Topic: Around Here

Gray days

Written on November 23, 2022 at 10:51 pm, by

San Juan 4‑H signups are still open

Written on November 23, 2022 at 9:11 pm, by

The San Juan Coun­ty 4‑H pro­gram still has spaces open for its dog club, cat club, horse club, and live­stock club. Par­tic­i­pants can also join the inter-island club, which has a vari­ety of in-per­­son and Zoom lean­ing options — sports, fine and per­form­ing arts, farm clin­ics, bak­ery and art stu­dio tours, and hands-on trades work.  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Council meets with WSF officials

Written on November 23, 2022 at 1:41 pm, by

San Juan Coun­ty sends along an update about a recent meet­ing between the Coun­ty Coun­cil, state leg­is­la­tors, and Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries. Ahead of the busy, upcom­ing hol­i­day sea­son, mem­bers of San Juan County’s Coun­cil met with Wash­ing­ton State offi­cials and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries to express islanders’ need for reli­able fer­ry ser­vice. Coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

The bottom of the bay

Written on November 23, 2022 at 8:48 am, by

Little boots

Written on November 22, 2022 at 9:24 pm, by

Fundraiser underway for high school teacher Paige Caldwell

Written on November 22, 2022 at 7:09 pm, by

Ear­li­er this month, Fri­day Har­bor High School his­to­ry teacher Paige Cald­well was diag­nosed with fibro­lamel­lar hepa­to­cel­lu­lar car­ci­no­ma, a rare form of genet­ic liv­er can­cer. Paige and her hus­band, Mark Burk­hold­er, are now run­ning an online fundrais­er to help defray the costs of her upcom­ing treat­ment, which is expect­ed to include mul­ti­ple surg­eries, radi­a­tion, and chemother­a­py  Con­tin­ue Reading

Land Bank hosts walk at Beaverton Marsh Preserve on Saturday

Written on November 22, 2022 at 5:44 pm, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank’s Turkey Walk-Not-Trot returns this Sat­ur­day, Nov. 26 from 10–11:30 a.m at Beaver­ton Marsh Pre­serve. Land Bank staffer Shau­na Bar­rows will lead a small group on an easy stroll around the preserve’s rough­ly two-mile loop. Shau­na will talk about the site’s his­to­ry and iden­ti­fy plants of inter­est along the way.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rotary Club dictionary project reaches students at eight schools in the San Juan Islands

Written on November 22, 2022 at 1:50 pm, by

Rotary Club of San Juan Islands shares news about one of their their long-stand­ing edu­ca­tion ini­tia­tives. Mem­bers of the Rotary Club of San Juan Islands recent­ly gift­ed dic­tio­nar­ies to third, fourth, and fifth grade stu­dents through­out San Juan Coun­ty. The pro­gram reached stu­dents at Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School, Paideia Clas­si­cal School, Grif­fin Bay School, Still­point  Con­tin­ue Reading

Quiet days at American Camp

Written on November 22, 2022 at 11:26 am, by

Community Thanksgiving dinner available in-person or to-go

Written on November 22, 2022 at 9:45 am, by

After oper­at­ing with out­door seat­ing last year, San Juan Island’s free com­mu­ni­ty Thanks­giv­ing din­ner — now in its 24th year — will fea­ture indoor din­ing at the Mullis Cen­ter for the first time since 2019. All com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers are wel­come to take part in the event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Thurs­day.  Con­tin­ue Reading

With the clouds rolling by

Written on November 21, 2022 at 10:55 pm, by

Turkey trot returns on Thursday

Written on November 21, 2022 at 9:59 pm, by

For the 16th year, the 5K Thanks­giv­ing turkey trot takes place in Fri­day Har­bor. Reg­is­tra­tion opens at 8 a.m. out­side Fri­day Har­bor Suites at 680 Spring St. and the event starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. The event has been espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar in recent years, so make sure to arrive ear­ly. For par­tic­i­pants age  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town fundraiser for the Food Bank hits the halfway mark

Written on November 21, 2022 at 11:59 am, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor shares news about its Novem­ber fundrais­er for the Food Bank, Each Novem­ber the Town of Fri­day Har­bor asks that you help us sup­port an impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tion — the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. The Food Bank spends over $10,000 each month serv­ing near­ly 750 house­holds and an aver­age of 1,475 indi­vid­u­als  Con­tin­ue Reading

Holiday market happening Friday and Saturday

Written on November 21, 2022 at 9:15 am, by

One of San Juan Island’s most pop­u­lar hol­i­day events returns this week­end. The 44th Island Arti­sans Hol­i­day Mar­ket fundrais­er takes place Fri­day, Nov. 25 and Sat­ur­day, Nov. 26 at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds. The mar­ket runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fri­day and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat­ur­day. The orga­niz­ers encour­age every­one to come  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sculpture park reflections

Written on November 19, 2022 at 11:24 pm, by

Wolverines win boys soccer state title

Written on November 19, 2022 at 10:27 pm, by

The Fri­day Har­bor High School boys soc­cer team beat Orcas Island High School 2–1 on Sat­ur­day after­noon at Memo­r­i­al Sta­di­um in Ren­ton to cap­ture the North­west Dis­trict 1B/2B state title. The win gives Fri­day Har­bor its first state team title since the Wolver­ines won the vol­ley­ball cham­pi­onship in 1986. Fri­day Har­bor rebound­ed from a loss against  Con­tin­ue Reading