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Lee Taylor Moving On

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 5:52 am, by

We posted the news about Lee Taylor leaving, in her own words, just the other day. Now here is the official press release from NPS… Lee Taylor is Selected as Olympic’s New Deputy Superintendent Lee Taylor, a 30-year career employee of the National Park Service, has been selected to serve as Olympic National Park’s next  Continue Reading

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Library Wins National Award

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Just heard this about our library… The EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award honors a public library that demonstrates excellence in service to a community of 10,000 people or fewer. This year’s $1,000 award recognizes the San Juan Island Library in Friday Harbor, Washington, for the impressive quality of its digital communications, as well as  Continue Reading

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The Sea Floor Around Us

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series: “The Sea Floor Around Us” Presented by Gary Greene The Whale Museum and San Juan Nature Institute are pleased to host Gary Greene for a lecture on July 30.  Professor Greene will discuss “The Sea Floor Around Us” on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor.  Continue Reading

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Hiyu Retiring

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Just heard that the Hiyu is about to be retired and put on standby status by the ferry system. Here’s a an excerpt from Washington State Ferries Weekly Update by Lynne Griffith… With the Tillikum filling in on the Edmonds/Kingston run, 34-car Hiyu stepped up to help move people on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route this week. This could be the  Continue Reading

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Special 3 Day Filing Period

Posted on July 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm, by

MacKaye Harbor Water District Special Three-day Candidate Filing Period July 29, 30, and 31 The San Juan County Elections Office announces a special three day filing period July 29 at 8 a.m. through July 31 at 4:30 p.m. for three MacKaye Harbor Water District commissioner positions. The special filing period is needed because no one  Continue Reading

Calendar and Poster Board

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm, by

Thinking it looks a little different over there on the top left side of this page? That’s because we’re making a small change and adding a new feature – Introducing: The Poster Board page, a new free service for you. The Calendar Feed (what used to be at left) will now reside on this new page.  Continue Reading

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Carol Mae Rayborn

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm, by

Carol Mae Rayborn –loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a firecracker of a human being lost her courageous battle with cancer on Friday, July 17, 2015 in Friday Harbor, WA. During her peaceful passing she was surrounded by family at her home. She was 78. Carol was born November 6, 1936, in Sheboygan, WI, to  Continue Reading

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Whale Scout Helpin’ Out!

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Don’t forget – it’s this Saturday… Whale Scout Helpin’ Out! – July 25th 9:00am -12:00pm Third Lagoon, San Juan Island Local non-profit, Whale Scout, has chosen the Land Bank’s Third Lagoon Preserve as one of their three Helpin’ Out events this summer. They’ll be out there this Saturday picking up the plastic debris that has accumulated  Continue Reading

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Friday Harbor Grange Wins Community Service Award

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

Congratulations FH Grange! Minnie Knych shares this note from Tom Gwin, Washington State Grange Master… Reorganized in 2012 after a span of 91 years, Friday Harbor Grange #225 was selected as the overall first place winners in the 2015 Washington State Grange Community Service Contest. The small Grange of 15 members is located in the town  Continue Reading

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$110 Million in Grants

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 5:33 am, by

State Awards more than $110 Million in Grants for Recreation and to Conserve Working Farms and Wildlife Habitat The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board has awarded more than $110 million to 268 projects to build parks and boating facilities, give people access to shorelines, maintain trails and conserve working farms and critical wildlife  Continue Reading

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Park Superintendent Lee Taylor Leaving

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 6:50 pm, by

Just found out that Lee Taylor is moving on. Here it is in her own words… Hi all, As you may already have heard through the quick and reliable grape vine, I have been selected to serve as the Deputy Superintendent of Olympic National Park and will be ending my term as superintendent here September  Continue Reading

Diver Ken Woodside frees live crab from a derelict fishing net removed from Alden Bank in May 2015. This was one of more than 550 nets removed this year, and among more than 5,600 derelict fishing nets removed throughout Puget Sound since 2002. Photo by Northwest Straits Foundation

Celebrate Removal of Derelict Nets

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Members of the Northwest Straits Initiative, Senator Patty Murray, State Representative Norma Smith, and special guests invite you commemorate a milestone in Puget Sound recovery by celebrating the culmination of removal of shallow water derelict fishing nets from Puget Sound at an event at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Port of  Continue Reading

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Doctor Who Movie Workshop

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

ATTENTION! The Doctor has arrived on the island and all havoc breaks loose! Part one of our two part Doctor Who movie workshop is here! We are making a short Doctor Who movie and we could use your help. If you are interested in acting, directing, or editing this two day event is for you.  Continue Reading

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Why such a short ballot?

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a note from County Auditor  F. Milene Henley about this year’s primary election… Voters hate white space on a ballot. Every time a short ballot goes out, we receive calls complaining about our spending money on an election for one race. Sadly, sometimes that’s just the way it is. Take this year’s Primary ballot,  Continue Reading

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Superpod 4

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm, by

It’s already happening here this week… Superpod is an annual gathering on San Juan Island that is open to the public and attended by an international group of scientists, filmmakers, authors, journalists, former trainers, naturalists, orca advocates and other people who want to see killer whales in their natural home. The gathering is a combination of  Continue Reading

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Town Seeks Art Proposals

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor seeks artists’ proposals for Sunken Park The Town of Friday Harbor is accepting proposals for what will become the first public art project for the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). The artwork is to be displayed on or against a concrete wall in Sunken Park. Proposals will be accepted until September  Continue Reading

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Bolshoi in HD THIS Friday

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

A 20th-century classic showcases the next Bolshoi Ballet Only in Cinemas presentation at San Juan Community Theatre this Friday, July 24 at 7:00 pm. Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible, is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the  Continue Reading

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Know Your Island Walk

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Meet Mike Buettell, volunteer trail builder and mountain climber extraordinaire, to walk “new trails” in the Roche Harbor system. Explore Tim’s Trail to the new Polywog Pong, the Bent Cedar Trail and Sophie’s Romp. Meet and park at the intersection of Roche Harbor and West Valley Roads. Distance: 3-1/2 miles Rating: Moderate on gentle trails  Continue Reading

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Liminal Currents at IMA

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a note from Diane Martindale about the ongoing Liminal Currents exhibit at IMA… Today, another 60 “wishes” were hung in the exhibition. If you saw the exhibit early on, visit again as the blessings, prayers and wishes create a whole new dimension.  Also, 300 more papers went onto the tables for visitors to use—we ran  Continue Reading

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Meet the Muralist: Lindsay Carron

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Storm Drain Event! Lindsay Carron, an artist & muralist, will be in town this week. Along with Josh Peters, an outfitter in Alaska, she is giving us a great gift. Later this summer, permit pending, she will paint a gianormous mural on the side wall of The Whale Museum – it will depict orcas chasing  Continue Reading

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Encampment 2015 This Weekend at English Camp

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada will once again celebrate peace as they gather for the 17th Annual Encampment scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 on the English Camp parade ground. The weekend includes recreations of mid-19th century Royal Marine Light Infantry and U.S. Army camp life, demonstrations of music, blacksmithing, spinning  Continue Reading

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Fair Feud

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

Just got this note from Kira on the Fair Board about a fun new event at this year’s Fair, and how businesses can promote themselves. Here’s Kira with the story.. Hi there. As a proud Fair Board member, I would like to invite the business owners of our community to perform their own live commercials  Continue Reading

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