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Dr. Danna Diaz - Contributed photo

New School Superintendent

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Island School District Superintendent Position The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors announced today that Dr. Danna Diaz has accepted the position of Superintendent for San Juan Island School District. Currently the Board and Dr. Diaz are considering the terms and conditions of her employment contract. When the document is complete  Continue Reading


Youth Rally

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Opalco Scholarship Applications Due March 27 Get $500 + Coop Leadership Camp What do San Juan County high-school scholars say about the Youth Rally and OPALCO’s Scholarship Program? “My sense of the world was changed …” –Brodie Miller, Spring Street School “I made friendships that will last a lifetime…” –Cameron Schuh, Orcas Island High School  Continue Reading

The new IMA building up on Spring Street - Tim Dustrude photo

Volunteer Opportunity at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm, by

If you enjoy art, and are able to spare a few hours a month, you might love volunteering as a docent at San Juan Island’s newest museum. Being a docent enables you to learn about exciting and ever changing art exhibits, share your knowledge with visitors from near and afar, and become a part of  Continue Reading


Coming up at the Library…

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm, by

Library to be Closed Next week on Monday and Tuesday, March 23rd & 24th, don’t forget – The Library will be closed for a software upgrade. No new hold requests, purchase requests or interlibrary loan requests until Wednesday March 25. See you at the Library then! +++++++ Literary Salon with Laurie Orton Thursday, March 19,  Continue Reading

The View from Mt. Grant - Bob Stavers photo

New Nature Preserve for San Juan Island?

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Preservation Trust, Land Bank Take First Steps to Secure “Mount Grant” The San Juan Preservation Trust and the San Juan County Land Bank are collaborating on an exciting land acquisition project on San Juan Island that, if successful, will become an extraordinary nature preserve accessible to all. Long valued by adventurous hikers willing to trespass  Continue Reading

Island Rec funny teens - Contributed photo

Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

If you thought looking for Easter eggs was kids stuff, try finding one in the dark, amongst the logs at Jackson beach! Find the golden eggs and receive prizes like Amazon gift cards and other local merchant gift certificates. Friday night, April 3rd, from 8:30 – 10:00pm at Jackson Beach. There will be a bonfire,  Continue Reading

Pet portraits - Alan Niles photo

Pet Portraits for APSFH

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

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to have your pets photographed by award-winning pet photographer, Alan Niles – right here in Friday Harbor! Alan is now scheduling sittings for three days; May 3, 4 & 5. The Pet Portrait event will take place at The Fairgrounds in the Jim Crook Textile Building. In addition to donating  Continue Reading


FHHS Girls Tennis

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

FHHS Girls Tennis coach Laura Geniuch sends over this recap of this week’s games… South Whidbey island graciously hosted our first match, and here are the results. I will give our scores first – we lost all our varsity matches. The girls all displayed good sportsmanship and learned a lot. Senior Ashton Timmons gave her all  Continue Reading


2nd Annual Friday Harbor Hoops Classic

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

The Friday Harbor Athletic Association is hosting a 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament this weekend March 21 & 22 at Turnbull and Hall Gyms. Games start at 11:15 Saturday and 11:00 on Sunday. Seven off-island teams are coming to compete with the Friday Harbor Tigers. There will be a large BBQ serving Tri Tip,  Continue Reading


From the Land Bank

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:59 am, by

This just came in from the Land Bank… The weather looks good for today – hope you can make it! Weeds and Woodchips at Red Mill Farm Nursery  When: Wednesday, March 18, 12 – 2 pm. What: Help the Salish Seeds Project grow with Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust staff.  We’ll be weeding native seed  Continue Reading

The Building at 395 Spring Street - Contributed photo

Historic Building to have Benefit Rummage Sale

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

A Rummage Sale to benefit the beautification and restoration of the historic building at 395 Spring Street, owned by Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, will be held on Sunday, March 22nd, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. The building is in need of many improvements so that it may continue to serve the local community, as it has  Continue Reading

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Roger Paul, Jim Frampton, Joe Kantor, Gray Cope, Luc Durette, Hillsun Dihn, Vince Streno, and Bud Bolin - Contributed photo

Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament Winners

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

Here’s a note from Island Rec congratulating the winners of last weekend’s Table Tennis winners… Congratulations to Joe Kantor of Anacortes, Hillsun Dihn of Anacortes, Jim Frampton, and Grey Cope, for being big winners in the 4th Annual Table Tennis Tournament this weekend in each of their Divisions. Roger Paul, Vince Streano, Luc Durette, and  Continue Reading

Fix it yourself

You Can Fix It Fair Proves to Be a Big Hit!

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

If you missed the You Can Fix It Fair, a free event sponsored by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor on February 28th, you missed a great chance to learn. Women who attended were raving about the great presenters and all the extremely practical and useful skills they picked up. “That’s going to save me a  Continue Reading


CenturyLink Testing on Thursday

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

Here’s a heads up from CenturyLink about some network testing coming up early, early Thursday morning… Scheduled test to take place Mar. 19 CenturyLink will perform network switching testing of their radio and fiber facilities in the San Juan Islands. During this testing, CenturyLink customers may experience a brief disruption affecting Internet service. However, 911,  Continue Reading

Sculpture Park Sunrise - Kevin Holmes photo

Sunrise at the Sculpture Park

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 5:56 am, by

  Kevin Holmes shares this beautiful photo of the sunrise Monday morning over the Sculpture Park out at Roche Harbor. Be sure to click to enlarge it. Thanks Kevin!

Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer - Contributed photo

Dave and Mandy Are HOME for Concert Saturday!

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer have been touring extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe and are back on the island with a live concert at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 pm. They’re celebrating the release of their new album, Maritime, which captures a moment in time and place from their  Continue Reading

Michele Stringer - Sheila Harley photo

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s Sheila Harley with this month’s firefighter… Michelle Stringer, FF1, is one of our newest firefighters. The first thing she did in her training was learn to be a wildlands firefighter. Hence her acquaintance with Smokey the Bear. She grew up a “Navy brat” and has lived all over the country spending much of that  Continue Reading

Bill Cumming and Sally Thomsen - Contributed photo

Chamber Chat

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

 Here’s the latest from the Chamber of Commerce, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-Owner of San Juan Canvas & Chamber Board President Moving Forward Your Chamber of Commerce is now officially being directed by Becki Day who presented at her first Board of Directors meeting and Chamber Social this month. We are all excited to have  Continue Reading

Mount Grant -Kurt Thorson photo

Trails Committee Potluck

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

It’s time for the annual San Juan Trails Committee “Spring is Here” Potluck! March 19th, 6:00 pm at the Grange. Hear Tim Seifert, executive director of the San Juan Preservation Trust, introduce an exciting new land acquisition project taking shape on San Juan Island; and see photos of Mount Grant, formerly known as Lawson Ridge.  Continue Reading

Snoopy - Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Hi, I’m Ricky, the tabby cat. This is a picture of me and my best friend in the whole world, Snoopy, or “Snoop-Dog” as I like to call him. Snoopy is the best pal a guy could ask for. When I arrived here at the animal shelter a few months ago I was pretty scared.  Continue Reading

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3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

Seattle caller Karen Marshall with hometown band, “The Spuds” on piano, fiddle, guitar & mandolin. No partners or experience needed. $10 donation. More information is available at 378-3836 and on Facebook. San Juan Island Grange Hall 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday, March 21st


Spring into a New Sailing Schedule

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

Here’s an update from Washington State Ferries… Plan ahead for the new spring sailing schedule and upcoming fare changes. The spring sailing schedule (PDF) begins on Sunday, March 22, and annual peak-season fare surcharges go into effect May 1. The spring schedule includes the following changes: Opening of the Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. route with one round-trip per day The return  Continue Reading

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