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SJI Fire Staff Mobilized to Wildland Fires

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

Early on Tuesday, July 15th, San Juan Island Fire Rescue’s Administrative Assistant Carolyn Hudson was deployed as a part of an “Incident Management Team” to assist with efforts to control a forest fire near Detroit, Oregon. Ms. Hudson is a specialist in managing the finances of major emergencies. On Tuesday afternoon, San Juan Fire Rescue  Continue Reading

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Wags to Riches

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

This fun, annual fundraiser for the Animal Shelter is coming  up. Better mark your calendars now. This year, it’s the Dog Days of Summer, and it will be held on Sunday, August 3rd from Noon to 4:00 pm. It’s hosted by the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor and Bob & Lissa McDowell at 33  Continue Reading


Doctors of San Juan Island -A Historical Perspective

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

Join us for an informal discussion and personal remembrances of a few of the past medical professionals of San Juan Island. Susan Reed will discuss her grandfather, Dr. Connor Reed. Mary Ellen Judge will discuss her father Dr. Thomas Judge as well as Dr. Victor Capron. Mary Jean Cahail will discuss Dr. Malcolm Heath and  Continue Reading

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Lavender Festival this Weekend

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm, by

Hey, the Lavender Festival is coming up this weekend – Saturday & Sunday July 19th & 20th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm both days. Here’s more from the farm… The fields are in full bloom and gorgeous. We will be having tours, talks, demonstrations (including cooking with lavender by Anna Maria from Coho); lavender baked goods,  Continue Reading


Buckaroo Musical Adventure

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a note for all you kids out there from Kate Schuman… Hey Kids! Join me, Kate Schuman, at the Street Fair this weekend for a Buckaroo Musical Adventure! We’ll “build” a cattle drive out of felt critters, sing a couple old cowboy songs, and even write a verse or two about YOU! The time  Continue Reading

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Puccini’s Ravishing Romance in MET Encore Series

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

An achingly beautiful score from one of opera’s most popular composers highlights the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD Summer Encores series on Sunday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. at San Juan Community Theatre. Originally transmitted in 2009, Puccini’s La Rondine brings to life the plight of Magda, who unexpectedly finds true love with the handsome  Continue Reading

In 2013, Debbi Fincher, Brad Fincher, Cynthia Stark-Wickman and Sheriff Rob Nou represented the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition at CADCA’s Mid Year Training Conference - Contributed photo

Prevention Coalition to Take Part in National Conference

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition To Take Part In National Substance Abuse Prevention Conference In Orlando, Fl. Health advocates from the SJI Prevention Coalition will join more than 1,700 substance abuse prevention specialists from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute in Orlando, Fla. July 20-24. The week-long  Continue Reading


3rd Saturday Gallery Walk

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 4:56 am, by

Don’t forget the Gallery Walk this Saturday evening.  The participating Friday Harbor​ ​galleries are: Arctic Raven, 130 First Street Gallery 9, 60 First Street Island Studios 270 Spring Street​ WaterWorks Gallery, 315 Argyle Ave​ Ogle Fine Art Studio​, ​180 First Street For more info, get in touch with WaterWorks: Ruth Offen WaterWorks Gallery (360) 378-3060 or  Continue Reading


Special Port Commission Meeting

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm, by

Here’s a note for you from Deanna at the Port… Hello, The Port of Friday Harbor Commission will conduct a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 17th @ 5:30pm at the Town of Friday Harbor Council Chambers. The Commission wishes to attend the continued Public Hearing on the Shoreline Substantial Development Permit for the Spring Street  Continue Reading

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Dirigo II, again

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Here’s another image by John Miller of that same boat, Dirigo II, shot the same evening, but this time before sundown. This is Dirigo II going to windward with San Juan in the background. These (and additional) images from that evening are on display at Gallery 9 down on First Street if you would like  Continue Reading

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Shakespeare Under the Stars

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note from Island Stage Left about their latest show, Twelfth Night… The cast and crew have just returned from a wonderfully successful tour of the other islands. Here are some remarks from audience members who have contacted us: Highly recommended. We saw “Twelfth Night” in Doe Bay on Orcas last night. It’s a  Continue Reading

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Cultural Landscape Restoration Moves Forward at American Camp

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Work is under way at American Camp as the next step in the Cultural Landscape Restoration moves forward. The park will be removing a stand of young Douglas fir that has encroached on Mt. Finlayson and Grandma’s Cove area. There are approximately 300 trees in the stand which will be removed by mechanical methods and  Continue Reading

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Sunshine Laundry Fire

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:57 pm, by

Here’s the official word on the fire this morning from Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer for San Juan Island Fire & Rescue… At 2:32 AM Tuesday a neighbor made the call to Dispatch who alerted San Juan Island Fire Rescue of a fire at the Sunshine Laundry. Three engines and the Rescue unit responded as  Continue Reading

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Carla’s Funky Art

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:58 am, by

Remember that awesome school bus driver that used to live here? Named Carla? Yeah, you know the one… She had to move to Anacortes, but good news – She’ll be here this coming weekend for the Summer Arts Fair with a “Carla’s Funky Art” booth. Go check it out; she’s got some really cool stuff.

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Cliff Mass to Speak at Mullis Center

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

This story has been updated: Cliff will speak at 6:30 pm (not 6:00 pm) San Juan Island Library announced that Cliff Mass, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington will speak at the Mullis Center on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30pm. The program will be free to the public. As a blogger and  Continue Reading

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Super Moon over Lopez

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

John Miller shares this scene of Saturday night as the Super Moon came up over Lopez. That’s the sailing vessel “DIRIGO II”, owned and skippered by Art Lowery. Thanks for sharing John!

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New Stage

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

A generous donation to Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec (FANS) has led to a larger and more professional stage for Island Rec’s popular Music on the Lawn series. The new 12’ x 24’ modular stage with a water resistant deck, was made possible through a more than $7,400 donation to FANS from the Honeywell  Continue Reading

Well what did you expect with all this sun and no rain?

“Moderate” Fire Danger

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:33 am, by

The fire danger in San Juan County is now “MODERATE”. While visitors and residents of San Juan County enjoy the beautiful warm weather, fire officials are keeping a wary eye on the increasing risk of a wildland fire. Based upon fuel moisture readings observed around our region, all of the County’s fire danger signs now  Continue Reading

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3rd Saturday Grange Dance

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:07 am, by

3rd Saturday Grange Dance, Contra Dancing and Waltzes- 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Saturday, July 19 at the SJI Grange Hall. From Seattle & Bellingham, it’s Lindsey Dono calling with the French Canadian band “Les Poulet Fantastiques” – 2 fiddles, piano and button accordion. No partners or experience needed. All dances taught. $10.00 per person donation  Continue Reading

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Summer Arts Fair

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 6:22 am, by

This year’s Summer Arts Fair at the Courthouse July 19 and 20 promises to be the liveliest one yet, with more music, lots of activities for kids and families, and a wider variety of art than ever before in this favorite island festival’s 15-year history. Joe Buckler, inventor extraordinaire, will bring his latest kid toy:  Continue Reading

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2nd Annual Pioneer Festival

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Pioneer Festival on San Juan Island. The event will take place at the San Juan Historical Museum on Saturday, September 6 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please visit the San Juan Pioneer Festival website and the Facebook page. We hope you will LIKE us on Facebook. Volunteers  Continue Reading


Who the Heck was Haller?

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

On most days you can see the bluffs of Whidbey Island from American Camp’s redoubt, but the connections between Whidbey and San Juan run deeper than mere proximity. Learn why from Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve interpreter Lynn Hyde during an illustrated talk scheduled at 7 p.m., Friday July 18 in the San Juan island  Continue Reading

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