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Photo by Dr Astrid van Ginneken, Co-Principle Investigator of "Orca Survey" based on San Juan Island - Click to enlarge

Superpod Three is Here on Monday

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

The Superpod events are gatherings that occur here on San Juan Island in mid-July, and are open to the public with folks travelling in from around the world The event features Pacific Northwest killer whales, including the famous “Southern Residents,” but also transients, whose numbers are on the rise, and who are frequently seen from  Continue Reading


Whales for Sale?

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Puget Sound Whales for Sale: The Fight to End Orca Hunting Meet the Author and Book Signing on July 19 with Sandra Pollard Come to The Whale Museum on Saturday, July 19th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for a meet the author and book signing of the newly released book Puget Sound Whales for Sale: The Fight  Continue Reading


We’ve Moved up to #2

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Here’s a note from Barbara Marrett over at the Visitor’s Bureau… The San Juan Islands Move Up to #2 in Travel + Leisure’s Top Islands Rankings Travel + Leisure magazine has announced its 2014 World’s Best Awards, ranking the San Juan Islands #2 on its list of Top Islands Continental U.S. and Canada. The Islands  Continue Reading

Last call, Last call!

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

The deadline for this year’s entries to the Island Writers – Written Word booth for the San Juan County Fair has been extended to July 15th. Please submit your entries as a Word doc. attachment, with a completed Exhibitor’s form (found on the Fair’s website) to: islandwriters [@] gmx [.] com Snail mail is also  Continue Reading


Waxed Worlds: The Small and the Large of It

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm, by

Encaustic mixed media by Nichole Dement & Danielle Dean Palmer Nichole Dement – Nichole is interested in representing what isn’t seen, from the many metaphors found in dream states to the multiple dimensions of Quantum Physics. Life is a beautiful mystery that she enjoys recreating in the layers of her work. The technical process of  Continue Reading


$152k in Scholarships Awarded

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Community Foundation Awards $152,000 in College Scholarships for 2014/2015 The San Juan Island Community Foundation is pleased to announce its award of scholarships for the 2014/2015 academic year to former and present San Juan Island high school students. Awards were made to continuing college students, high school students graduating this year, and  Continue Reading



Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Free public screening of the movie Blackfish with members of the cast. Tuesday, July 15 at the Grange. 5:30 reception 6:00 screening Several cast members will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. Hosted by the Whale Museum as part of Superpod Three Gathering. For more information, visit


Installation of the Reverend Beth Purdum

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

You are Cordially Invited to the Installation of the Reverend Beth Purdum to the office of Pastor of the Lutheran Church in the San Juans Sunday July 20, 2014 Lopez Island 9:00 a.m. Center Church 312 Davis Bay Rd. San Juan Island –  11:00 a.m. St. David’s Episcopal Church 760 Park St. Friday Harbor Orcas Island  Continue Reading


Friday Art Market is Back

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

After taking the week off for the Fourth of July, the Friday Art Market artisans will be back in full force this Friday, July 11, from 3:00-7:00pm at Brickworks Plaza. The art Market will continue on Fridays through August 29. Food: Cynthia’s of Course! Music: 3:00-5:00pm Teddy Deane – Vocals and keyboard Music: 5:00-7:00pm The  Continue Reading


Navy Sonar and Marine Mammals

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:24 am, by

The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Meegan Corcoran as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series. Meegan will discuss “U.S. Navy Sonar and Marine Mammals: Potential Measures to Mitigate Harmful Effects” on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. National security and environmental health have been at odds in America for decades. A prominent example  Continue Reading

Construction in progress on the new IMA Building where SJ EMS used to be - Click to enlarge - Tim Dustrude photo

IMA’s Jewel of a Building

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a note from Charlie Bodenstab of the Island Museum of Art… IMA’s latest show is the construction of its jewel of a building There is something hypnotizing about tracking the day-to-day progress of a construction site. That is what residents and visitors get to do over the next six months – watch the glass go  Continue Reading

Art by Sylvia Chesley Smith - Contributed photo

Big Art Sale

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note for you from one of our local artists… Every few years I have a big clearance sale to make room for new creations. I am having a sale of over thirty-five paintings and ten sculpture pieces. Prices will be cut one-half to two-thirds the gallery price. This summer, instead of having the sale on  Continue Reading

P-51D Mustang at the 2012 Show in Friday Harbor - Click to enlarge - Tim Dustrude photo

Fly-In Returns July 26

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Family Friendly Fly-In Returns to Friday Harbor Airport, July 26 If airport events conjure up big crowds on acres of concrete, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that one of America’s favorite quaint little islands is about to host its 5th Annual Fly-In and Community Open House on Saturday, July 26. Friday Harbor Airport,  Continue Reading

R. Von Plowman, working the mural at FH Pet Supplies - SJ Update photo

The Muralist at Work

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s Bob Plowman working on the mural at Friday Harbor Pet Supplies over at Surina Business Park. Check it out next time you’re over that way – it’s a work in progress and he said maybe in 2 months or so it will be done. Also, if you get down to Spring Street, pop in  Continue Reading


Tapwater is at Music on the Lawn

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

Music on the Lawn, Island Rec’s 14th Annual Free Summer Concert Series Concert #2 July 16 from 6:30-8:15pm 405 Price Street San Juan Island Historical Museum Island Rec’s “Bring Em’ Back” concert series is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. The bands were all ‘people’s choice’ winners from previous years. Tapwater is a boisterous sextet  Continue Reading


County Positions Available

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:05 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. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council Office at:  Continue Reading

Chloë Klein of Friday Harbor Salon - Tim Dustrude photo

Chloë: Friday Harbor Salon

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Chloë moved to the island and started doing hair in late 2012, and then opened her own salon in November of 2013, over on ‘A’ Street in the building behind the Fluke sculpture, overlooking the sunken park. She has extensive training in hair cutting and coloring. For over ten years, she has been mastering her  Continue Reading

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Artist Opening Reception at Gallery 9

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

Gallery 9 is pleased to have Whidbey Island artists Teri Jo Summer show her new HANDMADE ART Clothing and her husband Dale Reiger show his new Paintings and glass art from July 12 through August 8, with the Opening this Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. When: 7/12/14 Where: Gallery 9 / 60 First Street/  Continue Reading


Healing Touch For Your Horse

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Healing Touch For Your Horse with Pam Fry, High Touch Practitioner/Instructor Learn this simple hands-on energy therapy using LIGHT touch over acu-points on the body. Applying this therapy promotes relaxation, healing, positive behavioral changes and more. Horses love it! They are very sensitive and responsive to energy therapies. Treatment has been found to be beneficial  Continue Reading

Island Scenes: A Celebration of Place

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

The “Island Scenes” display is in its 4th year at the County Fair. Island artists are asked to portray a scene which is here now that represents “old island’” and what we hope will be here in the future. In San Juan County we see historic rural and small town views becoming suburban. Artists of  Continue Reading

SJ Transfer Station Logo

Transfer Station Open House

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

The public is invited to a Community Meeting and Roundtable Discussion of the San Juan Transfer Station to be held by Lautenbach Industries on Thursday, July 10, at noon, at Brickworks. There will be pizza from Vinnie’s.

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Foxhall Neighborhood Garage Sale

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

Foxhall’s annual neighborhood garage sale is Saturday, July 12 from 8:00 am to noon. Many homes will be participating with household items – many free! Directions from town: Follow Guard Street past the Library and OPALCO. Turn right on Kelsando Circle at the Foxhall sign, just at the curve to Beaverton Valley Road. Be sure  Continue Reading

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