The Power of Letting Go: Transforming Fear into Love – October 6th

Nicholas Corrin, Qi-Gong specialist and San Juan Island resident, has won a prestigious award for The Power of Letting Go: Transforming Pain Into Love

Nicholas Corrin, author of the award-winning book The Power of Letting Go: transforming fear into love will present a free workshop offering practical applications of the ideas in the book on Monday, Oct 6, 2014, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Brickworks.

The workshop is designed for people who would like to transform blockages, physical challenges or frustrations into strengths and/or increased levels of health and are keen on living to their fullest potential. Taking the first step is often the greatest challenge, and this workshop is about getting you started. For more information on the workshop, contact Friday Harbor Holistic Health, (360) 375-7052, or

Nicholas Corrin is an author, teacher, healer, inventor, and public speaker. Born in the UK, Nicholas was educated in Europe and in the United States, and received formal training in Oriental Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Renaissance Studies, Languages, Literature and Fine Art. Widely acknowledged as a pioneer in advanced alternative medicine, Nicholas’s patented modalities have been used to treat thousands of people for a wide variety of mind-body issues. He consults with clients nationally and internationally, and maintains a clinical practice in on San Juan Island where he resides. He conducts classes, workshops and trainings on self-healing techniques and energy cultivations. His signature Infinite Body™ System helps people take charge of their own health and live life to its fullest.

Artstock-October 4th and 5th



The 8th annual Artstock Fall Festival of Art will feature Jamie Ellsworth Studio, along with new exhibitions presented by members of the local Friday Harbor Gallery Association. These members include Arctic Raven Gallery, Island Studios, Waterworks Gallery and new favorite, Ogle Fine Art Studio. Music, food, festivities and art will be the driving forces around town. Follow the amber lights during the evenings of October 4th and 5th to find Artstock locations as part of an autumn afterglow. Many other locations will have the glow as well. The art gallery scene will be lit up along with local eateries as part of the larger event, Savor the San Juans, which lasts for the entire month of October.

Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade 10/4/14

fall farm parade

Once again it’s time to gussy up the goat, leash the sheep, trick out the tractor, and head to the fairgrounds for the start of the Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade. Held on the first Saturday of October, this year’s parade will be on October 4th.

Staging will be at the main gate of the fairgrounds starting at 1:30. The parade will leave the fairgrounds onto Argyle at 2:30 and go down Argyle, Spring Street, and then TURN LEFT onto First Street and head to the Grange Hall.

Most entries will turn onto Court and head home, but several will park at the Grange Hall and become part of our open house.  The Grange Hall will be open until 5PM with music, refreshments, a Deck Project display, a display of the winners of our arts contest, and some of the parade entries (animals?) for your viewing pleasure.

Tractors, farm trucks, farm animals, horses, backyard chickens, children dressed as their favorite veggies and other farm and food-related themes are encouraged. Participation is free and fun, so let us know and we’ll reserve space for you.

Just want to bring the kids and the camera and watch the parade go by? The Parade leaves the fairgrounds at 2:30. Hope to see your smiling faces along the way!

Brought to you by San Juan Island Grange #966: Growers, Makers and Keepers working together.

Please contact Roger Ellison at rogergranger [@] rockisland [.] com or Boyd Pratt at mulnocove [@] gmail [.]

Link to: San Juan Island Grange #966

Link to: Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade – Facebook Event Page

San Juan Vineyards Annual Harvest Festival – September 28th

Grape Harvest

Grape HarvestSan Juan Vineyards will celebrate its Annual Harvest Festival with picking starting at 9:00 a.m. Stop by, pick, enjoy the day in the vineyard, then later partake in the harvest party for the volunteer pickers.There will be wine and door prizes. The vineyards anticipate a great crop of both the Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine!

A Season of Love

Tucker House Inn Weddings

This time of year, between anniversary celebrations and wedding celebrations, cakes and flowers abound around the Inn. Jim and Janis celebrated 51 years of wedded bliss last week and the Flemmings arrived yesterday for their 45th. Mr. Flemming asked us to have 45 red roses awaiting their arrival. His wife was so amazed at the gesture and jokingly remarked, “I earned every one of them!”

And then there are the nearlyweds who become newlyweds under our watchful eye. The same night we were hosting David and Megan’s wedding dinner in our lower garden, Jennifer and Sam, who married a year ago in that very spot, were staying with us celebrating their anniversary. Jennifer and Sam shared over 3000 photos of their wedding weekend. It was so much fun revisiting all the little details that made their celebration so special.

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Between the Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn, we hosted all of their guests for the weekend in our 17 different guest rooms, suites and cottages. Here they are in Sunken Park right after the ceremony.

We made Jennifer and Sam two wedding cakes that day – a berry shortcake that we served as their breakfast dessert the morning of their wedding…

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and their wedding cake – a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling enveloped with a French meringue. Their guests also enjoyed a selection of seasonal pies including the groom’s favorite, banana cream pie.

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Their wedding color was sapphire. All the decorations and flowers were accented with hints of blue. We searched high and low to locate every blue beverage bottle for their bar!

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After dark, the toasting and celebrations continued with sparklers.

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Jennifer and Sam are part of the Tucker House extended family and are already booked for their second anniversary celebration next July 2015. We wish our “All Star Bride and Groom” many more happy years together.

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And now we turn our attention to this weekend’s events – Trina and Lewis’s wedding and Lynne’s daughter’s bachelorette party. We will prepare the wedding feast, specialty his and her cocktails, cakes and all the flower arrangements. Our very talented team loves showering special attention on our guests for life’s milestones. The San Juan Islands are indeed a special place for new beginnings and celebrations and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting yours.

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