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2nd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival – November 7-9

Last October, cinema buffs descended on our little island from all over the region for the inaugural Friday Harbor Film Festival. The theme was the Pacific Ocean and its Rim, with films about island cultures, marine ecology, environmental issues, great adventures and individuals who live and work near […]

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Pasta Cooking Class with Chef Bill

Let Chef Bill, Coho Restaurant’s Executive Chef demystify the art of making fresh pasta. Spend an afternoon rolling up your sleeves and rolling out the dough for everything from pasta sheets for lasagna or cannelloni, noodles for fettuccine, spaghetti or pappardelle or shaping delectable filled agnolotti, tortellini […]

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DIY Thanksgiving

Alone for the holidays? Visit the Tucker House on San Juan Island and begin a new holiday tradition. We’ll do all the shopping and have all the fixins’ in your suite so you can prepare your very own Thanksgiving Dinner for two Pacific Northwest style – two […]

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Thanksgiving Meal

Sip, Savor & Sup

Savor the short days and the quiet of the fall season and spend a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend in Friday Harbor. We’ll have a Tito Tippler Martini and fruit and cheese plate awaiting your arrival. Stroll through Friday Harbor’s historic downtown shops and galleries, visit the Whale Museum […]

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Sip, Savor & Sleep

The Tucker House Inn and Coho Restaurant are celebrating the Islands’ annual fall harvest festival “Savor the San Juan Islands” with special event dinners this October. Join us for three fabulous evenings of food, fun and friends October 3rd, 17th and 24th. Enjoy a multi-course dinner paired […]

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Holiday Parade, Picinic & Fireworks – July 4

Small town parade fun – funky and homey. Parade begins at 10:30 at the top of Spring Street;  runs approximately 30 minutes. The Pig War community picnic follow immediately at the San Juan Historical Museum. Fireworks begin at dusk over Friday Harbor.

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Corliss Estates & Tranche Cellars Winemaker’s Dinner June 27, 2014

You’ll want to set aside Friday evening June 27 at 6 p.m. for this special evening with Griffin Frey, winemaker from Tranche Cellars. We did the tasting earlier this week and we are super excited about the wines and the menu Chef Bill has put together. Grilled […]

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It Takes a Village

Being stewards of these 100 year old buildings is a challenge. We have similar troubleshooting procedures in place to a technical help line. Our guests or housekeepers alert us to a problem. Our innkeepers are the first line of defense. They know the idiosyncrasies of each unit […]

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Tucker House is #1

425 Magazine’s readers voted the Tucker House Inn Best B&B in their May/June issue. The discerning readers of this trendy Seattle lifestyle magazine selected the Tucker House for this honor. Wow! Then the next week, Zagat included the Tucker House in their 10 Essential Places on San […]

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Rhubarb Citrus Sorbet

                  1 # rhubarb, coarsely chopped ½ c orange juice ½ c honey ¼ c water 2 tsp. orange zest, finely grated 1. Simmer ingredients together until rhubarb is tender. 2. Cool and strain. Reserve rhubarb. 3. Spin in […]

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Ferry Reservations Coming Soon!

                      Many of you ask about making a reservation for the ferry. Currently the Anacortes – Friday Harbor ferry is first come first served. Only the international crossing to Sidney accepts reservations. But that is going to […]

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Landscape Cycles

      is a new start-up in the San Juan Islands this summer. While the company is new, owner Thomas Bennett is not new to guiding small, custom, bicycle trips. Over the past few seasons, we have gotten to know Thomas as he visited each summer […]

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Your Next Book Club Pick!

Diane Hammond is a Keiko expert. You may know Diane Hammond as a popular writer of several successful Pacific-Northwest based books, but I was first introduced to her as Keiko the whale’s press secretary. As a naturalist and orca freak, naturally I worshipped Keiko, the world’s most […]

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What Makes the San Juans Special

By now, everyone knows that the San Juan Islands are stunningly beautiful in the high season, and that they’re a great place to see amazing wildlife or have a thrilling outdoor adventure. Trip Advisor rated us the number one island in the country and number four in […]

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K-Pod orcas seen from the shore; photo by Libby Baldwin

K-Pod Returns to the San Juans

Over the weekend, orca enthusiasts on the island were thrilled when several members of K-Pod were reported as inbound from an area to the north called Race Rocks. Sure enough, a couple of hours later they were seen making their way down the southern end of San […]

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Sea Stars Going Extinct?

Around these parts, the orcas and seals get a lot of attention, but they aren’t the only species of fascinating and beautiful wildlife that can be found here. Far from it, in fact. Whale-watching may be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think […]

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How Would an Oil Spill Affect the San Juans?

Some environmentally conscious folks have launched a project to find out. The Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Straight Alliance have undertaken a research project to find out what would happen if an oil tanker began leaking into the Salish Sea, which is the collective name for […]

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The view from the Orcas Hotel of the ferry landing

Island Hopping – Visit Orcas Island!

Of course, there is no shortage of amazing ways to fill your days right here on San Juan Island…but the beauty of our archipelago is that each of our ferry-served islands (San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw) are all unique, and have their own unforgettable experiences to […]

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Need Something To Do on a Cloudy Day on SJI? Here’s 10!

The sun is starting to make its triumphant reappearance here in the San Juan Islands! Thanks to the “rainshadow effect,” we enjoy an average of 250 or more sunny days every year, and receive only about half of the rainfall that our friends to the south in […]

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Charmed by Whales

 Anna Maria and Dave recently enjoyed a well-deserved vacation in Hawaii, and she shared with me the story of an incredible whale encounter that they had. As we approach the start of whale-watching season here on San Juan Island, I wanted to share it with all of […]

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