Topic: Around Here

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!!!!!!

Dr. Eugene Kozloff, A Man of Science and Inspiration

Written on August 3, 2016 at 5:24 am, by

Here’s this month’s history column from The San Juan Historical Society… In a year of 50th anniversaries on the island, the San Juan Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary of the opening of its Museum in 1966, and crowds cheered for the 50 year old San Juan Island National Historical Park in this year’s 4th of July parade. Did you  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Conservation Corp Takes on the Mighty Thistle

Written on August 3, 2016 at 5:16 am, by

Our thanks to Theresa Simendinger for this tale of the San Juan Island Conservation Corp Thistle Slayers… First mighty crew of thistle slayers; Luke Erickson, Erik Ryan, Matt Wickey:crew leader, Joshua May, Luke Fincher, Zach Fincher,high school crew leader in training,who has been in SJICC all 5 years of its existence. Our Own SJI CC Thistle Slayers by Theresa Simendinger  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week: Bear

Written on August 3, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

Thanks to Jan Murphy at the Animal Shelter for this message… C’mon in! The water is just fine! I’m Bear and I’m a new arrival here at the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter. I’m about ¾ Golden Retriever, so that explains my good looks. My favorite pastimes include, but are not limited to, playing fetch, swimming, playing fetch,  Continue Reading

More Construction on Tucker Avenue

Written on August 2, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

I come into town via the Roche Harbor Road and Tucker Avenue so have become accustomed to taking the Larson Street detour or driving through the dust and heavy equipment to get to Guard Street. Every single time I’ve been greeted with a friendly wave and smile from flagger Vicki Hebert. It never fails to lift my  Continue Reading

Road Work Ahead on Spring Street and San Juan Valley Rd.

Written on August 2, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

Traffic was a little slow this afternoon heading out of town on Spring Street. We heard from Town Clerk Amy Taylor about what we can expect this week… Town of Friday Harbor Waterline Replacement Project Construction Update. What to expect week of August 1st. Location(s) of work: The new waterline has been installed from the WTP on Wold Rd.  Continue Reading

County Auditor Milene Henley Explains The Top Two Primary

Written on August 2, 2016 at 5:14 am, by

Many thanks to Milene Henley… The Top Two Primary – The eighth in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The County Auditor administers elections and voter registration in the County. Primary elections in Washington State are strange beasts. You know that, if you just  Continue Reading

Ballots Due Today, August 2, For Washington State Primary Election

Written on August 2, 2016 at 5:12 am, by

  No postage required at the ballot box by the courthouse…

Report From A Hands-On Forestry Workshop

Written on August 1, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Anita Barreca sent us this report on the Forestry Workshop she and her husband Roger Ellison hosted Saturday at Thornbush Farm… On Saturday, July 30, Kirk Hanson, of the Northwest Natural Resource Group, led hands-on forestry workshop at Thornbush Farm on San Juan Island. Two dozen owners and managers of forest tracts on San Juan, Orcas,  Continue Reading

“Romeo and Juliet” Returns to Wold Road

Written on August 1, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

Helen Machin-Smith tells us that Stage Left’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” has returned home to 1062 Wold Rd for its final performances… Don’t miss it! Island Stage Left’s “Romeo and Juliet” returns to its Wold Road home, next weekend, the 5th of August through the 21st, Fridays through Sundays (after a fabulous tour of four other islands  Continue Reading

Primary Election Ballots Are Due Tuesday. Have You Voted Yet?

Written on July 31, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

I sat down this morning to vote. Those long lists of candidates were a little daunting so I referred to the online voter’s guide and also surveyed a few of my well-informed friends. Ballots are due Tuesday, August 2. Your ballot must be either post marked that day or deposited in the Official Ballot Drop  Continue Reading

San Juan County Supports World Breastfeeding Week 2016

Written on July 31, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

The leadership of San Juan County’s women stands out in this message from the County about World Breastfeeding Week…  “San Juan County has the highest rates in Washington State of women initiating breastfeeding at birth, a statistic to be proud of.” “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development” World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7  Continue Reading

Sunday is All Islander’s Day at Mt Grant

Written on July 30, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

The San Juan Preservation Trust invites you to join them for All Islanders Day at Mt Grant Preserve this Sunday, July 31, noon – 4:00 pm… Mount Grant Preserve isn’t just for San Juan Island folks—it’s for residents and visitors from ALL the islands! Come experience some of the best 360-degree views in the San  Continue Reading

Line Up of Music for the Fair

Written on July 30, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Ashley King, Program Coordinator for San Juan County Parks and Fair, sent us this news about the headlining acts set to preform at the County Fair…  This year’s headline entertainment will be one for the books! Sponsored by King’s Market, the Main Stage comes to life this year at the Fair August 17-20. The Fair is excited to  Continue Reading

Origins of the Drugstore Mural “For Love of an Island”

Written on July 29, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

A little while ago we posted a photo of the Drugstore Mural asking if anyone had information on it’s origins. Many thanks to Lori Stokes for following up with the answer… The Story of the Mural on the Side Wall of the Drug Store by Lori Stokes As a member of the Friday Harbor Arts Commission, I’ve been  Continue Reading

2016 Encampment at English Camp

Written on July 28, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

From the National Parks: Here is the schedule of events for this weekend’s Encampment at English Camp. You are invited to bring the family and join in these fun and informative family activities! July 29 10:00 am – Camp opens. Flag raising 12:00 Noon – Noon gun 2:00 pm – Folkways living and cooking with Janet Oakly 5:00  Continue Reading

Local Author and Historian Mike Vouri on HistoryLink

Written on July 28, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Many of you know Mike Vouri from his work with the Island’s National Historical Parks if not from his books on local history or his dramatic portrayal of Captain George Pickett. Vouri now has an essay about the U.S. Coast Survey Steamer Active up on HistoryLink, a free online Encyclopedia of Washington State History. Says Vouri, “The painting by James  Continue Reading

Pick up a Passport into the History of the San Juan Islands

Written on July 28, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

Whether you are a visitor or longtime islander, be sure to include some island history time travel in your adventures this year!  Each of the historical museums on San Juan Island, Lopez Island and Orcas Island have combined to offer an opportunity for you to do some island hopping and enter for a chance to  Continue Reading

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Trio at SJCT Saturday

Written on July 27, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre presents Cajun Grammy winners… San Juan Island gets to experience the musical magic of a group proclaimed “the best Cajun band in the world” by A Prairie Home Companion’s Garrison Keillor,  THIS Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 pm. The BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Trio takes the Whittier stage for one concert only – a show that  Continue Reading

A Wednesday Afternoon Performance with Cap’n Arrr

Written on July 27, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

The San Juan Island Library Presents… Come see The Misadventures of Cap’n Arrr, held Wednesday, July 27 on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Showtime begins at 1:30 PM. Cap’n Arrr is back with his interactive comedy performance that will have kids (and grown-ups) rolling on the floor! Cap’n Arrr’s program is packed full  Continue Reading