Wait, what was that flight number again?

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 10:27 am, by

Ever wonder where your relatives are at “this very moment” when they’re flying here for the holidays? Ever wonder about how many commercial flights are in the air worldwide at any given time? Or, maybe you miss your tropical fish aquarium and need some other visual stress relieving diversion to stare at for a while.  Continue Reading

Moon and Venus

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a beautiful photo of the evening sky this week, shot by Bob Stavers. Thanks for sharing Bob!

Omnium Gatherum

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a couple of things from Island Stage Left’s Helen Machin-Smith… First – a reminder that we have just 2 weeks left for “Other Desert Cities” (Thurs – Sun) and that the Sat 7th performance is at 2:00, not 7:30. Second – On another note: we have been told we are now a “tradition”, and  Continue Reading

Seeking Executive Director for Wolf Hollow

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

[Editor’s note – this post has been updated] Wolf Hollow is seeking applicants for Executive Director. This is a ¾ time position. Non-profit and fund raising skills needed. For a full Job Description visit our web site:- www.wolfhollowwildlife.org/employment To apply, please email a current resume and cover letter to: wolfhollow [@] wolfhollowwildlife [.] org noting  Continue Reading

County Council Adopts “Hold-the-Line” 2014 Budget

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:25 am, by

At its December 3, 2013 meeting on Lopez Island, the San Juan County Council unanimously approved a “hold-the-line” 2014 County budget. At $15.5 million, the County’s 2014 Current Expense Fund Budget, which covers the County’s core operations, is virtually identical to the previous year’s budget. The overall County budget, which includes the road fund and  Continue Reading

Christmas Fresh Food Boxes

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:18 am, by

John Boyd over at the Presbyterian Church wants to get the word out on this… Every year, the Presbyterian Deacons put together food boxes to help those who need them in time for Christmas. Each box has a turkey, fresh fruit and veggies, and other goodies. This is open to anyone on San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

Cap’t Cook’s Rabbit Transit

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s this month’s little bit of history, Part IV in our series from the San Juan Historical Museum… December brings memories of winter driving and snowy island roads. Here’s a Friday Harbor taxi photo from the 1970’s, when rabbit hunting was still more popular than whale watching — and rabbit logos pre-dated orca key chains.  Continue Reading

Theater FUN This Weekend

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Preparations are underway… They are getting things all decorated over at the Theatre for the big event this weekend… There are still a few tickets left for San Juan Community Theatre’s Holiday Festival: A Night of Stars… THIS Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 pm. Volunteers are busy this week getting the Theatre ready for the big  Continue Reading

Gingerbread House Competition

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 5:21 am, by

Get out your gumdrops and let your creativity go… We’re having a Gingerbread House Competition. Saturday, December 7th in the Main Building of the San Juan County Fairgrounds during the Craft and Flea Market from 9:00am – 1:00pm. All entries are due by this Friday. If you aren’t able to enter the contest, consider stopping  Continue Reading

State Public Hearing on CenturyLink Outage

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 11:29 pm, by

State regulators have scheduled a public hearing as part of an investigation into CenturyLink’s 10-day voice and data service outage in the San Juan Islands last month. The state Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) announced Nov. 15 that it would open the investigation to look into the cause of the outage, the company’s emergency preparedness  Continue Reading

Barns, Buildings and Bridges

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 5:46 am, by

Barns, Buildings and Bridges is the theme for the new show at the San Juan Island Library. We know you all like to render buildings and bridges old and new. Please bring your ready-to-hang art to the library on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. All media are welcome and all levels of  Continue Reading

Matt Gano: “Do it, imagine!”

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Come to Brickworks, at 5:30 pm Thursday for free poetry by Matt Gano and music by local musicians Nickie Davis and Forrest Marowitz! Light food will be on sale to help raise funds for more programs like this one. Author of the collection, Suits for the Swarm, Matt Gano has performed as a feature poet  Continue Reading

Changes at CT

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Consignment Treasures, with the trade name of CT Recycling, has changed its name to Community Treasures, and is retaining its trade name of CT Recycling. The name change was initiated because Community Treasures only accepts donated items now that it is a 501 C 3 public charity. It no longer takes in consigned items. Community  Continue Reading

Basketball Coaches Needed

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 5:33 am, by

Volunteer Coaches Needed for Island Rec Girls Basketball Island Rec is seeking Volunteers for the 4-8th Grade Recreational Girls Basketball League. The league focuses on fundamentals, team building and fun. Coaching is a great way to get involved in the community and share a passion for a sport you love. There will be coaches meetings January 7 &  Continue Reading

Holiday Social at English Camp

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

This year’s annual old-fashioned Holiday Social, tree trimming and cookie potluck, scheduled noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 8, at English Camp, will have a decidedly international flavor. Visitors are invited to bring holiday cookies and ornaments that reflect yuletide and winter solstice celebrations throughout the world. As always, a tree will be erected in  Continue Reading

Call for Auditions

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor Middle School Players will be holding auditions on Wednesday and Thursday of this week (Dec. 4 & 5) at the FHHS Drama Room from 3:00 to 5:00 PM for the upcoming production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”, a comedy/farce by Oscar Wilde. Click on the poster here for role information or get  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:39 am, by

Jack has been here at the shelter longer than any of the other cats – over three years. The staff and volunteers all love with this sweet, gentle boy and know what a special cat he is. The problem is that he tends to be shy around newcomers and tends to disappear when folks come  Continue Reading

Firewise Workshop to be Held Tuesday

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:32 am, by

A workshop to learn ways to prevent a wild fire encroaching on your house, will be given at the San Juan Island Fire Rescue headquarters station at 1011 Mullis Street on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 PM. Anyone interested in starting up a Firewise Community with their neighbors should attend this one hour meeting. The  Continue Reading

Big Plans for Parks Special Projects

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 5:07 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park will apply more than $800,000 in special project funds in 2014 on improvements to park roads, trails, grounds, and buildings at American and English camps, announced superintendent Lee Taylor. Additionally the money will provide paid summer work experiences for island youths via the San Juan Conservation Corps (SJCC), founded  Continue Reading

Thanks from Jim and Minnie

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm, by

Thanks to all for another memorable Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for in this community. The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is a way of expressing that gratitude with more than 100+ volunteers working together with a positive and welcoming attitude that any fine dining restaurant would be proud of. These energetic volunteers prepared and  Continue Reading

Lead Role for Hanna

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm, by

Cynthia Burke shares some good news about what her daughter is up to these days in New York. Check this out… Thought I would send you some photos of Hanna in her role as “Mother” in Ragtime. Hanna moved to New York after graduating with a BFA in Musical Theater from AMDA in Los Angeles.  Continue Reading

Truck Plows Through Cannery Landing Building

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 10:59 am, by

[Updated] At 6:15 pm on Thanksgiving, the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a truck that collided into the building at Cannery Landing and other vehicles in the parking area. The driver was in the ferry lanes waiting to load the next ferry and had fallen asleep. When awakened by the ferry worker loading vehicles,  Continue Reading

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