Topic: Around Here

“Spaygetti” Dinner

Written on February 19, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Tuesday is “Spaygetti” Dinner Day! This Year will be the Animal Shelter’s 8th annual “Spaygetti” Dinner. Don’t miss out on the fun! When: Tuesday, February 23 Time: 4:30 – 6:30 Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for kids under 12 Where: Brickworks Enjoy delicious food, musical entertainment and a fabulous dessert raffle.

“Electrifying” National Theatre February 22

Written on February 19, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

One of the hottest tickets in London is coming to San Juan Community Theatre on Monday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. National Theatre Live will present an HD screening of the new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses recorded live from London’s Donmar Warehouse, where tickets have been totally sold out. Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus),  Continue Reading

Tragedy of the Commons

Written on February 19, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Join documentary series host Ken Crawbuck for the screening of This is What Democracy Looks Like. Cut from the footage of over 100 media activists, it captures the historic events of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. The film marks a turning point in collaborative filmmaking and achieves a scope and vision possible only through  Continue Reading

Community Reward For Information On Criminal Violence Against Opalco Apprentice

Written on February 19, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

During the early morning hours of February 9, 2016, a newly hired Apprentice Lineman was held at gunpoint in his home on Orcas Island. The assailant made threats against his safety and that of his family. The following day, death threats were scrawled across the front of OPALCO headquarters in Eastsound. The San Juan County  Continue Reading

The Hunting Ground

Written on February 19, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival ~ Winter Series Audience Favorite “The Hunting Ground”,  a 2015 film was produced by San Juan Islander Amy Herdy. Amy is also an interviewer in the film and she will be at the screening to answer questions. A Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, this film is an expose of sexual assault of students on US college  Continue Reading

Washington’s 2016 Party Caucuses and the Presidential Primary

Written on February 19, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

Clare Kelm, President of the League of Women Voters of the San Juans shares this letter about elections this year… This is a presidential election year so the election process is different than during other years. Prior to the November 8, 2016, general election, Washington voters can participate in the party caucuses, the Presidential Preference  Continue Reading

Memorial Service for Georgia Baciu

Written on February 18, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

A memorial service for Georgia Baciu will be held on Saturday, February 20, at 11:00 am in Saint David’s Episcopal Church. Georgia died December 12, 2015. Her ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony with her family after the memorial service. Saint David’s Church is located on the corner of Park and Marguerite.

Veterans facts about “Choice”

Written on February 18, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

An informative session for rural Veterans regarding the “Choice” program, has been scheduled to take place in Friday Harbor at the Grange on Saturday, Feb 20th at 1-3:30pm. This in person session is brought to you by WA State Dept. of Veterans Affairs. “Choice” was developed and implemented to bring a veterans mental and health care benefits closer  Continue Reading

A Hole in the M/V Samish

Written on February 17, 2016 at 9:03 am, by

According to KOMO News, the new ferry M/V Samish has a leak just below the waterline. Divers did an inspection and found a hole about the size of a quarter. Read more on KOMO’s website.

Garbage Archaeology Day

Written on February 17, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

Come and learn about Taxonomy with Dr. Candace Gossen and what is washing ashore at Deadman Bay. Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center Anthropology students, are analyzing beach trash collected over the last year and are offering the chance to learn about Garbage Archaeology. Dr. Candace Gossen is a Professional Registered Archaeologist, specializing in Environmental  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on February 17, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Lauren Cohen, Co-Owner of San Juan Canvas & Chamber Board President shares this month’s Chamber Chat… February Social Great thanks go out to Penny & Don Torkington of Sundries Court, Gail & Randy Schnee of Cotton, Cotton, Cotton and Tracy James of Eagle Mortgage for hosting this month’s Chamber of Commerce social. Sundries Court (formerly  Continue Reading

Primaries and Caucuses

Written on February 17, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

This is the first 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. 2016 is a special year in elections. Not only is it a Presidential election year, it’s also a year in which we  Continue Reading

Get Familiar with your iPad

Written on February 17, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Get basic instruction in using an Apple iPad. Learn how to use built-in apps like the camera and Siri and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download apps. Bring your iPad and your Apple ID and password. Please register at the Library: limited space available. Thursday, February 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm  Continue Reading

EMS Open House

Written on February 17, 2016 at 5:26 am, by

You’re invited to the EMS Open House. Come and Meet our new Chief! Friday February 19th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm at the EMS Building at 1079 Spring Street. There will be Cookies and Tea, opportunity to talk to an EMT or Medic and you’ll see where all the action starts!

Animal Shelter Volunteer of the Month

Written on February 16, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Suzanne Brynner is the Animal Shelter’s “Volunteer of the Month” for February. Suzanne is currently pursuing her certification as a professional dog trainer and Canine Nose Work Instructor. Suzanne spends time almost every day working with dogs at the shelter. In doing so, she helps to instill confidence in dogs who have been through a  Continue Reading

Chordsmen at the Pool

Written on February 16, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Cinda Sue Dow shares this photo of the Island Chordsmen Plus, who did a surprise performance for the senior water arobic class last Friday.


Written on February 16, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

3rd Saturday Grange Dance, at the San Juan Island Grange Hall. Saturday, February 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. From Seattle, Amy Carroll calling with fiddler Laurel Stone, Craig Shaw on flute and Jay Finkelstein on guitar. No partners or experience are needed and all dances are taught. $10 donation. For more information call 378-3836, or find us on Facebook.

Shaw Island Winter Classic

Written on February 15, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

John Miller shares several images from Saturdays’ 16th annual Shaw Island Winter Classic. The wide image is part of the 20+ racing fleet heading up SJ channel on the way to Wasp Passage. The last image, shot off the stern of SABRA, is the cutter Fiona from Orcas Island Yacht Club, followed by the Islander 30, Emoyeni,  Continue Reading

One Blue Tarp

Written on February 15, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

“They can have my blue tarp when they pry it out from under my cold, dead butt!” So says David in SJCT’s winter play, One Blue Tarp, opening at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Friday and Saturday, February 19-20 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 pm. While the line might sound serious,  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 15, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Look, I’ll be honest with you. My therapist has suggested I set goals. Mine are as follows: Complete world domination. My own home with a devoted and caring owner before the end of the month. (A fireplace would be nice.) I thought I’d start small and work up to something bigger as time permits. Someday  Continue Reading

Perform at the Fair!

Written on February 15, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Calling Local Musicians & Performers! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, the San Juan County Fair is now accepting applications from local artists and performers for the 2016 Fair. The Fair is proud to feature all types of performances… from acappella groups to dance troupes – do you have a hidden talent you’d like to showcase  Continue Reading

Nelda Hastings

Written on February 15, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

Nelda Hastings, longtime Friday Harbor resident, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 4, 2016, following a brief illness. Nelda was born on October 17, 1933, and was raised in Havre, Montana. After graduating high school, she attended a nurse training program at Montana Deaconess Hospital in Great Falls, Montana. There, she met Frank Hastings, who she later married on September 5,  Continue Reading