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Molly Madden 1929 – 2016

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Molly (Miriam Rose) Madden was born March 10, 1929, the fourth child of Raymond Daniel Madden and Gladys Gertrude Guard. Her father Raymond was born on San Juan Island in 1882. Molly’s mother Gladys was one year old when Gladys moved with her parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents from Kansas, via Port Townsend, to San  Continue Reading

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Homeless Animals Day

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

International Homeless Animals Day is Saturday, August 20 Help the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor shed some light on the tragedy of pet overpopulation. Visit the APS-FH Booth at the fair and purchase a flameless candle in memory or in honor of your rescued and beloved pets and join a candlelight vigil – at  Continue Reading

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Black Fish Bistro & Martini Bar

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 3:43 pm, by

Black Fish Bistro & Martini Bar officially opens Wednesday, August 17, and will feature farm-to-fork and tide-to-table Pacific Northwest cuisine with a rustic French flair. The Bistro seats approximately 40 customers upstairs and downstairs, will be open from 5:00-11:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and is located in the alley off First Street, opposite The Bean.  Continue Reading

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It’s Entry Day!

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm, by

Today is the day! Get your entries in to the Fair!

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Jessica Says Thanks!

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Hi San Juan Update, I wanted to share the news that our local community is going to be featured on a TV show. Last summer, I was contacted through my blog (http://jessicaoldwyn.blogspot.com) by Wayfarer Entertainment. They were producing “a documentary series about courageous people facing one of life’s most difficult challenges, a terminal illness,” and  Continue Reading

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Last Week to See This Play

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

This weekend is your last chance to see Romeo and Juliet by Island Stage Left. We hear that people are loving this show. Final performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 pm out at 1062 Wold Road, Friday Harbor. Chairs are provided but you might want to bring a blanket and be sure to dress warmly. Free  Continue Reading

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A Letter from Dr. Danna Diaz

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Greetings Teachers, Staff, Parents, Students and Community Members This summer my family and friends visited San Juan Island. Their visit reminded me how important it is to nurture the genius and greatness in everyone. Every moment I spent with them, I learned something new, an acronym, a Spanish word, or how much smarter they are  Continue Reading

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I’m Back

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

Hi everyone. I am back on task with the editing and operations at the SJ Update. Surgery was successful and I am on the mend. I want to give a great big Thank You to all of you who left comments with good wishes, healing thoughts, and prayers for my recovery – they were all  Continue Reading

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Plant Problems? Master Gardeners Can Help!

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

A message from the Master Gardeners… The San Juan County Master Gardeners have been busy with plant diagnostics. A dedicated group of Master Gardeners from San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands meet every 2 weeks to help diagnose problems gardeners are having. At our most recent clinic on July 21, one of our Lopez Master Gardeners  Continue Reading

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A Book Signing with Catherine Eaton Skinner

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Ruth Offen at Waterworks Gallery invites you to join artist Catherine Eaton Skinner on Wednesday, August 17 th from 3 to 6 pm for her book signing… Her book, 108, is a beautiful, large, hand-bound book representing many years of art works inspired by the number 108. To learn what fascinates Catherine and the stories about her  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week: Marco

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

A message from Jan Murphy at the Animal Shelter… I find your point of view very interesting. And refreshing. We should discuss the works of Descartes in greater detail. Soon. Or….it might also be fun to go to the beach and take in some hikes. Rides in the car are good, too. My name is  Continue Reading

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San Juan Community Theatre Thanks Sponsors

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

The Community Theatre applaudes its sponsors… “Thank you sponsors! You made the Lights! Camera! Murder! an award-winning event! Bravo to all of you enthusiastic and energetic guests who made the evening shine!”

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Summer Lecture: Social Structure of Resident Killer Whales at the Whale Museum

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

The Whale Museum’s 2016 Summer Lecture Series gets off to a start Monday, August 15 at 6:30 pm with a lecture by Michael Weiss on the social structure of our resident killer whales linking environment, social structure, and culture.  This talk will explore the drivers of social change and the cultural consequences of these changes, and discuss the  Continue Reading

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46th Annual Shaw Island Classic

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Peg Gerlock, Past Commodore of the San Juan Island Yacht Club, sent us a report on this year’s Shaw Island Classic and the results of the race… 43 Boats Finish Shaw Island Race by Peg Gerlock The rare combination of being an “either way” race with sun and wind made the 46th Annual Shaw Island Classic one  Continue Reading

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Hand-washing Techniques Put to Test at PeaceHealth’s Booth at the Fair

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

A message from Lori Polevoi at PeaceHealth… Think you know how to wash your hands? Visit the PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center booth at the San Juan County Fair Aug. 17 – 20 to put yourself to the test. PeaceHealth again this year is a sponsor of the fair and has set up hand-washing stations  Continue Reading

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Drought and Water in the Islands

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

An invitation from Conservation District Manager Linda Lyshall… Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Director of NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System and co-chair of the White House Task Force on Water, Energy, and Food Security is coming to San Juan Island on August 25 to talk about drought, water, and climate resilience. Please join us at Brickworks from  Continue Reading

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A Letter From SJI School Superintendent Danna Diaz

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 5:10 am, by

A letter to the community from SJISD Superintendent Danna Diaz… Greetings Teachers, Staff, Parents, Students and Community Members, This summer my family and friends visited San Juan Island. Their visit reminded me how important it is to nurture the genius and greatness in everyone. Every moment I spent with them, I learned something new, an acronym,  Continue Reading

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A Quarterly Review of County Finances

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 5:10 am, by

County Auditor F. Milene Henley sent us the quarterly review of county finances for the second quarter 2016… I miss the recession. Oh, not the layoffs. Or the stock crashes. Or the gripping financial fear. But there are things I miss. For one thing, everybody agreed there was a problem. Today, with construction picking up,  Continue Reading

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Auditor Seeks Writers of Arguments Against Local Tax Measures

Posted on August 13, 2016 at 5:08 am, by

A request from F. Milene Henley… Two local taxing districts have submitted resolutions to the San Juan County Auditor to place tax measures on the November ballot. The Orcas Island Library District is proposing to increase its regular tax levy from 30.34 to 45 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The Lopez Solid Waste Disposal  Continue Reading

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Free Yoga Calm for Kids

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 7:07 pm, by

Give your child the gift of nurturing relaxation through Yoga Calm.  Youth will learn how to deepen their breath to manage emotions, practice a variety of yoga postures, and develop healthy relationships during both partner and group yoga activities. An artful lead mandala meditation creation will be a part of both classes.  Come to one or  Continue Reading

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Promotions at the Fire Dept

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

The Board of Fire Commissioners for San Juan Island Fire Rescue recently confirmed career staff promotions for Fire Chief Brad Creesy, Assistant Chief Noel Monin, Captain Tad Lean and Lieutenant Michael Henderson. The Board approved the promotions at the July 20, 2016 meeting after the staff worked in these positions for an interim period of  Continue Reading

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Intro to Synchro: Synchronized Swimming Camp for Kids

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

Amy at San Juan Island Fitness just let us know that Clio Jensen will be teaching Synchronized Swimming for kids at the pool… Synchronized Swimming has always been one of my favorite olympic sports to watch. Water, music, dancing, great moves…  it’s the best! Now I am happy to announce that SJI Fitness is offering a class called “Intro  Continue Reading

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