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Fall Harvest Party at the distillery this coming weekend!

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 4:06 am, by

Just heard from Haley – looks like fun! The owners of Westcott Bay Cider and San Juan Island Distillery are opening their doors, and their orchard, for a weekend-long Fall Harvest Party. Locals and visitors are invited to come by the orchard, roll up their sleeves and help harvest some of the apples that are  Continue Reading

Fall’s here….

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:21 am, by

Sunday – come to the Safety Fair!

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 5:31 am, by

Great event for the kids – don’t miss it! Here’s more from Carolyn: Games, a coloring contest, a rescue demonstration, food and lots of fun are on the agenda at the Safety Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, at the Mullis Street Fire Station. Participating agencies include the San Juan  Continue Reading

CSA meeting on Tuesday….

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 12:59 am, by

Sure would be good to have broadband in the islands!

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm, by

Here’s a note from Tom about how you can help: The San Juan County Economic Development Council is seeking input from the community on how we use the Internet today and what they need in the future. I know you have a large following on SJ Update, and was hoping you could help us get  Continue Reading


Around the island…

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm, by

Let’s see what’s up around here: • Pam wants to remind you….it’s this Friday! The Writers’ Café open mic will be held from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at The Bean on Friday, October 7th. Bring your fiction, nonfiction or poetry to read or just show up to listen. Please show our appreciation for Eric and  Continue Reading


Don’t miss it! “The Ladies Man” at the Community Theatre – opening tonight!

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 3:24 am, by

Last night I got the chance to swing by and check out the Community Theatre‘s new production of Charles Morey’s play The Ladies Man before it opens tonight for a two-week run. This is one you are going to like. You’ll see audiences leaning forward to catch the wordplay in this amazing, somewhat farcical, somewhat  Continue Reading


From the e-mailbag….

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 1:11 am, by

Well, it’s time to check in with the people who have been writing to the editorial staff here at the San Juan Update. First of all I want you to know, we read everything that is sent to us. Second, I want you to know we answer some of it. And most importantly, it is  Continue Reading


The Blessing of the animals is this weekend….

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 12:09 am, by

The Feast Day of St. Francis was earlier this week (the fourth), so the blessing will be this weekend so folks can come & bring their furry or feathered friends…. Happy St. Francis Day to you!


Run Walk Wag was a winner!

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 7:27 am, by

Here’s the report from Rebecca at Island Rec: We had our very first RUN, WALK, WAG 5K this past Sunday and it was a HOOT (or should I say howl)….Dogs and people walking and running in a huge pack (in costume)…it’s hard to beat! Island Rec wants to give a huge thanks to the following  Continue Reading


Oktoberfest – this weekend!

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 7:17 am, by

San Juan Island Oktoberfest Celebrating the 17th Anniversary of this Island Tradition Saturday, October 8, 2011 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. San Juan County Fairgrounds Pavilion Tickets: Adults $8, Age 12 & under admission is Free! Scrip for Meals and Beverages will be sold at the door and advance purchase through the SJI Chamber. The  Continue Reading

Jewelry sale on Sunday to help the new hospital….

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 6:28 am, by

Lenore wants to invite you: Jewelry Sale to Benefit Peace Island Medical Center A trunk sale of Silpada Designs Sterling Silver handmade jewelry will be held to benefit the Peace Island Medical Center. The event will be hosted by Lenore Bayuk and Kathie Arcide from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday October 9, 2011 at  Continue Reading


What’s happening….

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 9:02 am, by

Sunny day to you….it’s there, whether you let the clouds get in the way or not…. • This week the Ladies’ Man opens at the Community Theatre…it runs till the 16th. I’ll try & catch dress rehearsal tomorrow so I can report to you about it. I sure liked the script… ++++++++++++ • Every so  Continue Reading

Tonight: Phone A Thon!

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 7:22 am, by

It’s tonight! The San Juan Public Schools Foundation is having its annual Phone A Thon – this is the San Juan Public Schools Foundation’s main fundraiser to help meet the needs of the schools that the State doesn’t fund and the schools need more than ever this year. Expect a call. And here’s why – here  Continue Reading

Soccer mini-camps set for this weekend….

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 7:03 am, by

The FHHS Girls Soccer Team & Coach Mark Fishaut have another game they want to help win…here’s more from Mark: OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH For the sixth consecutive season, the Friday Harbor High School Lady Wolverine soccer teams have taken this on as their way of saying “thanks for your support” to our  Continue Reading

Looking ’round….

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 10:39 am, by

Hope you got out in the sun some this weekend, and get a chance to get out in the rain today Here’s what’s up: • Seems like it just happened – I was thinking about how cool it is that we have the Mullis Center yesterday (I went over to visit folks during the pancake  Continue Reading


The weekend looms ahead….

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 1:03 am, by

Hey, what’s happening…. • You knew it: Duck Soup Inn has Friday Happy Hour tonight, and is now on schedule for Thursday through Sunday each week…. +++++++++++ • Just heard that the FHHS girls soccer team nudged La Conner 2-1 in overtime last night, while the Wolverine volleyball team was passed 3-0 by the Braves.  Continue Reading


Carve out some time to see Lonnie!

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm, by

It’s amazing to see Native artwork, but even more amazing to see it being created. Lonnie is here for Artstock, and I’ll be singing as well…here’s more from Barbara & Lee at The Arctic Raven: Arctic Raven Gallery is pleased to host Lonnie Acord, acclaimed adopted Tlingit Native American carver. He will be demonstrating carving  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 7:21 am, by

Lots going on! Let’s check in: • The Backdoor Kitchen shows fall is really here: Noodle Bowl Monday starts on Monday, October 3rd! 11:30 to 2:30. See ya there! • Blood Drive! Today at the Mullis Center! Noon-6pm – see you there! • At San Juan Supplements, Jerry & Dennis have a deal to tell  Continue Reading


After the storm passes….

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 6:35 am, by

Wow, what a ride! Monday’s stormy & windy weather sent a lot of islanders inside, but folks reported to me that the ferries were still running & rocking…apparently the Sidney ferry was a real adventure, with stuff sliding around, and by the end of the day, the boats were just a half hour or so  Continue Reading


Passing: Larry Chamberlain

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 6:27 am, by

This was shared by Larry’s family: Larry Allan Chamberlain, 68, passed away at home in Friday Harbor, WA on Monday, August 22, 2011. Larry was born on August 19th, 1943, in Janesville, WI to Samuel E. and Mildred M. Chamberlain.  He graduated from Janesville Senior High in 1961.  Following his graduation, Larry joined the U.S.  Continue Reading


We’re on TV…!

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 6:20 am, by

Late Monday, I got this note from Robin at the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau that the cameras from Seattle were coming this way….I checked this morning & the cooking section AND Robin talking about Artstock & Savor The San Juans IS posted on KING 5′s website for us right here. It’s cool to see  Continue Reading

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