Retirement Party

Posted on January 23, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Dr. Burk Gossom is retiring after 40+ years of service and dedication to healthcare on San Juan Island. Please join your friends and neighbors in saying Thank You! January 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the SJI Grange Let’s show our appreciation to Dr. Gossom and say hello to Dr. William House. Bring your  Continue Reading

Kitchen Sink Dinners

Posted on January 23, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Announcing – Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island We are back after our beautiful week of snow!  Kitchen Sink Dinners. This Thursday, January 23rd from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Cynthia’s Bistro – 65 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to  Continue Reading

Why Be a Chamber Member?

Posted on January 23, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Chamber Chat: January 2020 Scott Sluis, Islanders Bank Sr. Loan Officer & Board President of San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce checks in with the January 2020 edition of Chamber Chat: It has come to my attention and that of the Chamber that some people wonder “why be a member of the Chamber?” Well allow  Continue Reading

Celebrating 40 Years

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Kings Market will be celebrating its 40th anniversary of the Howard Family owning the store. We will have a special event day happening on the 25th of January. From 11 to 3 we will have giveaways, raffles, face painting, hot dogs and much more. Be sure to check out these old newspaper articles about the  Continue Reading

Winter Birding Workshop

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Whale Museum is holding a “Winter Birding Workshop in the San Juans” in partnership with San Juan Islands Audubon. Taking place the weekend of February 7-9, 2020, the intent is to increase birding skills through field trips and presentations. This workshop is ideal for those wishing to continue their education as a naturalist or  Continue Reading

Great Decisions: Climate Change and the Global Order

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program highlights eight critical foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Held on the last Monday of the month, the annual series features a DVD on each topic, followed by a moderated discussion among the participants. Participants are asked to review the relevant chapter  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 7:17 am, by

The first Know Your Island Walk of the new year will be on Saturday, January 25, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, starting at American Camp’s Redoubt. Mike Vouri, retired National Park historian, will lead this walk — as he did the very first walk in the series in January 2011. The Redoubt, a military defensive  Continue Reading

Wilderness First Responder Training

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 7:10 am, by

San Juan Island EMS is offering Wilderness First Responder Training (WFR), February 10 – 19 at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. This training is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry  Continue Reading

Annual Homeless Count January 23

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 7:08 am, by

San Juan County’s 2020 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, January 23. Count organizers and volunteers work with local family resource centers, food banks, emergency cold weather shelters, churches, healthcare providers, senior centers, libraries, the sheriff’s office, and many other community support service providers to conduct the count. The count, initiated  Continue Reading

Lego Camp

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 7:28 am, by

Jedi Engineering with LEGO The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi. Explore engineering principles as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire. An instructor from  Continue Reading

School Schedule Adjustment

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 7:26 am, by

To make up for the January 15th snow day, the SJISD school calendar will be adjusted as follows: Wednesday January 22nd will be a full school day. Thursday January 23rd will be a half day. Friday January 24th will be a half day.

Pet of the Week

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 7:23 am, by

Do you dream of a Dracula cat gracing your sofa? Perhaps even snuggling up with a very handsome fellow who sports his own set of slightly protruding fangs?  Then look no further!   As a general rule, I don’t like to talk about myself (I’m friendly but more of a cuddler than a chatter) but the lady at the  Continue Reading

Molly Hogan Retires

Posted on January 19, 2020 at 10:01 am, by

By Louise Dustrude – Molly Hogan’s last day at King’s Market Friday was full of celebration, as friends and customers came in to wish her well in her retirement. Her fellow employees gave her a colorful tiara, a sign to wear saying “I’m retiring today!!!” and a sheet cake decorated with a replica of the  Continue Reading


Posted on January 18, 2020 at 5:37 am, by

Island Rec is excited to announce that they are offering another installment of Futsal. Join Coach Randy Martin for skills work and games in this fast paced, dynamic indoor soccer game. Sessions are held Saturday afternoons at the Fair Building; February 1st – 29th for ages 8-18. Ages 8-10 play 11:00am-12:00 pm Ages 11-14 play  Continue Reading

EDC presents Creative Careers Forum

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

This announcement has been updated since it was first published, to include an additional supporting organization… The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) invites students and career-seekers to their first Creative Careers Forum, a free informative session on working in careers such as design, applied and performing arts, architecture and more on Saturday, February  Continue Reading

Opening Tonight at SJCT

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 8:22 am, by

Here’s a reminder from Debbi Fincher about this show at San Juan Community Theatre… Little Shop of Horrors opens tonight (Thursday, January 16th) with a Pay What You Can Show at 7:30pm. The show runs this Thursday-Sunday with matinees on BOTH Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. One weekend only! These teen thespians have been in  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Says “Thanks!”

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Your Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club would like to thank the citizens and the following companies for their donations, making Christmas gifts possible for our island families who needed a little help with Santa in 2019. In addition to the toys donated you contributed $2,830. Thank you again for making our toy drive a success. Windjammer Carpet  Continue Reading

Letter from Bill Watson

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a letter to you from County Council member Bill Watson… I am announcing today that I will retire at the end of 2020 and not seek re-election for a second term as County Council member for District #1 in November of 2020.  In the final year of my term, I will continue to do  Continue Reading

News from SJC Fairgrounds

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

New year, new events!  There will be a lot to look forward to in 2020 at the Fairgrounds, so mark your calendars and save the date!  Join us for a day of real life fun in the Marie Boe Building with VR games brought to you by Heady Virtual Reality on Saturday, February 8th from  Continue Reading

Snow Routes

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 8:34 pm, by

For Thursday January 16, 2020 – Schools will be on a two hour delayed start schedule due to road conditions. Buses will be on “Snow Routes”. Please make safe decisions.

Library Closed Today

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 10:37 am, by

Due to the weather the Library will be closed Wednesday, January 15. Please check our website for further updates. And while you are staying safe and warm at home you can check out our ebooks, digital magazines and streaming video!

Strong Winds Today

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 7:22 am, by

Here’s some news from SJI Fire & Rescue… Plenty of snow fell overnight – if you don’t need to be on the road, please stay home until road conditions improve. Besides the snow, remember there are plenty of icy patches under the snow too. Good news today is that temperatures will be rising. Bad new  Continue Reading