Painting Workshop with Nancy Spaulding

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:48 am, by

Join San Juan Island artist Nancy Spaulding to learn how she utilizes photography and sketching on site during an artist workshop scheduled for 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 12 meeting in the American Camp parking area. Nancy’s workshop is for all levels of experience. Bring paper, pen, pencil, or pastels, a digital camera, sturdy shoes and  Continue Reading

All the Winners

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here is a brief write-up on each of the seven winners of the 2014 Good Stewardship Awards from the Stewardship Network of the San Juans…

Vote Counting Equipment Testing

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Vote counting equipment testing for the August Primary A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County is scheduled for 11:00 am on July 11th. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match the votes cast. The test will  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

The first concert in this year’s Music on the Lawn Concert Series features the Brass Patriots. Island Rec’s “Bring Em’ Back” concert series is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. The bands were all ‘people’s choice’ winners from previous years. 133D Army Band’s Brass Patriots play tunes ranging from The Beatles to John Williams, Patriotic  Continue Reading

Active Listening

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

Internationally-known pianist/composer/teacher Thollem McDonas presents: “Active Listening: Participating in the Present Moment” BRICKWORKS on Sunday, June 27th, 1:00 – 3:30pm Admission is FREE This is a workshop open to anyone with a desire to enhance their experience and health through a greater awareness of their sense of hearing and the point our bodies connect with  Continue Reading

Rescheduled! – Sunshine Alley Open House

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

The Sunshine Alley open house originally scheduled at Brickworks on Wednesday July 2nd has been rescheduled to Wednesday July 23rd in order to avoid conflicts with the 4th of July holiday activities and be able to accommodate as many interested parties as possible. The rescheduled open house will begin at Brickworks at 6 pm with  Continue Reading

FHFF Parade Volunteers Wanted

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:15 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Volunteers! It’s getting closer – The Fourth of July parade, that is! We still need your happy, smiling faces to walk along side us during the parade. Show up in your volunteer t-shirts from last year or any other Friday Harbor Film Festival gear you have and walk in the parade  Continue Reading

Rock the Dock!

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

Rock the Dock with Rotary! Enjoy the magic of Independence Day on San Juan Island San Juan Island’s annual community party, Rock the Dock, brought to you by the Rotary Club and sponsored by Islanders Bank and Century Link, returns on July 4th for its 13th year of family fun and celebration. This year’s event  Continue Reading


Posted on June 28, 2014 at 5:57 am, by

Happy Saturday! Kevin Holmes shares this photo of a beautiful rainbow from yesterday with you. Thanks Kevin!

Westcott Bay Shellfish Co.

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 5:56 am, by

Editor’s Note: Story is updated with correct mileage from English Camp parking lot. The oyster farm is open again, offering home-grown oysters, clams, and mussels. Now called Westcott Bay Shellfish Co., it is owned by Erik and Andrea Anderson. It’s open daily through Labor Day, 11 am to 5 pm., and at the Farmers Market  Continue Reading

New Signs at Historical Museum

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Historical Museum adds new outdoor interpretive signage The San Juan Historical Museum announces the addition of 15 new interpretive outdoor signs. The professionally designed signage provides a cohesive and consistent branded identity for the interpretation of the museum’s heritage structures and outdoor exhibits. When you visit the museum this summer for the Kiwanis  Continue Reading

Michael Hartzell, Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s Sheila Harley with the latest installment of “Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter”… Michael Hartzell grew up in Friday Harbor. He is the chef for the Cask and Schooner and has been with them since their opening. Mike is married to Rachel (also grew up in Friday Harbor) who is the Referral Coordinator for Dr. Burk Gossom.  Continue Reading

For Your Health (and theirs)

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

Here’s a note from the animal shelter… Lower Your Blood Pressure and Help the Animal Shelter at the Same Time! Petting a dog or cat feels good to most folks – and multiple studies have shown that it can also lower blood pressure, in addition to helping your body release a relaxation hormone, which cuts  Continue Reading

So Long, Dennie!

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

After 17 years of working in Friday Harbor and living on Orcas, Dennie Carter will be transferring to the Orcas KeyBank branch. This move will allow him to avoid a time-consuming ferry commute, spend more time with family, and positively impact his community on Orcas. Martha at Key Bank invites you to come and say  Continue Reading

Update on the Ice Cream

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

This post could have been called “Ice Cream on the Update” instead, but it’s not because it’s updating you on where else to buy the stuff. The Update got a lot of comments on that Ice Cream post several days ago – 3 online and several in person. It’s really popular stuff and you can  Continue Reading

Join IMA in the Parade

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

Here’s an invitation for you to join Islands Museum of Art in the July 4th Parade… We hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer weather – we do! To make it an even more exciting kick-off of summer we invite you to join us in this year’s 4th of July Parade, representing the San Juan  Continue Reading

Making A Difference

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:53 am, by

Tawny Martel over at Windermere brings us up to date on the community spirit over there… Windermere SJI & Cattlepoint Rock and Topsoil Making A Difference By Tawny Martel The Realtors and Staff of Windermere San Juan Island once again closed their office (except for mobile) Friday morning to help make a positive difference in  Continue Reading

Ship’s Bell Returned

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s a cool story about the classic sailing schooner Adventuress, and her bell which has been missing for a century. Thanks to Art Shotwell and for the story… The 101-year old schooner Adventuress, which is back in Anacortes Friday for sailings for local school kids and the Anacortes Schools Foundation, has regained a bit  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn Free Summer Concert Series

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Come join us for the free “Bring Em’ Back” Music on the Lawn concert series at the San Juan Historical Museum on 405 Price St. every Wednesday night from July 9th to August 6th. Island Rec is celebrating 30 years of people, parks, programs and trails and to honor this milestone we are bringing back  Continue Reading

Bill & Rita’s Summer Day Camps

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Bill & Rita Ament’s Summer Creative Arts Day Camps 2014. Camps this year are: Camp Dancing Deer, July 7-10 Camp Rainbow Spirit, July 21-24 Camp Two Eagles, August 4-7 Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Camps are $140, including the cost of t-shirt. We have full scholarships available for island children. Our exciting camps are  Continue Reading

Bellingham Garden Tour

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

San Juan Island Garden Club is hosting an excursion – Whatcom Horticultural Society Bellingham Garden Tour The tour has 6 gardens available for touring. All are within the Bellingham city area. We will view a minimum of 3 gardens hopefully 4 as time permits. Reservations required prior to July 3, 2014. Date: July 12th –  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Meet Sapphire! If those beautiful brown eyes don’t melt your heart we don’t know what will! She’s a terrier mix, about two years old and just a lovely little girl. She loves playing with other dogs, walks nicely on a leash and has a sweet, gentle demeanor. She’s spayed, up to date on vaccines and  Continue Reading

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