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Holiday Art Market

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

San Juan Island Artisans are sponsoring their 36th annual event featuring the ‘best of the best’ creations by San Juan County artists. Fifty-five artists will sell their unique, hand-made arts and crafts this year—just in time for holiday gift giving—offering a wide variety of items from soaps and lotions to jewelry, clothing, cards, paintings, island-made  Continue Reading

Think Red Holiday Show at WaterWorks Gallery

Think Red at Waterworks Gallery

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm, by

With the holiday season approaching, WaterWorks Gallery is pleased to announce THINK RED Holiday Show opening on Saturday, November 29th from 4.30 to 7.30. This show runs until Saturday, January 3, 2015 Adding to the festive activities of Thanksgiving weekend, the gallery celebrates the season with some wonderful new works of art by Kathryn Trigg  Continue Reading

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Property Buyers

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

Merri Ann Simonson is back with a new article on local real estate… Who is interested in property in the San Juan Islands? Over the last twenty years, the “typical” buyer profile has not changed. The majorities of the new-comers are between the ages of 45-65 and interested in purchasing a second home or property  Continue Reading


Money for Tucker

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm, by

State Transportation Improvement Board Awards New Grant to Friday Harbor The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) announced their annual grant awards today and the Town of Friday Harbor will be the recipient of $800,000 for the reconstruction of the first phase of Tucker Avenue. The TIB is a state organization funded by a portion  Continue Reading

Carmen on Monday - Contributed photo

Carmen on Monday

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm, by

Bizet’s steamy melodrama takes center stage in The Met: Live in HD presentation of Carmen on Monday, November 24 at 7:00 pm at San Juan Community Theatre. Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and  Continue Reading

Freeway Traffic - Tim Dustrude photo

Public Transit That Works

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:32 am, by

Kind of a departure from local San Juan Island stuff today – I was recently shown the video below and just had to share it (warning – it’s about 9 minutes long). Shannon and I were in Switzerland 6 years ago, and we saw Zurich (and a lot of the Swiss transit/rail system). It was very  Continue Reading

Jordan Reinhart - Contributed photo

Island Rec hires new School’s Out Program Coordinator

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to introduce Jordan Reinhart as the newest member of its team. Jordan is responsible for coordinating STAR (Study Time and Afterschool Recreation), School’s Out Camps, and Camp Eagle Rock. He comes with diverse park and recreation experience working with youth and teens in sports and school’s out programs. These programs offer  Continue Reading

Brien Sesby, FF2 W2 - Contributed photo

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s Sheila Harley again with this month’s edition of “Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter…” Brien is a 2nd generation firefighter for San Juan Island Fire Rescue. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Jim, who retired from the department this year. He is trained in structural and wildland firefighting and is also trained in rope  Continue Reading

IMA OPENS December 5 with "Unveiling: The Best of the IMA Artists' Registry"

IMA Unveiling December 5th

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

The new San Juan Island Museum of Art building opens its doors for the first time on December 5 with the reception party for “Unveiling: the Best of IMA Artists’ Registry,” which runs December 6, 2014, thru January 25, 2015. Featured artists are members of the museum’s Artists’ Registry program, created in 2010 to offer  Continue Reading


Holiday Open House at The Whale Museum

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The Whale Museum is hosting a holiday open house on the evening of Friday, December 5th until 6:30 p.m. Come to Friday Harbor’s Tree Lighting and enjoy the festivities. After the Tree Lighting, there will be holiday refreshments and goodies to enjoy in the gallery at The Whale Museum. Visitors will also receive a 20%  Continue Reading

Photo by Didi

Forum on Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 is hosting an informational forum on The Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production, at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Grange Hall. The program will include presentations from differing perspectives and a moderated question and answer session. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. In November 2012 the voters  Continue Reading


Mobile CSO is Coming

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

DSHS is coming to Friday Harbor with their mobile CSO van. They will be here from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on December 9th & 10th at the Friday Harbor Family Resource Center, 500 Market Street (directly across the street from Marketplace grocery store). The Division of Child Support (DCS) will also be on the  Continue Reading


Citizens Respond to Call for Food Bank Assistance

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

Here’s a note from Town Administrator Duncan Wilson… Town of Friday Harbor utility customers have certainly shown their holiday spirit by contributing to the Harbor Life Ring program to benefit the Friday Harbor Food Bank this year. The Town distributed a letter in the October utility billing statement informing customers that any donations they made  Continue Reading


Substance Abuse Survey

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

The SJI Prevention Coalition would like for you to share your thoughts on this survey. Here are some notes from Debbi Fincher… This survey is not created locally, it is offered through the State, a Division of Behavioral Health, which maintains a high level of security, keeping this an anonymous survey. The SJI Prevention Coalition  Continue Reading

Beautiful morning on Cattle Point Rd. - Bob Stavers photo

Beautiful Morning

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Bob Stavers shares this beautiful photo with you. This was the scene yesterday morning on Cattle Point Road with all the frost. Thanks Bob!

C-rhyme and Pun-ishment  comes to SJC theatre - Jan Bollwinkel-Smith photo

Law and Order Spoof at SJCT November 21-23

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:48 am, by

“In the nursery rhyme justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups….” And so opens the latest production in San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre program, Law and Order: C-Rhyme and Pun-ishment, presented on the Whittier stage Friday and Saturday, November 21 – 22 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November  Continue Reading


Land Bank Turkey Walk-not-Trot Trail Event

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

You’ve eaten the leftovers; you’ve watched the bowl games (your team won!); you’ve visited all the local haunts; now what? Come to the Land Bank’s Turkey Walk-not-Trot Trail Event at the Limekiln Preserve, Saturday, November 29th at 1:00 pm. Share the preserve and some hot cider with your visiting friends and family…a quiet forest trail,  Continue Reading


SVC Registration

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:21 am, by

Skagit Valley College announces registration for Winter Quarter classes is going on now at Skagit Valley College: Registration for Returning Students going on now. Registration for New Advised Students starts Thursday, November 20. Open Enrollment starts Thursday, December 4. Winter Quarter begins Tuesday, January 6. For students who want to train for a new career  Continue Reading


Library Programs This Week

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm, by

Here are a few things coming up that the library is putting on that you might be interested in… Facebook Basics Workshop Tuesday, November 18 from 10:00 to 11:30 am San Juan Island Library meeting room, free. Learn the basics of Facebook with Mark Madsen. We’ll cover setting up an account and privacy settings, making  Continue Reading

Rick Hughes, San Juan County Councilman, and 40 local youth from San Juan County at Camp Orkila talk about local government and prevention issues - Photo by Debbi Fincher

Youth Leadership Conference

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Debbi Fincher of the SJI Prevention Coalition shares this essay written by Aida Must, a 7th grader from Friday Harbor. Hi Tim, I wanted to let you know how our first San Juan Youth Leadership Conference went. Here is one account from a local 7th grader. Thanks again for your continued support of our local  Continue Reading


FHFF Says “Thanks!”

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Thank You Friday Harbor! We are full of gratitude to the community of Friday Harbor and the San Juan Islands. The Friday Harbor Film Festival could not have enjoyed such great success without the generous support of our sponsors, the Town of Friday Harbor, enthusiastic dedication of our volunteers and all the community members of  Continue Reading

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

Pet of the Week

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Emma arrived at the shelter in September and makes a great impression on everyone who meets her! She’s about 3 years old and beautiful, as you can see. She has lovely manners and is very affectionate and outgoing. She would love to find herself sitting in someone’s warm lap in her very own home soon!  Continue Reading

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