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Island Rec Photo Contest

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec Wants Your Photos – To celebrate 30 years of People, Parks, Programs, and Trails Island Rec will be displaying photos from previous programs, activities, and trails at their September 6 Anniversary Party during Movies in the Park. Bring us your best Island Rec photos from the last 30 years for all to enjoy  Continue Reading


FHFF – AWIM and the Hands of Time

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:24 am, by

Next Tuesday, August 12th, the Friday Harbor Film Festival presents “AWIM and the Hands of Time” for its Tuesday Night Films series at the Grange. This is a short film about the life and culture of the Awim people, who inhabit a remote area of Papua New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. In 2008,  Continue Reading


Planned Power Outage

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:15 am, by

Planned Power Outage: Shaw, Canoe & Crane Islands August 19th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Power will be off for all of Shaw, Canoe and Crane Islands from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19th while OPALCO conducts maintenance and inspection work in the Shaw Substation. Updates will be posted online at  Continue Reading


Wounded Warriors Ride

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm, by

Sheila Harley of San Juan Island Fire & Rescue shares this note… Again this year, the Wounded Warrior Project will visit Friday Harbor as part of Soldier Ride Seattle this Saturday, August 9th. The cyclists will arrive in Friday Harbor on the 10:05 AM ferry and arrive at the Mullis Street Fire Station at 10:30  Continue Reading

Ron Krebs - Contributed photo

Note from Ron Krebs

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 12:49 pm, by

Here’s a note from Ron Krebs who is running for Sheriff… My name is Ron Krebs. As your next Sheriff of San Juan County, there are a number of goals that I want to achieve. There are a number of issues that I believe directly affect the communities that we serve. My goals are as  Continue Reading

A scene from Twelfth Night - John Sinclair photo

Twelfth Night Starts at Wold Road Tonight

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 10:30 am, by

Here’s a note from Helen at Island Stage Left. They’re opening tonight at their Wold Road Location (see dates & times below)… The cast and crew have just returned from a wonderfully successful tour of the other islands and a three week run at Roche Harbor. Here are some remarks from audience members who have  Continue Reading


Get Ready for a Great SJC Fair!

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s some information about this year’s Fair sent over from Reve Shannon at the Fair office… Farm-tastic Fun is the name of the game at the San Juan County Fair, Wednesday, August 13 through Saturday, August 16, 2014. This community celebration located within walking distance of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Wash., is a  Continue Reading

The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series: Everything you ever wanted to know about Sea Otters (Enydra lutris) but were afraid to ask, presented by Shawn Larson - Shawn Larson photo

Sea Otter Lecture

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Shawn Larson as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series. Shawn will discuss “Everything you ever wanted to know about Sea Otters (Enydra lutris) but were afraid to ask” on Monday August 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whale Museum, 62 First Street North, Friday Harbor. Shawn Larson,  Continue Reading


“Patterns” Opens this Weekend at WaterWorks

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

As the title of this show suggests, the show Patterns portrays each artist working in a rich color palette with the frequent use of shapes and patterns. Tom’s cast of characters conveyed in his paintings are people doing their work: i.e., farming, driving tractors or just standing around chatting. Tom uses bright colors, repetition of  Continue Reading

Cute, cuddly kittens - Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

At long last, kittens have arrived at the shelter.  Each of them adorable, cuddly and in need of a forever home.   Stop by the shelter to meet them and spend some time watching their crazy antics.  APSFH guarantees you’ll leave smiling!


Town Positions Available

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

First, here’s a note from Sandy with the Town’s Historic Preservation people… We are looking for a new board member to fill a vacancy. Thank you! If you are interested in preservation, local history, architecture, urban planning and all things related to authentic sense of place, the Town of Friday Harbor has a vacancy on  Continue Reading


Library to Close During County Fair

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 5:18 am, by

The San Juan Island Library announces it will close during the San Juan County Fair for renovations. The Library will be closed August 13-16, Wednesday through Saturday. The Library will reopen for business Sunday August 17 at 1 pm and resume regular hours. During the Library closure, book drops will be open and the meeting  Continue Reading

Daniel Finn performing live on guitar - Contributed photo

Night Music Takes on DYLAN August 7

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 8:01 am, by

Four San Juan Island musicians focus on one of America’s most influential musicians during San Juan Community Theatre’s Night Music summer concert series on Thursday, August 7. Singers/guitarists Laura Lee Chorba and Daniel Finn and singer Susan Williams accompanied by guitarist Keith Busha share the sounds of the iconic Bob Dylan in the concert inside  Continue Reading

Dave Ryan says goodbye from an office with one of the best views around - Tim Dustrude photo

David Says Farewell

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 7:16 am, by

David Ryan, Port of Friday Harbor Airport Manager is moving on and he would like to say farewell, and thank you for making his job here so enjoyable. David began working at the airport in October of 2008, replacing the previous manager Pat Mayo. He brought years of experience with him, having been a manager  Continue Reading

Fairgoers enjoy the photo exhibit at the 2012 fair -  Kevin Holmes photo

Photo Exhibit Needs Volunteers

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 6:43 am, by

Year after year, the photography exhibit at the SJC Fair is one of the most popular exhibits – it is also typically one of the largest exhibits and it requires a lot of people-power to produce. Please help this island tradition by volunteering a couple hours of your time. The greatest need is for Tuesday  Continue Reading

She Rides to Fly - SJ Historical Museum photo

She Rides to Fly

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

…at the San Juan County Fair, of course! The first fair was held in 1906 on the Friday Harbor waterfront and drew about 1,200 visitors. Now attendance is around 20,000. But who is this rider from decades ago? Is she still coming to the fair to cheer on today’s 4-H riders? If you can identify  Continue Reading

Billie J. Swalla to Lead Friday Harbor Labs as Director - Contributed photo

Billie is the New Labs Director

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

Professor Billie J. Swalla has agreed to serve for a five-year term as Director of the Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL). Billie has served as Interim Director for the past year, and has been an active researcher and member of the FHL community since first coming to the Labs in 1999. Billie brings 30 years of  Continue Reading


San Juan Conservation Corps

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a note from Doug McCutchen at the Land Bank about some recent trail work done by the SJI Conservation Corps… Hi Tim, Had a great time working with the San Juan Island Conservation Corps last week at Limekiln. They helped with several little trail maintenance and minor reroutes to improve the accessibility and sustainability  Continue Reading


Rummage Sale for Animal Shelter

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

The Animal Shelter is accepting donations of gently used household items, clothing, books, toys, and working appliances in preparation for their Rummage Sale, to be held Saturday, August 23 at 994 Cattlepoint Road. The shelter staff ask that you call beforehand to make arrangements for dropping off your donations at 378-2158.


County Positions Available

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council Office  Continue Reading

A Day at the Market

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Here’s a video to introduce you to what the Farmer’s Market is all about. This was mostly shot last summer, with some parts done earlier this year, and most of the post production done in the Spring and early Summer of this year. It was finally debuted Sunday evening at the Brickworks Mortgage Burning party.  Continue Reading

Graduate students from the 2011 fish swimming course at FHL sort through the catch in the seine net at Jackson Beach, San Juan Island - Dominique Roche photo

Friday Harbor Labs’ Tide Bites

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

Check out the latest “Tide Bites” from the UofW’s Friday Harbor Labs.

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