Topic: Community

OPALCO Extends COVID-19 Bill Pay Assistance

Written on August 19, 2020 at 6:02 pm, by

Mem­bers who are strug­gling to pay their pow­er bills dur­ing COVID-19 can apply for assis­tance to keep their OPALCO accounts up to date. The Board vot­ed to con­tin­ue COVID-19 Relief Mea­sures for as long as the approved fund­ing lasts. Mem­bers can apply for assis­tance online at or through their Family/Community Resource Cen­ter. The mea­sures avail­able  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rally On Shaw For The United States Postal Service

Written on August 18, 2020 at 1:41 pm, by

We hear from our friend Kate Schu­man on Shaw… You don’t hear much about Shaw Island in the dai­ly buzz of the San Juans, but the recent bar­rage of changes being imple­ment­ed nation­wide at the U.S. Postal Ser­vice has many Shaw res­i­dents alarmed and want­i­ng to do some­thing about it. Shaw Islander John Pein­ert orga­nized a ral­ly,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Atelier Features Art Give Away

Written on August 18, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

The Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier is doing their quar­ter­ly Art Give Away, fea­tur­ing a col­or­ful chick­en named Hen­ri­et­ta by Jan Mur­phy.   Sign up here to enter to win this print! Link to: Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier Art Give Away  Link to: More about Artist Jan Mur­phy   Found­ed in 2018, Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier is an artist’s mem­ber­­ship-based work­space  Con­tin­ue Reading

Zucchini 500 Captured on Film

Written on August 17, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Are you still feel­ing an emp­ty place where the Zuc­chi­ni 500 race used to be? Do you have an itch that only watch­ing Zuc­chi­ni rac­ers SQUASH their com­pe­ti­tion can relieve? Relive the past glo­ry of the Zuc­chi­ni 500 race in a series of short films pro­duced and direct­ed by the Zuc­chi­ni Queen her­self Lyn­nette Cabr­era.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Last Day of San Juan County’s Virtual Fair!

Written on August 15, 2020 at 1:40 pm, by

<span data-mce-type=“bookmark” style=“display: inline-block; width: 0px; over­flow: hid­den; line-height: 0;” class=“mce_SELRES_start”></span> Link to: San Juan Coun­ty Vir­tu­al Fair

Island Senior: Step Up to Support Senior Programs at the Mullis Center

Written on August 12, 2020 at 2:02 am, by

It may seem qui­et at the Mullis Cen­ter these days with­out our live­ly com­mu­ni­ty lunch­es, excit­ing senior trips, and the wide vari­ety of social gath­er­ings that are all on hold right now. Take a clos­er look though and you will see that the Mullis Cen­ter is still hum­ming along on our seniors’ behalf. With the  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJI Community Foundation to Launch Virtual Fair Matching Grant Program August 12th

Written on August 11, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Excerpt­ed from the SJI Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion web­site… Each year, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion hosts an excit­ing match­ing grant pro­gram in their booth at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair. This tra­di­tion gives local non­prof­its height­ened vis­i­bil­i­ty in the com­mu­ni­ty and a chance to raise funds for cur­rent projects. More than $65k was award­ed to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Building Project Update

Written on August 8, 2020 at 4:18 pm, by

We hear from Leslie Bak­er with the SJI Library… Your New Library Needs Your Help Now! 2020 Vir­tu­al Coun­ty Fair Dona­tions Need­ed. Donate online August 12 — 15, 2020. A lot has hap­pened since our last update in Octo­ber 2019, and we are ask­ing for your help now to fill an urgent need to prur­chase the ide­al  Con­tin­ue Reading