Topic: Around Here

Island Jobs: Town of Friday Harbor seeks refuse collection help

Written on May 13, 2022 at 8:40 pm, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor has an imme­di­ate open­ing for an entry-lev­­el refuse col­lec­tion and sup­port posi­tion with ben­e­fits. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

EDC partners with Seafarers Worldwide Career Training to offer maritime career workshop in Anacortes

Written on May 13, 2022 at 8:23 pm, by

The Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil sends along news about an upcom­ing mar­itime career train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty. In an effort to address the nation­wide demand for a skilled mar­itime work­force, Sea­far­ers World­wide Career Train­ing is part­ner­ing with the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Alliance of Skag­it Coun­ty (EDASC) and the EDC of San Juan Coun­ty to offer a one-day mar­itime career  Con­tin­ue Reading

One lane of Spring Street re-opens as part of major traffic revisions

Written on May 13, 2022 at 6:14 pm, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor shares an update about the revised traf­fic flow on Spring and Front streets down­town that took effect on Fri­day. Sig­nif­i­cant traf­fic revi­sions are in place on Spring Street, Front Street, Granny’s Way, and the inter­sec­tion of First Street, A Street, and Granny’s Way at the top of the fer­ry lanes.  Con­tin­ue Reading

What miniature goats can teach us about being a responsible animal caretaker

Written on May 13, 2022 at 2:46 pm, by

Fri­day Har­bor High School junior Audrey Allen shares insights about the com­mu­ni­ty project at Island Haven Ani­mal Sanc­tu­ary that she recent­ly com­plet­ed with fel­low junior Eleanor Rollins. I start­ed my research on farm ani­mals when my com­mu­ni­ty project at Fri­day Har­bor High School start­ed. My col­league Eleanor and I want­ed to work with Island Haven  Con­tin­ue Reading

63 reported active COVID cases on San Juan Island

Written on May 13, 2022 at 9:33 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment reports 63 active COVID cas­es on San Juan Island as of this morn­ing, more that dou­ble what was report­ed a week ago. Orcas Island has 51 active cas­es, while Lopez Island has 22, the out­er islands four, and Shaw Island one. “These num­bers do not include sus­pect  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Canoe & Kayak Club paddlers return to shore

Written on May 12, 2022 at 7:05 pm, by

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to San Juan Community Theatre starting Friday

Written on May 12, 2022 at 5:02 pm, by

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre shares a reminder about their upcom­ing series of per­for­mances. The mag­ic of Cin­derel­la comes to life on the Whit­ti­er stage at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre start­ing Fri­day, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. This clas­sic tale has been re-writ­ten for a mod­ern audi­ence, focus­ing not on Cinderella’s beau­ty but her char­ac­ter, cre­at­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

First Street paving delayed until next week

Written on May 12, 2022 at 11:28 am, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor shares an update about the sta­tus of the First Street over­lay project. Asphalt paving on First Street was delayed this week due to weath­er con­cerns. The con­trac­tor and project engi­neers deter­mined that this week’s tem­per­a­tures and gen­er­al fore­cast for spot­ty show­ers were not ide­al paving con­di­tions. Paving has been resched­uled  Con­tin­ue Reading