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Black Fish Bistro and Martini Bar officially opened Wednesday, Aug. 17, and will feature farm-to-fork and tide-to-table Pacific Northwest cuisine with a rustic French flair. The Bistro seats approximately 40 customers upstairs and downstairs, will be open from 5 -11 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and is located in the alley off First Street, opposite The Bean. There are plans to open for lunch as soon as more staff are hired. Menu items include local seafood (oysters, clams, mussels, crab, shrimp, salmon, etc.), warm and cold bistro salads, gourmet sandwiches, steak pomme frites, a dessert selection, and more. Local, featured farms include Blue Moon Produce, Jones Family Farms, Mama Bird Farm, Imagine Organics Farm, and others in the future.
At the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting of the Northwest Public Power Association, Bob Myhr was presented with the Northwest Public Power AssociationLife Member Award. Myhr retired from the OPALCO Board of Directors in 2015 after nearly 30 years of service.
Friday Harbor's Jolly Trolley has begun offering tours of the islands' top tourist attractions in an old-fashioned, authentic trolley.
The 'RoundTowner serves Friday Harbor with a non-profit shuttle service for our disabled, elderly and general rural public. Since its inception in August of 2013, the 'RoundTowner has provided over 4,800 rides for island friends and neighbors.
Peter W. Goddu and Margaret C. Langlie of Goddu Langlie, Lawyers-Advisors, are pleased to announce that, effective May 1, Kathryn (Katie) C. Loring and Thomas D. Sandstrom will join them as partners and the firm name will change to Goddu Langlie Loring Sandstrom, PLLC.
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Rosa Blair, a San Juan Island native, has returned to serve her community as a licensed counselor and in private practice. You may know her as a landscaper, fruit tree arborist, artist, teacher, or manager of the SJI Farmers Market. Transitioning from these community roles to that of holistic counselor and healer has been a long path. "With a 37 year history on San Juan Island, I am intimately familiar with the nuanced personality, strengths, and challenges of island life. I want our community to be strong, healthy, and empowered, on an individual and collective level".
Crowdfunding is an exciting way for entrepreneurs to ask for monetary pledges from individuals using online services like Kickstarter.
Deb Langhans, owner of Wholistic Health Options, has just become a Certified Grief Specialist in "The Grief Recovery Method," a comprehensive method of grief recovery created 35 years ago by the internationally-respected Grief Recovery Institute. This certification allows Langhans to work with groups and individuals to help them recover from all kinds of personal loss. 8-week workshops and 7-week one-on-one sessions provide time-tested curriculum to help participants heal from loss due to death, divorce, illness, unemployment, pet loss and many other significant life changes.
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The San Juan County Economic Development Council welcomes members of the San Juan Islands Made initiative and interested business owners to join in the EDC's first semi-annual San Juan Islands Made member meeting.
The Islands’ Sounder and the Journal of the San Juans both took home general excellence awards and individual recognition during the 2015 Washington Better Newspaper Contest.
Mainstay case items include steaks, chops and ribs as well as the bacon, ham, brats, franks, baloney and bacon burgers that are made at the shop.
Almost all business sectors have grown over the first quarter, especially education services and information.
Sept. 1 Robert and Bettie Allen will be opening Allen Auto Repair to provide a place for locals to get quality automotive care for low cost.
Merri Ann Simonson gives a summary of the real estate market in the San Juans
Preference will be given to those activities that encourage tourists to visit during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. Summer activities are acceptable; however applicants are advised to give careful and strategic thought to the scheduling of their events to avoid what are recognized as high traffic weekends.
To be eligible for a $100K Mission Main Street grant, San Juan Pasta must submit questionnaire outlining an expansion plan for the company and receive a minimum of 250 votes. Click on the story for a link to the voting platform.
The past, present and future of the regional economy will be explored in presentations by Western Washington University's Dr. Hart Hodges and Washington state economist Vance-Sherman as part of the EDC's 6th annual "Noted Economists" luncheon.
Real estate volume and transaction numbers are increasing, inventory is starting to be absorbed in several of the categories of our market, and the general attitude is positive. 2015 looks promising for those that desire to sell or buy property in the San Juans.
Applicants for the Spa d’Bune apprenticeship program should inquire about the program at Spa d’Bune, 669 Mullis Street, Suite 101; 360-370-5027 (ask for Dana or Janie Ogle, spa director).
Memorial Day will mark the return of San Juan Bakery to Brickworks Plaza and Saturday’s San Juan Island Farmers Market, and the bakery will also be among the various vendors setting up shop at the new, Wednesday Farmers Market at Brickworks, which is slated to open May 27.
Another encouraging sign is the number of transactions for land sales on San Juan increased 50 percent as compared to first quarter of 2014. Land sales will be the last property type in our market to recover.
The course will cover a wide range of topics that will help inventors bring their products to market, such as: idea evaluation, intellectual property, designing and prototyping, marketing, sourcing, manufacturing and crowd-funding.
After 25 years in practice on San Juan Island, Bill Weissinger will be selling the law firm to longtime associate attorney Mimi Wagner, effective this summer. Attorney Jamie Grifo recently joined the firm, as an associate, as well.
In her new business, Inherited Horsemanship LLC, which she opened in Dec. 2014, Emma Billington, 26, works closely with the horse and its owner to help create a lifelong relationship between the two.
San Juan County Economic Development Council offers free workshop on business planning and financing
The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Advance registration is required.
Every January, the goal to lose weight and get in shape is at the top of New Year’s resolution lists. After all the snacking and feasting that goes on from Thanksgiving to Jan. 1, that’s no big surprise.
With gas prices plummeting to less than $2 a gallon, some politicians think this is the ideal time to increase state and federal gas taxes.
As the Seattle Seahawks return to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row, the 12th Man’s quest to attend the big game will prove to be expensive and difficult.
After seven years owners Ron Bates and Sandy Montana shut the doors on their storefront located above the ferry terminal on A Street.
In the workshop, attendees will learn ways to access local resources and advisers to grow their businesses and get products and services into the global marketplace.
The decision to dissolve was due, in large part, to new core standards established by the National Association of Realtors adopted in May 2014, which include additional accounting regulations, state reporting, duties for staff and board of directors, more travel and per diem, along with increase state meeting participation.
Join Lake Kennedy McCulloch Accounting and its team of CPAs for a workshop on getting the best out of QuickBooks. Sponsored by Islanders Bank, the session is slated for Jan. 7, 9 a.m., at San Juan Island Library. Learn how to register for government contracts the following week, Jan. 14.
When you first consider purchasing an unimproved parcel of land you should condition your purchase upon a satisfactory water source. Due to the risk of closing before the water source is determined, the days of clients purchasing land without the source are long gone.