The fire danger in San Juan County is about to move to “Low”

Burn Permits Available Beginning October 1st

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 10:20 am, by

With the fire danger beginning to wane, San Juan County’s fire services are preparing to change the fire risk from “Moderate” to “Low”. With the risk of a damaging wildland fire diminishing, burn permits will be available beginning Tuesday, October 1st. “Residential” permits allow for a fire up to ten feet in diameter. The permit  Continue Reading


Friday Harbor Film Festival

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 10:16 am, by

This Week’s Preview Film – A Taste of the Film Festival On Tuesday, September 24 at 7 pm come view Visions of Mustang, the weekly documentary offering from the Friday Harbor Film Festival at the FHFF office (10 First St., next door to The Toy Box. Admission is by donation, including free popcorn. Seating is  Continue Reading

Pictured Left to right are: FANS Board Members, David Waldron, Shannon Rishel, Todd Kromer, Cathy Kromer (Thomsen and Reiff) Susan Mazzarella, Kyle Loring and Jan Bollwinkel-Smith.   Missing from the photo because he took the photo is FANS Board Member Marc Islam.

Super Heroes Fund Movies in the Park!

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm, by

FANS, Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec Board presented Island Rec Director Sally Thomsen and Island Rec Board Commissioner Jacquelyn Reiff with a check for $6,300 to fund Island Rec’s Free Movies in the Park Series. In its first full year of operation FANS contributed a total of $8,200 to Island Rec. The additional funds  Continue Reading


IMA Helps Children Explore the Arts

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 11:25 am, by

As another school year begins, Friday Harbor students will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of exciting, hands on arts experiences under the guidance of working artists and art educators. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) in partnership with local public schools is assuring that, despite drastic cuts in educational funding,  Continue Reading


Fair Says Thanks!

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm, by

This message came in from Maddie Ovenell, Fairgrounds and Events Manager for San Juan County… Thank you for supporting the Fair! Thank you to all of YOU, the county residents who participated, bought tickets and enjoyed the Fair. Without your support, there would not be a Fair. A special thank you to all of the  Continue Reading

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Call to Support Beast

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:54 am, by

Desi Whalen of FHHS class of 2011 sends you this announcement and call for support: Hello, Friday Harbor! I’m currently in my Junior year here at Chapman University (Orange, CA), working hard on my Creative Producing for Film degree. It’s been a spectacular journey so far, but this semester I’m working on something truly amazing  Continue Reading

Tom Cable using the Blood Pressure Kiosk

Free Blood Pressure Testing At PIMC

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:43 am, by

Free blood pressure checking is now available in the lobby at Peace Island Medical Center. A new automatic blood pressure testing station has been donated by Peace Island Volunteers in support of its mission to facilitate local access to healthcare services. All of the funds required to purchase this self-serve kiosk were raised at a  Continue Reading


September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:33 am, by

A free library card is your ticket to discover life’s possibilities September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the San Juan Island Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that community members have the best card in their wallets – a free library card. Resources at  Continue Reading

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San Juan Island Food Co-op Cracker Class

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm, by

Have you ever wanted to make your own crackers? Check this out! For more information and to register, send an email to: rawesomedelights [@] gmail [.] com or phone: (808) 769-2298

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Local Photo Contest – Win a GoPro!

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm, by

Wes sent this note over for Crystal Seas inviting you to join in their photo contest and maybe win a GoPro Camera – Looks pretty cool to me! Hi, I know this isn’t “news” … but it is an “update” and might be worthy of mention on the San Juan Update! Crystal Seas is giving away  Continue Reading


SJINHP Receives 2013 America’s Best Idea Grant from NPF

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 11:52 am, by

A dozen Spanish-speaking San Juan Island children learned more about the national park in their backyard and about national parks nationwide thanks to a $15,000 grant from the National Park Foundation and a partnership with the San Juan Island Library. San Juan Island National Historical Park was one of 34 national parks across the country  Continue Reading

Two-Room Flat

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

Jill Urbach shares this email and video trailer for her new book. Check it out, it’s pretty cool!  Hi Tim, I told you at the fair that I’d let you know when the book trailer for my novel Two-Room Flat was finished. Well, it’s ready and up for viewing on YouTube. It was filmed locally  Continue Reading


It’s this Saturday – The Pioneer Festival!

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

On September 21, 2013 the San Juan Historical Society and Friday Harbor Grange #225, with help from Battery D and the National Park Reenactment Group, will transform the grounds of the San Juan Historical Museum into a Pioneer Festival demonstrating life of the early settlers on San Juan Island. This year visitors may enjoy some  Continue Reading


Raising Rabies Awareness

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 5:35 am, by

September 28 is World Rabies Day, a global health observance that seeks to raise awareness about rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts. What is rabies? Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. People get rabies from the bite of an animal with rabies. Any wild  Continue Reading

Lifeguard Swim

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 5:18 am, by

This email came in from Amy Wynn at the fitness center: Howdy Neighbor! I was wondering if we could get some of the lifeguard swims that we have open to children and families listed on your site. The cost is $5 per person plus tax. Buy a punch card and get 11 swims for the  Continue Reading


First Crossing

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

Did you know Tom has a new CD out? Here it is in his words… I am happy to announce that my album “First Crossing” is nearly ready for public consumption and is just about completely setup on CD Baby, iTunes and a host of other worldwide distribution sites. The album is an entirely acoustic  Continue Reading


Artist Opening Reception at Gallery 9

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 5:39 am, by

“Island Scenes, New Works, Driftwood Lamps” by San Juan Island artist Annie Howell Adams. She is an inspiring painting teacher and has numerous exterior murals at our local ACE Hardware and Roche Harbor. Please join us for her opening reception this Saturday from 4-7 pm at pm at Gallery 9 ! When: 9/21/13 Where: Gallery  Continue Reading


Guitars, Strings and Winds

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 5:15 am, by

Guitars, Strings and Winds Highlight CMSJ Concert Take two guitars, two violins, a cello, clarinet, viola and piano— mix them with eight internationally acclaimed classical musicians—and you have the recipe for a charming start to Chamber Music San Juans’ 26th season on Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. at San Juan Community Theatre. CMSJ Artistic  Continue Reading


Opening Reception at WM McCauley Gallery

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 4:27 am, by

Join us Saturday Sept 21st for another exciting opening reception at WM McCauley Gallery; featuring the works of Barbara and Matt Dollahite. Come as you are, and enjoy the art and refreshments! Barbara’s work is created using layers and layers of hand made paper. Each piece is hand colored with transparent watercolor then applied to  Continue Reading


Pet of the Week

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 10:19 pm, by

You may remember “Ruby”, as she was featured as our Pet of the Week a few months ago. Sadly, she is still waiting for a home to call her own so we thought we would re-introduce her. Ruby is about 7 years old, and recently lost her family, home and best dog-friend through no fault  Continue Reading


Turnbull Gym Adult Drop-in Programs

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 5:31 am, by


Business Planning & Financing Workshop

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 4:24 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on San Juan Island, on Wednesday, September 25, from 10:30am until 1pm. Advance registration is required. The business and financing workshop course material will be presented by James McCafferty, of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County,  Continue Reading

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