Topic: Around Here

Friday Harbor and Orcas Island will play for the state soccer championship on Saturday

Written on November 18, 2022 at 10:03 pm, by

The boys soc­cer teams from both Fri­day Har­bor High School and Orcas Island High School won their state semi-final games on Fri­day after­noon, set­ting up a Sat­ur­day show­down for the state title. The top-seed­ed Wolver­ines knocked off fourth-seed­ed Saint George’s School of Spokane 2–1 in a shootout just a few hours after the third-seed­ed Vikings  Con­tin­ue Reading

DNR ends net pen aquaculture on state-owned aquatic lands

Written on November 18, 2022 at 1:26 pm, by

The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Nat­ur­al Resources shares news about a major pol­i­cy change relat­ed to aqua­cul­ture in the state. Washington’s pub­lic aquat­ic lands will no longer be home to com­mer­cial fin­fish net pen aqua­cul­ture. Com­mis­sion­er of Pub­lic Lands Hilary Franz announced today on Bain­bridge Island an exec­u­tive order that would pro­hib­it com­mer­cial fin­fish net pen  Con­tin­ue Reading

American Camp Visitor Center set to close for the winter

Written on November 18, 2022 at 11:57 am, by

If you haven’t yet checked out the new exhibits at the Amer­i­can Camp Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, today and tomor­row will be your last chance until 2023. Cre­at­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with native groups from through­out the region, the cur­rent line­up of exhibits opened in June of this year. The vis­i­tor cen­ter is open until 4 p.m. today  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sunset at Argyle Lagoon

Written on November 17, 2022 at 8:13 pm, by

Peace Island Medical Center marks ten-year anniversary

Written on November 17, 2022 at 3:56 pm, by

Peace­Health shares a detailed update about the ten-year anniver­sary of Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter. Today, Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter marks 10 years of serv­ing the health­care needs of the San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty. The 2012 open­ing cel­e­bra­tion, attend­ed by hun­dreds of com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and Peace­Health care­givers, was the cul­mi­na­tion of a five-year, grass­roots effort  Con­tin­ue Reading

High tide at Eagle Cove

Written on November 17, 2022 at 2:25 pm, by

Comprehensive Plan Update nearly complete

Written on November 17, 2022 at 8:50 am, by

The Coun­ty shares news about the immi­nent com­ple­tion of its 2036 Com­pre­hen­sive Plan Update. The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil is expect­ed to adopt the 2036 Com­pre­hen­sive Plan Update by the end of the year. With a Coun­ty Coun­cil pub­lic hear­ing on Novem­ber 29, the end of the six-year project is in sight. “This is such an  Con­tin­ue Reading

Shining a light on the Pacific sand lance

Written on November 16, 2022 at 3:58 pm, by

Friends of the San Juans share news about their mul­ti-year for­age fish research project. If you have ever seen a seabird with small, sil­very and slen­der fish in its mouth, you have seen for­age fish — most like­ly a Pacif­ic sand lance. Essen­tial play­ers in the Sal­ish Sea marine food web, sand lance are key  Con­tin­ue Reading

Along the waterfront

Written on November 16, 2022 at 11:22 am, by

San Juan Islands Museum of Art presents Antidote

Written on November 16, 2022 at 9:17 am, by

SJIMA sends along an update about one of their cur­rent exhi­bi­tions. Sculp­ture artist M.J. Ander­son will tell you that she sculpts because some­one need­ed to por­tray the female form dif­fer­ent­ly. See for your­self in Anti­dote, an exhi­bi­tion of her work on dis­play now through Dec. 5 at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art. “Every­one finds  Con­tin­ue Reading

Splashes of color at the gravel pit

Written on November 15, 2022 at 11:05 pm, by

Island Air medical crew places third in national competition

Written on November 15, 2022 at 9:46 pm, by

Island Air Ambu­lance shares news about two of their San Juan Island-based team mem­bers. Last month, Fri­day Har­­bor-based Island Air Ambu­lance was invit­ed to com­pete in the Sim­u­la­tion Cup Com­pe­ti­tion at the 2022 Air Med­ical Trans­porta­tion Con­fer­ence in Tam­pa, Flori­da. Island Air’s Josh Jensen, Cer­ti­fied Flight Para­medic, and Joe Jun­ti­la, Cer­ti­fied Flight Nurse, com­pet­ed togeth­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

Award-winning film festival documentaries available online for free during the rest of November

Written on November 15, 2022 at 7:32 pm, by

The Film Fes­ti­val shares good news about the win­ning films from their on-demand event. Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s on-demand fes­ti­val win­ners, as well as the stu­dent film award win­ners and run­n­ers-up, are avail­able to stream free on the FHFF web­site now through Wednes­day, Nov. 30: Corky is the sto­ry of the world’s longest-held cap­tive orca, the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Quiet days at the Port

Written on November 15, 2022 at 4:10 pm, by

Katlyn and Paxson Heck are the Animal Protection Society’s volunteers of the month

Written on November 15, 2022 at 11:12 am, by

APS-FH shares some kind words about their vol­un­teers of the month. The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety — Fri­day Har­bor is pleased to announce Kat­lyn and Pax­son as the APS-FH Vol­un­teers of the Month for Novem­ber. Kat­lyn and Pax­son came to vol­un­teer for APS-FH in June of this year. We chose this mom and son duo as vol­un­teers of  Con­tin­ue Reading