Topic: Around Here

APS Volunteers of the Month, Dave and Nancy Harvey

Written on January 23, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Dave and Nancy Harvey are Volunteers of the Month for January. Dave and Nancy moved to Friday Harbor several months ago and have been loyal, active volunteers at the animal shelter ever since, starting on the day not too long ago when Dave  Continue Reading

School Levy Outlined to Rotary Club

Written on January 23, 2016 at 5:24 am, by

Rotary Club President Jonathan Piff welcomes Danna Diaz, our school superintendent, and board member June Arnold. They outlined needs and plans for our schools and the importance of voting for the School Levy.  Ballots are in the mail and due Feb. 9th.

Tacos Today!!! 11-2

Written on January 22, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

Head to Ace Hardware today for a delicious lunch and help a good cause.  No, the folks at Ace aren’t cooking, but generously providing the space for Fish For Teeth to serve up some fabulous Fish Tacos and provide dental care for those in need.

Pet of the Week

Written on January 22, 2016 at 5:32 am, by

It’s the darndest thing. I’m strikingly handsome, I’m friendly, good-natured, affectionate… and I don’t snore. I’ve got a very fancy pedigree – I am a Russian Blue/British Short Hair mix. Can someone explain to me why I’ve been here at the animal shelter for over six months? I’ve watched cats much less attractive than me  Continue Reading

Remembering Patricia (Pat) Jean Fairweather 1920 – 2016

Written on January 22, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

From the family of Pat Fairweather… Patricia “Pat” Fairweather, 95, of Friday Harbor, Washington passed away on January 6, 2016. She was born in Portland, OR November 14, 1920 to Edward and Leona (Upchurch) Jones. At the age of 6 months the family returned to Seattle. Pat was raised in the Woodland Park area and  Continue Reading

Recently in the High School Gym

Written on January 22, 2016 at 5:30 am, by


San Juan County Real Estate Roundup

Written on January 22, 2016 at 5:15 am, by

We hear from Merri Ann Simonson at Coldwell Banker… In reviewing the year-end results, the sales dollar volume for the real estate market in San Juan County per the Chicago Title data report was $256,620,333, which reflects an increase in volume of 12.5% over 2014 when the volume was $228,363,943. The percentage of growth this  Continue Reading

China’s Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei at SJIMA

Written on January 21, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

From the San Juan Islands Museum of Art… The San Juan Islands Museum of Art presents an exhibition of work by Ai Weiwei, one of the most influential artists and most closely followed dissident political voices in the world. Ai Weiwei: Fault Line presents three pieces from his ongoing investigation into the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, a magnitude  Continue Reading

Time to Reserve a Spot For Next Month’s Garden Club Excursion

Written on January 21, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

A reminder from the SJI Garden Club… It is just a month away!!! Unlike some of the SJI Garden Club excursions this time there are a few decisions to be made. What seminar’s to enjoy? So many seminar’s such a short time. Have you considered what plants to have in the outdoor sitting area to enjoy especially  Continue Reading

Orca Baby Boom Continues! Welcome J-55

Written on January 20, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Good News! Another Orca calf for J-Pod has been confirmed. With 9 new calves in just over a year the Southern Resident Killer Whale population is now back up to 85. “We’re excited to announce that NOAA Fisheries killer whale researchers documented a new calf during a research survey with J pod yesterday, January 18, 2016, in Puget Sound. Using photos  Continue Reading

New Innkeepers at Friday Harbor House

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

Friday Harbor House introduces new staff… Friday Harbor House is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Felso and Meaghan McCormick as co-innkeepers. The pair brings a blend of dining and hospitality experience, as well as a local connection, to the property’s helm. For McCormick, a San Juan Island native, the appointment represents a return  Continue Reading

Softball Clinic on Sunday

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

Amy Suiter, Head Coach for Western Washington University, and her husband Dustin Suiter, Assistant Coach, will offer a hitting and pitching clinic this coming Sunday, January 24th from 2:30-5:00 p.m. in the Main Building at the Fairgrounds. Pre-registration is required. There are 3, 45-minute clinics, so sign up for your slot now! $35 a clinic  Continue Reading

FHHS Drama Group Presents: The Never Ending Story

Written on January 19, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

The Never Ending Story opens on Thursday at San Juan Community Theatre showing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and on Sunday at 2:00 pm… The power of books comes alive in the latest presentation from the Friday Harbor High School Drama Group. The Neverending Story tells the story of young and lonely Bastion who  Continue Reading

Get Your Fish Tacos On… This Friday!

Written on January 19, 2016 at 12:02 am, by

Matt Marinkovich is back with his Taco Crew to serve up tasty Rockfish Tacos (actually, they are more like burritos).  This Friday run, don’t walk, to Ace Hardware and get your Taco on to help a worthy cause. Fish for Teeth is starting its fifth year of turning premium Alaskan rockfish into healthy teeth for  Continue Reading

CenturyLink Upgrade to Disrupt Internet Service

Written on January 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm, by

A message from Century link… On January 19, 20, 21, at 12:01 a.m. each day, CenturyLink will upgrade switches serving the San Juan Islands. During the upgrade, Internet service will not be accessible for approximately 30 minutes. All phone services, including 911, will remain available in a reduced capacity. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Written on January 18, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader and Baptist minister sometimes called the conscience of our nation. Dr. King devoted his life to the causes of peace and justice. His voice remains as relevant today as it ever was. To take a closer look at Dr. King I recommend, National Geographic  Continue Reading

Looking for Something to do Tonight?

Written on January 18, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

The Wolverines host the Chargers from Shoreline Christian High in the Friday Harbor High School gyms.

Ted Leche Turns 90

Written on January 17, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

An invitation from the Leche family… Ted Leche is celebrating his 90th birthday with a party on Saturday, January 23, at Saint David’s Church. The pie and coffee reception is from 1-3 pm. The church is on the corner of Park and Marguerite. All the Leche children be here celebrating with their father. Please join us  Continue Reading

Enjoying Optimal Moss Viewing Weather

Written on January 17, 2016 at 5:27 am, by

Support For February 9 School Levy

Written on January 17, 2016 at 5:25 am, by

We hear from Travis and Jennifer Ayers… We encourage all eligible voters to join us and vote YES for our children, schools and community in the upcoming election on February 9th. The renewal of the Capital and Technology levy will help ensure that our students continue to receive a first-rate education in Friday Harbor. Island  Continue Reading

Susan Matthews Retires From San Juan Island Community Foundation

Written on January 16, 2016 at 5:32 am, by

A Message From Susan Matthews… I am two weeks into retirement already and am finally getting around to writing the love letter that I meant to compose before leaving the employ of the Community Foundation. Nine years ago a recruitment committee composed of Charles Anderson, Carla Wright, Krista Mattox, and Wendy Wood did me the  Continue Reading

Resident Reservations: Time to Reserve Your Camping Spot

Written on January 16, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

SJ County Parks & Fairgrounds is once again offering early camping reservations at any of our County campgrounds for people who reside in our county year ’round. Between Thursday, January 21st, 2016 and Friday, February 26th, 2016, residents of San Juan County can reserve individual campsites for any dates during the season (that’s right—no waiting  Continue Reading