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SKYLIGHT Screening in HD November 28

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Film stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) are featured in National Theatre Live’s next HD screening at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m. A live broadcast of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience) from  Continue Reading

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Classic Film Festival with Thérèse Finn

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Library main salon, free. Local singer/actress Thérèse Finn shares her love of classic movies in another film festival at the library. Dance away the “Turkey Blues” with Top Hat on Saturday and Swing Time on Sunday. Recover from tryptophan overload with possibly the most famous dancing duo of all time. There’s always  Continue Reading

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Updated – Forum on Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

There is updated information in this post from when it was originally posted last week… San Juan Island Grange #966 is hosting an informational forum on The Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production, at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Grange Hall. The program will include presentations from differing perspectives and a moderated question  Continue Reading

Bob says "Thanks!"

Letter from Bob Jarman on Proposed Moratorium

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

On Nov. 25th the Grange will take up and discuss the San Juan County Council’s proposed moratorium on marijuana producers. Although I was cordially invited to attend to speak in favor of the moratorium, I have declined to do so. It is my opinion that the County Council has a lot of work to do  Continue Reading

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English Camp Holiday Social

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Join San Juan Island National Historical Park staff and volunteers for the annual old-fashioned Holiday Social, tree-trimming and cookie potluck from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 6, at English Camp. Visitors are invited to bring holiday cookies and ornaments to hang on the tree, which will be erected in the old British Royal Marine  Continue Reading


Free Readers Theatre Tuesday

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 11:05 am, by

Spring Street International students take on a Greek tragedy during San Juan Community Theatre’s free On Book! Readers Theatre series THIS Tuesday, November 25 at 7 pm. Ten students*, directed by Theatre Arts Class teacher Krista Strutz, will bring Greg Banks staged adaptation of Antigone to the Whittier. Sophocles’ play, first staged in fifth century  Continue Reading


Computer San Juans

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Tom Doenges of Computer San Juans is offering a Bits to Bites Holiday Special. “Pay it forward” this Holiday Season. For every repair done between now and Dec 31, 2014, Computer San Juans is reducing their normal hourly labor charge of $60 to $30. All that is asked is that customers carry the spirit forward  Continue Reading

Nettie is this week's Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

My name is Nettie. I’m very shy, but I’ll bet I’m the softest kitten you’ve ever met. This picture was taken when I had a cold, so it doesn’t do me justice – I’m told I’m absolutely gorgeous by lots of people. I’m about five months old and all of my brothers and sisters have  Continue Reading


Holiday Art Market

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

San Juan Island Artisans are sponsoring their 36th annual event featuring the ‘best of the best’ creations by San Juan County artists. Fifty-five artists will sell their unique, hand-made arts and crafts this year—just in time for holiday gift giving—offering a wide variety of items from soaps and lotions to jewelry, clothing, cards, paintings, island-made  Continue Reading

Think Red Holiday Show at WaterWorks Gallery

Think Red at Waterworks Gallery

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm, by

With the holiday season approaching, WaterWorks Gallery is pleased to announce THINK RED Holiday Show opening on Saturday, November 29th from 4.30 to 7.30. This show runs until Saturday, January 3, 2015 Adding to the festive activities of Thanksgiving weekend, the gallery celebrates the season with some wonderful new works of art by Kathryn Trigg  Continue Reading

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Property Buyers

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with a new article on local real estate… Who is interested in property in the San Juan Islands? Over the last twenty years, the “typical” buyer profile has not changed. The majorities of the new-comers are between the ages of 45-65 and interested in purchasing a second home or property  Continue Reading


Money for Tucker

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm, by

State Transportation Improvement Board Awards New Grant to Friday Harbor The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) announced their annual grant awards today and the Town of Friday Harbor will be the recipient of $800,000 for the reconstruction of the first phase of Tucker Avenue. The TIB is a state organization funded by a portion  Continue Reading

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Carmen on Monday

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm, by

Bizet’s steamy melodrama takes center stage in The Met: Live in HD presentation of Carmen on Monday, November 24 at 7:00 pm at San Juan Community Theatre. Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and  Continue Reading

Freeway Traffic - Tim Dustrude photo

Public Transit That Works

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:32 am, by

Kind of a departure from local San Juan Island stuff today – I was recently shown the video below and just had to share it (warning – it’s about 9 minutes long). Shannon and I were in Switzerland 6 years ago, and we saw Zurich (and a lot of the Swiss transit/rail system). It was very  Continue Reading

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Island Rec hires new School’s Out Program Coordinator

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to introduce Jordan Reinhart as the newest member of its team. Jordan is responsible for coordinating STAR (Study Time and Afterschool Recreation), School’s Out Camps, and Camp Eagle Rock. He comes with diverse park and recreation experience working with youth and teens in sports and school’s out programs. These programs offer  Continue Reading

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Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s Sheila Harley again with this month’s edition of “Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter…” Brien is a 2nd generation firefighter for San Juan Island Fire Rescue. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Jim, who retired from the department this year. He is trained in structural and wildland firefighting and is also trained in rope  Continue Reading

IMA OPENS December 5 with "Unveiling: The Best of the IMA Artists' Registry"

IMA Unveiling December 5th

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

The new San Juan Island Museum of Art building opens its doors for the first time on December 5 with the reception party for “Unveiling: the Best of IMA Artists’ Registry,” which runs December 6, 2014, thru January 25, 2015. Featured artists are members of the museum’s Artists’ Registry program, created in 2010 to offer  Continue Reading


Holiday Open House at The Whale Museum

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The Whale Museum is hosting a holiday open house on the evening of Friday, December 5th until 6:30 p.m. Come to Friday Harbor’s Tree Lighting and enjoy the festivities. After the Tree Lighting, there will be holiday refreshments and goodies to enjoy in the gallery at The Whale Museum. Visitors will also receive a 20%  Continue Reading

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Forum on Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 is hosting an informational forum on The Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production, at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Grange Hall. The program will include presentations from differing perspectives and a moderated question and answer session. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. In November 2012 the voters  Continue Reading


Mobile CSO is Coming

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

DSHS is coming to Friday Harbor with their mobile CSO van. They will be here from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on December 9th & 10th at the Friday Harbor Family Resource Center, 500 Market Street (directly across the street from Marketplace grocery store). The Division of Child Support (DCS) will also be on the  Continue Reading


Citizens Respond to Call for Food Bank Assistance

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

Here’s a note from Town Administrator Duncan Wilson… Town of Friday Harbor utility customers have certainly shown their holiday spirit by contributing to the Harbor Life Ring program to benefit the Friday Harbor Food Bank this year. The Town distributed a letter in the October utility billing statement informing customers that any donations they made  Continue Reading


Substance Abuse Survey

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

The SJI Prevention Coalition would like for you to share your thoughts on this survey. Here are some notes from Debbi Fincher… This survey is not created locally, it is offered through the State, a Division of Behavioral Health, which maintains a high level of security, keeping this an anonymous survey. The SJI Prevention Coalition  Continue Reading

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