First-time voter - Louise Dustrude photo

Did you Vote?

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm, by

Today’s the day – don’t forget to fill out your ballot and mail it or put it in the drop box  before 8:00 pm tonight! Allison Dragon just put her ballot in the box across from the Elections office on the courthouse lawn on Second Street. She said she was voting for the first time, “And  Continue Reading

Jake Range; APS-FH Volunteer of the Month - Contributed photo

APS Volunteer of the Month

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Jake Range, pictured above with shelter dog, Gator, is Volunteer of the month for October. “Jake has been helping out at the animal shelter for several months – walking and socializing dogs, helping with building maintenance and just about every odd job that comes up”, says Shelter  Continue Reading

Milene Henley - Contributed photo

Almost Done…

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

This is the eleventh in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The County Auditor administers elections and voter registration in the County… Almost Done: the Canvassing Board and the Certification of Elections It’s been a long election year, and you probably think it’s over.  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners - Contributed photo

Apply for the WSU SJC Master Gardener Program

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Hard working Master Gardeners tend and harvest vegetables for the the Friday Harbor Food Bank from the San Juan Island Master Garden Demonstration Garden. If you are interested in being a Master Gardener yourself, applications are being accepted for the 2017 San Juan County WSU Master Gardener Training Program. Volunteer trainees will receive over 60  Continue Reading


Library Art Show

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Library Art Show: Family Time at the San Juan Island Public Library The community is ready to enjoy your ready-to-hang art. Let us see your work or work from your home on the theme of Family Time. Everyone is invited to participate. Artists with work in the Trees In All Seasons show, please pick up your work  Continue Reading

Nancy Young - Contributed photo

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Nancy Young of  Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands is this month’s San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month.   Nancy’s accomplishments include REALTOR® of the Year in 1997 and 2003. Community Service Award 1997. Member of the Million Dollar Club. Licensed since 1984, and currently a Managing Broker. Coldwell Banker Production Achievements:  Continue Reading


Letter from the Superintendent

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Greetings Community Members Teachers, Staff, Parents, and Students, As I reflect on the past month, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve a generous and vibrant community. Last month, the San Juan Public Schools Foundation held its annual phone-a-thon. It was an honor to volunteer and call community members. The wonderful thing about the  Continue Reading

The top of Mount Grant - Jennifer Furber photo

Winter Gate Hours in Effect on Mount Grant Preserve

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

As of November 1st, winter 2016-17 driving access to the summit of Mount Grant Preserve will be open, weather permitting,9am to 4pm, on the following dates: Thanksgiving – November 24 & 26 Christmas – December 25 New Years – January 1 Martin Luther King Day – January 15 President’s Day – February 19 Easter –  Continue Reading


Home Trust Annual Meeting

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Everyone feels good when giving back to their communities and there were lots of good feelings floating around at the Home Trust Annual Meeting on October 27th at the Grange! Members, supporters and interested islanders gathered for music, food, an update on the last year of activity, and the election of new board members. Teddy  Continue Reading

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

Pet of the Week

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Hello there. I’m Autumn and I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring, as they say. That’s right – I’m running for President of the United States.   I’m asking for your vote. Write me in! My platform? Well, my platform is simple: “No Ticks, No Fleas, No Government Sleeze”. Furthermore, if I’m elected, every  Continue Reading


Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

The Toy Box celebrates the 7th Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 12th – Special Activities at the Toy Store Next Door mean a fun day for families These days, those in the know “shop local” to support the environment and their community alike. On Saturday, November 12, The Toy Box will join hundreds of locally  Continue Reading


Letters for the November Election

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 8:20 pm, by

You can see letters from individuals at the links below. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. For Bob Jarman: Keith Busha and Susan Williams Jim Knych Teagan Hudson Rex & Lisa Guard Dale Heisinger Suzanne Franklin Becky Sundstrom Shanks Rex Stickle Michelle Loftus For Bill  Continue Reading


Daylight Saving Time Ends Tomorrow

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 6:55 am, by

Don’t forget to set you clock back tonight when you go to bed (or if you’re like me, do it in the morning when you’d rather roll over and sleep for another hour). This is a good time to change the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms too.


Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

It is November and our thoughts turn to gathering with friends and neighbors to share roast turkey, pumpkin pie and camaraderie.  Last year just over 500 people shared in the fun and food at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner   Would you like to participate?  Consider yourself invited.   If you would like to help out at the dinner  Continue Reading


Gratitude for Oddfellows’ Volunteerism

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan County Parks sends a HUGE THANK YOU to Oddfellows members Fred Klein, Robin Kucklick, David Turnoy, Eric Morris, and Larry Paluzzi for their work restoring the Village Green grass. Fred and Robin organized the project, taking advantage of a stretch of good weather after some significant rain. The group spent two days aerating,  Continue Reading


Winter Comedy Auditions November 9

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Connecting in a technologically-obsessed world is the theme behind San Juan Community Theatre’s winter play. Auditions are being held on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. for Sarah Ruhl’s contemporary comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Director Tyler Ryan will be casting two men and four women for the play, which is set in a quiet  Continue Reading


The Art of the Earring

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

WaterWorks Gallery in conjunction with Seattle Metals Guild presents: The Art of the Earring November 5 – January 4, 2017 Jewelers were selected from members of the Seattle Metals Guild, juried by Micki Lippe, Virginia Causey & Ruth Offen. Those selected jewelers created earrings using more or less traditional materials to some unconventional materials. Reception for  Continue Reading


Griffin Bay Bookstore Annual Sale

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 7:32 pm, by

Anniversary Open House on Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am—6:00 pm 20% off on all books in the store It’s that time of year again, and Griffin Bay Bookstore will hold its annual Open House and Sale on Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am—6:00 pm to celebrate 37 years of bookselling. You’ll find the bookstore brimful of  Continue Reading


UW Labs Tide Bites

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Big fish, small pond: An atypical development strategy in a local fish species — no bones, all bulk! by Daniel Geldof Daniel recently finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. He attended Autumn quarter 2014 at FHL, and continued his research there through 2015. He visits the  Continue Reading


From Automobiles to… Action!

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

It’s time for the November edition of the SJ Historical Museum’s history column… This weekend’s Friday Harbor Film Festival has its office all abuzz with action, so we offer a bit of history about its building at the corner of First and West Streets. Pictured here is a charming but undated photo from a much  Continue Reading

Brad Fincher and Deb Langhans - Carol Hooper photo

FREE! Readers Theatre at SJCT

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

The issues of aging are highlighted in the next featured play of San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series. Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn will be presented in the Gubelman Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. Artist Alexandria is nearly 80, and being pressured by her  Continue Reading


Thirsty Thursdays at Black Fish Bistro

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Just heard that Black Fish Bistro is starting a weekly event to encourage wine tasting and socializing. Starting this Thursday they are launching “Thirsty Thursday”. Come and taste wine, socialize, and enjoy appetizers from Chef Dutch from 4-6 pm. The cost is $5- per person. Diners will also enjoy half off on bottles from the wine list with  Continue Reading

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