Topic: Around Here

Wood, Wax, Oil & Silver

Written on November 23, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

Wood, Wax, Oil & Silver: The Twig went to Market Introducing the works of David French, mixed media on carved wood sculpture and Jo Moniz, encaustic media geometrical paintings. A compendium of new works from the gallery’s artists including new dog paintings by Jaime Ellsworth, paintings by​ Elizabeth Bruno,​ ​ Dana Roberts,​ Kathryn Trigg​, ​Jennifer Williams​  Continue Reading

Shining City – Extra Performance

Written on November 23, 2015 at 5:29 am, by

FYI: Just heard that Island Stage Left will be adding an extra matinee performance on Saturday December 5th at 2:00 pm.

IMA Islands Artists Registry

Written on November 21, 2015 at 5:58 am, by

The opening reception for IMA’s current show “Islands Artists’ Registry” was quite a hit Friday evening with a large crowd of people rubbing shoulders as they jostled their way past one another through the gallery. (and yes, it was a big crowd – these photos were shot before the show actually opened). Artists from many of  Continue Reading

Rotary Gives Reference Books

Written on November 21, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Rotary Club of San Juan Island continues its annual tradition of presenting dictionaries to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes at Friday Harbor Elementary. “Having a tangible and personal resource book has brought excitement to the classroom” according to Barbara Fagan, Literacy Chairman. Rotary believes that acquiring knowledge thru reading sparks imagination. Thesauruses were  Continue Reading

Thanks from FANS

Written on November 21, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

A nineteen foot fire truck slide, a spectacular cake walk, fabulous face painting, 20 game booths and hundreds of island kids filled the fairgrounds last Saturday, for FANS 4th annual Carnival. The $3,500 raised will help support a variety of Island Rec programs and events. Thanks to so many of you who brought your children out  Continue Reading

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighters

Written on November 21, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

As Thanksgiving approaches, Sheila Harley, the Public Information Officer for San Juan Island Fire & Rescue says, “We have so much to be thankful for on this Island and our emergency responders are at the top of my list.”  Sheila sent us this portrait of two of our finest… Kurt and Peggy are unusual in San  Continue Reading

Tragedy of the Commons Documentaries – Panorama Amazon

Written on November 21, 2015 at 5:02 am, by

At San Juan Island Library on Saturday, November 21st, at 7:00 pm. Join documentary series host Ken Crawbuck for “Panorama – Amazon: The Truth behind the Click,” a BBC documentary about the online retailer that transformed how the world shops. Follow an order from “click” to delivery and see how Amazon runs its company and treats  Continue Reading

Painting in Pastel Workshop at IMA

Written on November 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm, by

Debbie Pigman shares this reminder about the upcoming workshop at IMA… I am resending this with this little note: even though this event is not until January 16, the minimum number of registrations to make it a “go” needs to be met by December 16, so we need to get this announcement out as soon  Continue Reading

Update on Terry Ogle

Written on November 20, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

Many of you have supported Terry and Janie Ogle through his September 30, 2015 stem cell transplant and it’s time to let you know where he is in the process. The transplant was a success, he is still recuperating, there is no evidence of cancer and the host cells have taken over. Yeah! He must  Continue Reading

Pies for the Holiday

Written on November 20, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Morgan Timmons and Isabella Brown are juniors at Friday Harbor High School. For their Community Projects class they are raising awareness about the issues with keeping Orca Whales in captivity. They have created a children’s book that features Ollie The Orca. This 6 year old Orca is trapped in a bay off the coast off  Continue Reading

Looking for a Puppy Porter

Written on November 20, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is looking for help transporting three small dogs to the island from the Seattle area, Saturday, November 28. If anyone plans to be in the Seattle area that day, and has room in their car for three small crates, please contact Jan at 378-2158 to make arrangements. The dogs  Continue Reading

Twenty Years at San Juan Island National Historical Park: A Personal Retrospective

Written on November 20, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Mike Vouri shares his twenty years experience with the Parks… Watch decades pass before your eyes in flash when Park Ranger/Historian Mike Vouri presents “Twenty Years at San Juan Island National Historical Park: A Personal Retrospective,” scheduled 7 p.m., December 2 at the San Juan Island Library. 

The program is free. Contact the park at  Continue Reading

IMA Islands Artists’ Registry Show

Written on November 19, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) welcomes the community to our fourth exhibition of works by more than 70 countywide Artists’ Registry members. This is a joyous affair, a riot of art and color displaying an amazing range of talent. Look forward to the impressive diversity of local talent with paintings in oil,  Continue Reading

Mount Grant Trail Work Party!

Written on November 19, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Tanja Williamson at the San Juan County Land Bank invites you to participate… Join FHHS students, Eli Cooper-West and Corbin Williams, on their community project helping improve the accessibility of trails on the summit of Mt. Grant. When? Sunday, November 22, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm IMPORTANT: Please RSVP by email tanjaw [@] rockisland [.] com or phone Tanja at  Continue Reading

PIMC Recognized for Excellence in Rural Health

Written on November 19, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a note that Peace Island Medical Center would like to share with you… PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor has received recognition for overall excellence in all four hospital performance categories assessed by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH), using data from public data sources. This recognition places the hospital  Continue Reading

We Are Monsters, Family Theatre

Written on November 18, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Vegetarian vampires and rock ‘n’ roll werewolves, oh my! We Are Monsters, San Juan Community Theatre’s latest family theatre production, is presented in the Whittier THIS Thursday* through Saturday, November 19-21 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 pm. The musical by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey follows human kids into a monster cabaret where they  Continue Reading

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on November 18, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The Community Thanksgiving Dinner has moved to the Mullis Community Senior Center.   After 15 years at the Grange, we are moving to a bigger venue for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.  There will be more seating for diners available at the Mullis Center.  But the menu will be the same:  roast turkey, dressing, green beans almandine, mashed potatoes, maple  Continue Reading

Flea AND CRAFT Market

Written on November 18, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

Flea AND CRAFT Market December 5th It’s almost the last chance for Holiday sales opportunities! After the Holiday Fair, gear up for another opportunity… The Flea & Craft Fair at the Fairgrounds. All islanders are welcome to sign up for a space, and of course, shop! It’s not just a Flea Market anymore! Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 am to  Continue Reading

Donna Caldwell Bingo Night Fundraiser

Written on November 18, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Local Donna Caldwell was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer and the cost of her life-saving treatments are quickly adding up! All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward helping Donna and her husband Ray with bills and cost of treatments. Prizes! * Raffles! * Auction! Beer * Wine Food by Special Effects by Christina Thursday,  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Grange Dance

Written on November 18, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

From Seattle, Tom & Amy Wimmer calling with the Bellingham band The Alphabeats – Cylde and Susan Curley (who both used to live on the island) on fiddle and piano, Mike Haberman on mandolin and Kris Parker on bass. No partners or experience needed $10 donation SJI Grange Hall Saturday, November 21st from 7 to 9 pm

Stay Local this Holiday Season

Written on November 17, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Barbara Marrett of the SJI Visitor’s Bureau shares this info about events happening around here this holiday season… Island Lights Festival Brings Good Cheer Stay home to shop and celebrate cozy holidays island-style Why not stay home or visit a neighboring island to ring in the season? Eastsound Village Green, Lopez Village and Friday Harbor will  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on November 17, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Well, Friday Harbor… I’m here. My name is Daisy and I just arrived at your animal shelter last week, all the way from Portland. I may be short, but trust me – I make up for my diminutive size with my BIG personality! I’m all Dachshund, through and through, which means I’m going to need  Continue Reading