Office Center a Total Loss in Fire

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 5:08 pm, by

On Thursday afternoon, March 7th, an RV parked next to Office Supplies Plus, caught fire and ignited the building as well. Propane a propane tank in the RV helped accelerate the blaze and it quickly burned out of control. Everyone inside the building got out safely and called 911 but the building and the RV  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Build-a-Racer Workshop

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

This year Island Rec is offering a how-to workshop on building your car for the Hill of Thrills race, led by STEM veteran Cecil Dent. Utilize tools and workshop space at the FH High School’s STEM building. Get ideas and hands-on assistance to craft and assemble alongside Cecil. Attendance of the workshop starts at a  Continue Reading

2019 Annual Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The annual Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale is coming soon! Just in time for spring planting – and spring is coming. There are hundreds of natives in containers, including flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees. Plants from the Salish Seeds project are included. They grow species native to county grasslands, oak savannahs and prairies. Plants are  Continue Reading

Leviathan Delusion in Paradise Lost

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag this morning, we have this letter from Steve Ulvi… Glancing at caller ID on a recent snowy morning, I guessed that my old Alaska pal, Archie was riled up about something.   Most likely a retaliatory shot in response to the brow-beating I served up previously. I had been pretty steamed  Continue Reading

NPS Issues Decision on the American Camp Visitor Center Replacement Project

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – San Juan Island National Historical Park today announced the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the 2018 Replace American Camp Temporary Visitor Center Environmental Assessment (EA). The FONSI, which was signed by National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director Stan Austin, identifies the selected alternative and is  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival 2019 Theme & Poster Contest

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm, by

Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 29th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 4th, 2019! We are pleased to announce…. I am Super Island Rec needs your help to design the poster for this year’s Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s festival theme.  Continue Reading

It’s always a good day!

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Here’s this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… “It’s always a good day!” – Etta Lightheart Egeland, on any given day of her life in response to “Have a good day!” This is National Women’s History Month, designated by Congress in 1987. Who better to feature this month for women’s  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Cynthia’s  Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – March 7th from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick  Continue Reading

An Update from the Islands’ Oil Spill Association

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In Eastsound on February 26th nearly 30 people from a range of backgrounds and skillsets gathered for the second monthly meeting of the 2019 Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) Action Team. This group of interested volunteers has been working tirelessly since the beginning of the year in an effort to revitalize IOSA’s ability to respond  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Tim Revercomb is the Volunteer of the Month for March. Tim became a volunteer at the animal shelter at the beginning of the year and has been a wonderful addition to the organization. He visits the shelter three times a week to walk dogs and  Continue Reading

Public Reading

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:23 am, by

Please join us for a reading with Christopher Phillips on March 21st at the Spring Street International School Studio from 6-8 pm Spring Street International School is hosting a reading for Christopher Phillips, author of Socrates Café, Socrates in Love, A Child at Heart, and others. Christopher has worked with adolescents, adults, prisoners, and terminally  Continue Reading

Tap Into the Power of Dragons!

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Dragons! Certified Qigong Instructor Stephanie Prima will teach the 5 Dragons Qigong form on Tuesdays, 12:00 noon at Island Soul Studio (formerly XYZ Movement Arts) from March 3rd through April 30th. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind/body technique to enhance the body’s bio-energy system for greater health, vitality, and self-awareness. In Chinese culture, the dragon  Continue Reading

Public Information Workshop

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

The Port of Friday Harbor Commissioners will attend the Friday Harbor Airport Master Plan Planning Advisory Committee meeting and Public Information Workshop on Tuesday, March 5th at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center upper level classroom. The Planning Advisory Committee meeting will run from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, and the Public Information Workshop will run from  Continue Reading

Part Time Help Wanted

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

Established contemporary gallery located in Friday Harbor seeks part time sales associate The staffer should be congenial, stylish, have excellent people skills, a strong sales background, a curious mind, the ability to listen and work with clients on the acquisitions of artwork or jewelry and have an active interest in contemporary design, jewelry and/or art.  The gallery  Continue Reading

Seniors Vs. Staff Basketball Game

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:56 am, by

The FHHS Seniors vs Staff basketball game is on! Tip off for the annual GRAD NIGHT fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, March 8th at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm at Turnbull Gym for pre-game dinner and silent dessert auction. Throughout the evening, this entertaining event affords many fun opportunities for community members to support the  Continue Reading

A River’s Last Chance

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series – Best of the Fest – Tuesday, March 5th at the Grange at 7:00 pm A River’s Last Chance: A Story of Salmon, Timber, Weed and Wine along the Mighty Eel River – the award winning film about saving our Salmon and rivers. The Eel River in Northern California  Continue Reading

Killer Ale IPA Launch Party

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Ghostfish Brewing Partners with Orca Protection & Rescue to Release Limited Killer Ale IPA – Launch Party March 9th Seattle, WA – Ghostfish Brewing is set to launch Killer Ale IPA on March 9, 2019, a bold and distinctly Northwest influenced India Pale Ale brewed to benefit Washington-based Orca Protection & Rescue. Founded in 2018  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Well. Since you asked, those pants actually do make your butt look big. I’m just being honest. My name is Berry and I believe there are two types of people in the world: Those who like cats, and morons. If you fall into the first category, we should meet. I’m here at the animal shelter…  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Video Series

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with another in her San Juan Island Lifestyle video series. This one, she says, shares fishing in the Friday Harbor Classic Derby; freezing temperatures, wind, the rough water – so much fun!

Community Dinner

Posted on March 3, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

Here’s an invitation for you from Liz at the high school… We’re celebrating the onset on Spring with an awesome Community Dinner BBQ! It’s still too cold to eat outside, so join us in the FHHS Commons on March 13th from 5:30 -7:30. Meal Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for kids under 12.  Continue Reading

25th Annual Knowledge Bowl

Posted on March 2, 2019 at 10:29 am, by

The 25th silver anniversary of the Knowledge Bowl will be held on March 4 at 6:30 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre.  “This is a fun event for the entire community.  We celebrate knowledge,” said Karen Meenan, a Director of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, who is sponsoring the event.  A cross between  Continue Reading

SRKW Presentations

Posted on March 2, 2019 at 10:26 am, by

Protect What You Love: Southern Resident Orca Presentations and Community Discussions Friends of the San Juans will explore the plight of the Southern Resident orcas and engage the community in actions that can help their recovery. Orcas Island – Thursday, March 14, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, 62 Henry Rd. Lopez Island – Tuesday, March 19, 12 –  Continue Reading