Topic: Community

Celebrate Poetry Month This April In Friday Harbor Poetry Gardens

Written on March 31, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor and its Arts Commission invite the community to celebrate National Poetry Month with a tour of the town’s four poetry gardens. The winning poems from the town’s 2019 poetry contest are on display in the waterfront viewing area below Downriggers and next to the  Continue Reading

Meet Easter Bunny On San Juan Walking Tour Hosted By Firefighters Association

Written on March 30, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association The San Juan Islands’ Firefighter Association will host a walking tour instead of the annual Easter egg hunt due to the ongoing pandemic, from noon-2 p.m., Sunday, April 4. We hope you will join us for a fun walk around town, visit with some of our firefighters and keep  Continue Reading

Homes For Islanders To Suspend Operations After Foxhall

Written on March 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm, by

From Homes for Islanders The affordable self-help housing non-profit Homes for Islanders is nearing completion of their Foxhall neighborhood homes. This will bring the organization’s owner-built affordable home production total up to 129 completed homes built over 17 years between 2004 and 2021. Although Homes for Islanders has been searching diligently for a future location(s)  Continue Reading

Mullis Street Construction Targets Sidewalk, Curb Through April 1

Written on March 26, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor will add a roundabout to part of Mullis Street from March 22 through May 28. The project will reconstruct approximately 1,300 feet of Mullis Street from 818 Mullis Street, the Guard Electric and Airport property, to Spring Street. The contractor is installing curb, gutter  Continue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor Seeks Historical Board Member, Stories

Written on March 25, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Contributed Photo/San Juan Historical Museum. Fishing boats in Friday Harbor. From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor is looking for a new board member to preserve history, as well as organizations to share local historical stories. Board The Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Review Board is looking for a new  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Spearheads Community Mural At San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Written on March 22, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Alchemy Art Center Many may remember Alchemy Art Center’s community Salmon Mural Project, which first started in the beginning phases of the pandemic early last year. Now, we are partnering with the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park to create another salmon, on-site, for permanent installation. Every Sunday from June 20 to Sept. 19, visitors  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Soroptimists Donate $5K So Locals Can Buy Fresh Produce

Written on March 22, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Friday Harbor Soroptimists Friday Harbor Soroptimists have donated $5,000 to the Fresh Bucks Program managed on behalf of Nourish to Flourish by the Joyce Sobel Family Resource Center. The program provides matches for family spending on fruits and vegetables to increase the amount of fresh produce in their diets. The Farmers Market and San  Continue Reading

Celebrate Earth Day Throughout April In San Juans

Written on March 21, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Stewardship Network of the San Juans “Here we all are, with nothing but our wit and our will to save the world.” – Samuel L. Jackson. We might not have a vibranium shield, a fancy metal suit designed by Tony Stark, or a hammer only we can lift, but we can still be  Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Online Sale

Written on March 19, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Friends of the San Juan Island Library Shop and support the San Juan Island Library. The Friends of the San Juan Island Library store, Treasure Cove, is holding a fixed price sale online through April 5. Visit the online shop at charityauction.bid/springfling. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, comprised of  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Book Club Selects Upcoming Titles

Written on March 17, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae. In my last Island Senior article, The Year of Covid-19, I took stock of the past year, a challenging time for most of us, and took note of some of the good things that helped me through a whole  Continue Reading

Zylstra Lank Preserve Offers 70-acre Agricultural Hay Lease

Written on March 14, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County Land Bank is requesting proposals from anyone interested in a short-term agricultural hay rental agreement of the Zylstra Lake Preserve Property on San Juan Island. The property has approximately 70 acres of hay pasture. Individuals or organizations interested in this lease should go to the  Continue Reading

Town To Construct Roundabout On Mullis Street

Written on March 13, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor will add a roundabout to part of Mullis Street from March 22 through May 28. “Local access on Mullis Street from 818 Mullis Street to the Spring Street Intersection will be impacted while contractors reconstruct the road and install a roundabout,” said Town of Friday  Continue Reading

Spring Ahead Tomorrow

Written on March 13, 2021 at 4:42 am, by

This weekend – Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 AM – Daylight Saving Time begins. Spring is almost here and the days are getting longer! Don’t forget to set your clock forward one hour – (Probably when you go to bed Saturday) so at 2:00 AM it will really be 3:00 AM. This may also be  Continue Reading

West Street Sidewalk Repairs Start March 11

Written on March 11, 2021 at 7:50 am, by

From The Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor has contracted for the replacement of damaged sidewalk panels on West Street, near the Kings Market parking lot, where tree roots and weathering have caused cracking and buckling of the concrete. Construction begins Thursday, March 11, and is estimated to last approximately two weeks.  Continue Reading

Volunteer Creates 958 Masks, Raises $8K For Animal Shelter

Written on March 9, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is happy to announce Jim O’Brian of San Juan Island as the volunteer of the month for March 2021. Since October 2015, Jim has volunteered his time doing basic building maintenance, acting as a parking attendant for many fundraisers, and  Continue Reading

Bird Watch At The San Juan Island Sculpture Park

Written on March 9, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the San Juan Island Sculpture Park Join us from 9-11 a.m. every third Wednesday of the month from March 17 through September to watch for our fine feathered friends at the San Juan Island Sculpture Park located next to Roche Harbor Resort. Phil Green, a local bird enthusiast and member of the nature conservancy,  Continue Reading

Meet Biscuit, The 10-Month Texas Tabby

Written on March 8, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: 10 months Sex: Female Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Dilute Orange Tabby Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/ Meet Biscuit! Originally from Texas, she is a southern girl with that sweet, southern charm…she just doesn’t know it! Biscuit is working on gaining her self-confidence; she will need to find a patient, friendly family  Continue Reading

Soroptimist St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Rescheduled For 2022

Written on March 8, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor One year ago, just a few days before the event, COVID-19 forced Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor to cancel its St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza. This year, as people are being vaccinated, we were looking forward to celebrating in person with the island community. However, as vaccine distribution has a  Continue Reading

Fill Up At IPS, Support San Juan Scholarship Program

Written on March 7, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

Ration your gas this weekend and fill up your tank Friday, March 12. Island Petroleum Services (IPS), located at 315 Carter Avenue, is generously donating 50 cents per gallon of your purchase to the San Juan Island Service Scholarship program. Formerly known as Dollars for Scholars, this program provides needed scholarship funds to graduating seniors  Continue Reading

Help Soroptimists, Resource Center Collect Household Items

Written on March 4, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and the Joyce Sobel Family Resource Center are collecting household items to assist community members during these difficult times. Collection cans will be set near the entrances of Browne’s Home Center, Friday Harbor Drug and the San Juan Island Food Co-op through March 14.  Continue Reading

Buy Locally Grown Wildflowers From San Juan Land Bank

Written on March 4, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County Land Bank The San Juan County Land Bank is offering a rare opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County. Reserve plants online at sjclandbank.org, March 5-12, and pick them up on Saturday, March 20 at locations on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan islands. All plants are produced  Continue Reading

Watch San Juan Island Community Network Forum on Schools’ COVID Responses

Written on March 3, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Community Network San Juan Islands Community Network invites you to watch its second virtual forum that explored how the islands’ schools are responding to the health and educational challenges posed by COVID-19. The response so far has been very positive and we believe many more islanders will benefit from the rich  Continue Reading