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Kon-Tiki at FHFF Tuesday

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

Kon-Tiki will be the last Tuesday night film at the Grange before the Friday Harbor Film Festival – It will be shown at 7:00 pm, October 21st at the Grange hall. Kon-Tiki is the Academy Award-winning film of an astonishing adventure, a journey spanning 4300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by  Continue Reading


Racing News from FH Sailing Club

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 5:53 am, by

Friday Harbor Sailing Club’s eighth annual Fred Hoeppner International Regatta was held October 4 and 5 out on the west side of San Juan Island. This year, it was an exciting two day race that involved several sailboats, skippers and crews who competed in different races over the weekend under varying conditions. Congratulations to the  Continue Reading


Stillpoint School ShakesOut

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 11:14 am, by

Here’s a note from Dori and Kate about their participation in the Great ShakeOut the other day… Stillpoint School students were excited to join more than 20 million people worldwide by participating in the world’s largest earthquake drill on Thursday. Stillpoint students participated in the earthquake drill at exactly 10:16 on October 16, and enjoyed  Continue Reading

M/V Tokitae, a 144 car Olympic Class ferry as it looked in March of 2013 - Photo by Stuart Isett/Vigor

Name the New Ferry

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:49 am, by

(Editor’s note – This is an updated post with the link corrected below) The Voice of Washington Survey would like to know your preference of 4 possible names for the new 144-car Olympic Class ferry currently being built for Washington State Ferries. The choices are: Chimacum Cowlitz Sammamish Suquamish Click this link to sign up  Continue Reading

Pacific White Sided Dolphin - Jim Maya photo

Pacific White Sided Dolphin

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Jim Maya of Maya’s Westside Charters says they continue to see whales every day, though not always Orcas – lots of humpbacks recently. And, he says he’s seen more Pacific White-Sided Dolphins this year than any other year.  Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo Jim!

Island Mushroom - Contributed photo

Nature Institute Field Workshop

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Explore Island Mushrooms with Fred Rhoades Saturday October 25,2014 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Meet at UW Labs Register online at or call 378-3646 $55 per person (Eight registered participants required to ensure class)

DVSAS Local Harvest Dinner

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

Thanks to our generous local farmers and fishermen, there will be a Local Harvest Dinner to support a local non-profit, on Thursday October 30th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church on Spring Street. Guests will be able to place to-go orders to take home or will be able to sit down for  Continue Reading


SJIPSF Says Thanks!

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 5:57 am, by

The Phone-a-Thon, held on October 7th and 8th, brought in $42,000 in pledges. As they say, “It takes a village”. Thank you to this amazing community! Volunteer students, parents, and educators spent hours at our call center this year. A big thanks to them as well. The generous support of islanders has enabled the organization  Continue Reading


WSF Reservations

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

Here’s a note from Brian Churchwell at WSF about the upcoming reservations system… I’m sure many of you saw the King 5 News piece yesterday or heard about it. There were a couple errors that we have requested they correct. It would be great if we could get this out on the local blogs so  Continue Reading


Island Stage Left Presents: Red

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

The Tony Award winning and Electrifying “RED” by John Logan is back by popular demand! SJ County Fairgrounds Marie Boe Building October 24th through November 16th Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 4:00 (show opens on Friday October 24th)


Friday Harbor Transportation Benefit District

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s a note from the Town of Friday Harbor about the new item on the ballot next month… The November 4th General Election is a few weeks away and Town Voters will be asked to consider Proposition 1 regarding the two tenths of one percent sales and use tax within Friday Harbor. Informational documents, including  Continue Reading


Election 2014

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

There are some new letters on the Election Page. Click here to see them…


Roche Harbor Salmon Derby

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:51 am, by

Here’s Debbie with a head’s up about the upcoming derby… YES ~ it is time to think about getting your boat team registered for the upcoming 12th Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Derby! To be held February 5th – 7th, 2015 ~ which DOES NOT conflict with our Seattle Boat Show or the Super Bowl ~!  Continue Reading


Energy Pie Social

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:51 am, by

You are invited to a fun, informative, and most of all delicious event for the entire community to talk about the energy future of the San Juans. Provide your input on San Juan Islands energy planning. Celebrate the Community Solar for our Schools program and recognize our outstanding contributors! Drop by, exchange ideas, and enjoy  Continue Reading

Albin Evans Sundstrom - September 28, 1918 – September 10, 2014

Remembering Al Sundstrom

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Island Patriarch Passes – and so does the end of an era Al Sundstrom passed away peacefully at his San Juan Valley farm early on September 10, 2014, on the Harvest Moon – fitting for this life-long farmer. Born and raised in San Juan Valley, he was the third of seven children born to John  Continue Reading

Kealoha - Ronen Zilberman photo

Poet Laureate in Friday Harbor October 20

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

The first Poet Laureate of Hawaii and an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller shares his talents at San Juan Community Theatre on Monday, October 20. Kealoha, who has performed throughout the world – from the White House to the Iolani Palace to Brazil and Switzerland—will hold a free workshop for island teens at 3:15 pm in  Continue Reading


All Hallow’s Eve Costume Ball

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Wolf Hollow is hosting an All Hallow’s Eve Charity Costume Ball at Brickworks in Friday Harbor on Friday, October 31st, 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Space is limited, tickets are $60 per person and include nibbles by Market Chef, wine by San Juan Vineyards and cocktails by San Juan Distillery. There will be an auction, tricks  Continue Reading


The Conscientious Projector

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Here’s Rob Simpson with a preview of next week’s Conscientious Projector Series… “Citizen Koch,” the documentary that was banned by PBS one year ago will finally be screened on Monday, October​​ 20, 7:00 pm at the library.​​ PBS helped fund the documentary investigating the warping effects on our democracy after the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United”  Continue Reading

Laurie Orton

Friends of the Library

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

This month, from October 19-25, is the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, making it a great time to publicly thank our dedicated, enthusiastic Friends of the San Juan Island Library. Our Friends are multi-taskers! They sort and sell thousands of books, CDs and DVDs every year. They make and sell jewelry.  Continue Reading


Island Rec Basketball

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:33 am, by

Island Rec Volunteer Basketball Coaches Island Rec is in need of volunteer coaches, for the 2014 Boys Basketball season. This league is recreational and focused on building skills and having fun. The commitment is 8 weeks running October 27 – December 14th. Practices are 2 times per week and games are all played on Island  Continue Reading


3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Marlin Prowell from Bellingham calling with NPR host, Sandy Bradley and musician extraordinaire, Laurie Andres on concertina and guitar. No partners needed. All dances taught. No experience necessary. $10/person donation (students half price). For more information, call 378-3836. Saturday, October 18th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the SJI Grange Hall. This will be a very special  Continue Reading

Blair Avenue on Monday morning, Oct. 13 - Tim Dustrude photo

Blair Avenue Project

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:44 am, by

Here’s a note about progress on the Blair Avenue project from Town Administrator Duncan Wilson… On Friday, October 10th, project contractor Mike Carlson Enterprises finished the second and final lift of asphalt on the southern portion of Blair Avenue. The sidewalks in this area will be poured during the week of October 20th. In the  Continue Reading

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