Take a Hike with Mike!

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Join Mike Vouri, Historian and Chief of Interpretation, San Juan Island National Historic Park, for this month’s Know Your Island Walk, to revisit the Fraser Homestead Trail. Learn new history of the Rossler Family. Meet and park at American Camp Visitor Center. Length is 3.5 mi RT. Terrain is dirt trail. Rating is easy. Dogs  Continue Reading

Hospice Grief Support Services

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

Margaret asked to have this posted again and with emphasis that grief support for all in our community is part of the mission of Hospice of San Juan and is open to everyone who has experienced a significant loss. No prior hospice affiliation is required. Hospice of San Juan Grief Support Services is utilizing its grant  Continue Reading

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Footloose Flash Mob at the Fair

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm, by

Here’s something fun that happened on Saturday, the last day of the 2013 SJC Fair. It was originally an idea of Zach and Debbi Fincher of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and their Rock Solid Youth Group. They organized it and got ahold of Julie Hagn and Michelle Mazzerella who choreographed the dance and got  Continue Reading


Water, Stone and the Woods

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

There’s a new show opening at Waterworks Gallery and running August 24 through Sept 14: Tom Small – Recent Stone, wood and glass sculptures. Randall Tipton – Abstract landscape paintings Tom Small’s recent sculptures worked in cast glass, basalt or wood convey the tactile nature of sculpture yet the designs resonate with elegance and simplicity.  Continue Reading


You are Invited!

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 5:28 am, by

Please join us for our San Juan Islands Conservation District Open House and come celebrate with us in our new digs! We have moved. We are now at 530 Guard Street in Friday Harbor and we would love for you to come visit and see what we are up to. All are welcome! We look forward  Continue Reading


STAR! (Study Time and Afternoon Recreation)

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 5:22 am, by

Study Time and Afternoon Recreation – STAR! Island Rec is once again operating a supervised after-school program for kids in grades K-6, beginning August 29th and continuing throughout the school year. STAR will operate on all regular school days and early release days at the FHES cafeteria, from the “school’s out” bell until 6pm. Each  Continue Reading

Thursday on the Radio

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm, by

Lime Kiln Point State Park and The Whale Museum will be featured in a story on KPLU Public Radio on Thursday, August 22. It’s part of a series KPLU is running called “Tourist in Your Own Town.” Jenny Atkinson, Patti Wickham and Bob Otis were interviewed for the story by KPLU Reporter Paula Wissel. The  Continue Reading

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2nd annual San Juan Music Festival

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm, by

The 2nd annual San Juan Music Festival is just around the corner, on Saturday, August 31, 2013 (Labor Day Weekend) at the new performance site at the former Browne Lumber lot at 330 Spring St. in Friday Harbor. This all day event will feature performances from these Island bands & artists, playing rock, jazz, big  Continue Reading

A Thank You Letter

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm, by

This note just came in from Maria Small and she would like me to share it with you… Hello Tim, The San Juan County Fair left a tasty impression on my palate by means of a generous community of fair staff, exhibitors, vendors and volunteers. There are so many to individually thank here but personally  Continue Reading


Stuff the Bus – TODAY!

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:09 am, by

Please mark your calendars and join us: Our Annual Customer Appreciation Event hosted by The BBQ Shack & Islander’s Bank “Stuff The Bus” School Supply Drive (donations are appreciated but not required) When: August 21st Where: Islanders Bank Friday Harbor branch parking lot Time: 11am – 3pm School supplies for our students are so important to  Continue Reading


Clark is at it Again

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:23 am, by

You remember from a couple months ago reading about Clark Gilbert running in the relay going across the United States? Well he’s not done yet – check this out… On May 30th, Clark Gilbert started on a running journey that would change his life. Leaving Vernal, Utah at 6:00 am, Clark ran 167 miles, along  Continue Reading

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Council Signs Transfer Station Contract With Orcas Recyling

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:12 am, by

The San Juan Council unanimously approved a contract with Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) to provide solid waste and recycling handling services at the Orcas Island Transfer Station. ORS and San Juan County Public Works expect that ORS will begin operations in September. ORS will take over all solid waste operations at the transfer station and  Continue Reading


Preparations for John’s Celebration of Life

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm, by

Debbi Fincher sends this request to you… In preparation for a Celebration of Life for John Buck this Saturday, August 24 at 2pm, at the Fairgrounds, I would like to ask for photographs you’d like to share of John through the years to be used in a slideshow at his Celebration of Life gathering. I  Continue Reading

Special Port Commission Meeting

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm, by

There will be a Special Port Commission meeting this Wednesday, August 21st, at 4pm at the San Juan Island Yacht Club to discuss the recent fire at the Spring Street Landing building (The Downriggers building). This post is updated to include the Meeting Agenda: 1. Action Items: A. Discussion and possible action on Spring Street  Continue Reading


Help Name the Point

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 11:57 am, by

Judy Chovan shares this announcement with you… Help us name the point. When the sun sets, the point of land to the east of Eagle Cove glows golden. I am sure many islanders have had the opportunity while on Eagle Cove Beach to see this phenomena. While Eagle Point borders Eagle Cove to the west,  Continue Reading


Winemaker Event at the Cheese Shop

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 11:08 am, by

This note just came in from Richard Daly, the cheesemonger at SJI Cheese: We are excited to invite you to our first winemaker event! Winemaker Justin Basel from Foundry Vineyards in Walla Walla, WA is coming to San Juan Island Cheese to present and offer tastings of his wines. Each wine will also be paired with one of our cheeses. An  Continue Reading


International Town Hall Meeting

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 10:01 am, by

An international town hall meeting, will be taking place simultaneously on either side of the Kinder Morgan tar sands tanker route through the Salish Sea on San Juan Island, WA and near Victoria, BC. Kinder Morgan’s plan to build a new tar sands pipeline to the coast and proposals to increase coal shipments from ports  Continue Reading


SJI Community Foundation County Fair Match

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 5:59 am, by

 At the conclusion of the 2013 San Juan County Fair, volunteer Zach Fincher reached into the glass jar that held names of all contributors at the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s booth – and drew out the name of Helen Sawyer! That gave Helen the opportunity to select the nonprofit beneficiary of a bonus $1,001  Continue Reading


Coco is Back August 24!

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

Coco Montoya is set to mesmerize islanders with his icy-hot guitar style and soul-reaching vocals on Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. at San Juan Community Theatre. Mentored by legendary bluesman Albert Collins, Montoya went on to become the guitarist for John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers for ten years before leading his own band and  Continue Reading


Pet of the Week

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Meet “Calamity Jane”. This beautiful, long-haired lady came to the shelter almost a year ago and, being a bit shy, immediately took to staying on one of the highest perches in Kamp Kitty. Subsequently, she hasn’t had many opportunities for affection or human interaction, and is usually over-looked by folks looking for a new cat  Continue Reading

Photo Exhibit People’s Choice Awards

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 5:42 am, by

In case you didn’t get to the photo exhibit at the Fair every day, here is a quick rundown of the People’s Choice winners for each day: Day One was Jillian Urbach’s photo of the ferris wheel on the Seattle Waterfront: Day Two was Monica Von Apple-Percich’s photo of the rainbow over the ferry entering  Continue Reading

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Stillpoint Enrolling

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 5:29 am, by

Stillpoint School is pleased to announce that we have received Washington State approval to enroll students from kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2013-2014 school year. Stillpoint School is the only State approved private elementary school on San Juan Island, and has been so for the past six years. To receive State approval, a school  Continue Reading

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