Topic: Around Here

EDC Presents Datapalooza! on Orcas

Written on November 19, 2019 at 6:10 am, by

Need more data and information to make knowledgeable decisions about your business or as a community legislator or leader? Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for their fourth annual Datapalooza! event, 1.5 hours of in-depth data and analysis of our economy and demographics, plus lunch and conversation, on Wednesday, December 4, from  Continue Reading

Pet(s) of the Week

Written on November 17, 2019 at 4:05 am, by

Fellow islanders, APS-FH has kitten madness and needs your help! We began our exploration with hundreds of careers and industries on our list. Narrowing down to the right career choice for each of us has proved a difficult task. Let us open with what we’ve crossed off on our “Make a Career Choice” checklist. With  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Board Of Trustees Seeks Candidates

Written on November 15, 2019 at 6:01 am, by

The Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the five-member library board. The non-paid term of office is from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024, and the trustee is eligible for reappointment to another full five-year term. Recommendation will be submitted by the current Board of Trustees, and the appointment  Continue Reading

Welcome To The First Meeting of the SJI Gem & Mineral Society

Written on November 13, 2019 at 6:30 am, by

Keith Busha will be hosting a new club, the SJI Gem and Mineral Society, at the library on Sunday, November 17 from 2 – 4 pm. The meeting is free and open to anyone with a curiosity for precious and semi precious stones, rockhounding, or lapidary art. Here is a message from Keith… I first  Continue Reading

Local Authors To Have Booth At Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace

Written on November 13, 2019 at 6:01 am, by

Authors of the San Juan Islands, a community of local published writers, will staff a booth at the Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace this year. AOSJI, a non­‐profit organization, was formed in 2018 to help promote local authors and educate new writers in pursuit of better craft and business practices.  On the first Saturday of each  Continue Reading

Daylight Saving Time Ends Tomorrow

Written on November 2, 2019 at 5:55 am, by

November 3rd marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. Don’t forget to set your clock back tonight when you go to bed. This is also a good time to change the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms too.

Island Senior: Cooking With Kate, The Mullis Center’s New Cook

Written on November 1, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The Mullis Center has a new lead cook. I was delighted to learn the new cook is my friend Kate Stone.  Kate recently returned to San Juan Island after moving with her family to New Zealand for a 5-year  Continue Reading

San Juan Bistro Will Be Closed This Sunday

Written on September 7, 2019 at 5:32 am, by

Dear Friday Harbor Friends, We will be closed Sunday, September 8. Chef Bill is off to the races! (Actually, he is running the Seattle Beast and Sprint!) We are open for counter service on Saturday.  Thanks, Richard, Sherri and Chef Bill

SVC Registration Open

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Skagit Valley College San Juan Center is now open for Fall Quarter registration The Skagit Valley College San Juan Center is pleased to announce that it is open for fall Quarter admission and registration.  Classes begin September 24. New and returning students are encouraged to contact the San Juan Center to make appointments with the  Continue Reading

CANCELLED: Author Event at the Library

Written on August 26, 2019 at 9:32 am, by

This event has been cancelled The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister San Juan Island fans of Northwest author Erica Bauermeister take note: She’s returning to the island on Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 pm at the Library to present her latest novel, The Scent Keeper. Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are thrilled  Continue Reading

Wreck It Ralph 2

Written on August 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec’s Free Movie in the Park 2019 is right around the corner – this Saturday evening, August 24th, beginning at dusk in Sunken Park. We are showing Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet. In this sequel to, “Wreck It Ralph” arcade residents Ralph and Vanelope, now friends, discover a Wi-fi router in  Continue Reading

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation Survey

Written on August 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Long-term care needs in our community continue to be studied and the Inter Island Healthcare Foundation (IIHF) has sponsored a feasibility study to plan for present and future needs. A survey of county residents over the age of 70 will be conducted this month. Sponsored by IIHF and Health Facilities Planning & Development (206-441-0971), it  Continue Reading

OPALCO Wants You Safe

Written on August 5, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

OPALCO needs access to your equipment. Please make sure to keep your transformer clear of shrubs and brush. Right of Way clearing keeps service reliable and safe! We trim and remove trees and other vegetation under or near our power lines to reduce the frequency of power interruptions caused by overhanging branches and trees. This  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Bring Your Neglected Treasures to The Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale

Written on August 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… With a move in my future it is good timing for me to have the Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale on August 24 as further inspiration to selectively pare down my belongings.  I often think about culling my clutter but sometimes  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on August 1, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor Chocolates was created by owner, Aylene Geringer, a resident of Friday Harbor in February 2017. Her relationship with the island commenced in 1990 when she and her husband first came to visit friends who lived on San Juan Island. Over the years, they bought a vacation home in 1998 with an eye towards  Continue Reading

Coffelt Family Private Collection and Estate Sale

Written on August 1, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Saturday  and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th, from 9 AM to 2 PM at 6997 Roche Harbor Rd, 2 drives past Community Treasures, at Marcotte sign Antique & Vintage Items, Large Pacific Rim Collection Wicker, Rattan, Oak, Rosewood, & hand-carved / hand painted Black Lacquer Furniture Glassware, Pyrex, China, Sterling Silver, Enamelware School Chairs/Desks, Farm  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 22, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Tuesday July 23rd at 7:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre, the Summer Film Series continues… Angels Are Made of Light Dari, Pusto, Arabic, and English (subtitled) Documentary Not Rated 117 minutes This film by Friday Harbor’s own James Longley arrives 12 years after his Oscar nominated “Iraq in Fragments”.  Filmed throughout three years (2011-2014), Angels  Continue Reading

Neighborhood Garage Sale

Written on July 11, 2019 at 5:39 am, by

Hillview-Terrace off Roche Harbor Road.  Follow signs.  Saturday, July 13, 9-2. Multiple households participating with something for everyone!  No early birds, please.  

Schedule for the 4th

Written on July 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s the schedule of events for today. Click the image below to enlarge. Happy 4th of July!

SJI Women’s Fund Awards Grants, Celebrates 16 Years of Giving

Written on July 3, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The SJI Women’s Fund members voted to award $5,000 to four local nonprofits during the most recent SJICF grant cycle. Compass Health Friday Harbor received support for therapy materials for families with special needs; the San Juan Island Family Resource Center received funds for two programs — Island Neighbors and College Mentoring; and the San  Continue Reading

Eat Island Grown

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Eat Island Grown Launches New Blog Featuring the History and Stories of San Juan Islands Agriculture   Read stories behind Island Grown foods with farmer profiles, recipes, history and more!   “Behind every meal is a story” and we are telling them on the new Eat Island Grown blog, launched on June 28th, 2019 (   Continue Reading

Sullivan Resigning as MPD

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Dr. Michael Sullivan, EMS Medical Program Director (MPD) for San Juan County is resigning from his position as the county MPD effective July 31, 2019.  Dr. Sullivan is willing to continue providing service as a supervising physician (Medical Program Director Delegate) for Orcas and Lopez Islands.  The MPD is appointed, certified (RCW 18.71.212), and contracted  Continue Reading