Why do so Many Island Trees Look Unhealthy and Brown?

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Have you noticed more and more trees turning brown or dying on your property or as you drive through the islands? Kevin Zobrist, Washington State University Extension professor, discusses what’s happening to our trees and forests. Learn how trees prioritize their resources under the impacts of stressors like climate change and our common root diseases,  Continue Reading

Severe Weather Shelter Volunteer Meeting

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The weather is getting cold once again, so United Way of SJC and other supporters are pleased to respond to you, the town of Friday Harbor, with the “Out of the Cold” Severe Weather Shelter Program, offering temporary shelter for families and individuals during our coldest months.  The shelter will operate on days of severe  Continue Reading

What’s Happening at Beaverton Marsh Preserve?

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 8:59 am, by

  What’s up with the mow job and flags at Beaverton Marsh Preserve off Roche Harbor Road? Well no, it’s not an airstrip, but yes, it IS an exciting, collaborative, agricultural research trial! Your Conservation Land Bank, along with WSU San Juan County Extension Office, and San Juan Islands Conservation District (SJICD), are partnering on  Continue Reading

2019 Flu Clinics Scheduled

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 8:57 am, by

Flu season is here and it is time to get your flu shot!  San Juan County Health & Community Services has scheduled the 2019 flu clinics for the public.   All flu clinics will be by appointment only.  Be advised that there are limited doses available at this time based on vaccine availability from our  Continue Reading

Help for the Island Marble Butterfly

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

State and federal wildlife agencies to work with San Juan and Lopez island landowners to recover butterfly found nowhere else The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is announcing continuation of open enrollment for San Juan and Lopez islands landowners who would like to participate in a voluntary program to help restore Island  Continue Reading

Pajama Musical Hour

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Join children’s musician Nancy Stewart for an evening “Under the Stars” with stories, silliness, and sing-alongs for the San Juan Island Library’s annual Pajama Storytime. Nancy Stewart is an award-winning musician and the creator of SingWithOurKids.com, an early literacy online resource for caregivers. The Pajama Musical Hour is on Friday, October 11th and begins at  Continue Reading

30th Annual Children’s Festival Committee Members Needed

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Plans are just beginning for the Annual San Juan Island Children’s Festival scheduled for May 2, 2020. We are needing people willing to work as a team, committed to creating this fun filled festival dedicated to celebrating children! The Children’s Festival attracts over 1,200 people and is in its 30th year as a hallmark event  Continue Reading

It’s That Time of Year…

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Deb Langhans writes to share some ideas on how to cope with the added stress of the holidays… The holiday season–with its sometimes breathless succession of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s–is steadily advancing. (Geez, just writing that brings tightness to my tummy!) Since my clients are already showing signs of increased anxiety, fatigue,  Continue Reading

APS-FH Says Thanks!

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Animal Protection Society Of Friday Harbor Sends Sincere Gratitude for Adoption Celebration Success APS-FH sends warm thanks to everyone who shared in their first adoption celebration at their new home and helped to make it a huge success. The car parking, manned by the volunteers Paul Felso and Ron Leonard Saturday September 28th was full  Continue Reading

FHFF Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on October 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Here’s Lynn with the scoop… Please volunteer now, join your friends & have fun at the 7th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. We have great new logo wear for all volunteers, free film passes and plans for a big volunteer appreciation party! Sign up now at https://www.fhff.org/volunteer

Citizen Scientists Needed for Forage Fish Surveys in the San Juans

Posted on October 5, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Friends of the San Juans is seeking citizen scientists to help conduct beach surveys for spawning forage fish over the next two years. There will be a survey training session on October 26 from 9 am – 1 pm with researchers from Friends of the San Juans and Salish Sea Biological at the Old Town of Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

Home Trust Awarded 2K Grant

Posted on October 5, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust has been awarded a $2000 Grant for its Operations! Jamie Cier, Branch Manager of Washington Federal Bank (soon to be known as WaFD) on Orcas, notified Home Trust Executive Director, David Gow of the award in late September. Coincidentally, Jamie was on San Juan Island on the date of  Continue Reading

SJISS Celebrates 20 Years of Funding Post-Secondary Possibilities

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Submitted by the San Juan Island Service Scholarship Since 1999, San Juan Island Service Scholarship (formerly known as Dollars for Scholars) has awarded almost $300,000 in scholarships to San Juan Island high school graduates. SJISS is a unique scholarship program: Rather than focusing on grades, students have an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship toward  Continue Reading

A Farce for Fall: Boeing Boeing

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The following is a message from SJCT Executive Artistic Director, Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey… In 2008, I was in the middle of my second year of graduate school and really struggling. I had class 9am-5pm, production rehearsal 7pm-11pm, and scene rehearsal 11pm-1am. My coursework was intense, it was the beginning of the Recession, I directed three shows  Continue Reading

EDC to offer free Electrical Basics training at Friday Harbor High School

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in electrical wiring and installation, beginning October 31st.  This course is sponsored the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Browne’s Home Center, Ace Hardware, and Brown’s Heating & Refrigeration. The course will be taught at Friday Harbor High School by Brent Huntington, long-time plumber  Continue Reading

Studio JAMM Grand Opening: There’s a new studio in town

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us as Studio JAMM celebrates it’s Grand Opening this Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Located at 15 Second Street N. in Friday Harbor. “J.A.M.M.” is to remind us “Just Add Music & Movement”.  The joyful JAMM concept was brought to life this summer by studio owner Cathi Nett. Cathi has  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Touch-a-Truck

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

School’s out early on Friday, October 11th, so grab your pals and come explore rigs of all shapes and sizes at Island Rec’s annual Touch-a-Truck event! We will be at the Friday Harbor Elementary School playground again this year, from 11am-12:30pm. Kiwanis will be there in their K-Boose providing free hot dogs. Don’t miss out  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Please join us for our first Community Dinner of the 2019-2020 School Year! We are kicking off the year with an AMAZING Harvest Menu prepared by Chef Andy and our Food for Thought staff and Chef.0 Student Interns! On Wednesday, October 9th, from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Already thinking about the holidays? Mark your calendars, or sign up for a booth space at our December 7th Flea & Craft Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Vendors can apply online by going to www.sjcfair.org, or stop by our office at the Fairgrounds, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 to fill out an application. Each  Continue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 10:02 am, by

Need Help Managing “Watchable Wildlife” in Your Garden? Leave this class with a better understanding of how to manage deer and other mammals in your gardens. The San Juan County Master Gardeners are pleased to welcome Dave Pehling, retired WSU Extension Zoologist. Dave will discuss integrated pest management, deterring pests by understanding their needs for,  Continue Reading

Call for Trailblazers!

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Starting THIS WEEKEND, Oct 5 & 6, your Land Bank stewards will kick off trail work on the new mountain bike trail on Mount Grant. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn volunteer hours for a SJI Service Scholarship, so be sure to pass on the call for volunteers to any  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing mission with another Fish Taco Fundraiser on Friday, October 4, 11-1:30, at the San Juan  Community Theatre. An $8.00 suggested donation lands you a full-on burrito-sized “taco,” filled with sustainably-harvested Washington Coastal Rockfish, Pablito’s salsa, Tillamook cheese, zesty greens, and a squeeze of lime. Absolutely delicious. Fish for  Continue Reading