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"Hawk Fans came out en masse Saturday before the Super Bowl to show support for their team - Tim Dustrude photo

Friday Harbor 12’s

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 1:34 pm, by

Seahawks pride is alive and well in Friday Harbor. This was the scene Saturday at 1:00 pm just below the Legion. Mike Scott (in photo below) organized this Seahawk fan photo. Check out [EDIT – Mike’s] Facebook page for more photos. Go ‘Hawks!

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National School Choice Week

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 5:21 am, by

Happy National School Choice Week from everyone at Stillpoint School! The US Senate voted unanimously to recognize January 25-31, 2015 as National School Choice Week, and Stillpoint School is proud to join more than 11,000 other school choice celebrations nationwide. This nonpartisan, nonpolitical school choice awareness event shines a spotlight on effective education options. At  Continue Reading

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Staff Changes at SJCT

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm, by

San Juan Community Theatre Artistic Director Susan Williams has announced she will resign as of May 1, 2015. Williams cited personal reasons for her departure, saying she wishes to focus her energies more on family, painting, sculpting, acting and directing. Williams took the position in 2012 after being involved as a volunteer (primarily acting and  Continue Reading

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Friday Morning “Fogbow”

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

Here’s a shot of sunlight on the fog over a calm Friday morning in Friday Harbor shot by Mike Martin. Thanks for sharing Mike!

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Father Daughter Dance

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Tickets are on sale for Island Rec’s 10th Annual Father Daughter Dance – a special occasion for girls of all ages to get dressed up and spend quality time with their dads, granddads, or other male role-models. Treat your darling daughters to a special night out with music, dancing, and delicious appetizers & desserts! Girls  Continue Reading

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Opalco Rate Increase Examined

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:02 pm, by

Beginning in February, electric rates are going up. Residential members with average energy usage will see their OPALCO bill go up about $10/month. The rate increase is based on a number of factors, primarily making sure our revenue is adequate to meet budgeted expenses and covering the cost of upcoming submarine cable replacements over the  Continue Reading

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The Time Travelers

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The Time Travelers, Joe and Paula McHugh, Perform a Special, Free Event at the San Juan Island Library on Friday, February 6 at 7:00 pm. The San Juan Island Library is pleased to present Green Fields of America, a night of music and traditional storytelling with The Time Travelers, Joe and Paula McHugh. The McHughs  Continue Reading

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Grange Says No to Moratorium

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

At its January 7th, 2015 business meeting San Juan Island Grange #966 resolved to oppose the Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production. Even though the San Juan County Council has withdrawn the proposal, San Juan Island Grange #966 would like to make clear its position towards the regulation of marijuana production in San Juan County. The  Continue Reading

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Landscape in Asian Literature, a Community Ed Course

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:24 am, by

Unique Literature Class Offered At The San Juan Center Of Skagit Valley College. Wandering Among Mountains and River:  Landscape In East Asian Literature. Join class leader, Catherine Barnhart, in this six week community education course exploring the theme of landscape in the literature of China, Japan and Korea and drawing connections with the mountain landscapes of  Continue Reading

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Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:18 am, by

Don’t forget, there’s still some trail building you can help out with for the Land Bank and the Trails Committee. Two this week are detailed below… Plant Salvage Friday, January 30th 1pm – 4pm Wear sturdy boots, gloves, and bring a shovel or other tools appropriate for loosening soil and gently removing plants (primarily snowberry,  Continue Reading

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Know Your Islanders Talks presents: Jim Stegall

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Meet Jim Stegall who walked with a fellow legally-blind man from the top [of] Columbia, S.A., to the southern-most tip of Argentina. Using their white canes while leaving their sighted wives at home, they fulfilled a long-held dream. Hear Jim’s story of their travels, illustrated by maps and pictures. This presentation is sponsored by the  Continue Reading

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Government 101 with Duncan Wilson

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Do you know how local government works? Do you care? One way or another, we all have to interact with our local government agencies at some time. Here is your opportunity to learn how it all works. On Monday, February 9, 2015, the League of Women Voters of the San Juans will host Duncan Wilson,  Continue Reading

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Knowledge Bowl 2015

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

The 21st annual Knowledge Bowl will be held on Tuesday February 10th, at the Community Theatre. The competition begins at 7 PM. Three student teams (FHMS 8th graders, FHHS freshmen/sophomores and FHHS juniors/seniors) go head to head with four local service group teams: Kiwanis, Soroptimists, Lions, and Rotary. The four-man teams will match wits to  Continue Reading

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Bunny Needs Your Help

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:23 am, by

Here’s a note from the Animal Shelter… Island resident and animal lover, Suzanne Bryner, was traveling through California during the holidays when she came across little Bunny wandering near the railroad tracks; cold, emaciated and frightened. She was traveling with her own dog, “Foxy”, who isn’t good with other dogs, so she had no choice  Continue Reading

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Fishing Derby ON

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:14 pm, by

We had a scare earlier that the Fishing Derby was to be cancelled, but then this email came in from Roche Harbor saying it is back on. Here’s Debbie Sandwith with the news… YES ~ got the call tonight; WDFW will send press release out tomorrow morning, BUT, we got the call and the Roche  Continue Reading

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Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 5:53 am, by

Sheila Harley reports on this month’s Volunteer Firefighter… If you ask any little boy what he wants to be when he grows up, many times the answer will be, “I want to be a firefighter when I grow up!” As far back as Mike MacLellan remembers, he has always wanted to be a firefighter. When  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Me: Single Black Male, six years old. Libra, with Pisces Rising. Shy at first, but with patience and a few scratches under my chin I’m putty in your hands. Likes: Canned cat food, belly rubs, Temptations cat treats, a nice fluffy bed, the poetry of Robert Frost, most early Springsteen and anything by Marvin Gaye.  Continue Reading

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Patient’s Bill of Rights

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan County’s Board of Health adopted a revised Patient Bill of Rights at their regularly scheduled Board meeting December 19, 2014. The Patient Bill of Rights was generated to address concerns expressed by county residents regarding the delivery of health care services throughout San Juan County. The Board adopted the document after significant discussion  Continue Reading

Niki Truesdale Medical Fund

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 5:13 am, by

A medical fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for Niki Truesdale, to help defray costs associated with her treatment for Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Niki has worked at the elementary school for thirteen years and helps students with reading and math. Contributions can be made to the “Niki Truesdale Medical Fund” at  Continue Reading

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FHHS Community Service Projects

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 11:36 pm, by

The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class will begin January 27th. This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally. This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and local organizations. If you have a  Continue Reading

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Native Plant Sale and Expo, March 21st

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:07 pm, by

The Master Gardener Foundation and the San Juan Islands Conservation District bring you the 2015 Annual Native Plant Sale and Expo. Pre-ordered plants pick-up will be March 21st on San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Islands from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. Join us for the Expo from 9:00 – noon! San Juan Island – County Fairgrounds  Continue Reading

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Shipwreck Communities

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

The next Arthur Whiteley Lecture will take place at 7 pm in the Commons at UW Friday Harbor Labs on January 29th: Derek Smith presents Shipwrecks: Artificial Habitats for Marine Communities. Derek Smith is a Ph.D. student at UW Friday Harbor Labs and an accomplished diver and underwater photographer. Much of his research has been  Continue Reading

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