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Canning Day at the Fair

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

It’s a GRAND Canning Day At the Fair. Join certified WSU food preservation advisor Terri Brown on May 17 at 1:00 PM to learn how to preserve that summer crop! What you will learn in the class: Rules and techniques for putting up a grand champion food preservation product for the fair The best and  Continue Reading


Mother’s Day Guided Walks

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

The Land Bank is hosting guided wildflower and natural history walks on Cady Mountain Preserve this upcoming Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday May 10th and Sunday May 11th. There will be an “easier” and “more difficult” hike offered on both Saturday and Sunday, meeting in town to shuttle to the preserve at 2pm. Both walks will  Continue Reading


Salish Sea Early Music Festival

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

- SIMPHONIE – Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord (Bloomington, Indiana) Susie Napper, viola da gamba (Montreal) Jeffrey Cohan, baroque flute Please come early! Coffee will be provided before the concert, and during a 15 minute discussion of the instruments and music with the artists at the beginning of the program. Jean-Marie Leclair Trio Sonata, Opus 2, No.  Continue Reading


Family Umbrella Group Luncheon

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

The 16th Annual Family Umbrella Group Luncheon will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Mullis Community Senior Center. This fun-filled event begins at 11:00 am with a silent auction and social hour. Enjoy a gourmet lunch provided by Tops’l and The Cask and Schooner and be entertained at the ever popular live auction.  Continue Reading

Pictured are Ed Kelm, pilot, Kim Abel LWVWA President, Pat Dickason, Vice-President and Lobby Team Chair, and Raelene Gold, League Natural Resources Lobbyist - Click for larger version - Contributed photo

Bird’s Eye View of Island Crossroads

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

This story was submitted by Margie Doyle on behalf of the League of Women Voters… The League of Women Voters took to the air a few days ago. Four members of the State League Board, traveled to Friday Harbor in order to hear the local League program, “Island Crossroads: Vessel Traffic, Oil Spills and you”.  Continue Reading


San Juan Aviation Museum Honors Dr. John Geyman

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Ceremony Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 PM at Friday Harbor Airport Terminal John Geyman, MD becomes the seventh recipient of the annual award honoring contributions to aviation on San Juan Island. John served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at University of Washington until 1990, then moved to San Juan Island where  Continue Reading


Nominate an Island Steward

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Do you have a friend or neighbor who takes exceptional care of their land? A teacher who inspires students to understand and care for the environment? A business that has been a leader in sustainable business practices? Here is an opportunity to recognize exemplary members of our community who have shown their commitment to preserving  Continue Reading

Spring Swing Community Dance

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

This weekend, it’s the Spring Swing Community Dance at the Mullis Center on Sunday. Here’s Debbi of the Prevention Coalition with more… Hi Tim, Hope all is well. I wanted to see if you’d be willing to share last year’s slideshow you made, as a way to promote this year’s dance? As you may know,  Continue Reading


$440,567 in SVC Scholarships

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:24 am, by

Skagit Valley College Foundation will fund more than $440,567 in scholarships The Skagit Valley College (SVC) Foundation Board of Governors recently approved more than $440,567 in endowed scholarship funds to be awarded to SVC students during the 2014-15 academic year. This endowed scholarship allocation is the largest scholarship distribution SVC Foundation has ever provided in  Continue Reading


Madden’s Fundraising Event

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:01 pm, by

This just came in… Kinda late notice but if you have some time tonight, you might want to check it out. Madden Shanks, a FHHS student, is organizing this event tonight as her community project… Heifer International Livestock Fundraiser “From our community to theirs, we can send livestock to families in need of a steady  Continue Reading

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) - Contributed photo

Spring Street School Class Does Bird Guide

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:57 am, by

Prepare for the BioBlitz at San Juan Island National Historical Park and enjoy birding with a local flavor by consulting Spring Street International School’s field guide to birds, assembled by Sharon Massey’s Seventh Grade middle school science class. The guide can be downloaded for offline access on smartphone devices, or on home computers through the  Continue Reading

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Theatre Workshops Registration Open

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Registration Open for Summer Theatre Workshops San Juan Community Theatre is offering three weeks of workshops for youth this summer, including one week with teachers from Seattle Children’s Theatre. Those two instructors, Chris Dewar and Laura Knote, will visit Friday Harbor from July 7 to 11 to lead classes for students in grades 1-8. Classes range  Continue Reading

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A Different Take on the Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Here’s a different take on the SJIFR Easter egg hunt this year, submitted by Sheila Harley… San Juan Island Fire Rescue Easter Egg Hunt 2014 at Jackson’s Beach And a good time was had by all! Sheila Harley San Juan Island Fire Rescue Public Information Officer

Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale 2014

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:21 am, by

Again this year – home grown vegetable starts from your local Master Gardeners – tomatoes, peppers, squashes, cucumbers, brassicas, herbs. Come fill your garden from this large selection of varieties that will thrive in our climate. Also perennials dug from master gardenersʼ flower beds, all potted up for you to stick into the ground at  Continue Reading


Measles Update #11

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:14 am, by

Current Measles Surveillance No additional cases have been reported or are under investigation in San Juan County since April 18, 2014. Over the past month there have been a total of six (6) cases of measles among San Juan Island residents. All known cases are now beyond the contagious period. However, current information indicates that  Continue Reading

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Know Your Island Walk

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

Saturday, April 26, 1-4pm. Meet SJC Land Bank Commissioner Amanda Azous to walk the new Djarf trail connection on the Land Bank Westside Preserve.  We will look for wildflowers and observe prairie restoration activities supported by the new plant nursery located at the Land Bank office in town. Learn about the summer 2013 work of the Youth Conservation Corps and  Continue Reading

Watercolor: "Giant Bumble Bee" by Clarissa Felix, Friday Harbor Elementary School

Community Arts in the Park Voting Underway

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

San Juan Islanders and visitors from throughout the region can cast their ballots on artwork submitted to the annual Community Arts in the Park competition, now on display in the American Camp visitor center. Twenty-two entries were received, including 17 from sixth graders in Leisha Holmes’ art class at Friday Harbor Elementary School. Park staff  Continue Reading


OPALCO Election and Meeting Info

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Opalco Election Open; Annual Meeting On Saturday, May 3rd Our member-owned electric cooperative is holding its annual meeting and election for the Board of Directors. This is every members’ opportunity to influence who sets our co-op policies and rates. Every OPALCO member has the right to vote in each election – regardless of their home  Continue Reading


Self-Publishing Workshop

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Local Author Susan Wingate to Teach Workshop on Self-Publishing The San Juan County Arts Council presents “Jump on Board the Starship ‘Publishing’,” a workshop taught by award-winning, Amazon best-selling author, Susan Wingate. The one day workshop will be held May 17 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm in the Community Room at Skagit Valley College,  Continue Reading

Writing Our History

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

Writing Our History Workgroup April 28 Join local authors, researchers and staff from to help create local content for the online encyclopedia of Washington State history. A workgroup to facilitate more content on the History Link website has formed. Local writers, historians, and interested parties are invited to attend on Monday, April 28th from  Continue Reading


Children’s Festival Entertainment

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to announce the main attractions and entertainment for the 24th Annual Children’s Festival. Headlining this year’s festivities, we’ll have Karen Quest, trick roper extraordinaire, whom in 2001, was named the Women’s big loop champion at the Wild West Arts International Convention. She guarantees to bring a fun-filled western comedy act, complete  Continue Reading


County Positions Available

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council Office  Continue Reading

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