Topic: Community

Youth Heritage Project

Written on May 9, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s an educational and recreational opportunity for high school aged youth and teachers… It’s the Youth Heritage Project (YHP) – an annual multi-day heritage field school that engages participants by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources in Washington. YHP engages students hands-on as they expand their knowledge about historic preservation and develop an  Continue Reading

Public Hospital District Board Meeting

Written on May 8, 2019 at 9:25 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having a Special Board Meeting on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to be held at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building (1079 Spring Street). Items Include an EMS Open House and a Prospective candidate forum for those who wish to learn more about  Continue Reading

National Tourism Week: Why Travel Matters to the San Juan Islands

Written on May 4, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

“The best education I have ever received was through travel.” – Lisa Ling, American journalist and TV host. National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5th through the 11th, is the annual salute to the positive effects of travel in the U.S. 2019’s theme of “Travel Matters,” The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau is taking this  Continue Reading

Church Fundraiser

Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:33 am, by

Annual Presbyterian Church fundraiser rummage sale, Saturday,  May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everything is donation only, so make us an offer!

3rd Annual Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Written on May 2, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

A week from Friday is the Third Annual family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec. We have a trike/scooter route, a safe ‘first biker’ route, and an adventure route for those wanting a safe and easy open road ride. The event is located at  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Calls for Local Performers

Written on May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Calling all performers for the 2019 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted online.  Performers from San Juan County and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply. The 2019 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 14th-17th at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, featuring multiple stages, roving family entertainment, educational demonstrations and  Continue Reading

4th of July Parade Theme Announced

Written on May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the theme for the 2019 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor: “Parade of Stars”, past and present… The event has been rated one of the top 10 small town 4th of July celebrations in the USA. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m.  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

Written on April 30, 2019 at 10:34 am, by

This year we have over two thousand organic vegetable starts and perennials, all lovingly grown and nurtured by San Juan County Master Gardeners. We’ve sold out quickly in previous years and didn’t want that to happen again! But do come early to the Mullis Center, Saturday May 11th at 9am. We have a few special  Continue Reading

Opening Day Boat Parade

Written on April 27, 2019 at 5:58 am, by

This just in from yacht club member Chris Reed… All are invited to the Friday Harbor waterfront at 2:15pm on Sunday, May 5th, for the island’s annual Opening Day Boat Parade – visualize a 4th of July parade on the water.  The parade can best be viewed from Spring Street Landing and adjoining waterfront locations.  Continue Reading

Last Community Dinner of the Season

Written on April 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Liz Varvaro of the FHHS Food for Thought program shares this announcement… Greetings Community Dinner Guests! Next Wednesday, May 1st will be the last Community Dinner of the 2018-19 School Year! Join us from 5:30-7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons for a MEXICAN FEAST! Meals are $15 for Adults and $7 for Children  Continue Reading

A Wheel in Time

Written on April 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

2019 San Juan County Fair Theme is “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” Mark your calendars!  The San Juan County Fair dates are set for August 14-17, 2019 and this year’s theme is “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots”.  Artist Jessie Carter McDonald was selected by the San Juan County Fair Board to be this  Continue Reading

Love Your Library Trivia Night

Written on April 20, 2019 at 8:39 am, by

The community is cordially invited to a celebration at the Library. We are celebrating “Friends of the Library” with our annual meeting AND celebrating the wonderful volunteers (board of trustees, library volunteers in their many jobs and the Friends of the Library volunteers.) This will be a “Love Your Library” Trivia Night with great questions  Continue Reading

Stand Up Men Choose April

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Stand Up Men chose April, Sexual Assault month, to launch a campaign to dramatically upgrade SAFE San Juans’ in-school and community prevention education programs.  SAFE’s mission is to make our community and youth free from sexual assault and domestic violence.   Stand Up Men’s fundraising goal for SAFE this year is to raise $45,000 to support  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Volunteer Jim Biddick Helps Seniors File Taxes

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… What a relief it is to fix a stamp onto that envelope addressed to the IRS and send it off in the mail. Phew! I’m sure I am not the only one who finds filing taxes both mysterious and  Continue Reading

Library Has WiFi Hotspots Available for Wireless Internet Access

Written on April 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Library announced today that it is making available WiFi hotspots. People over the age of 18 can check out a hotspot device for three weeks to receive internet service via a cell tower. The program is free of charge, and is partially supported by a San Juan Island Community Foundation grant. These  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Supports After-School Reading Program

Written on April 9, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Kiwanis board member Jerry Ball presents a check for $750 from the Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club to Friday Harbor Elementary School for support of their after-school reading program. “The money that was generously donated by the Kiwanis Club has allowed us to purchase snacks for the kids, which is so important after a long day  Continue Reading

Jackson Beach Easter Egg Hunt

Written on April 3, 2019 at 9:52 am, by

San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association Hosts Annual Jackson Beach Easter Egg Hunt The San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association will again host the annual Jackson Beach Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. The egg hunt is free but we are seeking donations to the San Juan Island Food Bank (money or  Continue Reading

Welcome to the 2019 WSU San Juan County Master Gardener Interns

Written on April 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm, by

Congratulations to the 28 community members who completed 60 hours of classroom and online training on vegetable and fruit gardening, use of native plants, forestry, ornamentals and landscape gardening, composting, plant problem diagnosis, pest control and integrated pest management, soils and more to become WSU Master Gardener Interns. As Interns, volunteers contribute 50 hours of  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Lunch at the Mullis Center Now Served Monday Wednesday and Friday

Written on March 30, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Beginning April first (no foolin’) the Senior Lunch program at the Mullis Center is expanding to three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. As our island community gets older and costs of housing and healthcare keep going up,  Continue Reading

Last Kitchen Sink Dinner Until Fall

Written on March 26, 2019 at 8:17 am, by

Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – March 28th from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we run  Continue Reading

OPALCO Annual Meeting

Written on March 23, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

OPALCO Annual Meeting: Saturday, April 13th FREE Lunch, Prizes and Co-op Q&A If you pay your power bill to OPALCO, you’re a member of the Co-op and this fun-filled annual meeting is all about YOU! OPALCO holds its annual meeting on the inter-island ferry so it’s easy for everyone to come aboard. Lunch will be  Continue Reading

$1,000 + Youth Leadership Camp for Sophomores and Juniors: Apps Due April 12

Written on March 21, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

OPALCO’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program is accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors of OPALCO member households. Up to five scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship from OPALCO and the family of Nourdine Jensen, as well as an all-expenses paid trip to the Youth Rally, a co-op leadership camp at the College  Continue Reading