Survey Results are In

Posted on February 17, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Results are in from the Islands-Wide Survey about Tourism and Visitor Management in the San Juan Islands Conducted by Confluence Research and Consulting, the 2019 survey canvassed residents and businesses on a variety of issues related to the impacts of visitors to the islands. The Confluence results are available in the “news” section of the  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Green Drinks

Posted on February 17, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

Come join us for February Green Drinks at Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar, February 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Friday Harbor Green Drinks is an informal monthly social meet-up open to anyone with an interest in the environment and all things green! Conservation, agriculture, marine science, and other fields. Green Drinks provides time to  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Celebrating Presidents Day

Posted on February 16, 2020 at 10:05 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… There will be no lunch served at the Mullis Center on Monday. Presidents Day is a federal holiday; banks and the post office are also closed. Before the Uniform Federal Holidays act of 1971 we observed Abraham Lincoln’s birthday  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Intro to Sports class

Posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Intro to Sports is designed to get your children prepared for organized sports. With a step-by-step approach, the program builds confidence and self-esteem. Island Rec staff will work together with your child in a supportive environment to learn throwing, catching, batting, dribbling and much more. Open to ages 5-7, we will pack plenty of action  Continue Reading

San Juan Public Schools Foundation Annual Knowledge Bowl is on March 2

Posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

It’s the time of year to celebrate knowledge with our entire community! The 2020 Knowledge Bowl will be held on March 2 at 6:30 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre. A cross between Jeopardy and the old college quiz bowls, teams compete to answer questions on geography, history, pop culture, local fare, and more.  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Video Series

Posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another San Juan Island Lifestyle Video. Here’s what she has to say about this one… This video is about local Real Estate. As Real Estate Agents, we are problem solvers.

Press Release from  Bill Watson, San Juan County Councilmember District #1

Posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

As your council member and neighbor, I have been asked several questions about the Supreme Court case the county was involved in last December. I decided to write this to clarify the court’s decision. The Supreme Court Case December 12, 2019, the Washington State Supreme Court issued its decision on the case of Edward Kilduff  Continue Reading

Person Under Investigation Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Posted on February 16, 2020 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County Health & Community Services received notification from the State Department of Health at 3:44pm today that test results for coronavirus (COVID-19) were negative for the Person Under Investigation from San Juan County. “We are relieved for this patient and their family, and that the risk to the general community remains low. Our local  Continue Reading

Thank You!

Posted on February 15, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Community, Thank you, thank you! San Juan Island School District continues to be humbled by the amazing and overwhelming turnout to support our schools and most importantly our students. Because of your support on this week’s vote to reauthorize our capital and technology levy, we will be able to ensure safe and modernized buildings,  Continue Reading

Little Shop of Horrors Production says Thank You!

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Dear San Juan Island Community, The Friday Harbor Thespians and the San Juan Community Theatre would like to thank all of you who have been such enthusiastic supporters of our theatre kids. Your support, both financial and emotional, helped the kids make Little Shop of Horrors a tremendous success which brought joy to all involved.  Continue Reading

Are You Considering Selling Your Property?

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

By Merri Ann Simonson Thinking about selling your property? You may want to consider researching, collecting and completing the items detailed below. This is not a check list for planting flowers on your porch and painting your front door, you can go to the internet for that information. This list is to prepare sellers in  Continue Reading

SJIEMS 2019 Year-End Statistics

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor, WA – Chances are you’ve had it happen to you a few times. First a siren in the distance, and cars start pulling over. You copy them. Soon you see the lights and strain to see what’s happening. It’s an ambulance. You turn to the person next to you and say, “Someone is  Continue Reading

SJC Person Under Investigation for Novel Coronavirus

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan County has its first person under investigation related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak. A person under investigation is a person with symptoms consistent with coronavirus infection and who has either recently traveled to an affected area, or has had close contact with a confirmed novel coronavirus case. Testing is currently  Continue Reading

Hospice Volunteer Training

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Hospice of San Juan offers free training for new volunteers on the first two Saturdays of March (the 7th and 14th). Hospice of San Juan, an all-volunteer hospice founded in 1985 by a group of island health providers wishing to care for neighbors free of charge, works independent of as well as alongside the Medicare-  Continue Reading

Como el Aire, an evening of Flamenco

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes, brings her latest her show, Como el Aire, an evening of Flamenco, to Brickworks on March 2nd. Joining Savannah will be singer/percussionist, direct from Spain, Diego Amador Jr. and internationally recognized Flamenco guitarist Carlos de Jacoba. The all-ages event is part of a 30-date west coast tour with additional performances  Continue Reading

Stairclimb Challenge Fundraiser

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island Firefighters Participate in Challenging Fundraiser to Fight Leukemia and Lymphoma FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — On Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Friday Harbor Marketplace from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., four San Juan Island Fire and Rescue firefighters (SJIF&R) will be out in front of the store training and raising funds for the  Continue Reading

Luxel Filters on Solar Mission

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning there is this announcement from Travis Ayers of Luxel Corp… Dear Editor, I wondered if you would want to share this news with your readers. On Sunday night the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral, FL. Luxel has three sets of filters  Continue Reading

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Where will one find 30,000 blooming bulbs across 30+ gardens, gain expert knowledge in 100 or more seminars and workshops and shop at a marketplace with over 350 exhibitors? Where else can one find all things garden related and hear speakers such as Dan Hinkley, plantsman, writer, naturalist and gardener speak? Only at the Northwest  Continue Reading

APS-FH Surgical Suite – First Surgeries

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor (APS-FH) held its first surgeries in the shelter’s newly completed Surgical Suite on Tuesday, February 5. Two successful neuters were performed back-to-back by APS-FH Veterinarian Dr. Merriss Waters with assistance by APS-FH Lead Animal Care Technician Dyan Shober. The two young dogs, “Monkey” and “Mr. Magoo,” are recovering  Continue Reading

Valentine’s Open House

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

SJIMA is having a FREE open house on Valentine’s Day, February 14th from 4:00 until 7:30 pm. Join us to celebrate our anniversary! In addition to some treats, the Artists’ Registry Exhibition is currently on display as well as Tide of Transition, by Cathryn Mallory. Upstairs, the Tempestry Project shows climate change over the last  Continue Reading

FHHS Students Promote Tardigrade

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Do you know what a tardigrade is? If not, it’s time to find out! It could soon become Washington State’s official micro-animal thanks to a partnership between students at Friday Harbor High School, Riverday School in Spokane, Jefferson Middle School in Olympia, along with Lynn Bahrych from the San Juan Islands Conservation District, and Katie  Continue Reading

Singing Valentines

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Island Chordsmen Plus are preparing for their annual Singing Valentines fund-raiser. It’s time to express your love to that special someone (or choose from their list of shut-ins) with a Barbershop Singing Valentine (and a rose). For reservations on either Friday, February 14, or Saturday February 15, call: Holly – (360) 298-4862 or Angel  Continue Reading