Topic: Around Here

Whale Museum Lecture: Whales and Shipping

Written on September 6, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

The Whale Museum’s lecture series continues this Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 pm with a lecture by Krista Trounce of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Dr. Jason Wood from Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) Consulting North America (based here in Friday Harbor). They will be presenting on the ship slow down trial that is currently  Continue Reading

Holy Smokes! Air Quality Alert Issued Through 5 pm Wednesday

Written on September 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm, by

The mountains are definitely not out today. My photo of False Bay without the Olympics may look like a sepia toned antique but that is the real color and the photo was taken this morning. Due to regional wildfires we are once again experiencing smokey air. Here is the Air Quality Alert from the National  Continue Reading

School District Reaches Tentative Agreement With Teachers Association

Written on September 5, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

From The San Juan Island School District… The San Juan Island School District and the San Juan Education Association reached a tentative agreement at 6:14 pm Monday, September 4, 2017. The teachers’ association ratified the proposed agreement this evening and the school board is expected to approve this tentative agreement at a special board meeting  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series Presents: Land of Mine

Written on September 4, 2017 at 6:30 am, by

On Tuesday September 5, SJCT Summer Film Series presents, Land of Mine. This German/Danish film was a nominee for Best Foreign Film at the 2017 Academy Awards. The film is based on a true account of German prisoners of war sent to clear land mines in Denmark after World War II. Admission is either by  Continue Reading

Emergence, SJIMA’s First Nations Exhibit Ends Monday

Written on September 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm, by

Don’t miss your last opportunity to see this exhibit!… Contemporary glass artist, Raven Skyriver will wrap up the end of the First Nation exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art on Monday, September 4. His gallery talk at 4:00 pm on Labor Day will be the grand finale of this exceptional show. In celebration of the  Continue Reading

Community Foundation Raises $31,000 at the County Fair!

Written on September 2, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

The Community Foundation was once again gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2017 San Juan County Fair when over $31,000 was donated to nine different projects featured in the matching program. This amount was raised in just the four days of the Fair! The Foundation, in turn, will match those  Continue Reading

Electric Cars at the Mullis Center Sunday

Written on September 1, 2017 at 9:14 am, by

On Sunday there will be a free presentation, Around the World in “80 Days” via an Electric Car, at the Mullis Center. (Come for the Pancake Breakfast stay for the electric cars!). Presenter Alan Soule of Sebastopol, California will share his around the world adventure…  You are invited to a free (public) slide presentation at the  Continue Reading

SJI Is Best Local Getaway

Written on September 1, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

STAR 101.5 Listeners Pick the Northwest’s Best LOCAL GETAWAY Wednesday morning, August 16th, STAR 101.5 Kent & Alan Morning Show listeners voted for their favorite local getaways. Listeners had 24 hours to place their vote via phone, Facebook, text and email. The results . . . San Juan Island for the 10th year in a  Continue Reading

Garage Sale Saturday

Written on August 29, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

Garage Sale Saturday, September 2nd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. No early birds please.   Near the corner of Egg Lake and Beaverton Valley Roads – Watch for signs. We sold our boat so we have crab-shrimp pots, line, buoys, galley supplies, lawn chairs, propane stove, furniture, nick knacks.  New chimini, plants, planters. 11:00 – Half off  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Misses Ada and Ella Mullis, Friday Harbor Milliners

Written on August 15, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

San Juan Island has long been home to independent and resourceful women. There were the native women whose wisdom and generosity our early pioneers relied on. There have been stalwart farmwomen who side by side with their husbands or on their own managed to create livelihoods from crops and livestock. And then there were the  Continue Reading

Mullis Center Offers Seniors a Ride to the Fair on Friday August 18

Written on August 14, 2017 at 9:54 am, by

Correction – The date for this service from the Mullis Center has been corrected. It originally said every day of the fair, but it’s only on Friday… Are you a Senior? Do you need a ride to the Fair? Leave your car behind at the Mullis Center, 589 Nash Street, and ride with us! Drop  Continue Reading

Diane Martindale Named 1st Vice-Chair of State Arts Commission Board

Written on August 13, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan Island’s Diane Martindale has been named first Vice-Chair of the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) board at their recent board meeting in Wenatchee.  Diane is co-president of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art and curator of the current exhibition, EMERGENCE Legendary & Emerging First Nation Artists. She also serves on the Friday Harbor Arts  Continue Reading

Team with Local Ties Wins World Series Championship!

Written on August 13, 2017 at 5:28 am, by

Sean Morrison and Andrew James, two Ferndale team members with ties to San Juan Island, won the Cal Ripken 12U/60’ World Series Championship in Clemmons, No. Carolina on August 10. Sean is the son of Orion Morrison and Maleka Hartman Morrison (both FHHS alumni), and grandson of Angie Morrison of San Juan Island and Mary  Continue Reading

August 21 Deadline to Apply for EDC Training in Construction Tech

Written on August 13, 2017 at 5:20 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in construction tech this fall, in partnership with Skagit Valley College and the Northwest Career & Technical Academy, and funded in part by San Juan County, the Orcas Island Community Foundation, the Town of Friday Harbor, Islanders Bank and local donors. Courses will  Continue Reading

Local Teen Wins Bellingham Youth Regatta

Written on August 12, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Great news from Gary Cope at the San Juan Island Sailing Foundation! Perham Black won the Bellingham Youth Sailing Regatta in the Laser Radial Division. Here’s the story… Local teen sailor, Perham Black, a rising senior on the San Juan Island Youth Sailing Team won the Bellingham Youth Regatta sailing regatta held on Saturday August 5, and  Continue Reading

United Way of San Juan County Reports Sobering Trend

Written on August 12, 2017 at 5:25 am, by

From Deborah Neff at United Way… Serving over 1800 unduplicated individuals at midyear 2017, the local nonprofit, United Way of San Juan County (UWSJC) is seeing an increase in the number of people struggling to make ends meet in the San Juans. United Way of San Juan County currently funds 14 local schools and nonprofits  Continue Reading

Historic Local Business Has New Owner

Written on August 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm, by

On August 1, Browne’s Home Center was sold. The new owners, TAL Holdings LLC dba Tum-A-Lum Lumber, are a fourth generation family-owned Northwest company founded in 1906. There will be a Contractors Meet & Greet at the Grange on Tuesday, Aug 15 at 5pm. Browne’s Home Center, originally “Davis Lumber” was founded by Captain Herbert H.  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow at the Fair and Welcoming Summer Interns

Written on August 11, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

Wolf Hollow was selected by the San Juan Island Community Foundation as this year’s featured non-profit. During the San Juan County Fair, August 16 – 19, all money raised for Wolf Hollow at the Foundation’s booth will be matched 50%.  Wolf Hollow’s Education staff will be on hand in the Green Village at Fair so stop  Continue Reading

11th Annual Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands on August 27

Written on August 11, 2017 at 5:25 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island and the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands invite everyone to attend the eleventh annual Concours d’Elegance at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday, August 27 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Concours is an exhibition of vintage and classic motor vehicles and will have  Continue Reading

Meet EMT of the Month Francis Smith

Written on August 10, 2017 at 8:05 am, by

From Kaitlyn Johnson at San Juan Island EMS…  Francis Smith is a senior EMT. He has been with the agency for 12 years, and was a District 3 fire captain for 17 years. Smith is currently organizing a cardiac event response team of Cape San Juan and Cattle Point residents who have completed the CPR/AED  Continue Reading

Results of the August 1 Primary to be determined August 14

Written on August 10, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

A message from County Auditor, F. Milene Henley… The San Juan County Canvassing Board will convene Monday, August 14, at 8:30 a.m. for the purpose of canvassing challenged ballots cast in the August 1 primary. In order to protect the secrecy of the voters, all ballots cleared by the Canvassing Board for processing, as well  Continue Reading

Free Medicare Forum at the Mullis Center

Written on August 10, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

A message from Gail at the Mullis Center… Are you turning 65 soon and wondering how to navigate the complicated world of Medicare enrollment? Come listen to and ask questions of Pat Van Skyhawk and Curt Van Hyning, community SHIBA volunteers (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors). At the Mullis Center, 589 Nash Street August 15th  Continue Reading