Topic: Lifestyle

Garden Club Enjoys Urban Excursion

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Thanks to Dot Vandaveer for recounting the Garden Club’s Recent Trip… At the dawning of the morning on September 18, 2018, sixteen persons assembled at the San Juan Community Theater parking lot to board two vehicles that would take them on an adventure that had not been previously experienced by the San Juan Island Garden  Continue Reading

Happy Autumn Equinox! Aurora Farms Welcomes Harvest

Written on September 22, 2018 at 6:00 am, by

Happy Autumnal Equinox! It is now officially fall, harvest time, and a time to enjoy the abundance of the harvest. Lori Ann at Aurora Farms tells me that the Aurora Farms, Farm Store is still open daily from 9 am – 6 pm. The store is self-serve with people around if you need them. They sell  Continue Reading

Self Care 1 with Katerina Wen

Written on September 16, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

Don’t we feel happiest when our bodies are flexible and our minds at ease? Did you know that prevention is far better (and cheaper) than cure? Designed for self-motivated people who enjoy living life to its fullest. Come to learn ways to take charge and optimize your wellbeing from the inside out! Date: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30pm, October 1, 3,  Continue Reading

Hospice Training

Written on September 4, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Hospice of San Juan offers free training for new volunteers and paid caregivers on the first three Saturdays of October (the 6th, 13th and 20th). Over the three days they provide hands-on training and instruction on a wide variety of situations frequently encountered when providing care to homebound people: handling dementia-related behavior, meeting nutritional challenges,  Continue Reading

Sea Scouts

Written on August 7, 2018 at 3:02 pm, by

There’s a new Sea Scouts program starting up here. The first meeting is this Thursday August 9th at the San Juan Yacht Club 18:30 (6:30pm) Sea Scouts, BSA is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women. For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Lifestyle Video Series

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with this San Juan Island Lifestyle video that shares boating mishaps and issues that can occur while you are having fun boating…

Got Visitors?

Written on July 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

I saw some SJ Islands Stewardship guide books at the library, created by Public Works, that are intended to be a gentle orientation to island living for visitors. If you run an island business that has guests coming from off island, you may be interested in sharing this guidebook with them in an effort to  Continue Reading

Opening Day Boat Parade

Written on April 23, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Chris Reed, Fleet Captain of the San Juan Island Yacht Club has this to share… All are invited to the Friday Harbor waterfront at 2:15 pm on Sunday, May 6th, for the island’s annual Opening Day Boat Parade – visualize a 4th of July parade on the water. The parade can best be viewed from  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Catching Up With Callie McKay

Written on April 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… On our last “Field Trip Friday” excursion to the mainland, (see San Juan Update 3/31/2018), I caught up with Callie McKay. She’s a busy woman and not an easy one to catch up with but the ferry ride to Anacortes  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Lifestyle Videos

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another SJI Lifestyle Video. She says this one shows you some telltale signs to recognize an islander.

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another entry in her San Juan Islands Lifestyle Video Series. This one is about the San Juan Island Yacht Club Fishing Derby.

SJI Lifestyle Videos

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another entry in her San Juan Island Lifestyle video series. This one is all about the pros and cons of living here.

Love and Logic Workshop

Written on January 30, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Become a Love and Logic parent. Avoid power struggles with your kids. Make parenting fun and rewarding. This is a FREE six-week workshop being facilitated by Terra Holmgren, Friday Harbor Elementary School Counselor. Workshops will be held each Tuesday from February 27th through April 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Elementary School. Registration  Continue Reading

Island Women’s March

Written on January 11, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Fired Up! Ready to go! Island Women’s March invites all islands to participate in a sidewalk march on January 20th, 2018 in Friday Harbor. We will meet at the Friday Harbor Courthouse on 1st Street, next to the American Legion. Staging time will be at Noon and the march will start at 12:30. The Saturday  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Videos

Written on January 10, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s another SJI Lifestyle video from Merri Ann Simonson at Coldwell Banker…

New Energy for the New Year!

Written on December 15, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Here is some information from F.O.L.K.S. on their December 2017 Donor Matching Program… As we gear up towards the Lime Kiln Lighthouse Centennial in 2019, F.O.L.K.S. board members have graciously offered to match $200.00 on everyone’s donations, up to $2,000.00 through Christmas! Please consider FOLKS for your end of year charitable contribution through this maximum  Continue Reading

Nuts are Still Available

Written on December 12, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Nancy Fusare writes to let you know about the Presbyterian Church ladies group Mary Martha Circle annual nut sale. You can contact her directly at (360) 317-6592 to place your orders. Or, order forms are also available at the Presbyterian Church. Nancy adds that you can still get these in time for Christmas baking.

Nana’s Holiday House

Written on November 30, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Jeanine, Laura & Debbie are excited about the 5th year of Nana’s Holiday House. The location this year is at 275 A Street, next to Market Chef. They will be opening Friday, December 1st through the 23rd of December. Hours are 3-5 after school and 11-5 on weekends. Nana’s Holiday house is a place for  Continue Reading

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

Written on November 24, 2017 at 12:15 am, by

The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual holiday book sale on Saturday, December 2nd from 10-4 pm. This year the Friends will be selling books for all ages plus many more items that will be great gifts for your holiday shopping. We have wonderful themed silent auction baskets, jewelry, CD’s and DVD’s,  Continue Reading

Holiday Spirit Getaway

Written on November 21, 2017 at 5:34 am, by

This holiday season, Friday Harbor House is making things extra special through their “Holiday Spirit Getaway” package. Guests will get to enjoy a one night stay along with Peppermint truffles and a bottle of Washington-produced wine. It’s guaranteed to bring holiday cheer! Full details below –

San Juan Island Farm Tour

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Farm Tour this weekend Fun for everyone! Pick up maps, tickets, and t-shirts starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday Aurora Farms or Farmer’s Market at Brickworks. Click here for schedule and on-line tickets: Questions? Call 360-378-6621 Or click here for more information

A Concert in Victoria With Merri Ann Simonson

Written on September 22, 2017 at 5:32 am, by

“Once again this year we piled into our neighbor’s boat and went to Splash for the concert.  We had a great time and I highly recommend it as yet another way, of enjoying our San Juan Island lifestyle.” ~ Merri Ann Simonson