Topic: Education

Your Voice, Your Choice

Written on June 26, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Advance Care Plan­ning Work­shop Free and open to the com­mu­ni­ty Wednes­day, June 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Mullis Senior Cen­ter, 589 Nash Street, Fri­day Har­bor. Con­ver­sa­tions can make all the dif­fer­ence. Be an informed voice for your­self, your fam­i­ly and your patients. Join us for an inter­ac­tive dis­cus­sion that will guide you through  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pilot Program Helps San Juan Island Families Grow Their Own Food

Written on June 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

11 adults and 14 chil­dren enjoyed week­ly vis­its to the Mas­ter Gar­den­er Demon­stra­tion Gar­den and Joyce Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter in Fri­day Har­bor to learn how to grow their own food. Over the four-week pilot pro­gram, par­tic­i­pants learned how to select a site with sun, con­sid­er their soil types and what their fam­i­ly likes to eat,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Travel Photography with Ray Pfortner

Written on June 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) wel­comes Vashon Island pho­tog­ra­ph­er Ray Pfort­ner for a new Trav­el Pho­tog­ra­phy Work­shop: Pho­tog­ra­phy out on the Road with Ray Pfort­ner Sun­day June 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at SJIMA — 540 Spring Street Cost is $85 (SJIMA Mem­bers — $75) Class size is lim­it­ed and reg­is­tra­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Volunteer Naturalists at Westside Preserve

Written on June 22, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Got a whale of a ques­tion? Stop by and chat with one of the Vol­un­teer Nat­u­ral­ists at the West­side Pre­serve this week­end. Many thanks to this col­lab­o­ra­tion with local and region­al edu­ca­tion and research groups to be pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties and help­ing care for the West­side Pre­serve! 11am-5pm Sat­ur­day 6–22–19 depends on weath­er — (rain  Con­tin­ue Reading

SVC 2019 Graduates

Written on June 21, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Cen­ter of Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege is pleased to announce six local grad­u­ates have received spe­cif­ic col­lege degrees and cer­tifi­cates at the June 19th com­mence­ment held at the Brick­works in Fri­day Har­bor.  The San Juan Cen­ter of Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege com­mence­ment is always a mean­ing­ful and fun com­mu­ni­ty event.  Cel­e­brat­ing and sup­port­ing these  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Summer Sailing Courses

Written on June 20, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Sail­ing is an activ­i­ty that can be pur­sued and enjoyed for a life­time! Cours­es are offered coop­er­a­tive­ly between San Juan Sail­ing Foun­da­tion and Island Rec. Join expert instruc­tors on the waters of Per­ci­ch Pond or Jack­son’s Beach. Island Rec has class­es for kids and adults avail­able with skills rang­ing from intro­duc­to­ry to advanced. Set sail  Con­tin­ue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on June 17, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Just a reminder that the next Art for Fun art pAR­Ty at SJIMA is this Tues­day, June 18, from 5:30pm — 7:30pm. Our paint­ing is the “Gar­den Gate”, with wis­te­ria and a hum­ming bird! The cost is $35. To reg­is­ter and for more info, go to

Letter To The Editor

Written on June 14, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In light of Diane Ball’s retire­ment as prin­ci­pal from Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary, the Fam­i­ly Umbrel­la Group want­ed to extend a thank you for her con­tri­bu­tions to the Fam­i­ly Umbrel­la Group and this com­mu­ni­ty. Diane was inte­gral in extend­ing our schol­ar­ship pro­gram to all qual­i­fied preschools on this island. Cur­rent­ly we offer schol­ar­ships to Children’s House  Con­tin­ue Reading