Topic: Community

Hospital District Public Budget Hearing

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 will be holding its public budget hearing next Wednesday Nov 7th, 3:45 p.m., at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. The Special Meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. then go directly to an executive session. The board will return to open session at 3:45 p.m. for the public  Continue Reading

Lions Shopping Cart on a Roll Saturday

Written on November 3, 2018 at 9:31 am, by

Lion Brian Brown is the Pilot for driving the Giant shopping cart to Kings Market and will be “On the Road Again” today, Saturday, November 3rd at 9:30 AM to drive from Kings to Market Place. Raffle Tickets are on Sale at BOTH Kings & Market Place from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. San Juan  Continue Reading

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on November 2, 2018 at 7:59 am, by

  Community Thanksgiving Dinner Has Something For Everyone Fall is in the air and we’re putting out the call for volunteers for the 20th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We welcome veterans of Thanksgivings past and brand new volunteers. We need lots of volunteer pie bakers this year. You can bring a homemade pie or a  Continue Reading

Prevention Survey

Written on November 1, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of the CPWI coalitions in Washington state. The Community Survey captures our local San Juan Island attitudes about teen alcohol and drug use, as well as prevention programming. This data helps to inform our coalition’s strategies, as  Continue Reading

Giant Shopping Cart

Written on October 31, 2018 at 6:02 pm, by

You will be seeing the bigger than life size shopping cart in town for San Juan Lions 29th Annual Shopping Spree. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2nd & Saturday November 3rd at Kings Market and Market Place. (Only $1 per ticket or $5 per book of tickets) to Win a 4 Minute shopping Spree  Continue Reading

FHES Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm, by

Here it is – the elementary school kids parading through town in their Halloween costumes. See who you recognize…

Halloween in Friday Harbor

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:21 pm, by

Lots of people got into the Halloween spirit on Wednesday. Check them out!

Stillpoint Halloween

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:06 pm, by

Happy Halloween from Stillpoint School!

Island Senior: Time to Vote for the Mullis Center Board.

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Its time to vote! Not just in the November 6 general election but its time to elect board members for the Mullis Center Operations Committee.  Eligible voters are anyone 60 years of age and older, or disabled, and a  Continue Reading

OPALCO Town Hall

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Let’s talk about YOUR electric co-op Join the OPALCO board for town hall style listening sessions. Have some feedback to share with OPALCO leadership? Stop by one of these sessions to ask questions or engage in conversation with your elected co-op board. November 12: Lopez Library @ 5:30 pm November 13: Shaw Community Hall @  Continue Reading

Rotary Gift Recipients

Written on October 29, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands recently presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from the 12th annual Concours d’Élégance held on August 26 at the San Juan Vineyards. This event was co-sponsored by the Sports Car Club of San Juan Islands.  Each organization received $4,517.00. PolioPlus Fund of Rotary International received $1,000.00. Please  Continue Reading

Happy Halloween!

Written on October 28, 2018 at 10:00 am, by

Your Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club will again be distributing bags of Halloween candy Sunday to the residents of the Greenway subdivision, this year from Spruce Street to Rose Lane off Argyle. Happy Halloween!

LWV Hosts Book Discussion

Written on October 27, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The League of Women Voters’ November program will be a discussion of sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild’s “Strangers in Their Own Land,” 2018 edition. Like many, Hochschild wanted to come up with useful ways to work toward healing the nation’s divide. She went from blue Berkeley to red Louisiana over a five-year period, talked with people  Continue Reading

Holiday Inspiration

Written on October 26, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Join the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center for a Festival of Giving and Kindness Celebrate others by: becoming a volunteer, sponsoring a family, mentoring a child, donating to our coat drive, making handmade gifts & cards, get a family photo Celebrate yourself by: learning how to de-stress the holidays, practicing yoga, gaining health care  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Written on October 22, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Already thinking about the holidays?  Mark your calendars, or sign up for a booth space at our December 1st Flea & Craft Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.  Vendors can apply online by going to, or stop by our office at the Fairgrounds, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 to fill out an application.  Each  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Fun Friday Bingo at the Mullis Center

Written on October 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… On the second Friday of the month the Mullis Center hosts Fun Friday Bingo. For ten dollars you get a delicious seasonally themed lunch and 15 cards of Bingo. On Friday I enlisted my friend Therese Finn and we joined  Continue Reading

Comprehensive Plan Community Workshop

Written on October 15, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

The next Department of Community Development (DCD) community workshop will be held on October 18th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the fire station at 1011 Mullis Street in Friday Harbor to gather community input on the Comprehensive Plan update.  The public is invited to provide input on policy issues that will guide the County  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Farm Parade 2018

Written on October 7, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

It was a brilliant sunny day for this year’s Farm Parade.  A fun parade for kids, trucks, and tractors… continue to see more photos…

Mary Martha Circle Annual Nut Sale

Written on October 7, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

Its time again for the Mary Martha Circle at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church’s  annual nut sale. They are, “high quality nuts and very popular!” says Nancy Fusare. Just in time for your holiday fare the nuts will be ready for delivery in early November. Please place your order by October 30th. Proceeds from the nut  Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Friday Harbor’s Eighth Annual Farm Parade Today!

Written on October 6, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

A message from the San Juan Island Grange…  The eighth annual parade of tractors, farm trucks, horses, and goats on leash is ready to roll down Argyle and Spring Streets on Saturday, October 6.  If you would like to join in, come to the fairgrounds where staging starts at 1:30. Bring good shoes, a sign  Continue Reading

County to Test Vote Counting Equipment

Written on October 6, 2018 at 6:09 am, by

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the November 6, 2018 General is scheduled for October 18 at 11:00 a.m. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match the votes cast. The test will take place  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Offers New Digital Newspaper Collection

Written on October 6, 2018 at 6:08 am, by

The San Juan Island Library is excited to bring you a new digital newspaper collection!  Titled NewsBank, this collection is free to library patrons and is updated daily. NewsBank enables library patrons to easily search and browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and a variety of special sections. Patrons can use  Continue Reading