Topic: Around Here

Holiday Book Sale

Written on December 4, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Shop local and support our library! The Friends of the Library Book Sale is December 12, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the San Juan Island Library conference room and main salon. There will be a selection of specialty books, individually priced and suitable for gifts. Also available are fiction and nonfiction books sold for  Continue Reading

New Hours for Cynthia’s

Written on December 4, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

Cynthia Burke wants to let you know what’s new at the restaurant on Nichols Street. Here she is with the story… We are shifting hours starting next week and going to try opening 7 days a week from 8:00 to 3:00. Plus – Cynthia’s is now offering an all-day Brunch menu featuring breakfast and luncheon items served  Continue Reading

Grad Night Fundraiser Success

Written on December 4, 2015 at 5:30 am, by

The holiday spirit is truly alive on San Juan Island! Thank you to all of those in the community who supported the Friday Harbor High School Class of 2016 by purchasing holiday wreathes from students, parents or at the Holiday Artisan Fair. The sale of these wreathes is a major part of the budget for  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Critter’s Christmas

Written on December 3, 2015 at 5:56 am, by

Take a break from your hectic Christmas planning to do something different. Join Wolf Hollow staff and board members for a Critter’s Christmas. Drop by the Mullis Community Senior Center in Friday Harbor between 5pm and 8pm on Friday, Dec, 11th for a hot drink and holiday cookies, to learn more about the animals we care  Continue Reading

December Flea and Craft Market

Written on December 3, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Don’t miss the December Flea and Craft Market this Saturday, December 5th at the San Juan County Fairgrounds from 9:00 AM to Noon Find new and used items for everyone on your list–don’t forget to include yourself! Shop over 25 local vendor booths; handmade clothing & crochet, holiday décor & gifts, furniture & housewares, toys, vintage  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers Holiday Concert

Written on December 3, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

It Just Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without San Juan Singers! The San Juan Singers, San Juan Island’s own community chorus, is once again taking to the San Juan Community Theatre stage to perform their annual Christmas concert. This year’s show, “Christmas Past and Present”, will lead the audience on a magical, musical journey through time. From  Continue Reading

Caregiver Holiday Crafts Fair

Written on December 3, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

Medical center staff hosts holiday crafts fair for community this Friday Crafts, jewelry, baked goods and dog treats, as well as other handcrafted items, will be on sale to the community at the Caregiver Holiday Crafts Fair on Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Heritage Hallway upstairs at PeaceHealth Peace  Continue Reading

Icy Roads

Written on December 3, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Island Fire & Rescue reminds everyone to slow down this winter. The roads on San Juan Island are icy and slick. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, multiple roll-over accidents occurred on our roads. Some of the vehicles ended up on their roofs! The roads are tricky and slippery this time of year so please  Continue Reading

SJCT Holiday Festival 2015

Written on December 3, 2015 at 5:26 am, by

One Place! One Time! ONCE this Season Help keep the San Juan Community Theatre thriving and enjoy a one-of-a kind evening at the same time! SJCT’s biggest party of the year, Holiday Festival 2015, is THIS Saturday, December 5 starting at 5 pm. This is a chance to gather with island friends and enjoy gourmet  Continue Reading

Island Light Festival

Written on December 2, 2015 at 5:51 am, by

All islanders are invited! The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the upcoming Island Light Festival on December 4th. This year we are partnering with Brickworks, the Whale Museum, Island Rec, Animal Protection Society and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild. It will be a fun filled evening, starting with an  Continue Reading

Al and Hilda

Written on December 2, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Historical Society shares their monthly History Column, with this entry on “Al and Hilda, Christmas 1957”… That is all we know about this photograph found in the museum collections. If you can identify Al and Hilda, won’t you please comment here or contact us directly? We can imagine that this couple may have been  Continue Reading

New Pediatrician at PIMC

Written on December 2, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Pediatrician joins Family Medicine Department at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Pediatrician Steven Ban, MD, a visiting specialist at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, begins seeing patients through the Family Medicine Department this Friday, Dec. 4 While he is a general pediatrician who provides care to all children, Dr. Ban has a special interest in children  Continue Reading

Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament

Written on December 2, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a note from Rod Turnbull, Athletic Director at FHHS… Could you help us in getting the word out that we are hosting the 2nd annual Friday Harbor High School Basketball “Tip Off” Classic Tournament this Friday and Saturday. These will be the first games of the year for the Friday Harbor teams, but we will  Continue Reading

The Pig War and More

Written on December 1, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The author of a new book tells about the Pig War and 4 other strange tales of the US-Canadian border. Todd VanDerWerff writes for about a new book by Kevin Lippert… The United States and Canada have longstanding plans to invade one another. Now, whether those plans would actually work is another matter. And it’s clear that both  Continue Reading

Nana’s Holiday House

Written on December 1, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Nana’s Holiday House is back. They’re next door to the Rumor Mill in the old Cotton Cotton Cotton location. Spread the word… they’re open every day after school from 3-5 and Weekends from 11-5. Any donations of new stuff can be dropped off during store hours or at San Juan Holistic Health (across from old medical  Continue Reading

SJISD Superintendent’s Update

Written on December 1, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

SJISD Superintendent’s Update December, 2015 Would you believe we are nearing the end of 2015? Only one more month to go and 2016 is here!! Where did the time go? In February, San Juan Island School District will recommend a Capital and Technology Levy to the voters.   What I would like for you to know  Continue Reading

Shoreline Master Program Update

Written on December 1, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares this update on the SMP… As you may be aware, the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) went into effect in March 2014.  The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) has been in the update process for the last few years and is currently out for public comment until December 8, 2015.  Then it will  Continue Reading

OPALCO Rate Increase

Written on December 1, 2015 at 5:32 am, by

OPALCO Board Approves 2016 Budget and Rates – Expect a 5% increase in your power bill OPALCO’s Board of Directors has approved the 2016 budget with measures in place to keep our Co-op financially healthy, following two years of declining energy sales. Members’ bills will go up by an average of 5% beginning in January and a new Energy  Continue Reading

FHES Fundraising

Written on November 30, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

Debbi Fincher shares this update on the FHES Fundraiser… Hi FHES Friends and Families! This is our big fundraiser this school year – instead of asking our kids to sell more stuff to our community, for things they probably don’t want or need, we are doing this social media fundraising campaign. #GivingTuesday actually starts Monday night  Continue Reading

Kevin Ranker at The Bean Today

Written on November 30, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Please join me on Monday, November 30th from 4-5pm at The Bean Café in Friday Harbor for an open office hour. The Bean Café is located at 150B 1st Street in downtown Friday Harbor. I’ll be available to talk about whatever you’d like – from education, to the economy to transportation or just to say hello.  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on November 30, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

Look, sometimes a girl just likes to cuddle up in her jammies in the middle of the day, right? I’m Cici and I’m a good little dog. That’s what I’m told, anyway. All my friends at the animal shelter say so. My friend, Lisa Holt from San Juan Island Dog Training says so too. She’s  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

Skagit Valley College Registration Now

Written on November 30, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Registration for Winter Quarter is going on now at Skagit Valley College. Classes begin Tuesday, January 5. Registration for Returning Students and New Advised Students is going on now. Open Enrollment starts Thursday, December 3. For students who want to step into a new career or upgrade their job skills, SVC’s Professional/Technical programs are aligned with  Continue Reading