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Field work at Mt. Finlayson - Jerald Weaver photo

Know Your Island Walk

Written on September 22, 2014 at 5:51 am, by

Meet Sarah Hanson, San Juan Island Conservation Corps leader and Program Manager, plus student participants, to walk and learn about their summer 2014 projects. Observe first hand what our youth do for our parks. Walk up Mt. Finlayson to see the work and hear about developments there. Length is two miles round trip. Terrain is  Continue Reading

Patti’s Mystic Spirit Shawl

Written on September 22, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

Got this note in last week. What do you say we all click the link below and vote for Patti’s shawl in the contest? Hello Tim, My friend encouraged me to write you about this. You see, I’m a felt designer and I’m entering a contest to design a show stopping shawl for Stevie Nicks.  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Written on September 22, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

This handsome young man is “Clyde” and we think he’s one of the nicest dogs we’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing! He’s only about 2-years old, but he’s very gentle and loves to cuddle as much as he loves to play in the yard. We believe Clyde is a Tree-Walking Coonhound. He came to  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferry M/V Klahowya entering Friday Harbor - Louise Dustrude photo

FROG (Ferry Riders Opinion Group)

Written on September 22, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Just in case you’d like to share your opinions with the powers that be… Dear SJ Update, In a week, we will be sending you and 18,500 other members of the Ferry Riders Opinion Group (FROG) a link to a new survey that will cover issues related to WSF fares, taxes for funding improvements and  Continue Reading

Steve Marler, San Juan Island Fire Rescue Chief, receives New Fire Engine - Sheila Harley photo

New Fire Engine

Written on September 22, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Steve Marler receives the first of six new fire engines from General Fire Apparatus on Friday morning, September 12, 2014. The engines were built in Lyons, South Dakota by the Rosenbauer Corporation and sold through General Fire Apparatus of Spokane, Washington. General Fire has been distributing fire engines since 1957. The new engines will replace  Continue Reading

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San Juan Island Blood Drive

Written on September 22, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

Give the gift of life to patients in our community Wednesday, September 24 11:30 am – 5:30 pm At Mullis Community Senior Center If you haven’t already scheduled an appointment and would like to do so, please contact: cvanhyning [@] gmail [.] com or 360-317-8399 All donors will need photo ID or their PSBC Wallet  Continue Reading

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Customer Appreciation Day at Islanders Bank

Written on September 21, 2014 at 11:56 am, by

Michelle Morton at Islanders Bank sends over this invitation to you… Islanders Bank is hosting their 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Day Please join us: When: September 23rd Where: Friday Harbor, Eastsound & Lopez Branches Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

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Soroptimist Meeting Wednesday

Written on September 21, 2014 at 11:52 am, by

Soroptimist of Friday Harbor will hold its first evening meeting on Wednesday, September 24, at The Bean Café from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm. Geoff Weatherbie from the American Cancer Society will speak on the changes to Relay for Life, beginning at 6:30. Beverages and a single dinner item will be available, no host. There is  Continue Reading

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Art Show at Cape San Juan

Written on September 21, 2014 at 10:53 am, by

This just came in from Marie DiCristina to share with you. A great idea for a local Sunday Drive… An Artshow is happening today, Sunday, Sept 21 from 9am to 4pm. Local artist David Price has more than 150 original oil and watercolor paintings on display. What makes this show so unique and fun is  Continue Reading

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Purple and Gold!

Written on September 20, 2014 at 5:58 am, by

You don’t have to be a parent of a student to sign up to help at FHHS home sports games. Just go to our sign up site, choose the sport you’d like to support and sign up to sell tickets, concessions or merchandise. No experience needed and you get a great view of the game.  Continue Reading

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Friday Harbor Film Festival: Three Fall Films

Written on September 20, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival will be hosting three premiere films this coming fall! The 2nd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will be held November 7-8-9, 2014 on San Juan Island.  We are very proud to announce that we will feature 3 premiere films this year: The Barefoot Bandit documentary Fragile Waters and Material of the Future.  Click  Continue Reading

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Community Solar for Our Schools

Written on September 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm, by

Here’s a note from the San Juan Conservation District about the Community Solar program… “By investing in solar energy, we are lowing utility costs for our schools,” said Janet Brownell, President of the Orcas Island Education Foundation. “That means more money for our classrooms and students. But it is not only about saving money, it  Continue Reading

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The San Juans, Then and Now

Written on September 19, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Join Boyd Pratt, Doug McCutchen and Mike Vouri for an evening of viewing 1890s images of the San Juan islands by the U.S. Coast Survey’s John Gilbert, scheduled 7 p.m., Friday September 26 in the San Juan Island Library. The program is free. Contact the park at 378-2240, ext. 2226 for information. Vouri will open  Continue Reading

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Island life during WWII

Written on September 19, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

A History Talk with Gerry King Join us for another informative evening with Gerry King, a long-time San Juan Island resident and a descendant of the early settler King Family. Gerry will discuss what it was like to live on the island during WWII and what measures islanders had to take to protect the island  Continue Reading

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Upcoming San Juan Islands Audubon Weekend

Written on September 19, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

September means birds in migration and a great time to see birds passing through and arriving for the winter. To celebrate, San Juan Islands Audubon is offering a boat trip a two field trips. Lopez Trip Saturday, September, 27: Meet at the Lopez ferry dock at 9:30 and the trip ends about 1:00 pm. San  Continue Reading

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Weigh In on Friday Harbor’s Future

Written on September 19, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Public invited to weigh in on Friday Harbor’s future Four week survey underway The Town of Friday Harbor is asking for the public’s participation in a short survey intended to help identify the perceived image of the town and provide direction for marketing the town as a place to live, grow your business, start a  Continue Reading

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“Leave No Trace” Trainers Coming

Written on September 19, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

All members of the Washington community are encouraged to attend and learn about Leave No Trace principles to help protect and preserve the San Juan Islands for years to come. Leave No Trace recently designated Washington’s San Juan Islands as one of the nation’s eight ‘Hot Spots’ in the U.S. this year as part of  Continue Reading

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Community BBQ Celebrates “Miracle Man” Kevin Zoerb on Lopez

Written on September 19, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

OPALCO lineman returns to work with a celebration and community BBQ on Lopez, Friday, October 3rd. ​ Lopez Island Journeyman Lineman Kevin Zoerb has returned to work following an arduous journey of surgeries and healing from injuries he received when coming into contact with a high voltage line in September of 2013. Dubbed the “Miracle  Continue Reading

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League of Women Voters Sponsor Voter Registration Drive

Written on September 19, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

National Voter Registration Day is coming! The League of Women Voters of the San Juans (LWV-SJ) have joined Leagues around the country to kick their election-season planning into high gear, with a lot of attention paid to plans to make this year’s National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 23, the biggest ever! San Juan  Continue Reading

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Author Warren C. Easley at Griffin Bay Books

Written on September 19, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

Oregon author Warren Easley will be at Griffin Bay Bookstore on Saturday afternoon, September 27, 2:00—4:00 pm to introduce his latest Cal Claxton mystery. Anyone who is drawn to fly fishing, Oregon wines, and river rafting as a backdrop for a murder mystery should stop in the bookstore to meet the author and see what  Continue Reading

Eric Corbin, Kale Taylor, and Haley Rennick are out and having fun! - Contributed photo

Kids’ Night Out

Written on September 18, 2014 at 5:53 am, by

Need a date night, but don’t have a sitter?? Well you’re in luck! Drop your k-6th grader off with Island Rec for Kid’s Night Out! We’ll provide dinner, games and activities, while you get a night off. Friday October 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Elementary School. Early Registration Deadline is September 25th; $22/Child,  Continue Reading

Construction in progress on the new IMA Building where SJ EMS used to be - Click to enlarge - Tim Dustrude photo

Award for IMA

Written on September 18, 2014 at 5:48 am, by

Rebecca Parks shares this good news for IMA… The Washington State Building for the Arts advisory committee has selected the San Juans Islands Museum of Art (IMA) as one of 14 non-profit organizations from a field of 50 applicants. IMA placed number 6 out of the 14 in their rankings of “desirability”, and incidentally, number  Continue Reading

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