Topic: Around Here

Free Estate Planning Workshop

Written on January 29, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

Local attorney Cyrus Field is presenting a free ‘Estate Planning Workshop’ on Thursday, February 11 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the San Juan Library for people who want to learn more about creating or updating a will. More than half of the people in the United States die without a will. If you  Continue Reading

EDC offers Financial Planning & Retirement workshop

Written on January 29, 2016 at 5:19 am, by

The workshop course material will be presented by Tom Zebroski, Certified Financial Planner Professional, member of the Financial Planning Association, and an Accredited Asset Management Specialist with Columbia River Advisors in Bellevue, WA. Mr. Zebroski will cover general financial planning, how to get out of debt, how to manage credit, and how to save for  Continue Reading

Video Highlights Brown Island Beach Restoration Project

Written on January 28, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

From Friends of the San Juans… Friends of the San Juans (Friends) is releasing a new video about a project that removed large unnatural rock from a historic feederbluff and restored a local beach.  This project is helping to “set the table” for the entire Salish Sea food chain.  Removing unnecessary armoring and restoring this beach helps ensure that forage fish  Continue Reading

Peace Health Offers Grief Support

Written on January 28, 2016 at 5:27 am, by

A six-week grief support group for those healing the loss of a loved one begins Monday, Feb. 1 and runs every other week through April 11 at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, 1117 Spring St., Friday Harbor. Meeting time is 2 to 3:15 p.m., and cost is free. The group will be facilitated by Andrea  Continue Reading

On Book! Readers Theatre Presents 110 Stories

Written on January 27, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre… Sarah Tuft’s powerful and humanizing account of New York City’s darkest day is the latest addition in our On Book! Readers Theatre series this Wednesday and Thursday, January 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. 110 Stories captures the grief and resilience of New York City in the wake of September  Continue Reading

The Met: Live in HD – Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Written on January 27, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

Showing at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday at 2:00 pm… Few operas can match the sheer lyric beauty of Bizet’s youthful The Pearl Fishers. This gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the  Continue Reading

FHFF presents: A River Between Us

Written on January 27, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents: A River Between Us at the Grange on February 2 at 7:00 pm…     Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents another audience favorite: A River Between Us. This film documents the largest river restoration project in American history. Nearly three hundred miles in length, flowing from  Continue Reading

San Juan County EDC to Offer Crowdfunding Workshop

Written on January 27, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Crowdfunding Workshop offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council… 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  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Taco Update

Written on January 26, 2016 at 5:28 am, by

356 TACOS!!!  A Record number sold to benefit Fish for Teeth! Matt and Maureen Marinkovich report: “Our efforts in the “taco trenches” brought in enough money, with taco sales + extra donations combined, to completely pay for the ToothMobile’s two-day visit to the island.  The dental van and volunteer dental staff served a full complement  Continue Reading

SJCT Presents: Lord of the Stark Realm

Written on January 26, 2016 at 5:26 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre presents an original fairy tale ballet Lord of the Stark Realm on February 6… A Grimm-style ballet fairy tale takes us into the lushly romantic, dark, light and sensual in the latest offering from contemporary and professional ballet company, La Danse De La Mer. Lord of the Stark Realm features internationally-renowned  Continue Reading

Classic Film Series Dances Through the Decades

Written on January 26, 2016 at 5:22 am, by

Join Thérèse Finn, local singer, actress, director and educator, as she introduces three classic films at the library this weekend in the series, Dance the Blues Away Classic Film Festival.  Thérèse always enlightens with fun facts about the director, stars, and even bloopers. With a focus on dance these films span the decades: Friday, January 29th: 1940s Broadway  Continue Reading

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter, Ian Paterson

Written on January 26, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

We hear from Sheila Harley at San Juan Island Fire and Rescue… Ian started fighting fires when he was 18 years old and still in high school! He has been on the Island for 15 years. Ian was born in Long Beach, California then lived in Big Bear, also in California, before moving to San  Continue Reading

Salmon Derby Winner!

Written on January 25, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

This year’s Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic has a winner! Top prize of $10,000 goes to Duke Fisher of Burlington pictured here with his proud grandfather and the winning catch weighing in at 17 lb 12 oz. In total $25,000 in cash prizes were awarded.

Heather B. Munro

Written on January 25, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

Yoga teacher and eating psychology and mind/body nutrition practitioner Heather B. Munro will be starting a series of free talks with Q&A sessions at her studio in Surina Park. The first talk will be on January 27 at 5:00 pm. Heather traveled the world from Singapore to New Zealand before landing on our shores. On her way she  Continue Reading

Happy Bobbie Burns Day!

Written on January 25, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

In celebration of the Scottish Bard’s birthday here is a gift from the government of Scotland, a free Robert Burns app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Besides featuring more than 550 poems and love songs, a timeline of his life, and a useful glossary, the app provides tips on how to prepare for your own traditional Burns supper.  Continue Reading

Men at Work Department

Written on January 25, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

New Exhibitions at SJIMA

Written on January 24, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Three new exhibitions have just opened at San Juan Islands Museum of Art that are truly world class featuring artists of global and historic significance. Sleep of Reason: Selected Prints by Francisco Goya seems darkly relevant to our times. Goya served as a painter in the Spanish court of the late eighteenth century and some of  Continue Reading

Have you seen the latest at the Sculpture Park?

Written on January 24, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

There is a new sculpture at San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. San Juan Island artist Maria Michaelson’s figure, ‘Holding Still to Watch as the World Changes’ holds true to its title watching quietly over the park. Even on a bleak day it is beautiful at the park. Everywhere you look there is something to see. The  Continue Reading

Hospice Offers Grief Support

Written on January 24, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

A reminder from Hospice of San Juan… Hospice of San Juan will offer its 2016 Grief Support Group to anyone in the community who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This professionally facilitated group offers participants an opportunity to share their individual experiences and to acquire tools and resources for coping with their  Continue Reading

Women and Girls Boxing Takes Off

Written on January 23, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Boxing Coach BooBoo James would like to thank our community for supporting Friday Harbor’s burgeoning boxing program. In particular she’d like to thank James Guard and Andy Stromberg for their community project that helped buy new gloves, liners and helped with ring upkeep. Friday Harbor’s boxing program began in Brock and Alexis Hauck’s garage with  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on January 23, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Here’s this month’s Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President… Welcome to 2016. The Chamber of Commerce in any community should be a cohesive voice for the best interests of our business community. San Juan Island is no exception. All of us in business of  Continue Reading

EMT of the Month, Brandon Baney

Written on January 23, 2016 at 5:27 am, by

Brandon Baney has been part of San Juan Island EMS since the fall of 2013 and a Nationally Registered EMT since May of 2014. Brandon also volunteers for the fire department. He finished his Fire Fighter 2 certification in 2013 and also responds as a wild land firefighter. Brandon has worked as a foreman for Mike  Continue Reading