Topic: Around Here

Stream Corridor and Salmon Spawning Habitat Protected

Written on July 26, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

A message from Tanja Williamson at the Land Bank… The San Juan County Land Bank recently acquired 24 acres on the lower reaches of Cascade Creek near Olga on Orcas Island. Washington State Salmon Recovery Funds made the purchase possible, ensuring the preservation of a unique 2,100’ stretch of riparian corridor with adjacent upland forest.  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Photography Department Seeks Volunteers

Written on July 26, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

San Juan County Fair Photography Department Superintendent Miles Crossen sent us a request for volunteers… It’s almost time for the San Juan County Fair. And if anyone out there would like to volunteer to help out with the Photography Department display, your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Beginning on Tuesday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to  Continue Reading

Time to Get Ready for the Mullis Center Parking Lot Sale

Written on July 26, 2016 at 5:10 am, by

  We hear from the Mullis Community Senior Center that its time to start planning for the annual Parking Lot Sale Saturday August 13…

The Lady Washington

Written on July 25, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Many thanks to Aaron Shepard for sending us this photo of The Lady Washington.

Preserved Foods for the San Juan County Fair

Written on July 25, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

Minnie Knych reminds us that its time to get our preserved food ready for the fair… Only 24 days until the fair! Have you started harvesting and preserving the tastes of summer yet? If you have a back yard garden plan to enter some of your preserved foods in the fair.   The Food Preservation Department  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week: Domino

Written on July 25, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

Domino here, coming to you from the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor. They’ve asked me to keep track of how many tickets have been sold for this weekend’s “Wags to Riches” Luau on The Lawn. By my calculations it looks like you’d better hurry up and get yours if you haven’t already. They’re going fast,  Continue Reading

Artist Profile: Kevin Roth

Written on July 24, 2016 at 5:32 am, by

I stopped by Kevin Roth’s on Friday to check out his latest project and found him hard at work on his magnificent new Fish House. He aims to get it finished in time for the county fair. Surrounded by the materials of his craft Kevin’s workspace resembles a cross between a curiosity shop and a  Continue Reading

Bees in Lavender

Written on July 24, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

This photo comes to us from John Miller who says, “It is impossible to visit Lavender farm without being amazed at the number of bees in attendance!”   

Sunset Showing of Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Written on July 24, 2016 at 5:19 am, by

Island Rec will be showing fun, family films for free on summer Saturdays in Sunken Park at Sunset…  Island Rec’s Free Movies in the Park series for 2016 begins July 30th. The series begins with Robin Hood: Men in Tights, a comedy about Nobleman Robin of Loxley who escapes from prison and returns home to find that  Continue Reading

Summer Fun!!

Written on July 23, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

Thanks to Cady Mountain Seiler for this great photo of summer fun!

Town Seeks Proposals For Bench Art

Written on July 23, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

A Request from the Town of Friday Harbor… The Town of Friday Harbor is accepting proposals for a park bench sculpture project sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). The artwork is to be located at, on, or in association with an existing park bench at one of three locations on Spring Street. The  Continue Reading

Hunger Games on Saturday

Written on July 23, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

The Capitol Calls All Eligible Tributes to The Hunger Games – The Second Hunger Games of San Juan Island Library will be held on Saturday, July 23 at the SJI Fairgrounds from 1:30 – 3:00 PM* Prepare for battle with your friends and train for an epic afternoon of games. The day starts with The Reaping, training  Continue Reading

Striping County Roads Begins July 25

Written on July 23, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

A head’s up from the County… Public Works crews will be striping County roads from July 25, 2016 through August 4, 2016. We will be working through the Islands in the following order: San Juan, Orcas, Shaw, and Lopez. We appreciate your cooperation while this project is underway. Please direct any questions you may have to  Continue Reading

Special Sundays on Mount Grant

Written on July 22, 2016 at 9:16 am, by

If you have not ventured up Mount Grant yet, or even if you are familiar with the amazing beauty of this local treasure, summer Sundays at the Summit have some special offerings in store. This Sunday, July 24, is Plein Air Art Day on Mount Grant. Some of our Island’s most beloved artists will be  Continue Reading

Home Trust Fiesta: Fun and Successful!

Written on July 22, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

A successful event for the Home Trust… With music by Los Hermanos, dancing, a delicious meal and a fabulous live and silent auction, the San Juan Community Home Trust’s 4th Annual Fiesta was deemed a great success! Nearly $35,000 was raised to support the group’s program of creating permanently affordable housing on San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

A Request for Water Safety Day Equipment

Written on July 22, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Amy Wynn at San Juan Fitness has a request… I am doing a water safety day at SJI Fitness for the youth mentor program in the afternoon of July 28 and am in need of a small inflatable boat or sit upon kayak and some youth life jackets to borrow that day. I know I  Continue Reading

County Shoreline Master Program Update Public Comment Period

Written on July 22, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

San Juan County seeks public comment… The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) seeks public comment on updates to San Juan County’s Shoreline Master Program. The comment period is July 22 to September 2, 2016 5 p.m. Send Comments to: Bob Fritzen, WA Dept. Ecology, 1440 10th St. Suite 102, Bellingham, WA 98225, or email  Continue Reading

Storytelling Tonight at Jackson’s Beach

Written on July 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm, by

From Island Rec… Join Island Rec this evening at Jackson Beach from 6:30 to 8:30 pm as Linda Tiffany, an accomplished storyteller from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild, shares a variety of unique and enchanting folk tales around the campfire. We will have smores before the stories begin. See you tonight!

Ribbon Cutting Celebrated at Spring Street Landing

Written on July 21, 2016 at 7:21 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor and the Chamber of Commerce turned out to celebrate cutting the ribbon at San Juan Safaris new home at Spring Street Landing. Pictured here from left to right are Jim Carroll, Lauren Cohen, Gail Schnee, Rachel and Brian Goodremont and their children, Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso, new Port Director Ted Fitzgerald, and Karl Bruno.  Continue Reading

Mentoring as Art at Waterworks Gallery

Written on July 21, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Waterworks Gallery invites you to meet participating jewelers in a show celebrating Micki Lippe, mentor to jewelry makers for 27 years… When Micki moved to Seattle in 1989, her studio business was going full bore. Micki hired people to work for her, but her ongoing relationship with these people was more than an employer. She  Continue Reading

Road Closure Notice: Tucker Will Be Closed to Traffic Thursday July 21

Written on July 20, 2016 at 1:51 pm, by

This just in from the Town of Friday Harbor.  Tucker Avenue will be closed tomorrow, Thursday July 21.  Local access will be interrupted… Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 Project task(s): The Contractor will pour concrete curb and gutter on both sides of the street. Crews will start with street intersections, then proceed to driveway  Continue Reading

Tonight: Introduction to Bird Watching with Barbara Jensen

Written on July 20, 2016 at 10:28 am, by

A note from the Library… Don’t miss out on this informative introduction to birdwatching in the San Juans, July 20 at 7 pm. We will also launch our Library birdwatching backpack kits, replete with field guide and binoculars. So fly on down to the library tonight!