Topic: Community

San Juan Islands Meals On Wheels Deliveries Triple During Pandemic As More Volunteers Help

Written on April 12, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Mullis Community Senior Center Throughout the month of March, resident celebrities from Lopez, San Juan and Orcas Islands were invited to ride or follow along with volunteer Meals on Wheels Drivers as they delivered meals to seniors on their respective islands. The goal of the celebrity ride-alongs was to foster greater community awareness  Continue Reading

Town Of Friday Harbor Plans $40 Million Worth Of Capital Projects Over Next Eight Years

Written on April 10, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Plans Include Pocket Park Near Grange, Sidewalks on Lampard   By Duncan Wilson, Town of Friday Harbor Administrator Year after year, the services and responsibilities undertaken by the Town of Friday Harbor grow as population and business activity increase. Beyond daily town operations that include administration, finance and community development, our most expensive and complex  Continue Reading

Soroptimists Donate $5,000 For San Juan Island COVID Relief

Written on April 8, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor will donate $5,000 this year to the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center. Half is designated to increase staff hours for employees helping islanders access various COVID-related assistance programs funded by the government and help manage community programs. The remaining funds will be available  Continue Reading

Section of Southbound Mullis Street In Friday Harbor Closes For Two Weeks

Written on April 4, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor is continuing construction on a Mullis Street roundabout, and the existing pavement will be demolished this week to prepare a subbase for the roadway. Mullis Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic for vehicles traveling northbound from Monday, April 5 to about  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Local Celebrities Support Meals On Wheels

Written on April 2, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae. We cannot say it enough. More than ever during this time of Covid, San Juan County’s Senior Nutrition Program, “Meals on Wheels” serves as a lifeline to many of our island seniors. With usual fundraising events still out of  Continue Reading

Utility Construction Continues On New Friday Harbor Roundabout

Written on April 1, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The town is continuing construction on a Mullis Street roundabout, and sewer and storm mains under Spring Street between First and Second Streets will be replaced around April 5.  This will be the final phase to complete utility replacement on Spring Street from the waterfront to the roundabout. The  Continue Reading

Peace Island Easter Basket Sale Canceled

Written on April 1, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Peace Island Medical Center Volunteers Upon the recommendation of the health department and the state guidelines, we have been advised to cancel our Easter basket sale this year. We thank the community for their continued interest and support of this fundraiser for our cancer care center. We look forward and plan to continue this  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth Fish Tacos Available Friday

Written on March 31, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Fish for Teeth From 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, enjoy a legendary fish taco from Fish for Teeth. They’re actually burritos. They’re delicious and made with flakey white rockfish sustainably harvested off the Washington coast, Pablito’s salsa, Tillamook cheese, fresh greens, and a squeeze of lime, all assembled with love from a Fish  Continue Reading

Celebrate Poetry Month This April In Friday Harbor Poetry Gardens

Written on March 31, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor and its Arts Commission invite the community to celebrate National Poetry Month with a tour of the town’s four poetry gardens. The winning poems from the town’s 2019 poetry contest are on display in the waterfront viewing area below Downriggers and next to the  Continue Reading

Meet Easter Bunny On San Juan Walking Tour Hosted By Firefighters Association

Written on March 30, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association The San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association will host a walking tour instead of the annual Easter egg hunt due to the ongoing pandemic, from noon-2 p.m., Sunday, April 4. We hope you will join us for a fun walk around town, visit with some of our firefighters and keep  Continue Reading

Homes For Islanders To Suspend Operations After Foxhall

Written on March 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm, by

From Homes for Islanders The affordable self-help housing non-profit Homes for Islanders is nearing completion of their Foxhall neighborhood homes. This will bring the organization’s owner-built affordable home production total up to 129 completed homes built over 17 years between 2004 and 2021. Although Homes for Islanders has been searching diligently for a future location(s)  Continue Reading

Mullis Street Construction Targets Sidewalk, Curb Through April 1

Written on March 26, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor will add a roundabout to part of Mullis Street from March 22 through May 28. The project will reconstruct approximately 1,300 feet of Mullis Street from 818 Mullis Street, the Guard Electric and Airport property, to Spring Street. The contractor is installing curb, gutter  Continue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor Seeks Historical Board Member, Stories

Written on March 25, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Contributed Photo/San Juan Historical Museum. Fishing boats in Friday Harbor. From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor is looking for a new board member to preserve history, as well as organizations to share local historical stories. Board The Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Review Board is looking for a new  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Spearheads Community Mural At San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Written on March 22, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Alchemy Art Center Many may remember Alchemy Art Center’s community Salmon Mural Project, which first started in the beginning phases of the pandemic early last year. Now, we are partnering with the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park to create another salmon, on-site, for permanent installation. Every Sunday from June 20 to Sept. 19, visitors  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Soroptimists Donate $5K So Locals Can Buy Fresh Produce

Written on March 22, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Friday Harbor Soroptimists Friday Harbor Soroptimists have donated $5,000 to the Fresh Bucks Program managed on behalf of Nourish to Flourish by the Joyce Sobel Family Resource Center. The program provides matches for family spending on fruits and vegetables to increase the amount of fresh produce in their diets. The Farmers Market and San  Continue Reading

Celebrate Earth Day Throughout April In San Juans

Written on March 21, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Stewardship Network of the San Juans “Here we all are, with nothing but our wit and our will to save the world.” – Samuel L. Jackson. We might not have a vibranium shield, a fancy metal suit designed by Tony Stark, or a hammer only we can lift, but we can still be  Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Online Sale

Written on March 19, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Friends of the San Juan Island Library Shop and support the San Juan Island Library. The Friends of the San Juan Island Library store, Treasure Cove, is holding a fixed price sale online through April 5. Visit the online shop at charityauction.bid/springfling. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, comprised of  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Book Club Selects Upcoming Titles

Written on March 17, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae. In my last Island Senior article, The Year of Covid-19, I took stock of the past year, a challenging time for most of us, and took note of some of the good things that helped me through a whole  Continue Reading

Zylstra Lank Preserve Offers 70-acre Agricultural Hay Lease

Written on March 14, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County Land Bank is requesting proposals from anyone interested in a short-term agricultural hay rental agreement of the Zylstra Lake Preserve Property on San Juan Island. The property has approximately 70 acres of hay pasture. Individuals or organizations interested in this lease should go to the  Continue Reading

Town To Construct Roundabout On Mullis Street

Written on March 13, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor will add a roundabout to part of Mullis Street from March 22 through May 28. “Local access on Mullis Street from 818 Mullis Street to the Spring Street Intersection will be impacted while contractors reconstruct the road and install a roundabout,” said Town of Friday  Continue Reading

Spring Ahead Tomorrow

Written on March 13, 2021 at 4:42 am, by

This weekend – Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 AM – Daylight Saving Time begins. Spring is almost here and the days are getting longer! Don’t forget to set your clock forward one hour – (Probably when you go to bed Saturday) so at 2:00 AM it will really be 3:00 AM. This may also be  Continue Reading

West Street Sidewalk Repairs Start March 11

Written on March 11, 2021 at 7:50 am, by

From The Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor has contracted for the replacement of damaged sidewalk panels on West Street, near the Kings Market parking lot, where tree roots and weathering have caused cracking and buckling of the concrete. Construction begins Thursday, March 11, and is estimated to last approximately two weeks.  Continue Reading