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Cutting the Rug, or Sod, or Dirt or something - Tim Dustrude photo

More SJC Fair Photos

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm, by

Another fun day at the Fair. Here are some more photos.

The 10 Year Champions - L to R, Back row: Annie Bryant, Gene Wilson-Captain, Rio Black (bat boy), Frank Finch, Kerri Goff, Liz Chalfant, Mike Goff-Captain, Justin Nibler and Bob Nelson. Front row: John Cornell, Gabe Herda, Molly Finch, Nicki Black and Amber Kleine - Tim Dustrude photo

End of an Era

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm, by

After winning the adult co-ed softball championship 10 years in a row, the Island Towing team is calling it quits. Molly Finch says “We’re getting too old for this…” with a laugh. “…after 10 years, it’s time”. Tuesday evening of this week, they won their final game with a score of 8 – 6. When  Continue Reading

Running through the Suds - Tim Dustrude photo

Images from the Fair, Day Two

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 6:01 am, by

It felt a bit more like Summer at the fair on Thursday, compared to that rainy Wednesday. Click here to see more images from Thursday…


SJICF Matching Grant Program

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

2014 San Juan County Fair Matching Grant Program 50% match up to the project goal! Now’s the time to donate to your favorite island projects and funds – The San Juan Island Community Foundation is matching your donations up to the goal of all these projects. Here’s more info about each of the projects below (PDF).  Continue Reading


Living Victorian Museum

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

Sandy Strehlou sent over this note to let you know about a new attraction on the island… Michael Jean and Sidney Smith are aficionados of the Victorian era. After spending years collecting Victorian antiques, they designed their home to be a light-filled, living museum for their vast collection. They are warm and inviting islanders who  Continue Reading


Music at the Friday Art Market

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

Debbie at the Friday Art Market at Brickworks sends over this music notice for today’s Friday Art Market… In addition to our super artists, we welcome music from Katura Marimba, playing from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and from Teddy Deane, playing from 5:00 – 7:00 pm! Tell your friends and family to come on down!  Continue Reading


How Climate Change Impacts Our Coasts

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:27 am, by

Olympic National Park Scientist to Discuss how Climate Change Impacts Our Coasts on August 20 at the Library Learn how the coasts and intertidal biological communities of the Pacific Northwest are impacted by climate change in a presentation by Olympic National Park Coastal Ecologist and Marine Resources Manager Dr. Steven Fradkin at 7:00 pm, Wednesday,  Continue Reading


Opalco Lineman Injured On San Juan Island

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:57 pm, by

On August 13, 2014 at approximately 8:45 am, OPALCO Substation Technician Bob Belcher (San Juan District) fell about six feet while working to restore power after a storm related outage on San Juan Island. He was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center  Continue Reading

IMA Art Raffle booth - Contributed photo

IMA Art Raffle Booth at the Fair Supports Art Education

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm, by

This year, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art – aka IMA – has taken the reins of the Art Raffle booth at the County Fair. For the price of a raffle ticket (two for $5), this is a great opportunity to win a piece of art by our most renowned local artists, with the  Continue Reading

2014 Fair Day One-21

Images from the Fair, Day One

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 6:33 am, by

As you probably know, the day started off with a downpour, and it soaked the fairgrounds pretty well, making puddles everywhere and flooding some outdoor booths. As a result there were not too many people there at first. But as mid afternoon arrived, the rain had stopped and things were beginning to dry up, people  Continue Reading

The Family Resource Center on Market Street, across from FH Marketplace - SJ Update photo

Thanks from the Family Resource Center

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s a note from the Family Resource Center… August 12, 2014 Dear Editor, United Way of San Juan County understands that summer is an especially important time to provide families and children with safe, structured activities. Their generous funding ensures that all island families, regardless of income, have access to education and enrichment programs that  Continue Reading


Another Garden Club Excursion

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club is hosting an excursion to the WSU Display Gardens in Mount Vernon. The gardens provide inspiration for all. Join us for a fun filled day. We will also visit other nurseries and farm stands as time allows. Date: September 20th Depart on the 8:05 ferry Return on the 4:45  Continue Reading


Gear Up for Our Schools

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Islanders Bank teams are sponsoring the 5th annual Gear Up for Our Schools campaign for the 2014-15 school year. The campaign has been running since July 14th and it closes next Wednesday, August 20th. New school supplies help create student excitement in learning. Please help support our students and their teachers by donating supplies. Visit  Continue Reading

All-Star Cast in The Met’s Summer Encores August 17 - Contributed photo

Enchanted Island

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

In one extraordinary production, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters and a story drawn from Shakespeare. The Enchanted Island is featured in The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores series at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, August 17 at 2:00 pm. Originally transmitted  Continue Reading

Wahoo! See you at the Fair!


Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Susie Nichols at Hand to Shoulder Therapy, PLLC - Tim Dustrude photo

Hand to Shoulder Therapy

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:48 am, by

Susan L. Nichols has opened a new business providing Occupational Therapy services. Susie, as she prefers to be called, has been an Occupational Therapist for 21 years. Her office is located over at 880 Guard Street, next door to the Rental Shop and it includes her clinic, a set up for making Orthoses, or hand  Continue Reading


What happens after you scoop the poop?

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Jessica Lundin as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series. Jessica will discuss “What happens after you scoop the poop? What the science of whale scat is telling us about Southern Resident killer whales” on Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. The Orca Scat Team has been collecting  Continue Reading


America’s Boating Course

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Mark your calendar now for the FREE boating course coming up in September. The Friday Harbor Power Squadron will be offering instruction for this class for Free – the only cost is for  the course materials. Get your Boater Education Card (required to operate any boat with an engine of 15hp or more. What is  Continue Reading


SJC Fair Exhibitor Information

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:43 pm, by

Just received a note from an Update reader who suggested putting up a link to the Fair’s exhibitor information pages to make them easy to find today – Tuesday, SJC Fair Entry Day. Good idea! So here’s a link:

SJ Update photo

More 8 Hour Parking

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note from Amy Taylor at the Town of Friday Harbor administrative office… In response to requests from the business community, the Town of Friday Harbor has temporarily re-designated 22 parking spaces in the downtown core from 2 hour to 8 hour parking. With the busy visitor season upon us, it was becoming increasingly  Continue Reading

The proposed new facility as viewed from Cattle Point Road

New Animal Shelter for SJI

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is very pleased to announce the kickoff of a capital campaign to raise funds for a new animal shelter facility on San Juan Island. The project, “New Home – New Hope” was formally announced to the community at last Sunday’s ‘Wags to Riches’ event, and the initial response  Continue Reading

Rambler's Cafe Menu

Have Breakfast at the Fair

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 5:24 am, by

Here’s a heads up for you Fair Early Birds from Barbara Bevens, 4-H Leaders Council… The San Juan Ramblers Booth is back in business to serve all the early worker bees at the fair. It is under new management with a new menu to tickle your taste buds. This year Jim O Brian, Quartermaster (boat driver) on the  Continue Reading

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