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AUDITIONS! SJCT Family Theatre

Law & Order Auditions

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm, by

A “punny” spoof featuring a familiar TV series, Humpty Dumpty and other nursery characters will be the next production of San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre. Auditions for the November play are being held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16 and 17 at 3:15 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. Director Penelope Haskew will be casting  Continue Reading

Al Sundstrom - Gary Tarleton Photographer NPS Park Ranger 2014

Al Sundstrom: Come Share Your Memories

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

Celebrate the Life of Al Sundstrom  Saturday, September 20th 11:30 am Funeral Service at St. Francis Catholic Church Burial to follow at St Francis Catholic Cemetery 1:30 pm Reception at San Juan Island Grange Hall Come share your memories From the family of Al Sundstrom

Farm Parade - Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade – Oct 4

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Once again it’s time to gussy up the goat, leash the sheep, trick out the tractor, and head to the fairgrounds for the start of the Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade. Held on the first Saturday of October, this year’s parade will be on October 4th. Staging will be at the main gate of the  Continue Reading

Today: Happy Hour at the Golf Course

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

Teddy Deane joins Kate Schuman on Tuesday September 16th for some musical hijinx! Clarinet, flute, saxophone, and keyboard, not always all at once. Guaranteed toe-tapping music and knee-slapping jokes. C’mon – who says Tuesdays have to be boring? Make the transition to Hump Day the easy way – start with Happy Hour at the Golf  Continue Reading

Caliope - Contributed Photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

This adorable young lady goes by the name of “Caliope” or “Cali” for short.  She’s a Dachshund-Chihuahua mix and is about a year old.  When she arrived here at the shelter from a high-kill shelter in California, she was very frightened and timid.  With the help of a part-time foster mom and lots of TLC  Continue Reading

Humpback Off Victoria - Photo by Katie Jones

Humpback Whale off Victoria

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

When I asked photographer and naturalist Katie Jones for a “September” picture, she sent me this captured moment of a diving Humpback Whale off Victoria. To see more of her work link to Spyhopper Travels Photography on Facebook or Spyhopper Travels Zenfolio.  

Annie Adams

Painting in the Garden with Annie

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

  Local artist Annie Howell-Adams is in the garden painting the sunflowers that she and her fellow gardeners planted in San Juan Island’s Community Garden (out Spring Street before Douglas Road). Each gardener has a 20′ x 20′ plot, mostly used for vegetables, some that end up helping to keep our local food bank supplied.  Continue Reading


Classic Movie Series Features Beloved Stars

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

San Juan Island Library Classic Movie Series with Therese Finn presents a new series featuring beloved stars, Shirley Temple, Lauren Bacall, and Mickey Rooney. ”Stars Who Live Forever in Our Hearts”! Friday, Oct. 3rd, Shirley Temple And Victor Mclaglen in “Wee Willie Winkie”. Saturday, Oct. 4th, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not”. Sunday, Oct. 5th, Mickey  Continue Reading

Northwest Repertory Singers - Photo Courtesy SJCT

Shining Night Screening with Northwest Repertory Singers

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:21 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre presents a special screening of the documentary Shining Night, A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen and an appearance by some 50 members of the Northwest Repertory Singers on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. The composer, who recently moved to San Juan Island after living on Waldron Island for years, is  Continue Reading

Rockfish - Photo Credit SeaDoc Society

Rockfish Topic of Whale Museum Lecture

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Dan Tonnes from NOAA Fisheries to speak Monday on rockfish recovery: The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Dan Tonnes as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series.  The talk entitled “The Long Term Investment in Rockfish Recovery” will take place at The Whale Museum on Monday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.   Dan Tonnes from NOAA  Continue Reading

Frank H. Mullis

From the 1905 Journal of Frank H. Mullis

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

During the summer and autumn of 1905, eighteen year old Frank H. Mullis of Friday Harbor kept a journal. Here are a few excerpts from September 1905. Sept 11, 1905 - I picked pears in the morning. After dinner I hitched up the rig and mama and I went for a drive. We went to the  Continue Reading

Blackberries - Photo Peggy Sue McRae

Peggy Sue’s Blue Ribbon Blackberry Pie

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 5:20 am, by

If you have not made a blackberry pie yet this year do it now before the next rain. There are still lots of plump juicy berries out there and here is an easy, tasty recipe. I won a blue ribbon at the San Juan County Fair with this recipe, a proud moment in my life.  Continue Reading

Al Sundstrom

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 10:47 am, by

Sadly, we received this news today. Al Sundstrom we will miss you. It is my sad duty to report the passing of Al Sundstrom, Past Master of San Juan Island Grange #966. He will be remembered for his clarity of mind, his knowledge of Grange history and his gentle encouragement that we stay with our  Continue Reading

Queen Anne's Lace - Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

Fun With Queen Anne’s Lace

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Here is a fun easy project to do with the Queen Anne’s Lace that grows all along our roadsides. Right now, before they go to seed, pick some Queen Anne’s Lace flowers. Look for nice flat ones and cut the stems off right at the top. Lay the flowers flat between paper and tuck them  Continue Reading

Coralline Alga - Photo by Patrick Martone

Coralline Algae Research at UW’s Friday Harbor Labs

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

Florence McAlary on Coralline Algae studies at the UW Friday Harbor Labs: The eye catches a splash of vibrant pink encrusting a tide pool rock, perhaps attended by whelks or a black katy chiton. The vibrant pink is most likely a coralline alga. With branching tufts or a rugged, rock-conforming surface of calcareous encased cells,  Continue Reading


First Community Dinner of the School Year!

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

This first Community dinner of the new school year welcomes FHHS’ new Culinary Arts Teacher Shawn Hendricks! Wednesday October 1st 5:30 – 7:30 in the High School Commons. Suggested Donation of $12 for adults, and $6 for kids under 12  

Jimmy Moe - Photo Courtesy of SJCT

The Jimmy Moe Show: Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

Jimmy Moe pays tribute to Frank Sinatra in the Gubelman Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, September 27, at 7:30 pm. All tickets are $15. San Juan Island’s Jimmy Moe has a plan for his senior years and it starts in the Gubelman with his one-man tribute to the smooth sounds of Frank  Continue Reading

Kirk and Chris at New Location - Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

A New Location For Isle Be Jammin’

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

I stopped by yesterday to check out the new home of Mellowoods and Music Store aka Isle be Jammin’, Kirk Fuhrmeister’s Music Store and Curios. Kirk has relocated from his shop from the top of Spring Street to 109 and 110 at Surina Business Park, that colorful little business center only slightly off the beaten  Continue Reading

Riot and Rowdy - Photo Courtesy of Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow Partners With Loveanimals.Org

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

We hear from Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center about a new partnership with crowd funding website Loveanimals.Org. Wolf Hollow hopes to utilize the crowdfunding source to secure funding to rehabilitate Riot and Rowdy, their two orphaned river otter kits. Wolf Hollow’s second project will focus on Riot and Rowdy, two orphaned river otter kits, who  Continue Reading

Soccer on the Field - Photo by Paul Hopkins

Progress For Friday Harbor Community Fields

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

John Kurtz, Chairman of the Friday Harbor Fields Board, sent in this progress report. Hello Everyone, I  want to let you know the positive developments that are taking place at the Community field’s athletic site.  The Friday Harbor Fields Board, made up of youth sports programs representatives, Island Rec, SJISD, a neighborhood representative, and directors from the  Continue Reading


Leave No Trace: Outdoor Ethics Workshops

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

  Special Education Events September 25-29 in the San Juan Islands with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers to Help Preserve and Protect Natural Resources for Generations to Come Leave No Trace Selected Washington’s San Juan Islands as One of Its Eight Endangered ‘Hot Spots’ in the Nation and are Hosting Events to Help Raise Awareness  Continue Reading

Young Hill - Photo Courtesy San Juan Island National Historical Park

Prescribed Fire Planned For Young Hill

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

A message from San Juan Island National Historical Park regarding an upcoming  prescribed fire. FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and  San Juan County fire crews plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the southwest slope of Young Hill between September 15 and 19, weather permitting, announced Superintendent Lee Taylor. The Young Hill  Continue Reading

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