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Los Bambinos Funraiser

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

Los Bambinos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s most popular club band is making a return trip to Friday Harbor on July 5th. That means another “funraiser” at the Brickworks as the San Juan Community Home Trust presents their 2nd annual Mexican Fiesta dinner, dance and concert celebration. Last year’s lively event drew an overflow crowd to the  Continue Reading

Playin' some Bocce at the Roche Harbor court - Roche Harbor Resort photo

Island Rec – Bocce Free Day

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Maybe you’re a Bocce Enthusiast, or someone who just plays for fun, or maybe you are the type that can’t pronounce the name, but still has some interest in the game. No matter what your level of Bocce, join Island Rec at the Roche Harbor Courts. Come with a friend, or come to make some  Continue Reading

Local artist Alison Engle is one of the many vendors at the art fair market - Contributed photo

Spaces Available at Summer Arts Fair

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

There are still a few spaces available at this year’s Summer Arts Fair, July 19 and 20. This is the biggest art fair on the islands, with as many as 50 vendors in a fun fair on Court Street in Friday Harbor. Food, music, kids’ crafts with Bonnie, Island Rec sidewalk chalk art competition and  Continue Reading

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Free Soccer Clinics

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

Island youth get the chance to work on their soccer skills during FREE drop-in clinics on Saturday, June 21 at the Friday Harbor Elementary School fields. Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec (FANS) and Challenger Sports are sponsoring the clinics, aimed at children ages three to 12. Coaches from the British Soccer Camp program will  Continue Reading

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Ocean Acidification In Washinton Waters

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:33 am, by

UW Oceanographer To Discuss Ocean Acidification In Washinton Waters June 25 at San Juan Island Grange Learn how scientists are mapping chemical changes resulting from climate change in Puget Sound and other inland waterways in Washington State during an illustrated talk by University Washington oceanographer, Dr. Jan Newton, scheduled 7 p.m., Wednesday June 25 in  Continue Reading

Helping Mike’s Family

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:27 am, by

Mike Copas was loved by this community.  We always feel so helpless when we lose someone so unexpectedly.  Many have asked how they can be a support for Mike’s wife, Reni.  An account has been set up at Islander’s Bank where donations can be made, under “Mike Copas Account”.

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Two New Board Members for CSA

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Rich Peterson and Dave Hyde have been unanimously appointed to the Board of Directors of the Common Sense Alliance (CSA). Rich had a career as a Fire Chief with 29 years of service in Santa Barbara, California. Upon retirement his family moved to San Juan Island where he began to serve the community in many  Continue Reading

The new parking lot and utility building at the Thrift Store - Click to enlarge - SJ Update photo

Thrift House Parking

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Have you seen the new building and parking over at the Thrift Store? They’re having a grand opening for the parking lot this week. It’s Thursday, June 19 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. They say there will be food and drink. 667 Mullis St.

Third Saturday Gallery Walks

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

The Friday Harbor Gallery Association is pleased to announce a new event for your calendars, Gallery Walks Friday Harbor on the Third Saturday of each month beginning in June and ending in September. The dates are June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20. Time TBA. The participating Friday Harbor​ ​galleries are: Arctic Raven,  Continue Reading

Zander is one of this week's Pets of the Week - Contributed photo

Pets of the Week

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

This gorgeous boy is “Zander” and he recently arrived here at our shelter with his sister, “Zena”.  Sadly, they were abandoned by their previous owner – left behind in crates where they spent several days before being rescued.  They are about 3 years old and very friendly. Apparently they are Labrador/Doberman/Collie mix – but many  Continue Reading

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Contradance

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 4:58 am, by

3rd Saturday Grange Dance: SJI Grange Hall – Saturday, June 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. From Seattle: Laura Mè Smith calling with The Spuds – Val White, fiddle; Malcolm Suttles, guitar; Jim Nollman, mandolin & Katy Nollman, piano. All dances taught. No partners or experience needed. Donation $10, students half price. For more information please  Continue Reading

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Blessing the Hands that Feed Us

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:43 am, by

Thrive San Juan Islands welcomes best-selling South Whidbey author, Vicki Robin to San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Islands in mid-June. Vicki will speak about her new book, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us; what eating closer to home can teach us about food, community and our place on earth. She will share how her experiment  Continue Reading

Artist Pamela Hoke - Tim Dustrude photo

Friday Art Market Opens Friday

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

The Friday Art Market’s Artisans on the Plaza opens its 2014 season this Friday, June 20, 3:00-7:00 pm, at Brickworks Plaza. The artisan line-up includes a variety of arts and crafts created by a talented group of artists, many new to the market this year. Music for the opening is provided by the amazing classical  Continue Reading

Christine Langley of Lopez Island; winner of the Farmland Stewardship award - Contributed photo

7 to be Honored for Environmental Stewardship

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Seven to be honored for environmental stewardship Seven Good Steward awards will be presented to islanders and local organizations in recognition of exceptional environmental stewardship on Saturday, June 21 at the Orcas Island Solstice Celebration. At 11 a.m., winners will be presented with a “Finee” award—a glazed ceramic salmon made by Crow Valley Pottery—at the  Continue Reading

The Archduke's assassin, Gavrilo Princip, is apprehended - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Park Historian to Give Talk on 100th Anniversary of World War One

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

On the morning of June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary was assassinated along with his wife in Sarajevo, Bosnia, triggering World War I, a catastrophe that killed 15 million people and destroyed three empires. Learn how diplomacy failed that summer and the result in “August 1914: The Year Diplomacy  Continue Reading

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Lopez Hazardous Waste Round-Up June 21

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 5:27 am, by

San Juan County’s final Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up of 2014 will be held on Lopez on June 21 from 11:  am to 2:00 pm at the County shop lot next to the Lopez Island Dump. Signs will be posted by the entrance off Fisherman Bay Road. Household and business hazardous (or moderate risk) waste will  Continue Reading

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Current Use Farm and Agriculture Taxation Program

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 concludes its 2014 Spring Lecture Series with a program on the Current Use Farm and Agriculture Taxation Program on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the Grange Hall. The program begins at 7:00 pm, preceded by a potluck at 6:00 pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Everything you wanted  Continue Reading

Dignitaries and current and past County officials join Council Member Jamie Stephens and Parks Director Dona Wuthnow in cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the "Rediscover Odlin" Celebration - Click to enlarge - SJCounty Staff photo

County Parks Celebrates Odlin Park Project Completion

Posted on June 15, 2014 at 11:11 am, by

County Parks celebrated the completion of Odlin Park renovation projects that spanned more than a decade with an event titled “Rediscover Odlin” last Wednesday at the park on Lopez Island. The weather cooperated, providing a perfect sunny afternoon for the more than sixty park supporters and officials who attended and enjoyed music by Kate Czaja  Continue Reading

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OPALCO Improves Grid Control Network

Posted on June 15, 2014 at 11:03 am, by

OPALCO Adds 700 Mhz Licensed Frequency to Grid Control Network On Friday, OPALCO announced the purchase of a partitioned portion of the Vulcan Wireless LLC 700 MHz FCC license to add to the OPALCO grid control network, as well as a collaboration agreement with Vulcan Wireless to learn from the Co-op’s deployment for the benefit  Continue Reading

Stillpoint Elementary School graduates - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Stillpoint Grads

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 1:54 am, by

Congratulations to Stillpoint School’s Class of 2014! On June 10, 2014, 6th graders Danica Islam, Jersie Angel, and Caeden O’Prussack earned their diplomas and graduated from Stillpoint School. The Graduation and Promotion Ceremony was followed by an outdoor reception. Stillpoint’s 2014 Graduates have left a lasting legacy with many wonderful memories, and will be missed  Continue Reading

Nancy Fusare, Kiwanis Secretary, hands Connie her award along with Kiwanis President, Stephanie Johnson-O'day and memberLisa Anderson - Contributed photo

Everyday Hero Award for Conni

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a good news announcement from the Kiwanis Club… The Kiwanis Club is happy to announce that their annual Everyday Hero Award has been awarded to Ms. Conni Goff who volunteers tirelessly at Friday Harbor Elementary School for 40 hours per week. This is her 51st year of teaching and volunteering in the classroom and  Continue Reading

Story Poles simulate the new proposed buildings at Spring Street Landing - Click to enlarge - Tim Dustrude photo

Story Poles

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

This story has been updated since it was first published: (see below) Have you seen those new structures the Port put up down at Spring Street Landing where Downriggers was? They’re called Story Poles, and they simulate the size and shape of the new building which is proposed to be built in Downriggers’ place. They  Continue Reading

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