Guard Street to be Closed at Tucker

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 12:54 pm, by

The Town of Friday Harbor shares this late-breaking announcement… Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 Construction Update Be advised that early Wednesday morning, July 13, a portion of Guard Street will be closed to traffic. Project task(s): The Contractor will be trenching for installation of fiber-optic cable by OPALCO/Rock Island Communications. Street Closure:  Guard Street  Continue Reading

A River of Migration by Gu Xiong - Contributed photo

A River of Migration to Open at SJIMA

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Comparing his own journey from China to Canada, with that of the migration of the salmon, Canadian multi-media artist Gu Xiong will install “A River of Migration” in the San Juan Island Museum of Art’s Atrium Gallery. The community is invited to observe the installation which will take place August 1 – August 5. The  Continue Reading

Dahlias on display at the 2015 SJC Fair Flower Hall - Tim Dustrude photo

The Flower Hall

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fiona Norris invites you to join the San Juan Island Garden Club at the San Juan County Fair Flower Hall… The Flower Hall is organized by the San Juan Island Garden Club and Horticultural Society with able assistance from WSU Master Gardener volunteers particularly on intake day. In 2015 we were assigned a new location in the  Continue Reading

Birds of Chicago - Contributed photo

Birds of Chicago Land in Friday Harbor

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

A talented duo touted as “two of the most compelling new voices on the Americana music scene” by the Chicago Sun Times, performs at San Juan Community Theatre on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Allison Russell and JT Nero, who together make up Birds of Chicago, magically combine roots, gospel, folk and more with  Continue Reading

Can you drive this thing?

Job Opening at the Shipyard

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Alisa from Jensen Shipyard writes to let us know they have a job opening… Equipment Operator Seeking person with heavy equipment experience. Primary responsibility is operating 35 ton Travel Lift to haul and launch boats ranging from 15 feet to 47 feet. Job also requires pressure washing, boat bottom painting and facility maintenance. Boat knowledge  Continue Reading

Milene Henley - Contributed photo

Undervotes, Overvotes, and Write-ins

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

This is the seventh in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The County Auditor administers elections and voter registration in the County… Let’s face it: sometimes you don’t know who to vote for. Maybe it’s a judge, or maybe it’s a state position you’re  Continue Reading


Take Charge San Juan

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

San Juan Islands Conservation District is proud to announce our Take Charge electric vehicle program! The San Juan Islands are the perfect place for electric vehicles. To support the transition to low carbon transport technology, we are promoting two new programs: The Public Charge Station Incentive Program, sponsored by OPALCO. The Sign & Drive Lease  Continue Reading

Richard Davenport is opening the new FH School of Massage - Tim Dustrude photo

Friday Harbor School of Massage

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Richard Davenport, owner of Lavendera Massage, is happy to announce the opening of the new Friday Harbor School of Massage. The Washington State Board of Massage and the Workforce Training Board approved the curriculum and catalog for the new school last Friday. Friday Harbor School of Massage is officially a state approved school for training  Continue Reading

Don Ehlen with insect displays - Contributed photo

Don Ehlen’s Insect Safari

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Presented by the San Juan Island Library, Come see Don Ehlen’s Insect Safari, held Wednesday, July 13 on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Showtime begins at 1:30 PM. Learn about the amazing world of insects. View Don Ehlen’s collection of preserved and living specimens, including millipedes, a stick insect, and giant cockroaches. Please bring  Continue Reading

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Frank Penwell Enters the Race

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Citizens, I am running for County Council Position 1. I am best known for my integrity, charitable activities, and for starting Community Treasures. I do not support polluting our County rural roads with political signs, so I invite you to visit my website to review my platform and leadership experiences over the last 40  Continue Reading



Posted on July 11, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

The San Juan Island School District and planning committee members have planned a DACA/DAPA Update Session for Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm, at the San Juan Community Theatre. The purpose of this meeting is for participants to learn about the decision of the Supreme Court and how it impacts students, families and our  Continue Reading

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

Pet of the Week

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Ladies and Gentlemen, what you see before you is the world’s smallest German Shepherd. That’s Me – “Lovie”! I only weigh about five pounds, but when it comes to cuteness, loyalty and fun – I’m a very big dog indeed! I’m only 8 years old and spunky as all get out! I’d love to meet  Continue Reading


Simply Wright

Posted on July 10, 2016 at 4:20 pm, by

Carla Wright has just opened a design/consulting business. Here she is with the scoop… I am now providing design consultation for those needing help with restyling their home or business, closet attacks (my speciality) and personal shopping (targeting men who normally need help in this category). All things to help make your life easier and more enjoyable.  Continue Reading

Tuesday's film for SJCT's Summer Film Series

Summer Film Series at SJCT

Posted on July 10, 2016 at 8:58 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, After last week’s “Amy”, the film series turns to a brighter side next Tuesday with the showing of “Heart of a Dog”. We hope to see all of you at the Community Theatre Tuesday at 7:30 pm – and bring a friend. If you haven’t already purchased one, punch cards are available  Continue Reading

Breaking Wave - 41" x 41" - Textile Wall Art by Amanda Richardson

Opening Reception at WaterWorks

Posted on July 10, 2016 at 8:43 am, by

Amanda Richardson: Textile Wall Hangings – July 16 through August 3 The textile works of Amanda Richardson have earned accolades from clients worldwide. This show’s subject matter is inspired by the beautiful flowers and rocky cliffs from her home in Cornwall, UK. Additionally, it is infused with remembrances of the flowers from the San Juan Islands  Continue Reading


Live at the Rumor Mill

Posted on July 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm, by

Budapest West performs at the Rumor Mill, Saturday July 9th at 7:30pm.  The band says: “We are happy to announce our return to Friday Harbor for another night of great food, excellent drinks, and our rockin’ ‘belly-dance-world-groove’. Join us at Rumor Mill in beautiful downtown Friday Harbor!” Since the release of their first critically acclaimed  Continue Reading


Road Construction Updates

Posted on July 9, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

More updates from the Town  on a couple of road construction projects. First, Tucker Avenue, and then the water main replacement out on San Juan Valley and Wold Roads… Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 What to expect for the week of July 11th through July 15th The Town of Friday Harbor appreciates everyone’s patience while we  Continue Reading

EMS Chief Jerry Martin - Brook Ashcraft photo

EMS Chief Discusses the Upcoming Levy

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm, by

EMS Chief Jerry Martin shares these thoughts on the levy… Asking the voters to approve a levy increase is never popular, even in good times. But approval of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy is responsible and conservative, and will ensure the financial viability of our system for years to come. On August 2, voters will be asked  Continue Reading

2016 San Juan County Fair Poster art by Jill Bliss

2016 Fair Update

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

The Fair is getting near, about 40 days away! Planning is well underway with vendors, entertainers, and exhibitors all excited to showcase at the Fairgrounds from August 17th through the 20th (Wednesday-Saturday). This year’s Fair theme is “Barn and Raised in the Islands” with beautiful poster art by the talented Jill Bliss of San Juan Island.  Continue Reading


Trunk Show at Surina Business Park

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Erin Heydenreich shares this invitation with you… Come shopping at Heather B Munro Yoga Studio in the Surina Business Park on Saturday, July 9th! We have tons of beautiful handcrafted items from Oaxaca, Mexico and Betina Roza Jewelry! Baskets, hammocks, clothing, textiles, bags, jewelry and more! This is also a great time to come check  Continue Reading

Edward R. Weed in 1942

Edward R. Weed

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

On his passing, we now celebrate the life of Edward Richard Weed, devoted husband and dedicated father. Ed was born in Vancouver, BC to American parents in 1923. He was the eighth generation of his family born and raised in North America, his forbearers having arrived in the year 1630. He joined the US Army  Continue Reading

The waterfront side of the new Downriggers building - SJ Update photo

They’re Moving In Already

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm, by

It seems it will be near the end of August before Downriggers Restaurant opens in their new location at Spring Street Landing, however there are 3 businesses downstairs that are open already and have been for about a week or so. San Juan Safaris / San Juan Outfitters is moved in and has added a coffee & snack  Continue Reading

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