Topic: Around Here

Fall Registration Open at SVC

Written on August 27, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College has opened its doors for Fall registration. Come on in, have a cup of coffee and discuss your education future with our student advisor. Classes beginning on September 21 are available at the Center and online. The San Juan Center is located near the airport terminal at  Continue Reading

Glenna Hall Stepping Down

Written on August 27, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

Health Issues Cause OPALCO Board Member to Step Down OPALCO Board Member Glenna Hall has announced her resignation due to health issues. Hall represents District 1 (San Juan, Brown, Henry, Pearl and Spieden islands). The Board will appoint a new board member to fill the vacancy until Hall’s term is up in 2017, in accordance  Continue Reading

FHHS Community Service-Learning Class call for projects

Written on August 27, 2015 at 5:38 am, by

Summer has flown by! The first semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class will begin September 3rd. This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally. This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and local organizations.  Continue Reading

30-acre Donation to Land Bank

Written on August 26, 2015 at 12:38 pm, by

San Juan Island’s Scenic Westside Preserve More than Doubles in Size! The San Juan County Land Bank received a 30-acre donation along Westside Road on San Juan last Friday, August 21st. “We are very happy to see this special piece of land preserved for future generations and enjoyed by a wider public,” say donors, Paul  Continue Reading

Farm Film Fest

Written on August 26, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Ag Guild is proud to present a cooperative film collection exploring the future of farming compiled by young farmer advocates, the Greenhorns! The average age of farmers in the US is 57. Five years ago it was 55. In San Juan County it is 60. At this rate, who will our  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Movies in the Park

Written on August 26, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Island Rec kicked off their third season of Movies in the Park last weekend and there are still 5 weeks to go. For August 29th, we will be showing Robin Hood: Men in Tights. The movie should begin at about 8:45 pm but come early for fun trivia, prizes, and to claim your spot! FANs  Continue Reading

Dance Happy Time is Coming Up Soon!

Written on August 26, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Dance Happy with Bill & Rita Ament is opening their dancing doors again on September 8th.  Offering Children’s classes for ages 2-1/2 to 13, in Creative, Pre-Ballet, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Zumba for Kids and their new Steppin’ Out dance expressions class for ages 6-13. Also, Adult & Teen classes in Tap, Zumba, and  Continue Reading

Securing Community Treasures

Written on August 26, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s a note from Frank Penwell about making Community Treasures a permanent thing… Please help spread the word. It is time to secure CT as a permanent San Juan Island public charity facility. Please help by asking others to visit to learn more. Thanks, Frank Dear Neighbor, I am asking you for your support  Continue Reading

Garden Club Resumes Meeting Schedule

Written on August 26, 2015 at 5:36 am, by

Here’s a note from Dot Vandaveer with the SJI Garden Club… SJI Garden Club is resuming our meeting schedule on September 1st at 1:00 pm at the Mullis Center.  All are welcome.  We will be recognizing the SJC Fair Blue Ribbon winners of the Youth categories.

Close-Up Art Show at the Library

Written on August 25, 2015 at 10:13 am, by

Through a Looking Glass or Microscope Enter the magical world of the microscope or looking glass and watch it turn into art. Bring yours in to share with the community. All media, all ages and all talents are welcome. Check in ready-to-hang art from 10:00 AM to noon on Saturday, August 29th. Questions? Call Diane at 370-5814

Volunteer of the Month

Written on August 25, 2015 at 10:07 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce that Alexandra Ferrente is the Volunteer of the month for August. Alex is here in Friday Harbor as a seasonal naturalist, which keeps her very busy – and yet she still finds time to volunteer at the animal shelter several times a week. “Alex  Continue Reading

Spike Africa

Written on August 25, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

Aaron Shepard captured this image of the Spike Africa heading down the harbor with Brown Island in the background. Thanks for sharing Aaron!

Jazz and Fingerstyle Guitar Master Here August 28

Written on August 25, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Martin Taylor presents a concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, August 28 at 7:30 pm. Earning global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike, Martin’s signature style combines his virtuosity, emotion and humor with a strong, engaging  Continue Reading

Animal Shelter Announces Partnership with Wooftrax

Written on August 25, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Our local animal shelter has found a nearly effortless and free way for supporters to help raise money for homeless animals here on San Juan Island. The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has partnered with Wooftrax, an organization that donates money to animal shelters and rescue groups nationwide, utilizing a smartphone application. The Wooftrax  Continue Reading

2015 Concours D’Elegance

Written on August 24, 2015 at 5:58 am, by

The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of San Juan Island will hold its Ninth Annual Concours d’Elegance at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. This year, the Concours will consist of a “Judged” section and a “Display Only”  Continue Reading

BAT-tacular Full Moon Hike

Written on August 24, 2015 at 5:52 am, by

Biologist Rochelle Kelly returns with her thermal camera & acoustic detectors for an evening of bat observation on Saturday, August 29, from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Mount Grant Preserve. Meet at the ridge top parking area (the road will be open for driving access to the top) to discover more about our island bats  Continue Reading

Mount Grant by Horseback

Written on August 24, 2015 at 5:48 am, by

Wish you could ride up Mount Grant on horses? Here is your chance! How often can you say you helped save a wonderful mountain for all? You must see Mount Grant to believe what we have here on San Juan Island! “On top of the world!” For the first person or persons to contribute $1000  Continue Reading

From Watersheds To Whitecaps

Written on August 24, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

“From Watersheds To Whitecaps: Myriad Lives Intertwingled” Presented by John Williams The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome John Williams as part of the 2015 Summer Lecture Series on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m. John will discuss how creatures in the Salish Sea are inexorably linked to each other, linked to those in our uplands,  Continue Reading

Gear Up For Our Schools

Written on August 24, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

Help make a positive impact on a child’s education! The Islanders Bank Gear Up For Our Schools 2015-2016  supply drive has started on Friday Harbor. Drop off locations: Friday Harbor Drug Store King’s Market Marketplace Office Center NW School supply lists are available at the school district’s website Hover over the school links and click  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on August 24, 2015 at 5:34 am, by

‘Ello Guvhah! I’m Chuckles and I’m a proper gentleman, I am. What I lack in size I make up for in character and cracking good manners! As Mary Poppins once said, “I’m practically perfect in every way”, although I am a bit on the shy side when first meeting someone. Drop by the animal shelter  Continue Reading

A Few Quick Notes…

Written on August 23, 2015 at 11:33 am, by

First, Kevin Holmes wants to get this word out to local veterans… Just wanted to get the word out to Veterans that may not have heard – Congressman Rick Larsen will be at the Legion Post 163 in Friday Harbor on Wednesday August 26th from 11:00 – 12:30 to have “Conversations with Veterans” if any  Continue Reading

SSIS Teacher Featured in Live Broadcast

Written on August 23, 2015 at 11:12 am, by

Sunday August 23rd at 6:30 pm, Spring Street International School teacher Timothy Dwyer will be featured in a Live broadcast to the San Juan Island Community from onboard the deep-sea research vessel Nautilus, making use of the ship’s telepresence technology. The one-hour event will be co-sponsored by Spring Street International School and the San Juan Nature Institute and held  Continue Reading