Topic: Around Here

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #14

Written on December 16, 2022 at 12:25 pm, by

From May 12 — Pad­dlers from the San Juan Canoe & Kayak Club return to shore at Ship­yard Cove.

Island Stage Left presents Christmas Memories

Written on December 16, 2022 at 10:40 am, by

Hol­i­­day-themed per­for­mances on the island con­tin­ue this week with the open­ing of a pro­duc­tion from Island Stage Left, which sends along details about its lat­est show — and a look at what’s up next. Island Stage Left the­atre com­pa­ny presents two hol­i­day shows this year, each fea­tur­ing a sin­gle actor. Daniel Mayes per­forms his ever-pop­u­lar Christ­mas  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sasha Von Dassow performing at the Library

Written on December 15, 2022 at 10:43 pm, by

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #15

Written on December 15, 2022 at 12:55 pm, by

From March 3 — Sun­set reflect­ed in a flood­ed field along Dou­glas Road.

Friends of the Library offering gift wrapping service

Written on December 15, 2022 at 11:06 am, by

The elves at the Friends of the Library are offer­ing up their hol­i­day gift wrap­ping exper­tise to the com­mu­ni­ty over the next two weeks. If you’re look­ing for cor­ners fold­ed just right, a glis­ten of bow, and a jan­gle of delight, head to the Library from noon to 5 p.m. today and tomor­row, or this Sat­ur­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

On the interisland

Written on December 14, 2022 at 11:44 pm, by

St. David’s hosts An English Village Christmas

Written on December 14, 2022 at 8:44 pm, by

The Epis­co­pal Church shares news about this Sat­ur­day’s hol­i­day per­for­mance. An Eng­lish Vil­lage Christ­mas — a con­cert of choral and instru­men­tal car­ols, hymns, and anthems from Eng­land — will take place at St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church on Sat­ur­day, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. The con­cert will fea­ture an unac­com­pa­nied choir direct­ed by Richard Lind. Instru­men­tal  Con­tin­ue Reading

Soroptimists seek applications for two awards

Written on December 14, 2022 at 7:07 pm, by

Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for two edu­ca­tion­al and train­ing awards avail­able to women liv­ing in San Juan Coun­ty. The $2,000 Edu­ca­tion­al Oppor­tu­ni­ty Award was estab­lished for women enrolled in, or accept­ed into, an under­grad­u­ate degree or career train­ing pro­gram. Its pur­pose is to help women over­come per­son­al dif­fi­cul­ties and improve their  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #16

Written on December 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm, by

From March 6 — Reflec­tions in the water of Quar­ry No. 9 at Roche Harbor.

13 Ravens Coffee opened yesterday

Written on December 14, 2022 at 10:16 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor’s newest cof­fee shop, 13 Ravens Cof­fee, opened yes­ter­day morn­ing in the space for­mer­ly occu­pied by The Bean. 13 Ravens is owned by Lib­er­ty Miller, who worked at The Bean in years past, and who for the last sev­er­al years has oper­at­ed a cof­fee house locat­ed inside a retired Alas­ka train car in Seward,  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on December 13, 2022 at 10:08 pm, by

Floating Ukulele Holiday Jam happens on Thursday

Written on December 13, 2022 at 5:56 pm, by

The orga­niz­ers of the Float­ing Ukulele Jam share news about their hol­i­day musi­cal event, which takes place this week. The Float­ing Ukulele Jam Hol­i­day Jam­mie Jam is on. Grab your uke, your paja­mas, your voice, a song to share — hol­i­day or oth­er­wise — and bring your friends and rela­tions and join us on the inter­is­land  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #17

Written on December 13, 2022 at 10:49 am, by

From July 4 — Fire engines pass by dur­ing the Fourth of July parade.

Gingerbread house contest opens tomorrow

Written on December 13, 2022 at 9:51 am, by

The San Juan Build­ing Asso­ci­a­tion’s annu­al gin­ger­bread house con­test returns this week. Drop off your edi­ble archi­tec­tur­al mas­ter­pieces between noon and 2 p.m., Wednes­day through Sun­day, at the for­mer home of Cask and Schooner — 1 Front St. The con­test has two divi­sions — one for builders age 15 and younger, and one for builders age  Con­tin­ue Reading

A short-eared owl about to pounce

Written on December 12, 2022 at 8:54 pm, by

Clearing right-of-way areas near power lines a priority for OPALCO this month

Written on December 12, 2022 at 2:23 pm, by

OPALCO shares news about a project that aims to increase pow­er line safe­ty and reli­a­bil­i­ty through­out the San Juan Islands. OPALCO is clear­ing the right-of-way areas under pow­er lines this month to pro­tect the island’s elec­tri­cal sys­tem. This clear­ing pre­vents pow­er out­ages caused by over­hang­ing trees and branch­es, removes for­est fuels that could feed a  Con­tin­ue Reading