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Are you ready for flu?

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

Here’s a note from Joanne Runyan, RN with SJ County Health… It’s that time of year once again… flu season! Flu is unpredictable and how severe it is can vary widely from one season to the next. Anyone can get sick with the flu, but certain people are at greater risk for serious complications, causing  Continue Reading


Arts Council Seeks New Board Members

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The San Juan County Arts Council (SJCAC) is seeking 4-5 new members for the Board of Directors to begin in November, 2014 The Council strives for representation from all islands and values individuals who care about the arts. Past or present involvement in allied organizations and enterprises would be a plus. SJCAC’s mission is to  Continue Reading


Earthquake Drill

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

Brendan Cowan, Director of SJC Department of Emergency Management wants to share this with you: The world’s Largest Earthquake Drill happens on October 16th. It’s easy to sign up for at this link, and takes little effort to participate in. Please help spread the word to co-workers, neighbors, friends, and family! It’s a simple and  Continue Reading


The Natural World of Stephen McMillan – Aquatint Etchings

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

Throughout his life, Stephen McMillan has been inspired and sustained by the natural world spending much of his time outside, whether it’s a bike ride in the San Juan Islands countryside, or a week-long backpacking trip in Asia, he is renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through landscape. It is this sense of  Continue Reading

This photo is from 2012 when all three local Prevention Coalitions traveled to the WA. State Prevention Summit in Yakima. We talked about making a Youth Leadership Conference back at this Summit! We are so excited it’s really happening… Watch for more updates from this group.

Youth Leadership Conference

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a good news note from Debbi Fincher at the the SJI Prevention Coalition… Hi Tim, in a time when good news isn’t always easy to find or perhaps even reported, we’d like to shout out from the mountain top that over 40 youth from San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Islands will be coming together  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Community Home Trust

San Juan Community Home Trust Annual Meeting

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Everyone is invited to the Home Trust’s Annual Meeting on October 9th at 6:00 pm at the Friday Harbor Grange Hall. Come learn about the planning that is now underway for the next phase homes of Sun Rise! Election of new Board members will take place, there will be updates from the Home Trust, door  Continue Reading


Press Release on Enterovirus in SJ County

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 5:16 am, by

Here’s a note from county Health Officer Frank James: This is not urgent but routine. The following press release provides information about the current infections being seen in our region and in our community. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have more questions. There has been at least one case of  Continue Reading

Stoyteller, by Tom Small - Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

Storyteller: A Vision in Ancient Stone

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

If the new sculpture in the picnic area in front of San Juan Bakery and San Juan Island Food Co-Op looks a little other-worldly it is with good reason. Local artist, stone sculptor Tom Small, carved the piece Storyteller out columnar basalt from the Columbia basin in Eastern Washington.  The stone, formed out of lava  Continue Reading


Orcas Island Film Festival

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

The first annual Orcas Island Film Festival, “Off the Edge” will take place from October 10 to 13, 2014, focusing on a curated selection of feature length films from around the world, including these three new short films shot in the San Juan Islands: A Reverence For Excellence, filmed and directed by Andrew Plotsky, is an  Continue Reading

Dave & Nadine Hall - Contributed photo

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

Gypsy Jazz Favorites are Back! - Contributed photo

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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