Topic: Around Here

Pilots Donate $500 for Field Trip

Written on March 25, 2015 at 4:16 pm, by

San Juan Island Pilot’s Association donates $500.00 for public school Museum of flight field trip The San Juan Pilots Association was pleased to donate $500 to the San Juan Public Schools Foundation to help fund the 7th grade field trip to the Museum of Flight. This donation provided assistance with transportation to the museum, located  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on March 25, 2015 at 5:53 am, by

Meet Kathleen Foley of the San Juan Preservation Trust and Tanja Williamson of the San Juan County Land Bank for a ‘behind the scenes’ look at an exciting land acquisition project being undertaken for future public use. Learn about the Mount Grant Preserve (formerly known as Lawson Ridge) and get a peek at its spectacular  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on March 25, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

Oh good. I’m glad you’re up. I’ve been waiting for someone to come over to the animal shelter to admire me, and you’ll do just fine. You do think I’m pretty, right? Well, just wait until you meet me! I’m a doll! My name is Lucy, but my friends call me, “Lu”. My owner brought  Continue Reading

Artists’ Workshop at IMA

Written on March 25, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Jan Murphy will be teaching an artists’ workshop on Mixed Media Assemblage using found objects and thrift store treasures. This will be held at the Islands Museum of Art on April 18th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open to adults at all levels. Class fee is $95.00 and Materials fee is $20.00.  Continue Reading

Island of Hope

Written on March 25, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

2015 Relay for Life at the San Juan County Fairgrounds September 26, 2015 Theme for 2015 event: Island of Hope Mark your calendar now – you will not want to miss this! 11 am to 12 pm: Survivors Luncheon 12 pm to 9 pm: Relay Event – FREE all are welcome. You do not need  Continue Reading

Call for Children’s Festival Volunteers

Written on March 25, 2015 at 12:51 am, by

Island Rec is currently seeking volunteers to help out with the 25th Annual Children’s Festival! We’ve got a great line-up of entertainment and activity providers to reflect this year’s festival theme: Aloha! Escape to Paradise! Still needed are lots of volunteers to help this event run smoothly. Many hands make light work and there are  Continue Reading

Hide and Shriek

Written on March 24, 2015 at 4:33 pm, by

The Library is pleased to premiere a short film made by island teens participating in a filmmaking workshop last summer at the library. Teens spent the day with local actor/director Conrad Wrobel learning about script writing, acting, directing, make-up. Join us for this screening of their results. This free event is open to the public,  Continue Reading

Sidney Ferry Returns for the Season

Written on March 24, 2015 at 5:58 am, by

Do you all remember some guy named Ian Byington? (the name rings a bell for me…) But anyway, he sent over this story and photos about this year’s first run of the international ferry. Thanks Ian!!! It happens every spring – the Sidney ferry begins its run to and from Anacortes and Friday Harbor. This  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Open House

Written on March 24, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be hosting an Open House on April 4th, 2015, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is your once-a-year chance to see behind the scenes of the wildlife care facility, not usually open to the public. Learn how we care for injured and orphaned wildlife, see the animal intake  Continue Reading

Symphony of the Soil

Written on March 24, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting-edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship  Continue Reading

Free Public Forum

Written on March 24, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The Friends of the Constitution Steering Committee is pleased to announce our sponsorship of a free public forum, entitled, “An Afternoon’s Conversation with San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs”. The forum is co-sposored by the League of Women Voters of the San Juans. The presentation will be at the Grange Hall on Saturday, April 4,  Continue Reading

County Business Survey

Written on March 24, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

Victoria Compton of the Economic Development Council invites you to share your opinions in the survey linked below… Dear All, Please participate in the EDC’s new county business survey: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2046680/EDC-Survey It takes about 10 minutes to complete and is completely confidential. Share your opinions on the county’s business climate and challenges, so that the EDC  Continue Reading

Free Health Screenings

Written on March 24, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

The Lions Health Screening Unit will be in your neighborhood providing FREE Health Screenings for: Blood Pressure Glaucoma Diabetes Sight Hearing Friday Harbor Marketplace. Friday and Saturday, April 3rd & 4th from Noon to 5:00 pm. Click on the poster at right for more information.

DSHS Mobile CSO is Coming

Written on March 24, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14th & 15th. 9:00 am to 5 pm at the Friday Harbor Family Resource Center, 500 Market Street. Division of Child Support (DCS) will be on the truck 4/15 to assist you with your case or questions. Click here for poster with more info.

March for Meals

Written on March 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm, by

Don’t forget – it’s this coming Wednesday. Bonnie at the Senior Center sends over this reminder/invitation… Hi Tim, Could you please share with your readers that Senior Services and the Operations Committee of Mullis Community Senior would like to invite everyone to help us fundraise for a very important cause. Please join us for an  Continue Reading

Design Build San Juan

Written on March 23, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

There’s a new business on the island – Lori Williams sent this press release to share with you. I visited their studio the other day to shoot the photo above.  They’re in that building just out Beaverton Valley Road where Island Glass is and they have quite a few samples of tile, cabinet doors &  Continue Reading

Race to Alaska

Written on March 23, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Rebecca Parks shares this cool story… Friday Harbor man hopes to join the Race to Alaska – on homemade amphibian pedal/sail micro trimaran Put a young man with grand dreams together with a self-described old geek inventor with great toys, and you just might make magic. Nicolas Wainwright of Friday Harbor, a firefighter, sailor and  Continue Reading

Soroptimists say Thank You!

Written on March 23, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Gay Graham shares this letter of thanks with you… To the Editor: Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor held its signature fund-raiser, St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza, March 14. It was fun! It was a success! This success didn’t just happen. It took dedication, imagination and energetic participation by Soroptimists’ Extravaganza Committee (Marcy Aschoff, Sue Buettell, Dana  Continue Reading

Dine for Scholars on March 26th

Written on March 23, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Dear Island Neighbors, Spring is here and we are hoping for another great community turnout on Thursday, March 26th for the annual Dining for Scholars day. Our “Dining” goal is to raise $6,000 for our scholarship fund and you can help by simply dining out for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all 3!) on this  Continue Reading

Opalco Board Candidates Announced

Written on March 23, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

Opalco Board Candidates Announced Annual Meeting On Saturday, May 2, 2015 Our local member-owned electric cooperative, Orcas Power & Light Co-op, announces the slate of candidates for its Board of Directors. This is each member’s opportunity to influence who sets Co-op policies and rates. Every OPALCO member has the right to vote in each election,  Continue Reading

FH Boys Beat Lynden Christian

Written on March 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm, by

Rich Warin, coach of the FH Wolverines baseball team shares a quick recap of last week’s game… Friday Harbor beat Lynden Christian 11-0 in their first game of the year. Gabe Lawson got the win and had 2 hits. Bill Revercomb led off the game with a homer. Brandon Allen had 2 RBI’s The next  Continue Reading

Snow Geese

Written on March 21, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Tamara Weaver shares this great shot of Snow Geese. Happy Saturday and Happy first day of Spring! Thanks Tamara!