Volunteer at the Fair


As the largest event in the County gets closer---August 16th-19th--- the San Juan County Fair is looking for volunteers! Would like to be part of the Fair? Do you have a special interest? From “Department Superintendent” to “Gardener Extraordinaire”---Check out the many volunteer opportunities today at www.sjcfair.org




SJI Island Walk Saturday


Roche Harbor Trails: Mike Buettell volunteer trail builder will lead a hike through the extensive trail system next to the Roche Harbor Resort. Mike and his group of volunteers are proud of the trail building and maintenance. Meet & park at the intersection of Roche Harbor/West Valley Road. Distance: 3.5 miles. Moderate gentle trails. Dogs on leashes welcome.




Shirley Dahl-Williams


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July 5, 2017 ~ July 7, 1924


Shirley Dahl-Williams, age 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at her home in Roseburg, OR. Shirley was born on July 7, 1924, in Calgary, Alberta.

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Park Street Chipsealing Scheduled


The Town’s Park Street Sewer & Water Main Replacement Project is nearly complete. Town has contracted with SJC Public Works to provide chipsealing services to restore the roadway surface next week. Important construction and road closure dates follow.

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Looking Good…and needy


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Oscar Wilde once said, “In matters of grave importance, Style, not sincerity is the vital thing.” My name is Andrew and I like to think I offer both style and sincerity.

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Fair Photo Booth Needs Helpers


Fair Photo Superintended Miles Crossen is asking for volunteers to help out in setting up the Photography Display at this year's San Juan County Fair. At least a dozen of volunteers are needed to help accept and display the hundreds of wonderful photographs being entered in this year's competition on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Shop & Benefit Animal Protection Society Of Friday Harbor


Looking for just the right furnishings for your home at a reasonable price? The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor invites you to visit “Treasure Hounds”, a retail/resale store offering quality, pre-owned furniture, fine art, and home decor.

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No Evidence Of Death At Jackson Beach On San Juan Island


A number of rumors state “someone died at Jackson Beach” on SJI; specifically that there was a suicide. It is known a report of a man entering the water, swimming, and then was not seen again, was called in from a concerned witness. The sheriff’s dive team responded, and after an approximately three hour search of the beach and the water no evidence was found to support the report. Sheriff Ron Krebs said no missing persons have been reported, so at this point there is no reason to believe someone is missing or deceased.




Sign-Up For Orcas Port Commissioner


The Elections Office is opening a special three-day filing period for the Port of Orcas Port Commissioner #1 office.
Candidate filings can be made in person from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28. Online filings will be accepted from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, through 4 p.m. on Friday, July 28

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Terminal Grand Opening Tuesday


You’re invited to the Orcas Island Terminal Grand Opening! Tuesday, July 11 from 1 - 2 p.m. for a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the new facility and refreshments.




I Am Indigo


ig_SO_PetWeek-Indigo-001 (55k image)Hello, Dahlinks. I am Indigo. Just because I am a Russian Blue cat does not necessarily mean I am a spy. I’ll admit, I do enjoy listening in on you, especially when I hear the sound of a can opening. That always gets my attention.

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Mary Szymanski


(12/9/1916 ~ 7/1/2017)


Mary Szymanski, 100+, of Friday Harbor passed away on Saturday afternoon, July 1, 2017 peacefully at her home in The Village at the Harbour. She was born December 9, 1916, in Warsaw, Poland. She had one brother who perished in a concentration camp along with her father. Mary and her mother survived the camp and Mary came to the US in 1949 with her husband, Roman Szymanski.

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SJI School Board Candidates Forum


A Voter Forum will be held at the Grange on Thursday, July 13 from 6-8 p.m. This is provided to meet and hear the seven candidates in the primary election for two San Juan Island School Board Director seats.

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FANS Donate $5,000 to Island Rec


The Board of FANS (Families and Neighbors Support Island Red) is happy to announce a gift of $5,000 to Island Rec for summer programs. This contribution was made possible by the generous support of individuals and businesses on San Juan Island.

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Calling All County Writers


Hear the buzz? That should be all you busy-bee Island Writers preparing for the San Juan County Fair! But, you say, the Fair is months away! True, it's August 16-19, but the deadline for submitting is only weeks away: July 17th.

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I'm Just A Puppy!


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Hi! My name is Bobby. Yes, I actually do know where your blanket went. And …. I believe you know where the dog treats are kept. Maybe we can make a deal?

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BC Man Found Floating Near Dock


Prominent businessman and philanthropist Tom Harris died, but it is believed he may have falling off a friend’s boat at Roche Harbor.

The Times Colonist reported Harris had been staying on his friend’s 70-foot yacht at Roche Harbor. An early morning passerby spotted the body and called 911. There were no apparent signs of trauma, and Coroner took control of the body




PeaceHealth FH Receives National Quality Award


PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Wash. was recognized with a Premier, Inc. QUEST® High-value Citation of Merit for 2017 at Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition on June 27, 2017.

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Immigration Workshop Offered


Northwest Immigration Rights Project (NWIRP) will provide training, Friday, June 30, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at FH Middle School in the Commons, regarding immigration for students, teachers, parents and community members. The sessions will answer ques-tions that community members may have about the immigration system, immigration enforcement. Training includes an overview of the immigration system and immigration status, & resources available.





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A free 10 week course at the Mullis Community Senior Center sponsored by SJCy, and taught by Washington Vocation Services, will be offered Tuesdays, June 27 - August 29 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the Mullis Center.

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FHL Free Lecture


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2017 Illg Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Lauren Mullineaux, will be giving a free lecture at the San Juan Community Theater on Monday, June 26 at 7 pm followed by refreshments. Her talk is titled, “Are deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities resilient to disturbance?”

Lauren earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Masters of Science, Earth Sciences, summa cum laude, University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor's degree, Biology, summa cum laude, from Pomona College.




Know Your Island


Know Your Island Walk Saturday June 24, 1-4 pm Friday is the UW Friday Harbor Labs. Walk will be about 3 miles, could be some muddy spots. FHL is a preserve so no dogs.Meet at the Labs Administration parking, the first parking lot to the right when you drive in.




Whidbey Navy Station Open House


Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will hold it’s fourth annual Public Open House on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ault Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the base’s establishment. The base’s official commissioning was announced on Sept. 21, 1942, at the Seaplane Base by Commanding Officer Capt. Cyril T. Simard.

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Do You Believe?


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That’s me, Cookie, on the left. I’ll be direct. Do you believe in reincarnation? I’m not 100% certain, but I think there is a strong likelihood that I may be Bea Arthur, reincarnated.

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Lopez Student Appointed To Naval Academy.


Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), today announced that nine Washington students he nominated to U.S. Service Academies have accepted offers for the Class of 2021.

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