Topic: Around Here

Back to School Clothes Swap!

Written on August 8, 2016 at 5:22 am, by

Robin Meyer Tate has a great idea for a Back to School Clothing Swap to be held on Sunday Aug 14,  from 10 am to 1:30 pm at the Grange Hall. Says Robin, “When traveling a year ago, Phil and I came across a banner announcing a Clothing Swap. We talked about how great it would be for back to school  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week: Suzie

Written on August 8, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

Thanks to Jan Murphy at the Animal Shelter for this message… Look. It’s really very simple. I just require a higher thread count for my sheets than most ordinary cats. Would a monogram be too much to ask for? My name is Suzie. I’m thinking the monogram can be an elegant, but understated “S”. I’m pretty sure  Continue Reading

Are You Ready For The Fair?

Written on August 7, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Tuesday, August 16th is Entry Day for the San Juan County Fair. All San Juan County residents, including summer residents, are eligible to enter exhibits. This year the Fair Premium Book is available Online. According to the Fair website, “Hosting the San Juan County Premium Book ONLINE we have helped save approximately 31 TREES! 7,753 copies for  Continue Reading

Punch on Beaverton Marsh Preserve Saturday!

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:32 am, by

A Reminder from Tanja at the San Juan County Land Bank… Beaverton Marsh Preserve is Open. Now that haying is finished this seasonally accessible preserve along Roche Harbor Road is open to the public! Join us in celebrating our first full season, Saturday, August 6, 11am to 1pm, sipping a cup of Haymaker’s Punch while you walk the pasture and get  Continue Reading

Upcoming Mainland Trips With The Mullis Center

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

The Mullis Senior Center has two upcoming trips, Tuesday August 9, to Mt. Vernon and Tuesday August 23, to Bellingham. Cost for either trip is now only $10.00. If you want to go you must reserve your space and pay for it ahead of time. Here’s the scoop from the Senior Signal… Mainland Medical and Shopping  Continue Reading

What to Expect on Tucker Ave This Week

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:24 am, by

Thanks to Town Clerk Amy Taylor for this Update on Tucker… Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 Construction Update – Week of August 8th Project task(s): The crew will complete preparing the roadway for pavement and will commence paving. Paving is scheduled to last three days starting Tuesday and concluding Thursday. Street Closure: Tucker Avenue & Guard St  Continue Reading

Waterline Replacement on Wold and San Juan Valley Roads

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:17 am, by

Town Clerk Amy Taylor tells us what to expect this coming week on Wold and San Juan Valley Roads…  Town of Friday Harbor Waterline Replacement Project Construction Update: Week of August 8th, 2016 Location(s) of work: San Juan County is scheduled to begin chip seal restoration on Monday. They will begin at Wold Rd. and  Continue Reading

Baking Department at Fair Needs Judges and Volunteers

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:12 am, by

Superintendent Kris Brown sends out a request… There’s no tastier place to be than the Baking Department at the upcoming San Juan County Fair. Superintendent Kris Brown has made it easier to lend a hand (or your tastebuds) by keeping shifts short, the responsibilities to a minimum and putting sign up on-line. Judges are still needed  Continue Reading

Music in the Parks Friday

Written on August 5, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

From our National Historical Parks… San Juan Island National Historical Park is proud to host Music in the American Wild, August 5, during their Pacific Northwest National Park Tour. Friday, August 5 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – American Camp Parade Grounds 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – English Camp Barracks

Weaving Weekend at English Camp

Written on August 5, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

From our National Historical Parks… Are you interested in learning how raw wool becomes a sweater or blanket? Join us Saturday and Sunday for Weaving Weekend! Join San Juan Island National Historical Park for a weekend of spinning and weaving! Cowlitz tribe member Judy Bridges and her husband Bill will demonstrate cattail basket weaving throughout  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferries to Host Community Meetings

Written on August 5, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Public Meetings from August 9 -11 will be hosted by the office of Washington State Ferries.  The purpose of the meetings are to discuss topics of interest regarding the Washington State Ferry system with WSF Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith. Griffith will speak to attendees on current topics of interest regarding the Washington State ferry system. The  Continue Reading

Artist’s Reception for Michael Dickter, Robin & John Gumaelius

Written on August 5, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

Ruth Often tells us about an art opening at Waterworks Gallery…   Meet the artists at a reception Saturday, August 6 from 4 – 7 pm. Refreshments will be served. Robin & John’s ceramic sculptures marry themes & techniques to tell stories. Using Elizabethan collars, large heads, movable madrona arms, and richly colored glazes, the  Continue Reading

Saturday’s Movie in the Park: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Written on August 5, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

We hear about this fun event from Morgan Johnston at Island Rec… Island Rec features FREE Movies in Sunken Park on Saturday evenings in July & August beginning at dusk. Island Rec’s Free Movies in the Park series for 2016 is in full swing. For week two, we are showing How to Train Your Dragon  Continue Reading

Letters About Primary Election

Written on August 5, 2016 at 4:20 am, by

You can see a list of letters from individuals at the link below. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. Click here

Update Editor Tim Dustrude is Home

Written on August 4, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Update editor Tim Dustrude is resting at home following all-day surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on July 25 for an anomaly in his carotid artery. He’s not quite ready to tackle the editorial responsibilities of the San Juan Update, and wants to thank and praise Peggy Sue McRae for jumping in and taking  Continue Reading

Ferry Sing Happening This Evening

Written on August 4, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

Nancy DeVaux of Sound Vibrations invites you to enjoy a musical ferry ride this evening Thursday, August 4th… Walk aboard the inter-island ferry, bring a picnic dinner, and appreciate a free, scenic cruise aboard the Washington State ferry while enjoying the harmonies of two island acapella singing groups this Thursday evening for their annual “Ferry sing”.  The groups,  Continue Reading

Aqua Zumba With Alejandra Zacci

Written on August 4, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Alejandra Zacci, has a loyal following for her Aqua Zumba class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the San Juan Fitness Club pool. Many of us came at first for the fitness benefits but we keep coming back for the fun and camaraderie. For a person like me who generally hates to exercise there is something about  Continue Reading

Bat Chat by Moonlight with UW PhD Candidate, Rochelle Kelly

Written on August 4, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

We hear from Tanja Williamson at the Land Bank about this unique opportunity to learn about our local bats on Sunday, August 14 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Zylsatra Lake… This special evening field trip, led by biologist Rochelle Kelly, is an opportunity to learn about the island’s local bat species and how they fit  Continue Reading

How the Drugstore Mural Looked in 1972

Written on August 4, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

If you follow the Update you may remember the recent post, Origins of the Drugstore Mural “For Love of an Island” with a story by Lori Stokes about how she discovered the story behind the mural. Lori now sends us photographs from 1972 that show the entire mural… From Lori Stokes… Here are two photos of the original drug  Continue Reading

Calling All Pie Bakers!

Written on August 4, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

Tanja Williamson puts out a call for pies… Bake your favorite fruit pie!   Not a baker?   Help serve slices at the Fair! The FHES PTO Pie Booth is open for business at the Fair this year August 17 – 20th…. But we need Island volunteer power to pull it off! There are two ways you can help: bake pies at  Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Rebates Available From OPALCO

Written on August 4, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

A message from Suzanne Olson, Public Relations Administrator at Orcas Power & Light Cooperative… Summer is a great time to take on efficiency projects and rebates for appliances (heat pump water heaters, clothes washers) and heat pumps (ductless and ducted) are still available. Rebate funding is expected to run out by September and additional funding may  Continue Reading

Tiger Football and Cheer Practice Begins

Written on August 3, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

A message from Shannon Wilson…  FHAA would like Islanders to know that Tiger Football and Cheer practice starts this week.  If you have not registered yet that’s ok!  Contact Shannon Wilson at wilsons (@) rock island (.) com with questions and to find out practice times.  GO TIGERS!!!!!!