All about chocolate, from Ecuador….

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 3:24 pm, by

Linda & Maureen have been helping the folks with the Slow Food Project & the cool direction that healthy eating is going on the island (I love it! Have you eaten at the high school lately? It rocks!) Here’s more from our friends: Please see our latest update: Enrique Cerda, the truffle maker from  Continue Reading

The book about Friday Harbor continues to sell well….

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm, by

That book about Friday Harbor that Mike & Julia Vouri (right) wrote with the Historical Museum continues to sell well…Museum Director Kevin Loftus says you can still pick up your copy at the Museum, so drop by & get it. The book starts with a picture of Friday Harbor from the harbor in 1883, and  Continue Reading

Taking tourism on the road….

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm, by

The Visitors’ Bureau here in the islands is pretty active when it comes to spreading the word….last week they were in Olympia visiting with our newly-minted state senator Kevin. Here’s more from Robin: On March 9, Deborah Hopkins and Robin Jacobson of the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, as well as Carol and Bogdan Kulminski  Continue Reading

Islanders noted for helping with salmon recovery….

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm, by

You know, one of the reasons the local killer whales are on the endangered species list is a shortage of their main dinner: salmon. Recovering the salmon’s previous numbers is a key to restoring a healthy ecosystem… and several islanders have been key to that recovery effort. Here’s more from Barbara Rosenkotter, who is the  Continue Reading

Somebody wrote, so I looked it up for you…

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm, by

Somebody wrote, so I looked it up for you: This is a good link to bookmark so you can stay on top of this important issue: Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet? Click here. Now.

Fill out the survey….

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 11:56 am, by

Tim & Shannon & the bike club want to hear from you – this is getting off to a great start (that’s Pamela Williams out biking with Ian last summer, right): The San Juan Island bike club is looking for input from local bicyclists and would love to have anyone who is interested go to  Continue Reading

The Gulliksons are back….

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 11:31 am, by

It was a nice surprise to see Glen and Bobbie (right) on the ferry yesterday – they’re back from their tour of the States (and a chunk of time in sunny Florida) to move back aboard on their boat & return to work on the island.

Grandma and Cam…

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 11:29 am, by

That’s happy grandma Aimee spending the day last Saturday with her daughter Misa’s boy Cam, who, by the way, is two.

Putting girls in the middle of things….

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm, by

A friend sent me this little video, which I thought you might like….after you take a peek at it (it’s only a couple of minutes long), you might check out the Heifer Project & the people at Kiva for ideas. See what you think. Let’s get things moving.

WSF adds back the Sidney/Anacortes run….

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm, by

After discussing whacking the springtime run of the international boat, Washington State Ferries announced today they will run the route, starting March 29th. Here’s more, from them: WSDOT Ferries Division (WSF) will add service hours and re-open the Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. route with the beginning of the spring sailing schedule on Sunday, March 29. WSF will  Continue Reading

Getting sports back in the schools….

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:41 pm, by

Just received this note from schools superintendent Michael Soltman….as you know, the school board cut the funding for school-funded sports last week. Now, the schools are looking for another entity to work with on this, so they’re getting a campaign ready to reach their goals, with Island Rec. Here’s more: Island Rec and SJISD Announce  Continue Reading

Coming into the harbor….

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:40 pm, by

All the snow, clouds, drizzle, and cold were set aside Sunday afternoon as the Sealth pulled into Friday Harbor’s sunny waters.