Topic: Around Here

SVC’s 89th Commencement Ceremonies

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Skagit Valley College will conduct the College’s 89th Annual Commencement Ceremonies in June. Family and friends are invited to attend; tickets are not required. The dates, times, and locations are as follows: The San Juan Center commencement ceremony will take place Wednesday, June 15 at 1:00 pm at The Brickworks in Friday Harbor. The Mount Vernon Campus  Continue Reading

Author Event: David Neiwert

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are excited to present author David Neiwert on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00 pm at the Library. Neiwert will talk about his book, Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us, just released in paperback. If you’ve seen the documentary Blackfish and have followed  Continue Reading

Garden Club Potluck

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

What fun! – The San Juan Island Garden Club is having a potluck on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at noon at the Mullis Community Center (589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor) Please join us for a wonderful lunch. Come enjoy a great potluck with fellow gardeners. We have a good time and share great gardening information and anecdotes. Bring a dish  Continue Reading

Let the adventure begin!

Written on June 2, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

It’s the Discover San Juan Island 2016 Kick-Off for National Get Outdoors Day  Get ready to spend your summer on an island-wide exploration. Discover environmentally, culturally, and historically significant sites in your own backyard. The San Juan Island National Historical Park, San Juan County Land Bank, and San Juan Island Library are teaming up to bring you  Continue Reading

Dodie Gann Dog Walk Winners

Written on May 31, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

While Saturday’s weather wasn’t ideal for walking dogs, several supporters of the animal shelter showed up to participate in the Third Annual Dodie Gann Dog Walk at the site of the future animal shelter on Cattle Point Road. Three grand prizes were awarded to those who raised the most money in sponsorships. Marilyn Corrie was  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 30, 2016 at 9:52 am, by

My name is Patches, and I’m here to speak on behalf of fluffy cats everywhere. There is a common misconception that fluffy cats, like myself, are fat. Or Tubby, obese, husky, rotund, beefy, stout, roly-poly, portly, plump, corpulent, yes – and even jelly-bellied. I’ve heard them all. What people fail to recognize is that fluffy  Continue Reading

Hike Young Hill on National Trails Day

Written on May 29, 2016 at 10:44 am, by

June 4th is National Trails Day, a Saturday to celebrate being outdoors on a trail. The American Hiking Society started this annual celebration to honor the many ways trails connect Americans to the land and to each other. Whether one is on foot, on a bicycle, on horseback, or in a kayak or canoe, June  Continue Reading

The First Wildland Fire of the Year

Written on May 28, 2016 at 2:08 pm, by

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer for SJI Fire/Rescue shares this announcment… At approximately 1:43 PM the afternoon of May 27, 2016 the first wildland fire of the year on San Juan Island was reported burning near #2 School House Road. Responding units included a Type 3 brush truck, three command units, two water tenders, a  Continue Reading

The Mystery of Water Workshop

Written on May 28, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Learn how to prevent or reverse degenerative disease at The Mystery of Water workshop, by Nicholas Corrin, OMD, on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Island Soul Studios, 689 Airport Center Road. Workshop includes lecture, visual imagery, and fluid movement practice, all pertaining to water: its role in nature, in health, in  Continue Reading

In-Depth Yoga Practice at XYZ Movement Arts

Written on May 26, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s a call out to serious yoga practitioners, professional yoga teachers or any movement experts. Katerina Wen, M. Ed. RYT., Dipl. Hom., is leading in-depth practice every Sunday in June, 2016, 9:00 – 11:00 am at XYZ Movement Arts, 689 Airport Center Road. Learn the skill of tuning your body like a musician tuning a  Continue Reading

The New Old Time Chautauqua

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Juggling… magic… music… hula hoopsters… even aerialists! The Northwest’s New Old Time Chautauqua has all that and more to make for one exciting evening in the Whittier Theatre for the entire family THIS Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 pm. The unique collection of entertainers (45 performers in all) features both internationally acclaimed and local performers,  Continue Reading

Witness the Beauty Ceremony

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

It was a happy celebration on Sunday in Sunken Park when the mural “Witness the Beauty” by artist Jake Wagoner of Seattle was dedicated. A beautiful day, chamber music from the bandstand, a prize-winning poem read by Bill Weissinger, and an appreciative crowd complemented the visual art. It’s a continuation of the Town’s efforts to improve  Continue Reading

EDC Offers Sales Processes for Profitability Workshop

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for their upcoming FREE workshop, Sales Processes for Profitability on Tuesday, June 7th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Orcas Island. Participants will learn to plan strategically in order to increase sales for their businesses. Studies show that nearly 60% of companies lack a well-defined sales process – the  Continue Reading

Swim Lessons

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Swim Lessons for kids! Starting May 31 and June 7. Sign up now at San Juan Island Fitness 378-4449, 435 Argyle Ave. Questions? Email swim [@] interisland.net. Get into the swim of things!

Help Wanted

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

Just heard that Bill and Rita Ament are looking for a Summer Camp Counselor for their Summer Creative Arts Day Camps Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 2:15 pm Camps held at 4th of July Beach July 5 -8 July 18-21 August 1-4 All Outdoor Fun in Nature for Ages 3-12! Call Bill and Rita  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on May 21, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Join Harbormaster Tami Hayes and Port Director Marilyn O’Connor on a tour of the Marina with the new dock improvements. Then we will see up close the new construction along the waterfront with new restaurant and shops rising from the ashes of the terrible fire two years ago. Saturday May 28, from 1:00 to 4:00  Continue Reading

Learn to Increase Profits

Written on May 21, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Do you want your business to grow? Learn to increase sales and develop business in our FREE upcoming workshop, Sales Processes for Profitability! In this exciting class, you will learn how to help customers arrive at informed final purchasing decisions, how to understand your buyers and the buying processes, and how to design a strategic  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery Featured Artists

Written on May 20, 2016 at 9:30 am, by

From May 21 – June 11, WaterWorks Gallery welcomes David Ridgway – Oil Paintings, and Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli – Blown & Sculpted Glass. In sharing their sense of place, David, Jeremy & Allison, create artworks that convey their fascination with the Northwest landscape. David Ridgway pares the landscape down to interlocking colored shapes and paints painting  Continue Reading

Wine Dinner at Coho to Benefit Wolf Hollow

Written on May 20, 2016 at 9:25 am, by

Cote Bonneville Wine Dinner at Coho Restaurant to benefit Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. There’s still time to make your reservation! Friday night is the night and there are still a couple of spaces left, so, please join us for delicious food and wine, all for a great cause. We’re looking forward to seeing you  Continue Reading

Meet Your Volunteer Firefighter

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

Sheila Harley, Public Information Officer of San Juan Island Fire/Rescue shares this month’s volunteer firefighter… Albert Olson, Tender Operator/Engineer To protect life and property Albert and his wife, Kris, own and operate Krystal Acres alpaca farm on Blazing Tree Rd off West Valley Rd. He is also a Tender Operator/Engineer assigned to Station 36 (  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Garden Club Update

Written on May 19, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club shares with notice us… Members and Friends of the San Juan Island Garden Club recently enjoyed a two-day excursion to the Olympic Peninsula and experienced natural beauty and gardening information that matched and exceeded all expectations. Eleven very joyful gardeners (from San Juan Island and Lopez Island) enjoyed visits  Continue Reading

Work Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Written on May 19, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Summer is just around the corner and our prickly foes are gearing up for a big convention on the mountain! Be sure to bring your leather gloves this Sunday to avoid their wrath when yanking them out of bed. When? Sunday, May 22 10:00am to 2:00pm Where? Base of Cady Mountain Preserve – turn on  Continue Reading