Topic: Community

The Flower Hall

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fiona Norris invites you to join the San Juan Island Garden Club at the San Juan County Fair Flower Hall… The Flower Hall is organized by the San Juan Island Garden Club and Horticultural Society with able assistance from WSU Master Gardener volunteers particularly on intake day. In 2015 we were assigned a new location in the  Continue Reading

Undervotes, Overvotes, and Write-ins

Written on July 12, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

This is the seventh in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The County Auditor administers elections and voter registration in the County… Let’s face it: sometimes you don’t know who to vote for. Maybe it’s a judge, or maybe it’s a state position you’re  Continue Reading

Take Charge San Juan

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

San Juan Islands Conservation District is proud to announce our Take Charge electric vehicle program! The San Juan Islands are the perfect place for electric vehicles. To support the transition to low carbon transport technology, we are promoting two new programs: The Public Charge Station Incentive Program, sponsored by OPALCO. The Sign & Drive Lease  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor School of Massage

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Richard Davenport, owner of Lavendera Massage, is happy to announce the opening of the new Friday Harbor School of Massage. The Washington State Board of Massage and the Workforce Training Board approved the curriculum and catalog for the new school last Friday. Friday Harbor School of Massage is officially a state approved school for training  Continue Reading

Frank Penwell Enters the Race

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Citizens, I am running for County Council Position 1. I am best known for my integrity, charitable activities, and for starting Community Treasures. I do not support polluting our County rural roads with political signs, so I invite you to visit my website to review my platform and leadership experiences over the last 40  Continue Reading

DACA/DAPA Update

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

The San Juan Island School District and planning committee members have planned a DACA/DAPA Update Session for Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm, at the San Juan Community Theatre. The purpose of this meeting is for participants to learn about the decision of the Supreme Court and how it impacts students, families and our  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Ladies and Gentlemen, what you see before you is the world’s smallest German Shepherd. That’s Me – “Lovie”! I only weigh about five pounds, but when it comes to cuteness, loyalty and fun – I’m a very big dog indeed! I’m only 8 years old and spunky as all get out! I’d love to meet  Continue Reading

Road Construction Updates

Written on July 9, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

More updates from the Town  on a couple of road construction projects. First, Tucker Avenue, and then the water main replacement out on San Juan Valley and Wold Roads… Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 What to expect for the week of July 11th through July 15th The Town of Friday Harbor appreciates everyone’s patience while we  Continue Reading

EMS Chief Discusses the Upcoming Levy

Written on July 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm, by

EMS Chief Jerry Martin shares these thoughts on the levy… Asking the voters to approve a levy increase is never popular, even in good times. But approval of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy is responsible and conservative, and will ensure the financial viability of our system for years to come. On August 2, voters will be asked  Continue Reading

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)