Audition now for role in ‘Sneaky Fitch’

Auditions are being held for San Juan Community Theatre’s Summerfest Old West farce, “The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch,” directed by Jane Maxwell Campbell.

  • May 28th, 2008

‘Ye gods! Thumpin’ thpethial!’

I was born in Iowa and my mother was a teacher in a one-room Iowa school house.

Stein will lead archeological walk at American Camp

Dr. Julie Stein, director of the Burke Museum at the University of Washington, will discuss archaeological investigations of ancient cultures at American Camp and San Juan Island in a guided walk Saturday, 10 a.m., at South Beach.

  • May 27th, 2008

A harmony of singing talents Sunday

San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier stage fills with sweet harmonies during the popular Barbershop Bonanza on Sunday, 2 p.m.

  • May 26th, 2008

Taste some ‘Sounds of the San Juans’

San Juan's own Gary Gibbons hosts an online radio show on City Sounds Radio, Internet blues and jazz with a San Juan connection,

  • May 22nd, 2008

The Shadow

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows.

  • May 22nd, 2008


Steve Dubail, Lee Ann and Cliff Walch are excited to announce the engagement of their son, Joseph Britton Dubail, to Taunya Michelle Gwin.

  • May 22nd, 2008

Get a different view of art Saturday at celebration

The sculptures at Westcott Bay Sculpture Park are static, yet the way the visitor sees the sculptures changes as the environment changes.

  • May 21st, 2008

Diary points to issues that are familiar today

“If in describing frontier life I might speak plainly of it as I found it, I sincerely hope that what I write for my daughter’s amusement will never be allowed to hurt the feelings of anyone.” Nice try, but no cigar. James Tulloch’s cantankerous voice can still raise hackles, near to 100 years later.

  • May 21st, 2008

Ryan Smith performers hold key to school funding

I have devised a plan to get the San Juan Island School District out of the financial crisis it is in. Permanently.

  • May 21st, 2008

Learn how to be Firewise in your neighborhood

The Carefree neighborhood is the 15th San Juan Island community to seek Firewise designation.

  • May 21st, 2008

On faith & love

For Matt Johnson and his wife, Jackie, sleep and calm are catch as catch can. Keep the car filled up with gas, check on the kids. Remember to eat.

Title designer for ‘Music Man’ lives on San Juan

Wayne Fitzgerald, who has lived on San Juan since 2003, is the man behind the title design for the original 1962 film of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.”

  • May 14th, 2008

Pre-vacation reflections on a very busy island

I decided to do a three-dot column à la Herb Caen or Emmett Watson, to note a few things I thought about writing on before goofing off in the sun ... we needed the break. Here goes ...

Ryan Smith Festival showcases student talents

The Friday Harbor High School drama program presents the sixth annual Ryan Smith Performing Arts Festival Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m., at Friday Harbor High School.

  • May 13th, 2008

‘Work’ at Island Museum of Art through April 30

Annie Howell-Adams curated "Work," a group figurative show, now on exhibit at the Island Museum of Art. The show opened March 21, kicking off Westcott Bay Institute's 2008 season. Howell-Adams started a series of paintings about commercial fishermen, some from sketches down at the docks, others from her experience commercial fishing.

  • Apr 1st, 2008