Topic: Around Here

Fishing Derby ON

Written on January 26, 2015 at 11:14 pm, by

We had a scare earlier that the Fishing Derby was to be cancelled, but then this email came in from Roche Harbor saying it is back on. Here’s Debbie Sandwith with the news… YES ~ got the call tonight; WDFW will send press release out tomorrow morning, BUT, we got the call and the Roche  Continue Reading

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

Written on January 26, 2015 at 5:53 am, by

Sheila Harley reports on this month’s Volunteer Firefighter… If you ask any little boy what he wants to be when he grows up, many times the answer will be, “I want to be a firefighter when I grow up!” As far back as Mike MacLellan remembers, he has always wanted to be a firefighter. When  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 26, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Me: Single Black Male, six years old. Libra, with Pisces Rising. Shy at first, but with patience and a few scratches under my chin I’m putty in your hands. Likes: Canned cat food, belly rubs, Temptations cat treats, a nice fluffy bed, the poetry of Robert Frost, most early Springsteen and anything by Marvin Gaye.  Continue Reading

Patient’s Bill of Rights

Written on January 26, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

San Juan County’s Board of Health adopted a revised Patient Bill of Rights at their regularly scheduled Board meeting December 19, 2014. The Patient Bill of Rights was generated to address concerns expressed by county residents regarding the delivery of health care services throughout San Juan County. The Board adopted the document after significant discussion  Continue Reading

Niki Truesdale Medical Fund

Written on January 26, 2015 at 5:13 am, by

A medical fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for Niki Truesdale, to help defray costs associated with her treatment for Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Niki has worked at the elementary school for thirteen years and helps students with reading and math. Contributions can be made to the “Niki Truesdale Medical Fund” at  Continue Reading

FHHS Community Service Projects

Written on January 25, 2015 at 11:36 pm, by

The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class will begin January 27th. This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally. This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and local organizations. If you have a  Continue Reading

Native Plant Sale and Expo, March 21st

Written on January 24, 2015 at 11:07 pm, by

The Master Gardener Foundation and the San Juan Islands Conservation District bring you the 2015 Annual Native Plant Sale and Expo. Pre-ordered plants pick-up will be March 21st on San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Islands from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. Join us for the Expo from 9:00 – noon! San Juan Island – County Fairgrounds  Continue Reading

Shipwreck Communities

Written on January 24, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

The next Arthur Whiteley Lecture will take place at 7 pm in the Commons at UW Friday Harbor Labs on January 29th: Derek Smith presents Shipwrecks: Artificial Habitats for Marine Communities. Derek Smith is a Ph.D. student at UW Friday Harbor Labs and an accomplished diver and underwater photographer. Much of his research has been  Continue Reading

CANCELLED – Help with Health Insurance Enrollment

Written on January 23, 2015 at 11:40 am, by

This just in. This event has been cancelled… Hi, My name is Cindy Gutierrez and I am with the SJI Family Resource Center. We [were] going to be hosting a group session at the Library on Saturday, January 24th to assist people in enrolling for health care. This event has been cancelled. Thank you, Cindy  Continue Reading

Of Mice And Men

Written on January 23, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

A landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men is our next National Theatre Live in HD THIS Monday, January 26 at 7 pm. Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit 2014 Broadway production  Continue Reading

County Residents – Sign Up Now for Summer Camping!

Written on January 23, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Want to camp out on San Juan, Lopez, or Shaw Island this summer? Have an RV and want to camp close to Friday Harbor? This year, the popular County Parks ‘residents only’ early reservation program offers San Juan County residents a chance to make their prime-time summer camping reservations between January 12th & February 26th.  Continue Reading

Animal Shelter Notices

Written on January 23, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a couple of announcements from the animal shelter… The animal shelter has a couple of great barn cats for anyone who can provide a good indoor/outdoor environment. The animal shelter is looking for a volunteer to help in the office one or two hours a week. Contact Jan at 378-2158 for more information.

San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary

Written on January 23, 2015 at 5:23 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson has another local Real Estate report for you… In reviewing the year-end results, the sales dollar volume for the real estate market on San Juan Island per the Real Market data report was $119,077,974, which reflects stable and controlled growth. We enjoyed an increase in volume of 34.5% over year ending 2013  Continue Reading

Get Started Using Computers

Written on January 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm, by

The San Juan Island Library partners with Skagit Valley College to offer four workshops on using PC computers. Four consecutive Monday and Wednesday afternoons at the College, taught by Library staff. The first session is for the novice: you’ll get comfortable with the components, what you are looking at on the screen, using the cursor  Continue Reading

Improved Airport Trail

Written on January 22, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

The northern end of the American Camp Trail from Spring Street through airport property has been re-opened and improved following construction of the new hangar. What was for a time a muddy mess has now been covered with a thick layer of gravel by the subcontractor J & M Excavation. Interim airport operations manager Stuart  Continue Reading

Out With the Doldrums…

Written on January 22, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

“Out with Winter doldrums– in with some fresh air for Springtime!” Bonnie Turman, Friday Harbor’s craftsperson extraordinaire and owner of “Creative Passions”, will share ideas and inspiration for colorful, playful and useful, decorations and crafts for the home and garden. With Valentine’s Day and Easter fast approaching, it’s time to awaken your inner craftsperson and  Continue Reading

Trail Volunteers Wanted

Written on January 22, 2015 at 5:33 am, by

The Land Bank is partnering with the San Juan Island Trails Committee on the development of the American Camp trail – a path linking Friday Harbor with American Camp National Park. We will be hosting work parties in January and February to build just over a quarter mile of new trail along Cattle Point Road  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on January 21, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Meet Mike Vouri, Historian and Chief of Interpretation of the San Juan Island National Historical Park to “Take a Hike With Mike” before he retires! Hear about the Pig War. If you think you’ve heard it all before, listen up! Mike keeps learning more and new aspects of our history on this island. We will  Continue Reading

Leadership San Juan Islands Opens 11th Year

Written on January 21, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

The LSJI professional development program began its new session on January 9 with its “Orientation Day” held at the Harrison House in Friday Harbor. Thirteen islanders from San Juan, Orcas and Lopez make up the 11th cohort, who will meet for 12 sessions around the islands during the next five months. Co-directors Morgan Meadows and  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Launches FILM Society

Written on January 21, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

Among the many things that make the San Juan Islands special is the pleasantly surprising quality of cultural offerings. Beginning with its debut in 2013, The Friday Harbor Film Festival has presented thought-provoking documentary films that entertain, enlighten and inspire. Thanks to more than 150 volunteers and 63 businesses and organizations, the second annual Friday  Continue Reading

Fish Taco Friday!

Written on January 21, 2015 at 5:14 am, by

Fish for Teeth will be selling fish tacos on Friday, January 23 from 11am-2pm in front of the San Juan Island Community Theater. The fish tacos are $7 each, and are made with wild Alaskan rockfish donated by Matt’s Fresh Fish, fresh salsa from Pablito’s Taqueria, and other quality ingredients rolled into a giant flour  Continue Reading

2015 Call For Sculptures

Written on January 20, 2015 at 5:51 am, by

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park is inviting sculptors to submit recent digital photos (max 2 exhibits and max 2 photos per work) to be reviewed by their blind selection process jury of sculpture professionals and academics. Selections will be based solely on pictures of your work as no other information is provided to jurors. Since  Continue Reading