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