Fluke Sculpture

Fluke By the Ferry?

Islanders are rallying to collect money to install a beautiful sculpture of a whale fluke at the top of the ferry landing. Led by consummate volunteer Lori Stokes, the project needs to raise $25,000 to purchase the Micajah Bienvenu sculpture and install it on the huge rock at the corner of 1st and A, across […]

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Scoping Hearings Determine Environmental Impact Statement

Scoping hearings are now being held in our area regarding the Gateway Pacific Terminal. Earlier we wrote about the proposed project to mine coal in Montana, transport it across the country by train to Bellingham, build a terminal there to receive the coal and load it onto the world’s largest tankers that would pass through […]

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Hemphill Family Square

Visits From Descendants

                      In October we were honored with visits from two descendants of island pioneers. Jerry Hemphill, who we wrote about in our February 2012 Inn Newsletter, actually stayed with us in the original 1898 Tucker House, what we call the Lower Tucker House. Jerry’s father […]

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Mango & Crab Meat Salad

Ingredients Basic Aioli (recipe below) Mango – flesh sliced in wedges 1/2# Dungeness or Maryland Blue Crab (backfin or lump; cooked and picked) 1 tsp. tarragon, chopped (reserve sprig for garnish) 2 Tbsp. red pepper, diced (for garnish) English cucumber cut into 1 inch boats – seeds removed (for appetizer salad) 1 c. arugula Lemon […]

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New Restaurant in Friday Harbor

Today I was able to escape the office to try out the newest restaurant in town, Tia’s Tacos. Tiny Tia’s Tacos is tucked away in the old Ellsworth Building (sorry, I couldn’t resist the alliteration) on Blair Street, between the Post Office and the long wall off Spring St. There are a few rustic tables […]

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Volunteer Rewarded for Efforts

My husband and I enjoyed a marvelous weekend at the Tucker House in the Four Winds room last weekend. We were the lucky winners of a gift certificate donated by the Tucker House to the  League of Women Voters of Seattle -King County raffle last fall.  When I made reservations we made reservations for the Coho Restaurant. […]

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