Topic: Around Here

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #18

Written on December 12, 2022 at 11:55 am, by

From May 19 — The tex­tured skies of spring pass­ing over Argyle Lagoon on a warm afternoon.

County Council agenda for Dec. 13

Written on December 12, 2022 at 10:31 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tues­day, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action include: 2023 leg­isla­tive pri­or­i­ties for the Coun­ty Coun­cil 2023 lodg­ing tax award rec­om­men­da­tions Coun­ty grants report You can view the live stream of the meet­ing online or attend in per­son at the  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on December 10, 2022 at 7:48 pm, by

A hayride down Spring Street

Written on December 10, 2022 at 3:19 pm, by

Sat­ur­day’s hayrides were part of the three-day Old-Fash­ioned Hol­i­day Mar­ket, which wraps up on Sun­day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Brickworks.

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #19

Written on December 10, 2022 at 1:44 pm, by

From Oct. 31 — Mount Dal­las in the clouds, as seen from Zyl­stra Lake Preserve.

Stassie is the Animal Protection Society’s pet of the week

Written on December 10, 2022 at 12:06 pm, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Stassie, a 12-year-old domes­tic short­hair and brown tab­by. Hi there, I’m real­ly hap­py to meet you! My name is Stassie and I was brought into the shel­ter as a stray. There are a lot of things about myself  Con­tin­ue Reading

A gale in the Strait

Written on December 9, 2022 at 8:33 pm, by

County seeks Housing Advisory Committee member

Written on December 9, 2022 at 3:25 pm, by

San Juan Coun­ty needs a cit­i­zen vol­un­teer for an impor­tant gov­ern­ment com­mit­tee. If you are a San Juan Island res­i­dent who is pas­sion­ate and knowl­edge­able about afford­able hous­ing in San Juan Coun­ty, the Coun­ty could use your help as a new mem­ber for its Hous­ing Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee. The Com­mit­tee is the main advi­so­ry body to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Our 20 favorite photos from 2022 — #20

Written on December 9, 2022 at 12:22 pm, by

From June 6 — look­ing down from the pier at the Port of Fri­day Har­bor dur­ing a heavy rain.

Youth sportswear swap happens on Sunday

Written on December 9, 2022 at 9:41 am, by

Par­ents of young ath­letes are invit­ed to attend the sports­wear swap tak­ing place this Sun­day, Dec. 11 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Com­mons at Fri­day Har­bor High School. If your fam­i­ly has sports gear of your own that you would like to con­tribute, a dona­tion box will be avail­able in the Commons.

West Side sunbreak

Written on December 8, 2022 at 7:50 pm, by

Bakery San Juan starts holiday break Dec. 16

Written on December 8, 2022 at 3:49 pm, by

There’s just over a week left to enjoy breads and oth­er baked goods from Bak­ery San Juan in 2022. The bak­ery will close for a four-week break start­ing at 5 p.m. on Fri­day, Dec. 16. Their last day is expect­ed to be quite busy, so it’s rec­om­mend­ed to pick up orders the day before.

Second Act closes out the year with sales

Written on December 8, 2022 at 11:24 am, by

Sec­ond Act con­sign­ment bou­tique is end­ing 2022 with four weeks of pro­gres­sive­ly deep­er dis­counts. This week it’s 10 per­cent off all cloth­ing and footwear, fol­lowed by 20 per­cent next week, 30 per­cent the week after, and 40 per­cent off from Dec. 26–29. The store will be closed for the month of Jan­u­ary and February.

Waiting patiently

Written on December 7, 2022 at 9:44 pm, by

December real estate market snapshot

Written on December 7, 2022 at 7:24 pm, by

The Simon­son and Zam­brovitz Team at Cold­well Banker San Juan Island send along their real estate mar­ket snap­shot for the San Juan Islands for Decem­ber. The total num­ber of home sales on San Juan Island is 40 per­cent less than dur­ing the same peri­od last year, but prices are near­ly 25 per­cent higher.

Sasha Von Dassow performs at the Library on Thursday

Written on December 7, 2022 at 5:17 pm, by

Island cel­list Sasha Von Das­sow will per­form both clas­si­cal and hol­i­day music in the Main Salon of the San Juan Island Library on Thurs­day, Dec. 8, start­ing at 4 p.m. If you aren’t able to attend this week’s event, Sasha will also be per­form­ing at the Library next Thurs­day, Dec. 15 — also at 4  Con­tin­ue Reading