Topic: Community

In Service to our Community’s Seniors

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In the San Juan Update mailbag today we find this letter from Anna Coffelt at the Mullis Community Senior Center… The District Committee of the Mullis Community Senior Center has worked through many challenges over the past few months and confronted concerns in our Friday Harbor community. We have come to better understand the perspectives  Continue Reading

Port to Purchase Shipyard Cove Marina

Written on August 27, 2019 at 5:53 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce that the Port has entered into an agreement with Barnhill Construction Company to purchase Shipyard Cove Marina. The purchase price of $4,500,000 is based on appraised value and the agreement includes a feasibility period for the Port to conduct due diligence activities. Shipyard Cove Marina adjoins  Continue Reading

League Of Women Voters’ Fundraiser

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:44 am, by

Come to the Sidewalk Sale at the Mullis Center, Saturday August 24 from 9am to 2pm for bargains on a wide array of household and kitchen goods, vintage/collectible items (including a steamer trunk), luggage, and more. The League of Women Voters of the San Juans sponsors candidate forums, programs, and voter registration in order to  Continue Reading

Honoring Laurie Paul

Written on August 20, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

This story was contributed by Laurie’s aunt Carol Meyer… There are very few people in this world that have a “heart and soul” such as Laurie Paul. On August 20th, that heart and soul will be recognized by many living in Friday Harbor as they gather to celebrate her 50th birthday. Fortunately for Friday Harbor,  Continue Reading

“Food Preserver” Awarded to Heidi

Written on August 19, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Heidi Mathisen is the winner of the ACE Food Preserver Award in the Food Preservation Department at the San Juan County Fair. Ace Hardware donated a Food Saver Vacuum Sealer as a special award to the Food Preservation Department as the grand prize in the Food Preservation Department This special award goes to the exhibitor  Continue Reading

Lunch is Cancelled

Written on August 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Press Release from Mullis Community Senior Center & San Juan County Health & Community Services Due to road construction on Nash Street, the Community Lunch at the Mullis Center is CANCELLED for Wednesday, August 14th. Lunch will be served at the Mullis Center on Friday, August 16th and there should be access to the parking lot  Continue Reading

APSFH Says: Raise Funds and Fun at the Fair

Written on August 11, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor invites friends, family and supporters to participate in the APS-FH and San Juan Island Community Foundation San Juan County Fair Matching Grant collaborative aimed at raising funds to contribute to the APS-FH water catchment system for the new shelter at 938 Cattle Point Road. The four-tank system designed  Continue Reading

SJICF to Offer $22,500 in Matching Grants at the Fair

Written on August 8, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is just around the corner, and once again you’ll have a chance to support your favorite local nonprofits at the San Juan Community Foundation fair booth. Every year, SJICF offers a special matching grant opportunity during the 4 days of the fair. 50 cents on every dollar raised at the  Continue Reading

Girls Thrive Network

Written on August 8, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Girls Thrive Network is a not for profit program committed to advocate for, empower and connect girls 7 – 18 years old by creating peer leadership circles and delivering activities that promote health, well-being and a sense of purpose. We ask strong, empowered women to share their individual strengths and talents with girls who are  Continue Reading

Firefighters of the Month

Written on August 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the July and August 2019 Firefighters of the Month. Firefighter Missy Arata was selected as July Firefighter of the Month. Missy was selected for her outstanding contribution of time in preparing wildland fire equipment and ensuring readiness for the summer wildland season. Missy  Continue Reading

FAIR 2019: Food does not mix with Furry and Feathered Friends

Written on August 6, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is happening very soon! Our data shows that there are two very important activities most fairgoers make a priority. Eating Fair food like corn dogs, barbeque and elephant ears rates high on everyone’s list. The other favorite is to visit all the barns and see the farm animals like horses,  Continue Reading

Bench Honors Kristina Thalacker Ewing

Written on August 3, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Kristina Thalacker Ewing, former island resident and life-long Kiwanian, was honored in a memorial celebration July 27th by the placement of a bench in the courthouse lawn. Some of Kristina’s achievements include the Hugh O’Brien Youth Scholar, charter member of the FH Key Club, charter member of EWU Circle K International Club, member Kent AM  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Bring Your Neglected Treasures to The Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale

Written on August 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… With a move in my future it is good timing for me to have the Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale on August 24 as further inspiration to selectively pare down my belongings.  I often think about culling my clutter but sometimes  Continue Reading

2019 Councours d’Elegance

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

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island and the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands invite you to their 13th annual Concours d’Elegance car show at the San Juan Vineyards on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM welcoming custom and classic vehicles. This year’s event poster is a stunning  Continue Reading

Coffelt Family Private Collection and Estate Sale

Written on August 1, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Saturday  and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th, from 9 AM to 2 PM at 6997 Roche Harbor Rd, 2 drives past Community Treasures, at Marcotte sign Antique & Vintage Items, Large Pacific Rim Collection Wicker, Rattan, Oak, Rosewood, & hand-carved / hand painted Black Lacquer Furniture Glassware, Pyrex, China, Sterling Silver, Enamelware School Chairs/Desks, Farm  Continue Reading

Attic Treasures

Written on July 30, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

CATS (Community Arts Theatre Society) will be holding a “garage sale” on Saturday featuring donations from individuals throughout the community. All proceeds will benefit the San Juan Community Theatre. Come to the PARC building in the Beaverton Business Park, just off Beaverton Valley Road about 9/10 of a mile from the town limits. And don’t  Continue Reading

No Rabbits at Fair This Year

Written on July 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

To all Open Division Rabbit Fair Participants: We are sad to hear the news that there has been a confirmed case of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) on Orcas Island. Due to the fatal and extremely contagious nature of the disease, we have been advised by the Washington State Veterinarian (WSDA), Amber Itle,  Continue Reading

Nash Street Project has Begun

Written on July 23, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The Nash Street Realignment has begun. The bump out feature is gone and changes are being made. While construction is going on access from Argyle Avenue to Nash Street and Market Street will be limited. If you need to get to the Senior Center or to Marketplace, avoid congestion come in via Mullis Street instead.  Continue Reading

Fair Entertainment Line Up Announced

Written on July 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

This year at the Fair, August 14-17, 2019 at the San Juan Country Fairgrounds Headline Entertainment: The SJ County Fair is excited to announce the entertainment for 2019. This year includes rock classics at their best with Spike and The Impalers, a return performance by the winner of MoPop/KEXP Sound Off Competition, Micaiah Sawyer performing  Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Written on July 21, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual book sale on Saturday August 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the 40th anniversary book sale for the Friends. Proceeds from the sale provide the library with financial support for a variety of programs and purchases, including programs for children, Baby Bags, online  Continue Reading

Rotary Supports FOLKS

Written on July 17, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Erin Corra, Founder/Director of Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) receives a check for $200 from Rotary Club President, Tom Sibert and Barb Fagan, baker extraordinaire of 200 cookies sold to benefit FOLKS during the Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial Celebration held on June 30th.

Giddy Up Fundraiser

Written on July 16, 2019 at 12:49 pm, by

Head on over to The Village (543 Spring St) on Saturday, July 20th, 5:30-8:30 PM for some lip-smackin’, melt-in-your-mouth BBQ meat & trimmin’s and the golden opportunity to lasso some original pieces from your favorite island artists Darleen Nixon Janet Williamson Maria Michaelson Eben Shay Thaddeus Krol Manya Pickard Trish Morse Margaret Thorsen Jan Murphy  Continue Reading