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Prevention Coalition Seeking Calendar Events

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm, by

Debbi Fincher of the SJI Prevention Coalition would like your calendar submissions for their family-friendly summer events calendar. Here she is with more… Hello Everyone! Here we are preparing for yet another amazing summer, filled with activities to engage our youth and families! The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition has sponsored this free calendar for  Continue Reading

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Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to present the winners of the Annual Children’s Festival Poster Contest! Many thanks to all the young artists who submitted entries! We had some wonderful artworks to choose from this year. Keep an eye out for the posters, which will soon be displayed around town. Island Rec would like to thank  Continue Reading

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Author Event – Gabrielle Zevin at Griffin Bay Bookstore

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:49 am, by

Wednesday Morning, April 9, 11:00 Am Gabrielle Zevin’s novel The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is a making a splash with booksellers across the nation. It’s tender, funny, and a paean to books, bookstores, and the people who sell them. And it’s the #1 Indie Pick For April 2014 Zevin is currently on a  Continue Reading

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Request for Salmon Recovery Project Proposals

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The San Juan County Lead Entity is requesting salmon recovery project proposals for the San Juan Islands for the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) 2014 grant cycle. Private citizens, non-profit organizations, local, state, and tribal governments, and special districts are invited to apply for funding through the SRFB Leady Entity process for salmon recovery projects  Continue Reading

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Bakery Hiring

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

Just heard that Bakery San Juan has several exciting opportunities for responsible and dynamic individuals to join their Bakery and summer operations team. They are looking for committed, serious applicants interested in being trained up to meet their high standards of service and baking. Positions available: Front of house in the bakery Pizza at the  Continue Reading

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A Place to Play!

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm, by

Young children and their parents are soon to have a wonderful place to go hang out and play in Friday Harbor. Cathy Kromer and Becky Taylor are creating “A Place to Play” at 55 Spring Street, where the Mystical Mermaid used to be just up from the China Pearl. Word is out already in our  Continue Reading

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Spring Bling Event – Dahlias!

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:10 am, by

New Day Garden, growers of Dahlias and other specialty cut flowers have dahlia tubers still available for purchase for this spring planting. They will be available to answer questions and give planting and growing instructions. All of their 40 varieties of dahlias are good cut flower growers. $5.00 each or 10 for $40.00 Special Growers  Continue Reading

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Cheese Shop Open

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Island Cheese, is open again as well after a much needed Winter’s break. Here’s a note from Hannah about their party coming up on Friday… We’ve spent so many weeks being closed, we thought it’d be fun to do a Grand Reopening Party. We are planning on hosting another “Liquids for Locals” event  Continue Reading

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Note from Island Stage Left

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:27 am, by

Just got this note from Helen about the play starting this week, and also about actor housing for the summer… Hello all, Just so that you are clear with our slightly different schedule on this show (“Red” showing Apr. 3 thru 27 at the Fairgrounds) : Apart from the usual Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30,  Continue Reading

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Room Still Available for Authentic Workshop

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:20 am, by

Just a quick reminder and a heads up from Suzie… What does it take to live an authentic life? There are still a few seats available in an upcoming workshop, in which Suzie Thomas will lead an exploration in such questions as, Which do you most often express: ego-story or authentic nature? What is “Ego”  Continue Reading

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Got a Time-Sensitive Permit Application?

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:15 am, by

County Needs to Hear From People with Pending Time-Sensitive Permit Applications With the new CAO regulations taking effect March 31, the County’s Community Development and Planning Department received a large volume of building permit submissions just ahead of that date. According to Building Official John Geniuch, many of those applications were submitted well ahead of  Continue Reading

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Second Tuesday Film Festival

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:37 pm, by

Editor’s note – This is being posted again with Time, Date and Location information after a sharp eyed Update reader called that out… The third film in our series is HAPPY, a movie which “takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes  Continue Reading

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More Volunteers Needed

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:15 am, by

Call for Children’s Festival Volunteers! Island Rec is currently seeking volunteers to help out with the 24th Annual Children’s Festival! We’ve got a great line-up of entertainment and activity providers to reflect this year’s festival theme: Wild Wild West! Still needed are lots of volunteers to help this event run smoothly. Many hands make light  Continue Reading

Brenda is happy to be open again down on the floating fish store (Eric was  unavailable for the photo, as he was busy working on a last minute project on their opening day)

Look Who’s Back!

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:59 am, by

They’re open again after taking a break for the winter – Friday Harbor Seafoods down at the Port Docks. And now, fresh and in stock they have Salmon, Steelhead, Halibut and other bottom fish among other tasty things… Mmmmmm! Shellfish is coming in on Thursday. And if you’ve never tried their smoked salmon… you’re missing  Continue Reading

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Beautiful You Fashion Show this Weekend

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Second annual Beautiful You Fashion Show Celebrating diversity in fashion and women The Pavilion at Roche Harbor Resort Sunday, April 6, 2014 At 2:00pm Tickets are $20.00 For tickets call 378-8680 or purchase from participating shops (see below) Proceeds benefit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands (DVSAS) (A non-profit serving  Continue Reading

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Stone Boat

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

Here is part VIII in our continuing monthly history series from the San Juan Historical Museum… Agriculture on this island is not only about growing crops, but also about moving rocks. In this vintage photo, we see two fine draft horses whose strength was required to pull a “stone boat” full of glacial rocks. Rocks  Continue Reading

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Public Hearing on Road Vacation

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

Notice of Public Hearing on Road Vacation – Cattle Point on San Juan Island Notice is hereby given that the San Juan County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on a proposal by San Juan County to vacate a portion of the existing Cattle Point Road from approximately MP 7.35 to approximately MP 8.55.  Continue Reading

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Introduction to Pilates Mat

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:01 pm, by

Jacquelyn over at The Studio announces a class they’ll be offering soon… Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that Jennifer and I will be teaching an Introduction to Pilates 6 week session at The Studio. Since our opening in December, we have received many questions about what is Pilates?  Continue Reading

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Battlefield Hosts FREE Music Workshop Before Concert

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:59 am, by

Friday Harbor’s favorite Scottish friends and their “Forward with Scotland’s Past” motto return to San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, April 4—their 15th island visit since the early 1990s. And this time, Battlefield Band will share more of how they work their musical magic. A free workshop for all ages will be held in the  Continue Reading

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Drift Cards Update

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

To keep up with the ongoing story of the drift card drops that took place on the 25th anniversary of the nasty spill that we do not ever want in our waters… Listen to the Free Speech Radio News report at this link. See the locator map for those cards already found and reported (keep  Continue Reading

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Adult Co-Ed Summer Softball

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

The crack of the bat, the pop of a mitt, the Umpire calling “YOU’RE OUT!” – Summer Softball is just around the corner. Register your team now for the Island Rec adult co-ed softball league. This slow pitch league plays games on Tuesdays, June – August. Register your team by April 17, $433. Mandatory Captains  Continue Reading

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Call for Spring Flea Market Vendors

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:13 am, by

Calling all vendors for the Spring Flea Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds! The market will be held on Saturday, April 26th. This is an opportunity for vendors of all types including: food vendors, crafters and artists, community organizations looking to fundraise, and family and friends cleaning house. The Fairgrounds Flea Markets are always  Continue Reading

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