Follow San Juan County on Twitter

Posted on October 3, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan County is formally adding Twitter as a means of communicating with citizens. County Manager Mike Thomas said that the County’s Tweets will include urgent bulletins as well as links to news releases and items of common interest. Twitter users can receive the messages by following @SanJuanCountyWA. San Juan County’s Department of Emergency Management  Continue Reading

Tap Happy

Posted on October 3, 2015 at 5:21 am, by

Bill Ament wants you to know about this tap dancing class that starts next Monday… Dance Happy presents Beginning Tap Dancing with Bill Ament.  For your dream of being Fred & Ginger!  No experience necessary. Fabulous & Fun class.  Mondays 1:15-2:15pm, starts October 5. Register by calling 378-9628.

Students sampling coastal marsh - Image courtesy of Kwiaht

A Quick SJI Survey

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

Rainah Sandstrom would like to know your thoughts on 2 marine environment questions. Here she is with the skinny… Hello! I am a project coordinator for Kwiaht, the marine health observatory that encourages and focuses the growth of community scientists. Kwiaht is a non-profit organization that does work on all the islands. I am looking  Continue Reading


Fish Tacos for Lunch Today

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Today is the day!  The Fish for Teeth Taco Team is setting up shop at the San Juan Island Community Theater, from 11-2. The “tacos,” which are actually burritos, are stuffed with wild Alaskan rockfish (harvested from healthy stocks), fresh salsa from Pablito’s Taqueria, and other wholesome ingredients. The tacos are a $7.00 suggested donation  Continue Reading

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Lions EYEland Fest

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Lions Club will be presenting a FREE community party, LIONS EYELAND FEST, on October 17th from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. Here are some hEYElights of the event: 2 bands: The Argyle Street Jazz Band and the J-Bots Auction and any donations are for eye health for the underserved and uninsured population the  Continue Reading


SJI Community Foundation

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a note from Susan Matthews, Executive Director of the San Juan Island Community Foundation… Were you at the County Fair this year? If so, you probably saw the Community Foundation’s booth inside the main building where we posted pictures of some islanders you may have recognized. Each person was quoted as saying something like:  Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

Letter to the Editor Last week the County Council announced that they will not be putting the proposed greenhouse regulations on the Council agenda. While it doesn’t mean the Council has dropped the issue for good, this is still good news. I choose to see it as an indication that the Council listened to islanders’  Continue Reading

Fiona Small Appointed to FH Arts Commission

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Mayor appoints Small as youth representative on arts commission. One position remains open. Mayor Carrie Lacher is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Small to the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). Small, a recent graduate of Spring Street International School, was selected to fill the youth representative position on the commission. She brings experience  Continue Reading

Moonlit Clouds - This is what the sky looked like on our quiet street last night - Tim Dustrude photo

Evening Clouds

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 9:23 am, by

Did you happen to see the sky last night? We walked home from visiting with friends and were treated to this beautiful moonlit display. Just had to share it with you…


Tom Small ​Sculpture ​at WaterWorks

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 9:21 am, by

Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery shares this invitation with you… Deriving his inspirations from organic forms, Tom’s works soar in their spaces and speak in quiet tones. Having worked in stone, wood and cast glass, he allows each particular medium to have a unique presence. Tom’s juxtapositions of glass and basalt, water and granite, wood and  Continue Reading


On Book Readers Theatre

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 9:16 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s FREE On Book Readers Theatre series returns after its summer break with a comedy from one ofAmerica’s most successful playwrights. Neil Simon’s Fools will be read by island actors THIS Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 pm in the Gubelman. Set in the small village of  Kulyenchikov, Ukraine during the late 19th century, the story follows a schoolteacher, Leon  Continue Reading


ICOM Public Safety Dispatch Interconnect

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department and County Council will celebrate a new level of security for County residents as it completes the Sheriff’s dispatch center’s connection with the Island County Emergency Services Command Center (ICOM). With the completion of extensive equipment and communication systems updates the two systems will be completely compatible and capable  Continue Reading

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Marianne Binetti to Open Gardening Workshop

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Marianne Binetti, northwest horticultural expert, author of many gardening books, and host of KJOE-TV’s popular gardening and cooking show “Dig in Seattle”, will open the San Juan County Master Gardeners’ Fall Gardening Workshop on Saturday, October 10th, 2015, with a keynote presentation on “The Renovated Garden and Rejuvenated Gardener.”  This all-day workshop, from 9:00 a.m.  Continue Reading

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Boy’s Basketball League Registration

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

It is time to register for Island Rec’s Boy’s Basketball League, open to all boys in 3rd through 8th grades. The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Previous basketball experience is not required. All games are played on San Juan Island on Sunday afternoons in Turnbull Gym. Participants practice  Continue Reading

Blood Moon and M/V Samish - Aaron Shepard photo

Blood Moon

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

Just in case you’ve not seen enough photos yet of last Sunday’s Blood Moon (Lunar Eclipse), here’s one more – but we doubt you’ve seen one like this… This one was shot by Aaron Shepard down at the harbor while the WSF Samish was at the dock. Thanks Aaron!


Classic Film Festival with Thérèse Finn

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Join local singer, actress, director and educator Thérèse Finn for 3 movies from famed director Alfred Hitchcock: Spellbound, Vertigo, and Psycho. Thérèse will share fun facts about the director, stars, and even bloopers to watch for. It’s entertaining and enlightening. Come enjoy organic popcorn from the Friends of the Library and movie candy from your fellow  Continue Reading


Let my People Grow!

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade, Chili Cook-Off And Seed Program, this Saturday, October 3rd. Fall has arrived and the Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade is just around the corner! The fifth annual parade will leave the Fairgrounds at 2:30 PM on October third, turn down Argyle and Spring Streets and head toward the Farmers Market  Continue Reading

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Cancer Caregivers Support Circle

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Last March, a Cancer Caregivers Support Circle began meeting at Heritage Bank’s Community Meeting Room from 5:30-7 p.m. on selected Wednesdays each month, where those providing support to loved ones with cancer can process their experiences in a safe, confidential place – share their own challenges, triumphs, lessons, resources – & also listen deeply to others’  Continue Reading


Election Forums Coming Up

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

League of Women Voters of the San Juans Sponsor Election Forums Once again, the League of Women Voters of the San Juans will sponsor forums where candidates and speakers on ballot issues will address the public, and take questions. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, Oct. 6 on San Juan Island at 7 p.m at  Continue Reading

Pink Out supporters - Contributed photo

Seeing Pink

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Did you see a lot of PINK on Tuesday? It was Friday Harbor’s celebration of National Pink Out Day in support of continued funding for Planned Parenthood. It was organized by Susan Williamson, whom you can see in one the photo at right, hula-hooping at the intersection near Friday Harbor’s Mount Baker Planned Parenthood Health Center. Lots of PINK  Continue Reading


Mark Madsen Appointed to OPALCO Board to Fill Vacancy

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 5:34 am, by

The Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) Board of Directors has appointed Mark Madsen of Friday Harbor to fill the District 1 board position vacated by Glenna Hall. Hall stepped down due to health issues in September. Madsen will have the option to run for election as an incumbent in 2017. “Mark’s expertise in the  Continue Reading


Letters About Hospital District Election

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 10:30 am, by

You can see a list of letters from individuals at the link below. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. Click here

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