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No Art Market on the 4th

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 1:40 pm, by

Here’s a note from Debbie Pigman… There will be NO Friday Art Market this Friday, July 4, at Brickworks.  We are taking a break to give folks a chance to enjoy the day with family and friends. We WILL be back in full force on July 11 from 3-7pm, with at least 18 artists booths,  Continue Reading

Check out Punky - this week's Pet of the Week - Click to enlarge -Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Sweet little Punky has been here at the shelter for several months. Sadly, she’s been declawed, and spends much of her time hiding under blankets, so often gets overlooked. She is extremely affectionate and would love to find a home with at least one soft lap to call her own. She has lived with other  Continue Reading


Salmon Confidential at FHFF Tuesday

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Next Tuesday’s movie at Friday Harbor Film Festival is Salmon Confidential. What’s killing BC’s Salmon? Click here for more info and a movie trailer…


Discussion on Climate Change

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

WSU Director of the Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Nature Resources will Discuss Climate Change Impacts on Food, July 10th at Friday Harbor Brickworks Learn how climate change is already having an impact on the world’s food supply, and what the future may have in store for crop production during an illustrated talk by Washington  Continue Reading

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Back to the Future

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The Drive-In movie feature this week is Back to the Future! It’s on Saturday, show starts at dusk. Get there a little early to find a good spot for your car. Click on the poster below for more info…


Jewelry Event at WaterWorks

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

​On July 5th at WaterWorks Gallery, the annual summer jewelry event take place. This show feature unique and beautiful jewelry by: Dianne Coe, Contemporary beaded and ethnic Peggy Hunt, Up-cycled bicycle tire & bead Anna La Skibska, Modern crystal, glass, metal, rubber beads Jan Marie Tognela, Organic & traditional forms in Silver. This event takes  Continue Reading

New ETA for Restoration of Service

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:51 pm, by

Just heard this from CenturyLink: San Juan County fiber cut update SAN JUAN COUNTY, Wash. – Local CenturyLink technicians continue with restoration efforts. Additional CenturyLink fiber splicers are expected on site at 5:45 pm. We are looking at an estimated time of [restored service] around 12:00 am.

Bob Jarman (on the right) among others, working to make repairs. This was at about 3:30 pm.- SJ Update photo

Internet and Phone Disruption

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm, by

FYI – the Library has internet and WiFi if you need it… Internet and phones are down on the island again today, including 911 service. I heard from Mike at that there is a fiber cut at Argyle / Pear Point intersection. This has severed Long Distance, DSL, and Cellular services for San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

Classic yacht M/V Westward - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

M/V Westward

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:53 am, by

They’re doing day cruises this week on this beautiful classic yacht. Here are some reflections on the past 30 years cruising the islands by the owner… After spending a bit over 30 years sailing, cruising and fishing among the San Juan Islands the sights and feelings are reduced to something akin to snap shots. A flash  Continue Reading

SJ Historical Museum photo


Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:58 am, by

Here is this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Museum…  As we gear up for this year’s Independence Day festivities, we recall the year 1914 when Islanders gathered for the county’s first automobile parade, held on July 4 in Friday Harbor. The Journal reported that after the parade that year, townspeople walked to  Continue Reading

Dancing Happy at the Silver Celebration - Jan Bollwinkel-Smith photo

SJCT’s Silver Celebration

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:56 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Silver Celebration last Saturday was both a trip down memory lane and a wonderful reminder of the island talents that still keep the Theatre thriving, taking us into the next 25 years. Mixing live theater, song and dance performances with video clips and photo collages from the past, Artistic Director Susan  Continue Reading


Garden Tour Registration Deadline Today

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Don’t forget – today is the last day to register – Reservations are required prior to July 3… San Juan Island Garden Club is hosting an excursion – Whatcom Horticultural Society Bellingham Garden Tour The tour has 6 gardens available for touring. All are within the Bellingham city area. We will view a minimum of  Continue Reading

“Our Stories” – Survivor’s Art Gallery

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) is looking for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault who would like to tell their story through art. DVSAS would like to display these (non judged) works of art at our Fair Booth this year. We believe in healing through art and would like to give survivors  Continue Reading


Sports Physical Clinics

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan Healthcare Fall 2014 Sports Physical Clinics will be on August 5th, 7th & 12th. Cost is $35.00 at time of appointment. Please call the office to schedule your appointment at 378-1338 Mandatory Sports Physical paperwork is available on the Patient Forms page on our website or by stopping by our office. Please bring  Continue Reading

Bake Sale and Still Some Seats Left…

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

The Presbyterian Church wants you to know they still have some room if you or someone you know has special needs for the parade… Fourth of July Parade Reserved Seating for those with special needs The Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church deacons will set up reserved seating in front of the church for seniors and those  Continue Reading

Elusive Slug-Eating Snake Found on San Juan Island - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Elusive Snake Found

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

Here’s a cool story shared by Doug McCutchen of the Land Bank… A San Juan Island couple, Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay have recorded the first documented sighting of the Sharp-tailed Snake on San Juan Island when their cat brought it home last Thursday evening. “It was a totally lucky find,” said Michaelson. “We had  Continue Reading

A Red Cross emergency response vehicle delivers food and water to searchers and emergency workers at the
scene of the mudslide near Oso, Washington - Click to enlarge - Keith Acree/American Red Cross photo

Red Cross Update on Oso Mudslide

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s an update from the American Red Cross on relief efforts at the Oso Mudslide… As survivors struggled to come to grips with their losses in the days following the mudslide, more than 500 Red Cross workers and volunteers—half from Washington State—were by their side, providing comfort and relief items, as well as over 8,500  Continue Reading

Free Lavender Farm Tours this summer - Contributed photo


Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Here’s a note from the Lavender Farm… Summer Greetings to All! We are all in the full summer swing, aren’t we?! The “purple haze” has begun in the fields. It’s looking like we are on target for being in full-bloom for the Lavender Festival! This year the Lavender Festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20.  Continue Reading

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Fizz, Boom!

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Fizz, Boom! Science Fun Storytimes Are Underway at the San Juan Island Library! Get out your lab coats, Lil’ Einsteins, because this summer the library’s youth services team is hosting Science Fun Storytimes on Friday mornings at 10:30 AM. Each Science Fun Storytime will include scientific investigation through stories and activities that range from simple  Continue Reading


Eighth Annual Firecracker 5000 on July 4th

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:33 am, by

The eighth annual Firecracker 5000 is all set to go for this Friday, July 4. The route will remain the same, beginning at the Friday Harbor Suites, 680 Spring Steet. The course is for anyone wanting to start the Holiday off with a little exercise and features some of the islands flattest terrain, except for  Continue Reading

Thje Path to the Cove by Nancy Spaulding - Click to enlarge

Painting Workshop with Nancy Spaulding

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:48 am, by

Join San Juan Island artist Nancy Spaulding to learn how she utilizes photography and sketching on site during an artist workshop scheduled for 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 12 meeting in the American Camp parking area. Nancy’s workshop is for all levels of experience. Bring paper, pen, pencil, or pastels, a digital camera, sturdy shoes and  Continue Reading


All the Winners

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here is a brief write-up on each of the seven winners of the 2014 Good Stewardship Awards from the Stewardship Network of the San Juans…

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