Just Married!

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm, by

Gordy and Deanna Banry and Frank and Melissa Guard have the honor of announcing the marriage of Lindsey Banry and Gavin Guard on December 31, 2016. They rung in the New Year with a covenant that will last a lifetime. Gavin and Lindsey, though they lived 2 minutes down the road from one another, officially met at  Continue Reading

“Hard Water” by John Miller

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 10:38 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares this photo of swans he saw on a frozen lake: “While driving by Dream lake this afternoon, saw these two swans walking to a small hole in the ice – I think I will call it “Hard Water”. On the tech side, shot with a Nikon D500, 200mm f2 af-s  Continue Reading

Women’s March in Friday Harbor

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 10:37 am, by

Please help our island community gather in support of the nationwide Women’s March! On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the communities of the San Juan Islands, WA will gather in solidarity to honor human rights – united in support of our unique island community, and the greater communities of the world. For those living on San  Continue Reading

Find Your Calm: New Year, New You

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 10:36 am, by

Here’s a message from Stephanie Prima… Hello Islanders, and wishing you an auspicious New Year! For those who are feeling meltdown from the stress of the holidays, the election, and life in general, my new Move Into Mindfulness class FIND YOUR CALM: New Year, New YOU is just the antidote you’re seeking. It begins Monday,  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Releases Two Juvenile Bald Eagles

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 10:35 am, by

After several months of receiving care at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Friday Harbor, two juvenile bald eagles have a second chance at life in the wild. With a small group of onlookers attending, Wolf Hollow staff and volunteers released the pair on December 29th at Rasar State Park near Concrete, WA. The eagles –  Continue Reading

SJI Brewing Company

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm, by

What’s all the commotion going on there at the end of the field in town behind the Backdoor Kitchen? It’s the future home of San Juan Island Brewing Company, a new brew pub and restaurant, a collaboration by partners Verne Howard, Sean Aylward-General Manager, Tim Aylward-Brewery Assistant & Distribution, and Jesse Visciglia-Head Brewer. Site prep and  Continue Reading

Go Camping this Summer!

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

2017 San Juan County Resident Camping Reservations San Juan County Parks & Fair is again offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year ‘round! Choose from: San Juan County Park San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only) Odlin County Park and Shaw County Park for any dates in 2017. To request your  Continue Reading

Job Opening at the Food Co-Op

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

The San Juan Island Food Co-op is seeking a part-time employee whose primary focus will be to work collaboratively with existing staff and volunteers to coordinate our Bulk Foods Department. Those basic duties will involve tracking inventory, ordering, receiving, repackaging, and stocking of bulk goods, as well as researching new products and maintaining professional vendor  Continue Reading

Program and Pizza!

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 5:37 am, by

In these partisan times, where do you go to talk about solutions to issues in a non-partisan way? Your League of Women Voters of the San Juans is a grassroots organization which is political. We discuss issues. But we are non-partisan. We do not endorse candidates or political parties. There are many issues that islanders  Continue Reading

Three Kings from Friday Harbor

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

SJ Historical Museum checks in with their first history column entry for 2017… This photo in the San Juan Historical Museum’s archives is titled simply “Three Kings.” These particular Kings are Blair, Steven and Richard. Although the photo is not dated, we can guess that it may have been taken in the early to mid  Continue Reading

Public Hearing on Plastic Bag Regulations

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

The Town Council of Friday Harbor will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., to consider an ordinance for the regulation of single-use carryout plastic bags. San Juan County adopted Ordinance No. 10-2016 that will ban single-use plastic carryout bags within the unincorporated areas of the County. The Town is  Continue Reading

Help Wanted: Fish for Teeth

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Fish For Teeth, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing dental services to those who cannot otherwise afford dental care is looking for people to fill some volunteer positions: Clinic Manager and Clinic Support Team After five years of dedicated volunteer service, Margaret Johnson has stepped down as the coordinator of the dental clinics sponsored by Fish For  Continue Reading

SJC County Looks at a Productive 2016

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Here’s a 2016 recap sent in by San Juan County News… The holiday season is a good time to reflect on all that was accomplished on behalf of the citizens of San Juan County in 2016. The County Council conducted 65 meetings, including those held on Orcas, Lopez, Shaw and Waldron, passed 67 pieces of  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 8:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Kim Grotle is the Volunteer of the Month for December, 2016. Kim started volunteering at the animal shelter shortly after moving here about a year ago and has been a loyal and regular volunteer ever since. Not only can she can be counted on to help  Continue Reading

Auditions at SJCT this Sunday

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 8:40 am, by

Readers Theatre Auditions January 8 Islanders will all levels of acting experience are invited to audition for San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series on Sunday, January 8 at 2:00 p.m. The free ongoing reader theatre series is designed to gather island actors and friends to read new, classic and prize-winning plays before an  Continue Reading

Apply Now for Soroptimist Educational Award Before January Deadline

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 8:37 am, by

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is now accepting applications for two of its major awards. The “Educational Opportunity Award” is given to a woman who is a resident of San Juan County, enrolled in an undergraduate or vocational degree program of study. This $2,000 award was created to help women overcome financial difficulties and better their  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

SVC Scholarship Application Available

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 8:20 am, by

Skagit Valley College Foundation Scholarship application is now available Just in time for the financial aid application season, Skagit Valley College announces that the SVC Foundation and Financial Aid Office have launched the 2017-18 SVC Foundation Scholarship application.  The SVC Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships each year to eligible students. Nearly half a  Continue Reading

Counting Birds

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

We had a good time out on Saturday counting birds for the Audubon Society’s 117th Annual Christmas Bird Count. More information on counts around the county will be coming soon.

Pet of the Week

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

I say, chaps – you wouldn’t by chance fancy a game of rope pull or ball throwing, would you? Perhaps we could meet up for elevenses or a brisk stroll? My name is Sponge Bob Square Pants, but my mates just call me “Bob”. As you can see, I’m a snappy dresser and we would  Continue Reading

The Joys of Giving Back: Opportunities to Volunteer

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

It always feels like a fresh start to begin a new year. If giving back to your community, meeting new people, and having fun, is how you would like to enrich your life in the coming year there are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from. The Mullis Center needs volunteers to help  Continue Reading

Serendipity Books

Posted on December 31, 2016 at 1:52 pm, by

Just heard that Serendipity will be closing for a week… Here’s Carol with more: Hi Tim! Could you possible put in a little blurb to say that Serendipity will be closed January 2nd through 6th?  We are having new carpet installed! We have never been closed for more than a day in 21 years,  so  Continue Reading

Last day to vote for Hanna Burke

Posted on December 31, 2016 at 1:38 pm, by

Proud mom Cynthia asks your help – It’s the last day to vote for Hanna Burke – Help her win the Broadway Cabaret Award – She needs some votes Today! Here’s a note from Hanna: My Dear Friends and Family! I am surprised and very honored to find out that I have been nominated for a  Continue Reading

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