The Bills at SJCT this Weekend

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. Strings, bellows, keys, voices,  Continue Reading

Drive In at the Fairgrounds

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Mark your calendars – Let’s all go to the Drive-In at the Fairgrounds Friday on June 14th. Join us at dusk for Galaxy Quest! Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and enjoy this sci-fi comedy starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver & Alan Rickman (rated PG). Admission is first come, first served  Continue Reading

Tribal Gallop BellyDance and Drum Troupe

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Susan Derr Drake and Paul Drake share this announcement with you… Lalalalalalalalaaaa… in high notes, fast moving tongues and hands covering mouths, Zagarettes can be heard when Tribal Gallop arrives to BellyDance and Drum. New to Friday Harbor, Susan Derr Drake, a Certified Tribal BlackSheep BellyDance Instructor and her Doumbek-drumming husband, Paul, offer classes and  Continue Reading

Fun News from Inter-Island Propane

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Donny Galt shares this tidbit with you… Hi San Juan Update, I don’t know if this is newsworthy, but we are pretty proud to have made it in LP Magazine! National Magazine… anyway, it is cool for our Islands to be named in a national Magazine… See page Page 64 Here’s the whole Magazine Have  Continue Reading

OPALCO News

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 5:39 am, by

Get $30-$60 a month OFF your OPALCO and Rock Island bills – Time to renew your Energy Assist credit OPALCO offers monthly bill credits for members from low-income households through the Energy Assist program. Energy Assist gives qualified members a credit of $30-$60/month (depending on household size) and the same amount can be applied to  Continue Reading

SVC Commencement 2019

Posted on June 9, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Skagit Valley College is preparing for the College’s 92nd Annual Commencement ceremonies. Family and friends are invited to attend; tickets are not required. The dates, times, and locations are as follows: San Juan Center Wednesday, June 19; 1:30pm The Brickworks in Friday Harbor Mount Vernon Campus Thursday, June 20 Dave DuVall Pavilion (gym); 6:30pm For  Continue Reading

Journey of the Soul

Posted on June 8, 2019 at 6:03 am, by

The positive aspects of change Coming soon to Mullis Center: A program to educate people about the importance and positive aspects of aging and dying. We believe in honoring an individual’s right to a peaceful passing. This workshop will provide the knowledge and tools for you to make sound choices in life. It will refresh  Continue Reading

Island Rec Summer Swim Lessons

Posted on June 8, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

As beach days approach, have confidence in your little ones in water this summer by signing up for Island Rec swim lessons! Our instructors promote swim skills and water safety in a fun, positive environment. Lessons located at SJI Fitness. Call the Island Rec office at (360) 378-4953 or visit our website for more information.

Join in the Salish Splash to Celebrate Orca Recovery

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 10:52 am, by

Come jump in the water to celebrate the Southern Resident orcas at the “Salish Splash” at Jackson Beach on June 13 at 4 p.m. with Friends of the San Juans, the Port of Friday Harbor, State Senator Liz Lovelett, and other community members. This year, the Washington State Legislature passed a critical package of orca  Continue Reading

Letters

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 10:51 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag we have this letter from Richard Swenson… First, I would like to apologize to Madam chair that she felt my first letter was an attack. I was trying to point out without being at the lunches and personally seeing the harmony, how can you judge? I know she is relying  Continue Reading

Increasing Access to Locally Grown Foods for the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 10:50 am, by

San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and Orcas Island Community Foundation to offer Market Bucks at Farmers Markets on Orcas and San Juan Islands.  The Market Bucks Program provides additional dollars for women and children participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional Program, and the Senior  Continue Reading

Public Hospital District News

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 10:49 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 (SJCPHD#1) is proud to announce that board member Rebecca Smith was appointed on May 7, 2019, to the 5-county North Region EMS and Trauma Care Council. She fills the only elected official slot for San Juan County and will simultaneously serve on the county EMS council as  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

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

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – Friday Harbor Cruises Friday Harbor Cruises is your boat in the San Juans! For six years I have been offering half day and full day trips by the ticket or private charters for up to 12 passengers. Sunsets are one of my specialties.  Continue Reading

Nature Interpreted

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Coming soon to WaterWorks Gallery, it’s the opening reception for Jennifer Williams and Newman & Ciancibelli on June 14th, from 4-7 pm Jennifer Williams and the Husband and wife team of Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli invite us to step into their world, as they present their interpretation of nature in motion. Jennifer’s paintings are  Continue Reading

Learn About Becoming a Foster Parent

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

San Juan County Needs More Foster Parents – Learn More About Becoming One! Foster care is the temporary placement of children – often due to child abuse or neglect – outside of their own homes and into approved relative care or licensed foster care homes. The goal of foster care is to provide for the  Continue Reading

Grange Arts & Crafts Show

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Calling all artists, crafters, growers, makers and keepers! Bring your creations to the Grange Hall to display in our Annual Arts & Crafts Show. Friday, June 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Professionals and people of all ages are welcome; think a smaller version of the County Fair. We also welcome the written word, and  Continue Reading

Letters

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Here in the SJ Update Mailbag we have this letter from David Turnoy, Chair of the SJC Democrats… Two Amazing Candidates to Appear in Friday Harbor June 15 On Sunday, June 2, at the endorsement meeting of the 40th Legislative District Democrats, both Liz Lovelett and Carrie Blackwood were endorsed overwhelmingly for the state senate  Continue Reading

Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse, 100 years of light 

Posted on June 5, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… We will be hearing a lot about our iconic lighthouse this month, with special events to celebrate its Centennial. It stands today, as in the past, a seaside witness to much island history. From shipwrecks and storms to film shoots, weddings and whales, this  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:19 am, by

Larry Soll writes to let you know about this year’s Summer Film Series… Fellow Film Buffs, Summer has arrived and it is time to unveil the schedule for this year’s film series, an eclectic mix of documentaries, dramas, and comedies. As they say you can’t please everyone all the time but, hopefully, most of you  Continue Reading

Community Theatre Accepting Scripts for 2019 Playwrights Festival

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:18 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre is accepting online submissions for its 2019 Playwrights Festival now through July 15, 2019.  The Festival invites San Juan Island residents to submit short, original plays to be considered for performance at Community Theatre September 19-21 and September 26-29. The scripts will be reviewed and rated by theatrical professionals. Plays selected  Continue Reading

A Definitive Fork in the Road

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

In the mailbag this morning, we have this letter from Steve Ulvi… I have been unusually fortunate to have spent a lifetime finding deep fulfillment and direction for my troubled mind in expansive forests, on mountain slopes and coursing wild rivers. My youthful day dreaming, fueled by adventure stories before sleep, culminated in finding a  Continue Reading

Improved Water Service Coming to Hillcrest Neighborhood

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 5:38 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce that it is nearing completion of a project to replace an existing pressure tank system with a new pump station in the Town’s 327 water zone. The residents in the Hillcrest neighborhood and at the Peace Island Hospital should experience improved water pressure and less air  Continue Reading