Topic: Around Here

Boys soccer to play state tournament game on Friday

Written on November 9, 2022 at 11:46 am, by

The Fri­day Har­bor High School boys soc­cer team will start their jour­ney toward a state title on Fri­day at noon at Sedro-Wool­­ley High School. The top-seed­ed Wolver­ines will take on eighth-seed­ed Puget Sound Adven­tist. The win­ner of Fri­day’s game moves on to the semi-final round of the tour­na­ment, which takes place Fri­day, Nov. 18 at  Con­tin­ue Reading

The other airport

Written on November 9, 2022 at 8:48 am, by

Quail in the blackberries

Written on November 8, 2022 at 10:57 pm, by

This male quail keeps a look­out while the rest of the cov­ey feeds on seeds along the trail.

County residents vote to retain the status quo — almost

Written on November 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm, by

After months of inspired cam­paign­ing, vig­or­ous debate, and so many let­ters to the edi­tor, the Nov. 8 gen­er­al elec­tion in San Juan Coun­ty heads toward its con­clu­sion. With rough­ly 89 per­cent of the vote count­ed, San Juan Coun­ty appears poised to elect a new Sher­iff, with Eric Peter lead­ing incum­bent Ron Krebs by just under  Con­tin­ue Reading

Researchers seek local help with sick seabirds

Written on November 8, 2022 at 7:01 pm, by

Kwiaht, a non­prof­it con­ser­va­tion biol­o­gy lab­o­ra­to­ry in the San Juan Islands, is ask­ing for help from islanders to iden­ti­fy sick marine birds. East­sound on Orcas Island has been the epi­cen­ter of an out­break of high­ly path­o­gen­ic avian flu — HPAI — over the past few months. The virus prob­a­bly arrived ear­li­er this year with migrat­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Land Bank hosts community conversation tommorow

Written on November 8, 2022 at 11:15 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank is host­ing a coun­­ty-wide pub­lic meet­ing from 5:30–7:30 p.m. tomor­row over Zoom. The meet­ing will start with a brief acqui­si­tion update from Direc­tor Lin­coln Bor­mann, with the rest of the time set aside for ques­tions from the public.

Library presents music show for children and families, featuring The Harmonica Pocket

Written on November 8, 2022 at 9:38 am, by

San Juan Island Library shares news about an upcom­ing musi­cal per­for­mance. Get ready to wig­gle, bounce, and enjoy the delight­ful sounds of The Har­mon­i­ca Pock­et, a kid-friend­­ly musi­cal expe­ri­ence vis­it­ing from Port Townsend. The per­for­mance takes place this Sat­ur­day, Nov. 12 at Brick­works start­ing at 11 a.m. This free event is spon­sored by the San  Con­tin­ue Reading

General election voting ends today

Written on November 8, 2022 at 6:45 am, by

San Juan Islanders will deter­mine the fate of the Library Dis­trict bond, the Coun­ty road levy increase, the Sher­if­f’s race, and four Coun­ty char­ter propo­si­tions today as mail-in vot­ing for the Nov. 8 gen­er­al elec­tion con­cludes. As of 5 p.m. on Nov. 7, 45.5 per­cent of the 14,628 eli­gi­ble vot­ers in San Juan Coun­ty have  Con­tin­ue Reading

Soccer in the snow

Written on November 7, 2022 at 7:43 pm, by

Mud boot season is here

Written on November 7, 2022 at 1:47 pm, by

Free pollinator workshop happening on Wednesday

Written on November 7, 2022 at 11:12 am, by

Learn about pol­li­na­tion sci­ence, pol­li­na­tor diver­si­ty, native pol­li­na­tors, and how to sup­port pol­li­na­tors year round at a free work­shop tak­ing place Wednes­day, Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Brick­works. Drinks and snacks will be pro­vid­ed. Pre­sen­ters include Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty small fruit hor­ti­cul­ture spe­cial­ist Lisa DeVet­ter, ento­mol­o­gist Bob Gille­spie, WSU grad­u­ate stu­dents  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: In support of the library bond

Written on November 7, 2022 at 8:44 am, by

I don’t have a lot in com­mon with Andrew Carnegie except for our com­mon desire to sup­port edu­ca­tion and read­ing. Andrew Carnegie was the rich­est per­son in the world in 1901 and want­ed to sup­port good caus­es. One of his caus­es was to estab­lish free pub­lic libraries in over 1,600 cities in our coun­try. I  Con­tin­ue Reading

Wolverines advance to boys soccer state tournament

Written on November 7, 2022 at 6:30 am, by

With a 5–4 penal­ty shootout vic­to­ry over Orcas Island, the Fri­day Har­bor High School boys soc­cer team won their bi-dis­­trict cham­pi­onship on Sat­ur­day and will advance to play for the 1B/2B state title. The Wolver­ines tied Orcas Island 1–1 in a neu­tral site game held at Sam­mamish High School and clinched the win in an  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Hannah Farm kale

Written on November 5, 2022 at 10:35 pm, by

Two large breed puppies are the Animal Protection Society’s pets of the week

Written on November 5, 2022 at 9:06 pm, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mals of the week — two three-month-old mixed-breed pup­pies. Hi there, we’re the newest pup­pies to stir things up at APS-FH. We came to Fri­day Har­bor from East­ern Wash­ing­ton last month, and since then the whole lot of us have been call­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading