Learn the Dance!

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

It’s nearing time for another Thrill the World dance. Krista Strutz shares this heads-up… Initial preparations are starting for another Thriller event, and I’d love it if you could put a shout out about dance lessons on the Update. The actual event will happen at Brickworks on Saturday, October 29th at 2:30 – the Official  Continue Reading


SJC Farm Tours

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

See what’s behind the barn doors at the 2016 San Juan County Farm Tours! Tours offer a unique opportunity to visit three dozen farms, shellfish hatcheries, and value added businesses on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands. Tickets are now on sale at this site. Tour dates are September 24-25th on San Juan Island, October  Continue Reading


In Remembrance of 9/11

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer of SJI Fire/Rescue shares this announcment… Lest We Forget, the combined Emergency Services, elected officials, and veterans of San Juan Island will hold a short service in memory of all those who responded to the call that went out in New York City , Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania on the  Continue Reading


Barn Sale

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm, by

In the mailbag today – Gloria Bentzen writes to let you know there will be a huge barn sale, (the barn is full to the brim), out on Mitchell Bay Road, just off West Valley Road. Truly a great sale. Saturday, September 10th. Head out there and look for the signs (there will be a  Continue Reading

Star Party

Island Rec – Star Party

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm, by

Join the National Park Service and Island Rec to honor the 50th Anniversary of San Juan Island National Historical Park. 7:00pm Bat Talk ‘n Walk 8:00pm Cake 8:30pm Owl Prowl ‘n Star Walk. Large telescopes will be available for viewing. Rochelle Kelly, (a PhD candidate at the University of Washington studying our local bats), will  Continue Reading


Memorial Service

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 1:16 pm, by

Just heard there will be a memorial service for Sid Clark. It will be held Saturday, September 10th at 10:30 AM at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, 425 Spring Street.


A Big Thank You from the Fair!

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

To all of those in San Juan County – exhibitors, volunteers, vendors, & entertainers – the San Juan County Fair Board and Fair staff give you a standing ovation! Be sure to check out the Fair website for a “Best of 2016” highlight list including Best of Show, Best of Class, and Special Award winners  Continue Reading


Bruno and Roberts

Posted on September 8, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a note from Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery… Two Contemporary Painters: Elizabeth Bruno & Dana Roberts Each artist is in the middle of their career. As a mid career artist, each artist draws from her inner worldly experiences to visualize her contemporary work. Dana Roberts is based on San Juan Island. Her work is intuitive… she  Continue Reading

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Theatre History

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Keith Busha shares this note… In the lobby of the Community Theatre there is now a display of handmade posters and photos. Some of these date back before the present theater existed. The acting community was called the Straights of Juan de Fuca and the building was called the Royal Theater, now it has been  Continue Reading

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Oyster Stew, Senator Henry M. Jackson, and LBJ

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

It’s time for the September edition of the Historical Museum’s History Column… According to San Juan Island Historical Society board minutes from August of 1964, Charles Nash reported “Henry Jackson wants to know if the residents of San Juan Island are interested in the national government proposal for making English Camp a national monument.” The  Continue Reading


Conscientious Projector Showing with Rob Simpson – UFOs & Nukes

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Join host Rob Simpson for a fascinating night! At the height of the Cold War, some “unknown force” penetrated all security systems and shut down dozens of our intercontinental ballistic missiles aimed at Russia. Was it the Soviets? With the fall of the USSR we find out: no. The same thing was happening to them.  Continue Reading


AUDITIONS! SJCT Family Theatre

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

A holiday story inspired by The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is the next production of San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre program. Auditions for The Grunch, A New Children’s Musical are being held on Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. Island kids in grades K-6 and parents/adults  Continue Reading

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Leave No Trace

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will visit September 8-10 The traveling trainers are back and they’re bringing Big Foot along to share their message of sustainable minimum impact practices to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Click here for more information about Leave No Trace and be sure to check out the flyer at right to see what’s  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm, by

Look. It’s not that I’m stuck up or snooty – it’s just that I have very high standards and deserve the very best life has to offer. My name is Copper. If you must know, I’m kind of a big deal – I’m a Somali cat. Look it up. It’s a thing. A bonafide thing.  Continue Reading

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Blues in Friday Harbor

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Inspiration for the Blues Brothers Performs in Friday Harbor Blues icon Curtis Salgado brings his longtime band guitarist, Alan Hager, with him to Friday Harbor on Friday, September 9, to perform as a duo on San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Stage at 7:30 p.m. Salgado’s award-winning career as a soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonist/songwriter has  Continue Reading

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San Juan Singers First Rehearsal

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

San Juan Singers Community Chorus will be holding their first rehearsal on September 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Community Room at Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center. Proposed for the season: Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata & Gordon Thornett’s Gloria in D. Both are accompanied by brass and percussion, bright up-beat works that celebrate the joy  Continue Reading


Launch San Juan Islands

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

EDC invites entrepreneurs to participate in business plan competition, “Launch San Juan Islands” Entrepreneurs can bring their business ideas to the next level in the second annual EDC Launch San Juan Islands business plan competition, created by the San Juan County Economic Development Council and sponsored by local businesses. Participants will receive instruction in business  Continue Reading


Call for San Juan County Visual Artists

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Become a Member of SJIMA Artists Registry and be included in: “Spirit Taking Form”, the 5th Annual SJIMA Artists Registry Exhibit Opening December 10th 2016, at San Juan Islands Museum of Art This year, San Juan Islands Museum of Art annual Artists’ Registry exhibition runs December 10, 2016, thru January 30, 2017. The theme for this years’ exhibit is “Spirit  Continue Reading

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Changeover Time

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Shona out at Wolf Hollow shares this note… Have you seen a swallow lately, or a Rufous Hummingbird? There are still a few around but these, and many other little birds such as warblers and flycatchers, have started to head south for the winter. Soon, Ospreys and Turkey Vultures will be heading out too. But  Continue Reading



Posted on September 5, 2016 at 9:25 am, by

Larry Soll closes out the Summer Film Series with this note and final movie… Fellow Film Buffs, Well all good things must come to an end and this will be the last Tuesday of our 2016 summer series. As announced last week, the Theatre has agreed to host the Summer Film Series again next year.  Continue Reading

Mt. Grant /plein air painting

Get Your Painting Now!

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 9:37 am, by

Reminder – LAST WEEKEND for Plein Air Paintings Auction to Benefit Mount Grant Preserve Thanks to a group of generous and very talented local artists, 17 artworks—all inspired by rocks, trees, trails, and vistas they observed at Mount Grant Preserve—are up for auction. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Campaign for the  Continue Reading

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Nancy DeVaux Retiring

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 9:15 am, by

Nancy DeVaux announces her retirement from the San Juan Community Home Trust After 11 years of service as the Executive Director of the San Juan Community Home Trust, Nancy DeVaux has announced that she will retire on June 1, 2017. During her time with the Home Trust, Nancy led the organization through the new construction  Continue Reading

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