Killer Ale IPA Launch Party

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Ghostfish Brewing Partners with Orca Protection & Rescue to Release Limited Killer Ale IPA – Launch Party March 9th Seattle, WA – Ghostfish Brewing is set to launch Killer Ale IPA on March 9, 2019, a bold and distinctly Northwest influenced India Pale Ale brewed to benefit Washington-based Orca Protection & Rescue. Founded in 2018  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Well. Since you asked, those pants actually do make your butt look big. I’m just being honest. My name is Berry and I believe there are two types of people in the world: Those who like cats, and morons. If you fall into the first category, we should meet. I’m here at the animal shelter…  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Video Series

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with another in her San Juan Island Lifestyle video series. This one, she says, shares fishing in the Friday Harbor Classic Derby; freezing temperatures, wind, the rough water – so much fun!

Community Dinner

Posted on March 3, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

Here’s an invitation for you from Liz at the high school… We’re celebrating the onset on Spring with an awesome Community Dinner BBQ! It’s still too cold to eat outside, so join us in the FHHS Commons on March 13th from 5:30 -7:30. Meal Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for kids under 12.  Continue Reading

25th Annual Knowledge Bowl

Posted on March 2, 2019 at 10:29 am, by

The 25th silver anniversary of the Knowledge Bowl will be held on March 4 at 6:30 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre.  “This is a fun event for the entire community.  We celebrate knowledge,” said Karen Meenan, a Director of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, who is sponsoring the event.  A cross between  Continue Reading

SRKW Presentations

Posted on March 2, 2019 at 10:26 am, by

Protect What You Love: Southern Resident Orca Presentations and Community Discussions Friends of the San Juans will explore the plight of the Southern Resident orcas and engage the community in actions that can help their recovery. Orcas Island – Thursday, March 14, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, 62 Henry Rd. Lopez Island – Tuesday, March 19, 12 –  Continue Reading

Chance Hayden & Andy Coe Guitar Show

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Chance Hayden and Andy Coe, two front running string slingers of the Pacific Northwest, join forces with an electric guitar band showcasing the depths of their talent and mutual admiration. For over a decade both players have made vast imprints within their respective cities of Portland and Seattle as avid sidemen embracing everything from jazz,  Continue Reading

Fire District Workshop

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County Fire District #3 Fire Board of Commissioners will have a Master Planning Workshop on Tuesday, March 5th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mullis Street Fire Station, 1011 Mullis Street.

Got Jobs?

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

If you are fortunate enough to live in San Juan County and looking for a job, San Juan County there are employers eager to talk to you. For those of you who are looking for work, mark your calendars and dust off your resume. On Sunday, April 14 the Career Center will sponsor a JOB  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Firefighters Respond to Two Separate House Fires

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 2:04 pm, by

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to two separate fires in residences on San Juan Island. The first fire was reported at a single-story home at 5:40 a.m. near Roche Harbor. The residents and their pets were able to quickly evacuate the home. Firefighter’s rapid response helped limit  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Eat Like A Viking! The Baltic Sea or Nordic Diet

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 1:45 pm, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… If sourdough rye, pickled herring, Icelandic yogurt with blueberries, or sugar snap peas and garlic potatoes sound good to you, you may find the Nordic diet a satisfying choice. Similar to the Mediterranean diet but focused on a Scandinavian lifestyle  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike Fest

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The upcoming Friday Harbor Bike Fest is the third annual bike ride sponsored by the San Juan Lions Club. In the past this event was known as the Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew. This year’s event is being held on June 1st to coincide with the 30th annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. There will be  Continue Reading

Garry Oak Lecture Series

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Garry Oak Prairie: A Unique Habitat (Lecture Series) What are Garry Oaks and how do Garry Oak habitats support the ecology of the San Juan Islands and the Pacific Northwest? Join experts from San Juan Island and beyond March 8,15, 22 and 29 at the San Juan Island Grange to learn about the history of  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talk

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Adam Summers – The Sea: Inspiration for Art and Science Dr. Adam Summers, who runs the Comparative Vertebrate Biomechanics Lab at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, will present a naturalist’s opinion on nature as a source of inspiration for art and science.   Monday, March 4 at 7 pm San Juan Island Library Free Refreshments will  Continue Reading

Friends Celebrates 40 Years

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Dear Editor, This year Friends of the San Juans celebrates 40 years of protecting and restoring the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea for people and nature. Over the next few months our members will be sharing their memories about the role Friends has played to protect what they love about the islands. These  Continue Reading

14th Annual Spelling Bee

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Rotary Club will hold its 14th Annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 7th at 3:30 PM at the San Juan Community Theater. Doors open at 3:00 PM. This year’s spellers include students from Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, and Paideia Classical School. All island schools were invited to participate. The contest  Continue Reading

Garden Fever Party

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Planning a Garden this Summer – We are planning a party just for you! Join the San Juan Island Garden Club members in sharing stories, problems, research, advice, questions, failures, triumphs and laughter during our GARDEN FEVER PARTY! There will be raffles, “flower bingo”, speakers, sweet pea starts and what all. Browse seed and nursery  Continue Reading

Gift Machine Band to Play at Herbs on Saturday

Posted on February 26, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Psych-pop defenders The Gift Machine are playing a show supporting their new record New Tangles (out via PIAPTK) at Herb’s Tavern at 8:00 pm on March 2nd. PIAPTK is their record label who is based out of Tucson, AZ and was originally founded in Olympia. It stands for People in a Position to Know. They  Continue Reading

Calling all Tree-Loving, Bunny-Hugging, Dirt Worshipers!

Posted on February 26, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Don’t forget — it’s award season here in the San Juans! The Oscars have nothing on the Finnies. Know someone who deserves to walk the stewardship red carpet? Nominate them for a Good Steward Award! Since 2008, the Good Steward Awards, affectionately known as “Finnies,” have been sponsored by the Stewardship Network of the San  Continue Reading

Argyle Avenue Sidewalk Widening Project

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

The Town of Friday Harbor has authorized construction to begin for the Argyle Avenue Sidewalk Widening Project. The Town has contracted with MEM Enterprises to perform the work. The Contractor will install new widened sidewalk on Argyle Avenue between Spruce Street and Rose Lane; and new ADA compliant crosswalk from Rose Lane to the SJC  Continue Reading

English Camp at Rest

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 5:55 am, by

John Miller shares this view of English Camp taken on Saturday morning just when the sun broke through the clouds. Thanks John!

Bahrych Joins SJIMA Board

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Environmental attorney Lynn Bahrych of Shaw Island has joined the board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) in Friday Harbor. Impressed by how SJIMA’s exhibitions have reflected sensitivity to the issues and values of conservation in the Pacific Northwest, Bahrych was motivated to work with the art museum. She works in maritime,  Continue Reading