Topic: Community

Katie Loring to be Sworn In as New Judge

Written on December 27, 2017 at 10:23 am, by

San Juan County Superior Court announces the Swearing-In Ceremony for San Juan County’s next Superior Court Judge, Kathryn C. Loring. Friday, December 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm in the Superior Courtroom at San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street, Friday Harbor. Reception to follow at the San Juan Island Grange, 152 1st Street, Friday Harbor from  Continue Reading

White Christmas

Written on December 27, 2017 at 10:00 am, by

In case you were away (like I was) and missed it, Friday Harbor did have a White Christmas Day, in the morning at least. Chuck Dalldorf was out early and has a few photos to share. Thanks Chuck! (click any photo to enlarge)

A Wonderful Gift for the Historical Museum

Written on December 22, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the history of San Juan Island are key components of the San Juan Historical Society and Museum’s mission. With the maintenance of 1.6 acres of property, eight buildings averaging 90 years of age, insurance and utilities, there are many expenses involved with the overall day to day running of your Historical  Continue Reading

The LEO Club “Roars” in Support of Literacy and Art

Written on December 22, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The LEO Club, a youth service club affiliated with the San Juan Island Lions Club presented two donation checks to the San Juan Public School Foundation (SJPSF) in support of literacy at the Friday Harbor Elementary School and art at the Friday Harbor High School. The San Juan Public Schools Foundation helps supplement state and  Continue Reading

4-H Youth Help Out

Written on December 21, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

On Tuesday night, the 4-H youth of San Juan Island gathered at the San Juan Island Grange #966 for a very special community club meeting. Led by club volunteer Kris Bayas and teen leader Lydia Downs, they began baking holiday cookies, while parents and volunteers brought countless donations for the Severe Weather Shelter. As part  Continue Reading

Christmas Eve at the Presbyterian Church

Written on December 20, 2017 at 5:37 am, by

  This year Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday.  We have a special treat this year.  Christmas Eve morning we will all have breakfast together provided by Jeff Clark and crew at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall.  We’ll have a relaxed time of fellowship together with some carol singing and some time with  Continue Reading

Shelter Opens Tonight

Written on December 19, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

The Severe Weather Shelter will open for the first time on Tuesday, December 19 at approximately 7:00 pm. There will be a volunteer orientation and set-up at 5:30. Anyone interested in learning more about the Shelter and its operation is invited to attend. We currently have volunteers to staff two days, and we are hopeful  Continue Reading

Thank You!

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

Here’s a note of thanks from St. David’s Church… St. David’s Church wishes to express its gratitude to all those in our island community who made last Saturday’s benefit concert, “A Village Christmas,” such a resounding success.  Thanks are extended, first, to the singers and instrumentalists who so graciously volunteered their time during a month  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Help Support a Popular Program, Meals on Wheels and More

Written on December 17, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written for the Update by Peggy Sue McRae… One of the most popular programs for Island Seniors, Meals on Wheels and More, brings an average of 70 seniors to the Mullis Center for a tasty hot lunch and enjoyable social time. Lunches are served on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:45.  Continue Reading

Participate in Prevention Survey

Written on December 16, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Cynthia from SJI Prevention Coalition sends this request… Please take a moment (7 – 10 minutes) to complete the 2017 CPWI Community Survey. The December 30 deadline is approaching!  If you have completed the survey, Thank you! If you have circulated the survey, please do so again with a thank you and the ask… To date,  Continue Reading

Lights… Camera… Holidays!!

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all that have been instrumental in getting our quaint Town all lit up! The San Juan County Courthouse, the Town snowflakes, Village at the Harbour, Earth Box, the San Juan Brewing Co. and all the businesses are so cheery, festive and inviting! (click any  Continue Reading

New Energy for the New Year!

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Here is some information from F.O.L.K.S. on their December 2017 Donor Matching Program… As we gear up towards the Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial in 2019, F.O.L.K.S. board members have graciously offered to match $200.00 on everyone’s donations, up to $2,000.00 through Christmas! Please consider FOLKS for your end of year charitable contribution through this maximum  Continue Reading

Board of Health

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan County Board of Health – Always Working for a Healthier and Safer San Juan County Many county residents may not be aware of a local Board that continually strives to improve the health of the community. The San Juan County Board of Health has responsibility over all matters pertaining to the preservation of  Continue Reading

Library District Board Position Available

Written on December 14, 2017 at 9:36 am, by

Position Available on the San Juan Island Library District Board The Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill a partial-term vacancy on the five-member library board.  The non-paid term of office is from date of appointment to December 31, 2019, and is eligible for reappointment to a five-year term.  Recommendation will be submitted by  Continue Reading

Chamber Awards and Ferry Workers Appreciation Day

Written on December 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet on Monday evening at Brickworks. In addition to the usual awards given out to various island businesses there was also a proclamation given by Mayor Carrie Lacher to the ferry workers for their service to the community. After an especially difficult year with  Continue Reading

New Ambulance for EMS

Written on December 8, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

San Juan Island EMS has just brought home a 2017 gasoline ambulance. You may have seen her making her island rounds gaining new engine miles. This is a huge accomplishment and could not have happened if it were not for a generous donation from long time islander Dodi Gann. A matching gift from the San  Continue Reading

Severe Weather Shelter Update

Written on December 7, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Many volunteers and moving parts are very close to coming together so that it appears possible a Severe Weather Shelter in Friday Harbor may be close at hand. Three things must align in order to activate a shelter at the onset of severe weather: Cold, volunteers, and a site. During the regular meeting of shelter  Continue Reading

Insights from the Summit

Written on December 6, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

This article written by Debbi Fincher, SJIPC Media The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition, (SJIPC) helps support youth leadership training opportunities for local teens, with an ask to give back to their community with their new skills. The Washington State Prevention Summit in Yakima draws over 400 youth. Rock Solid, a youth prevention club, was  Continue Reading

Successful Fundraiser at SJCT

Written on December 5, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

There was an outpouring of generosity this past Saturday at San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival fundraiser.  More than $108,000 was raised for the Theatre’s ongoing mission to provide entertainment, volunteer, and educational opportunities.  “We are truly fortunate to have so many people in our community who support the arts,” said SJCT Promotion Director  Continue Reading

Soroptimists Accepting Applications for Educational/Training Awards

Written on December 4, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

The Soroptimists of Friday Harbor are currently accepting applications for their “Educational Opportunity” and “Fellowship” awards. Eligible women who are residents of San Juan County are encouraged to apply. The $2,000 Educational Opportunity Award is for a woman in financial need, who is enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate degree or vocational skills program. The  Continue Reading

Nana’s Holiday House

Written on November 30, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Jeanine, Laura & Debbie are excited about the 5th year of Nana’s Holiday House. The location this year is at 275 A Street, next to Market Chef. They will be opening Friday, December 1st through the 23rd of December. Hours are 3-5 after school and 11-5 on weekends. Nana’s Holiday house is a place for  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Written on November 30, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds this Saturday! The San Juan County Fairgrounds will host its annual Winter Flea and Craft Market this Saturday, December 2nd from 9am until 1pm. Over 35 booths with Holiday gifts, local crafts, vintage finds, and special bargains (it is a Flea Market after all) are sure to entice  Continue Reading