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Beer and Cheese

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 5:11 am, by

This looks like a fun event happening down at the cheese shop tonight. Here’s Richard the cheesemonger with the details… Beer and Cheese? What a concept! Celebrate May Day with San Juan Island Cheese and special guest Island Hoppin’ Brewery from Orcas Island. Four impressive beers will be paired with four delicious artisan cheeses. Also,  Continue Reading

Spineless Invertabrates - Susan Middleton photo

Up Next at IMA: Spineless

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates by Susan Middleton See huge spellbinding images of octopuses and jellyfish in the San Juan Islands Museum of Art summer exhibition by acclaimed San Francisco wildlife photographer Susan Middleton. In astoundingly detailed photographs from her book Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, the Backbone of Life, published in 2014 by Abrams  Continue Reading

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Fitness for Youth Auction

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

Here’s a note from Jafet Soto about an upcoming auction to benefit the high school’s weight room… Help Friday Harbor High School’s athletic programs! The high school’s weight room is in need of new machines and repairs to old ones. In order to fix this issue, students Jafet Soto and Nick Armstrong are hosting a  Continue Reading


Whale Museum Says Thanks

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Thanks for a Wonderful “Greeting Ceremony” Event Wow! Not only was The Whale Museum’s 9th annual “Greeting Ceremony” event a lot of fun, it raised much needed funds for our exhibits and facility. Our heartfelt thanks are expressed to everyone who helped make this such a successful event. Our deep appreciation goes to our committee  Continue Reading

Reservations About Ferry Reservations

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

It’s not late breaking news that not everyone is ecstatic about the new Ferries Reservations System. Here’s long time islander Lisa Guard with her opinion on it… Good morning, I am a native of San Juan Island, I have lived in Friday Harbor all of my life and happily accepted my toll road as a  Continue Reading

The new bulkhead down at Spring Street Landing - Contributed photo

Bulkhead Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm, by

Just got this note in from the Port of Friday Harbor – Work is done and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. Here’s Deanna with the specifics… Port Checks Off ‘Must Do’ Project As Complete Port Commissioners Mike Ahrenius, Barbara Marrett and Greg Hertel invite everyone to come down to Spring Street  Continue Reading

Golden Poppy - Janet Thomas photo

Golden Poppies

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The Poppies are out. You’ll see them all over the island. Many of them were planted by Tony Surina – Here’s Janet Thomas with some insight on that… Island friends… In the early 90s I was county fair manager. After a couple of days on the job an unfamiliar man showed up in the office and said  Continue Reading


Drive In at the Fair – Jurassic Park

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Load up the car and come to the Fairgrounds THIS Friday night for a spectacular showing of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park! During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (1993) Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Rated: PG-13 Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, & Jeff  Continue Reading


EMS Chief Resigns

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

After more than ten years of service as EMS Chief of San Juan Island EMS/Island Air Ambulance, Jim Cole resigns to take the position of EMS Coordinator in the PeaceHealth Oregon West Network. His last day will be June 5, 2015. “I am honored to have served this community alongside the professional volunteers and staff  Continue Reading


Building Permit Inspections Limited during week of May 4th

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Building permit inspection services offered by the San Juan County Department of Community Development will be limited during the week of May 4th during a staff training program designed to improve service and increase efficiency. With the aid of the Washington State Auditor’s Office LEAN Academy, San Juan County is working to update and streamline  Continue Reading


The Conscientious Projector

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

Conscientious Projector Documentary Series hosted by Rob Simpson Tonight, see The Comedy of Real News. From comic relief characters in the tragedies of Shakespeare to the court jesters of royalty past, only comedians were allowed to speak the truth… as long as they didn’t go too far. Today, a young generation of comedians has entered  Continue Reading


Candidate Filing Week May 11th through May 15th

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 5:27 am, by

Have you ever had a hankerin’ to serve as a school board director, or fire commissioner, or Town Council member? Those and many other local government offices through San Juan County will be elected in November. But in order to appear on the ballot, you must first file as a candidate. Online candidate filing will  Continue Reading

Kate Schuman at the Golf Course - Contributed photo

Kate Shuman Schedule

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Local singer/guitarist Kate Shuman has a busy season planned and would love to share it with you. Here she is with info on where you’ll find her this year… Hi Everyone, and Happy Spring! Music is in the air, and here’s where to find it: San Juan Golf and Tennis Club, EVERY Tuesday 5:00 to  Continue Reading

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Salish Seeds Project Nursery Tour

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The Salish Seeds Project, a joint venture between the San Juan County Land Bank and the San Juan Preservation Trust, is hosting a tour of their Red Mill Farm Nursery, located in San Juan Valley. Not quite a year old, the Red Mill nursery focuses on producing seed of federally-threatened golden paintbrush and other prairie  Continue Reading

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Children’s Festival is Saturday

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The Children’s Festival is an annual island-wide FREE event where over 30 community groups gather to celebrate children by providing entertaining, creative, interactive, educational and playful activities. It is supported by numerous businesses and organizations and is coordinated by Island Rec. The Children’s Festival is an entire community effort and is second only to the  Continue Reading


Paideia Open House

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

You are invited to an Open House for Paideia Classical School on Tuesday, April 28 from 4:00-6:30 PM at 265 Price Street, Friday Harbor. Come meet our teachers, tour the classrooms, chat with board members and other Paideia families, and have a hot dog on us.  All are welcome. Paideia Classical School is a Christian  Continue Reading

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Job Fair at Island Inn

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:25 am, by

Scott from Island Inn invites you to the job fair they’ll be holding next week. Here he is with the details… Hello Tim, Just INN case you haven’t heard: The Island Inn at 123 West (the #1 hotel INN Friday Harbor also voted BEST in the Northwest) is hosting a job fair on Monday, May  Continue Reading


Thank You United Way!

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 5:18 am, by

Letter to the Editor: Thank You United Way of San Juan County United Way of San Juan County is an amazingly helpful organization that supports many needed programs on our islands, that would otherwise go unfunded. Primary Intervention Program (PIP), also known as the Special Pal Program, is one of the programs supported by United  Continue Reading

Gordon Steele - John Stimpson photo

To the Moon and Beyond

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

A 96th birthday celebration for Gordon Steele will be held at the Village at the Harbour, 543 Spring Street on Sunday, May 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. It is a ‘Come and Go’ event. ‘To the Moon and Beyond’ is a historical journey that begins with photos and personal memorabilia from the 1920’s through  Continue Reading


Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Again this year – home grown vegetable starts from your local master gardeners – tomatoes, peppers, squashes, cucumbers, brassicas, herbs. Come fill your garden from this large selection of varieties that will thrive in our climate. Also perennials dug from master gardeners’ flower beds, all potted up for you to stick into the ground at  Continue Reading

Reese is this week's Pet of the Week - Traci Walter photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Hello! I’m Reese and I’m fairly certain you have never seen a more beautiful dog than ME! I’m a mature gal of about 7 and I love, love, love people! What I love most of all, though is food! That’s right – I’m a foodie! I love it so much, I need to be on  Continue Reading


Cardboard Camp for Kids!

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Islands Museum of Art presents Cardboard Camp for Kids with Brook Meinhardt May 23 and 24 from Noon to 4 pm. both days Ages 7 to 12 Cardboard Camp is an opportunity to explore corrugated cardboard at length. Students will learn about the many things we can do with this ordinary material by  Continue Reading

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