Topic: Around Here

St. David’s appoints new priest

Written on October 24, 2022 at 9:42 am, by

The Epis­co­pal Church shares news about their newest addi­tion. St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church is pleased to announce the call of the Rev. Cristi Chap­man to serve as rec­tor at St. David’s. Cristi’s first Sun­day to cel­e­brate the Eucharist at St. David’s will be on Nov. 6, All Saints’ Sun­day. Cristi grad­u­at­ed from the Sem­i­nary of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Evening in San Juan Channel

Written on October 22, 2022 at 9:22 pm, by

Dia de los Muertos event coming to Family Resource Center Nov. 1 and 2

Written on October 22, 2022 at 7:47 pm, by

The Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter shares news about their upcom­ing Day of the Dead event. The Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter will be spon­sor­ing a com­mu­ni­ty Dia de los Muer­tos event on the evenings of Nov. 1 and 2 from 4–8 p.m. A tra­di­tion­al Dia de los Muer­tos altar will be set up on the lawn  Con­tin­ue Reading

Auditions for The 39 Steps being held Nov. 5

Written on October 22, 2022 at 1:57 pm, by

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre sends along news about their upcom­ing audi­tions. SJCT will hold audi­tions for its upcom­ing com­e­dy, The 39 Steps, at 2 p.m. on Sat­ur­day, Nov. 5. In this play, film noir and slap­stick merge as we fol­low an ordi­nary man who, upon meet­ing a strange woman, is dragged into a nation­wide man­hunt that  Con­tin­ue Reading

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

Written on October 22, 2022 at 10:24 am, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Hen­ry, a sev­en-year-old domes­tic long hair and orange tab­by who came to San Juan Island from Flori­da due to the effects of Hur­ri­cane Ian. Hi, my name’s Hen­ry and I recent­ly came to APS-FH all the way from  Con­tin­ue Reading

Summer’s dust turns to mud

Written on October 21, 2022 at 10:08 pm, by

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on the road levy

Written on October 21, 2022 at 8:42 pm, by

Please vote yes for the road levy — Propo­si­tion 1. The San Juan Coun­ty road fund lacks suf­fi­cient fund­ing to repair crit­i­cal infra­struc­ture in San Juan Coun­ty. Your yes vote will address: Over a dozen marine facil­i­ties Hun­dreds of cul­verts under roads or in side ditch­es Safer road shoul­ders along busy arte­ri­als The infra­struc­ture of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lions Club Shopping Spree returns in November

Written on October 21, 2022 at 4:36 pm, by

The San Juan Island Lions Club shares news about their upcom­ing fundrais­er. After a two-year hia­tus caused by the pan­dem­ic, the San Juan Island Lions Club is resum­ing their annu­al fall Shop­ping Spree con­test. The Spree allows one win­ner the unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to run through Kings Mar­ket and pick up all the gro­ceries they can  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on the library bond

Written on October 21, 2022 at 2:03 pm, by

The cor­ner­stone of any com­mu­ni­ty is a vibrant work­ing class. In our com­mu­ni­ty this cor­ner­stone is hem­or­rhag­ing under the weight of hous­ing costs. Good jobs are avail­able but hous­ing for the work­ers is not. If we are to raise tax­es, then those monies should be direct­ed towards build­ing or sub­si­diz­ing afford­able hous­ing, not build­ing a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — Oct. 21

Written on October 21, 2022 at 9:45 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor High School soc­cer plays their last home game at 4:30 p.m. today at Linde Com­mu­ni­ty Fields against con­fer­ence oppo­nent Cedar Park Chris­t­ian. High school vol­ley­ball is hav­ing their senior night at 6 p.m. this evening at Turn­bull Gym, fea­tur­ing a match against return­ing alum­ni play­ers. The team is also hold­ing a bake sale  Con­tin­ue Reading

Evening fog on its way into the Gravel Pit

Written on October 20, 2022 at 10:15 pm, by

Letter to the Editor: Materials re-use and the new library building

Written on October 20, 2022 at 9:00 pm, by

Here are some help­ful facts and cor­rec­tions about the new library con­struc­tion expens­es and re-use of mate­ri­als. First, the total pro­ject­ed cost of the new library build­ing itself is $18 mil­lion. For a 15,000 square-foot build­ing, that works out to $1,200 per square foot — about the same cost as an upper-end sin­­gle-fam­i­­ly res­i­dence here  Con­tin­ue Reading

Turning waste metal, plastics and glass into art at SJIMA

Written on October 20, 2022 at 7:53 pm, by

The San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art shares details about their upcom­ing artist event. How do you do this? It’s made of what? Learn the answers to these ques­tions and more at Kevin Christison’s spe­cial gallery walk-and-talk at his San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art exhib­it on Fri­day, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. The New  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Conservation Land Bank Commission agenda for Oct. 21

Written on October 20, 2022 at 11:15 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank Com­mis­sion will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Fri­day, Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action at Fri­day’s meet­ing include: Gen­er­al pub­lic com­ments Chair and Com­mis­sion­ers report Part­ner update – Angela Ander­son, San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust Coun­ty Coun­cil update – Chris­tine Min­ney Third quar­ter finan­cial report  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library capital grant proposal to receive consideration from the State Legislature

Written on October 20, 2022 at 10:00 am, by

The Library shares news about a poten­tial fund­ing source for its new facil­i­ty. The San Juan Island Library is excit­ed to announce its $2 mil­lion grant pro­pos­al sub­mit­ted to the Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Commerce’s Library Cap­i­tal Improve­ment Pro­gram has advanced to the State Leg­is­la­ture for con­sid­er­a­tion in their 2023 reg­u­lar ses­sion. The LCIP is a  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Valley smoke

Written on October 19, 2022 at 10:16 pm, by