Topic: Community

New Digs for APS-FH

Written on April 25, 2017 at 9:09 am, by

A little wind and rain didn’t deter around 75 people from attending the historic ground-breaking ceremony for the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor’s New Home-New Hope Shelter Project on Saturday afternoon. The event took place under festival tents, featuring display boards outlining the 35-year history of the animal shelter, as well as information about  Continue Reading

Design a License Plate

Written on April 24, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Call for Artists: Design a License Plate for the San Juan Islands! The Terrestrial Managers Group and the Madrona Institute are kicking off their San Juan Islands Specialty License Plate Design Initiative with a contest! The initiative encourages the public to help create and select a specialty license plate that will generate funds for the  Continue Reading

The Great Islands Clean Up

Written on April 21, 2017 at 4:22 pm, by

Litter-Free by the Sea: The Great Islands Clean-Up on Saturday, April 22 Don’t forget – it is time for the 2017 Great Islands Clean-Up, the annual county-wide spring-cleaning event, during which volunteers collect litter from public beaches and roadways. This year, the clean-up will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to  Continue Reading

Why We March for Climate

Written on April 21, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

In the San Juan Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Katie Fleming of FRIENDS of the San Juans…  On April 29, millions of people will march for climate action in 250 cities across the world. San Juan County is no exception. Join us at 12 noon at the Courthouse in Friday Harbor.  Continue Reading

4th of July Parade Theme Announced

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the theme for the 2017 Independence Day Parade in Friday Harbor: “America… All That We Share”, celebrating our community and the common ideals that connect us. While observing America’s independence, the parade will honor OUR island community and the amazing people and organizations that  Continue Reading

Automated Information Phone Line at the Library

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:37 am, by

The SJI Library is introducing Telephony, a new Automated Information Phone Line Ever been heading away on vacation and wished you could renew your holiday reading but you have to catch the red-eye, your laptop is packed and the Library is not open? Well, now you can conveniently renew items by phone even when the  Continue Reading

SJ Aviation Museum honors Bob Jamieson

Written on April 17, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

A reception will be held at the Roy Franklin Terminal at Friday Harbor Airport on Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. to honor the Featured Pilot for 2017: Bob Jamieson. Islanders are invited to celebrate the occasion of this annual addition to the San Juan Aviation Museum. This project, started in 2008, is jointly sponsored by  Continue Reading

Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Written on April 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm, by

A beautiful day for an Easter Egg Hunt. Check out these photos below.

Help Wanted

Written on April 14, 2017 at 8:45 am, by

WSU Extension Coordinator for Youth Development Program This position is located in Friday Harbor, WA. Summary of Duties: This position provides oversight and leadership, including volunteer management, for Extension work in the 4-H Youth Development Program of San Juan County, which currently serves over 125 youth members enrolled in over 15 active clubs led by  Continue Reading

Earth Day Celebration at Brickworks

Written on April 13, 2017 at 10:07 am, by

Mix & Mingle At Green Drinks Birthday Party And Earth Day Celebration Passion for clean environment and local food? Join us at Brickworks on April 20th Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd, but let’s start celebrating early! If you have a passion for the environment, food, farming, and camaraderie, you are invited to join in  Continue Reading

Flea Market April 29

Written on April 12, 2017 at 5:19 am, by

The 2017 Spring Flea Market is Saturday, April 29th 9:00am until 2:00pm (yes, two extra hours longer than previous markets!) in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Spaces are already filling up—Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Visit the Fairgrounds website www.sjcfair.org and get your registration form today!

“Sensational” Auditions April 22

Written on April 11, 2017 at 9:07 am, by

It’s no secret that the San Juan Islands are full of extremely talented folks—almost 30 years of a thriving community theater sure proves that! So why not celebrate that creativity with a high-spirited, cabaret-style variety show? Auditions are scheduled for San Juan Community Theatre’s Sensational Summer Variety Show on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m.  Continue Reading

Zach and John

Written on April 10, 2017 at 5:25 am, by

Jane Burton-Bell shares this story with you… Hello SJI, I wanted to tell you a great story. Here on San Juan Island, a local man who volunteers in the STEM class at the local high school has created a fantastic opportunity for a local boy. Zach, who has cerebral palsy resulting in severe physical disabilities  Continue Reading

The Great Islands Clean-Up

Written on April 6, 2017 at 5:24 am, by

Litter-Free by the Sea: The Great Islands Clean-Up on Earth Day (April 22) Mark your calendars – it is time for the 2017 Great Islands Clean-Up, the annual county-wide spring-cleaning event, during which volunteers collect litter from public beaches and roadways. This year, the clean-up will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from  Continue Reading

7th Annual Procession of the Species

Written on April 6, 2017 at 5:16 am, by

On Saturday, April 22, Lopez Island Conservation Corps (LICC) invites the community to join in on the seventh annual Procession of the Species. The Procession kicks off promptly at 3:30 pm, so plan to arrive at 3:00 to get set up. To participate in the procession, all you need is a costume or adornments that  Continue Reading

Library Love and Fun Factoids

Written on April 5, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

The San Juan Historical Society and Museum shares the April 2017 edition of their History Column… This month we salute the San Juan Island Library in recognition of National Library Week, which will be April 9-15. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform” and we can certainly say that’s true on an island. Recently, a detailed history  Continue Reading

3D Printing is now available at your Library!

Written on April 5, 2017 at 5:17 am, by

After a few months of staff experiments and training, the San Juan Island Library is now offering 3D printing for public use. We have created items ranging from semi-useful (soap dish, cardholder, plastic bag carrier, fly swatter, cookie cutter) to ridiculously cute (cat ring, gnomes, dragons and the ever-popular and much-needed cork pig).   To  Continue Reading

Round Towner

Written on April 4, 2017 at 5:24 am, by

Here’s a letter from Curt VanHyning in the mailbag today… Dear Editor, Can you imagine being unable to get to your medical appointments, pharmacy, grocery store or community events? Neither can we so in 2013 we formed the non-profit shuttle service RoundTowner to serve low-income seniors, elderly and disabled rural residents of our county. At  Continue Reading

SSIS Scholarship Dinner & Auction

Written on April 3, 2017 at 5:18 am, by

Scholarship dinner and auction for Spring Street International School on Friday, May 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, Friday Harbor.  The evening will feature a gourmet dinner of locally sourced ingredients by Friday Harbor House Executive Chef Jason Aldous. Come experience why local families choose Spring Street International School. Space is limited  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Seniors Celebrate the Sixties for Meals on Wheels and More

Written on March 31, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

By Peggy Sue McRae… It said on the poster “60’s attire encouraged” so I put on my love beads and pinned a peace sign to my jacket before attending the Mullis Center’s, March for Meals to a 60s Beat, a benefit for Meals on Wheels and More. This special lunch was well attended by tie-dye  Continue Reading

Open House at Sun Rise II

Written on March 29, 2017 at 5:27 am, by

All are welcome to an Open House at Sun Rise II, the newest San Juan Community Home Trust neighborhood, on Sunday, April 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Sun Rise II is the third Home Trust neighborhood of permanently affordable homes, preceded by the Salal neighborhood on Carter Avenue (2006) and the Sun Rise I neighborhood  Continue Reading

D.E.M. Survey

Written on March 28, 2017 at 5:17 am, by

The San Juan County/Friday Harbor Department of Emergency Management is working on a “Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan”. The goal of the plan is to identify ways to reduce the risk of injuries and  damage to the island community from natural hazard disasters.  We are kicking off  the effort  by asking for your input on a  Continue Reading