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Al Sundstrom: Come Share Your Memories

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:35 am by

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Al Sundstrom - Gary Tarleton Photographer NPS Park Ranger 2014

Al Sundstrom – Gary Tarleton Photographer NPS Park Ranger 2014

Celebrate the Life of Al Sundstrom 

Saturday, September 20th 11:30 am

Funeral Service at St. Francis Catholic Church

Burial to follow at St Francis Catholic Cemetery

1:30 pm Reception at San Juan Island Grange Hall

Come share your memories

From the family of Al Sundstrom

Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade – Oct 4

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:30 am by

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Farm Parade - Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

Fun at the Farm Parade – Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

Once again it’s time to gussy up the goat, leash the sheep, trick out the tractor, and head to the fairgrounds for the start of the Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade. Held on the first Saturday of October, this year’s parade will be on October 4th.

Staging will be at the main gate of the fairgrounds starting at 1:30. The parade will leave the fairgrounds onto Argyle at 2:30 and go down Argyle, Spring Street, and then TURN LEFT onto First Street and head to the Grange Hall.

Most entries will turn onto Court and head home, but several will park at the Grange Hall and become part of our open house.  The Grange Hall will be open until 5PM with music, refreshments, a Deck Project display, a display of the winners of our arts contest, and some of the parade entries (animals?) for your viewing pleasure. Read More »

Today: Happy Hour at the Golf Course

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:23 am by

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Kate Schuman and Teddy Deane - Contributed Photo

Kate Schuman and Teddy Deane – Contributed Photo

Teddy Deane joins Kate Schuman on Tuesday September 16th for some musical hijinx! Clarinet, flute, saxophone, and keyboard, not always all at once. Guaranteed toe-tapping music and knee-slapping jokes.

C’mon – who says Tuesdays have to be boring? Make the transition to Hump Day the easy way – start with Happy Hour at the Golf Course, great food, drink, atmosphere, and music!

Happy Hour at the Golf Course Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Music start at 5:00. — with Teddy Deane.

Pet of the Week

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:22 am by

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Caliope - Contributed Photo

Caliope – Contributed Photo

This adorable young lady goes by the name of “Caliope” or “Cali” for short.  She’s a Dachshund-Chihuahua mix and is about a year old.  When she arrived here at the shelter from a high-kill shelter in California, she was very frightened and timid.  With the help of a part-time foster mom and lots of TLC from shelter staff and volunteers she is becoming a wonderful dog!  She is affectionate,  playful and extremely sweet and well-mannered.  She gets along well with dogs as well as cats and just wants a friendly lap and someone to love her.  If you have a lap and some room in your heart and home for this sweet girl, stop by the shelter to meet her soon!

Humpback Whale off Victoria

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:32 am by

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Humpback Off Victoria - Photo by Katie Jones

Humpback Whale Off Victoria – Photo by Katie Jones

When I asked photographer and naturalist Katie Jones for a “September” picture, she sent me this captured moment of a diving Humpback Whale off Victoria. To see more of her work link to Spyhopper Travels Photography on Facebook or Spyhopper Travels Zenfolio.

 

Painting in the Garden with Annie

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:25 am by

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Annie Adams – Photo by Marty Ahart

 

Local artist Annie Howell-Adams is in the garden painting the sunflowers that she and her fellow gardeners planted in San Juan Island’s Community Garden (out Spring Street before Douglas Road). Each gardener has a 20′ x 20′ plot, mostly used for vegetables, some that end up helping to keep our local food bank supplied.

Annie’s first year garden is an experiment in permaculture. She is creating her soil out of things like cardboard, kelp, and manure. Still, she has already harvested some handsome scarlet runner beans, and the pumpkins and sunflowers are thriving.

Classic Movie Series Features Beloved Stars

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:23 am by

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San Juan Island Library Classic Movie Series with Therese Finn presents a new series featuring beloved stars, Shirley Temple, Lauren Bacall, and Mickey Rooney. ”Stars Who Live Forever in Our Hearts”!

Friday, Oct. 3rd, Shirley Temple And Victor Mclaglen in “Wee Willie Winkie”. Saturday, Oct. 4th, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not”. Sunday, Oct. 5th, Mickey Rooney And Judy Garland in “Girl Crazy”.

All movies start at 7:00. Free admission and popcorn! See you at the library!

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Shining Night Screening with Northwest Repertory Singers

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:21 am by

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Northwest Repertory Singers - Photo Courtesy SJCT

Northwest Repertory Singers – Photo Courtesy SJCT

San Juan Community Theatre presents a special screening of the documentary Shining Night, A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen and an appearance by some 50 members of the Northwest Repertory Singers on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The composer, who recently moved to San Juan Island after living on Waldron Island for years, is America’s most frequently performed choral composer and a National Medal of Arts recipient.  Musicologist Nick Strimple describes him as “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic.”  Shining Night, a film by Michael Stillwater, explores the relationship of art, nature and spirituality, revealing the composer through the lenses of his love for silence and solitude with his passion for music and literature.  Islanders who attended the 2013 Friday Harbor Film Festival will remember that the film received the coveted “Audience Favorite” award. Read More »

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Rockfish Topic of Whale Museum Lecture

Written on September 14, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Dan Tonnes from NOAA Fisheries to speak Monday on rockfish recovery: The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Dan Tonnes as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series.  The talk entitled “The Long Term Investment in Rockfish Recovery” will take place at The Whale Museum on Monday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.   Dan Tonnes from NOAA  Continue Reading

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From the 1905 Journal of Frank H. Mullis

Written on September 14, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

During the summer and autumn of 1905, eighteen year old Frank H. Mullis of Friday Harbor kept a journal. Here are a few excerpts from September 1905. Sept 11, 1905 - I picked pears in the morning. After dinner I hitched up the rig and mama and I went for a drive. We went to the  Continue Reading

Blackberries - Photo Peggy Sue McRae

Peggy Sue’s Blue Ribbon Blackberry Pie

Written on September 14, 2014 at 5:20 am, by

If you have not made a blackberry pie yet this year do it now before the next rain. There are still lots of plump juicy berries out there and here is an easy, tasty recipe. I won a blue ribbon at the San Juan County Fair with this recipe, a proud moment in my life.  Continue Reading

Al Sundstrom

Written on September 13, 2014 at 10:47 am, by

Sadly, we received this news today. Al Sundstrom we will miss you. It is my sad duty to report the passing of Al Sundstrom, Past Master of San Juan Island Grange #966. He will be remembered for his clarity of mind, his knowledge of Grange history and his gentle encouragement that we stay with our  Continue Reading

Queen Anne's Lace - Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

Fun With Queen Anne’s Lace

Written on September 13, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Here is a fun easy project to do with the Queen Anne’s Lace that grows all along our roadsides. Right now, before they go to seed, pick some Queen Anne’s Lace flowers. Look for nice flat ones and cut the stems off right at the top. Lay the flowers flat between paper and tuck them  Continue Reading

Coralline Alga - Photo by Patrick Martone

Coralline Algae Research at UW’s Friday Harbor Labs

Written on September 13, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

Florence McAlary on Coralline Algae studies at the UW Friday Harbor Labs: The eye catches a splash of vibrant pink encrusting a tide pool rock, perhaps attended by whelks or a black katy chiton. The vibrant pink is most likely a coralline alga. With branching tufts or a rugged, rock-conforming surface of calcareous encased cells,  Continue Reading

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First Community Dinner of the School Year!

Written on September 13, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

This first Community dinner of the new school year welcomes FHHS’ new Culinary Arts Teacher Shawn Hendricks! Wednesday October 1st 5:30 – 7:30 in the High School Commons. Suggested Donation of $12 for adults, and $6 for kids under 12  

Jimmy Moe - Photo Courtesy of SJCT

The Jimmy Moe Show: Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Written on September 13, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

Jimmy Moe pays tribute to Frank Sinatra in the Gubelman Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, September 27, at 7:30 pm. All tickets are $15. San Juan Island’s Jimmy Moe has a plan for his senior years and it starts in the Gubelman with his one-man tribute to the smooth sounds of Frank  Continue Reading

Kirk and Chris at New Location - Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

A New Location For Isle Be Jammin’

Written on September 12, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

I stopped by yesterday to check out the new home of Mellowoods and Music Store aka Isle be Jammin’, Kirk Fuhrmeister’s Music Store and Curios. Kirk has relocated from his shop from the top of Spring Street to 109 and 110 at Surina Business Park, that colorful little business center only slightly off the beaten  Continue Reading

Riot and Rowdy - Photo Courtesy of Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow Partners With Loveanimals.Org

Written on September 12, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

We hear from Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center about a new partnership with crowd funding website Loveanimals.Org. Wolf Hollow hopes to utilize the crowdfunding source to secure funding to rehabilitate Riot and Rowdy, their two orphaned river otter kits. Wolf Hollow’s second project will focus on Riot and Rowdy, two orphaned river otter kits, who  Continue Reading

Soccer on the Field - Photo by Paul Hopkins

Progress For Friday Harbor Community Fields

Written on September 12, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

John Kurtz, Chairman of the Friday Harbor Fields Board, sent in this progress report. Hello Everyone, I  want to let you know the positive developments that are taking place at the Community field’s athletic site.  The Friday Harbor Fields Board, made up of youth sports programs representatives, Island Rec, SJISD, a neighborhood representative, and directors from the  Continue Reading

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Leave No Trace: Outdoor Ethics Workshops

Written on September 12, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

  Special Education Events September 25-29 in the San Juan Islands with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers to Help Preserve and Protect Natural Resources for Generations to Come Leave No Trace Selected Washington’s San Juan Islands as One of Its Eight Endangered ‘Hot Spots’ in the Nation and are Hosting Events to Help Raise Awareness  Continue Reading

Young Hill - Photo Courtesy San Juan Island National Historical Park

Prescribed Fire Planned For Young Hill

Written on September 11, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

A message from San Juan Island National Historical Park regarding an upcoming  prescribed fire. FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and  San Juan County fire crews plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the southwest slope of Young Hill between September 15 and 19, weather permitting, announced Superintendent Lee Taylor. The Young Hill  Continue Reading

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Commemorating September 11th 2001

Written on September 11, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

In commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001 San Juan County Council issued the following statement. A day that will never be forgotten.  A day that changed all of our lives.  We, in San Juan County, were far removed from the destruction and death that rained down on the people of New York,  the Pentagon,   Continue Reading

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