Topic: Community

FHES Halloween Parade

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary School’s annual Halloween Parade is coming up on Thursday October 31 at 9:30am. The parade travels from the elementary school to Argyle Ave to Spring Street, past King’s Market, across the street and back to the school.  Students should be dressed for cool fall weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Costumes should  Continue Reading

Soroptimist Ferry Ticket Program Has New Contact Information

Written on October 22, 2019 at 7:35 am, by

Many San Juan Island residents know that Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor (SIFRI) provides free ferry tickets to patients and their caregivers who have to travel off-island for cancer treatment.   Recently this long-running program has gotten a dedicated phone number and e-mail address that will remain constant and will not change when a new coordinator takes over  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Food Bank Completes Expansion

Written on October 21, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Friday Harbor Food Bank recently completed a modest expansion, resolving longstanding storage constraints.  The building was extended nine feet to the east, adding 216 square feet.  Two new, larger freezers and two fridges replace some older units, and two new food racks provide needed storage.   The Food Bank thanks generous community supporters of this  Continue Reading

Location Identified for New Library

Written on October 19, 2019 at 8:42 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude… A truly central location has been identified for further exploration for the new library: the former Life Care Center on upper Spring Street, close to the Mullis Senior Center, the Village at the Harbour, and an easy walk from the elementary, middle and high schools, and much more. Of the three  Continue Reading

Soroptimists Now Accepting Applications for Women’s Educational and Training Awards

Written on October 19, 2019 at 8:41 am, by

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor are now accepting applications for three awards; “Live Your Dream Award,” the “Fellowship Award,” and the “Educational Opportunity Award.” Live Your Dream Award The ‘Live Your Dream Award’ is a major Soroptimist service project. This award helps women in overcoming personal difficulties and bettering their lives through education and training.  Continue Reading

Rotary gives $15,000 to local charities and PolioPlus Fund

Written on October 17, 2019 at 6:22 am, by

The following is from Carla Wright, Publicity – Rotary Club of San Juan Islands… The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands recently presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from the 13th annual Concours d’Elegance held on August 24th at the San Juan Vineyard. This event is co-sponsored by the Sports Car Club of San  Continue Reading

Rotary News

Written on October 15, 2019 at 8:16 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently visited the Friday Harbor Elementary School for its annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. The kids are excited to receive a dictionary of their own. Rotary have given over 3,000 dictionaries and thesauruses to students countywide for over 11 years under the  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center’s 2019 Fall Fundraiser

Written on October 14, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Join Alchemy Art Center on October 18th at the San Juan Island Grange for a wonderful dinner generously provided by some of San Juan Island’s finest chefs and farms.  The event will include wine and live music, a live auction, and a raffle for the chance to win any one of the fantastic auction items!  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on October 11, 2019 at 9:05 am, by

In the San Juan Update Mailbag this morning, the SJIPC thanks the SJICF… The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition (SJIPC) would like to publicly thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation (SJICF) for their continued support of our island youth. Members of our Rock Solid Youth Prevention Team were able to attend a national leadership  Continue Reading

Ferry Go Round

Written on October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club will host their “Ferry Go Round” meeting aboard the inter-island ferry on Wednesday, October 23rd. This is a Sharing Time for Gardeners with: News of Upcoming events Remembering Past Events County Fair Flower Barn Ribbon Winners Bring your brown bag lunch including beverage                Anacortes           Friday Harbor    Orcas     Lopez  Continue Reading

Severe Weather Shelter Volunteer Meeting

Written on October 9, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The weather is getting cold once again, so United Way of SJC and other supporters are pleased to respond to you, the town of Friday Harbor, with the “Out of the Cold” Severe Weather Shelter Program, offering temporary shelter for families and individuals during our coldest months.  The shelter will operate on days of severe  Continue Reading

30th Annual Children’s Festival Committee Members Needed

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Plans are just beginning for the Annual San Juan Island Children’s Festival scheduled for May 2, 2020. We are needing people willing to work as a team, committed to creating this fun filled festival dedicated to celebrating children! The Children’s Festival attracts over 1,200 people and is in its 30th year as a hallmark event  Continue Reading

FHFF Volunteer Opportunities

Written on October 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Here’s Lynn with the scoop… Please volunteer now, join your friends & have fun at the 7th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. We have great new logo wear for all volunteers, free film passes and plans for a big volunteer appreciation party! Sign up now at https://www.fhff.org/volunteer

SJISS Celebrates 20 Years of Funding Post-Secondary Possibilities

Written on October 4, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Submitted by the San Juan Island Service Scholarship Since 1999, San Juan Island Service Scholarship (formerly known as Dollars for Scholars) has awarded almost $300,000 in scholarships to San Juan Island high school graduates. SJISS is a unique scholarship program: Rather than focusing on grades, students have an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship toward  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Please join us for our first Community Dinner of the 2019-2020 School Year! We are kicking off the year with an AMAZING Harvest Menu prepared by Chef Andy and our Food for Thought staff and Chef.0 Student Interns! On Wednesday, October 9th, from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Already thinking about the holidays? Mark your calendars, or sign up for a booth space at our December 7th Flea & Craft Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Vendors can apply online by going to www.sjcfair.org, or stop by our office at the Fairgrounds, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 to fill out an application. Each  Continue Reading

Call for Trailblazers!

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Starting THIS WEEKEND, Oct 5 & 6, your Land Bank stewards will kick off trail work on the new mountain bike trail on Mount Grant. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn volunteer hours for a SJI Service Scholarship, so be sure to pass on the call for volunteers to any  Continue Reading

Yard Sale

Written on September 30, 2019 at 8:12 am, by

Most anything you could ever want at prices you won’t believe. Once again Friday Harbor Kiwanis will be hosting their annual rummage sale Saturday, October 12, from 8:30-11:00 at the Tech Center, corner of Market and Mullis. Proceeds from the sale will benefit island projects. Open your heart as you open your wallet — all  Continue Reading

New Little Free Library at Roche

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

A new Rotary Free Library is now open at Roche Harbor, located near the post office. It was designed and built by Rotarian Paul Mayer and has books gathered by Barb Fagan, Literacy chair.

Strengthening Families

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Wendy Waxman Kern shares this notice with you… Now that it is Fall, we are getting to ready a new round of the Strengthening Families Program with the Family Resource Center and Prevention Coalition. Click on the poster at right for more information.

130 Years

Written on September 25, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Guard Family Celebrates 130 Years on San Juan Island Guard family members and friends, from the island and beyond, gathered on September 14 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the family’s arrival on San Juan Island in 1889.  Paul and Elizabeth Guard’s descendants — from the 4th to the 8th generations — were represented. Thanks  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Shopping With “Soroptibucks”

Written on September 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Eating fresh wholesome food is one of the cornerstones of maintaining good health. As anyone who shops for food knows, this can get expensive. Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor has generated greater access to good food by partnering with San  Continue Reading