Around the island….

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:01 am, by

How are you holding up with the wind, all day yesterday & last night? Looks like we have a fairly warm (low 50s) day to go with it…let’s look around the island & see what’s up: • Just a couple of weekends left for the Island Stage Left show “A Walk in the Woods”…be sure  Continue Reading

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Morning song: “The Wind” with Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 7:31 am, by

Remember this one?

Chef Hobbes' Dover Sole for Two looks delicious!

Dover Sole for Two

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:46 am, by

Hey everybody, it’s “New Recipe Friday!” Naw, I’m just kidding, but it is Friday, and we do have a new recipe for you. Chef Hobbes sent this over thinking you might be interested so here goes… A nice change of pace… 

San juan community theater Holiday Festival - Just Imagine

Just Imagine…

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:00 am, by

Here’s a big event we’re excited to tell you about: “Just Imagine” Tickets are now on sale for the San Juan Community Theater 2012 Holiday Festival. With a lineup that includes the Northwest’s most charismatic auctioneer, mouth-watering culinary creations, dancing to one of the island’s best, and live musical treats throughout, San Juan Community Theatre’s  Continue Reading

Ski Bus - Use it or lose it...

What’s Going On…

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 4:50 am, by

Here are some things happening this week you might want to be aware of. First off, the Ski Bus has been running for years, but is in danger of being cancelled this year due to lack of enrollment. If you want to do the Ski Bus, better get signed up before December 3rd. Here are  Continue Reading


Remembering Sam….

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 4:49 am, by

Just got the information from Sam’s family, to pass on to you – Sam Carter passed away last week here in Friday Harbor: A Memorial Gathering with Sam Carter’s ashes will be held on Sunday, December 2nd at Evan’s Funeral Home in Anacortes from 12:30-2 pm. The “Celebration of Sam’s Life” will be held on  Continue Reading


Tough Loss in Season Opener

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm, by

Mike Martin, the “Voice of the Wolverines” sends this report in: The Friday Harbor Wolverines opened up their basketball season with a tough non-conference road loss to the Burlington-Edison Tigers, 60-37. Burlington’s pressure defense made it tough for Wolverine shooters all night long. Every pass was tipped, every shot was contested and every rebound was  Continue Reading

Morgan Johnston joins Island Rec

Welcome Morgan!

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:26 am, by

Island Rec Welcomes a New Team Member Island Rec is excited to welcome their new Recreation Specialist, Morgan Johnston.  Morgan’s primary responsibilities are the planning and organization of Island Rec’s sports, outdoor, adult and fitness programs. Morgan received her degree in Recreation from Western Washington University in 2010.  She has worked for Richland Parks and  Continue Reading


It’s raining cats and…. more cats!

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:15 am, by

Cat and Kitten Adoption Special Now! If you’ve stopped by the animal shelter in the last few weeks you’ve probably noticed something….lots and lots of cats.  Cats in the lobby, cats in the hallway and cats in the isolation areas…even cats in the restroom.  So, for a limited time only, the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter  Continue Reading

Cow and Pig have been Stolen


Posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:12 am, by

Cow and Pig belong to Steve and Laurie on Roche Harbor Road, they have a Facebook page for them: Here’s a posting from their page:

Boys Basketball Season Preview

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 8:52 am, by

This story is provided by the “Voice of the Wolverines”, Mike Martin. Listen to him broadcast tonight’s game on the internet at: and in Downtown Friday Harbor at 1650 AM. Friday Harbor High School Varsity Boys Season Preview When the boys’ season tips off tonight at 5:45 at Burlington-Edison High School there will be  Continue Reading


Things Going On

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 4:31 am, by

Aaron Shepard got a great shot of a Trumpeter Swan on Egg Lake this past Saturday. Thanks for the photo, Aaron! ++++++++++++++ Give Blood! Wednesday, November 28 Noon until 6:00 PM Mullis Community Senior Center Walk ins welcome. Donors with appointments have priority at registration. For information or to set an appointment, contact Curt Van  Continue Reading

Jake - Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 5:38 am, by

Hi there!  I’m Jake.  As you can see I’m a handsome boy of about seven years old.  My previous owner went away to college and I was left without a home. I have perfect manners and get along well with other dogs. Cats are a different story as I find them delightful to chase…. 


What’s Going On?

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 4:23 am, by

Here are some cool things coming up this week, next week and one cool event from last week that you might want to take a look at: Join San Juan Island National Historical Park staff and volunteers for the annual old-fashioned Holiday Social, tree-trimming and cookie potluck from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 8,  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 3:51 am, by

Let’s take a look around the island & see what’s happening – it was a great Thanksgiving weekend, wasn’t it? +++++ • Did you get your wreath at the Holiday Marketplace? You still have a chance – here’s more from Tammy Cotton & the senior parents: You may have seen us at the Artisan Fair as we  Continue Reading

Part 4: At the Water's Edge Lecture Series

Water’s Edge Lecture Series continues…

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 5:30 am, by

THE NEARSHORE & JUVENILE CHINOOK SALMON Wednesday Nov. 28th 6:00-7:00pm at the Grange Hall (152 First ST Friday Harbor) What time of the year and how long are juvenile Chinook present in the nearshore environment of the San Juan archipelago? Amidst which shoreline types are they most likely to be found? What river or stock  Continue Reading


Holiday show opens at Waterworks Gallery tonight!

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 10:19 am, by

The opening is tonight! Here’s more from Ruth at Waterworks Gallery: WaterWorks Gallery Twelve Artists in the 12th Month November 24 – Dec 21, 2012 Celebrating Twelve Artists in the 12th Month, this show features recent work in painting, glass, ceramic and stone by gallery artists including Abi Spring, Amanda Richardson, Cathy Schoenberg, Dana Roberts,Elizabeth Bruno,  Continue Reading

Earthbox Motel, December 2009

Island Lights!

Posted on November 24, 2012 at 5:30 am, by

Annual Island Lights Celebration and Holiday Decorating Contest Sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Cookies, Caroling, Crafts and LIGHTS! Once again this holiday season, Friday Harbor will be transformed into a winter wonderland, as huge lighted snowflakes adorn the lamp posts and shops sparkle with holiday spirit. The annual Island Lights Celebration  Continue Reading

Good news for Brickworks!

Good News for Brickworks

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 5:26 am, by

Brickworks Receives $100,000 Matching Donation Pledge NOVEMBER 20, 2012 – The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is delighted to announced its receipt of a new major $100,000 matching donation pledge to help pay for building renovations at its Brickworks site in the core of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.  Under the terms of this pledge,  Continue Reading

More Thanks

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm, by

I should have included this in my earlier “thanks” post below, but I was pretty sleepy when I posted that and it just really didn’t hit me til now, but I want to shout out a huge Thank You to Ian Byington. Thank you Ian for being such a great friend through the years, for  Continue Reading


Posted on November 22, 2012 at 5:36 am, by

For all the things we have to be thankful for, great friends, good neighbors, a wonderful community to live in with great people, we also can be thankful for ZZ Top. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Meanwhile, on Friday….shop local!

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 10:13 am, by

You wanted to get out & around the island on Friday anyway, didn’t you? Here are some ideas of things you can do, without leaving the comfort of your island: • The Island Artisan’s Holiday Marketplace gets underway at 10am – here’s the scoop from Rhonda Scott: San Juan Island Artisans are sponsoring their 34th annual event featuring  Continue Reading

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