Island Sinfonia

Posted on May 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The spring concert series by Island Sinfonia is upon us. On Sunday, May 19, Island Sinfonia will present their annual concert at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Friday Harbor at 3:00 pm. Admission is by donation and students are always free. This year’s program promises to be extra special, and will feature flautists Linda Stone  Continue Reading

Island Air Ambulance Celebrates CAMTS Accreditation

Posted on May 10, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Air Ambulance was recently awarded full reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS) and joins an elite group of medical transport services that have achieved this recognition. CAMTS is an independent, non-profit organization that audits and accredits medical transport services worldwide. Island Air Ambulance is a San Juan County-based critical  Continue Reading

Bike Fest Coming Soon

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

Have you ever seen a 20 foot Wide by 10 foot Tall Bicycle? If not keep an eye out – you could be seeing this Iconic Bicycle all around the island located at businesses supporting the 2019 Friday Harbor Bike Fest (formerly Bike-n-Brew). The bike fest is a celebration of bicycling and is sponsored by  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

This month our caller is Carol Piening from Olympia and our band is The Possum Carvers from Port Townsend, featuring Scott Marckx on fiddle, Jeanie Murphy on banjo and Chris Cooper on guitar, wonderful old-time music and energetic cheerful calling by Carol. As always with contra dance, all dances are taught, no need to bring  Continue Reading

Youth Heritage Project

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s an educational and recreational opportunity for high school aged youth and teachers… It’s the Youth Heritage Project (YHP) – an annual multi-day heritage field school that engages participants by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources in Washington. YHP engages students hands-on as they expand their knowledge about historic preservation and develop an  Continue Reading

Fish Taco Fundraiser – New Location Friday

Posted on May 8, 2019 at 9:39 am, by

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser Friday, May 10 On the lawn across from the Sheriff’s Office (on Second Street) 11:00 to 1:30 $8 suggested donation Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing mission with another Fish Taco Fundraiser on Friday, May 10, 11-1:30, this time at a new location, on the lawn across from  Continue Reading

Rock Flowers

Posted on May 8, 2019 at 9:29 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares this photo of flowers growing out of the rocks at the shoreline. Tenacious little things, don’t you think? Thanks for sharing Kevin!

Emergency Wireless Alert System Test

Posted on May 8, 2019 at 9:27 am, by

On Wednesday May 8th at 1:55pm those in the San Juan Islands whose cell phones are roaming on a Canadian network may receive a test message of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. The test is likely to say “This is a TEST of the British Columbia Emergency Alerting System, issued by Emergency Management British  Continue Reading

Public Hospital District Board Meeting

Posted on May 8, 2019 at 9:25 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having a Special Board Meeting on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to be held at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building (1079 Spring Street). Items Include an EMS Open House and a Prospective candidate forum for those who wish to learn more about  Continue Reading

Round Towner gets a New Ride

Posted on May 7, 2019 at 4:45 pm, by

On Tuesday, May 7th,  Round Towner celebrated the recent donation by the San Juan Lions Foundation of the “new” 2014 Nissan Leaf to replace their worn-out Honda.  The non-profit community service RoundTowner has just surpassed 18,000 essential rides to needy and disabled elderly folks in Friday Harbor over the past five and one-half years.  See  Continue Reading

Accessibility for All, SJI

Posted on May 7, 2019 at 4:32 pm, by

You might have seen some changes down at Jackson’s Beach lately. Wondering what’s going on? As part of Friday Harbor High School’s Community Project class, Zach Crichton, Kenny Hallock and Kevin Soto , with a team of mentors and volunteers, have just finished making better wheelchair access at the beach. Zach is a wheelchair user,  Continue Reading

Island Steward

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

After the San Juan Preservation Trust’s 40th annual meeting on Saturday members and friends went down to the Friday Harbor marina and formally christened their new boat “Island Steward” which will enable the Trust stewardship staff to visit their different protected properties among the San Juan Islands.  The christening included the breaking of a bottle  Continue Reading

A Photographic Journey: Climate and Antarctica

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

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30 pm, at Brickworks (150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor), photographer, filmmaker, former NASA researcher, bird expert, and Lopezian Peter Cavanagh will present a photographic journey of a voyage along the Scotia Arc to Antarctica. Come learn more about the vast polar desert, its amazing wildlife, and how changes in climate  Continue Reading

The Drowsy Chaperone

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, opens THIS Friday! Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage  Continue Reading

Turn Point Site Temporarily Closed for CERCLA Action

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting a time-critical removal action under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) at the Turn Point Light Station on Stuart Island. A contractor will be removing lead-contaminated soil at the site for the protection of human health. The contamination is the result of decades  Continue Reading

Burning Season Closures In May

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

It’s that time of year again. Burning Season is coming to a close in San Juan County. All Commercial Permits will be closing on May 15th at sundown. Residential permits will close on May 31st at midnight. Recreational fires remain open for the time being. Please burn with caution and check back with the Fire  Continue Reading

Bohemian /bōˈhēmēən/

Posted on May 5, 2019 at 9:31 am, by

Sandy invites you to her event on Monday evening… Bohemian /bōˈhēmēən/ (noun) A person who is interested in art, music, and/or literature, and lives in a very informal way, ignoring the usually accepted ways of behaving. Cambridge English Dictionary This coming Monday, May 6th, at 7 pm, at the SJI Library, I will be giving  Continue Reading

On Her Shoulders

Posted on May 5, 2019 at 9:26 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival, Winter Series, Best of Fest is pleased to present “On Her Shoulders” Tuesday May 7th at the Grange at 7:00 pm. This is a film about the extreme courage of one woman, Nadia Murad, now a Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor,  Continue Reading

National Tourism Week: Why Travel Matters to the San Juan Islands

Posted on May 4, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

“The best education I have ever received was through travel.” – Lisa Ling, American journalist and TV host. National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5th through the 11th, is the annual salute to the positive effects of travel in the U.S. 2019’s theme of “Travel Matters,” The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau is taking this  Continue Reading

Board and Commission Vacancies

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

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

Living in the Future’s Past

Posted on May 3, 2019 at 5:48 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 on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Brickworks. Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Posted on May 3, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre Summer Film Series – 2019 Edition Fellow Islanders, Good News! The curtain is going up for the fourth season of the Tuesday Night Film Series at the Community Theatre. Beginning June 25th and for ten consecutive Tuesdays, we will screen a special movie beginning at 7:30 pm in the Whittier.  I  Continue Reading