Topic: Around Here

Thinking about selling your property?

Written on February 3, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with these tips on selling your property… Thinking about selling your property? You may want to consider researching, collecting and completing the items detailed below. This is not a check list for planting flowers on your porch and painting your front door, you can go to the internet for that  Continue Reading

EDC, SJIVB offer workshop on brochure design

Written on February 2, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC), in partnership with the San Juan Islands Visitors’ Bureau (SJIVB,) are offering two free workshops entitled Effective Design for Tourism, February 23rd and 24th on San Juan Island and Orcas Island. The workshops will be presented by Jill Andrews of Certified Folder Display Service, Inc., brochure distribution and display service  Continue Reading

Grief Recovery Program

Written on February 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Deb Langhans is back with more grief support. Here she is with more details… Last December, I wrote a piece on grief – “Not So Happy Holidays…?” and shared my recent certification in grief recovery work using The Grief Recovery Method® (a comprehensive approach to grief recovery created 35 years ago by the internationally-recognized Grief Recovery  Continue Reading

Women at Work Department

Written on February 2, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

SJC Republican Caucuses

Written on February 2, 2016 at 5:19 am, by

The following invitation was sent by the SJC Republican Party… SAN JUAN COUNTY REPUBLICANS HOLD POOLED PRECINCT CAUCUSES Promptly 10 AM February 20th on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw Are you ready for true protection of the Middle Class while caring for those in need? A Healthcare System that works for you and not the  Continue Reading

Cathaleen T. Cavanagh

Written on February 1, 2016 at 11:51 am, by

“Cathaleen T. “Cathy” Cavanagh, 66, died of cancer in her San Juan Island, WA home on January 30th.  Cathy was born in Lamar, Colorado on September 27, 1949.  She was the eldest daughter of seven.  Cathy earned a Bachelor of Arts with an Accounting major from Mount St. Scholastica in 1971.  She was a pioneer  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 1, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “where did she get those magnificent ears?” Right? Well, all I can tell you is that, yes, they’re real. I’m Betsy, and what you see here is all 100% ME – part Chihuahua, part Pug and all heart! If you like big-eared girls who love to cuddle, go  Continue Reading

We’re Here when You Need Us

Written on February 1, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “We’re Here when You Need Us” about our Island Resource Centers on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the San Juan Island Library conference room from Noon to 2:00pm. All members and islanders are welcome to join us. The Executive  Continue Reading

Love Letters

Written on February 1, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Helen Machin-Smith and Daniel Mayes of Island Stage Left perform A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” Feb 11 – March 6 at the Marie Boe Building (SJC Fairgrounds) Bring your Valentine, your old friend or your new love – This wonderful, simple play encompasses them all. “a disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection  Continue Reading

Kids Library at the Playpark

Written on February 1, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island has added a free lending library to the Playpark at the Fairgrounds.  You won’t find ‘War & Peace’,  but you may find ‘The Cat in the Hat’ or maybe ‘How I Learned My A B C’s’ inside. Barbara Fagan spearheaded the project; Paul Mayer built the little house,  Continue Reading

Events on Tap at the Library

Written on January 31, 2016 at 5:26 pm, by

Know Your Islanders Talks – Eric Adelberger and Val Veirs: Two Islanders and their sons take on Olympic National ParkEric Adelberger and his son, Kurt, and Val Veirs and his son, Scott hiked 50 miles or so in Olympic National Park. They backpacked from Hurricane Ridge down and up and down and up and eventually  Continue Reading

Burn Awareness Week

Written on January 31, 2016 at 5:25 pm, by

Sheila Harley of SJI Fire/Rescue shares this announcement… Burn Awareness Week: Don’t Get Burned February 1-7 is Burn Awareness Week. Take time with your family and friends to discuss how to prevent scalding and burns, which is especially important because every day routines such as cooking, ironing, bathing, washing clothes, and curling hair can cause  Continue Reading

2016 San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

Written on January 31, 2016 at 11:49 am, by

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit is back in 2016! This year it will take place in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island on Friday and Saturday, February 12-13th. Join fellow farmers, regional experts, local food and farm advocates for three days of education, inspiration, and camaraderie. Registration is now open! Sign up before February  Continue Reading

And To Think I Saw It On ARGYLE AVE

Written on January 31, 2016 at 11:02 am, by

Sugar Bare Studio Moves to New Location in Friday Harbor

Written on January 30, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

Rebecca Clarke, owner of Sugar Bare Studio, is excited to announce that she has moved her practice and will now be offering body sugaring services out of the Spa at Earthbox, located on 410 Spring Street. “In addition to offering high quality sugaring and makeup services, I’ll now be able to offer facials and body treatments  Continue Reading

More Letters Support School Levy

Written on January 30, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

We have received a few more letters in support of the upcoming School Levy on February 9. Ballots may be mailed in or you can drop them off at the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street in Friday Harbor or the Election Office at 55 Second Street Suite A. Ballots may be deposited in ballot  Continue Reading

Welcome Home and Then Farewell to Fire Chief Steve Marler

Written on January 29, 2016 at 4:19 pm, by

We heard sad news from Sheila Harley at San Juan Island Fire and Rescue. Fire Chief Steve Marler returned to the Island on Tuesday and died at Peace Island Hospital on Thursday…   “Many of the volunteer firefighters, retired firefighters, and staff of San Juan Island Fire and Rescue were at the Island Air hanger to welcome home their  Continue Reading

Latest Art Additions at the Hospital

Written on January 29, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

I recently installed two Silk Collages by artist Amanda Richardson at the Peace Island Hospital.  They were a gift from the estate of Pauline (Polly) Stern and will make a visit to the clinic more enjoyable.  

Cast Photo!

Written on January 29, 2016 at 5:24 am, by

Drama instructor and director of the successful high school play Jenni Merritt sent me this cast photo.  Hats off to a talented bunch of kids and the entire crew who brought this show to the stage.  What a blast!

Free Estate Planning Workshop

Written on January 29, 2016 at 5:20 am, by

Local attorney Cyrus Field is presenting a free ‘Estate Planning Workshop’ on Thursday, February 11 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the San Juan Library for people who want to learn more about creating or updating a will. More than half of the people in the United States die without a will. If you  Continue Reading

EDC offers Financial Planning & Retirement workshop

Written on January 29, 2016 at 5:19 am, by

The workshop course material will be presented by Tom Zebroski, Certified Financial Planner Professional, member of the Financial Planning Association, and an Accredited Asset Management Specialist with Columbia River Advisors in Bellevue, WA. Mr. Zebroski will cover general financial planning, how to get out of debt, how to manage credit, and how to save for  Continue Reading

Video Highlights Brown Island Beach Restoration Project

Written on January 28, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

From Friends of the San Juans… Friends of the San Juans (Friends) is releasing a new video about a project that removed large unnatural rock from a historic feederbluff and restored a local beach.  This project is helping to “set the table” for the entire Salish Sea food chain.  Removing unnecessary armoring and restoring this beach helps ensure that forage fish  Continue Reading