Topic: Around Here

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

Wolverine Spring Playoff Update

Written on May 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

There were a lot of great performances this past week for Friday Harbor Wolverine athletes and teams.   Below is an update about the post season opportunities for our spring sports teams… Baseball – Our Baseball team entered the District 1 Tournament as the # 2 seed and hosted Orcas on Tuesday, May 10.  They  Continue Reading

50th Anniversary!

Written on May 18, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

This weekend the San Juan Historical Society and Museum celebrates their 50 year anniversary. Lots will be happening up there and it will be a great opportunity for you to check out the progress they’re making on the newest exhibit – their Museum of History and Industry (MHI) of San Juan Island. When completed (hopefully within the  Continue Reading

Hill of Thrills this Saturday

Written on May 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm, by

Don’t forget, this event is happening this coming Saturday… Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race Island Rec is very excited to announce a new event coming up on Saturday, May 21 – The Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race. This is a classic old fashioned ‘gravity’ race where people race their homemade non-motorized  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Insider

Written on May 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm, by

Exploring the islands? There’s an app for that… Well – there’s an app coming soon, like in about 2 weeks or so. You may remember from a previous post on the SJ Update, that Lopez resident, Tim Fry of 468 Communications, won a portion of the grant from the EDC’s Launch San Juan Islands business  Continue Reading

Braids

Written on May 17, 2016 at 8:11 am, by

Always ready sharp eyed roving SJ Update photographer Aaron Shepard caught this group while they paid a visit to the Spike Africa last Thursday. It’s called, “Braids.” Thanks for sharing Aaron!

Wings Over Orcas Island – An Aviation Exhibit

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Do you know who established the first scheduled air taxi-commuter airlines in the Northwest that has survived to this day? Can you name “The Flying Doc of the San Juans?” What recent Orcas resident took the famous “Earth Rise” photo from Apollo 8? Have you heard of our own humble but willing and skilled Mercy  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Please make a note:  I only wore this collar for the photo shoot.  Under duress.  I’m far too dignified to wear frivolous things like this.   My name is Cosmo and I am quite possibly the most handsome cat in the world, not to mention the most interesting. Believe you me, I’ve been places and  Continue Reading

Flare Shoot and Fire Extinguisher Training

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

The Friday Harbor Power Squadron has scheduled a Flare Shoot and Fire Extinguisher Training on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 to 12noon at Jackson Beach as a free public service event open to the community of San Juan because of our dedication to Boating Safety Training. We will teach participants how to signal for help  Continue Reading

Roche Harbor Resort and Volunteers Rock the RH Trail System

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

A dedicated group of volunteers has been maintaining the Roche Harbor trails for 11 years, with strong support from Roche Harbor Resort. The old logging roads and more recently built single-track paths through the woods are faithfully tended by more than a dozen neighbors. In 2015, as an example, the group logged 407 hours of  Continue Reading

A Look Into The Past

Written on May 16, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

More great local history events are happening this month. The annual History Lives Here! month-long celebration of local history continues through the end of May with events that you won’t want to miss: Saturday Farmer’s Market @ Historic Brickworks. Every Saturday, 10am-1pm, Sunshine Alley, Friday Harbor. Annie Howell-Adams – Heritage Murals. Local artist and muralist will discuss Heritage  Continue Reading

Wine Dinner Benefit for Wolf Hollow

Written on May 14, 2016 at 7:20 am, by

Coho Restaurant in Friday Harbor will be hosting a special wine dinner with Côte Bonneville at 6pm on May 20th, 2016 to benefit Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Côte Bonneville produces great wines that begin in the vineyards. They planted Washington’s acclaimed DuBrul Vineyard in 1992 and founded this estate winery in 2001. Coho will  Continue Reading

May Chamber Chat

Written on May 14, 2016 at 7:19 am, by

It’s time again for Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-Owner of San Juan Canvas & Chamber Board President… Here comes summer. Are you ready? Be sure to let the Chamber of Commerce know if you have any events or specials that you would like us to promote for the quickly approaching visitor season. Also,  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Summer & Fall Quarter Registration

Written on May 14, 2016 at 7:18 am, by

Attention Skagit Valley College Students, both returning and new… Registration for Returning Students for Summer & Fall is going on now. Registration for New Students for Summer and Fall begins June 1st. For students who want to begin a new career or upgrade their job skills, Professional/Technical programs are aligned with local and state economic  Continue Reading

What You Don’t Want To Do

Written on May 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm, by

Town of Friday Harbor Arts Commission announces poetry contest winner. The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce William J. Weissinger as the winner of the Sunken Park poetry contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission. His poem “What You Don’t Want To Do” was selected from 13 poems submitted by 10 San  Continue Reading

County Adds Electric Vehicles to Fleet

Written on May 13, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan County Council approved funding for the purchase of 2 new electric vehicles and charging stations at its May 10th regular meeting. The purchase is part of a concerted County effort to replace older gas or diesel powered vehicles in its fleet with new electric technology. “We purchased 2 electric utility vehicles for our  Continue Reading

Position Available

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

Just heard this from Michele at Islanders Bank… Islanders Bank is currently accepting applications for a Teller Position. This position is responsible for daily cash handling, processing customer transactions and customer service. Please submit resume, in person at the Friday Harbor Branch 225 Blair Avenue, Friday Harbor, WA.

Chief Marler Receives SAR Award

Written on May 12, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Dave Vandaveer shares this story…  Former San Juan Island Fire Chief Steve Marler received the Fire Safety Commendation Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in a presentation at the Mullis Fire Station. The award was presented posthumously to his wife, Karen. Also present at the station were his daughter, Stephanie, and her  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Dodie Gann Dog Walk and Pet Lover’s Festival

Written on May 12, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced the “3rd Annual Dodie Gann Dog Walk and Pet Lover’s Festival” will be held Saturday, May 28. The event takes place Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 to 2:00 at the future location of the new animal shelter; 994 Cattle Point Road. The dog walk portion of  Continue Reading

BioBlitz is Coming to San Juan Island

Written on May 12, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Grab your magnifying glass and explore nature in San Juan Island National Historical Park, like never before! On May 20-21, national parks across the country, including San Juan Island, will participate in the National Parks BioBlitz. BioBlitz is a fun, fast-paced biological survey of a park’s creepers and crawlers, plants and pollinators, mammals and more!  Continue Reading

Northern Lights

Written on May 10, 2016 at 5:59 am, by

Chris Teren shares this awesome photo from Saturday night up at Stuart Island. Here’s what he has to say about it… Chasing the Northern Lights on Stuart Island Mother Nature put on an AMAZING show last night, kicking off Mother’s Day with some of the best Northern Lights I’ve ever seen in Washington State!! I  Continue Reading

At The San Juan Children’s Festival

Written on May 10, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Ted Strutz was at the Children’s Festival on Saturday and shares these photos…  I saw lots of cars and kids, so I stopped off at the Fairgrounds and found a Children’s Festival going on.  Here are some snapshots!