Topic: Community

Bench Honors Kristina Thalacker Ewing

Written on August 3, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Kristina Thalacker Ewing, former island resident and life-long Kiwanian, was honored in a memorial celebration July 27th by the placement of a bench in the courthouse lawn. Some of Kristina’s achievements include the Hugh O’Brien Youth Scholar, charter member of the FH Key Club, charter member of EWU Circle K International Club, member Kent AM  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Bring Your Neglected Treasures to The Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale

Written on August 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… With a move in my future it is good timing for me to have the Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale on August 24 as further inspiration to selectively pare down my belongings.  I often think about culling my clutter but sometimes  Continue Reading

2019 Councours d’Elegance

Written on August 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island and the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands invite you to their 13th annual Concours d’Elegance car show at the San Juan Vineyards on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM welcoming custom and classic vehicles. This year’s event poster is a stunning  Continue Reading

Coffelt Family Private Collection and Estate Sale

Written on August 1, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Saturday  and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th, from 9 AM to 2 PM at 6997 Roche Harbor Rd, 2 drives past Community Treasures, at Marcotte sign Antique & Vintage Items, Large Pacific Rim Collection Wicker, Rattan, Oak, Rosewood, & hand-carved / hand painted Black Lacquer Furniture Glassware, Pyrex, China, Sterling Silver, Enamelware School Chairs/Desks, Farm  Continue Reading

Attic Treasures

Written on July 30, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

CATS (Community Arts Theatre Society) will be holding a “garage sale” on Saturday featuring donations from individuals throughout the community. All proceeds will benefit the San Juan Community Theatre. Come to the PARC building in the Beaverton Business Park, just off Beaverton Valley Road about 9/10 of a mile from the town limits. And don’t  Continue Reading

No Rabbits at Fair This Year

Written on July 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

To all Open Division Rabbit Fair Participants: We are sad to hear the news that there has been a confirmed case of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) on Orcas Island. Due to the fatal and extremely contagious nature of the disease, we have been advised by the Washington State Veterinarian (WSDA), Amber Itle,  Continue Reading

Nash Street Project has Begun

Written on July 23, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The Nash Street Realignment has begun. The bump out feature is gone and changes are being made. While construction is going on access from Argyle Avenue to Nash Street and Market Street will be limited. If you need to get to the Senior Center or to Marketplace, avoid congestion come in via Mullis Street instead.  Continue Reading

Fair Entertainment Line Up Announced

Written on July 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

This year at the Fair, August 14-17, 2019 at the San Juan Country Fairgrounds Headline Entertainment: The SJ County Fair is excited to announce the entertainment for 2019. This year includes rock classics at their best with Spike and The Impalers, a return performance by the winner of MoPop/KEXP Sound Off Competition, Micaiah Sawyer performing  Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Written on July 21, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual book sale on Saturday August 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the 40th anniversary book sale for the Friends. Proceeds from the sale provide the library with financial support for a variety of programs and purchases, including programs for children, Baby Bags, online  Continue Reading

Rotary Supports FOLKS

Written on July 17, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Erin Corra, Founder/Director of Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) receives a check for $200 from Rotary Club President, Tom Sibert and Barb Fagan, baker extraordinaire of 200 cookies sold to benefit FOLKS during the Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial Celebration held on June 30th.

Giddy Up Fundraiser

Written on July 16, 2019 at 12:49 pm, by

Head on over to The Village (543 Spring St) on Saturday, July 20th, 5:30-8:30 PM for some lip-smackin’, melt-in-your-mouth BBQ meat & trimmin’s and the golden opportunity to lasso some original pieces from your favorite island artists Darleen Nixon Janet Williamson Maria Michaelson Eben Shay Thaddeus Krol Manya Pickard Trish Morse Margaret Thorsen Jan Murphy  Continue Reading

Last call for Island Writers!

Written on July 14, 2019 at 6:59 am, by

The wheel is turning ever closer, and all you Island Writers should be cultivating your entries for the 2019 “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” San Juan County Fair! But wait, it’s not too late!  Although the Fair is a month away—August 14-17—the deadline for the Written Word entries is July 19th—less than a weekaway!   Continue Reading

SJI Community Foundation Partners to Finish Baseball Field

Written on July 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm, by

Thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor, the baseball field at the John O. Linde Community Park will be completed in 2019. With the San Juan Island Community Foundation serving as the fund steward, Mike Carlson Enterprises broke ground in late June and will complete the baseball field, walking path and general use  Continue Reading

Help Carol Whalen Fight Meningitis

Written on July 12, 2019 at 6:58 am, by

Carol’s daughters Desirae and Bristol are asking for your help. Here they are with the story… Carol Whalen needs our help battling a severe case of bacterial meningitis. Beyond the infection being extremely dangerous, her heart, kidneys, lungs, and blood have also taken a serious hit. Doctors have made it clear that she is in  Continue Reading

Old Military Road Trail

Written on July 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm, by

On June 13, a group of San Juan Islanders met with the Board of San Juan Island Park and Recreation District (Island Rec) seeking to be recognized as an official committee of Island Rec to explore the feasibility of creating a new trail connecting the two camps of San Juan Island National Historical Park –  Continue Reading

Hay Hay Hay

Written on July 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

New for this year at the Fair! Consider entering your hay or grain in the San Juan County Fair Grains & Forage Department and get a free quality analysis!  If you plan to enter a sample of your hay or grain in the county fair you can be reimbursed $40 to offset shipping and analysis  Continue Reading

Farm to Table Benefit Dinner

Written on July 10, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

This second annual culinary event is presented by Coho Restaurant to benefit SAFE San Juan.   The Farm-to-Table Dinner will be at the Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Sunday, July 21 at 6:00 pm. Ticket prices are $75 per dinner + $25 for wine pairing.  Tickets available by calling Coho Restaurant, 360-378-6330 or book online at www.cohorestaurant.com. 

Superintendents Wanted

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Do you have a passion for Fine Arts, Food Preservation or Sheep?  The San Juan County Fair is still seeking open class department superintendents for the Fine Arts, Food Preservation (Co-Superintendent) & Sheep.  Open class department superintendents oversee the organization of volunteers during fair, may assist in finding department judges, and help with department layout,  Continue Reading

Thanks!

Written on July 8, 2019 at 7:10 am, by

Lori Stokes writes to share this with you… The collection of food and personal care items during our July 4th parade was a huge success! As a community, we together managed to fill up the back of an entire pick-up truck in support of the Food Bank and the Family Resource Center. Many thanks to  Continue Reading

4th of July Thanks

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:20 am, by

Dear San Juan Update… On behalf of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce I would like to thank all who helped to make this a memorable 4th of July! The 2019 Parade theme “Parade of Stars, past and present” was used in so many of our parade entries this year! We had outstanding entries,  Continue Reading

Thank You Friday Harbor

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:20 am, by

Jim and Minnie Knych share this letter of thanks with you… Thank you, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and citizens of San Juan Island.  We are honored to have been the Grand Marshals of the 2019 Independence Day Parade. For twenty years, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner has been a labor of love for us  Continue Reading

SJI Women’s Fund Honors Mariluz Villa, Remembers Joyce Sobel

Written on July 2, 2019 at 10:48 am, by

The Joyce L. Sobel Achievement Award was created by the Women’s Fund to honor Joyce’s legacy of service to the community. Joyce started many programs for those who had a need, most notably the SJI Family Resource Center, and she spent countless hours supporting children and families of the Island. It was a true loss  Continue Reading