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New Ferry Schedule Sunday

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

Don’t forget, the new Winter Ferry schedule starts on Sunday, January 12. So if you’re heading out anywhere, or expecting friends or relatives coming here, make sure you’re looking at the new schedule. Here’s a link to it (PDF)

General Randomness

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

I’ll bet you didn’t know he was a General did you? Well, anyway… Energizer Bunny arrested; charged with battery A pessimist’s blood type is always B-negative I used to work in a blanket factory, but it folded If electricity comes from electrons, does that mean that morality comes from morons? Sea captains don’t like crew  Continue Reading


New Restaurant Going In

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Updated – Turns out it’s not going to be a restaurant after all, but the new owner’s residence. So the rest of this story is outdated now and not true anymore :-/ Have you seen all the activity lately on the roof of the old Jeri’s Mall building? That’s the new second floor going in.  Continue Reading

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Community Dinner next Wednesday

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

It’s community dinner time again! Check out this menu! Community Dinner Next Wednesday, January 15th In addition to the Community Dinner, there will be Student Exhibitions throughout the school. Students will present their Community Projects, Art Walk-a-Bout and performance by the Jazz Band 5:00-5:30 Dinner is 5:00 – 7:30 in the High School Commons The  Continue Reading


2014 Call for Sculptures

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan Island Sculpture Park Our 20 acre outdoor (originated in 1998) park is inviting sculptors to submit recent digital photos (max 2 exhibits and max 2 photos per work) to be reviewed by our blind selection process jury of sculpture professionals and academics. Selections will be based solely on pictures of your work as  Continue Reading


Celebrate Cathy’s New Year

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Just got this note in the inbox from Genie Williams… Happy New Year Greetings! I have received numerous calls and e-mails asking how people can send their best wishes to Cathy Cavanagh during her recovery. On January 25th we are hosting a fundraiser for her at the Grange from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The information is  Continue Reading


Book Discussion at the Historical Museum

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

Book discussion: Underpinning, with Susan Reed Underpinning is a memoir of growing up in Friday Harbor from 1908 to 1917 by Caroline Reed, the eldest daughter of one of the first doctors to practice medicine in the Islands, Dr. Connor Reed. Caroline Reed’s vivid descriptions evoke whole days from the past, such as the 1916  Continue Reading


FHFF Tuesday Movie: Smokin’ Fish

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

It’s at the Grange tonight, brought to you by the Friday Harbor Film Festival – Smokin’ Fish tells the story of Cory Mann a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska and his efforts to negotiate between survival in the world’s economy as an entrepreneur, while retaining his cultural identity as a  Continue Reading

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National Mentoring Month

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

January is National Mentoring month and the SJI Mentoring Program is making a push to find new mentors. We are having a training this Saturday (Jan. 11th) for new mentors (Space is available!) and are recruiting through the Spring. One hour a week is so little to give, but can truly make a difference in  Continue Reading


Co-op Closed for Inventory this Weekend

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 5:14 am, by

Anna from the San Juan Island Food Co-Op sends this notice… We will be conducting our annual inventory this Saturday and Sunday so the doors will be locked up tight from Saturday 3 PM to Monday 11 AM. Please make sure to stock up for the weekend since we will NOT be open at all  Continue Reading

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Volunteer of the Century

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

NPS Volunteer of the Century Named San Juan Islander Jim Meredith has been a constant in San Juan National Historical Park’s living history program, volunteering here for nearly 40 years. The National Park Service celebrated Jim’s service last month by naming him the “Volunteer of the Century.” There isn’t anything he doesn’t know about the  Continue Reading


ArcGIS Mapping Workshops

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

And speaking of the park service, they will be hosting an ArcGIS Online Workshop this month. Join park Education Specialist, Raena Parsons for an online mapping adventure January 13, 14, 15, and 16 from 6pm-8pm. Learn about GIS and how you can use it with your students in a variety of applications and settings. Explore creating  Continue Reading

Ronnie is our Pet of the Week. Click for larger view

Pet of the Week

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 5:19 am, by

If you’re looking for a good time, look no further! Meet “Ronnie”, a young fellow who recently arrived at our shelter all the way from Ecuador, where he was found living on the streets, hungry, dirty and frightened. A kind island resident made Ronnie her mission and after spending time getting to know this sweet  Continue Reading

30th Annual Commitment Ride, New Year's Day, 2014 - John Stimpson photo - Click for larger version

30th Anniversary Commitment Ride

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm, by

Look at that bunch of happy cyclists! 43 of them all told. This was the scene on New Year’s Day at the post office for the 30th anniversary Commitment Ride photo op. John Stimpson shot this photo as he does most years, you can probably see him over on the right (he put his camera  Continue Reading


Fish for Teeth Time Again

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 5:51 am, by

The Tooth Mobile is coming back to the Mullis Center, on Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th. Fish For Teeth and the SJ County Health Department are 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  Continue Reading

"Vanishing Point", Bailer Hill fog by Chris Teren

Bailer Hill Fog

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 5:15 am, by

Local photographer Chris Teren snapped this awesome “Vanishing Point” image on Bailer Hill on New Year’s Day. Thanks for sharing Chris!

Roche Harbor Resort, about 8:30 A.M., Dec. 17, 2012 - Kevin Holmes photo

Grab Your Camera

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm, by

Hey check this out… time for some High Tides again. Friends of the San Juans would like to see your photos of the King Tides that will occur in the next several days – starting Friday, Jan. 3rd at 5:00 a.m. and increasing by about an hour each day, (and if you want to send  Continue Reading

Small Town Survey

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm, by

Trying something new here – Let me know what you think of this. Living in a small community like ours, we pass familiar faces all the time. And sometimes not so familiar, but for the most part, we know more people than we don’t , it seems. Here’s our question for the day:


Family Fun on New Year’s Eve

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 5:33 am, by

Debbi Fincher from the the San Juan Island Prevention Coaltion sent over these photos from their New Year’s Eve celebration. And it looks like they had a great time…. Here is just a glimpse at the family fun Island Rec and The San Juan Island Prevention Coalitiion put together last night. More photos are posted  Continue Reading


Still Time for SVC Winter Quarter

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 4:49 am, by

Skagit Valley College says there’s still time to register for Winter Quarter. Make 2014 your best year yet! Classes begin Monday, January 6th. Have a few last minute questions? Need help? We want you to succeed! Call the San Juan Center at 378-3220

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Last Fare of the Day

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference – A NYC Taxi driver wrote… I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car  Continue Reading

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Woodmen of the World Hall

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s this month’s little bit of history, Part V in our series from the San Juan Historical Museum… An alert eye will see that these two images from the Woodmen of the World Hall, built at Madden’s Corner in 1905, are from two different eras. The ticket dated 1937 is from a dance held many  Continue Reading

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