Artifishal

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Marine Resources Committee is hosting 3 screenings of the new Patagonia film “Artifishal” as part of Orca Action month. We are excited to announce The MRC’s screening of ‘Artifishal’ – join us to take action to protect our wild fish. The screenings will be followed by a discussion surrounding topics covered  Continue Reading

Rock n Roll Regatta at the Port

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor is hosting their first ever Rock & Roll Regatta with 92.9 KISM Radio at the end of this month. This is going to be an awesome event with some really great fun things happening. Check out the schedule below: Friday June 28th 6:00 – 10:00 AM Morning Show with 92.9  Continue Reading

It’s Never Too Early to Complete an Advance Directive

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth offers free advance care planning workshops When it comes to advance care planning, statistics show that there is a big difference between “talking” and “doing.” According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a recent study suggested that while 82 percent of people surveyed believe that putting their end-of-life care wishes in writing is a  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Just a reminder that the next Art for Fun art pARTy at SJIMA is this Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Our painting is the “Garden Gate”, with wisteria and a humming bird! The cost is $35. To register and for more info, go to http://www.sjima.org.

Department of Community Development June Closures

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The SJC Department of Community Development office will be closed on Wednesday June 19th and 26th. Staff will be training on the new permit software and expediting permit application review. We apologize for any inconvenience. You may submit questions online to the land use planners and building permit plans examiners using the forms found at  Continue Reading

Jan Hansen is Everyday Hero

Posted on June 16, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Jan Hansen recently received a Certificate of Appreciation and a $100 gift certificate as the FH Kiwanis nominee for the Everyday Hero award. In presenting the award, Kiwanis President Doug Popham stated “The Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor has a history of honoring people who go above and beyond what is expected of them without  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Summer Yoga at the Mullis Center

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

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… If you can breathe you can do yoga. So they say and I believe it. One of the most useful things I’ve learned in yoga class is the long, deep, yoga breath. To do it, you fill your lungs  Continue Reading

On This Day in History

Posted on June 15, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Does the name Lyman Cutlar ring a bell? It was 160 years ago today that Lyman Cutlar shot a pig, thus igniting an international dispute that nearly drew the United States and Great Britain into war. The previous year, gold was struck up on the Fraser River north of here and that drew thousands of  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

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

This month’s dance features two of our favorites, Eric Anderson and Joe Micheals, trading calling and musical duties, and who are bringing their friends Sande Gillette on fiddle and Betsey Cooper on flute to join them. A very versatile group promising a great dance here on the island. As always with contra dance, all dances  Continue Reading

Siri’s Summer Ferry Schedule

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

The WSF Summer 2019 Sailing Schedule is now online to help you plan any upcoming trips. Print versions will be available on vessels and at terminals soon. The summer schedule runs from Sunday, June 23, through Saturday, Sept. 28. The cover features a poem written by Friday Harbor High School student Siri Lindstrum, the #WSFHaiku  Continue Reading

Letter To The Editor

Posted on June 14, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In light of Diane Ball’s retirement as principal from Friday Harbor Elementary, the Family Umbrella Group wanted to extend a thank you for her contributions to the Family Umbrella Group and this community. Diane was integral in extending our scholarship program to all qualified preschools on this island. Currently we offer scholarships to Children’s House  Continue Reading

Officer Talks Down Suicidal Teen

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 7:51 am, by

Just heard this about our island’s own Kevin Holmes. Check it out here on Q13 News… Way to go Kevin!

Orca Sing 2019

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas and celebrate Orca Action Month. This year’s event is the 20th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 22, with the music beginning at 7 p.m. This year,  Continue Reading

New Book by John Geyman

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

John Geyman, M.D. announces publication of: Struggling and Dying Under Trumpcare: How We Can Fix This Fiasco. Dr. Geyman has been writing about U.S. health care policy and reform since 2002. This book describes the health care situation in our country and the current proposals in Congress. He offers evidence based information which supports Medicare For  Continue Reading

Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker

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

  Island Rec is hiring a part-time seasonal Park Maintenance worker to assist with the maintenance of John O. Linde Community Park.  We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking, customer service oriented person interested in being part of the Island Rec team.  This is a 20 hour a week position.  Rate of pay is $16  Continue Reading

2019 Friday Harbor Fireworks Information

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Do you remember how great the fireworks were last year? The Chamber needs your help in raising some fireworks funds! Thanks to a generous matching grant from Kings Market and lodging tax funds from the Town of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has once again commissioned local talent and pyrotechnical director,  Continue Reading

Kiwanis 4th of July Pig War Picnic

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Save the Date! You’re not going to want to miss this year’s Pig War Picnic.  Live Music, Kids Games, Beer Garden and much much more.    If you were there last year, you joined hundreds of island families who brought their kids, friends, and relatives to our one-of-a-kind community picnic.  We are expecting an even  Continue Reading

2019 Three Lakes Triathlon and Kings Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 10k

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Prepare to share the road with cyclists, runners and race officials this weekend. Attention Drivers, on Saturday June 15th the Lakedale Three Lakes Triathlon will kick off its 7th year with cyclists and runners on the roadways and on the 18th Annual King’s SJI Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k runners will be on the roads  Continue Reading

Real Estate News

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares more Real Estate tips… Update to Our Internet Connection Rock Island has been busy for the last 4 years installing the base structure for our fiber and other internet connection options throughout the County. I decided to write this article as a layperson so that the options for our Internet service  Continue Reading

Firefighters Respond to Residential Fire

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm, by

On June 11, 2019 San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to an early morning, fully engulfed residential fire in the White Point area on San Juan Island. The fire was contained to a two-story residential structure that started around 2:15 a.m. The residents were able to quickly evacuate the home and call 911.  Continue Reading

Family Art Days

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Time For Summer Fun And Exploring Salish Sea Life For families of all ages-join the fun. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art‘s (SJIMA) Summer Family Art Days begin Saturday June 29th, from noon to 4:00 pm, in the orchard adjacent to the museum at 540 Spring Street. Children and their family members are encouraged  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Alexandra Adinolf is the Volunteer of the Month for June. Alex became a volunteer at the animal shelter at the beginning of the year and has been a wonderful addition to the organization.  She visits the shelter each week to walk and socialize with the  Continue Reading