Topic: Community

Library Seeks Owner Representation Services

Written on November 15, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Request For Qualifications For Owner Representation Services The San Juan Island Library is requesting Statements of Qualifications from interested owner representation firms to represent the Library in the development of a new library building and other improvements to real property at a site to be determined. It is our desire that the firm see this  Continue Reading

Dog Licenses

Written on November 14, 2018 at 9:09 am, by

Charley Goddu, a 10-year old poodle mix, received the first dog license of 2019 at the San Juan County Auditor’s office. Charley, a former rescue dog, was adopted in 2015 by Peter Goddu and Margaret Langlie at the Skagit Humane Society. Charley is one of the friendliest dogs in town. He greets everyone with an  Continue Reading

Stories from the Storm

Written on November 14, 2018 at 8:56 am, by

On Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm at the San Juan Island Grange, the Corps of Resiliency gathering is going to be something special. We have teamed up with the Grange Lecture Series to host an evening of storytelling at the Grange Hall. We’ll be turning off the lights, lighting a fire in the fireplace  Continue Reading

Fans Family Carnival at the Fairgrounds

Written on November 7, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Family fun returns with the seventh annual FANS Carnival at the Fairgrounds Building on Saturday, November 17th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Carnival features a Monster Truck Slide, a Pirate’s Revenge Obstacle Course, 20 Carnival Games, cotton candy, sno-cones, and the Kiwanis FAN Friendly Cafe with hot dogs and more. Admission is free.  Continue Reading

Not Just Cows and Sows

Written on November 7, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

More often than not, interested families say that they might like to try 4-H, but they really don’t want to have an animal. The good news is that 4-H is for all young people between the ages of 5 and 18 (by October 1st). We teach kids from kindergarten until they leave for college how  Continue Reading

Dictionaries for Students

Written on November 7, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

This story submitted by Carla Wright, Publicity officer for Rotary Club of San Juan Islands… The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands recently visited the Friday Harbor Elementary School for its annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Pictured above are the 3rd grade students of Noel Harvey, Kim Warin, and  Continue Reading

Island Lights Festival

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Friday Harbor Winterfest begins December 1st with the Island Lights Festival. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on December 1st. This kickoff event for the holiday season on a Saturday this year so more families are able to attend! Once again the Chamber is partnering  Continue Reading

Hospital District Public Budget Hearing

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 will be holding its public budget hearing next Wednesday Nov 7th, 3:45 p.m., at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. The Special Meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. then go directly to an executive session. The board will return to open session at 3:45 p.m. for the public  Continue Reading

Lions Shopping Cart on a Roll Saturday

Written on November 3, 2018 at 9:31 am, by

Lion Brian Brown is the Pilot for driving the Giant shopping cart to Kings Market and will be “On the Road Again” today, Saturday, November 3rd at 9:30 AM to drive from Kings to Market Place. Raffle Tickets are on Sale at BOTH Kings & Market Place from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. San Juan  Continue Reading

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on November 2, 2018 at 7:59 am, by

  Community Thanksgiving Dinner Has Something For Everyone Fall is in the air and we’re putting out the call for volunteers for the 20th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We welcome veterans of Thanksgivings past and brand new volunteers. We need lots of volunteer pie bakers this year. You can bring a homemade pie or a  Continue Reading

Prevention Survey

Written on November 1, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of the CPWI coalitions in Washington state. The Community Survey captures our local San Juan Island attitudes about teen alcohol and drug use, as well as prevention programming. This data helps to inform our coalition’s strategies, as  Continue Reading

Giant Shopping Cart

Written on October 31, 2018 at 6:02 pm, by

You will be seeing the bigger than life size shopping cart in town for San Juan Lions 29th Annual Shopping Spree. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2nd & Saturday November 3rd at Kings Market and Market Place. (Only $1 per ticket or $5 per book of tickets) to Win a 4 Minute shopping Spree  Continue Reading

FHES Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm, by

Here it is – the elementary school kids parading through town in their Halloween costumes. See who you recognize…

Halloween in Friday Harbor

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:21 pm, by

Lots of people got into the Halloween spirit on Wednesday. Check them out!

Stillpoint Halloween

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:06 pm, by

Happy Halloween from Stillpoint School!

Island Senior: Time to Vote for the Mullis Center Board.

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Its time to vote! Not just in the November 6 general election but its time to elect board members for the Mullis Center Operations Committee.  Eligible voters are anyone 60 years of age and older, or disabled, and a  Continue Reading

OPALCO Town Hall

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Let’s talk about YOUR electric co-op Join the OPALCO board for town hall style listening sessions. Have some feedback to share with OPALCO leadership? Stop by one of these sessions to ask questions or engage in conversation with your elected co-op board. November 12: Lopez Library @ 5:30 pm November 13: Shaw Community Hall @  Continue Reading

Rotary Gift Recipients

Written on October 29, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands recently presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from the 12th annual Concours d’Élégance held on August 26 at the San Juan Vineyards. This event was co-sponsored by the Sports Car Club of San Juan Islands.  Each organization received $4,517.00. PolioPlus Fund of Rotary International received $1,000.00. Please  Continue Reading

Happy Halloween!

Written on October 28, 2018 at 10:00 am, by

Your Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club will again be distributing bags of Halloween candy Sunday to the residents of the Greenway subdivision, this year from Spruce Street to Rose Lane off Argyle. Happy Halloween!

LWV Hosts Book Discussion

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

The League of Women Voters’ November program will be a discussion of sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild’s “Strangers in Their Own Land,” 2018 edition. Like many, Hochschild wanted to come up with useful ways to work toward healing the nation’s divide. She went from blue Berkeley to red Louisiana over a five-year period, talked with people  Continue Reading

Holiday Inspiration

Written on October 26, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Join the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center for a Festival of Giving and Kindness Celebrate others by: becoming a volunteer, sponsoring a family, mentoring a child, donating to our coat drive, making handmade gifts & cards, get a family photo Celebrate yourself by: learning how to de-stress the holidays, practicing yoga, gaining health care  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Written on October 22, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Already thinking about the holidays?  Mark your calendars, or sign up for a booth space at our December 1st Flea & Craft Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.  Vendors can apply online by going to, or stop by our office at the Fairgrounds, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 to fill out an application.  Each  Continue Reading