Topic: Around Here

Letters for the November Election

Written on November 5, 2016 at 8:20 pm, by

You can see letters from individuals at the links below. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. For Bob Jarman: Keith Busha and Susan Williams Jim Knych Teagan Hudson Rex & Lisa Guard Dale Heisinger Suzanne Franklin Becky Sundstrom Shanks Rex Stickle Michelle Loftus For Bill  Continue Reading

The New Seniors: Talking About My Generation

Written on November 1, 2016 at 10:45 am, by

My generation was born after World War II. They called us the “baby boom”. They still call us “boomers”. We were the youth revolution of our time. I like to think of myself as the Woodstock generation though that might be a slightly smaller demographic. If like me, you are a hippie who moved to  Continue Reading

Pancake Breakfast at the Mullis Center

Written on November 1, 2016 at 10:30 am, by

Be sure to mark your calenders for the Mullis Center Pancake Breakfast Sunday, November 6th! From 9:00 am to noon, eggs, crispy bacon, and all the pancakes you can eat. $6 for adults, $4 for kids (12 and under). Yummy Cinnamon Rolls and good company!    

Happy Halloween from Stillpoint

Written on October 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm, by

Stillpoint School shares this photo to wish you a Happy Halloween!

Joining a Neighborhood

Written on October 26, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Next in the series of San Juan Island Lifestyle tips, here is Merri Ann Simonson with her video on moving to the island and joining a neighborhood.

Take a Dog, Take a Jog

Written on October 24, 2016 at 3:41 pm, by

A fun, casual, Take a Dog, Take a Jog event will happen on Sunday and Monday, October 30th and 31st, 2:30-4:30pm, along Weber Road starting at the parking lot of Skagit Valley College San Juan Center. Local high school student, Angela Hoke, developed, and is hosting this event in collaboration with The Animal Protection Society  Continue Reading

The Nature & Benefits of Enthusiasm: A Public Talk by Khenpo Pema Wangdak

Written on October 21, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

From Sakya Kachod Choling, Buddhist Retreat Center… Explore the potential of your inner strength from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective. Imagine a power that must be reckoned with and that is the force behind all possibilities, without which the virtues of the world and merits of the individual will simply not flourish. The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life,  Continue Reading

Flea Market Postponed

Written on October 14, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Due to the weather advisory, the Flea Market that was originally scheduled for this Saturday, October 15th will now be held on October 22nd with the same hours, 9am-Noon. This will give our vendors another week to find even MORE items to sell AND it gives you an opportunity to sign up if you couldn’t make this weekend. For  Continue Reading

Prepare your business for the storm

Written on October 13, 2016 at 10:51 am, by

SJC Economic Development Council has some tips for business owners regarding the upcoming storm… It’s time to prepare for the windstorm, which may have the potential to cause catastrophic damage.  Business owners and managers: Encourage employees to sign up for local weather alerts, create an emergency supply kit, have a family emergency communication plan…and you  Continue Reading

And Then There Were Four…

Written on October 7, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Jan at the animal shelter says these cuddle-bugs are the last four babies from the summer kitten season. The shelter is having a special until the end of the month… two kittens for the price of one. Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up with a couple of these adorable guys on a blustery fall day? Stop  Continue Reading

SJ Islands Lifestyle Tips

Written on October 4, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another video of lifestyle tips. This time she answers the question: “What do you guys do on an island?”

Real Estate Tips from Merri Ann

Written on October 3, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares these tips on waterfront properties… San Juan County Waterfront Parcels If you own a waterfront parcel in the County, or hope to purchase one, I have detailed below some items to take into consideration.   Historically, waterfront parcels were the most coveted investment in the islands but due to ever changing regulations,  Continue Reading

Kenmore Plane Crashes Near Cattle Pass

Written on September 30, 2016 at 1:03 pm, by

A Kenmore float plane went down and sank near Cattle Pass this morning. All four people aboard were rescued by a nearby fishing boat. Read more at KOMO News.

Fall Farm Parade

Written on September 27, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 2016 Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade on Saturday October 1. Now in its sixth year, the parade will once again depart the fairgrounds onto Argyle at 2:30, travel down Argyle, Spring Street, turn left on First Street, and terminate at the Grange Hall. Anybody with  Continue Reading

Fall Flea Markets

Written on September 26, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Mark your calendars, Flea Markets are back at the San Juan County Fairgrounds! Two Saturdays, October 15th and December 10th 9am-Noon. From jewelry to yard tools, this is the place to find it! Got some items you’d like to sell? Booth space is just $15 with applications available on the Fair website: www.sjcfair.org. Have a  Continue Reading

Interesting Cloud

Written on September 25, 2016 at 6:07 am, by

Keven Holmes caught this photo of an interesting cloud north of Roche Harbor last week. And I’m pretty sure it’s the same cloud I saw from the rear view mirror when I was on I-5 (from my vantage point it was much smaller). Thanks for sharing Kevin!

Ayurveda Wellness Workshop

Written on September 21, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

This fun, interactive session led by Marie Hart* will focus on your own well-being through a deeper understanding of your individual constitution. Ayurveda is 5000 years old, and remains a brilliant way of perceiving the whole person and their health! We will use an Ayurvedic questionnaire designed to shed new light on your strengths, and  Continue Reading

Salmon Fishing Lifestyle Tips with Merri Ann

Written on September 21, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another San Juan Island lifestyle video. This time – Salmon Fishing!

Transfer Station Closed

Written on September 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm, by

Because of a fire earlier today at the Transfer Station on Sutton Road, Friday Harbor, the Station will be closed for the rest of today, Friday, September 16, 2016.

Chamber Music at the Labs

Written on September 13, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Join us for a concert of classical chamber music from various ensembles, put on by the Archipelago Collective, a group of dynamic musicians from around the country. Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Concert Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 PM Friday Harbor Labs, Dining Hall 620 University Rd Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Free admission, with $20 suggested donation.

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on September 13, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month Tracy James, a Loan Officer with Eagle Home Mortgage, has been chosen as the Featured Member of the Month for the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. She was honored when she found out she was chosen, as she loves living here and being  Continue Reading

SJC Farm Tours

Written on September 9, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

See what’s behind the barn doors at the 2016 San Juan County Farm Tours! Tours offer a unique opportunity to visit three dozen farms, shellfish hatcheries, and value added businesses on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands. Tickets are now on sale at this site. Tour dates are September 24-25th on San Juan Island, October  Continue Reading