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San Juan Singers this Weekend

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

SJ Singers Sing Their Hearts Out December 13 & 14 San Juan Island’s community chorus is going straight to the heart of Christmas this year, with beautiful settings of familiar carols and Christmas traditionals at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. To add  Continue Reading


Saturday at the Library

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Ishibashi Ball Origami Ornaments Workshop San Juan Island Library Meeting Room, Free. Learn to make a 6-piece Ishibashi Ball and turn it into a hanging ornament using cord and beads. We will teach just one model, but you will have a chance to play with papers and beads to make gifts or decorations. Taught by  Continue Reading

Come to the Barter Fair!

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

Everyone is invited to join the fun on Thursday, December 18, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Grange. Bring something special that you’ve made or would like to trade for something else (think crafts, jams, cookies, or services such as dog-walking or a manicure), and barter with the other participants to leave old treasures  Continue Reading

Be the Life of the Party

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm, by

Tis the Season for Holiday Parties – Lots of friends, lots of get-togethers, lots of joy, and most likely… Lots of Drinking. Think about it ahead of time. If you know you’re going to drink, you know your judgement is going to go out the window. Plan ahead while you still have some sense, and  Continue Reading

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James L. Meredith

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:30 pm, by

James L. Meredith came to San Juan Island first in the early 1950s with his wife Susan Meredith and other friends to enjoy camping and kayaking in the beautiful area around Roche Harbor. After a few years of traveling to the islands as visitors they knew it was time to start putting down a few  Continue Reading


County Positions Still Available

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council Office at:  Continue Reading

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Do You Appreciate Friday Harbor’s History?

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

The Town of Friday Harbor is looking for two people to fill immediate vacancies on the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). The best candidates are people who appreciate Friday Harbor’s history and historic sites, and are willing contribute two evenings a month to help preserve Friday Harbor’s rural character. This time around we have two  Continue Reading

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Mike Cohen’s Birthday/Open House

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

Here’s a note from Pamela Hoke of SJI Nature Connect… San Juan Island’s Nature Legend, Mike Cohen’s 85th birthday creates epic earmarks, Open House this Sunday This week, legendary outdoor nature educator of 70 years, known 25 year full time island resident, musician and local contra dance host, Michael J. Cohen, turns 85 years old.  Continue Reading

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Peace Island Volunteers Celebrate 2nd Anniversary

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

More than seventy guests attended the Peace Island Volunteers’ (PIV) second anniversary luncheon on December 2 at the San Juan Island Golf Club. The event’s festive atmosphere was enhanced by 68 hand decorated and themed miniature Christmas trees, all available for purchase by silent auction. Over a delicious soup and chicken salad lunch served by  Continue Reading


Raffle for Minke Whale Art at The Whale Museum

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

The Whale Museum is holding a raffle for a one-of-a-kind Minke Whale chainsaw carving. The carving created by artist Todd Lynd is approximately 50” long and weighs 13 pounds. It is deep treated, stained, colored and then marine sealed to display indoors or outside. The back is flat with two small holes for a flush  Continue Reading


Holiday Party at Island Wools

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

Julie over at Island Wools shares this invitation with you… Hi Tim, We’re having our annual holiday party this Thursday evening (Dec 11th) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and you and your readers are invited! We’ll have homemade cookies and cider and as a special thank you to our customers, we’re offering 10% off all  Continue Reading

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More Blair Street Improvements

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

The improvements on Blair keep coming along. On Monday you may have noticed the new safety fencing being installed along the new sidewalk to keep you from falling off and into Tia’s Tacos and the lot next door to the Post Office.

Introducing Beautiful, New Works Of Functional Art. Rick Waldron at The Board Room - Contributed photo

The Board Room First Anniversary Party

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

‘Tis Is The Season Of Art Openings! Do you value the high skill level of northwest island artisans? Introducing the season’s new works by Rick Waldron – craftsman and practitioner of the wood arts. Also featured is work of island sculptor Terry Ogle, registered artist with the Island Museum of Art. Friday, December 12 from 2:00  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

It’s like this – one day I’m hanging out at the Marketplace, shopping for a new family and the next thing you know I’m being weighed, vaccinated, tested and poked with a needle – a NEEDLE, for crying out loud!  At first I thought I was being inducted into the Army, but it turns out  Continue Reading


Kiwanis Toys for Tots

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

It’s that time of year again – the Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor is helping those in need. If you would like to make a donation to the Toys for Tots toy drive, please do so at any of our local banks, Friday Harbor Drug, or by mail to: Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor, PO  Continue Reading


County Employees Reject New Union Contract Proposal

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 5:14 am, by

This past weekend, County employees represented by AFSCME, Local 1849, AFL-CIO, voted to reject a tentative agreement with San Juan County on a new 3- year contract. The current contract expires December 31, 2014. Representatives from AFSCME and County management had been in negotiations on contract terms since August, assisted by a facilitator from the  Continue Reading

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Gadget Buying Workshop

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 4:54 am, by

Shopping for a tablet or smartphone? With all the devices out there, it is hard to choose. Get consumer information at this buyer’s guide to choosing the right device, and learn how to determine which electronic device is the best fit for you. This class will cover some of the basic features and specs of  Continue Reading

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Jim Meredith Passes

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 10:42 am, by

Mike Vouri of the National Park Service shares this sad news… One of San Juan Island National Historical Park’s most long-term and beloved volunteers, Jim Meredith, died on Sunday, December 7 in Friday Harbor. Jim Meredith, a World War II veteran (he served in southern France following the landings there), was a constant in San  Continue Reading


Big Night Out at SJCT

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

It was a very successful and FUN fundraiser Saturday night at the San Juan Community Theatre. Everyone was there, dressed to the nines, having fun, visiting with friends and neighbors, eating delicious hors d’ourvres & dinners, and helping raise money for the theatre. Click here to see photos…

Minnie Knych awarded the Blue Star Banner to Mel Vynne - Contributed photo

Blue Star Banner Awarded

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Mel Vynne, mother of LTJG Fletcher Vynne, a 2003 FHHS graduate is the latest recipient of the Blue Star Banner awarded by the American Legion Auxiliary. The custom of the Blue Star Banner began in WWI as a symbol that a family has a loved one in military service during time of war. The banner  Continue Reading


Lime Kiln Holiday Celebration

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Here’s a note from F.O.L.K.S. about next Saturday’s events… I’d like to personally invite you to Lime Kiln Point State Park’s annual Holiday Celebration from 1:00 – 4:00 next Saturday, December 13th. Santa will be there and we will have guided tours of the lighthouse and light keeper’s house (YES, Ted has the train up  Continue Reading

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

The lights on the elm trees in Memorial Park at the bottom of Spring Street lit up for the 2014 holiday season on Friday night.

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