Brickworks' beautiful interior

Brickworks is OPEN!

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm, by

A large crowd showed up for the grand opening of Brickworks Saturday afternoon. After a dedication ceremony with words from Stephen Robbins, Susie Wampler, Mayor Carrie Lacher, Boyd Pratt, and Brickworks Manager Tanja Williamson among others, the doors were opened and everyone got to see the beautiful interior, and admire the fruits of so many  Continue Reading

Mary Roop plans to open her new restaurant, Good Karma Kafe on June 1st, down at the bowling alley

It’s Coming Around

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm, by

I’m re-posting this story for 2 reasons: One – I just had some pizza at this place and it was awesome. So good I took a picture to share with you. And two – I must apologize – Not only did I spell Merrie’s name wrong on the photo caption when I first posted this  Continue Reading


Stillpoint Grads

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 5:32 am, by

Congratulations to Stillpoint School’s Class of 2013! On June 6, 2013, 6th graders Ula Grace and Isabella Davis graduated from Stillpoint School. The graduates were awarded diplomas after the Promotion and Graduation Ceremony, which was followed by an outdoor reception. This year’s Graduation was especially meaningful, as Ula Grace has attended Stillpoint School since its  Continue Reading

Peter Goddu and a visitor spray a floating target with the water cannon on the fire boat "Confidence"

Manning the Spray Nozzle

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 5:31 am, by

Just in case you missed National Marina Day at the port last Saturday, here is a photo of Peter Goddu, the captain of the F/B Confidence with a visitor from Tacoma manning the spray nozzle.  Several children and adults tried their hands at this during the afternoon. And there were smiles all around.  


Weekend Plans

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm, by

Lots happening this weekend. Let’s check it out: Saturday Farmer’s Market will run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM as usual, and Candace from Snowberry Farm says there will be Free bike tune-ups at the market, together with food, produce, music, and more. Nate at the Presbyterian Church says that Saturday from 11am-1pm they will  Continue Reading


SJI Marathon is on Sunday

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 10:56 am, by

The San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K is this Sunday, June 16th. Volunteers are needed to man the aid stations. Fun time. Weather will be perfect. Sign-up at San Juan Fitness or on their Facebook Page. More information is available on their website as well.

Wow, What a Turn Out!

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

Liz Varvaro of the High School’s Food For Thought program would like to thank you for your support at all the Community Dinners this past year and announces a record turn out at the final one last Wednesday… A VERY warm thank you to all! Record turn out of over 550 people and the event  Continue Reading


Brickworks Grand Opening

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

It’s this coming Saturday, right after the Saturday Market – Brickworks Grand Opening Celebration and a Pie Social along with it. Check out the official announcement here (PDF)  


Over $155,000 in College Scholarships Awarded

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation is pleased to announce its award of scholarships for the 2013/2014 academic year to former and present San Juan Island high school students. Awards were made to both continuing college students, high school students graduating this year, and individuals pursuing career training. The following awards have been made to  Continue Reading

PIMC Trail Construction

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

They still need volunteers for this Saturday at the new trail they’re building at PIMC. See this post for info, and just substitute this coming Saturday for the date. Here’s a drawing of where the trail is going to be. Pretty cool stuff they’re doing!

Courthouse/Theater Parking Lot to be Closed June 16th – 26th

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

The County-owned parking lot on 2nd Street, adjacent to the San Juan County Courthouse in Friday Harbor, will be closed for resurfacing from 9 a.m. Sunday, June 16, until Wednesday, June 26. The lot had originally been scheduled to close Saturday morning, however the County Public Works Department has pushed back the date in order to  Continue Reading

John John’s Fun-Raiser is this weekend

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Support & Celebrate John’s Recovery! In January of this year John Sandwith had surgery to remove 2 aneurysms from his brain and during the surgery he suffered a stroke. The good news is – he is expected to make a full recovery in time, so during this downtime of healing we are celebrating with a  Continue Reading

Dr. Gonzalo

FHL’s Annual Distinguished Lecturer

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 5:35 am, by

University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories is pleased to announce the Annual Illg Distinguished Lecturer will be Dr. Gonzalo Giribet of Harvard University. The free lecture will be on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 pm at the San Juan Community Theater. Dr. Gonzalo Giribet’s talk is entitled, “Around the world in search of invertebrates for  Continue Reading


3rd Saturday Contradance

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

It’s just about time for the 3rd Saturday Contra Dance, again – This Saturday, June 15, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the SJI Grange Hall. Linnaea Chapman calling with The Electrodes, a band from Seattle. No partners needed. All dances taught. No experience necessary. $10/person donation (students half price). Information, 378-3836.

Griffin Bay Books Author Event: D.M. Ryan

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Liven up your trip to Friday Harbor by stopping in Griffin Bay Bookstore Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pm to meet and share a few laughs with San Juan Island author D. M. Ryan. He’ll be on hand to talk about his latest work: Bring Me the Head of El Monte Slim. Tired  Continue Reading

Part of the DANCE HAPPY troupe: FRONT ROW, Left to Right: Rita Ament, Juniper Reynolds, Emily Jacobsen, Vera Schoultz, Liviya Eisenhardt, Lola Clark, Kaden Horn, Phoebe Schutza, Millie Wargo, Ara Bienvenu, Vanessa Chambers, Bill Ament. BACK ROW, left to right: Natalie Morton, Nakiya Scott, Mirabel Garcia, Indra Prieto, Lila Horn, Mariah Carter, Hope Oberreit. (And some very proud parents holding the letters!) - Tamara Weaver photo

Bill & Rita Ament’s DANCE HAPPY

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 5:41 am, by

Join Bill & Rita Ament and more than 50 local island performers, children through adults (ages 2 on up) for their 29th annual Dance Happy extravaganza. Be totally captivated by the magic and color of the Little Tots on stage for the very first time.  Be charmed by the Skip To My Lou kids and  Continue Reading

"Blue" is this week's Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 5:24 am, by

This lovely Russian Blue lady is “Blue”.   We believe she is about 10 years old, but she still has plenty of spunk.   She love-love-loves people!  She’s very affectionate and personable and would love to find a new family where she can settle in and get some good lap-time.  She’d love to interview you  Continue Reading


Marimba on the Rock!

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm, by

Mark your calendars, folks! An exciting world music and cultural experience is coming our way! Island Rec and Island Marimba Studios are pleased to welcome two very special guests from Zimbabwe to lead an enriching youth music camp here in Friday Harbor! Jacob Mafuleni and Martha Thom are multi-talented and highly sought-after musicians who teach  Continue Reading

Homes for Computers

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 5:35 am, by

Need a home for that older computer after your recent upgrade? Don’t want to put it in a land fill? United Way of San Juan County accepts donations of computers – desktop or laptop systems. They clean them up and donate them to people in the community who can use them. Please contact them if  Continue Reading

4-Season Gardening in the San Juans

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 is sponsoring a program on 4-Season Gardening in the San Juans, Wednesday June 19, 2013 at the Grange Hall; the program begins at 7pm, preceded by a potluck at 6pm—all are welcome and encouraged to attend. This workshop will address structural season extenders and enhancers, as well as crop selection  Continue Reading

Guided Nature Walk

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan Island bird expert Barbara Jensen will give a guided nature walk beginning at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 13 at American Camp. The walk is free and meets in the Visitor Center parking lot. Birders are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and bring sun block. Disabled persons should contact the American Camp Visitor Center  Continue Reading


Shantala Returns

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 10:56 am, by

I hear that last year it was a magical evening – the music was beautiful and more than 60 folks from here and off island gathered to sing together or just listen and enjoy the moment. Note the corrected date for the event is June 15th – On Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 pm, Shantala returns to  Continue Reading

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