Topic: Around Here

SJI Community Foundation

Written on October 2, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a note from Susan Matthews, Executive Director of the San Juan Island Community Foundation… Were you at the County Fair this year? If so, you probably saw the Community Foundation’s booth inside the main building where we posted pictures of some islanders you may have recognized. Each person was quoted as saying something like:  Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor

Written on October 2, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

Letter to the Editor Last week the County Council announced that they will not be putting the proposed greenhouse regulations on the Council agenda. While it doesn’t mean the Council has dropped the issue for good, this is still good news. I choose to see it as an indication that the Council listened to islanders’  Continue Reading

Fiona Small Appointed to FH Arts Commission

Written on October 2, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Mayor appoints Small as youth representative on arts commission. One position remains open. Mayor Carrie Lacher is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Small to the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). Small, a recent graduate of Spring Street International School, was selected to fill the youth representative position on the commission. She brings experience  Continue Reading

Evening Clouds

Written on October 1, 2015 at 9:23 am, by

Did you happen to see the sky last night? We walked home from visiting with friends and were treated to this beautiful moonlit display. Just had to share it with you…

Tom Small ​Sculpture ​at WaterWorks

Written on October 1, 2015 at 9:21 am, by

Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery shares this invitation with you… Deriving his inspirations from organic forms, Tom’s works soar in their spaces and speak in quiet tones. Having worked in stone, wood and cast glass, he allows each particular medium to have a unique presence. Tom’s juxtapositions of glass and basalt, water and granite, wood and  Continue Reading

On Book Readers Theatre

Written on October 1, 2015 at 9:16 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s FREE On Book Readers Theatre series returns after its summer break with a comedy from one ofAmerica’s most successful playwrights. Neil Simon’s Fools will be read by island actors THIS Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 pm in the Gubelman. Set in the small village of  Kulyenchikov, Ukraine during the late 19th century, the story follows a schoolteacher, Leon  Continue Reading

ICOM Public Safety Dispatch Interconnect

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

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department and County Council will celebrate a new level of security for County residents as it completes the Sheriff’s dispatch center’s connection with the Island County Emergency Services Command Center (ICOM). With the completion of extensive equipment and communication systems updates the two systems will be completely compatible and capable  Continue Reading

Marianne Binetti to Open Gardening Workshop

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

Marianne Binetti, northwest horticultural expert, author of many gardening books, and host of KJOE-TV’s popular gardening and cooking show “Dig in Seattle”, will open the San Juan County Master Gardeners’ Fall Gardening Workshop on Saturday, October 10th, 2015, with a keynote presentation on “The Renovated Garden and Rejuvenated Gardener.”  This all-day workshop, from 9:00 a.m.  Continue Reading

Boy’s Basketball League Registration

Written on October 1, 2015 at 5:42 am, by

It is time to register for Island Rec’s Boy’s Basketball League, open to all boys in 3rd through 8th grades. The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Previous basketball experience is not required. All games are played on San Juan Island on Sunday afternoons in Turnbull Gym. Participants practice  Continue Reading

Blood Moon

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

Just in case you’ve not seen enough photos yet of last Sunday’s Blood Moon (Lunar Eclipse), here’s one more – but we doubt you’ve seen one like this… This one was shot by Aaron Shepard down at the harbor while the WSF Samish was at the dock. Thanks Aaron!

Classic Film Festival with Thérèse Finn

Written on September 30, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Join local singer, actress, director and educator Thérèse Finn for 3 movies from famed director Alfred Hitchcock: Spellbound, Vertigo, and Psycho. Thérèse will share fun facts about the director, stars, and even bloopers to watch for. It’s entertaining and enlightening. Come enjoy organic popcorn from the Friends of the Library and movie candy from your fellow  Continue Reading

Let my People Grow!

Written on September 30, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade, Chili Cook-Off And Seed Program, this Saturday, October 3rd. Fall has arrived and the Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade is just around the corner! The fifth annual parade will leave the Fairgrounds at 2:30 PM on October third, turn down Argyle and Spring Streets and head toward the Farmers Market  Continue Reading

Cancer Caregivers Support Circle

Written on September 30, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Last March, a Cancer Caregivers Support Circle began meeting at Heritage Bank’s Community Meeting Room from 5:30-7 p.m. on selected Wednesdays each month, where those providing support to loved ones with cancer can process their experiences in a safe, confidential place – share their own challenges, triumphs, lessons, resources – & also listen deeply to others’  Continue Reading

Election Forums Coming Up

Written on September 30, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

League of Women Voters of the San Juans Sponsor Election Forums Once again, the League of Women Voters of the San Juans will sponsor forums where candidates and speakers on ballot issues will address the public, and take questions. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, Oct. 6 on San Juan Island at 7 p.m at  Continue Reading

Seeing Pink

Written on September 30, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Did you see a lot of PINK on Tuesday? It was Friday Harbor’s celebration of National Pink Out Day in support of continued funding for Planned Parenthood. It was organized by Susan Williamson, whom you can see in one the photo at right, hula-hooping at the intersection near Friday Harbor’s Mount Baker Planned Parenthood Health Center. Lots of PINK  Continue Reading

Mark Madsen Appointed to OPALCO Board to Fill Vacancy

Written on September 30, 2015 at 5:34 am, by

The Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) Board of Directors has appointed Mark Madsen of Friday Harbor to fill the District 1 board position vacated by Glenna Hall. Hall stepped down due to health issues in September. Madsen will have the option to run for election as an incumbent in 2017. “Mark’s expertise in the  Continue Reading

Western Bluebirds And The Island Garry Oak Savannah Connection

Written on September 29, 2015 at 5:53 am, by

Presenter: Kathleen Foley of the San Juan Island Preservation Trust The dream of bringing back the Western Bluebird took many years of planning, recruiting volunteers and, of course, finding birds ready and willing to settle-in and prosper where they had once flourished.  Hear the unfolding story of the re-introduction of these lovely birds. Learn what  Continue Reading

Upgrades at The Studio

Written on September 29, 2015 at 5:49 am, by

Jacqueline Reiff at The Studio sends this announcement of the good things happening over there… This is an exciting time for The Studio!  After being open for almost 2 years, The Studio, located at 278 A Street #4, is doubling our square footage, adding more equipment, increasing group class offerings, and adding a small boutique  Continue Reading

Fish Tacos on Friday!

Written on September 29, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

The Fish for Teeth taco team is at your service once again Friday, October 2 at the San Juan Island Community Theater, from 11-2. The “tacos” are actually burritos, and they are stuffed with wild Alaskan rockfish (harvested from healthy stocks), fresh salsa from Pablito’s Taqueria, and other wholesome ingredients. The tacos go for a  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on September 29, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

The Animal Protection Society is one of the very lucky non-profit organizations here on San Juan Island that benefits from the generosity of Valmark’s receipt donation program. When people bring us their receipts from King’s Market and King’s Marine and Clothing we accumulate them and submit them quarterly to Valmark for a very generous donation  Continue Reading

Acting is Fun

Written on September 29, 2015 at 5:37 am, by

Acting is Fun, a new four-week workshop for island kids in grades K-6,starts up Thursday, October 1st at 3:15 pm at San Juan Community Theatre. The workshop will be held each Thursday through October 22 and is filled with games and improvisations to guide beginning actors in how to use their voices, bodies and imaginations  Continue Reading

Quarterly Meeting

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

Here’s a Press Release from the SJC Democrats… San Juan County Democrats (SJCDs) and independent voters are invited to the quarterly meeting of the SJCDs at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 3 in the community meeting room at Skagit Valley College in Friday Harbor. Among the agenda items are a presentation by Rep. Kris Lytton on  Continue Reading