Jean Niland and Kerry Andrews in their new store - Contributed photo

Deer Hazel

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 9:30 am, by

Just heard some exciting news from Kerry Andrews. Here it is in her words… First day of fall… I’m a big believer in fresh starts, in setting goals, in big beautiful changes/challenges. Perhaps it’s why I’ve always loved New Year’s Eve. Recently my dear friend Jeanne and I have done just that… We’re the new  Continue Reading


This is Our Town: Derek and Lauren

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 5:59 am, by

Here’s the latest edition of This is Our Town. This time we meet the owners of San Juan Canvas… Derek Steere and Lauren Cohen bought SJ Canvas in April 2009 after having moved to the island about a year before. They had come from Carmel, CA, another small town on the coast, where they were  Continue Reading

SVC's San Juan Center - Contributed photo

Community Education at the College

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

Join your fellow community members in a life-long education!! The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College has a terrific fall lined out for community education. Call or come on up and register. We are located near the Friday Harbor Airport terminal at 221 Weber Way, overlooking beautiful Griffin Bay. (360) 378-3220 Ancient Cultures II  Continue Reading


Island Rec Movies in the Park: Mamma Mia

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

It’s the last week for Movies in the Park. For September 26th, we will be showing Mamma Mia. Come dance and sing along to Abba’s Greatest Hits. Featuring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Amanda Seyfried. The movie should begin at about 7:15pm but come early for fun trivia, prizes, and to claim your spot! FANs  Continue Reading

SJ Supplements Closing

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Just got this note from Dennis at San Juan Supplements… San Juan Supplements is holding a Closeout Sale of 20 to 50% off wholesale prices. San Juan Supplements will be closing at the end of September. We’re located at 335 Argyle Ave next to the Computer Place. Come on in and enjoy the great discounts  Continue Reading

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Fall Seed Sowing in Driggs Park Nursery

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

Welcome wonderful, cool fall! If you’d like to get your hands in the dirt with native plant restoration and propagation this season, we have some great volunteer opportunities coming up. Fall is the best time to plant many of our native wildflowers. Join Land Steward, Eliza Habegger THIS SUNDAY to help sow locally collected seeds  Continue Reading


Leadership San Juan Open House

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

Here’s a note that just came in from Liz Illg… Just wanted to let you know I’m back being the co-Director of Leadership San Juan Islands for the class graduating in 2016. We’re looking for a few islanders to participate in the five month program to become more knowledgeable and skilled at getting things done  Continue Reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 11:48 am, by

Join San Juan Island National Historical Park and San Juan County Land Bank to view the rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse from the summit of Mount Grant Preserve. The gate will be open for driving to the top. NOTE: Parking is limited-please carpool! Sunday, September 27th: 6:30pm to 9:00pm Mount Grant Preserve, San Juan Island For more information email tanjaw [@]  Continue Reading


Wolverine Football Update

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 10:51 am, by

Mike Martin checks in with this update for you on High School Football. Thanks Mike! Storyline:  The Wolverines have a new Head Coach and a new offensive system. New Head Football Garrett Holmes, a former University of Oregon football player (1985-86) has brought the Ducks’ offensive scheme with him.  It’s been a rough start to the  Continue Reading

The Cedar Grove Trail at Mitchell Hill - Tim Dustrude photo

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Meet Jerald Weaver, Acting Superintendent of San Juan Island National Historical Park, to walk at Mitchell Hill through cedar groves, Garry Oak woodland. Hear about park plans for this area and learn what has been completed over the summer. Meet at English Camp main parking lot to carpool to trail head. Distance: 3-mile loop Rating:  Continue Reading

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Master of Ceremonies Announced for Film Festival

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

I just heard that the Friday Harbor Film Festival has chosen Alicia Malone as their Emcee for this year’s event. Who is she, you ask? Well here’s your answer… Alicia Malone is a film reporter, critic, TV host, writer, and all around movie geek. She developed her taste for film at a young age in  Continue Reading

Letter about Hospital Commission Candidates

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Dear Editor, I recently had the opportunity to meet with Hospital Commission candidates, Barbara Sharp, Bill Williams and Monica Harrington at a hosted candidate coffee. It was a comfortable way to meet each of these candidates and get to know them and what they are all about. I was so encouraged after meeting this dynamic  Continue Reading

Mitchell Hill volunteers and Park Staff install new signage at Mitchell Hill - Contributed photo

Mitchell Hill Trails Workshop

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

UPDATED – Meet at English Camp parking lot – not the Maintenance Facility Learn how trails are planned and built and enjoy a little exercise and the great outdoors during a trail workshop in the park’s Mitchell Hill area trail network scheduled 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday October 3rd. This hands-on free activity is  Continue Reading

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Yoga Calm Classes with Alice Hibberd

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

Join certified instructor, Alice Hibberd, for an hour of yoga calm. Yoga Calm is a series of creative exercises for strength, confidence, concentration, and more. Held in the San Juan Island Library Meeting Room. All materials provided. Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and floor activities. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. This program is co-sponsored  Continue Reading


EMS Meet And Greet

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 5:32 am, by

The public is invited to SJIEMS Chief Candidate Meet And Greet Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 5:30 p.m Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building 1079 Spring Street Watch the papers for more meet and greets with additional candidates.


Greenhouse Regulations on Hold

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 10:27 pm, by

County Council Places Review of Proposed Greenhouse Regulations on Hold San Juan County Council Chairman Bob Jarman announced today that he will not calendar any further Council review of the proposed greenhouse regulations until the Dept. of Community Development has had an opportunity to reevaluate the draft regulations, and take into consideration all of the  Continue Reading

Football field at the end of Carter Avenue - SJ Update photo

San Juan Island Community Park Open House

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

You are invited to come down to the Park at the end of Carter Street Saturday September 26, 2015. There will be 4 Tiger Football games, Friday Harbor will be hosting teams from Oak Harbor, Burlington, and Lakewood. Significant progress has been made. Come enjoy a Hamburger or a hot dog see the Park we  Continue Reading


Craft and FiberArts Expo

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan County Textile Guild is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring a Craft and FiberArts Expo on San Juan Island (with special thanks to the Association of Northwest Weavers for their sponsorship). Learn a new craft, re-visit something that you have enjoyed doing in the past, and explore new possibilities! There  Continue Reading


Swim Team Thanks

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

The staff of San Juan Island Fitness and Swim Team coaches would like to thank all those who attended our Swim Team Round Up. It was a fabulous gathering of over 25 swimmers, some veterans and some just learning about the local swim team. All of the participants were enthusiastic, delightful young people who listened, laughed, ate and swam  Continue Reading


Wine Tasting/Art Auction Benefit for Animal Shelter was a Hit!

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The Brickworks was the “place to be” Friday night, as over 100 people attended the first ever Wine Tasting and Art Auction to benefit the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor. Attendees had an opportunity to taste and purchase four new private label wines featuring art labels by local artists, Jaime Ellsworth, Annie Adams, Nancy  Continue Reading

Debbi Fincher, Luke Fincher, Elsedora Arendt, Elizabeth Anderson (subbing for MacAlister Arendt), Scott Dow (Child’s Play) - Contributed photo

Playwrights Fest

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 5:53 am, by

Dorian and Lynda:  Dorian Oliver and Lynda Guernsey( Out of Area) (Almost) Anything Goes in Annual Playwrights Fest “Come play with us!” urged Playwrights “On the Fringe” coordinator Julie Laidlaw—a plea that helped inspire 10 short plays and monologues that will be presented on San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier stage Tuesday through Saturday, September 22-26  Continue Reading


Celebrate with San Juan Nature Institute

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

There will be a double celebration at the Yacht Club at 5:30 on Saturday September 26th when San Juan Nature Institute holds its annual dinner and auction. San Juan Nature Institute is celebrating its 21st year of environmental education that started with a three- day series of workshops led by Dr Eugene Kozloff, now about  Continue Reading

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