Topic: Around Here

Port Plans for Marina Improvements

Written on February 12, 2016 at 12:20 pm, by

The Port of Friday Harbor Commissioners invite the public to attend a hearing on the Port’s Waterfront Master Plan on Wednesday, February 24th at Ernie’s Café.  The public hearing will start at 5:00 pm. The Port adopted the Waterfront Master Plan in 2014 to create a development plan for their upland properties and Jackson Beach.  The  Continue Reading

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Written on February 12, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

From Snapshots to Great Shots: How to Make Better Photographs A Photography Course by Mark Gardner Remember the old adage – a picture is worth a thousand words? Well it’s just not true anymore, even though almost all of us have cameras with fantastic capabilities. A bad picture that you deleted (or should have) is worth nothing,  Continue Reading

Wolverine Basketball

Written on February 12, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

FHHS Student Brook Ashcraft was at the games and shares this report… The rivalry grows between Orcas and San Juan. On February 10th, both capable basketball teams went head to head. Our Lady Wolverines kicked it off with a win of 52-28, staying in control of the board the entire game. Next our ballin’ basketball  Continue Reading

Spring Street Pocket Park

Written on February 11, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor held a public hearing on Tuesday to show preliminary plans for the new “pocket park” set to be installed on Spring Street this year, possibly to be completed before July 4. It is called a “Pocket” Park because because of its small size and limited facilities. Pocket parks are very popular  Continue Reading

Love Letters

Written on February 11, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Helen Machin-Smith and Daniel Mayes perform A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” February 11 through March 6 at the Marie Boe Building at the Fairgrounds. 7:30 Thursdays – Saturdays, and 4:00 Sundays 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  Continue Reading

Native Plant Sale

Written on February 11, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

February and March are GREAT MONTHS for planting! How about adding some native plants to your garden or yard this spring? There’s still time to order them through the Master Gardeners’ 2016 Native Plant Sale. The deadline for pre-orders is March 1st. Plant quantities are limited, so order now! Pick up your pre-orders and some additional  Continue Reading

Job Openings at the Shipyard

Written on February 11, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

Jensen Shipyard has a few job openings, both seasonal and year round.  Click for more information and contact Alisa Schoultz at alisa [@] if you’re interested.

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month

Written on February 10, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Arriving on the island in 2002 with her husband and three children, Cathy always thought Friday Harbor needed an indoor place for kids to play, but never consider herself for the job. Ten years later, as her kids began to graduate and head off on their own, she decided this need should become a reality  Continue Reading

22nd Annual Knowledge Bowl

Written on February 10, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

FH High School student Brook Ashcraft checks in with this story and photo… The 22nd Annual Knowledge Bowl, put on by the hard-working and beloved San Juan Public Schools Foundation, drew people of all ages to watch and participate in a trivial show-down on Monday. Subjects from science to music to Spanish were all featured in this Jeopardy-like match.  Continue Reading

Turandot, Live in HD on Sunday

Written on February 10, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Puccini’s Final Opera February 14 An epic fairy tale set in a legendary China is the next edition of The Met: Live in HD series at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, February 14. Puccini’s final opera before his sudden death in 1924, Turandot is loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo  Continue Reading

Farmers Market Now Open for Applications

Written on February 10, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is now open to applications from new and returning Farm, Food, Art and Craft vendors and Community Organizations. The market is no mere business association, year after year it continues to be a vibrant part of this community and an important representation of local agriculture and business. When the  Continue Reading

Meet the WSU Extension Director Candidates

Written on February 10, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Public Invited to Meet WSU San Juan County Extension Director Candidates on Friday, February 19th, 2016 On Friday, February 19th, community members are invited to presentations to be given by the current candidates seeking the WSU San Juan Extension Director position. This event is open to the public and no RSVP is required. The person  Continue Reading

Letters: SMP Update Opportunity

Written on February 10, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

Tina Whitman of Friends of the San Juans shares this letter… Shoreline Master Program Update Provides an Important Opportunity The more than 400 miles of marine shoreline in San Juan County define our unique community of islands- they are our identity.  Highly productive intersections of land and sea, these shorelines support the marine food web  Continue Reading

Meet the New NPS Superintendent

Written on February 9, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

New National Park Superintendent to Meet Public on February 18 Islanders will have their first opportunity to meet Elexis Fredy, the new superintendent of San Juan Island National Historical Park at a public reception on February 18 at the San Juan Historical Society, 405 Price St in Friday Harbor. The event will be from 1  Continue Reading

Happy Losar! Tibetan New Year

Written on February 9, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Losar, or Tibetan New Year begins this year on February 8 or 9. In Tibet, Losar is an important holiday and is traditionally celebrated for several weeks. In preparation for the new year Tibetans clean house and at Sakya Kachod Choling Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center on top of Mt Dallas we have been busy cleaning the shrine  Continue Reading

Pigs on the Wing

Written on February 9, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Pink Floyd Tribute February 13 Electricity will be in the air in Friday Harbor on Saturday, February 13 when Portland’s Pink Floyd Tribute Band lands at San Juan Community Theatre at 7:30 pm. Pigs on the Wing takes us back to the electric intensity of the Dark Side of the Moon-era Pink Floyd, heavily emphasizing  Continue Reading

Community Pet Food Drive To Start Soon

Written on February 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is asking that people help support local pets and families by donating pet food during its annual Valentine’s Day Community Pet Food Drive. By providing pet food for families in need the animal shelter is able to help pets stay in their homes – where they belong! If  Continue Reading

New CAO for PIMC

Written on February 8, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Merry-Ann Keane named chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Merry-Ann Keane, MSN, BSN, RN, has been named interim chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, following the retirement last month of Jim Barnhart. Prior to joining PeaceHealth in 2012 as nurse manager of the Childbirth Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 8, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Hello Friday Harbor! My name is Elliott. I’m about 3 months old and I already have my own tennis ball and a personal trainer. I’ve actually been compared to Andre Agassi. I’m looking for a doubles partner – do you play? The ball is in your court, my friend. Let’s start with Love-Love. Stop by  Continue Reading

Fair Vendors, Apply Now!

Written on February 8, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is now accepting vendor booth registration for the 2016 Fair. Are you an island artisan selling handmade goods? Is your local business looking to advertise? The Fair is the place to do it! If you are interested, please visit our website for more information on becoming a vendor. Don’t miss  Continue Reading

OPALCO Programs Help Low-Income Households

Written on February 8, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

OPALCO’s Energy Assist Credit and Project PAL Step Up to Help Low-Income Households Did you notice the new line item on your January bill from OPALCO? All co-op members began paying about 45 cents per month (average residential bill) to fund the new Energy Assistance Credit to help qualified low-income households pay their electric bills.  Continue Reading

Rock Island Working With T-Mobile

Written on February 7, 2016 at 5:26 am, by

Here’s the latest press release from OPALCO and Rock Island… Rock Island Working With T-Mobile To Accelerate Wireless Internet Services T-Mobile To Offer Cellular Service In San Juan County Rock Island will deliver on its promise to bring wireless services to both home and business users in San Juan County via LTE Fixed Wireless by  Continue Reading