Topic: Around Here

Journey of the Soul

Written on June 8, 2019 at 6:03 am, by

The positive aspects of change Coming soon to Mullis Center: A program to educate people about the importance and positive aspects of aging and dying. We believe in honoring an individual’s right to a peaceful passing. This workshop will provide the knowledge and tools for you to make sound choices in life. It will refresh  Continue Reading

Park Tourism Generates Big Bucks

Written on May 30, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Tourism to San Juan Island NHP creates $19.3 million in Economic Benefits Report shows visitor spending supports 164 jobs in local economy Friday Harbor, WA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 255 thousand visitors to San Juan Island National Historical Park in 2018 spent $15.1 million dollars in communities near the  Continue Reading

LEOs Give Big

Written on May 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Last Sunday, May 19th, the FHHS LEO Club held it’s 12th Annual Golf Scramble at the San Juan Golf and Tennis Club.  This yearly fundraiser is supported by the San Juan Golf & Tennis Club, local golfers, local merchants, and the San Juan Lions Club.  The weather cooperated and the day spent playing golf culminated  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Written on May 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month The Cheesecake Cafe and Bakery, located in the heart of the waterfront in Friday Harbor, is the Chamber’s Featured Member of the Month. Opening at 6:30 every day, they serve full breakfast and don’t forget about the cheesecake! It is a very casual environment,  Continue Reading

SJISD Superintendent’s Letter to the Community

Written on May 14, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Fabulous Community Members, It is so nice to see that spring has finally arrived with warmer weather and flowers blooming. In the schools, lots of blooming has been happening, too. To start, our arts programs both Band and Fine Arts have had stellar accomplishments. Our Art students placed four of the eight winning entrants  Continue Reading

Hemp: History, Legislation, Cultivation, & the Farm Bill

Written on May 13, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

SJI Grange invites you a presentation on May 16 – Hemp: History, Legislation, Cultivation, & the Farm Bill. Bonny Jo Peterson, Executive Director of the Industrial Hemp Association of Washington will cover the history of hemp and its uses, the difference between hemp and marijuana, changes to the Farm Bill, and growing hemp on a  Continue Reading

Fish Taco Fundraiser – New Location Friday

Written on May 8, 2019 at 9:39 am, by

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser Friday, May 10 On the lawn across from the Sheriff’s Office (on Second Street) 11:00 to 1:30 $8 suggested donation Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing mission with another Fish Taco Fundraiser on Friday, May 10, 11-1:30, this time at a new location, on the lawn across from  Continue Reading

Emergency Wireless Alert System Test

Written on May 8, 2019 at 9:27 am, by

On Wednesday May 8th at 1:55pm those in the San Juan Islands whose cell phones are roaming on a Canadian network may receive a test message of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. The test is likely to say “This is a TEST of the British Columbia Emergency Alerting System, issued by Emergency Management British  Continue Reading

The Deepest Roots

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island ~ Kathleen Alcalá Make sure you come out to the Grange on Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm to hear author, Kathleen Alcala, talk about her wonderful exploration of food, agriculture, and history on Bainbridge Island. As friends began “going back to the land” at the same  Continue Reading

Rhiana’s Music Featured on Amazon’s “Hanna”

Written on March 30, 2019 at 1:28 pm, by

Former Friday Harbor resident and 2011 FHHS graduate Rhiana Franklin is a co-writer and featured vocalist  in the song “Up all Night” which will be featured at the end of episode 2 in the New Amazon Prime original “Hanna”, which premiered on March 29th. She is a co-writer on the song with Sammy Plotkin.  You  Continue Reading

The Cordi Collection

Written on March 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

He Left Us A Legacy of the Vietnam War In A War Never Ends opening at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) you can make a striking discovery in one of the galleries. A box containing several professional-looking photographs resting in their yellow Kodak box was found at the solid waste transfer station  Continue Reading

Time To Hire Seasoned Citizens!

Written on March 17, 2019 at 5:55 am, by

Summer season is approaching fast, and with it the annual shortage of workers for the seasonal jobs in the San Juan County tourism economy. Why not consider hiring a seasoned worker for your seasonal job opening?   Did you know that about one third of our population in San Juan County is over 65 years-old That  Continue Reading

Office Center a Total Loss in Fire

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:08 pm, by

On Thursday afternoon, March 7th, an RV parked next to Office Supplies Plus, caught fire and ignited the building as well. Propane a propane tank in the RV helped accelerate the blaze and it quickly burned out of control. Everyone inside the building got out safely and called 911 but the building and the RV  Continue Reading

Tap Into the Power of Dragons!

Written on March 5, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Dragons! Certified Qigong Instructor Stephanie Prima will teach the 5 Dragons Qigong form on Tuesdays, 12:00 noon at Island Soul Studio (formerly XYZ Movement Arts) from March 3rd through April 30th. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind/body technique to enhance the body’s bio-energy system for greater health, vitality, and self-awareness. In Chinese culture, the dragon  Continue Reading

Public Information Workshop

Written on March 5, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor Commissioners will attend the Friday Harbor Airport Master Plan Planning Advisory Committee meeting and Public Information Workshop on Tuesday, March 5th at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center upper level classroom. The Planning Advisory Committee meeting will run from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, and the Public Information Workshop will run from  Continue Reading

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