Yappy Hour on Wednesday

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm, by

Mike’s Café and Wine Bar at 135 Second Street will host “Yappy Hour”, a benefit for The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor, Wednesday, April 13 from 5:00 – 6:30. Enjoy a glass of award winning wine, or beverage of your choice, plus endless appetizers and help animals at the same time! Grab some friends  Continue Reading


New Home – New Hope

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Here’s an Update from the Animal Shelter on their project to fund and build a new facility… Dear Friends of the Shelter: We’d like to take this opportunity to bring you up to date on the progress we are making prior to groundbreaking for the new shelter. Thanks to the changes in building regulations that have been  Continue Reading


Business Startup 101 Workshop

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Entrepreneurs are invited to attend the San Juan County Economic Development Council’s upcoming FREE half-day workshop entitled “Business Startup 101” on Thursday, May 5th. Participants will learn the building blocks of starting a successful business from experts in the legal, accounting and banking fields. The half-day event will be led by local attorneys Peter Goddu  Continue Reading

SJIMA Events Opening on Earth Day

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Opening events on Earth Day weekend in and around Friday Harbor Landscape Photography Walk: “Seeing with the Inner Eye”, Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. In her work, Monnelly forays through the marshes to catch the magic of dawn, but also explores coastal landscapes across the continent in all seasons. Saturday, April 23, 10 am, location TBA, Tickets: $30  Continue Reading

EDC Pricing Workshop

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

EDC offers FREE business workshop on pricing products & services The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE workshop on pricing of products & services for small business owners and entrepreneurs on Lopez Island, Tuesday, May 3rd from 12-2pm at the Lopez Island Fire Department meeting room. Advance registration is required. Pricing  Continue Reading

Island Marble Butterfly - Photo Courtesy of Keith Van Cleve

Butterfly Almost Reaches Endangered Status

Posted on April 9, 2016 at 9:28 am, by

U.S. ​Fish and Wildlife Service Announces 12-month Finding on a Petition to List the Island Marble Butterfly. ​The Service has determined that the island marble butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus) is warranted for listing under the Endangered Species Act, but precluded by higher priority listing actions. The island marble butterfly will be added to the Service’s  Continue Reading

Team Vinny's, 2015 - Contributed photo

Litter-Free by the Sea

Posted on April 9, 2016 at 6:00 am, by

Mark your calendars! It’s time for the 2016 Great Islands Clean-Up… our annual spring-cleaning! And again this year, both Orcas and Lopez will be joining San Juan in the event! The specific information about San Juan Island’s effort is as follows: When: Saturday, April 23, 9 am – noon Where: All island roadsides and beaches  Continue Reading

All Aboard Sailing is the featured chamber member of the month - Contributed photo

All Aboard Sailing

Posted on April 9, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

SJI Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month I originate from Lands End, Cornwall England, where on the granite cliff top there is a signpost pointing West that reads ’New York 3147 miles’. I joined the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as an engineer and photographer, sailing from Cornwall to the far reaches of the  Continue Reading

The Hill of Thrills!

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm, by

Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race Island Rec is very excited to announce a new event we are putting on Saturday, May 21 – The Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race. This is a classic old fashioned ‘gravity’ race where people race their homemade non-motorized contraptions down Park St. from Marguerite to  Continue Reading

Law Firm Changes

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm, by

Peter W. Goddu and Margaret C. Langlie of GodduLanglie, Lawyers-Advisors, are pleased to announce that, effective May 1, 2016, Kathryn (Katie) C. Loring and Thomas D. Sandstrom will join us as partners and the name of our firm will change to Goddu Langlie Loring Sandstrom, PLLC. Peter Goddu and Margaret Langlie established their law firm  Continue Reading


Dining for Scholars Thanks You

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm, by

Dear Island Neighbors, On behalf of the San Juan Island Service Scholarship board I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came out on March 31st to support our annual Dining for Scholars event. It was wonderful to see so many community minded friends and families dining out to support the  Continue Reading

Luke and Zach Fincher and their Nana - Contributed photo

Hope for the Human Spirit

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

This story was contributed by Debbi Fincher… We lost our son’s nana to a man texting and driving about four years ago. The texting driver was also killed and the crash took the life of a third person, as well. Seven cars were impacted when this person chose to text and drive. No one ever  Continue Reading

Bicycle Repair Workshop

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Island Rec – Bicycle Roadside Repair Workshop Spring is upon us and now is the time to tune-up your bike. The deadline is fast approaching for Island Rec’s Bike Repair Class. The class is on Saturday, April 23rd , from 9:00 to 12:30. This will be held at Spring Street International School in their campus courtyard.  Continue Reading

Farm Day Field Trip

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm, by

San Juan Island preschoolers in the headstart program got to spend time on a farm today for some hands-on education (disguised as fun playtime). Rex and Lisa Guard opened their “Lazy G Ranch” family farm to welcome the kids along with several educational and community groups. The kids got to play on tractors, glue wool  Continue Reading


New Yoga Class and Instructor at The Studio

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 9:33 am, by

Jen and Jacquelyn over at The Studio are introducing a new instructor and yoga class and they want you to know about it. Here they are with what you need to know… The Studio is pleased to introduce Miguele de Quadros and add Yoga with Gyrotonic Principles to our class schedule beginning in May. We  Continue Reading

Walk for a Dog

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Islanders walk over 1,000 miles with their dogs to raise money for Animal Shelter! It’s a well-known fact that folks here on San Juan Island love their dogs. This week marked over 1000 miles walked over the last six months by island residents and their dogs using a smart phone application called, Wooftrax; every mile  Continue Reading

Photo by Russell J Young

Venus in Fur Tonight

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

This just in from Island Stage Left… “Venus in Fur” opens tonight (Thursday April 7th) at 7:30. The buzz is around town and seats will be full. Don’t miss out on the excitement! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! John Langs, the Artistic Director of ACT in Seattle, has been directing Island Stage Left’s  Continue Reading


Volunteers Needed to Install Deer Fencing

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park is looking for 6 volunteers to help put up fencing in the prairie at American Camp on Thursday, April 14th. This prairie is home to the rare Island Marble butterfly– found only on San Juan Island! Fencing off a portion of the prairie will help protect juvenile butterfly (the  Continue Reading

Ian Boyden Resigns as Executive Director of IMA - Contributed photo

Changing Career Path

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 7:47 pm, by

The board of SJIMA has accepted the resignation of its Executive Director Ian Boyden, who plans to pursue his career as an artist and freelance curator. Mr. Boyden and his family plan to remain on San Juan Island. He will continue on as an advisor and guest curator to the museum. According to Board President  Continue Reading

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Ayres of the Celtic Isles

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm, by

Bagpipes and highland dancers get into the mix when San Juan Island’s community chorus presents their annual spring concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Angel Michaels, San Juan Singers: Ayres of the Celtic Isles takes us where the Scots, Irish, and Welsh folk live,  Continue Reading

Where was this photo taken? - SJI Historical Museum photo

April History Column

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

For this month’s history column, a query from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… We know it’s springtime, but where is this? This lovely scenic from the image collection is labeled “Probably Argyle.” But is it? Where exactly do you think this photo was taken? We wonder what this area looks like today. Does  Continue Reading

Alive Inside: Tonight’s Tuesday Film

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 3:36 pm, by

For their Tuesday Film Series at the Grange, the Friday Harbor Film Festival is showing Alive Inside. This film was one of the Audience Choice award winners at their 2015 festival. View the trailer above or click here for more info. It shows tonight, April 5th at 7:00 pm at The Grange.

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