Topic: Around Here

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

Got an Extra Blanket?

Written on November 17, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

As The Animal Protection Society continues its efforts to raise funds for a new animal shelter here, the current shelter building is showing signs of wear and tear after over thirty years of service to the community. The roof leaks in places, doors and windows are drafty and the chain link fencing is broken in  Continue Reading

Spaghetti Feed at Masonic Lodge

Written on November 17, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

There will be a Spaghetti Feed at the Masonic Lodge for the Friday Harbor Boxing Gym on November 20th at 6:00 pm. Andy Stromburg, James Guard, and the Masons are putting on a dinner to raise money for new equipment at the community boxing gym. Spaghetti, garlic bread and a dessert auction at 6:00 at  Continue Reading

Traveling Red Chair Arrives at Harrison House Suites

Written on November 16, 2015 at 10:13 am, by

Story by Diana Mancel Friday Harbor is known for being a bit eccentric, but even longtime Islanders took a second look on Sunday when a lone wooden red chair took its place in the ferry line. This Chair is a seasoned traveler: it was involved in a Vermont wedding, hiked up a New Hampshire hill, and  Continue Reading

Film Festival Recap

Written on November 16, 2015 at 10:12 am, by

Lynn from the Friday Harbor Film Festival shares a summary with us of this year’s event… The 3rd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival was a grand success! There were 32 films and 12 shorts screened in 5 separate venues during the 3 full days of the Film Festival. The rain did not seem to damper attendance: 18%  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Made

Written on November 16, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

First semi-annual San Juan Islands Made member meeting The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) welcomes members of the San Juan Islands Made initiative and interested business owners to join in the EDC’s first semi-annual San Juan Islands Made member meeting.  The meeting will be on Monday, November 30th from 10-11:30am, and will be held  Continue Reading

The Party of the Season!

Written on November 16, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Tickets Now on Sale for SJCT Gala Event The PARTY of the season returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, December 5. The Theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Holiday Festival 2015, is also a time to embrace the joy of the holidays with island and theatre friends. The evening décor will bring glimmers  Continue Reading

IMA Islands Artists’ Registry Show


Written on November 16, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

IMA welcomes the community to our fourth annual “IMA Islands Artists’ Registry”—an exhibition of artworks by more than 70 Artists’ Registry members from San Juan County! This is a joyous affair, with a riot of art and color displaying an amazing range of talent from across the islands. Look forward to the impressive diversity of  Continue Reading

Tragedy of the Commons Documentaries – Panorama Amazon

Written on November 16, 2015 at 5:40 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

Congratulations Girls!

Written on November 15, 2015 at 5:03 pm, by

Kerry Hartjen captured this image from the ferry M/V Samish as the FHHS Girls Volleyball team came home Sunday afternoon. They won 5th place at the State Championship. Way to go Girls!!

Literary Salon with Laurie Orton

Written on November 15, 2015 at 12:34 pm, by

November 19, at 7:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library  Unlike a book club, you choose what you read, but we join together to share impressions. Join us for refreshments and refreshing talk!  

Homes to Arrive by Barge

Written on November 15, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

More homes arriving by barge for the Home Trust The San Juan Community Home Trust is on the move AGAIN! Two more homes are coming soon to Phase 2 of Sun Rise, the new neighborhood of permanently affordable homes now being developed by San Juan Community Home Trust. The houses, from Victoria B.C., will be  Continue Reading

Take the Arts Survey

Written on November 15, 2015 at 4:52 am, by

Diane Martindale shares this request for your input on arts… Dear artist or art supporter, The Washington State Arts Commission is updating its strategic plan and needs your voice to be counted. We want all possible perspectives represented. Feel free to forward this to your friends. The Legislature requires each state agency to develop a  Continue Reading

Dying to be Me

Written on November 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm, by

Rob Simpson invites you to the next Conscientious Projector Series event at the library. And note – this was reported earlier to be showing on Monday the 23rd – that is incorrect. It will be on Monday the 16th… Hello Almost-Holiday-Ready Islanders, Anita had gone from being a vital young woman, to a wheel chair, to  Continue Reading

A Word from Olympia…

Written on November 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm, by

40th Legislative District Representative Kris Lytton will be the speaker at the upcoming membership meeting of the League of Women Voters of the San Juans. The meeting will be held at the SJI Library conference room from Noon until 2:00pm on Monday, November 16, 2015. Rep. Lytton, recently appointed to the Governor’s “McCleary Plan Work  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on November 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm, by

It’s time for the November 2015 edition of Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President… Wow… it seems like we were just talking about our busy summer and here we are with the holidays right around the corner. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Board  Continue Reading

“Painting in Pastel” Workshop at IMA

Written on November 14, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) is pleased to present “Painting in Pastel,” January 16–18, 2016, a workshop offered by international award winning artist and instructor, Steven R. Hill, from Lopez Island, Washington. The workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on and technique-driven work shop, where students of all skill levels will learn to use the  Continue Reading

Mike Chadwick  1932 – 2015

Written on November 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm, by

Mike Chadwick died peacefully at home November 4, 2015, after waging a three year battle with cancer. He lived a quiet life of devotion to his work, honor to his country, and love for his family and friends. He was born in Manchester, England in 1932, attended grammar school there, and in ’42 transferred to  Continue Reading

Island Artisans Raffle

Written on November 13, 2015 at 3:48 pm, by

It’s time for the raffle fundraiser for Island Artisans. You may have seen Rachel and Jana at Marketplace on Thursday – Island Artisans is holding a raffle to raise funds for their scholarship program and for the holiday sale at the elementary school to be held on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Island artisans  Continue Reading

SJI Fire & Rescue Inducts 3 into Hall of Fame

Written on November 13, 2015 at 9:43 am, by

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer at SJI Fire/Rescue shares this announcement… The San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Hall of Fame was created to honor those that make a significant contribution to the development and success of of the Department. Every five years the honors are awarded. The three new recipiants join the 22 people already on the Hall of  Continue Reading