Fairgrounds Winter Flea and Craft Market  

Posted on November 23, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

The Annual Winter Flea & Crafts Market is back at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, December 4th from 9am to 1pm. We are excited to be hosting over 32 vendors. Come support local crafters, artists and “the new to you” vendors.  Masks are required. Check into the Fair website http://www.sjcfair.org and Social Media Channels @sjcfair  Continue Reading

Quick Update on Point Lawrence Road Repairs

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 9:30 pm, by

This is from the SJC Dept. of Emergency Management… Things are looking good for a potential opening tomorrow (Tuesday – knock on wood). Public Works is awaiting delivery of barriers for the road edge that are due to arrive on the 5:30am ferry on Tuesday from Anacortes. Once those are placed and final site work  Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Go Figure! at SJIMA – Closing Soon!

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 12:11 pm, by

Islanders and visitors alike are raving about the current exhibit, Go Figure! at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). “Spectacular!” “We went back to see the show a second time.” “This exhibit has something for everyone.” “Our out-of-town visitors were very impressed.” If you haven’t had a chance to visit SJIMA during the  Continue Reading

PIMC Welcomes New Family Physician

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 9:26 am, by

Friday Harbor, WA – Steven Hoang, DO, has joined the PeaceHealth Medical Group Family Practice at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical. Dr. Hoang comes to Peace Island from Spokane, Wash., where he recently completed a residency program through the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network. He earned his degree in osteopathic medicine from the University  Continue Reading

The Island Lights Festival!

Posted on November 21, 2021 at 9:26 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on Friday December 3rd at 6:30pm! This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is partnering with Island Rec and of course Santa Claus. It will be a fun filled evening when all start gathering at 6:30pm on Spring Street  Continue Reading

The Gratitude Reading

Posted on November 20, 2021 at 7:37 am, by

Spring Street International School 6-7th graders will perform a gratitude reading at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church on November 22nd. The performance begins at 11:30 and will last about 70 minutes. Please come and celebrate their poise and wisdom. Their words are beautiful and their voices are brave. Invite your friends and kin. We are  Continue Reading

Dickens of a Fundraiser Holiday Auction

Posted on November 20, 2021 at 7:29 am, by

The Friends of the San Juan Island Library are proud to present their holiday online auction, “Dickens of a Fundraiser!” featuring many San Juan Island products, services, and experiences for all ages in our diverse and exciting catalogue.  Your participation in our auction allows FOL to continue to provide funding patron favorites that include Children  Continue Reading

Food Recovery – Why We Need To Care About Composting

Posted on November 19, 2021 at 5:53 am, by

The following is submitted by San Juan Island resident Angie Light with the Transition San Juan Waste Reduction Group… My family and I are new to the island, and one of the many characteristics of San Juan that we love is the access to wonderful farms and farmers. Many an evening our family meal is  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Peace Island Announces Additions to Rehab Therapy team 

Posted on November 19, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor, WA – We are pleased to announce that our PeaceHealth Peace Island Rehabilitation therapy team is growing and we are now able to offer our patients expanded services and access, including Saturday appointments. In the last six months we have welcomed three new members to our therapy team: Andrea Jakus Wight, MPT, started  Continue Reading

Crow Valley Road Closure

Posted on November 19, 2021 at 5:43 am, by

Due to erosion having caused cavities beneath the roadbed, Crow Valley Road on Orcas Island will be closed to west-bound traffic (traffic heading away from Eastsound towards Island Hardware) between Orcas Road (Fowler’s Corner) and West Beach Road (Island Hardware). East-bound traffic is not impacted at this time. The closure will last at least into  Continue Reading

Magical Christmas Shopping!

Posted on November 19, 2021 at 5:41 am, by

* Carefully curated and beautifully presented gift selections for everyone on your list, from grandparents to pets * Delightfully packaged handmade Christmas cookies * Unbelievable raffles, including a 1 /2 hour helicopter tour for 4 people * Exquisite Christmas trees-already decorated just for you * Merry chats with St. Nick for kids and adults Saturday,  Continue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

Posted on November 18, 2021 at 4:15 pm, by

Since the last update on Friday November 12th, there have been 28 new confirmed or probable cases in San Juan County. Current case count is now 404. Of these twenty-eight new cases, initial investigations indicate that at least ten appear to have occurred in fully vaccinated individuals. There are approximately eight unvaccinated close contacts of  Continue Reading

4-Boat Service Returns

Posted on November 18, 2021 at 12:32 pm, by

This just in from WSF… The Anacortes/San Juan Islands route will return to four-boat service and operate on its usual Fall Schedule starting Friday, Nov. 19. Customers are encouraged to check the four-boat “Anacortes/San Juan Islands” sailing schedule, which will be listed as inactive until it takes effect on Nov. 19.   Reservations will remain suspended  Continue Reading

Updated Salish Sea Vessel Traffic Projections Released

Posted on November 18, 2021 at 5:54 am, by

San Juan County, WA, USA. – The recently updated Salish Sea Vessel Traffic Projections (PDF – Nov. 2021) provided by Friends of the San Juans shows that at least a 25% increase in large, ocean-going commercial vessel traffic could occur if all of the proposed new and expanding terminal and refinery projects are permitted and  Continue Reading

Nana’s Holiday House

Posted on November 18, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

We are happy to be opening Nana’s House this year after missing last year. For our 9th year, we are changing things up a bit. We will be opening a week earlier, on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-5:00. Then, we will be open the following three weekends in December, on Saturdays and  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers to Present Comfort & Joy Concert

Posted on November 18, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is delighted to host the San Juan Singers on the Whittier stage yet again this holiday season. This year the San Juan Singers present their Comfort & Joy concert. There will be two performances, Saturday, December 11th at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 12th at 2:00pm which will feature songs that celebrate  Continue Reading

Mamma Mia! Closing Weekend – Four More Chances to See the Show

Posted on November 17, 2021 at 4:21 pm, by

San Juan Community Theatre is so grateful for the reception of our debut musical production since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mamma Mia! We love seeing the community come together and enjoy live, indoor theatre on the Whittier stage once again. The cast has been having a blast performing for everyone, and audience members  Continue Reading

SJICF Kicks Off Annual Community Giving Campaign with $25k Match

Posted on November 17, 2021 at 2:28 pm, by

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”  – Maya Angelou As we pause in the coming weeks to give thanks, nurture our loved ones, and reflect on the past year, the San Juan Island Community Foundation invites the entire community to consider a gift that lasts forever – investment in community. On  Continue Reading

San Juan County Land Bank November 2021 Meeting & Agenda

Posted on November 17, 2021 at 11:06 am, by

The San Juan County Land Bank Commission will hold its monthly meeting on November 19, from 8:30am-11:30am via Zoom. The public is invited to attend. Click HERE to download the agenda (includes ZOOM link) and meeting materials, including the Coffelt Farm Lease Rate and Reserve Study. (PDF) To learn more about your Conservation Land Bank,  Continue Reading

Compass Health Expands Local Team

Posted on November 17, 2021 at 9:51 am, by

Compass Health expands team and service capacity in San Juan County to meet local behavioral health needs SAN JUAN COUNTY, Wash., Nov. 15, 2021 – With a team of mental health and substance use treatment professionals based in San Juan County, Compass Health has expanded service capacity across the islands to meet community members’ behavioral  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Election Results

Posted on November 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm, by

“Island Senior” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… This year’s election of candidates for the Mullis Center’s Operations Committee has been unprecedented in many ways. To fill every seat more people ran for positions than ever before. With over 900 ballots coming in more people voted for  Continue Reading

Land Bank Preserves Closed due to Severe Weather

Posted on November 16, 2021 at 11:05 am, by

The Conservation Land Bank’s Turtleback Mountain, Judd Cove and Coho Preserves on Orcas Island sustained heavy damage from last weekend’s record rainfall. Although staff are prioritizing safety-related repairs to roads and trails, please expect minor disruptions. Some repairs may take months and some impacts will be lasting. In particular, the culvert under Wildrose Lane just  Continue Reading