Topic: Around Here

Old-Fashioned Holiday Market comes to Brickworks this weekend

Written on December 7, 2022 at 8:30 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor’s Old-Fash­ioned Hol­i­day Mar­ket returns this week­end — Fri­day, Sat­ur­day, and Sun­day — at Brick­works. The event fea­tures more than two dozen ven­dors offer­ing an array of crafts, food prod­ucts, health sup­ple­ments, and oth­er gifts for the hol­i­days. Fam­i­lies can enjoy hayrides on Sat­ur­day and pony rides on Sun­day. Local musi­cians will be per­form­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Along the high road at the gravel pit

Written on December 6, 2022 at 8:44 pm, by

Chardonnay Shopping takes place on Thursday

Written on December 6, 2022 at 7:18 pm, by

The orga­niz­ers of Fri­day Har­bor’s pop­u­lar Chardon­nay Shop­ping event send along details about this year’s edi­tion. Please join us for Chardon­nay Shop­ping and shop local­ly this Thurs­day, Dec. 8. Many of our local busi­ness­es, retail­ers and restau­rants are offer­ing won­der­ful spe­cials just for the Chardon­nay Shop­pers. You don’t actu­al­ly have to drink Chardon­nay to be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore has a new owner

Written on December 6, 2022 at 1:55 pm, by

One of Fri­day Har­bor’s longest-run­n­ing busi­ness­es shares news about their new own­er. For 43 years Grif­fin Bay Book­store has been promi­nent in down­town Fri­day Har­bor, con­tribut­ing in myr­i­ad large and small ways to the lit­er­ary, cul­tur­al, and social lives of our island com­mu­ni­ty. It has been our mis­sion to pro­vide islanders with the books and lit­er­a­ture  Con­tin­ue Reading

Santa’s mailbox returns to Friday Harbor

Written on December 6, 2022 at 9:21 am, by

The Cham­ber of Com­merce shares news about the return of a pop­u­lar island hol­i­day tra­di­tion. The mail­box for let­ters to San­ta is back! You can drop off your let­ters to San­ta in the big, red, sea­son­al mail­box in front of Van Go’s Piz­za at 180 Web St. Every year, a team of ded­i­cat­ed vol­un­teer elves  Con­tin­ue Reading

Headed east

Written on December 5, 2022 at 10:11 pm, by

December update from Fred Woods, San Juan Island School District superintendent

Written on December 5, 2022 at 1:46 pm, by

Dear Fri­day Har­bor com­mu­ni­ty, I have writ­ten pre­vi­ous­ly that I love the hol­i­day sea­son. The bright lights, fes­tive dec­o­ra­tions, and amaz­ing cook­ies are some of the tra­di­tions of the sea­son I enjoy most. Sure, the tem­per­a­ture might be drop­ping, but there is still so much to cel­e­brate. This is espe­cial­ly true in your schools. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Tearing down the path at Linde

Written on December 5, 2022 at 12:04 pm, by

County Council agenda for Dec. 6

Written on December 5, 2022 at 9:58 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Tues­day, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at Lopez Cen­ter for Com­mu­ni­ty and the Arts, 204 Vil­lage Road on Lopez Island. The meet­ing includes a pub­lic hear­ing for the 2023 bud­get mid-bien­ni­al review. Items up for dis­cus­sion or action include: Adopt­ing Coun­ty staffing lev­els and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fall color at the Sculpture Park

Written on December 3, 2022 at 6:54 pm, by

Fundraiser continues for islander MichaelJean Smith

Written on December 3, 2022 at 1:25 pm, by

Long-time islander Michael­Jean Smith is still look­ing for some help after a major stroke in Feb­ru­ary caused paral­y­sis on both sides of her body. “She has pro­gressed to using a wheel chair, and is alert and aware and able to speak,” says Min­nie Knych, a friend of Michael­Jean’s. “She is in reha­bil­i­ta­tion at a care cen­ter  Con­tin­ue Reading

New growth

Written on December 3, 2022 at 10:55 am, by

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

Written on December 3, 2022 at 7:48 am, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Robin, a two-year-old chi­huahua mix. Hi there, my name is Robin. As a female, I am vast and I have many sides, but most press­ing right now is the title of young new mom. Although there are many  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Kaiser

Written on December 2, 2022 at 9:55 pm, by

OPALCO Board passes 2023 budget and rates

Written on December 2, 2022 at 4:34 pm, by

OPALCO shares news about rate changes com­ing in 2023 and beyond. The 2023 OPALCO annu­al bud­get was approved at the Nov. 17 board meet­ing. It includes a six per­cent rate increase for all mem­bers, fund­ing for con­struc­tion of the Bail­er Hill Com­mu­ni­ty Solar Project, and ener­gy effi­cien­cy incen­tives. The bud­get fore­casts a six per­cent rate  Con­tin­ue Reading

Silver fox

Written on December 2, 2022 at 12:36 pm, by