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Fly-In This Weekend!

Written on July 23, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Users Guide to The Friday Harbor Fly-In & Community Open House What: Friday Harbor Fly-In and Open House When: Saturday, July 26, 2014. Pancake Breakfast 8-10am, Fly-In 10am-3pm. Admission: Free. Just come to the gate next to the airport tower. Parking and Shuttle: Free. Parking at Airport Terminal lot, Airport Circle Drive (near Ernie’s Café)  Continue Reading

The Bobs - Contributed photo

“Cutting-Edge” A Cappella on July 26

Written on July 23, 2014 at 5:48 am, by

Proclaiming themselves the “original band without instruments,” The Bobs bring their new wave, old school and cutting-edge style to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. The group got its bob-bob-bobbin’ start more than 30 years ago when two singing telegram deliverers lost their jobs and teamed up with a bass  Continue Reading


Democrats Special Meeting

Written on July 23, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

The San Juan County Democrats (SJCDs) invite all Democrats to its special meeting at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Grange hall in Friday Harbor. The only item on the agenda is to vote to decide whom to endorse, if anyone, for Congressional District No. 2 in the primary election on August  Continue Reading

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EMS Replacement Levy on November Ballot

Written on July 23, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

This note just came in from San Juan Island EMS and MedEvac to share with you… San Juan Island EMS will seek a replacement 6 year levy on the November 2014 general election ballot. Property values have dropped since the existing levy was passed. By the end of 2016, the estimated revenue loss to EMS  Continue Reading

Baking Booth Needs Volunteers & Judges

Written on July 22, 2014 at 9:02 pm, by

Here’s a note from Kris at the SJC Baking Booth… Can you help me get the word out that we need judges and volunteers for the baking booth at the San Juan County Fair. Two hour commitments – lot’s of fun, really! Here’s the link for the on-line sign-up:

The new to-scale relief map of San Juan Island at the SJ Historical Museum - San Juan Update photo

A Map at the Museum

Written on July 22, 2014 at 11:23 am, by

There is some cool stuff going on over at the San Juan Historical Museum – they’ve just added a major part of their new exhibit within their developing Museum of History and Industry (MHI). It’s a relief map of San Juan Island, and it’s completely to scale (meaning that the heights of mountains and the  Continue Reading


Bloom San Juan

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

You know Brady Ryan, right? From San Juan Island Sea Salt. Well his girlfriend, Leah Wymer has started a new cut flower business here on the island called Bloom San Juan. It’s about 1 acre this year, and will be 2 or 3 next year. She sells at the Farmer’s Market, does weddings, has a  Continue Reading

Tim Dustrude photo

Encampment 2014 this Weekend

Written on July 22, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada will once again celebrate peace as they gather for the 16th Annual Encampment scheduled Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27 on the English Camp parade ground. Encampment 2014 is free. Disabled persons should call the park at (360) 378-2240, ext. 2226, or 378-4409 for special access information. The  Continue Reading

Sun Rise Neighborhood - Contributed photo

$300K Challenge Grant for Sun Rise

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

$300,000 Matching Grant Means More Roofs to be Raised at Sun Rise! The construction of Phase II of Sun Rise will begin soon. The San Juan Community Home Trust, an organization devoted to building permanently affordable housing on San Juan Island, has already developed the Salal neighborhood, off of Carter Road in 2006, and Phase  Continue Reading


Know Your Island Walk

Written on July 22, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

This coming Saturday, meet Mike Buettell, Roche Harbor resident, world class hiker and volunteer trail builder, to return and further explore the Briggs Lake Trail in the Roche Harbor Highlands. The trail is open again after work on the lake and the dam, and we will learn about this construction and what was done and  Continue Reading

Super Moon over Roche Harbor - Sherrie Stahl photo

Super Moon over Roche Harbor

Written on July 22, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

Just in case you didn’t see enough photos of that super moon last week, here’s one more which was shot out at Roche Harbor, by part-time island resident, Sherrie Stahl. Sherrie and her husband spend most of their time living in Portland, OR, but they like to spend their summers here on the island, with  Continue Reading


Ferry Reservation System Coming this Winter

Written on July 22, 2014 at 5:24 am, by

In January 2015, the WSF Save A Spot online reservation system will be available for vehicle travel to and from the San Juan Islands. Currently, reservations are offered on international sailings to Sidney, B.C., and on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route. Starting on December 2, 2014, vehicle reservations will be accepted for winter season travel to  Continue Reading


San Juan Island Blood Drive

Written on July 21, 2014 at 7:53 pm, by

Mullis Community Senior Center. Donate blood and save a life! Walk-ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration. Photo ID required. Contact Curt Van Hyning 317-8399 for appointment. Wednesday, July 30, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Ian Boulton - Contributed photo

Island Talents in Night Music July 24

Written on July 21, 2014 at 5:33 pm, by

Two island singers/guitarists highlight the next edition of San Juan Community Theatre’s Night Music summer concert series on Thursday, July 24. Both Daniel Finn and Ian Boulton got their musical start at the age of 12. Finn says he’s been writing songs in a kind of “crypto-pop/rock/soul-skidded groove” since then and has been performing them  Continue Reading

Boyd Pratt - Contributed photo

Historic Sunshine Alley Presentation

Written on July 21, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Join local architectural historian Boyd Pratt and Town of Friday Harbor historic preservation coordinator, Sandy Strehlou for an exclusive presentation of Historic Sunshine Alley, “The people, trends and events that influenced Sunshine Alley as we know it today”, to be held at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 23rd at Brickworks. Earlier this year, the Town  Continue Reading

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Sunshine Alley Final Design Open House

Written on July 21, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

The open house on the final design and cost particulars for the Sunshine Alley Design Project will be this Wednesday the 23rd of July at Brickworks beginning at 6:00 pm. The design team will give a Powerpoint presentation of the final design concept at 6:15 pm followed by discussion with all interested parties. Please plan  Continue Reading


Salish Seeds Project

Written on July 21, 2014 at 5:16 am, by

Calling all volunteers! Here’s a new opportunity to get involved with the Salish Seeds Project! Native Plant Nursery Construction Come help the San Juan County Land Bank and the San Juan Preservation Trust complete their shared native plant nursery at Red Mill Farm on San Juan Island (see directions below). Part of the Salish Seeds  Continue Reading


Young Naturalist Class

Written on July 21, 2014 at 5:13 am, by

The San Juan Nature Institute offers a Young Naturalist Class at the Sculpture Park for children 5 – 8 years of age. Explore the park and create a nature journal with environmental educator and artist, Alice Hibberd. Saturday, July 26th from 10:00 am to noon. Cost is $20 per student. Call 378-3646 to register.


The Conscientious Projector

Written on July 20, 2014 at 10:16 pm, by

Here’s Rob with this month’s entry in the Conscientious Projector series… Hello Healthy Islanders, Monday, July 21st at 7:00 pm in the library, we will hear a fascinating interview with genetics researcher Dr. Bruce Lipton. And to make it even more interesting, he will be interviewed by none other than Dr. Wayne Dyer. The most  Continue Reading

The Folklorico Ballet dancers entertain - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

San Juan Fiesta

Written on July 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust would like to express their thanks… In a salute to the Hispanic community of Friday Harbor, the Home Trust celebrated its 2nd annual San Juan Fiesta. An enthusiastic, overflowing crowd began filling The Brickworks early to begin the festivities. The evening began with a delicious Mexican meal, including handmade  Continue Reading


More Photos of Beautiful Boats

Written on July 19, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Welcome to Saturday. Alan Niles was out shooting photos last week that same evening with John Miller, and he got some great images too. What a beautiful evening with beautiful “golden hour” sunlight falling on some beautiful boats! Here are some notes about San Juan Classic Day Sailing from Captain Niles… The San Juan Islands  Continue Reading

Lara Whiteley Binder - Contributed photo

U of W Scientist to Discuss Climate Change Impact Adaptations

Written on July 19, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Learn how climate variability and global climate change impacts the Pacific Northwest from University of Washington researcher Lara Whitely Binder at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 24 at the San Juan Island Grange. As Outreach and Climate Adaptation Specialist for the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group (CIG), Whitely Binder will discuss CIG’s goal to increase  Continue Reading

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