Islands Energy Fair

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:50 am, by

Check out the Islands Energy Fair this Saturday at Mullis Center. Click to enlarge the poster below for more info.


Drive-In at the Fairgrounds: FROZEN

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:43 am, by

Let it go, LET IT GO!.. and head on over to the Fairgrounds for FROZEN this Friday! Time: 9:30pm, Parking and Concessions open at 8:30 pm. Admission: $5/person, Family of 5/$20, Age 5 and Under FREE. Plot: When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her  Continue Reading


Theatre Update

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:40 am, by

Jan at the Community Theatre shares this little update… San Juan Community Theatre’s Readers Theatre production of A Delicate Balance will now take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gubelman Theatre. The Theatre is working on a water leak and has had to turn the water off in the  Continue Reading

Sharon Marie Maya  November 27, 1945 – May 15, 2015 - Contributed photo

Sharon Marie Maya

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:44 am, by

Sharon Marie Maya – November 27, 1945 – May 15, 2015 Sharon was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Whiting and Munster Indiana. She was the daughter of deceased parents Stanley and Mary Shatuck. Sharon met her husband at Hammond High School in Hammond Indiana in January, 1961.  Her husband John remembers it took  Continue Reading


FHMS ROV Team Wins Competition

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Friday Harbor Middle School ROV Team Oceanus Explorations wins MATE Competition The Friday Harbor Middle School ROV Club competed at the MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) Pacific Northwest Regional Competition near Seattle on Saturday, May 09, 2015. They came home victorious having won the Scout Class competition. For the second year in a row, Matthew  Continue Reading


Energy and Carbon Footprint Perspectives for San Juan County

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Join Vince Dauciunas and Jay Kimball for a discussion on local Carbon Footprint and energy use patterns in San Juan County. What are we doing and what more can we do to reduce our impacts and be more efficient? Vince Dauciunas is a member of OPALCO’s Board of Directors. His career included 30 years of  Continue Reading


Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

What better time to clean out your closet or garage than springtime? When you’ve gathered up all your treasures, haul ‘em over to the Fairgrounds for our Spring Flea & Craft Market! This is not limited to your hand-me-down goods (as you know, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!); crafters, jewelers, and artisans are  Continue Reading


Mount Grant Kick Off

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Mount Grant Kick Off Saturday, May 30, Noon to 4 pm at Mount Grant Preserve on West Valley Road. Music, food and naturalist-guided walks. Parking is very limited. Take the free shuttle leaving from the Courthouse every 30 minutes starting at noon! For more information, visit


Wednesday Afternoon Farmers Market

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 8:32 pm, by

Here’s a heads up from the Farmers Market Association… The Farmers Market Association is starting up a Wednesday afternoon Farmers Market at Brickworks. We are kicking it off tomorrow, May 27 at 3pm, and will run weekly on the Plaza from 3:00 til 6:00 pm into September. Anchor vendors will be Thousand Flower Farm, Lost  Continue Reading

A Place to Play is One Year Old! - Contributed photo

A Place to Play Turns ONE

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

You’re invited to A Place to Play’s 1st birthday party!! Come help us celebrate our first birthday this coming Saturday, May 30th from 10am to 4pm at A Place to Play. We’re offering $1.00 off admission (an hour play time for only $5.50), balloons, birthday hats and party favors for all. We’d love to have  Continue Reading

Memorial Day Ceremony, 2014 - Chance Brockway photo

Memorial Day

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

As you take time off work this weekend, and spend time with family and friends to kickoff the Barbecue Season, take a moment to think about what Memorial Day is all about, and remember those who have fallen in the service of their country. If you’re driving somewhere, please take an extra dose of patience before you  Continue Reading



Posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Stephanie Prima shares this invitation with you for the film to be shown at SJCT next month… Between 100,000 to 300,000 children each year are victimized in prostitution in America. ANY child can become a victim of domestic minor sex trafficking, regardless of skin color, home life, social and economic status. These children are not  Continue Reading


Clase Educación Financiera en Español

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

EDC, El Centro de Recursos para la Familia de SJI Oferta un Clase Educación Financiera en Español (If you can’t read Spanish, click the “Read more…” link below) El Consejo de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de San Juan, en colaboración con el Centro de Recursos para la Familia de San Juan Island ofrecerá un curso  Continue Reading

Looking up at the wheelhouse of the newest Washington State Ferry - Tim Dustrude photo

M/V Samish Open House

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The new 144 car Olympic Class Washington State Ferry M/V Samish had its Open House and Christening Ceremony on Wednesday. Quite a crowd showed up including our 3 County Council members Jamie Stephens, Bob Jarman and Rick Hughes; Friday Harbor Town Administrator Duncan Wilson; Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere; President and CEO of Vigor Industrial, Frank Foti (builder of  Continue Reading


Drive-In at the Fairgrounds – Casablanca

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Load up the car for the Drive-In THIS Friday and head on over to the Fairgrounds! Time: 9:30pm, Parking and Concessions open at 8:30pm. Admission: $5/person, Family of 5/$20, Age 5 and Under FREE. Plot: Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with  Continue Reading


Join IMA in Discovering Umwelt

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Um… What? Umwelt: pron: /o͝omvelt/ the world as it is experienced by any one particular organism. IMA’s first ever community collaboration designed and directed by Matthew Gray Palmer, provides an opportunity to embrace another way of seeing reality. As participants within this installation, we are invited to immerse ourselves in a space to experience empathy  Continue Reading


Jenn of Write Doe Bay Interviewed on AXS

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Jennifer Beck Furber was recently interviewed on AXS about her writers’ workshop coming up at the end of next week. Here’s an excerpt… “At first glance, it’s taken for granted that the musicians in the group are there solely as entertainment for the writers in the workshop. Ah, but Write Doe Bay is a different  Continue Reading

SJ Islands Farm - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Farm and Agricultural Land Taxation

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 continues its 2015 Spring Lecture Series with a program on Farm and Agricultural Land Taxation on Thursday May 28, 2015 at the Grange Hall. The program begins at 7:00 pm, preceded by a potluck at 6:00 pm—all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Running a farm and getting a tax  Continue Reading


Origami at the Library

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

Origami Workshop: Twist Fish and Penguins  Join programming Librarian Bethery von Dassow for an afternoon of folding. This month learn two one-sheet designs. Twist fish are fun to mass produce in every color and size, and penguins can be given different personalities with minor changes. Paper will be provided. Children are welcome if accompanied by  Continue Reading

Stir'd Up - Danielle Napier photo

Stir’d Up Sculpture

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Rikki Swin shares this note with you about a new local installation at the Sculpture Park… The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park proudly announces the installation of a magnificent new sculpture by Jason Napier entitled STIR’D UP. It is a truly striking 1200 lb bronze life-size running stallion created by the world renowned San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Boyd Pratt - Louise Dustrude photo

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

National Historic Preservation Month! Meet architectural historian, Boyd Pratt, to tour the Nichols Neighborhood and Sunshine Alley. Learn how we grew from a short string of wood-framed buildings lining Spring Street to a ‘downtown’ of fireproof masonry buildings surrounded by neighborhoods. We will focus on the Brickworks and its part in the development. Meet at  Continue Reading

Animal Shelter photo

$25 on the 25th

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Animal Shelter Announces $25 on the 25th Special! The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced it will be open from 11:00 to 3:00 Memorial Day, May 25. Adult Dog and Cat adoptions will be just $25 all day to approved applicants. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet your new best friend!   The Animal  Continue Reading

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