Topic: Around Here

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In-Depth Yoga Practice at XYZ Movement Arts

Written on May 26, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s a call out to serious yoga practitioners, professional yoga teachers or any movement experts. Katerina Wen, M. Ed. RYT., Dipl. Hom., is leading in-depth practice every Sunday in June, 2016, 9:00 – 11:00 am at XYZ Movement Arts, 689 Airport Center Road. Learn the skill of tuning your body like a musician tuning a  Continue Reading

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The New Old Time Chautauqua

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Juggling… magic… music… hula hoopsters… even aerialists! The Northwest’s New Old Time Chautauqua has all that and more to make for one exciting evening in the Whittier Theatre for the entire family THIS Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 pm. The unique collection of entertainers (45 performers in all) features both internationally acclaimed and local performers,  Continue Reading

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Witness the Beauty Ceremony

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

It was a happy celebration on Sunday in Sunken Park when the mural “Witness the Beauty” by artist Jake Wagoner of Seattle was dedicated. A beautiful day, chamber music from the bandstand, a prize-winning poem read by Bill Weissinger, and an appreciative crowd complemented the visual art. It’s a continuation of the Town’s efforts to improve  Continue Reading

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EDC Offers Sales Processes for Profitability Workshop

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for their upcoming FREE workshop, Sales Processes for Profitability on Tuesday, June 7th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Orcas Island. Participants will learn to plan strategically in order to increase sales for their businesses. Studies show that nearly 60% of companies lack a well-defined sales process – the  Continue Reading

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Swim Lessons

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Swim Lessons for kids! Starting May 31 and June 7. Sign up now at San Juan Island Fitness 378-4449, 435 Argyle Ave. Questions? Email swim [@] interisland.net. Get into the swim of things!

Help Wanted

Written on May 24, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

Just heard that Bill and Rita Ament are looking for a Summer Camp Counselor for their Summer Creative Arts Day Camps Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 2:15 pm Camps held at 4th of July Beach July 5 -8 July 18-21 August 1-4 All Outdoor Fun in Nature for Ages 3-12! Call Bill and Rita  Continue Reading

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Know Your Island Walk

Written on May 21, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Join Harbormaster Tami Hayes and Port Director Marilyn O’Connor on a tour of the Marina with the new dock improvements. Then we will see up close the new construction along the waterfront with new restaurant and shops rising from the ashes of the terrible fire two years ago. Saturday May 28, from 1:00 to 4:00  Continue Reading

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Learn to Increase Profits

Written on May 21, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Do you want your business to grow? Learn to increase sales and develop business in our FREE upcoming workshop, Sales Processes for Profitability! In this exciting class, you will learn how to help customers arrive at informed final purchasing decisions, how to understand your buyers and the buying processes, and how to design a strategic  Continue Reading

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WaterWorks Gallery Featured Artists

Written on May 20, 2016 at 9:30 am, by

From May 21 – June 11, WaterWorks Gallery welcomes David Ridgway – Oil Paintings, and Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli – Blown & Sculpted Glass. In sharing their sense of place, David, Jeremy & Allison, create artworks that convey their fascination with the Northwest landscape. David Ridgway pares the landscape down to interlocking colored shapes and paints painting  Continue Reading

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Wine Dinner at Coho to Benefit Wolf Hollow

Written on May 20, 2016 at 9:25 am, by

Cote Bonneville Wine Dinner at Coho Restaurant to benefit Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. There’s still time to make your reservation! Friday night is the night and there are still a couple of spaces left, so, please join us for delicious food and wine, all for a great cause. We’re looking forward to seeing you  Continue Reading

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Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Written on May 20, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer of San Juan Island Fire/Rescue shares this month’s volunteer firefighter… Albert Olson, Tender Operator/Engineer To protect life and property Albert and his wife, Kris, own and operate Krystal Acres alpaca farm on Blazing Tree Rd off West Valley Rd. He is also a Tender Operator/Engineer assigned to Station 36 (  Continue Reading

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San Juan Island Garden Club Update

Written on May 19, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club shares with notice us… Members and Friends of the San Juan Island Garden Club recently enjoyed a two-day excursion to the Olympic Peninsula and experienced natural beauty and gardening information that matched and exceeded all expectations. Eleven very joyful gardeners (from San Juan Island and Lopez Island) enjoyed visits  Continue Reading

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Work Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Written on May 19, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Summer is just around the corner and our prickly foes are gearing up for a big convention on the mountain! Be sure to bring your leather gloves this Sunday to avoid their wrath when yanking them out of bed. When? Sunday, May 22 10:00am to 2:00pm Where? Base of Cady Mountain Preserve – turn on  Continue Reading

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Wolverine Spring Playoff Update

Written on May 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

There were a lot of great performances this past week for Friday Harbor Wolverine athletes and teams.   Below is an update about the post season opportunities for our spring sports teams… Baseball – Our Baseball team entered the District 1 Tournament as the # 2 seed and hosted Orcas on Tuesday, May 10.  They  Continue Reading

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50th Anniversary!

Written on May 18, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

This weekend the San Juan Historical Society and Museum celebrates their 50 year anniversary. Lots will be happening up there and it will be a great opportunity for you to check out the progress they’re making on the newest exhibit – their Museum of History and Industry (MHI) of San Juan Island. When completed (hopefully within the  Continue Reading

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Hill of Thrills this Saturday

Written on May 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm, by

Don’t forget, this event is happening this coming Saturday… Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race Island Rec is very excited to announce a new event coming up on Saturday, May 21 – The Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race. This is a classic old fashioned ‘gravity’ race where people race their homemade non-motorized  Continue Reading

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San Juan Islands Insider

Written on May 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm, by

Exploring the islands? There’s an app for that… Well – there’s an app coming soon, like in about 2 weeks or so. You may remember from a previous post on the SJ Update, that Lopez resident, Tim Fry of 468 Communications, won a portion of the grant from the EDC’s Launch San Juan Islands business  Continue Reading

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Braids

Written on May 17, 2016 at 8:11 am, by

Always ready sharp eyed roving SJ Update photographer Aaron Shepard caught this group while they paid a visit to the Spike Africa last Thursday. It’s called, “Braids.” Thanks for sharing Aaron!

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Wings Over Orcas Island – An Aviation Exhibit

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Do you know who established the first scheduled air taxi-commuter airlines in the Northwest that has survived to this day? Can you name “The Flying Doc of the San Juans?” What recent Orcas resident took the famous “Earth Rise” photo from Apollo 8? Have you heard of our own humble but willing and skilled Mercy  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Please make a note:  I only wore this collar for the photo shoot.  Under duress.  I’m far too dignified to wear frivolous things like this.   My name is Cosmo and I am quite possibly the most handsome cat in the world, not to mention the most interesting. Believe you me, I’ve been places and  Continue Reading

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Flare Shoot and Fire Extinguisher Training

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

The Friday Harbor Power Squadron has scheduled a Flare Shoot and Fire Extinguisher Training on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 to 12noon at Jackson Beach as a free public service event open to the community of San Juan because of our dedication to Boating Safety Training. We will teach participants how to signal for help  Continue Reading

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Roche Harbor Resort and Volunteers Rock the RH Trail System

Written on May 16, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

A dedicated group of volunteers has been maintaining the Roche Harbor trails for 11 years, with strong support from Roche Harbor Resort. The old logging roads and more recently built single-track paths through the woods are faithfully tended by more than a dozen neighbors. In 2015, as an example, the group logged 407 hours of  Continue Reading

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