Topic: Community

SJIMA Says “Thanks”

Written on September 1, 2018 at 9:55 am, by

Thank you Community Foundation, The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) was thrilled to participate in the County Fair Matching Grant Program by the Community Foundation of San Juan Island. We were in the company of many worthy organizations that make our community more healthy, livable and cohesive. We all thrive due to the  Continue Reading

Community Survey

Written on August 31, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The 2018 Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is now open! Please add your voice by completing the survey below. Thank you for your time and support! The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of  Continue Reading

Home Trust Welcomes Bike ‘n Build

Written on August 29, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

For the third year in a row, the San Juan Community Home Trust is hosting Bike & Build, a national non-profit organization that engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause. This particular group of 25 riders started their route in Portland, Oregon about 18 days  Continue Reading

United Way’s Day of Caring

Written on August 29, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Mark your calendar and join your community Saturday, September 8th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for a Day of Caring that will benefit our island friends and neighbors. Our aim is to gather volunteers and lend a hand toward small projects that make a big difference to those in our community who need just  Continue Reading

Request for FHHS Community Projects

Written on August 29, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The first semester Friday Harbor High School Community Service-Learning Class will begin August 30th. This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally.  This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and local organizations. If  Continue Reading

Get to Know Your Community Foundation

Written on August 28, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

What nonprofit projects are happening now? What resources are available to get a project off the ground? How can I best support the most pressing needs in our community? If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, the San Juan Island Community Foundation is a great place to start! Founded in 1994, our mission has remained  Continue Reading

A Letter of Thanks

Written on August 25, 2018 at 9:59 am, by

PADs for Parkinson’s of San Juan Island would like to acknowledge all who supported the PADs Program with your presence, your interest, and your support during the San Juan County Fair.  You are making this ground-breaking program possible.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to the San Juan County Fair Event Team; to our training session volunteers  Continue Reading

San Juan County Civic Campus Plan Virtual Open House & Community Survey Opportunity

Written on August 24, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County is exploring options to centralize government operations in an efficient and community-centered new Civic Campus building located near the courthouse in Friday Harbor. A design team has developed a concept that was informed by the first public survey in March 2018, as well as discussions with County staff who would be providing  Continue Reading

$56k to Nonprofits

Written on August 23, 2018 at 9:13 am, by

SJI Community Foundation Fair Matching Program Grants $56k to Nonprofits The San Juan Island Community Foundation once again featured 8 local nonprofit projects at this year’s San Juan County Fair as part of the 6th annual matching grant campaign. 139 donations were made by generous community members for a grand total of nearly $40,000 during  Continue Reading

In the Spirit of Gee’s Bend Quilters and Teamwork

Written on August 23, 2018 at 9:13 am, by

In anticipation of the Conversation With Gee Bend exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor, WA two inventive women proposed two projects. Julie Weaver and Judy Okulitch brought their ideas to the Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild (RQAG) for a trial run. They introduced making Gee’s Bend-inspired potholders for SJIMA  Continue Reading

SJC Fair in Photos 4

Written on August 18, 2018 at 10:16 pm, by

And just like that, the 2018 San Juan County Fair is history. Click below to see images from Day Four.

Island Senior: An Evening With Local Writers

Written on August 18, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… You don’t have to spend much time here to realize that we have a wealth of local talent on our small Island. Our artists, musicians, and thespians are often on display but it is unusual to see a room full  Continue Reading

SJC Fair in Photos3

Written on August 17, 2018 at 11:21 pm, by

Click below to see more images from the San Juan County Fair. These are all from Day Three

SJC Fair in Photos

Written on August 16, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Did you make it to the Fair on Wednesday? Click below to see some images from the afternoon on Day One.

Yes for Homes!

Written on August 9, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Good Morning! Just a quick “Hello” from the Yes for Homes campaign.  Now that we are past the primary, we are gearing up for the November election. We cannot do what we do without your support!  Thank you for being one of our champions. Did you know we have a Facebook page?  Over the next  Continue Reading

Board and Commission Vacancies

Written on August 7, 2018 at 5:40 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: Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

SJICF County Fair Match

Written on August 6, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Announcing San Juan Island Community Foundation County Fair Match! All Fairgoers are invited to visit the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Fair booth next week in the main hall to learn about and boost support of eight special community projects. The Community Foundation is pleased to match 50 cents on every dollar raised until each  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

Written on August 6, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide: Help finding resources is now just a click away The Community Health Initiatives Consortium – a group of civic leaders from across the county – recently launched the San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide. This web-based directory provides a central source of social, health and community resources for  Continue Reading

2018 Fairgrounds Master Plan Survey

Written on August 4, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Further to what Sandy Strehlou just wrote about the other day, here is the county asking for your input… 2018 Fairgrounds Master Plan – Take the Survey! The San Juan County Fairgrounds Master Plan, which was last updated in 2012, provides a roadmap for developing and operating the fairgrounds in a manner that is responsive  Continue Reading

Pedaling for Progress

Written on August 3, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust shares this announcement with you… Bike And Build, the national organization that combines bicycling trips and volunteerism in support of affordable housing, will be returning to San Juan Island on August 28 and 29. This year, 24 riders and 4 support staff will be working on a Sun Rise  Continue Reading

Heritage Bank Food Drive

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

Heritage Bank is doing a month-long food drive to end childhood hunger. Here they are with the details… We believe in building strong communities. 1 in 5 kids lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table. That’s why, during the month of August, we are collecting donations of kid-friendly non-perishable food  Continue Reading

Public Input Sought for Fairgrounds Master Plan

Written on August 2, 2018 at 9:17 am, by

Sandy Strehlou writes to ask for your participation in this FMP Update… You may have heard that the County is preparing to update the Fairgrounds Master Plan. A consulting firm has been hired to help solicit public input and provide guidance in crafting the plan. The update will direct fairgrounds development, maintenance and activities for  Continue Reading