Topic: Community

Treasure Hounds Needs You

Written on May 23, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Treasure Hounds is looking for volunteers with retail and customer service experience. Shifts available are 3 hours and 6 hours. If you are interested, please contact Leslie Byron at (360) 317-4311 or (360) 298-9058

Disc Golf Community Project

Written on May 22, 2019 at 11:16 am, by

Soma Andrews and Jaden Jones are part of the community projects class at Friday Harbor High School. Their project is improving the course at the Roche Harbor Disc Golf Course by clearing fairways, filling potholes, and creating a brochure to advertise for the course. As part of the project, hey wrote the following short article  Continue Reading

New Measles Cases in Washington State

Written on May 22, 2019 at 11:15 am, by

Here’s a Civic Alert from the San Juan County News System… Washington State is experiencing a second measles outbreak within five months, with six new cases confirmed in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties since May 9. This is separate from the previous outbreak that happened earlier this year, which was largely contained to the Clark  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Supports Stand Up Men

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:54 am, by

Friday Harbor Kiwanis presents a check for $500 in support of Stand Up Men’s recent fund-raising campaign. In accepting the award Larry Greene said “Stand Up Men appreciates Friday Harbor Kiwanis’ $500 contribution to support our campaign of raising $45,000 to fully fund SAFE San Juans’ Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse Prevention and Healthy Relationships programs in  Continue Reading

County Tourism Survey

Written on May 20, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Tourism in the San Juans – A Survey of Residents and Businesses Tourism helps support the San Juan Islands’ economy, but it may also create some challenges. County, state, and federal agencies have been working together to manage visitors and their impacts. Recent studies reported visitors’ opinions toward tourism issues and possible solutions. Many people  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Pancake Breakfast Now Benefits Meals on Wheels and More

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

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… With the popular community lunch program at the Mullis Center expanding from two to three days per week, now Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a few other changes have been made as well. Now, the Mullis Center’s monthly Pancake Breakfast  Continue Reading

Annual Grange Arts & Crafts Show

Written on May 16, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Calling all artists, crafters, growers, makers and keepers! Bring your creations to the Grange Hall to display in our Annual Arts & Crafts Show. Friday, June 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Professionals and people of all ages are welcome; think a smaller version of the County Fair. We also welcome the written word, and  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Club Donation

Written on May 13, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

The FH Kiwanis Club presented a check for $1,000 to the San Juan Island Family Resource Center at their May 2 meeting. In accepting the donation, Family Resource Center Director Jennifer Armstrong said “The Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center is so grateful for the ongoing support of the Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor. Our  Continue Reading

Mitchell Point Community is Firewise

Written on May 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Nancy Miller, Mitchell Point Firewise Representative shares this Firewise update with you… May 4, 2019 was Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and the Mitchell Point Firewise Community on San Juan Island received a $500.00 grant from the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance to help fund their “Chipper Day.” With the funding award and  Continue Reading

Bike Fest Coming Soon

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

Have you ever seen a 20 foot Wide by 10 foot Tall Bicycle? If not keep an eye out – you could be seeing this Iconic Bicycle all around the island located at businesses supporting the 2019 Friday Harbor Bike Fest (formerly Bike-n-Brew). The bike fest is a celebration of bicycling and is sponsored by  Continue Reading

Youth Heritage Project

Written on May 9, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s an educational and recreational opportunity for high school aged youth and teachers… It’s the Youth Heritage Project (YHP) – an annual multi-day heritage field school that engages participants by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources in Washington. YHP engages students hands-on as they expand their knowledge about historic preservation and develop an  Continue Reading

Public Hospital District Board Meeting

Written on May 8, 2019 at 9:25 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having a Special Board Meeting on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to be held at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building (1079 Spring Street). Items Include an EMS Open House and a Prospective candidate forum for those who wish to learn more about  Continue Reading

National Tourism Week: Why Travel Matters to the San Juan Islands

Written on May 4, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

“The best education I have ever received was through travel.” – Lisa Ling, American journalist and TV host. National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5th through the 11th, is the annual salute to the positive effects of travel in the U.S. 2019’s theme of “Travel Matters,” The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau is taking this  Continue Reading

Church Fundraiser

Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:33 am, by

Annual Presbyterian Church fundraiser rummage sale, Saturday,  May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everything is donation only, so make us an offer!

3rd Annual Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Written on May 2, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

A week from Friday is the Third Annual family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec. We have a trike/scooter route, a safe ‘first biker’ route, and an adventure route for those wanting a safe and easy open road ride. The event is located at  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Calls for Local Performers

Written on May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Calling all performers for the 2019 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted online.  Performers from San Juan County and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply. The 2019 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 14th-17th at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, featuring multiple stages, roving family entertainment, educational demonstrations and  Continue Reading

4th of July Parade Theme Announced

Written on May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the theme for the 2019 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor: “Parade of Stars”, past and present… The event has been rated one of the top 10 small town 4th of July celebrations in the USA. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m.  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

Written on April 30, 2019 at 10:34 am, by

This year we have over two thousand organic vegetable starts and perennials, all lovingly grown and nurtured by San Juan County Master Gardeners. We’ve sold out quickly in previous years and didn’t want that to happen again! But do come early to the Mullis Center, Saturday May 11th at 9am. We have a few special  Continue Reading

Opening Day Boat Parade

Written on April 27, 2019 at 5:58 am, by

This just in from yacht club member Chris Reed… All are invited to the Friday Harbor waterfront at 2:15pm on Sunday, May 5th, for the island’s annual Opening Day Boat Parade – visualize a 4th of July parade on the water.  The parade can best be viewed from Spring Street Landing and adjoining waterfront locations.  Continue Reading

Last Community Dinner of the Season

Written on April 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Liz Varvaro of the FHHS Food for Thought program shares this announcement… Greetings Community Dinner Guests! Next Wednesday, May 1st will be the last Community Dinner of the 2018-19 School Year! Join us from 5:30-7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons for a MEXICAN FEAST! Meals are $15 for Adults and $7 for Children  Continue Reading

A Wheel in Time

Written on April 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

2019 San Juan County Fair Theme is “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” Mark your calendars!  The San Juan County Fair dates are set for August 14-17, 2019 and this year’s theme is “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots”.  Artist Jessie Carter McDonald was selected by the San Juan County Fair Board to be this  Continue Reading

Love Your Library Trivia Night

Written on April 20, 2019 at 8:39 am, by

The community is cordially invited to a celebration at the Library. We are celebrating “Friends of the Library” with our annual meeting AND celebrating the wonderful volunteers (board of trustees, library volunteers in their many jobs and the Friends of the Library volunteers.) This will be a “Love Your Library” Trivia Night with great questions  Continue Reading