Topic: Around Here

San Juan Swimmers Finish Season with Improvement

Written on February 22, 2019 at 8:08 am, by

Story by Orcas Swim Team San Juan Island’s Orcas Swim Team hosted a group of swimmers from the Thunderbird Aquatic Team of Anacortes on Saturday, Feb. 16 during the home club’s last meet of the season. More than 50 swimmers, ranging in ages from 6-13, participated in the event. “The primary purpose [of the meet]  Continue Reading

San Juan County Homeless Count Holds Steady

Written on February 22, 2019 at 8:03 am, by

The 2019 San Juan County “Point-In Time” (PIT) Homeless Count identified 149 people who have no stable place to live, an increase from the 2018 count of 120 but similar to the 2017 count of 154. Of the 149 people identified as having no stable place to live, 67 people were living out of doors,  Continue Reading

Salish Sea Early Music Festival – Early 19th-Century Serenades

Written on February 17, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Early 19th-Century Serenades for guitar, viola and flute will be presented in this second 2019 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance featuring guitarist Oleg Timofeyev, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violist Stephen Creswell. Included will be the Sérénade by guitarist and mandolin virtuoso Leonardo de Call (1767-1815), the Troisième Sérénade by flutist Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792-1852),  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Planning For The End of Life

Written on February 16, 2019 at 6:05 am, by

I was staying at Sakya Kachod Choling, the Buddhist Center on Mt Dallas, when I learned that my friend Ben’s cancer had spread into parts of his body that changed his situation from fighting for his life to acceptance of his death. A Buddhist Center is a good place to be at a time like  Continue Reading

Time to Make Early Resident Camping Reservations

Written on February 16, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Early resident camping reservations accepted until February 21st at 4:00 pm for San Juan County Parks. San Juan County Parks & Fair is again offering advance camping reservations for people who reside in our county year-round!  Choose from San Juan County Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds (RVs only), Odlin County Park, and Shaw County Park  Continue Reading

Are You Considering Selling Your Property?

Written on February 16, 2019 at 5:31 am, by

Selling your property? Here’s advice from a pro… Thinking about selling your property?  You may want to consider researching, collecting and completing the items detailed below. This is not a check list for planting flowers on your porch and painting your front door, you can go to the internet for that information.  This list is  Continue Reading

Board of Health to Discuss Medical Air Transport

Written on February 16, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the San Juan County Board of Health will be discussing medical air transport, a critical Access to Care issue, at their regularly scheduled Board meeting.  The meeting will start at 11:30 am in the County Council Hearing Room.  The full Board of Health agenda can be viewed on the county  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

Written on February 15, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the February 2019 Firefighter of the Month. Rookie Firefighter Erik Gresseth was selected this month due to his unwavering commitment to his community. Erik has an outstanding record of responding to emergency calls and attendance at training drills. Erik is someone who tries  Continue Reading

Postponed or Cancelled Events

Written on February 15, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

Friday, Feb 15 – The Episcopal Church Women’s Brown Bag Luncheon scheduled at St. David’s Church for Friday, February 15, has been cancelled due to ice and slush on the parking lot. Join us next month, on March 8, for another Brown Bag Luncheon.   Friday, Feb 15 SCHOOLS ARE OPEN ON LATE START SCHEDULE, TWO HOURS DELAYED  Continue Reading

Career Center to Sponsor Job Fair

Written on February 14, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

If you are fortunate enough to live in San Juan County and you are looking for a job, there are employers eager to talk to you. For those of you who are looking for a work, mark your calendars and dust off your resumes.  On Sunday, April 14 the Career Center will sponsor a JOB FAIR  Continue Reading

CPR Class at Mullis Center

Written on February 13, 2019 at 11:28 am, by

   The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment.   Family & Friends CPR is  Continue Reading

San Juan County Superior Court Implements Pilot Drug Court

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:22 am, by

In response to interest from the legal community, in the winter of 2018, San Juan County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Loring convened a working group to investigate a Therapeutic/Drug Court for San Juan County. After working together for many months, and with the help of Drug Court representatives in neighboring Island and Skagit Counties, San  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Adult Tennis: Beginner Skills and Drills

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

Island Rec is offering another session of Beginner Tennis Skills and Drills for Adults this March with Caroline Hansen. Classes are held Sundays; March 3-24. Adult lessons for ages 16 and up are from 2-3:30 pm indoors at the Fair Building. Register by February 21 for the early bird special rate of $74; $83 thereafter. For  Continue Reading

View From Raven Ridge Rd

Written on February 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm, by

Thanks to Lorraine Littlewood for this photo, a view from Raven Ridge Rd. up about 550′ looking SSW to Mt Grant… click on photo to enlarge image.

No School, Snow Day!

Written on February 12, 2019 at 6:35 am, by

San Juan Island Firefighters in Challenging Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Friday Harbor Marketplace from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Rescue firefighters will be out in front of the store raising funds for the 2019 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Stairclimb. The firefighters are dedicating their LLS fundraising climb in honor of former San Juan  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

We hear from Alice Dean… The Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange will take place Saturday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month our caller is Gwen Rousseau from Seattle, and the band is The Luddite Ramblers, also from Seattle. The band features Laurel Stone on fiddle, Jay Finkelstien on guitar and  Continue Reading

Nichols Street in the Snow

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Thanks to Chuck Dalldorf for this snowy photo: A solitary figure walking down the hill on Nichols Street into Town…

Weather Update: From SJC Emergency Management

Written on February 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm, by

MONDAY 4:30PM UPDATE: As most islanders have probably noticed, it’s snowing heavily across the islands. Current forecast is for up to 8 inches of snow to fall, with many parts of the islands receiving less, some possibly a bit more. Snow is predicted to taper off as we head into Tuesday morning, though there may  Continue Reading

SJC DEM Media Update: Winter Weather Continues

Written on February 11, 2019 at 8:08 am, by

From San Juan County Dept. of Emergency Management…   As of 7am on Monday, County Road Crews are reporting the heaviest overnight snow on Orcas and the north and west sides of San Juan Island, with some locations receiving up to 8 inches of snow since late Sunday.   According to County Public Works Director  Continue Reading

Monday February 11, San Juan Island School District: Two Hour Delay, Snow Routes

Written on February 11, 2019 at 6:23 am, by

Monday February 11: San Juan Island School District is on a two hour delayed start schedule and buses will be on snow routes.

Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale

Written on February 11, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Thanks to John Miller for this drone shot at 300 ft elevation, of Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale Sunday morning… click on photo to enlarge image.