Cyclops Submersible

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The Seadoc Society and UW Friday Harbor Labs with support from Oceangate Foundation are hosting the Cyclops Submersible. Cyclops 1 is coming north from OceanGate Inc.’s base in Everett for a week of exploratory science in the San Juans. Using FHL as a hub, three different project teams – including local researchers – will be  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike & Brew

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

It’s this Saturday!  Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew offers a choice of three bike routes exploring the back roads of San Juan Island. We have: The Mount Grant Grinder, for those who like a serious challenge in altitude gain The Metric Century for a roughly 62-mile ride (100 kilometers- yes, 100!) The Scenic Loop for families and  Continue Reading

Introductory Workshop to Playback Theater

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Reve Shannon, actor, writer, and performer who you may remember was very involved locally in the theater and was also director of the County Fair for a while,  will be leading/directing a Playback Theater event on Saturday. Keith Busha will  provide the musical landscape for the performances. Playback Theater is an improvisational theater form that  Continue Reading

Dinner Party at the Whale Museum

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The Whale Museum invites everyone to the first annual event, “The Dinner Party,” an elegant fundraiser and auction on Friday, September 14, 6:00 pm, at Brickworks. Proceeds benefit the museum’s mission of promoting stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.  The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a reception  Continue Reading

Letter from the Port

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor Commission recently presented the following letter to the Governor’s task force. Here it is for you to see… Dear Council Staff, The Port of Friday Harbor respectfully requests that the Pacific Fishery Management Council set aside an allocation of 250,000 chinook salmon from the Fraser River for the endangered Southern  Continue Reading

SJIMA Presents, Stuff: We Become Our Things A Retrospective

Posted on September 11, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

A new exhibit, Stuff: We Become Our Things: A Retrospective opens Saturday, September 15 at the San Juan Island Museum of Art. The exhibit is part of The Female Gaze, Part 3, The Woman as a Visionary and Creator and will be showing until November 26. Award-winning artist Nicola Wheston unveils a new installation that takes us from  Continue Reading

Second Friday Bingo at the Mullis Center

Posted on September 11, 2018 at 6:13 am, by

Join us at the Mullis Community Center for this classic small-town event. Enjoy a delicious lunch and an afternoon of BINGO! This is a great way to start off your weekend. We meet every 2nd Friday of the month.  This Friday enjoy Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Caesar Salad w/ Garlic Croutons, and Chef Eugene’s Famous  Continue Reading

2019 Roche Harbor Salmon Derby

Posted on September 11, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

NEWSFLASH – This event is Sold Out! Here’s the lastest from Debbie this morning: Well that was a flurry of phone calls; emails; text messages and a fax machine on fire! 2019 Roche Harbor Salmon Derby is SOLD OUT as of today 9/11/18. That beats the record set last year on 10/6! Thank you for  Continue Reading

Two Events for YES for Homes Coalition of San Juan County

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Monday, Sept. 10 from noon-2:00 pm, at the San Juan Island Grange, the League of Women Voters of the San Juans is presenting a discussion on the affordable housing initiative that will be on the November ballot. The proposal would establish a real estate excise tax, or REET, to help fund construction of affordable housing. Featured  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

Buenos Dias, Amigos and Amigas.  I am Buddah, a kitten of many amazing qualities.  I love to jump, play, cuddle, pounce, wrestle, purr, nuzzle, run, hunt the red dot, climb pants, and take siestas, but not necessarily in that order.  I am looking for you….and hoping that you are looking for me!  I’m here at  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag…

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

We hear from Louise Dustrude… Imagine the impact on our community if everyone who is having trouble paying for housing were to leave. I don’t believe the rest of us could function without them — people such as teachers, sheriff’s deputies, EMTs, firefighters, food service workers, and others. Ours are among the lowest wages and  Continue Reading

The Wild Side: Knock on Wood–All About Woodpeckers

Posted on September 9, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

What types of woodpeckers might you see on the San Juan Islands?   How can you tell if they are living in your woodland? Join Shona Aitken, Education Coordinator at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center to find out more about these fascinating birds and their important role in our local forests.   Refreshments are courtesy  Continue Reading

OPALCO Announces Upcoming County-Wide Planned Outages

Posted on September 9, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

OPALCO Announces two upcoming planned outages on Tuesday, September 25 at 12:30 am & Tuesday, October 23 at 12:30 am… All of San Juan County will be affected by a series of two planned outages necessary for BPA to replace a section of one of the two main power lines that feeds the San Juan Islands from  Continue Reading

September is Preparedness Month in San Juan County!

Posted on September 8, 2018 at 6:30 am, by

From Brendan Cowan, Director, San Juan County Department of Emergency Management… While emergency preparedness is a year round responsibility for all islanders, the San Juan County Council recently proclaimed September as “Preparedness Month” in San Juan County. “This is an opportunity to remind everyone who spends time in the islands that many of the things we love most about being here also  Continue Reading

Meet and Greet the Candidates for Fire Dept Chief Position

Posted on September 8, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

From Jamie Mountford PIO SJIFD… After over 35 years with the department, San Juan Island Fire Chief Brad Creesy is retiring at the end of October. The community is invited to an evening reception to meet the five finalists being considered for the position. This informal meet and greet opportunity will be Sunday, September 16 from 5-7 P.M.  Continue Reading

From the Mail Bag…

Posted on September 8, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

We hear from Lisa Nash Lawrence… Please join me in saying YES for Homes Coalition of San Juan County in the next election! I’m a lifelong Islander and I’ve seen dramatic change in affordable housing and house ownership in San Juan County, and it’s not for the better. Please consider your neighbors, the elderly, and  Continue Reading

Chamber Music at Brickworks Tonight and Tomorrow and at the Grange on Sunday

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm, by

Friday: The Archipelago Collective presents a program of chamber music curated by its members in the beautiful Brickworks space.  Mozart Duo KV 292 for Bassoon and Cello Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. Alex Shapiro Introspect for String Quartet Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major Friday, Sept 7, 7:30 PM – 09:30 PM  $20  Continue Reading

Free Harp Recitals Today and Tomorrow at the Library and at Peace Health

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 11:32 am, by

There will be a free harp recital today, Sept 7 at noon at the library featuring harpist Sophie Baird-Daniel joined by friends from the Archipelago Collective. The musicians will teach a bit about the music and their instruments saving time at the end for a Q&A. On Saturday Sept 8 the whole family is invited to join  Continue Reading

River Otters in a Land Without Rivers

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Did you know that most of the otters we see around here are river otters? It is true. The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) has adapted to our salt water environment. “River otters are semi-aquatic mustelids (the weasel family), and are traditionally thought to be freshwater animals.  However, across both coasts of North America, river otters  Continue Reading

New Paintings at Waterworks Gallery

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

There will be a reception Friday September, 7th  4-7 pm for artists Cathy Schoenberg, with floral oil paintings and Jo Moniz, with geometric encaustic paintings. Both artists share a richly hued color palate. Cathy’s journey to her present work in oils takes very circuitous route. Patterning of dancing figures, female forms, and felines lead to brilliantly colored floral shapes  Continue Reading

On the Ferry

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

From photographer John Miller, “Caught this young fellow (Eric)  practicing on the ferry the other day.” 

When No. 2 Schoolhouse was More than a Road

Posted on September 5, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s the monthly History Column for September from San Juan Historical Society and Museum… Island schools are back in full swing and we can’t help but look fondly upon school photos from long ago. There is a lot to see in these two photographs taken at No. 2 Schoolhouse over 100 years ago. We are  Continue Reading