Topic: Community

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

Community Classes at SVC

Written on December 12, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College offers two life-long learning courses this winter. As the weather chases us indoors for January, February and March, sign up for a community class at the San Juan Center. Pass the winter days enjoying good books and engaging discussions and lectures at the San Juan Center of  Continue Reading

SJI Community Foundation Awards Grants, Hosts Nonprofit Leaders

Written on December 8, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $20,546 to local nonprofits in their third and final grant cycle of the year. The Foundation awarded $4,648 from its Healthy Community Fund, while generous donors and the SJICF Women’s Fund contributed a combined $15,898. The following local projects were funded: The San Juan County  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Market

Written on December 7, 2018 at 9:24 am, by

The Christmas Market will light up historic Brickworks again this year! The popular event features a holiday crafts market, island food vendors, local farm products, live music, libations, and activities for kids and grownups alike. The Old-Fashioned Christmas Market is produced by the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild. Watch www.fhbrickworks.com for details. The San Juan  Continue Reading

Opalco Seeks Candidates For Board Election

Written on December 7, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

OPALCO is seeking nominations for board candidates from Districts 3 (Lopez, Decatur, Center and Charles islands) and 4 (Shaw, Bell, Canoe and Crane islands). To nominate a candidate (including yourself), go to www.opalco.com/elections and use the nominations online portal to fill out the candidate application forms. Why run for an OPALCO Board Position? To participate  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Atelier

Written on December 6, 2018 at 8:35 am, by

Local Artist, Debbie Daniels, recently took a large commercial space that became available in downtown Friday Harbor, and created a vibrant new space to serve the artistic interests of the community of Friday Harbor.  The facility, including the private artists and their studios, will be open on the 1st Friday of each month, from 5-9  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners

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

Announcing: Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island 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 coming Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Shop Local and Save on Holiday Shopping

Written on December 5, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… I set out this week to do some initial holiday shopping. Thanksgiving is over and I’m ready to decorate. With my dog-eared Island a’ la’ Carte Coupon Book from the Mullis Center I saved 15% at Ace Hardware on a promising  Continue Reading

Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting

Written on December 3, 2018 at 4:18 pm, by

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting to be held Sunday, Dec. 9th, 2018 Oak Brook, IL – The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, which unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon, is scheduled  Continue Reading

Historic NOEL Sign

Written on December 3, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

This story was shared with the SJ Update by Jim Carroll… The old NOEL sign had its days… in wind, rain, heat, being blown over several times during rooftop storage and it was ready to be replaced, with a fancy new LED NOEL sign being considered, when a very wise suggestion was made by Town  Continue Reading

‘Tis the Season

Written on December 1, 2018 at 6:55 pm, by

The season is upon us. A good crowd showed up for the Island Lights Festival and mother nature smiled upon all. No rain, lots of familiar Christmas songs and good holiday cheer.

Harbor Life Ring

Written on November 29, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The following is a message from the Town of Friday Harbor… Thank you for your ongoing support of the Harbor Life Ring utilities assistance program. A special line item appears on your monthly utility bill for this purpose. Since the program launched five years ago, your generous donations have afforded relief to dozens of individuals  Continue Reading

Craft and Flea Market

Written on November 28, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Getting antsy about the Winter Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds? Be sure to mark your calendars for December 1st and buzz over to the Fairgrounds this Saturday from 9am-1pm!  The American Legion Auxiliary will have a booth serving breakfast and lunch from 8:30am to 1:00pm with proceeds going towards their scholarship fund, which  Continue Reading

Annual Lime Kiln Holiday Open House

Written on November 28, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Come join the fun festivities out at Lime Kiln! Santa photos, treats, tours to the top of the lighthouse and a silent auction too! Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Hosted by F.O.L.K.S. (Friends Of Lime Kiln Society)

Port Commission Meeting

Written on November 28, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Friday Harbor Port district will hold their regular Port Commission Meeting at 271 Front Street (in the Port meeting room, under San Juan Yacht Club), today – Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Click here to see the Meeting Agenda (PDF)