Wolf Hollow Lavender Fete

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Wolf Hollow invites you to join them for a fun evening on Friday, August 9 to help save wild lives… Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Event and Fundraiser Helping injured and orphaned wildlife in San Juan and Skagit Counties Most of the wildlife that Wolf Hollow receives needing care come because of a negative human  Continue Reading

UW Labs 2019 Illg Distinguished Lecturer

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 8:23 pm, by

Friday Harbor Labs is excited to welcome, Dr. Anna Metaxas, our 2019 Illg Lecturer on August 7 at the Community Theater at 7 PM. Dr. Metaxas is from Dalhousie University and her topic will be “Evidence-based conservation: designing well-connected Marine Protected Areas.” Please join us for this amazing free public lecture followed by refreshments.

Summer Film Series

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

In case you missed previous emails, please note that we have substituted “The Guilty” for another film originally scheduled for August 6th. The Guilty (Den Skyldige) Danish (English subtitles), mystery, thriller Rated R (for language),85 minutes Set in an enclosed room with essentially one actor, and made up entirely of phone conversations, the film employs  Continue Reading

OPALCO Wants You Safe

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

OPALCO needs access to your equipment. Please make sure to keep your transformer clear of shrubs and brush. Right of Way clearing keeps service reliable and safe! We trim and remove trees and other vegetation under or near our power lines to reduce the frequency of power interruptions caused by overhanging branches and trees. This  Continue Reading

Submissions For The 2020 Orcas Island Lit Fest Are Now Open

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Local Artists, Writers and Musicians Encouraged to Apply. The Orcas Island Lit Fest today issued a call to all San Juan County artists, authors and musicians that the submissions window for the 2020 Lit Fest is open until September 15. The third annual Orcas Island Lit Fest will take place April 17-19, 2020. Applicants are  Continue Reading

County Board and Commission Vacancies

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:32 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

Special Three-day Candidate Filing Period

Posted on August 4, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Whew! You almost missed your chance to run for office. Fortunately, you’ll get a second chance. During the candidate filing period in May, several of the offices open for filing had no candidates file. When no one files for an open office, it’s called a “void in candidacy.” When a void in candidacy occurs after  Continue Reading

Merchant of Venice: Only Two Weekends Left

Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Once it’s gone, it remains only in the memories of those who saw it. Make one of those memories yours. Playing 7:45 pm Thursdays – Sundays at 1062 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor until August 11. Here are some reviews from the last 3 weeks: Simply, WOW! Absolutely spectacular show of The Merchant of Venice by  Continue Reading

Local OPALCO Crew Rebuilds Line on San Juan Island

Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Our local line crew is working on a large project to rebuild and strengthen the electric distribution line that connects Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor substations. The project included installation of 29 new 45-foot poles and 1.56 miles of new 3-phase distribution wire which will increase the capacity of our system on San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Bench Honors Kristina Thalacker Ewing

Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Kristina Thalacker Ewing, former island resident and life-long Kiwanian, was honored in a memorial celebration July 27th by the placement of a bench in the courthouse lawn. Some of Kristina’s achievements include the Hugh O’Brien Youth Scholar, charter member of the FH Key Club, charter member of EWU Circle K International Club, member Kent AM  Continue Reading

Come See Us At The Fair!

Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Once again the San Juan Community Home Trust will have a booth in the main exhibition hall at the East Entrance of the building. We will have news about the completion of our latest neighborhood, and can tell you about plans for our next projects. Board members, staff and new homeowners will be on hand  Continue Reading

Local Artist, Susan Williams wins two Awards at Anacortes Art Festival

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Many months ago Susan submitted three photos of her work to the jury of the Arts at The Port Exhibition.  All three were accepted. While attending the opening of the Anacortes Arts Festival Gala she found that she had won the first ever Bill Mitchell Award.  Bill was the man responsible for painting all of  Continue Reading

Waterline – Split, Twisted & Bound

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The awe-inspiring installation in the atrium is the largest and most lyrical shown at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). In Waterline, created by Andrew Shewman, Orcas Island resident, the whale and orca’s flukes move within the art morphing from human to vessel. Several forms make up the total art piece- Mask, Skywolf,  Continue Reading

Well Child Checks at PIMC

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center to offer well-child checks and sports physicals to school-aged children To ensure students get a healthy start to their school year, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is offering well-child checks and sports physicals on an appointment basis for children ages 5 to 18 on Thursday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug.  Continue Reading

APSFH Volunteer of the Month

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Carole Crowley as the Volunteer of the Month for August, 2019.  Carole started volunteering at the animal shelter shortly after retiring from her day job as a nurse and has been a loyal and regular volunteer ever since.  Not only can she can be counted on  Continue Reading

Hospice SJ Says Thanks!

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Hospice of San Juan’s fundraiser on Saturday July 20th, hosted by The Village at the Harbour, brought the community together to successfully meet a matching challenge put up by a coalition of supporters. The fundraiser aimed to increase HSJ’s endowment fund, geared toward eventual financial sustainability in the face of annual fixed costs such as rental  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Bring Your Neglected Treasures to The Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… With a move in my future it is good timing for me to have the Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale on August 24 as further inspiration to selectively pare down my belongings.  I often think about culling my clutter but sometimes  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor Chocolates was created by owner, Aylene Geringer, a resident of Friday Harbor in February 2017. Her relationship with the island commenced in 1990 when she and her husband first came to visit friends who lived on San Juan Island. Over the years, they bought a vacation home in 1998 with an eye towards  Continue Reading

2019 Councours d’Elegance

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island and the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands invite you to their 13th annual Concours d’Elegance car show at the San Juan Vineyards on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM welcoming custom and classic vehicles. This year’s event poster is a stunning  Continue Reading

EMS Medical Program Director Transition

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Dr. Michael Sullivan, EMS Medical Program Director (MPD) for San Juan County has resigned from his position as the county MPD effective today July 31, 2019.  Dr. Sullivan served as the MPD for over a decade.  The San Juan County EMS and Trauma Council extends our appreciation for his years of service to our communities  Continue Reading

Coffelt Family Private Collection and Estate Sale

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Saturday  and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th, from 9 AM to 2 PM at 6997 Roche Harbor Rd, 2 drives past Community Treasures, at Marcotte sign Antique & Vintage Items, Large Pacific Rim Collection Wicker, Rattan, Oak, Rosewood, & hand-carved / hand painted Black Lacquer Furniture Glassware, Pyrex, China, Sterling Silver, Enamelware School Chairs/Desks, Farm  Continue Reading

Congratulations Bob!

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Bob Stavers, avid cyclist, took second place in the Washington State Senior Games in Olympia yesterday in his age class (75-80). He won the silver in the 40 km road race with a time of 1:21. The state games lead up to the biennial National Championships which will be held in Fort Lauderdale in 2021.  Continue Reading