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Calling All Couch Potatoes


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(Elizabeth Farr -contributed photo)


Calling all couch potatoes! Did you know that Friday Harbor’s new animal shelter has an "Enrichment Room"? This is a magical room where volunteers, staff and prospective adopters can spend time in a cozy, home-like setting with an adoptable dog or cat.

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Fire, EMS & Town Discuss Merger Study


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(L to R: SJI Fire Chair Bob Jarman & Hosp Chair Michael Edwards -IG photo)


A report on the feasibility of combining San Juan Island fire District 3 and hospital District 1 is expected to be ready for public review by the end of March 2019.

The CAG (Citizen’s Advisory Group) has yet to complete the report they have been charged with producing, but at a special joint meeting on Wednesday -including both boards and the Town of Friday Harbor administrator- they reported that while their work is open to possibilities, one of their goals is to find the best solution to serving the community with the most realistic level of service that is affordable.

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New Vacation Rental Webpage Available

 

ig_B_ForRentSign-001 (142k image)New rules for both new and existing vacation rental permit compliance is due December 31, and the County has posted a new webpage with the most requested information regarding vacation rental permits and compliance with the new regulations. It includes information about how to apply for permit, have an existing permit and want to know what to do to comply with the new rules, or need to find your permit number.




SJI Meeting On Hospital & Fire Consolidation

 

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1, Fire Department #3, and the Town of Friday Harbor are meeting with the Citizen’s Advisory Group (CAG) on this Wednesday December 12, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. (Fire District Bld, 1011 Mullis Street) to discuss the CAG’s progress & their interim report.




$277K For County Salmon Recovery


The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of nearly $18 million in grants for projects to restore salmon habitat in an effort to bring the iconic fish back from the brink of extinction; including $277,742 to San Juan County. An estimated 75 percent of 18M is intended to fund projects to benefit Chinook salmon, which make up a large part of the southern resident orca whale diet.

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County Needs Volunteers, Lot’s Of Them


The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions.

A list of openings is below, and additional information about each committee is available on the County's website at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies.

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Excitement At SJC Theatre’s Annual Holiday Festival


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San Juan Community Theatre (SJCT) held its annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 1st, raising over $114,000 in support for the 2018-2019 season. Attendees were treated to 1920’s themed décor by Susan Williams, Anita Welch, and Cyndy Gislason and a menu inspired by popular dishes of the same era from Owner Anna Maria de Freitas and Executive Chef Ryan Lockhart at Coho Restaurant.

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ig_SO_LightACandleChildren-001 (70k image)The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, which unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon, is scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 9th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

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Ed Warbass Sculptor Demonstration At SJIMA


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(Clay model for bronze sculpture -contributed photo)


Northwest artist Gareth Curtiss is bringing his bronze sculpting project to Friday Harbor December 17th through 21st so that the public may share in the creation of the Ed Warbass sculpture he is making for the town. The public is invited to watch and interact with the artist in a temporary work space being created for him in the glass atrium at the front of San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA).

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FH High Finalist In National STEM Contest


Friday Harbor High School is one of the five Washington schools that are among the nation’s 250 state finalists in the Friday Harbor High School is one of the five Washington schools that are among the nation’s 250 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The state finalist schools were chosen based on their creative and strategic proposals to solve complicated issues that affect their communities by using STEM learning., a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The state finalist schools were chosen based on their creative and strategic proposals to solve complicated issues that affect their communities by using STEM learning.

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Threatened Island of Artists and Hunters. Know Your Islanders Talk: Theresa Simendinger

 

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Monday December 3, SJI Library 7pm: Travel with Theresa Simendinger on a buying trip to find native art on Shishmaref Alaska, a town of about 600 people on a small barrier island 5 miles off the coast of Alaska and just south of the Arctic Circle. Small is about 2 miles long and about 1/4 mile wide. Inuit people have called it home for 400 yeas. Currently less than 600 still do.
Theresa traveled there on a buying trip to find art for Friday Harbor’s Native Art Gallery: Arctic Raven

Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails Committee.




Free E-Cycle Proposed

 

Computer San Juans is asking small businesses, schools, ports, town, county departments and individuals who would recycle their electronic goods -computers, monitors and peripherals- if it was offered at no charge, to contact computersanjuans@centurytel.net. Those interested in assisting in organizing locations on all ferry serviced islands for drop off and pickup of items are needed, and should also make contact.




New Home For The Holidays & Clearance Sale


ig_SO_PetWeek-XmasCat-001 (82k image)The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor plans to have all current dog and cat residents moved into the new animal shelter at 938 Cattle Point Road by the end of this week.

In order to allow the animals to acclimate to their new living quarters, the shelter will be open by appointment only beginning Friday, November 30 through Friday, December 7.

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Fairgrounds Flea & Craft Market Saturday


Getting antsy about the Winter Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds? Be sure to mark your calendars for December 1st and buzz over to the Fairgrounds this Saturday from 9am-1pm. The American Legion Auxiliary booth will be open for breakfast & lunch from 8:30am - 1:00pm and proceeds will go towards their scholarship fund, which is open to all seniors. 4H will be selling baked goods, and the Class of 2019 will be selling holiday wreaths.

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SJI Museum of Art Celebration For The Community


The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is presenting “A Celebration For The Community” opening December 20, 2018 and running until January 21, 2019.

The exhibitions feature the works of local artists Sam Connery and Mary Ann Rock, and also include Spring Street School Student Art.

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“Complete Streets” For San Juan County Proposed


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Dave Zeretzke of San Juan Island Trails sent out a notice that On Tuesday, November 27th at 9:15 at the San Juan County Council Meeting Room, the three San Juan County Council members will take public testimony about a proposed ordinance to adopt Complete Streets principles in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

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Season’s Biggest Tides Are Coming


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Head outdoors this holiday season and help build a picture of the future


King tides, the annual extreme-high tides that occur whenever the moon is closest to Earth, are a dramatic feature of Washington winters - and a glimpse of what our future in Western Washington may look like as sea levels rise. This holiday season (November 23-30, 2018), provides a great opportunity for people to capture these extreme tides and help scientists assemble a preview of shorelines to come.

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Retrospective Of Artist Nicola Wheston


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(Nicola Wheston -detail of contributed photo below)


Artist Nicola Wheston is not afraid to talk trash, but her latest exhibit, Stuff: We Become Our Things, does the trash talking for her. Recording the stuff we have, what surrounds us, and the things we see in our everyday lives, Wheston’s new work shifts our focus onto the tidal wave of waste created in a consumerist society.

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Quick Titles Now Available


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(L to R: Ryan Palmateer Oren Comb s& Kira Sable - SJC Auditor photo)


Ever needed that car or boat license in a hurry, only to be told it would take six to eight weeks to arrive? Now, San Juan County residents can walk away from the licensing counter with a clean, valid, same-day Washington State “Quick Title.” This new service is available at the San Juan County Auditor’s Office to qualifying vehicle and vessel owners.

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Orca Task Force Report Published


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The Governor’s Task Force charged with developing long-term action recommendations for orca recovery and future sustainability has released it’s report and recommendations (pdf (2319\k file).

The report recommends four goals:
Goal 1:
Increase Chinook abundance.
Goal 2:
Decrease disturbance of and risk to orcas from vessels and noise, and increase their access to prey.
Goal 3:
Reduce the exposure of Southern Resident orcas and their prey to contaminants.
Goal 4:
Ensure that funding, information and accountability mechanisms are in place to support effective implementation.

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SJ Island Rec- First Aid and CPR


If you missed out on the September session of First Aid and CPR, Island Rec and EMS were able to add another class in December. Upon successful completion of this class you will walk away with life-saving skills and a First Aid certification from the American Heart Association that is valid for two years.

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SJI Holiday Arts and Crafts + food.

 

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Shop locally for the holidays in Friday Harbor at the Mullis Communtiy Center’s annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair. There will be a full house of local artists and crafters as well as some amazing food to eat in or take out. You’ll be able to find something unique and special for just about everyone on your list: from jewelry, textiles, fine art and home decor to cards, ornaments, soaps, lotions, potions, and more. Additionally, the senior class will be selling evergreen wreaths and taking orders for pumpkin pies.




2019 Dog Licenses Available November 26


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(Auditor’s Office employees Jo George and Oren Combs issue 2019 dog tag #1 to local canine Charley Goddu
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Charley Goddu, a 10-year old poodle mix, received the first dog license of 2019 at the San Juan County Auditor’s office. Charley, a former rescue dog, was adopted in 2015 by Peter Goddu and Margaret Langlie at the Skagit Humane Society.

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PeaceHealth Guardian of Excellence Award


PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Wash., has been named a 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey.

This award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors health care facilities who consistently achieved performance in the top five percent in patient experience of Press Ganey client health care facilities nationwide.

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LWV Hosts Book Discussion


ig_Russell_Hochschild-002 (44k image)The League of Women Voters’ November program (12:30 p.m., Nov. 12, at the SJI Library) will be a discussion of sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild’s “Strangers in Their Own Land,” 2018 edition.

Like many, Hochschild wanted to come up with useful ways to work toward healing the nation’s divide.

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Canada Refuses Emergency Order For Orcas


Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of the Georgia Strait Alliance has announced the federal government has refused to issue an emergency order to protect endangered killer whales under the Species at Risk Act, despite the Ministers of Fisheries and Oceans, and of Environment and Climate Change making a recommendation for one.

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SJI Firefighters Rescue Cowboy


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(Photo by Firefighter Cy Scammell)


By Carolyn Hudson

When Cowboy toppled down a 30-foot cliff Monday night, San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Firefighters were there to save him in the dark of night.

Gretchen Bailey said her hearing- and vision-impaired 14-year-old golden retriever got confused and ended up falling down the cliff on the island’s west side before she could reach him.

Firefighter Craig McConnell and Lt. Michael Henderson rappelled down the rocky wall to Cowboy using an intricate rope and pulley system set up by several firefighters. The rising tide was beginning to splash onto Cowboy who lay there motionless, tired and scared when the firefighters reached him.

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Report Dead, Sick, Or Injured Swans


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(Mary Kalbert photo)


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has re-established a hotline to report dead, sick, or injured swans in three northwest Washington counties as part of its ongoing effort to assess the impact of lead poisoning on trumpeter and tundra swans.

State wildlife managers ask that people call (360) 466-4345, ext. 266 to report dead, sick, or injured swan. Callers should be prepared to leave a short detailed message including their name and phone number, along with the location and condition of the swans.

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Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day Saturday


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On Saturday, November 10 there will be a first-ever region wide day of action to connect people to Puget Sound, the critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, and the work that is needed to do to save them.

Sat, Nov 10th, rain or shine, so prepare activities for inclement weather San Juan Island, Jackson Beach Friday Harbor.

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Free Dictionaries To Students

 

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(Barbara Fagan -Contributed photo)


The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently visited the Friday Harbor Elementary School for its annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

Pictured are the 3rd grade students of Noel Harvey, Kim Warin, and Tessa Gavre. The kids are excited to receive dictionaries of their own. Rotary Club of San Juan Islands have given over 3,000 dictionaries to students countywide for over 10 years under the leadership of Barb Fagan, Literacy Chair.




 

NOTE: Do not mail your ballot after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, because it will not be postmarked in time to be counted.

If you cannot mail your ballot by, or before, 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, you can put it in the Ballot Drop Box next to the sidewalk by the Sheriff’s office at the court house.




Take The Poll On Comp Plan


If you were unable to attend the Comprehensive Plan update community workshops in September and October, please take the online survey here: //www.surveymonkey.com/r/B7MPCCX. The survey will be available through November 30, 2018.

The county conducted polling during the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan update community workshops. These questions were conceived out of previous public outreach and public comments and were designed to help staff develop preliminary proposals to update goals and policies. The Comprehensive Plan update will guide San Juan County through 2036.

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Comment On SJI National Monument Plan


The Bureau of Land Management released their Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Islands National Monument (Monument) nearly a month ago.

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OPALCO Checks Time


In December, capital credit checks will be sent out to members who were active in 1993, plus some from 1994 as OPALCO continues to smooth its 25-year cycle for capital credit distributions.

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SJI Benefit Christmas Concert


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It’s time for this year’s December 15th benefit Christmas concert at St. David’s Episcopal Church: An American Village Christmas. The concert will be sung unaccompanied by a 25-voice choir directed by Richard Lind. A couple of instrumental pieces on piano and saxophone will be interspersed among the choral works.

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Sherrif's Tips On Boat Safety


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The following is a winter boating safety tips and suggestions from the San Juan County sherrif's office: " It is recommended that you build a float plan with a family member prior to the voyage, to include when you are departing, where you are going, what route you are taking and what time you expect to return.

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SJI Foundation Awards Grants


The San Juan Island Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $20,546 to local nonprofits in their third and final grant cycle of the year. The Foundation awarded $4,648 from its Healthy Community Fund, while generous donors and the SJICF Women’s Fund contributed a combined $15,898. The following local projects were funded:

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“Friday Harbor Nutcracker Ballet” Dec 15 &16


Salish Sea Youth Ballet presents the Friday Harbor Nutcracker on December 15th & 16th. San Juan Island dancers will perform excerpts from the classic Nutcracker ballet in an intimate tea party setting at Brickworks.

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Want To Be A Candidate For OPALCO Board?


There are two ways to be nominated for a board position: 1) by the member Elections & Governance Committee (EGC) or 2) by petition.

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Drop In Worker's Comp


The price of workers’ compensation insurance in Washington will take the largest drop in more than 10 years on January 1.
The state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced a 5 percent decrease in the average amount employers pay for the coverage.

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Sign-up To Sell At SJI Grange


Saturday, December 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm: The SJI Granges, (152 First St. in Friday Harbor) is offering table space just in time for sellers to set up to allowChristmas shoppers to find that special gift, or for the sellers or to make some extra money for the holidays. So far 8 vendors have been booked, selling handbags, an audiophile record turntable, electric guitar with amp, and other used items, biochar, jewelry... Tables are still available at $10 each. No commission.




New SJCFD Commissioner?


The San Juan County Fire Protection District #2 Board of Fire Commissioners will meet in a special meeting to interview and appoint a new fire Commissioner. The meeting will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5:30pm. The candidates are Rick Christmas, Gulliver Rankin, and Dave Zoeller.




Beneath the Salish Sea


ig_Harbor_Seal_david_hicks_01 (44k image)The next Ocean Night event will be on Wednesday December 5th. It's a free screening of Beneath the Salish Sea, a fantastic documentary by acclaimed dive videographer Florian Graner. He'll be in attendance to take questions. A press release is attached along with a few of Florian's stills. Let me know if you have questions,
Here's the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/898918437163117/




Buddy Wrote A Ditty


ig_SO_PetWeek-Buddy-001 (51k image)I see you when you’re eating…. I know when you’ve got treats… I know how to jump in your lap…. so, you’d better share snacks for goodness sake! I’m Buddy and I wrote that little ditty.

And that’s just one of the many talents I have to offer.

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Killing Deer Is Not The Answer


ig_Allison_Lance-003small (37k image)By Allison Lance

I attended a meeting at the library last night on deer population here on San Juan Island and what I walked away with is: KILL DEER! My take is different than pretty much everyone else’s point of view at what felt like a Cabela-sponsored rally. We humans seem to have a psychological need to blame any living thing other than ourselves for the ecological and economic mess we find ourselves in. Deer are not the problem - we are

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Island Rec - Moms to Be, Swim Free


Sunday December 2, expectant mothers are invited to move, swim and enjoy the bliss of buoyancy at SJI Fitness Club. Meet and greet other pregnant women, connect with swimming mentors and enjoy a fun time of fitness and friendship.

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SJI Library Annual Holiday Sale


On Dec.1 from 10:00 to 4:00 at the public library (1010Guard St.) will be annual Friends Of The SJI Library holiday sale. Included in the sale are holiday gifts, cool jewelry, books, audiobooks and dvds. And the fabulous themed basket silent auction will be featured. All proceeds go toward library programming, including the summer reading program, after school programs and adult programming.




SJI Hospital District Work Session


A work session starts at 2:00 p.m. and the Regular Meeting will start at 3:00 p.m. on 11/28 @ Frank Wilson EMS Memorial Building. No business will be transacted in the work session (meaning no motions or resolutions), but the public is welcome to attend. See full agenda below:

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My name is Beau


ig_SO_PetWeek-Beau-001 (51k image)What’s that you say? The holiday season is upon us? Fantastic. I’m bursting with joy. Bring on the carolers and eggnog. Drag a tree inside. Let’s be Merry. Here’s the thing; I’d give up sarcasm, but that would leave interpretive dance as my only means of communication. Trust me -" nobody wants that. My name is Beau. Why don’t you just come over to the animal shelter and adopt me? Now, THAT, would make the holidays merry and bright!




Stanley Keith Gurske


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March 24, 1952 ~ November 13, 2018


What is a sharks favorite sandwich?
A peanut butter and jellyfish!
Stanley Keith Gurske touched everyone he met with his humor and wit. Stan passed peacefully in his San Juan Island home 11/13/18 after a hard fight with cancer. He kept his humor until the very end of his courageous fight. Stan encouraged all around him to find “the silver linings” in his journey.

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Non-native Fish Left Belly Up


Earlier this month, a woman reportedly released two large coolers of live tilapia into Sammamish Lake, a popular location for water sports and hiking. A concerned citizen saw the act and reported it to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Upon following up, four fish were found dead, assumedly due to the shock of the cold water.

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Volunteer Day on Turtleback


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Date: December 1, Time: 9:45am To 1pm: Meet your new Orcas Stewardship Staff and throw in a little habitat restoration to boot. Help in the oak restoration units to help plant plugs grown in the Salish Seeds Project nursery.
Meet and depart promptly at 9:45 am from the South Trailhead parking area (Deer Harbor Road/Wild Rose Lane) to hike up the mountain. Tools will be provided. Dress for the weather and bring water/snacks.




Let's Make It A Happy Thanksgiving!


ig_SO_PetWeek-Frodo-001 (39k image)My name is Frodo. It looks like I’ll be without my own dysfunctional family to dine with on Thanksgiving again this year. For the record, I’m still single, I don’t have a job, I’ve been known to drink out of the toilet, and I fart at inappropriate times. If you don’t mind my saying so, I think I might fit right in with your family gathering this year. Adopt me and let’s put the “Fun” back in dysfunctional! I’m here at the animal shelter, but I’d rather be home with you.




Auction Of Rare Rocking Horse


ig_SO_RockingHorse-001 (71k image)Looking for a special gift for that person on your list who is difficult to buy for? The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has just the thing.

A beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted rocking horse has been donated to Treasure Hounds, the animal shelter’s upscale retail outlet, located next to the bowling alley.

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Yvonne Regina Swanberg


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October 12, 1945 ~ November 2, 2018


Yvonne Regina Swanberg passed away unexpectedly at her home in Friday Harbor, WA on November 2, 2018, she was 73. She was born in Rossland, B.C., Canada on October 12, 1945 to Richard and Dorothy (Streibeck) LeCaire.

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Middle-age & Want A Home


ig_SO_PetWeek-Nora-001 (82k image)Hello darlings. I’m Nora and just in case you’re wondering I am in excellent shape. The last time I checked, round IS a shape.

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ig_ISL_Slowgirl-001 (71k image)Island Stage Left presents “Slowgirl” by Greg Pierce, aAt SJ County Fairgrounds in Marie Boe Building, Nov 15 - Dec 16 - Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 4:00 (Except 22nd and 23rd Thanksgiving).

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SJI Reading The Chief of Rally Tree


ig_Jennifer_Boyden-001 (41k image)Jennifer Boyden’s award-winning, debut novel, The Chief of Rally Tree, will be released on November 13. The Public is invited to a celebration and reading at Brickworks in Friday Harbor, 6-9 pm.

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SJI Community Thanksgiving Dinner


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Fall is in the air and there is a need for volunteers for the 20th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Come help for the first or return as one of the veterans of Thanksgivings past and join in again with the brand new volunteers.

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Comment On American Camp Envr Rpt


The National Park Service is proposing to improve the facilities at the American Camp visitor center site within San Juan Island National Historical Park. The proposed project entails the replacement of the 39 year-old “temporary” visitor center with a new facility that would highlight the rich cultural history of the area as well as the spectacular natural setting of American Camp.

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Saturday: Fiddle Group Childsplay


ig_E_ChildsPlay-01 (67k image)From humble dance halls to world music audiences in Sweden and public radio audiences throughout the United States, Childsplay has introduced many thousands to the delights of fiddle music, and will be coming to Friday Harbor's San Juan Community Theatre on November 10 for a truly spectacular and musical evening as part of their final farewell tour.

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The Three Amigos


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Hello! We’re the Three Amigos - Bowie, Baez and Elton! We’re appearing now at the animal shelter. If you hurry you might make it in time to catch one of our performances. We’re very talented - just wait until you hear us sing! We’re just 8 weeks old, and ready to start our solo careers. Call the animal shelter for an appointment to meet us. Their number is (360) 378-2158. We’ll be tuning up!




Know Your Islanders Talk


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San Juan Island Library, November 5, 7 to 9pm.
The great Salish Sea: a history of the name, the features that make it special, and the love for, and knowledge of, our home. Plus, what do you do with a sense of place? Islander Shann Weston will cover these and more in this presentation




Reservations Return


Reservations are now available again for the Fall Schedule, and can be made by visiting: www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/takeaferry.

Beginning on Sunday, Nov. 4, full 4-boat service will resume for the Anacortes/San Juan Island/Sidney B.C. route, one day earlier than previously anticipated.




Lumi Verdugo - Clay Speaks


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The body of work of almost 56 years expresses Lumi’s joy in experimenting with glazes, firing and Raku pottery. At the exhibition Lumi Verdugo: Of My Hands 1962-2018 now at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) visitors can discover the varied faces of clay works, including the use of local island clay.

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SJI Island Rec- Tea Time


It is a terrific time for Tea Time! This is THE party you've been waiting for. Special sweet and savory bites, cold and hot teas, a Shel Silverstein reading, real China tea sets, decorations, and more.

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Hyak To Replace The Chelan


Sea trials on the Hyak were successful, and that vessel has replaced the Chelan on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route so that the Chelan can restore 3-boat service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon Island/Southworth route on Tuesday, October 30. The Hyak will assume the number 2 position and there will be no galley service on this vessel until 11:25 a.m.




Learn About Woody Biomass & Energy


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Saturday, November 3, 5:30pm-8:00pm at SJI Grange: Learn about the wide range of methods for converting biomass into energy to heat and power our homes, businesses, and communities. Register at bit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-opportunities-for-woody-biomass-tickets-50711031059#blog

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Dudley Is The Name, But I'm Thoughtful


ig_SO_PetWeek-Dudley-001 (38k image)Well hello there. My name is Dudley. I may look like I’m a deep thinker but, 99% of the time I’m thinking of ways to outsmart the red dot.

The rest of the time I’m napping. If these are things you enjoy doing, give me call. I’m here at the animal shelter. Thinking.




Eat Island Grown


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The best tastes of the San Juan Islands showcasing chefs, and the farmers that make that food possible happen October 28, 2018, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Brick Works in Friday Harbor

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Learn About Medical Leave Law


Business owners and bookkeepers will learn the details of Washington State’s new paid family and medical leave law at an informative workshop this November. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD), for a free and illuminating workshop entitled Paid Family & Medical Leave for Employers on November 13th, from 12 p.m. till 3 p.m. at Heritage Bank in Friday Harbor.

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Moms to Be, Swim for Free


On the first Sunday of each month November - February, expectant mothers are invited to move, swim and enjoy the bliss of buoyancy at SJI Fitness Club. Meet and greet other pregnant women, connect with swimming mentors and enjoy a fun time of fitness and friendship.

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