Intro to Black and White Photography

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm, by

Alchemy Art Center is enrolling for the first in a series of classes exploring the exciting and versatile art form of darkroom photography.   Complete Introduction to Black and White Photography is a comprehensive course taught by world class photographer and educator Danielle Dean, and will cover everything from camera function to lighting to darkroom  Continue Reading

San Juan Swimmers Finish Season with Improvement

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 8:08 am, by

Story by Orcas Swim Team San Juan Island’s Orcas Swim Team hosted a group of swimmers from the Thunderbird Aquatic Team of Anacortes on Saturday, Feb. 16 during the home club’s last meet of the season. More than 50 swimmers, ranging in ages from 6-13, participated in the event. “The primary purpose [of the meet]  Continue Reading

Soroptimist St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 8:07 am, by

Tickets are on sale now for Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor’s 21st annual St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza to be held on Saturday, March 16 at the Mullis Center. Enjoy a cash bar, appetizers, and musical entertainment starting at 5 p.m, while you preview the exciting silent auction items donated by generous area patrons. Dinner will  Continue Reading

Scouting (BSA)

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 8:06 am, by

There is a parent meeting coming up for folks interested in scouting. Eric Stone says to contact him (at the address below) for more information on the meeting to be held on March 20th at 6:30 pm Boy Scouts of America, has made several radical changes. Scouting (BSA) as it is now called, has changed from  Continue Reading

San Juan County Homeless Count Holds Steady

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 8:03 am, by

The 2019 San Juan County “Point-In Time” (PIT) Homeless Count identified 149 people who have no stable place to live, an increase from the 2018 count of 120 but similar to the 2017 count of 154. Of the 149 people identified as having no stable place to live, 67 people were living out of doors,  Continue Reading

Price Reduction!

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 3:33 pm, by

With the price reduced, you now have no excuses! Get Glamorous! Drink some wine! Eat some delicious, locally sourced food! And watch the OSCARS live! Live Auction including fabulous trips to Sidney, BC, Poets Cove Resort on Pender Island, Roche Harbor Romantic hotel stay & spa treatments, Lakedale Resort Glamping w/Duck Soup dinner package. (6)  Continue Reading

Real Estate with Merri Ann

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Are You Considering Selling Your Property? You may want to consider researching, collecting and completing the items detailed below. This is not a check list for planting flowers on your porch and painting your front door, you can go to the internet for that information. This list is to prepare sellers in San Juan County  Continue Reading

EDC to offer free Construction Basics training at Lopez Island High School

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 11:15 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in construction basics at Lopez Island High School this March, sponsored by the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and by the Lopez Community Land Trust. The course will be taught by Paul Henriksen, and will cover  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – February 21st from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we run  Continue Reading

FHFF Oscar Night Gala

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The 3rd Annual FHFF Oscar Gala returns to the beautiful San Juan Island Yacht Club on February 24, 2019   Celebrate film and watch the Oscars LIVE on the big screen with your friends! Doors open at 5:00 pm with live Red Carpet Coverage on the big screen, followed by the Oscar Ceremony at 6:00  Continue Reading

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Don’t Miss The Next Best of the Fest! In the oft-cited history of American music, there is a missing chapter that deserves our attention and respect: the influence of Native Americans. Despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States, indigenous musicians played an important role in helping to shape the  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Hello, it’s me, Arlo. No, not Guthrie. The other one. I’m the other, better looking, more-sophisticated Arlo. As an older, dignified sort of fellow, I’m looking forward to finding a quiet home where I can pursue my interests, which include but are not limited to rare coin collecting, writing haiku poetry, reading the New York  Continue Reading

OPALCO Announces Board Candidates For April Election

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Candidate Forums Scheduled March 4-7TH OPALCO’s Elections & Governance Committee has interviewed and approved a slate of candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors election. There are seven board members representing four districts and 20 islands. Everybody votes in all elections regardless of their home district. The Candidates are: Two open positions in District 3  Continue Reading

Salish Sea Early Music Festival – Early 19th-Century Serenades

Posted on February 17, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Early 19th-Century Serenades for guitar, viola and flute will be presented in this second 2019 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance featuring guitarist Oleg Timofeyev, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violist Stephen Creswell. Included will be the Sérénade by guitarist and mandolin virtuoso Leonardo de Call (1767-1815), the Troisième Sérénade by flutist Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792-1852),  Continue Reading

SJCT: Now Showing, Death by Design

Posted on February 17, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

We hear from Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, Executive Artistic Director, San Juan Community Theatre… What a storm that was! On day one, I was standing outside, watching the snow fall, blanketing the ground in white. On day two, I was bundled up in the house, making soup, watching movies and playing games. On day three…I was going a  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Planning For The End of Life

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 6:05 am, by

I was staying at Sakya Kachod Choling, the Buddhist Center on Mt Dallas, when I learned that my friend Ben’s cancer had spread into parts of his body that changed his situation from fighting for his life to acceptance of his death. A Buddhist Center is a good place to be at a time like  Continue Reading

Time to Make Early Resident Camping Reservations

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Early resident camping reservations accepted until February 21st at 4:00 pm for San Juan County Parks. San Juan County Parks & Fair is again offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year-round!  Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park  Continue Reading

Are You Considering Selling Your Property?

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 5:31 am, by

Selling your property? Here’s advice from a pro… Thinking about selling your property?  You may want to consider researching, collecting and completing the items detailed below. This is not a check list for planting flowers on your porch and painting your front door, you can go to the internet for that information.  This list is  Continue Reading

25th Year of Knowledge Bowl!

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 5:31 am, by

We hear from Richard Meenan, San Juan Public Schools Foundation… Here’s a photo from the 11th & 12th grade team ten years ago… Are you ready for some knowledge? The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will host the 2019 Knowledge Bowl at the San Juan Community Theatre Monday evening, March 4, from 6:30 to 8:30.  Doors open  Continue Reading

Board of Health to Discuss Medical Air Transport

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the San Juan County Board of Health will be discussing medical air transport, a critical Access to Care issue, at their regularly scheduled Board meeting.  The meeting will start at 11:30 am in the County Council Hearing Room.  The full Board of Health agenda can be viewed on the county  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the February 2019 Firefighter of the Month. Rookie Firefighter Erik Gresseth was selected this month due to his unwavering commitment to his community. Erik has an outstanding record of responding to emergency calls and attendance at training drills. Erik is someone who tries  Continue Reading

Postponed or Cancelled Events

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

Friday, Feb 15 – The Episcopal Church Women’s Brown Bag Luncheon scheduled at St. David’s Church for Friday, February 15, has been cancelled due to ice and slush on the parking lot. Join us next month, on March 8, for another Brown Bag Luncheon.   Friday, Feb 15 SCHOOLS ARE OPEN ON LATE START SCHEDULE, TWO HOURS DELAYED  Continue Reading