Keith Busha and Kate Schuman - Contributed photo

Keith and Kate

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Keith Busha shares this invitation… This coming Tuesday at 5:00 Kate Schuman and I will wrap up this Summer’s music series at the San Juan Golf Club. It’s open to the public. There’s food, bar, friends and music without a cover charge. Kate began this series and we have enjoyed every minute of our time  Continue Reading


Greeting Ceremony Dinner & Auction

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

On September 23 at 5:30 p.m., The Whale Museum will host the 10th Annual “Greeting Ceremony” Dinner & Auction The event will be held at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor, beginning on the patio at 5:30 p.m. with a happy hour & silent auction; the no-host bar will include wine from Northwest Totem Cellars; San Juan Roasters is brewing  Continue Reading

William Stewart Sparrow

And if You Happen to be on Orcas…

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

You’re Invited to a very special reading and signing event at Darvill’s on Orcas Island on September 22nd at 6:00pm. Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Award Nominee Staff Favorite at Darvill’s , Powell’s & University Bookstores Please join William Stewart Sparrow and Inland Waters Press for a fun filled evening of storytelling and laughs at Darvill’s! This gripping memoir became an instant  Continue Reading


Pet of the Week

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

I only have one thing to say. “People are weird”.   My name is Marco and if you are in the market for a wonderful best friend, loyal companion, snuggle buddy or just someone to have fun with – I’m your guy. I draw the line at silly hats. Good day! Also – Fall Kitten Special!  Continue Reading

October Reset - updated

October Reset

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

See how eating the colors of the rainbow can help you with a whole body detox and reset. Heather B. Munro will be hosting a 21-day wholistic cleanse and detox for all of the systems of your body using the teachings of Dr. Deanna Minich. Learn how different colors of food affect your different aspects, and how those  Continue Reading


FHAC Sculpture Deadline

Posted on September 17, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

Deadline approaching for accepting park bench sculpture proposals The deadline for submitting proposals for the Town of Friday Harbor’s park bench sculpture project is 4:30 pm Friday, September 30, 2016. The Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) is sponsoring the project which will feature artwork located at, on, or in association with an existing park bench  Continue Reading


Transfer Station Closed

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm, by

Because of a fire earlier today at the Transfer Station on Sutton Road, Friday Harbor, the Station will be closed for the rest of today, Friday, September 16, 2016.



Posted on September 16, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held on November 4-5-6, features a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as many special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Richard Chew, this year’s winner of The Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award, is a distinguished academy award-winning film editor and  Continue Reading


Pete Kronowitt at the Rumor Mill

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

At the Rumor Mill tonight it’s Pete Kronowitt. Here are some excerpts from an artist bio from Mean Bean records… The demand for change in America is all around us, and no artist today makes that more clear than Pete Kronowitt, a seasoned singer/songwriter who released his fourth album, A Lone Voice, in the summer of  Continue Reading

Leslie Byron and Minnie Knych - Contributed photo

FH Grange Donates to APSFH

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Members of Friday Harbor Grange #225 donated the proceeds of their Hawaii Vacation raffle to the Animal Protection Society building fund. Minnie Knych president of Friday Harbor Grange presented a check for $725 to Leslie Byron director of the Animal Protection Society. Norma Mason was the winner of the raffle.


3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

You’ve seen announcements here many times for this monthly event, but what exactly is a contra dance anyway? Well I just had to know so I asked the organizers and here’s what I found out… It’s similar to square dancing, but you end up forming more of a line than a square. Also, each couple dances with  Continue Reading


Opening at IMA this Weekend

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

At the Intersection of Art, Poetry, and Nature The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is proud to present Hydrographs and For All We Know, concurrently running exhibitions by two innovative artists and printmakers, Nicole Pietrantoni and Dianne Kornberg. The exhibitions will open to the public on September 17, 2016 and will end on  Continue Reading


Opalco Doubles Down On Low-Income Bill Credits

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

OPALCO’s Energy Assist Program will double the monthly bill credit for participating low-income members through the end of the year. The number of members participating in this new program is lower than budgeted and the Board decided to increase the assistance for those who need it. As of August 31, 159 co-op members have applied  Continue Reading


What is the Women’s Fund?

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

The Women’s Fund is a way for women to pool their monies to make a significant impact on San Juan Island. Women’s Fund organizations nationwide bring women of all ages and experiences together who share an interest in making their communities better places to live now and in the future. The Women’s Fund was planned  Continue Reading


Fire Danger “Medium”

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Due to current fuel conditions and the long range weather forecast, fire danger in San Juan County has been reduced to “MEDIUM.” However, burning is still limited to recreational fires only.

Drop-In Flu Clinics

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

San Juan Healthcare would like to announce their 2016 Drop-In Flu Clinic Schedule. Flu Clinics begin Wednesday, September 28th , 2:00 to 4:30. Walk in Clinics will run every Wednesday* in the month of October. Flu shots will be available by appointment only outside of our scheduled Walk in Clinic. San Juan Healthcare 689 Airport Center, Suite  Continue Reading

Sharron Matthews - Contributed photo

Canadian Comedy Star in Friday Harbor

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Aptly described as the love child of Jack Black and Bette Midler, Sharron Matthews brings her one-of-a-kind music and comedy one-woman show to San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, September 18 at 7:30 pm. In SUPERSTAR, Matthews delivers jaw-dropping vocals, pop-culture punches and hit- melody mash ups that defy age and gender barriers. She serves  Continue Reading


Another Home Coming by Barge

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Island keeps up its strong commitment to recycling! The San Juan Community Home Trust will take delivery of the 8th of a proposed 12 homes for its new development, Sun Rise II, this Thursday, September 15th at about 5:30pm at Jackson Beach! Composed primarily of bungalows from the 1920s and 1930s, this pocket  Continue Reading

Inside SVC's San Juan Center - Contributed photo

Take a class at the San Juan Center!

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Fall weather is here . . . A perfect time to take a personal enrichment class at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College. Most classes begin the week of Sept. 19th, so sign up now. Call 378-3220 for more infomation. Energy and Society Join Dr. Michael Balise for an exploration of the scientific  Continue Reading


CT Recycling Meeting

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today, here’s an invitation from Frank Penwell… For those who have showed an interest or concern regarding CT recycling, there is an open meeting scheduled, and anyone can attend. I want to thank all of you for your interest in Community Treasures / CT Recycling. A lot of you have  Continue Reading


County Council Candidate Forum

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 will host a San Juan County Council Candidates Forum on Wednesday, September 21st beginning at 5:00pm at the Grange Hall (152 1st St, Friday Harbor). The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The questions will be focused on those issues of importance to San Juan Island Grange #966’s membership:  Continue Reading


Praying Mantis

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares this image he captured this weekend… Tim – My wife, Victoria, called excitedly to me to come the garden and bring my camera. What a surprise to to see the following insect. John PS – for those who are interested: Nikon Df, 105mm manual focus macro, spot meter, f5.6, handheld  Continue Reading

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