Topic: People


Written on August 24, 2021 at 3:51 pm, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag today we have a Heads Up from Barn­a­by Zall about the RHNA Annu­al Pic­nic… After care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion, on Sat­ur­day, August 21, the Board of Direc­tors of the Roche Har­bor Neigh­bor­hood Asso­ci­a­tion vot­ed unan­i­mous­ly to can­cel its 2021 Labor Day Isth­mus Potluck Pic­nic, orig­i­nal­ly sched­uled for Sept. 4.  RHNA is a char­i­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Artist Celebrates San Juan Island Beaches with “The Jeweled Shore” Exhibition at Friday Harbor Atelier

Written on August 23, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor Artist Shan­non Borg — with guest artists Julia Wayne and Wendy Smith — presents an art instal­la­tion of paint­ings, fiber art, jew­el­ry and more, with an out­door recep­tion on Fri­day, August 27, 4:00 — 7:00pm  “Our island beach­es are pow­er­ful, mys­te­ri­ous, and beau­ti­ful places, where we go to reflect, cel­e­brate, and heal,” says  Shan­non.   Con­tin­ue Reading

Appraisal Day and Auction at SJIMA — Mark Your Calendar Now

Written on August 20, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Ever won­der how much a piece of art you have is worth? Now is your oppor­tu­ni­ty to find out! Spe­cial­ists in the Jew­el­ry and Fine Art-Depart­­ments from Bon­hams auc­tion house will be on loca­tion at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art to answer the prob­ing ques­tion, “How much is this fam­i­ly heir­loom or estate sale  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on August 18, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag this morn­ing we have this let­ter from Dr. Mark Fishout… The sum­mer of 1940 saw the Bat­tle of Britain, the aer­i­al con­flict between the Roy­al Air Force and the Ger­man Luft­waffe, reach its apex. When in this speech Churchill stat­ed ‘Nev­er in the field of human con­flict was so much  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Administrator Duncan Wilson Receives WCMA 2021 Excellence Award

Written on August 17, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

The Town is pleased to announce that Town Admin­is­tra­tor Dun­can Wil­son was pre­sent­ed the 2021 Excel­lence Award from the Wash­ing­ton City Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion (WCMA). This annu­al award rec­og­nizes the out­stand­ing admin­is­tra­tor or man­ag­er who has enhanced the effec­tive­ness of local elect­ed offi­cials and con­sis­tent­ly ini­ti­at­ed cre­ative and suc­cess­ful pro­grams. The award was pre­sent­ed August 12,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Birdwatching at the Sculpture Park

Written on August 16, 2021 at 9:44 am, by

This Wednes­day, August 18th, you’re invit­ed to join Phil Green at the San Juan Island’s Sculp­ture Park for a morn­ing of bird­watch­ing, from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Dress appro­pri­ate­ly and don’t for­get your binoculars!

Anonymous Donor to Match the Match for PADs during the SJI Virtual County Fair

Written on August 12, 2021 at 5:51 am, by

Between August 18 and August 22, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion has pledged to match up to a thou­sand dol­lars giv­en to PADs, the first pro­gram in North Amer­i­ca to train dogs to detect an odor asso­ci­at­ed with Parkinson’s Dis­ease. This great news was fol­lowed by a good-heart­ed anony­mous donor who pledged to match  Con­tin­ue Reading

Coffee & Cocktails with Friends of the San Juans

Written on August 11, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Q&A with Friends’ Staff at the Vir­tu­al Coun­ty Fair We are all ready for some new con­nec­tions and oppor­tu­ni­ties. Through the Vir­tu­al Fair, you have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­nect with Friends of the San Juans’ staff, ask ques­tions, and hear the pas­sion that dri­ves their mis­sion.  Join the vir­tu­al couch for Q&A ses­sions with Friends staff:  Con­tin­ue Reading