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Community Theatre Presents Damaris Webb’s The Box Marked Black

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre presents Damaris Webb on Friday followed by her two-day workshop this weekend… Portland’s Damaris Webb brings her solo theater piece, The Box Marked Black: Tales from a Halfrican American Growing Up Mulatto, With Sock Puppets! to the Gubelman THIS Friday, August 26 at 7:30 pm.  It traces the experience of growing up mulatto in the pre-Huxtable era  Continue Reading

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Bill and Rita Ament Share the Magic of Dance

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Bill and Rita Ament of Dance Happy will be offering free demonstration classes on Saturday, August 27th starting at 3:00 pm at Dance Workshop 2. Here’s the schedule… CREATIVE (Ages 2.5-4), 3:00-3:20pm    Creative & Pre-Ballet L’IL STARZ (Ages 4-5), 3:30-3:50pm    Tap, Pre-Ballet, Jazz BIG STARZ (Ages 6-8), 4:00-4:20pm    Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop & Lyrical SUPER  Continue Reading

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Overdose Awareness Day Next Wednesday

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 5:14 am, by

From the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition… International Overdose Awareness Day is next Wednesday, August 31.  Please join the effort to raise awareness about overdoses. An informational event will be held in Friday Harbor from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at San Juan Island Public Library.  Presenters will be; Compass Health, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, SAFE San Juans, and  Continue Reading

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10th Annual Concours d’Elegance

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands and the Rotary Club of San Juan Island invite everyone to attend the tenth annual Concours d’Elegance at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday, August 28 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Concours is an exhibition of vintage and classic motor vehicles and will have  Continue Reading

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Bike and Build

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

Community Potluck at 6pm on Friday, August 26th for “Bike and Build” at the Fairgrounds All islanders are invited to a potluck at the Fairgrounds to welcome about 30 young people who will be here for a day of service for San Juan Community Home Trust. The group’s mission statement says: “Through service-oriented cycling trips,  Continue Reading

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Flash Mob

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

In case you missed the flash mob at this year’s fair, don’t despair. Debbi Fincher has you covered with this note and video of the event. Here she is with more on that… I thought I’d share with you the little video from this year’s Flash Mob at the Fair – DANCE 4 HEALTH by  Continue Reading

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Spill: A Book Launch and Author Reading

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

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library Present SPILL by Dave Anderson In Spill, author Dave Anderson imagines what might happen if a container ship grounds off Stuart Island, and a spill of bunker fuel rapidly spreads in the Salish Sea. If you’ve ever worried about such a disaster, then join Dave Anderson for a  Continue Reading

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Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Joan Byrne was a member of the first combined Town and District Structural Firefighter recruit class held in 2001. She was an active firefighter for ten years until she developed arthritis in her hands and felt that she was a safety hazard to her fellow fighters. So, she came out of the “hot zone” and  Continue Reading

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2016 Trashion Fashion Show

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Once again, SJ Update photographer Aaron Shepard has some photos to share from this year’s fair. This time, it’s the Trashion Fashion show. This was billed as the tenth and final show to be organized by Francie Hansen. Besides an honoring of Francie, the show featured a flash mob led by Madrona Jameson of Spring  Continue Reading

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Summer Film Series Returns

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Larry Soll invites you back to the Summer Film Series which returns this week… Fellow Film Buffs, Well our summer break is over and the Film Series will resume this Tuesday with a screening of “The Wonders”. Single admissions are $8 and $5 for anyone under 25. I am pleased to report that our popcorn maven  Continue Reading

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Know Your Island Walk

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Know Your Island Walk, Saturday August 27, 1-4 pm – Creatures from the three Lagoons Join Bill Severson, member of the Trails Committee, on a walk between American Camp’s three lagoons: Old Town, Jakle’s and Third Lagoon. Explore these fascinating ecosystems and the flora, fauna and history that make them unique. Meet at the Jakle’s Lagoon  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Have you ever kissed a Gator? No? Well, now’s your chance! My name is “Gator” and I’m actually not a real alligator – I’m just a terrific dog, looking for a new home where I can herd things. Like kids, dogs, cats, geese, chickens – You name it, I’ll herd it. I get along great  Continue Reading

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Workshops on Board Practices

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

EDC and the San Juan Island Community Foundation partner with Washington Nonprofits and the Washington Secretary of State to offer workshops on board practices The San Juan County Economic Development Council EDC and the San Juan Island Community Foundation have partnered with Washington Nonprofits and the Washington Secretary of State to offer workshops on excellent  Continue Reading

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Letter From Animal Protection Society

Posted on August 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

Dear Editor, Last week during our county fair the temperature here on the island rose to well over 80 degrees several days in a row. Sadly, those of us working at the Animal Protection Society booth were notified on four separate occasions that people had parked their cars in the lots across the street from  Continue Reading

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Bees in the Backyard

Posted on August 20, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

Minnie Knych has another heads-up for you… It is going to be a sweet day at the fair on Saturday! In the Food Preservation Booth we have two very special guest speakers.  At 1:30 PM Dr. Burke Gossom will talk about Backyard Bee Keeping.  All sorts of fruit and vegetables are pollinated by honey bees, such  Continue Reading

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Mount Grant Road Closure

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

No Driving Access on Mount Grant Preserve THIS Sunday, August 21st The road to the summit of Mount Grant Preserve will be closed this Sunday, August 21, 2016, due to San Juan County road work. For more information, contact the Land Bank at 378-4402.

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NPS Founder’s Day Event

Posted on August 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm, by

Coast Salish Dedications during National Park Service Founder’s Day Event San Juan Island National Historical Park will host Washington Coast Salish Tribes and First Nations Thursday, August 25, 2016 during the National Park Service Founder’s Day celebration. Members of Lummi and Saanich nations will dedicate two canoes, two Salmon Story Boards and a Reef Net Captain Totem Pole to  Continue Reading

Best of Show

Posted on August 19, 2016 at 10:35 am, by

Minnie Knych shares this report from the Fair… FRANCINE SHAW was the Best of Show winner at the Food Preservation booth in the San Juan County Fair.  Her canned green beans won the prize! On Friday at the fair, there are two jam and jelly People’s Choice awards at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Also  Continue Reading

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Food Web Picnic

Posted on August 19, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juans is excited to hold a family-friendly Food Web Picnic on Tuesday, August 30, at Jackson’s Beach on San Juan Island from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. At the event, children will explore the animal habitats at and around Jackson Beach and will earn their Coastal Food Web Investigator badge. Participants can  Continue Reading

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Video Tips with Merri Ann

Posted on August 19, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another in her island lifestyle tips video series. This time it’s about going to Splash in Victoria.

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Rick at the Fair

Posted on August 19, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Diane Martindale shares this announcement… On Friday, August 19, Congressman Rick Larsen will be at the San Juan County Fair on San Juan Island to meet islanders. He will be there from 1:00 – 3:30 pm and is happy to discuss issues in the county and the status of bills in Congress. Please come and  Continue Reading

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A Flash Mob

Posted on August 18, 2016 at 12:04 pm, by

Debbi Fincher of the SJI Prevention Coalition shares this heads-up with you… Hi FLASH MOB Fans, Dancers and/or Supporters! Our Rock Solid Youth of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition have done it again… A Flash Mob at the Fair! DANCE 4 HEALTH! We welcome you to join in, share the link with friends and  Continue Reading

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