Left to Right:  Jaime Ellsworth, Jennifer Rigg, Allison Lance, Kim Koon, Jan Murphy - Contributed photo

SJI Animal Task Force

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:56 am, by

Kim Koon, (2nd from right in photo) Director of Investigations and Rescue OPS for Pasado’s Safe Haven in Sultan visited Friday Harbor on Saturday to meet with members of San Juan Island’s ATF, Animal Task Force, to discuss ways in which to effectively intervene and deal with cases of animal neglect and abuse here on  Continue Reading


National Weather Service Spotter Training

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Are you a weather fanatic? Want to help the National Weather Service with observations and data collection? Check out this free training. Lopez Island Saturday, April 5th 11:15am – 1:45pm Lopez Island Fire Station Shaw Island Saturday April 5th 3:30pm – 6:00pm Shaw Community Building The National Weather Service will train new and veteran spotters  Continue Reading


Opalco Board Acts to Protect Member Voting Rights

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The following is a press release from OPALCO: The OPALCO Board voted unanimously to ensure that all co-op members would be granted a vote and a voice in electing and retaining board members. The co-op model relies on the premise of one vote for each member. Article I, Section 10 of OPALCO’s bylaws has been  Continue Reading


Memorial Gathering for Chris DeStaffany

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm, by

In honor of the recently departed Chris DeStaffany, friends are invited to convene at the San Juan Community Theatre around two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, March 22nd for quiet remembrance, progressing from there to the Rumor Mill about three or three-thirty for a properly boisterous wake where beverages will be available and you  Continue Reading


Food Bank Remodel

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:35 pm, by

The Friday Harbor Food Bank will be closed on Saturday, 22 March, to facilitate a modest remodeling project. Individuals normally receiving distributions on Saturdays may receive them instead on Wednesday, 19 March. The remodel should be complete in time for opening at noon on Wednesday, 26 March. Planned changes include adding 80 square feet, improving  Continue Reading

Black Wave

FHFF – Black Wave

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm, by

It’s next Tuesday at the Grange – the Friday Harbor Film festival’s Tuesday Night Films… On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker ran aground in Alaska, discharging millions of gallons of crude oil and thus becoming the biggest environmental catastrophe in North American history. It didn’t take long before dramatic images appeared across  Continue Reading


Helping Free Lolita

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

FHHS Junior student Sammantha Hopkins is working to try to help free Lolita for her Community Service Project. You will likely see these posters around town within the next few days. Her stepdad Captain Hobbes says: “A 17 year old that really cares, these flyers will be distributed all over Friday Harbor. She went totally out  Continue Reading


Island Rec CPR and First Aid

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Get Certified for the Spring! Upon successful completion of First Aid and CPR you will walk away with life-saving skills and have a first aid certification from the American Heart Association and/or a CPR certification, which are valid for two years. This is an ideal class for parents, baby sitters, volunteer coaches and recreation leaders.  Continue Reading

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Russian Opera in HD at SJCT

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s The Met: Live in HD program continues Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. with a screening of Borodin’s defining Russian epic, Prince Igor. Famous for its Polovtsian Dances, the opera comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production is a brilliant psychological journey  Continue Reading


New Orcas Co-op

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:31 am, by

Just got this note from Madden Surbaugh about our neighbors over on Orcas and their new Food Co-op… Orcas Food Co-op Announces Senior Management Team The Orcas Food Co-op has announced that they have hired their Senior Management Team. Learner Limbach, one of the founding board of directors members, was officially named the store’s General  Continue Reading


Renovations at CD & P

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm, by

The Community Development & Planning Department is preparing for a much needed renovation. We will be moving the reception area and select staff to other locations in the building. The front office will be moved to the side of the building with a temporary entrance located on Reed Street (see diagram – PDF). Normal front  Continue Reading


New County Arts Council Website

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm, by

Just received this notice from Emily Reed-Geyman about a new website you might want to check out… Artists and art lovers of San Juan County: The San Juan County Arts Council website is up and ready and all we need is you! www.sjcartscouncil.org If you’re an artist in any discipline, e.g. music, visual arts, performance  Continue Reading


3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 4:54 pm, by

3rd Saturday Grange Dance, Contra. March 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the SJI Grange Hall. From Seattle & Bellingham, Linnaea Chapman will be calling with Up in the Air – fiddle, guitar, flute and concertina. No partners needed All dances taught No experience necessary. $10/person donation (students half price). Info at 378-3836.


Engagement Notice

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 10:31 am, by

To their families’ absolute delight, Camila Ergueta and Elliot Robinson Thomsen will marry this summer at Elliot’s family home on San Juan Island. Camila is the daughter of German and Tamara Ergueta of San Jose, California. A member of FHHS class of 2004, Elliot is the son of Marty Robinson of San Juan Island and  Continue Reading

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Melodious Notes Over the Harbor

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Melodious Notes Over the Harbor Returns March 15 After two highly successful concerts that wowed San Juan Community Theatre audiences, clarinetist Sue Collado has again gathered a diverse group of island musicians for a one-of-a-kind classical concert on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Since moving to the island from California three years ago, Collado  Continue Reading

Eagles work on their new nest above the American Camp visitor center - Sue Ryan photo

Eagles Continue Work on American Camp Nest

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

American Camp’s eagles are continuing work on their new nest above the visitor center, though there are still no signs that eggs have been laid. Through recent high winds and heavy rains the nest remains solidly ensconced in the fork of a tree-top, located about 50 yards from the building on the edge of the  Continue Reading


SSIS Open Campus Days

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

March 14 • March 27 • April 14 Visit classes for the day. Meet with teachers. Ask questions. Scholarships available. Spring Street students are adaptable, outspoken, and inquisitive about the world and their place in it. They are intellectually curious individuals who see learning as a joy and a challenge. They learn to think critically and  Continue Reading

Salish Communities Roundtable and Potluck

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

Citizens for the Core wants you to know about this upcoming potluck/discussion on Thursday… Are you concerned about the proposed move of customs, and the lack of transparency and collaboration by GSA officials? How about the increased military activity over Whidbey Island? So are a lot of other people all around the area. Citizens for the Core is  Continue Reading

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Meeting About Jet Noise

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

And just got this notice from David with the local Democrats… The public is invited to an informational forum, sponsored by the San Juan County Democrats, on March 15. The subject of the meeting is the negative impact of the noise generated by the increasing flight activity of the Navy’s EA-18G Growler jets stationed near  Continue Reading


Run Ladies Run 2014

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm, by

Run Ladies Run is happening not this coming Saturday, but the next one – March 22nd. Get it on your calendar now. And ladies if you haven’t signed up yet, better get on it. Click that link below to register online. This year, Run Ladies Run is sponsoring Jessica Oldwyn in her fight with Brain  Continue Reading

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Signs of Spring

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm, by

It’s a beautiful day in Friday Harbor and Spring is in the air. Did you hear the frogs last night? Here’s a visual treat from a planter box on Blair Avenue. Get outside and enjoy the weather!


Casual Spanish Nights

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 10:24 am, by

Wasn’t that you that was recently saying you wanted to improve your Spanish speaking? Well I just heard the following from Gail Ochoa that Tia’s is having Casual Spanish Night every Wednesday night from 5:00 – 7:00 pm… Practice, Laugh and Learn with us. Spanish facilitators will be available to assist and encourage you. We want to  Continue Reading

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