Topic: Community

Call for Fair Performers

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County Fair calls for local performer applications! Calling all performers for the 2018 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted.  Performers from the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply.  The 2018 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 15th-18th at the San Juan County  Continue Reading

Letter from Deb Langhans

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s what’s in the SJ Update mailbag this morning… Greetings, Friends & Fellow Community Members, I’ve just learned about plans to rezone our old convalescent center into commercial property so pending buyers can replace it with a hotel. If you believe that providing for our local community’s needs–present & future—should take precedence over accommodating more  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Join us for our Community Dinner on Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for Adults and $7 for Kids under 12 Proceeds support the Chef.0 and Food for Thought Program. Greek Menu Chicken Gyros – roasted chicken in soft pita bread with tzatziki and romaine lettuce  Continue Reading

Fair Sponsorship Opportunities

Written on March 6, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Have you ever wondered about alternative ways to support the Fair? Maybe you would have liked to volunteer but have never had the time. Consider supporting the Fair by becoming a sponsor! If you consider sponsoring, your support earns you Fair sponsorship benefits (complimentary tickets and more!) and is tax deductible. Curious about what goes  Continue Reading

Starry Starry Night

Written on March 2, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Children’s Festival 2018 Theme & Poster Contest Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 28th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 5th, 2018. Island Rec needs your help to design the poster for this year’s Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s festival theme: Starry  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters Presentation

Written on March 1, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

League of Women Voters presents meeting on threats and opportunities of the Salish Sea ecosystem The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will host an informative meeting on threats to the future of the Salish Sea and efforts to protect it at 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 12 at the San Juan Island Library  Continue Reading

Spring at the Historical Museum

Written on February 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Hello everyone! Just a quick note to update you on the upcoming events at the Museum; lots happening, lots of volunteers needed (as always): – Board of Trustees expanding in size: to accommodate the current demands on the Museum with projects, the Board will be expanding in size. We need 2-3 interested applicants for openings,  Continue Reading

Planning a Garden this Summer

Written on February 27, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

We are planning a party just for you! Join the San Juan Island Garden Club members in sharing stories, problems, research, advice, questions, failures, triumphs and laughter during our Spring Planning Party. There will be drawings, “flower bingo”, demonstrations, sweet pea starts and what all. Browse catalogs and gardening magazines for new ideas. March 6th  Continue Reading

The Chord of Longing

Written on February 26, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talks – Mother Felicitas Curti: The Chord of Longing In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Mother Felicitas Curti will talk about her new book “The Chord of Longing: My Life as Atheist, Marxist, Mother, Nun” The book explores a musical scholar’s search for  Continue Reading

Out of the Cold Meeting Tuesday

Written on February 26, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

MERT On Duty

Written on February 22, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire Department’s Major Emergency Response Team (MERT) is looking for volunteers to assist in our island’s welfare by collecting and coordinating the exchange of information during major emergencies, such as earthquakes. Although this may sound intimidating, the only requirements are living within walking distance of a fire station and not volunteering  Continue Reading

March for Our Lives – Friday Harbor

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:18 pm, by

As a caring community that jumps at the chance to help those in need, we would like to make some time to reach out to the students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, by making them a banner to hang in the hallway of their school. We want to extend a hand as  Continue Reading

Shelter Open Tonight

Written on February 21, 2018 at 4:18 pm, by

Civic Campus Planning Project

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County’s Civic Campus Planning Project Over the years, the County has been looking towards a new Civic Campus to bring specific departments together in an effort to increase efficiencies, reduce operating costs, and provide better service to County residents. A new Campus could also provide increased inside and outside spaces for community use.  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Visitor Study

Written on February 20, 2018 at 5:34 am, by

Local, state, and federal agencies that manage lands or recreation facilities in the San Juan Islands sponsored a study in 2017 to collect better information about use, impacts, visitors, and preferences for management. The study addresses several questions related to San Juan Islands tourism, public lands, and recreation areas. The goal is to describe visitor  Continue Reading

Early Bird Registration for Agricultural Summit Ends February 20

Written on February 18, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

6th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit March 16-17, 2018 on Lopez Island. You are invited to the annual gathering of local farmers, food producers, businesses, and food advocates for two days of events and education in support of our local food community. Link here for: Registration

Happy Birthday, Wanda June Opens This Friday

Written on February 14, 2018 at 2:32 pm, by

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s. satirical comedy, Happy Birthday, Wanda June opens in San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre THIS weekend with three performances: Friday and Saturday, February 16-17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Directed by Tony Vivenzio, the play is a twentieth century takeoff of Ulysses’ return from the Trojan War when hunter Harold  Continue Reading

Shelter Available Tonight

Written on February 12, 2018 at 9:37 pm, by

It’s cold out there tonight…

Community Foundation Announces $50,000 Matching Grant to Honor Joyce Sobel

Written on February 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm, by

The Community Foundation is honored to announce an anonymous matching grant in the amount of $50,000 to go toward the San Juan Island Family Resource Center’s Building Expansion Project. All donations will be matched up to this amount in memory of Joyce Sobel and her 43 years of dedication and service to the San Juan  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters to Meet

Written on February 8, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

“Now is the TIME for Advocacy and Action” is the topic of the League of Women Voters meeting February 12 at 12:30 pm in the San Juan Island Library meeting room.  Geared especially to those members who are new to League Advocacy as well as information for all members on what and how to take action,   Continue Reading

It’s “The Last Straw” for the San Juans!

Written on February 7, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

From Katie at the Friends of the San Juan… Plastics Reduction Community Kick-off Party – February 13, 6 p.m., San Juan Island Brewing Company Did you know that we use over 500 million plastic straws in the United States every day? And that by the year 2050 there will be more plastic trash in the  Continue Reading

Tibetan New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Earth Dog

Written on February 6, 2018 at 5:00 am, by

February 16 is Losar, or the Tibetan New Year, ushering in the year of the earth dog. According to Tibetan astrology the year of the dog brings out qualities of honesty and loyalty. Sakya Kachod Choling, Tibetan Buddhist retreat center on San Juan Island, will be celebrating Losar on Friday, February 16, at 1:30 PM  Continue Reading