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Symphony of the Soil

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting-edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship  Continue Reading


Free Public Forum

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The Friends of the Constitution Steering Committee is pleased to announce our sponsorship of a free public forum, entitled, “An Afternoon’s Conversation with San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs”. The forum is co-sposored by the League of Women Voters of the San Juans. The presentation will be at the Grange Hall on Saturday, April 4,  Continue Reading


County Business Survey

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

Victoria Compton of the Economic Development Council invites you to share your opinions in the survey linked below… Dear All, Please participate in the EDC’s new county business survey: It takes about 10 minutes to complete and is completely confidential. Share your opinions on the county’s business climate and challenges, so that the EDC  Continue Reading


Free Health Screenings

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

The Lions Health Screening Unit will be in your neighborhood providing FREE Health Screenings for: Blood Pressure Glaucoma Diabetes Sight Hearing Friday Harbor Marketplace. Friday and Saturday, April 3rd & 4th from Noon to 5:00 pm. Click on the poster at right for more information.


DSHS Mobile CSO is Coming

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14th & 15th. 9:00 am to 5 pm at the Friday Harbor Family Resource Center, 500 Market Street. Division of Child Support (DCS) will be on the truck 4/15 to assist you with your case or questions. Click here for poster with more info.

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March for Meals

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm, by

Don’t forget – it’s this coming Wednesday. Bonnie at the Senior Center sends over this reminder/invitation… Hi Tim, Could you please share with your readers that Senior Services and the Operations Committee of Mullis Community Senior would like to invite everyone to help us fundraise for a very important cause. Please join us for an  Continue Reading

Terry Whalen and Lori Williams of Design Build San Juan - Tim Dustrude photo

Design Build San Juan

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

There’s a new business on the island – Lori Williams sent this press release to share with you. I visited their studio the other day to shoot the photo above.  They’re in that building just out Beaverton Valley Road where Island Glass is and they have quite a few samples of tile, cabinet doors &  Continue Reading


Race to Alaska

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Rebecca Parks shares this cool story… Friday Harbor man hopes to join the Race to Alaska – on homemade amphibian pedal/sail micro trimaran Put a young man with grand dreams together with a self-described old geek inventor with great toys, and you just might make magic. Nicolas Wainwright of Friday Harbor, a firefighter, sailor and  Continue Reading


Soroptimists say Thank You!

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Gay Graham shares this letter of thanks with you… To the Editor: Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor held its signature fund-raiser, St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza, March 14. It was fun! It was a success! This success didn’t just happen. It took dedication, imagination and energetic participation by Soroptimists’ Extravaganza Committee (Marcy Aschoff, Sue Buettell, Dana  Continue Reading


Dine for Scholars on March 26th

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Dear Island Neighbors, Spring is here and we are hoping for another great community turnout on Thursday, March 26th for the annual Dining for Scholars day. Our “Dining” goal is to raise $6,000 for our scholarship fund and you can help by simply dining out for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all 3!) on this  Continue Reading


Opalco Board Candidates Announced

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

Opalco Board Candidates Announced Annual Meeting On Saturday, May 2, 2015 Our local member-owned electric cooperative, Orcas Power & Light Co-op, announces the slate of candidates for its Board of Directors. This is each member’s opportunity to influence who sets Co-op policies and rates. Every OPALCO member has the right to vote in each election,  Continue Reading


FH Boys Beat Lynden Christian

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm, by

Rich Warin, coach of the FH Wolverines baseball team shares a quick recap of last week’s game… Friday Harbor beat Lynden Christian 11-0 in their first game of the year. Gabe Lawson got the win and had 2 hits. Bill Revercomb led off the game with a homer. Brandon Allen had 2 RBI’s The next  Continue Reading

Snow Geese - Tamara Weaver photo

Snow Geese

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Tamara Weaver shares this great shot of Snow Geese. Happy Saturday and Happy first day of Spring! Thanks Tamara!

3rd Orca Calf in 3 Months

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

Here’s some recent news from the Whale Museum… On February 25, NOAA’s survey team aboard the research vessel Bell M. Shimada spotted a new calf (L-121) with her mother Calypso (L-94) and other L Pod whales about 15 miles west of Westport WA. Click here to see the video! This is the third baby born  Continue Reading

Dr. Danna Diaz - Contributed photo

New School Superintendent

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

San Juan Island School District Superintendent Position The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors announced today that Dr. Danna Diaz has accepted the position of Superintendent for San Juan Island School District. Currently the Board and Dr. Diaz are considering the terms and conditions of her employment contract. When the document is complete  Continue Reading


Youth Rally

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

Opalco Scholarship Applications Due March 27 Get $500 + Coop Leadership Camp What do San Juan County high-school scholars say about the Youth Rally and OPALCO’s Scholarship Program? “My sense of the world was changed …” –Brodie Miller, Spring Street School “I made friendships that will last a lifetime…” –Cameron Schuh, Orcas Island High School  Continue Reading

The new IMA building up on Spring Street - Tim Dustrude photo

Volunteer Opportunity at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm, by

If you enjoy art, and are able to spare a few hours a month, you might love volunteering as a docent at San Juan Island’s newest museum. Being a docent enables you to learn about exciting and ever changing art exhibits, share your knowledge with visitors from near and afar, and become a part of  Continue Reading


Coming up at the Library…

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm, by

Library to be Closed Next week on Monday and Tuesday, March 23rd & 24th, don’t forget – The Library will be closed for a software upgrade. No new hold requests, purchase requests or interlibrary loan requests until Wednesday March 25. See you at the Library then! +++++++ Literary Salon with Laurie Orton Thursday, March 19,  Continue Reading

The View from Mt. Grant - Bob Stavers photo

New Nature Preserve for San Juan Island?

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

Preservation Trust, Land Bank Take First Steps to Secure “Mount Grant” The San Juan Preservation Trust and the San Juan County Land Bank are collaborating on an exciting land acquisition project on San Juan Island that, if successful, will become an extraordinary nature preserve accessible to all. Long valued by adventurous hikers willing to trespass  Continue Reading

Island Rec funny teens - Contributed photo

Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

If you thought looking for Easter eggs was kids stuff, try finding one in the dark, amongst the logs at Jackson beach! Find the golden eggs and receive prizes like Amazon gift cards and other local merchant gift certificates. Friday night, April 3rd, from 8:30 – 10:00pm at Jackson Beach. There will be a bonfire,  Continue Reading

Pet portraits - Alan Niles photo

Pet Portraits for APSFH

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

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to have your pets photographed by award-winning pet photographer, Alan Niles – right here in Friday Harbor! Alan is now scheduling sittings for three days; May 3, 4 & 5. The Pet Portrait event will take place at The Fairgrounds in the Jim Crook Textile Building. In addition to donating  Continue Reading


FHHS Girls Tennis

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

FHHS Girls Tennis coach Laura Geniuch sends over this recap of this week’s games… South Whidbey island graciously hosted our first match, and here are the results. I will give our scores first – we lost all our varsity matches. The girls all displayed good sportsmanship and learned a lot. Senior Ashton Timmons gave her all  Continue Reading

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