Topic: Community

The San Juan Community Home Trust is Celebrating 20 years!

Written on November 8, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

20 years, 41 homes, 61 low-and mod­­er­ate-income earn­ing fam­i­lies have enjoyed home own­er­ship and liv­ing sta­bil­i­ty on San Juan Island. Incor­po­rat­ed in 2001 as a Com­mu­ni­ty Land Trust Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th year of devel­op­ing per­ma­nent­ly afford­able hous­ing on San Juan Island.  The vision of founders Lar­ry  Con­tin­ue Reading

DST: Set Your Clock Back Tonight

Written on November 6, 2021 at 9:45 am, by

Day­light Sav­ing Time ends on Sun­day, Novem­ber 7th. Don’t for­get to set your clock back tonight when you go to bed (or if you’re like me, do it in the morn­ing when you’d rather roll over and sleep for anoth­er hour). This is a good time to change the bat­ter­ies in your home­’s smoke alarms  Con­tin­ue Reading

Daylight Saving Time Forever?

Written on November 5, 2021 at 10:28 am, by

It’s com­ing up this week­end. Time to set the clocks back. It’s going to be dark­er ear­li­er in the evenings. Where do you stand? Do you want to keep going back and forth with your clocks every year? Or would you pre­fer to put an end to this per­ma­nent­ly? Here’s where our US Sen­a­tor Pat­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lifesaving Effort by Members of the Public on October 11th

Written on November 3, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Dave Kin­na­man and Joe Davis for their life­sav­ing efforts on Octo­ber 11, 2021. When a vis­i­tor to the store col­lapsed out­side Mar­ket­place in Fri­day Har­bor their quick action to ini­ti­ate CPR helped save a life. Med­ical Pro­gram Direc­tor Joshua Cor­sa, M.D., along with crews from San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue and San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter about Mullis Center Election

Written on November 2, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

In today’s mail­bag, Bon­nie Sliger shares this with you… My name is Bon­nie Sliger and I am run­ning for a posi­tion on the Mullis Cen­ter Dis­trict Com­mit­tee.  If you are 60 and over or are dis­abled, and live in the San Juan Dis­trict, please be sure to vote Novem­ber 8th thru 11th at the Mullis Cen­ter  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Vote Nov 8 — 11

Written on November 1, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Final­ly, it is time to vote! The Mullis Cen­ter needs your vote Novem­ber 8 – 11. If you are a senior, 60 years old or old­er, or dis­abled, and live in San Juan Dis­trict includ­ing San Juan, Hen­ry, Brown, Spieden, Stu­art, Johns, Pearl, and Flat Top islands, you are eli­gi­ble to vote. You DO NOT have  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Bench for Historical Museum

Written on October 25, 2021 at 5:43 am, by

On Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 23, 2021 Regent Pat­ti Pratt and oth­er mem­bers of the San Juan Islands Chap­ter of the Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion ded­i­cat­ed a bench at San Juan His­tor­i­cal Muse­um.   The bench from the Taco­ma, WA  Foundry, Urban Acces­sories was pur­chased by the chap­ter to hon­or their Orga­niz­ing Regent, Eliz­a­beth Rourk Fors­man (1910–2008)  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thank You!

Written on October 25, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands and Sports Car Club of SJI grate­ful­ly thank all our spon­sors for this year’s Con­cours car show. Regret­tably, due to delta vari­ant of Covid, we decid­ed to can­cel this year’s event out of safe­ty con­cerns for our entrants and atten­dees. Over the past 12 years, the gen­eros­i­ty of our  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan District Committee Election Update

Written on October 21, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

The fol­low­ing is a notice from Mullis Com­mu­ni­ty Senior Cen­ter… Due to pro­ce­dur­al issues, the Octo­ber 11–15th elec­tions for San Juan Dis­trict Com­mit­tee have been can­celed and resched­uled. The new elec­tion dates are Novem­ber 8 to 11, 11:30 am — 3:30 pm Votes will be count­ed on Fri­day, Novem­ber 12th, 2021 The updat­ed slate of can­di­dates and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: The Mullis Center, A Family Legacy and Gift to Island Seniors

Written on October 16, 2021 at 5:57 am, by

On the out­side of the Mullis Cen­ter build­ing there is a Plaque 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 Flo­rence Mullis Lang, Wal­lace and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Museum Says “Thanks!”

Written on October 4, 2021 at 8:43 am, by

The Board of Trustees and staff of the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and Muse­um thank the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion and gen­er­ous donors for their finan­cial sup­port. Dur­ing this year’s Coun­ty Fair through a match­ing grant pro­gram, we were able to secure funds to help pre­serve island trea­sur­ers. The dona­tions received have made it  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fish Taco Fundraiser CANCELLED

Written on September 29, 2021 at 4:33 pm, by

This let­ter has just come in from Fish For Teeth founders Matt and Mau­reen Marinkovich… Friday’s Fish for Teeth fish taco fundrais­er —CANCELLED— We start­ed Fish for Teeth as an impul­sive action in 2007 after a nine-year old girl showed me her mouth full of cav­i­ties. Now, after well over a decade of Fish Tacos  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fundraiser for Maleka Morrison

Written on September 27, 2021 at 9:13 pm, by

Hel­lo every­one… My grand­son Sean recent­ly suf­fered 2 gran mal seizures, urgent­ly needs brain neu­ro­surgery, and their insur­ance is not con­tract­ed with the hos­pi­tal, nor the sur­geon with the most expe­ri­ence to per­form it. An account has been set up to assist with what will no doubt be a very expen­sive and del­i­cate oper­a­tion. Details  Con­tin­ue Reading

Hometrust Says “Thank You!”

Written on September 24, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

A big THANK YOU to the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion for the sup­port they have shown to local non prof­its includ­ing the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust, at the 2021 Coun­ty Fair.  We build San Juan Island’s only per­ma­nent­ly afford­able hous­ing. By offer­ing all local non prof­it orga­ni­za­tions the oppor­tu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in their match­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest

Written on September 23, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Friends of the Library are spon­sor­ing the 2nd annu­al Scare­crow Con­test for the month of Octo­ber. The scare­crows are to be reg­is­tered with the Cham­ber and in place between Octo­ber 8th and 15th. Please click here for the reg­is­tra­tion form. The scare­crows will be dis­played around Fri­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

Double Your Donation Of Food Bank Fish

Written on September 21, 2021 at 9:59 am, by

Local fish­er­man and fish-sel­l­­er, Matt Marinkovich, is once again offer­ing a pound-to-pound match of fish to the food bank. On Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 25, 10am to 1pm, Marinkovich will be sell­ing fish through his busi­ness, Matt’s Fresh Fish, at the Port prop­er­ty next to the Bak­ery San Juan park­ing lot. “We did this last year and donat­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading