Annual Meeting & Luncheon for LWV

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Dr. Joe Gaydos to be Keynote Speaker The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will be holding their annual meeting on May 9th at Vinny’s restaurant from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dr. Joe Gaydos of SeaDoc Society will be the keynote speaker, giving a presentation on the impact of increased energy exports  Continue Reading

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Lighthouse

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Island resident and photographer John Miller did some traveling and shooting on the Oregon coast last week. This is an image of Heceta Head Lighthouse, located near the town of Newport. “Oregon has 11 such guardians,” he says. “More to come.” Thanks for sharing John!

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EDC 7th Annual Economics Luncheon

Posted on April 24, 2016 at 5:05 am, by

EDC presents 7th Annual Economics Luncheon with Noted Business Leader, Economists Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for the 7th Annual EDC Economics Luncheon, held at Brickworks on Friday, June 17th from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The EDC’s annual economics luncheon explores recent data on trends in the economy, and potential  Continue Reading

Sandy Jenson of Channel View Nursery and SJI Garden Club Co-Chair Marguerite Bennett - Photo by Carole Sue Conran

Preview of Town’s Hanging Baskets

Posted on April 23, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

One of the stops on the SJI Garden Club’s April 16th Hosted Excursion to Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville was Channel View Nursery in La Conner. The nursery prepares the town of Friday Harbor’s hanging baskets. Sandy Jenson gave the group a ‘preview look’ at the baskets she has prepared for the town this year. The initial basket planting  Continue Reading

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Volunteer of the Month

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Louise Deacon is the Volunteer of the Month for April. Louise can be counted on to show up at the animal shelter every Wednesday to help out with any job she’s asked to do. Louise does mountains of laundry, cuddles cats and walks dogs, in  Continue Reading

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“History Lives Here”, May 2016

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Every May the Town of Friday Harbor, the Islands’ historical museums, organizations and local businesses pull out the stops to celebrate local history. This year the month-long calendar of events kicks off with some great events you won’t want to miss! Click here to see the flyer with all the events. For more event information  Continue Reading

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Praise for Venus in Fur

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

People are talking about Venus in Fur, with good things to say. Helen of Island Stage Left has this to share about their current production… “Venus in Fur” is a smash hit! We recommend that you don’t leave this until the last minute, as audiences are building and the buzz is all over town! We  Continue Reading

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Fish For Teeth Dental Van

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

The Medical Teams International Dental Van is returning to the Mullis Center, on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th. Fish For Teeth and the SJ County Health Department are sponsoring this clinic to provide dental care for anyone who is financially unable to afford it.  Applications can be picked up at: SJ County Health  Continue Reading

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Park-and-Ride Coming to Orcas Village Ferry Terminal

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 5:16 pm, by

San Juan County Public Works (SJCPW) has been awarded a $760,000 grant by Washington State Department of Transportation which will be used to provide safe parking for Orcas Island ferry users. The funds will go toward designing and constructing a park-and-ride facility; the first of its kind for San Juan County. An overwhelming need exists  Continue Reading

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Mayor Lacher Proclaims May is EDS Awareness Month

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Affected Friday Harbor Residents See Promise in Educational Promotion This month is “Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month” on San Juan Island, thanks to last week’s proclamation made by Mayor Carrie Lacher. The proclamation comes as due relief to the Washingtonians who struggle through each day coping with the effects of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Lacher agreed to  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery Reopens

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Just got this note from Ruth that WaterWorks Gallery has just opened for the season… Hey Tim, Hope all is well with you. Would you please let everyone know that the gallery reopened on Wednesday?​ The tulips are blooming, the grass is growing and my lawn needs mowing. And we’re starting the gallery’s 31st year! The season  Continue Reading

Independent Bookstore Day

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore invites you to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30 and enjoy a 10% Storewide Sale on all Books. Join in the Fun at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Saturday, April 30 and help honor the rich and vital role that an independent bookstore plays in the social and economic life of our community. Stop  Continue Reading

Educational Programs for Boaters

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan Islands offer a vast playground for boaters, kayakers, divers and anyone wishing to be on or near the water. The San Juan County Sheriff and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary are working together to make these activities as safe as possible for both adults and children. On April 30 from 9 AM to 5 PM  Continue Reading

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Bumbleblitz

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

Bumbleblitz: Four years of Bumble Bee Ecology in the Pacific Northwest Bombus occidentalis used to be the most common bumble bee species in the Pacific Northwest. By the mid-1990s it had become one of the rarest, inspiring a surge in bumble bee surveys in the region. Recent studies show the bumble bee’s population re-emerging where  Continue Reading

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Know Your Island Walk

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Spring is in bloom and it’s a perfect time to enjoy the wildflowers of Mount Grant with San Juan Preservation Trust’s Kathleen Foley. Kathleen will be pointing out flowers as she leads us on a hike up the mountain. She will also discuss the future trail potential of this spectacular destination. Dogs on leash are  Continue Reading

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National Poetry Month with Jessica Gigot

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are proud to be co-sponsoring an evening celebrating National Poetry Month with Skagit Valley poet and farmer, Jessica Gigot, on Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 pm at the Library. Jessica Gigot returns to San Juan Island this spring with her debut collection of poems in ‘Flood Patterns’;  Continue Reading

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Fundraiser for the Victims of the Ecuador Earthquakes

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

Drinks & Tapas at San Juan Island Cheese Our hearts go out to our family and friends in Ecuador. Since Saturday, Ecuador has suffered from a series of devastating earthquakes resulting in over 400 casualties and thousands of injuries. Please join us on Friday April 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for a night of drinks and  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 6:16 pm, by

So, here’s what happened. I used my one phone call to call my attorney in Bellevue. Turns out he’s in Tahiti vacationing with his third wife. Now I’m in a bit of a bind here at the animal shelter and the warden refuses to believe me when I tell her I was framed. I’m completely  Continue Reading

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Opalco And Rock Island Offer Retraction, Confirm Election Neutrality

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm, by

April 18, 2016 – Last Friday, OPALCO’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Rock Island Communications, sent an email to its customer list referencing a specific slate of candidates for OPALCO’s upcoming board election. Today, Gerry Lawlor, EVP of Rock Island issued a retraction of that email stating, “The opinions stated in that email are my own and were  Continue Reading

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Parade Theme Announced

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

2016’s Friday Harbor 4th Of July Parade Theme Announced San Juan Island’s Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the theme for the 2016 Independence Day Parade in Friday Harbor: “America the Beautiful… 100 Years of National Parks!” The National Park Service turns 100 years of age in 2016 and San Juan Island is excited to  Continue Reading

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Not Pot Day

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 7:36 am, by

The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition shares this notice with you… Recently, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed April 20th to be Talk to Your Kids about NOT using Marijuana Day, as you may know, the pro-pot culture has often referred to 4.20 as “Weed Day”. We would like to change that conversation with our young people and give them  Continue Reading

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Fragile Waters Opens on Earth Day

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

Fragile Waters, a traveling fine art photography exhibition, opens Saturday, April 23, Earth Day weekend, and will run through September 5, Labor Day, 2016 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), Friday Harbor, Washington. Fragile Waters is a powerful aesthetic and environmental statement, blending inspiring black-and- white photography by three renowned photographers; Ansel  Continue Reading

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