SJIEMS 2019 Year-End Statistics

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor, WA – Chances are you’ve had it happen to you a few times. First a siren in the distance, and cars start pulling over. You copy them. Soon you see the lights and strain to see what’s happening. It’s an ambulance. You turn to the person next to you and say, “Someone is  Continue Reading

SJC Person Under Investigation for Novel Coronavirus

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan County has its first person under investigation related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak. A person under investigation is a person with symptoms consistent with coronavirus infection and who has either recently traveled to an affected area, or has had close contact with a confirmed novel coronavirus case. Testing is currently  Continue Reading

Hospice Volunteer Training

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Hospice of San Juan offers free training for new volunteers on the first two Saturdays of March (the 7th and 14th). Hospice of San Juan, an all-volunteer hospice founded in 1985 by a group of island health providers wishing to care for neighbors free of charge, works independent of as well as alongside the Medicare-  Continue Reading

Como el Aire, an evening of Flamenco

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes, brings her latest her show, Como el Aire, an evening of Flamenco, to Brickworks on March 2nd. Joining Savannah will be singer/percussionist, direct from Spain, Diego Amador Jr. and internationally recognized Flamenco guitarist Carlos de Jacoba. The all-ages event is part of a 30-date west coast tour with additional performances  Continue Reading

Stairclimb Challenge Fundraiser

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island Firefighters Participate in Challenging Fundraiser to Fight Leukemia and Lymphoma FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — On Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Friday Harbor Marketplace from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., four San Juan Island Fire and Rescue firefighters (SJIF&R) will be out in front of the store training and raising funds for the  Continue Reading

Luxel Filters on Solar Mission

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning there is this announcement from Travis Ayers of Luxel Corp… Dear Editor, I wondered if you would want to share this news with your readers. On Sunday night the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral, FL. Luxel has three sets of filters  Continue Reading

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Where will one find 30,000 blooming bulbs across 30+ gardens, gain expert knowledge in 100 or more seminars and workshops and shop at a marketplace with over 350 exhibitors? Where else can one find all things garden related and hear speakers such as Dan Hinkley, plantsman, writer, naturalist and gardener speak? Only at the Northwest  Continue Reading

APS-FH Surgical Suite – First Surgeries

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor (APS-FH) held its first surgeries in the shelter’s newly completed Surgical Suite on Tuesday, February 5. Two successful neuters were performed back-to-back by APS-FH Veterinarian Dr. Merriss Waters with assistance by APS-FH Lead Animal Care Technician Dyan Shober. The two young dogs, “Monkey” and “Mr. Magoo,” are recovering  Continue Reading

Valentine’s Open House

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

SJIMA is having a FREE open house on Valentine’s Day, February 14th from 4:00 until 7:30 pm. Join us to celebrate our anniversary! In addition to some treats, the Artists’ Registry Exhibition is currently on display as well as Tide of Transition, by Cathryn Mallory. Upstairs, the Tempestry Project shows climate change over the last  Continue Reading

FHHS Students Promote Tardigrade

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Do you know what a tardigrade is? If not, it’s time to find out! It could soon become Washington State’s official micro-animal thanks to a partnership between students at Friday Harbor High School, Riverday School in Spokane, Jefferson Middle School in Olympia, along with Lynn Bahrych from the San Juan Islands Conservation District, and Katie  Continue Reading

Singing Valentines

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Island Chordsmen Plus are preparing for their annual Singing Valentines fund-raiser. It’s time to express your love to that special someone (or choose from their list of shut-ins) with a Barbershop Singing Valentine (and a rose). For reservations on either Friday, February 14, or Saturday February 15, call: Holly – (360) 298-4862 or Angel  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

How would like your own personal Cat Cafe, right in the comfort of your very own home? Just think, it would be open at your convenience, serve your favorite drinks and snacks, and always be stocked with your exact choice in books and just the right shows. Wouldn’t it be perfect if the cat there is  Continue Reading

Logic and Accuracy Test

Posted on February 9, 2020 at 8:43 am, by

Presidential Primary Vote counting equipment testing February 24 at 11:00 a.m. A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment to be used in San Juan County for the March 10, 2020, Presidential Primary is scheduled for February 24 at 11:00 a.m. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth brings mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Posted on February 9, 2020 at 8:38 am, by

Islanders can receive affordable dental care, thanks to the local nonprofit Fish For Teeth, on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at the Mullis Community Center on San Juan Island. “Many volunteers and local businesses work as a team to bring this service to those who cannot otherwise afford dental care,” said Fish For  Continue Reading

Che Apalache Coming to SJCT

Posted on February 8, 2020 at 8:13 am, by

Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre Tickets: Adults $26, Student Reserved, $16 Student RUSH (at door only) $5 Immigration is a powerful topic for Che Apalache bandleader Joe Troop. A polymath, polyglot, and world traveller, Troop left home at a young age, emigrating from this country in search of a better  Continue Reading

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

Posted on February 8, 2020 at 8:05 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in plumbing basics this March, in partnership with the San Juan Island Community Foundation, the Raynier Foundation, the Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Islanders Bank, and Friday Harbor High School. The course will be taught at the Friday Harbor High School  Continue Reading

Volunteer Of The Month

Posted on February 7, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Julie Duke is February’s Volunteer of the Month. Julie is a graduate of NW School of Animal Massage, and a licensed LAMP and SAMP. She brings her talents of massage to help relieve the stress of shelter life, helping our dogs feel relaxed,  Continue Reading

Mindful Movement with The Studio SJI

Posted on February 7, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Join this new class from The Studio! With a focus on our core values, this class will build strength, flexibility, balance & cardiovascular endurance. We will fuse a unique combination of Pilates, Barre, TRX, Yoga and Dance. Have fun with friends while moving mindfully! This class is scheduled for Fridays, 9:45-10:45am, February 28 – April  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Barbell Pulse New Session Added

Posted on February 7, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

This just in, Island Rec and SJI Fitness have decided to offer a second session of Barbell Pulse this season. This motivating class is a full body workout that uses 2.5, 5, and 10-pound plates on a bar and is set to music. The movements are proven to burn calories and tone your bone building  Continue Reading

San Juan Island – County Roads

Posted on February 7, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan County Public Works continues to monitor and respond to the ongoing rain and flooding events appearing along County Roads. The following two locations may continue to have restrictions posted or may be closed to vehicle traffic entirely. Bailer Hill Rd (west of False Bay Dr) San Juan Valley Rd (west of Douglas Rd)  Continue Reading

2019 Year-End Awards Banquet

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

On January 25, 2020, SJI Emergency Medical Services (“SJIEMS”) gathered to celebrate the achievements and service of staff and its approximately sixty volunteer EMTs. Interim Chief Karl Kuetzing said “Our volunteers work really hard and enable us to perform far beyond what our budget would otherwise allow. Each volunteer deserves recognition. We try to highlight  Continue Reading

San Juan County Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

Interested in using native plants in your landscape? There are many wonderful reasons to use PNW natives: they are often long lived and need little maintenance, they provide year-round color and garden interest, they can be used to stabilize hillsides and prevent erosion, and some are drought and heat tolerant, helpful in a warming climate.  Continue Reading