Amazon: The Truth behind the Click a BBC Documentary

Tragedy of the Commons Documentaries – Panorama Amazon

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

At San Juan Island Library on Saturday, November 21st, at 7:00 pm. Join documentary series host Ken Crawbuck for “Panorama – Amazon: The Truth behind the Click,” a BBC documentary about the online retailer that transformed how the world shops. Follow an order from “click” to delivery and see how Amazon runs its company and treats  Continue Reading

Congratulatory fireboat escort - Kerry Hartjen photo

Congratulations Girls!

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 5:03 pm, by

Kerry Hartjen captured this image from the ferry M/V Samish as the FHHS Girls Volleyball team came home Sunday afternoon. They won 5th place at the State Championship. Way to go Girls!!


Literary Salon with Laurie Orton

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 12:34 pm, by

November 19, at 7:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library  Unlike a book club, you choose what you read, but we join together to share impressions. Join us for refreshments and refreshing talk!  

One of three homes that  arrived by barge in August - Contributed photo

Homes to Arrive by Barge

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

More homes arriving by barge for the Home Trust The San Juan Community Home Trust is on the move AGAIN! Two more homes are coming soon to Phase 2 of Sun Rise, the new neighborhood of permanently affordable homes now being developed by San Juan Community Home Trust. The houses, from Victoria B.C., will be  Continue Reading


Take the Arts Survey

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 4:52 am, by

Diane Martindale shares this request for your input on arts… Dear artist or art supporter, The Washington State Arts Commission is updating its strategic plan and needs your voice to be counted. We want all possible perspectives represented. Feel free to forward this to your friends. The Legislature requires each state agency to develop a  Continue Reading

anita moorjani

Dying to be Me

Posted on November 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm, by

Rob Simpson invites you to the next Conscientious Projector Series event at the library. And note – this was reported earlier to be showing on Monday the 23rd – that is incorrect. It will be on Monday the 16th… Hello Almost-Holiday-Ready Islanders, Anita had gone from being a vital young woman, to a wheel chair, to  Continue Reading

Kristine Lytton - Contributed photo

A Word from Olympia…

Posted on November 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm, by

40th Legislative District Representative Kris Lytton will be the speaker at the upcoming membership meeting of the League of Women Voters of the San Juans. The meeting will be held at the SJI Library conference room from Noon until 2:00pm on Monday, November 16, 2015. Rep. Lytton, recently appointed to the Governor’s “McCleary Plan Work  Continue Reading


Chamber Chat

Posted on November 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm, by

It’s time for the November 2015 edition of Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President… Wow… it seems like we were just talking about our busy summer and here we are with the holidays right around the corner. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Board  Continue Reading

Steven R. Hill - Contributed photo

“Painting in Pastel” Workshop at IMA

Posted on November 14, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) is pleased to present “Painting in Pastel,” January 16–18, 2016, a workshop offered by international award winning artist and instructor, Steven R. Hill, from Lopez Island, Washington. The workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on and technique-driven work shop, where students of all skill levels will learn to use the  Continue Reading

Mike Chadwick; 1932 - 2015  - Contributed photo

Mike Chadwick  1932 – 2015

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm, by

Mike Chadwick died peacefully at home November 4, 2015, after waging a three year battle with cancer. He lived a quiet life of devotion to his work, honor to his country, and love for his family and friends. He was born in Manchester, England in 1932, attended grammar school there, and in ’42 transferred to  Continue Reading

Rachel Goodremont (L) and Jana Meredith selling raffle tickets at Marketplace for art scholarships

Island Artisans Raffle

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 3:48 pm, by

It’s time for the raffle fundraiser for Island Artisans. You may have seen Rachel and Jana at Marketplace on Thursday – Island Artisans is holding a raffle to raise funds for their scholarship program and for the holiday sale at the elementary school to be held on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Island artisans  Continue Reading

Harry See, Rebecca Smith and Noel Monin - Ron Garner photo

SJI Fire & Rescue Inducts 3 into Hall of Fame

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer at SJI Fire/Rescue shares this announcement… The San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Hall of Fame was created to honor those that make a significant contribution to the development and success of of the Department. Every five years the honors are awarded. The three new recipiants join the 22 people already on the Hall of  Continue Reading

Sam Gibboney - Contributed photo

Residential Building Applications to get “Lean”

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

As Community Development Director Sam Gibboney prepares to move a new position in County government, she is coordinating a sea change in the application process for residential building permits. Gibboney estimates that half of the residential building permit applications submitted in San Juan County encounter delays because documentation is incomplete or required information is missing.  Continue Reading

Vietnam Veteran's Reception - Contributed photo

Vietnam Veterans Reception

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

Minnie Knych shares this recap of the reception held earlier this week on Veteran’s Day… Friday Harbor Grange #225 hosted Vietnam veterans at a reception held at the Mullis Community Center on Thursday, November 12.  There are 157 Vietnam veteran members of American Legion 163 and each was sent an invitation to the event. During the  Continue Reading


Educational Opportunity Award

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 9:42 am, by

$2,000 Educational Opportunity Award Available from Friday Harbor Soroptimists Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor (SIFRI) is offering a $2,000.00 “Educational Opportunity Award.” This award helps women to overcome financial difficulties and better their lives through education and training. The recipient may use the cash award to offset any costs of higher education, such as tuition,  Continue Reading


Note of Appreciation

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 9:40 am, by

To my island neighbors, I wish to thank the many people who supported and encouraged me during this past election.  I have new friends and a deeper appreciation of the many islanders who unselfishly devote their time and efforts to serving each other. I won’t be taking a seat on the 2016 Public Hospital District  Continue Reading

Gordon Steele Celebration of Life

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm, by

Just heard that a Celebration of Gordon Steele’s Life will be held at the San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, November 13, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Front row: Erin Heydenreich, Levi Doenges, Jamie Ellsworth, Matt Pranger; back row: Chris Teren, Tom Doenges, Tim Dustrude

Successful 1st Quarter for SJ Puzzles

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Puzzles shares this update on where things are at with their new business… San Juan Puzzles President Levi Doenges was happy to hand out checks as first payments for the use of photos turned into puzzles sold thus far. These artists have offered their keen photographer works and paintings to make this business  Continue Reading


Chamber Member of the Month

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

The SJI Chamber of Commerce announces their Featured Member of the Month: WaterWorks Gallery… History In 1985, Ruth Offen left her San Francisco gallery job and moved to San Juan Island. Facing an abysmal job market, she turned to what she knew best – art. With a leap of faith and a limited inventory, she  Continue Reading

A selection of spices - Contributed photo

At the Library this Weekend:

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

Indian Spices with Sandhya Sreerama Following on from her popular Indian cooking workshop, Sandhya is back! Come and learn about spices used in Indian cooking, from well-known to lesser-known varieties and taste two of Sandhya’s favorite spice-based recipes. Saturday, November 14 1:30 – 4:00 pm San Juan Island Library meeting room, free. ********* Open Mic  Continue Reading


Winter Preparedness Program

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 continues its fall evening program series with Winter Preparedness on Wednesday November 18, 2015 at the Grange Hall. The program begins at 7pm preceded by a potluck at 6pm—all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come join us for a program on how to prepare for and enjoy in comfort  Continue Reading

Daniel Mayes as John and David Foubert as Ian - John Sinclair photo

Shining City Starts this Friday

Posted on November 11, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Here is an updated post on this upcoming play, this time with some beautiful photos by John Sinclair of… “A triumph of the human spirit” Do not miss this haunting and finely honed piece of contemporary theatrical magic. It is truly exceptional. John, a recently bereaved sales rep, is haunted by the presence of  Continue Reading

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