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Dragonfly on Louise's Hat - David Bentley photo


Posted on August 28, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Here’s a fun email that came in the other day from David Bentley; Thanks David! Tim, Your Ace Reporter/Photographer, Louise Dustrude, was taking photos at the Know Your Island walk on Saturday at the Peach Health Peace Island Medical Center “Peace Path”. This is a photo of what she couldn’t see on the top of  Continue Reading


FH Song Circle

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Gail wants you to know they’re meeting again to sing next week… If you love to sing, join us – we are the Friday Harbor Song Circle. We meet to sing together twice a month. You will need to have a copy of Rise Up Singing or 10 copies of your favorite song to share.  Continue Reading

A good home for a barn cat or 2 - John Dustrude photo

Looking for Good Home(s)

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

The animal shelter is looking for a few good barns… or more specifically, people who have barns in need of a cat or two. If you are interested in acquiring semi-feral barn cats, please call the shelter at 378-2158.


Openings at St. David’s Day School

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

Do you have a Kindergartner? There are still a few spots open in St. David’s Day School Kindergarten Enrichment Program. This class is specially designed for kids enrolled in Kindergarten, and meets Monday-Thursday from 11:15 – 3:00. Tuition is $300 a month. In addition to the outstanding academic curriculum (including Handwriting Without Tears) there are  Continue Reading

Island Rec’s 30th Anniversary Party is coming up on Sept. 6th - Contributed photo

Island Rec Celebrates 30 Years

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:27 pm, by

Island Rec is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and its promotion of People, Parks, Programs, and Trails. Come early to ‘Movies in the Park’ for free cake, chuckle at the photo display from 30 years worth of programming, and talk with friends, neighbors, volunteers, current and former staff/commissioners, and FANS. September 6, at 7:00 pm, in  Continue Reading

Rose with Raindrops - Tim Dustrude photo

Garden Club Meeting Rescheduled

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:57 am, by

I just heard from Dot at the garden club about a rescheduled meeting. Here she is with the news… The SJI Garden Club meeting for September will be on September 9th instead of our regularly scheduled September 2nd meeting.  It’s at 1:00 pm at the Mullis Center. We look forward to all who can join  Continue Reading

Josh Boland, (you may know him from Whidbey Island Bank) scored this cool Glass Rooster for his wife Micah at the Rummage Sale last Saturday - Jan Murphy photo

Rummage Sale: The Sequel

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

I heard that the rummage sale last week was so successful, the Animal Shelter is doing another one. Here’s Jan Murphy with the details… The animal shelter rummage sale Saturday was a huge success – so much that the shelter has announced another rummage sale for September 13th at the same location – 994 Cattle  Continue Reading

Romeo et Juliette - Contributed photo

Final Met Summer Encore August 31

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Shakespeare’s tragic tale of young love completes The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores series at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. Originally transmitted on December 15, 2007, Gounod’s ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare, Roméo et Juliette, is an ideal vehicle for star soprano Anna Netrebko and the remarkable tenor Roberto  Continue Reading


OPALCO Survey Results Are In

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative survey results are in showing 91% of members are satisfied, more hope to gain through energy savings, and Internet services are a hot topic. OPLCO is listening to its members. A web-based member satisfaction survey was recently offered to all 11,281 members in exchange for a $5 bill credit. Participation  Continue Reading


Request for Service Projects

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Here’s a note from Jenny and Maude at the School District… Hello – Here is our fall request to community members for service projects: The 2014-2015 school year has arrived! The first semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class will begin August 28th. This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of  Continue Reading

Oktoberfest 2014 Poster


Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:52 am, by

I know, I know… it’s not even Labor Day and I’m posting about Oktoberfest already, but here’s why – It’s on a different weekend this year, and it’s different from what has already been publicized elsewhere, so this is a heads-up for those of you who make plans waaay in advance. Here’s more from the  Continue Reading


A Big Thank You! from the Fair

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm, by

Here’s a note of thanks from the Fair Board… Thank You, county residents who participated and enjoyed the 2014 Fair. The Fair would not be what it is without all of your support! A big round of applause to all the Superintendents and Volunteers who worked so hard in each of their departments. The Fair  Continue Reading

Mmmmmmm!!! Delicious homemade Blueberry Pie! - Photo courtesy of Janelle Bendycki Photography:

Pie Baking Contest

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm, by

Dust off your Granny’s recipe for Berry, or Nut Pie and enter the Pioneer Festival Pie Baking Contest. Do you have a favorite pie? You know the pie that you make for potlucks and everyone asks for the recipe? Or the pie that you bake for your husband when you want him to clean out  Continue Reading

Laura Viers will perform this Saturday at SJCT - Contributed photo

Island Connections in Laura Veirs Concert August 30

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:40 am, by

When Portland’s Laura Veirs brings her eclectic range of music to San Juan Community Theatre on August 30 at 7:30 p.m., she’ll have some extra friendly faces in the audience. Veirs mom and dad, Leslie and Val Veirs, have lived on San Juan Island for 15 years and have been involved in several organizations in  Continue Reading

Patos Island Lighthouse - Contributed Photo

Historical Society’s Patos Lighthouse Tour

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Join in for a full day trip on Saturday, September 13th, to Patos Island and the opportunity to tour the historic 1893 lighthouse. Docents from the Keepers of the Patos Light will be on hand to provide information where you will learn the history of the lighthouse along with the legends and lore of the island.  Continue Reading

The Round Towner

Ride the RoundTowner

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

The “RoundTowner” black Honda has been operating as a pilot, non-profit transit vehicle for the past year. In July 2014, The San Juan Islands Shuttle System received its confirmation from the IRS of tax-deductible status as of the date of incorporation. The corporation formed by Curt VanHyning, Joyce Sobel and Sandi Ugrin was established as  Continue Reading

Spring Street 1917 - Contributed Photo

Historic Preservation Board Seeks Candidate

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Recognize this street? This is Friday Harbor’s Spring Street in 1917. If you have an interest in the people, trends and events that have shaped our town over time, Friday Harbor’s Historic Preservation Review Board is looking for a candidate to fill an opening on the board. Says Historic Preservation Coordinator, Sandy Strehlou, “The Town of  Continue Reading

Chris Teren photo

Stars Over Sunflowers

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:16 pm, by

So you want to see the stars revolve around Polaris (the north star), but you can’t stay up that late, or you don’t have that kind of time on your hands? (it takes them a while). Well Chris Teren has got your back. He did the hard work for you – stayed up late aaand  Continue Reading

Image credit - Spaghettata" by Dr.Conati

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm, by

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society, downstairs at the Legion on Thursday, August 28th, at 6:00 pm. Cost: $10.00 per person Place: American Legion Downstairs


Why We Live Here

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a cool little story that helps remind us how great it is to be a part of this island community. You know Mike Scott right? He’s the Cable TV guy and also the Team Local guy who was featured in an Update story a few months ago. Well he was making a repair call  Continue Reading

LED Taxiway Lights currently installed at the airport - SJ Update photo

Airport Construction Begins with Night Work

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

At Friday Harbor Airport, a major construction project begins on Monday August 26th. The Port’s contractor, Colvico Inc., will start the project with a series of night closures of the runway that will allow the work to proceed without interrupting airport operations. The airport closures are scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 2nd from 9:00 pm  Continue Reading


Island Rec – Movies in the Park – The Sandlot

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

August 30th at dusk, in the Sunken Park – Island Rec’s FREE Movies in the Park. The Sandlot – Scotty Smalls spends his first summer in a new neighborhood learning to play ball with the local boys. But when Scotty “borrows” one of his step-dad’s baseballs, he gets himself and his buddies into the biggest  Continue Reading

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