Topic: Around Here

A Few Highlights From The Fourth of July Parade

Written on July 4, 2018 at 3:55 pm, by

A few highlights from San Juan Island’s Fourth of July Parade… Hooray for the red, white, and blue… Dressed for the occasion…

Web Street Open For Traffic Both Directions July 4 – 8.

Written on July 4, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

Mike Carlson Enterprises has announced that their construction work will be suspended, and traffic will be open both directions on Web Street to facilitate traffic during the holiday period of July 3 at 6 p.m. through July 8. A limited number of parking spaces on the side of the street will also be available.   The  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Bargains Galore in the Mullis Center’s New Coupon Book

Written on July 2, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Island a’ la Carte, the Mullis Center’s new coupon book just came out. I already used my first coupon at San Juan Bakery this morning. With 20% off of my entire purchase that was a good deal. The coupon  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on May 17, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The next Art for Fun art pARTy is coming up this Saturday, May 19, from 9:30 am – 11:45 am at San Juan Islands Museum of Art. The featured painting is “Peace, Love and Boats”. Participants will follow step-by-step instructions to complete the 14″ x 16″ painting in about 2 hours.  To register for the  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on May 14, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

The next Third Saturday Contra Dance happens this coming Saturday, May 19th at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor. It runs from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, and features caller Carol Piening from Olympia with music by the Possum Carvers from Port Townsend. Donation at the door-$10, $5 students All dances will be taught; no partner  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk: Lime Kiln Point State Park

Written on April 23, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Meet Erin Corra, Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) Founder & Executive Director, to explore the past, present and future of beautiful Lime Kiln Point State Park. Stroll along the trails, take a tour of the lighthouse, learn about current events and what Friends of Lime Kiln Society has in store for 2018 and beyond.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Catching Up With Callie McKay

Written on April 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… On our last “Field Trip Friday” excursion to the mainland, (see San Juan Update 3/31/2018), I caught up with Callie McKay. She’s a busy woman and not an easy one to catch up with but the ferry ride to Anacortes  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Field Trip Friday

Written on March 31, 2018 at 9:32 am, by

Island senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… At the Mullis Center the third Friday of the month is Field Trip Friday with Callie McKay. I joined the fun this month for an off-island day trip to the Skagit County Senior Center in Burlington followed by a  Continue Reading

What’s Happening and What’s Not Happening…

Written on March 29, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Here are some happenings and some updates… This just in – FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull says the golf match has been cancelled today.  Lummi did not have enough players to participate in a match. Also, today’s girls tennis match with South Whidbey is postponed due to weather.  He will get the new date out  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag

Written on March 26, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Gay Graham… Dear Editor: Something extraordinary and exciting happened on our island last Wednesday, March 21st.  The San Juan Community Home Trust barged in two more “classic” homes from the Victoria/Oak Bay areas of Vancouver Island. The Nickel Bros. barge arrived at 5  Continue Reading

New Homes for Home Trust

Written on March 16, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

– This story has been updated since it was first published – The San Juan Community Home Trust continues to barge ahead! Everyone is invited to see the exciting arrival of the Nickel Bros. barge at Jackson Beach, Wednesday, March 21, beginning at approximately 5:30 AM. The early time is to coincide with the high  Continue Reading

Art For Fun

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Our next “Art for Fun, a paint pARTy!” is coming up on March 16th. Kristen Abramson will lead folks in a step-by-step process to complete their own painting in just two hours. Welcome spring with this beautiful painting of wisteria and a hummingbird, “The Garden Gate”. The time is 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm and  Continue Reading

Free Estate Planning Workshop

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Local attorney Cyrus Field is presenting a free ‘Estate Planning Workshop’ on March 12 at 3:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library for people who want to learn more about creating or updating a will. More than half of the people in the United States die without a will. If you do not have  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest

Written on February 20, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Tonight at the Grange, a double feature showing 2 films from the recent 2017 Friday Harbor Film Festival – The Memory of Fish The salmon of Washington’s Elwha River sustained Dick Goin for the first half of his life.  He and his family had been nourished by these salmon since migrating to the Olympic Peninsula  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 19, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

I’ve had my bath and I’m ready to be adopted. Can I go play in the mud again now? My name is Ricky. I’m here at the animal shelter now, waiting for you. Make no mistake about it – if you are my new person, I WILL find you and I WILL lick you. And  Continue Reading

“Best of the Fest” The Memory of Fish, Tuesday at the Grange

Written on February 18, 2018 at 5:35 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival will be showing The Memory of Fish at the Grange on Tuesday, February 20.  The Memory of Fish is a documentary portrait of the intertwined lives of Dick Goin and wild fish, and his fight to free a river. Elwha River salmon fed Dick and his family after they migrated to the  Continue Reading

Early Bird Registration for Agricultural Summit Ends February 20

Written on February 18, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

6th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit March 16-17, 2018 on Lopez Island. You are invited to the annual gathering of local farmers, food producers, businesses, and food advocates for two days of events and education in support of our local food community. Link here for: Registration

Tucker Avenue Project Reconstruction Phase 2 Begins February 26, 2018

Written on February 17, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor… Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians who use Tucker Avenue will enjoy a safer and better quality roadway by late-summer. The Town of Friday Harbor has contracted with Strider Construction to reconstruct this portion of Tucker Avenue (Phase Two). The Contractor is scheduled to begin this project on Monday, February 26th.  Continue Reading

What to Expect: Construction on Tucker February 26th through March 12th

Written on February 17, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 2 – Construction Update. What to expect for the week(s) of February 26th through March 12th. The Town of Friday Harbor truly appreciates everyone’s patience while we work through this project. A project manager/inspector will be available to any address concerns. Do not hesitate to contact the Project Inspector, Frank Baublits,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: It’s Flu Season!

Written on February 16, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written by Peggy Sue McRae… I was not planning to write about the flu this week but the flu chose me and according to my informal social media commiserations I am not alone. This is turning out to be one of the worst flu seasons in years. I was  Continue Reading

Kati English, February EMT of the Month

Written on February 15, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

Congratulations to February EMT of the Month Kati English. Kati has been an EMT since 2016 and is also a tech at the ER AND is also taking the Fire Fighter 1 class over at San Juan Island Fire. Even though Kati’s schedule is packed with work, fire school and family life, it was noted  Continue Reading

Shelter Available Tonight

Written on February 12, 2018 at 9:37 pm, by

It’s cold out there tonight…