Topic: Around Here

Balance for Life at Brickworks

Written on March 4, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Brickworks invites you to…  Celebrate the Spring Equinox with us! In the spirit of this time for renewal and growth, local healing arts practitioners are gathering to offer their expertise on a range of topics, to provide ‘take-aways’ for self-care that you can gently weave into your life… Suggested donation to attend for the whole  Continue Reading

A Blue Tarp

Written on March 4, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

As their own kind of homage to the play currently showing at SJCT, Dan and Eileen Drath have “sculpted” a pile of stuff and then covered it with a blue tarp, on Cattle Point Road, just about 2/10 of a mile south of Madden Lane. Here’s the explanation in Eileen’s words… Yep! We have a  Continue Reading

Native Plant Sale

Written on March 4, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

It’s not this Saturday, but next Saturday – Mark your calendars… Master Gardener Foundation Annual Native Plant Sale By Master Gardener Jane Wentworth Remember March 12th from 9 AM- Noon, is the day of the Native Plant Sale on San Juan Island at the Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor, the Orcas Island Grange, and at Sunset  Continue Reading

SJCRP County Convention March 12

Written on March 4, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

Michelle Loftus shares this Republican County Convention notice with you… San Juan County Republicans announce Ms. Fredi Simpson as the main speaker for the upcoming Saturday March 12th SJCRP County Convention. Ms. Simpson represents Washington State as the National Committee Woman at the RNC. Her work for Washington State in the national arena involves leading national RNC  Continue Reading

The Belle of Amherst coming to SJCT

Written on March 4, 2016 at 5:26 am, by

For more than 25 years now, actor/director Jane Fellows of Portland, Oregon has been performing this remarkable one-woman show on the life of poet Emily Dickinson. “Each time I have the opportunity to share this extraordinary woman and her journey with an audience, I am humbled by her genius and humanity, her insights and perceptions  Continue Reading

FH Tiny Radio at State Championships Tonight

Written on March 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm, by

Mike Martin, the “Voice of the FHHS Wolverines” shares this story with you… For the first time in a decade Friday Harbor High School will have a team representing the community at the WIAA State Championships of Basketball. It’s been a culmination of hard work and attempting to perfect their craft. Joining them is another  Continue Reading

M/V Samish Update

Written on March 3, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Jim Corenman, Chair of the San Juan Islands Ferry Advisory Committee forwards this Feb. 25, 2016 email from WSF’s John Vezina, Government Relations Liaison… Last week our crew found a small hole in the hull of the Samish, necessitating taking it out of service. I sent a heads up email to those of you whose  Continue Reading

Manon Lescaut this Sunday at SJCT

Written on March 3, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Few operas have surpassed Manon Lescaut in the depiction of the urgency of young love. The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces in this obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing  Continue Reading

Homebuyer Education Class

Written on March 3, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Homebuyer Education Class; Free to the Public San Juan Community Home Trust is hosting a Washington State Housing Finance Commission-sponsored homebuyer education class on Saturday, March 12th from 10am to 3pm. It is free and open to the public, with information about the WSHFC’s mortgage programs, down-payment assistance and tax credits. The completion certificate is  Continue Reading

Salish Sea Early Music Festival

Written on March 3, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival pays tribute to Hanover, Germany’s vibrant early music scene in this program of baroque trio sonatas, solos and duos with harpsichordist Bernward Lohr, director of Hanover’s Musica Alta Ripa, one of Germany’s most prominent period instrument ensembles, baroque violinist Anne Röhrig, leader of the Hannoversche Hofkapelle (the “Hanover Court  Continue Reading

Fall in Love With Poetry

Written on March 3, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Fall in love with poetry as you never have before; it will never be boring or dusty again! “Poetry”: A body is a container for something constantly in motion. An emotion is something constantly in motion. A poem is both an emotion and a body. With “body” as a very loose metaphor, this survey course  Continue Reading

Basketball Boys Go To State

Written on March 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm, by

The Friday Harbor High School boys’ basketball team is heading to the 2016 State Championship playoffs. Loads of fans, parents, and students are heading to Spokane to witness the game. The Friday Harbor Wolverines will be playing on March 3rd at 9:00 p.m. against the Mossyrock Vikings. Win or lose (but hopefully win) the boys  Continue Reading

Tucker Avenue Revitalization Project to Begin in May

Written on March 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm, by

Tucker Avenue – Tim Dustrude photo Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians who use Tucker Avenue will enjoy a safer and better quality roadway by mid-summer. The Town of Friday Harbor is scheduled to begin major improvements on Phase One of this project, starting around May 1st, which will include an upgrade of utility lines, road resurfacing,  Continue Reading

Triple Step Swing

Written on March 2, 2016 at 10:16 am, by

This just in – Bill & Rita Ament are teaching a Triple Step Swing Swing Dance Class… A fabulous class that will bring you joy and celebration! Swing dance is the style of dancing that you can take anywhere you go and dance to any type of music with your friends or partners! Previous students absolutely love  Continue Reading

The Women’s Study Club

Written on March 2, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Here’s this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… The Women’s Study Club: How San Juan Island women preserved history and steered the future of our community. In recognition of International Women’s Day, coming up on March 8, we salute the long history of the Women’s Study Club, active on the  Continue Reading

Senior VS Staff Basketball

Written on March 2, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Class of 2016 Takes on FHHS Staff March 11 It’s hoop-time on Friday, March 11 when Friday Harbor High School seniors and teachers meet on the court for the annual Senior VS Staff Basketball game. The fundraiser at the Turnbull Gym for 2016 Grad Night activities features an array of action to make for a  Continue Reading

Kindergarten Round Up

Written on March 2, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary School Kindergarten registration will be held on Tuesday March 15th & Wednesday March 16th Please call the Friday Harbor Elementary School office at 378-5209 to schedule an appointment. Inviting all parents of children who will be five years old on or before August 31st 2016 to meet with school staff and begin the kindergarten registration process. Please  Continue Reading

Southern Style Community Dinner

Written on March 2, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Liz Varvaro and the Food for Thought program invite you to the next Community Dinner… Join us for our next Community Dinner! This new semester’s Chef.0 students are excited to present a Southern-Inspired menu. Put it on your calendar and we will see you in a few weeks! March 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

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