Heric Exhibition at SJIMA

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:30 am, by

Exhibition is Fun-filled and thought provoking-New at SJIMA The intriguing and humor-filled sculpture More Than Meets The Eye: John F. Heric Retrospective is showing at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art until February 18, 2017. Heric used his creative imagination and sense of whimsy to produce a powerful and entertaining exhibition. The part-human and  Continue Reading

Ice Sitting?

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Once again, photographer John Miller shares a fun photo with us. This time, a chair on frozen Egg Lake. In John’s words… I’ve seen ice fishing before, but have never seen ice sitting – sunrise view from the dock at Egg lake. Tech side – Nikon Df w/ f1.4 – 85mm AF-D, shot at 1/80 sec,  Continue Reading

Native Plant Sale

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Master Gardener Foundation Annual Native Plant Sale Happy New Year! It is time again for our Annual Native Plant Sale. Visit our website for a complete list of plants and descriptions. Fill out your order form (online or hard copy) and mark your calendar for Saturday, March 11. NOW is the time to think about  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Welcomes New Oncologist

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Robert Raish, MD, has joined PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, he will be available one day per week, typically Mondays, to treat cancer patients on the island. Dr. Raish is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He has more than 25 years’ experience providing cancer care in private  Continue Reading

Oscar Night with FHFF

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Save the Date: Come and Celebrate Oscar Night with the Friday Harbor Film Festival at the San Juan Island Yacht Club, located at 273 Front Street in Friday Harbor February 26. Doors open at 4:30pm! We will be celebrating Oscar Night. Tickets for this fun Soiree, Dinner, Silent and Live Auction are available at our  Continue Reading

Family Nature Club

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Finding time to get outside can be tough, and figuring out what to do once outside can be even tougher. The San Juan Island National Historical Park and the Land Bank are making it easy in 2017 with the San Juan Island Family Nature Club, a free monthly outdoor exploration club for families. What’s a  Continue Reading

Local Policies with Immigrants

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:39 am, by

County’s Top Officials Affirm Existing Local Policies with Immigrants At the first meeting of the San Juan County Council in 2017, the County’s top law enforcement officers and the Council members talked about immigrants in the community without proper papers or who have overstayed their visa. Council Member Jamie Stephens kicked off the discussion by  Continue Reading

America’s Boating Course

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 3:47 pm, by

Mark your calendar now for the FREE boating course coming up in February. The Friday Harbor Power Squadron will be offering instruction for this class for Free – the only cost is for  the course materials. Get your Boater Education Card (required to operate any boat with an engine of 15hp or more. What is  Continue Reading


Posted on January 11, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

John Miller shares another wildlife photo. This one is a Mallard duck he saw when he was out photographing swans last week. He calls it “Flyby”. On the tech side – Nikon D500 with 200mm f2 AF-S @ f2.8, 1/2000 sec and 200 ISO.

Fish Tacos on Friday

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Fish For Teeth Turns Tacos Into Healthy Teeth Fish for Teeth is starting its sixth year of providing dental services to those who cannot otherwise afford dental care, and we’re celebrating the same way we always do—by making a gigantic batch of Fish Tacos! The Fish for Teeth Taco Team will be making fish tacos  Continue Reading

EDC Workshop on Vision Mapping Strategies

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

How do successful business owners and entrepreneurs achieve goals and take their businesses and ideas to the next level? Learn how to create a strategic vision map to bring ideas and dreams into reality and get through periods of transition. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a workshop on the topic of  Continue Reading

Pertussis In SJC

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Pertussis Cases Continue in San Juan County San Juan County Health & Community Service continues to investigate new cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the county. To date, six cases have been identified in children residing on San Juan Island. None of the children have been hospitalized. San Juan County Health & Community Services is  Continue Reading

FHL Tide Bites

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This is January’s edition of the UW Labs’ Tide Bites, written by Andrea Dingeldein… When you have a question about something you see in nature, a research scientist provides you with an answer in words. My explanation, on the other hand, comes in the form of an image. My name is Andrea Dingeldein, and when people  Continue Reading

Opalco Rate Increase

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Opalco Rate Increase Takes Effect In January When Co-op members get their power bills in January, the 2017 rate increase will be included. The Board-approved budget included a 5% revenue increase, which will affect the average bill by roughly the same amount. The rate increase will be applied to the energy usage (kWh) portion only of residential  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Tips Video Series

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another San Juan Island Lifestyle Tips video. This one is about what islanders do in January.

Pet of the Week

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Hi there. I’m Pixel. My New Year’s Resolutions? Well, all right. Since you asked, here they are: I will Spend more time working on my memoir, entitled, “Pixel-Cat, Queen of Everything, Including You. And your dumb Dog”. I will Practice Yoga at least three times a week. I will make more time for arts and  Continue Reading

Where to Invade Next

Posted on January 8, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Just in time for the new year and fresh starts, the Friday Harbor Film Festival presents America’s favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, with his film, “Where to Invade Next”. Moore has been honored  by festivals and critics alike. This new film is hilarious and subversive. An Academy Award winning director, Moore confronts the more pressing issues facing  Continue Reading

Salmon Still Declining

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

State’s New Report Shows Salmon Still Declining “Salmon are ours to save,” says Governor OLYMPIA – Salmon throughout most of Washington are in trouble, and will need continued investment by state, federal and local organizations if they are to be saved, according to a report released today by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office. “Washington State  Continue Reading

Ferries + Puget Sound Wildlife

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Middle schoolers, put your thinking caps on, because we’re inviting you to participate in our spring cover contest. Students in grades six through eight have until mid-January to create and submit an original drawing based on the theme “Ferries + Puget Sound Wildlife.” For more information and submission requirements click here.

Three Lakes Triathlon

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

A Sprint and an Olympic Distance Triathlon. Both based out of Lakedale Resort, San Juan Island.  Registration is open for the June 17, 2017 race! Take advantage of low early registration fees today! See more info here.

Women’s Business Boot Camp

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 5:34 am, by

EDC Offers Women’s Business Boot Camp Women entrepreneurs are invited to attend the EDC’s Women’s Business Boot Camp, a half-day workshop specifically designed to tune up existing businesses and to start new ones, on January 19th on Orcas Island. Participants will learn how to write or revamp a business plan, find funding, learn about marketing and  Continue Reading

Mount Grant Preserved

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm, by

Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve Reaches Finish Line We did it! After two years of fundraising, the $4.2 million Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve has come to a successful completion. The 141-acre ridgeline, which includes open grassy knolls and stately old-growth Douglas firs, is now permanently protected. The San Juan County Land Bank made an initial  Continue Reading

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