Topic: Around Here
Written on December 12, 2013 at 5:45 am, by Tim Dustrude
Just got this note from Mike Cohen inviting you to his birthday bash at the grange… Hey folks, by sheer luck and coincidence, I just learned that the Grange in Friday Harbor is not booked on Dec 14, my birthday and there’s nothing more that I’d like to do than go there and sing and Continue Reading
Written on December 12, 2013 at 2:03 am, by Tim Dustrude
Here’s the latest from Helen at Island Stage Left… “Other Desert Cities” plays Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 4:00. This is the LAST WEEKEND and we don’t want you or your friends to miss it. We open our Christmas show (see poster at right) Dec 19th and run every day through Christmas Continue Reading
Written on December 11, 2013 at 11:13 am, by Tim Dustrude
The Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the island lighting contest: Theme this year was Holiday Travel: by Plane, Sleigh or Ferry. Best Overall Winner is Creative Passions Craft Supply House. Click here to see the other winners and more photos.
Written on December 11, 2013 at 5:45 am, by Tim Dustrude
Here is a slideshow of photos from SJCT’s 2013 Fundraiser. Good times! Click here for the slideshow.
Written on December 11, 2013 at 5:27 am, by Tim Dustrude
Debbi Fincher writes in with this to share with you… Thanks for any help you can offer to share this sweet little opportunity to invite the community in to hear a little from the book some of our local youth made this last school year with local elders, “First Person Friday Harbor”. We are ready Continue Reading
Written on December 11, 2013 at 5:18 am, by Tim Dustrude
Cynthia wants to announce that for the 3rd year, she is offering FREE Zumba classes with a donation of cans of food for the Local Food Bank, starting Dec. 15 and going to Dec. 31! Classes are taught Monday and Wednesdays from 8:20 to 9:20 AM at XYZ movement arts studio – 689 Airport Center Continue Reading
Written on December 11, 2013 at 5:08 am, by Tim Dustrude
Join Island Rec for a trip to the Washington State Convention Center for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. See the Spectacular show gardens, created by the most respected garden designers and landscapers of the region and find inspiration for outdoor living, edible gardening, and sustainability. This would be the perfect gift for that special Continue Reading
Written on December 10, 2013 at 5:45 am, by Tim Dustrude
San Juan Singers directed by Angel Michaels Saturday, December 14 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15 2:00 p.m. Singers present old and new holiday favorites and are joined by neighbors playing harp, fiddle, flute, penny whistle—plus special guest appearances from other Island carolers. Tickets: $17 adults; $8 student reserved; $5 Student RUSH at door. The Box Continue Reading
Written on December 10, 2013 at 5:40 am, by Tim Dustrude
Cooking fish in parchment paper produces really wonderful moist fish every time. You can use any kind of fish, but remember the thicker the fish the longer you have to cook it. I find that salmon takes about 40 minutes with the oven at 350 degrees. Here’s how: Lay out a piece of parchment paper Continue Reading
Written on December 10, 2013 at 5:15 am, by Tim Dustrude
Were you a member of OPALCO in 1988? If so, you may be among the 4,192 people who will get a check from OPALCO later this month as capital credits are distributed. This is one of the distinctions that make an electric co-op unique: it is truly member owned and operated and we each have Continue Reading
Written on December 10, 2013 at 5:04 am, by Tim Dustrude
On December 4th, the Port of Friday Harbor Commission approved borrowing $6 million in a general obligation bond from Islander’s Bank. The funds will be used to pay for the final phase of a multi-year marina reconstruction project. The Commission is pleased to work with Islander’s Bank and this is the first time the Port will work with Continue Reading
Written on December 10, 2013 at 5:00 am, by Tim Dustrude
All the trails at Roche Harbor Highlands around Briggs Lake are open again for public use. The new dam construction has been completed, right on schedule. The trails in the area had been closed for reasons of public safety since construction started in July, and the printed maps still show them as closed — though Continue Reading
Written on December 9, 2013 at 5:50 am, by Tim Dustrude
In case you live under a rock (indoors somewhere) and didn’t notice, it’s been kinda cold outside lately. Look at these photos shot Saturday morning by Kevin Holmes. This is the fountain and waterfall down at the Port in Fairweather Park. Pretty cool huh? But it’s probably not safe for ice skating yet.
Written on December 9, 2013 at 5:50 am, by Tim Dustrude
FRIENDS of the San Juans Restores Surf Smelt Spawning Beach on Blakely Island FRIENDS of the San Juans recently spearheaded the restoration of a documented surf smelt spawning beach along Blakely Island’s Thatcher Bay. Surf smelt are a food source for larger fish, seabirds and mammals. Loss of forage fish can lead to less salmon, Continue Reading
Written on December 9, 2013 at 5:40 am, by Tim Dustrude
Firewise is a national program consisting of some 1,000 neighborhoods throughout the country. These San Juan County Firewise neighborhoods have learned how to minimize the chances of wild land fires destroying life, property, and resources in their immediate areas. The communities receiving awards on San Juan Island are ALASKA PLACE, CATTLE POINT, MITCHELL POINT, and Continue Reading
Written on December 9, 2013 at 5:34 am, by Tim Dustrude
St. Francis Ladies Guild is having a Bake Sale next Saturday. Cookies ~ Cakes ~ Pies ~ Breads ~ Candy ~ Almond Roca ~ Jams Saturday, December 14th 10:00 to 1:00 at Heffernan Hall – 425 Price St. Click here for more info.
Written on December 9, 2013 at 5:30 am, by Tim Dustrude
Meet Lilly and Jake, two of the nicest little dogs you’ll ever meet! Lilly is 4 years old and Jake is 3 years old. They are very well-mannered, quiet and affectionate and love snuggling! Lilly loves to have her pink belly rubbed and Jake just loves a nice warm lap. They’re both a little on Continue Reading
Written on December 9, 2013 at 5:07 am, by Tim Dustrude
The Kiwanis Club would like every child to have a great holiday!!! In order to make every little person’s dream come true the Kiwanis are once again sponsoring and organizing a TOY DRIVE. There will be boxes for toys at Key Bank, Islanders Bank, Wells Fargo, Whidbey Island Bank and Friday Harbor Drug. Please come Continue Reading
Written on December 8, 2013 at 9:07 am, by Tim Dustrude
You may have heard about Nick Power’s truck burning last week. This was the scene he woke up to Thursday morning. If you own an older Ford Truck you might want to look at this link: http://trucks.about.com/od/carsafety/a/ford_cruise.htm Luckily the barn in the photo was saved, but the truck (obviously) was a total loss.
Written on December 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm, by Tim Dustrude
Town Administrator Duncan Wilson surveys the leakage from a suspected water main break on Spring Street Saturday morning.
Written on December 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm, by Tim Dustrude
Just saw the San Juan Singers at Marketplace today. If you missed it, you can still see them at their “A Night Before Christmas” event at the San Juan Community Theater on Dec. 14 at 7:30 pm or Dec 15 at 2:00 pm. Come and enjoy an evening of song with your family and friends! Continue Reading
Written on December 7, 2013 at 5:45 am, by Tim Dustrude
Check out what Westwind Aviation is offering this holiday season… A Day to shop in Downtown Seattle via Westwind Aviation! Take in Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, Westlake Center. Maybe hop over to Pike’s Place or the Seattle Center. Your own personal charter flight from Friday Harbor to Seattle’s Boeing Field including town car service to/from Boeing Field Continue Reading
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