San Juan Island has its share of "characters," and this B&B Blogger particularly loves Cow and Pig

More San Juan Island Characters

What is it about small communities and islands that breeds “characters?” You find them in every small town, every remote enclave; they are the people who feel free to express themselves in whatever way they choose, and seem to be accepted – good, bad, or indifferent – as just another part of the whole. They […]

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Chamber Music SJ - Sept 2013

Chamber Music San Juans – September 21

Chamber Music San Juans’ autumn concert brings five internationally-renowned classical musicians to the Whittier stage. The centerpiece of this evening’s concert will be the powerful Brahms Quintet for String Quartet and Piano, featuring Seattle Symphony pianist Jessica Choe along with Los Angeles Opera Orchestra cellist Rowena Hammill-Davis, Seattle Symphony violinists Artur Girsky and Natasha Bazhanov. […]

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L119 and Her Mother Matia

Orca Calf L-119 is Named

After several weeks of public voting with more than 2,500 votes counted, Southern Resident Community Orca calf  L-119 has received her name! Though the voting was close, Joy is the winning name by about 100 votes. Joy is a fitting name as this playful calf has brought joy and hope for these endangered whales.Read more […]

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Lummi Nation Totem

Kwel Hoy’ – “We Draw the Line”

The Lummi tribe has declared their strong opposition to the Coal Project and on September 15th embarks on a 1200-mile long  road trip Lummi style, a Totem Pole Journey through the sacred landscapes of the West, to unite the west in saying NO to coal export. Kwel Hoy’ means “We Draw the Line.” The House […]

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Guest enjoyed her stay in Castle Wall room, Tucker House Inn, Friday Harbor

Guest Enjoyed Her Stay in Castle Wall at Tucker House, Friday Harbor

I finally had a chance to write reviews for my stay at Tucker House on Trip Advisor and the B&B website. I hope they are helpful. I REALLY enjoyed my stay at Tucker Inn. I felt so comfortable and at home in my room, Castle Wall. The entire property was so lovely and green. The […]

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The proposed coal terminal in Longview would ship 44 million tons of coal per year, almost as much as Cherry Point in Bellingham. Courtesy of Columbia River Keeper.

Comments Open on Proposed Coal Terminal in Longview

Regulatory agencies are currently accepting comments on the scope of the Enviromental Impact Study for the proposed Longview coal terminal (Millennium Bulk Terminals.) The proposal would ship 44 million tons of coal across SR 432, 16 new trains a day, and run 730 coal ships per year through the environmentally sensitive waterways of the Columbia […]

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We've now added the orange RSS feed icon on our blog posts. If you'd like to keep up on San Juan Island and B&B news, this is a real simple way to do it.

Use RSS Feed to Get San Juan Island and B&B News

We’ve now added the orange RSS feed icon on our blog posts for Tucker House Inn, Harrison House Suites, and Coho Restaurant. You’ll find it at the top of the right hand column. If you’d like to keep up on San Juan Island and B&B news, this is a real simple way to do it. […]

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The Samish Indian Nation of the San Juan Islands

With their powerful declaration against coal exports, the Lummi Nation has been in the news frequently of late. But there is another First Nations Tribe whose ancestral homes are right here in the San Juan Islands, the Samish Nation. Last month I attended a lecture at the San Juan Island Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, […]

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Guest Sammy Molitor Enjoys His Pupcake from the Friday Harbor B&B That Pampers Four-Legged Guests

Letter from a Four-Legged Guest

  Dear Auntie Anna Maria, Uncle Dave, and the rest of the HH/TH crew: Thank you so much once again for letting me, little Sammy Molitor, spend another wonderful night with you.  My stay in Lizzie’s Cottage was absolutely fabulous and it was actually nice to stay there for a change (instead of Granny’s Garden). […]

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Vote Yes on 522

This November, Washington State voters will decide whether to label genetically engineered foods. Nationwide, the past couple of months have shown a ramp-up of support for labeling, with labeling bills passing legislatures in Connecticut, and Maine. Washington, however, is the only state sending a genetically engineered foods labeling bill to a vote of the people […]

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For those who want to develop a better appreciation for opera, the San Juan Community Theatre is bringing absolute top-notch opera productions to San Juan Island, live via High Definitiion.

World Class Opera Coming to San Juan Island

  my boat’s name is Musetta. If that name doesn’t ring a bell for you, here’s a hint: think opera. Still can’t place that name? Okay, I’ll tell you: Musetta is the heroine’s best friend in the Giacomo Puccini opera La Boheme. Unlike the heroine Mimi, who is weak and pathetic, Musetta is beautiful, vivacious, […]

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Coal Activists

Coal Exports – Summer 2013 Developments

We are making progress in our fight against the proposed coal exports project. As you’ve no doubt heard, there is a major proposal to strip mine coal in the Powder River Basin region of Wyoming and Montana, transport it by long, open train cars through cities and towns across the country to the west coast, […]

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