Topic: Around Here

2016 San Juan County Preliminary Budget released

Written on October 18, 2015 at 5:27 pm, by

San Juan County shares this Press Release… No Surprises – Preserves Services at Current Levels On Monday, October 19, County Auditor Milene Henley and County Manager Mike Thomas will present the San Juan County Council with a preliminary 2016 budget proposal designed to maintain county services at current levels. The document is the starting point  Continue Reading

It’s Friend of Library Week!

Written on October 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm, by

This week, October 18th-24th , San Juan Island Library Friends organization is celebrating National Friend of Library Week with two special events. On Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 pm there will be storytelling for elementary school age children.  Our guest storyteller will be Fred Yockers! This activity will take place in the library main  Continue Reading

First 100 Days

Written on October 18, 2015 at 5:59 am, by

Important dates from SJISD Superintendent Danna Diaz Superintendent Danna Diaz will hold a meeting to report her “First 100 Days”, October 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Friday Harbor Middle School. Please come! We are requesting that parents participate in a survey for educational effectiveness (EES-Parent Survey San Juan Island), between October 19th and November 1st. A  Continue Reading

Jack’s 12th Birthday

Written on October 17, 2015 at 6:01 am, by

Celebrate Jack’s Birthday today at 2:00 to 4:00 at Barking Bird, on the corner of Nichols and A Streets.

Fin Whale in the Salish Sea

Written on October 17, 2015 at 5:56 am, by

The Whale Museum shares this story of a fin whale in our area… In addition to frequent visits from our Southern Resident killer whales, each year brings surprises to the Salish Sea. The biggest surprise this year was the presence of the second largest species of whale on the planet: a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus).  Continue Reading

Fireside Chat: Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Written on October 17, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Healthy eating and nutrition for children and adults is topic of upcoming Fireside Chat Dietitian and diabetes educator Kristen Rezabek will discuss “Good Nutrition for Good Health” on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in a free, public community education program hosted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, 1117 Spring St., Friday Harbor.  Continue Reading

Gallery Walk with Joe Miller in Unlike Earth

Written on October 17, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan artist, Joe Miller will give a gallery walk around his striking colorfold watercolors at IMA on October 25 and 30, both at 11:30 a.m. Join Miller on a personal walk through his IMA exhibit, “UNLIKE EARTH” a debut presentation of his stunning colorfold paintings. Listen as Joe describes his inspiration, techniques and reflections  Continue Reading

Our Common Bond – A Cancer Care Support Group

Written on October 16, 2015 at 10:36 am, by

Four Weeks – Four Meals. Please join with us as we share these four meals each centered on the specific theme of: Trust, Gratitude, Sorrow and Comfort & Joy Thursday evenings: October 22 November 12 December 3 December 12 Reservations are required by October 18th and space is limited. (location and directions upon registration). Contact Bonnie Oak Boesky at 298-4904.  Continue Reading

Conscious Conversation on Agriculture and Nature

Written on October 16, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Grange #966 continues its fall evening program series with Conscious Conversation on Agriculture and Nature on Wednesday October 21, 2015 at the Grange Hall. The program begins at 7:00 pm. The program will begin with ‘The Lighting of the Fire’ in the Hall fireplace to celebrate Fall and the oncome of Winter.  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor takes on Concrete Friday Night

Written on October 16, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Mike Martin checks in with another Wolverine Football update… Storyline: This is the second meeting between the Concrete Lions and the Friday Harbor Wolverines. The last time these two teams got together the Concrete came out on top with a 43-8 win. The Wolverines have improved every week and are primed for a breakout game.  Continue Reading

Cattle Point Light and Sea Lions

Written on October 15, 2015 at 5:51 am, by

Jim Maya shares this photo and note about wildlife sightings… We continue to see whales and other wildlife every day! J’s, K’s and L’s, Humpbacks and Dall’s Porpoise yesterday, including 4 of the new calves!  Haro Strait, 10/13. Transients and Steller Sea Lions today. 10/14, Griffin Bay and Whale Rocks… Cheers, Capt. Jim Maya Maya’s  Continue Reading

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Written on October 15, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Hospice San Juan (HSJ) will be having a training on Saturday, October 24th from  9:00 to 3:00 and Saturday, October 31st from 9:00 to 3:00. This training is an introduction training to HSJ for all those interested in becoming a Patient Care Volunteer. Please call 472-0322 and let the volunteer answering the phone know that  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on October 15, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

It’s time for the October edition of Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President… What a beautiful fall we are having. It is nice to still see so many visitors on the island, especially on the weekends. Hopefully all of our businesses are benefiting from  Continue Reading

Jimmy Moe at the Rumor Mill

Written on October 15, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The Jimmy Moe Show.. Big Band Music – Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin  and more. Friday Night October 16th from  7:00  until? Dine and Dance at the Rumor Mill

Yoga Workshop

Written on October 15, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

Yoga Workshop : Mandala Vinyasa – Poetry in Space with Katerina Wen. This special event of kinesthetic art will leave participants feeling energized, inspired and exuberant. Here is a great chance to learn extended dynamic sequencing inclusive of flowing, spiral forms. This workshop will include a repertoire of artfully integrated poses, including several unique Infinite  Continue Reading

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds!

Written on October 14, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

Hospice of San Juan and The San Juan County Fairgrounds presents Frightmare at the Fairgrounds! “Come get Spooked on Halloween Eve”. Date: Friday, October 30th, 2015 Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Cost: $5 per person Age: 11 & up Proceeds from this fundraiser go directly to support Hospice of San Juan. Would you like to Volunteer at this Spook-tactular event? Please  Continue Reading

WSF Ferry Reservations Meetings

Written on October 14, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Reminder: Public meetings to discuss San Juan Islands reservation system start this week Here’s a note from WSF on meetings here in the islands… We want your input on how reservations are working in the San Juan Islands and whether or not changes could help the program work better for the spring/summer 2016 season. Join WSF  Continue Reading

Jack’s 12th Birthday

Written on October 14, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Animal Shelter Announces New Volunteer Program

Written on October 14, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

If you’ve always wanted to become a part of the life-saving volunteer program at the animal shelter – now is a great time to get involved! The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is in need of volunteers to help with the day to day care and feeding of the homeless animals in their care.  Continue Reading

Fireside Chat

Written on October 13, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

Advance directives for health care topic of free community education program Ross Fewing, director of the Center for Mission at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, will discuss “Advance Directives for End-of-Life Care” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in a free, public community education program hosted by PeaceHealth Peace Island  Continue Reading

Flea Markets Coming Up

Written on October 13, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Upcoming Flea Markets at the Fairgrounds Save the Date! Two chances to shop AND/OR sell at the San Juan County Fairgrounds! November 7th, from 9:00 am to noon December 5th, from 9:00 am to noon Interested in having a booth? Applications are available on the SJC Fairgrounds website at

FallFest in the Park!

Written on October 13, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

The seasons, they are (finally!) a changin’, and the Land Bank, SJI National Historical Park, and San Juan Preservation Trust are celebrating with an awesome afternoon of autumnal activities in Driggs Park, adjacent to the Land Bank office. There will be games, art projects, pumpkin carving, and fireside treats! For more information email tanjaw [@]  Continue Reading