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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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Dia De Los Muertos

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm, by

5th Annual Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 1st at 4:00 pm Crafts for the kids Face painting Fun raffles Mexican music/DJ Juan Authentic Mexican Food Performance by Monarca Adults (15 and over) $15 Kids (6 to 14) $10 Kids 5 and under are Free

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Halloween Parade

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:34 pm, by

The elementary school’s Halloween Parade was moved indoors this year at the last minute, due to the rain. For those of you who missed it, here are some photos of the event in the gymnasium at FHES: Click to see photos.

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Stillpoint School Halloween Parade

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:33 pm, by

And speaking of Halloween Parades, Stillpoint School sent over this note and photo about their parade this morning… Stillpoint School students braved the rain this morning to visit the LifeCare Center residents for a very special Halloween celebration! We sang songs, shared poems, and celebrated the joy of Halloween with the residents. Happy Halloween from  Continue Reading

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Winning Student Films Featured at FH Film Festival 2014

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Students ages 10-19: Do not miss this film event, noon-4pm, Saturday November 8, 2014, at the Whale Museum. Free. This year the Friday Harbor Film Festival includes an afternoon of student-produced short films followed by a Q&A with the winning filmmakers themselves. This is the only FH Film Festival event that is free to the  Continue Reading

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Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s Sheila Harley with this month’s spotlight… Ron Garner has been volunteering on San Juan Island since 1984. In the early years he and his late wife served with the National Historical Park as interpretive rangers. Ron taught junior high school in Ohio so they came out during summer vacations to work. In 1996 they  Continue Reading

Order Your Holiday Wreath Now

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Senior Class of 2015/PTSA is now taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath sale. Get your beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24” Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice for only $25.00!! These wreaths make great gifts for friends, family, neighbors and  Continue Reading

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Academic State Champs

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

Friday Harbor High School’s boys and girls soccer teams have each won the academic state championship for the 2B classification. According to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) website, “any team or group with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher qualifies for a state award. A team with an average of 3.00 – 3.49  Continue Reading

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Know Your Islander Talks

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:24 am, by

Meet Bob Anderson, local expert outdoorsman and owner of Star Survey, Friday Harbor. Bob has twice surveyed Mt. Rainier in the National Park and is known internationally for his work. Using photographs, he will share that experience plus stories from his hiking and camping adventures. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome; young and old! “What’s  Continue Reading

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Weight Watchers Open House

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Please be our guest on Thursday morning, November 6th. We meet in the rear Administration Building of Islanders bank, downstairs in the Community Room. Doors open at 8:15 am and the meeting runs from 8:45 until approximately 9:15 am. Everyone is welcome to join us as Members get ready for the upcoming holiday season. Why  Continue Reading

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Lost Kayaks

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

You know that big wind storm we had last week? I was just talking with my friend Scott who lives on his boat. He was anchored in Parks Bay that night, and the wind took his kayaks away. If you see  some kayaks, or hear of someone finding a couple of Mainstream Streak orange and  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Special Olympics

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a note from our local Special Olympics group… Please join us in cheering for our local special olympics athletes at our very own local event! Monday November 3rd at 3:45 PM. Paradise Lanes Bowling Alley, Friday Harbor, WA. Eight athletes ranging in age from 9 years old through adult will be competing at Paradise  Continue Reading

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Rotary Book Gifts

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently presented Dictionaries to 3rd grade, Thesauruses to 4th grade, and Gazetteers to 5th grade students at Friday Harbor Elementary School. Rotary has been giving personal dictionaries to Friday Harbor students since 2008, coordinated by Barbara Fagan, Rotary Literacy Chairperson. The goal of the Dictionary Project is to  Continue Reading

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Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Nationwide Event Encourages Families to Support the Local Toy Stores they Love As a child, there’s nothing quite as exciting as a trip to the neighborhood toy store. Gazing with wonder at the aisles of exciting choices… holding your new toy for the very first time… anticipating the moment when you finally take your new  Continue Reading

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Fall Indoor Recreation Programs

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

Not getting those extra calories burned? Come to Island Rec’s Teen and Family Open Gym programs, starting Sunday, Nov 9, at Turnbull Gym and goes through March. Teen Open Gym goes from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and is for grades 7 & up – it’s FREE! Family Open Gym goes from 5:30 – 7:00 pm  Continue Reading

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5th Annual “Black & White Night”

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 5:43 am, by

It is almost time for the 5th Annual “Black & White Night” dinner event! The event will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island. The unique event will feature Chef Aaron Rock, the chef behind The Bluff Restaurant of Friday Harbor House. This progressive dinner begins at  Continue Reading

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Community Dinner Next Wednesday

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Local Harvest Menu with participating local farms Wednesday, November 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 in the High School Commons Oven-Roasted Garlic Chicken - Sustainably-grown Draper Valley Farms chicken thighs roasted and braised in a garlic pan sauce (vegetarian option available) Local Root Vegetables - Island grown beets, carrots, onions, potatoes and parsnips Local Squash Soup - Puree of local  Continue Reading

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Wolverine Fall Playoff Update

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s an update from FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull: Our fall teams are approaching the playoff portion of their seasons and after Friday’s and Saturday’s games we have better picture of each team’s playoff opportunities. Below is information on the playoff opportunities for each sport. While the avenue and the structure of each post-season opportunity  Continue Reading

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Merri Ann’s Real Estate Report

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary In reviewing the year-to-date volume for 2014, the real estate market volume on San Juan Island reflects an increase of 33% for the period of January through September as compared to the same period in 2013. As for the number of transactions, the gain over the 2013 January  Continue Reading

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It’s Audition Time

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm, by

San Juan Community Theatre will be casting adults in the next week for the upcoming play “Almost, Maine” written by John Cariani and directed by Carol Hooper Welcome to the world of Almost, Maine where everyday people seek love in this far-north small town, with its short days and cold temperatures under the Northern Lights.  Continue Reading

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Frankenstein in HD October 31

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to Friday Harbor for a Halloween screening at San Juan Community Theatre on October 31 at 7:00 p.m. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in  Continue Reading

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Animal Shelter News

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Shelter Benefactor Offers Help for Dog: 9-year old Ceasar is what the Animal Shelter calls a “Special Needs” dog. He’s a wonderful dog; loves to cuddle, chase sticks, ride in the car, go for walks and is basically a big teddy bear. He needs daily medication for arthritis and should be the only dog in  Continue Reading

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