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The M/V Samish - the brand new Olympic Class, 144 car ferry that will join the San Juans fleet this summer - WSF photo

Welcome aboard, Samish!

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 6:12 am, by

Here’s a note from Washington State Ferries… The brand new 144-car Samish is ready to officially join the fleet. On Friday, April 10, we officially accepted the vessel from builder/contractor Vigor Industrial. Following two months of sea trials and crew training, the new Olympic Class ferry will begin service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route  Continue Reading

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FHFF Tuesday: The Barefoot Bandit

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 6:11 am, by

“The Barefoot Bandit” tells the almost unbelievable tale of the life and capture of Northwest native Colton Harris-Moore, following his legendary two-year international crime spree (which included exploits in the San Juans) that captured the imagination of the public and press around the nation. The film explores the dynamics of Harris-Moore’s family as well as  Continue Reading

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The Darker Side of Paradise

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

Does San Juan County Have a Domestic Violence Problem? — from Diane Martindale, President, League of Women Voters of the San Juans — Domestic violence and sexual assault are problems that exist in our community. On Monday, April 13 the League of Women Voters of the San Juans will host a panel discussion about these  Continue Reading

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Is Your Business Another Waldo?

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 4:18 pm, by

San Juan Island Grange hosts interactive online marketing workshop for locals April 15th San Juan Island Grange #966, and internet marketing expert, Tim Hoke are hosting an interactive business workshop for locals on April 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Grange Hall, 152 N. First Street. The workshop is being offered as a  Continue Reading

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Browne & Beliveau Instead of Jimmy Moe

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm, by

I just heard that the Jimmy Moe show, Moonlight Sinatra, scheduled for tonight at the Rumor Mill has been cancelled due to illness. However, Good News is Ryan Browne and Jake Beliveau will be on hand instead with some smooth jazz. That’s tonight – Friday at the Rumor Mill.

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The Faces of Pain Among Us

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:03 pm, by

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each week this month there will be a guest article featuring information on this disturbing topic; brought to you by Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands (DVSAS). Is sexual assault even an issue on our islands? What do the faces of Sexual Assault look  Continue Reading

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Special DamNation Screening Saturday

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The Whale Museum invites you to the special screening of the documentary “DamNation”… Please join us for a special screening of DamNation on April 11, 2015 at 6:15 pm at the San Juan Island Grange. The film is sponsored by the Southern Resident Killer Whale Chinook Salmon Initiative and is a public awareness event. Retired  Continue Reading

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Household Hazardous Waste Round-up

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

San Juan County’s Solid Waste Division has moved the annual household hazardous waste collection towards warmer weather this year. The 2015 HHW Roundup at each of the three island solid waste sites will be: San Juan Island – Saturday, May 9, from 10 am to 2 pm Orcas Island – Saturday, June 27, from 10  Continue Reading

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Women’s Self-Defense Class

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, DVSAS and Sergeant Scott Brennan will present a Self Defense/Self-Protection workshop. This event is FREE to all women ages 16 and up (13 and up with parent). Bring your lunch; snacks and water will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to be physical. Strong Language and Adult  Continue Reading

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2015 Community Needs Task Force Update

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

Here’s an update from Susan Matthews at the Community Foundation… We’re off to a great start – come join us! Over 75 community leaders and interested individuals gathered at the Community Theatre on March 30 to kick off the Community Foundation’s effort to define and address current needs on our island through the formation of  Continue Reading

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Community Immunity Prevents the Spread of Disease

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:21 am, by

When the San Juan County Health Department received reports of two local cases of chickenpox, public health officials reached out to provide vaccines and information to schools and local health care providers. As a result nearly all the unimmunized children that were exposed to the chickenpox cases have been successfully vaccinated, and received additional protection  Continue Reading

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Hooray for Hollywood

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:17 am, by

San Juan Island’s Chamber of Commerce sets the stage to celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of the Palace Theater by choosing “Hooray for Hollywood” as the theme for the 2015 Fourth of July Parade. The Palace Theater opened in 1915 as the Fri-Bor, then was renamed The Royal for many years. The current title of  Continue Reading

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Community Steps Up

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 4:28 pm, by

I had a very heartwarming conversation with Aaron D’Errico yesterday, and I came away from it thinking “this is what community is all about“. Aaron lives with Cerebral Palsy and you may remember in 2011, he was hit by a truck as he was crossing Spring Street on his scooter. A head injury from that  Continue Reading

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Town Honors Bill LaPorte

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 10:07 am, by

Town honors former Mayor and Councilmember Bill LaPorte. The Mayor and Town Council of Friday Harbor honor past Mayor, Councilmember and Friday Harbor Firefighters Association president Bill LaPorte by naming the Town Fire Association’s 1923 Cadillac fire engine “The Bill LaPorte”. LaPorte was Mayor of Friday Harbor from 1994 to 1997, and served as a  Continue Reading

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SJ Singers Go All-American

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

San Juan Island’s community chorus celebrates America in all her glorious music during their spring concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m. Director Angel Michaels says the concert will be full of all-American songs about our homes, our lives, our neighbors, our  Continue Reading

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Mike Vouri on KPLU Radio Saturday

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

The Pig War crisis of 1859 will get an airing out with San Juan Island National Historical Park’s historian, Mike Vouri, on KPLU Public Radio’s “Sound Effect” program, scheduled doe 10 a.m., Saturday April 11. Vouri was interviewed Tuesday at American Camp by the program’s host, Gabriel Spitzer. KPLU is an FM channel at 88.5  Continue Reading

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The Years of Living Dangerously

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

The 2nd night in this month-long series is tonight at the Grange… Islands Climate Resilience is presenting Years of Living Dangerously, the nine-episode, Emmy-Award winning Showtime film series on global climate change from the perspective of people living through its hardships, challenges and dangers. Islands Climate Resilience is a newly formed group that envisions an  Continue Reading

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Booty Camp a Great Success

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Good things are happening down at The Studio, the new exercise/fitness place on the corner of Nichols and ‘A’ Streets. Jennifer Furber participated in their recent “Booty Camp” event and has this glowing review to share… The Studio of San Juan Island celebrates fourteen successful months of business with scores of regular clientele, a reputation  Continue Reading

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Assemblage Art Workshop

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:38 am, by

Just a reminder – the deadline to sign up for this workshop is Saturday… Jan Murphy Assemblage Art Workshop April 18 at IMA Deadline to register Saturday, April 11! Bring your Artistic Muse and Your Imagination Join mixed media artist Jan Murphy for a fun-filled afternoon of exploration into the wild and wacky world of  Continue Reading

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Moonlight Sinatra – Jimmy Moe

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Back by popular demand –  ‘Old Blue Eyes’ this Friday night at 7:00 pm at the Rumor Mill. (and May 10th as well). Jimmy Moe is back  for more  “Moonlight Sinatra” crooning. Maybe it’s his bright blue eyes, or maybe it’s the timbre of his voice, but Jimmy Moe is best known for the his  Continue Reading

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Arbor Day Plant Giveaway

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Minnie Knych just sent over this announcement about a cool giveaway from the Grange… Friday Harbor Grange # 225 will be giving away FREE Flowering Red Currant shrubs on Saturday, April 11 at Market Place. The giveaway begins at noon and will last until the last shrub is given away. Click here to see the  Continue Reading

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The Oak Team

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

Tanja over at the Land Bank sent this note about how you can help out on their work parties up at Cady Mountain… Here I am with another shout out. Attached is an informational and flyer all about The Oak Team. They’re having fun up there as well as getting some great work done! This  Continue Reading

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