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Fall Elections at The Mullis Center

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

All residents of San Juan Island who are 60 years of age or over or disabled are eligible to vote for members of the Mullis Center’s Operations Committee. The Operations Committee is an all-volunteer advisory committee to the Mullis Center. The committee oversees the management, maintenance and use of the facility coordinating with Senior Services.  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Hosts ‘Fireside Chats’ - 
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Fireside Chats

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

PeaceHealth’s Fireside Chats cover health and wellness topics PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center launches its fall series of Fireside Chats on Thursday, Oct. 13, with the topic “Total Wellness: How body and mind work together for better health outcomes.” The chat, led by Gary Waters, MSW, Ed.S., DBH, is from 4 to 5 p.m. in  Continue Reading


Seafood Competition Winner

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Vinny’s Ristorante has a Sous Chef named Gerren Allen who has a big deal coming up soon. He’s been all over the country in his career with many different food and cooking related achievements under his belt. He was a semi-finalist on Hell’s Kitchen in 2009 (and would have been on the nationally televised competition  Continue Reading


Dyeing with Nature

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, at the Mullis Community Center located at 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor.   The guest speaker will be Krispi Staude, who will explain/demonstrate how she uses photo dyes and natural plant material for “dye printing” fabrics. Come join us for coffee,  Continue Reading

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APSFH Volunteers of the Month

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Jessica Palmer and Gail Mancarti are the Volunteers of The Month for September. Jessica and Gail are frequent visitors to the animal shelter, where they donate many hours of their time helping with laundry, cleaning, pet care and best of all – organization!  Continue Reading


Vic’s Restaurant Changing Owners

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm, by

After 17 years of operating Vic’s Drive In Restaurant, owners Kevin Widmayer and Linda Jensen have sold the business. New owners Brian and Theresa Carlson will take over on October 1st. But you can get a chance to meet the new owners and say goodbye to the old owners on Friday September 30 – they  Continue Reading


Help Make APSFH’s Holiday Wishes Come True

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Pet adopters are invited to share how their adopted pet changed their life, for a chance to win a $100,000 grant award for the animal welfare group they adopted from and a $1,000 Petco gift card for themselves! The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting Holiday Wishes in the form of more than $750,000 in  Continue Reading


2016 SJC Master Gardener Annual Gardening Workshop

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Presented by Master Gardener Foundation of San Juan County In Cooperation with the Washington State University Extension Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at FH Middle School Click here for tickets and more info. Keynote Speaker Author and biologist Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and winner of  Continue Reading

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PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center offers flu shots for $25

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Flu season is right around the corner. Don’t let the bug get you. PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is offering flu shots for $25. This flat fee is for either the quadrivalent flu vaccine, which protects against four flu viruses, or the high-dose vaccine for those over 65. To make an appointment for a flu  Continue Reading

Thistle Slayers: starting bottom left of tarp and going clockwise is Josh May, Emmett Carrier, Emily Vogel, Fincher Brothers, and Elanor Gislason - Contributed photo

Our Own SJI CC Thistle Slayers

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

by Theresa Simendinger On two very hot days of July, Friday the 22nd and Tuesday the 26th, the San Juan Island Conservation Corps (SJICC) climbed up Young Hill to take down the thistle. The first crew of four kids with the CC of Middle School looked like the proverbial David against Goliath but as you  Continue Reading


Deobrat Mishra In Concert

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fundraising Music Tour The DAYA Foundation and Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music present the venerable Deobrat Mishra for an evening of sacred music and sangha. Deobrat Mishra is a world touring Indian Classical sitarist in the traditional style of Benares Gharana. He is also the director of the non-profit organization Academy of Indian Classical  Continue Reading


October is Domestic Violence Action Month

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Join SAFE San Juans (formerly DVSAS) at our public events: Walk among the Silent Witnesses on the Courthouse Lawn. Each witness represents a man, woman, or child killed in Washington this year by a family member or partner. Visit our book display at the San Juan Island Library during the first week of October. Stand  Continue Reading


Fall Farm Parade

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 2016 Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade on Saturday October 1. Now in its sixth year, the parade will once again depart the fairgrounds onto Argyle at 2:30, travel down Argyle, Spring Street, turn left on First Street, and terminate at the Grange Hall. Anybody with  Continue Reading


Island Rec Needs Help…

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

We need 30 volunteers each for two shifts on Saturday, October 1st to assist Island Rec staff and the folks with Northwest Playground for a community playground build. We are going to literally create an amazing new play space for the children in our community in ONE day. Island Rec will be providing lunch for  Continue Reading


FREE! Readers Theatre at SJCT

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

A Broadway hit is the featured play in the next edition of San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series. Leonard Gershe’s Butterflies Are Free will be presented in the Gubelman Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. Opening on Broadway in 1969, the funny and touching play centers on Don  Continue Reading


National Voter Registration Day

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

Tuesday, Sept. 27th, is National Voter Registration Day. The local League of Women Voters will man tables at two San Juan Island locations to encourage and assist Islanders who need to register to vote in time for the presidential election in November. From 11am until 4pm on Tuesday, you can pick up the voter applications  Continue Reading


Letter About Community Treasures

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Here’s a letter from Stephanie Prima about Community Treasures in today’s mailbag… To anyone who cares about the disposal of recyclables on this island, take note: we are in peril of losing our most valuable recycling gem – Community Treasures (CT). I was at the meeting last Thursday that Frank Penwell put together to let the  Continue Reading

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Pet of the Week

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Dear Crazy Cat Lady, I know you are out there but have just been busy. Too busy to stop by the animal shelter to meet me, obviously. Now that summer is over and you have some spare time, I think you’ll want to make arrangements to get over here pretty soon. Cats this good-looking get  Continue Reading


Fall Flea Markets

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Mark your calendars, Flea Markets are back at the San Juan County Fairgrounds! Two Saturdays, October 15th and December 10th 9am-Noon. From jewelry to yard tools, this is the place to find it! Got some items you’d like to sell? Booth space is just $15 with applications available on the Fair website: www.sjcfair.org. Have a  Continue Reading


Business Plan Competition

Posted on September 26, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

SJC Economic Development Council Business Plan Competitition Entrepreneurs, launch your business idea into profitability! Got a business idea? Bring it to the 2nd annual EDC Launch San Juan Islands business plan competition, brought to you by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. Featuring mentoring, workshops, business plan advisors, cash prizes, media exposure and more! Launch  Continue Reading


Interesting Cloud

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 6:07 am, by

Keven Holmes caught this photo of an interesting cloud north of Roche Harbor last week. And I’m pretty sure it’s the same cloud I saw from the rear view mirror when I was on I-5 (from my vantage point it was much smaller). Thanks for sharing Kevin!


OPALCO Open House

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Please join us at an open house event on your island in October. We want your feedback on changes to the election process that have been proposed by a member review committee. Read the full story. There are several opportunities to weigh in before the Board makes their decisions about the election changes later this fall: September 29 –  Continue Reading

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