Topic: Business

Vic’s Turns 60

Written on June 29, 2018 at 7:25 pm, by

To commemorate 60 years in business at Vic’s Drive In on Thursday, members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Friday Harbor Town Council held a brief ceremony after which Vic’s owners Brian and Theresa Carlson cut a big ribbon to celebrate. Along with the ribbon cutting ceremony, Vic’s also rolled back prices for 2  Continue Reading

Vic’s Drive Inn is 60 on Thursday!

Written on June 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Brian and Theresa share this invitation with you… Join us June 28, 2018 as we commemorate 60 years of Vic’s with games, door prizes, special pricing, and more. 1958 Pricing on in-house orders between 2-4pm sponsored by Sysco and Walton Beverages. (Order in/Dine in only. Limit two per customer.) Door prizes donated by Walton Beverages  Continue Reading

At Waterworks Gallery this Weekend

Written on June 21, 2018 at 10:37 am, by

Ruth at Waterworks Gallery shares this invitation with you… Please join me in welcoming Pete Kuentzel to the gallery on Saturday, June 23rd from 11 to 1pm. Pete will chat informally about what inspires his work and how he creates his ceramic sculptures. Pete is a retired professor of ceramics, and has a studio on  Continue Reading

Westwind Aviation News

Written on June 20, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s a note from Loren DeShon sharing some new developments at Westwind Aviation… Westwind Aviation will have scheduled flights from Friday Harbor to Boeing Field on Thursday and Friday afternoons departing at 4 pm (through the summer) beginning Thursday June 21. Introductory fare $109. Call (360) 378-6991 to make a reservation. New Pilot – Westwind  Continue Reading

Ridgway and Kuentzel Opening at WaterWorks

Written on June 15, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery shares this announcment with you… This gallery show brings together painter David Ridgway and ceramicist Pete Kuentzel. While both artists use seemingly simple forms–a rectangle, a triangle or a circle– they create lush, complex compositions on canvas or clay. David has a unique approach with landscapes: he initially removes any signs  Continue Reading

LEOs say Thanks

Written on June 12, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Dear Editor, Another successful LEO Club Golf Scramble! We couldn’t do it without the SJ Golf Course giving us the course for a day! The LEO Club, sponsored by the Lions Club, gives the money earned back to the community in the form of community project grants and donations to worthy causes. This year, we  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Physiotherapy & Wellness

Written on June 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor Physiotherapy & Wellness, the island’s new manual therapy, personal training, and health coaching provider, is celebrating its inception with an open house on Saturday, June 16th from 11 am to 4 pm. It will be held at their natural movement gym and wellness studio at 156 Moonlight Drive off of Bailer Hill Road.  Continue Reading

Island Icon Celebrates 60th Year

Written on June 6, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The SJI Historical Society checks in with their monthly History Column for June… This month’s column recognizes not an iconic islander but rather an iconic business. A favorite of many during its 60 years, Vic’s Drive-In opened on June 28, 1958. Call it a Drive Inn or Drive-In, it’s always been Vic’s and the hamburgers  Continue Reading

New Digs for Sound Maintenance

Written on June 4, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

On Friday June 1st, a pretty good sized crowd showed up to help celebrate the grand opening of the new facility for Sound Maintenance, LLC, an aircraft maintenance company. Wielding a huge pair of scissors, owner Dean Riley cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the location at 774 Franklin Drive. Dean and his  Continue Reading

LTAC Funds Available

Written on June 4, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Lodging Tax grant funds available to promote 2019 tourism in Friday Harbor. The Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is now accepting applications for grants to fund tourism promotion of events and activities taking place within the town in 2019. Preference will be given to those operations and activities that encourage tourists  Continue Reading

Gerry Lawlor to Leave Rock Island in Good Hands

Written on May 28, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Rock Island to benefit from another strong ally within T-Mobile Eastsound, WA – May 25, 2018: Three years ago, Rock Island Communications entered into an important partnership with T-Mobile US to deploy LTE Fixed Wireless to the home. Since then, Rock Island, the wholly-owned subsidiary of OPALCO, has experienced a tremendous period of growth. Rock  Continue Reading

Produce Safety Rule

Written on May 28, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

What is the Produce Safety Rule and what does it mean for my farm? Join WSU Produce Safety Extension Specialist Faith Critzer to find out! You may have heard about a new federal regulation impacting produce farms that is focusing on food safety.  If you have questions, you’re not alone.  Come learn about the new  Continue Reading

Greenway Gardens

Written on May 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm, by

Long time islander Becky Greenway has just recently opened a new nursery business, “Greenway Gardens” on San Juan Valley Road.  She offers assorted flowers, veggies, herbs and also yard art with more things coming along soon. This has long been a dream of hers and for the last 5 years she’s been putting a lot  Continue Reading

Electrolysis San Juan is on Orcas Island

Written on May 18, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Danielle Wheeler of Electrolysis San Juan has opened a 2nd location on Orcas. Here she is with the details… Permanent Hair Removal is Now Available on Orcas Island! To better serve clients looking for permanent hair removal options, Electrolysis San Juan, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of a second location in the Spa  Continue Reading

FHH Summer Kickoff Party

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

You’re invited to Friday Harbor House’s Summer Kickoff Party on Thursday, May 24 from 4pm-7pm. The party will celebrate the completion of Friday Harbor House’s new outdoor space, complete with two expansive decks and five firepits, as well as mark the unofficial start of summer. The inn will be serving up Pacific Northwest island-inspired barbeque,  Continue Reading

New Location for SJ Vision Source

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Correction – This move will be completed next week, not today. Eye doctor Dr. Chris White will be moving his office from 818 Mullis Street to 425 Caines Street. That’s the yellow building on the S-curve corner of Caines Street, with the parking lot just inside the bump-out sidewalk. This move will be completed by  Continue Reading

Economic Forecast Luncheon

Written on May 15, 2018 at 2:47 pm, by

EDC presents 9th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon: The Future of Water in San Juan County Join the conversation on The Future of Water in San Juan County at the 9th Annual EDC Economic Forecast Luncheon, held at Brickworks in Friday Harbor on Wednesday, May 23rd from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The EDC’s annual luncheon will  Continue Reading

Rookscroft & Company

Written on May 11, 2018 at 4:27 pm, by

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday morning, May 11th for a new Gallery and Studio in town called Rookscroft & Company. It is a working studio and gallery of paintings, cards, and gifts created by artist Jayne Siroshton. The paintings are portraits of 25 characters in her book, “Rookscroft – Peculiar Tales from a  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month

Written on May 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Tim Fry is the SJI Chamber of Commerce Member of the month… Tim is founder of 468 Communications, which specializes in location-based marketing. The company’s 468 Insider mobile apps help communities increase visitor engagement while driving local commerce. The platform has been used in a variety of ways – from rewarding visitors to the San  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Gail Schnee, San Juan Island Chamber Board President & Co-Owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton and Becki Day, Executive Director of the Chamber, share this month’s edition of Chamber Chat… Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 13, so save the trip off island to the mall and shop local this year for a unique  Continue Reading

Color and Texture

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Coming up later this week, the first show of the year opens at WaterWorks Gallery: Joan Stuart Ross – Pigmented Beeswax on Wood David French – Mixed media on Carved Wood May 11th – June 8th, 2018 Joan Stuart Ross and David French share an affinity for not only bright colors, but also for texture  Continue Reading

Best of the Northwest Escapes

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Laura and Eric Concord, Owner/Operators of Wharfside Bed (Boat) and Breakfast are proud to announce that Wharfside has been voted Best of the Northwest Escapes BnB’s by viewers of King 5 TV Evening Magazine.  The Wharfside will be featured in Evening’s Reveal Week, May 7-11.  They are scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 8th at  Continue Reading