Topic: Around Here

The show will go on for Island Stage Left tonight

Written on December 24, 2022 at 3:57 pm, by

Despite the pow­er out­age ear­li­er in the day, Island Stage Left­’s final per­for­mance of A Christ­mas Car­ol will still take place tonight at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds at 6:30 p.m. If the pow­er goes out again, the orga­niz­ers say that they’ll use a gen­er­a­tor instead. And if the gen­er­a­tor quits, they have lanterns at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #7

Written on December 24, 2022 at 11:17 am, by

From Feb. 28 — Reflec­tions in the rain on a bench out­side Peace Island Med­ical Center.

Countywide power outage, round two

Written on December 24, 2022 at 9:42 am, by

Around 8:30 a.m., San Juan Coun­ty expe­ri­enced its sec­ond major pow­er out­age in less than 48 hours. Accord­ing to OPALCO, the co-op’s main­land feed­er has been affect­ed, which means that all co-op cus­tomers in the islands are cur­rent­ly with­out pow­er. “With main­land events, response time is slow­er than if it was a local event,” OPALCO said  Con­tin­ue Reading

Encased in ice

Written on December 23, 2022 at 10:31 pm, by

High School Eco-Club advances in national technology competition

Written on December 23, 2022 at 12:47 pm, by

The San Juan Island School Dis­trict shares good news about the Eco-Club at Fri­day Har­bor High School. Fri­day Har­bor High School has been named one of 300 final­ists in the 13th annu­al Sam­sung Solve for Tomor­row com­pe­ti­tion. Solve for Tomor­row is a nation­al com­pe­ti­tion that chal­lenges U.S. pub­lic school stu­dents in grades 6–12 to explore  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #8

Written on December 23, 2022 at 10:44 am, by

From Sept. 6 — Direct­ing traf­fic on the inter­is­land dur­ing Labor Day weekend.

County Fair seeks artists for 2023 poster

Written on December 23, 2022 at 8:51 am, by

The orga­niz­ers of the Coun­ty Fair send along a request for help for the 2023 edi­tion of the Fair. San Juan Coun­ty Parks and Fair staff are already plan­ning for the 2023 Fair. It is with great excite­ment that San Juan Coun­ty announces the theme — Danc­ing with the Steers, a play on the TV show  Con­tin­ue Reading

Another chilly morning

Written on December 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm, by

The power is out countywide

Written on December 22, 2022 at 6:09 pm, by

Update, 7:25 p.m. — Puget Sound Ener­gy has iden­ti­fied the source of the out­age. Pow­er restora­tion is not expect­ed to start for at least three hours, but pos­si­bly longer. Accord­ing to OPALCO, Bon­neville Pow­er Admin­is­tra­tion and Puget Sound Ener­gy crews on the main­land are inves­ti­gat­ing the source of the pow­er out­age affect­ing all of San  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #9

Written on December 22, 2022 at 11:43 am, by

From March 7 — Evening along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Island Stage Left presents A Christmas Carol

Written on December 22, 2022 at 9:57 am, by

Island Stage Left shares news about the sec­ond pro­duc­tion in their hol­i­day series. The most delight­ful­ly cold-heart­ed, cyn­i­cal, greedy, mean old man in Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture gets his come­up­pance in Fri­day Har­bor on Dec. 23 and 24, when Island Stage Left presents Broad­way actor Allen Fitzpatrick’s one-man ver­sion of A Christ­mas Car­ol at 3 p.m. and  Con­tin­ue Reading

A frigid afternoon in the harbor

Written on December 21, 2022 at 7:53 pm, by

5k Resolution Run happens New Year’s Day

Written on December 21, 2022 at 5:20 pm, by

Island Rec’s sev­enth annu­al Res­o­lu­tion Run 5k run/walk kicks off anoth­er new year in 2023, start­ing at 10 a.m. on Sun­day, Jan. 1 at Jack­son Beach. The route starts and ends at Jack­son’s so that par­tic­i­pants can take an option­al polar dip in the Sal­ish Sea at the end of their run. Snacks will be pro­vid­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #10

Written on December 21, 2022 at 11:44 am, by

From July 4 — A very big dog in a very small car at the Fourth of July parade.

Board nominations being accepted by OPALCO

Written on December 21, 2022 at 10:13 am, by

OPALCO shares news about their board nom­i­na­tion process for 2023. Nom­i­na­tions for OPALCO board can­di­dates are now open. There are two posi­tions open — one in Dis­trict 1 (San Juan, Brown, Hen­ry, Pearl and Spieden islands) and one in Dis­trict 2 (Orcas, Armitage, Blake­ly, Obstruc­tion, Big Dou­ble, Lit­tle Dou­ble and Fawn islands). Appli­ca­tions are due to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Cold days

Written on December 20, 2022 at 9:32 pm, by