Topic: Community

Soroptimist St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza

Written on February 22, 2019 at 8:07 am, by

Tickets are on sale now for Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor’s 21st annual St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza to be held on Saturday, March 16 at the Mullis Center. Enjoy a cash bar, appetizers, and musical entertainment starting at 5 p.m, while you preview the exciting silent auction items donated by generous area patrons. Dinner will  Continue Reading

Scouting (BSA)

Written on February 22, 2019 at 8:06 am, by

There is a parent meeting coming up for folks interested in scouting. Eric Stone says to contact him (at the address below) for more information on the meeting to be held on March 20th at 6:30 pm Boy Scouts of America, has made several radical changes. Scouting (BSA) as it is now called, has changed from  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island

Written on February 19, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

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. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – February 21st from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we run  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Planning For The End of Life

Written on February 16, 2019 at 6:05 am, by

I was staying at Sakya Kachod Choling, the Buddhist Center on Mt Dallas, when I learned that my friend Ben’s cancer had spread into parts of his body that changed his situation from fighting for his life to acceptance of his death. A Buddhist Center is a good place to be at a time like  Continue Reading

Mary Martha Circle Host Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser

Written on February 15, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

Baked Potato Bar dinner, Friday, March 1, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church. Potatoes and fixins (chili, cheese, onions, etc.) with pies and brownies for dessert. Cost is donation only. We are raising funds for our kitchen remodel. We already have $4,000+ in our fund and are hoping to raise  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Print and Photo Studios Now Open For Membership

Written on February 10, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

We hear from Maria Michaelson at Alchemy Art Center… Thank you such very much to everyone who made it out to our 2-D Grand Opening, what a wonderful success!  We inaugurated our new studios with about 150 friends and supporters who got to see Mary Anne Rock’s prints and Virginia Van Camp’s paintings, and experience Malcolm  Continue Reading

Masquerade Ball to Benefit On Sacred Ground Land Trust

Written on February 9, 2019 at 5:38 am, by

Carnevale, a Venetian-themed masquerade ball will be held at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 2 at 8pm.  Join us for a night of “dance, decadence, and debauchery.”  This event is sponsored by On Sacred Ground Land Trust, 501c3, and Bastion Brewing of Anacortes.  Dance the night away, enjoy scrumptious appetizers & revel in  Continue Reading

Community Pet Food Drive and 12th Annual ‘Spay-Ghetti’ Dinner

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:26 am, by

February welcomes both Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and World Spay Day.  To celebrate The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will host two annual events to educate on the importance of altering and to encourage pet parents to have their pets sterilized.  The first, Pet Pantry Community Pet Food Drive February 1 through 26.  Then on Tuesday,  Continue Reading

EDC to offer free HVAC Basics training at FHHS

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:19 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning basics this March, sponsored by the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and by the Washington State Department of Commerce. The course will be taught at Friday Harbor High School by Kevin McCullough of San Juan Heating.   Continue Reading

A Friday Harbor Centennial Flashback

Written on February 6, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

It’s time for this month’s history column from The San Juan Historical Society and Museum… Click on photos for larger image… Could it already be ten years since islanders, present and past, came together to celebrate Friday Harbor’s 100th birthday? Although Friday Harbor had been a well-established town since named as the County Seat in 1873,  Continue Reading

Now accepting 2019 San Juan County Fair Vendors!

Written on February 6, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

Have you or your business ever considered participating in the San Juan County Fair? Reach residents from all over San Juan County and tourists at the largest event in the County—become a vendor! If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please consider applying today. The 2019 Application is ONLINE! Please visit the Vendor Page  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest 2019 to Feature Award-Winning and Best-Selling Authors

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

The Orcas Island Lit Fest today announced its 2019 featured artists. Highlights include best-selling memoirist Therese Marie Mailhot, Nebula Award winner Nicola Griffith, National Book Award winner Judith Thurman and American Book Award winner Mat Johnson. Other celebrated artists headlining this spring’s festival include critically acclaimed authors Eric Puchner and Tom Barbash, Pushcart-winning poet Rick Barot, and award-winning screenwriter and  Continue Reading

San Juan County Seeks Citizens For Boards and Commissions

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:20 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Mullis Center Says Farewell to Wendy Stevens

Written on January 31, 2019 at 8:44 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Last Thursday’s Senior Lunch at the Mullis Center was especially festive if also bittersweet. It was Wendy Stevens, our County Senior Services Manager’s Farewell Retirement Lunch. Things got off to a rousing start as Garth Shebek led a chorus of  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talk

Written on January 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Boyd Pratt, Designing Hawaii: From Little Grass Shacks to Luxury Hotels Take a virtual tour of the architecture of Hawaii with Boyd Pratt.  Let’s explore how climate, native and imported materials, and the rich mix of cultures shaped building at the “Crossroads of the Pacific.”   Monday, February 4th at 7:00 pm at the San  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners

Written on January 28, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Announcing – Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island 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. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – January 31 – from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You  Continue Reading

Knowledge Worker Meetup

Written on January 19, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

EDC invites San Juan County knowledge workers to informal meetup The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information. We hope this knowledge  Continue Reading

Free Screening of The IF Project

Written on January 15, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

On January 24, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor will provide a free screening of The If Project documentary at 7pm at the San Juan Community Theater. Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools

Written on January 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Dear Fabulous Community Members, Happy 2019! This school year, all of our schools have been working to increase consistent and systemic protective factors for our students so that regardless of whatever else may be happening in a student’s life, ALL students find school a safe place to learn, with practices they can count on, and  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners at Cynthia’s

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

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. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – January 17 – from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we  Continue Reading

Expanded Women’ Emergency Fund

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:38 am, by

Announcement from the local Soroptimists… To broaden our actions in the Soroptimist mission of improving the lives of women and girls, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor has expanded its Women’s Emergency Fund from San Juan Island to San Juan County. The Women’s Emergency Fund provides emergency assistance to any woman whose other options for assistance  Continue Reading

Women’s March

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

It’s time to march again! The #WomensWave is coming and we’re sweeping the world forward with it! Come to the 3rd Annual Women’s March. Gather on the Courthouse Lawn at the corner of Second and Court Street in Friday Harbor. Saturday, January 19, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street,  Continue Reading