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The Met: Live in HD – June 8, Cenerentola

Whittier Theatre See the full 2013 – 2014 season listing below Adults $20 Student Reserved $10 The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live opera and the best of British theater from the London stage are now coming to Friday Harbor. San Juan Community Theatre will be presenting The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre […]

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The Met: Live in HD – May 25, Cosi Fan Tutte

Whittier Theatre See the full 2013 – 2014 season listing below Adults $20 Student Reserved $10 The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live opera and the best of British theater from the London stage are now coming to Friday Harbor. San Juan Community Theatre will be presenting The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre […]

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Carl Zichella

Friends of the San Juans Speaker Highlights Energy Positives

Carl Zichella, Director of Western Transmission, Land & Wildlife Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, gave the keynote address at the Friends of the San Juans annual meeting. Carl is the organization’s lead staff for western U.S. Renewable energy transmission siting and serves on a nationwide team working on renewable energy development issues. In this role, […]

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Green Christmas Tips from a San Juan Island Green Leader B&B

Bing Crosby may have dreamed of a White Christmas, but on San Juan Island, we prefer the REduce-REuse-REcycle mantra. Christmas is no exception. Here are a few tips to help you bring the 3-RE spirit to your home: For the Tree: Choose LED Lights If live trees are wrapped with miniature lights, the lights should […]

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San Juan Island has some great spots for enjoying year-round tide-pooling. Marine Naturalist Brittany Bowles offers tips on getting the most from your excursion.

Tide Pooling on San Juan Island

Tide Pools can be a place of endless fascination and entertainment, for young and old alike. When the sea recedes on the rocks near the shore, it leaves little puddles of water, often home to delicate creatures that survive in both wet and dry conditions. They may hide under rocks or seaweed to protect themselves […]

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Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos

Season of Change

We write often about the seasons in our blogs and newsletters. This is due in part to the fact that the foods we serve our guests are locally grown, so we are very much in touch with the seasonal crops. But it’s also because here on San Juan Island, we are much more connected to […]

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Halloween Oct 1981

DIY Halloween Tips From Friday Harbor B&B

The Friday Harbor Fire Department Thrift House has a whole rack of Halloween costumes out. Even better, they have lots of colorful garments and linens for those who like to stretch their imagination and create something unique, avoiding the toxic dyes and petroleum-based products of ready-made costumes. If you’re going for a scary look, you […]

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Court Rules that Federal Agency Failed to Protect Thousands of Whales and Dolphins from Navy Sonar

A federal court has ruled that National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) failed to protect thousands of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions from U.S. Navy warfare training exercises along the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. In an opinion released late Wednesday, Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas, U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California, […]

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“We Had A Wonderful Relaxing Last Get-Awa Before Baby Arrives!”

Thank you, We had a wonderful, relaxing last get-away before baby arrives!  We look forward to our next stay. Thank you to all the staff at TH and HH! Sincerely, Brad and Tenille J. Everett, WA (Patience Corner)

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2013

Visitors to Friday Harbor this month may happen by the Court House and see red silhouettes on the lawn. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and these cut-outs represent the 36 people who died as a result of domestic violence last year. It is a sobering sight; a sad thought; and certainly not something most […]

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Guest Comments Spur Renovations for Friday Harbor B&B

Housekeepers, Innkeepers, Office staff – we all read those feedback forms that you, our guests, kindly take time to complete. It is from these forms that we learn what we’re doing right, where we need to tweak, and occasionally some great ideas to implement. During the busy summer months, Friday Harbor is awash with visitors […]

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Guests Recommend Friday Harbor Inns

Hi good morning Anna, First we want to thank you for all the details !!  Is a wonderful place to stay , so many attentions and little things that make the place unique , we will recommend your hotel to everybody We left the keys in the room !!! Have a great day Michael and […]

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Beatles Fans Will Love San Juan Island Artist’s Latest Creation

San Juan Island “Trash to Treasures” artist Kevin Roth has erected a whimsical tribute to the Beatles at the former site of his West Side Free Pile. The grand Yellow Submarine stands behind a memorial bench to beloved islander John Buck, creating a great photo op. The Yellow Submarine is composed of 99% recycled materials […]

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Friday Harbor B&B Chef Enters the San Juan Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off

The latest news: Chef Molly, who dreams up all the wonderful breakfasts at Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn, has decided to compete in the San Juan Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off.  She’s entered the Vegetarian category, and already has some of the ingredients marinating. I’m not much of a chili person myself, but I […]

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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 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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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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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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