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Don Galt Sr. Withdraws Candidacy from Opalco Election

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

Don Galt Sr. has withdrawn his candidacy for the OPALCO District 1 board election. “I want to thank the petitioners for inviting me to participate for the OPALCO board,” Galt wrote in an email. “I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.” The OPALCO election is open from Friday, April 11th through noon on  Continue Reading


Hellman’s Classic Drama in Readers Theatre Series

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 4:33 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series features Lillian Hellman’s 1934 drama, The Children’s Hour, on Monday and Tuesday, April 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gubelman Theatre. Set in an all-girls boarding school run by two women, the plot unfolds as an angry student runs away from the school; and  Continue Reading

Dateline Victoria: The ferry to Sidney is running again!

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 6:02 am, by

Victoria, BC – OK, we’ll admit it: it’s been tough not having the easy ride to the island, the last three months. Josie & I think of things to do, plays to see, people to hug, and the Sidney/Anacortes/Friday Harbor ferry hasn’t been scheduled since early January…but now it’s back. One of the parts I  Continue Reading

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Forum on Increased Vessel Traffic

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

League of Women Voters Presents Forum on Increased Vessel Traffic in the Salish Sea The April Meeting of the League of Women Voters will be held at the SJI Library Conference room on Monday, April 14th from Noon to 2 p.m. Entitled “Island Crossroads: Vessel Traffic, Oils Spills and You,” our speakers will be Shaun  Continue Reading


Samuel Smith Salute

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Anna Maria over at Coho/Tucker House sends over this invitation for what looks like a tasty event on Friday… Friday, April 11th, Coho kicks off the San Juan Island part of Samuel Smith Salute celebrating this iconic English brewery that started the micro brew movement in the US. This is a nationwide event. Coho has  Continue Reading

A "not-as-fast" internet solution - DSL is much slower than Fiber Optic - Update file photo

High Speed Internet

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 5:15 am, by

Victoria Compton from the SJC Economic Development Council shared an interesting article from the New York Times on the correlation between internet connection speeds and small town economic development. Have you ever drummed your fingers waiting for a webpage to load or an email to send? Check this out, it’s thought provoking.


FHFF: “Help Wanted”

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival is seeking a volunteer coordinator and grant writer. (could be one or two positions) We can afford to pay a small wage to start until the grant writer can generate capital, which is our goal. This is an opportunity to be part of one of the most exciting Annual events  Continue Reading


More on the Measles Health Alert

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm, by

John T. Manning, Director of SJC Health & Community Services shares this information… The San Juan County Health Department urges all parents to ensure that they and their children are fully immunized against measles at this time. If you or your child, older than 12 months of age; has not received a dose of MMR  Continue Reading


Island Grown Program Moves To Ag Guild

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 5:15 am, by

Effective immediately, the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild (Ag Guild) has taken over responsibility for building the relatively young Island Grown marketing program originally begun under the auspices of the San Juan County Agricultural Resources Committee (ARC). This move comes about following recent strategic planning discussions within the Ag Guild as its multi-year effort to  Continue Reading

Transient Orca - Capt. Hobbes Buchanan photo

Whales & Wildlife Update

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s Captain Hobbes with this week’s report… Whale watch companies from the San Juan Islands, Victoria and Vancouver are all reporting seeing Transient (Biggs) orcas at least four times this week, with the latest sighting being made by Tom and Jane Cogan at Andrews Bay. Also around are several large groups of Dall’s porpoise and  Continue Reading

Neighbors helping out - Photo courtesy of Genna Martin / The Herald

Helping Our Mainland Neighbors

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm, by

By now we’ve all heard about the terrible tragedy that hit our neighbors in the Oso/Darrington area and many of us are wondering how we can best offer some help. Here is a great list of places to donate which is being updated daily by the Everett Herald. Be careful if you are approached to  Continue Reading


Prevention Coalition Seeking Calendar Events

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm, by

Debbi Fincher of the SJI Prevention Coalition would like your calendar submissions for their family-friendly summer events calendar. Here she is with more… Hello Everyone! Here we are preparing for yet another amazing summer, filled with activities to engage our youth and families! The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition has sponsored this free calendar for  Continue Reading

1st Place: Emily Fitts - Click for larger version - Contributed photo

Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to present the winners of the Annual Children’s Festival Poster Contest! Many thanks to all the young artists who submitted entries! We had some wonderful artworks to choose from this year. Keep an eye out for the posters, which will soon be displayed around town. Island Rec would like to thank  Continue Reading

Gabrielle Zevin - Hans Canosa photo

Author Event – Gabrielle Zevin at Griffin Bay Bookstore

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:49 am, by

Wednesday Morning, April 9, 11:00 Am Gabrielle Zevin’s novel The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is a making a splash with booksellers across the nation. It’s tender, funny, and a paean to books, bookstores, and the people who sell them. And it’s the #1 Indie Pick For April 2014 Zevin is currently on a  Continue Reading

Chinook Salmon - Geoffrey McMichael photo

Request for Salmon Recovery Project Proposals

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The San Juan County Lead Entity is requesting salmon recovery project proposals for the San Juan Islands for the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) 2014 grant cycle. Private citizens, non-profit organizations, local, state, and tribal governments, and special districts are invited to apply for funding through the SRFB Leady Entity process for salmon recovery projects  Continue Reading


Bakery Hiring

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

Just heard that Bakery San Juan has several exciting opportunities for responsible and dynamic individuals to join their Bakery and summer operations team. They are looking for committed, serious applicants interested in being trained up to meet their high standards of service and baking. Positions available: Front of house in the bakery Pizza at the  Continue Reading

Owner/Manager Cathy Kromer (L) and Assistant Manager Becky Taylor peek into the play kitchen at the new play place in Friday Harbor - Update photo

A Place to Play!

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm, by

Young children and their parents are soon to have a wonderful place to go hang out and play in Friday Harbor. Cathy Kromer and Becky Taylor are creating “A Place to Play” at 55 Spring Street, where the Mystical Mermaid used to be just up from the China Pearl. Word is out already in our  Continue Reading


Spring Bling Event – Dahlias!

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:10 am, by

New Day Garden, growers of Dahlias and other specialty cut flowers have dahlia tubers still available for purchase for this spring planting. They will be available to answer questions and give planting and growing instructions. All of their 40 varieties of dahlias are good cut flower growers. $5.00 each or 10 for $40.00 Special Growers  Continue Reading


Cheese Shop Open

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Island Cheese, is open again as well after a much needed Winter’s break. Here’s a note from Hannah about their party coming up on Friday… We’ve spent so many weeks being closed, we thought it’d be fun to do a Grand Reopening Party. We are planning on hosting another “Liquids for Locals” event  Continue Reading


Note from Island Stage Left

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:27 am, by

Just got this note from Helen about the play starting this week, and also about actor housing for the summer… Hello all, Just so that you are clear with our slightly different schedule on this show (“Red” showing Apr. 3 thru 27 at the Fairgrounds) : Apart from the usual Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30,  Continue Reading

What Does It Take To Live An Authentic Life? - Contributed photo

Room Still Available for Authentic Workshop

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:20 am, by

Just a quick reminder and a heads up from Suzie… What does it take to live an authentic life? There are still a few seats available in an upcoming workshop, in which Suzie Thomas will lead an exploration in such questions as, Which do you most often express: ego-story or authentic nature? What is “Ego”  Continue Reading


Got a Time-Sensitive Permit Application?

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 5:15 am, by

County Needs to Hear From People with Pending Time-Sensitive Permit Applications With the new CAO regulations taking effect March 31, the County’s Community Development and Planning Department received a large volume of building permit submissions just ahead of that date. According to Building Official John Geniuch, many of those applications were submitted well ahead of  Continue Reading

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