Topic: Around Here

Uh, Oh…

Written on December 29, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s another photo from Ted Strutz for your viewing enjoyment…

Town Receives 15th Consecutive Clean Audit

Written on December 29, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor Receives Clean Audit from State for 15th consecutive year. The Washington State Auditor’s Office has completed the 2014 review of Friday Harbor’s financial records and has given the Town a clean audit report. This is the 15th consecutive year the Town has received a clean audit. The State auditors conduct annual reviews of  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on December 29, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

Pardon me, but you look like you could use a friend…..A loyal, true friend who will always be by your side, through thick and thin, joining you for all of life’s adventures. And mis-adventures. And dog treats. And belly rubs. And car rides. And dog treats. My name is Nick and you probably won’t believe  Continue Reading

School District Requests Voter Support

Written on December 29, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

“Basic education funding” provided by the State of Washington is not sufficient to fully fund school district capital facility improvements and technology. The District’s general fund, funded through state basic education dollars and the local maintenance and operations (M&O) levy, pays for the daily operating expenses and minor repairs of our facilities. “Capital and Technology  Continue Reading

Get Familiar With Your Apple Devices

Written on December 28, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

Get basic instruction in using your Apple iPhone or iPad. Learn how to save contacts for easier phoning. Learn how to use built-in apps like the camera and Siri and how to connect to WiFi, find websites, and download apps. Bring your iPhone or iPad and your Apple ID password. Get Familiar with your iPhone Tuesday,  Continue Reading

Britt Arnesen at the Rumor Mill

Written on December 28, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Britt Arnesen performs at the Rumor Mill on Tuesday, December 29th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Here’s more about the Alaskan folksinger-songwriter from her website… Britt Arnesen knows how to draw the woody magic out of a 1957 Gibson J-50. Rich tones from the old guitar inspire her just like music from the time it  Continue Reading

FHFF Winter Film Series

Written on December 27, 2015 at 9:46 am, by

The Friday Harbor FILM Festival is delighted to announce their 2016 Audience Choice Winter Film Series. It will run January through May on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 PM at the Grange. All the films screened this coming winter are audience selected as their favorites. The Winter Film Series will be hosted by Theresa  Continue Reading

Women at Work Department

Written on December 27, 2015 at 9:36 am, by

Here’s another photo from Ted Strutz in this series of what’s going on around town… THE FORCE IS BACK… Samantha Pluff returns from her Nursing Studies and Rugby Scrums at U of W to help out during the Holidays.    

A White Christmas?

Written on December 26, 2015 at 5:16 am, by

We did see a few snowflakes believe it or not… and they were white… and it was Christmas… Does that qualify as a White Christmas? Probably not but it certainly was a gorgeous day with beautiful views in all directions. And from the looks of the parking at the base of Mount Grant, a LOT  Continue Reading

Harbor Lights and Happy Holidays!

Written on December 24, 2015 at 7:23 pm, by

Ted Strutz shares this image of Spring Street Landing and the trees lit up at Memorial Park. Happy Holidays everyone! The San Juan Update wishes you a warm, safe, loving, fun holiday!

Men at Work Department

Written on December 24, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Ted Strutz checks in again with a few photos from around the island… Ron Garcia, Traffic and Safety Director, doesn’t let a little rain ruin his mood or task at hand to make sure motorists don’t hit any Earth Movers as they’re busy scraping Jensen Bay Road.

San Juan County Council Concludes Productive 2015

Written on December 24, 2015 at 5:34 am, by

San Juan Council Chair Bob Jarman closed the 76th council meeting of the year on December 15th at 4:50 pm. The long council meeting was emblematic of so many meetings this year as the Council charged through an aggressive schedule crafted to accomplish much for the citizens. The Council met 11 times in the past  Continue Reading

Winter Sun

Written on December 23, 2015 at 5:56 am, by

Hey have you noticed the days are getting longer? Yesterday was the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and from here on out, the sun starts gaining ground in its battle with the night…

Water Main Repairs

Written on December 23, 2015 at 5:52 am, by

Attention Town Residents and Business Owners: The Town is notifying residents and businesses that the water, sewer and storm mains under Spring Street between Second Street and Argyle Avenue will be replaced between the 1st of February and end of March of 2016. This will be the third and final phase of the utility replacements under  Continue Reading

Women at Work Dept.

Written on December 23, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Shopgirls at Deer Hazel… Fela and Kerry Andrews.

Island Rec New Years Eve Community Celebration

Written on December 23, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Join Island Rec for its annual New Year’s Eve Community Celebration and count down the New Year with family, neighbors, and friends! It’s an all ages affair filled with board games, Wii station, crafts, dancing, wild hat making/parade/contest, bingo, twister, snazzy photo ‘booth’, chess/backgammon/cribbage tournament, outdoor fire pit and much more. Bring a pot-luck savory  Continue Reading

Electric Bills to Increase by 5% in January

Written on December 23, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

Line item to fund Energy Assistance Program Beginning in January, our electric bills will go up 5% and there will be a couple of new line items. The board-approved rate increase for 2016 will be spread equally across the facilities and energy charges (see below). As a result of the 2015 Low Income Needs Assessment,  Continue Reading

Giving for Residents at the Life Care Center

Written on December 23, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

Here’s a note for you in the spirit of giving this holiday season… There is a Christmas tree in the lobby at Key Bank which has little gift tags on it. Each one is for a resident at Life Care Center. Some are blank and some indicate an item for a male or female. You  Continue Reading

 A Tale of Two FHHS Juniors Atop Mount Grant Preserve 

Written on December 22, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

This story was shared by Tanja Williamson, outreach coordinator for the SJC Land Bank… Those smiles say a lot about Friday Harbor High School juniors, Corbin Williams and Eli Cooper-West, who enthusiastically logged 87.5 volunteer hours atop Mount Grant Preserve for their community project; almost 30 more than the class requirement! They are proud of what  Continue Reading

Shoot Some King Tide Photos

Written on December 22, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note from FRIENDS of the San Juans on a fun way you can help document King Tides next week… Do you have a digital camera or camera phone? If so, help local and regional researchers capture this year’s king tide! Join FRIENDS and king tide volunteers from your community and across the globe  Continue Reading

Twelfth Man Mobile…

Written on December 22, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

… or, in this case, Twelfth Woman Mobile!  Teresa Strong hits the road, with friends and dogs, to tailgate at the game in her custom Seahawk RV. Ask for a peek inside this awesome work in progress if you see it in the ferry line.

Taming Wild

Written on December 21, 2015 at 8:33 am, by

“But if horses were really given a choice, would they even let us ride them?” That’s the question that was asked of Elsa Sinclair by a student some years ago that ignited a spark and started her long journey which has now culminated in the production of her new film, “Taming Wild”. Taming Wild is a  Continue Reading