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Free Community Education Events - Louise Dustrude photo

Fireside Chat

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

Advance directives for health care topic of free community education program Ross Fewing, director of the Center for Mission at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, will discuss “Advance Directives for End-of-Life Care” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in a free, public community education program hosted by PeaceHealth Peace Island  Continue Reading


Flea Markets Coming Up

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Upcoming Flea Markets at the Fairgrounds Save the Date! Two chances to shop AND/OR sell at the San Juan County Fairgrounds! November 7th, from 9:00 am to noon December 5th, from 9:00 am to noon Interested in having a booth? Applications are available on the SJC Fairgrounds website at


FallFest in the Park!

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

The seasons, they are (finally!) a changin’, and the Land Bank, SJI National Historical Park, and San Juan Preservation Trust are celebrating with an awesome afternoon of autumnal activities in Driggs Park, adjacent to the Land Bank office. There will be games, art projects, pumpkin carving, and fireside treats! For more information email tanjaw [@]  Continue Reading


What’s new at the Fairgrounds?

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island had a Children’s Library House put up at the Island Rec playground at the fairgrounds. According to Barbara Fagan, Literacy Chair for Rotary, the house was designed and constructed by Paul Mayer and installed by Adam Eltinge. This free library is the perfect place for families to grab  Continue Reading


3rd Saturday Grange Dance

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 5:25 am, by

3rd Saturday Grange Dance, SJI Grange Hall,  October 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. From Olympia, Jay Finkelstein calling with the Bellingham band Heliotrope – Robin Brown on fiddle, Michael Hobart on guitar and Paul Englesberg on flute and concertina. No partners or experience needed. $10 donation. Info at 378-3836, or on Facebook @sanjuanislandscontradance.

westside pond

Westside Pond

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 5:58 am, by

John Miller shares this beautiful image of Westside Pond out by the land bank property near Lime Kiln Park. Thanks for sharing John!

Opalco truck - Contributed photo

Island Rec – Touch-a-Truck

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Start your engines and get ready for the ever popular, annual Touch-a-Truck event. Come climb behind the wheels of big rigs of all shapes and sizes, from dump trucks and hook lifts to fire trucks and an army vehicle. This is a don’t-miss-activity for kids of all sizes and ages on an early release school  Continue Reading

Part of the Liminal Currents exhibit at IMA - Tim Dustrude photo

Liminal Currents Finale

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

What you have been waiting for from Matthew Gray Palmer-the final phase of the successful community collaboration, Liminal Currents: Explorations of an Empathic Umwelt designed and directed by Matthew. On Sunday, October 18, at 4 p.m. at South Beach, we will release the more than 1000 wishes, poems, and prayers which were part of the  Continue Reading

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

Pet of the Week

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

Greetings from the animal shelter in Friday Harbor! My name is Rhubarb and I’m hoping someone will adopt me or foster me soon! I’m what you might call a “Golden Girl” and these concrete floors are a little hard on the old bones…. In the meantime, allow me to give all you youngsters out there  Continue Reading


Home Trust Celebration

Posted on October 11, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan Community Home Trust Board members got together recently to celebrate a good couple of months. Sun Rise II, the Home Trust’s third development, is well under way, with 3 bungalows brought in from Victoria by barge in August, already on site and ready to be lowered onto their foundations. In addition, 3 new  Continue Reading

The inside of the existing horse barn - Tim Dustrude photo

Share Your Thoughts on a New Horse Barn

Posted on October 10, 2015 at 5:53 am, by

Here’s a letter from Nancy Ballmann about a  possible new horse barn at the Fairgrounds… Hi my name is Nancy Ballmann and I have lived in Friday Harbor for 8 years.  I have helped with the 4H Bits and Spurs for as long as I have lived here.  I have decided to work on a  Continue Reading

Silhouettes representing victims of Domestic Violence - Tim Dustrude photo

DVSAS Events this Month

Posted on October 10, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note from Richard Low with DVSAS… Have you seen the silhouettes on the SJC Courthouse lawn? Those silhouettes represent all the men and women who were killed in Washington State this past year due to domestic violence. Each person’s life ended at the hands of someone they once trusted. Some were bystanders. Some were  Continue Reading

"Water Meadow" by Michael Dailey

Michael Dailey: Landscape-Inspired Abstractions

Posted on October 9, 2015 at 9:46 am, by

Gathering Of Art Experts To Discuss Premier Artist Michael Dailey-His Skill, Work And Career Enriching the experience of “Michael Dailey: Early Dawn to Late Twilight” at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, IMA brings a lively conversation about one of the great mystical painters of the Pacific Northwest. The panel discussion, “Michael Dailey: Landscape-Inspired  Continue Reading

Longsword practice in Sunken Park - Aaron Shepard photo

The Two Musketeers?

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 5:52 am, by

Aaron Shepard shares another photo – this time it’s a couple of guys practicing their sword skills in the park.

Sandy Strehlou, Meg Strehlou Meiland and Fiona Norris - Contributed photo

Meg Strehlou Meiland Recognized

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club recognized Meg Strehlou Meiland at its monthly meeting on October 6 at the Mullis Community Center.  Meg was awarded the Best In Show ribbon (Youth Division) at the 2015 San Juan County Fair. Fiona Norris, a Floral Hall Fair Superintendent, presented the award to Meg in the presence of  Continue Reading

The Phone-a-Thon in action - Contributed photo


Posted on October 8, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Save the Date! The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Phone-A-Thon on Monday October 12th, and Tuesday October 13th, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. During this time, volunteer students, parents, faculty and members of the community will be calling to ask for your support. The Foundation is a group of volunteer parents,  Continue Reading


Nancy Spaulding Show at SJCT

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

Nancy Spaulding is showing new and favorite paintings at the San Juan Community Theater during the month of October. Nancy has worked as an artist on San Juan Island since 1978 when she and her husband Lewis moved here and built their home and studio. For over twenty five years they both created serigraphs and  Continue Reading


Safety Fair & Open House

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

Here’s an invitation from Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer of SJI Fire/Rescue… Every year the combined Emergency Services Agencies hold a “Safety Fair” in October so that the public can come and see something of what their tax dollars are being designated for.  All the Agencies present at the Fair are working for you all year long. You  Continue Reading

Dear Editor:

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 5:32 am, by

Help Overturn Citizens United: Get Big Money Out of Politics By David Turnoy Billions of dollars in campaign donations are destroying our democracy.  Donald Trump proudly admits donating to both major parties so that when he wants a favor, all he has to do is pick up the phone.  The Citizens United Supreme Court decision of  Continue Reading

Lower Spring Street with Brown Island in the Background - SJ Historical Society photo

Who Walks Here Still?

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

It’s time once again for the monthly History Column from the San Juan Historical Society… “Whenever I take up a newspaper, I seem to see ghosts gliding between the lines.”  Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts What does local history have to do with ghosts? Plenty. October’s scary tales can have historical roots, evoking our curiosity about those who  Continue Reading


Thanks from DVSAS

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

DVSAS Would Like to Send Out a Very Special Thank You Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services held it’s annual “Beautiful You” Fashion Show on October 4, at Brickworks. We had a very successful event and would like to thank all those amazing people who helped to make it happen. The Shop Owners, because what  Continue Reading


Soroptimists Supporting Cancer Patients

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Soroptimists International of Friday Harbor Spent $16,500 Supporting Cancer Patients Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor’s (SIFRI) Cancer Transportation Fund has provided over $16,500 for ferry tickets for cancer patients and their caregivers in the recently completed 2014-2015 fiscal year. In recent years, the fund has often received designated gifts from foundations that covered the annual  Continue Reading

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