Topic: Community

Free Farm Tours on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez Islands

Written on September 15, 2019 at 9:49 am, by

Three Weekends of Farm Tours on Three Islands in September and October The Savor the Flavor Fall Farm Tours on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez island are every Saturday and Sunday starting September 21st.  New this year, admission is free.  “We took away the barrier of admission so people of all economic backgrounds can come  Continue Reading

Celebrate 40 Years with Friends of the San Juans on October 12th

Written on September 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Friends of the San Juans cordially invites you to a spirited celebration of our collective work together here on Lopez and throughout the ecosystem of the Salish Sea! On October 12, from 4-6 pm at the San Juan Island Yacht Club, we will gather to connect, learn, and celebrate 40 years of people coming together  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on September 8, 2019 at 5:00 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we have this letter from Patricia Rasmussen… It has come to my attention that Island Physical Therapy (Joyce Thompson) is closing. This is of great concern for me, and to many others. I have been going to this facility for years. It is equipped with the highest quality equipment  Continue Reading

Native Wildflower Sale on Sunday

Written on September 7, 2019 at 6:03 am, by

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County! The Land Bank is hosting three sales in September featuring native plants produced by The Salish Seeds Project. THIS SUNDAY, September 8, nursery gates will open to the public 12pm to 2pm on San Juan Island. Sale offerings will include  Continue Reading

Chamber Social Monday at Lakedale

Written on September 7, 2019 at 5:33 am, by

We hear from Becki at the Chamber… Let’s celebrate Chamber of Commerce Week… Lakedale Resort and Cynthia’s Bistro will be co-hosting the Chamber social on September 9th at 5:30 pm. Please join us at the Lodge at Lakedale and let’s catch up after a long season! Let’s meet, relax and enjoy! Karl and staff will  Continue Reading

SJICF Awards $65K in Grants from Fair Matching Program

Written on September 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation has awarded just over $65,000 to 9 local nonprofits, thanks to the generosity of islanders visiting the fair! The Fair Matching Grant program is a popular feature every year at SJICF’s fair booth, and this year was no exception. More than 140 local donors contributed toward the match to  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Ongoing Classes and Groups at the Mullis Center

Written on August 31, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Even while we cherish our late summer days there is a twist to the seasons this time of year.  Kids head back to school and while I’ve been out of school for a long time I still feel the  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on August 30, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we have this letter from the library… San Juan Island Library Calls for Macmillan to Reverse Library eBook Embargo On July 25, Macmillan Publishing announced it would become the only major (Big 5) publisher to limit eBook lending for U.S. libraries. Under its new licensing model, scheduled to begin  Continue Reading

Photographic Shenanigans

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude The library booth at the Fair was the scene of some photographic shenanigans for four days last week. Beth Helstien, the library’s outreach and volunteer coordinator, snapped photos of fairgoers and then used the Green Screen Wizard app to fit their faces into pictures on the covers of well known books.  Continue Reading

Cub Scouts Join Night

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Come and join the Cub Scouts! When: this Thursday evening 6:30 pm to 8 pm Where: in the basement of the American Legion Post on First Street Who: boys and girls grades K-5 Why: to bond with your child in a structured and safe character building environment Contact Unit Commissioner Eric Stone for more details  Continue Reading

In Service to our Community’s Seniors

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In the San Juan Update mailbag today we find this letter from Anna Coffelt at the Mullis Community Senior Center… The District Committee of the Mullis Community Senior Center has worked through many challenges over the past few months and confronted concerns in our Friday Harbor community. We have come to better understand the perspectives  Continue Reading

Port to Purchase Shipyard Cove Marina

Written on August 27, 2019 at 5:53 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce that the Port has entered into an agreement with Barnhill Construction Company to purchase Shipyard Cove Marina. The purchase price of $4,500,000 is based on appraised value and the agreement includes a feasibility period for the Port to conduct due diligence activities. Shipyard Cove Marina adjoins  Continue Reading

League Of Women Voters’ Fundraiser

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:44 am, by

Come to the Sidewalk Sale at the Mullis Center, Saturday August 24 from 9am to 2pm for bargains on a wide array of household and kitchen goods, vintage/collectible items (including a steamer trunk), luggage, and more. The League of Women Voters of the San Juans sponsors candidate forums, programs, and voter registration in order to  Continue Reading

Honoring Laurie Paul

Written on August 20, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

This story was contributed by Laurie’s aunt Carol Meyer… There are very few people in this world that have a “heart and soul” such as Laurie Paul. On August 20th, that heart and soul will be recognized by many living in Friday Harbor as they gather to celebrate her 50th birthday. Fortunately for Friday Harbor,  Continue Reading

“Food Preserver” Awarded to Heidi

Written on August 19, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Heidi Mathisen is the winner of the ACE Food Preserver Award in the Food Preservation Department at the San Juan County Fair. Ace Hardware donated a Food Saver Vacuum Sealer as a special award to the Food Preservation Department as the grand prize in the Food Preservation Department This special award goes to the exhibitor  Continue Reading

Lunch is Cancelled

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

Press Release from Mullis Community Senior Center & San Juan County Health & Community Services Due to road construction on Nash Street, the Community Lunch at the Mullis Center is CANCELLED for Wednesday, August 14th. Lunch will be served at the Mullis Center on Friday, August 16th and there should be access to the parking lot  Continue Reading

APSFH Says: Raise Funds and Fun at the Fair

Written on August 11, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor invites friends, family and supporters to participate in the APS-FH and San Juan Island Community Foundation San Juan County Fair Matching Grant collaborative aimed at raising funds to contribute to the APS-FH water catchment system for the new shelter at 938 Cattle Point Road. The four-tank system designed  Continue Reading

SJICF to Offer $22,500 in Matching Grants at the Fair

Written on August 8, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is just around the corner, and once again you’ll have a chance to support your favorite local nonprofits at the San Juan Community Foundation fair booth. Every year, SJICF offers a special matching grant opportunity during the 4 days of the fair. 50 cents on every dollar raised at the  Continue Reading

Girls Thrive Network

Written on August 8, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Girls Thrive Network is a not for profit program committed to advocate for, empower and connect girls 7 – 18 years old by creating peer leadership circles and delivering activities that promote health, well-being and a sense of purpose. We ask strong, empowered women to share their individual strengths and talents with girls who are  Continue Reading

Firefighters of the Month

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

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the July and August 2019 Firefighters of the Month. Firefighter Missy Arata was selected as July Firefighter of the Month. Missy was selected for her outstanding contribution of time in preparing wildland fire equipment and ensuring readiness for the summer wildland season. Missy  Continue Reading

FAIR 2019: Food does not mix with Furry and Feathered Friends

Written on August 6, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is happening very soon! Our data shows that there are two very important activities most fairgoers make a priority. Eating Fair food like corn dogs, barbeque and elephant ears rates high on everyone’s list. The other favorite is to visit all the barns and see the farm animals like horses,  Continue Reading

Bench Honors Kristina Thalacker Ewing

Written on August 3, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Kristina Thalacker Ewing, former island resident and life-long Kiwanian, was honored in a memorial celebration July 27th by the placement of a bench in the courthouse lawn. Some of Kristina’s achievements include the Hugh O’Brien Youth Scholar, charter member of the FH Key Club, charter member of EWU Circle K International Club, member Kent AM  Continue Reading