Topic: Lifestyle

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

Berries for Dessert!

Written on September 21, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Have you decided against growing berries because you think your garden isn’t big enough? Surprisingly, a relatively small area can yield plenty of strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for delicious preserves and desserts.  Join Dr. Lisa DeVetter, WSU Assistant Professor of Small Fruit Horticulture, at the San Juan County Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop to learn  Continue Reading

The Bike Life!

Written on September 16, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Lions Club is pleased to announce their first annual fundraiser island bike ride: Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew! The Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew will take place on Saturday, September  23rd, starting at 9:00 am. The community is invited to buy a breakfast served by our own island Cutthroat Pirates at 8am at the Fairgrounds and  Continue Reading

County Seeks Public Input on Comprehensive Plan

Written on September 15, 2017 at 11:02 am, by

San Juan County Comprehensive Plan 2036 Update Vision, Values, and Priorities Public Engagement Opportunity The Department of Community Development will be hosting events to elicit public input on the County’s Comprehensive Plan vision, values, and priorities. The public is encouraged to attend our Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops. Community input is vital to ensure that  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A Clear Message to Get Moving

Written on September 10, 2017 at 10:45 am, by

If like me, you work (and play) at a computer, if you spend even more sitting time driving (luckily we do not have long commutes here on the island), or watching television, you are being warned. Especially as we get older, we need to move more or be at risk for a host of diseases  Continue Reading

Cheese Therapy! Now Offered at San Juan Cheese

Written on September 8, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

Our local cheese aficionado’s at San Juan Cheese invite you to try out, “Cheese Therapy on the Patio!” happening through September on Thursdays, Friday’s and Saturdays from 3pm – 6pm. Cheese boards, cheesecake, wine and beer will served on the patio tucked away behind the shop on Nichols Street. And yes, you can still, “Love  Continue Reading

An Evening with Mike Cohen

Written on August 28, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

(Re)Connecting with Nature: An Evening with Mike Cohen How can we cultivate connection with nature in a time when we’ve never been so separated?  How can we work to re-unify humanity with the life of the Earth? Mike Cohen- scientist, counselor, applied ecopsychologist, traditional musician, and naturalist- believes it can be done through the conscientious  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on August 22, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Friday Harbor pathways: Tim Dustrude, town resident, Photographer and Editor, will lead us through some of the neighborhood pathways in downtown Friday Harbor. Tim walks and bikes whenever he can and will tell us about his passion for making Friday Harbor a more walkable place. Saturday August 26, from 1-4 pm. Meet at the Fairgrounds.  Continue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson with Tips for a Summer Brunch

Written on August 9, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

Thinking about hosting a summer brunch? Here’s Merri Ann Simonson with timely tips for entertaining at home…   

John Stimpson Arrives at Bar Harbor

Written on August 1, 2017 at 9:48 pm, by

John Stimpson is almost giddy after successfully crossing the country on his bicycle. He left Friday Harbor on May 15 and today he arrived at Bar Harbor, Maine, and said by email: “I’ve had an EPIC ride!” Bar Harbor, he reports, looks “like Friday Harbor on steroids.” John rode for 71 days, and took 7  Continue Reading

Why We Live Here

Written on August 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm, by

Jack of all trades and all around nice guy Mike Martin offered to help a friend who was having trouble with a laptop. “Let me take it home and see what I can do” he said. Well he tried a number of different things, but the laptop refused to cooperate, so he headed out his  Continue Reading

World Breastfeeding Week

Written on July 27, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Just in time for next week’s World Breastfeeding Week, we have this story from guest columnist Jenny Silverstone of… World Breastfeeding Week 2017: Working Together for the Common Good Every year, August 1 – 7 marks the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, and San Juan County is proud to support and participate in this  Continue Reading