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Co-ed Softball Pick Up Games

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

No Host, Just for Fun, School Yard Rules; Free Pick-Up Games before the season begins. Sundays beginning April 12 thru May 3 at 5:30pm. Games are held at the FHES fields. Meet some new people at the Pick-Up Games and put together a team by May 6th for Co-Ed League Play. Bring gloves, and bats  Continue Reading

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Pet Pirate Booty Treasure Hunt

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 11:39 am, by

You know the FHHS Junior class always has their annual community projects? Well, Mark Morang has come up with a very unique one that looks like a lot of fun – It’s the Pet Pirate Booty Treasure Hunt! Explore your island – Search for hidden treasure boxes – Win cool prizes and Support the Animal  Continue Reading

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Writing Our History

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

Here’s another update on the Writing Our History project from Sandy Strehlou… Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant History is the subject of a new essay. Congratulations Boyd Pratt, History Link and the San Juan County Writing Our History Project for Boyd Pratt’s latest local history essay published on www.historylink.org! The essay is on the history of the  Continue Reading

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Ergonomic Gardening Workshop

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Hand To Shoulder Therapy is celebrating Occupational Therapy month by offering an ergonomic gardening demonstration on Saturday April 25th at 1:30 PM. Susie Nichols has lived with arthritis since it began for her at age 16. “I can’t change that I have arthritis, but I can change how much it limits me.” Occupational therapy practitioners  Continue Reading

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Litter-Free by the Sea

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

It’s the Great Islands Clean Up. Lori Stokes has the lowdown for this year’s event… Hey, everyone! It’s time for the 2015 Great Islands Clean-Up… our annual spring-cleaning! And this year, both Orcas and Lopez will be joining San Juan in the event, hence the change in our name to “Islands”! The specific information about  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

Ramona here, reporting for duty. Any kind of duty – you name it. I’m particularly good at lap warming and snuggling, but I’ll also take you for walks and teach you how to play if you’d like. I get along great with dogs, cats, kids…. EVERYONE! Trust me, I’m the whole enchilada. Best of all,  Continue Reading

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Poster Contest Winners

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 2:48 pm, by

Here are the Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners! Island Rec is pleased to present the winners of the Annual Children’s Festival Poster Contest: 1st Place: Emily Fitts Runner Up: Jessica Procaccini Runner Up: Eleanor Rollins Runner Up: Aida Must Many thanks to all the young artists who submitted entries! We had some wonderful artworks to  Continue Reading

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Award for Sunshine Alley Plan

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Sunshine Alley Revitalization Plan receives Merit Award The Sunshine Alley Revitalization Plan commissioned by the Town of Friday Harbor was selected for a 2015 Merit Award from the Northwest Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects (NWAIA). Architects of the plan were HKP Architects working in conjunction with Beckwith Consulting and SVR Design Company.  Continue Reading

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Friday Nights Drive-In Movies

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan County Parks & Fair Department is excited to announce the 2nd season of Drive-In Movies at the Fairgrounds. The series will begin Friday, April 24th at civil twilight and run every Friday evening through June 26th. Parking will be first come, up to an hour before the show! Please “Like” the San Juan  Continue Reading

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Find Your Park!

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone To Find Your Park San Juan Island National Historical Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched March 30 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is  Continue Reading

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Changes at the Law Office

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

The Law Office of William J. Weissinger PS in Friday Harbor is growing and changing. After 25 years in practice on San Juan Island, Bill Weissinger will be selling the law firm to his longtime associate attorney Mimi Wagner, effective this summer. Bill will remain available to provide legal services, assisting the firm’s clients as  Continue Reading

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2015 Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm, by

Kids and families alike had a great time at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt at Jackson’s Beach. The weather was great and the eggs were aplenty. Click here to see a 40 image gallery of all the fun. (Also – more photos here by Kevin Holmes)

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Garden Club Excursion

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 4:27 pm, by

Vonnie Harold shares this recap of last week’s Garden Club trip… The San Juan Island Garden Club hosted an excursion to participate in a Spring Garden Walk with John Christianson of Christianson’s Nursery on March 28, 2015. There were travelers not only from San Juan Island but Orcas Island and Seattle as well. The 20  Continue Reading

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Free Book Features Island Women

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm, by

Friday Harbor novelist Anne L. Watson is celebrating the launch of her new Island Women trilogy by giving away the first book during the month of April. In “Cassie’s Castaways,” Amy Bendbowe receives a call for help from her dying mother, Cassie, and rushes from Friday Harbor to Mobile, Alabama, to see her. But Cassie  Continue Reading

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SJI Service Scholarship says Thanks!

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm, by

Dear Island Neighbors, On behalf of the San Juan Island Service Scholarship Board I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came out on March 26th to support our annual Dining for Scholars event. It was wonderful to see so many community minded friends and families dining out to support the  Continue Reading

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Poetry Trails

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 12:38 am, by

Don’t forget, the first one of these poetry walks is today (Saturday, April 4th)… San Juan County Land Bank Celebrates 25th Anniversary In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, as well as National Poetry Month, The Land Bank, with help from its partners, SJI Library, SJI National Historical Park, SJI Trails Committee, Lime Kiln Point State  Continue Reading

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Robin says Thanks!

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm, by

Robin Meyer-Tate shares this beautiful photo and a note of thanks… The following is an artist’s thank you to photographer John Miller and the IMA Artist’s Workshop Program. I would appreciate it if you could share this with SJ Update readers. Our time is so precious; when one gives of it freely it seems divine.  Continue Reading

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Cheese Shop of the Week

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 12:32 pm, by

Just heard from Richard and Sherri at the cheese shop that they were selected as Cheese Shop of the Week by Culture Magazine (a leading magazine on cheese if you didn’t know…). Here’s what they had to say… Our ‪#‎cheeseshop‬ of the week? It’s San Juan Island Cheese in lovely Friday Harbor, Washington. A true  Continue Reading

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Applications Available for Youth Conservation Corps

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Tanja at the Land Bank sent over this notice to share with you… I heard from SJICC Program Director, Sarah Hanson, that their middle school crew applications are out & ready to go, due April 17.  If you have or know of a middle school aged child that would like a summer job, fill out  Continue Reading

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Orca Greeting Ceremony

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

9th Annual Celebration of the Orca Greeting Ceremony Each summer, our resident pods of orca whales come together in what are called “greeting ceremonies.” In this spirit, The Whale Museum invites all orca supporters to our 9th Annual Celebration of the “Orca Greeting Ceremony.” This Fundraising Dinner and Auction will be held on Friday, April  Continue Reading

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New Location for FHHH

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Friday Harbor Holistic Health has just moved to a  new location at 669 Mullis Street, Suite #202. That’s the same building as Spa d Bune, right next to the Thrift Store and close to the SJI Co-op. The clinic offers state-of-the-art natural remedies for a wide range of chronic and complex health conditions using a  Continue Reading

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A Fourth New Orca Calf

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

Here’s the latest news from the Center for Whale Research… J52, is the newest member of J pod and was first seen mid-day on 30 March 2015 near Active Pass, British Columbia by avid whale-watchers. When first observed the baby still evidenced fetal folds indicating it was at most a few days old, and it  Continue Reading

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