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Friday Harbor Atelier hosting holiday open house

November 30, 2022 at 11:10 am

One of San Juan Island’s local artist groups shares news about their upcom­ing art sale. The artists of the Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier invite the pub­lic to a hol­i­day open house and art sale on Fri­day, Dec. 2 from 4–7 p.m. More than a dozen artists will be on hand to open their stu­dios or present their  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sculpture Park plants sequoias and redwoods

November 28, 2022 at 4:45 pm

The San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park shares news about some new, long-term addi­tions to their col­lec­tion. Prop­a­ga­tion­Na­tion and the San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park have joined forces to plant six giant sequoias and four­teen coast red­wood trees for future gen­er­a­tions to enjoy and watch grow. The sequoias are now about three feet tall and the red­woods  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Singers present Christmas Miracles holiday concert

November 28, 2022 at 10:03 am

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre shares news about two upcom­ing hol­i­day per­for­mances. Join the San Juan Singers at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre in a cel­e­bra­tion of the joys and mir­a­cles of the Christ­mas sea­son. This year’s show fea­tures a per­for­mance of John Rut­ter’s Mag­ni­fi­cat with the San Juan Island Win­ter Cham­ber Orches­tra. Also includ­ed in this  Con­tin­ue Reading

Report by Friends of the San Juans highlights lack of regulatory review for new waterfront structures

November 25, 2022 at 7:06 pm

Friends of the San Juans shares news about the results of a research project more than a decade in the mak­ing. With more than 400 miles of coast­line, San Juan Coun­ty is a sanc­tu­ary of breath­tak­ing sea­side views. When left unchanged by the hands of humans, shore­lines and the wide range of life they sup­port  Con­tin­ue Reading

Home Fund supports affordable housing in Friday Harbor

November 25, 2022 at 10:44 am

The Coun­ty shares news about the impact that its Home Fund grants are hav­ing on San Juan Island. Take a stroll through Fri­day Harbor’s neigh­bor­hoods and you’ll find the next wave of afford­able hous­ing. On Price St., passers­by will see walls being framed in, hear the hum of com­pres­sors hard at work, and feel the  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Council meets with WSF officials

November 23, 2022 at 1:41 pm

San Juan Coun­ty sends along an update about a recent meet­ing between the Coun­ty Coun­cil, state leg­is­la­tors, and Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries. Ahead of the busy, upcom­ing hol­i­day sea­son, mem­bers of San Juan County’s Coun­cil met with Wash­ing­ton State offi­cials and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries to express islanders’ need for reli­able fer­ry ser­vice. Coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rotary Club dictionary project reaches students at eight schools in the San Juan Islands

November 22, 2022 at 1:50 pm

Rotary Club of San Juan Islands shares news about one of their their long-stand­ing edu­ca­tion ini­tia­tives. Mem­bers of the Rotary Club of San Juan Islands recent­ly gift­ed dic­tio­nar­ies to third, fourth, and fifth grade stu­dents through­out San Juan Coun­ty. The pro­gram reached stu­dents at Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School, Paideia Clas­si­cal School, Grif­fin Bay School, Still­point  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town fundraiser for the Food Bank hits the halfway mark

November 21, 2022 at 11:59 am

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor shares news about its Novem­ber fundrais­er for the Food Bank, Each Novem­ber the Town of Fri­day Har­bor asks that you help us sup­port an impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tion — the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. The Food Bank spends over $10,000 each month serv­ing near­ly 750 house­holds and an aver­age of 1,475 indi­vid­u­als  Con­tin­ue Reading

Memorial Park elm trees being pruned on Monday

November 19, 2022 at 4:24 pm

The Town shares an update about the sta­tus of the Dutch elms at the foot of Spring St. Pro­fes­sion­al prun­ing of the Memo­r­i­al Park elms is sched­uled for Mon­day, Nov. 21, weath­er per­mit­ting. Res­i­dents are asked to avoid the area to reduce the effect of traf­fic dis­rup­tion. Traf­fic will also be affect­ed by hol­i­day light­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Severe weather shelter needs volunteers

November 19, 2022 at 2:46 pm

Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty sends along a request for help from the com­mu­ni­ty. We are des­per­ate­ly look­ing for vol­un­teers to help staff the Unit­ed Way cold weath­er shel­ter in Fri­day Har­bor. The shel­ter is only open when the tem­per­a­ture drops below 34 degrees and is only for the night. It is a low-time-demand  Con­tin­ue Reading

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