Progress at the Museum

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

You know that the San Juan Historical Society and Museum is working on their new project, the Museum of History and Industry, right? Click here (and here) if you need a refresher on that. Well, it’s coming along with significant progress being made, most recently a new floor, and finished walls with insulation and a heat pump in  Continue Reading


Athletics News

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 5:26 am, by

San Juan Island School District and Island Rec seek to continue their Partnership to Fund School Athletics Programs  For the last five years San Juan Island Park and Recreation District (Island Rec) and the San Juan Island School District have maintained an effective partnership to fully fund the high school sports program.  Under this partnership  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferry M/V Hyak loads up with travelers in Anacortes - Tim Dustrude photo

Thousands of Ferry Riders Reserving Spots to San Juan Islands

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 12:47 pm, by

Here’s a new press release from Washington State Ferries… Passengers looking to secure a spot aboard Washington State Ferries vessels in 2015 are sailing to success using WSF’s new vehicle reservation program, launched earlier this year. Between Jan. 5 and Feb. 22, about half of all drivers departing from Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Orcas Island took the  Continue Reading


Win and They’re In

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Mike Martin shares this Wolverines update… Already this year Friday Harbor High School has sent the Boys and Girls Soccer teams as well as wrestlers James Guard and Haley Pile to the WIAA State Championship tournaments. Now the girls and boys basketball teams are one win from qualifying for the Washington State 2B Basketball Championships. After  Continue Reading


Celebration of Life: Mary Kate Berger

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Join us to celebrate the life of Mary Kate Berger. Sunday, March 8th, 3:00 pm at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Ciely Ty Gray will facilitate a remembrance for Mary Kate followed by light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Mary Kate Berger fund at Islanders Bank.


Some Things to Know about Storm Water

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The San Juan Garden Club invites you to their next presentation… Farhad Ghatan, life-long gardener and member of the Stormwater Management Board, will present a comprehensive program about how the chemicals we use in our garden adversely affect our garden produce and the environment. He will offer alternative methods of treating pests and common garden  Continue Reading

Front row, L-R: Pat Nelson, Dorothy Baker, Sue Collado, Traci Wilson back row: Carol Hooper and Sasha von Dassow.  Not pictured: Sharyn Peterson and Kay Zavislak - Contributed photo

Melodious Notes – Island Classical Talents Abound March 7

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 5:34 am, by

Take three pianists, a flutist, clarinetist, cellist, bassoonist and violinist. Mix with classical pieces from two island composers as well as a variety of pre-21st century composers and it’s a recipe for a light and beautiful evening of great music on San Juan Island. Clarinetist Sue Collado has again assembled a diverse group of island  Continue Reading

Shannon Kelley, Scott Mapstead and Candace Gossen - Contributed photo

Only Three Shows Left!

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:54 pm, by

Valentine’s Day may be over, but love is definitely still in the air in Friday Harbor. San Juan Community Theatre’s winter play, Almost Maine, finishes up its run this Thursday*, Friday and Saturday, February 26-28 at 7:30 pm. Island audiences have been filling the Gubelman to watch John Cariani’s romantic comedy set in one of  Continue Reading

Tree Frog - Wolf Hollow photo

Frogs and Newts!

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Shona at Wolf Hollow sent over this story about these tiny little creatures that are beginning to stir with the coming of Spring… Before you get the wrong idea, this is not about witches’ potions, it’s about signs of spring on the San Juan Islands! Have you heard the frogs? Its breeding season for Pacific  Continue Reading


Children’s Festival Poster Contest

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 5:53 am, by

Attention, young artists! Island Rec needs your help to design the poster for this year’s Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s festival theme: Aloha! Escape to Paradise! Artworks must be submitted on an official entry form, which can be obtained at Island Rec’s office or  Continue Reading

Click to enlarge poster

Cancer Caregivers Support Circle

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

There’s a new support group being offered for caregivers supporting loved ones with cancer. “Cancer Caregivers Support Circle,” where those providing support to loved ones with cancer can process their experiences in a safe, confidential place – share their own challenges, triumphs, lessons, resources – & also listen deeply to others’ journeys. (No fee will  Continue Reading

Click to preview the movie "No" on the FHFF Website.

FHFF Tuesday Films – “No”

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 5:34 am, by

This film was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film in 2013. It tells the fascinating story of a young advertising executive in Chile who used his “tools of trade” to affect major change in his country. In 1988, international pressure was put on Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, forcing him to call  Continue Reading


Breast Self-Exam Kits Available Now!

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm, by

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among Washington women, and the second leading cause of cancer death, according to the Susan G Komen for the Cure® Puget Sound Affiliate. San Juan County ranks second highest on the State Cancer Profiles list in incidences of breast cancer, and the trend is rising. While there  Continue Reading

Francie Hansen and Carol Jackson - Contributed photo

Know Your Islanders Talks – Francie Hansen & Carol Jackson

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

Meet intrepid travelers Francie Hansen, local artist and gifted teacher, plus Carol Jackson, well-known co-owner of Serendipity  Books, to hear about their explorations on numerous worldwide long-haul trips. Hear how two very different women enjoy each other’s company and find humor in tough situations. Enjoy photographs of their trips and challenges. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of  Continue Reading


SpayGhetti Dinner Tonight

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Don’t Forget – The Animal Protection Society hosts the 7th Annual Spayghetti Dinner tonight, February 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Mullis Center. Don’t miss out on the delectable dinner, desserts, live entertainment and fabulous raffle prizes! Tickets will be available at the door.  $15 for Adults and $5 for kids under 10. All  Continue Reading

Charlie O'Kelly plays at a Methodist service on Kona, and Tom Gonser met up with him just this last weekend there - Tom Gonser photo, from Hawaii

Small World…

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 5:33 am, by

Hey, remember Tom and Stephanie Gonser, who used to live at Cape San Juan, and moved to Oregon a few years ago? Tom just recently dropped a note  from Hawaii  to former SJ Update editor Ian Byington… Small world. We were at the Kona United Methodist Church this morning, and it featured an interesting group  Continue Reading

Shown here with his family, Scott Zehner will lead this month's Know Your Island Walk - Contributed photo

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 6:13 pm, by

Streets and Sidewalks: a Tour of Parks Near and Within the Town of Friday Harbor. Meet Island Rec Commissioner Scott Zehner to walk the parks we see regularly but may know very little about. Can you name five? Saturday, February 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Meet and park at Friday Harbor Fields at the end  Continue Reading


Camping Reservations

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 5:05 pm, by

Just got this reminder from Christina at SJC Parks… Tim, Can you post this on the Update? Resident-only camping reservations ends this coming Thursday, February 26th. We just want to make sure no one misses out. Thanks! ** Ending this Thursday, February 26 ** San Juan County Residents-only early Camping Reservations. Reserve campsites at your  Continue Reading


Run Ladies Run!

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm, by

It’s about that time again – The race happens on Saturday, March 21st, starting at Brickworks at 9:30 am. Ladies, you’ll want to get registered before that, and you can do it online at this website. Then be sure to be ready for packet pick up the day before, March 20 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm  Continue Reading


Get Your Boater’s Education Card

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm, by

Get Your Washington State Boater’s Education Card A comprehensive basic boating safety course for Power, Sail & Paddle boats, will be held over 6 Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Skagit Valley College in Friday Harbor, starting March 12th. The instructional manual and 2 CD’s are $45.00 and can be shared by a  Continue Reading

The new IMA building up on Spring Street - Tim Dustrude photo

Help Wanted at IMA

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm, by

Executive Director Organization seeks to hire an experienced individual with a successful track record in the lead position of management of a visual arts museum. The executive director will report to the organization’s president and board and be responsible for all aspects of the museum’s month-to-month operations. All staff directors and committee heads will report  Continue Reading

Kathryn Hansen plays in the snow with an Iditarod Sled Dog - Contributed photo

Volunteering for the Iditarod

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Louise Dustrude spoke with Kathryn Hansen about her volunteer work next week on the Iditarod Sled Dog race in Alaska and here’s her story… How many volunteers does it take to put on the Iditarod sled dog race? If you check the website, it looks like it must be a couple thousand, at least. Two  Continue Reading

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