Topic: Around Here

John Geyman, M.D. to Speak on Health Care

Written on July 14, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library present John Geyman, M.D…. Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are co-sponsoring, John Geyman, M.D. discussing the current health care crisis in our country on Wednesday, July 19, 7:00 PM at the Library. If you want a clear and succinct explanation of what ails  Continue Reading

Keith Busha and Susan Williams to Perform at the Golf Course

Written on July 14, 2017 at 5:15 am, by

Keith Busha and Susan Williams will be performing at the San Juan Golf Course on Tuesday the 18th as part of the series created by Kate Schuman. Says Keith, “This is the first mini concert that we’ve done in a while and are excited about putting it together.”

Local Historian Boyd Pratt to Speak at Limekiln Park Tonight

Written on July 13, 2017 at 10:40 am, by

From the San Juan County Landbank… Enjoy a special evening on Thursday, July 13 on the Westside with a lighthouse tour and a reading by local historian, Boyd C. Pratt, from his latest book LIME: Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands!   History buffs of all ages are welcome and encouraged to visit the  Continue Reading

It’s Time to Sign Up For The Garden Club’s Fall Excursion

Written on July 13, 2017 at 6:05 am, by

We are reminded that reservations for the San Juan Island Garden Club’s Mount Baker, DiabloLake, and North Cascade Institute overnight hosted excursion must be made by August 1.  The trip takes place September 22 – 24. “Join us for three days exploring the majestic Cascade Mountains, searching for wildflowers, taking quiet walks, and seeing the  Continue Reading

Pigs on the Wing: Two Shows Pay Tribute to Pink Floyd

Written on July 13, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Unique Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing will preform two distinct shows at San Juan Community Theatre on July 28, Wish You Were Here and 29, The Wall. Both shows start at 7:30 pm, all ages are welcome… Friday Show July 28: Wish You Were Here: Close your eyes and imagine: The year is  Continue Reading

Rande Cook brings First Nation talk Breath of Life to Brickworks

Written on July 13, 2017 at 5:25 am, by

From the San Juan Islands Museum of Art… Gentle Rebel Rande Cook is an innovating force in Pacific NW Coast First Nation art. Join the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) on Sunday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. at Brickworks in Friday Harbor as he discusses his work and inspiration. Cook is guaranteed to surprise  Continue Reading

Free Wednesday Afternoon Family Performance Features Leapin’ Louie

Written on July 12, 2017 at 6:20 am, by

San Juan Island Library Presents: A Free Wednesday Afternoon Family Performance with Leapin’ Louie on July 12 at 1:30 PM at Friday Harbor Elementary School Outdoor Pavilion.  Leapin’ Louis is a master of physical comedy, trick roping, and fancy whip cracking. His high energy show is full of audience participation and stunts.    The performance  Continue Reading

A New Children’s Book From Local Author Anne L. Watson

Written on July 12, 2017 at 6:16 am, by

Anne L. Watson lets us know about her new children’s book, “Katie Mouse and the Perfect Wedding“.  Looks like fun!…  Local author Anne L. Watson is no stranger to publishing. Her published books include nine literary novels, five soapmaking manuals, two cookie cookbooks, two housekeeping guides, and a guide to “living apart together.” With her latest, though, Anne  Continue Reading

Park Street Closure Scheduled For Next Week

Written on July 12, 2017 at 6:15 am, by

A notice from the Town of Friday Harbor… The Town’s Park Street Sewer & Water Main Replacement Project is nearly complete. Town has contracted with SJC Public Works to provide chipsealing services to restore the roadway surface next week. Important construction and road closure dates follow. Construction schedule: Beginning Monday, July 17th – SJCPW will  Continue Reading

Real Estate Market Update From Merri Ann Simonson

Written on July 12, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

SAN JUAN   REAL ESTATE MARKET SUMMARY The second quarter results which complete the first half of the year for San Juan Island were very exciting. Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume on San Juan Island was $71,595,607 with a total of 130 transactions. We enjoyed a 25% increase in transaction number and a 42.5% increase  Continue Reading

Special Three-Day Filing Period for Orcas Port Commissioner

Written on July 12, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

We hear from County Auditor F. Milene Henley… The San Juan County Elections Office is opening a special three-day filing period for the Port of Orcas Port Commissioner #1 office. Candidate filings can be made in person from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28. Online filings will be  Continue Reading

Sign Up Now to Play “Fair Feud”

Written on July 11, 2017 at 11:54 am, by

We hear from Ashley King at the San Juan County Fair headquarters that it is time to put your team together for Fair Feud!… Do you have a fun group of five people that enjoys good-natured, friendly competition? Would you like to promote your business and have fun doing it? Want to get more involved in  Continue Reading

Sensational Summer Variety Show Starts Thursday

Written on July 11, 2017 at 6:30 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Summer Variety Show starts this week on Thursday… Take a few singers, musicians and tap dancers and add in a belly dancer, a unicyclist, and even more unique talents, and you’ve got an island recipe for a high-spirited cabaret-style variety event. The first ever Sensational Summer Variety Show, a fundraiser for  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Beer and Wine Booth Seeking Volunteers

Written on July 10, 2017 at 6:30 am, by

The 2017 San Juan County Fair will be here before you know it! We hear from Jim Dunn that the Beer and Wine Booth is looking for volunteers… As Superintendent of the Beer and Wine Booth, I will need volunteers to help with registration of entries taken on Tuesday, August 15th between 8am and 6pm  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Ferry Terminal Grand Opening

Written on July 9, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Join Washington State Ferries for Orcas Island terminal grand opening Just in time for the busy summer season, Orcas Island has a new ferry terminal building. The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the new Orcas Island ferry terminal on Tuesday, July 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. Washington State Ferries Assistant Secretary  Continue Reading

Humble Boy closes on SJI this weekend

Written on July 7, 2017 at 4:47 pm, by

Friday, Saturday and Sunday only at 8:15 pm on the Wold Road stage! Don’t miss this fabulous play at 1062 Wold Road. Breathe in the magic in our outdoor venue under the stars. Take advantage of this glorious weather! (Forecast says wind dies down tonight and the weekend is sunny!) Dress warmly and bring a  Continue Reading

Exploring the Labyrinth: Facts, Myths, and Possibilities

Written on July 7, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Have you seen the outdoor labyrinth in front of the office at Saint David’s Episcopal Church? Perhaps you’ve noticed people walking on it as you’ve passed by. Maybe you were one of Ms. Salisbury’s geometry students at FHHS who won a pizza party in 2003 by estimating how many bricks would be used to build  Continue Reading

Welcome Home!

Written on June 30, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Bob Stavers shares this sunset photo shot from the late ferry on Wednesday. Welcome home!

Reserved Parade Seating

Written on June 24, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church will again be offering reserved seating for the 4th of July parade to help those who cannot stand for long periods enjoy the parade. Please call (360) 378-4544 to reserve your seat(s) or email Be sure to tell us the names of those coming.

Celebrating Summer Solstice with Kinetic Sun Sculptures.

Written on June 20, 2017 at 6:22 am, by

Today is summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. At 9:24 pm this evening the sun will reach it’s northernmost point as the Earth’s North Pole tilts towards the sun. The word solstice comes from the latin words sol, meaning sun and sistere, meaning to stop or stand  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Taking the Mullis Center Van

Written on June 19, 2017 at 6:45 am, by

A day trip to the mainland was never so easy. This week I got on the Mullis Center van for the Mt Vernon trip. Every month the van makes two mainland trips to facilitate members of the Mullis Center with medical appointments or shopping needs, one trip to Mt Vernon and one to Bellingham. The cost  Continue Reading

Pelindaba and Orcasong team up

Written on June 16, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

June 14, 2017 – Pelindaba and Orcasong today announce a long-term strategic alliance to significantly expand Lavender production in the San Juan Islands. “Escalating demand for our broad portfolio of all-natural lavender-based products across the country has prompted our desire to significantly expand our environmentally friendly organic lavender plantings,” said Stephen Robins, founder/owner of Pelindaba.  Continue Reading