Topic: Around Here

Director Series continues with Racing Extinction

Written on September 8, 2022 at 9:55 am, by

 The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val shares news about their ongo­ing Direc­tor Series. Rac­ing Extinc­tion, Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s next offer­ing in The Direc­tor Series, fol­lows under­cov­er activists try­ing to stave off a man-made mass extinc­tion. Sci­en­tists pre­dict that humanity’s foot­print on the plan­et may cause the loss of 50 per­cent of all species by  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — Sept. 8

Written on September 8, 2022 at 7:45 am, by

There’s still space left in the Library’s book group for third, fourth, and fifth graders. Par­tic­i­pants can pick up this mon­th’s book at the Library to reg­is­ter, then read the book at home, and after that attend a book dis­cus­sion with crafts and activ­i­ties. Alche­my Art Cen­ter is reg­is­ter­ing kids for their Clay Club and  Con­tin­ue Reading

On display at Griffin Bay Bookstore

Written on September 7, 2022 at 7:43 pm, by

Zan Fiskum performs at SJCT on Sept. 17

Written on September 7, 2022 at 2:36 pm, by

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre shares a look at a con­cert tak­ing place lat­er this month. Folk/pop singer-song­writer Zan Fiskum will per­form a live con­cert at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre on Sat­ur­day, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Fiskum was raised in Maple Val­ley, where she honed her musi­cal style and gained nation­al recog­ni­tion when she per­formed on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Native wildflower sale opens Sept. 13

Written on September 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm, by

Sal­ish Seeds sends along news about their upcom­ing fall wild­flower sale. Native plant lovers take note — the Sal­ish Seeds Project’s annu­al fall wild­flower sale is almost here. Reserve plants online Sept. 13–19, then pick them up on Sat­ur­day, Oct. 1. All plants are pro­duced local­ly by the Sal­ish Seeds Project, a joint pro­gram of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pie booth fundraiser a huge success

Written on September 7, 2022 at 10:35 am, by

The Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School PTO shares good news about their recent fundrais­er. The FHES PTO extends a huge thank you to all who helped us raise rough­ly $10,000 at the pie booth at the Coun­ty Fair this year. After the two-year hia­tus, the PTO is grate­ful for all the sup­port received — from help set­ting  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — Sept. 7

Written on September 7, 2022 at 8:45 am, by

There’s been an increase in car prowls on San Juan Island, with nine instances hav­ing been report­ed to the San Juan Coun­ty Sher­if­f’s Office in the last month. Sher­iff Ron Krebs says that the crimes are cur­rent­ly being inves­ti­gat­ed and that the Sher­if­f’s Office has a strong lead on a sus­pect. If you’ve expe­ri­enced a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nighttime ferry lights

Written on September 6, 2022 at 7:19 pm, by

Senior Council District transition continues

Written on September 6, 2022 at 5:04 pm, by

The Senior Ser­vices Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty shares an update about the progress of their oper­a­tional tran­si­tion process. Ear­li­er this spring, the Board of Direc­tors of the Senior Ser­vices Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty vot­ed to trans­fer the oper­a­tional func­tions of its three Dis­trict Com­mit­tees to three stand-alone non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions. The Orcas, Lopez, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Louise and John Dustrude celebrate 70 years of marriage

Written on September 6, 2022 at 1:16 pm, by

Shan­non Dean shares a heart­warm­ing sto­ry of two long-time islanders. Of course I Googled it — what is the sym­bol for 70 years of mar­riage? As it turns out, it is plat­inum. Not what I would have thought for sym­bol­iz­ing 70 years togeth­er. But appar­ent­ly plat­inum sym­bol­izes the strength, rar­i­ty, endurance, and puri­ty of true  Con­tin­ue Reading

In photos: Labor Day weekend around San Juan Island

Written on September 6, 2022 at 10:55 am, by

Click or tap any image to view this col­lec­tion as a slideshow.

Notes from the Island — Sept. 6

Written on September 6, 2022 at 8:30 am, by

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for the nine miss­ing pas­sen­gers from the Sun­day after­noon crash of a North­west Sea­planes DHC‑3 Tur­bine Otter that was bound for Ren­ton after leav­ing Fri­day Har­bor. The body of a tenth pas­sen­ger was recov­ered on Sun­day. The air­craft crashed in Mutiny Bay off the west side  Con­tin­ue Reading

Great blue heron upon touchdown in False Bay

Written on September 3, 2022 at 8:45 pm, by

Powdery mildew poses a challenge to island maples

Written on September 3, 2022 at 9:40 am, by

Julia Tur­ney, San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­er, sends along an update about the sta­tus of our local bigleaf maples. Our bigleaf maple leaves have been look­ing very gray this sum­mer and many trees have leaves that are turn­ing brown and drop­ping from the trees. The cul­prit is pow­dery mildew. There are sev­er­al types of fun­gi that  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — Sept. 3

Written on September 3, 2022 at 6:00 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor High School foot­ball lost 34–14 to South Whid­bey High School in a road game on Fri­day night. Accord­ing to this KUOW arti­cle, the fish­ing ves­sel Aleut­ian Isle briefly ran aground at the entrance to Cap Sante Mari­na the day before it sank off the west side of San Juan Island three weeks ago, per  Con­tin­ue Reading

I get by with a little help from my friends

Written on September 2, 2022 at 7:39 pm, by