Logic and Accuracy Test

Posted on September 28, 2019 at 9:45 am, by

Vote Counting Equipment Testing October 18 at 11:00 am A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the November 5, 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  Continue Reading

Fall Afternoon in the Park

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Louise Dustrude shares this photo of a beautiful fall afternoon at John O. Linde Community Park. Thanks for sharing mom!

New Little Free Library at Roche

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

A new Rotary Free Library is now open at Roche Harbor, located near the post office. It was designed and built by Rotarian Paul Mayer and has books gathered by Barb Fagan, Literacy chair.

Growing Up Gorilla

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Growing Up Gorilla with Acclaimed Author Clare Hodgson Meeker at San Juan Island Library On Saturday, Oct 5 at 3 PM Clare Hodgson Meeker will talk about her latest non-fiction book. Growing Up Gorilla tells the true story of a baby gorilla named Yola who lives at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. At birth, Yola was  Continue Reading

Strengthening Families

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Wendy Waxman Kern shares this notice with you… Now that it is Fall, we are getting to ready a new round of the Strengthening Families Program with the Family Resource Center and Prevention Coalition. Click on the poster at right for more information.

Town Selling Surplus Vehicles

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is holding a surplus sale for six vehicles. A list of surplus vehicles and bidding form can be found on the Town website at www.fridayharbor.org or by contacting Town Hall in person or by telephone at (360) 378-2810. Items may be viewed October 2nd through October 9th at the Town  Continue Reading

Beach Habitat Enhancement Project Underway on Shaw

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:15 am, by

During the recent daytime low tides, Friends of the San Juans and project contractor Zach Crosby of Shaw Island Excavation worked to remove large rock and concrete debris from a stretch of beach on Shaw Island. The project will improve spawning substrate in a year-round forage fish area and compliments similar projects completed in 2017  Continue Reading

FHFF Student Film Showcase

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

Student Film Showcase Added To Friday Harbor Film Festival For its seventh year the Friday Harbor Film Festival is adding an exciting new category of films — the Student Film Showcase. The films entered in the contest for The László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award, recognizing emerging young talent in filmmaking, will be shown at the  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Fall Community Ed Program

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

A Reminder: Skagit Valley College (SVC) is offering a unique self-help program that has become an important bridge between ancient wisdom, Western medicine, and modern life science. Yi Ren Qigong Foundation 1A provides the tools to activate and keep your energetic battery charged to empower your life and allow you to make life changes. The  Continue Reading

Thank You!

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

Here’s a letter of thanks from the Hospital District… Dear Joyce and Staff, The San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 (SJCPHD #1) wants to formally thank all of you for putting our community’s rehabilitation needs first for the many years you have operated Islanders Physical Therapy & Rehab.   San Juan County residents could  Continue Reading

Letters

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 10:13 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning there is this letter to the community from Jim and Minnie Knych… Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner over the years.  And thank you to all you who have attended to take part in the good will and fellowship of our Community  Continue Reading

130 Years

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Guard Family Celebrates 130 Years on San Juan Island Guard family members and friends, from the island and beyond, gathered on September 14 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the family’s arrival on San Juan Island in 1889.  Paul and Elizabeth Guard’s descendants — from the 4th to the 8th generations — were represented. Thanks  Continue Reading

Park Announces Closure of American Camp Visitor Center

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park announces its closure of the American Camp Visitor Center effective, September 23rd, 2019. The closing of the visitor center is in preparation of the construction of a new, permanent facility on the site. A double-wide trailer has served the park and millions of visitors over 42 years, and a  Continue Reading

Letters

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Amanda Azous… Dear Editor, Since April 2019 I have volunteered to open and close driving access to Mt Grant every Wednesday. My duties include opening the locked gates, traveling along Geraldine Way and driving to the top of Mt Grant. I inspect the  Continue Reading

Live in HD st SJCT

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Greetings from San Juan Community Theatre! We are pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Live in HD Season. Highlights include Turandot, Madama Butterfly, and Porgy & Bess from the Metropolitan Opera, Present Laughter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Lehman Trilogy from The National Theatre, and Swan Lake from the Bolshoi Ballet. After hearing from patrons, we have adjusted our weekend showtimes to start at  Continue Reading

Kids Coding Classes

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Now Registering for Kids Coding Classes at San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library and San Juan Island 4-H are offering computer coding classes for kids in grades 4th and 5th. Classes are free and are held the following days from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Library Meeting Room: Thursday, Oct. 3  Continue Reading

Export World Tour

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Export, the band from Friday Harbor, circa 1979-80 will be playing a reunion show here this coming weekend, Saturday evening at the Grange. Band leader Dennis Michael reports the following… As we have been preparing for next Saturday’s show we received some sad news. Our guitar player, Rick Wiltse’s mom Donna Reynolds recently passed away.  Continue Reading

Ancient Christian Studies

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The Friday Harbor Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints welcomes everyone to an afternoon with Dr. C. Wilfred Griggs presentation on Ancient Christian Studies This Seminar is for all interested in learning what the Bible is, and how it came to exist. We will also discuss how the idea of added  Continue Reading

Food and Art for the Fall Family Art Days at SJIMA

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Families of all ages can explore making art of, or with food! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art‘s (SJIMA) Fall Family Art Days begin Saturday, September 28, from noon to 5:00 pm, at 540 Spring Street. The classes are upstairs on the second floor. Children and their family members create entertaining and interesting projects  Continue Reading

Food For Thought

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Exhibition: September 27 to December 9, 2019, at the San Juan Island Museum of Art  FOOD FOR THOUGHT Micro Views of Sustenance: Threats and Prospects offers a micro perspective on how one part of nature–our food–is connected to climate change. Using photomontage to create a conversation between everyday foods and microscopic parts of themselves, Orcas  Continue Reading

Domain Design Architects

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Friday Harbor business last Thursday – Members of the Chamber of Commerce met with Denise Garcia to welcome her new architecture business to the island. In her own words, here’s what her business is all about… At Domain Design Architects, our mission is to help clients  Continue Reading

Falling Does Not Have to Be a Part of Aging

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

You might know someone who’s fallen and had a hard time recovering. Falls as we age can be devastating, but they don’t have to be a part of aging. Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balanceâ (TJQMBB) is an evidence-based balance and fall prevention program. It meets on Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:45-12:45 at Studio JAMM  Continue Reading