Topic: Community

When the Ferry Arrives in Friday Harbor

Written on July 3, 2016 at 10:54 am, by

This was enough fun when it originally posted 3 years ago that it seemed like a good idea to post it again. Enjoy… This is what happens on Front Street when the ferries come and go. A production of Dustrude Photography done for the San Juan Update. Three days of shooting from many different angles  Continue Reading

Parade Volunteers Wanted

Written on July 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm, by

Represent the Friday Harbor Film Festival in the 4th of July parade! Join the fun! There is room for riders in the FHFF truck, and we need walkers to pass out FHFF magnets and greet the crowd. How Do You Participate? Stop by the Friday Harbor Film Festival office, this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (July  Continue Reading

The Islands’ Best-Kept Secret? Mount Grant Preserve

Written on July 1, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

SJ Preservation Trust shares this update on Mount Grant… Quick: From what publicly accessible high point in the San Juan Islands can you see three of Washington’s five volcanoes? If you guessed Mount Constitution, guess again. The answer is Mount Grant Preserve on San Juan Island. The sweeping 360-degree views from Mount Grant’s summit take  Continue Reading

John O. Linde Community Park

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

There’s a lot of progress happening over there at the new ball fields at the north end of Carter Avenue. Did you know the official name is “John O. Linde Community Park”? Earlier this year, the school district and Island Rec put together a naming committee that came up with a list of potential names  Continue Reading

We All Live in a…

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

You’re singing it now, aren’t you? This is from a post on the Tuckerhouse B&B blog that we’d love to share… San Juan Island “Trash to Treasures” artist Kevin Roth has erected a whimsical tribute to the Beatles at the former site of his West Side Free Pile. The grand Yellow Submarine stands behind a memorial  Continue Reading

Fiesta San Juan

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

We’re having a party! The San Juan Community Home Trust invites you to join us at the Brickworks for our 4th annual Fiesta San Juan, Sunday, July 17th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We are serving up Margaritas, Food, and Music for your enjoyment, Dancing for some fun and exercise, and Live and Silent Auction items to  Continue Reading

Pancake Breakfast

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Mmmmmmm! A Pancake Breakfast at the Mullis Center! Sunday, July 3rd from 9:00 am till noon. $6.00 Adults $4.00 Children Under 10 Eggs, bacon and all the pancakes you can eat!

Burn Permits Expire and Fireworks Illegal

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s a reminder from the County: Burn Permits Expire June 30th & Fireworks Illegal The warm weather at the end of June brings with it the end to outdoor yard debris burning throughout San Juan County, all burn permits expire on June 30th. Both larger land clearing piles and ten foot diameter yard cleanup burn  Continue Reading

Democracy Place

Written on June 28, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

State Senator Kevin Ranker and State Representative Kris Lytton joined San Juan County Democrats on June 21st for the grand opening of Democracy Place, the county party’s 2016 election headquarters. Located at 335 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor under the big, new red, white and blue sign, Democracy Place is staffed by local party volunteers and is open  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 27, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Did someone say, “ride in the car”? I could swear I heard someone say that… My name is Bowie and if you are planning on going for a ride in the car, I would like very much to join you! Now would be the perfect time. Just pull up in front of the animal shelter and  Continue Reading

Library Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

Written on June 26, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

Elementary school students participated in the 2016 Bookmark Contest to help kick off the San Juan Island Library’s Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! The winners for each grade level are: Kindergarten – Penelope Moore of Friday Harbor Elementary School 1st Grade – Lillian Aldous of Friday Harbor Elementary School 2nd Grade  Continue Reading

Historical Scavenger Hunt

Written on June 25, 2016 at 9:27 am, by

San Juan Island Historical Scavenger Hunt Here’s a fun way to explore San Juan Island this summer, and perhaps win a cool prize for your family at the same time! San Juan Historical Society and Museum, in partnership with Ernie’s Café, is sponsoring a Historical Scavenger Hunt, with the prize winners being drawn on October 1,  Continue Reading

Road Construction Updates

Written on June 25, 2016 at 9:25 am, by

It’s summer time and that means road construction. Here are updates from the Town of Friday Harbor on a couple of projects. First, Tucker Avenue, and then the water main replacement out on San Juan Valley and Wold Roads… Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 What to expect for the week of June 27th through July  Continue Reading

Position Available

Written on June 25, 2016 at 9:24 am, by

Executive Director, United Way of San Juan County Salaried, part-time, at–will position (a maximum of 15 hours per week with a starting salary of $1000 per month) with responsibility for building relationships with community members, business leaders and donors; fundraising; grant-writing; website and social media management; office administration and maintaining communications with board members and  Continue Reading

Parade Seating

Written on June 25, 2016 at 9:23 am, by

Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church will have seating available for folks who need it and their companions to watch the 4th of July parade. To reserve your seat please call the Church at 378-4544 or email us at fhpresbyterian [@] interisland.net. Laura Concord Office Coordinator FH Presbyterian Church

Community Foundation Awards Scholarships

Written on June 24, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

San Juan Island Community Foundation Awards $187,500 in College Scholarships for 2016/2017 Friday Harbor: June 22, 2016 Twelve graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2016 were awarded scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation: Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund Uma Hu –  Continue Reading

PIMC Receives Nationwide Award

Written on June 24, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s the latest press release from PeaceHealth… PeaceHealth Peace Island Receives Nationwide Award for High-Value Health Care FRIDAY HARBOR, WA., June 23, 2016 – PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center was recognized this week with the 2016 QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading nationwide health care improvement company, for providing outstanding patient  Continue Reading

Come Play Summer Bingo with Soroptimists

Written on June 23, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Bingo comes back to Friday Harbor!   On both Saturday, June 25 and July 2 Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor again will hold Bingo at the Mullis Center. Doors open at 1:30 PM and play will begin at 2 PM. The games will be sponsored by Friday Harbor Electric and by Vacation Doorways. This is a  Continue Reading

Wildfire at Shark Reef Sanctuary, Lopez Island

Written on June 22, 2016 at 4:54 pm, by

SJ County Parks share this notice about the recent fire on Lopez… Luck was on our side the morning of June 20th, the start of the Summer Solstice 2016, as an illegal campfire at Shark Reef Sanctuary spread beyond its loose rock ring. Luck in that a citizen across San Juan Channel spotted the smoke  Continue Reading

Marilyn O’Connor to Retire

Written on June 20, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

Edit: This story has been updated to include the invitation in the last paragraph… Marilyn O’Connor will retire on June 30 from the Port of Friday Harbor. She has been with the Port for 31 years. Since November 2007 she has served as Executive Director. Before then, she held the positions of Port Auditor and  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 20, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Pleasure to make your acquaintance. I am Jack and I would like to apply to be your next family member. I’m handsome, as you can see and I have a great personality. I have just two requests for my new family: 1) Never photograph me with anything on my head without my express permission and  Continue Reading

Island Writers at the Fair!

Written on June 18, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Calling All Island Writers for the San Juan County Fair! Do you enjoy writing poetry, short fiction, or creative nonfiction? How about writing for children, or writing about the Fair theme? Writers of all ages are welcome to submit original, unpublished works. While the limit of entries is 4 entries per person, your imagination is  Continue Reading