2016-July4-Fireworks

Fireworks

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm, by

In case you missed it, here are some shots of the fireworks over Friday Harbor this July 4th. Click any thumbnail below to enlarge.

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2016 July 4th Parade Photos

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm, by

What a great day for a parade. The weather turned out great and then just about whole island showed up to line the street and watch the parade go by. (click any thumbnail to enlarge)

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SJCT Summer Film Series

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 7:18 am, by

Well Fellow Film Buffs, The second week of our film series confirmed that there are a lot of people here who appreciate independent films. The audience of over 100 laughed out loud (LOL for your hipper folks) at “Meet the Patels”. We hope to see all of you at the Community Theatre this coming Tuesday  Continue Reading

Facing from left - Commissioners Michael Edwards, Bill Williams, Monica Harrington and Mark Schwinge. Commissioner Barbara Sharp attended by phone - Contributed photo

Board is Firm on 50 Cent Levy

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 7:08 am, by

Board is Firm on 50 Cent Levy On June 30th the San Juan County Public Hospital District board adopted a 2017 EMS Budget that affirmed that San Juan EMS must have 50 cents per $1000 in assessed property values to maintain core operations. Critics have advised voters to disapprove the 50 cent levy on the theory  Continue Reading

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Pets of the Week

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Hello Friday Harbor! We are Spruce and Pine. If you think we’re cute, wait until you meet our brothers! There are six of us all together and we’re looking for our forever and ever homes. Our interests include, but are not limited to romping, wrestling, chasing toys and climbing on things. We’re also very big  Continue Reading

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When the Ferry Arrives in Friday Harbor

Posted on July 3, 2016 at 10:54 am, by

This was enough fun when it originally posted 3 years ago that it seemed like a good idea to post it again. Enjoy… This is what happens on Front Street when the ferries come and go. A production of Dustrude Photography done for the San Juan Update. Three days of shooting from many different angles  Continue Reading

Facing from left - Commissioners Michael Edwards, Bill Williams, Monica Harrington and Mark Schwinge. Commissioner Barbara Sharp attended by phone - Contributed photo

Hospital District Board Firm on 50 Cent Levy

Posted on July 2, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Loren Johnson, MD, Chair of the Vote Yes for San Juan EMS 2016 Campaign Committee shares this… On June 30th the San Juan County Public Hospital District board adopted a 2017 EMS Budget that affirmed that San Juan EMS must have 50 cents per $1000 in assessed property values to maintain core operations. Critics have advised  Continue Reading

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Candidate Bill Bryant to Visit F.H.

Posted on July 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Michelle Loftus shares this notice with you… Washington State Governor Candidate Bill Bryant(R) will be visiting Friday Harbor on Tuesday July 12th. Mr. Bryant is familiar with San Juan Island from many previous visits. As Seattle Port Commissioner he will appreciate our island’s busy season as our local ports are providing peak service. Mr. Bryant has  Continue Reading

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Parade Volunteers Wanted

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm, by

Represent the Friday Harbor Film Festival in the 4th of July parade! Join the fun! There is room for riders in the FHFF truck, and we need walkers to pass out FHFF magnets and greet the crowd. How Do You Participate? Stop by the Friday Harbor Film Festival office, this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (July  Continue Reading

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The Islands’ Best-Kept Secret? Mount Grant Preserve

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

SJ Preservation Trust shares this update on Mount Grant… Quick: From what publicly accessible high point in the San Juan Islands can you see three of Washington’s five volcanoes? If you guessed Mount Constitution, guess again. The answer is Mount Grant Preserve on San Juan Island. The sweeping 360-degree views from Mount Grant’s summit take  Continue Reading

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John O. Linde Community Park

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

There’s a lot of progress happening over there at the new ball fields at the north end of Carter Avenue. Did you know the official name is “John O. Linde Community Park”? Earlier this year, the school district and Island Rec put together a naming committee that came up with a list of potential names  Continue Reading

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We All Live in a…

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

You’re singing it now, aren’t you? This is from a post on the Tuckerhouse B&B blog that we’d love to share… San Juan Island “Trash to Treasures” artist Kevin Roth has erected a whimsical tribute to the Beatles at the former site of his West Side Free Pile. The grand Yellow Submarine stands behind a memorial  Continue Reading

Photograph by Joan Benney with Sylvie Davidson as Juliet and Therese Diekhans as the Nurse

Romeo and Juliet

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Star-crossed lovers and civil brawls will grace the Island Stage Left stages on this, its eighteenth year of “Shakespeare Under the Stars”. This summer will showcase the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet – a timeless story of young love, hot blood and destiny. As ISL continues the professional quality for which it is known, it  Continue Reading

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New ER Doctor at PIMC

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Jim Perez, MD, joins medical team at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Jim Perez, MD, has joined the medical staff at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor. A board certified emergency medicine physician, Perez becomes the tenth member of Peace Island’s team of emergency medicine physicians, which staffs the Emergency department around the  Continue Reading

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Dance With Salish Sea Ballet at the Fair

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites dancers to perform on stage at the San Juan County Fair in August. No experience necessary. Rehearsals for ages 7 and up take place on Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center). We will perform original choreography based on this yearʼs theme: “Barn And Raised In The Islands”. Dancers  Continue Reading

From the way-back machine... a newspaper ad for the Rumor Mill way back in 2010

WOW – 6 Years Already!

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

The Rumor Mill, Friday Harbor’s only live music dinner venue, is celebrating its 6th anniversary on July 3rd. Peggy & Oren have a great celebration weekend lined up with fun music, great food & satisfying libations. Start the weekend off right on Friday evening with San Juan Island’s Surf Cowboy, dancing to classic rock covers with  Continue Reading

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Fiesta San Juan

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

We’re having a party! The San Juan Community Home Trust invites you to join us at the Brickworks for our 4th annual Fiesta San Juan, Sunday, July 17th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We are serving up Margaritas, Food, and Music for your enjoyment, Dancing for some fun and exercise, and Live and Silent Auction items to  Continue Reading

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LWVSJ Voter Forums in July

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

In San Juan County we have various choices before us as voters, coming up in the primary election. To keep us informed, the League of Women Voters of the San Juans is holding the following forums for the public. Election day is August 2, 2016 and the ballots will be mailed out by the Elections  Continue Reading

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Pancake Breakfast

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Mmmmmmm! A Pancake Breakfast at the Mullis Center! Sunday, July 3rd from 9:00 am till noon. $6.00 Adults $4.00 Children Under 10 Eggs, bacon and all the pancakes you can eat!

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Burn Permits Expire and Fireworks Illegal

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s a reminder from the County: Burn Permits Expire June 30th & Fireworks Illegal The warm weather at the end of June brings with it the end to outdoor yard debris burning throughout San Juan County, all burn permits expire on June 30th. Both larger land clearing piles and ten foot diameter yard cleanup burn  Continue Reading

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Chamber Music Festival

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

FH Chamber Music Festival June 29, July 1 & 3 The second annual Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival, played by Northwest professionals and featuring the best of local composers and performers, returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Wednesday and Friday, June 29 and July 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 3 at 2:00 pm.  Continue Reading

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Democracy Place

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

State Senator Kevin Ranker and State Representative Kris Lytton joined San Juan County Democrats on June 21st for the grand opening of Democracy Place, the county party’s 2016 election headquarters. Located at 335 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor under the big, new red, white and blue sign, Democracy Place is staffed by local party volunteers and is open  Continue Reading

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