Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Join us at the Fairgrounds for Creature From the Black Lagoon! A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone this Friday June 15th. Admission is  Continue Reading

Market Bucks Program

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

  Funders Promote Locally Grown Foods for the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering again with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, Orcas Island Community Foundation, and the Honeywell Foundation, to offer Market Bucks at Farmers Markets on Orcas and San Juan Islands. The Market Bucks  Continue Reading

EMTs of the Month

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan EMS previously recognized one EMT each month as an “EMT of the month.”  The lieutenants who help mentor and manage our volunteers felt it was important to honor an EMT from each team that has been organized to help fill a 24/7 schedule.  There are three teams of about 11 EMTs that rotate  Continue Reading

Letter from Nick Power

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

In the mailbag today we find this letter from Nick Power… Dear Editor: There has been a lot of ink spilled regarding the sign ordinance and the fact that the County has unquestionably been violating the First Amendment rights of all citizens since the day it was enacted in 1998. Most distressingly, the County has  Continue Reading

More Road Construction Ahead

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 2:33 pm, by

Construction has begun on Web Street and will continue for approximately 70 days. Traffic will be restricted to One Way on Web – Going from Argyle toward “A” Street only.  Do not enter from “A” Street or you will get turned around.

San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College Commencement

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

All of the San Juan Islands are invited to the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College 2018 Commencement celebrating our island’s graduating students.  The Commencement is being held Wednesday June 13th at 1:00 PM at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor.  Joining in the celebration of our graduates will be the President of Skagit Valley  Continue Reading

Amateur Radio Field Day

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan County Amateur Radio Society is pleased to announce that their ham radio operators will be at two locations in the County for the US-wide “Field Day”. The public is invited to stop by and ask questions, and perhaps even talk on an amateur radio, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. For over 100  Continue Reading

Tuesday Night Summer Film Series

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Can you believe that summer is about to arrive?  One certain sign is opening night of our Tuesday night film series.  This year there will be no admission charged.  Rather we are adopting a “Pay What You Can”  policy and encouraging those with the means to make (tax deductible!) contributions to the  Continue Reading

Jazz at the Labs

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The 18th annual Jazz at the Labs is coming! Friday Harbor Laboratories will again host this popular event, with dinner and amazing music. Date: June 30, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Website: https://bit.ly/2jsSpKx Admission: $40 (dinner & music) This event will include a festive dinner, served from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in FHL’s historic  Continue Reading

Summer Sailing for all Ages

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec sailing classes happen every summer in cooperation with the San Juan Sailing Foundation. Basic, Basic Teen & Adult, Intermediate, and Double Handed Sloop happen at Percich Pond on Wold Road, and at Jackson’s Beach. Participants will learn to rig, tack, jibe, recover from a capsize and other basic skills while sailing solo in  Continue Reading

Three Lakes Triathlon and King’s Marathon

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Share the road with cyclists, runners and race officials this weekend Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th – One Weekend, Two Great Events: 2018 Three Lakes Triathlon (Olympic, Sprint and Kids) and Kings Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 10k Attention Drivers – on Saturday June 16th, the Lakedale Three Lakes Triathlon will kick off its  Continue Reading

Parade Applications Now Available

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Applications Available For Friday Harbor’s 4th Of July Parade– Prize Money Encourages Themed Entries! The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has announced that applications are available for the 2018 4th of July Parade in downtown Friday Harbor. Participants are encouraged to sign up early due to limited parade space and time considerations. The Chamber  Continue Reading

LEOs say Thanks

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

Dear Editor, Another successful LEO Club Golf Scramble! We couldn’t do it without the SJ Golf Course giving us the course for a day! The LEO Club, sponsored by the Lions Club, gives the money earned back to the community in the form of community project grants and donations to worthy causes. This year, we  Continue Reading

Dear Editor…

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Tom Evans in Olga… The Art Of The Steal Good government is priceless. But it’s being stolen from us. I have 44 years of experience practicing law. Prosecutor. Assistant DA. Assistant AG. Attorney for three different police departments. City Attorney for 27 years. State  Continue Reading

J’s and L’s are Back

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 8:10 pm, by

Captain Hobbes Buchanan of San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours writes to let you know some of the southern residents are back… Hey San Juan Update, So on Saturday we had over 40 transient orca killer whales in our area, and most of them went by the entrance to Friday Harbor – a big  Continue Reading

SJISD News

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm, by

SJISD Interim Superintendent and new School Board Director Announced The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ms. Kari McVeigh has accepted our offer of employment as interim superintendent.  Ms. McVeigh has extensive experience as an educator starting with eleven years in the classroom followed by work as a  Continue Reading

Orpha’s Lilacs Before the Bulldozer

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

Those who have been reading the SJ Update for a while may recall a story from 4 years ago this month, “Before the Bulldozer“, describing how Friday Harbor resident Chinmayo saved a cherry tree that was growing on some land that was about to be bulldozed and developed for new construction. Well, she is at  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Physiotherapy & Wellness

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

Friday Harbor Physiotherapy & Wellness, the island’s new manual therapy, personal training, and health coaching provider, is celebrating its inception with an open house on Saturday, June 16th from 11 am to 4 pm. It will be held at their natural movement gym and wellness studio at 156 Moonlight Drive off of Bailer Hill Road.  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Diaz

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

Here’s a letter to you from Dr. Danna Diaz… (This reflects a correction to what was posted earlier) June 8, 2018 Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members: I am proud of my time in San Juan Island and there’s no one single accomplishment I can point to, because there are so many. Our student  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Allow me to speak freely. My name is Vegas and although I am clearly a cat, and a handsome one at that, I do not enjoy the company of other cats. I find them tedious and often insipid. This puts me at a disadvantage here at the animal shelter, you see. Here, they expect me  Continue Reading

The Tempest

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

Island Stage Left presents its twentieth anniversary production of “The Tempest” – Shakespeare’s magnificent and touching farewell to the stage. We hope you will join us for this enchanting story of a wondrous island where the stars align to let a lost man finally come to terms with his humanity and where bitterness and corruption  Continue Reading

School Board Meetings

Posted on June 10, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

On Monday June 11, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 9:00 am in the school district office, 285 Blair Ave.  This is an open public meeting to complete the final selection for the Interim Superintendent position. There will also be a Special School  Continue Reading

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