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Forum on Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 is hosting an informational forum on The Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production, at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Grange Hall. The program will include presentations from differing perspectives and a moderated question and answer session. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. In November 2012 the voters  Continue Reading

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Mobile CSO is Coming

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

DSHS is coming to Friday Harbor with their mobile CSO van. They will be here from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on December 9th & 10th at the Friday Harbor Family Resource Center, 500 Market Street (directly across the street from Marketplace grocery store). The Division of Child Support (DCS) will also be on the  Continue Reading

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Citizens Respond to Call for Food Bank Assistance

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

Here’s a note from Town Administrator Duncan Wilson… Town of Friday Harbor utility customers have certainly shown their holiday spirit by contributing to the Harbor Life Ring program to benefit the Friday Harbor Food Bank this year. The Town distributed a letter in the October utility billing statement informing customers that any donations they made  Continue Reading

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Substance Abuse Survey

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

The SJI Prevention Coalition would like for you to share your thoughts on this survey. Here are some notes from Debbi Fincher… This survey is not created locally, it is offered through the State, a Division of Behavioral Health, which maintains a high level of security, keeping this an anonymous survey. The SJI Prevention Coalition  Continue Reading

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Beautiful Morning

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Bob Stavers shares this beautiful photo with you. This was the scene yesterday morning on Cattle Point Road with all the frost. Thanks Bob!

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Law and Order Spoof at SJCT November 21-23

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:48 am, by

“In the nursery rhyme justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups….” And so opens the latest production in San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre program, Law and Order: C-Rhyme and Pun-ishment, presented on the Whittier stage Friday and Saturday, November 21 – 22 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November  Continue Reading

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Land Bank Turkey Walk-not-Trot Trail Event

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

You’ve eaten the leftovers; you’ve watched the bowl games (your team won!); you’ve visited all the local haunts; now what? Come to the Land Bank’s Turkey Walk-not-Trot Trail Event at the Limekiln Preserve, Saturday, November 29th at 1:00 pm. Share the preserve and some hot cider with your visiting friends and family…a quiet forest trail,  Continue Reading

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SVC Registration

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:21 am, by

Skagit Valley College announces registration for Winter Quarter classes is going on now at Skagit Valley College: Registration for Returning Students going on now. Registration for New Advised Students starts Thursday, November 20. Open Enrollment starts Thursday, December 4. Winter Quarter begins Tuesday, January 6. For students who want to train for a new career  Continue Reading

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Library Programs This Week

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm, by

Here are a few things coming up that the library is putting on that you might be interested in… Facebook Basics Workshop Tuesday, November 18 from 10:00 to 11:30 am San Juan Island Library meeting room, free. Learn the basics of Facebook with Mark Madsen. We’ll cover setting up an account and privacy settings, making  Continue Reading

Rick Hughes, San Juan County Councilman, and 40 local youth from San Juan County at Camp Orkila talk about local government and prevention issues - Photo by Debbi Fincher

Youth Leadership Conference

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Debbi Fincher of the SJI Prevention Coalition shares this essay written by Aida Must, a 7th grader from Friday Harbor. Hi Tim, I wanted to let you know how our first San Juan Youth Leadership Conference went. Here is one account from a local 7th grader. Thanks again for your continued support of our local  Continue Reading

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FHFF Says “Thanks!”

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Thank You Friday Harbor! We are full of gratitude to the community of Friday Harbor and the San Juan Islands. The Friday Harbor Film Festival could not have enjoyed such great success without the generous support of our sponsors, the Town of Friday Harbor, enthusiastic dedication of our volunteers and all the community members of  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Emma arrived at the shelter in September and makes a great impression on everyone who meets her! She’s about 3 years old and beautiful, as you can see. She has lovely manners and is very affectionate and outgoing. She would love to find herself sitting in someone’s warm lap in her very own home soon!  Continue Reading

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Kimchi Class

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 11:40 am, by

Learn the simple technique of preparing the fall harvest into beneficial and scrumptious Kimchi. and how to include it in your diet. Each participant makes their own batch. It will be ready by Thanksgiving! November 16, 1 – 3 pm, in the Co-op Annex at 775 Mullis Street. $20 donation appreciated Call 370-7099 for tools and  Continue Reading

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M/V Tacoma Out Until Summer

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 10:59 am, by

Remember last July when the ferry M/V Tacoma stalled off of Bainbridge Island and had to be towed? Looks like it needs a part to be custom made in order to fix it, and it will likely not return to service until next summer. Here’s more from the Seattle Times.

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Girls Night Out

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 10:38 am, by

Amber Garcia has a new thing going and would like to invite you women out there to join her next Tuesday. Here she is with the story… Join us for a fun Girls Night Out! We are featuring some amazing products that you will not want to miss! Whether you want to start holiday shopping  Continue Reading

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Reservation Presentations on Saturday

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

WSF representatives will be at the San Juan Island Yacht Club at 273 Front Street, Friday Harbor on Saturday, November 15 to talk about the vehicle reservations system coming to the San Juan Islands. Join them at one of the following presentations, followed by Q&A: 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm or 4:00 pm. Please  Continue Reading

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Thanksgiving Volunteers Needed

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Are you in the mood for a fun and authentic old fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner? Join us at the 16th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Come to dine with us or join the fun of preparing and serving the meal. We still need volunteers to bring a pie, roast a turkey (we provide the turkey seasoned and  Continue Reading

Town Arts Commission

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:33 am, by

The Town Council is forming Arts Commission to advise on public art in the Town of Friday Harbor. The Town Council expressed their commitment to promoting and fostering visual, performing, and literary arts in the community with last week’s creation of a Friday Harbor Arts Commission. Mayor Carrie Lacher will appoint a seven-member volunteer commission  Continue Reading

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Soccer this Weekend

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm, by

Here’s a note from Travis Ayers, president of San Juan Soccer… Hello Soccer Fans; Please come out to support the FHHS Boys AND Girls teams in their State tournament games this Saturday.  This is the first time ever for our girls’ team to make it to State.  The boys’ team went last in 2005. Location:  Continue Reading

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Concert and Workshop with Juno Award Winner

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Friday Harbor last saw her singing and playing at San Juan Community Theatre with the Juno Award-winning trio, The Wailin’ Jennies, back in 2010. Now Ruth Moody returns with The Ruth Moody Band to SJCT’s Whittier stage on Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. She’s also hosting a free one-hour harmony singing and musician workshop  Continue Reading

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America’s Most Beloved Veterans

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Lions Club honored Veterans Day with a presentation by Minnie Knych about “America’s Most Beloved Veterans” as voted on by other veterans. In May of 2014 the American Legion asked veterans to choose their most beloved and most respected veterans. Over 70,000 votes were cast to select the top 100 veterans. The choices span our  Continue Reading

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Is Your Home or Building Quake Proof?

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 continues its 2014 Fall Lecture Series with a program on Earthquake Preparedness for Islanders. Join local building officials and preparedness educators as they engage in a Q&A session designed to help islanders evaluate if their homes are vulnerable and how to fix any problems they find. Presented by the San  Continue Reading

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