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Contra Dance

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 5:27 am, by

3rd Saturday Grange Dance, Contra – 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the SJI Grange Hall. Tom and Amy Wimmer from Seattle calling with The Guys: Steve Blum-Anderson and Jay Finkelstein on fiddle and guitar. No partners needed. All dances taught. No experience necessary. $10/person donation (students half price). For more information, call 378-3836.


Laughter is Good

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Boy I tell ya, if this doesn’t make you laugh or at least smile… (note – you’ll need your sound turned on)

RLR 2013… and they're off! - John Miller photo

Run Ladies Run

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Time to start training if you haven’t been already. Here’s an advance notice for RLR coming up in March… Run Ladies Run Half Marathon and 10K March 22, 2014 – 9:30 am The race will start and end at Brickworks, 150 Nichols St. Runners or walkers alike are welcome Half marathon $40. 10K $20 Prices go up  Continue Reading


Pigwar in a Nutshell

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Mike Vouri gives a quick rundown on C-Span of what the Pig War was all about. Check it out on It’s about a 12 minute clip.  


Weed Removal Party

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Island Rec MLK Day of Service Weed Removal Party Volunteers are needed to join Island Rec for a weed removal party at the Lafarge Property (the gravel pit) for a Day of Service on Monday, January 20 from 9am-noon. It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day and through your service, we shall overcome the blackberries, fennel  Continue Reading


Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

The common cold and flu are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different types of viruses with different symptoms. The flu onset is abrupt and quick, with a fever, generalized aches and fatigue, cold symptoms of stuffy nose, sore throat, and cough. If you think you have symptoms that sound more like the  Continue Reading


Comments Sought on Odysseyware

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:45 am, by


Advance Camping Reservations for Residents

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

County Parks announces advance camping reservations are available for county residents. For 2014, County Parks is continuing its “residents only” opportunity to pre-reserve campsites at county parks. This year, the popular County Parks program offers residents a chance to make their prime-time summer camping reservations between January 13th & February 27th. This offer is available  Continue Reading

Small Town Survey II

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Here we go again with another question for you. Last week’s question and results can be found here at this link. For this week, we look at football and how you prefer to watch televised games on TV:


New Ferry Schedule Sunday

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

Don’t forget, the new Winter Ferry schedule starts on Sunday, January 12. So if you’re heading out anywhere, or expecting friends or relatives coming here, make sure you’re looking at the new schedule. Here’s a link to it (PDF)

General Randomness

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

I’ll bet you didn’t know he was a General did you? Well, anyway… Energizer Bunny arrested; charged with battery A pessimist’s blood type is always B-negative I used to work in a blanket factory, but it folded If electricity comes from electrons, does that mean that morality comes from morons? Sea captains don’t like crew  Continue Reading


New Restaurant Going In

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Updated – Turns out it’s not going to be a restaurant after all, but the new owner’s residence. So the rest of this story is outdated now and not true anymore :-/ Have you seen all the activity lately on the roof of the old Jeri’s Mall building? That’s the new second floor going in.  Continue Reading

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Community Dinner next Wednesday

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

It’s community dinner time again! Check out this menu! Community Dinner Next Wednesday, January 15th In addition to the Community Dinner, there will be Student Exhibitions throughout the school. Students will present their Community Projects, Art Walk-a-Bout and performance by the Jazz Band 5:00-5:30 Dinner is 5:00 – 7:30 in the High School Commons The  Continue Reading


2014 Call for Sculptures

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan Island Sculpture Park Our 20 acre outdoor (originated in 1998) park is inviting sculptors to submit recent digital photos (max 2 exhibits and max 2 photos per work) to be reviewed by our blind selection process jury of sculpture professionals and academics. Selections will be based solely on pictures of your work as  Continue Reading


Celebrate Cathy’s New Year

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Just got this note in the inbox from Genie Williams… Happy New Year Greetings! I have received numerous calls and e-mails asking how people can send their best wishes to Cathy Cavanagh during her recovery. On January 25th we are hosting a fundraiser for her at the Grange from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The information is  Continue Reading


Book Discussion at the Historical Museum

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

Book discussion: Underpinning, with Susan Reed Underpinning is a memoir of growing up in Friday Harbor from 1908 to 1917 by Caroline Reed, the eldest daughter of one of the first doctors to practice medicine in the Islands, Dr. Connor Reed. Caroline Reed’s vivid descriptions evoke whole days from the past, such as the 1916  Continue Reading


FHFF Tuesday Movie: Smokin’ Fish

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

It’s at the Grange tonight, brought to you by the Friday Harbor Film Festival – Smokin’ Fish tells the story of Cory Mann a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska and his efforts to negotiate between survival in the world’s economy as an entrepreneur, while retaining his cultural identity as a  Continue Reading

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National Mentoring Month

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

January is National Mentoring month and the SJI Mentoring Program is making a push to find new mentors. We are having a training this Saturday (Jan. 11th) for new mentors (Space is available!) and are recruiting through the Spring. One hour a week is so little to give, but can truly make a difference in  Continue Reading


Co-op Closed for Inventory this Weekend

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:14 am, by

Anna from the San Juan Island Food Co-Op sends this notice… We will be conducting our annual inventory this Saturday and Sunday so the doors will be locked up tight from Saturday 3 PM to Monday 11 AM. Please make sure to stock up for the weekend since we will NOT be open at all  Continue Reading

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Volunteer of the Century

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

NPS Volunteer of the Century Named San Juan Islander Jim Meredith has been a constant in San Juan National Historical Park’s living history program, volunteering here for nearly 40 years. The National Park Service celebrated Jim’s service last month by naming him the “Volunteer of the Century.” There isn’t anything he doesn’t know about the  Continue Reading


ArcGIS Mapping Workshops

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

And speaking of the park service, they will be hosting an ArcGIS Online Workshop this month. Join park Education Specialist, Raena Parsons for an online mapping adventure January 13, 14, 15, and 16 from 6pm-8pm. Learn about GIS and how you can use it with your students in a variety of applications and settings. Explore creating  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 5:19 am, by

If you’re looking for a good time, look no further! Meet “Ronnie”, a young fellow who recently arrived at our shelter all the way from Ecuador, where he was found living on the streets, hungry, dirty and frightened. A kind island resident made Ronnie her mission and after spending time getting to know this sweet  Continue Reading

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