Topic: Community

Detours for Monday and Tuesday’s Mullis Street Roundabout Installation, Other Roadwork

Written on May 8, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor advises motorists will encounter delays on Monday and Tuesday in the locations highlighted on the map. Crews will install a painted roundabout at the intersection of Spring Street and Mullis Street, and pave Spring Street between 1st Street and 2nd Street Monday and Tuesday.  Continue Reading

Join Online Meeting on San Juan Islands National Monument May 12

Written on May 7, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Bureau of Land Management The Bureau of Land Management will hold a public meeting on the San Juan Islands National Monument 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 via Zoom. Planned agenda items include reviewing the final resource management plan and environmental impact statement and opportunities for the committee to support the implementation of  Continue Reading

Update: Mullis Street Painted Roundabout to be Installed May 10-11

Written on May 4, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

This post was updated on May 5 to reflect the new construction dates.  From the Town of Friday Harbor The Spring Street and Mullis Street intersection will be closed Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11 for the installation of a painted roundabout. The construction was to take place May 5 and 6 but was  Continue Reading

San Juan County Master Gardeners Present Online Plant Sale May 5-12

Written on May 4, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the San Juan County Master Gardeners Healthy veggie starts and locally grown perennial landscaping plants need new homes. Like last year, the San Juan County Master Gardeners’ sale is online at SpringSale.org, with curbside pickup at the Mullis Center. The sale begins 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 5 and closes 5 p.m., May 12. Make  Continue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor Collects Almost 19 Tons of Garbage during Spring Cleanup

Written on May 2, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor helped its customers jump-start their spring cleaning with free pickup of oversized refuse the week of April 26-30. This is the fifth year the town has offered the Spring Cleanup service to its residential refuse customers. Refuse employees Dave Smith and Mark Wagner picked  Continue Reading

Deer Harbor Yacht Club Meeting, Election May 4 on Orcas Island

Written on May 1, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

  By Michael Durland, vice commodore, Deer Harbor Yacht Club   There will be an important meeting of the Deer Harbor Yacht Club at 5:30 p.m., May 4 on the deck of Island Pie in Deer Harbor.     All members and any potential new members are asked to attend.     The agenda will  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Event Discusses ‘Food as Medicine’

Written on April 30, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library presents the next Know Your Islanders event at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 5 over Zoom. Join Pearl Schuman as she shares her personal health journey, which began on her small family farm on San Juan Island. She will define “food as medicine” and discuss why  Continue Reading

San Juan County Community Development Block Grant Proposals Scheduled Tuesday

Written on April 30, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan County San Juan County will conduct a public hearing at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, to consider projects proposed for funding under the Community Development Block Grant. The council will hear comments on proposals presented, and consider choosing a project for submittal for the 2021 grant round. Members of the public are  Continue Reading

Lummi Nation Totem Pole Plans San Juan, Orcas, Lopez Stops Along Cross-Country Journey

Written on April 29, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update A Lummi Nation totem pole is conducting a cross-country trip to bring awareness to protecting Indigenous people’s land and waters, reports the Associated Press.  The journey, called the Red Road to DC, starts in Bellingham in May and will end in Washington D.C. in June. According to a press  Continue Reading

Preliminary Voting Results Show Fire Annexation and Island Rec Levy Approvals

Written on April 27, 2021 at 9:14 pm, by

  By Hayley Day, San Juan Update Preliminary voting results in the 2021 April Special Election for San Juan Island show the Town of Friday Harbor will join the island’s fire district and Island Rec will continue to receive local funds. The vote will be certified May 7. Fire District According to the San Juan  Continue Reading

Gary Bowman Memorial Fund Reaches $25K Goal

Written on April 27, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Marie D., San Juan Island San Juan Island is such a wonderful, generous community. A need arises and most people step up to help fellow Islanders. On Christmas Eve 2020, Yvonne Bowman suddenly lost her beloved husband Gary. This tremendous loss also caused a huge financial burden for her. And so a fundraiser was  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Home Trust Says Homes For Islanders Needed

Written on April 26, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Home Trust has two houses for sale under $220K, is developing eight-unit affordable housing site   By Francie Rutherford and Jim Goetz, board members, San Juan Community Home Trust We were saddened to read the recent article regarding the suspension of operations for Homes for Islanders. Homes for Islanders and the San Juan Community Home  Continue Reading

Grants Available For Washington State Licensed Child Care Providers

Written on April 26, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families is pleased to announce upcoming opportunities for licensed child care providers. The Spring 2021 Child Care COVID-19 Grant is scheduled to open in late April and will be available for four weeks. All licensed child care  Continue Reading

Shape San Juans’ Involvement in Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

Written on April 25, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

In 2019 Congress designated the area, which includes the San Juan Islands   By Caroline C. Grauman-Boss, executive director, Salish Sea Sciences Let the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation know what being part of the new Maritime Washington National Heritage Area means for you here in San Juan County.  The Maritime Washington National Heritage Area  Continue Reading

Vendors can join San Juan County Fairgrounds Market Saturdays throughout Summer

Written on April 25, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Parks & Fair Calling all vendors for the new Fair Market Series at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The markets will be held on Saturdays throughout the summer.  As part of the 2021 Virtual San Juan County Fair “Lettuce Entertain Ewe,” the fairgrounds staff will be producing a Fair Market Series.  Continue Reading

Spring Street Sidewalk Construction runs through April 28

Written on April 24, 2021 at 10:17 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor is continuing construction on Spring Street. The contractor is nearly complete with the installation of underground utilities and will focus on installing curb, gutter and new sidewalk from Coldwell Banker to the pocket park through April 28. Every effort will be made to limit  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth Brings Mobile Dental Clinic to Friday Harbor May 5-8

Written on April 20, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Fish For Teeth Islanders can receive affordable dental care, thanks to the local nonprofit Fish for Teeth. The mobile dental van will be at the Millis Community Center on San Juan Island in Friday Harbor from Wednesday, May 5 through Saturday, May 8. “Many volunteers and local businesses work as a team to bring  Continue Reading

Take Child Care Survey For Parents, Businesses to Close Service Gaps on San Juan Island

Written on April 19, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center In November 2020, the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center received a Childcare Partnership Grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to conduct a community-wide assessment of child care needs and create an action plan to improve capacity. Options include infant and toddler care, longer child care  Continue Reading

American Camp Visitor Center Portable Restrooms, Bottle Filling Station Open April 16

Written on April 16, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

The Building is Expected Open Around Memorial Day   From San Juan Island National Historic Park The American Camp Visitor Center site opens 9 a.m., Friday, April 16. The parking lot will remain open and a new bottle filling station will be available. Restrooms are currently available as port-a-pots as permanent facilities are being finished  Continue Reading

SAFE San Juans and San Juan County Land Bank ‘Sow Seeds of Hope’ During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Written on April 16, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From SAFE San Juans SAFE San Juans is working with the San Juan County Land Bank’s Salish Seeds Project to sow seeds of hope during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Throughout April, staff from SAFE San Juans will be handing out Salish seeds throughout the county in specially designed packets with art and messages  Continue Reading

Town Of Friday Harbor To Pick Up Large, Heavy Trash April 26-30

Written on April 13, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Items Can Include Mattresses, Scrap Metal, Furniture   From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to offer its residential refuse customers a one-time-only curbside pickup of items that are too large or too heavy for their refuse cans the week of April 26-30. Pickup will take place on their  Continue Reading

Two People Survive Plan Crash Off Blakely Island

Written on April 12, 2021 at 7:55 am, by

By Hayley Day, San Juan Update Two people were rescued after a plane went down near Blakely Island Sunday. At about 4:30 p.m., April 11, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office reported deputies — as well as fire, EMS and coast guard crews — were responding to a call of a downed aircraft south of  Continue Reading