Topic: Education

Free Life Transitions Program

Written on December 20, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Note: Information in this announcement has been updated… Skagit Valley College Life Transitions Program to be offered FREE in Friday Harbor Skagit Valley College’s (SVC) Life Transitions Program will be offered FREE at SVC’s San Juan Center in Friday Harbor. Classes begin on January 8, 2018 and will run for three weeks. SVC’s Life Transitions program is  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on December 16, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Our December Art for Fun pARTy is coming up December 21st from 5:45 to 8:00 pm at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art! To celebrate the season, our painting is “Noel”, a rendition of the scene along the waterfront in Friday Harbor. A fun night for family, friends and guests! To register, visit  Continue Reading

Participate in Prevention Survey

Written on December 16, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Cynthia from SJI Prevention Coalition sends this request… Please take a moment (7 – 10 minutes) to complete the 2017 CPWI Community Survey. The December 30 deadline is approaching!  If you have completed the survey, Thank you! If you have circulated the survey, please do so again with a thank you and the ask… To date,  Continue Reading

Join SJIMA for a Tour of Wyeth Exhibit at S.A.M.

Written on December 15, 2017 at 10:18 am, by

On January 10, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is sponsoring an excursion to the Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, 110 paintings from the American master’s 75-year career, now at the Seattle Art Museum. The San Juan Island community is invited to join the all-day expedition, part of SJIMA’s many ongoing art education programs.  Continue Reading

New Energy for the New Year!

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Here is some information from F.O.L.K.S. on their December 2017 Donor Matching Program… As we gear up towards the Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial in 2019, F.O.L.K.S. board members have graciously offered to match $200.00 on everyone’s donations, up to $2,000.00 through Christmas! Please consider FOLKS for your end of year charitable contribution through this maximum  Continue Reading

SJISD Islanders’ Tech Academy

Written on December 9, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Do you need to sharpen your business, desktop publishing or IT skills? Thanks to a bond acquired by San Juan Island School District in 2016, we have over 2,000 FREE licenses to an incredible collection of online coursework to share with you. There are three sets of curriculum available: Business Curriculum Business Strategy and Operations  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on December 8, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Greetings Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members: As 2017 comes to a close, I am excited to share some of the amazing things happening in our district. The implementation of the Balanced Literacy program at the elementary school is in full swing, the Turnbull Gym locker room remodel is complete and we have started our  Continue Reading

Waterfowl Walk

Written on December 7, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island Family Nature Club Monthly Event – Waterfowl Walk! Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at Zylstra Lake, San Juan Island Shona Aitken of Wolf Hollow will lead a winter stroll around Zylstra Lake, a popular stop for overwintering water fowl, including Trumpeter Swans. Limited space available. Contact Tanja Williamson for  Continue Reading

Winter Classes at SVC

Written on December 6, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Join a winter class at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College The quiet months of winter are a perfect time for reflection and self-awareness classes. Join one or both of the classes below to improve connection to yourself and the world around you. Call the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College, (360)  Continue Reading

Soroptimists Accepting Applications for Educational/Training Awards

Written on December 4, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

The Soroptimists of Friday Harbor are currently accepting applications for their “Educational Opportunity” and “Fellowship” awards. Eligible women who are residents of San Juan County are encouraged to apply. The $2,000 Educational Opportunity Award is for a woman in financial need, who is enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate degree or vocational skills program. The  Continue Reading

SVC Champions of Diversity Awards

Written on December 2, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Skagit Valley College to Host the 18th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony Skagit Valley College and Washington’s public universities are pleased to recognize young multicultural leaders from Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties at the 18th Annual Champions of Diversity awards ceremony. The celebration will take place on Wednesday December 6th from 6:30 to  Continue Reading

EDC News and Events

Written on November 30, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Datapalooza! Legislators, business owners, community leaders: Join us Wednesday, December 6th from 10a-noon for an in-depth data and demographics event including lunch and great conversation! This year’s program, sponsored in part by Island Market, will feature speakers from the WWU Center for Economic & Business Research, the State of Washington and the EDC. Click here  Continue Reading

Grad Night Fundraiser

Written on November 28, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Have you gotten your Holiday Wreath yet? If not, don’t worry – it’s not too late! The seniors will be at Brickworks on Friday December 1st from 5:00-6:30 and on Saturday December 2nd from 10:00-4:00 selling the last of the wreaths!  This is one of the largest fundraisers for the Class of 2018. Proceeds will  Continue Reading

Library Says Thanks!

Written on November 25, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Letter to the editor: Here is a big Thank You to the San Juan Island Community Foundation for their support for the Library’s English Language Learning program! Their generous support means that adult immigrants studying English have workbooks in which to write exercises. More important, the grant from the Foundation means that while they are  Continue Reading

Free Shoreline Contractor Training Workshop

Written on November 22, 2017 at 8:55 am, by

Free Training for Contractors Working on Shoreline Properties in the San Juans Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor (152 First Street) Friends of the San Juans is hosting a free technical training for contractors who work on waterfront properties. San Juan County’s 400 + miles of  Continue Reading

Open Registration at SVC

Written on November 22, 2017 at 8:54 am, by

Open Registration is going on now for Winter Quarter at Skagit Valley College. Classes begin January 3rd. Trending programs include: Arts Basic Education for Adults Basic Law Enforcement Reserve Academy Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation Composites Engineering STEM Sustainable Agriculture Also, Business direct transfer (at Whidbey Island Campus) Or, if you would like  Continue Reading

Lions Announce Shopping Spree Winners

Written on November 20, 2017 at 9:23 am, by

Lily Easley, 4 year old daughter of Heather & Dan Easley, picked the winners in this year’s San Juan Lions Club Shopping Spree drawing. Proceeds from this event provide scholarship funds for high school grads. Grand Prize Winner: Shahn McGuire – 4 Minute Shopping Spree at King’s Market on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:30  Continue Reading

EDC Offers FREE Business Law 101 Workshop

Written on November 18, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to gain a better understanding of how law impacts a business in a free workshop entitled Business Law 101, led by Duncan Wilson, and presented by the San Juan County Economic Development Council on Wednesday, November 29, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. In this workshop, participants will learn about real estate  Continue Reading

Rotary Distributes Dictionaries

Written on November 15, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently visited the Friday Harbor Elementary School for its annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Pictured are 4th grade students of Ms. Hull and Mrs. Raichlen.


Written on November 13, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

EDC presents Datapalooza! – a statistics and demographics event for San Juan County  Need more data and information to make knowledgeable decisions about your business or as a community legislator or leader?   Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for their second annual Datapalooza! event, two hours of in-depth data and analysis of  Continue Reading

EDC Offers FREE Tax Workshop

Written on November 9, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

In partnership with the Washington State Department of Revenue, the San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Monday, November 13, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. This fact-filled workshop helps business owners learn about Washington State taxes that apply to their businesses.  In this workshop, participants will get  Continue Reading

Special Preview Tonight

Written on November 2, 2017 at 11:44 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival officially starts tomorrow, Friday November 3rd, but they are having a FREE preview tonight at 5:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre. Check out the Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety screening and virtual reality experience for high school and middle school students, parents and teachers. Angst takes an in-depth  Continue Reading