Topic: Business

Chardonnay Shopping in Friday Harbor on December 9th

Written on December 7, 2021 at 12:50 pm, by

The Chardonnay Shoppers are coming and invite you to join them… Bring your masks, your wallet and join the fun. To the many new residents on the island, Chardonnay Shopping is an annual event where we shop on a specific day to support our local businesses and restaurants. Most of the businesses and restaurants entice  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Written on December 6, 2021 at 11:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with this month’s market snapshot. Here she is with more… This is the December Market Snapshot as presented by the Simonson and Zambrovitz Team. The market is very similar to last year this time as it relates to inventory and pending transactions.

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 to Acquire The Village at the Harbor

Written on December 2, 2021 at 9:40 am, by

On November 2, 2021, San Juan County residents voted in favor of the District acquiring the Village at the Harbor. Integration of the Village into the Hospital District will begin in early March of 2022. The current administrator at the Village, Evan Perrollaz, has agreed to remain in his position indefinitely following the acquisition.  Part  Continue Reading

Santa’s Mailbox

Written on December 2, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Santa is waiting to hear from the children and wants you to know that his mailbox is back and is located at 180 Web St., in Van Go’s driveway. Each letter that is received will get a reply so please make sure there is a return address and name on the letters! The materials were  Continue Reading

Holiday Art Show

Written on December 1, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

11 San Juan Island Artists Offer New Works at the Friday Harbor Atelier’s Holiday Art Show The public is invited to a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 3rd from 4:00 – 7:00 pm “This year more than ever, we want to celebrate local small businesses and encourage islanders to give the gift of handmade  Continue Reading

“Communities of Hope” Gala a Successful Event

Written on December 1, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

Compass Health’s 2021 Building Communities of Hope Gala Raises Nearly $110,000 to Benefit Child, Youth and Family Behavioral Health Services EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 30, 2021 – Compass Health’s fifth-annual Building Communities of Hope Gala raised nearly $110,000 in support of the organization’s child, youth and family behavioral health services during a virtual event held on  Continue Reading

Conservation Land Bank Seeks Public Input on Coffelt Farm Study and Proposed Agricultural Policy

Written on November 30, 2021 at 8:54 am, by

After more than two years of research and community outreach, the San Juan County Conservation Land Bank has entered the final phase in planning future agricultural operations at Coffelt Farm Preserve. The Land Bank invites the public to submit written comments on a new Coffelt Farm study and to attend a Zoom meeting on December  Continue Reading

PIMC Earns National Award

Written on November 30, 2021 at 8:47 am, by

Peace Health shares this announcement with you… Friday Harbor, Wash. – We are pleased to announce that PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center has been recognized with a 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award® by Press Ganey, the national leader in healthcare consumer and workforce engagement. PeaceHealth Peace Island has earned this distinction five years in a  Continue Reading

Jensen’s Boatyard to Re-Open in January

Written on November 29, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor will be reopening Jensen’s Boatyard on January 3, 2022. The new operations model will see Port staff scheduling and operating the boat lift and boat yard. Port crews will perform all boat lifting and launching, pressure washing, and blocking of vessels. Bottom painting, and vessel maintenance or repairs, may be  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island

Written on November 28, 2021 at 8:51 pm, by

Cynthia’s Bistro will be offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal, Thursday December 2nd from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday to pick up your meal. You may pick up a meal for yourself or  Continue Reading

Disaster Cash Assistance Program

Written on November 26, 2021 at 5:34 am, by

The following was shared with you by Northwest Workforce Council… The Department of Social and Health Services has activated the Disaster Cash Assistance Program, or DCAP, to serve people affected by severe weather events. Households impacted by floods, landslides, mudslides and other hazardous events in the 14 counties included in Governor Inslee’s November 15, 2021,  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Written on November 24, 2021 at 5:43 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson has another Real Estate News column for you… Real Estate Is Best When Kept Local Using local real estate brokers and local real estate related service providers is very important when buying or selling real estate.  Boots on the ground here brings the expertise.  Further, it is similar to buying locally sourced  Continue Reading

Food Recovery – Why We Need To Care About Composting

Written on November 19, 2021 at 5:53 am, by

The following is submitted by San Juan Island resident Angie Light with the Transition San Juan Waste Reduction Group… My family and I are new to the island, and one of the many characteristics of San Juan that we love is the access to wonderful farms and farmers. Many an evening our family meal is  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Announces Additions to Rehab Therapy team 

Written on November 19, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor, WA – We are pleased to announce that our PeaceHealth Peace Island Rehabilitation therapy team is growing and we are now able to offer our patients expanded services and access, including Saturday appointments. In the last six months we have welcomed three new members to our therapy team: Andrea Jakus Wight, MPT, started  Continue Reading

Nana’s Holiday House

Written on November 18, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

We are happy to be opening Nana’s House this year after missing last year. For our 9th year, we are changing things up a bit. We will be opening a week earlier, on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-5:00. Then, we will be open the following three weekends in December, on Saturdays and  Continue Reading

Government Contracting Essentials Workshop

Written on November 15, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

Washington PTAC, EDC offer workshop on Government Contracting Essentials Interested in doing business with the government?  Join Washington PTAC and the EDC for a workshop outlining the basics of government contracting and procurement.  The workshop will be held via Zoom on Monday, December 6th from 10-11a. The workshop will introduce participants to government procurement, including  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on November 15, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Village at the Harbor is currently seeking individuals interested in joining our team. For over 13 years, the Village has been home to amazing seniors and has established a level of excellence second to none. We offer part and full-time employment opportunities with several different shifts. We feature a great work environment and truly have  Continue Reading

Live Performance Art at SJIMA

Written on October 28, 2021 at 10:46 am, by

Bellingham artist, Francie Allen, will be in Friday Harbor Saturday evening, November 6 to present a live dance performance at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.  The performance will be held in the museum’s Atrium to highlight Allen’s current exhibit at SJIMA, On Being Alive!.  The exhibit features wire and mesh sculptures, suspended in  Continue Reading

Vacation Rental Permitting Zoom

Written on October 27, 2021 at 10:28 am, by

What’s going on with Vacation Rental Permitting in San Juan County? Tune in to find out Wednesday, October 27, 2021, when Land Use Consultant, Francine Shaw, gives us the 411 and answers your questions. Click the link below to register for the Noon Zoom! https://sanjuanrealestateresources.com/resources/ola/services/vacation-rental-permitting-on-sji

SaviBank Establishes Loan Production Team in Friday Harbor

Written on October 25, 2021 at 12:14 pm, by

Mount Vernon, WA – October 25, 2021 – SaviBank announced that it has formed a new lending team located in Friday Harbor, serving the business and personal lending needs in San Juan County, including San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. “Our new lending team in Friday Harbor presents a fantastic opportunity for SaviBank to serve  Continue Reading

Thank You!

Written on October 25, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands and Sports Car Club of SJI gratefully thank all our sponsors for this year’s Concours car show. Regrettably, due to delta variant of Covid, we decided to cancel this year’s event out of safety concerns for our entrants and attendees. Over the past 12 years, the generosity of  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island

Written on October 21, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Fourth Year – Starting AGAIN! Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Basic Home Cooking made with everything but the Kitchen Sink. You may pick up a meal for yourself or for those who need  Continue Reading