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Holiday Wreath Sale

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 5:36 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School PTSA/Senior Class of 2014 is now taking orders for their annual holiday wreath sale. Beautiful, aromatic, fresh, long lasting 24” wreaths of northwest evergreens with pinecones and berries with a handmade bow in your choice of color for just $25.00! Wreaths make great gifts for friends, family, neighbors, and business  Continue Reading

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Register now for Winter Courses at SVC

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 5:18 am, by

Registration for Winter Quarter is going on now at Skagit Valley College. Registration for Returning Students going on now. Registration for New Advised Students starts Wednesday, November 20. Open Enrollment starts Tuesday, December 3. For students who want to train for a new career or upgrade their job skills, SVC offers 25 Professional/Technical programs that are  Continue Reading

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Puccini Classic on HD November 17

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 5:08 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s The Met: Live in HD series features the dramatic Italian opera, Tosca, on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Teatro alla Scala, Giacomo Puccini’s timeless verismo score is served by an acclaimed cast, led by Patricia  Continue Reading

“Human Error” Cause for Ferry – Boat Collision

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm, by

This just came in from Washington State Ferries… Investigation finds human error in Hyak collision WSF implementing system-wide improvements to help prevent future incidents SEATTLE – A recent investigation concludes that human error was responsible for a collision Sept. 13 between Washington State Ferries vessel Hyak and a motor yacht. The incident happened at the  Continue Reading

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Phone/Data Service Repair Update

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm, by

Here’s an update from the county on the phone and internet outage repair progress… According to San Juan County’s Department of Emergency Management, All Rock Island Internet DSL traffic is now routed away from CenturyLink’s infrastructure so Rock Island customers on San Juan Island should see much improved connectivity. Meanwhile, CenturyLink has fixed the problem  Continue Reading

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Holiday Raffles for H.S. Community Project

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:44 am, by

High school junior Katherine Close has come up with some cool holiday baskets to raffle off as a fundraiser for Head Start for her Community Project. Check out her write-up below… Looking for ideas to brighten up your winter days? Enjoy a Basket of Fun & Games or a Basket of Holiday Dining & Treats  Continue Reading

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FANS Family Carnival

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:24 am, by

FANS Family Carnival at Fairgrounds November 16 Carnival fun returns to Friday Harbor on Saturday, November 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. The annual FUNdraiser for Island Rec’s support group, FANS: (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec), features some 20 games booths, including Bursting Balloon Darts, Take a Cake Cakewalk, Digging  Continue Reading

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PIMC 1st Anniversary Open House

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:15 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Celebrates First Anniversary Public Open House Sunday, Nov. 17 PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC) opened in Friday Harbor on Nov. 17, 2012. One year later, the community is invited to an Open House to celebrate a year of shared “firsts” during this past year. The first anniversary Open House  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 5:47 am, by

This week’s Pet of the Week is, “Hattie”, a wonderful older gal, about 12 years old. She arrived at the shelter over a year ago when her elderly owner could no longer care for her. She was extremely sad and reclusive for several months, but as we’ve worked with her and gotten to know her,  Continue Reading

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Christmas for Critters

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 5:29 am, by

Don’t forget about this event coming up this weekend! Christmas for Critters is a Holiday Craft Boutique to benefit the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor. Shop for handmade arts & crafts, baked goods and delectable edibles for you and everyone on your gift list – including pets! Serving appetizers Friday night and breakfast sandwiches  Continue Reading

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Wolf Hollow Fundraiser Tuesday

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm, by

In honor of Wolf Hollow’s 30th Anniversary, Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar will host “Five by Five for $25″, Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:00. Come support Wolf Hollow and enjoy five generous tastes of Totem Cellars Wine and five appetizer servings for $25 or $10 for minors. 100% of the proceeds will be  Continue Reading

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Outage Update from the County

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:54 am, by

Land-Line Phone Back to Normal. Work Remains on Cell, Data Lines. November 10, 2013 In its morning conference call with state and local agencies, CenturyLink representatives reported that the company’s temporary measures have created enough capacity to handle all of the landline calls placed between San Juan County’s islands and to the mainland. However, cell  Continue Reading

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CenturyLink is working around the clock to restore communications

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:30 am, by

CenturyLink wants you to know they are working around the clock to repair the severed fiber optic cable. Here is a latest press release from them: SAN JUAN ISLANDS/SEATTLE, Wash. – CenturyLink crews are working around the clock to repair the severed fiber optic cable causing a network outage impacting the San Juan Islands. CenturyLink  Continue Reading

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

What are you doing on Thanksgiving Day this year? If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate and give thanks, come to the Grange for a good old-fashioned community Thanksgiving dinner. Bring a pie, sign up to help in the kitchen, or just join us for a wonderful dinner. “This is the fifteenth year  Continue Reading

Free Low-Impact-Development Training

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:29 am, by

Free Technical Training on Low Impact Development for Professionals November 14, 2013, 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Roche Harbor, Pavilion Room A free technical training on Low Impact Development (LID) will be held on November 14, 2013 at Roche Harbor’s Pavilion Room on San Juan Island. LID is a land planning and engineering design approach  Continue Reading

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Third Saturday Dance

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:10 am, by

3rd Saturday Grange Dance, Contra – Saturday, November 16th from 7-9pm at the SJI Grange Hall. From Seattle, Michael Karcher calling with Tapsalteerie – 2 fiddles, concertina, guitar and bass. No partners needed. All dances taught. No experience necessary. $10/person donation (students half price). For more info, call 378-3836.

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Christmas for Critters

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:09 am, by

Christmas for Critters is a Holiday Craft Boutique to benefit the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor. Shop for handmade arts & crafts, baked goods and delectable edibles for you and everyone on your gift list – including pets! Serving appetizers Friday night and breakfast sandwiches & cinnamon rolls Saturday. The fun begins Friday Nov.  Continue Reading

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Book Talk at Griffin Bay

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

Book talk with Portland author Linda Lee Peterson Griffin Bay Bookstore Saturday Evening, November 16, 7:00 Pm Griffin Bay Bookstore & the San Juan Island Library are pleased to announce an evening book talk with Linda Lee Peterson, presenting her second mystery with journalist-sleuth Maggi Fiori, The Devil’s Interval. Mystery lovers: this is your chance  Continue Reading

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Saturday Update on Outage

Posted on November 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm, by

Just to keep you up to speed, here is another update from Stan Matthews at the County… Phone Service to Mainland Restored, but Capacity Limited November 9, 2013 All San Juan County residents should be able to call and receive calls from the mainland and other islands via landline phone today, though there may be  Continue Reading

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Other WiFi Options

Posted on November 9, 2013 at 5:44 am, by

Louis Prussack at Spring Street International School sends this invitation along… If anyone needs free internet, feel free to drop by the porch at Spring Street School. All day on the weekends and after 3pm on the week days. We just set up a new wireless for the public called Free Wireless at SSIS. Our  Continue Reading

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Why Cell Phones Too?

Posted on November 9, 2013 at 5:18 am, by

I ran into Mike Greene from Rock Island Technology Solutions at the store yesterday and told him that I am getting a lot of people asking me why cell phones are not working because of a problem with a land line. He said that the Verizon tower here in Friday Harbor connects to… well you  Continue Reading

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Rama Fire

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm, by

Rama Fire died in a moped accident November 2 on Maui. No one else was injured. Rama was an island resident from his birth until 1997, when he moved to Seattle. Survivors include his mom and dad, Jeannie Turner and Steve Schramm; brother, Leon Fire; half-sister, Emerald Fire; and large and loving extended families, including  Continue Reading

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