San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Third quarter real estate report from Merri Ann Simonson at Coldwell Banker… The third quarter results for San Juan Island and the County were consistent with the first and second quarter results.   Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume year-to-date on San Juan Island was $99,156,746 with a total of 181 transactions. This reflects a 12.5%  Continue Reading

Wolverine Football

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

After being on the road for two straight weeks the Friday Harbor Wolverines get to stay home tonight to take on the LaConner Braves at 6:30.  Both teams are 0-1 having lost to the Concrete Lions. Friday Harbor faces a familiar foe in the Braves from La Conner consisting of mainly sophomores and all starters  Continue Reading

Chicken Pox

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan County Health & Community Services Issues Varicella Health Alert A case of varicella, or “chicken pox,” has been confirmed in a school-aged child in the Lopez Island community. San Juan County Health & Community Services has alerted medical providers, and is working closely with the Lopez School District, preschools and families to investigate  Continue Reading

Fashionistas Go to Africa!

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 4:42 pm, by

Tamara Weaver shares this with you… Thanks to the community’s generous contributions, Debbie Dardanelli, Susan Waters and Francie Hansen are on their way to Nairobi, Africa, bringing with them the cutest clothes to give to orphans in need. Then, they’ll be off to volunteer with an elephant welfare organization! Good Luck ladies!

Winter Visitors

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

From Shona Aitken at Wolf Hollow… When someone mentions visitors to the islands, most of us immediately think of crowds of people streaming off the ferries in the middle of summer. But there are also wild creatures that are only here part time. Ospreys, Turkey Vultures, swallows and many hummingbirds and warblers spend the summer  Continue Reading

Soil need some help? Landscape a little bare?

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

  The San Juan County Master Gardeners are pleased to welcome Craig Cogger, WSU Soil Scientist Emeritus, and Everett Chu, Owner of Azusa Farm and Gardens LLC, Certified Professional Horticulturist and Landscape Designer, to the Annual Gardening Workshop. Dr. Cogger will discuss “Assessing and Amending Your Garden Soil,” with guidelines for testing, fertilization and organic  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Touch A Truck

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

School’s out early this Friday! SO grab your pals and come explore rigs of all shapes and sizes. Join Island Rec at FHES Playground for Touch a Truck. 11am-1pm this Friday Oct 12th. Kiwanis will be there in their K-Boose providing free hot dogs. Don’t miss out on the raffle to win a ride to  Continue Reading

Make and Take Class

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club presents a Spring Blooming Layered Bulb Planter class (a.k.a: Lasagne Containers II) Spring containers can be the most rewarding plantings because they are a way to start gardening early. During this class you will create a glorious spring blooming layered bulb planter. The planter will provide flowering bulbs from  Continue Reading

New John Geyman Book

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

John Geyman announces the publication of his new book: TrumpCare: Lies, Broken Promises, How It Is Failing, and What Should Be Done. He states: “Chaos now reigns in our increasingly fragmented, dysfunctional, and unfair health care system.This book intends to make sense out of the chaos with four goals: 1) to describe what TrumpCare is,  Continue Reading

San Juan County Listening Forums

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

San Juan County Department of Health and Community Services is working with Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Community Services Division (CSD), Opportunity Council, and the three local Resource Centers to host three Community Listening Forums throughout the county. These forums come as a result of DSHS’s Economic Service Administration’s goal of  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Posted on October 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has chosen Friday Harbor Film Festival as this month’s featured member. The Friday Harbor Film Festival was co-founded in 2013 by Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer.  They realized early in the process they had very compatible skill sets, so Lynn took the role of Director having organized multiple  Continue Reading

Apply now to become a WSU Master Gardener!

Posted on October 10, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Love to problem solve? Interested in gardening? Looking for a fun way to get involved? Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 San Juan County WSU Master Gardener Training Program. Volunteer trainees receive over 60 hours of training, both in the classroom and online. The training is taught by local and regional experts and  Continue Reading

Fiddle Supergroup “Childsplay” to Kick Off Farewell Tour in Friday Harbor

Posted on October 10, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles and Fiddlemaker is pleased to announce the release of their seventh album, “The Bloom of Youth.” The album is the first step in a final farewell tour for the band, many of whom have been in the band for 30 years. Led by violin maker Robert Childs, Childsplay is made up of  Continue Reading

Yes for Homes

Posted on October 10, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

What is the “YES for Homes!” campaign? YES for Homes Coalition of SJC is a grassroots organization of volunteers who have come together in support of the creation of the San Juan County Home Fund for the development and preservation of affordable homes. Some volunteers work with local non-profits while others are simply citizens who  Continue Reading

KYI: Know Your Island Walks…

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

by Theresa Simendinger… KYI Walks are Great Events to Find New Areas and Trails on San Juan Island On September 22 seven brave folks, in spite of morning-long rains, met at Horsetrail Road for a tour of the Mitchell Hill area …led by a horse! The mare above is Zanzibar, a Tennessee Walker who did  Continue Reading

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

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in construction basics this fall, supported by the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Ravenhill Construction, Green Man Landscape & Design, and Ace Hardware. The course, which will be taught at Friday Harbor High School by Ravenhill carpenter Mike Melville, is intended to benefit  Continue Reading

World Polio Day

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

On October 24th, Rotary will celebrate World Polio Day to help raise awareness and the funding we need to reach full eradication. Since its formation in 2003, Rotary Club of San Juan Islands has donated over $70,000 to ending polio. We contribute $1,000 annually through Concours d’Elegance. In addition, this year we gave $1,000 to  Continue Reading

Oktoberfest and More Accolades at SJI Brewing

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 10:44 am, by

San Juan Island Brewing will be holding their Oktoberfest celebration this weekend on Saturday. Check out the poster at right (click on it to make it larger) to see what all fun events they have planned. Also, they’ve just won another award for their Bull Kelp ESB. This time it’s a national award: San Juan  Continue Reading

BLM Releases Draft Plan for San Juan Islands National Monument

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Lopez, WA – [On October 5th] the Bureau of Land Management announced the release of the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Islands National Monument (Monument). This Draft RMP/EIS is available to review at and addresses a range of alternatives for the purposes of providing overarching goals and  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Hello. My name is Micky and I LOVE to party. And by party, I mean go for long walks and have my belly rubbed. Let me offer you some free advice. Never – and I mean NEVER, wake a sleeping cat. Trust me. You do not want to release the inner ninja in one of  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Farm Parade 2018

Posted on October 7, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

It was a brilliant sunny day for this year’s Farm Parade.  A fun parade for kids, trucks, and tractors… continue to see more photos…

Mary Martha Circle Annual Nut Sale

Posted on October 7, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

Its time again for the Mary Martha Circle at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church’s  annual nut sale. They are, “high quality nuts and very popular!” says Nancy Fusare. Just in time for your holiday fare the nuts will be ready for delivery in early November. Please place your order by October 30th. Proceeds from the nut  Continue Reading