Articles tagged with: San Juan Island

It’s the Fourth of July!

Written on July 4, 2009 at 12:58 am, by

It’s time for you to get outside & play – check the San Juan Calendar for all the stuff that’s going on (and to get ready to go to the bbq or the beach or the fireworks, or wherever your part of the tribe is collecting) – see ya there!

It's the Fourth of July!

Written on July 4, 2009 at 12:58 am, by

It’s time for you to get outside & play – check the San Juan Calendar for all the stuff that’s going on (and to get ready to go to the bbq or the beach or the fireworks, or wherever your part of the tribe is collecting) – see ya there!

Bill Frisell plays here this weekend…

Written on June 16, 2009 at 11:35 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre says this is gonna be a good one: Is he the electric guitar master whose Unspeakable won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album or is he the Seattle guitarist whose most recent compilation is The Best of Bill Frisell vol.1 / folk songs, complete with a CD jacket that  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College graduates Class of 2009

Written on June 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm, by

Thursday afternoon the San Juan Center extension of Skagit Valley College graduated seven students as its Class of 2009. With graduation remarks by teacher Catherine Barnhart and class speaker Laura Chorba (who sang it, like you knew she would), the ceremony was heartfelt & warm & a testimony to the energy the students put into  Continue Reading

Sports Fundraiser…the BBQ this weekend

Written on April 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm, by

I asked FHHS’s Purple & Gold why folks should come to this weekend’s fundraiser (here’s more on the San Juan Calendar), which hopes to raise $45K to keep sports happening until the November 7th vote reinstates the programs…Elisa Howard says it’s going to be a good time: It is our goal to raise $45,000 at  Continue Reading

Farmers’ Market moves outside…

Written on April 21, 2009 at 7:42 am, by

You know, it was cozy & warm & friendly having the Market at the high school in the dining hall/commons there, but the weather’s good enough to get out now…market manager Rosa Blair tells me the outdoor markets for Saturdays (10am-1pm) begin this weekend and run till October. They’re also planning to get the Wednesday  Continue Reading

Farmers' Market moves outside…

Written on April 21, 2009 at 7:42 am, by

You know, it was cozy & warm & friendly having the Market at the high school in the dining hall/commons there, but the weather’s good enough to get out now…market manager Rosa Blair tells me the outdoor markets for Saturdays (10am-1pm) begin this weekend and run till October. They’re also planning to get the Wednesday  Continue Reading

Hangin’ with the babies….

Written on April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm, by

Joyce at the Family Resource Center just got this going for every Tuesday, for you & your infant – here’s more: The Family Resource Center is offering a new drop-in group for parents with infants ages birth to 10 months. It runs each Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The first hour is for  Continue Reading

Hangin' with the babies….

Written on April 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm, by

Joyce at the Family Resource Center just got this going for every Tuesday, for you & your infant – here’s more: The Family Resource Center is offering a new drop-in group for parents with infants ages birth to 10 months. It runs each Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The first hour is for  Continue Reading

Lost cat!

Written on April 15, 2009 at 11:30 pm, by

One of the cool things about reading the Update is helping your neighbors…remember about three years ago when Francesca’s dog was missing, we posted it on the Update, and found that he had swam to Brown Island? Is this important news? Sure – to the folks missing their pet. So here’s a cat you might  Continue Reading

She's opening in Edmonds!

Written on April 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

You’ve seen her work over at Gallery San Juan (across from the Market Chef) and it’s awesome (click here for her online gallery). Now Barbara (BJ) Dollahite has a show at Cole Gallery in Edmonds tonight (here are details, from the Seattle Art Blog). That’s her with Gallery San Juan co-owner & husband Matt, who  Continue Reading

She’s opening in Edmonds!

Written on April 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

You’ve seen her work over at Gallery San Juan (across from the Market Chef) and it’s awesome (click here for her online gallery). Now Barbara (BJ) Dollahite has a show at Cole Gallery in Edmonds tonight (here are details, from the Seattle Art Blog). That’s her with Gallery San Juan co-owner & husband Matt, who  Continue Reading

Dancing in the street….

Written on April 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm, by

Ever since I saw the end of Slumdog Millionaire, I’ve been wishing we could have everybody dance next to the ferry landing (since we don’t have a train station to dance in.) Great way to end a movie, or start things up on an island. In Antwerp, they have no such problem – check it  Continue Reading

Corinne's heading for Tennessee….

Written on April 2, 2009 at 9:58 pm, by

You’ve heard her here….now Corinne Stevens is heading for Tennessee to continue her vocal education. Here’s more, from her note: I’ll be attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s graduate apprenticeship program with Knoxville Opera.  I’m very excited to have the opportunity to perform in both UT Knoxville’s Opera Theater productions as well as Knoxville Opera’s  Continue Reading

Corinne’s heading for Tennessee….

Written on April 2, 2009 at 9:58 pm, by

You’ve heard her here….now Corinne Stevens is heading for Tennessee to continue her vocal education. Here’s more, from her note: I’ll be attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s graduate apprenticeship program with Knoxville Opera.  I’m very excited to have the opportunity to perform in both UT Knoxville’s Opera Theater productions as well as Knoxville Opera’s  Continue Reading

Stores & restaurants in town: Something old, something new….

Written on April 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm, by

The more things change, the more they stay the same… A couple of new places opened in town, and a couple moved. The Blue Water Bar & Grill (above) opened its doors on Monday this week. Located in the spot where the Front Street Café was located for a couple of decades, and spreading into  Continue Reading

Stores & restaurants in town: Something old, something new….

Written on April 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm, by

The more things change, the more they stay the same… A couple of new places opened in town, and a couple moved. The Blue Water Bar & Grill (above) opened its doors on Monday this week. Located in the spot where the Front Street Café was located for a couple of decades, and spreading into  Continue Reading

It's a turnoff….

Written on March 31, 2009 at 6:01 pm, by

I’ve always left my computer on at night. Always, like since 1991, when a guy called Bob the Computer Guy told me it was better for the motherboard to not get a jolt each morning, being turned back on. That’s what he said. I think he lives next to Larry the Cable Guy now, in  Continue Reading

It’s a turnoff….

Written on March 31, 2009 at 6:01 pm, by

I’ve always left my computer on at night. Always, like since 1991, when a guy called Bob the Computer Guy told me it was better for the motherboard to not get a jolt each morning, being turned back on. That’s what he said. I think he lives next to Larry the Cable Guy now, in  Continue Reading

More food for the Food Bank…..

Written 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

Native plants – check 'em out!

Written 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!

Written 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