Fire Risk Status “LOW”

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm, by

Due to current fuel conditions and the long range weather forecast, San Juan County has reduced the fire risk status to “LOW.” However, burn permits will not be issued until October 3rd and only recreational fires are permitted at this time.

Energy and Society

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm, by

Take a community education course “Energy and Society” at Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center. Fall weather is upon us and an excellent time take a class. Join our “Energy and Society” course, starting this week, and learn and discuss the scientific basis for our conventional and renewable/sustainable energy sources. We will cover the political, socio-economic, philosophical  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

On this leisurely 2-3 hour interpretive walk up Young Hill, discover how to beneficially relate to Nature in and around you through your senses. Nature’s maverick genius Mike Cohen will teach us as we walk. Meet at the English Camp parking lot at 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 24th.

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Gilbert Venegas is one of the newest members of San Juan Island Fire & Rescue, but not really. He originally joined San Juan Island Fire & Rescue in 2010; moved off-island for a few years and as of February 2016, he is back to the department for good. This is Gilbert’s story in a nutshell: After  Continue Reading

Harlots, Widows, and Barren Women

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Four-Week Class on Anonymous Women in the Bible A four-week class on “Harlots, Widows, and Barren Women” explores some of the nameless women whom biblical history has forgotten. Led by Dr. Rebecca Moore, the course will look at the ways in which narratives about these unnamed women contribute to the theologies that appear in the  Continue Reading

The Mullis Center: San Juan Island Seniors Tradition of Volunteering

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Some of you may remember when island seniors used to gather at the old Grey Top Inn at the fairgrounds. With an active base of volunteer labor and local fundraising efforts, island seniors refurbished the old Home Economics building into what for a number of years provided a home for senior services and senior activities.  Continue Reading

Keith and Kate

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Keith Busha shares this invitation… This coming Tuesday at 5:00 Kate Schuman and I will wrap up this Summer’s music series at the San Juan Golf Club. It’s open to the public. There’s food, bar, friends and music without a cover charge. Kate began this series and we have enjoyed every minute of our time  Continue Reading

Greeting Ceremony Dinner & Auction

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

On September 23 at 5:30 p.m., The Whale Museum will host the 10th Annual “Greeting Ceremony” Dinner & Auction The event will be held at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor, beginning on the patio at 5:30 p.m. with a happy hour & silent auction; the no-host bar will include wine from Northwest Totem Cellars; San Juan Roasters is brewing  Continue Reading

And if You Happen to be on Orcas…

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

You’re Invited to a very special reading and signing event at Darvill’s on Orcas Island on September 22nd at 6:00pm. Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Award Nominee Staff Favorite at Darvill’s , Powell’s & University Bookstores Please join William Stewart Sparrow and Inland Waters Press for a fun filled evening of storytelling and laughs at Darvill’s! This gripping memoir became an instant  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

I only have one thing to say. “People are weird”.   My name is Marco and if you are in the market for a wonderful best friend, loyal companion, snuggle buddy or just someone to have fun with – I’m your guy. I draw the line at silly hats. Good day! Also – Fall Kitten Special!  Continue Reading

October Reset

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

See how eating the colors of the rainbow can help you with a whole body detox and reset. Heather B. Munro will be hosting a 21-day wholistic cleanse and detox for all of the systems of your body using the teachings of Dr. Deanna Minich. Learn how different colors of food affect your different aspects, and how those  Continue Reading

FHAC Sculpture Deadline

Posted on September 17, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

Deadline approaching for accepting park bench sculpture proposals The deadline for submitting proposals for the Town of Friday Harbor’s park bench sculpture project is 4:30 pm Friday, September 30, 2016. The Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) is sponsoring the project which will feature artwork located at, on, or in association with an existing park bench  Continue Reading

Transfer Station Closed

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm, by

Because of a fire earlier today at the Transfer Station on Sutton Road, Friday Harbor, the Station will be closed for the rest of today, Friday, September 16, 2016.


Posted on September 16, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held on November 4-5-6, features a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as many special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Richard Chew, this year’s winner of The Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award, is a distinguished academy award-winning film editor and  Continue Reading

Pete Kronowitt at the Rumor Mill

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

At the Rumor Mill tonight it’s Pete Kronowitt. Here are some excerpts from an artist bio from Mean Bean records… The demand for change in America is all around us, and no artist today makes that more clear than Pete Kronowitt, a seasoned singer/songwriter who released his fourth album, A Lone Voice, in the summer of  Continue Reading

FH Grange Donates to APSFH

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Members of Friday Harbor Grange #225 donated the proceeds of their Hawaii Vacation raffle to the Animal Protection Society building fund. Minnie Knych president of Friday Harbor Grange presented a check for $725 to Leslie Byron director of the Animal Protection Society. Norma Mason was the winner of the raffle.

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

You’ve seen announcements here many times for this monthly event, but what exactly is a contra dance anyway? Well I just had to know so I asked the organizers and here’s what I found out… It’s similar to square dancing, but you end up forming more of a line than a square. Also, each couple dances with  Continue Reading

Opening at IMA this Weekend

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

At the Intersection of Art, Poetry, and Nature The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is proud to present Hydrographs and For All We Know, concurrently running exhibitions by two innovative artists and printmakers, Nicole Pietrantoni and Dianne Kornberg. The exhibitions will open to the public on September 17, 2016 and will end on  Continue Reading

Opalco Doubles Down On Low-Income Bill Credits

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

OPALCO’s Energy Assist Program will double the monthly bill credit for participating low-income members through the end of the year. The number of members participating in this new program is lower than budgeted and the Board decided to increase the assistance for those who need it. As of August 31, 159 co-op members have applied  Continue Reading

What is the Women’s Fund?

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

The Women’s Fund is a way for women to pool their monies to make a significant impact on San Juan Island. Women’s Fund organizations nationwide bring women of all ages and experiences together who share an interest in making their communities better places to live now and in the future. The Women’s Fund was planned  Continue Reading

Fire Danger “Medium”

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Due to current fuel conditions and the long range weather forecast, fire danger in San Juan County has been reduced to “MEDIUM.” However, burning is still limited to recreational fires only.

Drop-In Flu Clinics

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

San Juan Healthcare would like to announce their 2016 Drop-In Flu Clinic Schedule. Flu Clinics begin Wednesday, September 28th , 2:00 to 4:30. Walk in Clinics will run every Wednesday* in the month of October. Flu shots will be available by appointment only outside of our scheduled Walk in Clinic. San Juan Healthcare 689 Airport Center, Suite  Continue Reading

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