Local Chickens Predict Super Bowl and Odds!

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 1:11 pm, by

Lowell Jons reports uncanny accuracy from the chicken coop! The families of Lowell Jons and Jen/Gib Black share a chicken coop. For some gameday fun they had their chickens ‘lay’ the odds and winner of the Super Bowl. There are two main nesting boxes where they lay so the Eagles were given box A and  Continue Reading

Signs of Spring

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 6:00 am, by

Thanks to island farmer and artisan Margaret Thorson for this photo, “The snowdrops are really beautiful this spring.”

San Juan Islands Visitor Study

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

Project researchers will present results from the 2017 San Juan Islands Visitor Study… Local, state, and federal agencies that manage lands or recreation facilities in the San Juan Islands sponsored a study in 2017 to collect better information about use, impacts, visitors, and preferences for management. The study addresses several questions related to San Juan  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

“Hey Sam”, they said. “Get on the bus and go on a road trip with us”, they said. “It’ll be fun.”, they said. So, I got on the bus. In Texas. That road trip took over four days!  I tell you what, all the way from Texas to Friday Harbor is down the road a  Continue Reading

Creating A Safe Home Environment For Seniors

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 8:45 am, by

Especially now with the Life Care Center closed, there may be many islanders caring for elderly parents or relatives, and even sharing their homes with them. This article written by freelance writer Jane Campbell outlines some simple but powerful steps we can take to make our homes and theirs much safer. Did you know that  Continue Reading

2018 Dog Licenses – Happiness for just $15

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

A San Juan County resident traveled to Los Angeles with her dog. A mishap occurred, and the dog ran off. A Los Angeles resident found the dog and called the Auditor’s office, because the dog was wearing a San Juan County dog license. Auditor staff were able to reach the dog owner using the cell  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Book Launch with Janet Dann

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Island author, Janet Dann is proud to announce the launching of The Good Neighbors Trilogy, books written by both her father, John R. Dann, and herself, at Griffin Bay Bookstore on Saturday, February 10, 7:00 pm. Islanders who remember attending folk dancing evenings with the Danns some years ago, or who were aficionados  Continue Reading

Home Trust Fundraiser Postponed

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Pizza Paddle Raise Postponed The San Juan Community Home Trust has postponed its “Have a Heart Pizza Paddle Raise” fundraiser, originally scheduled Saturday, February 10 at the San Juan Grange. It will be rescheduled at a later date. Raffle tickets for the fun child’s battery-powered Tesla will still be available for $50 each at the  Continue Reading

Amateur Radio Training

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County’s amateur radio volunteers form a critical communications link between islands and to the mainland in the event of a major emergency or outage. The San Juan County Amateur Radio Society (www.sjcars.org) is hosting a training in Friday Harbor to prepare islanders to take the Amateur Technician test. This certification allows islanders to  Continue Reading

WSDOT Open House at Brickworks

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 12:38 pm, by

Spring highway construction will affect San Juan Islands and north Whidbey Island vacationers A large Connecting Washington project will cause delays on Highway 20, just east of Anacortes from early April into July. WSDOT contractor crews from Tapani, Inc. will build two new roundabouts in the area of SR 20 and the SR 20 Spur  Continue Reading

Singing Valentines

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Valentines are not just for sweethearts; they are a caring gesture for anyone you cherish. And to help you express your affections, our entire chorus will arrive at your home, business or at your dinner date in our snappy costumes, with a fresh rose and a couple of special songs to serenade one, two or  Continue Reading


Posted on February 1, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Candidates Named for OPALCO Election; Nominations by Petition due 2/23 The volunteer member Elections & Governance Committee has selected two candidates as nominees for the OPALCO Board of Directors election, District 2 (Orcas, Armitage, Big Double, Blakely, Fawn, Little Double and Obstruction islands), in April 2018. The following were nominated by a vote of the  Continue Reading

Pilot Ground School for Local Students

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Monday night eight local students were given the opportunity to take a pilot ground school class compliments of Kathleen Bartholomew, who raised funds from local business people to provide scholarships for the class thru COVE. With the growing shortage of pilots in the country, she feels students should have the opportunity to explore aviation. Students  Continue Reading

Imogen Cunningham: Through My Lens

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art, SJIMA, will open an exhibition by world renowned Pacific Northwest photographer Imogen Cunningham, courtesy of the Imogen Cunningham Trust and its director, San Juan County resident Meg Partridge, Cunningham’s granddaughter, and an award winning documentary filmmaker. Imogen Cunningham: Through My Lens will be on view from February 17th  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left does Valentine’s!

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 7:57 am, by

Desserts, wine, music, soft lights and words of love that will make you smile, touch your heart and encourage you to leave the outside world behind for a while. We hope to share this wonderful evening with you. Reservations required. To cover our costs we are charging $25 per person- all included. Seating is very  Continue Reading

Love and Logic Workshop

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Become a Love and Logic parent. Avoid power struggles with your kids. Make parenting fun and rewarding. This is a FREE six-week workshop being facilitated by Terra Holmgren, Friday Harbor Elementary School Counselor. Workshops will be held each Tuesday from February 27th through April 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Elementary School. Registration  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Small Treasures from the Mullis Family

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written by Peggy Sue McRae… Earlier this month I took the Mullis Center’s bus to Mt Vernon on the regular monthly shopping and medical appointments trip. I went to meet my sister Sally and deliver late Christmas presents. What I brought home was a large box of “old Friday  Continue Reading

Mission Blue

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest” presents: “Mission Blue” – a film about legendary oceanographer, Sylvia Earle. She is on a personal mission to save our oceans. Mission Blue is part oceanic road trip, part biography, part action adventure story, and part expose of an eco-disaster. The film deftly weaves her unique personal  Continue Reading

Community Service Projects Wanted

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Request for Friday Harbor High School Community Service Projects The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class begins January 29th.   This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally.  This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and  Continue Reading

Not Just Desserts Auction

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Just in time for the Big Game. It’s auction time! No, not *that* auction. It’s time for our NOT Just Desserts auction! Where: Brickworks When: Saturday, February 3rd from 3:00 to 5:30 pm Please join us for your chance to walk home with appetizers, dinners and deserts that you can enjoy anytime or just in  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce myself. I am Jem. If you’ve visited the animal shelter at any time over the last six years you may have already met me. I spent three years at the shelter waiting for my forever person. When she showed up, I fell head over heels in love with  Continue Reading

Where East Meets West

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talk: Boyd Pratt, Where East Meets West Hawaii, “Crossroads of the Pacific,” is known as a place where “East Meets West.”  Join Boyd as he explores Honolulu’s Chinatown, Plate Lunches, and the Honolulu Museum of Art. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails Committee.  Continue Reading

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