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Postponed – Our Common Bond

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

The Start Date for this series has been postponed to March 30 – For more information, call Oak at 298-4904. Five Weeks * Five Meals * Unlimited Support Our Common Bond – A Cancer Care Support Group is back. This program for cancer patients, survivors and their significant others, returns Wednesday, March 16 for five sessions. Each session  Continue Reading

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20 Years of SVC’s San Juan Center

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Skagit Valley College San Juan Center (SJC), Washington State University Extension San Juan County, and the Port of Friday Harbor celebrated 20 years of partnership at a special reception that was held on March 3rd at the SJC in Friday Harbor. Hosted by Skagit Valley College and the SVC Foundation, the event provided an opportunity for  Continue Reading

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Griffin Bay Books Author Event

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

The Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply by Abbe Rolnick with Jim Wiggins So many of us have been or are now caregivers for family members and friends diagnosed with cancer or a debilitating illness. And as caregivers we, ourselves, often need and appreciate support or a boost. You’ll find a big dose of  Continue Reading

Windy Ferry Ride

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

This is from KOMO News’s YouTube channel. Quite some waves in Rosario Strait yesterday afternoon. The video is 8 minutes long, but the best part is between 2:30 and about 3:15 minutes. So if you’re in a hurry, just cue it up to 2:20 or so. Go full screen for the best effect.  And… if you’re  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Whooo Hooo! Out of my way everybody – I’m pretty fast! I’ve got lots of running and playing to do since I found out there’s an ENORMOUS world outside the puppy room at the animal shelter! My name is Buck, and I’m just about 9 weeks old and ready to see what else this big  Continue Reading

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Senior vs. Staff

Posted on March 13, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The annual Seniors Vs. Staff basketball game took place last Friday. The evening started with a hamburger meal put on by the parents of the FHHS students, included musical entertainment at half time, raised money for the seniors grad night party, and of course culminated with the ever popular basketball game. At half time, high  Continue Reading

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Hummingbird Arrival

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 8:40 am, by

Richard W. Wright shares this article on hummingbirds… Hummingbird season is upon us. The little migratory Rufous Hummingbird has returned from its usual wintering grounds in Mexico. Hordes of Rufous Hummingbirds will pass through our area on their way north to SE Alaska, but many will stay here to breed and raise young. The Annas  Continue Reading

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Have You Wondered?

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Have you wondered what is going on behind the Greenway Construction sign that is transforming that empty space in the middle of town into a vibrant part of Friday Harbor’s historic look? Stacie and Bobby Tangney are expanding Haley’s Sports Bar and Grill into the space next door, which was once occupied by Sam’s shoe store and  Continue Reading

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Spring Ahead Tomorrow

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

It’s tomorrow morning at 2:00 AM – Daylight Saving Time begins. Spring is almost here and the days are getting longer. Don’t forget to set your clock forward one hour – (Probably when you go to bed tonight) so at 2:00 AM it will really be 3:00 AM.

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What’s Your Vision?

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

What’s Your Vision for County Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas? Join your community in conversation. Details below. Every six years, the County’s Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas Plan is updated to ensure that the plan responds to community needs and priorities and provides clear direction for the identification, development, and management of parks, trails, and  Continue Reading

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Free Tax Help

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Free Tax Help at Mullis Center Tax service is available for low and moderate income taxpayers at the Mullis Center through April 14th from 11:30 to 3:30pm Thursdays only. Simple returns prepared. To schedule an appointment call 378-2677. This service is generously provided by Jim Biddick and John Carl from Orcas Island.

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Online Auction to Benefit Concerto Project

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Online Auction with Orcas Island Theme Begins March 15 “A Home for The Concerto Project: A Pacific Northwest Program for Young Adults with Autism” is the theme of The Concerto Project’s online auction, which will open March 15 and close on March 30. The donations that have been offered will appeal to Islanders and others  Continue Reading

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Business Planning and Financing Workshop

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

EDC offers FREE workshop on business planning and financing The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on San Juan Island, on Tuesday, March 22nd from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. The business and financing workshop course material will be presented by Tony  Continue Reading

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Our Common Bond – A Cancer Care Support Group

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Five Weeks * Five Meals * Unlimited Support Our Common Bond – A Cancer Care Support Group is back. This program for cancer patients, survivors and their significant others, returns Wednesday, March 16 for five sessions. Each session focuses on a different theme – trust gratitude sorrow & loss hope comfort & joy and includes  Continue Reading

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Olympic Peninsula BirdFest

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Barbara and John Jensen of SJI’s Audubon invite you to Birdfest this Spring… The festival with the most spectacular setting! Visit the Olympic Peninsula to discover the birds of the coastal Pacific Northwest—Marbled Murrelets, Rhinoceros Auklets, Harlequin Ducks, dippers, Black Oystercatchers, Long-tailed Ducks, and more. Guided field trips, a boat cruise in the Strait of  Continue Reading

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Small gardens have big impact at the Farmers Market

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

This story submitted by the San Juan Island Farmers Market… Sandy May thinks of herself as a farmer. However, she does not have all the things you might associate with a farm. She does not have great quantities of rolling pasture land, grain fields or hundreds of farm animals. Instead, she keeps a modest garden  Continue Reading

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Honorary EMT of Month

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Cady Davies of San Juan Island EMS presents the Honorary EMT for March 2016… Clayton is island grown. He graduated from Friday Harbor High School in 2010, where he was Homecoming King. He is a locally published playwright. Clayton coached intermural softball and is currently coaching the EMS soccer team. Clayton is a Support Officer at  Continue Reading

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Call for Children’s Festival Activity Providers

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

Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 26th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 7th, 2016! Island Rec is currently recruiting for local organizations that would like to participate in this special event by hosting an activity that reflects this year’s festival theme: Nature’s Wonderland This theme will give a reason for all ages  Continue Reading

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Work Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Woo Hoo! Fresh off the press it’s the Oak Team Work Party Schedule – and, along with daylight saving time, Oakies will Spring forward with a work party THIS SUNDAY, March 13th! When? Sunday, March 13 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm RSVP required to: Tanja Williamson, Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator tanjaw [@] sjclandbank.org. Where? Cady Mountain Preserve What? Small conifer removal  Continue Reading

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Know any Good Chefs?

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Cynthia has an opening for a full time chef at her restaurant on Nichols. Here’s more from Cynthia… Cynthia’s is located in a renovated home in the town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Cynthia’s is a new business focusing on healthy innovative food – primarily Brunch but expanding to dinner. We are also  Continue Reading

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Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale March 19

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

The perfect incentive for spring cleaning, supporting Friday Harbor High Seniors and finding bargains galore all at the same time is Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school commons. Hundreds of gently used items (from clothes to furniture to gadgets) and yummy treats will be available at the Grad  Continue Reading

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Dogs on the Inside

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Winter Tuesday Series presents: Dogs On The Inside, an Audience Choice Award winning film. This film follows the relationships between neglected and abused dogs and Massachusetts prison inmates as they work together toward a second chance at a better life; a forever home for the dogs and a positive life outside prison for  Continue Reading

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