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Salmon fishing to close Feb. 15 in San Juan Islands

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 5:20 am, by

Debbie Sandwith at Roche Harbor shares this notice from the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife… The recreational fishery in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will close to salmon fishing at the end of the day Feb. 15. Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) made the decision after evaluating catch  Continue Reading

Toes in the Sand - Tim Dustrude photo

Win a Hawaiian Getaway

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza and Hawaiian Getaway Tickets on Sale Now! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 14 when Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor holds its 17th annual, ever popular, St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Tickets are on sale now at Spa d Bune and The Toy Box for  Continue Reading


A Valentine Crafternoon for Adults

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

This happens today from 4 – 6 pm… It’s the adults’ turn to play with paper and scissors and make something for that someone special. Supplies provided, but feel free to supplement with your own. No registration necessary. San Juan Island Library meeting room, free. Wednesday, February 11, from 4-6PM


SJCT Job Opening: Artistic Director

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre Artistic Director (part-time position) Working in close partnership with the Theatre’s Chief Administrative Officer, the Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the organization. Selects and evaluates programs for the year, including local stage productions and performance groups, touring artists, school presentations, educational  Continue Reading

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60 Minutes of Love

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a Valentine’s reminder from Helen at Island Stage Left… Before or after your Valentine dinner, come and join us at 7:00 on the 13th or 7:00 or 8:15 on the 14th. Today is the last day to ask for poems to be dedicated to someone (or people) you LOVE. See details on the poster.  Continue Reading

Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer - Contributed photo

CD Release Celebration for Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 5:51 am, by

Dave and Mandy have been touring extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe and will be back on the island with a live concert celebrating the release of their new album, Maritime, which captures a moment in time and place from their seaside home. Upon early release in Europe, Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two  Continue Reading

2015 Spay Ghetti Dinner is Tuesday, Feb.24

Spay ghetti Dinner

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Gather the troups and join us at the Mullis Community Center for the animal shelter’s annual ‘Spay’Ghetti Dinner to help fund the APS spay/neuter programs.  This year’s dinner menu will include choice of spaghetti with meat sauce or fettucini alfredo, caesar salad, jello salad, garlic bread and a huge array of homemade desserts created by some  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Hosts ‘Fireside Chats’ - 
Free Community Education Events - Louise Dustrude photo

2nd Fireside Chat

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC), at 1117 Spring St. in Friday Harbor, is hosting a series of free, public community education “Fireside Chats” as part of its new “Healthy You” program. The next Fireside Chat will be presented by Cheryl Kubisty, MD, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the PIMC  Continue Reading


County Positions Available

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 5:30 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. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council Office at:  Continue Reading

Fix it yourself

You Can Fix-It Fair

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm, by

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor (SIFRI) offers a free fair that empowers women to make simple repairs and home improvements. Open to the public, the You Can Fix It Fair is Saturday, February 28, 9 a.m. – noon, at Friday Harbor Thrift House, 667 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor.  Admission is free.  Walk-ins welcome, but reservations  Continue Reading


Wolverine Winter Playoff Update

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm, by

FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull shares this letter with you… We are just beginning the winter portion of our post season events. Wrestling got a jump start on all of us and had a great showing this past weekend at Darrington (boys) and Burlington (girls). Below is an update on the post season opportunities for  Continue Reading

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

Pet of the Week

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Downward Dog is soooo last year.  Allow me to introduce you to “Lounging Boo-da Cat”.   I’m Boo, and I find yoga very therapeutic for relieving the stress of day to day life.   It’s all about Higher Consciousness…. I feel it helps me achieve a sense of tranquility and well-being if you know what I mean.  Continue Reading


Island Rec – Starry Night

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 5:33 am, by

Back by popular demand, the Seattle Museum of Flight is returning with their traveling planetarium for a night of stellar space exploration. An event for the whole family, ages 5 and older, there are 5 show times for the 40 minute planetarium presentation, the first starting at 5:45pm and the last starting at 9:00pm on  Continue Reading


League of Women Voters Celebrates 95 Years

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

This letter is from Diane Martindale, President, League of Women Voters of the San Juans (LWV-SJs)… A Letter from the League of Women Voters of the San Juan Islands February 14th marks our 95th anniversary of the oldest non-partisan voter registration organization in the U.S. — the League of Women Voters. After a struggle of  Continue Reading


Town Appoints 7 to new Friday Harbor Arts Commission

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 5:24 am, by

Mayor Carrie Lacher has appointed seven members to the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC), an advisory panel formed to assist the Town Council with the cultivation, acquisition and placement of public art. The Council confirmed the appointments at a meeting on January 22nd. “We were fortunate that every candidate was well-qualified and would have been  Continue Reading


Cecil and Steve Staying Open

Posted on February 8, 2015 at 9:32 pm, by

You may have heard about Radio Shack filing for Bankruptcy. Well, Cecil wants you to know they’re keeping their local store open. Here he is with more… Hi Tim, I wanted to let you and your readers know that Steve and I have no plans to shut down our store. We will continue to work with  Continue Reading

Mary Kate Berger

Passages: Mary Kate Berger

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 11:37 am, by

Just got this note from former Update editor Ian, and wanted to share it with you This last couple of weeks, our friend Mary Kate Berger has been in the hospital in Bellingham with a relapse (she’s been treated for cancer for the past year). She passed away yesterday, and the island has lost a  Continue Reading


Ballet This Weekend

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 9:54 am, by

Here’s an update for you from Jan at the Community Theatre… Hi Tim, Please let your readers know that the Prince of the Rain Realm ballet is sold out on Saturday. We will have a wait list starting at 6:30 before the show. But folks can still experience some ballet on Sunday with our HD  Continue Reading


Valentines Grand Opening at IMA with William Morris & Friends

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Valentines Day Grand Opening at San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) with William Morris and Friends Internationally-acclaimed glass master William Morris will cut the red Valentines ribbon to celebrate the Grand Opening of San Juan Islands Museum of Art at 4:00 pm February 14. There will be two shows of glass sculpture in the recently  Continue Reading

Nicholas Corrin - Contributed photo

Intro to Qi Gong and Tai Chi

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Weekend Workshop : Art of Self-care: Intro to Qi Gong and Tai Chi. This special weekend workshop has been created to introduce to the SJ Island community the amazing Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Chi Gong. These two exquisite, ancient disciplines are intimately related, both in form and in spirit. Either one can stimulate  Continue Reading


Camp Hosts Wanted

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

San Juan County Parks & Fairgrounds are looking for people to fill camp host positions. San Juan County Park – Waterfront Living! We’re looking for a P/T seasonal camp host w/small RV to be a presence in beautiful San Juan County Park on San Juan Island to assist the public and Park staff. Park hosting  Continue Reading


L&I Workshop

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 5:29 am, by

EDC, WA Dept. of Labor & Industries to offer workshop on L&I Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries for a FREE workshop on “Everything About Your L&I Account”, on Wednesday, March 4 from 9-11 a.m. In this workshop, business owners and entrepreneurs will  Continue Reading

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