Firefighter of the Month

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the March 2019 Firefighter of the Month. Firefighter Brien Sesby was selected Firefighter of the Month due to his commitment to clear access at the Mullis Street fire station during the big February snow storm. Having clear and safe routes for emergency equipment  Continue Reading

Dance Camps over Spring Break

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

  Study ballet and contemporary dance with Jeanne Peihl at Salish Sea Ballet during Spring Break! Dancers will work on learning and improving dance technique, creating choreography, and producing a short performance for end of camp. Please bring socks or ballet slippers, a snack, and water bottle. This camp, for ages 8-12, runs from 1:30-4pm,  Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses

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

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th: 8:30am –  Continue Reading

Statement from PWWA

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

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Kyle Wall, a Senior Account Executive with the Seattle based public relations firm The Fearey Group, sharing this statement from the Pacific Whale Watch Association on the passing of HB 1580 in the Washington State House and SB 5577 in the Senate… “We have  Continue Reading

Port Commission Meeting

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

There will be a Port Commission Meeting at 271 Front Street ( that’s the Port meeting room, under San Juan Yacht Club) today – Wednesday, March 13th, at 4:00 pm. Click here to see the Meeting Agenda

31-Day Food Revolution

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Local health coach and Qigong instructor Stephanie Prima is featured in the current top-selling health book in the country, ‘31-Day Food Revolution,’ written by Ocean Robbins, founder of the Food Revolution Network (FRN). The book is an impeccably researched yet charmingly accessible guide to using nutrient-dense foods to leverage greater health for you while also  Continue Reading

SJICF Launches New Website, Elects Board Chair

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

After many months of planning and testing, the SJI Community Foundation is excited to unveil its brand-new website. The completely redesigned site is thoughtfully presented to help donors, nonprofits and students easily access the many services provided by the Foundation, including grants, fund management and scholarships. The site features fillable forms, links to vital resources  Continue Reading

San Juan County Disability Advisory Committee

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Are you looking for a way to serve your community? San Juan County Elections is looking for persons with disabilities, and providers of services to persons with disabilities, to serve on the Disability Advisory Committee.  Washington State Law requires every county to have a Disability Advisory Committee. The committee must include persons with disabilities, and  Continue Reading

Evinrude Donation

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Skagit Valley College Marine Maintenance Technology program receives Evinrude outboard engine  Evinrude’s donation of $2 million in engines to the American Boat and Yacht Council Foundation will help train the next generation of Marine Technicians The Skagit Valley College Marine Maintenance Technology program is pleased to announce that it has received a new outboard engine  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag…

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

In the mailbag this morning here’s a letter from Sally Spicer of OrcaSong Farm on Orcas Island… I am writing this letter to beg the San Juan County Land Bank to invest the funds necessary to save the San Juan County agricultural institution that is Coffelt Farm. Only with the Land Bank’s help can we  Continue Reading

Spelling Bee Winners

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

Ted Strutz shares this photo of the winners of last week’s Rotary Spelling Bee… I thought you might like to have a photo from the spelling bee that the Rotary Club conducted. Here is winner Eve Hulse and runner-up Haley Rennick (in the middle) and their teacher Mrs Hallock of the Paideia Classical School. They  Continue Reading

Rock Solid Youth on Prevention Policy Day

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Debbi Fincher of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and Rock Solid Team Advisor shares this report with you… Rock Solid Youth Prevention Team represented the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and our community at the annual Prevention Policy Day in Olympia this February. This advocacy effort is organized by the Washington Association for Substance  Continue Reading

Stone & Bulloch, P.S.

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

Local long-time attorney Mary Stone is pleased to announce her firm is expanding with the addition of her new law partner, Robert Bulloch. The firm will now be known as Stone & Bulloch, P.S. “Bob brings over 20 years of legal experience as a litigator and trial attorney along with extensive experience serving clients in  Continue Reading

hird Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

There’s a Third Saturday Contra Dance coming up on Saturday… WHERE-Grange Hall in Friday Harbor WHEN-Saturday March 16th, 7 till 9 PM PRICE-$10 donation at the door, $5 students This month our caller is Amy Carroll, and our band is Forrest Carroll and Friends. Amy and Forrest have been here for our dances several times,  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Hi there. I’m Wellington. If you’re like me, you were born to be wild, but only moderately wild and only for a few minutes a day or when the red dot is in the room. For the most part, I prefer napping and having someone to watch television and cuddle with. I’m here at the  Continue Reading

A Letter of Thanks

Posted on March 9, 2019 at 5:53 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we find this letter from Rich Meenan… The San Juan Public Schools Foundation wants to thank everyone who helped make Monday night’s silver anniversary Knowledge Bowl a smashing success: The teams from Friday Harbor 8th through 12th grade, Spring Street International School, Kiwanians (congratulations, winners!), Lions, Soroptimists, and Rotarians for  Continue Reading

Fire Destroys Friday Harbor Commercial Building

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 12:02 pm, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — On Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2019 at 2:20 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to 911 fire call regarding a recreation vehicle fire adjacent to a commercial building on Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Upon arrival, the vehicle fire had quickly spread to trees and a propane tank  Continue Reading

Free Learning at the Library

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

The San Juan Island Library now offers free access to At you can find thousands of online classes about using technology and business. Popular classes include Photoshop and Quickbooks. All you need to do is visit Have your library card handy. Your pin is usually the last four digits of your telephone  Continue Reading

Self Care: Brain Health

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

This two-part workshop given by Katerina Wen, M.Ed. will focus on how breath, movement, and nutrition can enhance the health of your brain. For everyone that values the longevity of their brain and seeks to upgrade its capacity and performance! Classes are held Monday and Wednesday March 25th and 27th at Friday Harbor Holistic Health,  Continue Reading

Building Classes at SVC

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

It is that time of year for building and remodeling projects! The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College is running two separate building related classes.  One class will discuss tiny home building in San Juan Country and the other will discuss remodeling in San Juan County.  Classes are being held on both San Juan  Continue Reading

School Board Vacancy

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 8:28 am, by

San Juan Island School Board Director Jack McKenna announced his resignation from school board position #5 on February 27, 2019. The school board accepted his resignation with regret. Director McKenna will be missed and the district would like to thank him for his 7.5 years of dedicated service to the students and community of San  Continue Reading

Spring Ahead on Sunday

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

This weekend – Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 AM – Daylight Saving Time begins. Spring is almost here and the days are getting longer. Don’t forget to set your clock forward one hour – (Probably when you go to bed Saturday) so at 2:00 AM it will really be 3:00 AM. This may also be  Continue Reading