Table Tennis Tournament

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:18 am, by

Island Rec is hosting our 8th annual Table Tennis Tournament for ages 14 and up. We have some fun, new prizes this year from Mi Casita, House of Jerky, Ernie’s Cafe and more for singles and doubles brackets. Double elimination play. Our early fee of $31 expires March 28th, $36 thereafter. $5 extra for playing  Continue Reading

Last Kitchen Sink Dinner Until Fall

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:17 am, by

Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – March 28th from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we run  Continue Reading

First Work Party of the Year!

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:17 am, by

Hello Oakies! We’ve had a little respite, reformatted our team, and are ready to get back to those oak units! Joining us THIS SUNDAY are Kayla Seaforth and Carlton Burns, two of our phenomenal field assistants. When? March 31, 10:00am to 2:00pm RSVP required (e-mail here) Where? Meet at the base of Cady Mountain Preserve  Continue Reading

Rain Shadow Gardening

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:17 am, by

Don’t forget – San Juan Island Garden Club invites you to celebrate spring with Ciscoe Morris – Great Plants for Rain Shadow Gardening. Wednesday, April 3rd, at 7:00 pm at Brickworks. Tickets are $15.00 and will be available March 18th at Browne’s Garden Center, Ace Hardware, Griffin Bay Books and Roche Harbor Store. (proceeds fund  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 8:15 am, by

Today we have this letter from Gordon Fowler in the San Juan Update mailbag… Mullis Center Denounces Pledge of Allegiance to American Flag. The Mullis Center Operations Committee has decided to discontinue the practice of honoring the American Flag at the majority of Senior Lunches, served twice weekly, at the Mullis Center. Recognition of the  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month

Posted on March 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month: Sandstrom Law, PLLC Thomas Sandstrom has been practicing law in Friday Harbor since 2009 when he joined the Law Office of Christon Skinner. During his tenure with Chris, Thomas and now Honorable Kathryn C. Loring managed the Friday Harbor clientele until 2016 when Chris  Continue Reading

“Running Start” Info Night

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

If you are an academically motivated high school junior or senior, Running Start may be of interest to you and your family! The Running Start program at Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college level courses to earn dual credit toward both your high school diploma  Continue Reading

Mindful Minis

Posted on March 25, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

  If you are looking for a fun and screen-free way to occupy some of your 3-6 year old’s time this coming spring break, look no further than Mindful Minis! This exciting new program encourages physical and emotional awareness through activities like animal poses, belly breathing, and acting out the weather. Kids will ‘get their  Continue Reading

Hospital District Meeting

Posted on March 25, 2019 at 5:39 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having its Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday March 27th at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. It will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Heading Off-Island Next Week?

Posted on March 24, 2019 at 5:58 am, by

You might want to be aware of some road maintenance coming up. Here’s more from WSDOT: EXPECT DELAYS: Deception Pass rockslide cleanup next week If you’ve driven across Deception Pass bridge recently, you’ve likely seen the remnants from a small rockslide from a few weeks ago on the side of SR 20. On Wednesday, March  Continue Reading

Public School Board Meeting

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

On Wednesday March 27, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  This is an open public meeting.   All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard during  Continue Reading


Posted on March 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) held a lottery for Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permits on March 5, 2019. The results of the lottery are now available on the SJC Website. Additional Info…

Answering Light

Posted on March 23, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

John Miller is back with another beautiful photo of Cattle Point Light. Here he is with the story… Hello San Juan Update – here is a drone shot from the other night – my wife named it “Answering Light”. It is also a solstice moon! ~ John

FH Middle School Players Present: Stepsisters

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

Everybody knows the Brothers Grimm’s most famous fairy tale. But what if they told it from the wrong point of view? Stepsisters, written by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus and directed by Jenni Merritt, tells the totally-true-and-not-at-all-made-up version of the little cinder girl. When Drew and Beth are thrown into the dungeon for conspiring against  Continue Reading

OPALCO Annual Meeting

Posted on March 23, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

OPALCO Annual Meeting: Saturday, April 13th FREE Lunch, Prizes and Co-op Q&A If you pay your power bill to OPALCO, you’re a member of the Co-op and this fun-filled annual meeting is all about YOU! OPALCO holds its annual meeting on the inter-island ferry so it’s easy for everyone to come aboard. Lunch will be  Continue Reading

BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore is proud to announce that San Juan Island author, Thor Hanson, author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, has won his third Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award, receiving the 2019 PNBA award for BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees. Please join us at the San Juan Island Library when Griffin  Continue Reading

Celebration of Life

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 11:26 am, by

This invitation just came in for you… Please join our family in celebrating the life of Colette Theresa Landerville At our home: 177 Neil Bay Drive, F.H. Sunday, March 24th from 2 PM to 6 PM Dress is Island Casual

PTSD: Making You Whole Again- From Her Heart

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Sarah Blum who has worked with PTSD and trauma resolution in US military veterans will be speaking in Friday Harbor on Sunday, April 7. She will speak from her experience as a nurse in Vietnam, as a psychotherapist, and as a PTSD survivor. Journey Back to Vietnam will be free to all wanting to learn  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Open House

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Have you ever wondered where we keep seal pups or what enclosures are needed to rehabilitate eagles? This is your chance to find out. The animals we care for can’t be on display, but this is our quiet time of year, so we can show people round without disturbing any patients. Come for a guided  Continue Reading

$1,000 + Youth Leadership Camp for Sophomores and Juniors: Apps Due April 12

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

OPALCO’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program is accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors of OPALCO member households. Up to five scholars will receive a $1,000 scholarship from OPALCO and the family of Nourdine Jensen, as well as an all-expenses paid trip to the Youth Rally, a co-op leadership camp at the College  Continue Reading

Construction Welding Training

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

EDC and SVC to offer Free Training in Construction Welding this Spring The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is partnering with Skagit Valley College to offer free training in Construction Welding basics at SVC’s Mount Vernon campus this May.  This latest class in the EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is sponsored by the Washington  Continue Reading

Last Call for Children’s Festival Poster Contest and Activity Providers

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

“I am Super” This is our last call to help us out in designing our poster for Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to submit poster designs that incorporate this year’s super hero festival theme. Artwork must be submitted on an official entry form which can be obtained at Island Rec’s office or  Continue Reading