Topic: Around Here

Flea & Craft Market

Written on March 30, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Mark your calendars and pack up your boxes… The next Flea & Craft Market is Saturday, May 14th at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. This is a great opportunity to do some satisfying spring cleaning, empty out your garage, and sell those crafts you’ve making all winter. Of course… don’t forget to save a box  Continue Reading

Views of the Samish

Written on March 29, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Update photographer Aaron Shepard has a new post on his photo blog, An Islander’s Eye. In honor of the M/V Samish’s return to service, Aaron has posted a series of shots of our newest ferry – including several from its maiden voyage into Friday Harbor last June, water cannons and all. Ever wonder how the  Continue Reading

Drive-Ins at the Fairgrounds Return May 13th

Written on March 29, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

The San Juan County Fairgrounds will kick off the Drive-In movie season with JAWS, Friday, May 13th at 8:45pm. There will be six exciting movies this season, be sure to check out the full line-up, movie/parking start times, and more online on the Fairgrounds website. For up to date alerts, be sure to Like the Fairgrounds on Facebook!

FH Grange Talent Show and Open House

Written on March 29, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Friday Harbor Grange #225 is hosting a Talent Show at the Middle School Commons on April 6th. Are you a singer, dancer, musician, magician, juggler or…? Whatever your talent, you are invited to enter the Competition and Open House. Open Competition for ages 13 to adult Win cash prizes donated by Community Treasures: 1st place – $250 +  Continue Reading

Free Business Workshop

Written on March 29, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

EDC offers FREE business workshop on pricing products & services The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE workshop on pricing of products & services for small business owners and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, on Tuesday, April 5th from 1-3pm. Advance registration is required. Pricing products & services is a critical element  Continue Reading

Garden Club Hosted Excursion

Written on March 29, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Spring Container Demonstration with Sandy Milam The San Juan Island Garden Club will host an excursion to Sunnyside Nursery where we will learn new and innovative ways to fill your outdoor containers to provide color and interest all season. The demonstration is sponsored by the Evergreen Arboretum and Garden. Sandy Milam, award winning container Designer,  Continue Reading

Local Business Mentioned in National Magazine

Written on March 28, 2016 at 10:05 am, by

In the March/April edition of Pilates Style magazine, there is an article on the benefits of indoor rowing machines, and how they can enhance a comprehensive workout program. Among other exercise studios across the country, the article mentions Friday Harbor’s The Studio SJI  and its co-owners, Jacquelyn Reiff and Jennifer Horn. The timing is pretty good  Continue Reading

Hanging Basket Class

Written on March 28, 2016 at 8:44 am, by

Participants in this class will assemble a 12” hanging container with growing medium, choice starter plants for sun or shade exposure and plenty of free advice. Bring your own gloves, tools, beverage and snack. Though a container and plants are provided you may choose to bring a favorite hanging container and/or salvaged plants from last  Continue Reading

Fragile Waters exhibition at SJIMA

Written on March 28, 2016 at 8:38 am, by

In Celebration of EARTH DAY & the Marine Environment The San Juan Islands Museum of Art celebrates the marine environment on Earth Day weekend with the opening of FRAGILE WATERS, its Spring / Summer exhibition. FRAGILE WATERS is a powerful aesthetic and environmental statement, blending inspiring black-and-white photography by three renowned photographers and lifelong environmentalists: Ansel  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on March 28, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

My name is Jo-Jo and I’m what you might call a “Diamond in the Ruff”. I get over-looked a lot at the animal shelter because I have a hard time meeting people. I’m a little shy because people haven’t always treated me very well. I’ll let you in on a secret… I’m actually a really  Continue Reading

Overflowing Crowds Turn Out For the Democratic Caucus

Written on March 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor – Roving SJ Update Reporter Peggy Sue McRae reports on today’s Democratic caucus… Saturday morning San Juan Island Democrats showed up at the High School for the Democratic Caucus. The crowd easily overwhelmed the common room and had to move into the gym. Organizers did a fantastic job of managing the crowd and making  Continue Reading

Newest Calf – J54 confirmed Male

Written on March 26, 2016 at 9:30 am, by

This just in from the Center for Whale Research… J54 has been confirmed male based on recent photographs taken by local Naturalists. We have suspected that J54 is a male for several months but have been unable to get a conclusive photograph of the calf’s underbelly to confirm the calf’s sex until this week. On  Continue Reading

What’s in a Signature?

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

This is the third in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The County Auditor administers elections and voter registration in the County. Ever thought about that signature on the back of your ballot envelope? It serves two purposes: First, it indicates your agreement to  Continue Reading

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