Sooke Exhibit, Photo Courtesy Island Guardian

The Story of Sooke

Sooke (L-112), a 3 year old Orca whale washed ashore in a place aptly named Cape Disappointment near the Long Beach peninsula, Washington, on February 11th, 2012.  The Whale Museum asked NOAA if they could have her remains. “Being able to bring Sooke back to the waters which are […]

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Molly doing her thang

New Chef at the Inns

Meet Molly. Or maybe you already have. If you haven’t, you’re missing out because Molly is cooking up some fabulous breakfasts! Molly Prima joined us at the end of August, jumping right into the heat of a busy commercial kitchen on Labor Day weekend. Undaunted from her “christening by […]

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Mona - Dont Feed

Don’t Feed Mona!

                        Poor Mona, we’re loving her too much!  She is suffering from some SERIOUS camel conditions, and we don’t have an exotic animal veterinarian on the island who can really dial in the prescriptive remedy. For now, her […]

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Anna Maria Demonstrates Lavender Spiked Cuisine

Island Events – Summer 2012

Islanders pull out all the stops in summer, with events packed throughout the season, many of them free. Here are some of our favorites, and while you’re visiting, please remember that June 5 is World Environment Day and June 8 is World Oceans Day, and honor this great earth […]

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Meet the Innkeeper

If our innkeeper greets you with a smudge of dirt on her nose or mud on her boots, you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Virginia Dean, the newest addition to our team. Being a former landscaper, Virginia saw so much potential in our winterized gardens, she couldn’t wait to […]

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Island News – February and March 2012

“Glocalisation” is the growing trend of dealing with big global problems through small, individual actions – something that every one of us can do. Vacation travel which includes volunteering for a charitable cause, called “Voluntourism,” is perfect for travelers who want to make a positive change in the world, […]

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Organic Seed Savers Workshop for Enthusiastic San Juan County Farmers

Cathleen McCluskey, one of our recent guests, was on island to help conduct an Organic Seed Savers workshop. She graciously gave us permission to post this entry from the OSA Seed Broadcast blog:

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Parking Pass Now Required for Lime Kiln State Park

Travel Alert: As of July 1, visitors wishing to park a vehicle in WA state parks and recreations lands will need to purchase a Discover Pass.  The fee is $10 for a one-day pass, or $30 annually. You will need this vehicle pass in order to visit Lime Kiln […]

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New Chef at Harrison House Suites

People come and people go, and our inn is no exception to the movement of personalities. 

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Innkeeper Moves On

Innkeeper John Hamilton has left us to further his career with the newly formed Cask and Schooner in Friday Harbor.  Acting as the Head Chef and Kitchen Manager of the restaurant portion of the tavern, John will apply his love of locally grown foods to the menu he’s creating […]

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Onward Winter Projects!

A lot of inns on San Juan Island close for the winter months, but that’s the only time we find to work on our “Winter Projects” lists.  After collecting suggestions from all the staff members, Anna Maria set up prioritized lists for everyone.  We’ve been slowly whittling away, crossing […]

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Friday Harbor Farmers Market Moves Indoors

Even though the temperatures are dropping, our hard-working farmers are still at it.  The crops may not be as prolific as in the warmer months, but we islanders still have locally-grown produce available to us, including carrots, cabbage, potatoes, other root vegetables and more.  The farmer’s market moves indoors […]

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OCT 26: Charles Moore To Speak Again in Friday Harbor, WA

OCT 26: Charles Moore To Speak Again in Friday Harbor Note Correction: Talk is at 7:30 pm, (not 7 pm as originally noted.) Noted marine researcher Charles Moore will give a talk on “Combating the Oceans’ Plastic Plague,” at the San Juan Community Theater on Tuesday, October 26, at […]

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Fresh From the Comb Honey on San Juan Island

No doubt you’ve heard that saying, “Make hay while the sun shines.”  Here on San Juan Isl and we can add “Make HONEY while the sun shines.”  The marine climate here is just cool enough to keep the flower nectar from flowing easily, so poor little honey bees have […]

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Birthday Cakes Galore in Friday Harbor

July 24th was a busy day for Anna Maria. She was in her element, away from the drudge of the computer and behind the counter in the kitchen.  Her task: whip up four extraordinary cakes for guests, catered events, staff birthday, and the local Relay For Life auction.  With […]

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Hand-Crafted Furniture at Friday Harbor Inns

If you have a have a chance to start really poking around this island and learning more about the residents, you’ll be struck by the creative aura that pervades.  True, some might view these artistic people as a bit quirky, but the things they create are amazing.  Just being […]

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Farewell Dear Friend

  April 27 was a blue Tuesday for all of us at the Inns.  Our beloved yellow lab, Mollie, was having great difficulty throughout the day, and took her last breath about 5:00 that evening.  In the early days of the Inn, Mollie would greet guests and welcome all, […]

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Friday Harbor Suite – Lodging Friday Harbor San Juan Island

The Harrison House Suites debuted a new suite this past weekend.  The Friday Harbor Suite – a penthouse studio suite with king bed, full kitchen, fire place, private hot tub on the back deck with views of the Harbor, tiled bath with dual showers and dual vanity with waterfall […]

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Pot Luck Dinner at Friday Harbor Bed & Breakfast

There were three of us who started working at the same time for Harrison House Suites, Tucker House Inn and Coho Restaurant: myself, Stephanie – Guest Services Coordinator, John Hamilton, Innkeeper and Catering Manager, and Alphonsine Haslet-Phillips, Executive Chef. Anna Maria, the business owner, decided a staff potluck would […]

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Harrison House Suites B&B, Friday Harbor

Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos recently joined Harrison House Suites, Tucker House Inn and Coho Restaurant in the newly created position of Guest Services Coordinator.  Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulos will be involved in all the marketing and promotion activities for the two Inns and Coho Restaurant.    She will serve as the in-house editor for […]

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