Topic: Around Here

Island Lights Festival happens tonight

Written on December 2, 2022 at 10:09 am, by

The Cham­ber of Com­merce shares news about tonight’s hol­i­day event. The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce’s Island Lights Fes­ti­val will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in down­town Fri­day Har­bor. This kick-off event for the Fri­day Har­bor Win­ter­fest is pre­sent­ed in part­ner­ship with Island Rec and, of course, San­ta Claus. Our tree light­ing will be a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Along Westcott Bay

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

Glenn Hendrick hosts solo show at Artspace

Written on December 1, 2022 at 2:27 pm, by

One of San Juan Island’s artists shares news about an upcom­ing solo exhi­bi­tion. On Sat­ur­day, Dec. 3, a selec­tion of works on paper by local artist Glenn Hen­drick will be fea­tured in Joe Cooper’s inti­mate­ly pro­por­tioned Art­space, locat­ed at 160 Macgi­nite Road. The open­ing will take place from noon to 3 p.m., with tea and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: An introvert’s guide to the holidays

Written on December 1, 2022 at 12:51 pm, by

For the last few years the glob­al pan­dem­ic has wreaked hav­oc with many of our cher­ished hol­i­day tra­di­tions. This has giv­en us all an oppor­tu­ni­ty to shift to sim­pler sce­nar­ios. We’ve out of neces­si­ty had to shift, or in some cas­es give up, tra­di­tions that pre-pan­dem­ic seemed per­ma­nent­ly estab­lished. We have an oppor­tu­ni­ty now to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fancy splashing

Written on December 1, 2022 at 10:55 am, by

Peace Island Volunteers host Christmas basket sale on Saturday

Written on December 1, 2022 at 9:30 am, by

The Peace Island Vol­un­teers Christ­mas Shoppe returns this Sat­ur­day with dozens of hol­i­day bas­kets avail­able for sale. The event takes place at the Mullis Cen­ter, with doors open­ing at 10 a.m. There are gift bas­kets for chil­dren, adults, dog and cat lovers, wine lovers, sports fans, and many oth­ers — each assem­bled with care by  Con­tin­ue Reading

Drawn to the light

Written on November 30, 2022 at 8:34 pm, by

County Council adopts revisions to Comprehensive Plan

Written on November 30, 2022 at 4:08 pm, by

The Coun­ty shares news about the cul­mi­na­tion of plan­ning and com­mu­ni­ty input six years in the mak­ing. The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil adopt­ed the 2036 Com­pre­hen­sive Plan Update today after six years of meet­ings, pub­lic hear­ings, and input. The doc­u­ment will serve as the road map for future devel­op­ment, growth man­age­ment, and Coun­ty pro­grams over  Con­tin­ue Reading

Old Town Lagoon

Written on November 30, 2022 at 12:42 pm, by

Friday Harbor Atelier hosting holiday open house

Written on November 30, 2022 at 11:10 am, by

One of San Juan Island’s local artist groups shares news about their upcom­ing art sale. The artists of the Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier invite the pub­lic to a hol­i­day open house and art sale on Fri­day, Dec. 2 from 4–7 p.m. More than a dozen artists will be on hand to open their stu­dios or present their  Con­tin­ue Reading

A dusting of snow

Written on November 29, 2022 at 8:55 pm, by

Library hosting Harry Potter Trivia on Wednesday

Written on November 29, 2022 at 5:35 pm, by

The San Juan Island Library hosts Har­ry Pot­ter Triv­ia for youth in grades 5–12 from 2:30–4 p.m. on Wednes­day, Nov. 30 in the Library Meet­ing Room. Accord­ing to the Library, ques­tions cov­er a vari­ety of wiz­ard­ly top­ics and will draw facts from the orig­i­nal Har­ry Pot­ter books and movies. Snacks will be avail­able, the win­ning  Con­tin­ue Reading

On the prairie

Written on November 29, 2022 at 9:45 am, by

Madrona Institute awards stewardship grants from San Juan Islands license plate proceeds

Written on November 29, 2022 at 7:45 am, by

The Madrona Insti­tute recent­ly award­ed $45,000 in grants to local non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions based on rev­enues received from sales of the San Juan Islands spe­cial license plate. This was the sec­ond year that the pro­gram has issued grants. 2022 grants include: $10,000 — San Juan Islands Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict — San Juan Islands Youth Con­ser­va­tion Corps Pro­gram  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sunday clouds

Written on November 28, 2022 at 7:55 pm, by

Sculpture Park plants sequoias and redwoods

Written on November 28, 2022 at 4:45 pm, by

The San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park shares news about some new, long-term addi­tions to their col­lec­tion. Prop­a­ga­tion­Na­tion and the San Juan Islands Sculp­ture Park have joined forces to plant six giant sequoias and four­teen coast red­wood trees for future gen­er­a­tions to enjoy and watch grow. The sequoias are now about three feet tall and the red­woods  Con­tin­ue Reading