Topic: Community

FHFF Presents: The Biggest Little Farm, Q&A on Local Family Farms

Written on March 7, 2020 at 5:10 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Best of the Fest Winner Winter Series presents The Biggest Little Farm, by award winning film director John Chester. San Juan Island Food Co-Op manager Kristin will be present for Q&A: Why we support local family farms and how that sustains our island community. Don’t miss this “fresh air for the  Continue Reading

San Juan County Drug Court Celebrates First Anniversary

Written on March 4, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan County Superior Court launched a pilot Drug Court in January 2019 with the support of the local law and justice community.  According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, approximately one in ten American adults has a substance use disorder. Approximately one in five has a mental health problem. Many suffer from  Continue Reading

Fans Carnival Postponed

Written on March 3, 2020 at 4:18 pm, by

We hear from FANS… After thoughtfully considering the rapidly changing public health situation in the Pacific Northwest, FANS has made the difficult decision to postpone the FANS Carnival that was scheduled for this Saturday, March 7. We want to thank everyone who has helped prepare for the event and, while we are disappointed that we  Continue Reading

SJICF Helps Build Sustainable Nonprofits

Written on February 28, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation is more than just a local grant maker. It’s a nonprofit dedicated to bringing together the financial resources of individuals and families to support the missions of local nonprofits. In turn, these organizations fill the many needs of our community through programs that nourish, enrich and inspire the lives  Continue Reading

San Juan County Homeless Count Declines

Written on February 27, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

The 2020 San Juan County “Point-In Time” (PIT) Homeless Count identified 133 people who have no stable place to live, a decrease from the 2019 count of 149. Of the 133 people identified as having no stable place to live, 66 people were living out of doors, in vehicles, in abandoned buildings, or in an  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Donates to F.A.N.S.

Written on February 22, 2020 at 10:43 am, by

Vicky Thalacker, Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club Past President, presents a check for $500 from Friday Harbor Kiwanis to David Stegman, FANS (Families And Neighbors Support Island Rec) President. David Stegman states “We sincerely appreciate FH Kiwanis’ continued confidence in FANS and in Island Rec’s excellent programs. Your generosity will help provide remarkable experiences that create  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Year Mark

Written on February 18, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans held a Centennial Celebration on February 12, to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the national League on February 14, 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt to help women become informed voters. The occasion also marked that 2020 will be 100 years since women won  Continue Reading

Survey Results are In

Written on February 17, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Results are in from the Islands-Wide Survey about Tourism and Visitor Management in the San Juan Islands Conducted by Confluence Research and Consulting, the 2019 survey canvassed residents and businesses on a variety of issues related to the impacts of visitors to the islands. The Confluence results are available in the “news” section of the  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Green Drinks

Written on February 17, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

Come join us for February Green Drinks at Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar, February 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Friday Harbor Green Drinks is an informal monthly social meet-up open to anyone with an interest in the environment and all things green! Conservation, agriculture, marine science, and other fields. Green Drinks provides time to  Continue Reading

Transition San Juan Island

Written on February 3, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Mission Statement: Creating conditions for community resilience and regeneration in a rapidly changing world We have set the next meeting of Transition San Juan Island for Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 3-6 PM at the Mullis Center. The purpose is for each action group to complete their Vision Statement. So when you arrive at 3,  Continue Reading

Performer Applications Now Being Accepted for SJC Fair 2020

Written on January 31, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Planning is underway for the San Juan County Fair August 12-15, 2020 and we are hoping you want to be part of the show.  Are you a local musician, magician, or meandering minstrel?  A performing artist, aspiring pop singer or puppeteer? We know first-hand that San Juan County has lots of talent, so if you  Continue Reading

Transition San Juan Island: An Update

Written on January 24, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

First, we extend our sincere appreciation for the attentive and engaged turnout at the Mullis Center on January 12!  A quiet Sunday afternoon among busy families, threats of snowy roads and of course the Seahawks playoff game notwithstanding, about 65 of you responded to our invitations.  We were enthused by our smiling friends from Lopez  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners

Written on January 23, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Announcing – Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island We are back after our beautiful week of snow!  Kitchen Sink Dinners. This Thursday, January 23rd from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Cynthia’s Bistro – 65 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to  Continue Reading

Celebrating 40 Years

Written on January 22, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Kings Market will be celebrating its 40th anniversary of the Howard Family owning the store. We will have a special event day happening on the 25th of January. From 11 to 3 we will have giveaways, raffles, face painting, hot dogs and much more. Be sure to check out these old newspaper articles about the  Continue Reading

Great Decisions: Climate Change and the Global Order

Written on January 22, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program highlights eight critical foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Held on the last Monday of the month, the annual series features a DVD on each topic, followed by a moderated discussion among the participants. Participants are asked to review the relevant chapter  Continue Reading

Annual Homeless Count January 23

Written on January 21, 2020 at 7:08 am, by

San Juan County’s 2020 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, January 23. Count organizers and volunteers work with local family resource centers, food banks, emergency cold weather shelters, churches, healthcare providers, senior centers, libraries, the sheriff’s office, and many other community support service providers to conduct the count. The count, initiated  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Says “Thanks!”

Written on January 16, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Your Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club would like to thank the citizens and the following companies for their donations, making Christmas gifts possible for our island families who needed a little help with Santa in 2019. In addition to the toys donated you contributed $2,830. Thank you again for making our toy drive a success. Windjammer Carpet  Continue Reading

News from SJC Fairgrounds

Written on January 16, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

New year, new events!  There will be a lot to look forward to in 2020 at the Fairgrounds, so mark your calendars and save the date!  Join us for a day of real life fun in the Marie Boe Building with VR games brought to you by Heady Virtual Reality on Saturday, February 8th from  Continue Reading

Little Free Libraries

Written on January 15, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

For such a small island community way up in the northwest corner of the country, we have quite a few “Little Free Libraries”, at least 6 that we know of. Louise Dustrude shares this report on them…  Linda Thompson is a retired public librarian, and so her husband Gary’s gift to her for her 70th  Continue Reading

Cancelled Event

Written on January 14, 2020 at 7:43 pm, by

Cancelled Event: Lynda Mapes -Mother Orca Tahlequah Wednesday, January 15 at 7 pm at the Grange Due to inclement weather this event has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule so please check the website for updates.

Bringing Color to Life

Written on January 10, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

EnChroma Colorblind Glasses to be available for loan in January 2020 at the San Juan Island Library In addition to patrons being able to borrow their favorite books, DVDs and magazines, the Library is pleased to announce that colorblind corrective glasses will soon be available to borrow. The glasses can fit over prescription glasses so  Continue Reading

Severe Weather Shelter

Written on January 6, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

Local Severe Weather Shelter is prepared for upcoming freezing temperatures The United Way of San Juan County’s Severe Weather Shelter Team is prepared to be open for upcoming forecasted freezing temperatures starting next week.  Volunteer hosts have been notified, and the team is going to do everything possible to ensure the criteria for this temporary  Continue Reading