Jonathan White: Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean


Sunday, 19 Feb -17:SJI 07:00 PM SJI Library, free. In a book launch co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore, Jonathan White will read from his new book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. A surfer and a sailor, White writes about tides around the globe, from hunting mussels under the Arctic ice to the Silver Dragon, a 25-foot tidal bore that reaches 80 miles up the Qiantang River.




Brewery Opens in Friday Harbor


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The Mainland has over 5,000 breweries, and now, finally, Friday Harbor has one of its own.

On Saturday, February 18, Friday Harbor Brewing Company opens the doors to its Brew House tasting room, where locals can sample a variety of small batch, hand crafted beers.

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Signup For 2017 Fair Booth


Do you own a business, run an organization, or have a craft you’d like to share with the islands community? Consider having a booth at San Juan County Fair! The Fair is now accepting vendor booth applications for 2017.

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Children’s Festival Poster Contest


Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 27th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Island Rec needs your help to design the poster for this year’s Children’s Festival

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Navy, Again, Helps Out


Search and Rescue (SAR) teams from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island conducted three separate Medical Evacuations (MEDEVACs) between Thursday, Feb. 9, and Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. The first was from Friday Harbor Airport to Island Hospital in Anacortes, the second from Jefferson County Hospital to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and the third from Lopez Island to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.

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Seed Exchange On 15th


San Juan Island Grange #966 is proud to announce this year's Seed Exchange, next Wednesday, February 15th. Here's an excellent
opportunity to swap some of your garden seeds with fellow growers.

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Renew FH Business License


Renewal notices will be mailed to businesses the week of February 13, 2017. The business license year, or the time period that a business license is active, runs from April 1st to March 31st.

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Wiloma Hinds Harrell


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November 9, 1928 ~ February 2, 2017


Wiloma began her life in Crawford, Texas a small farming community west of Waco. She was the youngest child of William Shakelford and Tot “Lot” Hinds. She was named after her aunt Oma and her uncle Will Cooper who played a larger than life role in her development. She often described her humble beginnings by the phrase “I was a child of the depression”.

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Community Tribute to Honor Granny


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February 12, 2017, 1pm to 4pm at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor. The Town of Friday Harbor and The Whale Museum are hosting a community potluck to honor Granny.

There is no charge to attend, but please bring food and/or drink to share. There will also be an opportunity to share stories and photos of Granny.




File To Be A Lopez Hospital District Commissioner


On February 10, the County Council will consider a request to form a hospital district on Lopez Island. Assuming Council approves the proposition, it will go to the voters for approval on the April 25 Special Election.

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Your New Best Friend


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My name is Clementine and I’m here to audition for the role of “Your New Best Friend and Part-Time Comedienne”. I’m really hoping you have opposable thumbs, because I do my best work in the sink.

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Red Cross Lifeguarding Course


Registration is now open for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course offered by Island Rec and held at San Juan Island Fitness.

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Estate Sale Benefit For FH Animal Protection Society


ig_SO_EstateSale-001 (99k image)With donations from local supporters The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will hosti an estate sale February 10 & 11 from 10:00 to 4:00, at 689 Airport Circle Drive in Friday Harborof home furnishings; furniture; decorative items, & fine art. All proceeds benefit New Home New Hope campaign.




Reduce Wildfire Risk By Use Of Woody Biomass


Northwest Natural Resource Group is offering a workshop on using woody biomass to reduce wildfire risk in the San Juans in Eastound, WA on Saturday, February 25, 2017

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SJI School Emergency Drill


A comprehensive Emergency Services drill will be enacted at Friday Harbor High School on Saturday February 4, 2017, from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.

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Know A Tree Hugger?


Calling all tree huggers! Look out Oscar, the Finnie is coming! Its award season here in the San Juans. Know someone who deserves to walk the stewardship red carpet? Nominate them for a Good Steward Award!

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Free Workshop On Cyber Security


FREE workshop on the topic of Cyber security for Business, Wednesday, February 8th from 9:15-10:15 a.m. downstairs at Russell’s Landing on Orcas Island (next to the ferry dock). Free workshop - advance registration is required:

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WDFW Wants Comments On Yellow-Billed Cuckoos


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Forty-three species of fish and wildlife are listed for protection as state endangered, threatened or sensitive species. State wildlife managers are seeking public input on their recommendation to list the yellow-billed cuckoo as an endangered species in Washington.

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$1.3 Billion Loss Due To Invasive Species


A new report released today pegs the economic impact of 23 of the most damaging invasive species in Washington at $1.3 billion a year and a loss of 8,000 jobs, if there’s no prevention, according to the Washington Invasive Species Council.

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Underwater Noise And The Orcas


Join the Unitarian Universalist fellowship Sunday Jan 29 10:30 at the Mullis Center to explore the interconnected web of life with a presentation by Dr Veirs.

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Know Your Island Walk


Saturday, January 28, 1-4 pm, Reuben Tarte Park: First walk of the year will be at Reuben Tarte County Park.

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MacKaye Harbor Rd Meeting


A Community Meeting will be held on January 31, 2017 to share and discuss the feasibility study results. You can also participate in an online community meeting at https://mackayeharborroadstudy.participate.online/ through February 13, 2017. Links To More Information: www.sanjuanco.com/278/Current-Projects




SJI Real Estate Summary


By Merri Ann Simonson

In reviewing the year-end results for 2016, the sales dollar volume for the real estate market in San Juan County per the Northwest Multiple Listing Service was $251,020,953 which reflects an increase in volume of 16.4% over 2015 when the volume was $215,561,667. Read full report HERE(.pdf 249\k file)




Volunteer To Help Pets


The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced it will hold two orientation sessions for those who would like to become volunteers.

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SJI School New Mobile App


The latest news and information from schools in the San Juan Island School District are now available on smart phones and mobile devices with a new mobile app

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