Topic: Lifestyle

So Why Vanlife?

Written on January 1, 2022 at 4:30 am, by

Well, see for your­self — Here’s a brief his­to­ry in pho­tos show­ing why we are embrac­ing this new lifestyle. Click on any pho­to to enlarge, and then use the left or right arrows to see adja­cent pho­tos. (and be sure to read the cap­tions at the bottom)

What Gift Keeps Giving?

Written on December 13, 2021 at 4:12 am, by

This arti­cle was Sub­mit­ted by Tran­si­tions San Juan Island Waste Man­age­ment Group… What keeps on giv­ing each year? Cre­at­ing tra­di­tions that help nature: A pot­ted fir tree brought inside to dec­o­rate, used year­ly; grow­ing side by side with us all. A can­dle lit every Xmas eve. A cac­tus passed down through gen­er­a­tions, nour­ished and watered through­out the year  Con­tin­ue Reading

Chardonnay Shopping in Friday Harbor on December 9th

Written on December 7, 2021 at 12:50 pm, by

The Chardon­nay Shop­pers are com­ing and invite you to join them… Bring your masks, your wal­let and join the fun. To the many new res­i­dents on the island, Chardon­nay Shop­ping is an annu­al event where we shop on a spe­cif­ic day to sup­port our local busi­ness­es and restau­rants. Most of the busi­ness­es and restau­rants entice shop­pers with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Upgrade For A Green Future

Written on August 9, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

For near­ly four years now the Mullis Cen­ter has been work­ing hard to imple­ment rec­om­men­da­tions made by Sus­tain­able Connection’s ener­gy audit to improve our building’s effi­cien­cy, reduce ener­gy costs, and cre­ate a health­i­er envi­ron­ment. In 2018 our project began by switch­ing to LED light­ing, installing low flow aer­a­tors through­out the build­ing, installing Ultra-High Effi­cien­cy toi­lets, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Conversation with Beckwith & Fisher

Written on August 5, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Get your tick­ets now! The world-famous pho­tog­ra­phers, Car­ol Beck­with and Angela Fish­er, land in Fri­day Har­bor on August 22 to share their spell­bind­ing adven­tures in Africa. The talk is brought to town by the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) and pre­sent­ing spon­sors Glen Moreno and Mar­ilee Wood. The renowned trail­blaz­ing pho­tog­ra­phers share their sto­ries  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Under the Heat Dome

Written on July 1, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae.  There is no deny­ing sum­mer is here and it has arrived with a vengeance! A heat dome has been hov­er­ing over the Pacif­ic North­west giv­ing us del­i­cate North­west­ern­ers tem­per­a­tures up in the 100s. We are not used to this and need to  Con­tin­ue Reading

SAFE San Juans and San Juan County Land Bank ‘Sow Seeds of Hope’ During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Written on April 16, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From SAFE San Juans SAFE San Juans is work­ing with the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank’s Sal­ish Seeds Project to sow seeds of hope dur­ing Sex­u­al Assault Aware­ness Month in April. Through­out April, staff from SAFE San Juans will be hand­ing out Sal­ish seeds through­out the coun­ty in spe­cial­ly designed pack­ets with art and mes­sages of hope  Con­tin­ue Reading

Visit Washington State Parks For Free March 19

Written on March 16, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Wash­ing­ton State Parks Wash­ing­ton State Parks invites vis­i­tors to help cel­e­brate the agency’s 108th birth­day on Fri­day, March 19, by enjoy­ing a state park for free that day. The state parks in the San Juans include Lime Kiln Point on San Juan Island, Moran on Orcas Island and Spencer Spit on Lopez Island. March 19 is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Soroptimist St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Rescheduled For 2022

Written on March 8, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor One year ago, just a few days before the event, COVID-19 forced Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor to can­cel its St. Patrick’s Day Extrav­a­gan­za. This year, as peo­ple are being vac­ci­nat­ed, we were look­ing for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing in per­son with the island com­mu­ni­ty. How­ev­er, as vac­cine dis­tri­b­u­tion has a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: The Year of COVID-19

Written on March 2, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. My birth­day is in ear­ly March and last year’s girl­friend lunch, themed “Cheese­burg­er in Par­adise” is remem­bered now as the last “nor­mal” social event a few of us had before things start­ed get­ting weird. I remem­ber that month well because  Con­tin­ue Reading

Submit San Juan County Fair Poster Design

Written on February 19, 2021 at 6:44 am, by

From San Juan Coun­ty Parks and Fair After a flur­ry of flakes, it now feels as if spring is just around the cor­ner. Cro­cus are send­ing up shoots, gar­dens are being planned, the sun is shin­ing (some­times) and birds are chirp­ing! This year’s Fair theme “Let­tuce Enter­tain Ewe” reminds us of the play­ful nature of the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Hosts Online Textile Event

Written on January 13, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library San Juan Island Library presents “Judy New­land: Explor­ing Tex­tiles Through Time and Place” at 7 p.m., Wednes­day, Jan. 27, via Zoom. Through tex­tiles, we can explore art, soci­ety, pol­i­tics, reli­gion and more, mak­ing con­nec­tions between cul­tures and through time. Join Judy on an adven­ture using nat­ur­al dyes, mate­r­i­al cul­ture, land­scape, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Artist Chosen For State-wide Competition

Written on January 11, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By Yvonne Bui­js-Man­cu­so Pacif­ic North­west artist, Yvonne Bui­js-Man­cu­­so, Fri­day Har­bor, Wash­ing­ton, has been cho­sen for inclu­sion in the 2021 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Col­lec­tive Visions Gallery. The annu­al CVG show is one of the largest and most pres­ti­gious art com­pe­ti­tions in the North­west. Two hun­dred and nine­­ty-five artists from cities and towns through­out Wash­ing­ton State  Con­tin­ue Reading

Learn To Grow Veggies With Master Gardeners

Written on January 10, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Caitlin Blethen, WSU Mas­ter Gar­den­er Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor  Join the San Juan Coun­ty Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­ers for two free com­mu­ni­ty webi­na­rs explor­ing how to suc­cess­ful­ly grow your own food. Dr. Car­ol Miles and Dr. Lin­da Gilke­son will spend two hours each on two sep­a­rate Tues­days, review­ing the basics of food gar­den­ing. These events have  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Some Gentle New Year’s Resolutions From The Mullis Center

Written on January 1, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. Hap­py New Year! As the old year comes to a close, whether you are in the habit of mak­ing res­o­lu­tions or not, the Mullis Cen­ter offers sev­er­al ways to gen­tly improve your life. To bring joy and well­ness into your life, Zoom  Con­tin­ue Reading

Tips For Environmentally-Friendly Holidays

Written on December 21, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Shop Local; Reuse Gift Wrap­pings; Swap Dec­o­ra­tions with Friends By Plas­tic Free Sal­ish Sea What do fish sing dur­ing the hol­i­days? Christ­mas corals! Have you resolved to be more eco-con­s­cious this hol­i­day sea­son? Tran­si­tion San Juan Island and Plas­tic Free Sal­ish Sea can help. Check out the ideas below to reduce waste and light­en your car­bon  Con­tin­ue Reading