The Paperboys - Contributed photo

The Paperboys at SJCT Saturday

Posted on August 20, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Eclectic Folk-Rock from Canada August 22 The Paperboys of Vancouver, B.C. do not deliver your typical folk music. Their sounds are more like putting rock, folk, pop, world and roots music into a blender to create a smoothly fused one-of-a-kind concoction. Friday Harbor gets the chance to meet these Canadian friends when the band plays  Continue Reading

L-121. Photo Credit: Jeanne Hyde

L-121 is a Boy!

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

This just in from the Whale Museum… On August 9th the Center for Whale Research confirmed that L-121 is a male. They reported finding Cousteau (L-113), Joy (L-119) and L-121 rolling around and chasing one another with adults fishing off in the distance. The gender of all four babies of the Southern Resident Community have  Continue Reading

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The Little Mermaid Junior

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s summer musical camp takes us “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends on Thursday and Friday, August 20-21 at 7:00 pm in the Whittier Theatre. The presentation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production featuring such hits as Part of Your World and She’s  Continue Reading


Student Art Commissioner Sought

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Mayor Carrie Lacher is seeking one student for appointment as the youth representative to the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). The student will join seven other commissioners in representing the interests of the Town, community and local artists as they advise the Town Council on the cultivation, selection, acquisition and placement of public art. “This  Continue Reading


Chamber Chat

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

Here’s the August 2015 edition of Chamber Chat, written for you by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President… It is hard to believe that we are already in the second half of August and autumn is right around the corner. The Chamber Board of Directors, Executive Director and Staff  Continue Reading

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Musical Storytime with Maggie Gallivan

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Join Maggie Gallivan for a fun-filled hour of music and sing-along songs. This program is designed for babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. Thursday, August 20th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, in the Library Meeting Room For more information, please call Melina at the San Juan Island Library, 378-2798.


Sustainable Agriculture Education

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Skagit Valley College to offer Sustainable Agriculture Education courses through the San Juan Center interactive classroom Skagit Valley College (SVC) has developed a program to train students to work for small farms, organic farms, and other small-scale food producers. Beginning Fall Quarter, Skagit Valley College (SVC) will offer its Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) courses at  Continue Reading

Part of the Liminal Currents exhibit at IMA - Tim Dustrude photo

Liminal Currents Wrap Up

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm, by

Diane Martindale shares these observations on the wrap up of IMA’s Liminal Currents exhibit… Ah, last night’s sunset roared red into the last hours of the LIMINAL CURRENTS exhibition. One young lady danced and let the ribbons and wishes flow over her hair. It might sound odd, but somehow, it wasn’t- she was about 13  Continue Reading

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Last Ride

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Theresa Simendinger shares this photo and note with you… Last ride at the San Juan County Fair, 2015, Jade Cooper Yockers is off to college now! Good Luck Jade!


Mapping the San Juans Redux

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

Have you ever wanted to go back in time? Maybe to see what the islands looked like more than one hundred years ago? Local Historian, Boyd Pratt, National Historic Park’s, Mike Vouri, and the Land Bank’s Doug McCutchen will be presenting a free three-part slideshow we are calling “Mapping The San Juan Islands” THIS Wednesday  Continue Reading

Atziry draws a Winner - Contributed photo

You did it again! Thank you!

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The Community Foundation was once again gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2015 San Juan County Fair when over $32,000 was donated to eight different projects featured in the matching program. This amount was raised in just the four days of the Fair! The Foundation, in turn, will match those  Continue Reading

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Island Rec – Movies in the Park 2015

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Saturday evening movies in August and September, beginning at dusk in the Sunken Park Island Rec’s Free Movies in the Park series for 2015 starts August 22nd. The series begins with the 80’s classic movie Footloose, where newcomer Ren fights an uphill battle to bring illegal dancing and rock music to a small Midwestern town.  Continue Reading

Jan Osborn

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Jan Osborn, 69, of Friday Harbor, Washington, died August 15, 2015 in the ICU at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, Washington. Her niece, Deanna Osborn of Friday Harbor, was at her side. Jan had been flown off San Juan Island after experiencing breathing difficulties and a major coronary event. Jan was born on May 17,  Continue Reading

Miles Crossen - Tim Dustrude photo

Miles Says Thanks

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

I just want to thank the small handful of volunteers who helped out at this year’s Photography Department at the San Juan County Fair. We couldn’t have done it without your help. Thank you to the volunteers who helped setup on Tuesday: Sharon Youngs. Glenda Pugerude, George Dodge, Ellen Lerner. Donna Dyer, Tsolo Dann, Jessie  Continue Reading


Thank You from Island Writers

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

Hello Island Writers, Thank you for coming to the writing booth at the Fair:  Island Writers, or The Written Word. Thank you to those who submitted writing entries for exhibit at the Fair.  We couldn’t have done it without you! Please don’t hesitate to send in your work.  You can do it anytime this year.  Continue Reading


School District Seeks Comment

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

School District seeks public comment regarding online Odysseyware program San Juan Island School District is interested in public comment regarding a proposed curriculum platform called Odysseyware. The program can be found online at  For individuals who cannot access the program online, a district computer will be available at the district office, 285 Blair Avenue,  Continue Reading

One of three homes that will be arriving by barge this week - Contributed photo

Homes Arriving by Barge

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 5:58 am, by

Three Home Trust Homes will be arriving by Barge on Aug 19th The San Juan Community Home Trust will soon be moving three homes to Phase 2 of Sun Rise at 473 Grover Street East in Friday Harbor. The homes are being delivered by barge by the Nickel Brothers, a NW house moving company, and  Continue Reading

Lee Taylor leads the Westcott Bay Trail walk - Contributed photo

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

This month, it’s the Westcott Bay Trail. Meet Lee Taylor, Superintendent of San Juan Island National Historical Park, to learn about this lovely recent addition to the park. Meet and park at English Camp main parking lot. Distance: 3 miles round-trip Difficulty Rating: Moderate on wooded path No dogs Plan to rest at the Westcott  Continue Reading

Higgins is this week's Pet of the Week - Traci Walter photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Higgins, your “Man about Town” here, reporting from the animal shelter where I am currently working on my memoirs, “Cat Tales From Cattle Point”. In this expose’, I plan to relate the gripping stories of my experiences as a stray cat on San Juan Island… right up to the point where I was taken in,  Continue Reading


Farewell to Liminal Currents

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Special Evening Event for “LIMINAL CURRENTS : Exploration of an Empathic Umwelt” at IMA On Monday, August 17, we will have an evening farewell to the exhibit from 7:00 to 9:00  pm. The public is welcome and those people who have needed or wanted an evening opening should attend. Bring your cameras. Shortly, you will see—New at  Continue Reading

County Positions Open

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council Office at:  Continue Reading


Trashion Fashion Show

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 1:43 pm, by

What a great show we had on the last day of the Fair this year – the annual Trashion Fashion show was a hit! Check out these photos if you missed it. (or if you just want to see all the cool costumes again). All photos by Tim Dustrude, San Juan Update.

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