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Small gardens have big impact at the Farmers Market

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

This story submitted by the San Juan Island Farmers Market… Sandy May thinks of herself as a farmer. However, she does not have all the things you might associate with a farm. She does not have great quantities of rolling pasture land, grain fields or hundreds of farm animals. Instead, she keeps a modest garden  Continue Reading

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Honorary EMT of Month

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Cady Davies of San Juan Island EMS presents the Honorary EMT for March 2016… Clayton is island grown. He graduated from Friday Harbor High School in 2010, where he was Homecoming King. He is a locally published playwright. Clayton coached intermural softball and is currently coaching the EMS soccer team. Clayton is a Support Officer at  Continue Reading

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Call for Children’s Festival Activity Providers

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 26th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 7th, 2016! Island Rec is currently recruiting for local organizations that would like to participate in this special event by hosting an activity that reflects this year’s festival theme: Nature’s Wonderland This theme will give a reason for all ages  Continue Reading

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Work Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Woo Hoo! Fresh off the press it’s the Oak Team Work Party Schedule – and, along with daylight saving time, Oakies will Spring forward with a work party THIS SUNDAY, March 13th! When? Sunday, March 13 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm RSVP required to: Tanja Williamson, Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator tanjaw [@] sjclandbank.org. Where? Cady Mountain Preserve What? Small conifer removal  Continue Reading

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Know any Good Chefs?

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Cynthia has an opening for a full time chef at her restaurant on Nichols. Here’s more from Cynthia… Cynthia’s is located in a renovated home in the town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Cynthia’s is a new business focusing on healthy innovative food – primarily Brunch but expanding to dinner. We are also  Continue Reading

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Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale March 19

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

The perfect incentive for spring cleaning, supporting Friday Harbor High Seniors and finding bargains galore all at the same time is Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school commons. Hundreds of gently used items (from clothes to furniture to gadgets) and yummy treats will be available at the Grad  Continue Reading

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Dogs on the Inside

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Winter Tuesday Series presents: Dogs On The Inside, an Audience Choice Award winning film. This film follows the relationships between neglected and abused dogs and Massachusetts prison inmates as they work together toward a second chance at a better life; a forever home for the dogs and a positive life outside prison for  Continue Reading

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Meet Your Volunteer Firefighters

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire Department recently held its annual awards ceremony. The banquet, held on the UW Labs campus was presented by the Department and the San Juan Island Firefighters’ Association (which is supported by the Friday Harbor Firefighters’ Thrift House). This year’s honorees were: Firefighter of the Year – Mike MacLellan who has  Continue Reading

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Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

The Friday Harbor Middle School Players’ production takes on a silly tone with the parody, Dean O’Carroll’s Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone. After reading about a famous boy wizard, Sally dreams that she is a student at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery and meets up with characters like Headmaster Albatross Underdrawers, Gamekeeper Ruebenon Ryebread, Professor  Continue Reading

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Give Blood

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Island Blood Drive will be held at the Mullis Community Senior Center on Wednesday, March 16th. Walk-ins are more than welcome. Donor with appointments will have priority at registration. You can also be a platelet donor! Please bring Photo ID! For more information or to set an appointment, contact Curt Van Hyning at  Continue Reading

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Saint David’s Day School Registration

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Saint David’s Day School is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year. Saint David’s is a 4-hour preschool for children ages 3-5. Our morning preschool offers social and academic exploration for early learners with a curriculum that provides a comfortable environment where children are able to explore, create, and grow through a “hands-on” approach  Continue Reading

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Celebration of Academics

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

On Wednesday, March 9th, Friday Harbor High School will commemorate Honor Roll students from June 2015 – January 2016. The event begins at 9:15

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Cause of Fire on Yakima Unknown

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 4:40 pm, by

Here’s the word from Washington State Ferries on this morning’s fire on the Yakima… This morning at 10:25 a.m., while tied up at Friday Harbor’s main slip, deck crews reported smoke coming from a vent on the Yakima’s car deck.  The engine crew investigated immediately and discovered a fire in the machine shop, near the  Continue Reading

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M/V Yakima Towed Away

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 3:39 pm, by

The ferry M/V Yakima was hooked up to a Foss Tug, the Garth Foss and towed away to Eagle Harbor this afternoon.

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Fire on the M/V Yakima

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm, by

The Washington State Ferry M/V Yakima is out of service today after a fire apparently broke out in the engine room while at dock in Friday Harbor this morning. According to bystanders who overheard what was going on, “the No. 1 Engine shut down and then smoke began billowing out”. The San Juan Island Fire  Continue Reading

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Artists Reception

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 10:35 am, by

Annie Howell Adams and Peg LeBlanc show paintings from Provence. Annie and Peg spent time in the Luberon district of France and have a fine Plein Aire collection to share. Nichols Street Suites (above Funk and Junk) Today, Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

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Books for Kids at PIMC

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Looking for gently-used children’s books for “Books for Kids” program at Peace Island Medical Center “I love kids and I really loved reading books when I was little,” says Patricia Deitz, a junior at FHHS. “By collecting books for Peace Island’s Books for Kids program, I am helping engage little kids to read, and who  Continue Reading

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Easter Baskets at PeaceHealth

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Aaron Shepard shares this announcement… Are you ready for Easter? Not sure? Stop by the main lobby of PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center on Friday, March 18, when Easter baskets will be on sale from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Peace Island Volunteers have been busy assembling the baskets, which feature such themes as  Continue Reading

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Join the Crab Team

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Eyes on the Beach and Boots in the Mud! Washington’s salt marshes and pocket estuaries are diverse and productive habitats, currently facing potential invasion by European green crabs (Carcinus maenas). Often listed among the world’s most problematic invasive species, green crabs are now poised to enter Washington’s inland waters along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound and the San  Continue Reading

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What’s Next for Healthcare?

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

Ed. note: this story has been updated to include event location and date/time… “What’s Next in U.S. Healthcare: Human Face of Obamacare: Promises v. Reality and What Comes Next” will be the subject of the next League of Women Voters of the San Juans (LWV SJs) membership meeting. Note the change in time and place  Continue Reading

Left to right: Connor Von Kuetzing, mentor; Karen Palmer, Friday Harbor Film Festival, Kendrick Dong, Sage Grant, Gemma Richard, Robby Miller, Coulson McCullough, Leo Miller, Derek Smith, STEM Director and Fred Yockers, Spring Street Instructor (not pictured: Tawan Edholm, Julian Rich, Wesley Rich and Alex Frampton) – Tim Dustrude photo

24 Hour Young Filmmaker’s Experience

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

This past weekend, the Friday Harbor Film Festival together with Spring Street International School and Friday Harbor High School held the first ever 24 Hour Young Filmmaker’s Experience, where several teams of high school and middle school students created their own short films within a 24 hour time frame. The event began at 11:00 AM on  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Does this floor make my butt look big? I hope not, because I’m really hoping someone will see this picture of me and run right over to the animal shelter to meet me. My name is Marissa and I’m a middle-aged girl with lots and lots of love to give. I have beautiful manners and  Continue Reading

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