Topic: Around Here

Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month: Electrolysis San Juan

Written on August 10, 2016 at 5:13 am, by

We hear from Becki Day at the Chamber… You may have noticed the large “ELECTROLYSIS” sign on the Guard Building when driving down Mullis Street, but maybe you didn’t know what “electrolysis” actually meant. Electrolysis means permanent hair removal, and this amazing technology is available right here in Friday Harbor by Certified Electrologist Danielle Wheeler  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Seeks Donations of Artwork

Written on August 10, 2016 at 5:11 am, by

A message from Jan Murphy at the Animal Shelter… The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is accepting donations of artwork for their upcoming Wine Tasting and Art Auction, which will take place Friday, September 16. The animal shelter is looking for original artwork from private individuals and artists, alike. If you have pieces of  Continue Reading

Library Will Be Closed During the Fair

Written on August 10, 2016 at 5:10 am, by

From the Library… The San Juan Island Library will be closing from Wednesday August 17 through Saturday August 20 to replace worn flooring.  The current flooring installed in 2005 in the staff work area has simply worn out despite regular maintenance. Funds for the project come from the library’s operating budget, money the library designated  Continue Reading

Great Blue Heron at Sunset

Written on August 9, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Thanks to Aaron Shepard for this photo. To see more of Aaron’s photography link to his blog: Islanders Eye.

Therapy Horse to Visit Life Care Center

Written on August 9, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

My horse Pinky and I are to appear for a visit with the residents of Friday Harbor’s Life Care Center on Thursday the 11th of August at 10am. Pinky has been to visit a couple of friends there but this visit is for all who are able and want to participate.

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Written on August 9, 2016 at 5:16 am, by

A reminder from the Friends of the Library…  The annual Friends of the Library Book Fair is this weekend, August 12 and 13. On Friday, August 12th is our special presale for members only from 6:30-8:30. Not a member? You can also join on Friday evening in order to participate in that special sale. On Saturday, August 13th  Continue Reading

Mullis Center’s Annual Parking Lot Sale

Written on August 9, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

The Mullis Center sent us a reminder of the Annual Parking Lot Sale coming up Saturday August 13, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm… There is still time to reserve your spot for the Mullis Center’s Annual Parking Lot Sale.  One space $25.00 Two spaces $40.00 Or, would you like to get rid of your dusty  Continue Reading

Tips on Shrimping with Merri Ann Simonson

Written on August 8, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Thanks to Merri Ann Simonson for sending us this entertaining and informative video from her series, San Juan Island Lifestyle Tips. Merri Ann is a managing broker and sales manager with Coldwell Banker… Tips on Shrimping by Merri Ann Simonson

Back to School Clothes Swap!

Written on August 8, 2016 at 5:22 am, by

Robin Meyer Tate has a great idea for a Back to School Clothing Swap to be held on Sunday Aug 14,  from 10 am to 1:30 pm at the Grange Hall. Says Robin, “When traveling a year ago, Phil and I came across a banner announcing a Clothing Swap. We talked about how great it would be for back to school  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week: Suzie

Written on August 8, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

Thanks to Jan Murphy at the Animal Shelter for this message… Look. It’s really very simple. I just require a higher thread count for my sheets than most ordinary cats. Would a monogram be too much to ask for? My name is Suzie. I’m thinking the monogram can be an elegant, but understated “S”. I’m pretty sure  Continue Reading

Are You Ready For The Fair?

Written on August 7, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

Tuesday, August 16th is Entry Day for the San Juan County Fair. All San Juan County residents, including summer residents, are eligible to enter exhibits. This year the Fair Premium Book is available Online. According to the Fair website, “Hosting the San Juan County Premium Book ONLINE we have helped save approximately 31 TREES! 7,753 copies for  Continue Reading

Punch on Beaverton Marsh Preserve Saturday!

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:32 am, by

A Reminder from Tanja at the San Juan County Land Bank… Beaverton Marsh Preserve is Open. Now that haying is finished this seasonally accessible preserve along Roche Harbor Road is open to the public! Join us in celebrating our first full season, Saturday, August 6, 11am to 1pm, sipping a cup of Haymaker’s Punch while you walk the pasture and get  Continue Reading

Upcoming Mainland Trips With The Mullis Center

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

The Mullis Senior Center has two upcoming trips, Tuesday August 9, to Mt. Vernon and Tuesday August 23, to Bellingham. Cost for either trip is now only $10.00. If you want to go you must reserve your space and pay for it ahead of time. Here’s the scoop from the Senior Signal… Mainland Medical and Shopping  Continue Reading

What to Expect on Tucker Ave This Week

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:24 am, by

Thanks to Town Clerk Amy Taylor for this Update on Tucker… Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 Construction Update – Week of August 8th Project task(s): The crew will complete preparing the roadway for pavement and will commence paving. Paving is scheduled to last three days starting Tuesday and concluding Thursday. Street Closure: Tucker Avenue & Guard St  Continue Reading

Waterline Replacement on Wold and San Juan Valley Roads

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:17 am, by

Town Clerk Amy Taylor tells us what to expect this coming week on Wold and San Juan Valley Roads…  Town of Friday Harbor Waterline Replacement Project Construction Update: Week of August 8th, 2016 Location(s) of work: San Juan County is scheduled to begin chip seal restoration on Monday. They will begin at Wold Rd. and  Continue Reading

Baking Department at Fair Needs Judges and Volunteers

Written on August 6, 2016 at 5:12 am, by

Superintendent Kris Brown sends out a request… There’s no tastier place to be than the Baking Department at the upcoming San Juan County Fair. Superintendent Kris Brown has made it easier to lend a hand (or your tastebuds) by keeping shifts short, the responsibilities to a minimum and putting sign up on-line. Judges are still needed  Continue Reading

Music in the Parks Friday

Written on August 5, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

From our National Historical Parks… San Juan Island National Historical Park is proud to host Music in the American Wild, August 5, during their Pacific Northwest National Park Tour. Friday, August 5 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – American Camp Parade Grounds 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – English Camp Barracks

Weaving Weekend at English Camp

Written on August 5, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

From our National Historical Parks… Are you interested in learning how raw wool becomes a sweater or blanket? Join us Saturday and Sunday for Weaving Weekend! Join San Juan Island National Historical Park for a weekend of spinning and weaving! Cowlitz tribe member Judy Bridges and her husband Bill will demonstrate cattail basket weaving throughout  Continue Reading

Washington State Ferries to Host Community Meetings

Written on August 5, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Public Meetings from August 9 -11 will be hosted by the office of Washington State Ferries.  The purpose of the meetings are to discuss topics of interest regarding the Washington State Ferry system with WSF Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith. Griffith will speak to attendees on current topics of interest regarding the Washington State ferry system. The  Continue Reading

Artist’s Reception for Michael Dickter, Robin & John Gumaelius

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

Ruth Often tells us about an art opening at Waterworks Gallery…   Meet the artists at a reception Saturday, August 6 from 4 – 7 pm. Refreshments will be served. Robin & John’s ceramic sculptures marry themes & techniques to tell stories. Using Elizabethan collars, large heads, movable madrona arms, and richly colored glazes, the  Continue Reading

Saturday’s Movie in the Park: How to Train Your Dragon 2

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

We hear about this fun event from Morgan Johnston at Island Rec… Island Rec features FREE Movies in Sunken Park on Saturday evenings in July & August beginning at dusk. Island Rec’s Free Movies in the Park series for 2016 is in full swing. For week two, we are showing How to Train Your Dragon  Continue Reading

Letters About Primary Election

Written on August 5, 2016 at 4:20 am, by

You can see a list of letters from individuals at the link below. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. Click here