Topic: Community

Holiday Bazaar

Written on November 29, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Join Grangers for our Annual Holiday Bazaar! Shop for a wide selection of gifts and useful items. Sellers Welcome: Tables are $10 each for Grange Members and $15 each for non-Grangers; tables provided; bring cash or a check. You may sell made, grown or used items. You’re welcome to donate none, some or all proceeds  Continue Reading

FANS Thanks Donors for Its $6,000 End-of-Year Donation to Island Rec

Written on November 28, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This December, FANS’ (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) generous donors helped the group contribute $6,000 to Island Rec, for a 2019 total of $12,000. These funds provide much needed support for Island Rec programs, parks and events, including Music on the Lawn, swimming lessons and vital scholarships to provide assistance for families, just to  Continue Reading

Nourish to Flourish

Written on November 26, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

As we join around the table to give thanks, it is important to reflect on those in our community in need. Nourish to Flourish, a group of concerned community leaders meets monthly to address hunger and food insecurity on San Juan Island. A recent report found 40% of our residents struggle to make ends meet  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on November 26, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on November 30th. This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend. Once again the Chamber is partnering with Island Rec and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild.  Continue Reading

Salish Sea Youth Ballet presents the Friday Harbor Nutcracker

Written on November 22, 2019 at 6:30 am, by

Salish Sea Youth Ballet is proud to present the 2019 Friday Harbor Nutcracker! On December 7 & 8, San Juan Island dancers will perform excerpts from the classic Nutcracker ballet in an intimate tea party setting at Brickworks. This interactive, family friendly event immerses audiences into the magical story and is sure to become a  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Seeks Community Input

Written on November 22, 2019 at 5:59 am, by

ONLINE SURVEY ENGLISHhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SAJUSAJU2019EN ONLINE SURVEY SPANISHhttps://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SAJUSAJU2019SP Please help support prevention by taking 3-5 minutes to complete the short online survey! Community perspective and perceptions are a very important aspect of our prevention work where our primary focus is having each and every child in our community reach his or her full potential.  Annually, the San  Continue Reading

SJCT Presents, I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Written on November 20, 2019 at 6:15 am, by

I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Celeste Raspanti and directed by Penelope Haskew opens Thursday* November 21 continuing through Saturday November 23 at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 pm in the Whittier Theatre.  Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was  Continue Reading

Alchemy Arts Center: One Night Reception For Vivien Tapsoba

Written on November 19, 2019 at 6:25 am, by

Alchemy Arts Center invites you to a special one-night event on Friday, November 22, 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Alchemy Arts Center Dome. (Parking is limited therefore carpooling is encouraged)… Vivien Tapsoba is a self-trained painter from Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, currently residing in the United States. He has been a guest of residencies and workshops in  Continue Reading

Friends of the San Juan Island Library To Host Holiday Sale

Written on November 18, 2019 at 6:01 am, by

It’s that time of the year!  The Friends of the San Juan Island Library will be having their annual Holiday Sale at the library on Dec. 7 from 10-4 p.m. This year we have a variety of selections of holiday gifts and decorations.  Along with our big offering of books, there will be fresh picked  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair

Written on November 16, 2019 at 1:04 pm, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Get your holiday season shopping off to a festive start at the Mullis Center’s Holiday Craft Fair. The Fair happens the weekend before Thanksgiving, this year on Friday, November 22, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday, November  Continue Reading

Mullis Center Holiday Craft Fair Features Great Food To Benefit Meals on Wheels

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

Bonnie Sliger at the Mullis Center will be cooking up some tasty meals and snacks to be on sale during the Mullis Center’s Holiday Craft Fair. The Craft Fair starts on Friday, November 22, 5:00 – 8:00 pm and continues Saturday 23, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Yes, that’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and its  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Board Of Trustees Seeks Candidates

Written on November 15, 2019 at 6:01 am, by

The Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the five-member library board. The non-paid term of office is from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024, and the trustee is eligible for reappointment to another full five-year term. Recommendation will be submitted by the current Board of Trustees, and the appointment  Continue Reading

San Juan Public Schools Foundation Says Thank You!

Written on November 14, 2019 at 6:15 am, by

The San Juan Public School Foundation would like to thank our community members who have made a donation during our fall fund drive! We had a successful phone-a-thon and we are very excited to continue to see the gold envelopes coming back to us. This month, your gifts helped the foundation fund math materials and  Continue Reading

Fairgrounds Winter Flea & Craft Market December 7th

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

Mark your calendars! The Winter Flea & Craft Market will be at the Fairgrounds Main Building on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am-1 pm. Flea & Craft Market vendors can sign up for a booth space by calling (360) 378-4310, by emailing info@sjcfair.org or by applying online at www.sjcfair.org. Each vendor booth space is 10’  Continue Reading

Tourism vs: Preservation

Written on November 8, 2019 at 7:30 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will host “Sharing Paradise: The Balance of Tourism and Preservation in the San Juans” from noon-2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18 in the San Juan Island Library’s meeting room. Barbara Marrett and Joe Symons will present two sides of the island’s tourism. Marrett is the communication and  Continue Reading

Final call for entries in Poetry Garden Contest

Written on November 7, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan County residents of all ages are reminded to submit their entries in the Town’s Poetry Garden poetry contest by the end of this month. Winning entries will be engraved on plaques located in four poetry gardens to be installed in public areas this spring.  Details for entry may be found on the Town  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners is Happening Again

Written on November 6, 2019 at 9:07 am, by

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 – November 7 – from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per  Continue Reading

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on October 31, 2019 at 6:50 pm, by

(Notice: This article was originally published with an incorrect link to the Community Thanksgiving Website. This has now been fixed) Thursday, November 28th  from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at the Mullis Center We are happy to announce, like Mark Twain, the reports of there not being a San Juan Island Community Thanksgiving Dinner have been  Continue Reading

Teen Host Home Program

Written on October 29, 2019 at 8:09 am, by

Necia Quast shares this announcement with you… A Hidden Problem, A Community Solution Most Islanders don’t know many teens struggle to be stably housed in San Juan County. A small number shelter in vehicles or tents, but many couch surf, staying with friends or family members on sufferance, often moving from place to place. Some  Continue Reading

Letter of Thanks

Written on October 26, 2019 at 7:34 am, by

Thanks to all of our Orca Recovery Day Volunteers! We want to thank everyone who came out and celebrated Orca Recovery Day with us last Saturday. Our October 19th celebrations spanned two islands, with approximately 50 volunteers coming together to support natural areas and the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales that grace the Salish Sea.  Continue Reading

Hidden Half of Nature: Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Written on October 25, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Join David Montgomery and Anne Bikle as they explore the connections between soil and human health. David Montgomery earned his Ph.D. in geomorphology and teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological processes shape landscapes and influence ecological systems. Montgomery writes about the relationship of people to  Continue Reading

Possible Upgrade to Grange Hall Kitchen

Written on October 25, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Members of San Juan Island Grange #966 voted unanimously this month to upgrade the kitchen in their building on First Street to full commercial status and pledged $40,000 from their reserves for the project, provided the membership can raise a like amount. Two Grange members have each pledged $10,000 to kick off the campaign, and  Continue Reading