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Pet parade takes place April 23

April 13, 2022 at 10:24 am

Island Rec sends along the details about the pet parade they’re host­ing a week from Sat­ur­day. Grab your favorite pet and join us for a com­mu­ni­ty pet parade on Sat­ur­day, April 23 from 10 a.m to noon at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds. Well behaved pets of any kind can reg­is­ter to par­tic­i­pate. Prizes will  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC offering fire recovery sessions for business owners and employees

April 13, 2022 at 7:13 am

The Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty shares news about infor­ma­tion ses­sions being offered lat­er this week for busi­ness­es affect­ed by last week’s fire. The EDC invites busi­ness own­ers and employ­ees who have been dis­placed or neg­a­tive­ly impact­ed by the April 7 fire in down­town Fri­day Har­bor to an infor­ma­tion­al ses­sion fea­tur­ing local banks,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Power Squadron becomes largest in the Northwest, launches boating education program focused on local knowledge

April 12, 2022 at 7:51 pm

The Fri­day Har­bor Pow­er Squadron shares an update about the growth of their orga­ni­za­tion and a new edu­ca­tion pro­gram that focus­es on the unique chal­lenges of boat­ing in the San Juan Islands. It is rare when a local orga­ni­za­tion from an island of only 7,000 res­i­dents can out­per­form sim­i­lar groups from large cities like Seat­tle  Con­tin­ue Reading

Jane Fuller announces candidacy for San Juan County Council District 3

April 11, 2022 at 12:12 pm

Jane Fuller is run­ning for the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil seat for Dis­trict 3, which includes Lopez, Shaw, and Decatur Islands. All Coun­ty Coun­cil elec­tions are coun­ty­wide, so San Juan Islanders will still cast a vote for their pre­ferred Dis­trict 3 can­di­date in the August pri­ma­ry elec­tion. Our coun­ty and its res­i­dents are expe­ri­enc­ing unique  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County fair reveals 2022 poster design, asks for your help

April 11, 2022 at 9:36 am

The Coun­ty Fair shares the design for this year’s pro­mo­tion­al poster, along with a request for help. It is offi­cial — the San Juan Coun­ty Fair is back, in per­son, August 17–20 at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds. This year’s theme is “Two Lit­tle Ducks; Quack, Quack!” This theme is instant­ly rec­og­niz­able to any major bin­go  Con­tin­ue Reading

Casey Woods is the Animal Protection Society’s volunteer of the month

April 9, 2022 at 2:44 pm

Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety – Fri­day Har­bor shares some kind words about their vol­un­teer of the month. The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety — Fri­day Har­bor is pleased to announce Casey Woods as the APS-FH Vol­un­teer of the Month for April 2022. Casey has been a reg­u­lar and ded­i­cat­ed vol­un­teer for APS-FH since August of 2021. Casey comes to the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Slow down for speeders!

April 8, 2022 at 8:54 pm

A con­tra­dic­tion? Not at all! This is a pro­pos­al to remind vis­i­tors and those of us who per­sist in main­land ways that they are now in San Juan Coun­ty, where things are dif­fer­ent. This is why we’re here, and why oth­ers come. But the main­land pace of life is hard to shake, and shake it we  Con­tin­ue Reading

Large-scale fire investigation will keep First and Spring Street closures in place

April 8, 2022 at 7:38 pm

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor shares an update about the upcom­ing inves­ti­ga­tion of yes­ter­day’s fire and its impact on traf­fic and park­ing in town. Thir­ty agents of the Bureau of Alco­hol, Tobac­co, Firearms and Explo­sives are arriv­ing in Fri­day Har­bor today to inves­ti­gate the fire that destroyed a quar­ter block of busi­ness­es in the down­town core.  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Climate and Sustainability Advisory Committee to launch on the eve of Earth Day

April 8, 2022 at 12:42 pm

San Juan Coun­ty’s Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship pro­vides an update about the sta­tus of the new­ly formed Cli­mate and Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee. On Fri­day, April 22, an expect­ed 1 bil­lion peo­ple around the world will take action to pro­tect our plan­et in obser­vance of Earth Day. On the eve of Earth Day, April 21, a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Family Clinic opens on Monday

April 8, 2022 at 7:54 am

Heather Chris­tensen shares the good news about the open­ing of the new clin­ic on Blair. Fri­day Har­bor Fam­i­ly Clin­ic is excit­ed to open our doors this com­ing Mon­day, April 11 at 8:30 a.m. We will be giv­ing out new patient paper­work and get­ting peo­ple reg­is­tered the first week we are open. Please come in any­time between  Con­tin­ue Reading

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