Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares her Real Estate report… The first quarter results for San Juan Island were a puzzle to me and required extra analysis. San Juan Island’s dollar volume for the quarter reflected a decrease of 28% as compared to the same quarter in 2017. In 2017 the dollar volume was a 31% increase  Continue Reading

2018 San Juan County Fair Poster is Here

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is excited to announce the collaborative creation of Grace Brown and Kristine Brown of San Juan Island. Their interpretation of the 2018 theme “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” was chosen by the Fair Board as the 2018 Poster! Prints of this poster will be available to business owners who are willing  Continue Reading

Red Cross to the Rescue: 100 Year Anniversary for San Juan County Chapter

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

 It’s time for the April installment of the San Juan Historical Society’s monthly History Column… Although most know the importance of American Red Cross efforts in disaster relief today, fewer know that our local chapter was officially formed 100 years ago on January 11, 1918. That’s quite a history of volunteer service. Since it is  Continue Reading

Open House

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Several of the businesses at Surina Business Park are having an open house this Saturday. It’s a good opportunity to swing by and see what all is available over there. Turn onto Malcom Street off of Argyle Avenue and take your first left. You can’t miss it. The open house is Saturday, April 7th from  Continue Reading

Odlin Park Camp Host Wanted

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County Parks is looking for a part time seasonal camp host (with a tent) to be a presence in beautiful Odlin County Park on Lopez Island to assist the public and park staff. Position Details include: Park hosting experience and public relation skills a plus Light park maintenance and some administrative tasks required,  Continue Reading

Home Trust Awarded $200K

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Community Home Trust has been awarded $200,000 by the Washington State Housing Trust Fund to partially fund the building of four affordable homes. The Washington State Department of Commerce announced the list of awardees March 22. The Home Trust is one of 13 home ownership organizations across the state to receive an award,  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters reviews redistricting and the Electoral College

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will hold its next public membership meeting on Monday, April 9 at the San Juan Island Library conference room from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The subjects of the meeting will be redistricting and the Electoral College. In the past few years, there has been a good  Continue Reading

Historical Preservation Funds Available

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

Request For Proposals To Receive San Juan County Council’s Historical Preservation Funds The San Juan County Council has discretionary funds, generated by recording fees intended to promote historical preservation or historical programs, which may include preservation of historic documents. The Council is currently seeking proposals for projects to use $5,733 in funds to be awarded  Continue Reading

A Creative Community Experience at SJCT April 8

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

  ARTRAGEOUS takes theater and art to a new level in a unique interactive stage experience that pops with color, art, music, and dance. The touring group lands at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. This one of a kind crossover event pays tribute to a  Continue Reading

Sperm Whale in Haro Strait

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 11:33 am, by

Just got this notice about a recent sighting near Turn Point on Stuart Island… Over the weekend, members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association captured photos and hydrophone audio of the first-ever sperm whale spotted in inland waters in Washington state and the first ever seen by whale watching tours in Washington’s Salish Sea. The whale  Continue Reading

Farmers Market

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Brickworks, on 150 Nichols Street. The Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. Each week the  Continue Reading

Get that Groove on at San Juan Singers Spring Concert

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island’s community chorus wants islanders to leave those “Rainy Days and Mondays” behind and “Let the Sunshine In” by “Feelin’ Groovy” at their spring concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. The San Juan Singers team up with the celebrated San Juan Island rock group,  Continue Reading

Inner Journey Collage Workshop

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Deb Langhans shares this information on her upcoming workshop… Have you ever pondered how challenging (& sometimes counterproductive) it can be to try formulating new year resolutions during the darkest, most depressing time of year?  It seems to me such a worthy goal would be better timed with Mother Nature’s own modeling of regeneration–when Spring  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Hello Friday Harbor! Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Hermione and Harry. We just got those names and we like them a great deal. We were just hours away from losing our lives at the big animal shelter in California where we were taken as strays. At that shelter they don’t bother naming stray  Continue Reading

San Juan Summer Arts Festival

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Calling all artists – Claire from the SJC Arts Council shares this information on the arts festival coming up in August. Vendor applications are now available… The 2018 San Juan Summer Arts Festival will take place the FIVE Fridays in August 2018 at Brickworks Plaza in Downtown Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.  Come join us  Continue Reading

Earthquake Training

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

  San Juan County Department of Emergency Management is hosting a two day training on minimizing and evaluating the damage to buildings from earthquakes.   The training is being held on Wednesday April 25th and Thursday April 26th from 8:30 – 5:00 in Friday Harbor. There is no cost to attend.   Training is intended for  Continue Reading

Town will host Spring Cleanup

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 5:38 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to offer its residential refuse customers a one-time-only curbside pickup of items that are too large or too heavy for their refuse cans the week of April 23-27. “The Town saw an opportunity to encourage neighborhood cleanups and to assist our customers with their spring cleaning efforts,” said  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Field Trip Friday

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 9:32 am, by

Island senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… At the Mullis Center the third Friday of the month is Field Trip Friday with Callie McKay. I joined the fun this month for an off-island day trip to the Skagit County Senior Center in Burlington followed by a  Continue Reading

Tree City USA

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor was named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. “Everyone benefits when  Continue Reading

Arbor Day Tree Planting Event

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor will celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 5th by planting new street trees on Court Street. Four European Hornbeams will be planted to replace the former street trees that needed to be removed earlier in the year. Following the ceremony, Town will be giving away locally cultivated Garry Oak seedlings.  Continue Reading

Portrait of Imogen

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Meg Partridge, cinematographer, director and producer is presenting her Academy Award nominated film Portrait of Imogen on April 7. She will share personal memories of life with her iconic grandmother, photographer Imogen Cunningham. The event, part of the Art As A Voice series will be held at the San Juan Grange on First Street in  Continue Reading

Do You Have Spirit?

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Stage Left is looking for 6 people to be spirits in this summer’s 20th anniversary production of “The Tempest”. All ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities considered but must be able to move easily and sing a little. Rehearsals begin June 6th and show closes August 12th. Please email Helen at if you are interested.

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