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Fire Rescue: An Opportunity to Serve

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

If you’ve ever wanted to make a meaningful contribution to our community, Sheila Harley from San Juan Island Fire Rescue has an opportunity for you to consider. Sheila sent us this photo hoping to spark some interest in attracting volunteers who would rather see their own face dressed up in firefighting gear than this poor,  Continue Reading

Totem Poll Blessing and Send Off in Bellingham on August 17, 2014 -  Paul K. Anderson photo

Totem Pole Journey

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s a note from Katie over at Friends of the San Juans… FRIENDS is honored and excited to host a public introduction and benefit in support of “Our Shared Responsibility: A Totem Pole Journey” at San Juan Island National Historical Park’s English Camp on San Juan Island on August 29 at 7 p.m. This is  Continue Reading

"Annie" is this week's Pet of the Week - Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Annie came to us several months ago when her owner passed away unexpectedly.  She is quite possibly the nicest, gentlest cat we’ve had here at the shelter and we think you’ll agree.  Sadly, she was declawed at some point in her life and as a result she tends to be somewhat shy and tends to  Continue Reading

Foggy Morning Sunrise - Kevin Holmes photo

Foggy Sunrise

Posted on August 24, 2014 at 10:25 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares this sunrise photo. He shot this from the early ferry near Anacortes yesterday. Click on it to see it larger. Thanks Kevin!

Blair Street Project Under Construction

Blair Street Improvement Project Parking and Safety Concerns

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm, by

Here’s a note from the School District about the ongoing construction on Blair Avenue… Welcome back to school! The Blair Street improvement project is underway! Please be aware that there will be some disruptions to school access and to parking. Note the district’s STEM project also continues. All students and staff are urged to use utmost caution for the  Continue Reading

Construction work on Blair Avenue between the Post Office and Islanders Bank - Tim Dustrude photo

Blair Avenue Update from Mike Carlson

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 4:29 pm, by

Here’s a note to all of you from Mike Carlson, about the Blair Avenue Improvement Project… August 22, 2014 To the citizens of Friday Harbor and San Juan Island: This summer our crews have had the privilege of completely reconstructing Blair Avenue. Blair Avenue provides access to Friday Harbor High School, U.S. Post Office, Islanders  Continue Reading

This rare 1938 Buick 46C Special will be arriving from Yakima

Concours d’Elegance This Weekend

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands and the Rotary Club of San Juan Island invite everyone to the eighth Annual Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands at the San Juan Vineyards (3136 Roche Harbor Road) on Sunday, August 24, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. Here’s the Schedule: 11:00 AM: Open  Continue Reading

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Banner Year for Caring and Giving at the Fair

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note from Susan over at the SJI Community Foundation… The Community Foundation was gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2014 San Juan County Fair when over $31,000 was donated to eight different projects featured in the matching program. This amount was raised in just the four days of  Continue Reading

How the phone and data connections reach all the islands.

November Phone/Internet Outage Update

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a notice that was posted on the San Juans Department of Emergency Management’s Facebook page… The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has released it’s report on the November 2013 CenturyLink outage (it’s a large PDF file, you can download it here: http://1.usa.gov/XAS23X . Report captures UTC staff recommendations- final decision by UTC is yet  Continue Reading

A scene from Twelfth Night - John Sinclair photo

12th Night Ends this Weekend

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Helen at Island Stage Left sends you this reminder about this weekend’s show… Our production of “Twelfth Night” is coming to a close this weekend. We have just Friday, Saturday and Sunday left. Show starts at 8:15. Last performance on the 24th. It’s at 1062 Wold Road. Come, or come again, to see this incredibly popular  Continue Reading

Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Friday Harbor

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:08 am, by

Just heard from Colleen Johansen that San Juan Safaris has accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge. And here they are on YouTube… check it out:

Mike Vouri and Michael Cohen during a benefit performance last fall for the Pickett House in Bellingham - Contributed photo

Pickett Takes a Final Bow

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Help make history and see the final San Juan Island performance of “The Life and Times of General George Pickett” scheduled for 7:30 pm, Thursday, August 21 in the Gubelman Theatre of the San Juan Community Theater. Mike Vouri (in the title role) and folksinger Michael Cohen have presented the play throughout the Pacific Northwest  Continue Reading

Totem Pole Journey Blessing Ceremony Comes to San Juan Island - Click for event poster

Totem Pole Journey

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

On Friday, August 29th at 7:00 p.m., FRIENDS of the San Juans is hosting a public introduction and benefit in support of “Our Shared Responsibility: A Totem Pole Journey” at English Camp on San Juan Island. This is a special opportunity for community leaders, people of faith, and local activists to learn more about this  Continue Reading

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Heron Releases from Wolf Hollow

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a story from Wolf Hollow’s monthly newsletter, Hollow Happenings… Within the past few weeks we have successfully rehabilitated and released two very different herons. The first to be released was a young Green Heron that was found, weak and thin, in a park in Burlington in late June. It was a youngster that was  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk - Contributed photo

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

Meet Steve Ulvi, crackerjack trail builder, former employee of the Alaska National Parks and dedicated/concerned San Juan Island citizen, to walk our new hospital trail, The Peace Path. Steve will fill us in on how this trail came to be, its deliberate design as a slow, contemplative and meandering trail, what the building of it  Continue Reading

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Washington State Parks ‘Free Day’ August 25

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Special day honors birthday of National Park Service The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, Aug. 25 is a state parks ‘free day.’ Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. The ‘free day’ is in honor of the birthday of the National Park  Continue Reading

Miles Crossen - Tim Dustrude photo

Miles Says Thanks

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 7:03 am, by

Here’s a note from Miles Crossen, this year’s Superintendent of the Photo Exhibit at the fair… To all the visitors and residents of San Juan County who helped with the success of this year’s Photography Department at the San Juan County Fair. First – I’d like to mention the participants (far too many to list  Continue Reading

Photo courtesy of Beam Reach

Ocean Roar

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 7:02 am, by

The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Michael Jasny as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series. Michael will discuss “Ocean Roar: Combating Noise from Commercial Ships” on Tuesday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. The ocean is an acoustic world, and whales and many other species of marine life rely on sound for their survival.  Continue Reading

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Experimental Animation

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 7:02 am, by

This note came in to the Update mailbox from K. Thor Jensen inviting you to a backyard Experimental Animation show… Join us for a screening and performance of comics and animation by Stefan Gruber, an experimental animator and performance artist from Seattle. His three-part act includes live animation, a live voice performance, and an entertaining  Continue Reading

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Animal Shelter Donations

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 7:02 am, by

If you have any items you’d like to donate to the Animal Shelter for their big garage sale fundraiser this Saturday, Wednesday is the day to drop them off at 994 Cattle Point Road between 10:00 and 4:00. The shelter staff appreciate your support! The sale will be on Saturday, August 23rd from 8:00 am  Continue Reading

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Mobile CSO is Coming to FH

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 7:01 am, by

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office is coming to San Juan Island on August 26 and 27th. They will be here to do application interviews for Food and Cash as well as yearly reviews, and to answer any questions on active cases or about any of their  Continue Reading

Transient Orcas near Sidney Island - Jim Maya photo

Transient Orcas near Sidney Island

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Captain Jim Maya of Maya’s Westside Whalewatch shares this beautiful image of Transient Orcas over by Sidney Island. Thanks Jim!

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