Topic: Education

Facebook Marketing Workshop

Written on October 8, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

EDC offers free Face­book mar­ket­ing work­shop Social media is rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing the way we use the inter­net, and its low- or no-cost tools can be used by small busi­ness­es to achieve remark­able results. Join the EDC to learn more about Face­book mar­ket­ing at a FREE work­shop on Wednes­day, Octo­ber 25th on San Juan Island. The course  Con­tin­ue Reading

Green Home Tour — San Juan Island

Written on October 6, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

The 2017 Green Home Tour is here! Join us at the San Juan Grange in Fri­day Har­bor for an intro­duc­tion to Green Build­ing Tech­nol­o­gy, Net­work­ing and Green Talks! Then hop into one of our Elec­tric Vehi­cles for a guid­ed tour of some of San Juan Island’s green­est homes! Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 14, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00  Con­tin­ue Reading

Unusual Container Class

Written on October 6, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Win­dow Sills In Win­ter Bright­en your win­ter home with your favorite herbs, Jon­ny Jump Ups, or maybe suc­cu­lents, in whim­si­cal win­dow sill planters.  You will be pro­vid­ed with a selec­tion of con­tain­ers, plants and seeds. Expert guid­ance, prop­er pot­ting medi­um and a warm bev­er­age com­plete this SJI Gar­den Club class. We would like to acknowl­edge Com­mu­ni­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Written on October 5, 2017 at 9:18 am, by

SJI Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion is work­ing with NW Edu­ca­tion Ser­vices Dis­trict (NWESD) to put on a pub­lic edu­ca­tion pro­gram that intro­duces par­tic­i­pants to risk fac­tors and warn­ing signs of men­tal ill­ness­es, builds under­stand­ing of their impact, and overviews com­mon sup­ports.  This 8‑hour course uses role-play­ing and sim­u­la­tions to demon­strate how to offer ini­tial help in a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Art For Fun

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

The next Art for Fun Paint Par­ty will be held at SJI Muse­um of Art on Octo­ber 24th. Instruc­tor Kris­ten Abram­son will lead folks step-by-step to the com­ple­tion of the paint­ing “Pop­pies by the Sea”, a view of pop­pies on the west side of the San Juan Island. Time is 6:00 to 8:00 pm and the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Marimba Lessons

Written on September 29, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Island Marim­ba Stu­dio is once again gear­ing up to start our Fall Ses­sion of marim­ba lessons. The begin­ning class will be on Wednes­day evenings from 5:00–6:30. The time can be changed to suit the group. The Fall ses­sion will begin on Octo­ber 10 and last 10 weeks for a cost of $120. My stu­dio is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Grow a Gardener

Written on September 28, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Kids of all ages LOVE to get in the dirt, for gar­dens are mag­i­cal, fun, and full of sur­pris­es. It’s often where chil­dren first expe­ri­ence the won­ders of sci­ence and the nat­ur­al world. And beyond sci­ence and math, gar­dens teach patience, coop­er­a­tion, the joy of learn­ing, respon­si­bil­i­ty, respect for where we live, and that veg­eta­bles taste great! Join  Con­tin­ue Reading

Farmer/Rancher Workshops

Written on September 28, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Farm­ers and ranch­ers! It’s time to sharp­en your pen­cil and write that busi­ness plan to mar­ket your har­vest! Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion and North­west Agri­cul­ture Busi­ness Cen­ter (NABC) will host two free day long work­shops cov­er­ing key com­po­nents of mar­ket and busi­ness fea­si­bil­i­ty analy­ses, as well as how to devel­op an award  Con­tin­ue Reading

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Written on September 27, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

A com­pre­hen­sive insight into true holis­tic health of mind, body and spir­it. Liv­ing life to the fullest: Come and learn about the intri­cate rela­tion­ship between breath, move­ment, nutri­tion and a sound immune sys­tem. Con­sid­er your health as your most price­less asset: A gem for health con­scious peo­ple who wish to take charge of their health in  Con­tin­ue Reading

From the Update Mailbag…

Written on September 23, 2017 at 5:02 am, by

Today we received a let­ter from Ruth McKen­na about the school board meet­ing next Wednes­day. Ruth is a can­di­date for San Juan Island School Dis­trict Direc­tor No. 1… Sep­tem­ber 22, 2017 Dear Edi­tor, At the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board Meet­ing on Wednes­day, Sept. 27, the Board will receive a report from the Cen­ter for Edu­ca­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Berries for Dessert!

Written on September 21, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Have you decid­ed against grow­ing berries because you think your gar­den isn’t big enough? Sur­pris­ing­ly, a rel­a­tive­ly small area can yield plen­ty of straw­ber­ries, blue­ber­ries, or rasp­ber­ries for deli­cious pre­serves and desserts.  Join Dr. Lisa DeVet­ter, WSU Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Small Fruit Hor­ti­cul­ture, at the San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­ers Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop to learn  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Lynn Dana­her of the Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val shares some news and updates… John Hop­kins, direc­tor of Bluefin is attend­ing the FHFF and doing a Q & A. He says, “It looks to be just a great fes­ti­val. I heard many good things about it from my screen­ing in Salt­spring Island Fest. And I think  Con­tin­ue Reading

Coast Guard Auxiliary Completes 47 Free Vessel Safety Inspections

Written on September 15, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Vol­un­teers from The Unit­ed States Coast Guard Aux­il­iary 13th Coast Guard Dis­trict, Flotil­la 11 San Juan Islands Detach­ment pro­vid­ed 47 boaters free ves­sel safe­ty exam­i­na­tions on Sat­ur­day, Sept. 9 at Roche Har­bor Mari­na on San Juan Island. The free ves­sel safe­ty exam­i­na­tions were con­duct­ed on a rainy Sat­ur­day dur­ing the annu­al Ranger Tug Ren­dezvous at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Stuff the Bus

Written on September 15, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Dr. Dan­na Diaz extends her appre­ci­a­tion to Michelle Mor­ton, Islanders Bank Ser­vices Man­ag­er, for her enthu­si­asm in spear­head­ing this annu­al dri­ve, and thanks the com­mu­ni­ty for sup­port­ing pub­lic school stu­dents. “Our stu­dents will ben­e­fit great­ly from receiv­ing these class­room supplies.”

Dance for Charity

Written on September 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Dance Work­shop 2 “Dance for Char­i­ty” 8 Week Begin­ning Bal­let Pro­gram FREE for Teens and Adults Lina Downes, Direc­tor of Dance Work­shop 2 and strong sup­port­er of World Vision, a non­de­nom­i­na­tion­al Wash­ing­ton based char­i­ty aid orga­ni­za­tion, is com­bin­ing her pas­sion for teach­ing with her com­mit­ment to ser­vice by offer­ing a pro­gram to teens and adults  Con­tin­ue Reading

Is Your Dirt Healthy and Happy?

Written on September 13, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Did you know there are over 30 dif­fer­ent soil types in San Juan Coun­ty? Soils can dif­fer over even a small land­scape in phys­i­cal, chem­i­cal, and bio­log­i­cal prop­er­ties, impact­ing what, when, and how we grow, and whether our efforts are suc­cess­ful. For­tu­nate­ly, we can alter many soil prop­er­ties to our ben­e­fit. Know­ing what’s in your  Con­tin­ue Reading