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Familiar Face Joins SJCT Staff

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s new Director of Development is not so new to the Theatre itself. Julie Hanks started out as a volunteer more than four years ago and then worked as Volunteer Coordinator/Front of House Manager until 2012. While she moved on to work at other nonprofits on the island, she continued her volunteer  Continue Reading

Mt. Finlayson and South Beach - Contributed photo

South Beach Clean Up Party on Saturday

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Islanders and visitors are invited to join with National Park Service staff and volunteers in a seasonal clean-up at American Camp’s South Beach scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 27. The clean-up—meeting in the main parking area at the foot of Pickett’s lane is one of several events coinciding with the  Continue Reading


DVSAS Community Forum

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

DVSAS wants you to be aware of this upcoming community forum… It is everyone’s issue. Men and women play a critical role in ending this epidemic. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) presents: A Community Forum and Interactive Learning Event Tuesday, September 30 Brickworks 6:00 – 8:00 pm Hors d’oeuvres, dessert and beverages will be  Continue Reading


Low Fire Danger

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Fire Danger Moves From “Moderate” To “Low” With the arrival of Fall and the recent rain, the fuel moisture readings have been steadily increasing. They have now reached the point where the fire danger in San Juan County has been moved from “moderate” to “low”. That doesn’t mean that we no longer have to be  Continue Reading


Nature Institute Dinner/Fundraiser

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

San Juan Nature Institute is celebrating 20 years of natural history education with a dinner and fundraiser at the Mullis Senior Center in Friday Harbor at 5:30 on Saturday, September 27th. Chef Farhad is preparing salmon he caught in Haida Gwaii and our special cake is being prepared by Felicitations. The guest of honor is  Continue Reading

Larry Wight and Bud Bolin dropped in for some indoor sports - Contributed photo

Island Rec – Turnbull Adult Drop-ins

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

Island Rec Drop-in programs are about to be in full swing once again, beginning the week of September 29th. The line up of fun for this fall starts with Badminton and Ping Pong Monday and Wednesday Nights, and Adult Basketball on Tuesdays & Thursdays. All programs Ages 16 & up from 7:00 – 9:00 pm  Continue Reading

Richard Davenport has taken over the reins at Lavendera Day Spa - Tim Dustrude photo

New Owner for Lavendera

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 3:39 pm, by

Lavendera Day spa has a new owner, but he’s a familiar face over there. Richard Davenport came onboard working for Ciely back in June of 2013. However, now he has purchased the business and Ciely is working for him! Richard is a lifelong Washington native. He graduated from the Northwest Academy of Healing Arts in  Continue Reading


Bite of the San Juan Islands

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

We would like to introduce an exciting new event in October during Savor the San Juans! San Juan Island Cheese and Island Grown are proud to present the first annual “Bite of the San Juan Islands”. We want to showcase the amazing quality of chefs and farmers/food/beverage producers on our islands. This tasting event will allow islanders  Continue Reading


Williams’ Streetcar in HD September 29

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

The fastest-selling production in London’s Young Vic Theatre’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire, will be shown in HD at San Juan Community Theatre on Monday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. The National Theatre Live screening, recorded earlier this month, features Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Dental Van Returns

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

The Fish for Teeth Dental Van is returning to the Mullis Center on Friday, October 3rd and Saturday October 4th.  Fish For Teeth is sponsoring this clinic to provide dental care for anyone who is financially unable to afford it.  Applications can be downloaded from our website,, and dropped off at the San Juan County  Continue Reading


Teens Making Films!

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

Last call… Calling San Juan County students ages 12 to 19 – The Young Filmmakers Project, Saturday November 8, 2014, is just seven weeks away, but there is still time to conceive, produce, and edit your 3-10 minute short film to enter in the festival. Films selected for showing during the screening will receive a  Continue Reading

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Honoring Cathy – A Newcomers’ Perspective

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 5:53 am, by

Genie Williams in Cathy Cavanagh’s office sent over this note from the new partner. Cathy’s 65th  birthday is this Saturday and it coincides with this year’s Relay for Life at the fairgrounds… In the summer of 2013, I received a call from a colleague telling me about this accounting practice that was potentially coming on the  Continue Reading

Jimmy Moe as Ol' Blue Eyes - Contributed photo

Tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” September 27

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Island’s Jimmy Moe has a plan for his senior years and it starts with his tribute to the smooth sounds of Frank Sinatra and the great American songs of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Moe brings his one-man show to San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. A  Continue Reading

Coldwell Banker welcomes Jean McFarland - Contributed photo

Jeanne Joins Coldwell Banker

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Just got this note in from Merri Ann over at Coldwell Banker… Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands, Inc. is proud to welcome Jeanne McFarland to our office. We are very excited to have a new Broker with Jeanne’s qualifications, education and enthusiasm. We believe her technology skills and accounting background plus her island history will enhance  Continue Reading


Leave No Trace Draft Resolution

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

The San Juan County Council is working on a draft resolution supporting a Leave No Trace (LNT) ethic in San Juan County. The resolution is a result of the local Terrestrial Managers Working Group, a coalition of conservation-oriented governmental and non-governmental land managers in San Juan County, reaching out to the National Leave No Trace  Continue Reading

Forrest Dick, WF2 - Sheila Harley photo

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

Forrest Dick is assigned to Eagle Crest Station 36 on Three Corner Lake Road. He is a Wildland Firefighter and is training to be a Tender (water transportation truck) Operator. He came to the Island in Spring of 2005 from Olympia where he graduated from New Century High School and attended South Puget Sound Community  Continue Reading


Movies in the Park – Newsies

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

Saturday, September 27 beginning at Dusk in the Sunken Park, it’s Newsies. Click the image above for more info.

Field work at Mt. Finlayson - Jerald Weaver photo

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 5:51 am, by

Meet Sarah Hanson, San Juan Island Conservation Corps leader and Program Manager, plus student participants, to walk and learn about their summer 2014 projects. Observe first hand what our youth do for our parks. Walk up Mt. Finlayson to see the work and hear about developments there. Length is two miles round trip. Terrain is  Continue Reading

Mystic Spirit Shawl by Patti Barker

Patti’s Mystic Spirit Shawl

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

Got this note in last week. What do you say we all click the link below and vote for Patti’s shawl in the contest? Hello Tim, My friend encouraged me to write you about this. You see, I’m a felt designer and I’m entering a contest to design a show stopping shawl for Stevie Nicks.  Continue Reading

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

Pet of the Week

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

This handsome young man is “Clyde” and we think he’s one of the nicest dogs we’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing! He’s only about 2-years old, but he’s very gentle and loves to cuddle as much as he loves to play in the yard. We believe Clyde is a Tree-Walking Coonhound. He came to  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferry M/V Klahowya entering Friday Harbor - Louise Dustrude photo

FROG (Ferry Riders Opinion Group)

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Just in case you’d like to share your opinions with the powers that be… Dear SJ Update, In a week, we will be sending you and 18,500 other members of the Ferry Riders Opinion Group (FROG) a link to a new survey that will cover issues related to WSF fares, taxes for funding improvements and  Continue Reading

Steve Marler, San Juan Island Fire Rescue Chief, receives New Fire Engine - Sheila Harley photo

New Fire Engine

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Steve Marler receives the first of six new fire engines from General Fire Apparatus on Friday morning, September 12, 2014. The engines were built in Lyons, South Dakota by the Rosenbauer Corporation and sold through General Fire Apparatus of Spokane, Washington. General Fire has been distributing fire engines since 1957. The new engines will replace  Continue Reading

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