Paving the perimeter trail - Tim Dustrude photo

John O. Linde Community Park

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

There’s a lot of progress happening over there at the new ball fields at the north end of Carter Avenue. Did you know the official name is “John O. Linde Community Park”? Earlier this year, the school district and Island Rec put together a naming committee that came up with a list of potential names  Continue Reading

Kevin Roth's Yellow Submarine - Tuckerhouse B&B photo

We All Live in a…

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

You’re singing it now, aren’t you? This is from a post on the Tuckerhouse B&B blog that we’d love to share… San Juan Island “Trash to Treasures” artist Kevin Roth has erected a whimsical tribute to the Beatles at the former site of his West Side Free Pile. The grand Yellow Submarine stands behind a memorial  Continue Reading

Photograph by Joan Benney with Sylvie Davidson as Juliet and Therese Diekhans as the Nurse

Romeo and Juliet

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Star-crossed lovers and civil brawls will grace the Island Stage Left stages on this, its eighteenth year of “Shakespeare Under the Stars”. This summer will showcase the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet – a timeless story of young love, hot blood and destiny. As ISL continues the professional quality for which it is known, it  Continue Reading

Jim Perez - Mark Turner photo

New ER Doctor at PIMC

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Jim Perez, MD, joins medical team at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Jim Perez, MD, has joined the medical staff at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor. A board certified emergency medicine physician, Perez becomes the tenth member of Peace Island’s team of emergency medicine physicians, which staffs the Emergency department around the  Continue Reading


Dance With Salish Sea Ballet at the Fair

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites dancers to perform on stage at the San Juan County Fair in August. No experience necessary. Rehearsals for ages 7 and up take place on Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center). We will perform original choreography based on this yearʼs theme: “Barn And Raised In The Islands”. Dancers  Continue Reading

From the way-back machine... a newspaper ad for the Rumor Mill way back in 2010

WOW – 6 Years Already!

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

The Rumor Mill, Friday Harbor’s only live music dinner venue, is celebrating its 6th anniversary on July 3rd. Peggy & Oren have a great celebration weekend lined up with fun music, great food & satisfying libations. Start the weekend off right on Friday evening with San Juan Island’s Surf Cowboy, dancing to classic rock covers with  Continue Reading


Fiesta San Juan

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

We’re having a party! The San Juan Community Home Trust invites you to join us at the Brickworks for our 4th annual Fiesta San Juan, Sunday, July 17th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We are serving up Margaritas, Food, and Music for your enjoyment, Dancing for some fun and exercise, and Live and Silent Auction items to  Continue Reading


LWVSJ Voter Forums in July

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

In San Juan County we have various choices before us as voters, coming up in the primary election. To keep us informed, the League of Women Voters of the San Juans is holding the following forums for the public. Election day is August 2, 2016 and the ballots will be mailed out by the Elections  Continue Reading


Pancake Breakfast

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Mmmmmmm! A Pancake Breakfast at the Mullis Center! Sunday, July 3rd from 9:00 am till noon. $6.00 Adults $4.00 Children Under 10 Eggs, bacon and all the pancakes you can eat!


Burn Permits Expire and Fireworks Illegal

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s a reminder from the County: Burn Permits Expire June 30th & Fireworks Illegal The warm weather at the end of June brings with it the end to outdoor yard debris burning throughout San Juan County, all burn permits expire on June 30th. Both larger land clearing piles and ten foot diameter yard cleanup burn  Continue Reading


Chamber Music Festival

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

FH Chamber Music Festival June 29, July 1 & 3 The second annual Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival, played by Northwest professionals and featuring the best of local composers and performers, returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Wednesday and Friday, June 29 and July 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 3 at 2:00 pm.  Continue Reading


Democracy Place

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

State Senator Kevin Ranker and State Representative Kris Lytton joined San Juan County Democrats on June 21st for the grand opening of Democracy Place, the county party’s 2016 election headquarters. Located at 335 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor under the big, new red, white and blue sign, Democracy Place is staffed by local party volunteers and is open  Continue Reading

Heart Sutra Workshop - Sakya Kachod Choling

Heart Sutra Workshop with Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe will be giving an all day workshop Saturday July 9th on the Heart Sutra at Sakya Kachod Choling Buddhist retreat center at 865 Bullfrog Rd. (at the top of Mt Dallas) on San Juan Island from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm with a lunch break from noon – 2:00 pm. Lunch will  Continue Reading

Beautiful woman

Electrolysis San Juan, LLC Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

This July marks one year of successful operation in Friday Harbor for Danielle Wheeler at Electrolysis San Juan, LLC. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and completed her Electrolysis Certification in Seattle at Washington Women’s Anti-Aging Clinic. She continued her education by working under Allison Lance in Friday Harbor as an electrolysis apprentice. In July  Continue Reading

Matt Baker brings his Comedy Stunt Show to the island - Contributed photo

Library Presents Comedy Stunt Show

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Library Presents: Wednesday Afternoon Performance with Matt Baker This Wednesday, June 29 at 1:30 PM it’s the Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show, held on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Matt is a five-time Guinness World Record holder, and hip comedic performer with a fast-paced show full of audience participation. He  Continue Reading

Bowie is this week's Pet of the Week - Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Did someone say, “ride in the car”? I could swear I heard someone say that… My name is Bowie and if you are planning on going for a ride in the car, I would like very much to join you! Now would be the perfect time. Just pull up in front of the animal shelter and  Continue Reading


Preschool Openings Available

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 8:27 am, by

Here’s a note from St. David’s in the mailbag this morning… Just a brief note to let folks know that, although our third session of Camp Curiosity is full, we still have a few openings in our Morning Preschool program this fall for children from 3-5 years of age. Our curriculum engages children in active  Continue Reading


Summer Film Series Continues

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 5:59 am, by

Larry Soll of the Summer Film Series shares this note with you… Well Fellow Film Buffs, The first week of our film series was a great success.  Our audience of about 75 gave “Mustang” a warm and empathetic reception.  This week’s film “Meet the Patels” is definitely lighter and more upbeat.  I think you will  Continue Reading


Library Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

Elementary school students participated in the 2016 Bookmark Contest to help kick off the San Juan Island Library’s Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! The winners for each grade level are: Kindergarten – Penelope Moore of Friday Harbor Elementary School 1st Grade – Lillian Aldous of Friday Harbor Elementary School 2nd Grade  Continue Reading


Historical Scavenger Hunt

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 9:27 am, by

San Juan Island Historical Scavenger Hunt Here’s a fun way to explore San Juan Island this summer, and perhaps win a cool prize for your family at the same time! San Juan Historical Society and Museum, in partnership with Ernie’s Café, is sponsoring a Historical Scavenger Hunt, with the prize winners being drawn on October 1,  Continue Reading


Road Construction Updates

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 9:25 am, by

It’s summer time and that means road construction. Here are updates from the Town of Friday Harbor on a couple of projects. First, Tucker Avenue, and then the water main replacement out on San Juan Valley and Wold Roads… Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 What to expect for the week of June 27th through July  Continue Reading


Position Available

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 9:24 am, by

Executive Director, United Way of San Juan County Salaried, part-time, at–will position (a maximum of 15 hours per week with a starting salary of $1000 per month) with responsibility for building relationships with community members, business leaders and donors; fundraising; grant-writing; website and social media management; office administration and maintaining communications with board members and  Continue Reading

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