Topic: Around Here

- Keith Busha photo

The Glass Menagerie

Written on October 6, 2015 at 5:53 am, by

Yockers Brings American Classic to SJCT Stage Some 71 years after premiering in Chicago and moving on to winning the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945, Tennessee Williams’ classic, The Glass Menagerie, premieres on San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier stage Friday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. Considered Williams’ first successful play, it is also  Continue Reading


Election Forum Tonight

Written on October 6, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

The first of these forums is tonight at 7:00 pm at the Grange. Here’s a quick reminder… League of Women Voters of the San Juans Sponsors Election Forums Once again, the League of Women Voters of the San Juans will sponsor forums where candidates and speakers on ballot issues will address the public, and take  Continue Reading

Peyton and Eli are this week's Pets of the Week - Contributed photo

Pets of the Week

Written on October 6, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

Hi there! We’re the Manning brothers. Peyton and Eli. We’re probably the nicest dogs you’ll ever meet. We’re about 7 years old and although we’re brothers we think it would be best if we went our separate ways now… If you’re looking for a pal to go hiking with or to help you out on  Continue Reading


Thrill the World

Written on October 5, 2015 at 12:12 pm, by

Did you ever want to dress up as a zombie and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”? Thrill the World is a worldwide celebration of dance and community inspired by Michael Jackson, and this year you can join the fun in Friday Harbor! Join with thousands of people around the world to dance simultaneously to this  Continue Reading


Twist and Shout 4 Health

Written on October 4, 2015 at 11:18 pm, by

Well better late than never… because of yours truly this video wasn’t put together until just this past weekend, but on the bright side – now that this year’s county fair is as far in the past as it is, this might bring up good warm, fuzzy memories of fair time. This is the Flash Mob  Continue Reading

A view of the bluff from South Beach - Contributed photo

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for Cattle Point Road Realignment Project Scheduled for October 15

Written on October 4, 2015 at 6:52 am, by

Here’s a press release from the National Park Service… FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington– More than 14 years of planning, one and half years of design and six months of heavy construction will culminate in a ribbon cutting and celebration of the Cattle Point Road Realignment Project scheduled at 11 a.m., Thursday October 15 at the American  Continue Reading


EDC to offer workshop on Disaster Preparedness for Business

Written on October 4, 2015 at 6:19 am, by

What would happen to your business as a result of a major disaster in the San Juan Islands?  Are you, your property and your data prepared?  Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on Disaster Preparedness for Business, October 28th from 9-11 a.m., videoconferenced at the Lopez and San Juan Island Public  Continue Reading

Fall Farm Parade on Argyle Avenue - Tim Dustrude photo

Fall Farm Parade and Chili Cook-Off

Written on October 3, 2015 at 8:29 pm, by

It was a beautiful day for the 2015 Fall Farm Parade, and especially after Friday’s rain, it was nice to see blue skies for this fun Fall event. And after the parade everyone met at Brickworks for the Chili Cook-off, to enjoy some good food, good music by the Rocky Bay Boys and visit with  Continue Reading


Internet Service now Restored

Written on October 3, 2015 at 9:29 am, by

10:40 AM Update – Service has been restored Just got a call from CenturyLink this morning. They are aware of an internet outage in the San Juan Islands and they are working to get things fixed. At the time of the call, there was no ETA for when it would be back online, but they  Continue Reading


San Juan Islands Fall Boat Trip

Written on October 3, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Fall is here and it is time to get out on the water to see returning wintering birds and some hard to see marine birds. Great flocks of wintering ducks, loons, and grebes are arriving, whales are here along with other marine mammals. If you want to meet other birders this is a wonderful opportunity.  Continue Reading

"Twirling Ball" - Aaron Shepard photo

Spinning Ball

Written on October 3, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Nathan Clarke spins a ball on his finger while crossing Spring Street on Thursday, and roving Update photographer-on-the-spot Aaron Shepard was there to capture the moment. Thanks for sharing Aaron!


Rock Island VP Mike Greene Steps Down as Start-Up Operations Solidify

Written on October 3, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Rock Island Communications founder Mike Greene, who has most recently been serving as Vice President of Technology, has announced that he will be leaving the company as of October 15. When OPALCO purchased Rock Island in February, Greene stayed on to help with the transition, merging staff and operations to keep the business humming while  Continue Reading


Follow San Juan County on Twitter

Written on October 3, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan County is formally adding Twitter as a means of communicating with citizens. County Manager Mike Thomas said that the County’s Tweets will include urgent bulletins as well as links to news releases and items of common interest. Twitter users can receive the messages by following @SanJuanCountyWA. San Juan County’s Department of Emergency Management  Continue Reading

Tap Happy

Written on October 3, 2015 at 5:21 am, by

Bill Ament wants you to know about this tap dancing class that starts next Monday… Dance Happy presents Beginning Tap Dancing with Bill Ament.  For your dream of being Fred & Ginger!  No experience necessary. Fabulous & Fun class.  Mondays 1:15-2:15pm, starts October 5. Register by calling 378-9628.

Students sampling coastal marsh - Image courtesy of Kwiaht

A Quick SJI Survey

Written on October 2, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

Rainah Sandstrom would like to know your thoughts on 2 marine environment questions. Here she is with the skinny… Hello! I am a project coordinator for Kwiaht, the marine health observatory that encourages and focuses the growth of community scientists. Kwiaht is a non-profit organization that does work on all the islands. I am looking  Continue Reading


Fish Tacos for Lunch Today

Written on October 2, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Today is the day!  The Fish for Teeth Taco Team is setting up shop at the San Juan Island Community Theater, from 11-2. The “tacos,” which are actually burritos, are stuffed with wild Alaskan rockfish (harvested from healthy stocks), fresh salsa from Pablito’s Taqueria, and other wholesome ingredients. The tacos are a $7.00 suggested donation  Continue Reading

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Lions EYEland Fest

Written on October 2, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Lions Club will be presenting a FREE community party, LIONS EYELAND FEST, on October 17th from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. Here are some hEYElights of the event: 2 bands: The Argyle Street Jazz Band and the J-Bots Auction and any donations are for eye health for the underserved and uninsured population the  Continue Reading


SJI Community Foundation

Written on October 2, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a note from Susan Matthews, Executive Director of the San Juan Island Community Foundation… Were you at the County Fair this year? If so, you probably saw the Community Foundation’s booth inside the main building where we posted pictures of some islanders you may have recognized. Each person was quoted as saying something like:  Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor

Written on October 2, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

Letter to the Editor Last week the County Council announced that they will not be putting the proposed greenhouse regulations on the Council agenda. While it doesn’t mean the Council has dropped the issue for good, this is still good news. I choose to see it as an indication that the Council listened to islanders’  Continue Reading

Fiona Small Appointed to FH Arts Commission

Written on October 2, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Mayor appoints Small as youth representative on arts commission. One position remains open. Mayor Carrie Lacher is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Small to the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). Small, a recent graduate of Spring Street International School, was selected to fill the youth representative position on the commission. She brings experience  Continue Reading

Moonlit Clouds - This is what the sky looked like on our quiet street last night - Tim Dustrude photo

Evening Clouds

Written on October 1, 2015 at 9:23 am, by

Did you happen to see the sky last night? We walked home from visiting with friends and were treated to this beautiful moonlit display. Just had to share it with you…


Tom Small ​Sculpture ​at WaterWorks

Written on October 1, 2015 at 9:21 am, by

Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery shares this invitation with you… Deriving his inspirations from organic forms, Tom’s works soar in their spaces and speak in quiet tones. Having worked in stone, wood and cast glass, he allows each particular medium to have a unique presence. Tom’s juxtapositions of glass and basalt, water and granite, wood and  Continue Reading

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