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Jim Says Thanks

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Jim Morrison of the Island Chordsmen Plus, shares this note of thanks with you… The dust has settled from our “Island Chordsmen Plus” Singing Valentine effort of last month, and it is due time to publicly thank all those who had a part in the fun: those singing and all the receivers; and others making  Continue Reading


The Great Islands Clean Up

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 5:29 am, by

Just a quick note here to let you know to Save the Date! The Great Islands Clean Up, (yes, that’s right – “Islands” with an ‘s’) is coming up on Saturday, April 18, from 9:00 am until noon. More information will follow as the time draws closer, but for now – you know that’s the  Continue Reading

Kingfisher on a Piling - ¸John Miller photo

Kingfisher on a Piling

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

What do you do while waiting for the ferry in Anacortes? John Miller walks the beach and looks for cool stuff to photograph. Here’s a Kingfisher on a Piling he saw earlier this week. Thanks for sharing John!

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Hosts Third ‘Fireside Chat’
Free Community Education Event March 18 - Louise Dustrude photo

Healthy You: Fireside Chat No. 3

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC), at 1117 Spring Street, is hosting its third in a series of free, public community education “Fireside Chats” as part of its “Healthy You” program. The next Fireside Chat will be presented by Jason Heiner, MD, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in the PIMC lobby by  Continue Reading


Be Safe on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 5:29 am, by

Here’s a note from Sheriff Ron Krebs… St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, the color green, and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk driving crash. So whether your are driving buzzed or sober, we at the Sheriff Office want to ensure everone makes  Continue Reading

Become a volunteer - Contributed photo

Volunteering at the Animal Shelter – Everyone Wins!

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 5:24 am, by

Do you have some free time, love animals and have an interest in making a difference in your community? If the answer is yes, then the Animal Shelter is the place for you! The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is always in need of caring folks for a wide variety of tasks. Whether you’d  Continue Reading

Petra turning rocks to collect Northern Clingfish at Cattle Point Beach - C. Linkem photo

Tide Bites

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 5:52 am, by

Here’s an excerpt from this month’s University of Washington Labs Tide Bites newsletter, written by Petra Ditsche… Years ago when I stepped into a river and experienced the strong forces of the current, I wondered how animals are able to live in such a challenging environment. This experience stayed with me, and the interplay of  Continue Reading

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Cancer Caregivers Support Circle

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

The Preregistration deadline for this event has been extended until this Friday, March 13th! If you or someone you love could benefit from these monthly gatherings, please contact Deb by this Friday so you can participate starting next Wednesday, March 18th. There’s a new support group being offered for caregivers supporting loved ones with cancer.  Continue Reading


This week at the Library…

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

Borrow eBooks for Your Tablet/Smartphone Bring your device to this free workshop where you’ll learn how to use the free eBooks and eAudiobooks available at the San Juan Island Library. Remember to bring your charged-up device, password (for example: Apple ID or the password to, and please ensure your San Juan Island Library account  Continue Reading

The entryway Atrium at the new Museum of History and Industry - Contributed photo

Preview the Museum of History and Industry

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 12:38 pm, by

A preview opening of the San Juan Island Museum of History and Industry (MHI) at the San Juan Historical Museum, Wednesday, March 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The San Juan Historical Society cordially invites you to a preview of the San Juan Island Museum of History and Industry (MHI). The MHI is a developing  Continue Reading

2012 Spelling Bee - Contributed photo

Rotary Club Spelling Bee

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 11:49 am, by

The 10th annual Rotary Club Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, March 12th at the San Juan Community Theatre. The contest is open to all island students in 4th through 8th grades. The 1st place winners will be awarded a $300 cash prize for their school, $200 for their class, and $100 for the speller.  Continue Reading

Mayor Carrie Lacher with newly appointed student Arts Commissioner Audrey Sable and Arts Commissioner Lori Stokes - John Sable photo

Student appointed to Friday Harbor Arts Commission

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Mayor Carrie Lacher has appointed the final member of the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC), an advisory panel formed to assist the Town Council with the cultivation, acquisition and placement of public art. The Council confirmed the appointment of student Commissioner Audrey Sable at a meeting on March 5th. The Friday Harbor High School senior  Continue Reading

Governor Jay Inslee and SJC Council Member Jaime Stephens - Contributed photo

SJC Council Members Take County Interests to Olympia

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Since the State Legislature convened in mid-January, San Juan County Council Member Jamie Stephens has traveled to the state capital at least once every other week to lobby for the County’s interests in issues ranging from capital projects to jet noise. With budget shortfalls at all levels of government, and large and small counties jostling  Continue Reading


Get your… FREE Philosophy

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

Does philosophy have any relevance in a technologically-advanced society? That’s the question asked during San Juan Community Theatre’s FREE On Book! Readers Theatre series in the Gubelman THIS Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm. Jeff Fraser’s comedy, Philosophy on Trial, turns a series of luminaries in the history of Western thought—from  Continue Reading


County Positions Available

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council Office  Continue Reading

Flowers and Buds at the Land Bank's Driggs Park on Argyle Avenue - Kathy Daniels photo

Master Gardeners Roses Workshop

Posted on March 8, 2015 at 5:28 am, by

Forsythia is blooming, which signals pruning time for certain types of roses. But not all roses benefit from annual pruning. And there are different methods for some specific types of roses. Join San Juan Island Master Gardener volunteers on Sunday afternoon March 15 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm to learn more about how to  Continue Reading


Spring Ahead

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 9:50 am, by

Spring is almost here and the days are getting longer, yay! Don’t forget – tomorrow morning at 2:00 am – Daylight Saving Time begins. Set your clock forward one hour – so at 2:00 it will really be 3:00.


Special Addition

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 9:46 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talks: A Special Addition Meet Lee Taylor, Superintendent of San Juan Island National Historical Park, to hear about the accomplishments of our park in 2014 and the plans for 2015. This is a special addition to the Know Your Islanders Talks, just as Lee has become a special addition to our island.  Continue Reading

"Dude" is this week's Pet of the Week - Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 5:24 am, by

Hello there. My name is Dude. Not to be confused with “The Dude” of Big Lebowski fame. I’m just Dude. Although, my friends here at the shelter also call me “Old Blue Eyes” because I have these gorgeous peepers. I just arrived here at the animal shelter and find the accommodations very nice, and I’ve  Continue Reading

Park Interns doing field work - SJINHP photo

Park to Hire 3 Paid Interns this Summer

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park will hire three paid, full-time intern positions through the Youth Conservation Corps this summer, according to Jerald Weaver, park chief of Integrated Resources. The Resource management positions will start June 29 and run through August 21 and pay $9.47 an hour (Washington State minimum wage) for 40 hours per  Continue Reading


Update on Superintendent Search

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a revised press release from the School District regarding the search for a new Superintendent… Please note that the candidate visitation formally scheduled for Wednesday March 11, has been changed to Monday March 16. Our final dates for three candidate visitations are Monday March 9, Tuesday March 10, and the FOLLOWING Monday March 16.  Community  Continue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson

Real Estate Market News

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s Merri Ann Simonson with another Real Estate News story… IRS Section 1031 – Tax Deferred Exchange Another positive sign of real estate market recovery for our County is an increase in buyers and sellers utilizing a 1031 exchange. During the recession when appreciation was non-existant there were no gains for buyers and sellers to  Continue Reading

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