Topic: Around Here

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

Wiring

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

Heading North

Written on June 6, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

From the SJ Update mailbag – just got a note from Leslie and Val Veirs – they’re heading north for the summer on their boat and hoping to make it all the way to Haida Gwai and what’s cool is you can click their link and follow their progress online as they travel. Check it  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 6, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Hello, I am Toda. My story is a sad one… When I was younger someone tied firecrackers to me and lit them. Since then I’ve been shy and a bit fearful of people. The good news is that plenty of nice people have come into my life since that horrible day, and I am learning  Continue Reading

Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

Written on June 5, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

Spring Street International School invites you to… Come enjoy a night of hip-hop, bluegrass tap dancin’ in the original play Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land; premiering on June 6th at 6:00 pm in the Wittier Theatre at SJ Community Theatre. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted. This original play written by Spring  Continue Reading

4-H Horse Show

Written on June 5, 2016 at 10:12 am, by

The Orcas Trailblazers 4-H Horse Show is June 25 & 26 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Performance will be both days and gaming will happen Saturday night. The forms are on the SJC 4-H website at sanjuan.wsu.edu under leader & member resources or contact Lorena Stankevich at 376-7048 or lstankevich [@] yahoo.com. The summer  Continue Reading

Storage Unit Sale

Written on June 4, 2016 at 9:39 am, by

Late breaking news… We’ve just learned there’s a sale at the Storage Place… Saturday June 4th at  9:00 a.m.  Three 10′ x 20′ units full of treasures for you! Camera equipment, military & nautical items. Ship models, sextant, about 400 books, pressure washer, kitchen items & more. At the Storage Place on Argyle across from  Continue Reading

Teresa Smith, Featured Artist in SJI Artists’ Studio Tour

Written on June 3, 2016 at 11:11 am, by

Teresa Smith will be one of the 51 featured artists opening their studios for visitors to view at this year’s San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. On the tour, visitors will learn more about what the artists surround themselves with and where their art is created. It allows art collectors and buyers to purchase pieces  Continue Reading

Ocean Annie comes to Friday Harbor

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Ocean Annie comes to Friday Harbor on World Oceans Day! Friday Harbor Elementary School would like to invite you to dive in with empowering environmental speaker Annie Crawley and her team on June 8th, World Oceans Day, as they connect with the students for Ocean Annie’s 100 schools 100 days: Our Ocean & You campaign.  Continue Reading

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