Rental Property Options

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with another Real Estate column… San Juan County currently has several mechanisms for legally renting a home in the County. The information below is meant for informational purposes only and does not incorporate all the rules and regulations. It will however provide those who want to learn more about  Continue Reading

Letter from Mark and Heather

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning, we find this letter to you from Mark Fishaut and Heather Christensen… Recently a letter was sent to patients of San Juan health Care that Dr. Burk Gossom is retiring as of the end of November, 2019. This is without question a significant change and will have a  Continue Reading

SJI Sculpture Park: Check It Out – Again

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Have you been to the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park lately?  The Park is rapidly becoming one of the most beautiful Sculpture Gardens in the Northwest. We have over 150 sculptures by over 90 artists, and last year we had over 46,000 visitors. There are new statues by Island Artists: Jason Napier, Eben Shay, and  Continue Reading

New Director for Camp Eagle Rock

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to welcome CJ Woods as our new Director for Camp Eagle Rock; Island Rec’s summer day camp program for K-5th graders. CJ is a student at the University of Idaho where he is currently pursuing a physical education and health degree. His ultimate goal is to receive his master’s degree in  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Launches Artist in Residence Program

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

This June, Alchemy Art Center is launching their brand new Artists in Residence program with print maker Katy Collier and photographer Tess Malijenovsky. Katy and Tess will be residing and working at Alchemy, as well as teaching weekly classes and weekend workshops. Katy Collier is an accomplished artist and instructor based in Greensboro, North Carolina.   Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Hello there! My name is Chef Chutney and I just found a lovely recipe for an Indian dish. Maybe you could join me for an early dinner, I like to eat at 3:00. I picked up some fresh naan at the bakery, maybe you could bring a mango or two? I will be hungry and  Continue Reading

Big Fun at Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

About 45 participants showed up for the 3rd annual Tour de Family – Friday Harbor last Friday. The weather couldn’t have been better and good times were had by all.

Nautical Symmetry

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Steven K. Roberts captured this image down at the marina last week and had this to say about it: An engaging bit of nautical symmetry stopped me in my tracks yesterday evening, with two sloops on the breakwater mirrored on both axes. It’s a gorgeous photo Steve – Thanks for sharing! And by the way  Continue Reading

Home Trust Outreach Ornaments and 11th Grade Community Projects

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Home Trust member Charlene (Chary) Caren was brainstorming what to do for this year’s home trust outreach when she hit upon the idea of little wooden ornaments in the shapes of their houses – 12 different ones based on real homes in their 3 neighborhoods: Sun Rise I, Sun Rise II and  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month The Cheesecake Cafe and Bakery, located in the heart of the waterfront in Friday Harbor, is the Chamber’s Featured Member of the Month. Opening at 6:30 every day, they serve full breakfast and don’t forget about the cheesecake! It is a very casual environment,  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Let’s all go to the movies this Friday, May 17th at the Fairgrounds!  Join us at dusk for the animated Disney Pixar film Brave. Admission is first come, first served. Parking begins at 8:30PM, and tickets are $5/person or $20 for family of 5. The Drive-In Movie will start just after dark. Audio is tuned  Continue Reading

SJISD Superintendent’s Letter to the Community

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Fabulous Community Members, It is so nice to see that spring has finally arrived with warmer weather and flowers blooming. In the schools, lots of blooming has been happening, too. To start, our arts programs both Band and Fine Arts have had stellar accomplishments. Our Art students placed four of the eight winning entrants  Continue Reading

Moving Parts and Healthy Hearts

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Stay Active and move your body through the summer! Moving Parts and Healthy Hearts is a fitness class aimed at meeting the needs of people with limited mobility due to age, illness or lifestyle. The class will be a full body workout that can be carried out standing or seated in a chair. Participation in  Continue Reading

Canvassing Board Meeting – June 4, 2019

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

The San Juan County Canvassing Board will hold a special meeting to review and adopt the Canvassing Board manual for San Juan County on Tuesday, June 4. The County Canvassing Board provides oversight of elections in the county. Its duties include canvassing ballots, ruling on the validity of questioned or challenged ballots, verifying all unofficial  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Club Donation

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

The FH Kiwanis Club presented a check for $1,000 to the San Juan Island Family Resource Center at their May 2 meeting. In accepting the donation, Family Resource Center Director Jennifer Armstrong said “The Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center is so grateful for the ongoing support of the Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor. Our  Continue Reading

Sky Dome Planetarium

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Come check out the stars and constellations with the SkyDome Planetarium, at the Friday Harbor Elementary School gym on Friday, May 17 at 6:30 pm. Inside an inflatable planetarium, a SkyDome educator will lead you on a journey through space. All ages welcome- children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register at the Library  Continue Reading

Mitchell Point Community is Firewise

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Nancy Miller, Mitchell Point Firewise Representative shares this Firewise update with you… May 4, 2019 was Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and the Mitchell Point Firewise Community on San Juan Island received a $500.00 grant from the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance to help fund their “Chipper Day.” With the funding award and  Continue Reading

Journey of the Soul – Life, Death and Beyond

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The positive aspects of change Coming soon to Mullis Center: A program to educate people about the importance and positive aspects of aging and dying. We believe in honoring an individual’s right to a peaceful passing. This workshop will provide the knowledge and tools for you to make sound choices in life. It will refresh  Continue Reading

BLM Seeks Nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Lopez Island, Wash. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it is seeking public nominations for four open positions on the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The nomination period is open until June 13, 2019. The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), of which the MAC is one, help the Bureau carry  Continue Reading

Hemp: History, Legislation, Cultivation, & the Farm Bill

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

SJI Grange invites you a presentation on May 16 – Hemp: History, Legislation, Cultivation, & the Farm Bill. Bonny Jo Peterson, Executive Director of the Industrial Hemp Association of Washington will cover the history of hemp and its uses, the difference between hemp and marijuana, changes to the Farm Bill, and growing hemp on a  Continue Reading

Eagle at Roche

Posted on May 12, 2019 at 9:11 am, by

Kevin Holmes spotted this eagle earlier this week eating lunch on the bank at Roche Harbor and caught this image as it was flying away. Thanks for sharing Kevin!

New K-9 Capability in San Juan County

Posted on May 10, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs recently swore in the newest member of his team. Guss, an 18-month-old sable German shepherd, was welcomed to the Sheriff’s staff this week. Guss’s handler, Jay Holt, has been a Deputy in the islands for the past year. Holt worked previously with the Burlington Police Department. Sheriff Krebs indicated  Continue Reading