Topic: Community

Civic Campus Planning Project

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County’s Civic Campus Planning Project Over the years, the County has been looking towards a new Civic Campus to bring specific departments together in an effort to increase efficiencies, reduce operating costs, and provide better service to County residents. A new Campus could also provide increased inside and outside spaces for community use.  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Visitor Study

Written on February 20, 2018 at 5:34 am, by

Local, state, and federal agencies that manage lands or recreation facilities in the San Juan Islands sponsored a study in 2017 to collect better information about use, impacts, visitors, and preferences for management. The study addresses several questions related to San Juan Islands tourism, public lands, and recreation areas. The goal is to describe visitor  Continue Reading

Early Bird Registration for Agricultural Summit Ends February 20

Written on February 18, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

6th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit March 16-17, 2018 on Lopez Island. You are invited to the annual gathering of local farmers, food producers, businesses, and food advocates for two days of events and education in support of our local food community. Link here for: Registration

Happy Birthday, Wanda June Opens This Friday

Written on February 14, 2018 at 2:32 pm, by

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s. satirical comedy, Happy Birthday, Wanda June opens in San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre THIS weekend with three performances: Friday and Saturday, February 16-17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Directed by Tony Vivenzio, the play is a twentieth century takeoff of Ulysses’ return from the Trojan War when hunter Harold  Continue Reading

Shelter Available Tonight

Written on February 12, 2018 at 9:37 pm, by

It’s cold out there tonight…

Community Foundation Announces $50,000 Matching Grant to Honor Joyce Sobel

Written on February 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm, by

The Community Foundation is honored to announce an anonymous matching grant in the amount of $50,000 to go toward the San Juan Island Family Resource Center’s Building Expansion Project. All donations will be matched up to this amount in memory of Joyce Sobel and her 43 years of dedication and service to the San Juan  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters to Meet

Written on February 8, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

“Now is the TIME for Advocacy and Action” is the topic of the League of Women Voters meeting February 12 at 12:30 pm in the San Juan Island Library meeting room.  Geared especially to those members who are new to League Advocacy as well as information for all members on what and how to take action,   Continue Reading

It’s “The Last Straw” for the San Juans!

Written on February 7, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

From Katie at the Friends of the San Juan… Plastics Reduction Community Kick-off Party – February 13, 6 p.m., San Juan Island Brewing Company Did you know that we use over 500 million plastic straws in the United States every day? And that by the year 2050 there will be more plastic trash in the  Continue Reading

Tibetan New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Earth Dog

Written on February 6, 2018 at 5:00 am, by

February 16 is Losar, or the Tibetan New Year, ushering in the year of the earth dog. According to Tibetan astrology the year of the dog brings out qualities of honesty and loyalty. Sakya Kachod Choling, Tibetan Buddhist retreat center on San Juan Island, will be celebrating Losar on Friday, February 16, at 1:30 PM  Continue Reading

Singing Valentines

Written on February 1, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Valentines are not just for sweethearts; they are a caring gesture for anyone you cherish. And to help you express your affections, our entire chorus will arrive at your home, business or at your dinner date in our snappy costumes, with a fresh rose and a couple of special songs to serenade one, two or  Continue Reading

Love and Logic Workshop

Written on January 30, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Become a Love and Logic parent. Avoid power struggles with your kids. Make parenting fun and rewarding. This is a FREE six-week workshop being facilitated by Terra Holmgren, Friday Harbor Elementary School Counselor. Workshops will be held each Tuesday from February 27th through April 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Elementary School. Registration  Continue Reading

Community Service Projects Wanted

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Request for Friday Harbor High School Community Service Projects The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class begins January 29th.   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  Continue Reading

Staycation Gift Basket Raffle

Written on January 26, 2018 at 9:07 am, by

San Juan Island Service Scholarship is raffling off a staycation gift basket at the last four high school basketball games. This basket of goodies could be yours! It includes an overnight stay at Roche Harbor Resort‘s Quarryman Hall and a $100 gift certificate to Duck Soup Restaurant! $5/ticket and sales start TODAY at the Friday  Continue Reading

Father Daughter Dance

Written on January 26, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Tickets are on sale for Island Rec’s 13th Annual Father Daughter Dance – a special occasion for girls of all ages to get dressed up and spend quality time with their dads, granddads, or other male role-models.   Treat your darling daughters to a special night out with music from DJ Doug, dancing, and delicious appetizers  Continue Reading

Request for Friday Harbor High School Community Service Projects

Written on January 25, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class will begin January 29th. 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 you have a community  Continue Reading

Candidate Filing Week for Proposed Orcas Island Hospital District

Written on January 23, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan County Council has approved, based on petitions submitted last summer, a proposition for the formation of a public hospital district on Orcas Island. The question of formation will go to the voters of Orcas Island in the April 24, 2018, election. Also on the ballot will be the election of five commissioners  Continue Reading

January EMT of the Month – Kyle Davies

Written on January 22, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Kyle Davies began with San Juan Island EMS in Fall of 1999, first training as a volunteer EMT. In 2011, he left a full-time position with San Juan Island Fire and Rescue to expand his emergency service knowledge and skills in an opportunity with Seattle Medic One to train as a Paramedic. Since completion of  Continue Reading

Kid’s Valentine Workshop

Written on January 22, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

It’s time for the Printonyx annual Kid’s Valentine Workshop. A great way for kids to exercise their creativity. If you or someone you know would be interested, please click here for more information.

Pix From Women’s March

Written on January 21, 2018 at 11:13 am, by

Close to 1,000 men women and children marched yesterday in the 2nd annual Women’s March in Friday Harbor. Here are some photos for you that were shared by Update reader Liza Michaelson. Thanks for sharing Liza!

Rock Solid in DC

Written on January 18, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Rock Solid Youth presents at National Leadership Forum in DC The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition is excited to share that Zach Fincher will be presenting at CADCA’s 28th National Leadership Forum, the nation’s premier and largest training event for community prevention leaders, treatment professionals and researchers, and SAMHSA’s 14th Prevention Day. Held Feb. 5-8,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Bus Goes Mainland Shopping

Written on January 17, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written by Peggy Sue McRae… The senior bus trip to Mt Vernon last week was a shopping extravaganza! There were six passengers and only one medical appointment. My mission was to meet my sister Sally at the Third Street Café and deliver a late Christmas present. The remainder of our  Continue Reading

Postponed: Have A Heart Event

Written on January 15, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

This event has been postponed – Announcement coming soon for a rescheduled date. The San Juan Community Home Trust continues to barge ahead with its goal of completing the Sun Rise II neighborhood. Two more reclaimed classic homes from the Victoria/Oak Bay areas on Vancouver Island will soon be on their way to San Juan  Continue Reading