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Singing Through History

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:27 am, by

Singing Through History! with Adam Miller, Folksinger, Storyteller, and Autoharp Virtuoso The San Juan Island Library Children’s Department and Adult Programming invite everyone, young and senior, to this entertaining and interactive performance with renowned musician and storyteller Adam Miller. A masterful entertainer, Adam has performed throughout the Northwest for more than 20 years and amassed  Continue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson

SJI Real Estate Market Summary

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

Here’s Merri Ann Simonson with this quarter’s summary… The second quarter results which complete the first half of the year for San Juan Island were very exciting as the real estate dollar volume reflected an increase of 95% over the same period in 2013. The number of transactions was also up 62%. Overall, San Juan  Continue Reading


WSF Outreach in the San Juans

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:21 am, by

Here’s a note from WSF about the new reservations system coming this winter… Washington State Ferries will be doing outreach in the San Juan Islands and in Anacortes for our vehicle reservation service [in August]. Locals are invited to meet WSF staff and learn more about upcoming vehicle reservations on the Anacortes-San Juan Islands ferry  Continue Reading

P-51D Mustang fly by - Photo by Marie DiCristina - Click for slideshow

Fly-In Photos by Marie

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 9:50 am, by

Here are a few photos from yesterday’s 5th Annual Fly In, shot by Marie DiCristina. Thanks for sharing your photos Marie! Click thumbnails for slideshow. And if that’s not enough for you, there are 107 more photos here, shot by Tim Dustrude of the San Juan Update. (Note: It might take a moment for the  Continue Reading

Candace Gossen - Contributed photo

Easter Island: 15,000 Years of Discoveries

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series: Easter Island: 15,000 Years of Discoveries Presented by Candace Gossen The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Candace Gossen as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series. Candace will discuss “Easter Island: 15,000 Years of Discoveries” on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. Candace Gossen, PhD, is an environmental archaeologist,  Continue Reading


“Coffee & Conversation” at The Whale Museum

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Come to The Whale Museum for “Coffee & Conversation” from 9 am until 10 am on Thursday, August 7. If you haven’t been to the Museum lately, this is a great time to come in. Hosted by executive director Jenny Atkinson, participants will be invited to enjoy light refreshments while getting to know the Museum  Continue Reading

Samantha and dad at the Friday Harbor Fly In - Tim Dustrude photo

Belly Landing at the Fly In

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm, by

A scary thing at the Fly in today. Luckily, no injuries. Video courtesy A. Taylor Musburger on YouTube. I’m so glad these guys are OK. A very nice couple from Everett with an adorable little girl, Samantha. I met them earlier in the afternoon and Kevin and Samantha posed for this  picture after a picnic  Continue Reading

Natural Horsemanship Clinic - Contributed photo

Natural Horsemanship Clinic

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 9:33 am, by

This submission came in kinda late, but here’s some info on this event if you’re interested… Natural Horsemanship Clinic with Master Horseman Larry Fleming At the Fairgrounds, Sunday, July 27 from 9am to 5pm Increase your horsemanship skills both on the ground and in the saddle. Build your confidence. This clinic is great for horses &  Continue Reading


Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale: August 1 & 2

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

Shop for bargains galore! The Friends of the San Juan Island Library’s annual summer book sale will be held this year at the San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard Street.  Please note that this is a new venue for the summer sale.  Opening night on Friday, August 1, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, is limited to Friends of  Continue Reading

Runners in the Annual 8.8K Race - Photo courtesy of Island Rec

Register Early for Annual 8.8K Loop Run

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec – 37th Annual 8.8K Loop Run! Island Rec and Xtreme Fitness invite you to take part in some local history and enter the 37th Annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run scheduled for a 9am start on Saturday August 16, 2014. People of all ages enjoy running or walking in this race. Register by  Continue Reading


The Minke Whale: The Other Whale in the Salish Sea

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

The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Frances Robertson as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series. Frances will discuss “The Minke Whale: the Other Whale in the Salish Sea” on Tuesday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. Minke whales are one of the smallest baleen whales, growing up to 30 feet in length. In the  Continue Reading

Dr. Nicholas Bond will discuss Impacts on Weather July 31 at San Juan Island Grange - Contributed photo

Climate Change Speaker Series

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

Learn how climate change is affecting weather in the San Juan Islands and throughout the region today and tomorrow in a presentation by University of Washington Research Meteorologist and Washington State Climatologist Dr. Nicholas Bond, Ph.D. at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 31 at the San Juan Island Grange. Dr. Bond will discuss the basic science  Continue Reading


Pros and Cons

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm, by

Apologies for the last-minute nature of this post, but hey – better late than never… Friday Harbor Transportation Benefit District Seeks Pro & Con Committee Members for Voters’ Pamphlet statements concerning ballot measure The Town is looking for volunteers to create pro and con statements for the Voter’s Pamphlet for a two tenths of one  Continue Reading

Harbor Seal Alert - Contributed Photo

Harbor Seal Pup Alert

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm, by

Here’s a Note From Wolf Hollow… Please remind your friends and neighbors that if they see a Harbor Seal pup on its own on the shore and it appears to be injured or weak, they shouldn’t touch it, move it or try to get it into the water. They should keep people and dogs away  Continue Reading

Soul Purpose is at Concert #4 in Music on the Lawn, Island Rec’s 14th Annual Free Summer Concert Series - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Music on the Lawn – Soul Purpose

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:57 am, by

Soul Purpose is remembered for their dynamic female lead singer, a blazing 5 piece horn section and a thumping 4 piece rhythm section. They play hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, with an emphasis on strong vocal harmonies.  Get ready to boogie with the Northwest’s top classic rock/soul band. July 30 6:30-8:15 pm at  Continue Reading


New at the Art Market

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:30 am, by

The Friday Harbor Art Market is excited about the project its “Creation Station” is offering Friday, July 25., from 3-6pm. Sharon Maya and friends will work with participants as they get creative, making a button bracelet. The bracelet consists of a nice quality felt band onto which the crafter sews a variety of buttons. The  Continue Reading

Plain, white ceramic blanks wait to receive your creativity - Click to enlarge - SJ Update photo

The Clay Cafe is Back

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Megan Yelle, original owner of the original Clay Cafe which started out up there by the Whale Museum back in 1995-1997, has re-opened, and she’s now at 185 First Street, next door to the Rumor Mill – right where the Blue Dolphin was. The idea to re-open popped into her head a little over a  Continue Reading

Lt. Jason Wood - Contributed photo

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

Here’s Sheila Harley with this month’s Volunteer Firefighter… Jason is a lieutenant in the San Juan Island Fire Rescue assigned to Roche Harbor Station 35.  He has been with the department since 2005, giving him nine years of service. His first firefighting experience was at UC Davis for a restoration ecology class where he helped  Continue Reading


San Juan Island Garden Club is Having Fun (Again)

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

Here’s a note from Dot Vandaveer about the Garden Club’s recent excursion… The San Juan Island Garden Club sponsored an excursion on July 12 to visit four of the six gardens on the Whatcom Horticultural Society Annual Garden Tour. We enjoyed a terrific day on a comfortable bus with featured gardens all over the Bellingham  Continue Reading

Fairgoers enjoy the photo exhibit at the 2012 fair -  Kevin Holmes photo

Help the Photo Exhibit

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:56 pm, by

Miles Crossen is overseeing the photo exhibit at the fair this year, and he could use your help. Probably all you need to offer is a couple hours of your time. I’m in – I’ll be helping out. If you would like more info, get in touch with him at: superfairphoto [@] gmail [.] com


Music on the Lawn Moved Indoors Tonight

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm, by

How about: “Music On the Mullis  Center Floor”. Here’s a note from Heidi White at Island Rec… Hi Tim, We’re just putting the word out there that tonight’s Music on the Lawn concert, featuring the Seattle Chamber Brass, has been moved indoors to the Mullis Center at 6:30pm, due to the rain! We hope everyone will  Continue Reading

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Fly-In This Weekend!

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Users Guide to The Friday Harbor Fly-In & Community Open House What: Friday Harbor Fly-In and Open House When: Saturday, July 26, 2014. Pancake Breakfast 8-10am, Fly-In 10am-3pm. Admission: Free. Just come to the gate next to the airport tower. Parking and Shuttle: Free. Parking at Airport Terminal lot, Airport Circle Drive (near Ernie’s Café)  Continue Reading

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