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Fundraiser for Dave Hall is this Saturday!

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:58 am, by

Be a part of Islanders helping Islanders. Plan to attend this awesome fundraiser and prepare to have a great evening with friends and neighbors. Tickets will be available at the event itself, or purchase them early at these locations: The Toy Box San Juan Coffee Sandpebble Spa d Bune Browne’s Nursery Great Dinner, Live &  Continue Reading


Fish for Teeth on Friday!

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

The Fish for Teeth Taco Team will be preparing fish tacos on Friday, October 3 from 11-2 pm. This time we are at a new location, in front of the San Juan Island Community Theater. These super-sized “tacos” (which are actually burritos but “fish taco” sounds better) are $7 each, and filled with Alaskan Rockfish  Continue Reading

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Pearl Django this Saturday

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Fall heats up in Friday Harbor with a visit to San Juan Community Theatre by Pearl Django and their hot club style of gypsy jazz on Saturday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. The band celebrates almost 20 years in existence, having played throughout the world, including at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur  Continue Reading


Building Codes Toolkit Class

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Attend a one-day class, endorsed by San Juan County Building Advisory Council, that will help you put the new 2012 IRC building codes into practice in San Juan County. With the new 2012 IRC Building code passed by the State of Washington comes a new emphasis on building performance. Traditionally, structural integrity was the preoccupation  Continue Reading

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Chili Tickets Update

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s an update on ticket sales for the upcoming Chili Cook-Off and Art Market. Tickets can be purchased at the Market Chef restaurant, Griffin Bay Bookstore, the Saturday Farmer’s Market, online at at this link or at the door the day of the event. Cost is $16 for adults and $10 for children under 12.  Continue Reading


Garden Club Meeting

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club will be hosting Kris Bayas, Master Gardener Coordinator, at our meeting on October 7, at 1:00 pm, at the Mullis Center. Kris will present timely issues that have come to the attention of the Master Gardeners at their booth at the weekly Farmers Markets, etc. All are welcome. Please  Continue Reading

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Island Rec Boy’s Basketball

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Island Rec Boy’s Basketball League Registration & Volunteer Coaches It is time to register for Island Rec’s Boy’s Basketball League, open to all boys in grades 3rd through 8th. The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Previous basketball experience is not required. All games are played on San  Continue Reading


Dance Happy Classes

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Good Morning! Our Free Dance event is this Saturday October 4! Dance Happy with Bill and Rita Ament is offering a Free Dance Event this Saturday October 4: Creative and Pre-Ballet for ages 2-1/2 yrs t 4 yrs, at 11:30 am to 12:00pm. Second class for ages 4-5 in Ballet, Tap, Improvisation and Jazz, 12:15  Continue Reading


Pet of the Week

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Meet Chester! He’s every bit as sweet and cuddly as he looks. He is about three years old, neutered and current on his vaccines. The only thing he’s missing is a family to call his own. He’s guaranteed to keep your lap warm this winter! Stop by the shelter and meet him and his feline  Continue Reading


LWV Voter Forums

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

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 questions. The schedule is as follows: San Juan Island – Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 5 pm at the Grange in Friday Harbor. Orcas Island – Wednesday, Oct. 8  Continue Reading


Coffee & Conversation at The Whale Museum

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Come to The Whale Museum for “Coffee & Conversation” from 9 am until 10 am on Friday, October 3. Enjoy light refreshments while learning more about Orca Adoptions and what great gifts they make. If you haven’t been to the Museum lately, this is a great time to come in and get to know the  Continue Reading


Eastside Stories from Vancouver

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm, by

It’s always fun to see what FHHS grads accomplish after they go off into the world. Do you remember Lauren Brem? She lived here with her folks George and Stacy, and her sister Krysta. She graduated in 2005 and now lives in Vancouver BC. She just sent this note over about a cool video she  Continue Reading

"Fluke" sculpture by Micajah Bienvenu - Tim Dustrude photo

Grand Opening for Gallery Bienvenu

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

Local artist, Micajah Bienvenu has opened a fine art gallery at #28 100 First St., (at Cannery Landing - not the A street building where the Fluke Sculpture is located). The gallery will feature paintings and sculptures by mid-career contemporary artists. The inaugural show will feature works from acclaimed painter Steven LaRose and sculptures by Micajah  Continue Reading

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Workshop on the Power of Letting Go

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Nicholas Corrin, author of the award-winning book The Power of Letting Go: transforming fear into love will present a workshop offering practical applications of the ideas in the book on Monday, October 6 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Brickworks. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Agricultural Guild, San Juan Hospice, and the San Juan Food  Continue Reading

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Third Annual Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

The Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, October 11, 3:30pm-6:30pm, at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Come and enjoy a delicious meal of chili prepared by fine, local chefs, shop at local artists’ Art Market, tap your toes to music by The Rocky Bay Boys, and linger in the Brickworks Beer Garden. Dishing up their best  Continue Reading


Let’s Go To the Drive In!

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

This week, Friday, October 3rd, it’s “An American Tail”. Parking begins at 6:30, show starts just after dusk. Arrive early for concessions and a raffle! Click here to see the event poster.

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Artists’ Reception

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

There’s an artists’ reception coming up next Saturday, October 4th at Lavendera Day Spa at 7:00 pm. See Patti Barker – Fiber Art, Penny Torkington – Quilts and Paintings and Lynne Mercer – Paintings.

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Upcoming Island Rec Events

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Scarecrow Building October 4, 10:00 – 1:00, Farmer’s Market/Brickworks Fall is here and Island Rec is making half-size scarecrows at the Farmer’s Market. Enter your scarecrow creation in the Farm Parade as well. Island Rec will provide the materials needed, though you may bring old small clothes or other supplies you want to put on  Continue Reading


Adventuring in Our Own Backyard

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:46 am, by

We live in Paradise. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could enjoy it all day long, every day, whenever we wanted to? Unfortunately, we all have mundane chores and commitments just like everyone else. Sometimes the best we can do is to simply dream about it… This video was inspired by the Pygmy Kayak Giveaway  Continue Reading

Bear, Fish, Moon - 48" x 48" Oil on Panel, by Jaime Ellsworth

Artstock is Back

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:45 am, by

This year’s event happens October 4th and 5th and has a new focus on making it fun to wander around the Town of Friday Harbor. Local artists will be demonstrating their various talents to share with all. Follow Artstock signs around town and look for an Autumn Afterglow in the evenings. All participants will have  Continue Reading

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Leadership San Juan Islands

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:36 am, by

Open Houses Set for 2015 Leadership Program The chance for San Juan County residents to learn more about their community and themselves returns, as Leadership San Juan Islands (LSJI) prepares for its eleventh year. Applications for the county-wide program are now being accepted and will be available at island libraries and open houses. LSJI not  Continue Reading


School District Responds to Ruling on Funding

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:28 am, by

San Juan Island School District Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on K-12 Education Funding On September 11, 2014 the Supreme Court of Washington found the state in contempt because the legislature has failed to submit a plan to fully fund basic education as required by McCleary vs. State of Washington. This means that the legislators’  Continue Reading

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