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Eastside Stories from Vancouver

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm, by

It’s always fun to see what FHHS grads accomplish after they go off into the world. Do you remember Lauren Brem? She lived here with her folks George and Stacy, and her sister Krysta. She graduated in 2005 and now lives in Vancouver BC. She just sent this note over about a cool video she  Continue Reading

"Fluke" sculpture by Micajah Bienvenu - Tim Dustrude photo

Grand Opening for Gallery Bienvenu

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

Local artist, Micajah Bienvenu has opened a fine art gallery at #28 100 First St., (at Cannery Landing - not the A street building where the Fluke Sculpture is located). The gallery will feature paintings and sculptures by mid-career contemporary artists. The inaugural show will feature works from acclaimed painter Steven LaRose and sculptures by Micajah  Continue Reading

Nicholas Corrin - Contributed photo

Workshop on the Power of Letting Go

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Nicholas Corrin, author of the award-winning book The Power of Letting Go: transforming fear into love will present a workshop offering practical applications of the ideas in the book on Monday, October 6 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Brickworks. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Agricultural Guild, San Juan Hospice, and the San Juan Food  Continue Reading

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Third Annual Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

The Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, October 11, 3:30pm-6:30pm, at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Come and enjoy a delicious meal of chili prepared by fine, local chefs, shop at local artists’ Art Market, tap your toes to music by The Rocky Bay Boys, and linger in the Brickworks Beer Garden. Dishing up their best  Continue Reading


Let’s Go To the Drive In!

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

This week, Friday, October 3rd, it’s “An American Tail”. Parking begins at 6:30, show starts just after dusk. Arrive early for concessions and a raffle! Click here to see the event poster.

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Artists’ Reception

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

There’s an artists’ reception coming up next Saturday, October 4th at Lavendera Day Spa at 7:00 pm. See Patti Barker – Fiber Art, Penny Torkington – Quilts and Paintings and Lynne Mercer – Paintings.

Playing with a real fire truck - San Juan Update photo

Upcoming Island Rec Events

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Scarecrow Building October 4, 10:00 – 1:00, Farmer’s Market/Brickworks Fall is here and Island Rec is making half-size scarecrows at the Farmer’s Market. Enter your scarecrow creation in the Farm Parade as well. Island Rec will provide the materials needed, though you may bring old small clothes or other supplies you want to put on  Continue Reading


Adventuring in Our Own Backyard

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:46 am, by

We live in Paradise. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could enjoy it all day long, every day, whenever we wanted to? Unfortunately, we all have mundane chores and commitments just like everyone else. Sometimes the best we can do is to simply dream about it… This video was inspired by the Pygmy Kayak Giveaway  Continue Reading

Bear, Fish, Moon - 48" x 48" Oil on Panel, by Jaime Ellsworth

Artstock is Back

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:45 am, by

This year’s event happens October 4th and 5th and has a new focus on making it fun to wander around the Town of Friday Harbor. Local artists will be demonstrating their various talents to share with all. Follow Artstock signs around town and look for an Autumn Afterglow in the evenings. All participants will have  Continue Reading

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Leadership San Juan Islands

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:36 am, by

Open Houses Set for 2015 Leadership Program The chance for San Juan County residents to learn more about their community and themselves returns, as Leadership San Juan Islands (LSJI) prepares for its eleventh year. Applications for the county-wide program are now being accepted and will be available at island libraries and open houses. LSJI not  Continue Reading


School District Responds to Ruling on Funding

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:28 am, by

San Juan Island School District Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on K-12 Education Funding On September 11, 2014 the Supreme Court of Washington found the state in contempt because the legislature has failed to submit a plan to fully fund basic education as required by McCleary vs. State of Washington. This means that the legislators’  Continue Reading

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Phone-A-Thon Coming Up

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:23 am, by

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Phone-A-Thon on Tuesday, October 7th, and Wednesday October 8th, from 4 to 8:00 pm. During this time, volunteer students, parents, faculty and members of the community will be calling to ask for your support. The Foundation is a group of volunteer parents, educators, business leaders,  Continue Reading

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Moving Parts and Healthy Hearts

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 6:15 am, by

Moving Parts and Healthy Hearts is a fitness class aimed at meeting the needs of people with limited mobility due to age, illness or lifestyle. The class will be a full body workout that can be carried out standing or seated in a chair. Participation in this class will help individuals maintain or improve their  Continue Reading

Pre-Commercial Thinning Workshop and Field Tour on Orcas Island, October 19th - Contributed photo

Forestry Thinning Workshop & Field Tour

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Northwest Certified Forestry, a program of Northwest Natural Resource Group, will be hosting the third and final workshop in a series of events focused on forest health on the San Juan Islands. Many of the forested areas on the archipelago are comprised of extremely dense small diameter trees. These dense stands are a high risk  Continue Reading


EMS Safety Fair and Open House

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

2014 Safety Fair and Open House at EMS Building The Public is invited to the annual Safety Fair, Saturday, October 4th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The 14th annual Safety Fair and Open House will be held for the first time at the Frank Wilson EMS Building, 1079 Spring Street. A light lunch will  Continue Reading


Roche Harbor Overcast

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:57 am, by

Here’s a nice photo of the start of the quiet season out at Roche Harbor. Kevin Holmes shot this right after the Labor Day weekend. Thanks for sharing, Kevin!

A Student's Collage

Ordinary Life/Extraordinary Images: Collage Workshop

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Island artist Thrinley DiMarco will be teaching a collage workshop, Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Images, on the weekend of October 18 and 19, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each day in the conference room upstairs in the Rock Island Technology building. The cost for both days is $45.00. Says Thrinley, “This workshop will focus on how  Continue Reading


Relay for Life on Saturday

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Schedule for Relay for Life San Juan Island Sept 27, 2014 – 3 to 11 pm at the Fairgrounds Pavilion 2:00 Survivors Reception 3:00 Opening ceremonies Legion Color Guard Survivor Ceremony Survivor Speaker: Shann Weston Open silent auction – sign up and bid Food Vendors – open Merchandise Vendors – open Bake Sale Goods –  Continue Reading


Familiar Face Joins SJCT Staff

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:52 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s new Director of Development is not so new to the Theatre itself. Julie Hanks started out as a volunteer more than four years ago and then worked as Volunteer Coordinator/Front of House Manager until 2012. While she moved on to work at other nonprofits on the island, she continued her volunteer  Continue Reading

Mt. Finlayson and South Beach - Contributed photo

South Beach Clean Up Party on Saturday

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Islanders and visitors are invited to join with National Park Service staff and volunteers in a seasonal clean-up at American Camp’s South Beach scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 27. The clean-up—meeting in the main parking area at the foot of Pickett’s lane is one of several events coinciding with the  Continue Reading


DVSAS Community Forum

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

DVSAS wants you to be aware of this upcoming community forum… It is everyone’s issue. Men and women play a critical role in ending this epidemic. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) presents: A Community Forum and Interactive Learning Event Tuesday, September 30 Brickworks 6:00 – 8:00 pm Hors d’oeuvres, dessert and beverages will be  Continue Reading


Low Fire Danger

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Fire Danger Moves From “Moderate” To “Low” With the arrival of Fall and the recent rain, the fuel moisture readings have been steadily increasing. They have now reached the point where the fire danger in San Juan County has been moved from “moderate” to “low”. That doesn’t mean that we no longer have to be  Continue Reading

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