Topic: Community

Knowledge Worker Meetup

Written on January 19, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

EDC invites San Juan County knowledge workers to informal meetup The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information. We hope this knowledge  Continue Reading

Free Screening of The IF Project

Written on January 15, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

On January 24, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor will provide a free screening of The If Project documentary at 7pm at the San Juan Community Theater. Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools

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

Dear Fabulous Community Members, Happy 2019! This school year, all of our schools have been working to increase consistent and systemic protective factors for our students so that regardless of whatever else may be happening in a student’s life, ALL students find school a safe place to learn, with practices they can count on, and  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners at Cynthia’s

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:45 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 – January 17 – from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we  Continue Reading

Expanded Women’ Emergency Fund

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:38 am, by

Announcement from the local Soroptimists… To broaden our actions in the Soroptimist mission of improving the lives of women and girls, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor has expanded its Women’s Emergency Fund from San Juan Island to San Juan County. The Women’s Emergency Fund provides emergency assistance to any woman whose other options for assistance  Continue Reading

Women’s March

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

It’s time to march again! The #WomensWave is coming and we’re sweeping the world forward with it! Come to the 3rd Annual Women’s March. Gather on the Courthouse Lawn at the corner of Second and Court Street in Friday Harbor. Saturday, January 19, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street,  Continue Reading

First Meeting of 2019 for San Juan County Democrats

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:31 am, by

The San Juan County Democrats invite you to their first meeting of the new year. Here’s chair David Turnoy with more… Fresh off a successful 2018 campaign season, the San Juan County Democrats are ready to begin their activities for 2019. Our first meeting will be this Saturday, January 12, in the community meeting room  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

Written on January 2, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Mark and Cynthia Dearfield, Tour du Mont Blanc Mark and Cynthia will talk about their 105 mile journey on one of Europe’s premiere hiking trails, circumnavigating the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc, while crossing three culturally distinct countries. Monday, January 7th at 7:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library; free. Refreshments will be  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A New Year, A Fresh Start

Written on December 30, 2018 at 11:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The New Year begins and after the indulgences of the holidays many of us enjoy the opportunity to take the old calendar down and give ourselves a fresh start. Instead of resolutions, I know some people who prefer to  Continue Reading

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Written on December 29, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Join Island Rec for the New Year countdown with family, neighbors, and friends, at Brickworks. The Whale Museum has joined us to double our fun! Participate in the Salish Sea themed CLUE game, get your picture taken in the San Juan Party Pics photo booth, decorate hats, play Bingo and more! Bring a sweet or  Continue Reading

Welcome Home Dan!

Written on December 27, 2018 at 12:46 pm, by

Here’s a happy note from Helen Machin-Smith of Island Stage Left with an update on Daniel Mayes… Dan came home on Christmas Eve after a hellish week but finally after a correct diagnosis and two successful surgeries the decision was made to release him in time for Xmas. He is weak, tired and ten pounds  Continue Reading

Christmas Tree Recycling

Written on December 27, 2018 at 9:00 am, by

Town to offer Christmas tree recycling on January 10, 2019 The Town will collect Christmas trees for residents inside Town limits on January 10, 2019. Trees should be placed at the curb no later than 9:00 a.m. and should be separate from other unbundled trash and woody waste. To ensure the success of the tree  Continue Reading

Peace, Love and Warmth

Written on December 25, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s wishing you Peace, Love and Warmth on this special day.

SJIFRC Says “Thanks!”

Written on December 22, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Because of the generosity in our community, the Family Resource Center will be able to help even more families and individuals this Christmas We wish to thank the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 163 for making us their beneficiary at the Holiday Extravaganza and Festival of Light held at the Village. It was a beautiful  Continue Reading

Craft n’ Brew

Written on December 21, 2018 at 12:53 pm, by

Don’t forget- Friday December 21st is our Craft n’ Brew Event from 6:00 to 8:00 pm where kids, families, singles and couples can craft together. Live music with Travis Rambo during the festivities. We are super excited to be raising money for San Juan Island Family Resource Center. We have craft bags available (while they  Continue Reading

New at the Library

Written on December 21, 2018 at 9:38 am, by

New Year anticipation, end of the year restlessness, or enforced indoor time? Whatever the reason, there are changes afoot at the San Juan Island Library! A new year, some new colors Brightly awash in blue, yellow and ‘stem’ green, the Children’s area has had a much-needed facelift. These happy, engaging colors are exciting and fun,  Continue Reading

FANS Thanks Donors for Its $10,000 End-of-Year Donation to Island Rec

Written on December 20, 2018 at 11:19 am, by

This December, FANS’ (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) generous donors helped the group contribute $10,000 to Island Rec, for a 2018 total of $15,000. These funds bolster Island Rec’s capacity to provide scholarships for programs like swimming lessons and teen adventure camps, and to bring the community activities like Music on the Lawn and  Continue Reading

Marjorie Walker Art Exhibit

Written on December 19, 2018 at 9:19 am, by

New art installation features Marjorie Walker: Artist, Bohemian, Islander The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce a new outdoor public art history installation in the Sunshine Alley breezeway. The exhibit honors late artist and San Juan Island resident Marjorie Walker (1906-1992) and will be displayed through 2019. Walker was born in 1906 in  Continue Reading

Draft of Fairgrounds Master Plan

Written on December 18, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The Fairgrounds Master Plan is currently being developed and the first draft is complete!  It is now available for review online at: www.sanjuanco.com/1552/Fair-Master-Plan-Update (under “Latest News”).  A printed reference copy is also available at the Parks & Fair Administrative Office for in-house review.  The intent of the draft is to give the countywide community an  Continue Reading

Citizens Respond to Call for Food Bank Assistance

Written on December 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor utility customers have once again shown their holiday spirit by contributing to the Harbor Life Ring program to benefit the Friday Harbor Food Bank. The Town distributed a letter in the October utility billing statement informing customers that any donations they made in November would be contributed to the Food Bank.  Continue Reading

Community Long-Term Care Options Task Force

Written on December 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm, by

To address the crisis created by the closure of the Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands, the Community Long-Term Options Task Force was created. Immediate Need: We are asking for donations and looking for passionate people who have shared their concerns about the lack of long-term care options in our county and are  Continue Reading

Holiday Extravaganza/ Festival of Lights.

Written on December 13, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Village at the Harbour, in conjunction with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 163 is pleased to announce our first annual Holiday Extravaganza/ Festival of Lights. This free event is to be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The Village at the Harbour on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 and is open to all of the  Continue Reading