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Pet of the Week

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “where did she get those magnificent ears?” Right? Well, all I can tell you is that, yes, they’re real. I’m Betsy, and what you see here is all 100% ME – part Chihuahua, part Pug and all heart! If you like big-eared girls who love to cuddle, go  Continue Reading

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We’re Here when You Need Us

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “We’re Here when You Need Us” about our Island Resource Centers on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the San Juan Island Library conference room from Noon to 2:00pm. All members and islanders are welcome to join us. The Executive  Continue Reading

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Love Letters

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Helen Machin-Smith and Daniel Mayes of Island Stage Left perform A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” Feb 11 – March 6 at the Marie Boe Building (SJC Fairgrounds) Bring your Valentine, your old friend or your new love – This wonderful, simple play encompasses them all. “a disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection  Continue Reading

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Kids Library at the Playpark

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island has added a free lending library to the Playpark at the Fairgrounds.  You won’t find ‘War & Peace’,  but you may find ‘The Cat in the Hat’ or maybe ‘How I Learned My A B C’s’ inside. Barbara Fagan spearheaded the project; Paul Mayer built the little house,  Continue Reading

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Events on Tap at the Library

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 5:26 pm, by

Know Your Islanders Talks – Eric Adelberger and Val Veirs: Two Islanders and their sons take on Olympic National ParkEric Adelberger and his son, Kurt, and Val Veirs and his son, Scott hiked 50 miles or so in Olympic National Park. They backpacked from Hurricane Ridge down and up and down and up and eventually  Continue Reading

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Burn Awareness Week

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 5:25 pm, by

Sheila Harley of SJI Fire/Rescue shares this announcement… Burn Awareness Week: Don’t Get Burned February 1-7 is Burn Awareness Week. Take time with your family and friends to discuss how to prevent scalding and burns, which is especially important because every day routines such as cooking, ironing, bathing, washing clothes, and curling hair can cause  Continue Reading

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2016 San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 11:49 am, by

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit is back in 2016! This year it will take place in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island on Friday and Saturday, February 12-13th. Join fellow farmers, regional experts, local food and farm advocates for three days of education, inspiration, and camaraderie. Registration is now open! Sign up before February  Continue Reading

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And To Think I Saw It On ARGYLE AVE

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 11:02 am, by

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Sugar Bare Studio Moves to New Location in Friday Harbor

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Rebecca Clarke, owner of Sugar Bare Studio, is excited to announce that she has moved her practice and will now be offering body sugaring services out of the Spa at Earthbox, located on 410 Spring Street. “In addition to offering high quality sugaring and makeup services, I’ll now be able to offer facials and body treatments  Continue Reading

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More Letters Support School Levy

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

We have received a few more letters in support of the upcoming School Levy on February 9. Ballots may be mailed in or you can drop them off at the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street in Friday Harbor or the Election Office at 55 Second Street Suite A. Ballots may be deposited in ballot  Continue Reading

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Welcome Home and Then Farewell to Fire Chief Steve Marler

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 4:19 pm, by

We heard sad news from Sheila Harley at San Juan Island Fire and Rescue. Fire Chief Steve Marler returned to the Island on Tuesday and died at Peace Island Hospital on Thursday…   “Many of the volunteer firefighters, retired firefighters, and staff of San Juan Island Fire and Rescue were at the Island Air hanger to welcome home their  Continue Reading

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Latest Art Additions at the Hospital

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

I recently installed two Silk Collages by artist Amanda Richardson at the Peace Island Hospital.  They were a gift from the estate of Pauline (Polly) Stern and will make a visit to the clinic more enjoyable.  

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Cast Photo!

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 5:24 am, by

Drama instructor and director of the successful high school play Jenni Merritt sent me this cast photo.  Hats off to a talented bunch of kids and the entire crew who brought this show to the stage.  What a blast!

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Free Estate Planning Workshop

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

Local attorney Cyrus Field is presenting a free ‘Estate Planning Workshop’ on Thursday, February 11 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the San Juan Library for people who want to learn more about creating or updating a will. More than half of the people in the United States die without a will. If you  Continue Reading

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EDC offers Financial Planning & Retirement workshop

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 5:19 am, by

The workshop course material will be presented by Tom Zebroski, Certified Financial Planner Professional, member of the Financial Planning Association, and an Accredited Asset Management Specialist with Columbia River Advisors in Bellevue, WA. Mr. Zebroski will cover general financial planning, how to get out of debt, how to manage credit, and how to save for  Continue Reading

Video Highlights Brown Island Beach Restoration Project

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

From Friends of the San Juans… Friends of the San Juans (Friends) is releasing a new video about a project that removed large unnatural rock from a historic feederbluff and restored a local beach.  This project is helping to “set the table” for the entire Salish Sea food chain.  Removing unnecessary armoring and restoring this beach helps ensure that forage fish  Continue Reading

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Peace Health Offers Grief Support

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 5:27 am, by

A six-week grief support group for those healing the loss of a loved one begins Monday, Feb. 1 and runs every other week through April 11 at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, 1117 Spring St., Friday Harbor. Meeting time is 2 to 3:15 p.m., and cost is free. The group will be facilitated by Andrea  Continue Reading

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On Book! Readers Theatre Presents 110 Stories

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre… Sarah Tuft’s powerful and humanizing account of New York City’s darkest day is the latest addition in our On Book! Readers Theatre series this Wednesday and Thursday, January 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. 110 Stories captures the grief and resilience of New York City in the wake of September  Continue Reading

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The Met: Live in HD – Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

Showing at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday at 2:00 pm… Few operas can match the sheer lyric beauty of Bizet’s youthful The Pearl Fishers. This gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the  Continue Reading

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FHFF presents: A River Between Us

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents: A River Between Us at the Grange on February 2 at 7:00 pm…     Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents another audience favorite: A River Between Us. This film documents the largest river restoration project in American history. Nearly three hundred miles in length, flowing from  Continue Reading

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San Juan County EDC to Offer Crowdfunding Workshop

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Crowdfunding Workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council… Crowdfunding is an exciting way for entrepreneurs to ask for monetary pledges from individuals using online services like Kickstarter.   Learn how to procure money for your business through crowdfunding during an informative workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) on  Continue Reading

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Fish for Teeth Taco Update

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 5:28 am, by

356 TACOS!!!  A Record number sold to benefit Fish for Teeth! Matt and Maureen Marinkovich report: “Our efforts in the “taco trenches” brought in enough money, with taco sales + extra donations combined, to completely pay for the ToothMobile’s two-day visit to the island.  The dental van and volunteer dental staff served a full complement  Continue Reading

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