Topic: Around Here

Pet of the Week

Written on June 27, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Did someone say, “ride in the car”? I could swear I heard someone say that… My name is Bowie and if you are planning on going for a ride in the car, I would like very much to join you! Now would be the perfect time. Just pull up in front of the animal shelter and  Continue Reading

Library Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

Written on June 26, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

Elementary school students participated in the 2016 Bookmark Contest to help kick off the San Juan Island Library’s Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! The winners for each grade level are: Kindergarten – Penelope Moore of Friday Harbor Elementary School 1st Grade – Lillian Aldous of Friday Harbor Elementary School 2nd Grade  Continue Reading

Historical Scavenger Hunt

Written on June 25, 2016 at 9:27 am, by

San Juan Island Historical Scavenger Hunt Here’s a fun way to explore San Juan Island this summer, and perhaps win a cool prize for your family at the same time! San Juan Historical Society and Museum, in partnership with Ernie’s Café, is sponsoring a Historical Scavenger Hunt, with the prize winners being drawn on October 1,  Continue Reading

Parade Seating

Written on June 25, 2016 at 9:23 am, by

Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church will have seating available for folks who need it and their companions to watch the 4th of July parade. To reserve your seat please call the Church at 378-4544 or email us at fhpresbyterian [@] Laura Concord Office Coordinator FH Presbyterian Church

Community Foundation Awards Scholarships

Written on June 24, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

San Juan Island Community Foundation Awards $187,500 in College Scholarships for 2016/2017 Friday Harbor: June 22, 2016 Twelve graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2016 were awarded scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation: Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund Uma Hu –  Continue Reading

Attention Musicians!

Written on June 23, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Dust off your instrument and join the Community Marching Band in the Fourth of July Parade Rehearsals are at 7pm, June 23rd, 27th, and 30th. Friday Harbor High School Band Room Any questions and to pick up music, call Cart Nelsen 370-7126   gocart61 [@] Sponsored by King’s Market

Know Your Island Walk

Written on June 22, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

Trails Committee member Bill Severson will take us on a search for the “Hidden world” quarry. Meet at the Lime Kiln State Park parking lot, remember to bring your Discover Pass. This 3-mile walk has some significant ups and downs. Dogs on leashes okay. Saturday June 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm For more information,  Continue Reading

EMS Levy Town Hall Meeting

Written on June 22, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

A Town Hall meeting to talk and answer your questions about the EMS levy on the primary ballot will be held at the library on Wednesday, June 29, at 7 pm. Speakers will be Bill Williams, Chair, and Michael Edwards, both Public Hospital District commissioners, EMS Chief Jerry Martin, and Dr. Loren Johnson and Rebecca  Continue Reading

Ham Radio Operators Recognized By County Council

Written on June 21, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

On Tuesday June 7th, the San Juan County Amateur Radio Society (SJCARS) was recognized by the County Council for their service to the island community. The recognition stated: “From phone outages, to regular drills, to preparing for catastrophic events, the amateur radio community is a tremendous resource. We gratefully acknowledge the important contribution to our  Continue Reading

Enter Your Homebrew or Wine in the Fair!

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

The San Juan County Fair is just around the corner and the organizers want to encourage Wine Makers and Home Brewers to get ready to enter their crafted wine and beer for judging and hopefully ribbons and prizes for the best wine and beer! Entries will be received in the Main Exhibit Hall at the  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 20, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Pleasure to make your acquaintance. I am Jack and I would like to apply to be your next family member. I’m handsome, as you can see and I have a great personality. I have just two requests for my new family: 1) Never photograph me with anything on my head without my express permission and  Continue Reading

New San Juan Puzzles

Written on June 17, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Just got this note from Tom over there at… Our newest puzzles have arrived! Thank you Chris Teren, Matt Pranger and Ken Balcomb for these wonderful photos! Thank you to Tim Dustrude for your fabulous designed boxes. Support the Toy Box, Cotton Cotton Cotton, Bonnie’s Creative Passions, Pelindaba, WSF terminals soon, Shaw Store and  Continue Reading

Artists Reception at WaterWorks

Written on June 16, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Please join WaterWorks Gallery for the reception of recent paintings by Debbie Daniels and Cathy Schoenberg. These two artists, though at different stages of their careers, are not such different painters. Both Cathy & Debbie paint the subjects of their hearts’ desires. Refreshments will be served and the the artists will be in attendance. Saturday, June  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Hello everyone. I’m Milo. I just overheard someone at the animal shelter saying that black dogs are always the last to be adopted. Whaat? How can that be? I’m just a little fella – only about ten months old and I’d make such a great addition to your family! I’m a little bit shy when  Continue Reading

Slow Down and Share the Road

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Just got this letter from Right-of-Way Driving School about the upcoming races next weekend, and how we can all contribute to a fun and safe event: Sharing the Road with Cyclists, Runners and Race Officials Attention Drivers, – on Saturday June 18th the Lakedale Three Lakes Triathlon will kick off its 4th year with cyclists and  Continue Reading

Annual Hazardous Waste RoundUp

Written on June 11, 2016 at 10:22 am, by

What? The hazardous waste roundup collection event is our once-yearly opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive or other hazardous chemicals. Why? Proper disposal protects your health and the health of the workers that handle your waste. Proper disposal also keeps chemicals out of our drinking water and out of the environment.  Continue Reading

Wanted: Sailing Instructor

Written on June 9, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

On the hunt for a sailing instructor… Island Rec is still on the lookout for a head sailing instructor…. With classes beginning July 5th, we are starting to feel the pinch. Our sailing classes, which take place at Percich Pond and Jackson Beach, have been happening in partnership with the San Juan Island Sailing Foundation  Continue Reading

Roche Harbor Trails area Honored as National Recreation Trail

Written on June 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm, by

Press Release – Tuesday, June 7, 2016 The Trails Committee of the San Juan Island Park and Recreation District is pleased to announce that the Roche Harbor Resort Trails are now designated the honor of being a National Recreation Trail. On June 3rd, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Director Jonathon B. Jarvis announced that the Roche Harbor  Continue Reading

Community Dinner and Student Exhibitions

Written on June 8, 2016 at 6:25 am, by

This is happening tonight at the high school. Community Dinner. Student Community Project Presentations. Jazz Band Performance. STEM Center Demo and Art Walkabout. Come and see what the students have been up to and enjoy some good food and music at the same time. On the menu: House-smoked Pulled Pork BBQ Chicken Legs Slow-cooked Baked  Continue Reading


Written on June 8, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Ever wonder how that power gets to all those outlets in the ceiling of your favorite restaurant or bar? SJ Update roving photographer Aaron Shepard reveals all with this photo he shot last Thursday of the continuing construction on the new Downrigger’s building at Spring Street Landing.

An Intertidal Walk

Written on June 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm, by

Discover Deadman Bay on Dad’s Day: An Intertidal Walk Dr. Erika Iyengar, of Muhlenberg College and long-time researcher at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, returns to help kick-off summer break on the Westside exploring the intertidal zone. Spend the morning among an amazing diversity of spineless animals (invertebrates) and learn how they feed, reproduce, and interact  Continue Reading

Ten Reasons Why

Written on June 7, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor has a vacancy on the Historic Preservation Review Board and here are Ten Reasons Why you should serve: You love old buildings and local history. You live on San Juan Island (bonus points if you live in Friday Harbor)! You understand that preserving historic buildings is the original sustainable “green” building  Continue Reading