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More Photos of Beautiful Boats

Posted 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

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U of W Scientist to Discuss Climate Change Impact Adaptations

Posted 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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Karen Haas to Present Two Historical Programs

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 5:10 am, by

Historian and storyteller Karen Haas portrays women from differing walks of life and points of view during two programs scheduled this month at English Camp and the San Juan Island Library The first is her celebrated Civil War program, I am Always on the Woman’s Side, scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 25 in the  Continue Reading

State Unveils New Online Map of Public Lands in Washington

New Online Map of Public Lands in Washington

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 5:05 am, by

The Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) announced a new online, interactive map of natural resource and recreation lands owned by government agencies. The statewide map, located at this link, allows people to click on a location and learn which agency owns the land, the number of acres, the main use of the land and the  Continue Reading


More Sports Physical Clinics

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:24 pm, by

San Juan Healthcare Fall 2014 Sports Physical Clinics will be on August 5th, 7th, 12th and now a new one has been added on the 21st. Cost is $35.00 at time of appointment. Please call the office to schedule your appointment at 378-1338 Mandatory Sports Physical paperwork is available on the Patient Forms page on  Continue Reading


Seattle Chamber Brass

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm, by

Seattle Chamber Brass, a band comprised of Seattle’s brightest up and coming brass musicians will be headlining next week’s “Music on the Lawn.” With energy and style, they’ll jump from Broadway show tunes to Mozart, to Bach, to Joplin. Back by popular demand, this will be one concert to remember! Island Rec’s “Bring Em’ Back”  Continue Reading

Carolyn Hudson - Click for larger photo - Tim Dustrude photo

SJI Fire Staff Mobilized to Wildland Fires

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

Early on Tuesday, July 15th, San Juan Island Fire Rescue’s Administrative Assistant Carolyn Hudson was deployed as a part of an “Incident Management Team” to assist with efforts to control a forest fire near Detroit, Oregon. Ms. Hudson is a specialist in managing the finances of major emergencies. On Tuesday afternoon, San Juan Fire Rescue  Continue Reading

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Wags to Riches

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

This fun, annual fundraiser for the Animal Shelter is coming  up. Better mark your calendars now. This year, it’s the Dog Days of Summer, and it will be held on Sunday, August 3rd from Noon to 4:00 pm. It’s hosted by the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor and Bob & Lissa McDowell at 33  Continue Reading


Doctors of San Juan Island -A Historical Perspective

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

Join us for an informal discussion and personal remembrances of a few of the past medical professionals of San Juan Island. Susan Reed will discuss her grandfather, Dr. Connor Reed. Mary Ellen Judge will discuss her father Dr. Thomas Judge as well as Dr. Victor Capron. Mary Jean Cahail will discuss Dr. Malcolm Heath and  Continue Reading

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Lavender Festival this Weekend

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm, by

Hey, the Lavender Festival is coming up this weekend – Saturday & Sunday July 19th & 20th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm both days. Here’s more from the farm… The fields are in full bloom and gorgeous. We will be having tours, talks, demonstrations (including cooking with lavender by Anna Maria from Coho); lavender baked goods,  Continue Reading


Buckaroo Musical Adventure

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a note for all you kids out there from Kate Schuman… Hey Kids! Join me, Kate Schuman, at the Street Fair this weekend for a Buckaroo Musical Adventure! We’ll “build” a cattle drive out of felt critters, sing a couple old cowboy songs, and even write a verse or two about YOU! The time  Continue Reading

La Rondine - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Puccini’s Ravishing Romance in MET Encore Series

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

An achingly beautiful score from one of opera’s most popular composers highlights the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD Summer Encores series on Sunday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. at San Juan Community Theatre. Originally transmitted in 2009, Puccini’s La Rondine brings to life the plight of Magda, who unexpectedly finds true love with the handsome  Continue Reading

In 2013, Debbi Fincher, Brad Fincher, Cynthia Stark-Wickman and Sheriff Rob Nou represented the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition at CADCA’s Mid Year Training Conference - Contributed photo

Prevention Coalition to Take Part in National Conference

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition To Take Part In National Substance Abuse Prevention Conference In Orlando, Fl. Health advocates from the SJI Prevention Coalition will join more than 1,700 substance abuse prevention specialists from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute in Orlando, Fla. July 20-24. The week-long  Continue Reading


3rd Saturday Gallery Walk

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 4:56 am, by

Don’t forget the Gallery Walk this Saturday evening.  The participating Friday Harbor​ ​galleries are: Arctic Raven, 130 First Street Gallery 9, 60 First Street Island Studios 270 Spring Street​ WaterWorks Gallery, 315 Argyle Ave​ Ogle Fine Art Studio​, ​180 First Street For more info, get in touch with WaterWorks: Ruth Offen WaterWorks Gallery (360) 378-3060 or  Continue Reading


Special Port Commission Meeting

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm, by

Here’s a note for you from Deanna at the Port… Hello, The Port of Friday Harbor Commission will conduct a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 17th @ 5:30pm at the Town of Friday Harbor Council Chambers. The Commission wishes to attend the continued Public Hearing on the Shoreline Substantial Development Permit for the Spring Street  Continue Reading

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Dirigo II, again

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Here’s another image by John Miller of that same boat, Dirigo II, shot the same evening, but this time before sundown. This is Dirigo II going to windward with San Juan in the background. These (and additional) images from that evening are on display at Gallery 9 down on First Street if you would like  Continue Reading

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Shakespeare Under the Stars

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note from Island Stage Left about their latest show, Twelfth Night… The cast and crew have just returned from a wonderfully successful tour of the other islands. Here are some remarks from audience members who have contacted us: Highly recommended. We saw “Twelfth Night” in Doe Bay on Orcas last night. It’s a  Continue Reading

Woody vegetation on Mt. Finlayson - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Cultural Landscape Restoration Moves Forward at American Camp

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Work is under way at American Camp as the next step in the Cultural Landscape Restoration moves forward. The park will be removing a stand of young Douglas fir that has encroached on Mt. Finlayson and Grandma’s Cove area. There are approximately 300 trees in the stand which will be removed by mechanical methods and  Continue Reading

Early morning fire erupts at Sunshine Laundry on Web Street in Friday Harbor - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Sunshine Laundry Fire

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:57 pm, by

Here’s the official word on the fire this morning from Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer for San Juan Island Fire & Rescue… At 2:32 AM Tuesday a neighbor made the call to Dispatch who alerted San Juan Island Fire Rescue of a fire at the Sunshine Laundry. Three engines and the Rescue unit responded as  Continue Reading

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Carla’s Funky Art

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:58 am, by

Remember that awesome school bus driver that used to live here? Named Carla? Yeah, you know the one… She had to move to Anacortes, but good news – She’ll be here this coming weekend for the Summer Arts Fair with a “Carla’s Funky Art” booth. Go check it out; she’s got some really cool stuff.

Weather expert and radio personality will discuss global warming, the media and coal trains - Contributed photo

Cliff Mass to Speak at Mullis Center

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

This story has been updated: Cliff will speak at 6:30 pm (not 6:00 pm) San Juan Island Library announced that Cliff Mass, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington will speak at the Mullis Center on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30pm. The program will be free to the public. As a blogger and  Continue Reading

Dirigo II and Super Moon over Lopez - Click to enlarge - John Miller photo

Super Moon over Lopez

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

John Miller shares this scene of Saturday night as the Super Moon came up over Lopez. That’s the sailing vessel “DIRIGO II”, owned and skippered by Art Lowery. Thanks for sharing John!

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