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2012 clean up with Bird Rock Hotel and Earthbox Inn& Spa - Contributed photo

Volunteer for the Great Island Cleanup on Public Land

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

Land Bank volunteers will clean up local beaches and roadsides on San Juan Island as part of the Great Island Cleanup on Saturday, April 5, 10 am to 6 pm. Volunteers are needed to help at three San Juan locations: Third Lagoon Beach, 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Third Lagoon Preserve trailhead located at the  Continue Reading

Dr. Jerry Whitfield Of Shaw Island To Fill District 4 Board Vacancy - OPALCO photo

Opalco News

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 5:35 am, by

The OPALCO Board has appointed Dr. Jerry Whitfield of Shaw Island to fill the board vacancy in District 4 (Shaw, Bell, Canoe and Crane Islands). Dr. Whitfield began his service to the Co-op in March. Dr. Whitfield and his wife Carol live on Shaw Island and have been OPALCO members since 1999. As a Doctorate  Continue Reading


Reminder from Sammantha

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm, by

Just got this last minute reminder for you to leave your thoughts with NOAA about getting Lolita freed…  Hi Tim, Thank you so much for posting the article about freeing Lolita and my junior year community project. The last day of the comment period is tomorrow, March 28, so I’m wondering if you can post  Continue Reading

Sierra Stratton (L) and Joshua Reedy of Green Owl Gaming - Update Staff photo

New Game in Town

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm, by

…or rather – “New Gaming in Town”… 4th generation islander and 2006 FHHS grad Sierra Stratton is making his dream a reality. He and business partner Joshua Reedy are remodeling a space over on Tucker to create Green Owl Gaming. But why not let him tell you all about it… A few years back I  Continue Reading


Salish Sea Early Music Festival – An Evening with Louis XIV

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:38 am, by

Visit the court of Louis XIV in 1713 on March 30 - A world of tender and brilliant magic. Review Excerpts from last month’s Salish Sea Early Music Festival program in Friday Harbor, repeated for the Music Society of the Islands in Victoria: ” …the reward was as dreamily exquisite as an invitation from Oberon, delivered  Continue Reading

FHHS Alum Michelle Mazzerella teaches Contemporary Dance here this Saturday

Contemporary Dance Master Class

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 5:58 am, by

Cynthia Burke and XYZ movement arts is excited to bring a young, local talent back to the island. Welcoming Michelle Mazzarella and her Contemporary Dance Master Class on Saturday, March 29th. Michelle has been dancing for over sixteen years. She is currently a first-year student at UCLA, majoring in Psychology and Dance. In addition to  Continue Reading


Local Author Wins 2nd Award

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Nicholas Corrin has won another award for his recently published book, The Power of Letting Go: transforming fear into love. This time it’s second place in the 2013 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards in the Spirituality/Inspiration category. A complete list of all winners is available here. A Readers Views reviewer said “I found ‘The Power  Continue Reading

Cancelled until Further Notice

Island Stage Left presents: RED

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

This dynamic and passionate play by John Logan focuses on the period in the painter, Mark Rothko’s life — the late 1950s — when he was working on a number of large murals which were to be hung in The Four Seasons, a luxury restaurant in the Seagram Building, at that time one of the  Continue Reading


Dana Lyons’ “The Great Salish Sea” CD Release Tour

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 5:29 am, by

Dana Lyons will be touring the islands with FRIENDS of the San Juans this coming week. Dana is best known for his hit comedy song “Cows With Guns”. He will be traveling throughout Washington and British Columbia with his new album “The Great Salish Sea”, singing, telling stories, and raising awareness about the proposed coal,  Continue Reading

The Art Market will run on Fridays from June 20 through

Artisans on the Plaza

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 4:38 am, by

Reminder! All vendors – artists and food, interested in participating in the 2014 season of the Friday Harbor Art market…“Artisans on the Plaza” need to contact Debbie Pigman at pigmansartworks [@] rock island [.] com or (360) 472-0216. The 2014 artisans market, a collection of art, crafts, music and food, will run on Fridays, 3:00-7:00pm,  Continue Reading

Brandon Baney pictured here in front of his favorite fire truck, Ladder 317 - Sheila Harley photo

Meet your Volunteer Firefighter

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm, by

Here is our next entry in Sheila Harley’s firefighter introduction series… Brandon Baney has been on San Juan Island for 20 years, coming from Santa Rosa, California with his grandmother when he was five years old. He attended our school system all his life. Computer science was his favorite subject. He enjoyed the challenge. Brandon  Continue Reading

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DSHS Mobile CSO Coming to Town

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm, by

Here’s a press release from DSHS… The WA State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office is coming to Friday Harbor on April 14th and 15th. We will be there to do application interviews for Food and Cash as well as yearly reviews, and to answer any questions on active cases  Continue Reading

Lizzy (color pencil), by Alaina Scheffer - Click for larger image

FHHS Art Students Win Again! On to State…

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 6:07 am, by

FHHS again impresses judges at the 41st Annual OSPI High School Art Competition. Seniors Alaina Scheffer, and Ellery Von Dassow submitted three of the seven art pieces selected to represent Northwest ESD 189. NWESD serves 35 school districts in five different counties, serving approximately 16 percent of the states K-12 public school students. These regional  Continue Reading

American Camp Eagle - Contributed photo

Egg(s) May Be in Eagles’ Nest

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 5:47 am, by

American Camp’s eagles are apparently tending an egg(s), according to visitor center staff. The nest, located above the employee parking area, is never without one of the nesting pair aboard, and they have been observed alternating duties, staff reports. Eagles usually lay one to three eggs, usually one day apart. As they are normally laid  Continue Reading

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Community Dinner, April 2nd

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 5:45 am, by

It’s just about that time again – Mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy some great food, good company, and support the School’s Food for Thought program while you’re at it. Check out this spread… Join us from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the High School Commons on Wednesday, April 2nd! Thai Chicken Thigh  Continue Reading


Soroptimists Rock

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 5:42 am, by

Soroptimists Host Area Meeting On Saturday March 8, for the first time since its founding, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor (SIFRI) hosted the Area Meeting for Soroptimist chapters in Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties which fittingly was International Women’s Day. Braving the rain and ferry schedules, over 130 Soroptimists from twelve clubs gathered at the  Continue Reading

Stillpoint School team of 2013 - Contributed photo

The Great Island Clean Up

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 5:40 am, by

Litter-Free by the Sea Hey, everyone! It’s time for the 2014 Great Island Clean-Up… San Juan Island’s annual spring-cleaning! When: Saturday, April 5th. 9:00 am – noon Where: All island roadsides and beaches Rain or shine! Last year, 200 islanders collected over 3600 pound of litter from approximately 45 miles of roads and several beach  Continue Reading


Community Garden Meeting

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 4:38 am, by

Please join us for the next monthly meeting of the San Juan Island Garden Club, April 1st at 1:00 pm Mullis Community Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor The topic is: The Community Garden – a garden community How the Garden operates, why it exists and its continued success Explore with us the new life  Continue Reading


Local Distillery’s Brandy wins Gold Medal and Best in Class

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm, by

American Craft Distillers Association also Awards Silver to Spy Hop Barreled Gin Only three years after opening, San Juan Island Distillery has been honored with top awards by the American Craft Distillers Association at their annual craft spirits judging. This recognition for the Apple Brandy, for which the distillery was started, reflects the years of  Continue Reading


New Scholarships Available for Island Rec Programs

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 3:59 pm, by

Thanks to a new “FANS Fund,” more San Juan Island families may now be able to receive financial help when signing up for programs at Island Rec. The new scholarship fund has been established by the nonprofit group, Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec (FANS), which was formed in 2012 to fill the gap between  Continue Reading


FHFF Double Feature – “Eastern Rises” and “Red Gold”

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm, by

Tuesday Night Films at the Grange – Next week, April 1, Friday Harbor Film Festival presents a double feature: Eastern Rises, (48 minutes) is an avant-garde style documentary that follows a courageous band of fly fishermen who risk life and limb in one of the last wild places on earth – the remote Kamchatka Peninsula of  Continue Reading


Wine Event at Coho

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:33 pm, by

Anna Maria from Coho sends this invitation to you… We have a special wine dinner coming up at the end of the month that we are really excited about. We all know Washington makes lots of wine – some, very good wines… and others, great wines. We will have the latter at our event on  Continue Reading

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