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From Trees to Tap: The Workings of a Working Watershed

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

Know Your Island Walk – Saturday June 27, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Meet caretaker Will Hamilton and water systems manager Chad Hoffman for an educational tour of the Briggs Lake area (known as the Roche Harbor Watershed) which is a private forest providing water, wood, wildlife and recreation enjoyed by many islanders. Learn what makes this  Continue Reading

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2015 Friday Art Market

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

The Friday Art Market has begun its fourth season on the Brickworks Plaza and will run through September 4th. The art market will run every Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm. This year we are pleased to announce the addition of Bakery San Juan to the Art Market. There will be several new artists joint the the “Artisans  Continue Reading

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The Dawn of Visible Life

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories is pleased to announce the 17th annual Illg Distinguished Lecturer will be Dr. Stefan Bengtson, Professor emeritus of Palaezoology at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Bengston will present a free public lecture to the San Juan Island Community on Thursday evening July 2 at  Continue Reading

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Help With Recycling

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Town asks public to exercise caution when using recycling cans The Town of FH appreciates the ongoing efforts of residents and visitors to maintain the town’s clean and green image by utilizing the recycling cans added to the downtown core last summer. It has been noted that many people are now using the recycling cans  Continue Reading

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Last Drive-in of the Season

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 5:31 am, by

Hop the train to Hogwarts! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be the last Drive-In of the Season! When: Friday June 26th, approx. 10:00 pm, Parking and Concessions open at 8:30 pm. Admission: $5/person, family of 5/$20, ages 5 and under FREE. Plot: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young  Continue Reading

Fairgrounds Parks Closed

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

Fairgrounds Parks Closed for Parking Lot Project The fairgrounds family and skate parks will be closed Wednesday, June 24th during the final phase of parking lot re-construction. We ask that all park goers be patient and respect the closure so that the construction crew and equipment can work safely and efficiently. For more information please  Continue Reading

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Community Marching Band

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm, by

Attention Musicians! We are once again inviting local and visiting musicians to join the Friday Harbor 4th of July Community Marching Band. Participants always have a lot of fun! David Eden will be the leader again this year. Dust off your instrument and join us! Rehearsals are at 7:00 pm June 24th, 26th, 29th,  July 1st, and 3rd.  Continue Reading

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The Triumph of Seeds

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 3:59 pm, by

Local resident and author of Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, Thor Hanson will discuss his latest publication The Triumph of Seeds. Hear why seeds are so important to our daily lives, and you will come away with a new appreciation for these little wonders. Wednesday, June 24, at 7:00 pm San Juan Island  Continue Reading

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Brush Fire on Turtleback Mountain Preserve, Orcas Island

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

Tanja from the Land Bank shares this story about a wildfire on Orcas Island… On Sunday afternoon, June 21, 2015, the Orcas Island Fire Department responded to an isolated brush fire on the north side of the Land Bank’s Turtleback Mountain Preserve. The fire, which was started by an illegal campfire, charred approximately 150’ x  Continue Reading

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Chosen

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 9:24 am, by

Here is a note from Stephanie Prima about Wednesday’s “Chosen” movie event and discussion… Hi Tim, Thank you for running the stories about “All-American” girls who have been trafficked from small towns. Here is the final story (PDF), though this one is told from a mother’s standpoint. It’s a bit longer than the others, but  Continue Reading

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Island Haven Animal Sanctuary

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 5:56 am, by

The San Juan Islands are getting a new non-profit (because you can never have too many!). Island Haven Animal Sanctuary’s mission is to provide lifetime care and sheltering for animals who, while still able to lead a quality life, are unable to find homes due to old age, chronic illness, handicaps, temperament issues or other  Continue Reading

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The Grand Unveiling

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

This little piggy went to market… Guests are invited to come for an awesome, locally sourced dinner, root around at the Friday Art Market and celebrate the arrival of PIG – a new long-term resident of Friday Harbor! A San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild event at Brickworks on July 3, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00  Continue Reading

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2015 Library Book Mark Contest Winners Announced

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Congratulations to the winners of the San Juan Island Library’s 2015 Book Mark Contest. Each year, the Library holds its Book Mark Contest to kick off the Summer Reading Program. This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is Every Hero Has a Story. The Book Mark Contest is open to all San Juan Island students in  Continue Reading

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SVC Commencement at San Juan Center

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Surrounded by tall evergreens, ferns, and other natural landscaping, Skagit Valley College held commencement exercises on June 17 at SVC’s San Juan Center in Friday Harbor. After a welcome to the graduates, family members, friends, and audience guests in attendance, SVC President Dr. Tom Keegan delivered his Presidential Address. He then introduced each of the  Continue Reading

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2015 Summer Reading

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Island Library announced the 2015 Summer Reading Program. Summer Reading is for all ages. This year, three programs are offered: Summer Reading Program for elementary aged children, Teen SRP, and Adult Summer Reading. Adult Summer Reading is so simple, everyone can do it. Read a book in whatever format you choose. Visit the  Continue Reading

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Opalco Board Sets Temporary Revenue Recovery Add-On

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

Members Will Pay Monthly Add-On To Recover Under-Charged Bill Amounts At the June 18 board meeting on Lopez, the Orcas Power & Light Cooperative Board approved a temporary revenue recovery add-on to make up for the current cost-of-service gap and projected revenue shortfall through the end of 2015. The add-on will be applied to all  Continue Reading

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Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 5:32 am, by

(Updated) Sheila Harley sends over your monthly firefighter… Elizabeth, pictured here in the San Juan Island Firefighers Logistics team kitchen, helps make sure that the firefighters who are working a fire are nourished at the scene whether it be day or night. Basically the team is on call just as the people who fight the fires are.  Continue Reading

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Fireworks Illegal Without Permit

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

Fireworks are illegal without permit in Town of Friday Harbor and throughout San Juan County The Town of Friday Harbor would like to remind residents and visitors that it is illegal to possess, sell, offer to sell, use, transfer, discharge or explode fireworks anywhere in San Juan County without a permit (SJC Code 9.20). This  Continue Reading

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Shakespeare in HD at SJCT

Posted on June 20, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s newest live streaming partner presents Shakespeare’s King John on Monday, June 22 at 7:00 pm. Canada’s Stratford Festival HD is produced at the annual festival in Stratford, Ontario, attracting many of the greatest Canadian, British and American actors in its productions of Shakespearean plays. King John features Tom McCamus in the  Continue Reading

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Sign up for Summer Reading

Posted on June 19, 2015 at 9:08 pm, by

Registration opened Thursday for children for the Summer Reading Program at the Library and over 100 children signed up. The kids will track their time spent reading and keep engaged in learning over the summer. Registration continues through July 29. The first fun performance will be next Wednesday, June 24 at 1:30 at the Friday  Continue Reading

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Tragedy of the Commons: Under the Dome

Posted on June 19, 2015 at 1:47 pm, by

Join host Ken Crawbuck for Under the Dome, a film about the air pollution problem in China. A celebrated former TV anchor gives an impassioned lecture on China’s environmental meltdown. Are there lessons for the U.S. to learn from the Chinese experience? A discussion follows; and the popcorn is organic. Tragedy of the Commons Documentary  Continue Reading

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Advantage Horsemanship with Scott Purdum

Posted on June 19, 2015 at 12:58 pm, by

Don’t forget – this is happening TODAY and this weekend… Does the name Scott Purdum ring a bell? If you are an avid horse-lover, or have ever watched RFDTV, then you have heard of Scott Purdum’s amazing show, Advantage Horsemanship! The San Juan County Fairgrounds is excited to have Scott himself come all the way  Continue Reading

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