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Sundays at the Summit

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm, by

Seeing is Believing – Driving Access at Mount Grant Preserve – Fundraising continues for the Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve, a community-wide effort to permanently protect a very special, 141-acre San Juan Island landmark. In order for people to see what all the excitement is about, Mount Grant Preserve will once again be open to  Continue Reading

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Lifelong Learning Courses at the San Juan Center

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Cathy Degnan from the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College tells us…  Join a course on poetry, astronomy, backpacking, or building that (tiny) home you always dreamed of! All these lifelong learning classes described below are held at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College in Friday Harbor, overlooking beautiful Griffin Bay.

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Summer Jobs Available at San Juan NHP

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Summer employment for young adults can be hard to find on San Juan Island, but the National Park Service is seeking young adults who are interested in starting what could be a life-long career with public land stewardship. As many as six (6) seasonal positions will be opening at San Juan Island National Historical Park  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Good morning, Friday Harbor! My name is Bowie and I’m part Beagle. The other part is Jack Russell terrier. I should also mention that I’m 100% amazing! If you’re looking for love in a medium-size package I’m your guy! I’m super friendly and love to go for walks. My all-time favorite pastime is cuddling and  Continue Reading

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The Salish Seeds Project Work Party

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Tanja Williamson reaches out from the San Juan County Land Bank… Well March really did roar in like a lion, so we are getting an early start in the Salish Seeds Project – Red Mill Nursery to prepare for a glorious spring and productive summer! When? Saturday, April 9, 2016 1:00pm to 3:00pm 3:00pm to 4:00pm  Continue Reading

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EMS Budget & Levy Update

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 5:06 pm, by

This story submitted by Louise Dustrude… Meeting in the shadow of grim budget realities and two failed levies, the public hospital district board on Friday edged closer to setting the level for a levy for Emergency Medical Services to be submitted to the voters in August. The budget currently proposed is still $640,000 away from  Continue Reading

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EMS Town Meeting

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm, by

EMS Invites Community to Town Meeting Town Hall meetings sponsored by the San Juan Island EMS will be held on: April 11, at 5:30pm at the Pavilion at Roche Harbor Resort April 12, at 5:30pm at the Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash Street In August 2016, a ballot measure will come before the citizens of San Juan Island proposing a property tax levy  Continue Reading

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Eagles Once Again

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 8:05 am, by

This story is from the National Park Service… The pair of bald eagles at American Camp , Bertha and Bob Jr. have again produced egg(s) in their nest near the American Camp Visitor Center. However, the number of eaglets won’t be known until they hatch, which is expected around April 20. Visitors are encouraged to  Continue Reading

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Tax Help at Mullis Center

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 8:00 am, by

Jim Biddick and John Carl will be available to assist with taxes at the Mullis Senior Center on Thursday until April 14 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. The tax service is for low to moderate income taxpayers($54,000 gross income). The program is not associated with the IRS TaxAide program and is not a for  Continue Reading

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Kids’ Book Nook at the Library

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Thanks to a local student, the SJI Library introduces a new Book Nook in the children’s area The public is invited to see the San Juan Island Library’s new Book Nook in the Children’s Area. The Book Nook is the creation of Brian Fleming, a local resident and sophomore at Spring Street International School. Fleming built  Continue Reading

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CBP Building Dedication

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 3:43 pm, by

Customs and Border Patrol held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the official opening of their new location on the corner of Spring and First Streets in Friday Harbor. They have gone from a previous office space of a very inadequate 550 square feet, which they have occupied since 1987, to a much better, more  Continue Reading

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Restore and Rejuvenate with Stephanie

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Springtime is glorious with its daffodils and sunshine, when everything seems bright and fresh. You too can feel rejuvenated and restored in your own body and mind with the new holistic movement class that Stephanie Prima is offering. This is unlike any other exercise class! No matter your age or current physical condition, here’s your  Continue Reading

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Helping the Aussie Posse

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

From the SJ Update Mailbag: We have all been touched by Kathleen Zuidema’s story and her successful quest for homes for her Aussie Posse, Autumn, Mona and Finnegan. Many of you have asked how to help as Danielle Cochran welcomes them into her home. Donation details are listed below for veterinarian care, food, fencing and  Continue Reading

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How to Grow Your Own Bouquet

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

“From Garden to Vase – How to Grow Your Own Bouquet” – this will be the subject of a talk by our featured speaker, Paul Flack of New Day Flower Farm, San Juan Island. Please join us to hear Paul describe how New Day Flower Farm meets its goal to have flower bouquets available April through October  Continue Reading

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FHFF News

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s the latest from the Friday Harbor Film Festival… The 4th annual Friday Harbor Film Festival on lovely San Juan Island is this upcoming November 4-5-6, 2016. The film selection process is from Jan 1-July 1, 2016. You may submit your film at this link, or request further info by contacting our producer Karen [@] fhff.org.  Continue Reading

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John Stimpson Retiring

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 12:46 pm, by

It’s almost your last chance to get in and say goodbye to John Stimpson. After 36 years, he is retiring from Friday Harbor Marketplace. Saturday, April 2 is his last day so get in there and congratulate him. However, he’s not going anywhere. Yet. Next May (of 2017) he will be riding his bike across the  Continue Reading

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San Juan Singers present: Ayres of the Celtic Isles

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Get ready for a riddicky-rollin’ good time! This spring, the San Juan Singers transport you to the Celtic Isles on a magical, musical journey. Traditional Scottish and Irish songs sung by chorus and soloists and accompanied by a complement of instrumentalists will warm your heart and jiggle your funny bone. Special guests include Mike Chisolm  Continue Reading

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EDC supports OPALCO/Rock Island broadband expansion efforts

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a Letter to the Editor from Victoria Compton of the Economic Development Council… Over a half-century ago, the Carnegie Institute released a report on a contraption that was changing the way America received its information. This report suggested that the technology could reinvent the way that education was delivered to American children, that it  Continue Reading

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Classical Twists at SJCT April 2

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Island and Northwest classical musicians gather to play diverse “bits of music” from a variety of composers (including a couple of the Island’s own) during Melodious Notes Over the Harbor at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. When clarinetist Sue Collado set out to create this annual event five years  Continue Reading

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Town Seeks Banner Art

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Local artists and photographers invited to submit works for new Town banners The Town of Friday Harbor is seeking donations of local photographs and artwork to be used on the decorative and informative banners adorning light poles throughout downtown. “We’re looking for banner submissions that capture the art, nature, people, activities, and lifestyle of Friday  Continue Reading

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Doggie Meet & Greet Luncheon

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 3:24 pm, by

You’ve probably heard the story of local woman Kathleen Zuidema looking for a home for her 3 dogs (which she just found 2 weeks ago in Danielle Cochran). If not, you can see her story here on Today.com. It has gone viral, gaining national attention, including the attention of Dorothy Moore, owner of The Dining Dog, a canine  Continue Reading

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Crazywise Fundraiser

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Barbara Cox is hosting a fundraising event in support of a new documentary film now in the edit phase of production. The film’s co-director Phil Borges will share how his work with indigenous cultures led to the creation of the film, CRAZYWISE. He will share his global journey of discovery as he interviewed mental health  Continue Reading

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