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Team Mudsharks, Left to right: Morgan Johnston, Missy Martin, Noah, Steve Cutting, John Roberson, Tracy Roberson, Rob Penwell, Jeff Roberson, Kim Ryan, Kelby Anderson, Tracy Anderson, and Amanda Rennick - Contributed photo

Island Rec Adult Co-Ed Softball

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

The crack of the bat, the pop of a mitt, the Umpire calling “YOU’RE OUT!” Summer Softball is just around the corner. Register your team now for the Island Rec adult co-ed softball league. This slow pitch league plays games on Tuesdays from June through August. Register your team by May 7, $433.00. Mandatory Captains  Continue Reading

Sharp Tailed Snake - Contributed photo

Have you seen the Sharp-tailed Snake?

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 4:43 pm, by

This very rare snake was only recently discovered on Orcas Island, with a FIRST SIGHTING EVER last year on San Juan Island! Now, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the SJC Land Bank, and SJI National Historical Park invite YOU to help us search for this docile and elusive little snake as landowners and  Continue Reading


BioBlitz Bird Fair for Kids

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 3:46 pm, by

Join Park Education Specialist Raena Parsons, San Juan County Land Bank Volunteer Outreach Coordinator Tanja Williamson, and Wolf Hollow Education Coordinator Shona Aitken for bird-filled fun! Check out bird specimens from Seattle’s Burke Museum, make bird related crafts, and play bird games! Games Art Projects Bird Specimens Photo Booth Refreshments Friday, April 24, 2015 11:00  Continue Reading


Reservations Update

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 3:37 pm, by

WSF improves technology to handle summer ferry reservations San Juan Island reservations will be made available starting April 28 A team of information technology specialists determined the Washington State Ferries’ online vehicle reservations system stopped working last Tuesday, April 14, because it was unable handle the large volume of customers that attempted to make summer  Continue Reading


Letters on Island Rec Levy

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm, by

Several islanders have written letters about Island Rec, and asking you to vote YES or NO for renewing the Island Rec levy in the upcoming April election. This post will be updated as new letters come in. Click below to see what they have to say: Asking for “Yes” votes: Shannon Plummer Victoria Compton Carrie Lacher  Continue Reading

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Griffin Bay Books Author Event: John Geyman

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 3:15 pm, by

If you follow the news about the Affordable Care Act, and are anxious to hear what a well-known local doctor has to say about providing Americans with comprehensive health care, come and join us at Griffin Bay Bookstore on Saturday, April 25, 7:00 pm for a reading and discussion of Dr. John Geyman’s latest book:  Continue Reading

Jesus Chairez and Cory Ochoa - Contributed photo

Recycle Those Old Electronics

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Got any old cell phones laying around unused in a drawer somewhere? Jesus Chairez and Cory Ochoa are recycling old cell phones and other electronics for their FHHS Community Service Project as a way to help keep them out of land fills and also to help the Jane Goodall Institute save Chimpanzee habitat. Here’s the  Continue Reading

"Danny" is this week's Pet of the Week - Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Hi, I’m Danny the Poodle. This is me – on a really good hair day, showing off some of my awesome dance moves. That’s right, I’m an excellent dancer! I’m also pretty good at being a best friend and a snuggly bed-mate. I’m here at the animal shelter in Friday Harbor, waiting for my special  Continue Reading

Erin Graham, FF2/WF2 is this month's Volunteer Firefighter - Contributed photo

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

Sheila Harley is back with this month’s “Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter”… Erin Graham is a native of San Juan Island who moved off island when she was a toddler. She moved back at the age of 37! She was raised in Sequim, went to high school there then received her degree in Early Childhood Education  Continue Reading


Tooth Mobile Coming in May

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

The Tooth Mobile is coming back to the Mullis Center, on Friday May 15th and Saturday, May 16th. Fish For Teeth is sponsoring this clinic to provide dental care for anyone who is financially unable to afford it. Applications can also be downloaded from our website at and dropped off at the Health Department  Continue Reading

Land Bank Director, Lincoln Bormann - Contributed photo

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm, by

Join the Land Bank and Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) to celebrate the Land Bank’s 25th anniversary and National Poetry Month with a nature-inspired poetry walk through the Lime Kiln Point State Park and surrounding areas. Led by Land Bank Director Lincoln Bormann and poets Sally and Sam Green (WA State’s first poet laureate),  the trail will be laced  Continue Reading


WSF Reservations System Technical Difficulties

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 10:35 am, by

Here’s the official word from WSF Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith on last Tuesday’s ferry reservation troubles… On Tuesday, our ferry reservations system experienced technical difficulties. As of now, we are unable to accept reservations for summer travel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands, Port Townsend/Coupeville and Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. routes until further notice. Our IT staff is  Continue Reading

Stillpoint students show off the bags of trash they collected - Contributed photo

Stillpoint Students Clean Up

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:50 am, by

From Dori and Kate of the Stillpoint School… We had a blast Friday in the sunshine cleaning the streets from our school to the Library and back as part of the Great Islands Clean-Up. Our students were thrilled to be helping the island sparkle for Spring, and they were all really excited by the number of  Continue Reading


Wags to Riches ‘A Night in Monte Carlo’

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is pulling out all the stops on this year’s WAGS event by hosting ‘A Night in Monte Carlo’ with casino gaming by Casino Event – Seattle, silent and live auctions, great food and spirits, wine pull, raffles and live music by Brickhouse, a premier Seattle show band. And  Continue Reading


DVSAS in the San Juans

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 5:59 am, by

The DVSAS Guest Article for this week is written by Sheriff Ron Krebs… April is Sexual Assault awareness month. It is a month that for most people passes without a thought about sexual assault. But for some, it is a grim reminder of a day or days that they would rather not remember. Each year  Continue Reading

Explore a Backyard Garry Oak Woodland & Learn How to Create Your Own - Shaun Hubbard photo

Backyard Garry Oak Woodland Walk

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Garry oaks are our region’s only native oak, and their environment is fading fast. Less than 3% of their original habitat remains today, but it’s not too late to save this living history which is valuable habitat for people and wildlife. Friends of the San Juans is hosting a walk among the wildflowers and oak  Continue Reading

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Pilot Don Craddock Honored at Aviation Museum

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

The public is invited to a ceremony and reception at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the San Juan Aviation Museum in the Roy Franklin Terminal at the Friday Harbor airport. The Museum was established in 2007 to honor the legacy of pilots who have made major contributions to our community. This year’s  Continue Reading

Metamorphoses - Ted Strutz photo

SSIS Presents: Metamorphoses

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

Jan at the theatre wants to remind you about the SSIS Play this weekend. Here she is with the story… Hi Tim, Ted Strutz took some good photos of rehearsals for Spring Street International School’s METAMORPHOSES. I’ve attached a few. Hoping you can remind folks that Metamorphoses is at San Juan Community Theatre this Friday  Continue Reading


Whale Museum Fundraiser Dinner and Auction

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

9th Annual Celebration of the Orca Greeting Ceremony Auction Items Plans are well underway for The Whale Museum’s 9th Annual “Greeting Ceremony” Event. This Fundraising Dinner and Auction will be held on Friday, April 24 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Tickets are still available for this fun evening which begins with a happy hour &  Continue Reading

Field of Flowers - Contributed photo

Waterworks Gallery Opens for Season

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:25 am, by

Ruth Offen at Waterworks sent over this announcement… And so the season begins anew… Refreshed from travels and time spent seeing family and friends, I am pleased to announce WaterWorks Gallery opens its 30th season as a contemporary gallery in Friday Harbor. So exciting, and lots of events this season. This Saturday, April 18th, we  Continue Reading

A Saturday Workshop for All Levels… Bring your Artistic Muse and Your Imagination

Mixed Media Assemblage Workshop

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 1:46 pm, by

Join mixed media artist Jan Murphy at San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor, from 10 to 5  on Saturday, April 18, for a fun-filled day of exploration into the wild and wacky world of assemblage art. Explore techniques and methods for creating one-of-a-kind artwork using your treasured “junk”, found objects and  Continue Reading


Grange Arts and Crafts Contest

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

April is Grange Month, and the Granges of San Juan County are having a Grange Arts and Crafts Contest! Come by the Grange Hall between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22nd to submit your entries. Both Grange and non-Grange members are welcome; non-Grange members must be sponsored by a Grange member. Categories  Continue Reading

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