Lecture on Nuclear Power, tonight at 7:00 at the Grange

IMA Presents…

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 5:05 am, by

Have you ever wondered how a Nuclear Reactor works? What really went on at Three Mile Island? How and why did Chernobyl blow up? Was Fukushima preventable? And how detrimental is radiation to humans anyway? Don Jarrell, a retired nuclear engineer who lives on San Juan Island will explain these and other questions that may  Continue Reading

KWIT Radio Hour opens tonight at San Juan Community Theater

Love is in the Airwaves at SJCT

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm, by

This just in from Jan at the Theater. KWIT Radio Hour opens tonight! Here’s more from Jan: That modern and island twist on old-fashioned radio shows returns to brighten up winter and your valentine at San Juan Community Theatre February 14-17 and 21-24. KWIT Radio Hour, which premiered to sell-out audiences in the Gubelman in  Continue Reading

A Valentine Video

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a fun video to start off your Valentine’s Day…

Winter Birds of the San Juan Valley

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 5:18 am, by

Join San Juan Islands Audubon and the San Juan County Land Bank on Saturday, February 16th, for a birding trip to the wetlands, fields, and woodlands of the San Juan Valley. The trip features a trail walk of a couple miles at the Land Bank’s King Sisters Preserve, as well as stops at other good  Continue Reading

A Grand Re-Opening

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 5:36 am, by

Did you notice that Cotton Cotton Cotton has been closed for a while?  Gail and Randy have transformed the inside of their store and it looks fantastic. They actually didn’t do a whole lot really – just tore out the old carpet, put in a new laminate floor, sanded and refinished the beams across the  Continue Reading

High school juniors Nelson Wynn and Otis Cooper-West with some of the children's books they collected as their fall community service project

Books for Kids

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 5:35 am, by

This is pretty cool. Lori Stokes just sent this notice over to share with you: Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC) and the San Juan Island Library are pleased to announce Books for Kids, a program that gives every child who comes to the new medical clinic, hospital or emergency room, the opportunity to go home  Continue Reading

And the winners are…..

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 6:18 am, by

Today’s the end of the first lap of the County Council election – the returns will be posted some time after 8pm on the County Elections Website here. This primary sets up the final election in April, with two candidates for each of the three spots – congrats to the winners, and to everyone who has run  Continue Reading

Suspending Sooke in the Case. L to R: Bill Pike steadies the wires as Albert Shepard and Matthew Gray Palmer install Sooke's skeleton. Jill Berger/Whale Museum photo

New at the Whale Museum

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 5:24 am, by

New things are happening at the Whale Museum and you’re invited to a sneak peek on Wednesday… Come see two new exhibits and the expanded exhibit hall.  After a six-week closure for renovation and exhibit installation, The Whale Museum will re-open on Thursday, February 14, with hours 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. We’d like to  Continue Reading

Expanded equestrian use of trails a possibility

Park Plan to be Presented

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 5:16 am, by

Here’s a message from Mike Vouri, Chief of Interpretation & Historian at San Juan Island National Historical Park: San Juan Islanders will have an opportunity learn about and comment on the park’s plan for expanded horseback riding in San Juan Island National Historical Park at public meeting scheduled at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday February 13 in the conference  Continue Reading

Shy Ann - This week's Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 5:54 am, by

Shy-Ann is anything but “shy” now, but when she arrived at the shelter over a year ago she was quite timid, having gone from living in a home to being kept in a cold garage for over a year. She has become such a loving and friendly girl now and will make a wonderful companion  Continue Reading

Digital Projection Equipment

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 5:10 am, by

Have you noticed the sharper, brighter picture at the movies lately? I just talked with Palace Theater owner Aaron King and he tells me that in mid December he replaced the old 35mm film projectors with new digital ones. Movies used to come to the theater on reels of film – now they arrive on  Continue Reading

On the Fly plays the Rumor Mill - Friday at 8:00 pm

On The Fly, Friday

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

There’s a new band in town called On the Fly, and they will be entertaining at the Rumor Mill this coming Friday at 8:00 pm. They’re not really all that new exactly, but this will be one of their first public shows (You may have seen them at The Legion on Halloween or at Joe’s  Continue Reading


Fishing Derby Results

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm, by

This just in from Debbie Sandwith at the 2013 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic: It was a sold out Event this year ~ with a HOT season of fishing going on here in the San Juan Islands. We weighed in a RECORD amount of fish –196 in 2 days!! The weather was in our favor with  Continue Reading

Shannon Bailey photo

Shannon Bailey photos

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:18 am, by

Photographer extraordinaire Shannon Bailey from the Pacific Catalyst (and now the Westward as well) has sent over some of her beautiful images to share with you. These are just a few of them. Really good stuff. Thank you Shannon!

Hobbes' awesome new Tuna Melt

Another Winner

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 5:05 am, by

Chef Hobbes has another winner with this one. And don’t leave anything out he cautions – this is out of this world when done correctly: This is the best ever, trust me! Just an awesome sandwich, full of flavor, texture and a little crunch! Recipe for two big sandwiches: 1 can good quality island tuna, drained  Continue Reading

Future Class of 2027

Babies Graduation Class Photos

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Calling Class of 2030 High School Graduates! If you have a child that was born between August 31, 2011 and August 30, 2012 please bring your baby for a group photo on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013 at 11 AM to the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Photographer Kathleen Ballard is donating her time to capture the bunch; a similar photo  Continue Reading

2nd Annual Yappy Hour tonight at the Rumor Mill

What’s Going On….

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:15 am, by

Yappy Hour is Thursday! Hope to see you this Thursday, February 7 at the Rumor Mill for our second “Yappy Hour” to benefit the Animal Shelter!  Stop by any time between 4:00 and 5:30 pm, enjoy an appetizer and your favorite libation and Peggy and Orren will donate a percentage of your tab to The  Continue Reading

We’re gonna miss you Helen!

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:00 am, by

Brian Rader sent this note over about Helen Venada leaving her position as Waste Reduction and Recycling Coordinator: This week marks the end of an era in San Juan County. After 24 years of service, both as a contractor and as an employee, Helen Venada will be leaving employment with San Juan County. As I travel  Continue Reading

Waterworks Reopens

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

Just in time for Valentine’s Week /President’s Weekend,  WaterWorks Gallery is OPEN. Wednesday thru Monday,  Feb 13th – 18th. Hours are 10-5 daily Stop by and see works by Jaime Ellsworth, Melinda Hannigan, Danielle Dean Palmer, Georgia Gerber, Tom Small and Catherine Skinner. With jewelry by Dianne Coe, Tana Acton, and Peggy Hunt to mention a few. Complimentary gift wrapping  Continue Reading

Jimmy Feliz of All the Above Construction

Layin’ it Down

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

If you popped into King’s Market on Tuesday and  were stopped at the bottom of the stairs to King’s Variety by the barricade saying “please enter from our street entrance”, here’s why: They’re doing some remodeling up there – That’s Jimmy Feliz in the photo from All the Above Construction, working as a sub-contractor for San  Continue Reading

Danny Boulet will star as The Prince in Lina Downes' new ballet "A Fairytale Romance"

“Amazing” Dancer

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 5:30 am, by

Jan from the Community Theater sends this notice: “Amazing” Dancer Stars in New Ballet from Island Choreographer La Danse et La Musique, a “grand” evening of music and movement at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m., brings a chance to see more mesmerizing moves from an internationally-renowned Seattle dancer. Event  Continue Reading

Island things…

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:55 am, by

There’s lots going on around here. Let’s take a look. First off, Sandy Strehlou mentions the following about ballet: Considering Ballet? We are very fortunate to have inspiring ballet instruction on island. Lina Downes teaches children as young as 5 up through beginning and intermediate adult, as well as private classes for serious advanced students. Ballet is  Continue Reading

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