The Annual Labs open house is an event for all ages -  Kathleen Ballard photo

Labs Open House

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

You’re invited to the annual Open House at the labs on Saturday, May 10. Here’s more from Rachel Anderson… This event offers a fabulous opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the world-renowned research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided  Continue Reading


League of Women Voters to Hold Annual Meeting

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will hold its Annual Membership Meeting at a luncheon on Monday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Juan Island Golf Club. Following the business portion of meeting, Cindy Hansen, Education Coordinator of the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, will give a  Continue Reading


Special Port Commission Meeting

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

There will be a Special Port Commission meeting at 4:45pm on April 29th at the Port Office. This meeting is scheduled for RESOLUTION to approve ALEA grant application for the Waterfront Walkway Project.


How the Honeybees Came to Town

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

Follow the enjoyable story of how two enterprising Friday Harbor High School juniors chose as their Community Project assignment to raise funds to join in the effort to help save our honey bee population. They campaigned for their cause over the winter and purchased a brand new hive set-up along with the requisite bees (with  Continue Reading

Kraig Hansen, new owner of San Juan Transit - Tim Dustrude photo

New Owner for San Juan Transit

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

By now you’ve probably heard there’s a new owner down at SJ Transit. Kraig Hansen bought the company from long time previous owner Dan Ward back in October and he has begun operations for the new season this month. He comes here from the City of Everett where has been a Park Ranger and Chief  Continue Reading

L-R: Dan and Callie McKay, Patty Schultz, Mandy Husmann, Darlene Webb, Rachel Stephens, Stacey Smith Shelley Borahan, Tori Roberts, Tara Hulse, Kim Erickson, and Mike Scott in front (sorry children’s names not available at press time) – Click for larger image – Contributed photo

Team Herbs Local

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 5:49 am, by

There’s a new group on the island, raising money and giving to those in need in our community. However, they’re not exactly a new group – they started out years ago as Team Herb’s and have raised a lot of money, mostly for the annual Relay For Life fundraiser that helps with cancer research. What’s  Continue Reading

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King’s High School Choirs to perform at FH Presbyterian Church

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

King’s High School Choirs to perform at Friday Harbor Presbyterian On Saturday, May 3rd, the King’s High School Concert Choir and select group, Living Faith, will perform at Friday Harbor Presbyterian at 7:00 PM. Under the direction of Mr. Bobby Olson, the groups will perform a wide variety of music ranging from Classical to World  Continue Reading

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2014 NPS Program Guide

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 5:16 am, by

Time to take a deep breath, grab your calendar and a pencil, roll up your sleeves and get to work – we’ve got a lot to cover here. (or if you really wanted, you could just download the PDF from the link at the bottom…) Weekly Programs Weekly programs scheduled below also are available on  Continue Reading

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Alaina Wins State Art Competition!

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 9:14 am, by

Senior Alaina Scheffer impressed judges at the 41th Annual OSPI Superintendent’s High School Art Show. Alaina’s two art pieces both won accolades, including Judge’s Choice Award and the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Choice Award after winning, overall, the Superintendent’s High School Art Show Competition. This is quite a feat when you consider that the judges  Continue Reading

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Canning Day at the Fair

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

It’s a GRAND Canning Day At the Fair. Join certified WSU food preservation advisor Terri Brown on May 17 at 1:00 PM to learn how to preserve that summer crop! What you will learn in the class: Rules and techniques for putting up a grand champion food preservation product for the fair The best and  Continue Reading


Mother’s Day Guided Walks

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

The Land Bank is hosting guided wildflower and natural history walks on Cady Mountain Preserve this upcoming Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday May 10th and Sunday May 11th. There will be an “easier” and “more difficult” hike offered on both Saturday and Sunday, meeting in town to shuttle to the preserve at 2pm. Both walks will  Continue Reading


Salish Sea Early Music Festival

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

– SIMPHONIE – Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord (Bloomington, Indiana) Susie Napper, viola da gamba (Montreal) Jeffrey Cohan, baroque flute Please come early! Coffee will be provided before the concert, and during a 15 minute discussion of the instruments and music with the artists at the beginning of the program. Jean-Marie Leclair Trio Sonata, Opus 2, No.  Continue Reading


Family Umbrella Group Luncheon

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

The 16th Annual Family Umbrella Group Luncheon will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Mullis Community Senior Center. This fun-filled event begins at 11:00 am with a silent auction and social hour. Enjoy a gourmet lunch provided by Tops’l and The Cask and Schooner and be entertained at the ever popular live auction.  Continue Reading

Pictured are Ed Kelm, pilot, Kim Abel LWVWA President, Pat Dickason, Vice-President and Lobby Team Chair, and Raelene Gold, League Natural Resources Lobbyist - Click for larger version - Contributed photo

Bird’s Eye View of Island Crossroads

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

This story was submitted by Margie Doyle on behalf of the League of Women Voters… The League of Women Voters took to the air a few days ago. Four members of the State League Board, traveled to Friday Harbor in order to hear the local League program, “Island Crossroads: Vessel Traffic, Oil Spills and you”.  Continue Reading


San Juan Aviation Museum Honors Dr. John Geyman

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Ceremony Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 PM at Friday Harbor Airport Terminal John Geyman, MD becomes the seventh recipient of the annual award honoring contributions to aviation on San Juan Island. John served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at University of Washington until 1990, then moved to San Juan Island where  Continue Reading


Nominate an Island Steward

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Do you have a friend or neighbor who takes exceptional care of their land? A teacher who inspires students to understand and care for the environment? A business that has been a leader in sustainable business practices? Here is an opportunity to recognize exemplary members of our community who have shown their commitment to preserving  Continue Reading

Spring Swing Community Dance

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

This weekend, it’s the Spring Swing Community Dance at the Mullis Center on Sunday. Here’s Debbi of the Prevention Coalition with more… Hi Tim, Hope all is well. I wanted to see if you’d be willing to share last year’s slideshow you made, as a way to promote this year’s dance? As you may know,  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

$440,567 in SVC Scholarships

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:24 am, by

Skagit Valley College Foundation will fund more than $440,567 in scholarships The Skagit Valley College (SVC) Foundation Board of Governors recently approved more than $440,567 in endowed scholarship funds to be awarded to SVC students during the 2014-15 academic year. This endowed scholarship allocation is the largest scholarship distribution SVC Foundation has ever provided in  Continue Reading


Madden’s Fundraising Event

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:01 pm, by

This just came in… Kinda late notice but if you have some time tonight, you might want to check it out. Madden Shanks, a FHHS student, is organizing this event tonight as her community project… Heifer International Livestock Fundraiser “From our community to theirs, we can send livestock to families in need of a steady  Continue Reading

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) - Contributed photo

Spring Street School Class Does Bird Guide

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:57 am, by

Prepare for the BioBlitz at San Juan Island National Historical Park and enjoy birding with a local flavor by consulting Spring Street International School’s field guide to birds, assembled by Sharon Massey’s Seventh Grade middle school science class. The guide can be downloaded for offline access on smartphone devices, or on home computers through the  Continue Reading

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Theatre Workshops Registration Open

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Registration Open for Summer Theatre Workshops San Juan Community Theatre is offering three weeks of workshops for youth this summer, including one week with teachers from Seattle Children’s Theatre. Those two instructors, Chris Dewar and Laura Knote, will visit Friday Harbor from July 7 to 11 to lead classes for students in grades 1-8. Classes range  Continue Reading

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A Different Take on the Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Here’s a different take on the SJIFR Easter egg hunt this year, submitted by Sheila Harley… San Juan Island Fire Rescue Easter Egg Hunt 2014 at Jackson’s Beach And a good time was had by all! Sheila Harley San Juan Island Fire Rescue Public Information Officer

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