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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:48 am, by

John Sinclair will be riding next week in a worldwide cancer fundraiser next week in Seattle. Here’s a note from him with more info: Tim, On September 28th I will be riding in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Seattle. This is an event to raise funds for prostate cancer research. Lots of classic bikes, dapper  Continue Reading


Spinning: Drafting and Plying with Sarah Anderson

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Learn to spin your own yarn this weekend with Sarah Anderson who has been a fiber enthusiast since childhood. She is the author of The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs, a well-known handbook in the spinning world. Sarah’s enthusiasm for spinning techniques and constructions has driven her to create an extensive library of different yarn  Continue Reading


The Conscientious Projector

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s a note from Rob Simpson about next week’s film: Hello Inquiring Islanders, Next Monday, (Sept 22nd, 7 PM) is our next Conscientious Projector screening. This one is brand new. It’s the personal story of the film’s producer as he goes from being a total believer in the official 9/11 story… to becoming one of the now  Continue Reading


Animal Shelter Assists Pasado’s with Cat Hoarding Case

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has stepped up to help Pasado’s Safe Haven of Sultan due to a cat hoarding situation that resulted in 48 cats being rescued from a home in Ritzville. The Friday Harbor Animal shelter received six cats from Pasado’s on Wednesday, September 10 in an effort to help free  Continue Reading

Couple of Job Opportunities

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:31 am, by

Here are a couple of Job Notices that showed up in the Update mailbag recently: Facilities Coordinator.  UW-Friday Harbor Labs.  Full-time position which organizes and schedules housing and lab facilities in a friendly, busy office emphasizing high quality customer service.   Info and application:  $2798 – $3728 per month plus a generous benefits package.  Closes Sept  Continue Reading


Apply for Low-Income Housing Grants

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

Apply for low-income housing grants, loans by Sept. 30 San Juan County will award grants and loans totaling up to $28,000 in 2014 for projects that help make housing available to local residents of very low income. The Low Income Housing Fund, created by the state legislature in 2002, is funded by a surcharge on  Continue Reading

AUDITIONS! SJCT Family Theatre

Law & Order Auditions

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm, by

A “punny” spoof featuring a familiar TV series, Humpty Dumpty and other nursery characters will be the next production of San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre. Auditions for the November play are being held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16 and 17 at 3:15 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. Director Penelope Haskew will be casting  Continue Reading

Al Sundstrom - Gary Tarleton Photographer NPS Park Ranger 2014

Al Sundstrom: Come Share Your Memories

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Celebrate the Life of Al Sundstrom  Saturday, September 20th 11:30 am Funeral Service at St. Francis Catholic Church Burial to follow at St Francis Catholic Cemetery 1:30 pm Reception at San Juan Island Grange Hall Come share your memories From the family of Al Sundstrom

Farm Parade - Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade – Oct 4

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Once again it’s time to gussy up the goat, leash the sheep, trick out the tractor, and head to the fairgrounds for the start of the Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade. Held on the first Saturday of October, this year’s parade will be on October 4th. Staging will be at the main gate of the  Continue Reading

Today: Happy Hour at the Golf Course

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

Teddy Deane joins Kate Schuman on Tuesday September 16th for some musical hijinx! Clarinet, flute, saxophone, and keyboard, not always all at once. Guaranteed toe-tapping music and knee-slapping jokes. C’mon – who says Tuesdays have to be boring? Make the transition to Hump Day the easy way – start with Happy Hour at the Golf  Continue Reading

Caliope - Contributed Photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:22 am, by

This adorable young lady goes by the name of “Caliope” or “Cali” for short.  She’s a Dachshund-Chihuahua mix and is about a year old.  When she arrived here at the shelter from a high-kill shelter in California, she was very frightened and timid.  With the help of a part-time foster mom and lots of TLC  Continue Reading

Humpback Off Victoria - Photo by Katie Jones

Humpback Whale off Victoria

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

When I asked photographer and naturalist Katie Jones for a “September” picture, she sent me this captured moment of a diving Humpback Whale off Victoria. To see more of her work link to Spyhopper Travels Photography on Facebook or Spyhopper Travels Zenfolio.  

Annie Adams

Painting in the Garden with Annie

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:25 am, by

  Local artist Annie Howell-Adams is in the garden painting the sunflowers that she and her fellow gardeners planted in San Juan Island’s Community Garden (out Spring Street before Douglas Road). Each gardener has a 20′ x 20′ plot, mostly used for vegetables, some that end up helping to keep our local food bank supplied.  Continue Reading


Classic Movie Series Features Beloved Stars

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:23 am, by

San Juan Island Library Classic Movie Series with Therese Finn presents a new series featuring beloved stars, Shirley Temple, Lauren Bacall, and Mickey Rooney. ”Stars Who Live Forever in Our Hearts”! Friday, Oct. 3rd, Shirley Temple And Victor Mclaglen in “Wee Willie Winkie”. Saturday, Oct. 4th, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not”. Sunday, Oct. 5th, Mickey  Continue Reading

Northwest Repertory Singers - Photo Courtesy SJCT

Shining Night Screening with Northwest Repertory Singers

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:21 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre presents a special screening of the documentary Shining Night, A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen and an appearance by some 50 members of the Northwest Repertory Singers on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. The composer, who recently moved to San Juan Island after living on Waldron Island for years, is  Continue Reading

Rockfish - Photo Credit SeaDoc Society

Rockfish Topic of Whale Museum Lecture

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Dan Tonnes from NOAA Fisheries to speak Monday on rockfish recovery: The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Dan Tonnes as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series.  The talk entitled “The Long Term Investment in Rockfish Recovery” will take place at The Whale Museum on Monday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.   Dan Tonnes from NOAA  Continue Reading

Frank H. Mullis

From the 1905 Journal of Frank H. Mullis

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

During the summer and autumn of 1905, eighteen year old Frank H. Mullis of Friday Harbor kept a journal. Here are a few excerpts from September 1905. Sept 11, 1905 - I picked pears in the morning. After dinner I hitched up the rig and mama and I went for a drive. We went to the  Continue Reading

Blackberries - Photo Peggy Sue McRae

Peggy Sue’s Blue Ribbon Blackberry Pie

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 5:20 am, by

If you have not made a blackberry pie yet this year do it now before the next rain. There are still lots of plump juicy berries out there and here is an easy, tasty recipe. I won a blue ribbon at the San Juan County Fair with this recipe, a proud moment in my life.  Continue Reading

Al Sundstrom

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 10:47 am, by

Sadly, we received this news today. Al Sundstrom we will miss you. It is my sad duty to report the passing of Al Sundstrom, Past Master of San Juan Island Grange #966. He will be remembered for his clarity of mind, his knowledge of Grange history and his gentle encouragement that we stay with our  Continue Reading

Queen Anne's Lace - Photo by Peggy Sue McRae

Fun With Queen Anne’s Lace

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

Here is a fun easy project to do with the Queen Anne’s Lace that grows all along our roadsides. Right now, before they go to seed, pick some Queen Anne’s Lace flowers. Look for nice flat ones and cut the stems off right at the top. Lay the flowers flat between paper and tuck them  Continue Reading

Coralline Alga - Photo by Patrick Martone

Coralline Algae Research at UW’s Friday Harbor Labs

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 5:28 am, by

Florence McAlary on Coralline Algae studies at the UW Friday Harbor Labs: The eye catches a splash of vibrant pink encrusting a tide pool rock, perhaps attended by whelks or a black katy chiton. The vibrant pink is most likely a coralline alga. With branching tufts or a rugged, rock-conforming surface of calcareous encased cells,  Continue Reading


First Community Dinner of the School Year!

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

This first Community dinner of the new school year welcomes FHHS’ new Culinary Arts Teacher Shawn Hendricks! Wednesday October 1st 5:30 – 7:30 in the High School Commons. Suggested Donation of $12 for adults, and $6 for kids under 12  

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