Memoir Workshops

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Janet Thomas is holding a couple of Memoir Writing workshops this weekend. Here she is with the story… Writing memoir is sharing story. And sharing our stories is what keeps life going. In these sound-byte disposable times, it is essential to share the depth & breadth of our experiences. Memoir is not a self-indulgent act,  Continue Reading


Whale & Wildlife Update

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm, by

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:20 am, by

Back by request, here is a video Ian made and posted a couple of Valentine’s Days ago, and it shows what happens when and island says “I Love You”…

CJ and Jazmin accept the keys from Suzy

New Owners in Town

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

San Juan Taxi has new owners. That’s CJ and Jazmin Mason accepting the keys from previous owner Suzy Juul. Yesterday was Suzy’s last day driving the taxi as a regular driver, however she did say she would be happy to help out and fill in from time to time, and that she is really going  Continue Reading


3rd Annual Table Tennis Tournament

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Attention all Ping Pong Players! Join Island Rec for their third annual table tennis tournament. The tournament will be held in Turnbull Gym, March 16th starting at 11am. The early registration fee is $23.00 until March 6th , $28.00 thereafter. Prizes will be awarded to top table finishers. Must be 16 or older to play.  Continue Reading


Do You Know a Great Teacher?

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Nominations are open for Washington State Teacher of the Year. Anyone can nominate any teacher for this award. Even if it ended right there, that teacher would feel acknowledged and rewarded by the nomination. But, if the nominated teacher chooses, s/he can then apply to be considered as the State Teacher of the Year. Wouldn’t  Continue Reading


Boys Basketball

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm, by

Just heard this from Rod Turnbull… Friday Harbor Boys Basketball will be hosting South Whidbey in a home playoff game tomorrow evening Feb. 14, at 5:00. Please help get the word out – that home crowd we had on Monday evening was great. Rod

Small Town Survey VII

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:12 am, by

Been getting the ferry alerts for the last few days… seems like weeks actually – The things sure are breaking down a lot lately huh? Got me to thinking and somehow came up with today’s survey question… Remember, answers to previous surveys can be viewed on this page.

Doin’ The Happy Dance

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

OK I know, I know – this is the San Juan Island Update, not the Orcas Island Update, but this was just way to cool not to share. Turn up your speakers and check this out!

Click for full size poster

Singing Valentines

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

The Island Chordsmen Plus are offering Singing Valentines for your special someone… Give them a call and get it set up – 370-5544 or 298-4682.

First place fish worth $14,000 - Click for larger image

Roche Harbor Salmon Derby Photos

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

In case you haven’t seen the photos yet, here are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from this year’s Roche Harbor Salmon Derby sent over by Debbie Sandwith. The $10,000 First Place prize went to Friday Harbor’s Andy Holman, as well as the “new this year” largest fish weighed in on Friday, for another  Continue Reading


The Borealis Brass

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 10:34 pm, by

There’s going to be a terrific concert this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:00 pm in Saint David’s Episcopal Church. The Borealis Brass from Fairbanks, Alaska will celebrate St. Valentine’s weekend with a program including music for all tastes from Giovanni Gabrielli to the Beatles. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is by donation, but no  Continue Reading


Brother Ian’s Top Ten

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:58 am, by

Did you think Ian would move to Victoria and not publish online anymore? Neither did I, and guess what… He’s got quite a site going on. It’s called The World According to Brother Ian and here’s something off of one of his pages… We’re getting there, even though it’s a little slow sometimes (it seems)  Continue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson - Contributed photo

Real Estate Procedures

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:56 am, by

Are you looking to buy or sell some real estate? Merri Ann Simonsen over at Coldwell Banker has some great, detailed information for you which is a great place to start. Here’s an excerpt… It is important for you to understand the Law of Real Estate Agency. Years back, Department of Licensing determined that most  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

Spring Quarter Registration at SVC

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

>>Editor’s note – This story has been updated to make a correction. See below in red. Registration for Spring Quarter is going on now at Skagit Valley College Registration for Returning Students going on now. Registration for New Advised Students starts Friday, February 28. Open Enrollment starts Wednesday, March 12. Spring Quarter begins Tuesday, April  Continue Reading

Basketball Playoffs Radio Broadcast

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Can’t make it to the game? Listen to it live on FH Tiny Radio… Friday Harbor Tiny Radio will broadcast the FHHS playoff game live in realtime from Kings High School in Shoreline. High School student Bill Revercomb will handle the play-by-play  and the show will be produced and engineered by Ken Norris of www.fhtinyradio.com. Game is Wednesday. Pregame  Continue Reading

Bear with Glasses

Taking a Break from Winter Break

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

Ruth at Waterworks wanted to pass this along to you… Would you kindly let folks know that the gallery will interrupt it’s mid winter break and open Thursday thru Monday 11:00 – 5:00 with a wonderful variety of artwork and jewelry for the Valentine Holiday. Offering complimentary wrapping and gift card ! ​Kind Regards Ruth  Continue Reading

Not only did Andy Holman win the $10,000 first prize and the new-this-year $1,000 Friday Prize, he also got the Mercury Outboard prize - Contributed photo

Big Time Winner

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 8:26 am, by

More news just came in this morning from Debbie Sandwith at Roche Harbor about derby winner Andy Holman… It just gets better & better for Roche Harbor Salmon Classic First Place Angler and Friday Harbor resident, Andy Holman, who qualifies as a $3000 recipient of the Mercury Marine Challenge through the NW Salmon Derby Series.  Continue Reading

Lenora Johnson is this month's volunteer firefighter -

Meet Your Firefighter – Lenora Johnson

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Sheila Harley invites you to Meet Your Firefighter for the month… Lenora is a Senior at Spring Street School! She is taking several Advanced Placement core classes and American Sign Language in the afternoon two days a week. Her Senior project was to make sure that Spring Street had an updated fire safety plan and  Continue Reading


Pet Food Drive

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

Here’s a notice from the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor on their upcoming pet food drive… The Humane Society of the United States has announced that the 20th Annual World Spay Day will take place February 25. World Spay Day shines a spotlight on spay/neuter as a proven means of saving the lives of  Continue Reading


The Music Circle

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

Just heard about this new event happening down at Kirk’s music shop. Check this out… Thursdays 7-9pm at Isle be Jammin’ Music Store in Friday Harbor – Starting February 13th, musicians, singers, songwriters, poets will gather to share new works, old favorites and sing-a-longs in a supportive and interested Circle. Meet new players, share ideas,  Continue Reading

Scooby is the Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Last minute pet change this morning – Now it’s Scooby… Poor Scooby has been here at the shelter for so long waiting for someone to take him home. We can’t understand why; he’s such a nice young man and has so much to offer. He’s about 4 years old and is very well-mannered and friendly.  Continue Reading

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