Topic: Community

Island Senior: The Mullis Center, A Family Legacy and Gift to Island Seniors

Written on October 16, 2021 at 5:57 am, by

On the outside of the Mullis Center building there is a Plaque that reads, This land is a gift to the seniors of San Juan Island to honor the memory of our grandparents, George and Emma Mullis and our parents Frank and Belle Mullis. From Ina Mullis Gustin, James and Florence Mullis Lang, Wallace and  Continue Reading

Museum Says “Thanks!”

Written on October 4, 2021 at 8:43 am, by

The Board of Trustees and staff of the San Juan Historical Society and Museum thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation and generous donors for their financial support. During this year’s County Fair through a matching grant program, we were able to secure funds to help preserve island treasurers. The donations received have made it  Continue Reading

Fish Taco Fundraiser CANCELLED

Written on September 29, 2021 at 4:33 pm, by

This letter has just come in from Fish For Teeth founders Matt and Maureen Marinkovich… Friday’s Fish for Teeth fish taco fundraiser —CANCELLED— We started Fish for Teeth as an impulsive action in 2007 after a nine-year old girl showed me her mouth full of cavities. Now, after well over a decade of Fish Tacos  Continue Reading

Fundraiser for Maleka Morrison

Written on September 27, 2021 at 9:13 pm, by

Hello everyone… My grandson Sean recently suffered 2 gran mal seizures, urgently needs brain neurosurgery, and their insurance is not contracted with the hospital, nor the surgeon with the most experience to perform it. An account has been set up to assist with what will no doubt be a very expensive and delicate operation. Details  Continue Reading

Hometrust Says “Thank You!”

Written on September 24, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

A big THANK YOU to the San Juan Island Community Foundation for the support they have shown to local non profits including the San Juan Community Home Trust, at the 2021 County Fair.  We build San Juan Island’s only permanently affordable housing. By offering all local non profit organizations the opportunity to participate in their  Continue Reading

2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest

Written on September 23, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Library are sponsoring the 2nd annual Scarecrow Contest for the month of October. The scarecrows are to be registered with the Chamber and in place between October 8th and 15th. Please click here for the registration form. The scarecrows will be displayed around  Continue Reading

Double Your Donation Of Food Bank Fish

Written on September 21, 2021 at 9:59 am, by

Local fisherman and fish-seller, Matt Marinkovich, is once again offering a pound-to-pound match of fish to the food bank. On Saturday, September 25, 10am to 1pm, Marinkovich will be selling fish through his business, Matt’s Fresh Fish, at the Port property next to the Bakery San Juan parking lot. “We did this last year and  Continue Reading

San Juan Island National Historical Park Hit with Vandalism 

Written on September 21, 2021 at 9:59 am, by

Friday Harbor, WA – On September 4, 2021 unknown individuals damaged public lands and destroyed public property at the American Camp Unit of San Juan Island National Historical Park. The park needs your help to identify and apprehend these lawbreakers. Any tips will be treated as confidential. The damage to the park was extensive including  Continue Reading

Nearly $119k in Donations!

Written on September 15, 2021 at 9:29 am, by

Community Donated Nearly $119k During SJICF Virtual Fair Event The San Juan Island Community Foundation is thrilled to announce an incredible $118,720 was donated during its annual County Fair Matching Grant campaign. 643 donations were made by generous community donors during the “virtual” fair days through SJICF’s online giving catalog. The catalog featured 25 local  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters Membership Meeting

Written on September 8, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

Please join the League of Women Voters of the San Juans at a membership meeting on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in San Juan County on September 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm. The meeting occurs one year after the San Juan County Council passed Resolution 31-2020, entitled Affirming Commitment to a Safe and Inclusive Community. The  Continue Reading

9/11 Community Memorial

Written on September 6, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

Community Remembrance Scheduled Commemorating September 11, 2001 Anniversary FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – A community memorial will be held to the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 to remember the 2,997 people lost on that tragic day. The ceremony will remember the women, men and children who lost their lives, and the thousands injured during the  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Early Fall Happenings at the Mullis Center

Written on September 3, 2021 at 9:47 am, by

First of all a big “THANK YOU!” to the San Juan County Fair, The San Juan Island Community Foundation, and to everyone who supported the Mullis Center and other local non-profits during the Community Foundation’s 2021 Virtual Fair Fundraiser. Thanks to our generous donors support we raised $5,520! All money raised will be used to  Continue Reading

Community Support at the Fair

Written on September 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm, by

A letter of thanks to you from the Library… Dear Friends, A tremendous thank you to everyone who joined in and donated during the virtual San Juan County Fair in August to raise funds for the new library building project. We were grateful to join the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s matching grant program, which  Continue Reading

Thank You for Supporting the 2021 Virtual Fair!

Written on August 30, 2021 at 9:47 am, by

Please accept our sincere appreciation for all County residents who participated in and enjoyed the 2021 Virtual Fair. Your Willingness, Flexibility and Creativity during these unique times is why the San Juan County Fair was a success! We are especially grateful to all our Superintendents and Volunteers who dedicated much time & energy in order  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers Winter 2021 Concert General Meeting

Written on August 24, 2021 at 3:54 pm, by

San Juan Singers, directed by Angel Michaels, is a community chorus open to all San Juan Island residents aged 14-100+. A general meeting for all members, returning and prospective, is scheduled for September 1, 2021, 7:00-8:00pm at the Brickworks building. At this meeting you will schedule an audition or voice check, learn about the rehearsal protocols  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on August 23, 2021 at 5:29 am, by

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular (open) School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meeting with an option for in-person attendance.   All in-person attendees must register before 4:00 pm on Tuesday August 24 to provide contact tracing information. Social distancing and the use of face masks will be expected. Non-compliance  Continue Reading

Resiliency Fair is Postponed

Written on August 19, 2021 at 5:36 am, by

We really thought we were through with Covid-19 on San Juan Island, however it has spiked here worse than ever. Resiliency is all about staying healthy, and we want to help the community fight this so we are going to reschedule this event to when things improve. So, we hope this attempt has sparked ideas  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Says, “Lettuce Entertain Ewe”

Written on August 18, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

San Juan County Virtual Fair “Lettuce Entertain Ewe” August 18th-21st  is uploaded and ready for you to view!  What does this year provide?  Exhibits, Demos, Vendors and lots of entertainment! A quick reminder that the Fair is what participants and volunteers make it with their time, effort and creativity.  Without the participation and support of  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Support the Mullis Center with Community Foundation’s Virtual Fair Grant Program

Written on August 17, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island’s Community Foundation will support local non-profits with matching funds and bonus grants during this year’s Virtual Fair. Funds raised for the Mullis Center will go to help fund our Green and Clean Project as highlighted in detail in the recent article in the San Juan Update, Island Senior: Mullis Center Upgrade For  Continue Reading

A New Digital Scanner for the Historical Museum

Written on August 17, 2021 at 5:36 am, by

The mission of the San Juan Historical Society and Museum for the past 60 years has been to share and interpret the story of the peoples of San Juan Island. One way of doing that is through preservation of historical photographs of the island community. In recent years over 4,000 photographs have been researched, digitally  Continue Reading

Library Participates in SJICF’s Grant Program

Written on August 16, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Island Library Participates in the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Grant Program to Support the New Library Building Project The San Juan Island Library returns for its second year as part of the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s exciting matching grant program at the San Juan County Fair. “Lettuce” ask for your support!  Continue Reading

SJICF to Repeat Virtual County Fair Matching Grant Program

Written on August 12, 2021 at 5:53 am, by

In 2020, the San Juan Island Community Foundation quickly adapted to a “virtual” San Juan County Fair by taking their popular annual matching grant event online. Nearly $140k was donated by hundreds of generous community members during the 4 days of the fair. After matching grants by SJICF were added, more than $170k was granted  Continue Reading