways as pitchers Albert Strasser and Sean Cutting combined for a 7-0 shutout over South Whidbey (which is a 2A team; we, you’ll remember, are 1A)… meanwhile, Kerri Goff went the whole way but the Wolverine Women lost to South Whidbey, 5-0. The soccer guys take  Continue Reading

New gallery opens Saturday…..

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

John Sinclair wrote to ask me to invite you to the opening of his new place – here’s more: Come help celebrate the opening of Concepia (http://www.concepia.com/), Friday Harbor’s latest business venture, and view the first solo show of Randy Laybourne, this Saturday from 2-5pm in the new Churchill Corner, just above the ferry landing.  Continue Reading

Update on Jacque….

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm, by

From Carol Ford, Wednesday: Hi Ian; I just got off the phone with Dave Grone and he had nothing but positive things to say about Jacque’s recovery. While she’ll be in intensive care for another week at least, she continues to improve hourly and both Dave and her doctors are encouraged by her progress. Dave  Continue Reading

Open house for you, maybe….

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 7:42 pm, by

My pal Jessica says she’s got an open house this weekend: I am hosting an open house  Sat 3/28 from 1-3 pm at Friday Harbor Village (445 Carter Avenue)for the following five affordable apartment properties: Friday Harbor Village, Harbor View, Island Meadows, Islewood & Rosewood. I will be on hand to answer affordable apartment questions  Continue Reading

Elwha's down & the Hiyu's back……

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm, by

From the Washington State Ferries: Beginning Thursday morning March 26, the 34 car MV Hiyu will be replacing the 87 car MV Evergreen State providing service on the inter-island route. The MV Evergreen State will be replacing the 144 car MV Elwha starting with the 5:35 AM departure from Anacortes.  These changes will be in  Continue Reading

Elwha’s down & the Hiyu’s back……

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm, by

From the Washington State Ferries: Beginning Thursday morning March 26, the 34 car MV Hiyu will be replacing the 87 car MV Evergreen State providing service on the inter-island route. The MV Evergreen State will be replacing the 144 car MV Elwha starting with the 5:35 AM departure from Anacortes.  These changes will be in  Continue Reading

Looking for a job?

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm, by

Minnie Knych writes in: Got Job? The Career Center is offering free seminars through the month of April. Seminar topics include: Resume Writing, Interview Skills and Communication Skills. Call 378-4662 for information on time and date of the seminars you wish to attend. Enrollment is limited to small groups.

Coming home on the ferry….

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:12 am, by

Yesterday I ran into Erin (left) and her daughter Emerald on the ferry coming back to the island after a day on the mainland. These days Emerald is working at the Animal Shelter with Leslie, helping look after the dogs & cats, while Erin is still keeping the island’s teeth shiny, working with Dr. Michael  Continue Reading

Overload….#17

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 9:58 am, by

You know the feeling of dread….you show up for the ferry and they stick the little overload number under your wiper. Yesterday when I came rolling in at 4:47pm for the 5:05pm ferry, I knew I was pushing it, and receiving number 15 kinda proved it. But, as luck would have it, they not only  Continue Reading

Where she is now….

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 9:17 am, by

Have you been wondering what Joan Corliss Collyer has been up to lately? She’s in Bellingham – click here for a little article about our long time islander friend in the Bellingham Herald.

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Posted on March 26, 2009 at 8:57 am, by

American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. Dave Barry

Earth Hour…it's this Saturday at 8:30pm on San Juan Island….

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm, by

The Town Council endorsed it. The County Council endorsed it. And I hope you join me in endorsing it. Here’s what the Washington Earth Hour has to say, and here’s what it’s all about. See you in the dark.

Earth Hour…it’s this Saturday at 8:30pm on San Juan Island….

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm, by

The Town Council endorsed it. The County Council endorsed it. And I hope you join me in endorsing it. Here’s what the Washington Earth Hour has to say, and here’s what it’s all about. See you in the dark.

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Posted on March 24, 2009 at 11:49 pm, by

“Only kings, editors, and people with tapeworm have the right to use the editorial ‘we’.” Mark Twain

Another new islander….

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 7:51 pm, by

Proud grandmother Connie Wargo sent me the news that daughter Kim’s delivery of her second girl went great – here’s more: Millie Laree Nibler, the daughter of Justin and Kim Nibler (left), was born on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Island Hospital in Anacortes. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Welcoming Millie  Continue Reading

Something's cookin'…..

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 7:30 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre wanted to let you know where the good chow comes from….here’s more: The Baker Boys Highlight Elegant Edibles April 11: The men are taking over the kitchen! (Well, sort of). The Community Arts Theatre Society (CATS) annual gourmet bake sale on April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. gets  Continue Reading

Something’s cookin’…..

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 7:30 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre wanted to let you know where the good chow comes from….here’s more: The Baker Boys Highlight Elegant Edibles April 11: The men are taking over the kitchen! (Well, sort of). The Community Arts Theatre Society (CATS) annual gourmet bake sale on April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. gets  Continue Reading

Rain catchment… legal in the islands….

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 7:08 pm, by

Weirdly, one of the best ideas for gathering water – catching the rain that falls on your buildings & storing it – is illegal in Utah and Colorado, a couple of perennially dry states. Although the islands are mentioned in this Wall Street Journal article, it’s because we do allow it (and some of us  Continue Reading

Clipper bags it for this summer….

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 2:28 am, by

Deborah from the San Juan Islands Visitors’ Bureau tells me the Victoria Clipper isn’t dropping by the island this summer…..here’s more: I just received official word (thanks to an alert by member Harrison House/Tucker House), that the Victoria Clipper will not be running its usual seasonal service from Seattle to Friday Harbor this year, as  Continue Reading