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Dirigo II and Super Moon over Lopez - Click to enlarge - John Miller photo

Super Moon over Lopez

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

John Miller shares this scene of Saturday night as the Super Moon came up over Lopez. That’s the sailing vessel “DIRIGO II”, owned and skippered by Art Lowery. Thanks for sharing John!

FANS Helps to Fund New Stage for Music on the Lawn - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

New Stage

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

A generous donation to Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec (FANS) has led to a larger and more professional stage for Island Rec’s popular Music on the Lawn series. The new 12’ x 24’ modular stage with a water resistant deck, was made possible through a more than $7,400 donation to FANS from the Honeywell  Continue Reading

Well what did you expect with all this sun and no rain?

“Moderate” Fire Danger

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:33 am, by

The fire danger in San Juan County is now “MODERATE”. While visitors and residents of San Juan County enjoy the beautiful warm weather, fire officials are keeping a wary eye on the increasing risk of a wildland fire. Based upon fuel moisture readings observed around our region, all of the County’s fire danger signs now  Continue Reading

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3rd Saturday Grange Dance

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:07 am, by

3rd Saturday Grange Dance, Contra Dancing and Waltzes- 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Saturday, July 19 at the SJI Grange Hall. From Seattle & Bellingham, it’s Lindsey Dono calling with the French Canadian band “Les Poulet Fantastiques” – 2 fiddles, piano and button accordion. No partners or experience needed. All dances taught. $10.00 per person donation  Continue Reading

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Summer Arts Fair

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 6:22 am, by

This year’s Summer Arts Fair at the Courthouse July 19 and 20 promises to be the liveliest one yet, with more music, lots of activities for kids and families, and a wider variety of art than ever before in this favorite island festival’s 15-year history. Joe Buckler, inventor extraordinaire, will bring his latest kid toy:  Continue Reading

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2nd Annual Pioneer Festival

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Pioneer Festival on San Juan Island. The event will take place at the San Juan Historical Museum on Saturday, September 6 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please visit the San Juan Pioneer Festival website and the Facebook page. We hope you will LIKE us on Facebook. Volunteers  Continue Reading


Who the Heck was Haller?

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

On most days you can see the bluffs of Whidbey Island from American Camp’s redoubt, but the connections between Whidbey and San Juan run deeper than mere proximity. Learn why from Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve interpreter Lynn Hyde during an illustrated talk scheduled at 7 p.m., Friday July 18 in the San Juan island  Continue Reading

Patricia Macrae Eden – 1922-2014

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 5:17 am, by

Patricia Macrae Eden passed away Monday June 30, 2014 at her home in Friday Harbor. She was born in Hamilton, Ontario on March 6, 1922, the second of two children born to Joseph and Jesse Macrae. Pat graduated from Dunkirk High School in New York, and married her high school sweetheart Jay “Bus” Eden in  Continue Reading

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Kitchen Cosmetics at Brickworks

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 9:51 am, by

Kitchen Cosmetics: Skin Care Tips, Tricks, Recipes with Dr. Lisa Meserole Join Dr. Lisa Meserole for a FREE workshop at Brickworks on Sunday, July 20th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Dr. Meserole is an ND, herbalist, and past dietitian who Chaired Botanical Medicine at Bastyr University. She lives on Whidbey Island, has studied modern &  Continue Reading


Council Expected to Propose Continuation of Tax Levy Authorization

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 7:25 am, by

During its July 14 meeting, the San Juan County Council will discuss placing a property tax measure on the November election ballot. If approved by voters, the issue would continue the County’s property tax at a level that guarantees funding for a number of popular programs. The Council has tentatively scheduled a hearing to take  Continue Reading


SJPT Work Party

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

You’re invited to join the San Juan Preservation Trust for a volunteer work party at Hunter Preserve, a ten acre preserve on Mount Dallas on the west side of San Juan. This view property is prized for its remnant prairie ecosystem and wildflowers. Tasks will include removing small Doug firs and English hawthorn, and installing  Continue Reading

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Brickworks Mortage Paid Off In Full

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 6:51 am, by

It is with deep gratitude that the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild announces that it has achieved its major goal of paying off the remaining mortgage on its downtown Friday Harbor Brickworks property. Reaching this goal was the culmination of a long journey that followed the initial purchase of the property in late 2010, with  Continue Reading

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Chalk-it-Up Sidewalk Art

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

Island Rec is once again hosting a free sidewalk art contest at the Summer Arts Festival. ‘Chalk-It-Up’ happens on Saturday, July 19, from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. Come join the fun and help transform the Courthouse sidewalks into a tapestry of colorful, chalky creations. Meet in front of the Courthouse (near the First St.  Continue Reading


Thank You!

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 5:27 am, by

The Kiwanis club would like to thank the volunteers, community, and everyone who attended the Pig War Pick-nick. It was a raging success and a good time was had by all. Best of all, the pick-nick raised over $15,000 which will go towards helping kids in the community through scholarships, grants and other programs. From  Continue Reading


Pickett Tonight

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:20 am, by

Jan at the theater says they still have a few tickets left for Pickett tonight… these traditionally sell out so folks should get their tickets now! More info on their website.


Grange Provides Picnic Tables to Historical Museum

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:13 am, by

If you happened to attend the Pig War Picnic and Music on the Lawn, you may have noticed the new picnic tables on the museum grounds. The tables were provided through the volunteer work of the Friday Harbor Grange #225. Members of the Friday Harbor #225 Grange led the effort to procure funding and materials,  Continue Reading

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Superpod Three is Here on Monday

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

The Superpod events are gatherings that occur here on San Juan Island in mid-July, and are open to the public with folks travelling in from around the world The event features Pacific Northwest killer whales, including the famous “Southern Residents,” but also transients, whose numbers are on the rise, and who are frequently seen from  Continue Reading


Whales for Sale?

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Puget Sound Whales for Sale: The Fight to End Orca Hunting Meet the Author and Book Signing on July 19 with Sandra Pollard Come to The Whale Museum on Saturday, July 19th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for a meet the author and book signing of the newly released book Puget Sound Whales for Sale: The Fight  Continue Reading


We’ve Moved up to #2

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:38 am, by

Here’s a note from Barbara Marrett over at the Visitor’s Bureau… The San Juan Islands Move Up to #2 in Travel + Leisure’s Top Islands Rankings Travel + Leisure magazine has announced its 2014 World’s Best Awards, ranking the San Juan Islands #2 on its list of Top Islands Continental U.S. and Canada. The Islands  Continue Reading

Last call, Last call!

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

The deadline for this year’s entries to the Island Writers – Written Word booth for the San Juan County Fair has been extended to July 15th. Please submit your entries as a Word doc. attachment, with a completed Exhibitor’s form (found on the Fair’s website) to: islandwriters [@] gmx [.] com Snail mail is also  Continue Reading


Waxed Worlds: The Small and the Large of It

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm, by

Encaustic mixed media by Nichole Dement & Danielle Dean Palmer Nichole Dement – Nichole is interested in representing what isn’t seen, from the many metaphors found in dream states to the multiple dimensions of Quantum Physics. Life is a beautiful mystery that she enjoys recreating in the layers of her work. The technical process of  Continue Reading


$152k in Scholarships Awarded

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Community Foundation Awards $152,000 in College Scholarships for 2014/2015 The San Juan Island Community Foundation is pleased to announce its award of scholarships for the 2014/2015 academic year to former and present San Juan Island high school students. Awards were made to continuing college students, high school students graduating this year, and  Continue Reading

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