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Goodbye Rachel!

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

On Monday morning the County Council recognized Rachel Dietzman, County Engineer, upon the occasion of her retirement.

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Retired Opalco Director Bob Myhr Receives Public Power Award

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

At the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting of the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA), Bob Myhr was presented with the NWPPA Life Member Award. Myhr retired from the OPALCO Board of Directors in 2015 after nearly 30 years of service. Myhr was an advocate for safe, reliable, cost-effective electricity; energy efficiency and conservation; local generation of  Continue Reading

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The Tour

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

Julie Corrie has teamed up with Kraig Hansen of San Juan Transit to bring you “The Tour San Juan Island”. Here she is with more… Hi Tim, Just wanted to let your readers know that “The Tour” is up and going. I have partnered with Kraig Hansen from San Juan Transit to provide locals and  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

Just heard that Bill and Rita Ament are looking for a Summer Camp Counselor for their Summer Creative Arts Day Camps Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 2:15 pm Camps held at 4th of July Beach July 5 -8 July 18-21 August 1-4 All Outdoor Fun in Nature for Ages 3-12! Call Bill and Rita  Continue Reading

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Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

In just about two weeks, the Spring Street History Play will open on the Whittier Stage at SJCT. It will be the culmination of a school-year’s worth of reading, writing, researching and debating. This play is about the Great Depression and it is seriously bluegrass flavored, with a nice big side order of tap dancing. Featuring  Continue Reading

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Garden Club Hosted Excursion

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Orcas Island Garden Tour The annual Orcas Island Garden Tour is the highlight of the Orcas garden year. Visitors from all over the U. S. come to Orcas to take a self-guided tour to some of the most beautiful gardens in the San Juans. This year the San Juan Island Garden Club will host an  Continue Reading

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Infinite Body Joyful Joints™ class gains popularity!

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Stephanie Prima reports that due to increased attendance, her Infinite Body Joyful Joints™ class has moved to a larger location. It’s now in the Community Room at Skagit College, Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. The class has become so popular because the gentle, flowing movements of this unique class are simple to learn but deceptively powerful on  Continue Reading

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Hill of Thrills Soap Box Derby

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm, by

Island Rec held their first annual Hill of Thrills soap box derby on Saturday and had a great turnout for this first-ever event here on the island. 18 racers competed in 3 different age groups. PJ Nixon took first place in the 5 to 8 years old category; Timmy Mountford won first place in the  Continue Reading

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Joe’s Shoes

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

There’s a new store in town. It’s Joe’s Shoes on First, and it’s right there where Cotton Cotton Cotton used to be next door to the Rumor Mill. It is an extension of the clothing store Joe Friday’s upstairs at King’s Market. When they heard the space was available, they took most of the shoes  Continue Reading

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Know Your Island Walk

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Join Harbormaster Tami Hayes and Port Director Marilyn O’Connor on a tour of the Marina with the new dock improvements. Then we will see up close the new construction along the waterfront with new restaurant and shops rising from the ashes of the terrible fire two years ago. Saturday May 28, from 1:00 to 4:00  Continue Reading

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Learn to Increase Profits

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Do you want your business to grow? Learn to increase sales and develop business in our FREE upcoming workshop, Sales Processes for Profitability! In this exciting class, you will learn how to help customers arrive at informed final purchasing decisions, how to understand your buyers and the buying processes, and how to design a strategic  Continue Reading

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WaterWorks Gallery Featured Artists

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 9:30 am, by

From May 21 – June 11, WaterWorks Gallery welcomes David Ridgway – Oil Paintings, and Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli – Blown & Sculpted Glass. In sharing their sense of place, David, Jeremy & Allison, create artworks that convey their fascination with the Northwest landscape. David Ridgway pares the landscape down to interlocking colored shapes and paints painting  Continue Reading

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Wine Dinner at Coho to Benefit Wolf Hollow

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 9:25 am, by

Cote Bonneville Wine Dinner at Coho Restaurant to benefit Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. There’s still time to make your reservation! Friday night is the night and there are still a couple of spaces left, so, please join us for delicious food and wine, all for a great cause. We’re looking forward to seeing you  Continue Reading

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Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer of San Juan Island Fire/Rescue shares this month’s volunteer firefighter… Albert Olson, Tender Operator/Engineer To protect life and property Albert and his wife, Kris, own and operate Krystal Acres alpaca farm on Blazing Tree Rd off West Valley Rd. He is also a Tender Operator/Engineer assigned to Station 36 (  Continue Reading

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San Juan Island Garden Club Update

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club shares with notice us… Members and Friends of the San Juan Island Garden Club recently enjoyed a two-day excursion to the Olympic Peninsula and experienced natural beauty and gardening information that matched and exceeded all expectations. Eleven very joyful gardeners (from San Juan Island and Lopez Island) enjoyed visits  Continue Reading

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Work Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Summer is just around the corner and our prickly foes are gearing up for a big convention on the mountain! Be sure to bring your leather gloves this Sunday to avoid their wrath when yanking them out of bed. When? Sunday, May 22 10:00am to 2:00pm Where? Base of Cady Mountain Preserve – turn on  Continue Reading

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Wolverine Spring Playoff Update

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

There were a lot of great performances this past week for Friday Harbor Wolverine athletes and teams.   Below is an update about the post season opportunities for our spring sports teams… Baseball – Our Baseball team entered the District 1 Tournament as the # 2 seed and hosted Orcas on Tuesday, May 10.  They  Continue Reading

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50th Anniversary!

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

This weekend the San Juan Historical Society and Museum celebrates their 50 year anniversary. Lots will be happening up there and it will be a great opportunity for you to check out the progress they’re making on the newest exhibit – their Museum of History and Industry (MHI) of San Juan Island. When completed (hopefully within the  Continue Reading

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Witness the Beauty

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

That’s the theme of the mural currently being painted in town down at the Sunken Park. If you pop down there this week, you’re likely to run into Jake Wagoner, a Kirkland, WA mural artist who is busy painting away on this newest piece of public art in Friday Harbor. Jake started out painting as  Continue Reading

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Summer Ballet Programs

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites aspiring dancers of all ages, and their families, to attend our Summer Program Open House. The event takes place on Friday, May 20th from 3:00-6:00pm. Stop by to see our studio, meet the faculty, and register for summer and fall classes. Salish Sea Ballet offers a variety of dance camps and classes that inspire  Continue Reading

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From the Update Mailbag

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Let’s see what’s in the ol’ Update mailbag today – here’s a letter from Judah Finney… This goes out to those Republican voters who were going to vote for Ted Cruz in the upcoming Primary, but are now thinking that, since he suspended his campaign, your vote is meaningless. So you’re just going to let  Continue Reading

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Hill of Thrills this Saturday

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm, by

Don’t forget, this event is happening this coming Saturday… Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race Island Rec is very excited to announce a new event coming up on Saturday, May 21 – The Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race. This is a classic old fashioned ‘gravity’ race where people race their homemade non-motorized  Continue Reading

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