FHFF Volunteer Opportunities

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

Friday Harbor Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Here’s Lynn with the scoop… Please volunteer now, join your friends & have fun at the 7th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. We have great new logo wear for all volunteers, free film passes and plans for a big volunteer appreciation party! Sign up now at https://www.fhff.org/volunteer

Citizen Scientists Needed for Forage Fish Surveys in the San Juans

Posted on October 5, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Friends of the San Juans is seeking citizen scientists to help conduct beach surveys for spawning forage fish over the next two years. There will be a survey training session on October 26 from 9 am – 1 pm with researchers from Friends of the San Juans and Salish Sea Biological at the Old Town of Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

Home Trust Awarded 2K Grant

Posted on October 5, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust has been awarded a $2000 Grant for its Operations! Jamie Cier, Branch Manager of Washington Federal Bank (soon to be known as WaFD) on Orcas, notified Home Trust Executive Director, David Gow of the award in late September. Coincidentally, Jamie was on San Juan Island on the date of  Continue Reading

SJISS Celebrates 20 Years of Funding Post-Secondary Possibilities

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Submitted by the San Juan Island Service Scholarship Since 1999, San Juan Island Service Scholarship (formerly known as Dollars for Scholars) has awarded almost $300,000 in scholarships to San Juan Island high school graduates. SJISS is a unique scholarship program: Rather than focusing on grades, students have an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship toward  Continue Reading

A Farce for Fall: Boeing Boeing

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The following is a message from SJCT Executive Artistic Director, Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey… In 2008, I was in the middle of my second year of graduate school and really struggling. I had class 9am-5pm, production rehearsal 7pm-11pm, and scene rehearsal 11pm-1am. My coursework was intense, it was the beginning of the Recession, I directed three shows  Continue Reading

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

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

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in electrical wiring and installation, beginning October 31st.  This course is sponsored the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Browne’s Home Center, Ace Hardware, and Brown’s Heating & Refrigeration. The course will be taught at Friday Harbor High School by Brent Huntington, long-time plumber  Continue Reading

Studio JAMM Grand Opening: There’s a new studio in town

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us as Studio JAMM celebrates it’s Grand Opening this Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Located at 15 Second Street N. in Friday Harbor. “J.A.M.M.” is to remind us “Just Add Music & Movement”.  The joyful JAMM concept was brought to life this summer by studio owner Cathi Nett. Cathi has  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Touch-a-Truck

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

School’s out early on Friday, October 11th, so grab your pals and come explore rigs of all shapes and sizes at Island Rec’s annual Touch-a-Truck event! We will be at the Friday Harbor Elementary School playground again this year, from 11am-12:30pm. Kiwanis will be there in their K-Boose providing free hot dogs. Don’t miss out  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Please join us for our first Community Dinner of the 2019-2020 School Year! We are kicking off the year with an AMAZING Harvest Menu prepared by Chef Andy and our Food for Thought staff and Chef.0 Student Interns! On Wednesday, October 9th, from 5:30 – 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Already thinking about the holidays? Mark your calendars, or sign up for a booth space at our December 7th Flea & Craft Market at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Vendors can apply online by going to www.sjcfair.org, or stop by our office at the Fairgrounds, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 to fill out an application. Each  Continue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 10:02 am, by

Need Help Managing “Watchable Wildlife” in Your Garden? Leave this class with a better understanding of how to manage deer and other mammals in your gardens. The San Juan County Master Gardeners are pleased to welcome Dave Pehling, retired WSU Extension Zoologist. Dave will discuss integrated pest management, deterring pests by understanding their needs for,  Continue Reading

Call for Trailblazers!

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Starting THIS WEEKEND, Oct 5 & 6, your Land Bank stewards will kick off trail work on the new mountain bike trail on Mount Grant. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn volunteer hours for a SJI Service Scholarship, so be sure to pass on the call for volunteers to any  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Fish for Teeth is continuing its tooth-fixing mission with another Fish Taco Fundraiser on Friday, October 4, 11-1:30, at the San Juan  Community Theatre. An $8.00 suggested donation lands you a full-on burrito-sized “taco,” filled with sustainably-harvested Washington Coastal Rockfish, Pablito’s salsa, Tillamook cheese, zesty greens, and a squeeze of lime. Absolutely delicious. Fish for  Continue Reading

Jack Picconi 1944 – 2019

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Jack Picconi, 75, passed away Sept. 1, 2019, at his home in Friday Harbor, WA. after a year-long battle with cancer. Born Jan 7, 1944 to Jane Antle and Joseph Picconi in Seattle, WA. Jack spent his youth in Fremont, where he was the third generation of his family to call the area home. His  Continue Reading

Cry Baby House

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… Local history sometimes includes tales of a decidedly unearthly – or at least spooky – nature. Perhaps the most well-known of this island’s spooky tales are about the Cry Baby House. Once a homestead landmark at False Bay, this house is pictured here in  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fire Districts Awarded Regional FEMA Grant

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 9:13 am, by

The four fire districts of San Juan County have received a regional Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to replace aging personal protective equipment for firefighters and increase compatibility between agencies, maximizing mutual aid throughout our islands while reducing costs to our tax payers. FEMA awarded $923,115 from the Assistance to Firefighters grant to the  Continue Reading

Island Rec Adult Drop-in Programs

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 9:13 am, by

Island Rec’s evening drop-in programs begin this week at Turnbull Gym. Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join us for some indoor fitness. Beginning 09/30/2019 at Turnbull Gym: Monday 7:30-9:30pm – Ping Pong & Pickleball Tuesdays – 7:30-9:30pm – Basketball Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm –Badminton & Ping Pong Thursdays – 7:30-9:30pm – Pickleball &Volleyball All participants must  Continue Reading

Planning Commission Positions

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 9:13 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor Planning Commission Positions Available Are you interested in becoming more involved with the community and helping guide the Town’s future development? The Town of Friday Harbor is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Town Planning Commission. The five-member Planning Commission meets regularly and acts as the fact finding agency of  Continue Reading

Food, Planet, Future: A Photographer’s Journey with Robert Dash

Posted on September 30, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

With the daily news, climate change becomes more of a climate crisis. In his talk, Robert Dash offers observations on how one part of nature–our food–is connected to climate change. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) program will be presented at the San Juan Island Grange #966 at 152 First Street N in  Continue Reading

Island Senior: “Grandma’s Garden” Remembering Belle Mullis

Posted on September 30, 2019 at 8:13 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Recently my sister Betty unearthed a piece of applique needlework that I made in the 80s called “Grandma’s Garden”. It was my fanciful depiction of our grandmother Belle Mullis working in her garden. As kids growing up in the  Continue Reading

Yard Sale

Posted on September 30, 2019 at 8:12 am, by

Most anything you could ever want at prices you won’t believe. Once again Friday Harbor Kiwanis will be hosting their annual rummage sale Saturday, October 12, from 8:30-11:00 at the Tech Center, corner of Market and Mullis. Proceeds from the sale will benefit island projects. Open your heart as you open your wallet — all  Continue Reading

WSF Schedule and Fare Changes

Posted on September 28, 2019 at 9:45 am, by

The Washington State Ferries Fall 2019 Sailing Schedule goes into effect on Sunday, September 29th. You can pick-up a hard copy at the ferry terminals, on the vessels, view it online or use the ferry schedule portion of the WSF app to plan your trip. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, we’ll see changes to ferry fares.  Continue Reading