Orca on the Move - Susan Juul photo

Tillie Takes a Taxi

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

Tillie the Orca caught a ride with San Juan Taxi today. Photo by Susan Juul. Thanks Susan!

J-Pod is back in Haro Strait - Jim Maya photo

J-Pod is Back

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 5:46 am, by

Jim Maya of Maya’s Westside Charters was out last week and got some great shots to share with you of the triumphant return of J-Pod after more than 70 days away and travelling down to the coast of California. Click here to see photos of them home again. Thanks for sharing Jim!


SALT: The Only Rock We Eat

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 is sponsoring a program on Salt, Wednesday May 22, 2013 at the Grange Hall; the program begins at 7:00 pm, preceded by a potluck at 6:00 pm—all are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Brady Ryan of San Juan Island Sea Salt will discuss some of the fascinating aspects of the  Continue Reading


Conscientious Projector Series

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 5:19 am, by

Here’s Rob Simpson with this month’s installment of the Conscientious Projector Series: In response to many requests, I will have dvd copies of last month’s Ho’Oponopono / interview with Dr. Len for whomever wants one. Monday, I had hoped we’d be watching the Disclosure film, but it turns out the DVD’s will not be out  Continue Reading

Happy Video

Posted on May 19, 2013 at 4:02 am, by

Here’s a fun video for a Sunday morning. Enjoy!


Decisions, decisions…

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 11:30 am, by

The Tease is playing tonight at the Rumor Mill starting at 8:00. The Chameleons are at Herb’s starting around 9:00.

How the Electricity Got Here

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Check out this video made in 1951 by the Bonneville Power Administration, that shows the manufacturing, delivery and laying of the first power cable from the mainland to the islands. It’s from the history section on OPALCO’s website and there are more videos on Opalco’s YouTube site. Pretty cool!

This is Our Town: Shannon Evans

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

Shannon Evans is a 2nd grade teacher at Friday Harbor Elementary School, where she has taught since 2006. She and her daughter Joanna, a 5th grader at FHES, moved to the island for the Mayberry-esque community and the inspiring natural beauty. Click here to read more. ThisIsOurTown.com is a glimpse of the people and businesses that  Continue Reading

Parent volunteer John Davis with Ula Grace. Not pictured: Eden Light

Letters About Literature State Finalist Awards!

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Congratulations to Ula Grace and Eden Light, two Stillpoint School students who were chosen as state semifinalists in the 2013 Letters About Literature program! Ula, a graduating 6th grader, and Eden, a 5th grade student, were chosen from approximately 3,400 students in Washington State to be selected as state semifinalists! Letters About Literature (LAL) is  Continue Reading

The Taming of the Shrew - a riotous battle of the sexes!

Taming of the Shrew

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:43 am, by

Island Stage Left will be presenting William Shakespeare’s  Taming of the Shrew this Summer. On Thursdays thru Sundays, July 11 – 28 at Roche Harbor, and Fridays thru Sundays, August 2 – 18 at 1062 Wold Road. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. More information is available at www.islandstageleft.org.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe in the San Juans

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Eighth grade students from Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon, will offer free performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Iolanthe at three community performances during the first week of June: Monday, June 3, 2 p.m. at the Mullis Community Senior Center on San Juan Island Tuesday, June 4, 1 p.m. at the Shaw Community Center  Continue Reading

OPALCO Director George Mulligan Resigns

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:32 am, by

Board to Search for Replacement to Complete Term On Thursday, May 16th, the OPALCO Board of Directors accepted George Mulligan’s resignation from the board with great appreciation and gratitude for his five years of service. Board president Chris Thomerson said, “George’s ability to assimilate, refine and revealingly summarize complex financial issues provided the Board with  Continue Reading


Brann Cabin Bake Off

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

Come enjoy Pie, Games, Campfire and Music at the Annual Brann Cabin Bake Off May 22, 2013 6:30pm-9:00pm San Juan County Park Free to the Public: Donations Welcomed Funds raised will contribute to the doors, window, interior finishing, landscaping and interpretation for the Brann Cabin For pie bake off instructions call: (360) 378-8420 or email  Continue Reading


Crook House Open for Tour

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 4:07 pm, by

Correction – – The location for Friday evening’s presentation is at the Historical Museum’s Resource Center on 405 Price Street – not at the library as was previously reported. When master carpenter William Crook arrived on San Juan Island with his wife and two children in November 1875 he had come to the end of  Continue Reading

Ruthie Foster is coming to town!

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

We’ve got a great blues artist… and grammy nominee coming to the San Juan Community Theater… Ruthie Foster will be here on Saturday for a concert and a free guitar demo in the afternoon. Turn up the speakers and check out this video of her singing Phenomenal Woman… For the complete press release, follow this  Continue Reading

Alex Shapiro’s “Tight Squeeze” to be performed by FHHS Concert Band

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Concert Band will perform the Pacific Northwest premiere of a piece by Friday Harbor resident and nationally-renowned composer, Alex Shapiro On May 23, 2013 at the San Juan Community Theatre, the Friday Harbor High School Concert Band, under the Direction of Matthew Frost, will perform a new electroacoustic wind band  Continue Reading

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Monte Stiles: A Speaker for All Ages

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan Prevention Coalition sends over this invitation: We met Monte at the WA. State Prevention Summit in 2012, his stories and photos really spoke to our youth. We think you will find it illuminating, too! Please join us this Friday, May 17th 12:15pm-1:15pm at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. “I spent most of my professional life fighting  Continue Reading

5th Year in a Row!

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:18 am, by

Just heard this from Amelia over at Pelindaba… way to go Pelindaba – Congratulations! Here’s her announcement… “We are very pleased to announce that Pelindaba Lavender Farm has been, again, voted “BEST Public Garden” in local NBC affiliate King 5/Evening Magazine’s annual “Best of the Northwest Escapes” contest – for the 5th year in a row!  Continue Reading


4H SJ Livestock Barn Dance

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm, by

It’s this Friday at the Seaside Lawn at Roche Harbor – A hootenanny barn dance pig roast family fun night dance dinner combo from 6:00 to 10:00 PM with proceeds benefitting the 4H San Juan Livestock Club. Tickets are available at the door or by email at: hootenanny4h [@] hotmail.com

The new Printonyx building on the left, and a pile of rubble that was the old building on the right - Kevin Holmes photo

Out with the old…

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 11:31 am, by

…and into the new. Printonyx moved out of their old building and into the new one this past weekend, and this morning the old one came down. They are very excited to be in a new space that will work much more efficiently for their business without all the quirks of the old converted home  Continue Reading

Thank You Notes

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

Once a year for the past several years, Ellensburg Middle School has visited San Juan Island on their annual field trip. You have probably seen them – all over town with chaperones, out at the beach, at Whale Watch Park, Roche Harbor… you can’t miss ’em – kids with backpacks on, checking all the cool  Continue Reading

Trail to English Camp, pastel by Leslie Cain, 39 x 48

Leslie Cain at Waterworks

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

Leslie Cain interprets the Northwest landscape in an exciting new way–using pastels on gessoed board. This fresh approach, not requiring glass, allows the viewer to experience a new pastel technique that approximates an oil painting. This clean, fresh method combined with striking imagery has earned Leslie Cain the reputation as a top pastel artist in  Continue Reading

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