Topic: Education

Shoreline Landowner Workshop

Written on May 4, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

Shoreline erosion management focus of free workshop Shoreline landowners of San Juan County communities are invited to attend a free workshop on shoreline erosion management from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at The Orcas Fire & Rescue Meeting Room, 45 Lavender Ln., Eastsound. The workshop is free but registration is requested by  Continue Reading

Thank You United Way

Written on May 4, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

Teresa Tilton of FHES shares this thank you letter… Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of United Way of San Juan County. The Special Pal Program (P.I.P) is one of the programs available at Friday Harbor Elementary School designed to help each student have the most successful learning experience possible. P.I.P staff  Continue Reading

Garden Club: Salish Seeds Project

Written on May 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Please join us to hear Eliza describe the Salish Seeds Project which produces plants and seeds of native island wildflowers and grasses for local restoration projects. Learn how the seeds are collected, tended in the nursery, and eventually planted in restoration zones on preserves. It will be a fascinating and worthwhile program! At every San  Continue Reading

Orcas Island and The Marshall Strawberry

Written on May 1, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Here’s a press release from our neighbors on Orcas Island… The Marshall Strawberry and the Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant legacy on Orcas Island were short-lived and shared succinctly intertwined legacies. Not everyone knows that what is now commonly referred to as the Artworks Building was originally the Olga Strawberry Barreling Plant and holds a special  Continue Reading

Battle of the Bands

Written on April 30, 2016 at 10:43 am, by

San Juan Update high school intern Brook Ashcraft shares this report on last week’s event at Brickworks… The witty and humble Eric Sable hosted the first annual Battle of the Bands at Brickworks on April 22nd. The event featured music by Monkeys Like Bananas, the FHHS Combo Band, Funksgiving, and others. There was dancing, a beat-box  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on April 29, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Community Dinner next Wednesday, May 4th! At the FHHS Commons from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Join us for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration (a day early)! The talented Ballet Folkloriko Monarca dancers will join us around 6:15! On the menu: Smoked Pork Carnitas– Applewood smoked pork shoulder Grilled Chicken Tacos– Draper Valley chicken thigh Beans– Slow simmered NW  Continue Reading

6th Graders Presentation

Written on April 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm, by

FHES 6th graders, in collaboration with the Kwiaht organization, will be hosting a Pollinator Celebration, a Honey Tasting and a Research Garden Dedication,  onFriday, April 29th from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The Research Garden Dedication from the 6th graders to the supporting organizations of Kwiaht and San Juan Public Schools Foundation begins at 9:30. Also, a special  Continue Reading

Washington Achievement Award for FHES

Written on April 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm, by

SJI School District Superintendent Danna Diaz shares this letter to the community… Friday Harbor Elementary School receives the Washington Achievement Award Spring is here and we are having beautiful weather in Friday Harbor. Students and teachers are back from spring break and we are busy teaching and learning. On April 7, we received news that  Continue Reading

Piano, Violin and Guitar

Written on April 27, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fred Yockers of Spring Street International School shares this invitation with you… Come see and hear Gavin Goodrich, Spring Street International School sophomore, and guest performers in a Concert of piano, violin and guitar music held in the Gubelman Theatre of the San Juan Community Theatre this Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm. Admission is  Continue Reading

$8k Contribution to Local Non-profits from Amerigroup Washington

Written on April 27, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

The following is a press release contributed by Amerigroup Washington… San Juan County Non Profit Organizations, Amerigroup Washington Help Address Residents’ Health Needs $8,000 contribution supports innovative programs aimed at helping improve the health of local residents Everyday countless organizations in San Juan County work to improve the health of our communities and empower residents  Continue Reading

Got Job!

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Minnie Knych of Northwest Workforce Council shares this reminder with you… Did you know that many of the good jobs in our county are never advertised?  There are a number of employers looking for dependable workers right now.  Are you looking for a job?  If so, call the Career Center to find out how we  Continue Reading

Annual Meeting & Luncheon for LWV

Written on April 25, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Dr. Joe Gaydos to be Keynote Speaker The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will be holding their annual meeting on May 9th at Vinny’s restaurant from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dr. Joe Gaydos of SeaDoc Society will be the keynote speaker, giving a presentation on the impact of increased energy exports  Continue Reading

EDC 7th Annual Economics Luncheon

Written on April 24, 2016 at 5:05 am, by

EDC presents 7th Annual Economics Luncheon with Noted Business Leader, Economists Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for the 7th Annual EDC Economics Luncheon, held at Brickworks on Friday, June 17th from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The EDC’s annual economics luncheon explores recent data on trends in the economy, and potential  Continue Reading

“History Lives Here”, May 2016

Written on April 22, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Every May the Town of Friday Harbor, the Islands’ historical museums, organizations and local businesses pull out the stops to celebrate local history. This year the month-long calendar of events kicks off with some great events you won’t want to miss! Click here to see the flyer with all the events. For more event information  Continue Reading

Mayor Lacher Proclaims May is EDS Awareness Month

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Affected Friday Harbor Residents See Promise in Educational Promotion This month is “Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month” on San Juan Island, thanks to last week’s proclamation made by Mayor Carrie Lacher. The proclamation comes as due relief to the Washingtonians who struggle through each day coping with the effects of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Lacher agreed to  Continue Reading

Educational Programs for Boaters

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan Islands offer a vast playground for boaters, kayakers, divers and anyone wishing to be on or near the water. The San Juan County Sheriff and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary are working together to make these activities as safe as possible for both adults and children. On April 30 from 9 AM to 5 PM  Continue Reading

Bumbleblitz

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

Bumbleblitz: Four years of Bumble Bee Ecology in the Pacific Northwest Bombus occidentalis used to be the most common bumble bee species in the Pacific Northwest. By the mid-1990s it had become one of the rarest, inspiring a surge in bumble bee surveys in the region. Recent studies show the bumble bee’s population re-emerging where  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Spring is in bloom and it’s a perfect time to enjoy the wildflowers of Mount Grant with San Juan Preservation Trust’s Kathleen Foley. Kathleen will be pointing out flowers as she leads us on a hike up the mountain. She will also discuss the future trail potential of this spectacular destination. Dogs on leash are  Continue Reading

Not Pot Day

Written on April 19, 2016 at 7:36 am, by

The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition shares this notice with you… Recently, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed April 20th to be Talk to Your Kids about NOT using Marijuana Day, as you may know, the pro-pot culture has often referred to 4.20 as “Weed Day”. We would like to change that conversation with our young people and give them  Continue Reading

Fragile Waters Opens on Earth Day

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Fragile Waters, a traveling fine art photography exhibition, opens Saturday, April 23, Earth Day weekend, and will run through September 5, Labor Day, 2016 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), Friday Harbor, Washington. Fragile Waters is a powerful aesthetic and environmental statement, blending inspiring black-and- white photography by three renowned photographers; Ansel  Continue Reading

Paideia Open House

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Just heard they’re having an open house at Paideia Classical School today. Here’s what they’re saying… Drop in and see what our wonderful little school is all about! Tour the classrooms, visit with the staff and school families, learn about our curriculum and enjoy a free hot dog and chips!

The Conscientious Projector

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Rob Simpson shares these thoughts as the Conscientious Projector Film Series comes to a close… Hello Discerning Islanders, Today (Monday April 18) brings to a close Conscientious Projector ​as a monthly series. Over the last five years we’ve seen so many pieces of the puzzle, that it is a real challenge to put the pieces together. And even  Continue Reading