Topic: Community

A Look Into The Past

Written on May 16, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

More great local history events are happening this month. The annual History Lives Here! month-long celebration of local history continues through the end of May with events that you won’t want to miss: Saturday Farmer’s Market @ Historic Brickworks. Every Saturday, 10am-1pm, Sunshine Alley, Friday Harbor. Annie Howell-Adams – Heritage Murals. Local artist and muralist will discuss Heritage  Continue Reading

May Chamber Chat

Written on May 14, 2016 at 7:19 am, by

It’s time again for Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-Owner of San Juan Canvas & Chamber Board President… Here comes summer. Are you ready? Be sure to let the Chamber of Commerce know if you have any events or specials that you would like us to promote for the quickly approaching visitor season. Also,  Continue Reading

What You Don’t Want To Do

Written on May 13, 2016 at 3:22 pm, by

Town of Friday Harbor Arts Commission announces poetry contest winner. The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce William J. Weissinger as the winner of the Sunken Park poetry contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission. His poem “What You Don’t Want To Do” was selected from 13 poems submitted by 10 San  Continue Reading

Chief Marler Receives SAR Award

Written on May 12, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Dave Vandaveer shares this story…  Former San Juan Island Fire Chief Steve Marler received the Fire Safety Commendation Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in a presentation at the Mullis Fire Station. The award was presented posthumously to his wife, Karen. Also present at the station were his daughter, Stephanie, and her  Continue Reading

Meet the New Executive Director at Wolf Hollow

Written on May 12, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Wolf Hollow welcomes Amy Saxe-Eyler as its new Executive Director. Amy is a seasoned finance leader with a personal passion for education and observing and preserving natural resources.   She moved to Orcas Island in 2009 after a successful career in banking and was the Manager of Member Services and Energy Savings at OPALCO until  Continue Reading

Fish Tacos Friday!

Written on May 11, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Mark your calendar for Friday’s lunch at the theatre and also check out this note from Matt Marinkovich, president of Fish for Teeth… Hello San Juan Islanders The Fish for Teeth Taco Team will be cranking out fish burritos this Friday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SJI Community Theater ($7.00  Continue Reading

Boat Parade Winners Announced

Written on May 10, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

The Opening Day Boat Parade, “A Community Afloat” on May 1st was a wonderful, fun community event! Forty boats were involved in the Opening Day festivities. Orca Star with the American Legion Post 163 Color Guard led the parade, saluted by 3 volleys from the American Legion Rifle Salute Squad, and followed by the classic  Continue Reading

Kendra’s Going Exploring on the Nautilus

Written on May 10, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

FHHS Junior Kendra Clifton-Pew has been selected to explore the ocean on the “Nautilus”, the exploration vessel used by Dr. Robert Ballard when he discovered the Titanic shipwreck. Educators and students participate in groundbreaking STEM initiative exploring deep-sea biology, geology, and archaeology in the Eastern Pacific Kendra has been selected as a 2016 Honors Research  Continue Reading

Fire at Surina Business Park

Written on May 10, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

At approximately 6:30 the morning of May 9, 2016 a fire broke out at Surina Business Park off Malcom Street. The fire was contained to one unit, although there was potential of smoke damage to additional units in the building. Five fire apparatus, including the Rescue and the Ladder trucks were deployed. One can see  Continue Reading

Rachel Dietzman to Retire

Written on May 9, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Rachel Dietzman will retire June 3 after 9-1/2 years at County Public Works (five as County Engineer). She worked in the private sector before joining Public Works, and says at that time she “thought government work would be easy. I imagined the job would give me an opportunity for research and training and learning skills  Continue Reading

Community Treasures Supports Local Programs

Written on May 9, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Community Treasures is a 501(c)3 public charity thrift shop (dba CT Recycling) and known as “CT”.  CT provides items free of charge to nonprofit and service organizations, as well as some occasional services for organizations and individuals, to the tune of about $2,000 a month.  In addition, CT provides funds for community programs and projects  Continue Reading

Parade Dignitaries Announced

Written on May 9, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Co-Grand Marshals and Honored Citizens for the 2016 Independence Day Parade in Friday Harbor. In keeping with the theme “America the Beautiful…100 Years of National Parks!”, the Grand Marshals will be Mike Vouri, representing the Parks Past and History, and newly appointed National  Continue Reading

Praise for The Addams Family

Written on May 8, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

They’re scary and they’re ghastly, but also weirdly classy, They’ve come to San Juan Island, The Addams Family. For your own entertainment and to support the San Juan Community Theatre, I hope you will not miss THE ADDAMS FAMILY, on stage from May 6-21. This is a fantastic production full of bizarre touches. Last night’s  Continue Reading

Pollinators in the Park

Written on May 7, 2016 at 5:29 am, by

In honor of this month’s “History Lives Here” celebration the Land Bank and SJI National Historic Park are hosting an afternoon of fun and learning for kids, centered around the heritage fruit trees in historic Driggs Park (adjacent to the Land Bank office) and pollinators. There will be games and art projects, as well as  Continue Reading

Sunken Park Mural

Written on May 6, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Artist to commence mural installation at Sunken Park beginning May 13th The Town of Friday Harbor invites the public to view the installation of a mural in Sunken Park beginning May 13th. A celebration of the completed work will be held at 2 pm Sunday, May 22nd, and will include chamber music courtesy of Sue  Continue Reading

Turn Point / Pear Point Connector Road

Written on May 6, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Public Works will build a connector road between Turn Point and Pear Point Roads, using local funds and the county road crew, and they hope to start in the fall of this year. It is anticipated that this road will funnel traffic, especially trucks, off Warbass Way and away from the ferry lanes in town.  Continue Reading

Poppies Under the Whale Tail

Written on May 6, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Aaron Shepard shares this recent photo of poppies under the Whale Tail sculpture in town. Thanks for sharing Aaron!

Mother’s Day Work Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Written on May 5, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Sure, a tasty Mother’s Day brunch is nice, but just that word, nice… Get adventurous. Get outdoors. Get atop Cady Mountain Preserve with the Oak Team. The mountainside is bursting with wildflowers – no bouquets needed! When? Sunday, May 8 10:00am to 2:00pm Where? Base of Cady Mountain Preserve – turn on to Cady Mountain  Continue Reading

OPALCO News

Written on May 5, 2016 at 5:28 am, by

Lineman Okay After Electrical Arc Caused Power Outage In Eastsound Wednesday’s outage in the Eastsound area was caused when an arc occurred during a system maintenance project in the Eastsound Village area. Journeyman Lineman Roger Sandwith was working on energized equipment with a hot stick and received minor burns to three knuckles of his hand.  Continue Reading

SJ Museum’s 50th

Written on May 4, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Marks 50 years as a Museum for San Juan Historical Society The San Juan Historical Society and Museum will celebrate their 50th year of the Museum on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 11am to 3pm. The public is cordially invited to an admission-free day filled with exhibits, music, stories, and the  Continue Reading

Thank You United Way

Written on May 4, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

Teresa Tilton of FHES shares this thank you letter… Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of United Way of San Juan County. The Special Pal Program (P.I.P) is one of the programs available at Friday Harbor Elementary School designed to help each student have the most successful learning experience possible. P.I.P staff  Continue Reading