Topic: Community

San Juan Island National Historical Park Hit with Vandalism 

Written on September 21, 2021 at 9:59 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor, WA – On Sep­tem­ber 4, 2021 unknown indi­vid­u­als dam­aged pub­lic lands and destroyed pub­lic prop­er­ty at the Amer­i­can Camp Unit of San Juan Island Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park. The park needs your help to iden­ti­fy and appre­hend these law­break­ers. Any tips will be treat­ed as con­fi­den­tial. The dam­age to the park was exten­sive includ­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nearly $119k in Donations!

Written on September 15, 2021 at 9:29 am, by

Com­mu­ni­ty Donat­ed Near­ly $119k Dur­ing SJICF Vir­tu­al Fair Event The San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion is thrilled to announce an incred­i­ble $118,720 was donat­ed dur­ing its annu­al Coun­ty Fair Match­ing Grant cam­paign. 643 dona­tions were made by gen­er­ous com­mu­ni­ty donors dur­ing the “vir­tu­al” fair days through SJICF’s online giv­ing cat­a­log. The cat­a­log fea­tured 25 local non­prof­its  Con­tin­ue Reading

League of Women Voters Membership Meeting

Written on September 8, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

Please join the League of Women Vot­ers of the San Juans at a mem­ber­ship meet­ing on Diver­si­ty, Equi­ty and Inclu­sion in San Juan Coun­ty on Sep­tem­ber 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm. The meet­ing occurs one year after the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil passed Res­o­lu­tion 31–2020, enti­tled Affirm­ing Com­mit­ment to a Safe and Inclu­sive Com­mu­ni­ty. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

9/11 Community Memorial

Written on September 6, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

Com­mu­ni­ty Remem­brance Sched­uled Com­mem­o­rat­ing Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001 Anniver­sary FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – A com­mu­ni­ty memo­r­i­al will be held to the 20th anniver­sary of Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001 to remem­ber the 2,997 peo­ple lost on that trag­ic day. The cer­e­mo­ny will remem­ber the women, men and chil­dren who lost their lives, and the thou­sands injured dur­ing the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Early Fall Happenings at the Mullis Center

Written on September 3, 2021 at 9:47 am, by

First of all a big “THANK YOU!” to the San Juan Coun­ty Fair, The San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, and to every­one who sup­port­ed the Mullis Cen­ter and oth­er local non-prof­its dur­ing the Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation’s 2021 Vir­tu­al Fair Fundrais­er. Thanks to our gen­er­ous donors sup­port we raised $5,520! All mon­ey raised will be used to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Community Support at the Fair

Written on September 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm, by

A let­ter of thanks to you from the Library… Dear Friends, A tremen­dous thank you to every­one who joined in and donat­ed dur­ing the vir­tu­al San Juan Coun­ty Fair in August to raise funds for the new library build­ing project. We were grate­ful to join the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation’s match­ing grant pro­gram, which  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thank You for Supporting the 2021 Virtual Fair!

Written on August 30, 2021 at 9:47 am, by

Please accept our sin­cere appre­ci­a­tion for all Coun­ty res­i­dents who par­tic­i­pat­ed in and enjoyed the 2021 Vir­tu­al Fair. Your Will­ing­ness, Flex­i­bil­i­ty and Cre­ativ­i­ty dur­ing these unique times is why the San Juan Coun­ty Fair was a suc­cess! We are espe­cial­ly grate­ful to all our Super­in­ten­dents and Vol­un­teers who ded­i­cat­ed much time & ener­gy in order  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Singers Winter 2021 Concert General Meeting

Written on August 24, 2021 at 3:54 pm, by

San Juan Singers, direct­ed by Angel Michaels, is a com­mu­ni­ty cho­rus open to all San Juan Island res­i­dents aged 14–100+. A gen­er­al meet­ing for all mem­bers, return­ing and prospec­tive, is sched­uled for Sep­tem­ber 1, 2021, 7:00–8:00pm at the Brick­works build­ing. At this meet­ing you will sched­ule an audi­tion or voice check, learn about the rehearsal pro­to­cols  Con­tin­ue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on August 23, 2021 at 5:29 am, by

On Wednes­day, August 25, 2021, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a reg­u­lar (open) School Board Meet­ing at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meet­ing with an option for in-per­­son atten­dance.   All in-per­­son atten­dees must reg­is­ter before 4:00 pm on Tues­day August 24 to pro­vide con­tact trac­ing infor­ma­tion. Social dis­tanc­ing and the use of face masks will be expect­ed. Non-com­­pli­ance  Con­tin­ue Reading

Resiliency Fair is Postponed

Written on August 19, 2021 at 5:36 am, by

We real­ly thought we were through with Covid-19 on San Juan Island, how­ev­er it has spiked here worse than ever. Resilien­cy is all about stay­ing healthy, and we want to help the com­mu­ni­ty fight this so we are going to resched­ule this event to when things improve. So, we hope this attempt has sparked ideas  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJC Fair Says, “Lettuce Entertain Ewe”

Written on August 18, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Vir­tu­al Fair “Let­tuce Enter­tain Ewe” August 18th-21st  is uploaded and ready for you to view!  What does this year pro­vide?  Exhibits, Demos, Ven­dors and lots of enter­tain­ment! A quick reminder that the Fair is what par­tic­i­pants and vol­un­teers make it with their time, effort and cre­ativ­i­ty.  With­out the par­tic­i­pa­tion and sup­port of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Support the Mullis Center with Community Foundation’s Virtual Fair Grant Program

Written on August 17, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island’s Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion will sup­port local non-prof­its with match­ing funds and bonus grants dur­ing this year’s Vir­tu­al Fair. Funds raised for the Mullis Cen­ter will go to help fund our Green and Clean Project as high­light­ed in detail in the recent arti­cle in the San Juan Update, Island Senior: Mullis Cen­ter Upgrade For  Con­tin­ue Reading

A New Digital Scanner for the Historical Museum

Written on August 17, 2021 at 5:36 am, by

The mis­sion of the San Juan His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and Muse­um for the past 60 years has been to share and inter­pret the sto­ry of the peo­ples of San Juan Island. One way of doing that is through preser­va­tion of his­tor­i­cal pho­tographs of the island com­mu­ni­ty. In recent years over 4,000 pho­tographs have been researched, dig­i­tal­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Participates in SJICF’s Grant Program

Written on August 16, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Island Library Par­tic­i­pates in the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation’s Grant Pro­gram to Sup­port the New Library Build­ing Project The San Juan Island Library returns for its sec­ond year as part of the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation’s excit­ing match­ing grant pro­gram at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair. “Let­tuce” ask for your sup­port!  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJICF to Repeat Virtual County Fair Matching Grant Program

Written on August 12, 2021 at 5:53 am, by

In 2020, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion quick­ly adapt­ed to a “vir­tu­al” San Juan Coun­ty Fair by tak­ing their pop­u­lar annu­al match­ing grant event online. Near­ly $140k was donat­ed by hun­dreds of gen­er­ous com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers dur­ing the 4 days of the fair. After match­ing grants by SJICF were added, more than $170k was grant­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Soroptimist Bring Live Music to the Virtual County Fair

Written on August 9, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

Sum­mer Sounds of the San Juans Three local bands will per­form on Sat­ur­day, August 21st at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds, from 6–10 pm, to raise mon­ey for the Sorop­ti­mist Can­cer Treat­ment Trans­porta­tion Fund. Tom­my Dale and the Dan­ger­fields, Des­o­la­tion Sound, and the Rocky Bay Band will have you mov­ing to the beat. Refresh­ments will be avail­able  Con­tin­ue Reading