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Island Writers Wanted!

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 5:29 am, by

Submissions are being sought for San Juan Community Theatre’s 2015 Playwrights “On the Fringe.” San Juan County residents are invited to submit their works (5-minute monologues, 10-20 minute short plays or 30 minute one-acts) by May 1. One submission per category per playwright is allowed (original unproduced material only). “On the Fringe” will be presented  Continue Reading


MV Kalakala, what a life you had

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Historical Museum shares this history column with you… With news of the historic ferry Kalakala’s final journey to a scrap yard last month, we bring you a scene from its glory days as it arrived at Roche Harbor in 1935 or 1936. In this image we see a group from a Masonic  Continue Reading

A Weekend Workshop : Nutritional Intelligence & The Power of 5

Nutritional Intelligence

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Friday Harbor Holistic Health will be putting on the following workshop this weekend… Learn How to nourish not just your body but also your mind and soul. Participants will share the culinary delights of artfully prepared, healthy delicacies specially designed by our holistic chef, Debbie Lee, in a private, retreat-like setting. February 7 & 8th  Continue Reading


Business Planning and Financing Workshop

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

EDC offers FREE workshop on business planning and financing The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, on Tuesday, February 24th from 9 a.m. until noon. Advance registration is required. The business and financing workshop course material will be presented by James  Continue Reading


Spring Break Out Potluck

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:33 am, by

SJI Trails Committee presents their Spring Break Out Potluck for All Islanders and Friends. The San Juan Island Trails Committee announces the date, March 19th, 6pm at the Grange Hall for the much anticipated Annual Trails Committee Potluck. Meet old friends! Make new ones! Bring a dish to share and your own beverages and table  Continue Reading

Molly O'Neil and Xena - Tim Dustrude photo

iPhone & iPad Classes with the Computer Teacher/Gadget Gal

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:20 pm, by

You know of Molly O’Neil, the Computer Teacher and Gadget Gal? She’s teaching some classes on how to get the most from your iPhone and/or iPad. Here’s the official word from Molly… Molly O’Neil is a certified teacher with endorsements to teach: Special Education, German, History and Social Studies (K-12). In her working experiences, Molly  Continue Reading

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Sixty Minutes of Love!

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm, by

Helen Machin-Smith of Island Stage Left has this invitation to share with you… For you and and the people you love, whether they be children, parents, old friends, lovers or the world at large, Island Stage Left presents an hour of music and all sorts of Love Poetry that will make you smile, make you  Continue Reading

A Little Ship on a Big Sea - Contributed photo

The Voyage to Waldron

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

You know Shel Bedsole who used to work at the County Fair, right? He has this cool photo essay to share… Hey Tim, Ebony Pickard, who grew up on the Island (his mom is Manya Pickard), recently moved to his once-and-future-home, Waldron Island. After spending two years on Waldron a few years ago, he moved  Continue Reading

Front Row: Michael Hartzell, Brad Creesy; Back Row: Diane Ludeman, Mike MacLellan, John Miller, Harry See

SJC Fire/Rescue Awards

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

Sheila Harley of San Juan County Fire & Rescue checks in with this story… At its Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 31, 2015, Chief Steve Marler recognized the following outstanding people with awards for the year 2014: Station 31 – Mike MacLellan Station 33 – Harry See Support Volunteer of the Year – Diane  Continue Reading


Art with Laurie Orton

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:29 am, by

Turn Discarded Books into Art. Join Library Director Laurie Orton to learn to fold discarded books into a variety of shapes. San Juan Island Library meeting room, free. Saturday, February 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Swans in Flight  - John Miller photo

Audubon Field Trip

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 5:29 am, by

Mid-winter is a great time to learn about swans, ducks, raptors and shorebirds before they are on the move for spring migration. When you join our local Audubon group on Saturday’s field trip on San Juan Island you will meet experienced birders who will show you the wonderful world of our wintering species and get  Continue Reading

Start Fun, End Strong - Contributed photo

Start Smart, Youth Sport Development

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Start your 3-6 year old child’s organized sports experience on a positive note with the Start Smart self-esteem and motor-skill development course. This highly positive and success oriented program works progressively from very easy motor development skills down to the more challenging. Together you and your child will learn throwing, catching, batting and kicking in  Continue Reading

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

Pet of the Week

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 5:19 am, by

My name is Cosmo, and I was just telling myself this morning, “Cosmo, you’re good enough, you’re smart enough and dog-gone-it, people like you!” It’s part of the daily affirmation process my therapist recommends to help with my low self-esteem.  It’s hard for me to understand why I’ve been here at the shelter for so  Continue Reading


Familiar Theme in Next SJCT Readers Theatre

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 5:12 am, by

Just how much should a property owner be able to do with his own property? That question has a humorous slant in San Juan Community Theatre’s next free On Book! Readers Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, February 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. Set in Maine, Travis Baker’s charming comedy, One Blue Tarp, focuses on  Continue Reading

Sunset over Westcott Bay - Kevin Holmes photo

Westcott Bay Sunset

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm, by

Kevin Holmes caught this beautiful image of the sunset over Westcott Bay on Friday evening. Thanks Kevin!

The M/V Bruce Irvin leaves the harbor just as the M/V Justin Brit arrives on Friday morning - Tim Dustrude photo

Washington State Ferries renamed after the Seahawks

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 8:53 pm, by

Passengers traveling on the Washington State Ferries Sunday, Feb. 1, will be boarding the “M/V Russell Wilson” or crossing Puget Sound on the “M/V Marshawn Lynch” as Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the vessels be named in honor of the Seattle Seahawks. “For the second year in a row, we are proud to honor our  Continue Reading

"Hawk Fans came out en masse Saturday before the Super Bowl to show support for their team - Tim Dustrude photo

Friday Harbor 12′s

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 1:34 pm, by

Seahawks pride is alive and well in Friday Harbor. This was the scene Saturday at 1:00 pm just below the Legion. Mike Scott (in photo below) organized this Seahawk fan photo. Check out [EDIT - Mike's] Facebook page for more photos. Go ‘Hawks!


National School Choice Week

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 5:21 am, by

Happy National School Choice Week from everyone at Stillpoint School! The US Senate voted unanimously to recognize January 25-31, 2015 as National School Choice Week, and Stillpoint School is proud to join more than 11,000 other school choice celebrations nationwide. This nonpartisan, nonpolitical school choice awareness event shines a spotlight on effective education options. At  Continue Reading

SJCT Artistic Director Susan Williams - Contributed photo

Staff Changes at SJCT

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm, by

San Juan Community Theatre Artistic Director Susan Williams has announced she will resign as of May 1, 2015. Williams cited personal reasons for her departure, saying she wishes to focus her energies more on family, painting, sculpting, acting and directing. Williams took the position in 2012 after being involved as a volunteer (primarily acting and  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Fogbow - Mike Martin photo

Friday Morning “Fogbow”

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

Here’s a shot of sunlight on the fog over a calm Friday morning in Friday Harbor shot by Mike Martin. Thanks for sharing Mike!

Fathers and Daughters at the Dance - Contributed photo

Father Daughter Dance

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Tickets are on sale for Island Rec’s 10th Annual Father Daughter Dance – a special occasion for girls of all ages to get dressed up and spend quality time with their dads, granddads, or other male role-models. Treat your darling daughters to a special night out with music, dancing, and delicious appetizers & desserts! Girls  Continue Reading


Opalco Rate Increase Examined

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:02 pm, by

Beginning in February, electric rates are going up. Residential members with average energy usage will see their OPALCO bill go up about $10/month. The rate increase is based on a number of factors, primarily making sure our revenue is adequate to meet budgeted expenses and covering the cost of upcoming submarine cable replacements over the  Continue Reading

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