Joe Gaydos to Receive Film Festival’s Local Hero Award

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is delighted to announce that Joe Gaydos will be the honored recipient of the 2019 Local Hero Award for his work as a Senior Wildlife Veterinarian and Science Director for the SeaDoc Society. The Local Hero Award is presented each year to a present or former resident of the San Juan  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Shopping With “Soroptibucks”

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Eating fresh wholesome food is one of the cornerstones of maintaining good health. As anyone who shops for food knows, this can get expensive. Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor has generated greater access to good food by partnering with San  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Jeannetta Noland as the Volunteer of the Month for September, 2019. Jeannetta started volunteering at the animal shelter in 2016 and has been a loyal and regular volunteer.  Jeannetta can always be counted on to cuddle cats. The staff and board of directors of APS-FH extend  Continue Reading

Elizabeth Jean Bell  1968 – 2019

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Elizabeth Jean Bell, of Friday Harbor, Washington, unexpectedly passed away September 8, 2019 at the age of 51. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Ralph and Elizabeth Smith of Los Altos, California, and John and Jean Bell of Friday Harbor, Washington. Elizabeth is survived by her parents, Jack and Sherry Bell, her sister  Continue Reading

Socially Active: Tiny Radio Launches Tiny TV YouTube Channel

Posted on September 15, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

For the past 8 years Friday Harbor Tiny Radio has hosted high school sports on 1650 AM and on FHTinyRadio.com. FH Tiny Radio will now stream live football, basketball, soccer, softball, and baseball games for the 2019-20 season. With little fanfare it started with last Friday’s home opener for the football team.   “Surprisingly we had  Continue Reading

Free Farm Tours on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez Islands

Posted on September 15, 2019 at 9:49 am, by

Three Weekends of Farm Tours on Three Islands in September and October The Savor the Flavor Fall Farm Tours on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez island are every Saturday and Sunday starting September 21st.  New this year, admission is free.  “We took away the barrier of admission so people of all economic backgrounds can come  Continue Reading

Thank you, SJI Community Foundation!

Posted on September 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The Matching Grant opportunity at the Fair was a real boon to the San Juan Community Home Trust as we plan for our next project on Price Street in Friday Harbor. Our permanently affordable homes are critical to the health of our island community. As we wrap up our third neighborhood, Sun Rise II, we  Continue Reading

Free Shred Event

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 9:09 am, by

This just in… Islander’s Bank is holding a Free Shred and Customer Appreciation Event TODAY (Friday, Sep. 13th) starting at 11:00. It’s happening at their Friday Harbor branch on the corner of Blair Avenue and Park Street. The event will go until 1:00 pm or until the shred truck is full, whichever comes first. Shredding  Continue Reading

Celebrate 40 Years with Friends of the San Juans on October 12th

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Friends of the San Juans cordially invites you to a spirited celebration of our collective work together here on Lopez and throughout the ecosystem of the Salish Sea! On October 12, from 4-6 pm at the San Juan Island Yacht Club, we will gather to connect, learn, and celebrate 40 years of people coming together  Continue Reading

Yi Ren Qigongâ

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

How to Find Balance, Greater Energy, and Longevity from Inside Out Yi Ren Qigongâ is a powerful self-help form that blends ancient Chinese self-healing techniques with modern science to develop the body’s bio-energetic ‘Qi’ system for greater health, vitality, and self-awareness. The Foundation 1A class at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center meets on Thursdays,  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Back to Fitness

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Join Casey Wade and Morgan Johnston, Tuesdays and Thursdays this Fall for a 6 week, back to fitness boot camp at John O. Linde Community Park. This class runs from September 24 – October 31st, 8:20-9:10am. We will focus on body-weight workouts, and meeting you wherever you’re at in your fitness journey. All Abilities and  Continue Reading

SJC Online Permit Center

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

The Department of Community Development is excited to announce that the you can now search for permits, check permit status, request code enforcement, pay fees, and request inspections through the **NEW** San Juan County Online Permit Center. Links to the new online permit center are found on the Community Development Webpage or at the following  Continue Reading

Up Close

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

This weekend only, The San Juan Community Theatre will feature a unique musical and poetic experience, focused on intergenerational collaboration. Up Close opens Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm and continues through Sunday. Up Close features stories, poems, and songs written in collaboration with elders from San Juan Island.  Professional composers and writers collaborate with  Continue Reading

Climate Strike

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This invitation was sent to you by Friday Harbor Youth… At 10:30am on Friday, September 20th, at the Friday Harbor courthouse lawn, students from San Juan Island, in conjunction with students from around the world, will be striking to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. The strike is taking place three  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth

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

Fish For Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor Islanders unable to afford dental care, can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit Fish For Teeth on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Mullis Community Center on San Juan Island. “Many volunteers and local businesses work as a  Continue Reading

Great Islands Clean-up

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

Help make San Juan Island “Plastic Free by the Sea”! This year’s Fall Great Islands Clean-up is on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Join the county-wide greening event and collect litter from public beaches and roadways. Pick-up your trash collection equipment at the central meet location next to Bonnie’s Creative Passions at 635 Spring Street in  Continue Reading

Fall Oak Team Work Party

Posted on September 11, 2019 at 5:37 am, by

Hello Oakies! Summer flew by and fall is on the horizon. This Sunday, Land Bank stewards, Carlton and Kayla, will join Oakie Extraordinaire, Thom Pence, in leading the Oak Team work party. When? September 15 10:00am to 2:00pm RSVP required (e-mail tanjaw@sjclandbank.org). Where? We will meet at the base of Cady Mountain Preserve . Turn  Continue Reading

Northwest Coast Art Stylin’

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 10:54 am, by

Local native artist, Rande Cook, has a firm grip on the wheel of the Kwakwakawak’w imagination. His new artful odyssey will come rumbling through Friday Harbor on Saturday, September 14th. His reception at Arctic Raven Gallery will be at 5pm that afternoon. Works will be on display until October 19th. Kwagūl Stylin’ began when Rande  Continue Reading

Meet Eba the Whale-poop-sniffing dog at SJIMA

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Maybe out on the water you saw a dog, in sunglasses no less, on the prow of a small boat and wondered what they were doing. Well, now you can get an answer! Come meet Dr. Debora Giles and Eba at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) lobby and learn about Eba’s job  Continue Reading

Kenmore Air Offers Discounts To Fly To Friday Harbor Film Festival

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Kenmore Air, the official airline of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, is offering a 10% discount on flights between Seattle and Friday Harbor from October 24 – 28. Flights eligible for this offer include seaplane trips between Lake Union and Friday Harbor Marina, as well as land plane flights between Boeing Field and Friday  Continue Reading

Carol Whalen Beats Meningitis. Thank You, Community!

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

We hear some good news from Bristol & Desi Whalen… Hello everyone, This is the post our family has prayed we’d be able to write since Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — an unbelievable 62 days ago. Our beautiful Rockstar Mom BEAT MENINGITIS AND IS COMING HOME!!! We are bringing her unparalleled smile and gorgeous spirit  Continue Reading

Island Rec Offers First Aid and CPR Class

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:00 am, by

Upon successful completion of this class you will walk away with life-saving skills and a First Aid certification from the American Heart Association that is valid for two years! This is an ideal class for parents, babysitters, volunteer coaches and recreation leaders ages 15 and up. First Aid will take place on Wednesday, September 25 from  Continue Reading