Topic: Community

Library Love and Fun Factoids

Written on April 5, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

The San Juan Historical Society and Museum shares the April 2017 edition of their History Column… This month we salute the San Juan Island Library in recognition of National Library Week, which will be April 9-15. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform” and we can certainly say that’s true on an island. Recently, a detailed history  Continue Reading

3D Printing is now available at your Library!

Written on April 5, 2017 at 5:17 am, by

After a few months of staff experiments and training, the San Juan Island Library is now offering 3D printing for public use. We have created items ranging from semi-useful (soap dish, cardholder, plastic bag carrier, fly swatter, cookie cutter) to ridiculously cute (cat ring, gnomes, dragons and the ever-popular and much-needed cork pig).   To  Continue Reading

Round Towner

Written on April 4, 2017 at 5:24 am, by

Here’s a letter from Curt VanHyning in the mailbag today… Dear Editor, Can you imagine being unable to get to your medical appointments, pharmacy, grocery store or community events? Neither can we so in 2013 we formed the non-profit shuttle service RoundTowner to serve low-income seniors, elderly and disabled rural residents of our county. At  Continue Reading

SSIS Scholarship Dinner & Auction

Written on April 3, 2017 at 5:18 am, by

Scholarship dinner and auction for Spring Street International School on Friday, May 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, Friday Harbor.  The evening will feature a gourmet dinner of locally sourced ingredients by Friday Harbor House Executive Chef Jason Aldous. Come experience why local families choose Spring Street International School. Space is limited  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Seniors Celebrate the Sixties for Meals on Wheels and More

Written on March 31, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

By Peggy Sue McRae… It said on the poster “60’s attire encouraged” so I put on my love beads and pinned a peace sign to my jacket before attending the Mullis Center’s, March for Meals to a 60s Beat, a benefit for Meals on Wheels and More. This special lunch was well attended by tie-dye  Continue Reading

Open House at Sun Rise II

Written on March 29, 2017 at 5:27 am, by

All are welcome to an Open House at Sun Rise II, the newest San Juan Community Home Trust neighborhood, on Sunday, April 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Sun Rise II is the third Home Trust neighborhood of permanently affordable homes, preceded by the Salal neighborhood on Carter Avenue (2006) and the Sun Rise I neighborhood  Continue Reading

D.E.M. Survey

Written on March 28, 2017 at 5:17 am, by

The San Juan County/Friday Harbor Department of Emergency Management is working on a “Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan”. The goal of the plan is to identify ways to reduce the risk of injuries and  damage to the island community from natural hazard disasters.  We are kicking off  the effort  by asking for your input on a  Continue Reading

March for Meals to a 60’s Beat

Written on March 27, 2017 at 8:57 am, by

A luncheon to benefit Meals on Wheels and More Featuring tunes by Paul Arroyo and Friends. Herb Seared Chicken Breast Pasta with Pesto Garlic Butter Oven Roasted Squash Breadstick Salad Bar Tiramisu Wednesday, March 29, at 12:00pm Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Mullis Center 60’s  Continue Reading

Round Bench

Written on March 24, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Have you seen the new bench being installed in town? It’s on Spring Street on the corner of First Street. On the King’s Market side. Looks like it will be pretty cool when finished.

SJ Fitness Raising Money for Family Resource Center

Written on March 24, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

On sunday the 26th at San Juan Fitness there will be a circuit workout class in the boxing space at 3 pm. All are welcome, and the fee will be 10 dollars with an opportunity to donate more if one would like. The purpose of this class is to raise money for the Family Resource  Continue Reading

Clean Accountability Audit for Library

Written on March 23, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

The San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the Washington State Auditor’s Office has given the Library a clean accountability audit report for fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015. The Washington State Auditor’s Office reviews the financial records of the San Juan Island Library District every three years. Their independent  Continue Reading

Weekly Farmers Market Begins Saturday, April 1st

Written on March 20, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market will host the first of 33 weekly markets beginning Saturday, April 1st. Held at Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, the market runs every Saturday from 10am to 1pm, through October. In 2016, the farmers market featured more than fifteen local farms, eight community organizations, twelve food and beverage vendors, twenty artists,  Continue Reading

Fair Board Responds to Barn Comments

Written on March 17, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan County Parks and Fair Department Responds to Horse Barn Project Comments The memories of past Fairs are held dear as new ones are created each August; this is not to be disregarded, as that is the magic of Fair. At times, these memories are associated with a fairgrounds structure like the horse barn,  Continue Reading

Call for Children’s Festival Activity Providers

Written on March 17, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 27th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 6th, 2017! Island Rec is currently recruiting local organizations that would like to participate in this special event by hosting an activity that reflects this year’s festival theme: Around the World This year we have selected a theme that will  Continue Reading

Kids and Canoes

Written on March 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm, by

Kids and Canoes – A Place Based Curriculum during the week of April 21-28 San Juan Island youth (grades 5-12) will work with one of the world’s top canoe builders from Lummi Nation, Dean Washington, to build 2 Coast Salish Canoes and their paddles in one week. These canoes will be part of a fleet  Continue Reading

Update on Spring Street Pocket Park

Written on March 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm, by

Mike Carlson shares this update on the construction progress for the new Spring Street Pocket Park… The Pocket Park is now beginning to take shape. Most of the underground work has been completed.  This week, the bases for the paver borders, benches and sculptures will be formed and poured. As soon as those are completed  Continue Reading

Class of 2017 Grad Night Rummage Sale

Written on March 13, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Start planning now for the biggest rummage sale of the year! Dropoffs will be accepted from 12-6 on Friday, March 17 at the high school. The big sale, on Saturday March 18, will be an epic extravaganza of fabulous merchandise… and a delicious bake sale! Your donations fund a memorable and fantastic grad night for  Continue Reading

Vague Family Benefit Dinner and Auction

Written on March 11, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

A community event conceived and planned to take care of one of our own sweet island families. Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 PM at the Fairgrounds. Quincy Vague, a 16 year old sophomore at Friday Harbor High School was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. We, as an island, can come together to ease  Continue Reading

Affordable Housing Forum

Written on March 10, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

The League of Women Voters shares this invitation with you for their next meeting on Monday… The next League of Women Voters of the San Juans membership meeting is Monday, March 13th at the Grange from noon to 2:00. See the flyer  for details. And also note the four documents (linked below) to read before the  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Donation to Family Resource Center

Written on March 9, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Ashley Strutz from the Family Resource Center received a check in the amount of $5,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor for their work in the community at a recent Kiwanis lunch meeting held at Friday Harbor House. The Family Resource Center is the clearing house for San Juan Island and provides many services  Continue Reading

Bellingham Bay Builders Donate Labor to San Juan Home Trust Project

Written on March 9, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Providing a much appreciated boost, a crew of 13 carpenters from Bellingham Bay Builders volunteered their time and skills on February 24th and 25th to assist with progress of the current San Juan Community Home Trust’s affordable housing project, Sun Rise II. The crew built decks and porches on three of the renovated houses that were barged  Continue Reading

 New Programming for Memory Care 

Written on March 9, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Island Library announces the launch of a program called Memory Café for people with memory issues and their care partners. The first Memory Café Open House will take place at the San Juan Island Library meeting room on Tuesday, March 21 at 2:00 pm. The Memory Café Open House will feature samples of  Continue Reading