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Community Dinner Next Week

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

It’s almost time again for the Community Dinner. Let’s see what’s on the menu for November… Chicken Gyros– Roasted Chicken in a soft pita with Tzatziki Sauce and Romaine Lettuce Pork Souvlaki– Skewers of Pork Shoulder Marinated and Grilled Rice Pilaf– Seasoned Rice with fresh herbs, onion and peas Greek Salad– Cucumber, Tomato, Kalamata Olive,  Continue Reading

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Conscientious Projector Movie Tonight

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm, by

Rob Simpson checks in to announce tonight’s free movie showing at the library… Greetings Inquiring Islanders, Most of us remember TWA’s old commercials using that song “Up up and away… fly TWA “ and how TWA was a major carrier But, they’re gone now. TWA went bankrupt not long after Flight 800 (a Boeing 747)  Continue Reading

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Local Man Designs NASA Spacecraft Trajectory

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

Mike Loucks of Friday Harbor, owner of Space Exploration Engineering Corporation (SEE), designed and helped implement the trajectory that was used by NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) to get from launch on Sep. 6, to lunar commissioning orbit on Oct. 13. Loucks designed the trans-lunar and lunar orbit capture portion of LADEE’s  Continue Reading

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Pets of the Week

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Meet Caesar and Duke, two of the nicest dogs you’ll ever meet. These guys are both 7 years old and have lived together their entire lives, so we want to make sure they find their forever home together too. Caesar is a BIG German Shepherd and his pal, Duke, is a Lab mix. They both  Continue Reading

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Toy Box to Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 5:19 am, by

Along with the Toy Box, more than 600 stores from coast to coast will participate. As a child, nothing compared to the enchanted feeling of shopping for toys at your local toy store. Gazing with wonder at the aisles of exciting choices…holding your new toy for the very first time…anticipation building inside you as you  Continue Reading

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Don’t Forget, “Talking With…”

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm, by

Talking With… by Jane Martin, continues Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00. 11 of your island friends in 11 different and provocative monologues! Featuring: Patti Bair, Therese Finn, Julie Greene, Penelope Haskew, Shannon Kelley, Julie Laidlaw, Maureen See, Fiona Small, Kate Small, Joy Van Camp, Susan Williams

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Albee Classic Presented in Readers Theatre Series

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

The Tony award-winning drama, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? written by Edward Albee, highlights San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Tony Vivenzio, the reading on the Whittier stage will feature island actors Dorian Oliver, Lynda Guernsey, Grace Castle  Continue Reading

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Youths Dream Big at WA State Prevention Summit

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:58 am, by

Empowering messages like Dream Big, Find your Destiny, Be the Party and Stand Up, Stand Out, Choose Health gave 6 local San Juan Island teens a lot to think about and new skills to act upon these messages they heard in workshops, presentations and service projects in Yakima where the 3 day Summit is held  Continue Reading

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Harvest Fest 2013

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:35 am, by

HarvestFest is a safe, kid-friendly, family-oriented alternative to scary Halloween parties. Our goal is to provide a safe but fun place for toddlers, preschool & elementary age children to experience the fun of trick-or-treating without the crowded streets & scary costumes of older kids. Started as a Harvest party more than 25 years ago the  Continue Reading

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Teen Halloween Party

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

Calling all teens! Get ready to celebrate everyone’s favorite holiday at the annual Teen Halloween Party! Grab your friends, wear a costume, and head on over to Paradise Lanes for an evening of FREE bowling, pizza, refreshments, and more! The party starts at 7:30pm and goes till 10pm, so take a break from trick-or-treating and  Continue Reading

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Food for the Eaglets

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:15 am, by

Wolf Hollow Needs Your Help! Only 3 days to go and we’re coming up short. We’ve created a crowd-funded campaign to help Wolf Hollow rehabilitate two Bald Eaglets. The main cost involved in raising these eaglets is FOOD – lots of it. They are big birds and need a lot of high quality food to  Continue Reading

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Howard (Howie) Rosenfeld Position Statement

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm, by

As a candidate for Public Hospital District #1 I’ve received inquiries about my positions. I want to be as clear as possible: I support women’s reproductive services. I support the AG Opinion that facilities providing maternity care must provide the full range of women’s reproductive health services. My position is the Hospital District has a  Continue Reading

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McAllister and Rust Opening Reception

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Just got this note about a new show opening at WM McCauley Gallery over on A Street…. We are excited to be highlighting works by well known San Juan Island artist Marsha McAllister. Working with traditional and nontraditional materials, Marsha mixes her oil, acrylic, wax and enamel paints using dry pigment and metallic flake, resulting  Continue Reading

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Special Training comes to Friday Harbor Spa

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

Dana over at Spa D’Bune sent this note over to share what’s been going lately on in her neck of the woods…. This Wednesday, Wella Technical Specialist, Angelo Terracciano of Seattle, gave a hands on training with the staff of Spa D Bune focusing on hair color, new trends and new tools. Friday Harbor is  Continue Reading

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The Great Island Give-Away

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 5:20 am, by

Come to the ultimate swap meet and social event on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:30 to just past noon at the Mullis Center, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor. Bring clean, good usable items—household items, tools, pet supplies, gardening stuff, etc. For every item donated you get a ticket which entitles you to  Continue Reading

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Fog in the Channel

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 5:28 am, by

Here’s a beautiful photo of the port docks with a foggy San Juan Channel in the background. This was shot by Kevin Holmes last Friday and he sent it over to share with you. Thanks Kevin!

Press Statement from Daniel Miller

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 5:20 am, by

Here’s Daniel’s statement for his candidacy for Port Commissioner: Daniel Miller is running for port commisssioner to help keep down property taxes. He would also like to help with careful spending and work for jobs and a good local economy. He would also like to help provide good publicity for port events. He received his  Continue Reading

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FHFF Says Thank You!

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 12:23 am, by

Here’s a letter to share with you from Film Festival Director Lynn Danaher and crew… Dear Editor, The Friday Harbor Film Festival could not have enjoyed such great success without the generous support of our sponsors, enthusiastic dedication of our volunteers and all the community members of Friday Harbor who participated in the first annual  Continue Reading

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Opalco Earns Top Communication Awards

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm, by

At the Northwest Public Power Association’s annual Northwest Innovations Conference in September, OPALCO was honored with two of the top Excellence in Communication awards: First place for best annual report publication (2012) and another First place for a collection of commemorative items created for the Co-op’s 75th Anniversary celebration. The Excellence in Communication contest recognizes  Continue Reading

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11 Island Actresses are Talking With…

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

Eleven women embracing unusual sides of life—sometimes eccentric, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant—are showcased in San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play Thursday through Sunday, October 24-27. Jane Martin’s Talking With…., composed of 11 ten-minute monologues, covers a wide spectrum of life and age, from a snake handler to a disenchanted rodeo cowgirl to a young aspiring  Continue Reading

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New San Juan Island Business

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 5:46 am, by

I just heard that Mary Haselow has opened a new business on the island. Here’s her press release with more… Island Shades is now in business on San Juan Island featuring design and sales of custom window blinds and shades. Island Shades’ owner, Interior Designer Mary Haselow has many years of design experience including custom  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

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

Harley came to us a couple of months ago as a stray and due to her small size we assumed she was a kitten. According to Dr. Leonard, she’s actually more than a year old – and one of the sweetest cats you’ll ever meet! She’s extremely cuddly and affectionate but has a playful side  Continue Reading

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