Topic: Community

2018 Leadership San Juan Graduates

Written on April 28, 2018 at 5:58 am, by

Leadership San Juan Islands is proud to announce the graduation exercise for their 14th class. Graduation will be on Friday, May 4, 2018, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at The Grange, 152 1st St, Friday Harbor. Graduation speaker will be alum and San Juan County Superior Court Judge Katie Loring. The event is open  Continue Reading

Community Dinner Next Wednesday

Written on April 26, 2018 at 9:26 am, by

Liz Varvaro, the Culinary Arts teacher at FHHS shares this announcement with you… Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the FHHS Commons it’s the Cinco de Mayo Celebration (on May 2nd) Dancing Performance AGAIN by the talented Ballet Folkloriko Monarca! (we are so lucky!) MENU: Pork Carnitas – braised until tender  Continue Reading

Open Houses for “History Lives Here” Month

Written on April 25, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

As part of “History Lives Here” month, during the month of May and in preparation for the summer visitor season, the San Juan Historical Society and Museum will have two Open Houses to welcome the community and interested visitors to this popular attraction in Friday Harbor.   The Museum’s eight buildings and grounds will be  Continue Reading

Love and Logic Program

Written on April 24, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Friday Harbor Grange #225 and Community Treasures have sponsored a 6-week Love and Logic program at Friday Harbor Elementary School. In addition, the Grange has provided weekly dinners and babysitting for up to 41 parents and 15 children. A big thank you goes to Friday Harbor Elementary School Counselor, Terra Holmgren, for volunteering to facilitate  Continue Reading

Procession of the Species

Written on April 22, 2018 at 9:30 am, by

An Earth Day gift for you – Liza Michaelson shares this video from Saturday’s 9th annual Lopez Island Procession of the Species. This year the focus was on native species. The organizers borrowed dorsal fins representing every JK and L pod member from San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping, and Lopez islanders turned out in  Continue Reading

Grange Regional Talent Contest

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:55 am, by

Frank Penwell shares this announcement from the FH Grange… Aida Must is going to represent our community through Friday Harbor Grange #225 at the Washington State Grange’s Northwest Regional Talent Contest being held at McMillan Grange in Puyallup, WA. Aida will sing and play the ukulele.  Aida is a Junior at Friday Harbor High School.

BLM Seeks Nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:47 am, by

Lopez Island, Wash. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced it is seeking public nominations for eight open positions on the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The nomination period is open until June 4, 2018. Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) provide advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on a  Continue Reading

Featured Pilots of the SJ Aviation Museum: Vicki Thalacker and the San Juan Eagles

Written on April 20, 2018 at 10:44 am, by

On Sunday, the San Juan Aviation Museum will recognize and pay tribute to Vicki Thalacker and a group of San Juan Eagles volunteer pilots for their service of flying cancer patients to the mainland for treatment. Islanders are invited to celebrate this occasion at a reception held at Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, on Sunday, April  Continue Reading

PIMC Receives Garden Donation

Written on April 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center receives donation to cancer care garden FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, April 17, 2018 – A rare spring sunshine cast shadows in the PeaceHealth Peace Island Cancer Care Garden in late March illuminating a beautiful new addition to the space. Nestled near blossoming hellebores, the smooth granite Oki-gata lantern appeared to be  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival – Starry Starry Night

Written on April 14, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Children’s Festival is Saturday May 5, 2018. Dozens of community organizations will be providing all kinds of hands-on activities: create your own passport with Rotary, Solar System exploration with Lighthouse Preschool and many more. This year we will also be joined by the Flight Museum  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

What’s in the mailbag this morning? Here’s a letter from the SJI Museum of Art… The board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) would like to thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation for its support. Working with the many island nonprofits helps keep the Community Foundation current in community needs and  Continue Reading

Green Drinks Celebrates San Juan’s Environmental and Agricultural Communities

Written on April 11, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The fields and seas are coming back to life after a long winter – it’s the perfect time to refresh your community connections at the Green Drinks Spring Party. All are welcome to join us at Brickworks (150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor) on Thursday April 19th from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. This is an upbeat,  Continue Reading

Rock Island Helps Firefighters Save Stranded Cat

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Agency cooperation and resources sharing helps our community stay strong. Rock Island responded to a call from Orcas Island Fire on Saturday morning, April 7, 2018, to assist in rescuing a cat. “Bea,” an 8-month-old kitten, had been stuck in a tree for three days. By Saturday morning, he had climbed nearly 70 feet up  Continue Reading

Grad Night Fundraiser

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

This Saturday, April 7th, the FHHS PTA, in coordination with the Senior class parents will hold their annual Spring Rummage Sale in the high school cafeteria from 9:00am-1:00pm. All proceeds directly fund a safe and exciting adventure the night of high school graduation. Donations of useful and reusable items for the rummage sale gladly accepted  Continue Reading

2018 San Juan County Fair Poster is Here

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is excited to announce the collaborative creation of Grace Brown and Kristine Brown of San Juan Island. Their interpretation of the 2018 theme “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” was chosen by the Fair Board as the 2018 Poster! Prints of this poster will be available to business owners who are willing  Continue Reading

Farmers Market

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Brickworks, on 150 Nichols Street. The Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. Each week the  Continue Reading

San Juan Summer Arts Festival

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Calling all artists – Claire from the SJC Arts Council shares this information on the arts festival coming up in August. Vendor applications are now available… The 2018 San Juan Summer Arts Festival will take place the FIVE Fridays in August 2018 at Brickworks Plaza in Downtown Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.  Come join us  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Field Trip Friday

Written on March 31, 2018 at 9:32 am, by

Island senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… At the Mullis Center the third Friday of the month is Field Trip Friday with Callie McKay. I joined the fun this month for an off-island day trip to the Skagit County Senior Center in Burlington followed by a  Continue Reading

Town Hall Meeting

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Notice of Town Hall Meeting with District 1 County Council Chair Bill Watson Council Chair Bill Watson will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 5th at the San Juan Island Fire Department, 1011 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor at 5:30 PM. Mr. Watson and County staff will present 2017 accomplishments and 2018 goals  Continue Reading

Career Fair

Written on March 27, 2018 at 6:24 pm, by

EDC, NWWD, SJISD to present free Career Fair for high school students The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC), in partnership with the Northwest Workforce Development Council (NWWD) and San Juan Island School District (SJISD) will present a free Career Fair for high school students, featuring local trades businesses on Wednesday, April 25th from  Continue Reading

March for Our Lives – Friday Harbor

Written on March 24, 2018 at 4:11 pm, by

By Louise Dustrude A cheerful crowd of a few hundred teenagers and adults, many wearing bright orange, joined the nationwide March for Our Lives at noon on Saturday, beginning and ending on the courthouse lawn. Friday Harbor Mayor Farhad Ghatan welcomed the crowd and then turned the mic over to the young organizers of the  Continue Reading

March for Our Lives Tomorrow

Written on March 23, 2018 at 10:08 am, by

“Friday Harbor March for Our Lives” will take place Saturday, March 24th, beginning at noon. Islanders will take to the streets to demand that their lives, and safety, become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.  The demonstration here in Friday Harbor will join the estimated 821  Continue Reading