Topic: Around Here

Island Senior: Summer Events and a Call for Candidates

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… August is a busy month at the Mullis Center. The month starts out by adding a special seasonal flourish to our first Sunday of the month (August 5) Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Adding fresh local berries and whipped cream to the  Continue Reading

OPALCO Scholars Shine!

Written on July 20, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Scholarship Awards and Leadership Skills Every July, youth from rural electric utilities throughout the Northwest gather at the College of Idaho to learn leadership skills, compete for college scholarships, expand their horizons and build camaraderie with peers from eight western states. 2018 OPALCO scholars Henry Miller, Arlo Harold, Natalie Meenan and Aida Must attended the  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Hot Tips For Keeping Cool

Written on July 16, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Now that hot summer weather has finally come to our neck of the woods we may rejoice but we also need to take care. High temperatures can be dangerous. The July issue of San Juan Island Senior Signal*, the Mullis Senior  Continue Reading

Superpod 6: Music and Fun at Lime Kiln Park

Written on July 10, 2018 at 5:20 am, by

From Erin Corra of FOLKS, Friends of Lime Kiln Society… Join together with supporters of Lime Kiln Point State Park on Thursday, July 19 for a musical evening at our beautiful whale watch park. Bring a picnic and enjoy a sunset tour of the historic lighthouse with friends old and new. Who knows, maybe our  Continue Reading

July 10th is WA Line Worker Appreciation Day

Written on July 8, 2018 at 5:20 am, by

Governor Jay Inslee proclaims July 10 Line Worker Appreciation Day… OPALCO’s team of line workers keep the lights on for more than 11,300 co-op members on 20 islands in San Juan County. That is no small task! Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed July 10, 2018 as Lineworker Appreciation Day and OPALCO invites its members to give  Continue Reading

Kelley Balcomb-Bartok is Back

Written on July 7, 2018 at 5:25 am, by

If you’ve driven out Beaverton Valley lately you may have noticed the rock has a new paint job. That is due to the fact that Kelley Balcomb-Bartok and family have moved back to the Island. Welcome back! Said Kelley, “we couldn’t resist!” 

Saturday Activities With Our National Parks

Written on July 7, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

GEOLOGICAL HIKE: 9:00 am – 11:00 am. These easy to moderately difficult walks up Young Hill near English Camp, and Mt. Finlayson near American Camp, focus on the geology of the San Juan Islands over the last 230 million years of earth’s history. From tectonic movement, to accretion, to uplift, volcanism, glaciation, erosion, and more, these  Continue Reading

Rockisland Email Outage Repair Update

Written on July 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm, by

My email has started coming in. I hope yours has too. So far though only a few of my emails have come through. Alan at Rockisland said, “It will take the team a little longer to load all of your historical and all the “spooling” yet to be delivered.” For those wishing to contact the  Continue Reading

SJCT To Host Viva Cuba!

Written on July 6, 2018 at 10:54 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre will be hosting the photography exhibit, Viva Cuba! July 10 through August 29. There will be an opening reception with wine & appetizers on Friday, July 13 at 5 – 7 pm. The Viva Cuba! Photography Exhibition includes 52 photographs depicting the people and places of Cuba. Subjects range from the well-known landmarks and  Continue Reading

Rockisland Email Outage Update

Written on July 6, 2018 at 10:08 am, by

I just spoke to Rockisland and due to a power surge in Oregon there has been a catastrophic email host failure. If you are a Rockisland customer and you are not getting your email that is why. Engineers are working hard to fix it and hopefully we will be up and running soon. Meanwhile, I  Continue Reading

And the Winners Are…

Written on July 5, 2018 at 10:32 am, by

Here are the prizes awarded to participants in our rockin’ Fourth of July Parade. Thanks to everyone who made it so fun to watch… ·               $600 Best use of THEME – Float – San Juan Community Theatre ·               $400 Best use of THEME – Non-Float – Community Marching Band ·               $300 Best use of THEME  Continue Reading

A Few Highlights From The Fourth of July Parade

Written on July 4, 2018 at 3:55 pm, by

A few highlights from San Juan Island’s Fourth of July Parade… Hooray for the red, white, and blue… Dressed for the occasion…

Web Street Open For Traffic Both Directions July 4 – 8.

Written on July 4, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

Mike Carlson Enterprises has announced that their construction work will be suspended, and traffic will be open both directions on Web Street to facilitate traffic during the holiday period of July 3 at 6 p.m. through July 8. A limited number of parking spaces on the side of the street will also be available.   The  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Bargains Galore in the Mullis Center’s New Coupon Book

Written on July 2, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Island a’ la Carte, the Mullis Center’s new coupon book just came out. I already used my first coupon at San Juan Bakery this morning. With 20% off of my entire purchase that was a good deal. The coupon  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on May 17, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The next Art for Fun art pARTy is coming up this Saturday, May 19, from 9:30 am – 11:45 am at San Juan Islands Museum of Art. The featured painting is “Peace, Love and Boats”. Participants will follow step-by-step instructions to complete the 14″ x 16″ painting in about 2 hours.  To register for the  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on May 14, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

The next Third Saturday Contra Dance happens this coming Saturday, May 19th at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor. It runs from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, and features caller Carol Piening from Olympia with music by the Possum Carvers from Port Townsend. Donation at the door-$10, $5 students All dances will be taught; no partner  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk: Lime Kiln Point State Park

Written on April 23, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Meet Erin Corra, Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) Founder & Executive Director, to explore the past, present and future of beautiful Lime Kiln Point State Park. Stroll along the trails, take a tour of the lighthouse, learn about current events and what Friends of Lime Kiln Society has in store for 2018 and beyond.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Catching Up With Callie McKay

Written on April 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… On our last “Field Trip Friday” excursion to the mainland, (see San Juan Update 3/31/2018), I caught up with Callie McKay. She’s a busy woman and not an easy one to catch up with but the ferry ride to Anacortes  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Field Trip Friday

Written on March 31, 2018 at 9:32 am, by

Island senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… At the Mullis Center the third Friday of the month is Field Trip Friday with Callie McKay. I joined the fun this month for an off-island day trip to the Skagit County Senior Center in Burlington followed by a  Continue Reading

What’s Happening and What’s Not Happening…

Written on March 29, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Here are some happenings and some updates… This just in – FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull says the golf match has been cancelled today.  Lummi did not have enough players to participate in a match. Also, today’s girls tennis match with South Whidbey is postponed due to weather.  He will get the new date out  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag

Written on March 26, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Gay Graham… Dear Editor: Something extraordinary and exciting happened on our island last Wednesday, March 21st.  The San Juan Community Home Trust barged in two more “classic” homes from the Victoria/Oak Bay areas of Vancouver Island. The Nickel Bros. barge arrived at 5  Continue Reading

New Homes for Home Trust

Written on March 16, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

– This story has been updated since it was first published – The San Juan Community Home Trust continues to barge ahead! Everyone is invited to see the exciting arrival of the Nickel Bros. barge at Jackson Beach, Wednesday, March 21, beginning at approximately 5:30 AM. The early time is to coincide with the high  Continue Reading