Topic: Community

Severe Weather Shelter Volunteer Meeting

Written on October 9, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The weather is getting cold once again, so United Way of SJC and other supporters are pleased to respond to you, the town of Friday Harbor, with the “Out of the Cold” Severe Weather Shelter Program, offering temporary shelter for families and individuals during our coldest months.  The shelter will operate on days of severe  Continue Reading

30th Annual Children’s Festival Committee Members Needed

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

Plans are just beginning for the Annual San Juan Island Children’s Festival scheduled for May 2, 2020. We are needing people willing to work as a team, committed to creating this fun filled festival dedicated to celebrating children! The Children’s Festival attracts over 1,200 people and is in its 30th year as a hallmark event  Continue Reading

FHFF Volunteer Opportunities

Written on October 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Here’s Lynn with the scoop… Please volunteer now, join your friends & have fun at the 7th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. We have great new logo wear for all volunteers, free film passes and plans for a big volunteer appreciation party! Sign up now at https://www.fhff.org/volunteer

SJISS Celebrates 20 Years of Funding Post-Secondary Possibilities

Written on October 4, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Submitted by the San Juan Island Service Scholarship Since 1999, San Juan Island Service Scholarship (formerly known as Dollars for Scholars) has awarded almost $300,000 in scholarships to San Juan Island high school graduates. SJISS is a unique scholarship program: Rather than focusing on grades, students have an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship toward  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Please join us for our first Community Dinner of the 2019-2020 School Year! We are kicking off the year with an AMAZING Harvest Menu prepared by Chef Andy and our Food for Thought staff and Chef.0 Student Interns! On Wednesday, October 9th, from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Already thinking about the holidays? Mark your calendars, or sign up for a booth space at our December 7th Flea & Craft Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Vendors can apply online by going to www.sjcfair.org, or stop by our office at the Fairgrounds, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 to fill out an application. Each  Continue Reading

Call for Trailblazers!

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Starting THIS WEEKEND, Oct 5 & 6, your Land Bank stewards will kick off trail work on the new mountain bike trail on Mount Grant. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn volunteer hours for a SJI Service Scholarship, so be sure to pass on the call for volunteers to any  Continue Reading

Yard Sale

Written on September 30, 2019 at 8:12 am, by

Most anything you could ever want at prices you won’t believe. Once again Friday Harbor Kiwanis will be hosting their annual rummage sale Saturday, October 12, from 8:30-11:00 at the Tech Center, corner of Market and Mullis. Proceeds from the sale will benefit island projects. Open your heart as you open your wallet — all  Continue Reading

New Little Free Library at Roche

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

A new Rotary Free Library is now open at Roche Harbor, located near the post office. It was designed and built by Rotarian Paul Mayer and has books gathered by Barb Fagan, Literacy chair.

Strengthening Families

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Wendy Waxman Kern shares this notice with you… Now that it is Fall, we are getting to ready a new round of the Strengthening Families Program with the Family Resource Center and Prevention Coalition. Click on the poster at right for more information.

130 Years

Written on September 25, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Guard Family Celebrates 130 Years on San Juan Island Guard family members and friends, from the island and beyond, gathered on September 14 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the family’s arrival on San Juan Island in 1889.  Paul and Elizabeth Guard’s descendants — from the 4th to the 8th generations — were represented. Thanks  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Shopping With “Soroptibucks”

Written on September 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Eating fresh wholesome food is one of the cornerstones of maintaining good health. As anyone who shops for food knows, this can get expensive. Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor has generated greater access to good food by partnering with San  Continue Reading

Free Farm Tours on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez Islands

Written on September 15, 2019 at 9:49 am, by

Three Weekends of Farm Tours on Three Islands in September and October The Savor the Flavor Fall Farm Tours on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez island are every Saturday and Sunday starting September 21st.  New this year, admission is free.  “We took away the barrier of admission so people of all economic backgrounds can come  Continue Reading

Celebrate 40 Years with Friends of the San Juans on October 12th

Written on September 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Friends of the San Juans cordially invites you to a spirited celebration of our collective work together here on Lopez and throughout the ecosystem of the Salish Sea! On October 12, from 4-6 pm at the San Juan Island Yacht Club, we will gather to connect, learn, and celebrate 40 years of people coming together  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on September 8, 2019 at 5:00 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we have this letter from Patricia Rasmussen… It has come to my attention that Island Physical Therapy (Joyce Thompson) is closing. This is of great concern for me, and to many others. I have been going to this facility for years. It is equipped with the highest quality equipment  Continue Reading

Native Wildflower Sale on Sunday

Written on September 7, 2019 at 6:03 am, by

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County! The Land Bank is hosting three sales in September featuring native plants produced by The Salish Seeds Project. THIS SUNDAY, September 8, nursery gates will open to the public 12pm to 2pm on San Juan Island. Sale offerings will include  Continue Reading

Chamber Social Monday at Lakedale

Written on September 7, 2019 at 5:33 am, by

We hear from Becki at the Chamber… Let’s celebrate Chamber of Commerce Week… Lakedale Resort and Cynthia’s Bistro will be co-hosting the Chamber social on September 9th at 5:30 pm. Please join us at the Lodge at Lakedale and let’s catch up after a long season! Let’s meet, relax and enjoy! Karl and staff will  Continue Reading

SJICF Awards $65K in Grants from Fair Matching Program

Written on September 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation has awarded just over $65,000 to 9 local nonprofits, thanks to the generosity of islanders visiting the fair! The Fair Matching Grant program is a popular feature every year at SJICF’s fair booth, and this year was no exception. More than 140 local donors contributed toward the match to  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Ongoing Classes and Groups at the Mullis Center

Written on August 31, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Even while we cherish our late summer days there is a twist to the seasons this time of year.  Kids head back to school and while I’ve been out of school for a long time I still feel the  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on August 30, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we have this letter from the library… San Juan Island Library Calls for Macmillan to Reverse Library eBook Embargo On July 25, Macmillan Publishing announced it would become the only major (Big 5) publisher to limit eBook lending for U.S. libraries. Under its new licensing model, scheduled to begin  Continue Reading

Photographic Shenanigans

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude The library booth at the Fair was the scene of some photographic shenanigans for four days last week. Beth Helstien, the library’s outreach and volunteer coordinator, snapped photos of fairgoers and then used the Green Screen Wizard app to fit their faces into pictures on the covers of well known books.  Continue Reading

Cub Scouts Join Night

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Come and join the Cub Scouts! When: this Thursday evening 6:30 pm to 8 pm Where: in the basement of the American Legion Post on First Street Who: boys and girls grades K-5 Why: to bond with your child in a structured and safe character building environment Contact Unit Commissioner Eric Stone for more details  Continue Reading