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Poppies Under the Whale Tail

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Aaron Shepard shares this recent photo of poppies under the Whale Tail sculpture in town. Thanks for sharing Aaron!

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Out of the dark… FRIDAY!

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s spring musical, The Addams Family, opens in the Whittier this Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, with 10 performances through May 21. Directed by Carol Hooper, with musical direction by Jim Collado, this latest translation of the iconic unique and monstrous characters brings the issue of “normal” versus “weird” families to the forefront.  The  Continue Reading

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Mother’s Day Work Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Sure, a tasty Mother’s Day brunch is nice, but just that word, nice… Get adventurous. Get outdoors. Get atop Cady Mountain Preserve with the Oak Team. The mountainside is bursting with wildflowers – no bouquets needed! When? Sunday, May 8 10:00am to 2:00pm Where? Base of Cady Mountain Preserve – turn on to Cady Mountain  Continue Reading

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Island Library Bookmark Contest Underway for Grades K-6th Students in grades K-6th are invited to participate in the Library’s Bookmark Contest. The Bookmark Contest is held annually to promote reading, illustration, and to help kick off the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! How does the Contest  Continue Reading

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Primary Election Notes

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Attention Voters, The May 24, 2016, Presidential Primary ballots were mailed to military and overseas voters on April 8th. The remainder of ballots was mailed Tuesday, May 3rd. Voting a Presidential Primary ballot is a bit different than other elections so be sure to read all instructions before marking your ballot. You can learn when  Continue Reading

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OPALCO News

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 5:28 am, by

Lineman Okay After Electrical Arc Caused Power Outage In Eastsound Wednesday’s outage in the Eastsound area was caused when an arc occurred during a system maintenance project in the Eastsound Village area. Journeyman Lineman Roger Sandwith was working on energized equipment with a hot stick and received minor burns to three knuckles of his hand.  Continue Reading

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History Lives Here

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

It’s time for the May 2016 edition of the SJ Historical Society’s monthly history column… From Adeline to 50th Anniversary, History Lives Here This month, the San Juan Historical Society celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Museum. This photo from about 1904 shows what is assumed to be Adeline Verrier King, wife of James King, probably with their youngest daughter  Continue Reading

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Cinco de Mayo at the Rumor Mill

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Skylark Musica will be performing at the Rumor Mill on Thursday as they celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special south of the border menu. The fun starts at 4:00 pm with live music from Mexico, Central and South America beginning at 6:30. Click the poster at right for more info. And remember, reservations are recommended at 360-378-5555. Ole!

Music on Saturday

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Kerry Andrews invites you to a night of live music this Saturday at Brickworks… Hi Tim! We’re throwing a concert this Saturday at Brickworks! It’s meant to celebrate my dear friends 40th birthday, but it’s open to the public! And we need to sell more tickets – we have several bands coming. Would you please  Continue Reading

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SJ Museum’s 50th

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Marks 50 years as a Museum for San Juan Historical Society The San Juan Historical Society and Museum will celebrate their 50th year of the Museum on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 11am to 3pm. The public is cordially invited to an admission-free day filled with exhibits, music, stories, and the  Continue Reading

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Cruise Into History: Smugglers’ Blues

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Smuggling, murder and fast boats in the San Juan Islands If you love a leisurely cruise around the San Juan Islands and are curious about the smugglers of olde that haunted our shores, the Orcas Island Historical Society invites you to climb aboard the “Cruise Into History” yacht that leaves from the Orcas ferry landing  Continue Reading

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Shoreline Landowner Workshop

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

Shoreline erosion management focus of free workshop Shoreline landowners of San Juan County communities are invited to attend a free workshop on shoreline erosion management from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at The Orcas Fire & Rescue Meeting Room, 45 Lavender Ln., Eastsound. The workshop is free but registration is requested by  Continue Reading

Thank You United Way

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

Teresa Tilton of FHES shares this thank you letter… Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of United Way of San Juan County. The Special Pal Program (P.I.P) is one of the programs available at Friday Harbor Elementary School designed to help each student have the most successful learning experience possible. P.I.P staff  Continue Reading

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Corrected Numbers from OPALCO

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm, by

Member-Initiated Bylaw Amendment Failed; Results Were Announced In Error At Annual Meeting May 2, 2016 – OPALCO’s Tally Chairman, Doug Pearson, made his first-ever mistake in about 30 years of serving our Co-op as the official vote counter on the ferry for OPALCO’s election finale at the annual meeting. “The official SBS election results were  Continue Reading

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School News

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island School District Honors Partnership with San Juan Community Theater In recognition of the long-standing partnership between San Juan Island School District and San Juan Community Theatre, SJISD Superintendent Danna Diaz invited representatives of the theater to a Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Region 108 luncheon banquet to honor the theater’s long-standing interest  Continue Reading

Stop Paddle Law

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Kris DayVincent shares this with you… Did you know we have six stoplights on San Juan Island? They are all perfectly legal; in fact there is up to a $394 (RCW 46.61.372) fine if you run one of them. What you say? True! The catch is these stop lights are attached to school buses, those  Continue Reading

Deadline Monday for Sunken Park Poetry Contest

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 10:01 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor Arts Commission sponsors poetry contest Local writers are invited to submit poems inspired by the natural beauty of San Juan Island for the Sunken Park Poetry Contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission. The winner will read the selected poem at the unveiling of a Town of Friday Harbor mural  Continue Reading

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OPALCO News – Member-Initiated Bylaw Amendment Fails

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 9:48 am, by

Lett, Silverstein And Whitfield Win Opalco Election; Member-Initiated Bylaw Amendment Fails OPALCO members boarded the ferry on Saturday, April 30th to participate in the 2016 (79th) Annual Meeting and Board of Directors’ election. Voter participation was slightly lower than 2015 with 2,397 total ballots (2,316 absentee, plus 81 on the ferry) representing about 21% of the  Continue Reading

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The Avian Visitor

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Cynthia Burke shares this cool story of a pigeon that came to visit… Recently, on a sunny day, a beautiful bird decided to check out my husband’s custom woodworking shop.  The bird flew into his shop, walked about on the saw table, proceeded to hop on to our Golden Retriever’s back and carry on with a  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

That’s me – Ricky. I’m the handsome tabby fellow shown here with Nanette, one of my many girlfriends at the animal shelter. I suppose I’m what you might call a “chick magnet”. I don’t know how to explain it – they just can’t get enough of me. I guess it might be because of my  Continue Reading

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Garden Club: Salish Seeds Project

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Please join us to hear Eliza describe the Salish Seeds Project which produces plants and seeds of native island wildflowers and grasses for local restoration projects. Learn how the seeds are collected, tended in the nursery, and eventually planted in restoration zones on preserves. It will be a fascinating and worthwhile program! At every San  Continue Reading

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Monnelly Releases For My Daughters in Time for Mother’s Day

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Renowned landscape photographer Dorothy Kerper Monnelly (currently on exhibit at SJI Museum of Art) has paired her large-format black and white images with poems to create a book, “For My Daughters.” The poetry that inspired the book was written by the photographer’s mother, Dorothy Darling Kerper between 1920 and 1945, the year she died. “I  Continue Reading

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