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Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Again this year – home grown vegetable starts from your local master gardeners – tomatoes, peppers, squashes, cucumbers, brassicas, herbs. Come fill your garden from this large selection of varieties that will thrive in our climate. Also perennials dug from master gardeners’ flower beds, all potted up for you to stick into the ground at  Continue Reading

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

Pet of the Week

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Hello! I’m Reese and I’m fairly certain you have never seen a more beautiful dog than ME! I’m a mature gal of about 7 and I love, love, love people! What I love most of all, though is food! That’s right – I’m a foodie! I love it so much, I need to be on  Continue Reading


Cardboard Camp for Kids!

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Islands Museum of Art presents Cardboard Camp for Kids with Brook Meinhardt May 23 and 24 from Noon to 4 pm. both days Ages 7 to 12 Cardboard Camp is an opportunity to explore corrugated cardboard at length. Students will learn about the many things we can do with this ordinary material by  Continue Reading

A Saloon near the Friday Harbor waterfront. This building is still standing today - San Juan Island Visitor's Bureau photo

History Lives Here in May

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

Smugglers, Phantoms and Tombstones “History Lives Here” – National Historic Preservation Month in the San Juan Islands is all about breathing a little life back into history during the month of May. It’s easy. It’s time to enjoy guided walking tours, local history talks and other special events that portray the past as long-time islanders  Continue Reading


Business Planning & Financing Workshop on Lopez

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:13 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Lopez Island, on Tuesday, May 5th from 8:00 to 11:00 am.   Advance registration is required. The business and financing workshop course material will be presented by James McCafferty, of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County, a  Continue Reading

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Hanging Flower Basket Class

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:04 am, by

Spring is springing and the birds are singing. Mother’s day is just around the corner and Island Rec has the perfect post-Mother’s Day activity or gift idea. The San Juan Island Garden Club is teaming up with Island Rec to offer a Hanging Flower Basket Class, Saturday, May 16, from 10:00 to 12:00. Located at  Continue Reading


Tests Rule Out Measles in Suspected San Juan Island Case

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 7:21 pm, by

San Juan County Health Officials report that tests performed on a patient on San Juan Island have ruled out measles. The test were performed and analyzed at the State Public Health Laboratory in Shoreline on samples from a patient who was reported Tuesday, April 21st as having a rash, fever and other symptoms that suggested  Continue Reading


Paideia Open House

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 6:34 pm, by

You are invited to an Open House for Paideia Classical School on Tuesday, April 28 from 4:00-6:30 PM at 265 Price Street, Friday Harbor. Come meet our teachers, tour the classrooms, chat with board members and other Paideia families, and have a hot dog on us.  All are welcome. Paideia Classical School is a Christian  Continue Reading

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A Prom for Grown Ups

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 10:56 am, by

Skip Mother’s day brunch – take your mama out for dinner and dancing! FHES and FHMS PTA’s are joining forces for a fundraising event featuring the music stylings of The Chameleons! Mark Gardner will be there to take your prom photo and we’ll have lots of fun little events and door prizes throughout the evening.  Continue Reading

A Jaime Ellsworth painting

2nd Annual Dodie Gann Dog Walk

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 5:33 am, by

Animal Shelter to Host Second Annual Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk The 2nd Annual Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk will take place May 30 at 11:00 at Skagit Valley Community College, 221 Weber Way in Friday Harbor. Dogs and their people will enjoy a one mile round trip walk from the college to the animal  Continue Reading

Teddy Bear clip art copyright by Bobbie Peachie

Teddy Bear Picnic

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 5:17 am, by

It’s coming up in just a couple of weeks… CATS’ annual Teddy Bear Picnic returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, May 9th. The FREE event from noon to 2:00 in the patio garden and Gubelman Theatre features fun activities for kids, a special show, and of course – teddy bears! Click the poster  Continue Reading


May Workshops at the Co-op

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 11:26 am, by

Here are some of the workshops coming up in May at the San Juan Co-op Saturday, May 2nd at 1:00 pm: “Scents and Sensibility” – An opportunity to find out what ingredients in cosmetics, body care and cleaning products could be harmful. Saturday, May 9th at 1:00 pm: Learn about or refresh your memory in herbal health  Continue Reading


NPS Teacher-Ranger Teacher Program

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 10:56 am, by

Teachers can have a positive impact on introducing youths to national parks while earning  graduate school credits and money by applying for the Teacher-Ranger Teacher (TRT) program at San Juan island National Historical Park for the 2015 summer, according to Raena  Parsons, park education specialist. Applications are available on the park’s website ( Check for  Continue Reading


Thanks from Conservation District

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 9:28 am, by

Letter to the Editor, Many thanks to everyone who has supported Community Solar for Our Schools! We have completed the solar array installation on Orcas High School, and installations are scheduled for Lopez, San Juan, and Shaw schools in the next couple of months. The San Juan Islands Conservation District is gratified with the productive  Continue Reading

Sunrise at the American Camp Parade Ground - John Miller photo

American Camp Sunrise

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:10 am, by

John Miller went out to capture the sunrise at American Camp last Wednesday and here’s what he came back with. Thanks for sharing John!


Griffin Bay Author Event: Geology of the San Juan Islands

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Rock hounds, pebble gatherers, and anyone who finds the island’s rocky outcroppings beautiful and fascinating should plan on attending an author event hosted by Griffin Bay Bookstore for Geology of the San Juan Islands by Ned Brown on Friday night, May 8th at 7:00 pm. The San Juan Islands are an archipelago molded by eons  Continue Reading


OPALCO Honors Linemen for National Lineman Appreciation Day

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 5:21 am, by

  The core strength of our Cooperative come from our linemen, those dedicated guys in the bright safety gear who drive the trucks, string the lines, monitor and repair our electrical grid to keep it safely running and the lights on in our homes and businesses. On Friday, April 17th, OPALCO GM Foster Hildreth visited  Continue Reading


DVSAS Guest Article

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm, by

From DVSAS: This article was submitted by one of our Male Board Members, Juan Lopez who has a passion to get the word out there to all of the other men in our islands! Dear friends: Did you know that the largest number of calls to the sheriff department are domestic violence related? Or that the majority  Continue Reading

Isabel Gabriel - Ashley King photo

Isabel Wins Scholarship

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 1:53 pm, by

Friday Harbor Teen Earns Scholarship from Association of Washington Cities The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce that their nominee for a Quality Communities Scholarship has been selected for that honor. Friday Harbor High School senior Isabel Gabriel is one of six students from around the state of Washington to receive a scholarship  Continue Reading

Blue Eyes, Oil - 36 x 48

Pop-Up Show at WaterWorks

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm, by

WaterWorks Gallery is pleased to present as the first show of the year, the recent collection of new oil paintings from Friday Harbor resident, Debbie Daniels. This painter of portraits, has a very detailed almost photo-realistic feel to the paintings. In this collection of work, Debbie is intently looking, examining creatures that live in our  Continue Reading


New Leadership at Island Rec

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:54 am, by

After fifteen very successful years as the Director of Island Rec, Sally Thomsen has announced that she is resigning her position effective June 5, 2015. While acknowledging that her decision to resign was very difficult, Sally has expressed that she is delighted and excited to join her husband, Tim Thomsen, in the operations of his  Continue Reading

Eagle in Flight - Kevin Holmes photo

Eagle U-Turn

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares this awesome photo he shot this past week.  Great shot Kevin, thanks for sharing!

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