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School District Superintendent Search Update

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan Island School District Board of Directors Chair Jack McKenna today provided an update on the process for hiring a new superintendent of schools. “We have a strong pool of candidates, and will now begin the process of selecting our next superintendent,” Mr. McKenna noted. The process is designed to include broad participation by  Continue Reading

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Marguerite Place water line replacement project begins March 2nd, 2015

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

The Marguerite Place water line replacement is the Town’s next utility improvement project. Construction will take place between Park and Guard Streets. The project should commence on or near March 2nd and is expected to be completed within 60 calendar days. Travelers should expect delays and limited or no access during certain phases of the  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 5:31 am, by

Hello. I’m Lilly. Don’t you just hate it when someone takes your picture on a bad hair day? Let me explain… I had been taking a lovely nap, snuggled deep under some blankets when the paparazzi arrived to take my photo. Normally, I would look much more “put together”, but you know how it is  Continue Reading

David Reep, Mt. Vernon, WA ~  is all smiles when his 22.3 oz. beauty knocked the 21.13 oz fish to second place late Friday - Contributed photo

Roche Harbor Fishing Derby Results

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 4:23 am, by

Debbie Sandwith of the Roche Harbor Fishing Derby shares the results of last week’s derby… The 12th Annual 2015 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic was Sold-Out this year by December 19th. It was another HOT season of fishing going on here in the San Juan Islands. We weighed in a total of 147 Fish in 2  Continue Reading

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Cotton Cotton Cotton Opens for the Season

Posted on February 14, 2015 at 10:33 am, by

Just got this note from Randy and Gail down at Cotton… Hey Tim, Would you mind mentioning in The Update that Cotton Cotton Cotton is open again after our Winter Break? Our hours are 10:00 – 4:00 Thursday through Monday. We are getting in new merchandise daily and also running a Facebook contest. Just Like,  Continue Reading

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Children’s Festival 2015

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm, by

Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 25th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 2nd, 2015! We are pleased to announce that we have the sunniest theme, this side of the Pacific! Aloha! Escape to Paradise! This year we have selected a committee that’s been working hard to make our festival come alive: Adrienne  Continue Reading

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Give Mother Nature a Valentine

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:52 am, by

Valentine’s Day: Give Mother Nature a Valentine. Return Her Love for Your Life by Strengthening it. Project NatureConnect has provided a free, instant Valentine that nature lovers can give to Mother Nature because she deserves to enjoy our love and gratitude for her love and support of us. The unique online Valentine is interactive. It  Continue Reading

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Rumor Mill Is Open

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

The Chameleons are rocking the house tonight at 7:30 pm, to kick off the first night of live music for 2015 at the Rumor Mill. Feeling the love? Come on over to the for some pre-Valentine’s Day live music. Be ready to boogie the night away. Come early and enjoy the specials featured for the  Continue Reading

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“Wild” Opera, Sunday at SJCT

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

The Metropolitan Opera offers a wild and kaleidoscopic production of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, in HD at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. Recorded live earlier this month, the magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title character.  Hibla Gerzmava, Erin  Continue Reading

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Health Department Urges SJC Residents to Confirm their Immunizations

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

The U.S. is currently experiencing outbreaks of measles, mumps and pertussis (whooping cough), including cases reported in Washington State. While no cases related to the current outbreaks have been reported in San Juan County, San Juan County Health & Community Services encourages individuals and family members to review their vaccination status. If vaccinations are not  Continue Reading

Another New Baby in J pod!

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 7:41 pm, by

This just in from the Center for Whale Research… After spending the past two weeks near the west entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, J pod finally came back into the interior Salish Sea waters and showed off another brand new baby whale to the few observers that braved the mist and light  Continue Reading

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Be a Mentor… Do Something GREAT!

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Mentoring program serves youth 8-14 years of age. Students who are mentored are more likely to improve academically and develop positive social skills. They are LESS likely to use drugs and alcohol. A mentor and their matched mentee spend one hour weekly for a minimum of one year. Training and ongoing support is  Continue Reading

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

From Snapshots to Great Shots: How to Make Better Photographs with your digital camera in two easy sessions, February 21 and 28, 2015 at the Skagit Valley College. In the first session you’ll learn the fundamentals of photography, how to set up your camera, and then how to use the camera more effectively to get  Continue Reading

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Visitors Mean Business to Local and State Economies

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

Barbara Marrett from the Visitor’s Bureau shares this note about tourism… Washington State Legislature is poised to support permanent funding for tourism promotion Here are a few facts about San Juan County and Washington State that not everyone knows: Tourism is the fourth largest industry in San Juan County and Washington State Washington in the  Continue Reading

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Book-It Repertory Brings Alice to SJCT

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

FREE! Book-It Repertory Brings Alice to San Juan Community Theatre Lewis Carroll’s prized book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, moves to the stage for island youngsters on Friday, February 13. Starting at 3:00 p.m., the Northwest’s Book-It Repertory Theatre will present their own adaptation of the classic story in San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Theatre, bringing  Continue Reading

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FHFF Tuesday: Bidder 70

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 5:29 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival 2015 Winter Film Series presents: BIDDER 70 Tim DeChristoper is Bidder 70, a young man who derailed an illegal BLM oil and gas auction in a courageous act of civil disobedience. DeChristopher, a student environmentalist, aka “Bidder 70”, monkey wrenched President Bush’s last minute, fraudulent BLM Oil & Gas Lease Auction  Continue Reading

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Salmon fishing to close Feb. 15 in San Juan Islands

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 5:20 am, by

Debbie Sandwith at Roche Harbor shares this notice from the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife… The recreational fishery in Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands) will close to salmon fishing at the end of the day Feb. 15. Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) made the decision after evaluating catch  Continue Reading

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Win a Hawaiian Getaway

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza and Hawaiian Getaway Tickets on Sale Now! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 14 when Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor holds its 17th annual, ever popular, St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Tickets are on sale now at Spa d Bune and The Toy Box for  Continue Reading

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A Valentine Crafternoon for Adults

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

This happens today from 4 – 6 pm… It’s the adults’ turn to play with paper and scissors and make something for that someone special. Supplies provided, but feel free to supplement with your own. No registration necessary. San Juan Island Library meeting room, free. Wednesday, February 11, from 4-6PM

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SJCT Job Opening: Artistic Director

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre Artistic Director (part-time position) Working in close partnership with the Theatre’s Chief Administrative Officer, the Artistic Director is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of the organization. Selects and evaluates programs for the year, including local stage productions and performance groups, touring artists, school presentations, educational  Continue Reading

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60 Minutes of Love

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a Valentine’s reminder from Helen at Island Stage Left… Before or after your Valentine dinner, come and join us at 7:00 on the 13th or 7:00 or 8:15 on the 14th. Today is the last day to ask for poems to be dedicated to someone (or people) you LOVE. See details on the poster.  Continue Reading

This internationally-acclaimed songwriter duo just happens to live on San Juan Island!

CD Release Celebration for Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 5:51 am, by

Dave and Mandy have been touring extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe and will be back on the island with a live concert celebrating the release of their new album, Maritime, which captures a moment in time and place from their seaside home. Upon early release in Europe, Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two  Continue Reading

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