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Leave No Trace

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will visit September 8-10 The traveling trainers are back and they’re bringing Big Foot along to share their message of sustainable minimum impact practices to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Click here for more information about Leave No Trace and be sure to check out the flyer at right to see what’s  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm, by

Look. It’s not that I’m stuck up or snooty – it’s just that I have very high standards and deserve the very best life has to offer. My name is Copper. If you must know, I’m kind of a big deal – I’m a Somali cat. Look it up. It’s a thing. A bonafide thing.  Continue Reading

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Blues in Friday Harbor

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Inspiration for the Blues Brothers Performs in Friday Harbor Blues icon Curtis Salgado brings his longtime band guitarist, Alan Hager, with him to Friday Harbor on Friday, September 9, to perform as a duo on San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Stage at 7:30 p.m. Salgado’s award-winning career as a soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonist/songwriter has  Continue Reading

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San Juan Singers First Rehearsal

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

San Juan Singers Community Chorus will be holding their first rehearsal on September 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Community Room at Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center. Proposed for the season: Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata & Gordon Thornett’s Gloria in D. Both are accompanied by brass and percussion, bright up-beat works that celebrate the joy  Continue Reading


Launch San Juan Islands

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

EDC invites entrepreneurs to participate in business plan competition, “Launch San Juan Islands” Entrepreneurs can bring their business ideas to the next level in the second annual EDC Launch San Juan Islands business plan competition, created by the San Juan County Economic Development Council and sponsored by local businesses. Participants will receive instruction in business  Continue Reading


Call for San Juan County Visual Artists

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Become a Member of SJIMA Artists Registry and be included in: “Spirit Taking Form”, the 5th Annual SJIMA Artists Registry Exhibit Opening December 10th 2016, at San Juan Islands Museum of Art This year, San Juan Islands Museum of Art annual Artists’ Registry exhibition runs December 10, 2016, thru January 30, 2017. The theme for this years’ exhibit is “Spirit  Continue Reading

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Changeover Time

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Shona out at Wolf Hollow shares this note… Have you seen a swallow lately, or a Rufous Hummingbird? There are still a few around but these, and many other little birds such as warblers and flycatchers, have started to head south for the winter. Soon, Ospreys and Turkey Vultures will be heading out too. But  Continue Reading



Posted on September 5, 2016 at 9:25 am, by

Larry Soll closes out the Summer Film Series with this note and final movie… Fellow Film Buffs, Well all good things must come to an end and this will be the last Tuesday of our 2016 summer series. As announced last week, the Theatre has agreed to host the Summer Film Series again next year.  Continue Reading

Mt. Grant /plein air painting

Get Your Painting Now!

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 9:37 am, by

Reminder – LAST WEEKEND for Plein Air Paintings Auction to Benefit Mount Grant Preserve Thanks to a group of generous and very talented local artists, 17 artworks—all inspired by rocks, trees, trails, and vistas they observed at Mount Grant Preserve—are up for auction. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Campaign for the  Continue Reading

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Nancy DeVaux Retiring

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 9:15 am, by

Nancy DeVaux announces her retirement from the San Juan Community Home Trust After 11 years of service as the Executive Director of the San Juan Community Home Trust, Nancy DeVaux has announced that she will retire on June 1, 2017. During her time with the Home Trust, Nancy led the organization through the new construction  Continue Reading


Last Weekend for Discover San Juan Island Scavenger Hunt

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 9:06 am, by

Reminder – this is the LAST weekend to obtain wood block rubbings for the Discover San Juan Island guidebook. Participants who have obtained at least nine tile rubbings should return the guidebook to the library by Tuesday, September 6th, to be eligible for the September 9th prize drawing. Three lucky adventurers have a chance to win a  Continue Reading


Pancake Breakfast this Sunday at The Mullis Center

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 8:58 am, by

Pancake Breakfast will be served this Sunday, September 4, from 9:00 am to noon at the Mullis Center. Breakfast features crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, and all the pancakes you can eat. Cost for Adults is only $6.00 or for children under 10 $4.00.

Painting by Jaime Ellsworth

Wine Tasting and Art Auction

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will host a Wine Tasting and Art Auction, Friday September 16 at Brickworks from 5:30 to 8:30. The event will include a silent and live auction of donated and original artworks as well as the unveiling of five private label wines; featuring artist labels by San Juan Island  Continue Reading



Posted on September 2, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

TEDxSanJuanIsland returns on Saturday, September 17th for a second installment of inspiration, collaboration, and ideas worth spreading. This year’s theme – ‘Quality of Life’ – focuses on ideas that have made a lasting contribution to the betterment of society.  Speakers at the forefront of fields such as science, health, technology, art and education will present ideas  Continue Reading


Parks, Trails & Natural Areas Plan

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

The Parks, Trails and Natural Areas Plan (PTNA) provides direction for the development, management and acquisition of parks, trails, non-motorized transportation facilities, and natural areas for the Parks & Fair Department, Land Bank, and Public Works Departments of the County. New with this update is incorporation of the County’s Non-Motorized Transportation Plan. The PTNA provides  Continue Reading

“Yagalis Mask” by Tom Hunt

The Legacy of Numasta

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

The Arctic Raven Gallery in Friday Harbor is pleased to honor the late Kwagiulth carver Sam “Numasta” Henderson with a presentation of work by some of his descendants. The artist reception begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. The “Legacy of Numasta” will feature renowned artists including Mark Henderson, Tom Hunt, Patrick Hunt, Bert  Continue Reading


Open Auditions for Salish Sea Ballet’s 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet announces open auditions for the 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party. Auditions will be held at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center, Friday Harbor) on Sunday, September 11th. Auditions are open to everyone age 3 and up as of 7/1/16. No dance experience is necessary! Audition Schedule: 2:00pm-2:30pm: Ages 3-6, (no experience  Continue Reading


Staxx Brothers

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

The Staxx Brothers are playing at the Rumor Mill this Friday and Saturday night. No cover. Just some groovy hard soul! Here’s what the Rumor Mill has to say… The Staxx Brothers are coming back this weekend. Yes it does mean we’ll have one of the most entertaining and dance-able bands since Sly & The Family Stone.  Continue Reading

Mmmmmmm!!! Delicious homemade Blueberry Pie! - Photo courtesy of Janelle Bendycki Photography:

The FHES PTO raises $6200 in Pie Booth at County Fair!

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Over 60 volunteers served up approximately 1,200 slices of donated pies for the first fundraiser of the newly established FHES PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). A very big THANK YOU from the FHES PTO Board and Pie Booth Committee! “We are so grateful to the community and the outpouring of support, from pie bakers and servers,  Continue Reading


Nicole Harling Cancer Fund

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Just heard that Nikkie Harling is fighting cancer. She’s a 43 year old single mother of 2. You can donate to help them out financially through an account set up for her at Islander’s Bank or through this online GoFundMe Account.


Merri Ann’s SJI Lifestyle Tips

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s another video in Merri Ann Simonson’s series of San Juan Islands Lifestyle Tips…

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Gifts for NPS on it’s 100th Birthday

Posted on August 31, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Honored guests on Thursday at the English Camp celebration of 100 years of the National Park Service were members of the Lummi and Saanich Nations from Washington and British Columbia. Their families had lived on San Juan Island or visited here for centuries before the Pig War of 1859-72. At least 200 persons, including many children,  Continue Reading

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