"Anna's Hummingbird" - John Miller photo

Female Rufous Hummingbird

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 5:12 am, by

**Correction** – A sharp eyed reader has informed us that this is actually a Female Rufous Hummingbird, not an Anna’s Hummingbird. Barb Jensen of the San Juan Islands Audubon sends this email: I was just looking at the photo of the hummingbird on the update and this is a female Rufous Hummingbird not an Anna’s.  Continue Reading


Whale Museum Fundraiser Next Friday

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 9:42 am, by

It’s not today… it’s next Friday… It’s the 7th Annual Celebration of the Orca Greeting Ceremony and it begins Friday May 3rd at 6:00 at the Mullis Center. Great food provided by Market Chef, no-host bar, auctions… Come on down, have a good time, and support this great island museum. Click on the poster for more  Continue Reading

Long lost farmhouse - San Juan County

History Lives Here

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:44 am, by

History Lives Here—Heritage Month in the San Juan Islands May 2013 is Heritage Month in San Juan County. Event organizers on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands have collabortated on a month-long calendar of events to celebrate the theme “History Lives Here.” Heritage Month is a great opportunity to discover the islands’ unique and colorful  Continue Reading


Community Dinner and Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:28 am, by

Wednesday, May 1st in the FHHS Commons 5:30-7:30 Join us for an INCREDIBLE meal and entertainment by the talented Ballet Folklorico de Monarca House Smoked Pork Carnitas Grilled Chicken Tacos Handmade Tortillas Chili-Lime Coleslaw Garden Salad with an Orange-Cumin Vinaigrette Rice and Beans Chips and Salsa AND a Tres Leches Cake for dessert made by  Continue Reading


Trails Help Needed

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:23 am, by

Dear Trails Enthusiasts, Dave Zeretzke, who is leading the effort with Cinda Pierce to prepare the American Camp Trail for its official opening on June 1, 2013, is looking for a few volunteers. Here is his message: ********** The Trails Committee needs three teams of volunteers to help with the June 1st deadline for opening of  Continue Reading


Welcome Baby Georgia!

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm, by

Proud new mommy Amanda Smith just sent over this birth announcement: Nathan and Amanda Smith are pleased to introduce their daughter Georgia Elaine Smith. Born on April 9th at 1:27am, she weighed 6 lbs. 2.5 oz and was 19.5 inches long. She was welcomed to the island by grandparents Bruce and Pam Wyckoff and Gigi  Continue Reading

Third Lagoon Trails - John Dustrude photo

Know Your Island Walk

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

It’s that time again for the Know Your Island Walk – This one is Saturday at Third Lagoon… Meet Eliza Habegger, San Juan County Land Bank Steward, to explore trails at Third Lagoon. Expect to see Spring wild flowers, marine birds, and forested wetlands. Meet and park at Third Lagoon trailhead, located at the end of  Continue Reading


Volunteers Needed for San Juan County Forage Fish Surveys

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

“Little Fish Big Impact”… “One-Third for the Birds”… the titles of recent global scientific reports on the small, oily, schooling fish species known collectively as forage fish speak to their importance in ocean food webs. Locally and across the globe, forage fish play a critical role in marine ecosystems, transferring energy from plankton to larger  Continue Reading


You can help the Land Bank on Sunday

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:20 am, by

We’ll be meeting again this Sunday at the bottom of Cady Mtn Road to continue with the Garry oak project. The work this Sunday will focus on limbing and cutting small fir trees as well as installing cages around some oak seedlings. The wildflowers are out and it is gorgeous! Meet at the base of Cady Mountain to  Continue Reading

Spring Musical OPENS! Children’s Matinee Sunday*

Into the Woods Opens Friday

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm, by

This is not your daughter’s fairytale… Instead, Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical (Best Book, Best Actress, Best Score) takes fairytales to a new sophisticated level—a level a bit more funny, a bit more dark and a bit more thought-provoking. Into the Woods opens THIS Friday, April 26 at San Juan Community Theatre, complete with a  Continue Reading


Nature’s Matrix Exhibit at IMA

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 5:41 am, by

Luminous three-dimensional metal mesh works created by renown mixed-media sculptor Lanny Bergner. Lanny Bergner is an international mixed-media sculptor/installation, fiber and sculptural basketry artist. He received his BFA in sculpture from the University of Washington in 1981 and an MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 1983. His work is in  Continue Reading


Family Umbrella Group Luncheon is Friday

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Tickets are now available for the Family Umbrella Group Luncheon on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Mullis Center. All proceeds go to a need-based scholarship fund for preschool aged children. The gourmet lunch will be catered by Market Chef, and festivities will include a silent and live auction. Doors open at 11:00 am for  Continue Reading


Whole Lotta Shreddin’ Goin’ On…

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 5:38 am, by

It’s not this Friday, but next Friday, May 3rd – Islander’s Bank is having a document shredding event in their parking lot. Check it out:


Posted on April 23, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

John Miller captured this beautiful image of a male Rufous Hummingbird Monday morning. Click on the photo to see it larger. Thanks for sharing John!

Webb Camp Celebration

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

Undercover Update reporter Louise Dustrude shares this account of the celebration out at English Camp Sunday afternoon: Over a hundred adults and children — and one dog — joined together Sunday afternoon to celebrate the addition of the Webb Camp property to English Camp: 34 acres and 2500 feet of undeveloped shoreline. Following a lunch  Continue Reading


Women’s Self-Defense Seminar Was a Success

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Scott Brennan sends over this account of last week’s event and he says they might do it again if there is enough interest… On Sunday April 14th fourteen women attended the free DV/SAS Women’s Self Defense seminar held in Friday Harbor. The participants were all ages from 13 on up, with several mother/daughter teams. The  Continue Reading

San Juan Soccer Registration is Open

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 5:19 am, by

Travis Ayers, president of San Juan Soccer, wanted to share this information with you: Please hurry over to www.islandsoccer.org and sign up for fall soccer. Now is your chance to save money. Fees increase substantially on June 1st., and registration closes on July 14th. We again offer the ability to spread out the fees over  Continue Reading

Spring Swing and Sock Hop

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

There was a good turnout of young and young at heart at the Mullis Center Sunday afternoon for the Spring Swing Sock Hop dance party with music provided by the One More Time Band. Check out the slide show and see how many people you recognize (and click the “Full Screen” button in the lower  Continue Reading

Meet Lucy - this week's Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:41 am, by

Lucy came to us recently from Oregon Dachshund Rescue. She is a doxie-pug mix and as sweet as she can be. She is about two years old and has perfect manners. She walks nicely on a leash, gets along well with other dogs and seems to enjoy the company of cats as well. She is  Continue Reading

OPALCO: The Next Chapter

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:31 am, by

OPALCO board member Bob Myhr shares these thoughts with you: These are exciting and challenging times for OPALCO. We have celebrated our 75th Anniversary and our success in building a member-owned cooperative to meet our electrical needs in San Juan County. OPALCO consistently rates at the top of the co-op world for our safety record,  Continue Reading


A Night at the Shannakee Pub

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

A Fun and Fundraiser for Shann Weston Friday May 17 at the Fairgrounds Dinner Silent – Live Auction Dancing with the Rhythmatics Advanced Tickets – $25.00 Adults/$10.00 Kids Tickets are available at Lavendera Spa, Griffin Bay Bookstore and Islander’s Insurance (advanced ticket purchases are appreciated to help with event planning) General Donations may be made  Continue Reading


Children’s Festival Entertainment

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:15 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to announce the main attractions and entertainment for the 23rd Annual Children’s Festival! Headlining this year’s festivities, we’ll have representatives from the Imagine Children’s Museum conducting six different hands-on science & engineering projects. Kids will also have opportunity to join local architect extraordinaire, David Waldron, in constructing a large geodesic dome  Continue Reading

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