Into the Woods at Marketplace

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 9:14 am, by

Some lucky shoppers got a surprise on Saturday – a free live preview from members of the cast of the San Juan Community Theater’s upcoming production of “Into the Woods”. Check it out!


The Conscientious Gardener

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 5:21 am, by

Upcoming event at the Grange – The San Juan Islands Chapter of the WA Native Plant Society is hosting an evening presentation by Dr. Sarah Reichard, Director of UW Botanic Gardens.  The presentation is on her book entitled “The Conscientious Gardener”, and will be held on April 24th at 7 PM at the San Juan  Continue Reading

Ian Byington offers his workshops at Skagit this week.

Computer classes at Skagit Valley College – San Juan Center this week!

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm, by

Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center director Randy Martin says this is the week to brush up on your computer know-how: Ian Byington will offer four workshops designed to enhance computer skills. Introduction to Word will be offered on Wednesday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Intermediate Word will take place Wednesday, April 17 from  Continue Reading

CJ Woods and Coleton Cartmill

Island to Island

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Island to Island: Together We Can Make an Impact Hi, we are CJ Woods and Coleton Cartmill – juniors at Friday Harbor High School. Together, we are doing a community project involving a meal packaging event, which was made possible by Vic and Mo Woodward last year. The goal is that as a community we make  Continue Reading

"The Pig War - Standoff at Griffin Bay" an Author Event at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Saturday, April 20

The Pig War: Standoff At Griffin Bay

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 5:42 am, by

Author Event with Mike Vouri at Griffin Bay Bookstore Griffin Bay Bookstore is proud to invite the community to attend a special event for San Juan Island historian Mike Vouri, on Saturday evening, April 20, 7:00 pm. Mike will present the just-released second edition of The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin Bay. First published by  Continue Reading

Kindergarten Registration

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 5:37 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary School welcomes the Kindergarten class of 2013-2014! Registration for next year’s Kindergarten class will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24th in the school office. Parents who wish to enroll their children for the 2013-2014 Kindergarten session should call the school to set an appointment. To be eligible, students  Continue Reading


Rummage Sale

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 5:35 am, by

It’s time for the Wolf Hollow Spring Fling Rummage Sale Saturday, April 20, from 9:00 – 2:00 at the Friday Harbor American Legion 110 First Street Items accepted Thursday, 4/18 and Friday 4/19 3:00 – 6:00 pm at The Legion


Maritime Place Names – Inland Washington Waters

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 5:53 am, by

The San Juan Historical Museum is pleased to welcome author Richard Blumenthal for a book signing and discussion. MARITIME PLACE NAMES Inland Washington Waters is a historical text on Washington state maritime place names. It includes every named island, bay, point, inlet, pass, harbor, channel, strait, canal, passage, peninsula, sound, shoal and rock identified on  Continue Reading

Bill and Rita Ament

The Great Calorie Drive

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 5:28 am, by

Joining forces with the Zumba Fitness corporation, Bill & Rita Ament are bringing “The Great Calorie Drive” to our community. The benefits of working out and dancing in Zumba are numerous. One example is that Rita has lost 74 pounds in the past ten months. It is fun, you dance, laugh, sweat, work out and feel fabulous. In a one  Continue Reading


Springtime reminder from OPALCO

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 6:02 am, by

Transformers and meters must remain visible and accessible to OPALCO employees at all times. This helps create easier access for our line crews to make repairs, and maintain equipment. In turn, it also helps with shortening any outage times, continuing reliable service and providing a safe environment. Landscaping could make it difficult to locate or  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Art Market “Call for Vendors” - Deadline is April 19 - Cynthia Brast photo

Share your art

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 5:36 am, by

The Friday Harbor Art Market is seeking art, food and farm vendors for its 2013 season, running every Friday from June 21 until August 30 from 3pm – 7pm, at the Brickworks Plaza. Applications are due by April 19. Contact (360) 378-0951 or pigmansartworks [@] for an application.


3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 5:20 am, by

 It’s next Saturday, April 20 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the SJI Grange Hall. Karen Marshall calling with Eric Anderson on piano and Shaun Hubbard on fiddle. No partners needed. All dances taught. No experience necessary. $10/person donation (students half price). Information, 378-3836.


Should the Ferries Slow Down?

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 5:46 am, by

Check out this interesting piece by WSF Employee Dan Twohig and see what you think. SlowingDownWSF (pdf)

A seminar dedicated to that generation of resolute Americans we call the Founding Fathers.

Making of America

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 5:44 am, by

Author, performer and lecturer, Bill Norton will conduct a seminar on the Constitution and our Founding Fathers on April 18, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00PM at the American Legion on First Street in Friday Harbor. Bill Norton is a creative and historical consultant. He is co-author of the book The Miracle of America, Birth  Continue Reading

Seeking M.E.R.T. Volunteers

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Island Fire Rescue is looking for volunteers to join it’s newly formed Major Emergency Response Team (MERT). The MERT volunteers may be requested to staff the fire stations receiving and giving information during a major emergency where usual communications are down, such as a large wild land fire, earthquake, or major snowstorm. This  Continue Reading

Become a Soccer Referee

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 5:32 am, by

Travis Ayers sends this notice over: New Referee Clinic at Burlington Senior Center Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:00 am – 5:30 pm 1011 Greenleaf Avenue – Burlington, WA 98233 Certified refs get paid for games on-island as well as the mainland.  If people have questions they can email me at ayers.travis [@] or call Tim  Continue Reading


Chamber of Commerce Spring Luncheon

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 5:14 am, by

Monday, April 22 is the date for the annual Chamber of Commerce Spring Luncheon. Island Friendly Spirit is the theme. Members, come out and play with your chamber friends and enjoy a gourmet Italian lunch at Vinny’s Ristorante. Speakers Jim Hooper and Steve Hushebeck will explain the Island Friendly Spirit phenomenon and how it can  Continue Reading


Gail Hyland passed

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm, by

Sad news to hear that our friend Gail passed last weekend… Gail’s spirit will remain forever etched in our minds. She loved Friday Harbor with her entire heart. She glowed with pride when talking about Friday Harbor, and this love and pride, held by so many other San Juan Island residents, is precisely what makes  Continue Reading


Living Plastic Free

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

Beth Terry, author of “Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How you Can Too,” will give presentations and sign books on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Islands on April 26, 27, and 28, 2013. In 2007, accountant Beth Terry began an experiment to see if she could live without acquiring any new plastic. Since then,  Continue Reading


Hazardous Waste Round-up

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

It is Hazardous Waste Round-up time in San Juan County! What – The hazardous waste round-up collection event is our once-yearly opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive or other hazardous chemicals. Why – Taking responsibility for the waste you produce is the right thing to do. You don’t want this stuff  Continue Reading


National Library Week

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 5:33 am, by

San Juan Island Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week,  next week – April 14-20, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are  Continue Reading

Funky Fungi - Tim Dustrude photo

Lichen Workshops

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

On Saturday April 13, the San Juan Island Nature Institute and Bureau of Land Management present Dr. Fred Rhoades for a workshop on the Lichens of Lopez and On Sunday April 14, Dr Rhoades will lead a workshop on San Juan Island. The workshops cost $50 per person and an additional $15 for the purchase  Continue Reading

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