Topic: Around Here

Drawn to the light

Written on November 30, 2022 at 8:34 pm, by

County Council adopts revisions to Comprehensive Plan

Written on November 30, 2022 at 4:08 pm, by

The Coun­ty shares news about the cul­mi­na­tion of plan­ning and com­mu­ni­ty input six years in the mak­ing. The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil adopt­ed the 2036 Com­pre­hen­sive Plan Update today after six years of meet­ings, pub­lic hear­ings, and input. The doc­u­ment will serve as the road map for future devel­op­ment, growth man­age­ment, and Coun­ty pro­grams over  Con­tin­ue Reading

Old Town Lagoon

Written on November 30, 2022 at 12:42 pm, by

Friday Harbor Atelier hosting holiday open house

Written on November 30, 2022 at 11:10 am, by

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

A dusting of snow

Written on November 29, 2022 at 8:55 pm, by

Library hosting Harry Potter Trivia on Wednesday

Written on November 29, 2022 at 5:35 pm, by

The San Juan Island Library hosts Har­ry Pot­ter Triv­ia for youth in grades 5–12 from 2:30–4 p.m. on Wednes­day, Nov. 30 in the Library Meet­ing Room. Accord­ing to the Library, ques­tions cov­er a vari­ety of wiz­ard­ly top­ics and will draw facts from the orig­i­nal Har­ry Pot­ter books and movies. Snacks will be avail­able, the win­ning  Con­tin­ue Reading

On the prairie

Written on November 29, 2022 at 9:45 am, by

Madrona Institute awards stewardship grants from San Juan Islands license plate proceeds

Written on November 29, 2022 at 7:45 am, by

The Madrona Insti­tute recent­ly award­ed $45,000 in grants to local non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions based on rev­enues received from sales of the San Juan Islands spe­cial license plate. This was the sec­ond year that the pro­gram has issued grants. 2022 grants include: $10,000 — San Juan Islands Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict — San Juan Islands Youth Con­ser­va­tion Corps Pro­gram  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sunday clouds

Written on November 28, 2022 at 7:55 pm, by

Sculpture Park plants sequoias and redwoods

Written on November 28, 2022 at 4:45 pm, by

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

Transportation Commission seeks public input on potential ferry fuel surcharge

Written on November 28, 2022 at 1:34 pm, by

The Wash­ing­ton State Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion has post­ed a sur­vey ask­ing for pub­lic input about a pos­si­ble fuel sur­charge by Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries to tem­porar­i­ly address fuel costs that exceed the agen­cy’s bud­get. “While the WSTC has nev­er imple­ment­ed the fuel sur­charge, recent ris­es in fuel costs have increased the like­li­hood that the sur­charge may be  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Singers present Christmas Miracles holiday concert

Written on November 28, 2022 at 10:03 am, by

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

Family Resource Center holding household items drive

Written on November 28, 2022 at 7:45 am, by

For Giv­ing Tues­day — tomor­row, Nov. 29 — the Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter is host­ing a house­hold items dri­ve. They’re ask­ing that com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers bring the fol­low­ing unopened items to the Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter at 476 Mar­ket St. to help islanders in need: Paper tow­els Toi­let paper Laun­dry soap Dish soap Spray clean­er Tooth­paste Tooth­brush­es Sham­poo Con­di­tion­er The Fam­i­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

A splash of color on a gray November day

Written on November 26, 2022 at 7:26 pm, by

Sunday wreath sale raising funds for 2023 Grad Night

Written on November 26, 2022 at 3:18 pm, by

Fri­day Har­bor High School’s class of 2023 will be sell­ing 24-inch noble fir wreaths on Sun­day, Nov. 27 from 9–11 a.m. in the park­ing lot of San Juan Inte­ri­ors — 205 Web St. The wreaths are $25 each and pro­ceeds from the sale will go toward the Grad Night activ­i­ties fund, which helps ensure a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Christmas trees have arrived at Browne’s Garden Center

Written on November 26, 2022 at 1:03 pm, by