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Bill & Rita Ament’s Dance Happy Show 2014

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 5:16 am, by

Join Bill & Rita Ament and more than 50 local island performers, children through adults (ages 2 on up) for their 30th annual Dance Happy extravaganza. Be totally touched by the magic and color of the cutest Little Ones on stage for the very first time. Be charmed by the L’il Starz dancers as they  Continue Reading

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Tickets Still Available for Annie

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:53 am, by

Four more inspiring performances of San Juan Community Theatre’s spring musical, including a “Bargain Night” on Thursday, are on tap this week. There is plenty to appreciate in SJCT’s 25th anniversary edition of the beloved story based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. Not only are the onstage island talents (including those ever-cute young  Continue Reading


Registration at SVC Now

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Registration for Summer AND Fall Quarter quarters is going on now at Skagit Valley College: Registration for Returning Students is going on now. Registration for New Advised Students starts May 29. Open Enrollment starts Wednesday, June 5. Summer Quarter begins July 7. Fall Quarter begins September 22. More info is available here (PDF)


Calling Island Writers…

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Once again it is time for all Island Writers to uncreak their fingers and get ready to write for the San Juan County Fair. This year’s theme is “Farm-tastic Fun!” There is a new category this year , for the Millenials and Gen Xers who know about Rap, Texts and Tweets. It’s called New Language.  Continue Reading

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May 17 is Teddy Bear Time

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

CATS’ annual Teddy Bear Picnic returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, May 17. The free event from noon to 2:00 in the patio garden and Gubelman Theatre features face painting, crafts projects, refreshments and, of course, teddy bears! This year, local playwright, Mike Herber will be providing the entertainment – a wonderful puppet  Continue Reading


Self Publishing Workshop

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:09 am, by

Don’t forget – it’s this coming Saturday… Local Author Susan Wingate to Teach Workshop on Self-Publishing The San Juan County Arts Council presents “Jump on Board the Starship ‘Publishing’,” a workshop taught by award-winning, Amazon best-selling author, Susan Wingate. The one day workshop will be held May 17 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm in  Continue Reading

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Don’t Miss This

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm, by

Here’s a reminder from Sandy Strehlou… It’s tonight – don’t miss this! Sunset, dessert and friends celebrating the start of summer, history and the Brann Cabin (San Juan County Park). This is a really sweet (on all accounts) event. And face it, you haven’t enjoyed a sunset from that spot on the island in a  Continue Reading


This is Our Town: The Studio

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Jennifer Horn and Jacquelyn Reiff are co-owners of The Studio – that new exercise place over on A Street. With strong backgrounds in physical education, pilates, TRX, and others, they are keeping very busy since their grand opening in January. Jennifer has had a lifelong love of movement and her strong desire to help others  Continue Reading

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Andrea and Michael DeMeng Workshops

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

Here’s a note from Jan Murphy and Wild at Heart Studios about a couple of workshops you may not want to miss… Dear Update, I love it when I get to announce something really, really cool! So, I’m very excited to announce something rare and wonderful… and really cool! World renowned artists, Michael DeMeng and  Continue Reading

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Grange Spring Lecture Series

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Learn the fascinating and complex history of the building that is currently the Grange Hall. Diana Mancel will begin with the foundation and construction of the Methodist Episcopal Church; Robin Jacobson will continue with its use by the Women’s Study Club; and Boyd Pratt will conclude with a history of San Juan Island Grange #966.  Continue Reading

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Call for Veterans for Memorial Day March

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

Monday, May 26 is Memorial Day. Please join in the ceremony at Memorial Park. Wear your uniform and report to Post 163 by 9:45 am in order to form up for the short march to Memorial Park. And please note: American Legion Auxiliary uniform has changed — Navy Blue Blazer, white blouse, red, white, blue  Continue Reading

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Zimbabwean Music Concert & Dance

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Zimbabwean Music Concert & Dance featuring Musekiwa Chingodza and Katura Marimba Musekiwa Chingodza was born into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murewa, Zimbabwe, in 1970. He began playing mbira at the age of five and is self-taught. Through listening to other gwenyambira, or great mbira players, he developed a strong attachment  Continue Reading

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Chris is a Finalist

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 am, by

Just heard that local photographer Chris Teren is a finalist in Outdoor Photographer Magazine’s 2014 “The American Landscape” photo contest! Check out all the great photos!

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Tony Fyrqvist is Running For Treasurer

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Here’s Tony’s statement on his candidacy for County Treasurer… Public Statement: Since the Treasurers Office basically operates as the banker for San Juan County – collecting, disbursing, investing and managing public funds – many of my friends have approached me recommending that I run for the position San Juan County Treasurer. At first I was  Continue Reading

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Are We a Fossil Fuel Gateway?

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s an interesting article on the National Geographic Website about the possibility and possible consequences of increased vessel traffic through the Salish Sea. Robert Dash photo used with permission.


Fish Taco Friday

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Fish for Teeth is funding its tooth-fixing efforts with another batch of fabulous FISH TACOS! The “Taco Team” will be at the Friday Harbor Ace Hardware this Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. These huge, tasty tacos are only $7 each, and are filled with wild Alaskan rockfish, Pablito’s salsa, and other premium ingredients.  Continue Reading


Islands Red Cross names ‘Real Heroes’

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 5:11 am, by

The Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross recently honored 10 community Real Heroes and two Outstanding Service volunteers. The awardees come from all parts of the chapter’s wide service area: Fidalgo/La Conner, Whidbey Island, and the San Juans. Andy Wappler, veteran Northwest broadcaster and President of the Puget Sound Energy Foundation, announced the awards  Continue Reading


Plant, Seed and Tool Exchange

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 4:58 am, by

Celebrate Spring with a friendly and free exchange of your extra garden plants, seeds, tools and garden art. The Master Gardeners will be on hand to identify plants and give gardening advice. The swap will begin promptly at 11:30 am at Brickworks on Sunday, May 18th, so come early to get the best selection. Please  Continue Reading

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Partners in Preservation

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, the Town of Friday Harbor will award Partners in Preservation awards to Spring Street International School and San Juan Historical Museum for recent construction projects that both preserve and enhance Friday Harbor’s historic district and sites. The event will be celebrated on the campus of Spring Street International School beginning  Continue Reading

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Pets of the Week

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

With kitten season upon us, we want to feature some of the amazing adult cats who have been here at the shelter far too long, through no fault of their own. We know kittens are adorable and almost impossible to resist, but we’re hoping some of these wonderful cats who are often overlooked can find  Continue Reading


Student Filmmakers Wanted

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Looking for young filmmakers and students who love movies. The organizers of the Friday Harbor Film Festival invite San Juan County students to create and submit short films for the annual Young Filmmakers Festival taking place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 8th, 2014. The films submitted will be juried by a  Continue Reading

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3rd Saturday Grange Dance

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 5:18 am, by

It’s at the Grange, this coming Saturday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. From Seattle, Michael Karcher calling with music provided by Red Crow: Susan Burke, fiddle Joe Micheals, guitar/bass Chuck Pliske, guitar/concertina Wayne Clark, fiddle/banjo/guitar All dances taught. No partners or experience needed. Donation: $10, Students are half price. For more info, call: 378-3836.

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