Topic: Around Here

Rocky Bay Cafe dining companion

Written on January 3, 2023 at 8:28 pm, by

Island Jobs: The Town of Friday Harbor is hiring a Utility Worker

Written on January 3, 2023 at 12:35 pm, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is look­ing a full-time Util­i­ty Work­er for its Refuse depart­ment. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

SJIMA welcomes a new president

Written on January 3, 2023 at 11:03 am, by

SJIMA shares news about its recent lead­er­ship change. The board of the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art is pleased to announce the elec­tion of its new pres­i­dent, Lin­da Chowdry. She joined the board in 2019 and has recent­ly served as the board vice pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary. As a fair­ly new islander, Lin­da became aware  Con­tin­ue Reading

Coming in for a landing

Written on January 2, 2023 at 10:47 pm, by

A farewell message from outgoing County Sheriff Ron Krebs

Written on January 2, 2023 at 4:57 pm, by

To the cit­i­zens of San Juan Coun­ty, It has been an hon­or and a priv­i­lege to serve as your Sher­iff. Dur­ing my time as Sher­iff, we accom­plished so much togeth­er. We imple­ment­ed a new 911 radio and tele­phone sys­tem. We put our marine unit back to work, suc­cess­ful­ly res­cu­ing and trans­port­ing hun­dreds of sick and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec registration opens Tuesday morning

Written on January 2, 2023 at 2:39 pm, by

Reg­is­tra­tion for Island Rec’s win­ter and spring pro­grams opens online start­ing at 7 a.m. tomor­row morn­ing, or over the phone start­ing at 9 a.m. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about youth and teen pro­grams as well as pro­grams for adults is avail­able on the Island Rec website.

The sun sets on 2022

Written on December 31, 2022 at 6:43 pm, by

State Park hosting New Year’s Day event

Written on December 31, 2022 at 3:13 pm, by

Lime Kiln Point State Park and the Friends of Lime Kiln Soci­ety are kick­ing off 2023 by tak­ing part in Wash­ing­ton State Parks’ First Day Hikes event. In addi­tion to walks through the park, there will be hot cof­fee, tea, cider, and snacks. Par­tic­i­pants will also receive a State Parks 2023 First Day Hikes col­lectible  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #1

Written on December 31, 2022 at 10:34 am, by

From Sept. 26 — Sun­set on a warm fall evening at San Juan Coun­ty Park.

Gretchen is the Animal Protection Society’s pet of the week

Written on December 31, 2022 at 8:03 am, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Gretchen, a two-year-old domes­tic short­hair. Hi there, my name is Gretchen and I’m one of the newest cats here at the shel­ter. I came here with my lit­ter of kit­tens — Jan­ice, Karen, Regi­na, and Dami­an —  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sun and clouds at South Beach

Written on December 30, 2022 at 9:31 pm, by

Cousin Vinnie’s moves down Spring Street

Written on December 30, 2022 at 7:03 pm, by

Cousin Vin­nie’s NY Piz­za has moved down the block. The long-run­n­ing restau­rant is now locat­ed at 135 Spring St., in the same build­ing as Spring Street Deli and Fri­day Har­bor Trad­ing Post.

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #2

Written on December 30, 2022 at 12:18 pm, by

From Aug. 20 — Smiles every­where at Matt Hen­ry’s Big Bub­ble Show on the last day of the 2022 San Juan Coun­ty Fair.

Higher than normal energy bills ahead, OPALCO warns

Written on December 30, 2022 at 9:47 am, by

OPALCO shares news about the impact of the recent stretch of cold weath­er on upcom­ing ener­gy bills. Due to the extend­ed cold snap in Decem­ber, OPALCO mem­bers are going to see a big jump on their next pow­er bill. Extreme win­ter weath­er means our heat­ing sys­tems are work­ing hard­er to keep up. Even if you keep  Con­tin­ue Reading

At Tina’s Place

Written on December 29, 2022 at 8:33 pm, by

New director hired at Island Rec

Written on December 29, 2022 at 5:49 pm, by

Island Rec shares news about the newest addi­tion to their staff. Island Rec’s Board of Com­mis­sion­ers is pleased to announce that Ker­ry Jack has been select­ed as the new Direc­tor for Island Rec. Ker­ry, who is a Cer­ti­fied Park & Recre­ation Pro­fes­sion­al, brings a wide range of expe­ri­ences in com­mer­cial and munic­i­pal recre­ation, includ­ing super­vi­sion of  Con­tin­ue Reading