Letter from SJ Public Schools Foundation

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 9:34 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Rich Meenan… The leaves are changing, the kids are back in school, and the fall fundraising campaign of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation (SJPSF) is underway. Non-profit and all volunteers, the SJPSF has a simple mission: support K-12 public education on San  Continue Reading

Looking for Financial Aid for College?

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 9:30 am, by

Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce its participation again this year in the “College Goal Washington” event on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at SVC’s Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. College Goal Washington is a program that helps students and families complete the FAFSA or WASFA (Free Application for Federal  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 9:27 am, by

Here’s an update from Merri Ann Simonson on the local real estate market… The third quarter results for San Juan Island and the County were consistent with the market recovery we have enjoyed over the last few years. Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume on San Juan Island was $102,639,659 with a total of 198  Continue Reading

And Just Like That…

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Debbie Sandwith from the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby writes to let you know… The Derby is SOLD OUT. Please email/call to get on the waiting list. In all years past we have had cancellations. We certainly appreciate the strong support of our participants. ~ Thank You! Debbie Sandwith market@rocheharbor.com 360-378-5562

Escape to the Original NEVERLAND

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play takes us to the origins of a far-off place known as “Neverland” –and the characters we fell in love with in the classic Peter Pan. The Tony Award-winning, magical, and hilarious musical adventure by Rick Elice (based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson) is presented in the  Continue Reading

Blood Drive at Mullis Center Wednesday October 11

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 6:01 pm, by

You can help Las Vegas shooting victims. On Monday morning, Bloodworks Northwest communicated with United Blood Services in Las Vegas to offer emergency blood components to treat those injured in the horrific shooting Sunday night. UBS advised that while their immediate hospital requirements are being met, additional supplies will be needed. We expect to be  Continue Reading

Rotary Donates Locally and Internationally

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from their 11th annual Concours  d’Elegance held on august 27th at the San Juan Vineyards. This event was co-sponsored with the Sports Car Club of San Juan Islands. John Lackey of Hospice San Juan, Jennifer Armstrong of Family Resource Center,  Continue Reading

Facebook Marketing Workshop

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

EDC offers free Facebook marketing workshop Social media is revolutionizing the way we use the internet, and its low- or no-cost tools can be used by small businesses to achieve remarkable results. Join the EDC to learn more about Facebook marketing at a FREE workshop on Wednesday, October 25th on San Juan Island. The course  Continue Reading

Burn Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Posted on October 7, 2017 at 10:58 am, by

Thom is out of town for the next few weeks so the previously scheduled work party on Sunday, October 15, is not happening. However – the onset of cooler and wet weather is the perfect time to burn those piles! The ever fabulous Doug McCutchen has scheduled Wednesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 12, for  Continue Reading

Only 10 Spots Left…

Posted on October 7, 2017 at 10:52 am, by

Debbie Sandwith writes in to let you know the Salmon Derby is quickly filling up… YowZa!!!! ONLY 10 spots left in the 2018 RH Salmon Classic held on Jan 18-20th, 2018!!! Attached is an entry form, don’t hesitate to email, fax or call your team in soon! Last year we sold out by October 17th!  Continue Reading

Concientious Projector

Posted on October 7, 2017 at 10:41 am, by

Rob Simpson is back with a new installment of the Conscientious Projector Series. Here he is with the scoop… Extraterrestrial Contact > The Evidence ​This Monday, 7:00 PM (Oct. 9th) in the library Conference Room, Conscientious Projector invites you to discuss a forbidden topic. Have we had contact with extraterrestrial civilizations?​​ ​Mainstream media makes the  Continue Reading

FHFF Tickets On Sale Now

Posted on October 7, 2017 at 10:21 am, by

Online ticket sales are available at http://www.fhff.org/purchase-tickets/  Pre-sale of festival tickets are available at the FHFF Office, payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.  Tickets are also on sale through the San Juan Community Theatre Box Office at https://tickets.sjctheatre.org/.  FHFF ticket prices are among the lowest cost admission of any regional film festival. Tickets  Continue Reading

Green Home Tour – San Juan Island

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

The 2017 Green Home Tour is here! Join us at the San Juan Grange in Friday Harbor for an introduction to Green Building Technology, Networking and Green Talks! Then hop into one of our Electric Vehicles for a guided tour of some of San Juan Island’s greenest homes! Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00 am  Continue Reading

October is National Co-op Month!

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Co-ops in the San Juan Islands are teaming up to celebrate National Co-op month. OPALCO, San Juan Island Food Co-op and Orcas Food Co-op are all hosting member appreciation events this month to celebrate the benefits of co-ops. As member-owned and member-controlled businesses, cooperatives commit to meeting the needs of their members and building stronger  Continue Reading

Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Shakeout In The San Juan Islands It’s just two weeks until the 2017 Great Washington Shakeout drill on October 19th. You can join the growing number of islanders who are preparing for “the big one” by signing up for the Shakeout Drill. So far, nearly 1100 people in the islands are involved. This includes two  Continue Reading

Unusual Container Class

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Window Sills In Winter Brighten your winter home with your favorite herbs, Jonny Jump Ups, or maybe succulents, in whimsical window sill planters.   You will be provided with a selection of containers, plants and seeds. Expert guidance, proper potting medium and a warm beverage complete this SJI Garden Club class. We would like to  Continue Reading

Safety Fair at the Fire Station

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Park Announces Visitor Center Fall and Winter Hours

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park announces its change of visitor center hours of operation for the fall and winter seasons. On Saturday, September 30th, 2017 fall hours went into effect. During the fall season: English Camp Visitor Center will be closed until the summer of 2018. American Camp Visitor Center will be open from  Continue Reading

Port Looks to Fill Open Commission Position

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor has posted a notice requesting letters of interest for the open Commission position. http://www.portfridayharbor.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Commissioner-Recruitment-Notice.pdf http://www.portfridayharbor.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Topics-to-consider.pdf Both documents can be found on our website at: http://www.portfridayharbor.org/port-district-1-commissioner-recruitment-notice/

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 9:18 am, by

SJI Prevention Coalition is working with NW Education Services District (NWESD) to put on a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.  This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a  Continue Reading


Posted on October 5, 2017 at 8:58 am, by

WaterWorks Gallery in cooperation with Deryl Walls, Executor of the Estate of Guy Anderson is pleased to present a collection of rarely seen works including drawings, woodblocks and paintings. Fragments represents work from many periods in his life, everything from large symbolist paintings to delicate woodblocks and drawings, ultimately showcasing the artist’s works in multiple  Continue Reading

BLM Advisory Committee to meet in Friday Harbor

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 8:45 am, by

The Bureau of Land Management today announced it will hold a meeting of the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee, demonstrating that partnerships and inclusion are vital to managing sustainable, working public lands. The public is welcome to attend the meeting which will occur on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Friday Harbor Grange, 152  Continue Reading

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