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San Juan Singers Present “The Heart of Christmas”

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 5:51 am, by

Your favorite community chorus with special guest, Sound Vibrations! This women’s a cappella ensemble will feature some of their jazz settings of Christmas tunes. We also will be sharing the Whittier Stage with a 14 piece orchestra of talented island musicians, to fill your heart with the holiday spirit. Come join us for our energetic,  Continue Reading

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Anniversary Holiday Party at The Studio

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

I just heard from Jennifer over at The Studio – They’ve been in business a year now and they are having a Holiday Party to celebrate. Check out her note below and click on the poster for more info… Hi there, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! The Studio has been open a  Continue Reading


Learn to Use MS Excel

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Library partners with Skagit Valley College to offer a workshop on using MS Excel on Windows PC computers. At the College, taught by Library staff. Learn to create spreadsheets, including tables and budgets. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows. Skagit Valley College, free. Wednesday, December 3 from 3-5 p.m. Please register at Library  Continue Reading

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Flea Market at the Fairgrounds this Weekend

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Just got this note from Jennifer over at the SJC Fair… The Fairgrounds is hosting the final flea market and crafts fair of the year this Saturday, Dec 6th  from 9am-12pm.  Exciting features include: The 2nd Annual Ginger Bread House Contest and a Friday Harbor Middle School PTA bake sale. For information on vendor space and/or  Continue Reading


An Enchanted Evening

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Join us this weekend for An Enchanted Evening and support Community Solar for Our Schools. Friday, Dec. 5th in Friday Harbor at Brickworks Saturday, Dec. 6th in Eastsound at Episcopal Parish Hall Enjoy a sumptuous 4-course dinner prepared by fabulous local chefs! Silent & live auction with lots of great items and adventures & live  Continue Reading


Poetry at Griffin Bay Books

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:55 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore presents an evening of poetry on Saturday, December 6, at 7:00 pm. Elizabeth Austen is making a return engagement to Friday Harbor as Washington’s poet laureate and this time she is joined by fellow poet and teacher, Susan Rich. Both are known for bringing the magic of poetry alive with their readings.  Continue Reading

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Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

It’s that time of year! The Friends of the Library Book Sale is December 6, 10 am to 4 pm, in the San Juan Island Library conference room. Shop locally and support your library too! There will be a good selection of specialty books, individually priced and suitable for gifts. There are also fiction and  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Allow me to introduce myself – The name’s Edwin. I know – I know… I’m very handsome. Some have gone so far as to say, “debonaire”. Yeah, I’m pretty sophisticated and have been places and seen things in my nine years on the planet that you would find very impressive, no doubt. Don’t let this  Continue Reading


Island Arts League closes; donates to school and IMA

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

After almost eighteen years of running high-quality and popular art workshops on San Juan Island, the Island Arts League is discontinuing operations. According to the bylaws, they are to give any remaining funds to another arts education organization. The IAL board has chosen to donate funds to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art for  Continue Reading


County News

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Here are a couple of news items from the county… San Juan County Council Chair Receives Leadership Award San Juan County Council Chairman Rick Hughes recieved the prestiguous Leadership Award from the Washington State Association of Counties at its recent annual meeting. Chairman Hughes was recognized for his “extraordinary effort in establishing new collaborative partnerships”  Continue Reading


Classic Comedy for next Met in HD

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 11:15 am, by

A revival of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) is the next opera to be presented during The Met: Live in HD series at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. The effervescent production of the charming comedy features some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all  Continue Reading


SJCT Holiday Festival

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 5:06 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year is just over a week away (Saturday, December 6*) and folks there are getting ready for THE party of the season with a live auction line-up that will get those paddles high in the air! There are several “Great Escapes,” like the return of that phenomenal  Continue Reading


Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 5:54 am, by

Start your holiday season off right by attending a time-honored island tradition. This event is the museum’s way of giving thanks to the community for its continuing support. The museum heritage structures will be decorated in holiday finery and the winter wonderland train set — a delight for children of all ages — returns again.  Continue Reading

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Nana’s Holiday House Returns

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Nana’s House is opening their doors for the 2nd year with great anticipation! Last year was a great success and created many happy memories for the kids and their families. Nana’s house is a place for KIDS ONLY (Toddlers to Teens) to bring their Christmas list in and shop for their families. All items are  Continue Reading

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Thank you!

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Robby and Uma want to acknowledge everyone for supporting their recent community project… The Run for Russian Orphans turned out to be a huge success. With a stroke of luck for beautiful weather, 57 participants showed up to run and we managed to raise over 2000 dollars in donations. As for the results of our  Continue Reading


Opalco Announces Internet Pilot Projects And Staff

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

At the October meeting of OPALCO’s Board of Directors, it was announced that Island Network will be re-created as a new entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Co-op to provide Internet services. Gerry Lawlor has been hired as Manager of the new entity along with Alan Smith, Field Superintendent and Tom Schramm, Operations Superintendent. In early  Continue Reading


SKYLIGHT Screening in HD November 28

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Film stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) are featured in National Theatre Live’s next HD screening at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m. A live broadcast of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience) from  Continue Reading

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Classic Film Festival with Thérèse Finn

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Library main salon, free. Local singer/actress Thérèse Finn shares her love of classic movies in another film festival at the library. Dance away the “Turkey Blues” with Top Hat on Saturday and Swing Time on Sunday. Recover from tryptophan overload with possibly the most famous dancing duo of all time. There’s always  Continue Reading

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Updated – Forum on Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

There is updated information in this post from when it was originally posted last week… San Juan Island Grange #966 is hosting an informational forum on The Proposed Moratorium on Marijuana Production, at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Grange Hall. The program will include presentations from differing perspectives and a moderated question  Continue Reading

Bob says "Thanks!"

Letter from Bob Jarman on Proposed Moratorium

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

On Nov. 25th the Grange will take up and discuss the San Juan County Council’s proposed moratorium on marijuana producers. Although I was cordially invited to attend to speak in favor of the moratorium, I have declined to do so. It is my opinion that the County Council has a lot of work to do  Continue Reading

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English Camp Holiday Social

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Join San Juan Island National Historical Park staff and volunteers for the annual old-fashioned Holiday Social, tree-trimming and cookie potluck from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 6, at English Camp. Visitors are invited to bring holiday cookies and ornaments to hang on the tree, which will be erected in the old British Royal Marine  Continue Reading


Free Readers Theatre Tuesday

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 11:05 am, by

Spring Street International students take on a Greek tragedy during San Juan Community Theatre’s free On Book! Readers Theatre series THIS Tuesday, November 25 at 7 pm. Ten students*, directed by Theatre Arts Class teacher Krista Strutz, will bring Greg Banks staged adaptation of Antigone to the Whittier. Sophocles’ play, first staged in fifth century  Continue Reading

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