Oktoberfest and More Accolades at SJI Brewing

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 10:44 am, by

San Juan Island Brewing will be holding their Oktoberfest celebration this weekend on Saturday. Check out the poster at right (click on it to make it larger) to see what all fun events they have planned. Also, they’ve just won another award for their Bull Kelp ESB. This time it’s a national award: San Juan  Continue Reading

BLM Releases Draft Plan for San Juan Islands National Monument

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Lopez, WA – [On October 5th] the Bureau of Land Management announced the release of the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Islands National Monument (Monument). This Draft RMP/EIS is available to review at https://go.usa.gov/xRphc and addresses a range of alternatives for the purposes of providing overarching goals and  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Hello. My name is Micky and I LOVE to party. And by party, I mean go for long walks and have my belly rubbed. Let me offer you some free advice. Never – and I mean NEVER, wake a sleeping cat. Trust me. You do not want to release the inner ninja in one of  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Farm Parade 2018

Posted on October 7, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

It was a brilliant sunny day for this year’s Farm Parade.  A fun parade for kids, trucks, and tractors… continue to see more photos…

Mary Martha Circle Annual Nut Sale

Posted on October 7, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

Its time again for the Mary Martha Circle at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church’s  annual nut sale. They are, “high quality nuts and very popular!” says Nancy Fusare. Just in time for your holiday fare the nuts will be ready for delivery in early November. Please place your order by October 30th. Proceeds from the nut  Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Friday Harbor’s Eighth Annual Farm Parade Today!

Posted on October 6, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

A message from the San Juan Island Grange…  The eighth annual parade of tractors, farm trucks, horses, and goats on leash is ready to roll down Argyle and Spring Streets on Saturday, October 6.  If you would like to join in, come to the fairgrounds where staging starts at 1:30. Bring good shoes, a sign  Continue Reading

Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild Offers Special Class Oct 13 -14

Posted on October 6, 2018 at 6:14 am, by

Krista Moser specializes in big bold modern quilt patterns (and Y corners!). She is a dynamic instructor and will teach two patterns during the same class. Krista will help us construct either of the two quilts, Hollow Star or Argyle Lad at the class – choose which one you would like to make up during the  Continue Reading

County to Test Vote Counting Equipment

Posted on October 6, 2018 at 6:09 am, by

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the November 6, 2018 General is scheduled for October 18 at 11:00 a.m. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match the votes cast. The test will take place  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Offers New Digital Newspaper Collection

Posted on October 6, 2018 at 6:08 am, by

The San Juan Island Library is excited to bring you a new digital newspaper collection!  Titled NewsBank, this collection is free to library patrons and is updated daily. NewsBank enables library patrons to easily search and browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and a variety of special sections. Patrons can use  Continue Reading

FHHS at Highline

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 10:30 am, by

Friday Night under the lights at Highline High School in Burien, the Friday Harbor Wolverines defense will be looking to make a statement. After giving up 26 points total in their first four games of the season the Wolverines’ defense surrendered 27 points to the Concrete Lions last Friday night. The winless Highline Pirates will  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Announces Volunteer of the Month

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

We hear from the Chamber… The Chamber of Commerce announced that Ted Noll is their Volunteer of the Month. To qualify for this position – Must be willing to help all of the visitors that walk in through our doors, promote our businesses and our beautiful island and smile 100% of the time! Link to:  Continue Reading

October 4-6 Free Dental Clinics Canceled

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 6:16 am, by

Free dental clinics canceled in the San Juans.  It is with deep regret that the Fish for Teeth Board has canceled the Oct. 4-6 free dental clinics in the San Juans. Due to last-minute cancellations, the board is unable to staff the van with dental professionals. This is the first time such cancellations have occurred,  Continue Reading

EDC Invites San Juan County Knowledge Workers to Informal Meetup

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

The EDC is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words,and they invite knowledge workers and those who work with them to attend an informal meetup on October 24thfrom 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library.  Refreshments will be served. Knowledge worker jobsare  Continue Reading

Organ Donation Meets Online Match Making

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA, September 30, 2018 Perspective living organ donor realizes the need to help those awaiting organ transplant connect with would be living donors. This new site could help remove more people from the transplant wait list. Living Donor Match, an online match making forum for living donors and their recipients, was created after  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor at Highline Game Preview

Posted on October 4, 2018 at 10:07 am, by

Friday Night under the lights at Highline High School in Burien, the Friday Harbor Wolverines defense will be looking to make a statement.  After giving up 26 points total in their first four games of the season the Wolverines’ defense surrendered 27 points to the Concrete Lions last Friday night. The winless Highline Pirates will  Continue Reading

Noted Authors to Attend Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop

Posted on October 4, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

From the Master Gardeners… Did you know that most plant problems are not the result of disease or insects? But differentiating between a disease, a pest, or a disorder to correctly treat the problem can be a real challenge. Last year’s popular keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Gilkeson, returns to the Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop  Continue Reading

San Juan County Arts Council: Upcoming Events

Posted on October 4, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

From the Arts Council…   We’d like to invite you to our annual membership meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 27th from 3PM-5PM at the San Juan Island Grange Hall.  This annual meeting will provide an opportunity for you or your organization to learn about and become an official member of the San Juan County  Continue Reading

First Air Mail from Friday Harbor

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 10:52 am, by

SJI Historical Museum’s History Article for October… The date was May 19, 1938. Local pilot Kenneth McKenzie offered his Savoig-Marchetti amphibian plane, pictured here. His passenger was Friday Harbor Assistant Postmaster Melville Hemphill. Postmaster Walter Arend reported that 1,152 pieces of mail destined for Oak Harbor and Seattle were loaded for the noon departure from the harbor  Continue Reading

A Grand Opening for APSFH’s NewHome/New Hope Luca Center

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Ours is an animal loving community as witnessed by the grand opening Saturday of NewHome/New Hope – Luca Center for the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor.  From the History of APSFH on the APSFH website, “We have come a long way in 36 years. Time and necessary changes require us to find a new home  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser Friday, October 5

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 6:14 am, by

This Friday From 11:00 am to 1:30 pm for a suggested donation of $8 Fish for Teeth will be selling their famous Alaskan Rockfish fish tacos at the San Juan Island Community Theatre… Since 2012, Fish for Teeth has been fixing the teeth of those who cannot otherwise afford dental care. Fish for Teeth is self-funded  Continue Reading

Food For Thought Serves Local Harvest Menu

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

The First Community Dinner of the 2018-19 School Year will be served up next week. Here is what you have to look forward to… We have a new team of Chef.0 student interns that are excited to help at their first Community Dinner, and a new team of student bakers ready to make a delicious  Continue Reading

SJCT Production of Silent Sky Begins Friday

Posted on October 2, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

“In our troubled days it is good to have something outside our planet, something fine and distant for comfort.” –Annie Cannon     When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,”  Continue Reading