Topic: Community

Animal Protection Society Presents Pet Of The Week

Written on January 21, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

Age: Approx 5-6 years Sex: Female Breed: Chihuahua mix Application: Ginny has traveled a long way to find her forever home, and she is now ready for her special family. Ginny is initially very reserved and will need a patient person willing to work with her to gain confidence. But don’t let that deter  Continue Reading

Take Continuing Education Classes Online

Written on January 20, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Skagit Valley College College Skagit Valley College’s Continuing and Community Education program allows you to engage, connect, learn and grow from the comfort of your home by offering short-term, noncredit courses. A variety of Personal Enrichment courses are still available during the month of January: • Castles and Ancient Stones, Jan. 31-Feb. 28, Sundays,  Continue Reading

Nonprofit Looks To Buy Shaw General Store

Written on January 19, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Store Could Be Opened Year-Round From the Save the Shaw Store Board of Directors Imagine the Shaw General Store open seven days a week, year-round, managed by the Orcas Food Co-op. Imagine the store property owned by a community nonprofit organization, self-supporting through the store, the marina and other revenue sources on the property. This  Continue Reading

Food for Thought Is Waste Reduction Superstar

Written on January 18, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Transition San Juan Island Waste Guild The Transition San Juan Island Waste Guild wants to give a big kudos to the San Juan Island School District Food for Thought program’s grab-and-go free school breakfast and lunch program. The food service team packages their tasty breakfasts and lunches in a sustainable manner. When schools went  Continue Reading

Missing Rescue Dog Found On San Juan

Written on January 15, 2021 at 7:01 am, by

From Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor It is with great relief, excitement and joy to announce that Queenie, the infamous runaway dog, is back home safe and sound. It couldn’t have been done without community efforts; including reported sightings, awareness, volunteer work, and finally the assistance of professional trappers and one extra-large cage! Thank  Continue Reading

No New Vacation Rental Permits Until July

Written on January 15, 2021 at 6:52 am, by

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update The San Juan County Council approved a six-month moratorium on vacation rental permits from Jan. 13 through July 13. The resolution states that “while this moratorium is in effect, no new applications for a vacation rental permit shall be accepted as complete by any county department, and no currently  Continue Reading

Grab A Fish Taco Today At San Juan Theater

Written on January 15, 2021 at 6:33 am, by

By Matt Marinkovich, Fish For Teeth Fish For Teeth fish tacos will be served at the San Juan Island Community Theatre, today, Friday, Jan.15, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., or until we run out. An $8 suggested donation lands you a full-on burrito-sized “taco,” filled with sustainably-harvested Washington coastal rockfish, fresh organic salsa, Tillamook  Continue Reading

Join Virtual Land Bank Meeting

Written on January 14, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County Land Bank Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Jan. 15, from 8:30-11:30 a.m., via Zoom. The public is invited to attend. Click here to download the agenda, Zoom link and meeting materials. The San Juan County Land Bank is a local land conservation  Continue Reading

Power Restored To San Juan Islands

Written on January 13, 2021 at 9:40 pm, by

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update As of 7:40 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, OPALCO reported that power was being restored to all 20 islands in phases. “Be prepared for some potential small outages as the system comes back up,” read the islands’ energy co-op Facebook page. “Be sure to thank a lineman!”  Early Wednesday morning,  Continue Reading

Theater Offers Online Directing Course

Written on January 13, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre The San Juan Community Theatre is offering an online class called “Directing: Basics and Beyond,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 3-March 17. The class will be taught by Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, executive artistic director for the theater. Gain the confidence you need to take your first steps into directing or expand  Continue Reading

Apply For Spring Street International School Fall Courses

Written on January 13, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Spring Street International School The priority deadline for Spring Street International School’s fall classes is Feb. 1.  Apply here.

FANS Donates $4K To Island Rec

Written on January 12, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From FANS Families And Neighbors Support (FANS) Island Rec donated $4,000 to Island Rec this December, thanks to the very generous and dedicated individuals and businesses that donated to FANS this past year. Thank you to all who have donated, and we wish you a wonderful 2021.

Grant Helps Fish For Teeth Maintain Services

Written on January 10, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

Dental Appointments Available, Fish Tacos On Friday From Fish For Teeth Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing mission by bringing the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van to Friday Harbor from Wednesday, Jan. 13-Saturday, Jan. 16. There are still a few appointments available on Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16. Apply at  Continue Reading

Pick Up Free Meals For Every Island Child

Written on January 8, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By José Domenech, San Juan Island School District Finance Director, and Liz Varvaro, San Juan Island School District Food Service Director San Juan Island School District is able to provide a daily meal pack with breakfast and lunch to any child in our community between the ages of 1 and 18 years of age for  Continue Reading

APS Mobilizes To Find Frightened Rescue Dog

Written on January 8, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

Queenie Has Been Loose On San Juan Since Dec. 20. From Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is currently heading a rescue mission to capture a dog that has been running loose on San Juan Island for the last three weeks. Queenie is a rescue dog that was  Continue Reading

Join Mullis Center Book Club Online

Written on January 7, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library Join the Mullis Center Book Club at 1:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, online. This month, the club is reading “Haunting Paris” by Mamta Chaudhry. Print, large print, audio CD, and downloadable ebook and e-audiobook copies are available through the San Juan Island Library. Email, for the Zoom meeting invitation at least  Continue Reading

Donate Fish To Food Bank, Matt’s Fresh Fish Will Match

Written on January 5, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Matt Marinkovich, Owner, Matt’s Fresh Fish Local fisherman and fish-seller, Matt Marinkovich, is offering a pound-to-pound match of fish to the food bank. Marinkovich sells fish directly to customers on occasion at the Bakery San Juan parking lot through his business, Matt’s Fresh Fish. “I’ve been trying to figure out a way to involve  Continue Reading

Virtual Open Mic For Writers

Written on January 3, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library Join a virtual Open Mic for Writers at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9. The event is hosted by the San Juan Island Library. Held on the second Saturday of the month, Open Mic Night is for anyone interested in writing. Don’t be shy, come read your work or just listen.  Continue Reading

Record Participants Join Christmas Bird Count

Written on December 30, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Barbara Jensen, President, San Juan Islands Audubon Last Saturday, Dec. 26, we did our annual Christmas bird count circle. First, I want to thank the 93 people who participated in the count. This is the highest number of people we have had on a count. So many of you stepped forward to count at  Continue Reading

Gingerbread Contest Winners Announced

Written on December 29, 2020 at 7:30 am, by

By Katie Schmidt, San Juan Builders Association Congratulations to the winners of the San Juan Builders Association’s Gingerbread Contest! It was so hard picking winners as each entry was absolutely wonderful. Thank you to all who participated. You can pick up your entries between 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 260 Spring St. I will  Continue Reading

Recycle Christmas Trees In Town

Written on December 26, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor will collect Christmas trees for residents inside town limits on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.  Trees must be placed at the curb no later than 9 a.m. and must be separate from other unbundled trash and woody waste.  To ensure the success of the tree recycling  Continue Reading

Library Plans Move to Former Life Care Site

Written on December 24, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library District has completed the purchase of 660 Spring St. in Friday Harbor for the future library building site. The site is the location of the former Life Care Center. The district considered alternative locations for a library for several years given the limitations of the  Continue Reading