Wednesday at Brickworks

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The SJC Democrats invite you to this event on Wednesday night… Please join us at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 22 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor to hear and participate in a discussion of recent developments in U.S. foreign, trade, and immigration policies in the Trump era, followed by Q&A. The discussion will be led  Continue Reading

Mayor seeks youth to fill position on Friday Harbor Arts Commission

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

Mayor Farhad Ghatan is seeking one youth representative for appointment to the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). This appointee willl join seven other commissioners in representing the interests of the Town, community, and local artists as they advise the Town Council on the cultivation, selection, acquisition, and placement of public art. “This is an excellent  Continue Reading

SJC Fair in Photos 4

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 10:16 pm, by

And just like that, the 2018 San Juan County Fair is history. Click below to see images from Day Four.

Eat Local

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Some remarkable frozen meals are coming to King’s Market. Eat Local is a 12 year old company out of Seattle that specializes in fine frozen foods. They currently have 3 retail locations, (on Capitol Hill, Queen Anne and Burien), and a few stores that sell some of their products, but King’s Market in Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

Island Senior: An Evening With Local Writers

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… You don’t have to spend much time here to realize that we have a wealth of local talent on our small Island. Our artists, musicians, and thespians are often on display but it is unusual to see a room full  Continue Reading

SJC Fair in Photos3

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:21 pm, by

Click below to see more images from the San Juan County Fair. These are all from Day Three

New Director/Instructor at Dance Workshop 2

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

This Fall, Dance Workshop 2 welcomes Emily Anton as artistic director and ballet teacher. Owner and current director Lina Downes is so excited to be entrusting Emily with the future of the ballet program that she has run continuously since 2006. Following a successful performing career as a professional ballet dancer in New York City  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Art Sale

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

First Ever Sale of Leo Lambiel’s Personal Art Collection to Benefit Orcas Center Leo Lambiel may be the greatest San Juan Islands art collector of all time. After almost 50 years of collecting, the Leo Lambiel Art Sale on 25 & 26 August 2018, held at Lambiel’s waterfront home on the east shore of Eastsound,  Continue Reading

$10,000 Reward

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward for Information on Explosives Placed on Orcas Island The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for placing explosives near a trail in the San Juan County Land Bank  Continue Reading

SJC Fair in Photos2

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 9:53 pm, by

Click below to see more images from the San Juan County Fair. These are all from Day Two

SJC Fair in Photos

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Did you make it to the Fair on Wednesday? Click below to see some images from the afternoon on Day One.

Randy Hansen Rocks the SJC Fair

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Randy Hansen’s tribute to Jimi Hendrix was a great way to end Day One of the 2018 SJC Fair. Here are some photo highlights of the event:

Fight Fire with Fire

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Notice any smoke in the air this summer? Yeah, how about last summer? Has it always been wildfire season in the summer or is this something new? Check out the video below for some answers…  

Harbor Seal

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares this photo of a big male Harbor Seal resting on the dock at Friday Harbor (being watched over by animal folks from Animal Stranding Network) after he had been in a fight… Thanks Kevin!

Calling All Twelves!

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Calling All Twelves! Thursday at the Fair is Seahawks Fan Fest! Or is it Fair Fest? Fan Fest! Bring your Seahawk Spirit, wear your Seahawks gear and meet a Seahawk, a SeaGal and DJ Supa Sam, official DJ for the Seahawks. Be there! Thursday Night from 8:00 to 9:00 on the Main Stage.

Road Construction Will Cause Traffic Disruptions

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Web, “A” and Nichols Street Improvement Project Causing Traffic Disruption On Friday, August 17th Traffic will be disrupted this Friday, August 17, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while specialty contractors prepare the cement treated sub-base for the roadway on Web and “A” Streets. The Contractor will begin roadwork at the Nichols & A  Continue Reading

Explore The Salish Sea: A Nature Guide For Kids

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 9:47 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are excited to host an evening for both kids and adults. Come out for Joe Gaydos’ lively and inter-active book talk– Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids— at the Library on Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 pm. This is a book that children and  Continue Reading

Real Estate News with Merri Ann

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 9:47 am, by

New Vacation Rental Permit Requirements I have reviewed the County’s new Vacation Rental Permit requirements and I found them most reasonable, I think they did a good job. As a REALTOR, working in the field, I only noted two areas that may be difficult for some property owners to adapt to. Management plan on file  Continue Reading

Air quality affected by wildfire smoke

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm, by

Air monitors in our region today are reporting ‘unhealthy’ levels of particulate matter in the air due to wildfire smoke, largely from fires burning in British Columbia. San Juan County Health & Community Services is advising the public to limit time spent outdoors and avoid strenuous activities outdoors. Outdoor smoke contains very small particles and  Continue Reading

Time for Another Flash Mob

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 9:48 am, by

Okay, it’s no secret, we have another Flash Mob at the Fair by the Rock Solid Youth and the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition! It will happen on Saturday during the Trashion Fashion Show on the Main Stage, at about 6pm. Watch the video above to learn the moves and then come groove with us.  Continue Reading

Strong to the Core Pilates

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 9:18 am, by

You may already know this, but for those who don’t, there’s a new Pilates studio in town. Debbie Warren moved from New England to the island with her husband and grown daughter in February and has opened a studio on A Street. Her studio is called Strong to the Core Pilates and she provides private  Continue Reading

Fountainsun with John Bellows and Glenn Hendrick

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 8:54 am, by

Glenn Hendrick shares this musical invitation with you… August is the height of the music season on San Juan Island, with so much to get your feet moving at excellent spots in town like Mr. Believable’s and the San Juan Summer Arts Festival. But for a moment of quiet contemplation and a breath of forest  Continue Reading