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Energy Pie Social

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:51 am, by

You are invited to a fun, informative, and most of all delicious event for the entire community to talk about the energy future of the San Juans. Provide your input on San Juan Islands energy planning. Celebrate the Community Solar for our Schools program and recognize our outstanding contributors! Drop by, exchange ideas, and enjoy  Continue Reading

Albin Evans Sundstrom - September 28, 1918 – September 10, 2014

Remembering Al Sundstrom

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Island Patriarch Passes – and so does the end of an era Al Sundstrom passed away peacefully at his San Juan Valley farm early on September 10, 2014, on the Harvest Moon – fitting for this life-long farmer. Born and raised in San Juan Valley, he was the third of seven children born to John  Continue Reading

Kealoha - Ronen Zilberman photo

Poet Laureate in Friday Harbor October 20

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

The first Poet Laureate of Hawaii and an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller shares his talents at San Juan Community Theatre on Monday, October 20. Kealoha, who has performed throughout the world – from the White House to the Iolani Palace to Brazil and Switzerland—will hold a free workshop for island teens at 3:15 pm in  Continue Reading


All Hallow’s Eve Costume Ball

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Wolf Hollow is hosting an All Hallow’s Eve Charity Costume Ball at Brickworks in Friday Harbor on Friday, October 31st, 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Space is limited, tickets are $60 per person and include nibbles by Market Chef, wine by San Juan Vineyards and cocktails by San Juan Distillery. There will be an auction, tricks  Continue Reading


The Conscientious Projector

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Here’s Rob Simpson with a preview of next week’s Conscientious Projector Series… “Citizen Koch,” the documentary that was banned by PBS one year ago will finally be screened on Monday, October​​ 20, 7:00 pm at the library.​​ PBS helped fund the documentary investigating the warping effects on our democracy after the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United”  Continue Reading

Laurie Orton

Friends of the Library

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

This month, from October 19-25, is the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, making it a great time to publicly thank our dedicated, enthusiastic Friends of the San Juan Island Library. Our Friends are multi-taskers! They sort and sell thousands of books, CDs and DVDs every year. They make and sell jewelry.  Continue Reading


Island Rec Basketball

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

Island Rec Volunteer Basketball Coaches Island Rec is in need of volunteer coaches, for the 2014 Boys Basketball season. This league is recreational and focused on building skills and having fun. The commitment is 8 weeks running October 27 – December 14th. Practices are 2 times per week and games are all played on Island  Continue Reading


3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Marlin Prowell from Bellingham calling with NPR host, Sandy Bradley and musician extraordinaire, Laurie Andres on concertina and guitar. No partners needed. All dances taught. No experience necessary. $10/person donation (students half price). For more information, call 378-3836. Saturday, October 18th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the SJI Grange Hall. This will be a very special  Continue Reading

Blair Avenue on Monday morning, Oct. 13 - Tim Dustrude photo

Blair Avenue Project

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:44 am, by

Here’s a note about progress on the Blair Avenue project from Town Administrator Duncan Wilson… On Friday, October 10th, project contractor Mike Carlson Enterprises finished the second and final lift of asphalt on the southern portion of Blair Avenue. The sidewalks in this area will be poured during the week of October 20th. In the  Continue Reading

Opens Thursday - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

From Broadway to Friday Harbor! Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike—one of the newest plays to hit the San Juan Community Theatre stage— opens this Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 pm in the Whittier Theater at SJCT. Christopher Durang’s comedy won the Tony Award for best play in 2013. The play centers around middle-aged  Continue Reading


Bite of the San Juan Islands

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Come and celebrate the Gourmet Archipelago all under one roof! San Juan Island Cheese and Island Grown present the bounty of island harvest at the 1st annual “Bite of the San Juan Islands” at Friday Harbor’s Brickworks Plaza on October 26 Join the talented chefs, farmers, winemakers, and brewers of the San Juan Islands at this  Continue Reading

Zena is this week's Pet of the Week - Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

This gorgeous girl is “Zena” and she’s been here at the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter for several months, hoping someone will meet her and see what we see in her – a sweet, affectionate dog whose life got off to a rough start due to an irresponsible owner. Zena was neglected and over-crated for the  Continue Reading


Whale Museum Docent Training

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Would you like to be a museum docent? Please join us at The Whale Museum for the Docent Training Program for our Exhibit Hall. The program will take place on Saturday, October 18th at noon at the Museum. We’ll meet each other, walk through the museum and talk about exhibits, talk about commonly asked questions,  Continue Reading


Girls Night Out

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

 Here’s a note from Be Chic Boutique… Greetings! You are invited to celebrate our second anniversary celebration. Without YOU we would not be here! Girls’ Night Out & Anniversary Sale Come celebrate our 2nd Anniversary and a little girl time! Snack, sip and shop. Yummy treats are provided by the fabulous folks from Spring Street  Continue Reading



Posted on October 11, 2014 at 2:03 pm, by

This popular island event has been going for nearly 20 years… started by one guy who went to Bavaria and came home with a trunk full of lederhosen. Bill Van Alen gathered a bunch of local musicians, taught them authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest tunes and started a festival that has been an island favorite ever since.  Continue Reading


Jack’s Birthday Party

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm, by

You’re invited to the Barking Bird, Saturday October 11th to celebrate Jack’s 11th Birthday. Click the poster below to enlarge it for more info. And Happy Birthday from the Update Jack!

Foggy Parking Lot and Field - Louise Dustrude photo

Fog at the Parking Lot

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Here’s another fog photo. This one, by Louise Dustrude, was shot from a parking lot! Marketplace Thursday morning, looking toward the vacant field next door. Thanks for sharing L- uh, Mom!


Support for your Local Candidates

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

A number of people have sent letters to the Update email inbox in support of their favorite candidates in the upcoming election. You can see their letters at the link below. The page will be updated as more letters come in so you might want to check back frequently… Read their letters here.


Lighthouse Preschool Fundraiser

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

October 9th – October 23rd Just in time for the holidays, the preschool is selling Butter Braids, Break & Bake Cookies and Puff Pastries. These delicious treats keep well in your freezer until you are ready to bake them. There are many flavors to choose from. $12 each Contact your favorite preschooler or Alisa Schoultz  Continue Reading


EDC Supports OPALCO Broadband

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County EDC Commends OPALCO for Progress on Broadband Initiative The San Juan County Economic Development Council commends OPALCO for its rapid progress on the broadband initiative, particularly its work on the completed broadband plan and development of “Neighborhood Connections” for broadband deployment in the county. The EDC has worked for many years on  Continue Reading

Contributed photo

Reminder: Chili Cook-Off

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

Don’t forget – it’s this Saturday… Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off and Art Market Local chefs compete for prizes as they present their best vegetarian and non-vegetarian chili recipes. Tasting tickets cost $10 – $16 and include cornbread, fresh pressed cider and homemade S’mores. Cook-Off winners will be announced at 6:00 pm. Admission is FREE to  Continue Reading

Vincent W. Shu, MD, FCCP, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Cardiovascular Diseases - Tim Dustrude photo

Inspire Medical Clinic

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

Dr. Vincent Shu has opened a new clinic over on Price Street next to the historical museum and has this to share with you… INSPIRE Medical Clinic is committed to helping individuals find solutions to the health issues they are experiencing. Our goal is to educate and empower our patients by emphasizing nature’s inherent self-healing  Continue Reading

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