Topic: Community

June EMT of the Month

Written on June 22, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Kaitlyn Johnson, Public Information Officer for San Juan Island EMS shares this announcement… Francis Smith is a senior EMT. He has been with the agency for 12 years, and was a District 3 fire captain for 17 years. Smith is currently organizing a cardiac event response team of Cape San Juan and Cattle Point residents  Continue Reading

Windermere Helps Out

Written on June 13, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Windermere was at it once again on Friday, doing their annual landscaping and clean-up for the Mullis Community Senior Center. Weeding, sweeping, trimming and general tidying up was done by Daryl Grazia, Rebecca Hughes, Samantha Bryner, Pat O’Day, Tamara Weaver, Susan Schirmer, Annete Schaffer, Jacoba Porter, Zita Sandmeyer and Gary Franklin. Every year since 1984,  Continue Reading


Written on June 12, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust invites you to join us at the Brickworks for our 5th annual Fiesta San Juan, Sunday, July 16th from 4:30pm to 9pm. We are serving up Margaritas, Food, and Music for your enjoyment, Dancing for some fun and exercise, and Live and “Chance” Auction items to satisfy your wish  Continue Reading

Got an Old Computer Lying Around?

Written on June 12, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Does your organization or business have computers to donate? We can also use computers that need new hard drives or Wi-Fi adapters, and working printers are also appreciated! Your benefits: your data will be safely removed, you won’t have to deal with disposal of the unit (and they won’t end up in a landfill), and  Continue Reading

LEOs Gift to ISL

Written on May 31, 2017 at 11:49 am, by

BJ Brandli, advisor of the high school LEO Club, presents Island Stage Left’s co-founder Helen Machin-Smith with a $500 check. “The student members of our LEO Club have grown up with Island Stage Left’s summertime performances of “Shakespeare Under the Stars” and felt very strongly about giving this gift to the theater.” Island Stage Left  Continue Reading

Library Art Show

Written on May 31, 2017 at 5:37 am, by

Getting There! is Half the Fun. San Juan Island Library Art Show Saturday, June 17 10:00 am – noon Bring your ready-to-hang Getting There art to the library for the community to enjoy. The art can be about travel and transport, or a personal experience, or your definition of the topic. All media are welcome  Continue Reading

Memorial Day Ceremony

Written on May 29, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

On Memorial Day, Monday May 29th at 10:00 am, view the Traditional Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony. The American Legion Post 163 commemorates the service men and women who have served the nation in various branches of the military with this authentic small town parade and ceremony. Sponsored by American Legion Post 163.

Thank You Friday Harbor!

Written on May 27, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Many many thanks to the Residents and City Council of the Town of Friday Harbor for the thoughtful and timely donation to Hospice of San Juan through the Harbor Life Ring program for the month of April. We celebrate our on-going presence in this wonderful community each and every day. Founded in 1984 by town  Continue Reading

Library Changes in June

Written on May 26, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

The San Juan Island Library is a family friendly and patron focused organization. We constantly strive to deliver the best services in the most comfortable environment to our patrons, from children to adults alike. The Library values community input and does its best to listen to, and act upon, feedback and patron suggestions. These suggestions  Continue Reading

Golf Scramble was a Success!

Written on May 25, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Dear Editor, The May 21st, 11th Annual LEO Club Golf Scramble was another success!   We wish to thank the local businesses that generously give to our annual Golf Scramble: Harbor Rentals and Saw Shop, Friday Harbor House & Bluff Restaurant, Williams Enterprises (gravel), Friday’s Crabhouse, The Cheesecake Café, Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar, China  Continue Reading

SJCT Honors Past and Looks to Future with New History Panel

Written on May 24, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

“An Island of the Arts,” the newest Town of Friday Harbor history panel, can be seen on the corner just outside San Juan Community Theatre. The sign celebrates the significance of the arts to Friday Harbor history and reminds us of its importance to the community’s bright future. San Juan Islanders have enjoyed theater since  Continue Reading

In Support of Pull Together

Written on May 24, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Liza Michaelson writes to ask for your support… Family and Friends, Do you LOVE the San Juan Islands? Do you LOVE our pristine beaches and fresh seafood? Do you LOVE the Orca whales who call this region home? Next week, with 3 other hearty folks from San Juan Island, I will be joining a group  Continue Reading

Fundraising for CO Detectors

Written on May 24, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Citizens Raise $22,300.00 for CO Detectors and Numbers Still Rising After the tragic and untimely deaths of Kelli Ashcraft and Troy Sullivan a Go Fund Me account was set up in memoriam of Kelli, by her family, to provide the community with free carbon monoxide detectors. Since then, the Go Fund Me has been transferred  Continue Reading

Parade Applications Available

Written on May 20, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Applications Available For Friday Harbor’s 4th of July Parade-Prize Money Encourages Themed Entries! The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has announced that applications are now available for the 2017 4th of July Parade in downtown Friday Harbor. Participants are encouraged to sign up early due to limited parade space and time considerations. Parade organizers  Continue Reading

It’s All the Buzz!

Written on May 19, 2017 at 11:30 am, by

2017 San Juan County Fair… It’s All the Buzz! This year, it’s all about the bees! Come “bee” a part of the fun and mark your calendars for the 2017 Fair, the 16th through 19th of August. This year’s poster artist, Ryanne Pluff, a senior from Friday Harbor High School came up with the poster  Continue Reading

Garden Club Donates for Hanging Baskets

Written on May 19, 2017 at 10:03 am, by

The Town Council of Friday Harbor once again received a check in the amount of $500 from the San Juan Island Garden Club in support of the hanging basket project that beautifies the Town and the Port each year.   The San Juan Island Garden Club provides many community and educational activities throughout the year.   Their  Continue Reading

Harbor Life Ring Program Raises Funds for Hospice of San Juan

Written on May 19, 2017 at 10:02 am, by

The Town would like to thank all of the residents who donated to the Harbor Life Ring Program for the month of April. Your generous donations of $1,550 and the Town’s contribution of $1,000 was presented to Hospice San Juan during Thursday’s Town Council meeting. “We are thrilled to be able to make this donation,”  Continue Reading

Evaluators Needed For Community Projects

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

The Community Service-Learning Projects class at Friday Harbor High School is a chance for juniors to explore their passions and strengths by designing a project with a community partner that addresses a need in the community. By designing and completing a meaningful project it is hoped that students will leave a lasting legacy for the  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Who were the Mullises?

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

Story by Peggy Sue McRae… There is a plaque on the outside of the Mullis Center that reads, This land is a gift to the seniors of San Juan Island to honor the memory of our grandparents George and Emma Mullis and our parents Frank and Belle Mullis – from Ina Mullis Gustin, James and  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Says Thanks

Written on May 15, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Wolf Hollow Thanks Women’s Fund and SJI Community Foundation The staff and board at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center are deeply grateful to the San Juan Island Community Foundation and the San Juan Island Women’s Fund for their support. The Women’s Fund has generously donated funds to provide food and medical care to the injured  Continue Reading

Retirement Party for Nancy

Written on May 13, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust is hosting a retirement party for Nancy DeVaux at the San Juan Island Grange Hall on Thursday, May 25th from 5pm to 7:00pm. Come help us celebrate Nancy’s 12 years of success in developing permanently affordable homes on our island. The event is a potluck, so please bring a  Continue Reading

Practical Magic 2.0

Written on May 12, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Updated on May 17th – This event has been cancelled – Back by popular demand, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is presenting the sixth annual free seminar for women. The seminar focuses on practical, but not always accessible, topics like legal issues, budgeting, and community resources. “Practical Magic 2.0” will be held Saturday May 20,  Continue Reading