Topic: Around Here

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

Conscientious Projector Showing with Rob Simpson – UFOs & Nukes

Written on September 7, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Join host Rob Simpson for a fascinating night! At the height of the Cold War, some “unknown force” penetrated all security systems and shut down dozens of our intercontinental ballistic missiles aimed at Russia. Was it the Soviets? With the fall of the USSR we find out: no. The same thing was happening to them.  Continue Reading

Pancake Breakfast this Sunday at The Mullis Center

Written on September 3, 2016 at 8:58 am, by

Pancake Breakfast will be served this Sunday, September 4, from 9:00 am to noon at the Mullis Center. Breakfast features crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, and all the pancakes you can eat. Cost for Adults is only $6.00 or for children under 10 $4.00.

Merri Ann’s SJI Lifestyle Tips

Written on September 1, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s another video in Merri Ann Simonson’s series of San Juan Islands Lifestyle Tips…

Rosa Blair Opens Private Practice, Wise Self Counseling

Written on August 26, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

There is a new counselor in town. But wait, many of you probably know Rosa Blair. Rosa grew up here. You may know her as a gardener or as an artist but did you know that she has earned her Master of Science degree in counseling specializing in clinical mental health? Or that she has  Continue Reading

Online Art Auction For Mount Grant

Written on August 26, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

Alice Hurd of the San Juan Preservation Trust tells us about an online art auction going on now until Labor Day… There are now 12 paintings ( watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and pen/ink!) each depicting some of the wonderful views from the summit of Mount Grant.   Nearly all were done within in the  last five weeks, and  Continue Reading

Black Fish Bistro & Martini Bar Opens For Business

Written on August 25, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Becky Day at the Chamber sends word of the new Blackfish Bistro… Today the Mayor, Carrie Lacher, and the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed the Black Fish Bistro & Martini Bar to the Town of Friday Harbor with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The restaurant features farm-to-fork and tide-to-table Pacific Northwest cuisine with a  Continue Reading

New Classes at Skagit Valley College, San Juan Center

Written on August 25, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

Cathy Degnan at Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center let’s us know about some new classes being offered fall quarter… Start or continue your education and join your class at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College. The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College is now open for fall advising and registration.  Fall quarter begins Sept.  Continue Reading

Movement Into Mindfulness New Classes Starting

Written on August 25, 2016 at 5:14 am, by

Stephanie Prima offers new classes… If you know you need to get started with preventative self-care but don’t know where to start, and ‘exercise’ doesn’t appeal to you … OR If you have limited mobility, chronic aches and pains, and would like to feel fluid again… OR If you want to calm the mind and connect with  Continue Reading

The Studio and Island Rec Partner to Expand Adult Fitness Offerings

Written on August 24, 2016 at 5:26 am, by

We hear from Amanda Smith at The Studio that fall fitness classes start soon… The Studio and Island Rec partnered up almost 1 year ago to offer an Adult Fitness class for the community. The 20/20/20 class at The Studio has been taught by co-owner and instructor Jacquelyn Reiff, and combines 20 minutes of a low  Continue Reading

Community Theatre Presents Damaris Webb’s The Box Marked Black

Written on August 24, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre presents Damaris Webb on Friday followed by her two-day workshop this weekend… Portland’s Damaris Webb brings her solo theater piece, The Box Marked Black: Tales from a Halfrican American Growing Up Mulatto, With Sock Puppets! to the Gubelman THIS Friday, August 26 at 7:30 pm.  It traces the experience of growing up mulatto in the pre-Huxtable era  Continue Reading

Bill and Rita Ament Share the Magic of Dance

Written on August 24, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Bill and Rita Ament of Dance Happy will be offering free demonstration classes on Saturday, August 27th starting at 3:00 pm at Dance Workshop 2. Here’s the schedule… CREATIVE (Ages 2.5-4), 3:00-3:20pm    Creative & Pre-Ballet L’IL STARZ (Ages 4-5), 3:30-3:50pm    Tap, Pre-Ballet, Jazz BIG STARZ (Ages 6-8), 4:00-4:20pm    Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop & Lyrical SUPER  Continue Reading