Wayside Ways, Pastel by Stephen Hill - Contributed photo

Painting in Pastel Workshop at IMA

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm, by

Debbie Pigman shares this reminder about the upcoming workshop at IMA… I am resending this with this little note: even though this event is not until January 16, the minimum number of registrations to make it a “go” needs to be met by December 16, so we need to get this announcement out as soon  Continue Reading

Terry and Janie Ogle in their new gallery - Click to enlarge - Tim Dustrude photo

Update on Terry Ogle

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

Many of you have supported Terry and Janie Ogle through his September 30, 2015 stem cell transplant and it’s time to let you know where he is in the process. The transplant was a success, he is still recuperating, there is no evidence of cancer and the host cells have taken over. Yeah! He must  Continue Reading

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Pies for the Holiday

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Morgan Timmons and Isabella Brown are juniors at Friday Harbor High School. For their Community Projects class they are raising awareness about the issues with keeping Orca Whales in captivity. They have created a children’s book that features Ollie The Orca. This 6 year old Orca is trapped in a bay off the coast off  Continue Reading


Looking for a Puppy Porter

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is looking for help transporting three small dogs to the island from the Seattle area, Saturday, November 28. If anyone plans to be in the Seattle area that day, and has room in their car for three small crates, please contact Jan at 378-2158 to make arrangements. The dogs  Continue Reading

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Twenty Years at San Juan Island National Historical Park: A Personal Retrospective

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

Mike Vouri shares his twenty years experience with the Parks… Watch decades pass before your eyes in flash when Park Ranger/Historian Mike Vouri presents “Twenty Years at San Juan Island National Historical Park: A Personal Retrospective,” scheduled 7 p.m., December 2 at the San Juan Island Library. 

The program is free. Contact the park at  Continue Reading

Islands Museum of Art - Tim Dustrude photo

IMA Islands Artists’ Registry Show

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) welcomes the community to our fourth exhibition of works by more than 70 countywide Artists’ Registry members. This is a joyous affair, a riot of art and color displaying an amazing range of talent. Look forward to the impressive diversity of local talent with paintings in oil,  Continue Reading

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Mount Grant Trail Work Party!

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Tanja Williamson at the San Juan County Land Bank invites you to participate… Join FHHS students, Eli Cooper-West and Corbin Williams, on their community project helping improve the accessibility of trails on the summit of Mt. Grant. When? Sunday, November 22, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm IMPORTANT: Please RSVP by email tanjaw [@] rockisland [.] com or phone Tanja at  Continue Reading


PIMC Recognized for Excellence in Rural Health

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a note that Peace Island Medical Center would like to share with you… PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor has received recognition for overall excellence in all four hospital performance categories assessed by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH), using data from public data sources. This recognition places the hospital  Continue Reading

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We Are Monsters, Family Theatre

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Vegetarian vampires and rock ‘n’ roll werewolves, oh my! We Are Monsters, San Juan Community Theatre’s latest family theatre production, is presented in the Whittier THIS Thursday* through Saturday, November 19-21 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 pm. The musical by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey follows human kids into a monster cabaret where they  Continue Reading

Jim and Minnie Knych - Contributed photo

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The Community Thanksgiving Dinner has moved to the Mullis Community Senior Center.   After 15 years at the Grange, we are moving to a bigger venue for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  There will be more seating for diners available at the Mullis Center.  But the menu will be the same:  roast turkey, dressing, green beans almandine, mashed potatoes, maple  Continue Reading

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Flea AND CRAFT Market

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

Flea AND CRAFT Market December 5th It’s almost the last chance for Holiday sales opportunities! After the Holiday Fair, gear up for another opportunity… The Flea & Craft Fair at the Fairgrounds. All islanders are welcome to sign up for a space, and of course, shop! It’s not just a Flea Market anymore! Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 am to  Continue Reading

Bill and Donna Caldwell - Contributed photo

Donna Caldwell Bingo Night Fundraiser

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Local Donna Caldwell was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer and the cost of her life-saving treatments are quickly adding up! All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward helping Donna and her husband Ray with bills and cost of treatments. Prizes! * Raffles! * Auction! Beer * Wine Food by Special Effects by Christina Thursday,  Continue Reading

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3rd Saturday Grange Dance

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

From Seattle, Tom & Amy Wimmer calling with the Bellingham band The Alphabeats – Cylde and Susan Curley (who both used to live on the island) on fiddle and piano, Mike Haberman on mandolin and Kris Parker on bass. No partners or experience needed $10 donation SJI Grange Hall Saturday, November 21st from 7 to 9 pm

Memorial Park at the tree lighting ceremony - Tim Dustrude photo

Stay Local this Holiday Season

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Barbara Marrett of the SJI Visitor’s Bureau shares this info about events happening around here this holiday season… Island Lights Festival Brings Good Cheer Stay home to shop and celebrate cozy holidays island-style Why not stay home or visit a neighboring island to ring in the season? Eastsound Village Green, Lopez Village and Friday Harbor will  Continue Reading

Daisy is this week's Pet of the Week - Traci Walter photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Well, Friday Harbor… I’m here. My name is Daisy and I just arrived at your animal shelter last week, all the way from Portland. I may be short, but trust me – I make up for my diminutive size with my BIG personality! I’m all Dachshund, through and through, which means I’m going to need  Continue Reading


Got an Extra Blanket?

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

As The Animal Protection Society continues its efforts to raise funds for a new animal shelter here, the current shelter building is showing signs of wear and tear after over thirty years of service to the community. The roof leaks in places, doors and windows are drafty and the chain link fencing is broken in  Continue Reading

Spaghetti Feed at Masonic Lodge

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

There will be a Spaghetti Feed at the Masonic Lodge for the Friday Harbor Boxing Gym on November 20th at 6:00 pm. Andy Stromburg, James Guard, and the Masons are putting on a dinner to raise money for new equipment at the community boxing gym. Spaghetti, garlic bread and a dessert auction at 6:00 at  Continue Reading

The Traveling Red Chair in line for the ferry - Contributed photo

Traveling Red Chair Arrives at Harrison House Suites

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 10:13 am, by

Story by Diana Mancel Friday Harbor is known for being a bit eccentric, but even longtime Islanders took a second look on Sunday when a lone wooden red chair took its place in the ferry line. This Chair is a seasoned traveler: it was involved in a Vermont wedding, hiked up a New Hampshire hill, and  Continue Reading


Film Festival Recap

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 10:12 am, by

Lynn from the Friday Harbor Film Festival shares a summary with us of this year’s event… The 3rd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival was a grand success! There were 32 films and 12 shorts screened in 5 separate venues during the 3 full days of the Film Festival. The rain did not seem to damper attendance: 18%  Continue Reading


San Juan Islands Made

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

First semi-annual San Juan Islands Made member meeting The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) welcomes members of the San Juan Islands Made initiative and interested business owners to join in the EDC’s first semi-annual San Juan Islands Made member meeting.  The meeting will be on Monday, November 30th from 10-11:30am, and will be held  Continue Reading


The Party of the Season!

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Tickets Now on Sale for SJCT Gala Event The PARTY of the season returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, December 5. The Theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Holiday Festival 2015, is also a time to embrace the joy of the holidays with island and theatre friends. The evening décor will bring glimmers  Continue Reading


IMA Islands Artists’ Registry Show

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

IMA welcomes the community to our fourth annual “IMA Islands Artists’ Registry”—an exhibition of artworks by more than 70 Artists’ Registry members from San Juan County! This is a joyous affair, with a riot of art and color displaying an amazing range of talent from across the islands. Look forward to the impressive diversity of  Continue Reading

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