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Leave No Trace: Outdoor Ethics Workshops

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

  Special Education Events September 25-29 in the San Juan Islands with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers to Help Preserve and Protect Natural Resources for Generations to Come Leave No Trace Selected Washington’s San Juan Islands as One of Its Eight Endangered ‘Hot Spots’ in the Nation and are Hosting Events to Help Raise Awareness  Continue Reading

Young Hill - Photo Courtesy San Juan Island National Historical Park

Prescribed Fire Planned For Young Hill

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

A message from San Juan Island National Historical Park regarding an upcoming  prescribed fire. FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and  San Juan County fire crews plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the southwest slope of Young Hill between September 15 and 19, weather permitting, announced Superintendent Lee Taylor. The Young Hill  Continue Reading


Commemorating September 11th 2001

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

In commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001 San Juan County Council issued the following statement. A day that will never be forgotten.  A day that changed all of our lives.  We, in San Juan County, were far removed from the destruction and death that rained down on the people of New York,  the Pentagon,   Continue Reading

Broadway Melodies - Photo Courtesy SJCT

Broadway Melodies Back by Popular Demand

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

In news from San Juan Community Theatre, a popular performance returns. When pianist Carol Hooper gathered a bunch of her theatre/singer friends for a “Broadway Melodies” edition of San Juan Community Theatre’s Night Music series back in July, the response was overwhelming—the concert sold out weeks before the show.  Cries of “encore” from those who  Continue Reading

Photo Courtesy San Juan Singers

San Juan Singers Begin New Season

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

I heard from San Juan Singers, Therese Scott Finn, that the Singers are starting up a new season and welcoming new voices. Do you like to sing? Well, San Juan Singers are starting rehearsals for their upcoming season next Wednesday, September 17th. 7:00 p.m. at Skagit Valley College. All are welcome, so come and sing  Continue Reading


IMA Selected As Candidate for Award

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

  The Washington State Building for the Arts advisory committee has selected the San Juans Islands Museum of Art (IMA) as one of 14 non-profit organizations from a field of 50 applicants. IMA placed number 6 out of the14 in their rankings of “desirability”, and incidentally, number two of those with an Arts orientation. The  Continue Reading

Andrew McLaglen

Remembering Andrew McLaglen

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

When we say local talent around here we really mean it. The caliber of artists in our midst can be breathtaking. Late last month we lost a shining star, Andrew McLaglen, the Hollywood director who came to make his home here on San Juan Island. Here to remember him is Susan Williams, Artistic Director for  Continue Reading


Pandora’s Promise – FHFF Tuesday Film

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

A film about the history and future of nuclear power, Pandora’s Promise explores how and why mankind’s most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately embraced by many of those who once led the charge against it. Presenting as history, cultural meditation and contemporary exploration, the film aims to inspire a serious and realistic  Continue Reading

Bee on Nootka Rose - Contributed Photo

Honey: Nature’s Floral Symphony

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:33 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 is sponsoring a program on Honey, Wednesday September 17, 2014 at the Grange Hall; the program begins at 7pm, preceded by a potluck at 6pm—all are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Brady Ryan of San Juan Island Honey will discuss some of the fascinating aspects of nature’s floral symphony. We  Continue Reading

Ferry Crew Drill - Photo by Ruth Offen

Ferry Crew Keeps in Practice

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

This photo of our ferry crew in action was sent in by friend and gallery owner Ruth Offen who said, “Usually I just sleep on the ferry boat, but this morning I witnessed the drill closeby and shot some images of the ferry crew in action. Was good to see the crew diligently working.”   Thanks  Continue Reading

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Dance Happy Fall Classes Starting Up

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:27 am, by

Dance Happy classes for children, ages 2 1/2 to 12 years, have just begun.  Bill and Rita Ament offer exciting classes in Creative, Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop and Zumba for Kids.  Opening a new Mommy and Me class, called Zumbini, for ages 3 months to 3 years.  Also offering an Adult Beginners/Intermediate Tap Class.   Continue Reading

L-Pod's New Calf L-120 - Photo by Dave Ellifrit

Center For Whale Research Welcomes L-Pod’s New Calf L-120

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

It was so exciting to announce the birth of the new baby orca L-120 on Sunday! First spotted Saturday, Sept 6, here from the Center for Whale Research are further details on our good news… Whale researchers from the Center for Whale Research from San Juan Island were excited yesterday (Sept. 6) when they encountered  Continue Reading

Kevin Ranker - Contributed Photo

Final Event in Climate Change Speaker Series

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

News from San Juan Island National Historical Park: Come join us for the finale of our summer-long speaker series, Climate Action Imperative: Understanding Impacts & Making Choices, at a hosted reception at 5 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. on September 10 at the San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor. Both events are free  Continue Reading


San Juan Lions “Remember the Rendezvous” Salmon BBQ

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

Join the Lions on Saturday, September 13th in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.  The program starting at 3:00 pm includes a live and silent auction with music by Argyle Street Jazz Band. There is no admittance charge. A complete fresh BBQ salmon dinner will be available for $20. Soft drinks, beer, wine and margaritas will also be  Continue Reading

National Theatre Medea - Contributed Photo

From the London Stage to San Juan Community Theatre: Medea

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

This Friday, Sept 12 at 7:00 pm, San Juan Community Theatre and National Theatre Live presents Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) in the title role of Euripides’ powerful tragedy, MEDEA—a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she  Continue Reading

Paula West Pottery - Contributed Photo

Ceramic Artist Paula West Nominated For American Made Award

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

Local ceramic artist Paula West has been nominated for the 2014 American Made Awards. Paula describes her work as, handmade, functional art for your table crafted in porcelain clay with contemporary and whimsical designs. Her American Made Audience Choice Award nominee profile is now live and you can support Paula through social media to improve her  Continue Reading

Kids Pile at Island Rec's 30th Anniversary - Contributed Photo

Island Rec Marks 30 Year Anniversary

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

On Saturday, Island Rec celebrated their 3oth year anniversary. Before showing Ghostbusters, Saturday’s classic movie in Island Rec’s  Movies in the Park free movie series, participants enjoyed birthday cake, a photo display celebrating 30 years of Island Rec, and a big fun pile up of kids! Don’t miss Island Rec’s next Movie in the Park  Continue Reading

Charlotte - Contributed Photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

We think the fact that Charlotte’s beautiful eyes are a bit crossed just adds character to this sweet girl.  She’s a dilute calico,  about 3 years old and such a nice, gentle lady.   She came to the shelter several weeks ago as a frightened stray and we’ve seen her blossom into a lovely, friendly cat  Continue Reading

Jazz Whale - Flossie McRae

New Baby For L-Pod!

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The baby belongs to L-86 an orca named Surpise!. The letter L stands for the pod and the number 86 means that Surprise! was the 86th orca counted in L-pod since we began counting. The baby is L-120. What makes this birth especially exciting is the fact that new baby  L-120 is the first new calf for  Continue Reading

Lopez Farm Tour

Lopez Harvest Tour: Bike Tour of Local Farms

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

Help us celebrate the bounty of the autumn harvest! Bicycle to three working farms for a tour and a chance to meet & greet Lopez farmers. Learn about how conservation and agriculture can work together. Following the bike tour, we’ll gather at the historic Port Stanley Schoolhouse to enjoy delicious locally grown food, drinks, music  Continue Reading

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Fall Garden Plant, Seed and Tool Swap

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

  The second annual Fall Garden Plant, Seed and Tool Swap is just around the corner on Sunday, October 5th at Brickworks. The swap is an opportunity to trade garden cuttings, starts, seeds, tools, books and garden art for things you might otherwise buy. Swap-goers should bring items to trade by 11:30am for the pre-swap preview. The swap will  Continue Reading

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Author Michael K. Honey at Griffin Bay Books

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

If you are a fan of folk songs and history, live music and song, don’t miss the event Griffin Bay Bookstore is hosting for Michael K. Honey on Saturday, September 13, 7:00 pm. The University of Washington-Tacoma author and professor will present his latest book: Sharecropper’s Troubadour. This special event will also include a slide  Continue Reading

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