Topic: Around Here

Pet of the Week

Written on March 1, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Take it from me; Botox is extremely over rated. It’s what’s inside that counts. My name is Tiny and although I’m small on the outside, inside I’ve got an enormous personality and a warm, affectionate heart. I’m a mature girl who loves life and loves to cuddle! I’m very romantic and give excellent kisses. I  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival Theme & Poster Contest

Written on March 1, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec – Children’s Festival 2016 Theme & Poster Contest Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 26th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 7th, 2016! We are pleased to announce… Nature’s Wonderland Island Rec needs your help to design the poster for this year’s Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to  Continue Reading

On Book Readers Theatre

Written on March 1, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

On Book Comedy Tuesday & Wednesday Fourteen of our island actresses get together at San Juan Community Theatre this Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm to read Jane Martin’s compelling comedy, Vital Signs. The On Book Readers Theatre presentation directed by Fiona Small features a collage of monologues about woman in  Continue Reading

History Lives Here

Written on March 1, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Sandy Strehlou from the Town of Friday Historic Preservation Board shares this announcement… Hello Everyone: Every May we celebrate local history on each of the ferry-served islands. If you or your organization or business would like to participate, now is the time to get on the calendar and start organizing. The San Juan Islands Visitors  Continue Reading

Easter Island Expedition

Written on February 29, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Local Island resident Captain Lynn Danaher is coordinating a very special trip and expedition to Easter Island May 1 – 11 2016. All the significant archaeological sites will be explored in depth as well as several lesser sites that most visitors to Easter Island never get to visit. Field work will be performed relative to  Continue Reading

St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

Written on February 29, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza and Hawaiian Getaway Tickets on Sale Now! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 12 when Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor holds its 18th annual, ever popular, St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Tickets are on sale now at Spa d Bune and The Toy Box for the  Continue Reading

Newest Calf – J55 Missing

Written on February 29, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Sad news from the Center for Whale Research… “After an extended encounter with all members of J-pod on February 25, 2016, Center for Whale Research reluctantly announces that the newest member, designated J55, is missing and presumed dead,” said senior scientist Kenneth Balcomb. J55 was first documented by NOAA Fisheries killer whale researchers on January  Continue Reading

Crowdfunding Workshop offered by the San Juan County EDC

Written on February 29, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

Crowdfunding is an exciting way for entrepreneurs to ask for monetary pledges from individuals using online services like Kickstarter. Learn how to procure money for your business through crowdfunding during an informative workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) on Thursday, March 17th from 9:30-11:30am at the Orcas Island Public Library.  Continue Reading

Library Art Show – Life with animals and pets

Written on February 27, 2016 at 9:50 am, by

Everyone is welcome – enjoy participating in bringing your art to the library! The subject is the animals and pets we live with here on San Juan Island. Please bring your ready-to-hang art to the SJI Public Library on Saturday, April 2, between 10:00 am and noon. Questions? 370-5814

24-Hour Young Filmmakers’ Experience

Written on February 27, 2016 at 9:18 am, by

Students: Can you create a 3-minute short film in 24 hours? Bring your phones, tablets & cameras and get creative! Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2016 at the STEM Center at Friday Harbor High School 11:00 AM on Saturday, and Noon on Sunday Click the poster above for more information.

Rumor Mill Open Mic Night

Written on February 27, 2016 at 9:10 am, by

Bring your talents to the Rumor Mill on Wednesday, March 2nd. Open mic night will be available to all the secret stars out there. Bring your friends, have a drink or dinner, and sing your heart out. Everyone is welcome. Open mic will begin at 6:30. For more information, call 378-5555.

FHHS Winter Sports Awards

Written on February 27, 2016 at 9:05 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Winter Sports awards will be held at 7:00 pm in the Turnbull Gym on March 10th. This event was previously scheduled for March 8th. Come support your children, neighbors, friends, or family. All of these young athletes worked incredibly hard this season and we could not be more proud of their  Continue Reading

Read Across America

Written on February 27, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Celebrate Read Across America with a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at San Juan Island Library on Thursday, March 3 The Dr. Seuss Birthday Party will begin at 3:15 PM in the Library’s main salon area. The free event is to celebrate the national literacy and awareness initiative, Read Across America. In addition to a special  Continue Reading

Wise Self Counseling

Written on February 26, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Rosa Blair is back on the island and she wants you to know about the new counseling services she is offering. Here she is with the scoop… Rosa Blair, a San Juan Island native, has returned to serve her community as a licensed counselor and in private practice. You may know her as a landscaper,  Continue Reading

Charlie the Iris Guy

Written on February 26, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Charlie Carver, Speaker, from Orcas Island Nationally Reknowned Authority of Iris – their history, propagation, preservation, and all else Iris love San Juan Island gardens! Here’s a plant that grows in many sizes, shapes, colors, blooming times and adapts happily to island garden conditions, soils and climate (sort of deer proof, too). Charlie Carver from  Continue Reading

11th annual Spelling Bee

Written on February 26, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

The Rotary Club will hold its 11th annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 3rd at 3:30 p.m. at the San Juan Community Theatre. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. This year’s spellers include students from Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, and Paideia Classical School. All island schools were invited to participate. The contest  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

New Advised Student Registration at SVC

Written on February 26, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Beginning yesterday, February 25th, New Advised students can register for Spring Quarter at Skagit Valley College. Classes begin April 5th. Registration for Returning students continues. Open Enrollment begins March 10th. For students who want to begin a new career or upgrade their job skills, Professional/Technical programs are aligned with local and state economic development strategies.  Continue Reading

SVC Craft Brewing Academy

Written on February 25, 2016 at 11:41 am, by

Skagit Valley College begins Craft Brewing Academy In response to the needs of today’s expanding craft and microbrew industry, Skagit Valley College (SVC) will offer a 40-credit, four-month Craft Brewing Academy beginning in May. SVC’s program is the first to be offered among Washington’s community and technical colleges. SVC’s Craft Brewing Academy is the result  Continue Reading

New National Park Superintendent

Written on February 25, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude – New National Park superintendent Elexis Fredy (“call me Lex”) started work this week after meeting some 30 or 40 local residents on Thursday at a reception at the Historical Museum. The reception was scheduled for two hours but lasted three, partly because people kept showing up and partly due to  Continue Reading

Only 2 More Weekends for “Love Letters”

Written on February 25, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Don’t miss this lovely play! Only two weekends left! Here’s what audience members have said: I don’t normally do stuff like this, but I’ve been a fan of Helen and Dan at Island Stage Left for a long, long time. Don’t miss their production “Love Letters” now at the Fairgrounds Theatre … I saw it  Continue Reading

Teresa Smith Art Show

Written on February 25, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Teresa Smith is having an Art Show at the San Juan Community Theater from March 1st through 31st with a reception on March 5th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. See her oil paintings and magazine featuring paintings, photographs, stories and poems. Teresa says: “On horseback, on foot and with wolfhounds, inspiration and motivation come from being present. Like  Continue Reading

Concerto Project Hosts Dinner & Presentation

Written on February 25, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

The Concerto Project Hosts Dinner & Presentation at Dahlia Lounge for Purchase of Historic Mount Baker Farm ORCAS ISLAND, WASHINGTON — The Concerto Project, a nonprofit with the mission “to provide young adults on the autism spectrum with the vocational, social, and practical skills necessary for engaged and sustainable futures,” will host a dinner and presentation  Continue Reading