The annual SJCT Holiday Festival fundraiser returns, along with a live, streaming production of The Nutcracker.
Caroling, cookies, hot cocoa and much, much more in store in Island Lights Festival.
"This is different than having a soup kitchen thanksgiving," Community Dinner organizer Jim Kynch said. "It's a community meal, and everyone is there."
With the long weekend there are plenty of holiday themed activities on the home front. Islanders share what they are doing for Thanksgiving.
Charlie kept his love of music, his sense of humor, and his warmth to the very end. He will be sadly missed. He loved San Juan Island and didn’t want to be anywhere else.
Founded in 1998 by a group of local artists, Teri Cooter, Trudy Dallas, Nancy Maron, Joe Miller and Pat O’Shea, Island Art League offered numerous classes over the years to participating members, beginners and professionals alike, ranging from pottery to wood carving, textile arts to painting, and in a host of different locations, from personal studios to the great outdoors.
The forum will include presentations about differing perspectives on marijuana production and a moderated question-and-answer session. The forum, which gets under way at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor at 7 p.m., is open to the public.
Jordan Reinhart is the new coordinator for Study Time and After School Recreation, School's Out Camps, and Camp Eagle Rock
At this time of year it is dark when most people are driving home from work, or to-and-from evening activities, so there is a lot of traffic on the roads when owls are hunting, resulting in many being hit by cars.
John was passionate about preserving the quality of life in the San Juans. He served as president of the San Juan Nature Institute and was a consultant in the fields of land-use and conservation and fin-fish aquaculture.
A year ago, more people than ever dropped by to dine on turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pie and all the traditional T-Day trimmings.
The benefit includes a four-course dinner, live music and creative auction items crafted by islanders (check out auction items on the Conservation District's Facebook page), and will be hosted by Brickworks, 120 Nichols Street, in Friday Harbor, Dec. 5.
Through its Dictionary Project, first launched in '08, the San Juan Island Rotary Club presented dictionaries this year to the 3rd-grade class, thesauruses to 4th graders and "gazetteers" to the elementary school's fifth-grade class.
The commission will include at least one member of the town council, two representatives of the visual arts and one representative of the performing arts. Applications are being accepted—right away.
The first child of Todd and Jael Zersen of Anacortes, Crystal was born at 8:39 a.m. at the couple's Anacortes home on Halloween day. She weighed 7.3 pounds and measuring 21.5 inches at birth.
Almost 'Standing Room Only' at the Whittier Theatre, those attending had to park as far away as Spring Street on a rainy day to attend the ceremony for the late Andrew McLaglen.
The health fair features free flu shots, a nutrition station, healthy drinks and snacks, “Talk with a Doctor” information sessions, with Q&A forum, cancer center station, activities for children, giveaways and more, Saturday, Nov. 15.
Polly, a fifth-generation islander, was an avid reader, often devouring a book in a day with her cat, Chloe, on her lap. She also enjoyed politics and a lively debate about current issues.
Order a beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24-inch Northwest Noble Fir wreath, complete with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice, and at the same time you'll help support a safe, sane and memorable graduation for the Friday Harbor High School Class of 2015.
Joel left home early for some adventure. He sailed the Caribbean, learned to scuba-dive, loved the ocean breezes and all the wonderful people he encountered on the many islands he visited.