Topic: Community

2016 Fair Update

Written on July 8, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

The Fair is getting near, about 40 days away! Planning is well underway with vendors, entertainers, and exhibitors all excited to showcase at the Fairgrounds from August 17th through the 20th (Wednesday-Saturday). This year’s Fair theme is “Barn and Raised in the Islands” with beautiful poster art by the talented Jill Bliss of San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

Trunk Show at Surina Business Park

Written on July 8, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Erin Heydenreich shares this invitation with you… Come shopping at Heather B Munro Yoga Studio in the Surina Business Park on Saturday, July 9th! We have tons of beautiful handcrafted items from Oaxaca, Mexico and Betina Roza Jewelry! Baskets, hammocks, clothing, textiles, bags, jewelry and more! This is also a great time to come check  Continue Reading

Edward R. Weed

Written on July 8, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

On his passing, we now celebrate the life of Edward Richard Weed, devoted husband and dedicated father. Ed was born in Vancouver, BC to American parents in 1923. He was the eighth generation of his family born and raised in North America, his forbearers having arrived in the year 1630. He joined the US Army  Continue Reading

The Actor’s Toolbox

Written on July 7, 2016 at 9:32 am, by

Spots are still available for The Actor’s Toolbox, a two-week Theatre Arts for Kids workshop led by Amanda Smith at San Juan Community Theatre. It starts Monday, July 11 with classes Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm at the Theatre. Youth ages 12 to 18 will discover the tools of the actor; namely  Continue Reading

Large Changes Begin with Small Actions

Written on July 7, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

How can Islanders save 77 Million Gallons of Water this Year? By Lauren Platman, Friends of the San Juans With summer underway, some islanders are already feeling the heat – and the drought. Some wells are already being starved of fresh water, which makes the rainy autumn season seem a long way off. As climate  Continue Reading

Letter from Family Resource Center

Written on July 7, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

From the San Juan Update mailbag… Dear Editor, We all look forward to summer, but it’s easy to forget that it can be a time of stress for young families. Many parents are working long hours while school is out and their childcare options may be limited. United Way of San Juan County recognizes the  Continue Reading

Cultural Access Washington

Written on July 7, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

You are invited to listen to a presentation by D. David Brown Interim Executive Director of Cultural Access Washington on July 8th. The meeting will be held from noon – 1:30 in the Legislative Hearing Room of the County Council Offices (55 Second Street across from the County Court House). The time has been picked  Continue Reading

Waterline Replacement Project Construction Update

Written on July 7, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor Waterline Replacement Project Construction Update What to expect during the week of July 4th: Location(s) of work: Road still needs to be restored between the Water Treatment Plant on Wold Road and San Juan County Road. Pipeline installation will continue on San Juan County Road between Boyce and Valley Farms Road. Work Days/Hours:  Continue Reading

Winning Parade Entries Announced

Written on July 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm, by

Here are the winners in various categories for this year’s parade: $600 Best Use of Theme, Float – winner Islanders Bank $400 Best Use of Theme, Non-Float – Building Blocks Preschool $300 Best Use of Theme, Children/Youth – Julie and Gianni, “Animals of American Camp” $300 Judges Special Choice – Cutthroat Pirates $200 Best Costumed Group  Continue Reading

Opalco Tea and Talk

Written on July 6, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Tea and Talk with OPALCO Board Members Vince Dauciunas, Mark Madsen &Winnie Adams Tuesday July 12th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the San Juan Island Grange Please join us for some tea and decaf, and time to talk about OPALCO and Rock Island. We will talk about changes affecting our future energy supply, and What OPALCO is doing  Continue Reading

Signs Vandalized

Written on July 5, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Loren Johnson reports on vandalism… On July 3, fourteen “Save EMS” signs were pulled from their privately approved locations and left on the grounds of Friday Harbor High School. Candidate signs in nearby locations were undisturbed. Fortunately, most of the signs have been salvaged and returned to their previous locations. We are saddened that this  Continue Reading

Fireworks

Written on July 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm, by

In case you missed it, here are some shots of the fireworks over Friday Harbor this July 4th. Click any thumbnail below to enlarge.

2016 July 4th Parade Photos

Written on July 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm, by

What a great day for a parade. The weather turned out great and then just about whole island showed up to line the street and watch the parade go by. (click any thumbnail to enlarge)

Pets of the Week

Written on July 4, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Hello Friday Harbor! We are Spruce and Pine. If you think we’re cute, wait until you meet our brothers! There are six of us all together and we’re looking for our forever and ever homes. Our interests include, but are not limited to romping, wrestling, chasing toys and climbing on things. We’re also very big  Continue Reading

When the Ferry Arrives in Friday Harbor

Written on July 3, 2016 at 10:54 am, by

This was enough fun when it originally posted 3 years ago that it seemed like a good idea to post it again. Enjoy… This is what happens on Front Street when the ferries come and go. A production of Dustrude Photography done for the San Juan Update. Three days of shooting from many different angles  Continue Reading

Parade Volunteers Wanted

Written on July 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm, by

Represent the Friday Harbor Film Festival in the 4th of July parade! Join the fun! There is room for riders in the FHFF truck, and we need walkers to pass out FHFF magnets and greet the crowd. How Do You Participate? Stop by the Friday Harbor Film Festival office, this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (July  Continue Reading

The Islands’ Best-Kept Secret? Mount Grant Preserve

Written on July 1, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

SJ Preservation Trust shares this update on Mount Grant… Quick: From what publicly accessible high point in the San Juan Islands can you see three of Washington’s five volcanoes? If you guessed Mount Constitution, guess again. The answer is Mount Grant Preserve on San Juan Island. The sweeping 360-degree views from Mount Grant’s summit take  Continue Reading

John O. Linde Community Park

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

There’s a lot of progress happening over there at the new ball fields at the north end of Carter Avenue. Did you know the official name is “John O. Linde Community Park”? Earlier this year, the school district and Island Rec put together a naming committee that came up with a list of potential names  Continue Reading

We All Live in a…

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

You’re singing it now, aren’t you? This is from a post on the Tuckerhouse B&B blog that we’d love to share… San Juan Island “Trash to Treasures” artist Kevin Roth has erected a whimsical tribute to the Beatles at the former site of his West Side Free Pile. The grand Yellow Submarine stands behind a memorial  Continue Reading

Fiesta San Juan

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

We’re having a party! The San Juan Community Home Trust invites you to join us at the Brickworks for our 4th annual Fiesta San Juan, Sunday, July 17th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We are serving up Margaritas, Food, and Music for your enjoyment, Dancing for some fun and exercise, and Live and Silent Auction items to  Continue Reading

Pancake Breakfast

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Mmmmmmm! A Pancake Breakfast at the Mullis Center! Sunday, July 3rd from 9:00 am till noon. $6.00 Adults $4.00 Children Under 10 Eggs, bacon and all the pancakes you can eat!

Burn Permits Expire and Fireworks Illegal

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s a reminder from the County: Burn Permits Expire June 30th & Fireworks Illegal The warm weather at the end of June brings with it the end to outdoor yard debris burning throughout San Juan County, all burn permits expire on June 30th. Both larger land clearing piles and ten foot diameter yard cleanup burn  Continue Reading