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Fish Habitat will be restored at Orcas Pocket Beach

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

Pocket beaches, those small beaches located between rocky headlands that play such a prominent role in the character of San Juan County’s marine shorelines, also play a key role as habitat for rearing juvenile fish, including salmon, forage fish, lingcod and greenling. FRIENDS of the San Juans recently secured state salmon recovery funding to help  Continue Reading


Emergency Managers Plan for Ebola Response

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s a message from the County Health Department. Let’s hope we don’t need this here… San Juan County’s Health and Community Services Department has established a multi-agency command system to insure medical care providers and local government agencies are prepared, should a suspected case of Ebola virus disease be reported here. Dr. Frank James, San  Continue Reading


Anniversary Sale at Cotton

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

Just heard that Cotton Cotton Cotton is celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary with a big sale. Here’s Gail with more… Friday November 7th through Sunday November 9th everything in the store is 50% off (excluding jewelry and Solmate items). Our hours are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Come in and help us celebrate!

Dinnertime in the San Juans - SJ Historical Society photo


Posted on November 5, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

Here’s the Historical Museum with their monthly column for November… November brings thoughts of harvest dinners and Thanksgiving holiday gatherings, so we went searching in the archives for vintage images of dining scenes. On the left, we see a festive 1911 gathering at the Orpha Higgins Sutton house. Orpha must have hosted many family dinners  Continue Reading

Robby Miller and Uma Hu are putting on a Charity Trail Run for Russian orphans for their community project - Contributed photo

Charity Trail Run

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

Here’s a note from a couple of FHHS Juniors in the Community Projects Class… Hello, we are Uma Hu and Robby Miller. We are attempting to put on a charity trail run to raise money for an orphanage located in Russia, from where Robby was originally adopted. This is for our Junior Community Project. We  Continue Reading

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Griffin Bay Books Open House and Sale

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

Anniversary Open House on Saturday, November 8, 10:00 am — 6:00 pm 20% off on all books in the store On Saturday, November 8, 10:00 am—6:00 pm Griffin Bay Bookstore is celebrating 35 years of bookselling with the annual Open House and Sale. This annual sale with 20% off on all books on the shelves  Continue Reading


Wolverine Fall Playoff Update

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

Here’s FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull with another Fall Playoff Update… Many exciting games were played last week in wolverine athletics. All had an impact on post season play for Friday Harbor. With these exciting games, we also learned some great news regarding two of our teams. Both our boys and girls soccer teams were  Continue Reading


County Board and Commission Vacancies

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 5:28 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

Garden of d'Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens - Contributed Photo

Time to Register Now for Pre-Holiday Garden Club Excursion

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

San Juan Island’s Garden Club invite’s you to register now for a hosted excursion on December 6th to the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The trip will leave Friday Harbor on the 8:05 am ferry December 6th, returning on the 4:30 pm boat December 7th. There will be planned stops at Skagit Valley Gardens and Molbak’s Nursery.  Continue Reading


Through Her Eyes, Only

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm, by

Local Mother, Poet/Playwright, School Board member, Producer of Write Doe Bay and Blogger  Jennifer Beck Furber has been picked up by Huffington Post with her essay about the recent Marysville school shooting. Very thought provoking, and well written with a different angle than what most of the media these days does with an event such as this.  Continue Reading

Winter Blackmouth Derby to Offer $10,000 1st Place Prize

5th Annual Resurrection Derby

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

Winter Blackmouth Derby to Offer $10,000 1st Place Prize The Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 Resurrection Derby, (Second stop in the 2015 Northwest Salmon Derby Series line-up) which will take place December 5th & 6th at the Port of Friday Harbor, San  Continue Reading


Gardening Workshop

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

Here’s an invitation to you from Kristina Bayas, WSU Master Gardener Program Coordinator… The Master Gardeners are inviting fellow gardeners to a free workshop this Saturday november 8th, from 12:00-2:00 at the demonstration garden next to the family resource center. We will be demonstrating how to divide up different kinds of perennial plants. Fall is  Continue Reading

Carla Wright on the Slow Boat to China - Contributed photo

Slow Boat to China with Carla Wright

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

Visit the San Juan Island Library for a travel slideshow and free talk. Hear about islander Carla Wright’s trip to China. Wanting to experience container ship travel, Carla Wright of San Juan Island left Southampton, UK and travelled to Shanghai, China. A journey of 55 days as the only female on board. Come and enjoy  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 5:33 am, by

You are not likely to meet a cat sweeter than Pumpkin! At somewhere between 7 and 10 years old, Pumpkin has spent the last several years as a stray living at what was The Cannery House Restaurant in town. A kind person who has been feeding her brought her to the shelter so she wouldn’t  Continue Reading


Get Started Using Computers

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

Come to Skagit Valley College for a free introductory class in using computers. The San Juan Island Library partners with Skagit Valley College to offer four workshops on using PC computers. Four consecutive Wednesdays in November at the College, taught by Library staff. The first session is for the novice: you’ll get comfortable with the  Continue Reading


Dinner on the Move

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 5:20 am, by

Dinner on the Move for a Moving Cause Here’s a note from DVSAS… I would like to invite you to our third annual benefit Progressive 5-Course Dinner. Saturday, November 15 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. We are happy to once again have Chef Kyle Nicholson providing our main course and this year we are thrilled  Continue Reading

Solar panels being installed on the Funhouse Roof - Contributed photo

Funhouse Commons Focused On Solar Education Project

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 5:49 am, by

The Funhouse Commons in Eastsound is in the process of becoming OPALCO’s 170th local renewable energy generator, bringing our total production to 1 megawatt capacity of locally produced power. The Funhouse will use their solar system as a demonstration project for renewable energy education while offsetting energy costs and storing energy credits on our cooperative  Continue Reading


Swim Team Registration Open

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan Island Swim Team registration for the 2014/2015 season is open. Registration forms and information are available at the front desk at San Juan Island Fitness. The team is comprised of three groups; the Orcas, being the most experienced, Dolphins who just need a little more time in the water and Seals who learn  Continue Reading

Book Drive

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

Here’s a note from Rachel and Keegan at the high school community projects class… Hello, My name is Rachel May, and I am going to organizing a book drive with Keegan Hebert. The point of our book drive is to gather up books for a small library in the hospital. Our goal is to extend  Continue Reading

Harper Gene Wilson - Contributed photo

Harper Gene Wilson

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 8:57 am, by

Update reader and proud grandma Genie Williams sends over this photo of her granddaughter on her first Halloween. 10 months old, this is Harper Gene Wilson. Thanks Genie!


FHFF Needs Volunteers

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 8:48 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival still needs a few volunteers to help with this upcoming event which is only a week away! We have openings for Venue support ( helping great, seat, punch tickets) at the Friday Harbor House Friday and Saturday morning and Saturday and Sunday afternoon. We have openings for Hospitality assistant at our  Continue Reading

Paul Stierle in Concert - Contributed photo

Mr. Tambourine Man at the Library

Posted on November 1, 2014 at 5:44 am, by

Visit the San Juan Island Library for a free concert. Paul Stierle has entertained the children of Friday Harbor in the persona of Cowboy Buck. Now, this versatile musician returns to entertain adults with the early music of Bob Dylan, from 1962-1974. This includes such classic folk tunes as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Don’t Think  Continue Reading

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