Birding March 15 on San Juan IslandTuesday, 11 March 2014
Join San Juan Islands Audubon on Saturday, March 15 for a field trip on San Juan Island. New birders are welcome.
Spring is here, the hummingbirds are back and it's time to get out to enjoy the birds and see old friends and make some new ones. We will also be looking for the first wildflowers of spring.
Meet at The Whale Museum, 8:15 a.m. Trip ends early afternoon.
Ergueta/ Robinson Thomsen engaged
To their families’ absolute delight, Camila Ergueta and Elliot Robinson Thomsen will marry this summer at Elliot’s family home on San Juan Island.
Camila is the daughter of German and Tamara Ergueta of San Jose, California. A member of FHHS class of 2004, Elliot is the son of Marty Robinson of San Juan Island and Tim Thomsen of Friday Harbor.
At the University
Entries for NPS Community Arts in the Park due April 11
San Juan Island National Historical Park is once again hosting the Community Arts in the Park competition with entries accepted between April 1-11. This year's theme is Wildflowers and Pollinators of the San Juan Islands.
Entries may be of any medium but must follow the size guide below:
· 2-D size 8"x10" or 11"x14" only, portrait or landscape in
Why you should care about Exxon Valdez spill anniversaryThursday, 13 March 2014
Recent articles and letters about the 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound might have you wondering why people in the San Juans should care about that old, but tragic event.
It’s because our islands are already at the center of active maritime shipping, and if the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal and expansions of the Canadian
Chris DestaffanyFriday, 21 February 2014
Richard Christopher DeStaffany, one of Friday Harbor’s colorful characters, has died of heart disease at the age of 62.
Born to be the center of attention, Chris kept his friends entertained, inspired, and busy with his high ambitions, seldom worrying about details of preparation and follow-up as he would muddle through on sheer
The Top Three Ways to Improve the Fairness Of San Juan County’s Property Tax System
The 1889 state constitution recognized that to be effective, uniformity must apply to both assessments and tax rates. Fairness, uniformity and equity are the hallmarks of Washington’s property tax system and assessors and their staffs continually endeavor to maintain that goal.
When different portions of the property tax system are not appropriately maintained,
Gadget Menagerie -- Touch, test, tryTuesday, 11 March 2014"We have a workshop for you"
You've heard the expression: “We have an app for that." You’ve heard about smart phones, iPads, Kindles, android, Galaxy tablets, Nook tablets and more, and you don’t understand what makes them different from each other, or which one might be the best fit for your lifestyle. Well, “We have a workshop for you."