Congressman Larsen to Visit A War Never Ends Exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Posted on April 1, 2019 at 2:39 pm, by

Congressman Rick Larsen will visit the opening of A War Never Ends presented by the San Juan County Vietnam veterans and American Legions at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). Following the exhibition tour on Saturday, April 6 at 3:15 pm, Larsen will talk informally with veterans, their families and visitors. The images  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers and Chameleons Rock On!

Posted on April 1, 2019 at 9:22 am, by

Yes! The beat goes on, with more hit songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. For two nights only, April 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., the San Juan Singers take the stage with The Chameleons, a favorite local rock band at San Juan Community Theatre. The lineup will have you dancing in the aisles  Continue Reading

Trappist Ale Tasting

Posted on April 1, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s an invitation for you from Richard and Sherri at San Juan Bistro (formerly San Juan Island Cheese)… San Juan Bistro invites you to join us for a Trappist Ale Tasting on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 5:00-7:00. Enjoy and learn about four Trappist ales and enjoy specially paired appetizers. Why Trappist Ales? Besides the tradition  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 9:58 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another San Juan Island Lifestyle video. This one shares winning the big pot in the St. Patrick’s Day San Juan Island Yacht Club sponsored derby…

SJCPHD Meeting Tuesday

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 9:51 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be holding a Special Board Meeting jointly with San Juan County Fire Protection District No. 3 on April 2, 2019, 5:00 p.m., to be held at the Fire District offices located at 1011 Mullis Street. The Town of Friday Harbor is also sending a representative. The  Continue Reading

Rhiana’s Music Featured on Amazon’s “Hanna”

Posted on March 30, 2019 at 1:28 pm, by

Former Friday Harbor resident and 2011 FHHS graduate Rhiana Franklin is a co-writer and featured vocalist  in the song “Up all Night” which will be featured at the end of episode 2 in the New Amazon Prime original “Hanna”, which premiered on March 29th. She is a co-writer on the song with Sammy Plotkin.  You  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Lunch at the Mullis Center Now Served Monday Wednesday and Friday

Posted on March 30, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Beginning April first (no foolin’) the Senior Lunch program at the Mullis Center is expanding to three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. As our island community gets older and costs of housing and healthcare keep going up,  Continue Reading

IOSA Wants You!

Posted on March 30, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

April Community Meetings on Oil Spill Response in San Juan County The Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) is hosting community meetings in April for those wanting to learn more about IOSA and explore opportunities for getting involved in local oil spill response efforts. Any and all are invited! Tuesday April 16th from 5:30 – 6:30pm  Continue Reading

Studded Tire Removal Deadline March 31

Posted on March 30, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Here’s a reminder from the Washington State Department of Transportation… Last week’s arrival of spring means drivers in Washington have until this Sunday, March 31, to remove their studded tires, or face a $136 fine. While studded tires help keep your vehicle from slip-sliding around wintry conditions, they also damage the pavement. Removing the tires  Continue Reading

The Cordi Collection

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

He Left Us A Legacy of the Vietnam War In A War Never Ends opening at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) you can make a striking discovery in one of the galleries. A box containing several professional-looking photographs resting in their yellow Kodak box was found at the solid waste transfer station  Continue Reading

Ferry spring schedule starts Sunday

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Don’t get caught by surprise! Peruse the new schedule online, and see these new changes to our area sailings: Anacortes/San Juan Islands will have four vessels in service, similar to the fall schedule Anacortes/Sidney, BC will have one daily roundtrip via Friday Harbor Two-boat service resumes for Port Townsend/Coupeville on Sunday, May 12

Student Presentation on Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Come join the Reardan FFA Agricultural Issues team as they perform their presentation titled “Is Washington Doing Enough to Save Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales?” The Agricultural Issues Forum is an FFA Leadership Development Event that requires students to research an agricultural or natural resources issue and equitably present both sides of the issue.  Continue Reading

Real Estate Tips from Merri Ann

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares some more real estate info with you… Wells on the Shoreline in San Juan County Even though I have been in this business for 24 years, on almost every transaction I learn something new. During 2018, I learned how difficult it is to develop a residential home on waterfront lot that  Continue Reading

WSF Haiku Contest Winner!

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:29 pm, by

Here’s a note from Washington State Ferries… The cover of the Washington State Ferries’ Summer 2019 Sailing Schedule will feature a haiku written by Friday Harbor’s own Siri Lindstrum. Out of nearly 200 entries in the #WSFHaiku Twitter contest, Siri’s poem received the most “likes” of the three finalists on the @wsferries page. Here’s the  Continue Reading

Sealth to Replace Yakima

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 3:11 pm, by

Beginning Friday, March 29, there will be reduced vehicle capacity on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route when the 90-car Sealth begins service as vessel #2, replacing the 144-car Yakima. Effective today, the Yakima replaces the 144-car Hyak, moving from position #2 position #3, beginning with the Anacortes 2:10 pm to Friday Harbor. The Sealth carries  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Specialty License Plate

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The special license plate legislation has passed both chambers of the Legislature by overwhelming margins!   Many thanks to Representative Lekanoff and Senator Lovelett for their hard work. April/May 2019 – Signature of legislation by Governor Inslee August 1-October 1, 2019 – License Plate available for purchase sometime during this period depending on final effective  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest: Chasing The Thunder

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents: Best of Fest – Ocean Warriors Chasing The Thunder The eco warriors of Sea Shepard embark on a high seas, 110 day, 10,000 mile chase to catch the illegal fishing vessel Thunder, the notorious poaching boat. The chase takes the audience on an exhilarating ride to the  Continue Reading

Free Low Voltage/Fiber Optic Course Begins Next Week

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is partnering with Rock Island to offer free training in low voltage wiring and fiber optic installation at Friday Harbor High School this April. This latest class in the EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is sponsored by the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund, the Washington State Department  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks: Poetry Snapshots

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Meet some of our island poets: Antoinette Botsford from Orcas, Elizabeth Landrum from Lopez, and Bill Weissinger from San Juan.   Monday, April 1st at 7 pm at the San Juan Island Library. Free. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Trails Committee.  

Snow Days Waived

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Snow days waived for San Juan Island School District San Juan Island School District’s application for continuation of state support (waiver of snow days) for the February 12 and 13, 2019 school closure has been approved by the state. The district will not have to make up the two school days that were missed due  Continue Reading

Town Seeking Applicants for Open Positions on Friday Harbor Arts Commission

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The Town is accepting applications for two open positions on the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). Commissioners are unpaid volunteers who represent the interests of the Town, community, and local artists in advising the Town Council on the cultivation, selection, acquisition, and placement of public art. One position is to be filled immediately with a  Continue Reading

Dining for Scholars

Posted on March 27, 2019 at 11:49 am, by

Dining for Scholars – Thursday, March 28 No cooking needed on Thursday March 28th! Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at one of the participating restaurants for a great cause! We are gearing up for our annual SJI Service Scholarship event ‘Dining for Scholars.  Please help us support the local restaurants that support our local scholarships  Continue Reading