Topic: Around Here

The Eagle and the Hawk

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Thanks to John Miller for this great photo… click to enlarge photo.

League of Women Voters, Speaker Cancelled, Felicity’s Cupcakes Will Be There

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans regret to inform you the talk by former Representative Kris Lytton has been cancelled. The League will still have a program and we are told Felicity’s cupcakes will be there on February 11, 2019 noon to 2:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library Conference Room.  Continue Reading

Recycle Electronics Now Postponed Until February 19th

Written on February 6, 2019 at 5:22 am, by

Recycle Electronics February (was going to be on the 12th now rescheduled to 19th due to snow) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the open lot next to the Mullis Fire Station. Acceptable items include: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Monitors, Printers, Televisions (LCD OR CRD), DVD Players and DVR’s, Computer cables. No keyboards or mice. Items  Continue Reading

San Juan Bistro Features Valentine’s Day Weekend Supper Club

Written on February 6, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

Here’s a Valentine’s Day Weekend invitation from San Juan Bistow… “Love the One You’re With” on Saturday, February 16th at 6:00 pm. Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at our next San Juan Supper Club! Share our 5 course menu with perfectly paired wines with that perfect person! ($60, optional wine courses additional). at our next San Juan Supper Club! To reserve your table,  Continue Reading

Winners of the Roche Harbor Salomon Derby

Written on February 5, 2019 at 5:15 am, by

A total of $28,000 in cash prizes were awarded to winners of this year’s 16th annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Salmon Derby. Paul McAbee from Bellingham came in at first place, Michael Porter from Issaquah in second place, Connor Ryan from Mount Vernon in third place, Paul McAbee again in fourth place and Bill Shaw from  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 4, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Well, if you must know, my new year’s diet has failed. I shall now concentrate on growing taller.  Please don’t suggest exercise.  I’m not in any way interested in “feeling the burn”.  My favorite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch.  It’s called, “Lunch”.  If you are of a like mind, we should  Continue Reading

San Juan County Seeks Citizens For Boards and Commissions

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Junior Detectives CSI Camp

Written on February 2, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Join Island Rec staff and members of the sheriff’s department for some whodunnit fun! Kids will be able to take their own finger and foot prints to take home with them, and follow clues to solve a mystery. Each day we’ll practice different tools of the mystery-solver’s trade, culminating in a search and rescue scavenger  Continue Reading

Ukulele Superstar Jake Shimabukuro to Perform at Whittier Theatre on Sunday

Written on February 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm, by

Shimabukuro’s wholly unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at the age of four, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon.  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Boys/Girls Look to Sweep Darrington

Written on February 1, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor High School boys and girls basketball teams look to sweep the Darrington Loggers for the 2018-2019 season. The boys will play first on Friday, February 1st at Darrington at 3:30pm and the lady Wolverines will play at 5:00pm. Both games will be broadcast live on fhTinyRadio.com and streamed live on Facebook. Kaila Olin  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Mullis Center Says Farewell to Wendy Stevens

Written on January 31, 2019 at 8:44 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Last Thursday’s Senior Lunch at the Mullis Center was especially festive if also bittersweet. It was Wendy Stevens, our County Senior Services Manager’s Farewell Retirement Lunch. Things got off to a rousing start as Garth Shebek led a chorus of  Continue Reading

Sculpting Demonstration at IMA This Week

Written on December 19, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Northwest artist Gareth Curtiss is bringing his bronze sculpting project to Friday Harbor December 17th through 21st so that the public may share in the creation of the Ed Warbass sculpture he is making for the town. The public is invited to watch and interact with the artist in a temporary work space being created  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Family Traditions Old and New

Written on December 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Family traditions are something we value especially at the holidays. I’ve been thinking about how family traditions evolve and change over time. Three of my four sisters will be visiting me next week for a Pre-Christmas gift exchange party.  Continue Reading

Drone View of Wasp Passage

Written on December 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares this view from 300 feet elevation of Wasp Passage, taken with a DJI Phantom adv. Great shot – Thanks John!

Island Senior: Shop Local and Save on Holiday Shopping

Written on December 5, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… I set out this week to do some initial holiday shopping. Thanksgiving is over and I’m ready to decorate. With my dog-eared Island a’ la’ Carte Coupon Book from the Mullis Center I saved 15% at Ace Hardware on a promising  Continue Reading

Third Annual Thanks “Living” Celebration at Island Haven Animal Sanctuary

Written on November 9, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Join Island Haven Animal Sanctuary for our 3rd Annual Thanks”Living” celebration, featuring our feathered friends.  Enjoy guided tours of the sanctuary, plant-based snacks and drinks, pick up menu suggestions and recipes for a compassionate Thanksgiving meal, and get your 2019 Island Haven calendar, hot off the presses!  Also, thanks to Ally and Bailee, our high  Continue Reading

News from San Juan Island NHP

Written on November 9, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Environmental Assessment for the American Camp Visitor Center Replacement Project Available for Public Review and Comment The National Park Service is proposing to improve the facilities at the American Camp visitor center site within San Juan Island National Historical Park. The proposed project entails the replacement of the 39 year-old “temporary” visitor center with a  Continue Reading

National Adoption Month

Written on November 9, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County Superior Court and Juvenile Court Services Invites You To Celebrate National Adoption Month San Juan County Superior Court and Juvenile Court Services will host an adoption celebration on Friday, November 30, 2018, in celebration of National Adoption Month. The public and media are welcome to join the celebration. The event begins at  Continue Reading

Firefighters Rescue Cowboy

Written on November 8, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

By Carolyn Hudson… When Cowboy toppled down a 30-foot cliff Monday night, San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Firefighters were there to save him in the dark of night. Gretchen Bailey said her hearing and vision-impaired 14-year-old golden retriever got confused and ended up falling down the cliff on the island’s west side before she  Continue Reading

Lumi Verdugo – Clay speaks to me

Written on November 1, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The body of work of almost 56 years expresses Lumi’s joy in experimenting with glazes, firing and Raku pottery. At the exhibition Lumi Verdugo: Of My Hands 1962-2018 now at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) visitors can discover the varied faces of clay works, including the use of local island clay. When  Continue Reading

Orca Protection & Rescue “Open Boat Event” – October 27th

Written on October 20, 2018 at 9:16 am, by

Meet the crew of Orca Protection & Rescue and learn more about this timely organization on Saturday, October 27, 12:00-3:00 p.m., at Spring Street Landing. Enjoy wine and cheese as you tour OPR’s vessels and learn more about the organization’s mission. Orca Protection & Rescue is dedicated to protecting our local whales and marine wildlife  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Fun Friday Bingo at the Mullis Center

Written on October 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… On the second Friday of the month the Mullis Center hosts Fun Friday Bingo. For ten dollars you get a delicious seasonally themed lunch and 15 cards of Bingo. On Friday I enlisted my friend Therese Finn and we joined  Continue Reading