Emily Greenberg

Emily posted 76 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Step one in Spring Street Landing revamp: build new seawall

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.

  • Dec 16th, 2014 9:45pm

On the outside: looking into a culture | Reporter’s notebook

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.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 5:38pm

New art museum ‘unveiled’ in Friday Harbor

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.

  • Dec 9th, 2014 8:56pm

Museum within a museum; a bold new exhibition

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.

  • Dec 8th, 2014 7:21pm

My grumbles with the WSF reservation system | Reporter’s notebook

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.

  • Dec 8th, 2014 6:11pm

Community comes together in contra dance

Thirty people filter in from the cold, shedding layers and lining up to tap their toes and dosey doe.

  • Dec 2nd, 2014 10:32pm

Community Thanksgiving dinner: toast of the town

"This is different than having a soup kitchen thanksgiving," Community Dinner organizer Jim Kynch said. "It's a community meal, and everyone is there."

  • Nov 26th, 2014 12:36am

Island holidays: the ‘hull’ truth | Reporter’s Notebook

Such is life when outfitting a boat, most of your money and time goes into it.

  • Nov 25th, 2014 4:00pm

And it keeps on growing: four years after moving to larger space Co-op will expand again

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.

  • Nov 25th, 2014 1:17am

Savor the holiday weekend in San Juan style

With the long weekend there are plenty of holiday themed activities on the home front. Islanders share what they are doing for Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 25th, 2014 1:05am

Survey results are in, Friday Harbor ‘branding’ project moves forward

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.

  • Nov 20th, 2014 11:04pm

Young Filmmakers Project, spotlight on student films at the FHFF

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.

  • Nov 20th, 2014 7:37pm

Second annual Friday Harbor Film Festival deemed ‘dam-tastic’

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.

  • Nov 11th, 2014 8:12pm

STEM: it’s the buzz word at Friday Harbor High

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.

  • Nov 6th, 2014 4:00pm

Lights, camera, action… FH Film Festival set to begin, Friday

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.

  • Nov 4th, 2014 7:38pm

Arts Council workshop to enhance online marketing skills

The workshop is intended for those interested in using social media to promote one’s art, arts’ organization, or arts’ facility.

  • Oct 31st, 2014 12:37am

Award-winning trails ensemble launches new series, seeks new recruits

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.

  • Oct 30th, 2014 5:57pm

Hair-raising happenings on Halloween

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).

  • Oct 30th, 2014 5:48pm

Successful first season at ‘A Place to Play’

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.

  • Oct 28th, 2014 7:48pm

In the event of a spill, which way would that oil drift?

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.

  • Oct 28th, 2014 7:17pm

Her ‘hands-on’ approach to wellness | Women in Business

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.

  • Oct 24th, 2014 12:00am

“Bite” into the San Juans, the tastiest archipelago

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.

  • Oct 23rd, 2014 5:26pm

Promise of print still alive at Serendipity | Women in Business

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.

  • Oct 22nd, 2014 8:29pm

“A day in the life of Lolita” sheds light on the orca’s plight

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.

  • Oct 22nd, 2014 4:13pm

Life & Times of artist Mark Rothko portrayed, “Red” returns to fairgrounds

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.

  • Oct 21st, 2014 11:11pm

Proposal to deliver crude by rail prompts concerns over shipping

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.

  • Oct 20th, 2014 4:37pm

Island poet: South Pacific to Salish Sea

He’s travelled the globe performing, and his stop in San Juan Island is the beginning of a Pacific Northwest tour.

  • Oct 16th, 2014 3:29pm

Island allies abound in fight against cancer

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.

  • Oct 15th, 2014 10:49pm

Ruffin’ it; a cross-country bicycle tour with a cause

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.

  • Oct 14th, 2014 2:19am

A harvest for the senses

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.

  • Oct 9th, 2014 5:32pm

What’s ‘branding’ about? Here’s the scoop

Town leaders talk about details, goals, benefits, and confront rumors, about Friday Harbor's branding initiative.

  • Oct 8th, 2014 10:49pm

Along the Waterfront: Big dreams, tiny boat, and one portly dog

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.

  • Oct 8th, 2014 7:06pm

Ooh, ahh… October, 31 days to ‘Savor’

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.

  • Oct 1st, 2014 7:13pm

Simply symbiotic; Honey bees provide Nature’s sweetest gift

Colleen Howe, of Mitchell Bay Farm and Nursery, an organic farm on San Juan Island, began keeping bees 35 years ago for their honey.

  • Sep 24th, 2014 1:00am

Tourism ‘hot spot’, San Juans declared endangered

Leave No Trace is a national non-profit organization that aims to protect the outdoors by teaching people how to enjoy it responsibly.

  • Sep 18th, 2014 4:00pm

From ‘bud-break’ to bottle

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.

  • Sep 16th, 2014 7:19pm