San Juan Islands Museum of Art: Fun With Art Masks!

Posted on August 19, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

We need to wear masks in public, so let’s make them unique and playful!  In March enterprising volunteers started making masks to raise funds to support the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA).  The masks come in all colors and delightful fabrics including ones of familiar art by famous artists. Who better to make  Continue Reading

Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Festival Features Virtual Concerts

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 3:16 pm, by

Archipelago Collective Artistic Director, Sophie Baird-Daniel and Executive Director Dana Jackson announce the 2020 Virtual Chamber Music Festival… Our groundbreaking virtual festival presents 18 exceptional musicians from across the country. Our players hail from some of the nation’s top orchestras and chamber music institutions including the Seattle Symphony, Boston Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Chamber Music Society  Continue Reading

Rally On Shaw For The United States Postal Service

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 1:41 pm, by

We hear from our friend Kate Schuman on Shaw… You don’t hear much about Shaw Island in the daily buzz of the San Juans, but the recent barrage of changes being implemented nationwide at the U.S. Postal Service has many Shaw residents alarmed and wanting to do something about it. Shaw Islander John Peinert organized  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Atelier Features Art Give Away

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

The Friday Harbor Atelier is doing their quarterly Art Give Away, featuring a colorful chicken named Henrietta by Jan Murphy.   Sign up here to enter to win this print! Link to: Friday Harbor Atelier Art Give Away  Link to: More about Artist Jan Murphy   Founded in 2018, Friday Harbor Atelier is an artist’s membership-based  Continue Reading

Have You Answered The 2020 Census?

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Have you answered the 2020 Census yet? Census workers will be available to help you answer the census: Dates: Wednesday August 19 & August 26 Time: 11AM – 2PM Location: Friday Harbor Food Bank, 500 Market St. Can’t stop by? You can also self-respond Online at Call toll-free 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish) Return  Continue Reading

Don’t Horse Around! It’s Not Too Late To Get Your 2020 Fair T-Shirts

Posted on August 17, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Islanders collect them every year. Most years from artist Jennifer Rigg’s booth at the San Juan County Fair. This year with our Fair going virtual you may not have got yours yet. Not to worry. Jenn’s great designs for San Juan County’s Virtual Fair 2020, Moon Jumper, Major Tom, and Starman are still available from  Continue Reading

Zucchini 500 Captured on Film

Posted on August 17, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Are you still feeling an empty place where the Zucchini 500 race used to be? Do you have an itch that only watching Zucchini racers SQUASH their competition can relieve? Relive the past glory of the Zucchini 500 race in a series of short films produced and directed by the Zucchini Queen herself Lynnette Cabrera.  Continue Reading

A Bugs Life to be Featured at the Drive-In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!

Posted on August 16, 2020 at 11:34 am, by

Island Rec & the San Juan County Fairgrounds are partnering to bring you a Drive In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!, movie will start at dusk. Please note, tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve your tickets email with “Drive-In” in the subject line or call 360-378-4310. If paying at the time  Continue Reading

Bystander Efforts Lead to Successful CPR Outcome

Posted on August 16, 2020 at 10:43 am, by

From San Juan Island Fire & Rescue… On Thursday afternoon, August 13, 2020, emergency responders from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue, San Juan Island EMS, and Airlift NW responded to a 911 emergency call reporting an unconscious person who was not breathing at the Roche Harbor Marina. Several bystanders at the scene immediately went  Continue Reading

Last Day of San Juan County’s Virtual Fair!

Posted on August 15, 2020 at 1:40 pm, by

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Friday Harbor Film Festival Virtual Cinema Presents Public Trust August 19-23

Posted on August 15, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer 2020 Virtual Cinema will present a FREE virtual on-demand screening of Public Trust, produced by Patagonia Films, on August 19 through 23, followed by a hosted audience discussion on August 23 at 6 pm PDT.   To view the film anytime on the specified dates and participate in the webinar, RSVP  Continue Reading

San Juan County Seeks “Con” Committee Members for Voters’ Guide Statements

Posted on August 15, 2020 at 5:01 am, by

San Juan County is seeking volunteers to create opposing statements to place in the Voters’ Pamphlet for two measures on the ballot in the upcoming November 2020 General Election. San Juan County Fire Protection District #3 approved sending Resolution 2020-08 to voters. If approved, the measure would authorize the annexation of Henry, Johns, and Stuart  Continue Reading

Land Bank Seeks Public Input on Agricultural Activities

Posted on August 14, 2020 at 10:47 am, by

The Conservation Agriculture Resource Team (CART-Coffelt) was formed at the request of the San Juan County Land Bank Commission to assess and develop recommendations for future farm operations at Coffelt Farm Preserve. The team consists of thirteen members including representatives from local agricultural agencies, stakeholders, and members of the farming community.  Currently Coffelt Farm Preserve  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay School Virtual Fair Grant Opportunity

Posted on August 14, 2020 at 10:28 am, by

San Juan Island School District would like to thank the San Juan Community Foundation for the annual “Fair matching grant” in support of our community!  We are grateful to be included in this year’s “line up” of worthy causes that help our community stay strong and healthy. SJISD is asking for support for the K-12  Continue Reading

Summary of Recent Cases in San Juan County

Posted on August 13, 2020 at 4:31 pm, by

Update from from the County… There has been one new confirmed positive test result in San Juan County since the last case summary on August 3rd. The case investigation was completed today (Thursday, August 13th). This is the 31st case in San Juan County and the 12th on Orcas Island. The case occurred in an Orcas Island  Continue Reading

San Juan Historical Museum Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

Posted on August 13, 2020 at 1:40 pm, by

Since 2017, the Historical Museum has added nearly 3,000 historical images to our photographic collection, through gifts, acquisitions and found treasures. The number of digitally scanned, researched and catalogued images illustrating the history of San Juan Island, now tallies 5,500. As a result, we have outgrown our existing capacity to safely and securely store the  Continue Reading

HOT TOPIC #29: Guidelines for Parents Considering Home Based Group Learning

Posted on August 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders As we head into the second half of August, local public and private schools are pursuing a range of options for the start of the school year. This article will not be addressing the specifics of school reopening plans-that will come directly  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

Posted on August 12, 2020 at 1:59 pm, by

This 2020 Fair season, Alchemy Art Center is grateful to be featured in the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Matching Grant Program!  We are raising funds for the free kids arts programming we are currently offering in partnership with Island Rec and the Family Resource Center, as well as for the Kid Pod Classes we  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

Posted on August 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm, by

AND WE’RE LIVE! We are SO very honored to be featured in the SJICF Matching Grant Program! The catalog is now open, today through Saturday the 15th, which means it’s time to show our support for the 30 amazing local nonprofits that are being featured!   *The catalog will be active during the days of  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Step Up to Support Senior Programs at the Mullis Center

Posted on August 12, 2020 at 2:02 am, by

It may seem quiet at the Mullis Center these days without our lively community lunches, exciting senior trips, and the wide variety of social gatherings that are all on hold right now. Take a closer look though and you will see that the Mullis Center is still humming along on our seniors’ behalf. With the  Continue Reading

Help Feed 500 Hungry Mouths! Animal Shelter Joins Virtual Fair Grant Program

Posted on August 12, 2020 at 1:01 am, by

The Animal Shelter (AP-FH) is participating in this year’s San Juan Island Community Fair’s “Virtual Fair”  August 12-15.  It is a fund-raiding opportunity for us, one of very few this year, unfortunately. Your help is needed to feed our 4-legged friends! COVID has hit us hard but homeless dogs and cats continue to need our care.   Think about  Continue Reading

Zylstra Lake Preserve – Open for Public Comment

Posted on August 11, 2020 at 2:45 pm, by

San Juan County Land Bank is seeking public input on its updated Interim Stewardship and Management Plan (SMP) for the Zylstra Lake Preserve on San Juan Island. This updated interim plan details the Preserve’s abundant wildlife and habitat areas; provides a collaborative strategy for engaging with agricultural interests; and proposes opening approximately two miles of trail this  Continue Reading