Safe San Juans Events

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Check out the information below about two very important community events coming up this week, hosted by SAFE San Juans: Friday, October 21st, 12:00 noon – Silent Witness Campaign Vigil: You may have already noticed the Silent Witness silhouettes on the lawn of the legislative building, across from the courthouse. This display is meant to  Continue Reading


2017 Preliminary Budget for San Juan County Published

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

The 2017 Preliminary Budget for San Juan County has been published. The theme of the 2017 Budget Message is “Building for the Future.” With the effects of the Great Recession now largely behind the County, the goal for the 2017 budget is to look forward, positioning the County to serve its citizens for the next  Continue Reading


Draw the Figure

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

“Draw the Figure” at San Juan Islands Museum of Art San Juan Islands Museum of Art is pleased to present a third session of “Draw the Figure” on Monday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm for eight weeks, beginning October 24, 2016. This unique workshop will be facilitated by instructor, Annie Howell-Adams. Annie is a member  Continue Reading


Pets of the Week

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Move over Thelma and Louise. Step aside Laverne and Shirley. We’re Sue and Possum and we’re here to tell you that adopting two shelter cats at the same time is a Purrrrfect idea! We’re sisters and we’ve been together all our lives. We sleep together, eat together, and judge other cats together. One of us  Continue Reading


Chamber Chat

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

It’s the October edition of Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President… Fall has arrived on San Juan Island. This truly is such a beautiful time of year here. It is great to see so many visitors on the island especially on the weekends. All  Continue Reading


Newts on the Move

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 9:02 am, by

Have you seen any Rough-skinned Newts this fall? These little brown amphibians with orange bellies are moving from the ponds and wetlands where they spent the summer into the surrounding woodland where they’ll hide under rotten logs and leaves during the winter months. Sadly their route often takes them across roads where many are squished  Continue Reading


Know Your Island Walk

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

This is the final Know Your Island Walk of the year: Joining Forces for a Community Trail, hike and learn about the creation of the trail connecting town and American Camp. We will walk the middle section of this 6 mile trail, and hear about its beginning and the community cooperation, both public and private  Continue Reading

Ron Vincellette

Ron Vincellette 1937-2016

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Ronald Lee Vincellette died of natural causes in the early morning of Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at his home in Friday Harbor, WA. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Phyllis, known as “Sam” to friends, and his son Mark, daughter Kim, stepdaughter Lisa and extended family. Ron graduated with a BS  Continue Reading

Savannah picks the correct sample - Contributed photo

Can Dogs Detect Parkinson’s?

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm, by

Local Dogs Make the Grade in Parkinson’s Detection Project Dog trainer Lisa Holt, with a team of volunteers, recently completed a pilot study designed to determine whether dogs can be trained to detect Parkinson’s Disease and in doing so contribute to early detection of a debilitating and costly disease. The answer seems to be a  Continue Reading


New Home – New Hope

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm, by

Shelter Project Moving Forward Just over three years ago, The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor announced its’ kickoff of the New Home – New Hope Capital Campaign to build a much needed new animal shelter for San Juan Island. When APS began this campaign, we committed to the public that we would (1) not  Continue Reading


Part Two of October Windstorms: Coming Soon!

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm, by

We woke to the pleasant observation this morning that our first storm of the series has materialized as a normal windstorm in the islands. The Outage Center at the Opalco website is thankfully free of outage reports. The big question remains, “what will Storm 2 bring”? The latest Weather Service forecast says Storm 2 may  Continue Reading


Games Cancelled

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 9:50 am, by

Rod Turnbull, Athletic Director at the high school has a couple of notices about cancellations this weekend… Hi all, We have had to cancel our volleyball match with Sultan on Saturday, October 15 due to the predicted weather issues.  We do not have a reschedule date at this time. Also due to the predicted weather, we  Continue Reading


The Woman in Black

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

It will be a dark and stormy night (at least that’s what forecasters are saying right now) … so what better way for islanders to experience it than finding THE WOMAN IN BLACK? San Juan Community Theatre’s fall thriller opens this Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm in the Whittier Theatre.  Steven Mallatratt’s (from the book  Continue Reading


Become a Master Gardener

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Looking for a fun way to get involved? Love problem solving? Interested in gardening? Apply now to become a WSU Master Gardener! Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 San Juan County WSU Master Gardener Training Program. Volunteer trainees will receive over 60 hours of training, both in the classroom and on-line. The training  Continue Reading


Flea Market Postponed

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Due to the weather advisory, the Flea Market that was originally scheduled for this Saturday, October 15th will now be held on October 22nd with the same hours, 9am-Noon. This will give our vendors another week to find even MORE items to sell AND it gives you an opportunity to sign up if you couldn’t make this weekend. For  Continue Reading


Still Time To Prepare For Stormy Weather Ahead 

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm, by

Dave Halloran with SJCDEM shares these thoughts before the storm… The National Weather Service has updated their forecast with the latest information available. They are forecasting with higher certainty that storm 1 of 2 this weekend will start early evening tonight the 13th with the strongest winds starting late in the evening and lasting into  Continue Reading


Prepare your business for the storm

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 10:51 am, by

SJC Economic Development Council has some tips for business owners regarding the upcoming storm… It’s time to prepare for the windstorm, which may have the potential to cause catastrophic damage.  Business owners and managers: Encourage employees to sign up for local weather alerts, create an emergency supply kit, have a family emergency communication plan…and you  Continue Reading

Richard and Sherri Daly of SJI Cheese - Contributed photo

Bite of the San Juan Islands

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Come and celebrate the gourmet archipelago at the 3rd Annual Bite of the San Juan Islands. This Friday evening, at San Juan Island Cheese, experience the bounty of island harvests and amazing quality of island-grown food, wine, cider and beer.. all under one roof. Chef Molly Prima has created delicious bites from fresh, local, organic ingredients from San Juan, Lopez,  Continue Reading

L95 breaching in Haro Strait- October 24, 2015. Photo by Dave Ellifrit

L95 Died From Fungal Infection

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Click the link below to see the Center for Whale Research comment on death of L95, a 20 year old male Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) that died from fungal infection following a NOAA dart-tagging this year (2016). Center for Whale Research


Seniors Holiday Wreath Sale

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Senior Class of 2017/PTSA is now taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath sale.   Get your beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24” Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice for only $25.00! These wreaths make great gifts for friends, family, neighbors and  Continue Reading


Phone-a-Thon Next Week

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Just a reminder – this is coming up next week… The San Juan Public Schools Foundation is holding its annual Phone-A-Thon to raise money for our local public schools, on Monday and Tuesday, October 17th and 18th, from 4-8pm. “Our children deserve better than what the state offers in school funding,” says Rich Meenan, President  Continue Reading


From the Mailbag

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag, Nancy Ballman writes… I would like to thank islanders bank and Alexandra Sherlock for setting up the table for the new barn at the fairgrounds. I am so happy with the pledges we got and thank everyone who pledged. Every penny counts!

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