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Island Scenes: A Celebration of Place

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:37 am, by

The “Island Scenes” display is in its 4th year at the County Fair. Island artists are asked to portray a scene which is here now that represents “old island’” and what we hope will be here in the future. In San Juan County we see historic rural and small town views becoming suburban. Artists of  Continue Reading

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Transfer Station Open House

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

The public is invited to a Community Meeting and Roundtable Discussion of the San Juan Transfer Station to be held by Lautenbach Industries on Thursday, July 10, at noon, at Brickworks. There will be pizza from Vinnie’s.

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Foxhall Neighborhood Garage Sale

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:26 am, by

Foxhall’s annual neighborhood garage sale is Saturday, July 12 from 8:00 am to noon. Many homes will be participating with household items – many free! Directions from town: Follow Guard Street past the Library and OPALCO. Turn right on Kelsando Circle at the Foxhall sign, just at the curve to Beaverton Valley Road. Be sure  Continue Reading

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Scam Alert

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm, by

OPALCO sent over this notice to share with you… Do not respond to any calls from people claiming to disconnect your power if you don’t immediately pay by credit card over the phone. This is a phishing scam. Suzanne Olson Communication Specialist Orcas Power & Light Cooperative 360-376-3537

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A Little Free Library

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:13 am, by

We are pretty sure that this is the first Little Free Library in San Juan County, or at least the first Official, one anyway. It was built by Louise and John Dustrude, with some help from their kids Eric and Tim and their spouses Jan and Shannon. It was just installed on Sunday, July 6th  Continue Reading

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Island Rec Photo Contest

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

As part of their 30th anniversary celebration, Island Rec invites photographers of all ages to participate in their first-ever photography contest. Participants to submit original photographs that best represent Island Rec and 30 years of People, Parks, Programs, and Trails. Categories include: Faces: People + Pets Parks or Trails (Island Rec’s) Activities – Sports –  Continue Reading

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Risky Business

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 5:36 am, by

The train derailment and explosions in Lac-Magantic, Quebec, the pipeline breach along the Kalamazoo River in 2010, and the grounding of the Exxon-Valdez tanker in 1989 are reminders that accidents happen and have devastating consequences when it comes to transporting oil. As you know, here in Washington we have seen a dramatic uptick in the  Continue Reading

A FRIENDS of the San Juans volunteer surveys a local beach for forage fish eggs - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Forage Fish Research Project Underway on Local Beaches

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 5:32 am, by

Many people are surprised to learn that two kinds of marine fish, Pacific sand lance and surf smelt, use the upper portions of sand and gravel beaches to spawn and incubate their eggs. Smelt and sand lance are part of a small group of species of schooling fish known in our area as ‘forage fish’’  Continue Reading

July 4th in Friday Harbor - Great big thanks to Tamara Weaver for her photos!

We Love a Parade

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 5:07 pm, by

We Love a Parade, and a Picnic, and some Live Music, and some Good Food… Wow what a great day we had here on the nation’s birthday. A huge crowd for the parade, great weather and good times with good friends. So much was going on, it was difficult to be everywhere at once, but  Continue Reading

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After the Parade

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 8:43 am, by

Cere Demuth shares this photo with you of Spring Street right after the parade. More parade and July 4th photos are coming soon. Stay tuned….

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Living the Dream

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 8:23 pm, by

This is what it looks like sometimes when you play in your own back yard.

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Summer Music Series at SJCT

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

From boogie and blues to Broadway hits to original songs from the islands’ own, San Juan Community Theatre’s Night Music Summer Concert Series returns for five weeks on July 10. Premiering in 2012 to sold-out audiences each night, the Thursday night series is inside SJCT’s intimate Gubelman Theatre and adjoining Steele Memorial Garden, showcasing the variety  Continue Reading

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Fifth of July at Lime Kiln

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 5:54 am, by

Happy Fourth everyone! Red Checkered Picnics will be offering goodies out at Lime Kiln for this event put on by F.O.L.K.S. - Get your barbecued hot dogs, salads and desserts. – Click the poster below to read more about the fun events planned…

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Summer Encores for The Met: Live in HD

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre joins more than 400 theaters across the country presenting the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Encores, featuring select performances from its groundbreaking Live in HD series. SJCT’s screenings feature five popular Live in HD transmissions on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre: Verdi’s Rigoletto (July 6) Puccini’s La Rondine (July 20)  Continue Reading

No Art Market on the 4th

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 1:40 pm, by

Here’s a note from Debbie Pigman… There will be NO Friday Art Market this Friday, July 4, at Brickworks.  We are taking a break to give folks a chance to enjoy the day with family and friends. We WILL be back in full force on July 11 from 3-7pm, with at least 18 artists booths,  Continue Reading

Check out Punky - this week's Pet of the Week - Click to enlarge -Contributed photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Sweet little Punky has been here at the shelter for several months. Sadly, she’s been declawed, and spends much of her time hiding under blankets, so often gets overlooked. She is extremely affectionate and would love to find a home with at least one soft lap to call her own. She has lived with other  Continue Reading

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Salmon Confidential at FHFF Tuesday

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Next Tuesday’s movie at Friday Harbor Film Festival is Salmon Confidential. What’s killing BC’s Salmon? Click here for more info and a movie trailer…

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Discussion on Climate Change

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:41 am, by

WSU Director of the Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Nature Resources will Discuss Climate Change Impacts on Food, July 10th at Friday Harbor Brickworks Learn how climate change is already having an impact on the world’s food supply, and what the future may have in store for crop production during an illustrated talk by Washington  Continue Reading

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Back to the Future

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The Drive-In movie feature this week is Back to the Future! It’s on Saturday, show starts at dusk. Get there a little early to find a good spot for your car. Click on the poster below for more info…

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Jewelry Event at WaterWorks

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:34 am, by

​On July 5th at WaterWorks Gallery, the annual summer jewelry event take place. This show feature unique and beautiful jewelry by: Dianne Coe, Contemporary beaded and ethnic Peggy Hunt, Up-cycled bicycle tire & bead Anna La Skibska, Modern crystal, glass, metal, rubber beads Jan Marie Tognela, Organic & traditional forms in Silver. This event takes  Continue Reading

New ETA for Restoration of Service

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:51 pm, by

Just heard this from CenturyLink: San Juan County fiber cut update SAN JUAN COUNTY, Wash. – Local CenturyLink technicians continue with restoration efforts. Additional CenturyLink fiber splicers are expected on site at 5:45 pm. We are looking at an estimated time of [restored service] around 12:00 am.

Bob Jarman (on the right) among others, working to make repairs. This was at about 3:30 pm.- SJ Update photo

Internet and Phone Disruption

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm, by

FYI – the Library has internet and WiFi if you need it… Internet and phones are down on the island again today, including 911 service. I heard from Mike at Rockisland.com that there is a fiber cut at Argyle / Pear Point intersection. This has severed Long Distance, DSL, and Cellular services for San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

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