Property Tax Deadline

Posted on April 14, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Plan Ahead And Mail Early-Property Taxes Due April 30 San Juan County Treasurer, Rhonda Pederson would like to remind county property owners that the first installment of property taxes and personal property taxes are due April 30. If you mail, MAIL EARLY – all San Juan County mail goes to Seattle for processing. When you  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore Celebrates 40 Years

Posted on April 13, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Activities on Independent Bookstore Day Literary Drawing Contest for Kids Book & a Cuppa for Adults Join Us on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 am—6:00 pm 10% off on all books in the store Griffin Bay Bookstore kicks off activities for kids and adults on Saturday, April 27  Continue Reading

Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on April 13, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

If you thought looking for Easter eggs was kid stuff, try finding one in the dark! Bring a flashlight and a basket and join us at this special egg hunt just for teens. Beach Bonfire after. Find a Golden egg and win a gift card! Friday April 19th from 8:30-9:30pm at Jackson Beach, for grades  Continue Reading

Parking Lot Repaving

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm, by

The Anacortes Terminal Parking Lot A will be closed for about one month starting Saturday, April 13. Construction crews will repave the parking lot during the closure. The work is anticipated to be completed by mid-May. Lot A is directly adjacent to the passenger terminal and vehicles will not have access to the 15 min.  Continue Reading

April is Poetry Month

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

In our continuing April is Poetry Month series, the San Juan Update is sharing poems from local poets every Friday this month. Today is the 2nd Friday and today we have Tara MacMahon, with her poem “With”, and Susie Hale, with “Boundaries’:

Flow Through Time

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Osha Breeze invites you to this month’s exhibit at SJCT… Good morning my friends, I wanted to make sure you knew about my current art show that is hanging at the Community Theater through April. Please drop by and see my current body of paintings as well as a few pieces from earlier times. And  Continue Reading

Ocean Outbreak

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Book Talk: Drew Harvell will discuss her book, Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease. This presentation will include updates on Sea Star Wasting Disease and salmon health in our Puget Sound waters. Drew is a local author and resident scientist at Friday Harbor Laboratories. A book signing and reception will follow the  Continue Reading

Real Estate with Merri Ann

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another real estate article… San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary The first quarter results for San Juan Island were very similar to the first quarter results last year. San Juan Island’s dollar volume for the quarter reflected a decrease of 12.5% as compared to the same quarter in  Continue Reading

The Most Dangerous Year

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

FHFF Best of the Fest Series continues… What happens when a community stands up for its civil rights? The Most Dangerous Year tells the story of a small group of Washington State families caught in the middle of the nation’s “bathroom wars.”  Director Vlada Knowlton, a Seattle area filmmaker and parent of a transgender child, takes  Continue Reading

Talking Trash! 

Posted on April 11, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

April 25 Workshop in Friday Harbor “Talking Trash” is an exciting workshop hosted by the Marine Resources Committee during Earth Week.  The event will be held on April 25, 2019 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor from 5 – 7 PM. The workshop is part of the Plastic Free Salish Sea campaign which aims to share  Continue Reading

Library Has WiFi Hotspots Available for Wireless Internet Access

Posted on April 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Library announced today that it is making available WiFi hotspots. People over the age of 18 can check out a hotspot device for three weeks to receive internet service via a cell tower. The program is free of charge, and is partially supported by a San Juan Island Community Foundation grant. These  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag

Posted on April 11, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we find this note from Dawn Alger, who write to share good news about her son… I just wanted to share the upcoming graduation of our son, Rigby Alger from Pacific Lutheran University. He will be graduating on May 25th, Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelors of Education. His certifications  Continue Reading

Live Fire Training Sunday, April 14, 2019

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

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue is conducting a live fire training in the wooded area east of the District’s main station, 1011 Mullis Street in Friday Harbor, Sunday, April 14, 2019. The live fire training is scheduled between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. During that time residents will see smoke in the area around  Continue Reading

28th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 9:01 am, by

Save the Date: June 1st and 2nd, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm be one of the hundreds who attend this year’s annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour This will be the largest, most exciting and fun-filled island event yet! Expect to find lots and lots of new studios for 2019 with 22  Continue Reading

What’s Pho Lunch?

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 8:58 am, by

Coho Restaurant shares this invitation with you… We are starting a Thursday lunch service and we have some fun wine dinners coming up. We are open Tuesday – Saturday this time of year. What’s Pho Lunch at Coho Restaurant? starting April 11th We’re bringing real Pho to Friday Harbor on Thursdays! Pho Real. Stop in  Continue Reading

Port Commission Meeting

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 8:55 am, by

The Friday Harbor Port Commission is meeting Wednesday April 10th at 4:00 PM at Skagit Valley College, 221 Weber Way. They’ve posted the agenda on their website and you can view it here: https://www.portfridayharbor.org/april-10th-2019-port-commission-meeting/

Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Posted on April 9, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Tour de Family – Friday Harbor is the Third Annual family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec. We have a trike/scooter route, a safe ‘first biker’ route, and an adventure route for those wanting a safe and easy open road ride. It is located  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Supports After-School Reading Program

Posted on April 9, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Kiwanis board member Jerry Ball presents a check for $750 from the Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club to Friday Harbor Elementary School for support of their after-school reading program. “The money that was generously donated by the Kiwanis Club has allowed us to purchase snacks for the kids, which is so important after a long day  Continue Reading

Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament Winners

Posted on April 9, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Congratulations to first place Marcus Lum of Mount Vernon, second place Joe Kantor of Anacortes, and third place San Juan Island local Roger Paul for being big winners in the 8th Annual Table Tennis Tournament this weekend in our Singles bracket. In our Doubles tournament, Joe Kantor and Hiroshi Kakaki of team Paddle Pals took  Continue Reading

Great Islands Clean-up

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

2019 Great Islands Clean-up on San Juan Island April 20! Help make San Juan Island “Plastic Free by the Sea”! This year’s Great Islands Clean-up is on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Join the county-wide greening event and collect litter from public beaches and roadways. Pick-up your trash collection equipment at the central meet location next  Continue Reading

Town will host Spring Cleanup April 22-26

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 5:44 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 22-26. “The Town saw an opportunity to encourage neighborhood cleanups and to assist our customers with their spring cleaning efforts,” said  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Swimsuit season is right around the corner and I am ready to hit the beach! If you would like to hang out with me in the sun, maybe share a glass of lemonade, come on over to the animal shelter! My name is Sister, I will be the one wearing a yellow tankini. Animal Protection  Continue Reading