Recruiting for Children’s Festival

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm, by

Last Call for Activity Providers! Island Rec is still recruiting for local organizations that would like to participate in the 23rd Annual Children’s Festival by hosting an activity. In keeping with this year’s festival theme — ¡Attention! Creation Zone! – activity providers will be joined by the likes of architect David Waldron, the Imagine Children’s  Continue Reading

Outstanding Young Artists

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm, by

Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band Student Michael Hoeller triumphs at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Friday Harbor High School jazz student Michael Hoeller trumpeted his way to an “Outstanding Young Artist” designation at the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held at the University of Idaho February 22-24. The Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band directed  Continue Reading

Computer for a young Tibetan monk

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm, by

Thrinley Dimarco is hoping you can help fund a computer for her Tibetan friend Khedup. Here’s her story: SKC is a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center here on San Juan Island. While we support the displaced Tibetan people and their culture both inside and outside of Tibet, finding a computer for this young monk is not  Continue Reading

Upgrade will save Port money

LED Upgrades at the Airport

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm, by

Deanna Eltinge over at the Port sends this airport update: The Port of Friday Harbor recently received a rebate in the amount of $4,720 from OPALCO’s Commercial Lighting Upgrade Program for the installed LED taxiway signs and lights at the airport. This lighting replacement was part of the Taxiway ‘A’ Realignment project in the summer  Continue Reading


“A Number” – New play from Island Stage Left

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 8:17 pm, by

Island Stage Left presents “A Number” by Caryl Churchill – About a father and son, it’s a psychological thriller that lasts only one hour on stage, but will have you talking about it long after the curtain falls! San Juan County Fairgrounds – 4H Building (Marie Boe Building now) March 21st thru April 21st Thursdays thru  Continue Reading

Sheriff Rob Nou

Town Hall Meeting with Sheriff Rob Nou

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm, by

Friday Harbor Grange #225 invites you to attend a Town Hall meeting with Sheriff Rob Nou. Domestic Violence, Drugs, DUIs will be the main topics. Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:00 PM at: Skagit Valley Community Room 221 Weber Way, Friday Harbor Bring your law enforcement questions and concerns. Refreshments will be served Please let your friends  Continue Reading

Support your Local Fire Department

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 7:28 pm, by

Ken Clark created this video to help create interest for the recruitment of volunteer firefighters. Right now the fire department is in much need of volunteers. “We need all the support we can get” he says. Check out the video and call San Juan Island Fire and Rescue at 378-5334 for more information.

Isle Be Wed is back for 2013

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 5:25 am, by

Isle Be Wed, the only wedding show in the San Juan Islands is back and bigger for 2013. A collection of San Juan Island vendors teamed up to launch the first annual Isle Be Wed wedding show, celebrating island wedding fare available to brides and grooms throughout the San Juan Islands in 2012. Now, the  Continue Reading


Sushi Demystified

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 5:16 am, by

Join Cynthia Burke, owner of Cynthia’s, Of Course catering company as she shares the simplicity and fun of creating Sushi. An evening of information, interactive & hands on activity as you learn to roll your own Sushi using simple to creative ingredients. Cynthia will explain many of the ingredients and tools used in the preparation  Continue Reading

(L) and Eric Concord star in Guys on Ice - Bob Stavers photo

Guys on Ice

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm, by

See ya on da ice! Guys on Ice Opens March 8 The secret world of Wisconsin ice fishing comes alive with music and laughs at San Juan Community Theatre March 8-10 and 14-17. Guys on Ice, written by Fred Alley with music by James Kaplan and directed by Laura Concord, spends a day in the  Continue Reading


New Broadband Forum

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm, by

Here’s a quick note from Rock Island’s Mike Greene about the new Broadband Forum: Hello, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know a bit more about the San Juan County Broadband Forum that was just launched a few days ago. This forum is a result of the cumulative effort of five  Continue Reading


Spring Ahead this weekend

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm, by

Don’t forget – Sunday March 10th, Daylight Savings Time begins. Set your clock ahead!

English Camp just got a little bit bigger - Contributed photo

Park Expands

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 8:33 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park Expands Land Protected for English Camp will Provide New Recreation Opportunities for Park Visitors The National Park Service (NPS) and The Conservation Fund announced today the conservation and addition of a 34-acre property to San Juan Island National Historical Park (NHP). The newly protected land, located along 2,500 feet  Continue Reading


It’s happening this week…

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 5:58 am, by

Grab your mates and head over to Haley’s Bait Shop, 175 Spring Street for your favorite libation and a bite! A portion of your tab will go to The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor. Thursday, March 7th – 5:00 til 6:30 ++++++++++ San Juan Dragons Spaghetti Dinner Don’t Forget! It’s tonight – Tuesday, March 5  Continue Reading


1st Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 5:32 am, by

Stories From Around the Pacific Rim Coming October 11-12-13, 2013 The 1st Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will present entertaining, inspiring, educational and award winning full length and short documentaries about the diverse Pacific Rim and one of the largest features on earth; the Pacific Ocean. The variety of film subjects range from island cultures, marine  Continue Reading

Soroptimists of Friday Harbor - Contributed photo

Soroptimists of Friday Harbor

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 5:28 am, by

Nancy Hansen of the Soroptimists sent over a report on what they were up to last weekend. Here’s her story: Each year Northwestern Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas holds an Area meeting with clubs in Skagit/Island/San Juan counties. This year it was hosted by SI Fidalgo Island at the Swinomish Casino outside Anacortes.  Continue Reading

Announcing the Community Arts in the Park competition

Park Launches Community Arts in the Park competition

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 5:09 am, by

Grab your paints and brushes, allow your imagination to run wild, and submit any two- or three-dimensional piece of art by April 12 to the first Community Arts in the Park competition, sponsored by San Juan Island National Historical Park. The competition, designed to celebrate ecology through art, is part of the park’s annual Bloom  Continue Reading

Gina (L) and Vikky showing off their "before" photos - Tim Dustrude photo

They’re Losin’ It!

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 5:54 am, by

The other day I ran into Gina and Vikky, the Weight Watchers leaders here in Friday Harbor, and they told me that every time someone finds out they run the meeting here weekly, they get the same response: “I had no idea that Weight Watchers is here!”, so we thought we should let you know. Here’s Gina  Continue Reading

Byron is the Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 5:37 am, by

Coming at you straight from the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor, it’s this week’s Pet of the Week. Here’s Jan with the lowdown: This handsome man, who we have named “Byron”, was brought to the shelter a few weeks ago by a kind islander who started feeding him when he showed up as a  Continue Reading

Team Trivia at the Legion

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

Minnie Knych lets us know that the next Team Trivia game will be at the Legion on Tuesday, March 5.  The game starts at 6:00 PM.  If you want dinner before trivia, Michelle Novak is back and will be serving ham and potato soup with fresh rolls and a salad for a reasonable price.

"Spread Eagle". Click to see larger version - John Miller photo

Spread Eagle

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

Here’s another winner John Miller shot last week. Have a great weekend!  


XYZ Yoga in the morning

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 5:12 am, by

I just heard from Cynthia that she’s starting a new series of Yoga classes this month. Here she is with more: Time to start fresh and renew! Become Strong, Stretched and Centered! We are offering a new series of Yoga Classes at XYZ movement arts beginning in March! For the month of March – Unlimited  Continue Reading

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