Topic: Around Here

Fish Tacos Friday!

Written on May 14, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Fish Tacos Friday May 15, at Friday Harbor Ace Hardware, 11-2 pm. $7 suggested donation. Fish for Teeth is still going strong, and is once again bringing the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van to Friday Harbor. Fish Tacos are the primary fund raising effort, so please help our cause and enjoy one of these  Continue Reading

Animal Shelter Announces New Volunteer Program

Written on May 14, 2015 at 5:41 am, by

If you’ve always wanted to become a part of the life-saving volunteer program at the animal shelter – now is a great time to get involved! The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced an all-new and very-much improved volunteer program and is looking for people 18 and older to become a part of  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Grange Dance

Written on May 14, 2015 at 5:35 am, by

Featuring Craig Wolfe with The Spuds. All are welcome. All dances taught. $10.00 donation appreciated. Saturday, May 16th at the Friday Harbor Grange Hall from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Sponsored by San Juan Island Grange #966

MHI Progress Report

Written on May 13, 2015 at 5:56 am, by

Things are coming along nicely up at the Historical Society’s Museum of History and Industry (MHI). When completed, the MHI will showcase four industries that have had a large impact in shaping the history of the San Juan Islands – Fishing, Logging, Farming and Lime. They plan to have a preview opening of the first two of  Continue Reading

Dedication in Honor of Lt. James “Kelly” Patterson

Written on May 13, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

The year 2015 is the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War. Moreover, 2015 has been designated as a time to salute Vietnam veterans. Because of the controversy surrounding the War, many Vietnam vets have been ignored and their service forgotten. In keeping with this nationwide recognition there will be a presentation dedicating  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival

Written on May 13, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Artistic Director and Cellist Sasha von Dassow announces the inaugural season of the Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival, June 26 and 27, 2015. Performances will be at the San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 and $11 for students and are available online through the theatre at http://www.sjctheatre.org/ Festival artists are  Continue Reading

Did you notice….

Written on May 13, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Did you notice that the dates this week up until the 19th are all the same both forwards and backwards? (if you don’t slash and dash). Check this out: 5/12/15 5/13/15 5/14/15 5/15/15 5/16/15 5/17/15 5/18/15 5/19/15 51215 51315 51415 51515 51615 51715 51815 51915 Amaze your friends with this great fun brought to you by  Continue Reading

Videos from SJI Prevention Coalition

Written on May 12, 2015 at 3:14 pm, by

The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition’s Rock Solid Youth Group recently published some Public Safety Announcement videos on YouTube. Fun stuff with important messages that the kids did themselves (with a little bit of help from some grownups). One is about wearing helmets (above) and the other is all about being sure to wear a  Continue Reading

Advantage Horsemanship with Scott Purdum

Written on May 12, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

Does the name Scott Purdum ring a bell? If you are an avid horse-lover, or have ever watched RFDTV, then you have heard of Scott Purdum’s amazing show, Advantage Horsemanship! The San Juan County Fairgrounds is excited to have Scott himself come all the way from Maryland to lend his horsemanship skills in a two-day  Continue Reading

PIMC Fireside Chats: Advance Directives

Written on May 12, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Advance directives for health care topic of free community education program Ross Fewing, director of the Center for Mission at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, will discuss “Advance Directives for End-of-Life Care” on Wednesday, May 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in a free, public community education program hosted by PeaceHealth Peace Island  Continue Reading

APSFH Volunteer of the Month

Written on May 12, 2015 at 5:33 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has named Ed Sawyer, “Volunteer of the Month” for May. Ed is a favorite among dogs at the animal shelter because he shows up every day, rain or shine, to walk them – and always with treats in his pockets! The board of directors and staff of the  Continue Reading

FHFF Tuesday Films: Return of the River

Written on May 11, 2015 at 5:51 am, by

Return of the River, the capstone film of the Friday Harbor Film Festival’s 2015 Winter Film Series, is on tap to be screened at the San Juan Island Grange on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 p.m. The Friday Harbor Film Festival’s 2014 Audience Choice Award Winner for Favorite Film, Return of the River tells the  Continue Reading

Hanging Basket Class

Written on May 11, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Island Rec has cancelled their hanging basket class previously scheduled for May 16th at 10:00 am. The San Juan Island Garden Club, to make use of the supplies purchased for the class, will have an alternative class. Date:   May 16, 2015 Place: 1785 Douglas Road #42 – The Oaks Time:   10:00 AM Instructor: Theresa Hill, Master  Continue Reading

School District Thanks IMA for Support

Written on May 11, 2015 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island School District is grateful for San Juan Islands Museum of Art annual support for the middle school art program According to SJISD Superintendent Rick Thompson, “The San Juan Island School District is very grateful and would like to formally thank the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) for their annual and  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 11, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Believe me, girls – I’m just as shocked as you are that I’m still here at the animal shelter. It’s been months! Cray-cray, right?   I’m by far the prettiest girl here, and I absolutely adore greeting people in the lobby! If I have to watch another, less-attractive cat get adopted I think I’ll just scream.  Continue Reading

Island Rec Commissioners say “Thanks!”

Written on May 11, 2015 at 5:44 am, by

Dear Editor, On behalf of Island Rec, San Juan Island School District, the Friday Harbor Athletic Association, and the other groups, organizations, and individuals who have worked so hard to fund and develop the new community park on Carter Avenue, we want to thank our island voters for a fantastic turnout and a strong positive  Continue Reading

Volunteer Mounted Posse Formation Meeting

Written on May 11, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a letter from Amy Herdy… Dear San Juan Update, Could you help me get the word out about the following… Sheriff Ron Krebs has given the official green light for a San Juan County volunteer sheriff’s mounted posse. The purpose of the posse (say that fast ten times!) is to help with community outreach  Continue Reading

Lynn Danaher Checks in from Polynesia

Written on May 10, 2015 at 11:29 am, by

Lynn Danaher of the Friday Harbor Film Festival sends this update from half way across the Pacific Ocean… Raivavae Research Program May 2015 One of the ways funds are generated to assist with the Friday Harbor Film Festival is by leading expeditions for an adventurous few to remote Polynesia. I took a small group to  Continue Reading

Little Spotted Fawns

Written on May 9, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note from Shona over at Wolf Hollow about all the little fawns out and about these days… Hello I was wondering if you could post this article about fawns. We are receiving calls from people who are worried because they have seen fawns “all on their own”, and we would like to remind people  Continue Reading

“Town Hall” meeting on Ferry Reservations

Written on May 9, 2015 at 5:00 am, by

The Ferry Advisory Committee and San Juan County Council invite the public to a Reservations “Town Hall” meeting on Lopez Island, Tuesday May 19 from 4pm to 6pm at the Lopez Community Center. WSF representatives will be on hand, along with FAC and County Council members, to present an update on reservations, answer questions, and listen  Continue Reading

Moonlight Sinatra

Written on May 8, 2015 at 6:28 pm, by

Jimmy Moe is back  for more “Moonlight Sinatra” crooning – ‘Old Blue Eyes’ this Saturday afternoon from at San Juan Vineyards out on Roche Harbor Road, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, and then again on Sunday at the Rumor Mill, 175 First Street, starting at 6:30 pm. Maybe it’s his bright blue eyes, or maybe it’s  Continue Reading

Town seeks proposals from graphic artists and videographers to complete two projects.

Written on May 8, 2015 at 1:11 pm, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is accepting proposals to design a new Town logo and to create an informational video. According to Administrator Duncan Wilson, the Town is seeking an updated logo design that better reflects the creative and vital personality of the community. Over the past several months a committee has been working to  Continue Reading