Painting an homage to "Beneath the Surface", the Summer teen reading program at the library

Painting on the Rock

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm, by

Some island teens got busy Thursday and painted The Rock out on Beaverton Valley Road (with the assistance of Library staff) in an homage to the Teen Summer Reading Program: Beneath the Surface. You might want to drive by and take a gander. They had a lot fun on a quintessential Island summer day!

Scooby is this week's Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Meet Scooby, quite possibly the handsomest cat you will ever meet. Well, at least that’s what we tell him here at the shelter. He’s about three years old and a great guy. Gets along well with other cats and LOVES to play. He’s got an independent streak, but for the most part loves to give  Continue Reading

Peter Morrison mowing the Airport Trail. This was in June of 2005 when the trail had got a little bit overgrown - John Dustrude photo

Mowing Help Needed

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 5:35 am, by

The Trails Committee needs some mowing help just for the rest of this year – the slow-growing season! The volunteer who has been mowing both the Airport Trails and Turn Point Park is having to take a break, and we need someone to step up and mow both of those a few times before the  Continue Reading


Guest Artist Here This Weekend

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

The Nature Connection Gallery, at 85 Front Street next to the Dr’s Office Treatment Cafe, welcomes special guest artist from Florida, Lynne Barletta, inspirational artist and founder of Visionary School of the Arts. Lynne will be at the gallery Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00, and will be available to meet and converse, or  Continue Reading

A Letter of Thanks

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 5:29 am, by

To the 85 people who marched with us in the parade on July 4th to raise public awareness regarding safe shipping in the San Juan Islands, we say “Thank You!” The much larger than expected turnout of concerned citizens — together with a coal ship, ferry boat, oil spill, informative signs, and singing children —  Continue Reading


Fall Sports Physicals at SJ Healthcare

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 5:25 am, by

August 13th, 20th & 22nd Cost is $35.00 at time of appointment. Please call the office to schedule your appointment at (360) 378-1338 Mandatory Sports Physical paperwork is available on the Patient Forms page on our website or by stopping by our office. Please bring your completed form to your appointment San Juan Healthcare 689 Airport  Continue Reading

Fire Chief Steve Marler coordinating initial attack on the wildland fires on Tuesday - Ron Garner photo


Posted on July 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm, by

San Juan Island Fire & Rescue responded to two wildland fires Tuesday afternoon just outside the town limits of Friday Harbor, west of the Harbor Ridge Trailer Park on Roche Harbor Road. San Juan County Fire Marshal Steve Marler is investigating the fires and would like any information the public might have regarding them. One  Continue Reading


Cessna at Westwind

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

Westwind Aviation (in conjunction with Cessna Aircraft Corp) is hosting Cessna’s “2013 Discover Flight Challenge” this Friday and Saturday July 26 & 27. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning to fly or interested in a new airplane to come out and take a “test flight” in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Flights  Continue Reading


Ecology Youth Corps Wraps Up a Month of Clean Up in San Juan County

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

Three San Juan Island Youths have been walking twelve miles a day to clear San Juan County’s roads and beaches of litter and noxious weeds. The Ecology Youth Corps (EYC) has been working for the past month on all four ferry-served islands. They conclude their work this week, and as one participant stated It’s not  Continue Reading


There’s Still Time to Sign Up…

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

FH Tigers Football/Cheer Squad signups are still open- Boys and girls ages 7-13 can come down to the FH Elementary school football field next Monday-Thursday at 3:30 and sign up.  If you have any questions, please call Shane Mason at 317-6224.


Animal Shelter Announces Photo Contest for 2014 Calendar!

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor wants to make your pet a star! Plans are underway for a 2014 “SanJuan Island Pets” calendar to raise funds for the shelter and a photo contest has been announced to help pick the pets who will be featured. Here’s the scoop: There is a $10 entry fee  Continue Reading

Proud mom Cathy was all smiles at Jens' FHHS graduation in by Ian Byington.

Helping Cathy out….

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm, by

It was sad to hear that longtime islander Cathy Cavanagh has cancer, but she’s getting treated at the hospital here on the island with the cheerful but determined attitude she brings to most things. I’ve know Cathy since I came to the island, and it’s easy to feel she has the spirit for this. Friends  Continue Reading


An Afternoon with Airlift NW

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 5:39 am, by

Open house on Thursday – Check out the medical configuration of an Airlift Helicopter Watch Airlift in action: A rescue simulation Chat with Airlift’s Trauma Trained nurses and pilots Meet AirCare members and other supporters of Airlift Northwest Enjoy light refreshments Thursday, July 25 from 4 to 6 pm – Graciously hosted by Pat and  Continue Reading

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Parks’ 100 Year Anniversary Photo

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 5:36 am, by

Chris Teren is going to fly past Lime Kiln State Park and take an aerial photo to celebrate 100 years of Washington State Parks on Thursday evening. Check it out!


Ian, Gretchen & Beau at Night Music July 25

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 5:25 am, by

Songs of America and songs from a mother-son duo highlight San Juan Community Theatre’s July 25 edition of its Night Music Summer Concert Series. The live music inside the intimate Gubelman Theatre features Songs from an American Songbook from Ian Byington and Mother-Son Acoustic Duo Gretchen Gubelman and Beau Borrero. Byington says the roots of  Continue Reading


4th Annual Fly-in This Saturday

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

The 4th Annual Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In and Open House is this Saturday, July 27th. One of America’s favorite flying destinations, Friday Harbor Airport draws more than its share of interesting aircraft, including antiques, warbirds, and homebuilts. In each of the previous three years spectators have enjoyed the exciting fly-bys of rare aircraft from both  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk – Location Changed

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

******PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION FROM BRIGGS LAKE******* Behind the scenes at Lime Kiln State Park, Saturday, July 27, 2013, 1-4pm. Meet with Erin Corra of FOLKS (Friends of Lime Kiln Society) and S.J. County Land Bank Steward Doug McCutchen to learn some intriguing and enlightening background information on our State Park: its management aspects, lighthouse restoration, park partnerships,  Continue Reading


Joe Miller at WM McCauley Gallery

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 5:36 am, by

Just got this notice in the email inbox from Mack over at WM McCauley Gallery. That’s the new one at 232 A St. across from Market Chef… Hi, We are excited about the new show we will be opening this coming Saturday. Joe Miller has been painting and teaching painting on San Juan Island for  Continue Reading


New Sound for SJCT

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 5:08 am, by

San Francisco icon Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks’ hoppin’ folk jazz sounds will get to initiate an enhanced sound system at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, July 27. The new system is thanks to an upgrade from Lynnwood’s Morgan Sound made possible by a generous bequest from the late Dodie Gann. That upgrade  Continue Reading


Encampment 2013 Next Weekend

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

Re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada will once again celebrate peace as they gather for the 15th Annual Encampment scheduled Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28 on the English Camp parade ground. Encampment 2013 is free. Disabled persons should call the park at (360) 378-2240, ext. 2233, or 378-4409 for special access information. The  Continue Reading


Dan Hicks Tour at SJCT July 27

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Carving his way through a number of genres for the past six decades, singer-songwriter Dan Hicks is widely considered one of the central figures in American roots music. On Saturday, July 27, Friday Harbor is treated to that talent as Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks bring their national tour to San Juan Community Theatre  Continue Reading


Only 1 More Weekend at Roche

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Just a reminder that next weekend is your last chance to see The Taming of the Shrew on the Roche Harbor set. After Roche they move to 1062 Wold Road and play Fridays – Sundays at 8:00 pm through August 18th. Island Stage Left 1062 Wold Rd Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (360) 378-5649 stageleft [@]  Continue Reading

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