Topic: Community

Santa’s Mailbox

Written on December 2, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

San­ta is wait­ing to hear from the chil­dren and wants you to know that his mail­box is back and is locat­ed at 180 Web St., in Van Go’s dri­ve­way. Each let­ter that is received will get a reply so please make sure there is a return address and name on the let­ters! The mate­ri­als were  Con­tin­ue Reading

2021 Coat Giveaway

Written on November 30, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

Old Coats, Warm Coats, Short Coats, Long Coats — Kids Coats too! Bring your clean coats with a hang­er to Cyn­thi­a’s Bistro Thurs­day to Mon­days 8:00 to 3:00! We will be hang­ing them on the cor­ner of Nichols Street (On the pick­et fence by Roy’s Dri­ve through), Thurs­days to Mon­days — 8:00 to 3:00 if the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on November 29, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce is proud to announce the Island Lights Fes­ti­val on Fri­day Decem­ber 3rd at 6:30pm! This kick­off event for the Fri­day Har­bor Win­ter­fest is part­ner­ing with Island Rec and of course San­ta Claus. It will be a fun-filled evening when all start gath­er­ing at 6:30pm on Spring Street between 1st  Con­tin­ue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners — Feed the Island

Written on November 28, 2021 at 8:51 pm, by

Cyn­thi­a’s Bistro will be offer­ing free take-away meals to any­one who needs a meal or wish­es to have a home cooked meal, Thurs­day Decem­ber 2nd from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. No ques­tions asked, just free food. Stop by Cyn­thi­a’s this Thurs­day to pick up your meal. You may pick up a meal for your­self or for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Old-Fashioned Christmas Market 

Written on November 27, 2021 at 8:10 pm, by

Decem­ber 10th 10am-7pm | Decem­ber 11th 10am-7pm, Brick­works, Fri­day Har­bor The Old-Fash­ioned Christ­mas Mar­ket will light up his­toric Brick­works with a vibrant return!  The pop­u­lar event fea­tures an indoor-out­­­door hol­i­day crafts mar­ket, island food ven­dors, local farm prod­ucts, live music, local liba­tions, and activ­i­ties for kids and grownups alike. Fes­tiv­i­ties have been extend­ed to two  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan EMS to Remain Under the Jurisdiction of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1

Written on November 26, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

On Novem­ber 2, 2021, res­i­dents vot­ed for San Juan Island EMS to remain under the juris­dic­tion of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1. The Dis­trict will seek to renew its San Juan Island EMS levy in the upcom­ing Feb­ru­ary 8, 2022, elec­tion. Cur­rent­ly, San Juan Island EMS is at the end of a six-year  Con­tin­ue Reading

Let us Give Thanks

Written on November 25, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

The fol­low­ing is a Gar­den Med­i­ta­tion by the late Rev. Max Coots, and it seems very appro­pri­ate to share with you today… Let us give thanks for the boun­ty of peo­ple. For the Chil­dren who are our sec­ond plant­i­ng, and though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they for­give  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Island Lights Festival!

Written on November 21, 2021 at 9:26 am, by

The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce is proud to announce the Island Lights Fes­ti­val on Fri­day Decem­ber 3rd at 6:30pm! This kick­off event for the Fri­day Har­bor Win­ter­fest is part­ner­ing with Island Rec and of course San­ta Claus. It will be a fun filled evening when all start gath­er­ing at 6:30pm on Spring Street between  Con­tin­ue Reading

Dickens of a Fundraiser Holiday Auction

Written on November 20, 2021 at 7:29 am, by

The Friends of the San Juan Island Library are proud to present their hol­i­day online auc­tion, “Dick­ens of a Fundrais­er!” fea­tur­ing many San Juan Island prod­ucts, ser­vices, and expe­ri­ences for all ages in our diverse and excit­ing cat­a­logue.  Your par­tic­i­pa­tion in our auc­tion allows FOL to con­tin­ue to pro­vide fund­ing patron favorites that include Chil­dren  Con­tin­ue Reading

Food Recovery — Why We Need To Care About Composting

Written on November 19, 2021 at 5:53 am, by

The fol­low­ing is sub­mit­ted by San Juan Island res­i­dent Ang­ie Light with the Tran­si­tion San Juan Waste Reduc­tion Group… My fam­i­ly and I are new to the island, and one of the many char­ac­ter­is­tics of San Juan that we love is the access to won­der­ful farms and farm­ers. Many an evening our fam­i­ly meal is made  Con­tin­ue Reading

Magical Christmas Shopping!

Written on November 19, 2021 at 5:41 am, by

* Care­ful­ly curat­ed and beau­ti­ful­ly pre­sent­ed gift selec­tions for every­one on your list, from grand­par­ents to pets * Delight­ful­ly pack­aged hand­made Christ­mas cook­ies * Unbe­liev­able raf­fles, includ­ing a 1 /2 hour heli­copter tour for 4 peo­ple * Exquis­ite Christ­mas trees-already dec­o­rat­ed just for you * Mer­ry chats with St. Nick for kids and adults Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 11  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nana’s Holiday House

Written on November 18, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

We are hap­py to be open­ing Nana’s House this year after miss­ing last year. For our 9th year, we are chang­ing things up a bit. We will be open­ing a week ear­li­er, on Thanks­giv­ing week­end, Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day from 11:00–5:00. Then, we will be open the fol­low­ing three week­ends in Decem­ber, on Sat­ur­days and Sun­days  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJICF Kicks Off Annual Community Giving Campaign with $25k Match

Written on November 17, 2021 at 2:28 pm, by

“When we give cheer­ful­ly and accept grate­ful­ly, every­one is blessed.”  – Maya Angelou As we pause in the com­ing weeks to give thanks, nur­ture our loved ones, and reflect on the past year, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion invites the entire com­mu­ni­ty to con­sid­er a gift that lasts for­ev­er – invest­ment in com­mu­ni­ty. On  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Election Results

Written on November 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… This year’s elec­tion of can­di­dates for the Mullis Center’s Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee has been unprece­dent­ed in many ways. To fill every seat more peo­ple ran for posi­tions than ever before. With over 900 bal­lots com­ing in more peo­ple vot­ed for the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mary Martha Fundraiser

Written on November 10, 2021 at 5:49 am, by

Nan­cy Fusare writes that it’s time for the annu­al nut sales fundrais­er from the Mary Martha Cir­cle at Fri­day Har­bor Pres­by­ter­ian Church. The nuts come pre-pack­­aged in one pound bags. Any­one inter­est­ed can call Can­dy Dos­sett if they are inter­est­ed at (360) 472‑0686 or Nan­cy Fusare at (360) 317‑6592. Down­load this nut order form.

Soroptimist Celebration Auction

Written on November 9, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Shop­ping can always be fun, but it is espe­cial­ly sat­is­fy­ing when you know your pur­chase is help­ing oth­ers. In cel­e­bra­tion of the 100th anniver­sary of Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al and the Fri­day Har­bor Sorop­ti­mist club’s 25th anniver­sary, a “Cel­e­bra­tion Auc­tion” is hap­pen­ing Novem­ber 14–20 online. The line-up of items is fan­tas­tic. You’ll find local busi­ness gift cer­tifi­cates  Con­tin­ue Reading