Brooke is this week's Pet of the Week - Traci Walter photo

Pet of the Week

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Look, can we talk? My name is Brooke and I’m worried. Halloween is fast approaching and after October 1 there’s going to be a 30-day moratorium on black cat adoptions at the animal shelter. Not that I mind it here! They’re very nice to me and the food isn’t bad, but what I really had  Continue Reading


Beautiful You Fashion Show

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Celebrating diversity in fashion and women – Enjoy an afternoon with friends while viewing selections from our local shops. Proceeds benefit Domestic Violence and Sexual Services of the San Juan Islands (DVSAS) in their work towards safer families and a healthier community. Sunday, October 4, 2:00 pm Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street Tickets $20.00 (includes snacks  Continue Reading

Connie and Tom Odegard - Contributed photo

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter(s): Team Odegard

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 2:14 pm, by

Tom and Connie arrived on the Island with their 30′ Fisher Northeaster in tow via I-5. They left Oakland, California wanting to sail around the Pacific Northwest and visit family who lived here. After a spell of sailing they thought it might be a good idea to have a home in the area, away from  Continue Reading


This Week at the Library

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm, by

Listen Up! Stories for Grownups Mullis Center lounge. The San Juan Island Library reads to adults each Monday after the senior lunch. Participants don’t just sit quietly. We all share our reactions to what we read, and may discuss other books we’ve read that pertain to the librarian’s selection. Stop in to hear adventure travel,  Continue Reading

Gary Austin Gibbons July 31, 1949 - August 12, 2015

Gary Austin Gibbons

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 11:45 pm, by

Former Friday Harbor resident and long-time Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher, Gary Gibbons, died Aug 12, 2015 in Victoria Canada of bladder cancer. Gary graduated from Mt. Tahoma H.S. in Tacoma in 1964; Bates Vocational Institute in Broadcasting in 1966; and Tacoma Community College in 1976 in Journalism and Business. Gary was a member of the U.S.  Continue Reading


Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Lopez Island

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 2:10 pm, by

  Lopez Island, Wash. — This year’s National Public Lands Day is Saturday, Sept. 26. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) event will be hosted by Odlin County Park and co-hosted by Spencer Spit State Park on Lopez Island’s north end from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be the tenth year National  Continue Reading

WSF Yakima at Friday Harbor Ferry Landing - Tim Dustrude photo

Fall Ferry Schedule

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 11:29 am, by

Don’t forget, the Fall ferry schedule begins Sunday, September 20th. You can click here to see it online, or click here to download it as a PDF.


‘Gimme Shelter’ – LWV Looks at Housing Problems

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 11:12 am, by

Monday, September 21 at Noon at the SJI Grange from the League of Women Voters of the SJ Islands Affordable housing is in short supply in San Juan County, and without living options we risk our community’s health and economic future. All interested citizens are invited to join the League of Women Voters of the San  Continue Reading


To Scale: The Solar System

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:41 pm, by

To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo. Saw this today and thought I would share it… On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. A film by Wylie  Continue Reading

Red Scarecrow - Contributed photo

Island Rec Scarecrow Booth

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

Fall has officially landed and Island Rec is making half-size scarecrows at its Farmer’s Market booth. Enter your scarecrow creation in the Great Island Farm Grown Parade as well. All materials provided, though you may bring old small clothes or other supplies you want to put on your own creation. This is a free event  Continue Reading


Hospital Board Candidate Forum

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

There are 6 candidates running for three hospital board positions. Meet the candidates and hear their positions. BE AN INFORMED VOTER! Refreshments will be served.  Written questions for any single candidate or for all candidates may be submitted in advance to editor [@] islandguardian [.] com Wednesday, September 30, at 5:30pm Mullis Community Senior Center


Substitute Job Open at the Library

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Library District ( is seeking enthusiastic, flexible, customer service oriented individuals to serve as on-call library substitutes to provide service to patrons at the Library’s public service desks.  Responsibilities include filling in for regular Library staff as needed, and assisting patrons in using library resources and services.  Excellent people skills, computer  Continue Reading


Love and Logic Parenting

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Coming to Friday Harbor Elementary – America’s Most Practical and Entertaining Parent Training Becoming a Love and Logic Parent® A parent training program designed by the Love and Logic® Institute, Inc. Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Would you like to have more fun parenting? Would you like to feel more relaxed? Would you  Continue Reading


National Voter Registration Day

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will help honor National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept 22nd in front of Friday Harbor Drug Store. We are looking especially to register young voters just after they turn 18, and new residents who hope to vote in this year’s island elections, the League will  Continue Reading

By Special Request…

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Richard from the Cheese shop shares this about his oldest daughter… Tim, Happy after Labor Day! Hope fall is off to a great start for you. Not sure if I have mentioned the plight of our oldest daughter, Aoife, and her husband Eddy, to you. This link explains it pretty well: If you think this worth  Continue Reading


Nonprofit Program for Young Adults with Autism Launches Capital Campaign

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:31 am, by

ORCAS ISLAND, WASHINGTON — The Concerto Project has announced the launch of a $10 million capital campaign to fund the purchase of Mount Baker Farm and Scenic Railroad on Orcas Island and the construction of five homes for professional staff and participants. The Concerto Project was begun in 2013 to create a much-needed living and  Continue Reading

A screen capture from Shelby Earl's new video, shot here on San Juan Island.

Locals Make Music Video

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Just heard this cool story from Jenn Furber on Wednesday… Today a music video launches.  It was filmed entirely on San Juan Island by Friday Harbor Residents Jennifer Furber and Casey Sjogren with their production company Neon Tide.  Friday Harbor local Kerry Andrews also assisted in the production of this video and features her locally-made  Continue Reading


International Day of Peace

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

Carla Wright of San Juan Island Rotary Club shares this Publicity announcement… Local Rotary clubs are celebrating Peace Day on Monday September 21st by offering Peace Scholarships at 6 universities around the world. There are two Rotary Intenational peace scholarship programs; one is a 15 to 24 month course for a Master’s Degree and the  Continue Reading


Health Dept Offers Flu Shots

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Flu Shots Offered by San Juan County Health in September Flu season is here and it is time to get your flu shot! San Juan County Health and Community Services will be offering influenza immunization clinics at their Friday Harbor office (145 Rhone Street) on: September 24, 2015, 1:00pm-4:30pm September 29, 2015, 1:00pm-4:30pm October 9,  Continue Reading


Bowling Time

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 9:52 am, by

Judy Cornell shares this notice… It’s time to remind everyone that new bowling leagues are starting up this week. Interested bowlers are encouraged to stop by Paradise Lanes on Wednesday, September 16th or Thursday, September 17th at 6 PM.


April Verch Band

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

April Verch steps, sings and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions. The Canadian performer brings her band and world tour to the San Juan Community Theatre this Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 pm. Sharing songs from her milestone tenth album (The Newpart), April’s performances combine her delicate voice, energetic footwork  Continue Reading


Movies in the Park, Remember the Titans

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Just two weeks of Island Rec’s Movies in the Park to go. For September 19th, they will be showing Remember the Titans. In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions. In 1971, high school football was everything  Continue Reading

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