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Because much of the work needs to be done at seafloor level, Carlson and crew need to take advantage of low tides. This time of year the work window is most often at night.
Customary Mexican music rings through the streets. Wooden clogs and canes stomp and tap the blacktop. Girls twirl their skirts, ribbons blow in the wind, a spell is cast on the spectators.
The San Juan Islands Museum of Art opened its doors for the first time Fri., Dec. 5, with “Unveiling: the Best of the IMA’s Artist Registry” as its inaugural show.
Although the new ferry reservation system doesn't affect me really at all, I decided to register for an account just for the fun of it, and to determine whether the new system will be as easy as WSF claims.
Bold, intricate and creative--the Museum of History and Industry will function as a permanent exhibit, and could put the Historical Museum on the map for top things to do on San Juan.
Thirty people filter in from the cold, shedding layers and lining up to tap their toes and dosey doe.
"This is different than having a soup kitchen thanksgiving," Community Dinner organizer Jim Kynch said. "It's a community meal, and everyone is there."
Such is life when outfitting a boat, most of your money and time goes into it.
Nearly four years since the doors opened on Mullis Street and it’s time to expand again. A volunteer effort this summer transformed an unused back room of the building, that once functioned as a metal shop, into a space to store food, sort deliveries, and host workshops and cooking classes.
With the long weekend there are plenty of holiday themed activities on the home front. Islanders share what they are doing for Thanksgiving.
The branding committee, made up of community members, business owners and town council members, is studying the 608 survey responses, and working them into a plan.
Films were submitted by young filmmakers in San Juan County and Anacortes. Prior to the showcase, a panel of students, separate from the filmmakers, viewed and voted on which films would be shown. Seven films were chosen to premiere, and one took the title of best film.
The Audience Choice Award went to “Return of the River,” a documentary about the many forces behind the dismantling of the Elwha Dam, taken down with the hope of restoring the river’s once prolific salmon runs. The film also received the “People’s Choice” award.
What functioned as a wood shop, metal shop, and general storage space will be transformed into a space with a large work shop, two multi-purpose classrooms, a media production room, and an equipment room.
In keeping in step with last year’s event, this year's Film Festival, Nov. 7-9, will feature several films with a uniquely local element, including the premiere of "The Barefoot Bandit Documentary," an in-depth look at the infamous exploits of the San Juan Islands once most-wanted teen, Colton Harris-Moore, and the seeds of his multi-year, headline grabbing crime spree.
The workshop is intended for those interested in using social media to promote one’s art, arts’ organization, or arts’ facility.
A spin-off of its award-winning guided walk series, the San Juan Island Trails Committee presents "Know Your Islanders Talks" beginning Monday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at San Juan Island library. Veteran mountaineer Bob Anderson will be the series first guest speaker.
Begin early on All Hallow’s Day. Starting at the elementary school and then masquerading through town, this year’s annual elementary school dress-up parade begins at 9:30 a.m. (Friday is an “early release” day so the parade starts earlier than usual).
A Place to Play, located at 55 Spring Street, opened its doors Memorial Day Weekend. In children’s museum style, it functions as an indoor playing space for children, where imagination and creation are at the forefront of fun.
The drift card project came to life after the third largest energy company in North America, Kinder Morgan, proposed the expansion of its Trans Mountain Pipeline, which transports crude and refined oil from points as far away as Alberta and California.
Amy Bienvenu aims to unlock the body’s potential through Rolfing, a form of therapeutic manipulation of connective tissues in the body, is designed to relieve tension and discomfort, realign the body, and provide postural education.
The monthlong celebration of local island bounty is coming to a close with the culmination of all Savor events, the first-ever “Bite of the San Juans.” The gathering of food, drink and merriment is Sunday, Oct. 26, 1-4 p.m., at Brickworks.
Browse ‘til your heart’s content at the used book place. Classics, bestsellers, Pacific Northwest authors—you name it, they’ve probably got it. And if they don’t, they’ll find it.
Presented by Island Stage Left, “Red,” written by John Logan, returns to the San Juan County Fairgrounds; opening night is Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.
The filmmaker claims the tank’s compressed dimensions violate the Animal Welfare Act, and according to Visser, cause Lolita to demonstrate “stereotypic behaviors” that are both abnormal and repetitive, and actions not seen of an animal in its natural habitat.
The Shell refinery in Anacortes is an unloading zone for crude oil, not a shipping point. Islanders for Safe Shipping wants to ensure it stays that way, and has raised concerns over the refinery's would-be project and capacity to receive crude by rail.
He’s travelled the globe performing, and his stop in San Juan Island is the beginning of a Pacific Northwest tour.
A cancer diagnosis is one that no individual wants to receive, especially when some treatment is accessible only on the mainland, but there's a network of support across the San Juans to help ease the burden of travel and help get patients to where they need to be.
Although Bixby wasn’t the inspiration to start a bike tour, she propels the trip forward. What started as a dream, sparked by a chance meeting with two brothers making a documentary about off grid living and bicycling across America, turned into a crusade to find homes for rescue dogs.
A fully integrated estate, growing, harvesting and distilling all its lavender oil on site, Pelindaba Lavender Farm cultivates 25,000 lavender plants on 25 acres and distills over 100 gallons of lavender oil each fall.
Town leaders talk about details, goals, benefits, and confront rumors, about Friday Harbor's branding initiative.
The Big Dipper, the only “pocket yacht” of its kind, is Jeff and Linda Patterson’s pride and joy, their window to the world, so to speak, and a venture in adaptability.
Savor the San Juans, the monthlong carousel of food, farm and art festivities is in full-swing with October’s arrival. Click on this article to find out where—and what— the action is.
Colleen Howe, of Mitchell Bay Farm and Nursery, an organic farm on San Juan Island, began keeping bees 35 years ago for their honey.
Leave No Trace is a national non-profit organization that aims to protect the outdoors by teaching people how to enjoy it responsibly.
San Juan Vineyard grows two white varieties on their estate, Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine. They will be trucking in Pinot Gris and Riesling grapes from the Yakima Valley to crush this year.