Topic: Around Here

National Theatre & Metropolitan Opera screenings at San Juan Community Theatre start next week

Written on September 2, 2022 at 3:35 pm, by

SJCT shares news about the the­atre and opera screen­ings tak­ing place through­out the rest of the year. Thanks to the sup­port of the McGee Foun­da­tion, San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre will be screen­ing selec­tions from The Nation­al The­atre in Lon­don and The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera in New York on the big screen in Fri­day Har­bor. The screen­ings kick  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to the San Juan Island Community Foundation

Written on September 2, 2022 at 1:24 pm, by

As the vol­un­teer fundrais­er coor­di­na­tor for the Fri­day Har­bor Ath­let­ic Asso­ci­a­tion, we would like to thank the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion for the gen­er­ous grant they gift­ed the FHAA this year. Their grant cov­ered par­tic­i­pa­tion fees for foot­ball play­ers and cheer­lead­ers that would oth­er­wise be unable to play due to the cost of tuition  Con­tin­ue Reading

Black-tailed deer hunting season now open on the western side of Mount Grant Preserve

Written on September 2, 2022 at 11:15 am, by

A two-month hunt­ing sea­son for black-tailed deer opened on the west­ern side of Mount Grant Pre­serve yes­ter­day, accord­ing to the San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank. The sea­son includes spe­cif­ic peri­ods for ear­ly archery (Sept. 1–23), muz­zle­load­ers (Sept. 24-Oct. 2), and mod­ern firearms (Oct. 15–31). “The remote nature of the west­ern por­tion of Mount Grant  Con­tin­ue Reading

Willow and Stuart are the Animal Protection Society’s pets of the week

Written on September 2, 2022 at 8:38 am, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mals of the week — two small 12-year-old dogs who came to San Juan Island by way of Texas. Meet the newest dynam­ic duo — Wil­low and Stu­art. They are a sis­ter and broth­er who recent­ly came to us after their own­er grew  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on September 1, 2022 at 8:44 pm, by

Island Senior: The gentle power of chair yoga with Katerina Wen

Written on September 1, 2022 at 3:04 pm, by

As sum­mer comes to an end, we sense the sea­son­al changes, a cool breeze, and the turn­ing of the leaves. If you are any­thing like me, you get an autum­nal urge to sign up for class­es. If, like me, you appre­ci­ate a gen­tle solu­tion sure to improve the qual­i­ty of your life, I high­ly rec­om­mend  Con­tin­ue Reading

Applications for Friday Harbor lodging tax grants due Sept. 12

Written on September 1, 2022 at 11:02 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor’s LTAC is still accept­ing appli­ca­tions for its 2023 grant cycle. The Town of Fri­day Harbor’s Lodg­ing Tax Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee is accept­ing appli­ca­tions until 4:30 p.m. on Mon­day, Sept. 12 for grants to fund the pro­mo­tion of events and activ­i­ties tak­ing place with­in the town in 2023. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to those oper­a­tions and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — Sept. 1

Written on September 1, 2022 at 9:00 am, by

Stu­dents in the San Juan Island School Dis­trict return to school today. Here’s a quick look at the year ahead from the per­spec­tive of Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent Fred Woods. Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School stu­dents returned to the class­room yes­ter­day. This year’s class­es include stu­dents from sev­en coun­tries out­side the Unit­ed States — Brazil, Cana­da, Ger­many, India,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Limekiln Preserve sunset

Written on August 31, 2022 at 10:39 pm, by

County-wide power outage planned for the night of Sept. 15–16

Written on August 31, 2022 at 12:46 pm, by

OPALCO shares news about a main­te­nance pow­er out­age tak­ing place next month. All of San Juan Coun­ty will be affect­ed by a planned pow­er out­age nec­es­sary for Bon­neville Pow­er Asso­ci­a­tion to make sched­uled repairs to the trans­mis­sion lines that deliv­er pow­er to the islands. This main­te­nance out­age will hap­pen dur­ing the night min­i­mize impact to OPALCO  Con­tin­ue Reading

Business management and leadership course being offered this fall

Written on August 31, 2022 at 10:01 am, by

The EDC shares news about their upcom­ing course offer­ing. The Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty will offer a busi­ness man­age­ment and lead­er­ship course for all indus­tries includ­ing hos­pi­tal­i­ty, restau­rant, and con­struc­tion this fall, as part of their Trades Train­ing Ini­tia­tive. This course is open to par­tic­i­pants from San Juan Coun­ty ages 18 and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Jobs: Island Rec is hiring a part-time Facility Supervisor

Written on August 31, 2022 at 9:25 am, by

Island Rec is look­ing for a part-time Facil­i­ty Super­vi­sor to sup­port its adult drop-in pro­grams from Octo­ber to March. Learn more in the Island Jobs sec­tion of the San Juan Update.

Westbound on the Tillikum

Written on August 30, 2022 at 9:02 pm, by

Two free workshops for forest owners coming to San Juan County

Written on August 30, 2022 at 3:55 pm, by

North­west Nat­ur­al Resource Group, San Juan Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict, and Rain Shad­ow Con­sult­ing will be host­ing two free, in-per­­son work­shops lat­er this year — one in Sep­tem­ber and one in Octo­ber. Both work­shops will pro­vide edu­ca­tion for for­est own­ers in the San Juans on iden­ti­fy­ing cli­­mate-relat­ed risks in their forests, such as fire, pests, and dis­ease,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Renowned trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann plays at San Juan Community Theatre this weekend

Written on August 30, 2022 at 2:22 pm, by

SJCT sends along news about one of their upcom­ing con­certs. Jens Lin­de­mann returns to San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre on Sat­ur­day, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. with a 12-piece band ensem­ble to per­form George Gershwin’s Rhap­sody in Blue. Mas­ter­ful­ly arranged and per­formed, this is a unique expe­ri­ence that music fans should not miss. The evening will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Neighbors program welcomes new coordinator

Written on August 30, 2022 at 12:30 pm, by

The Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter shares news about their newest team mem­ber. Colleen Clan­cy is the new coor­di­na­tor of the Island Neigh­bors pro­gram for the Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter here on San Juan Island. Island Neigh­bors match­es aging or dis­abled islanders who want to con­tin­ue liv­ing at home with vol­un­teers who help with needs  Con­tin­ue Reading