Opening Night Reception

Posted on April 26, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

CATS Opening Night Reception for The Drowsy Chaperone CATS requests the honor of your presence at a Wedding Reception! Follies star, the beautiful and talented Janet Van De Graaff, is marrying handsome toothpaste model, Robert Martin. It’s the wedding of the year, and you’re invited! Venue: Mrs. Tottendale’s lovely New York Mansion (The Steele Garden)  Continue Reading

Knowledge Worker Meetup

Posted on April 26, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics, or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information. We hope this network will help local knowledge workers find clients and share ideas,  Continue Reading

April is Poetry Month

Posted on April 26, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

In our continuing April is Poetry Month series, the San Juan Update is sharing poems from local poets every Friday this month. Today is the 4th and final Friday and we have “Red Dirt”, by Sherry Smith Bell:

Coming Soon to a Town Near You

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 12:34 pm, by

Continuing the series of posts announced Wednesday, here are a few things looming on the horizon for Friday Harbor – Nash and Caines Streets Intersection Realignment You know that crazy bump-out feature at the intersection of Nash and Caines Streets – it will soon be a memory. A realignment improvement project is coming soon to  Continue Reading

Last Community Dinner of the Season

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Liz Varvaro of the FHHS Food for Thought program shares this announcement… Greetings Community Dinner Guests! Next Wednesday, May 1st will be the last Community Dinner of the 2018-19 School Year! Join us from 5:30-7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons for a MEXICAN FEAST! Meals are $15 for Adults and $7 for Children  Continue Reading

Understanding the Artist and the Work

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

You may have driven by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) recently at night and seen the glowing blue art that resembles a pelvic bone and wondered why the artist, Mary Coss created this piece. On Saturday, May 4 from 1-2:30, at SJIMA, Mary Coss will give a gallery walk describing her process  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Bon Jour…..Est-ce que tu parles francais? I didn’t know I could speak French either, until just now. Who wouldn’t be interested in a bilingual dog who is a mignonne as me? I have so much to offer that you really should just come in and meet me at the animal shelter. We can go for  Continue Reading

Tap Into the Power of Dragons!

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Find Your Calm. Find Your Center. Find Your Power. For those seeking that elusive ‘more,’ join us in Shaman Style 5 Dragons Qigong. It begins on Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, May 2 through June 27 at Friday Harbor Dance Studio. This is an ancient Chinese mind/body technique to enhance the body’s bio-energy system for  Continue Reading

Coming Soon to an Island Near You

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm, by

At the San Juan Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon on Tuesday, in addition to regular chamber business, three speakers announced some things happening around here – First was County Councilman Bill Watson, some news on things coming up on the island. Next, Friday Harbor Administrator Duncan Wilson announced a few projects in the works for  Continue Reading

Hitting ‘Em Outta the Park

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 9:57 am, by

At last week’s FHHS Lady Wolverines softball game at Darrington, senior Thea Seitz hit not just one, but two home runs in the 2nd inning! Two grand slams over the fence. Bases were loaded both times, giving Thea 8 RBI’s in one inning! Very impressive. The team went on to win the game 26-6, improving  Continue Reading

A Wheel in Time

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

2019 San Juan County Fair Theme is “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” Mark your calendars!  The San Juan County Fair dates are set for August 14-17, 2019 and this year’s theme is “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots”.  Artist Jessie Carter McDonald was selected by the San Juan County Fair Board to be this  Continue Reading

Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Seniors and People with Balance Disorders CAN Stay Active Summer is coming – you’ll want to be as active as you can. Don’t let shaky balance or fear of falling stop you. Train now to stay active with Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance (TJQMBB). Foundation 1A session runs Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 –  Continue Reading

IOSA Oil Spill Meetings Attract Crowds

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Over 100 islanders learned more about becoming oil spill response volunteers at a series of recent community meetings hosted by IOSA (Islands’ Oil Spill Association). These gatherings occurred on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Island, and they provided a brief update on IOSA’s role in local oil spill response protection and prevention. Ongoing efforts to  Continue Reading

Open House and Grand Opening

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Please spread the word! Rex and Lisa Guard owners of The Web Suites and Heather Munro owner of ALTAR Movement Studio located at 80 Web Street are inviting you to a day of celebration and community connection. Date and Time: Friday April 26th from 10 am to 3 pm, The Web Suites, Open House and  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Let’s all go to the Drive-In at the Fairgrounds! Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and enjoy one (or all!) of these classic movies at the Drive-In this summer. Admission is first come, first served at 8:30PM, $5/person or $20 for family of 5. Movies start just after dark. Audio  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to present the winners of the Annual Children’s Festival Poster Contest. Left to right in the photos above are: 1st Place: Melinda Joy                                           2nd: Lyla Ovenell 3rd: Sam Herda Honorable Mentions: Felicity Schubert and (Sarah Schubert not pictured) Many thanks to all the young artists who submitted entries! We had  Continue Reading

Memorial Service for Deborah Tully

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Deborah Tully, survived by one brother, Les Kempton, passed away on April 18, 2019, while in hospice care. A memorial service for her will be held on April 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Friday Harbor Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1013 Lampard Road. All are welcome.

OPALCO Hires Three Local Apprentices: The Future is Here!

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

OPALCO has hired three new linemen apprentices – one for each of the crews on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island. These local linemen will keep the lights on for the next generation of islanders! “With some of our linecrew hitting the 25-, 30- and even 40-year mark in their careers with the Co-op, we  Continue Reading

Living in the Future’s Past

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

“Can looking at evolution help us predict the future of humanity?” – Jeff Bridges Friday Harbor Film Festival invites you to a free screening of the award winning documentary, Living in the Future’s Past narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm at Brickworks. In this beautifully photographed tour  Continue Reading

WSDOT Active Transportation Plan Survey

Posted on April 21, 2019 at 10:25 am, by

Washington State Active Transportation Plan Survey Now Online The Washington State Active Transportation Plan update needs you to connect people with the process. Tell your friends and neighbors, share links in social media, forward this notice to your contacts. The public opinion survey is now available online in English, with other languages to be added as  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Posted on April 21, 2019 at 10:17 am, by

On Wednesday April 24, 2019, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  This is an open public meeting.   All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard  Continue Reading

Naturalist Training Program

Posted on April 20, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

Join the San Juan Island Naturalist Program! We’re looking for volunteers who are confident in sharing their knowledge about whales, the Salish Sea, and being Westside stewards. Help people watch, enjoy, and learn about whales from stations at the Westside Preserve, just south of Lime Kiln Point State Park. San Juan Island Naturalist Program Training  Continue Reading