Topic: Education

Early Childfind

Written on April 28, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Do you have a child who may need spe­cial help in speech, motor skills or oth­er devel­op­men­tal areas?  San Juan Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices pro­vides FREE screen­ing and eval­u­a­tion for chil­dren aged birth to three years if you have any con­cerns about their growth and devel­op­ment. Please call 360–378‑4474 to sched­ule an appoint­ment.  San Juan Island School  Con­tin­ue Reading

Introducing the Master Gardener Interns

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the 19 com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers who com­pet­ed 60 hours of class­room and online train­ing to become WSU San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­ers.  As Mas­ter Gar­den­er Interns, these vol­un­teers will con­tribute 50 hours of ser­vice in their com­mu­ni­ty, help­ing to iden­ti­fy plant prob­lems, insects, and dis­eases, and pro­vide research-based gar­den­ing infor­ma­tion at Farm­ers Mar­kets, Infor­ma­tion Booths  Con­tin­ue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

This is the last Com­mu­ni­ty Din­ner of the 2016–17 school year — Don’t miss out! Wednes­day May 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the FHHS Com­mons There will be a Cin­co de Mayo Cel­e­bra­tion and a Danc­ing Per­for­mance by the tal­ent­ed Bal­let Folk­loriko Monar­ca! On the Menu: Pork Car­ni­tas — braised until ten­der and then roast­ed until crispy Pol­lo Sabroso  Con­tin­ue Reading

Hanging Basket Class

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Don’t for­get — Reser­va­tions are required pri­or to April 28th — Par­tic­i­pants in this class will assem­ble a 12” hang­ing con­tain­er with grow­ing medi­um, choice starter plants for sun or shade expo­sure and plen­ty of free advice. Bring your own gloves, tools, bev­er­age and snack. Though a con­tain­er and plants are pro­vid­ed you may choose to bring a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Succession Planning for Small Business

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

EDC offers free work­shop on Suc­ces­sion Plan­ning for Small Busi­ness All busi­ness own­ers need to devote time and ener­gy to devel­op­ing a suc­ces­sion plan for their busi­ness. With a suc­ces­sion plan, busi­ness own­ers can iden­ti­fy a per­son or enti­ty who can con­tin­ue the busi­ness if tragedy strikes or when they decide to retire or sell.  Join  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Rosy Day Out

Written on April 26, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

The SJI Gar­den club is offer­ing anoth­er host­ed excur­sion… Christianson’s Rosy Day out and LaCon­ner The first stop on this excur­sion is LaCon­ner. A beau­ti­ful des­ti­na­tion with muse­ums, unique shops and fine food for brunch or lunch. Then on to Christianson’s to hear Rebec­ca Reed, of David Austin Ros­es, describe char­ac­ter­is­tics and qual­i­ties of vari­eties. Her  Con­tin­ue Reading

Creation of Ottley Briggs Schonberger Scholarship

Written on April 25, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Dianne Hall of Island Arti­sans shares this announce­ment… In the midst of spring fever, Island Arti­sans is reel­ing with the announce­ment that it has received a tru­ly gen­er­ous dona­tion of $13521.75 from the estate of Howard Schon­berg­er. Char­ac­ter­is­ti­cal­ly Howard con­tin­ues to show his sup­port to our unique San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty. This mon­ey will great­ly assist  Con­tin­ue Reading

Art for Fun Program at SJIMA Starts in May

Written on April 25, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) will kick of its 2017 Art for Fun pro­gram in May. Art for Fun is a “paint and sip” par­ty for adults of all skill lev­els. The May class­es are May 11, 17, 20 and 24. The paint­ing “Hid­den Mead­ows” will be paint­ed on May 11 and  Con­tin­ue Reading

First Grads from FH School of Massage

Written on April 24, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Richard Dav­en­port, Direc­tor of Fri­day Har­bor School of Mas­sage shares this news… We had our first grad­u­at­ing class of four stu­dents. One of them has already passed the Mblex nation­al exam for mas­sage ther­a­pists and is ready to send the appli­ca­tion onto the state. Also, we already have one stu­dent reg­is­tered for our sec­ond ses­sion start­ing in Sep­tem­ber which runs  Con­tin­ue Reading

School Board Candidate Informational Sessions

Written on April 23, 2017 at 8:47 am, by

Mon­day April 24th and Thurs­day April 27th San Juan Island School Dis­trict is seek­ing can­di­dates to fill two school board posi­tions by elec­tion this Novem­ber. These are non­par­ti­san elect­ed posi­tions. Can­di­date fil­ing week is May 15 – May 19. Are you or is some­one you know pos­si­bly inter­est­ed in run­ning? Dan­na Diaz, San Juan Island School Dis­trict  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJI Young Musicians Showcase

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Come Lis­ten to Emerg­ing Island Tal­ent at the SJI Young Musi­cians Show­case What sounds are the next gen­er­a­tion craft­ing under the radar? Join us at The San Juan Island Grange on Thurs­day, April 27th and hear for your­self! The kids are alright! Music teach­ers at Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School and Fri­day Har­bor High School have  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: No Age Limit To Creative Expression

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

By Peg­gy Sue McRae — If you are an ath­lete your career may end before you reach 40, oth­er careers may offer retire­ment at 50 or 60, but if you are an artist, you may be hit­ting your stride at 80. Michelan­ge­lo, Mon­et, and Matisse cre­at­ed some of their great­est works when they were in their 80s. Picas­so and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Kids and Canoes

Written on April 18, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Kids and Canoes: Build-Pad­­dle-Share, Kick-off and Open House April 21, 6 p.m., Fri­day Har­bor High School STEM Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions on San Juan Island have devel­oped a pilot project with Lum­mi Nation mem­ber and Mas­ter Canoe builder, Dean Wash­ing­ton, to build Coast Sal­ish style cedar strip canoes in the San Juan Islands with stu­dents in grades  Con­tin­ue Reading

Writing for Business

Written on April 18, 2017 at 5:24 am, by

EDC offers free work­shop on Advanced Writ­ing for Busi­ness Effec­tive busi­ness writ­ing is not only a key tool, it defines one’s image as a busi­ness per­son or entre­pre­neur. Join the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil for a FREE work­shop on the top­ic of Advanced Writ­ing for Busi­ness, on Wednes­day, May 10th from 10–11 a.m.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Brown Bag Lunch Seminars

Written on April 17, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

The North­west Work­force Coun­cil Career Cen­ter is host­ing a series of free Brown Bag lunch sem­i­nars. On April 20 Bud­get, Finance and More is pre­sent­ed by Islander’s Bank. The sem­i­nar assists with man­ag­ing your bud­get, snow­balling debt pay off and plan­ning for future expens­es. On April 27 it’s: Ace the Inter­view — Get the Job Are you able to han­dle  Con­tin­ue Reading

Zach and John

Written on April 10, 2017 at 5:25 am, by

Jane Bur­­ton-Bell shares this sto­ry with you… Hel­lo SJI, I want­ed to tell you a great sto­ry. Here on San Juan Island, a local man who vol­un­teers in the STEM class at the local high school has cre­at­ed a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty for a local boy. Zach, who has cere­bral pal­sy result­ing in severe phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties was work­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading