Topic: Around Here

Track & Field Action

Written on March 25, 2016 at 11:08 am, by

Some of the action at the Regional Track and Field Meet held at Friday Harbor High School yesterday.  It’s fun to see the kids get a chance to display the results of all their hard work in fitness and the practice needed to take part in these events.  Hats off to the teachers and coaches  Continue Reading

Camas and Chocolate Lillies at the Nation’s Capitol

Written on March 25, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Local artist Nancy Spaulding shares some good news… Dear Tim, I recently had one of my island landscapes accepted into a show at the National Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. In celebration of the National Parks 100th anniversary. The art on display showcases the native flora of our National Parks. My pastel represents American Camp  Continue Reading

A Night at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

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

San Juan Island Library invites all wizards, witches and muggles to a night at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  We leave from Platform 9-3/4 to enter into the world of Harry Potter. Kids of all ages and families are welcome to join in the fun.  Meet many Hogwarts Professors including Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall,  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on March 25, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Kevin Culmback is the Volunteer of the Month for March. If you’ve visited the animal shelter recently, there’s a good chance you’ve run into Kevin. He’s a devoted volunteer who can often be found walking dogs, cleaning cat rooms or doing odd jobs  Continue Reading

EMS Invites Community to Town Hall Meetings

Written on March 25, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

In August 2016, residents of San Juan Island will be asked to vote on a proposition to authorize a regular property tax levy for the purpose of funding emergency medical services. Now, before the levy level is decided upon, San Juan Island EMS is sponsoring two Town Hall meetings to encourage citizen participation in the  Continue Reading

AWAKE: the Life of Yogananda

Written on March 25, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

SJ Update intern Brook Ashcraft shares her thoughts after attending Monday’s Conscientious Projector Series presentation…  On Monday the 21st, I went to the San Juan Island Library to watch the film AWAKE. Each month, Rob Simpson and the library have been having showings of different movies and documentaries, in a series called the Conscientious Projector Series.  Continue Reading

4H Bits & Spurs Bake Sale

Written on March 25, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Just heard that the 4H Bits and Spurs will be at Ace Hardware from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday March 26 for their bake sale. They will have lots of yummy goodies just in time for Easter so you might want to get yourself on down there.

Root.Rock.Radiate with Emily

Written on March 24, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

At Balance for Life, a healing event at Brickworks this past weekend, I attended Use the Force: A Meditation Workshop. Emily Nicholson, our instructor, taught us about stress, breathing patterns, mantras, and how to incorporate meditation practice into our everyday lives. Along with attending the class, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Emily to  Continue Reading

Dining for Scholars

Written on March 24, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Dear Island Neighbors, Spring is here and we are hoping for another great community turnout on Thursday, March 31th for the annual Dining for Scholars day. Our “Dining” goal is to raise $6,000 for our scholarship fund and you can help by simply dining out for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all 3!) on this  Continue Reading

Free Health Screenings

Written on March 24, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

The NW Lions Foundation Health Screening Unit will be in our neighborhood providing free Health Screenings for: Blood Pressure Glaucoma Diabetes Sight Hearing This will happen at Marketplace in Friday Harbor on Friday and Saturday, April 1st & 2nd from Noon to 5:00. This professionally-equipped, state-licensed mobile unit is a program of the Northwest Lions Foundation and is  Continue Reading

A Random Act of Kindness

Written on March 23, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

It was quite the morning for almost 2-year-old, Aries Unpingco, as the garbage truck pulled up to his house to get the family’s garbage. Every Tuesday morning Aries waits for the garbage truck by the window and when it arrives, he waves frantically and shouts, “Hi, garbage man! Hi garbage truck!” Today, the garbage man  Continue Reading

Downsizing the American Dream

Written on March 23, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

There is a resounding trend in house building and design occurring that declares that “smaller is better, more manageable, more environmentally friendly and less of a personal financial burden.” For the young who may be accustomed to retreating into a space the size of a private bedroom or student apartment, and for the senior who  Continue Reading

The Belle of Amherst

Written on March 23, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Play about Dickinson at SJCT March 24-25 San Juan Community Theatre’s next Off the Rock! performance gives us an intimate glimpse into the mind, soul, humor and heart of one of American’s greatest poets – a woman who was ahead of her time, and lived as a recluse for much of her life. The one-woman  Continue Reading

Exercise Your Rights

Written on March 23, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s a message Richard Daly of SJI Cheese wanted to share with you… San Juan Island Cheese strongly believes that it is incredibly important to exercise your right to vote. To emphasize this, our cheese counter and lunch bistro will be closed on the morning of Saturday, March 26th so our staff can participate in the San  Continue Reading

Logic and Accuracy Test

Written on March 23, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Election Equipment Test Scheduled for April 6  A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the May 24, 2016 Presidential Primary is scheduled for April 6th at 10:45 a.m. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match  Continue Reading

Marilyn O’Connor Retiring

Written on March 22, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Marilyn O’Connor will retire on July 1st after more than eight years as Executive Director of the Port of Friday Harbor. In the monthly newsletter that accompanies port and airport bills she illustrated her feelings about the move — “a mix of terror and glee” — with a picture of a little girl doing a  Continue Reading

Watson Announces Candidacy

Written on March 22, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s an announcement from Bill Watson… Hello San Juan County Citizens. For those of you who don’t know me, I’d like to introduce myself and let you know I am a candidate for San Juan County Council, District #1 (San Juan Island). I’ve been visiting the San Juan Islands with my family since 1990. Every time  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on March 22, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Know Your Island Walk for March 26th from 1 to 4 PM This month’s Know Your Island Walk is a tour of the facilities and grounds of the University of Washington Marine Laboratories led by Michelle Herko. The walk will include exploring the forest trail system. Walk will be about 3 miles, easy walk however  Continue Reading

International Ferry is Back

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

Tamara Weaver shares this photo of the Chelan making its way to Friday Harbor from Sidney, BC, on the first international run of 2016 last Sunday. She and a group of friends were with Hobbes Buchanan of Blackfish Whale and Wildlife Tours who greets the first international sailing every year with an escort into the  Continue Reading

ISL to Present: Venus in Fur

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

John Langs, the Artistic Director of ACT, is currently rehearsing Island Stage Left’s two-person cast in Seattle, getting ready to open this Tony award-winning, provocative, smart and hilarious play, “Venus in Fur” by David Ives, at the SJC Fairgrounds on April 7th. We’re very excited as this represents another move forward for Island Stage Left and  Continue Reading

Life with Animals and Pets

Written on March 21, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Island Community Library Art Show: Life with Animals and Pets Everyone is welcome. Enjoy participating in bringing your art to the library for all to enjoy! The subject is the animals and pets we live with here on San Juan Island. Bring your ready-to hang art on Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00 am til noon.  Continue Reading

Conscientious Projector presents AWAKE

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

Rob Simpson of the Conscientious Projector Documentary Series tells us… This Monday March 21, 7 PM is a rather unique Conscientious Projector. We will be screening last year’s award-winning film “AWAKE” about the man who introduced yoga and meditation to an unsuspecting America in the 1920’s. His name was Yogananda,…and he is the author of the only book Steve Job’s kept on  Continue Reading