Topic: Community

Love in a Time of Fear

Written on November 16, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

This invitation is shared with you from St. David’s Church… Love in a Time of Fear: Recognizing Muslims as our Neighbors Muslims in the United States have often been subject to racism, xenophobia and scapegoating behaviors and attitudes. The human dignity and human rights of Muslims are often not respected. Since December 2015, Love in  Continue Reading

Thank a Vet!

Written on November 10, 2017 at 9:57 am, by

Marie DiCristina shares this report on Veteran’s Day assemblies at the schools… Thursday morning Friday Harbor Elementary School and Friday Harbor High School held assemblies honoring Veterans and Veterans Day. Several local vets attended. The High School band provided wonderful musical tributes including playing the anthems of the various military branches. The delightful children of  Continue Reading

Wanted: Day Park Volunteers!

Written on November 8, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan County Parks, Recreation, and Fair department is inviting community members to become day park volunteers (opportunities available on different islands). Volunteers can participate in weekly monitoring and/or light litter pick-up, and are invited to participate in occasional work parties for special projects/landscaping. Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities are appreciated, but not required.  Continue Reading

FANS Carnival Coming Soon

Written on November 6, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

FANS, (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) will hold their annual children’s carnival at the SJC fairgrounds this Saturday, November 11th from 11:00-2:00p.m. The carnival has become a fun annual event for Island families. This year we will once again have our famous cakewalk. The cakewalk has been our most popular booth over the years  Continue Reading

Set Your Clock Back Tonight

Written on November 4, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Don’t forget to set your clock back tonight when you go to bed (or if you’re like me, do it in the morning when you’d rather roll over and sleep for another hour). This is a good time to change the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms too.

Women’s Fund Awards $8,000

Written on November 3, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Women’s Fund awards another $8,000 in grants to local non-profits The San Juan Island Women’s Fund is a pooled donor-advised fund of the San Juan Island Community Foundation. For nearly 15 years, more than 100 local women have pooled their annual membership fee of $100 or more to fund local non-profit projects. In October, 6  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Support for Family Caregivers

Written on November 1, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

November is National Family Caregivers month and a time to acknowledge those among us who, whether it is for an aging parent, injured spouse, or a sick child are caring for loved ones every day and around the clock. You probably do not have to think very hard to come up with someone you know  Continue Reading


Written on October 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm, by

It’s Halloween in Friday Harbor and you know what that means… Yup! Kids on parade! Click on the images below to see who all you recognize. But it’s not only kids – after the parade you’ll see photos of adults around town who got into the halloween spirit as well. Enjoy!

Invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on October 30, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Thanksgiving is always a great time to gather and celebrate all the wonderful things we have to be grateful for. YOU are invited to be a part of the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mullis Center on Thanksgiving Day. Please consider being a part of this  special community event.   You can participate by bringing  Continue Reading

Orcas Village Park and Ride Grand Opening!

Written on October 26, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan County will hold a grand opening at 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 31st 2017 for the Orcas Village Park and Ride. The opening will be on site, located at 105 Orcas Hill Road. The Orcas Village Park and Ride will be open to the public, free of charge, the day after the grand opening  Continue Reading

Get Involved, with Soroptimists

Written on October 25, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is inviting potential new members to an activity at to the San Juan Library on Wednesday, November 1st from 6:30-8:30 PM. The purpose of the event is two-fold: for people to learn more about the Soroptimist organization, and to have a fun social time, working together to support one of  Continue Reading

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Written on October 24, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

by Debbi Fincher, SJIPC Media Recently, the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition offered an 8 hour training course on Youth Mental Health First Aid, a public education program, sponsored by a Project Aware grant with the Northwest Education Services District (NWESD). Our trainers, Dana King and Joyce Wells, used simulations and role-playing to demonstrate how to  Continue Reading

PIMC named ‘Community Health Leader’

Written on October 24, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center earns Gold Award PIMC named ‘Community Health Leader’ by WSHA The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) named PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center a 2017 Community Health Leadership Gold Award Winner for the medical center’s innovative integrated mental health program. PeaceHealth Peace Island’s behavioral health care program was developed in response  Continue Reading

Donate to United Way

Written on October 23, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Does your organization or business have computers to donate? United Way SJC has donated over 25 computers to people who can’t afford to buy them, and we need more to meet the need. We can also use computers that need new hard drives or Wi-Fi adapters, and working printers are also appreciated! Your benefits: your  Continue Reading

Shelter Drill To Be Held In Friday Harbor

Written on October 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm, by

Submitted by the San Juan Island Unit of the American Red Cross. If you respond to disasters in the news with the question “What can I do?” you might consider being a volunteer in the San Juan Island unit of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross will hold a Shelter Drill November 4th from  Continue Reading

Sophia and Camp Kesem

Written on October 20, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

FHHS Alum Does Good You remember Sophia Dillery? FHHS graduate of 2015? She’s now attending Seattle University in her junior year in the nursing program going for a bachelor’s degree. She is also the Co-Alumni, Marketing, and Public Relations Coordinator for the Seattle U chapter of Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven  Continue Reading

USCG Auxiliary Meets with Community Leaders

Written on October 19, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Chuck Dalldorf of the Coast Guard Auxiliary shares this news release… U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Island Detachment Meeting Brings the Coast Guard and San Juan Islands Community Leaders Together for Increased Boating Safety At a meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s San Juan Island Detachment last week in Friday Harbor, San Juan  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Vote At The Mullis Center

Written on October 18, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

It is time once again to vote on board members for the Mullis Center Operations Committee. These are the people who partner with Senior Services, plan events and fun activities, keep the lights on, and keep the building busy and beautiful. There are five positions open each for a three-year term. Ballots are included in  Continue Reading

Annual Nut Sale

Written on October 17, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Nancy Fusare writes to let you know about the Presbyterian Church ladies group Mary Martha Circle annual nut sale. You can contact her directly at (360) 317-6592 to place your orders. Or, order forms are also available at the Presbyterian Church. Orders need to be placed by October 30, 2017, so the sooner the better.

Help the Frightmare Happen This Year

Written on October 16, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Feel like helping make the haunted house at the Fairgrounds happen this year? Here are some ways you can help… Debbi Fincher writes: Here we go! Haunted House Happenings… MONDAY, Oct. 16th New time! 12noon-10pm We move the decorations from Sound Storage, back by the library, over to the fairgrounds. If you have an hour  Continue Reading

The Sciences to a Peaceful Mind

Written on October 14, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Rob Simpson invites you to the next Conscientious Projector series… Isn’t it about time we focused on some good news? This coming Monday, Oct. 16, 7:00 PM, Library Side Door, at our October Conscientious Festival, we will begin exploring pathways to a quiet mind from the view point of the latest scientific research. Sages through  Continue Reading

What’s Happening

Written on October 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm, by

Here are a few things going on around town… News from the Port: The Port of Friday Harbor is soliciting proposals from qualified parties to lease and operate a shipyard in part or whole. For more information please view the full RFP on the Port of Friday Harbor’s website at From the Hospital District:  Continue Reading