Topic: Community

Kelli Marie Ashcraft

Written on May 3, 2017 at 11:30 am, by

Kelli Ashcraft’s graveside service will be this coming Sunday at Valley Cemetery at 11:00 am with a celebration of her life following at Brickworks at 12:30 pm. Kelli died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. In her memory, Kelli’s family is running a campaign to make the island a safer place for all residents –  They  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival – Around the World

Written on May 3, 2017 at 11:23 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to announce that the 27th Annual Children’s Festival is this Saturday May 6, 2017! Dozens of community organizations will be providing all kinds of hands-on activities: Create your own passport with Rotary Paper airplanes with Island Air Ambulance African necklaces with St. David’s and many more. Island Rec is providing a  Continue Reading

Women’s Fund Spring 2017 Ballot Results

Written on May 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm, by

The Women’s Fund is a Pooled-Donor Advised Fund held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Together, they were able to award five grants to local nonprofit organizations. In April, the proposals were made available for a vote of the full Women’s Fund membership. 76 members voted via Survey Monkey to fund the following projects:  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Memory Cafe

Written on May 1, 2017 at 10:43 am, by

Island Senior is written by Peggy Sue McRae… Last week I stopped by the Village at the Harbour to participate in a Memory Café. Memory Cafe programs originated in England about 15 years ago and have since become popular throughout Europe and the United States. The goal of the Memory Café is to provide a  Continue Reading

Great Islands Clean-Up Recap

Written on April 28, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

Co-organizers of the 7th annual Great Islands Clean-Up on San Juan Island — Lori Stokes, Jana Marks, and David Dehlendorf — would like to thank our island’s approximately 260 volunteers who participated this year, helping to make San Juan Island “litter-free by the sea.” Over 100 of these litter-picker-uppers cleaned our beaches and the rest  Continue Reading

Letter about the Horse Barn

Written on April 28, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we have this letter from Nancy Ballmann… I am pleased to announce that the work will start on the barn again. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jennifer Allen at the fairgrounds. We will soon be looking for volunteers to help with this project again  Continue Reading

Introducing the Master Gardener Interns

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Congratulations to the 19 community members who competed 60 hours of classroom and online training to become WSU San Juan County Master Gardeners.  As Master Gardener Interns, these volunteers will contribute 50 hours of service in their community, helping to identify plant problems, insects, and diseases, and provide research-based gardening information at Farmers Markets, Information Booths  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

This is the last Community Dinner of the 2016-17 school year – Don’t miss out! Wednesday May 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the FHHS Commons There will be a Cinco de Mayo Celebration and a Dancing Performance by the talented Ballet Folkloriko Monarca! On the Menu: Pork Carnitas – braised until tender and then roasted until crispy  Continue Reading

New Digs for APS-FH

Written on April 25, 2017 at 9:09 am, by

A little wind and rain didn’t deter around 75 people from attending the historic ground-breaking ceremony for the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor’s New Home-New Hope Shelter Project on Saturday afternoon. The event took place under festival tents, featuring display boards outlining the 35-year history of the animal shelter, as well as information about  Continue Reading

Design a License Plate

Written on April 24, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Call for Artists: Design a License Plate for the San Juan Islands! The Terrestrial Managers Group and the Madrona Institute are kicking off their San Juan Islands Specialty License Plate Design Initiative with a contest! The initiative encourages the public to help create and select a specialty license plate that will generate funds for the  Continue Reading

The Great Islands Clean Up

Written on April 21, 2017 at 4:22 pm, by

Litter-Free by the Sea: The Great Islands Clean-Up on Saturday, April 22 Don’t forget – it is time for the 2017 Great Islands Clean-Up, the annual county-wide spring-cleaning event, during which volunteers collect litter from public beaches and roadways. This year, the clean-up will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to  Continue Reading

Why We March for Climate

Written on April 21, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

In the San Juan Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Katie Fleming of FRIENDS of the San Juans…  On April 29, millions of people will march for climate action in 250 cities across the world. San Juan County is no exception. Join us at 12 noon at the Courthouse in Friday Harbor.  Continue Reading

4th of July Parade Theme Announced

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the theme for the 2017 Independence Day Parade in Friday Harbor: “America… All That We Share”, celebrating our community and the common ideals that connect us. While observing America’s independence, the parade will honor OUR island community and the amazing people and organizations that  Continue Reading

Automated Information Phone Line at the Library

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:37 am, by

The SJI Library is introducing Telephony, a new Automated Information Phone Line Ever been heading away on vacation and wished you could renew your holiday reading but you have to catch the red-eye, your laptop is packed and the Library is not open? Well, now you can conveniently renew items by phone even when the  Continue Reading

SJ Aviation Museum honors Bob Jamieson

Written on April 17, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

A reception will be held at the Roy Franklin Terminal at Friday Harbor Airport on Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. to honor the Featured Pilot for 2017: Bob Jamieson. Islanders are invited to celebrate the occasion of this annual addition to the San Juan Aviation Museum. This project, started in 2008, is jointly sponsored by  Continue Reading

Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Written on April 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm, by

A beautiful day for an Easter Egg Hunt. Check out these photos below.

Help Wanted

Written on April 14, 2017 at 8:45 am, by

WSU Extension Coordinator for Youth Development Program This position is located in Friday Harbor, WA. Summary of Duties: This position provides oversight and leadership, including volunteer management, for Extension work in the 4-H Youth Development Program of San Juan County, which currently serves over 125 youth members enrolled in over 15 active clubs led by  Continue Reading

Earth Day Celebration at Brickworks

Written on April 13, 2017 at 10:07 am, by

Mix & Mingle At Green Drinks Birthday Party And Earth Day Celebration Passion for clean environment and local food? Join us at Brickworks on April 20th Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd, but let’s start celebrating early! If you have a passion for the environment, food, farming, and camaraderie, you are invited to join in  Continue Reading

Flea Market April 29

Written on April 12, 2017 at 5:19 am, by

The 2017 Spring Flea Market is Saturday, April 29th 9:00am until 2:00pm (yes, two extra hours longer than previous markets!) in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Spaces are already filling up—Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Visit the Fairgrounds website www.sjcfair.org and get your registration form today!

“Sensational” Auditions April 22

Written on April 11, 2017 at 9:07 am, by

It’s no secret that the San Juan Islands are full of extremely talented folks—almost 30 years of a thriving community theater sure proves that! So why not celebrate that creativity with a high-spirited, cabaret-style variety show? Auditions are scheduled for San Juan Community Theatre’s Sensational Summer Variety Show on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m.  Continue Reading

Zach and John

Written on April 10, 2017 at 5:25 am, by

Jane Burton-Bell shares this story with you… Hello SJI, I wanted to tell you a great story. Here on San Juan Island, a local man who volunteers in the STEM class at the local high school has created a fantastic opportunity for a local boy. Zach, who has cerebral palsy resulting in severe physical disabilities  Continue Reading

The Great Islands Clean-Up

Written on April 6, 2017 at 5:24 am, by

Litter-Free by the Sea: The Great Islands Clean-Up on Earth Day (April 22) Mark your calendars – it is time for the 2017 Great Islands Clean-Up, the annual county-wide spring-cleaning event, during which volunteers collect litter from public beaches and roadways. This year, the clean-up will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from  Continue Reading