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Early Morning Fire on Snowberry Lane

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Sheila Harley turns in this SJIF&R Report… Fifteen firefighters answered the call at 2:45 AM Monday to Snowberry Lane. Fifteen minutes after the call went out from Dispatch, the first engine was on scene reporting flames reaching into the trees from two small out buildings. The flames were soon knocked down but the smoke from  Continue Reading


Musicians and Performers Wanted

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 5:33 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is looking for talented individuals to perform at this year’s Fair. Click the poster to enlarge for more info.

Levi Doenges delivers a puzzle to the very first customer, Nancy DeVaux who bought the puzzle off the website - Tim Dustrude photo

Introducing: San Juan Puzzles!

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Puzzles are here! Tom, Tami and Levi Doenges are the proud owners of the newest jigsaw puzzle business on San Juan Island. It all started earlier this year when they were building a puzzle of Tom’s home state of Michigan – A discussion began about the way puzzles bring families together; a discussion which spawned the  Continue Reading

Lightbulb - Keith Busha photo

Chasing light and Shadows

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 5:51 am, by

Keith Busha shares this invitation to view his show up at the lobby of the San Juan Community Theatre… Hi Tim, I wanted you to know that during the month of July I will be having a showing of my newest photographs in the San Juan Community Theater Lobby. The show is called “Chasing light  Continue Reading

Miles Crossen - Tim Dustrude photo

Help Out with the Photo Exhibit

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Miles Crossen is the Superintendent of the Photo Exhibit at the Fair again this year, and because this is such a huge and popular exhibit, he could use some help. Here’s the skinny… Hi Tim, It’s that time of year again. Could I get you to post another note in the Update letting folks know  Continue Reading


Roberto the Magnificent

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Roberto the Magnificent is coming to the island and he will perform as part of the San Juan Island Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program  at Friday Harbor Elementary School on Wednesday, July 15 at 1:30 pm. Roberto is one of the most in-demand entertainers for outdoor fairs and festivals. He has appeared on ESPN Top 10  Continue Reading

Photo: B. Blackie/COASST

Beachwalkers and Birders Wanted

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality data on the status of coastal beaches and trends of seabirds. Our goal is to assist government agencies and other  Continue Reading


Sea Otter Conservation

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series – Author Talk & Book Signing: Sea Otter Conservation Presented by Shawn Larson The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Shawn Larson as part of the 2015 Summer Lecture Series on Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30 p.m. Shawn will present her new book Sea Otter Conservation, discussing the sea otters unique  Continue Reading

Terry Ogle - Contributed photo

Big Benefit for Islander Terry Ogle

Posted on July 11, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

This is going to be a really big, fun event! Buy your ticket now for the August 29, 2015 Benefit for Terry Ogle at SJ County Fairgrounds. There will be a delicious BBQ dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing to the fun blues/rock music of the Henry James Band. Help is needed for this event  Continue Reading

Leah Song and Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia - Contributed photo

Soulful Folk at SJCT July 14

Posted on July 11, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

Southern-raised sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith are redefining folk music with their soulful style, banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies. The duo’s band, Rising Appalachia, shares those harmonies at San Juan Community Theatre on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 pm. Having been raised in the American South with Appalachian lullabies at night and  Continue Reading



Posted on July 10, 2015 at 5:53 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares this beautiful sunrise he caught from the early ferry Thursday morning. Thanks Kevin!

Yanna McIntosh as Cleopatra and Geraint Wyn Davies as Mark Antony in Antony and Cleopatra. Photo by David Hou.

Antony and Cleopatra in HD July 13

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

One of Shakespeare’s most romantic tragedies is presented in high definition cinema at San Juan Community Theatre on Monday, July 13 at 7:00 pm. The screening of Antony and Cleopatra was recorded live for Canada’s Stratford Festival HD and was produced at the annual festival in Stratford, Ontario, which attracts many of the greatest Canadian, British  Continue Reading


Island Rec – Family Kickball

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

July 2015 marks 30 years of Park and Recreation Month. Island Rec wants to celebrate with a little family friendly Kickball Game. And since the theme this year for Park and Recreation Month is Celebrating Since 1985, what would be better then just Kickball??? 80s Style Kickball! July 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Friday  Continue Reading

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Churches Support Food Bank

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

David Bentley shares this news from St. David’s… Bill Waxman, Senior Warden at St. David’s Episcopal Church, and Madelyn Busse, President of the Congregational Council of the Lutheran Church in the San Juans, presented a check to Pat Vannest and Mark Schwinge, Board Members of the Friday Harbor Food Bank, on July 8. The two  Continue Reading


S.S.I.S. Teacher to Explore Aboard the Vessel “Nautilus”

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Timothy Dwyer Selected To Explore The Ocean Aboard Titanic Shipwreck Discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus Educators and students participate in groundbreaking STEM initiative exploring deep-sea biology, geology and archaeology in the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific Timothy Dwyer, a science and mathematics teacher at Spring Street International School, has been selected as a  Continue Reading

Part of the Liminal Currents exhibit at IMA - Tim Dustrude photo

Liminal Currents

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Here’s an update for you from Diane Martindale, on the Liminal Currents exhibit designed and directed by Matthew Gray Palmer going on now at Island Museum of Art… On the 4th of July we had 135 visitors to IMA and about 398 over the whole weekend! We have reached a landmark! We originally made 1074 pieces of  Continue Reading


HD Encore! Helen Mirren in The Audience

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Helen Mirren’s Tony Award-winning role in The Audience has just closed on Broadway…but a Friday Harbor audience will get a chance to watch her as Queen Elizabeth II at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, July 11 at 7:00 pm. National Theatre Live has released a limited number of Peter Morgan’s play for an encore  Continue Reading


Horses – at WaterWorks Gallery

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

Here’s an invitation for you from Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery… ​The Horse, a creature that sparks the imagination is imagined by these two artists and equestrians in their unique style. Jaime Ellsworth, ​a San Juan Island painter, uses simple, clean forms in a limited color palette to convey the movement ​of the creature. ​​​Barbara Duzan, dividing  Continue Reading

The Summer Arts Fair - Contributed photo

Summer Arts Fair

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

The Chamber of Commerce Summer Arts Fair, Court Street between 1st and 2nd, is this coming weekend, July 11 and 12 from 10 to 4 both days. In its 16th year, the 2015 Summer Arts Fair is this next weekend with, local artists, crafts vendors, live music, food, Friends of the Library Book Sale, Island  Continue Reading


County-Wide Outdoor Burn Ban

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 4:42 pm, by

County-Wide Outdoor Burn Ban, Effective July 10, 2015 The San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office in partnership with the San Juan County Fire Chiefs’ have determined that current weather conditions within San Juan County have created substantial fire dangers and that there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning to all lands regulated  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn, Island Rec’s 15th Annual Free Summer Concert Series - Contributed photo

Music on the Lawn Returns

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Island Rec’s 15th annual summer concert series hits the stage every Wednesday evening now through August 5th. This great community event is a local favorite and it happens at 405 Price Street, right behind the San Juan Island Historical Museum. Concert #1 is on July 8th from 6:30 to 8:15 pm and features the J Bots.This popular local classic  Continue Reading


Professor Ficklestein’s Physics Phactory

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Watch Quirky physicist Professor Phineas T. Ficklestein show off his factory’s wacky experiments, kooky creations and goofy gadgets! Masterful Entertainer Bill Robison will perform his Professor Ficklestein’s Physics Phactory as part of the San Juan Island Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program, Wednesday, July 8 at 1:30 PM at Friday Harbor Elementary School. Please bring blankets and lawn  Continue Reading

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