Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College San Juan Center welcomes new students for Fall Quarter

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm, by

 Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center will re-open after summer break on Monday, August 19th for admissions, registration, and advising processing and support. New and continuing students can register for Fall Quarter classes and workshops at the San Juan Center now. Students can earn Academic Transfer degrees, career training, computer workshops and community education courses  Continue Reading

Last Chances for You and Shrew

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 8:52 am, by

Helen from Island Stage Left, wants you to know: Just today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday left for “The Taming of the Shrew“. 8:00 pm at 1062 Wold Road! Come again or for the first time. Bring friends and family and warm clothes! (The weather looks as if it will clear up for picnics, too)

SJI Makers

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 5:39 am, by

This is pretty cool, check it out… Hello, my name is Carter, and I represent the newly formed SJI Makers. Since the middle of June, we have been trying to see what interest there is on this island for a sort of Tool Library or Community Workshop like so many other places have. We’ve been  Continue Reading


43rd Annual Shaw Island Classic results

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

After two months of sunshine, dawn broke grey and wet on Saturday, August 10 for the 43rd Shaw Island Classic sailboat race. Hosted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, this race is unique in that Shaw Island is the only mark and can be rounded in either direction. It’s only a 13-mile course, but  Continue Reading


Friday Art Market TODAY!

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 5:15 am, by

Don’t forget, the Art Market is going on today too. This week, music at the Art Market will be provided by Ian Boulton, classic acoustic guitar, playing from 5:00-7:00pm. The Art Market runs each Friday from 3:00-7:00pm… Local artists, food, massage and music!

Here's a great shot of a girl covered in suds at the Fair - Kevin Holmes photo

At the Fair: Day Two

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm, by

And if you haven’t stopped by Jenn Rigg’s Loea Design shirt booth yet, you gotta check this out: And look at Chris Teren’s nighttime photo of the Zipper! See more of his stuff at Some great photography over there. Thanks for sharing Chris!


Around the island

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm, by

It was cool to get a chance to drop by the island for the past few days – during the visit, I ran into folks who had stories to share. Here’s a quick rundown: Last month, Merritt & Janet Olsen came back to the island to visit, so it wasn’t too surprising to run into  Continue Reading


At the Fair: Day One

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 9:07 pm, by

Here are just a few photos from the Fair today. Click on any one to see it larger.

Stella & Lucy Tarte show off the ribbons they got with their sheep Night & by Cere Demuth.

Breaking News

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 9:43 am, by

For those of you who may not be aware, there is a County Fair going on, and it’s opening TODAY! At 10:00 AM! This event only happens for 4 days once a year, so don’t delay – NOW is the time to get over to the Fairgrounds and experience this popular island event. You can  Continue Reading


Master Gardeners at the Fair

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

The Master Gardener’s want you to know that they have a brand new area at the Fair this year. It’s at the main building, right outside the Flower Hall by the Main Gate. They will be having lots of free programs – check their schedule to make sure you don’t miss the one that’s right  Continue Reading

Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 5:53 am, by

TetraBrazil brings the flair and passion of Brazilian soccer to Friday Harbor. TetraBrazil Soccer Camps provide players with the opportunity to experience first-hand the kind of soccer training that has made Brazil the most successful soccer nation in the world. The TetraBrazil system of coaching teaches Brazilian techniques, footwork and moves in a fun and  Continue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson - Contributed photo

Merri Ann Simonson’s Real Estate Summary

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 5:00 am, by

Here’s Merri Ann Simonson with the San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary for the first half of 2013: Even though the dollar volume was discouraging we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Per the NWMLS we currently have 44 pending transactions that are in escrow for San Juan Island. Since  Continue Reading


San Juan Island Community Foundation County Fair Match!

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 6:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation invites all Fairgoers to visit its Fair booth in the main hall this week to learn about eight critical community projects. This is far more than information sharing – it’s an opportunity for every dollar raised during the four days of the Fair to be matched 50% by the  Continue Reading


Ag Tent Schedule

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 6:28 am, by

Here’s the schedule in Calendar form for the Agricultural Guild’s Tent presentations for this year’s Fair. Go ahead – Click on the calendar to see it larger.


Pet of the Week

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 5:43 am, by

Don’t let Leo’s breed fool you! Yes, he’s a Pitt Bull Terrier, but he is quite a gentleman. Leo is very personable and friendly, and gets along well with other dogs, when proper introductions have been made. He has lived in a home with cats, horses and other dogs but we aren’t sure how he  Continue Reading


Barbara Dollahite Reception at Gallery 9

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 5:28 am, by

Gallery 9 is pleased to announce the opening of “Textured Collage Paintings”, a show by San Juan Island artist Barbara Dollahite. Barbara starts with rice paper collage for texture and adds paint to color landscapes and flowers in soft muted tones of the islands. Please join us for her opening reception this Saturday, Aug. 17,  Continue Reading

Dizzy yet? Photo by Kevin Holmes.

Fair notes: Can you help? Are you ready? You in, baby?

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 5:14 am, by

The Fair starts on Wednesday….you ready? Here are some things to check off your list: • Have you signed up for the 8.8K (that’s 5.5 miles!) Loop Run for Saturday? Here’s the scoop with Island Rec – sign up today! ++++++++ • The Trashion Fashion Show is Wednesday night at 8pm….when you signed up (the  Continue Reading


Good Turnout at the Parking Lot Sale

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 1:00 am, by

As you may have read last week, there was a parking lot sale at the Mullis Center this past Saturday. They had a good turnout, with many people selling their second hand items and a lot of people there finding good deals on stuff. The proceeds help the Center keep going – thanks for helping!


Dateline: Victoria, with islanders dropping by

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 11:16 pm, by

It’s so close, isn’t it –  as the crow flies, it’s only 10-11 miles from Friday Harbor to Victoria, and almost as easy, taking the ferry. When you get on the 9:45am ferry from here, you’re in Sidney, BC less than a hour & half later. From there it’s an easy bus ride or car  Continue Reading


Review: “The Taming of the Shrew” is amazing!

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm, by

It’s always fun to see people smiling at the end of a show as they’re walking out, and there was a lot to smile about with this summer’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” by Island Stage Left. The story is set in Italy in the first place, but director Helen Machin-Smith kicks  Continue Reading

Shaw Island Classic

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 9:58 am, by

Bob Stavers saw this beautiful scene from the ferry yesterday and he shares it with you. Thanks Bob!

Fine Art Volunteers Wanted

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 9:54 am, by

Come enjoy the fair and volunteer at the Fine Arts Exhibit – we are looking for Art Lovers and Artists to host our exhibit for 2 hour blocks of time. Wednesday August 14th – Saturday August 17th, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm each day.  It’s an easy and fun thing to do. If you would  Continue Reading

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