Animal Protection Society Presents Pet Of The Week

Posted on April 7, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximately 5 years Sex: Female Breed: Mystery mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Look into my eyes…deeper, deeper…that’s it…do you feel your heart swelling? That’s very good. Ok! Now that Libby has successfully gotten your attention and you have most likely fallen in love with her, we can tell  Continue Reading

Join San Juan County Boards For Fair, San Juan Island Library, More

Posted on April 7, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan County The San Juan County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the county’s website at http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Those interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an advisory  Continue Reading

County, Nonprofits Host Mobile Dental Visits On San Juan, Orcas, Lopez

Posted on April 6, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County Residents of San Juan County who don’t have dental insurance or who are covered by Medicaid, which is called Apple Health in Washington, can get free or reduced-cost dental care at upcoming mobile clinics on each of the islands. This is a public-private partnership making dental care available. Data from 2019  Continue Reading

American Legion Offers Scholarships, Encourages All To Apply

Posted on April 6, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Minnie Knych, American Legion Post 163 Auxiliary  The American Legion offers scholarships, and students should apply even if they think they aren’t eligible.  American Legion Scholarships Over $203,500 in scholarships is awarded each year to the top winners in the American Legion National Oratorical Contest. The state winners of the contest receive $5,000 for  Continue Reading

Apply For Washington State COVID Relief Grants For Agriculture

Posted on April 6, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Washington State Department of Agriculture The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s COVID-19 Sector Recovery grants are available thanks to a partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce, and will provide grant funds to small businesses in four sectors: Small-scale shellfish growers Farmers market organizations Agritourism farms Small breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries  Continue Reading

Island Rec Hosts Beginners’ Dungeons and Dragons Class

Posted on April 5, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Island Rec Island Rec is offering a Dungeons and Dragons beginner Zoom class. Join Joshua Mellinger and Luke Otis for their junior project program. Dungeons and Dragons builds teamwork, problem-solving skills and creative thinking. And most of all it is fun! This class will be held over Zoom. Joshua and Luke will provide all  Continue Reading

Join Spring Street International School Lecture On Herbalism

Posted on April 5, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Spring Street International School   Don’t miss out on Spring Street International School’s final event in our 2021 virtual nature speaker series, featuring herbalist Callie North at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14.   Register for the event here.   North co-owns and runs two businesses on Lopez Island: a brick-and-mortar shop Northsea Apothecary and  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Sculpture Park Hiring Summer Position

Posted on April 5, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Island Sculpture Park San Juan Island Sculpture Park is looking for an activity coordinator from June through September. Duties include helping to select and facilitate two artist positions for our community art events scheduled every Saturday from June 19 through Sept. 4. Advance work would include event promotion and coordinating with artists.  Continue Reading

Section of Southbound Mullis Street In Friday Harbor Closes For Two Weeks

Posted on April 4, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor is continuing construction on a Mullis Street roundabout, and the existing pavement will be demolished this week to prepare a subbase for the roadway. Mullis Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic for vehicles traveling northbound from Monday, April 5 to about  Continue Reading

Should You Travel During Spring Break? San Juan County Provides Advice

Posted on April 4, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Cases are rising across the United States, Washington and here in San Juan County. No one knows for sure how steep this next wave of cases will be or how long it will last. The expectation is that it could be severe (variants + very relaxed precautions = more COVID), but  Continue Reading

Letter: Consider An Off-Island Vaccination

Posted on April 4, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Susan West, San Juan Island Island Drug, in Oak Harbor, has hundreds of vaccine appointments available each day online for eligible recipients. Signing up is easy, and receiving the vaccine is free.   Island Drug has all three brands of vaccine — the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson, the Pfizer which is approved for anyone  Continue Reading

Registration For COVID Vaccinations On San Juan Opens Monday

Posted on April 3, 2021 at 10:59 pm, by

Lopez, Orcas Vaccinations Available At Local Providers From San Juan County San Juan County Health and Community Services will be opening registration for first dose vaccine appointments at 9 a.m., Monday, April 5. These appointments will be for San Juan Island. Lopez doses will be administered by Lopez Island Pharmacy and Orcas doses will be given  Continue Reading

County Quarantines Elementary School Cohort, 16 San Juan High Schoolers

Posted on April 3, 2021 at 10:51 pm, by

From San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School District would like to thank San Juan County Health and Community Services for their quick response and attention to details about managing COVID-19 exposure in the public schools.  Upon learning that there were three potential cases of COVID-19 that had been diagnosed in the past  Continue Reading

County Reports 10 New COVID Cases On San Juan, Zero On Orcas, Lopez

Posted on April 3, 2021 at 10:47 pm, by

From San Juan County Since the last update on Friday, March 26, total cases in San Juan County have increased from 131 to 141. There are 56 close contacts of positive cases currently in active quarantine. Orcas Island There are no new cases on Orcas Island since the last update. There are no confirmed positive  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Offers Summer Camps For All Ages

Posted on April 3, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre The San Juan Community Theatre will hold summer 2021 camps outdoors at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Camp registration for “Could You Hug a Cactus” and “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” opens April 5 at sjctheatre.org. See audition information below for “101 Dalmatians Kids.” “Could You Hug a Cactus?”  Continue Reading

San Juan County Seeks Orcas Member for Housing Advisory Committee

Posted on April 3, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Are you an Orcas resident who is passionate and knowledgeable about affordable housing in San Juan County? San Juan County is seeking a new member for the Housing Advisory Committee to fill the Orcas Island position on the committee. The committee is the main advisory body to the San Juan County  Continue Reading

Health Care Enrollment Extends Through Aug. 15 With Lower Premiums

Posted on April 3, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Washington Healthplanfinder Due to recent federal action bringing new savings opportunities to current and new individual health insurance market customers, Washington Healthplanfinder is extending the current special enrollment period from May 15 through Aug. 15. This aligns with the recent federal announcement extending the special enrollment period for those using the federal marketplace. This  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Local Celebrities Support Meals On Wheels

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae. We cannot say it enough. More than ever during this time of Covid, San Juan County’s Senior Nutrition Program, “Meals on Wheels” serves as a lifeline to many of our island seniors. With usual fundraising events still out of  Continue Reading

Celebrate Earth Day With San Juan Preservation Trust On Henry Island

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Preservation Trust Only a short boat ride from busy Roche Harbor, Henry Island Preserve feels like a world away, straddling the boundary between the shallow waters of Mosquito Pass and the blue depths of Haro Strait. Come ashore to celebrate Earth Day 2021 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., April 22 by enjoying some  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Pet Of The Week

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximatly 2 years Sex: Male Breed: Shepherd mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/ Cisco is the sweetest little buddy! Weighing in at just under 40 lbs, he is the perfect medium-sized dog! Cisco is a recent arrival to the shelter and is still a bit worried, but is very  Continue Reading

Utility Construction Continues On New Friday Harbor Roundabout

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The town is continuing construction on a Mullis Street roundabout, and sewer and storm mains under Spring Street between First and Second Streets will be replaced around April 5.  This will be the final phase to complete utility replacement on Spring Street from the waterfront to the roundabout. The  Continue Reading

‘Chainsaw’ Orca Seen Near Henry Island

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Center For Whale Research The Center For Whale Research’s 15th orca encounter in 2021 was on March 29 and brought sightings of the whale “Chainsaw.” The whales were still heading quickly north toward Henry Island in loosely spread groups. Our first pass was a semi-backlit one with a lot of whales coming up at  Continue Reading