Topic: Around Here

Traffic Disrupted on “Granny’s Way” (East Street Next to Ferry Lanes) Thursday Aug 27

Written on August 27, 2020 at 9:42 am, by

Traffic will be disrupted while Contractors replace asphalt on “Granny’s Way” (East Street, next to the ferry lanes) this Thursday, August 27th. The Contractor is being asked to expedite the project with as little traffic disruption as possible. Granny’s Way will be closed to traffic until repairs are complete. First Street will remain open. If  Continue Reading

Islanders For The San Juan Islands National Monument Meet Via Zoom August 27

Written on August 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm, by

Join the MAC Meeting on August 27, 9:00am -5:00pm, Pacific Time (see Zoom link below)… Click on photo to enlarge… The MAC (Monument Advisory Committee) will be hearing from subject matter experts and the public to inform their deliberations as they discuss and present their input to the BLM. The full meeting agenda (PDF) can  Continue Reading

Waterworks Gallery: Three Shows Ending in August

Written on August 25, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

There is still time to see these three featured shows at Waterworks Gallery before they close at the end of August. Waterworks Gallery is open now Tuesday thru Saturday from 11 to 4. Appointments are available to view the shows in person with social distancing and masks.  The Nature of Dreams: Michael Dickter and Robin  Continue Reading

Dramatic Mixology: A Guided Tour Through Plays and Cocktails

Written on August 22, 2020 at 9:16 am, by

Once per month, join Executive Artistic Director Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey via Zoom for a FREE curated tour of selected play and cocktail pairings.   September 24: Art by Yasmina Reza paired with a White Lady   October 22: The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie paired with a Haunted Graveyard   November 12: All My Sons by Arthur  Continue Reading

Getting Ready to Vote

Written on August 21, 2020 at 9:52 pm, by

Local election information can be found on the San Juan County Elections webpage… Washington State votes by mail. Your ballot is mailed to you at least 18 days before each election. For the November 3, 2020 General Election, military and overseas ballots will be mailed on September 18. Domestic ballots will be mailed October 13.      Continue Reading

EDC Survey on Sidney Ferry Privatization

Written on August 21, 2020 at 9:49 am, by

The Joint Transportation Committee of the Washington State Legislature is conducting a study exploring privatization of the Sidney ferry run. The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) and their partners would like to hear opinions from regional users of the Sidney ferry and stakeholders. Please take a few minutes to answer our survey: Link  Continue Reading

Summary of Recent Cases in San Juan County

Written on August 20, 2020 at 8:35 pm, by

A report from the county… There has been one new confirmed positive test result in San Juan County since the last case summary on August 13. This is the 32nd case in San Juan County and the 13 th on Orcas Island. The case occurred in a visitor to Orcas Island. Due to timing of symptom onset  Continue Reading

Have You Answered The 2020 Census?

Written on August 18, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Have you answered the 2020 Census yet? Census workers will be available to help you answer the census: Dates: Wednesday August 19 & August 26 Time: 11AM – 2PM Location: Friday Harbor Food Bank, 500 Market St. Can’t stop by? You can also self-respond Online at www.2020census.gov Call toll-free 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish) Return  Continue Reading

Don’t Horse Around! It’s Not Too Late To Get Your 2020 Fair T-Shirts

Written on August 17, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Islanders collect them every year. Most years from artist Jennifer Rigg’s booth at the San Juan County Fair. This year with our Fair going virtual you may not have got yours yet. Not to worry. Jenn’s great designs for San Juan County’s Virtual Fair 2020, Moon Jumper, Major Tom, and Starman are still available from  Continue Reading

Last Day of San Juan County’s Virtual Fair!

Written on August 15, 2020 at 1:40 pm, by

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Link to: San Juan County Virtual Fair

San Juan County Seeks “Con” Committee Members for Voters’ Guide Statements

Written on August 15, 2020 at 5:01 am, by

San Juan County is seeking volunteers to create opposing statements to place in the Voters’ Pamphlet for two measures on the ballot in the upcoming November 2020 General Election. San Juan County Fire Protection District #3 approved sending Resolution 2020-08 to voters. If approved, the measure would authorize the annexation of Henry, Johns, and Stuart  Continue Reading

Land Bank Seeks Public Input on Agricultural Activities

Written on August 14, 2020 at 10:47 am, by

The Conservation Agriculture Resource Team (CART-Coffelt) was formed at the request of the San Juan County Land Bank Commission to assess and develop recommendations for future farm operations at Coffelt Farm Preserve. The team consists of thirteen members including representatives from local agricultural agencies, stakeholders, and members of the farming community.  Currently Coffelt Farm Preserve  Continue Reading

Summary of Recent Cases in San Juan County

Written on August 13, 2020 at 4:31 pm, by

Update from from the County… There has been one new confirmed positive test result in San Juan County since the last case summary on August 3rd. The case investigation was completed today (Thursday, August 13th). This is the 31st case in San Juan County and the 12th on Orcas Island. The case occurred in an Orcas Island  Continue Reading

San Juan Historical Museum Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

Written on August 13, 2020 at 1:40 pm, by

Since 2017, the Historical Museum has added nearly 3,000 historical images to our photographic collection, through gifts, acquisitions and found treasures. The number of digitally scanned, researched and catalogued images illustrating the history of San Juan Island, now tallies 5,500. As a result, we have outgrown our existing capacity to safely and securely store the  Continue Reading

HOT TOPIC #29: Guidelines for Parents Considering Home Based Group Learning

Written on August 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders As we head into the second half of August, local public and private schools are pursuing a range of options for the start of the school year. This article will not be addressing the specifics of school reopening plans-that will come directly  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

Written on August 12, 2020 at 1:59 pm, by

This 2020 Fair season, Alchemy Art Center is grateful to be featured in the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Matching Grant Program!  We are raising funds for the free kids arts programming we are currently offering in partnership with Island Rec and the Family Resource Center, as well as for the Kid Pod Classes we  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

Written on August 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm, by

AND WE’RE LIVE! We are SO very honored to be featured in the SJICF Matching Grant Program! The catalog is now open, today through Saturday the 15th, which means it’s time to show our support for the 30 amazing local nonprofits that are being featured!   *The catalog will be active during the days of  Continue Reading

Help Feed 500 Hungry Mouths! Animal Shelter Joins Virtual Fair Grant Program

Written on August 12, 2020 at 1:01 am, by

The Animal Shelter (AP-FH) is participating in this year’s San Juan Island Community Fair’s “Virtual Fair”  August 12-15.  It is a fund-raiding opportunity for us, one of very few this year, unfortunately. Your help is needed to feed our 4-legged friends! COVID has hit us hard but homeless dogs and cats continue to need our care.   Think about  Continue Reading

SJI Community Foundation to Launch Virtual Fair Matching Grant Program August 12th

Written on August 11, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Excerpted from the SJI Community Foundation website… Each year, the San Juan Island Community Foundation hosts an exciting matching grant program in their booth at the San Juan County Fair. This tradition gives local nonprofits heightened visibility in the community and a chance to raise funds for current projects. More than $65k was awarded to  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Medical Group Family Medicine Welcomes Jesse L. Nye, DO

Written on August 10, 2020 at 12:31 pm, by

We are pleased to announce that Jesse Nye, DO, has joined PeaceHealth Medical Group Friday Harbor in the Family Medicine clinic. He is an experienced physician who will provide comprehensive acute, chronic and preventive medical care services for his patients. Nye grew up in Washington state and graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) in Ellensburg  Continue Reading

Coming into the Country

Written on August 10, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Click to enlarge photo. FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Interior Alaska is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Steve Ulvi… During the summers of the 1970s, a trickle of newcomers of disparate backgrounds, wheeled into the timeworn town of Eagle, Alaska.    Less than twenty years prior, a seasonal road had been blasted  Continue Reading

Waterworks Gallery Features Artists Robin and John Gumaelius and Michael Dickter

Written on August 8, 2020 at 4:35 pm, by

Waterworks gallery presents The Nature of Dreams featuring the work of artists Robin and John Gumaelius and Michael Dickter. “The gallery comes alive with kinetic ceramic creatures from Robin and John that cavort and play in an imaginary world created by this wife and husband team. The gallery walls reverberate with beautiful flowers and flying  Continue Reading