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Sculpture Park’s Daffodil Frolic happening now

March 24, 2022 at 1:18 pm

The San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park sends along a brief update. Please join us for our Sec­ond Annu­al Daf­fodil Frol­ic — over 5,000 daf­fodils with hun­dreds of iris­es to fol­low. Also enjoy 15 new sculp­tures, new West­cott Bay trails, and our starfish exhib­it for kids, all in a beau­ti­ful set­ting to wel­come spring. The park  Con­tin­ue Reading

High school students take second place in statewide technology competition

March 23, 2022 at 5:01 pm

The San Juan Island School Dis­trict shares news about the achieve­ments of Fri­day Har­bor High School’s Tech­nol­o­gy Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion at their state con­fer­ence last week­end. Plac­ing sec­ond last week­end in the Com­put­er Inte­grat­ed Man­u­fac­tur­ing (CIM) com­pe­ti­tion at the 2022 Wash­ing­ton Tech­nol­o­gy Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion (TSA) annu­al state con­fer­ence was no small feat. 10,500 stu­dents par­tic­i­pate and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Number of Islanders without a stable place to live up roughly ten percent since 2020

March 22, 2022 at 4:10 pm

San Juan Coun­ty’s Health & Ser­vices Depart­ment pro­vides an update on this year’s point-in-time home­less count, which was con­duct­ed on Feb. 24 for the first time since 2020. The 2022 San Juan Coun­ty Point-In Time Home­less Count iden­ti­fied 146 peo­ple who have no sta­ble place to live, an increase from the 2020 count of 133. Of the  Con­tin­ue Reading

A safe harbor in an era of food insecurity

March 22, 2022 at 12:56 pm

Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank vol­un­teer Steve Ulvi sends along a heart­felt update about what the orga­ni­za­tion is up to these days. A com­mon refrain, a wide­ly shared meme, is that we live “the good life” sur­round­ed by an inspir­ing mar­itime land­scape; the for­tu­nate res­i­dents of an excep­tion­al, car­ing com­mu­ni­ty. Dur­ing eco­nom­ic tur­bu­lence and social-frac­­tur­ing it is  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC presenting Maritime Career Fair on March 31

March 21, 2022 at 3:40 pm

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil shares some news about the vir­tu­al Mar­itime Career Fair they are pre­sent­ing next week. Peo­ple inter­est­ed in careers on the water are invit­ed to join the EDC for an online Mar­itime Career Fair on Thurs­day, March 31 from noon to 1 p.m. You will learn about sea­far­ing careers that  Con­tin­ue Reading

United Way of San Juan County provides $81,000 in support to local organizations

March 20, 2022 at 4:15 pm

Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty shares an update about funds they recent­ly pro­vid­ed to sev­er­al local orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing the San Juan Island Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict, Meals on Wheels, and Island Rides. We are proud to announce that Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty allo­cat­ed $81,000 to sev­en local  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island artists organizing June art show and auction to raise money in support of Asian black bears

March 19, 2022 at 2:22 pm

Jayne Sirosh­ton and Jan Mur­phy share details about an ambi­tious project that aims to raise $25,000 to spon­sor a res­cued moon bear on behalf of the San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty. Fri­day Har­bor has long been tout­ed as an art des­ti­na­tion, and with good rea­son. Painters, sculp­tors, pot­ters, fab­ric artists, musi­cians and writ­ers thrive and find  Con­tin­ue Reading

Workforce Council offers free help with job searches, training

March 19, 2022 at 9:51 am

The North­west Work­force Coun­cil Career Cen­ter reminds the com­mu­ni­ty that they are avail­able to help Islanders look­ing for jobs or inter­est­ed in switch­ing careers. There are lots of job open­ings right now. If you are inter­est­ed in start­ing a new career, the Career Center’s free ser­vices can help with train­ing and job search assis­tance. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

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