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 we’ll have a harvest party for the volunteer pickers, wine and door prizes.  We anticipate a great crop of both the Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine!

Keeping Pets Cool at The Tucker House

Maya keeping cool indoors at the Innkeepers apartment

San Juan Island has been experiencing a heatwave!  Of course if you are from Texas or Florida visiting us, you might disagree. We like to make sure that our furry friends are keeping cool and not getting overheated. The Tucker House has a dog park as part of our bed and breakfast and it offers lots of shade for hot summer days. Below are a couple of tips to keep your pets cool this summer.

Harley keeping cool under a chair on The Tucker House deck

Harley keeping cool under a chair on The Tucker House deck


Ensure that your garden or yard has some shady spots for your outdoor cat to enjoy. They will find them readily enough, provided you supply them. Water should always be easily accessible and available in the outside area, as well as indoors.

  • If you have an outdoor cat, be scrupulous about checking your greenhouse or shed before closing the doors. These buildings are often uninsulated or unventilated and this might prove fatal if you accidentally lock your cat in the building.

Biju realxing in the shade of The Tucker House dog park

Biju realxing in the shade of The Tucker House dog park

Shelter from the Sun for your Dog

Your dog might enjoy a little sunbathing, but she ultimately needs a cool, shady spot to relax. Prolonged sun exposure not only leads to heat exhaustion, it can also cause sunburn. The best thing is to offer shelter. Shade from trees is nice, but not perfect. An actual structure is better. The addition of a fan will help further cool things down. If possible, put the shelter in a shady area to keep it extra-cool. Of course, the most ideal shelter is in your home. If possible, install a doggie door to allow easy indoor access.

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