Studded Tire Removal Deadline March 31

Posted on March 30, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Here’s a reminder from the Washington State Department of Transportation… Last week’s arrival of spring means drivers in Washington have until this Sunday, March 31, to remove their studded tires, or face a $136 fine. While studded tires help keep your vehicle from slip-sliding around wintry conditions, they also damage the pavement. Removing the tires  Continue Reading

The Cordi Collection

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

He Left Us A Legacy of the Vietnam War In A War Never Ends opening at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) you can make a striking discovery in one of the galleries. A box containing several professional-looking photographs resting in their yellow Kodak box was found at the solid waste transfer station  Continue Reading

Ferry spring schedule starts Sunday

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Don’t get caught by surprise! Peruse the new schedule online, and see these new changes to our area sailings: Anacortes/San Juan Islands will have four vessels in service, similar to the fall schedule Anacortes/Sidney, BC will have one daily roundtrip via Friday Harbor Two-boat service resumes for Port Townsend/Coupeville on Sunday, May 12

Student Presentation on Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Come join the Reardan FFA Agricultural Issues team as they perform their presentation titled “Is Washington Doing Enough to Save Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales?” The Agricultural Issues Forum is an FFA Leadership Development Event that requires students to research an agricultural or natural resources issue and equitably present both sides of the issue.  Continue Reading

Real Estate Tips from Merri Ann

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares some more real estate info with you… Wells on the Shoreline in San Juan County Even though I have been in this business for 24 years, on almost every transaction I learn something new. During 2018, I learned how difficult it is to develop a residential home on waterfront lot that  Continue Reading

WSF Haiku Contest Winner!

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:29 pm, by

Here’s a note from Washington State Ferries… The cover of the Washington State Ferries’ Summer 2019 Sailing Schedule will feature a haiku written by Friday Harbor’s own Siri Lindstrum. Out of nearly 200 entries in the #WSFHaiku Twitter contest, Siri’s poem received the most “likes” of the three finalists on the @wsferries page. Here’s the  Continue Reading

Sealth to Replace Yakima

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 3:11 pm, by

Beginning Friday, March 29, there will be reduced vehicle capacity on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route when the 90-car Sealth begins service as vessel #2, replacing the 144-car Yakima. Effective today, the Yakima replaces the 144-car Hyak, moving from position #2 position #3, beginning with the Anacortes 2:10 pm to Friday Harbor. The Sealth carries  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Specialty License Plate

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The special license plate legislation has passed both chambers of the Legislature by overwhelming margins!   Many thanks to Representative Lekanoff and Senator Lovelett for their hard work. April/May 2019 – Signature of legislation by Governor Inslee August 1-October 1, 2019 – License Plate available for purchase sometime during this period depending on final effective  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest: Chasing The Thunder

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

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents: Best of Fest – Ocean Warriors Chasing The Thunder The eco warriors of Sea Shepard embark on a high seas, 110 day, 10,000 mile chase to catch the illegal fishing vessel Thunder, the notorious poaching boat. The chase takes the audience on an exhilarating ride to the  Continue Reading

Free Low Voltage/Fiber Optic Course Begins Next Week

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is partnering with Rock Island to offer free training in low voltage wiring and fiber optic installation at Friday Harbor High School this April. This latest class in the EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is sponsored by the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund, the Washington State Department  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks: Poetry Snapshots

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

Meet some of our island poets: Antoinette Botsford from Orcas, Elizabeth Landrum from Lopez, and Bill Weissinger from San Juan.   Monday, April 1st at 7 pm at the San Juan Island Library. Free. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails Committee.  

Snow Days Waived

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Snow days waived for San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School District’s application for continuation of state support (waiver of snow days) for the February 12 and 13, 2019 school closure has been approved by the state. The district will not have to make up the two school days that were missed due  Continue Reading

Town Seeking Applicants for Open Positions on Friday Harbor Arts Commission

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The Town is accepting applications for two open positions on the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). Commissioners are unpaid volunteers who represent the interests of the Town, community, and local artists in advising the Town Council on the cultivation, selection, acquisition, and placement of public art. One position is to be filled immediately with a  Continue Reading

Dining for Scholars

Posted on March 27, 2019 at 11:49 am, by

Dining for Scholars – Thursday, March 28 No cooking needed on Thursday March 28th! Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at one of the participating restaurants for a great cause! We are gearing up for our annual SJI Service Scholarship event ‘Dining for Scholars.  Please help us support the local restaurants that support our local scholarships  Continue Reading

Safe on the Rocks 5k

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

Join us on April 6th for the SAFE San Juans’ third annual Safe on the Rocks 5k. This is in honor of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This well-lit fun run and walk will feature glow sticks, glow paint and a post-race event with music, snacks, and more. SAFE on the Rocks will have  Continue Reading

Self Care: Joyful Joint

Posted on March 27, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This two-part workshop, given by Katerina Wen, M.Ed., will focus on joint health. Learn techniques to improve the suppleness and fluidity of your joints. Learn about the symbiosis between organ health and joint health. Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday April 15th and 17th at Friday Harbor Holistic Health, 669 Mullis Street, #202 from  Continue Reading

SmileMobile Coming Soon

Posted on March 27, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

The Arcora Foundation – SmileMobile, a three chair mobile dental van which travels the state offering dental services to children, teens and pregnant women who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Friday Harbor the week of April 8 – 12, and on Lopez Island the week of April 15-19, 2019.  Continue Reading

Town Business License Program

Posted on March 27, 2019 at 5:39 am, by

Effective April 1, 2019. This important notice is directed to local Business Owners regarding the Town Business Licensing Program. New legislation has been passed that requires changes to the existing Town Business License Program. Local business license renewals are typically due April 1st of each year. The expiration date for 2019 Friday Harbor business licenses  Continue Reading

Table Tennis Tournament

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:18 am, by

Island Rec is hosting our 8th annual Table Tennis Tournament for ages 14 and up. We have some fun, new prizes this year from Mi Casita, House of Jerky, Ernie’s Cafe and more for singles and doubles brackets. Double elimination play. Our early fee of $31 expires March 28th, $36 thereafter. $5 extra for playing  Continue Reading

Last Kitchen Sink Dinner Until Fall

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:17 am, by

Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – March 28th from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we run  Continue Reading

First Work Party of the Year!

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:17 am, by

Hello Oakies! We’ve had a little respite, reformatted our team, and are ready to get back to those oak units! Joining us THIS SUNDAY are Kayla Seaforth and Carlton Burns, two of our phenomenal field assistants. When? March 31, 10:00am to 2:00pm RSVP required (e-mail here) Where? Meet at the base of Cady Mountain Preserve  Continue Reading

Rain Shadow Gardening

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:17 am, by

Don’t forget – San Juan Island Garden Club invites you to celebrate spring with Ciscoe Morris – Great Plants for Rain Shadow Gardening. Wednesday, April 3rd, at 7:00 pm at Brickworks. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available March 18th at Browne’s Garden Center, Ace Hardware, Griffin Bay Books and Roche Harbor Store. (proceeds fund  Continue Reading