The Journal’s annual April Fool’s section, The Gerbil, is included in this week’s edition. The Gerbil’s top story: Public Works will take our trash to an island the county bought and renamed Someplace Else Island, to satisfy the demands of islanders that the new solid waste transfer station be built someplace else.
San Juan Island’s fabulous Baker Boys are back — still baking and cooking, and sharing their talents at CATS’ Elegant Edibles bake sale at the San Juan Community Theatre on April 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Baker Boys — volunteers from the community — return for the second year in a row, providing their own special homemade goodies for sale in this annual fund-raiser for the theater.
Grisha Krivchenia and Robin Lohrey will share the great works of beloved composers as they present “Keyboard Masterworks” on the San Juan Community Theatre Whittier stage April 2, 7:30 p.m.
No, it’s not an April Fools’ Day joke. Benjamin Franklin appears at San Juan Community Theatre on April 1, 7:30 p.m., thanks to Northwest history actor, educator and scholar G. Robin Smith.
Spring is in the air, and with the days getting lighter and daffodils on the ground, it is time to think about Easter. There is a host of entertainment and worship options this April, including a twist on an old favorite: The Easter egg hunt.
He entered the room pumping his fist, and fans cheered. Someone called out, “I’m your biggest fan.” Admirers sought pre-performance autographs and photographs. When his performance — or presentation — neared its end after 90 minutes, fans called out, “No! No!,” and he gave them 30 minutes more. A rock star? Yes — of the gardening world. This was Ciscoe Morris.
Cub Scouts from Den 3, Pack 90 in Friday Harbor visited The Journal of the San Juan Islands on March 23. Scouts talked to Graphic Artist Rebecca Cook read some ad copy, talked to Reporter Scott Rasmussen about news gathering, and met Editor Richard Walker and Reporter Jane K. Fox.
For a moment, it was Times Square 1945 all over again. Veterans from each of the military branches and their significant others took to the American Legion stage Saturday to see who could best replicate that famous kiss captured by a Life magazine photographer when the end of World War II was announced. The winners: Army veteran Howard Schonberger and his bride, Helen Sawyer.
When we first talked in September of creating a safer place for our kindergartners during “pick-up” times, Sharon Minke, our son’s Kindergarten teacher, asked if there might be a way to honor the memory of those parents who have passed away while their children have attended Friday Harbor Elementary School. One of her students recently experienced such a loss. She thought of another family that she went through this — the Benz family.
Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor thanks the 160 people that attended the 11th annual St. Patrick’s Extravaganza on March 13 at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. The gracious audience enjoyed live music from Opa, the wit and charm of auctioneer (and Soroptimist) Farhad Ghatan, food from Becki Day of Vinny’s Ristorante, and the efforts of all the Soroptimist volunteers.
With themes like “Trousers of Terror,” “PowerPants!” and “Cirque du Slaque,” Captain Smartypants brings cerebral humor and talented voices to the San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. The nine-man ensemble brings the “best of the best” to the Whittier stage as they celebrate a decade of their zany, yet thought-provoking live stage shows.
With some works of drama, the title is self explanatory: “The Cherry Orchard,” “The Dining Room,” “The Birthday Party.” Although such titles do not give away the plot, they do at least provide a clue to setting or context. Not so with the upcoming Friday Harbor Middle School performances.
An increase in garbage rates is the top news story, and a story about a local woman who was a World War II pilot is the top feature story, in this week’s Journal of the San Juan Islands. The edition is available at newsstands late March 16, and will be in subscribers’ mailboxes on March 17.