Topic: Around Here

Snow Covered Logs at Third Lagoon

Written on February 9, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Thanks to Nancy DeVaux for this photo of snow yesterday at third lagoon… click on photo for larger image…

Snow in San Juan Valley

Written on February 9, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Thanks to Colleen Bennett for this photo of yesterday’s snow… 

A Big Snowball

Written on February 9, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

Thanks to Cari Matthews for this great photo…

Its Snowing!

Written on February 8, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Thanks to Lorie and Todd Narum for this great photo…

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers “Adventures in Boating” Class

Written on February 8, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the Washington Basic Boater Education Course.  Everyone wishing to learn or share their safe boating skills as well as review our local boating regulations is invited to attend.  Upon successful completion of the course, attendees may submit a copy of their individual “Certificate of Accomplishment” with $10 to  Continue Reading

Court Ruling Clears Hurdle toward Lasting Protections for Puget Sound Shorelines

Written on February 8, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

Thanks to Katie Fleming at the Friends of the San Juans for sending us this report…  On February 6, a federal judge rejected an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its refusal to adequately protect shoreline areas in Puget Sound. The Court’s decision means the lawsuit, which charges that  Continue Reading

Winter Weather Update: Are you Ready For Snow?

Written on February 7, 2019 at 9:10 am, by

A message from Brendan Cowan, director San Juan County Emergency Management…     There’s snow and more cold weather in the forecast. This weather pattern is setting up similarly to what the islands last saw in 2008: extended cold, possibility of multiple snow events, and intermittent high winds.   This is just a forecast, so  Continue Reading

The Eagle and the Hawk

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Thanks to John Miller for this great photo… click to enlarge photo.

League of Women Voters, Speaker Cancelled, Felicity’s Cupcakes Will Be There

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans regret to inform you the talk by former Representative Kris Lytton has been cancelled. The League will still have a program and we are told Felicity’s cupcakes will be there on February 11, 2019 noon to 2:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library Conference Room.  Continue Reading

Recycle Electronics Now Postponed Until February 19th

Written on February 6, 2019 at 5:22 am, by

Recycle Electronics February (was going to be on the 12th now rescheduled to 19th due to snow) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the open lot next to the Mullis Fire Station. Acceptable items include: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Monitors, Printers, Televisions (LCD OR CRD), DVD Players and DVR’s, Computer cables. No keyboards or mice. Items  Continue Reading

San Juan Bistro Features Valentine’s Day Weekend Supper Club

Written on February 6, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

Here’s a Valentine’s Day Weekend invitation from San Juan Bistow… “Love the One You’re With” on Saturday, February 16th at 6:00 pm. Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at our next San Juan Supper Club! Share our 5 course menu with perfectly paired wines with that perfect person! ($60, optional wine courses additional). at our next San Juan Supper Club! To reserve your table,  Continue Reading

Winners of the Roche Harbor Salomon Derby

Written on February 5, 2019 at 5:15 am, by

A total of $28,000 in cash prizes were awarded to winners of this year’s 16th annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Salmon Derby. Paul McAbee from Bellingham came in at first place, Michael Porter from Issaquah in second place, Connor Ryan from Mount Vernon in third place, Paul McAbee again in fourth place and Bill Shaw from  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 4, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Well, if you must know, my new year’s diet has failed. I shall now concentrate on growing taller.  Please don’t suggest exercise.  I’m not in any way interested in “feeling the burn”.  My favorite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch.  It’s called, “Lunch”.  If you are of a like mind, we should  Continue Reading

San Juan County Seeks Citizens For Boards and Commissions

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Junior Detectives CSI Camp

Written on February 2, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Join Island Rec staff and members of the sheriff’s department for some whodunnit fun! Kids will be able to take their own finger and foot prints to take home with them, and follow clues to solve a mystery. Each day we’ll practice different tools of the mystery-solver’s trade, culminating in a search and rescue scavenger  Continue Reading

Ukulele Superstar Jake Shimabukuro to Perform at Whittier Theatre on Sunday

Written on February 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm, by

Shimabukuro’s wholly unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at the age of four, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon.  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Boys/Girls Look to Sweep Darrington

Written on February 1, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor High School boys and girls basketball teams look to sweep the Darrington Loggers for the 2018-2019 season. The boys will play first on Friday, February 1st at Darrington at 3:30pm and the lady Wolverines will play at 5:00pm. Both games will be broadcast live on fhTinyRadio.com and streamed live on Facebook. Kaila Olin  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Mullis Center Says Farewell to Wendy Stevens

Written on January 31, 2019 at 8:44 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Last Thursday’s Senior Lunch at the Mullis Center was especially festive if also bittersweet. It was Wendy Stevens, our County Senior Services Manager’s Farewell Retirement Lunch. Things got off to a rousing start as Garth Shebek led a chorus of  Continue Reading

Sculpting Demonstration at IMA This Week

Written on December 19, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Northwest artist Gareth Curtiss is bringing his bronze sculpting project to Friday Harbor December 17th through 21st so that the public may share in the creation of the Ed Warbass sculpture he is making for the town. The public is invited to watch and interact with the artist in a temporary work space being created  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Family Traditions Old and New

Written on December 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Family traditions are something we value especially at the holidays. I’ve been thinking about how family traditions evolve and change over time. Three of my four sisters will be visiting me next week for a Pre-Christmas gift exchange party.  Continue Reading

Drone View of Wasp Passage

Written on December 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares this view from 300 feet elevation of Wasp Passage, taken with a DJI Phantom adv. Great shot – Thanks John!

Island Senior: Shop Local and Save on Holiday Shopping

Written on December 5, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… I set out this week to do some initial holiday shopping. Thanksgiving is over and I’m ready to decorate. With my dog-eared Island a’ la’ Carte Coupon Book from the Mullis Center I saved 15% at Ace Hardware on a promising  Continue Reading