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Audition on Sunday

Posted on January 3, 2015 at 5:52 am, by

Audition Sunday, January 4 San Juan Community Theatre is casting actors to participate in the new Play Development Project. Meet with directors and writers in the Gubelman Theatre THIS Sunday, January 4 at 6:30 pm and support our Island Playwrights and the annual Playwrights Festival. For more information, contact Festival administrator Julie Laidlaw at jeztjulz  Continue Reading

Commitment Ride 2015 - Contributed photo

New Year’s Day Bikers

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s John Stimpson with a note about this year’s Commitment Ride… Dear fellow San Juan Cyclists, Given the crisp cold air and frosty roads 31 brave souls ventured into town for our annual commitment ride. Good conversation, food and drink were consumed after a spin around pear point. Some riders even ventured out to Cape  Continue Reading


OMWBE Certification Workshop offered through the EDC

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 5:25 am, by

The Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (OMWBE), in partnership with the San Juan County Economic Development Council will offer their OMWBE Certification Workshop on Wednesday, January 14th, from 9 a.m. until noon at the San Juan Island Library, and videoconferenced at both the Lopez Library and the Orcas Island Library. The OMWBE Certification  Continue Reading

Corner of Lampard Road and Ross Lane - Tim Dustrude photo

Holiday Lights

Posted on January 1, 2015 at 9:49 am, by

Just in case you haven’t seen enough holiday lights, here are a few more as we say goodbye the holiday season and welcome the new year. There are many more out there – these are just a few outstanding ones that I had time to get out and photograph this year. Happy New Year and  Continue Reading

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Downriggers Offering Whole 30 Menu

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 9:34 am, by

You may have seen The Studio’s ad for their January Fitness program, which includes the option to purchase whole complete meals which follow the program’s guidelines. Well I just heard from Debbie at Downriggers that they are offering the menu to the community as well. Here’s Debbie with more… We are offering Paleo dinners based  Continue Reading

J-16 Slick is likely the mother of the new Orca Calf -

New Southern Resident Orca Calf

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm, by

Great news, and a great way to ring in the New Year! It’s confirmed… the Southern Residents have a new member. A calf probably belonging to J-16 “Slick”. The photo above was shot by Miles Ritter on August 6, 2013. Check out more of Miles’ work on his Flickr page.

Friday Harbor from the Air on December 28, 2014 - Chris Teren photo

Friday Harbor from the Air

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 5:58 am, by

Here’s an awesome photo of Friday Harbor that Chris Teren of Teren Photography shot from his airplane on Sunday. Thanks for sharing Chris!

No-quarter Binoculars - SJ Update photo


Posted on December 30, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

The Town just recently installed a new binocular scope thing like you see in… uh, well like in tourist places… But this one doesn’t cost you a quarter to use. Go check it out. It’s up there on the bluff overlooking the harbor by Vinny’s Ristorante and Friday Harbor House.

Johan Botha as Walther Meistersinger - Contributed photo

Die Meistersinger

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Epic Comedy in The Met: Live in HD January 4 One of opera’s most cherished comedies highlights The Met: Live in HD series at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, January 4 at 2:00 p.m. The Met’s Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner’s epic human comedy, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, back at the Met for  Continue Reading

Daba Lyons - Contributed photo

Dana Lyons Concert

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 5:53 am, by

Bellingham singer/songwriter Dana Lyons returns to Friday Harbor with some old favorites and some new songs, including “Salmon Come Home” from his latest CD The Great Salish Sea. This song was written to raise awareness about two proposed mines in Alaska: the Chuitna River Mine & the Pebble Mine. For more information, visit Light  Continue Reading


Cuba: A Laboratory for Energy Conservation

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Conservation District sends over this invitation to you… Come learn about the Cuban energy revolution from Mario Alberto Arrastía Avila, physicist, educator, and specialist with the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment. Arrastía Avila founded and directed the Group of Energy Education and is the author of Foundations of a  Continue Reading

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

Pet of the Week

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Santa, I’m writing to follow up on the letter I sent you several weeks ago requesting a forever home for Christmas.  Perhaps you’ve noticed that Christmas has come and gone and I’m still here at the Animal Shelter in Friday Harbor.  I don’t mean to sound ungrateful – I love the catnip mouse and  Continue Reading


Trails Meeting Time Changes

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

I just heard that the Trails Committee is changing their meeting times from first Wednesday of each month at 5:00, to the first Tuesday of the month at noon. The thought is that it might be easier for working folks and those with young children to come at that time. This starts with the next  Continue Reading

“Powerful” National Theatre Production in HD at SJCT - Contributed photo

“John” in HD at SJCT

Posted on December 28, 2014 at 11:16 am, by

An intense and moving theatrical experience from London will be screened at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, January 2 at 7:00 p.m. JOHN, a co-production of Britain’s National Theatre and DV8 Physical Theatre uses movement and the spoken word to depict one man’s unique life. Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50  Continue Reading


Free EDC workshop on QuickBooks tips

Posted on December 28, 2014 at 11:08 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council, in partnership with Islanders Bank and Lake Kennedy McCulloch, CPAs, will present a free workshop on QuickBooks tips. Accounting software is a critical tool in successfully running any small business, and QuickBooks is one of the most popular programs for entrepreneurs. While QuickBooks allows business owners to keep  Continue Reading


Conscientious Projector

Posted on December 27, 2014 at 5:48 am, by

Here’s Rob Simpson with the lowdown on this month’s Conscientious Projector screening… Hello Peace Islanders, Last month’s topic, a briefing on new energy technologies, contained many important messages. Dr. Stephen Greer, in his 2014 Washington DC briefing made it quite clear that only with a change of consciousness will technologies emerge for the benefit of all  Continue Reading

Jimmy Moe as Ol' Blue Eyes - Contributed photo

Jimmy Moe’s One Man Show

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

Jim will be making his first solo appearance at the Rumor Mill on Saturday, December 27th 6:30 pm. He will entertain with songs (and antics) from the Great American Song Book, featuring Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Louie Armstrong, etc. What a great way to close out the year!

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Mary Kate says Thanks and Happy Holidays

Posted on December 25, 2014 at 5:39 am, by

The holiday season and new year is an especially good time to stop and take a moment to reflect upon the love that surrounds each of us. I have been reminded of that personally over this past year. With the love and faith of family and friends, the understanding and loyalty of clients, compassionate care  Continue Reading

Parliament Building in Victoria, B.C. - Tim Dustrude photo


Posted on December 24, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Shannon and I took a quick trip to Victoria last weekend to chill a bit before the holidays and to visit with Ian and Josie before the ferry stops running for the winter. By the way, Saturday this week is the last international sailing until the Spring schedule comes out, so if you want to  Continue Reading


Island Arts League Donation to IMA

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) is the recipient of nearly $5,000 from the Island Arts League (IAL), which discontinued operations this year after 18 years. IAL offered local classes in pottery, wood, textiles and painting. The donated funds are earmarked to help support the museum’s Family Art Days, summertime outdoor art classes taught  Continue Reading

Marina Sunrise - Click to enlarge - Kevin Holmes photo

Marina Sunrise

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 5:50 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares this beautiful view of the sunrise over the Friday Harbor Marina on Monday morning. Thanks Kevin!


Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 5:46 am, by

Yes Martha, there is a San Juan Islands Audubon Christmas Bird Count this year! The holidays are such a busy time of year we chose to do the count when folks are not so busy so mark your calendars for Saturday, January 3rd for the count. Join other birders around the county in counting birds  Continue Reading

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