Meet EMT of the Month Francis Smith

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 8:05 am, by

From Kaitlyn Johnson at San Juan Island EMS…  Francis Smith is a senior EMT. He has been with the agency for 12 years, and was a District 3 fire captain for 17 years. Smith is currently organizing a cardiac event response team of Cape San Juan and Cattle Point residents who have completed the CPR/AED  Continue Reading

Results of the August 1 Primary to be determined August 14

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

A message from County Auditor, F. Milene Henley… The San Juan County Canvassing Board will convene Monday, August 14, at 8:30 a.m. for the purpose of canvassing challenged ballots cast in the August 1 primary. In order to protect the secrecy of the voters, all ballots cleared by the Canvassing Board for processing, as well  Continue Reading

Free Medicare Forum at the Mullis Center

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

A message from Gail at the Mullis Center… Are you turning 65 soon and wondering how to navigate the complicated world of Medicare enrollment? Come listen to and ask questions of Pat Van Skyhawk and Curt Van Hyning, community SHIBA volunteers (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors). At the Mullis Center, 589 Nash Street August 15th  Continue Reading

Bees Love Blue and Violet! Visit Master Gardeners at the Fair.

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

Learn about bees at the Master Gardeners booth at the San Juan County Fair August 16 – 19… Did you know that native bees and honey bees love blue and violet flowers? Why? Plants may have evolved blue and violet flowers to be attractive to their most efficient pollinators. A bee’s eye perceives blue, violet, and  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month: Ceramic Artist Lauren Jawer

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 5:32 am, by

Chamber of Commerce member of the month Lauren Jawer describes her inspiration for Belle Terre Ceramics… Belle Terre Ceramics rose to the surface while I was working as a sales person for Pelindaba Lavender farm in Friday Harbor, Washington. Being surrounded by lavender products of all sorts charged my creativity for the development of a much-needed soap  Continue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson with Tips for a Summer Brunch

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

Thinking about hosting a summer brunch? Here’s Merri Ann Simonson with timely tips for entertaining at home…   

Spots Still Available for Saturday’s Mullis Center Parking Lot Sale

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm, by

From Gail at the Mullis Center… Spread the word to family, friends, neighbors…… We still have spots available for our Parking Lot Sale & BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, August 12th, 9am-2pm! Call (360) 378-2677 or visit the Center to reserve your selling spot! We will also be accepting donations of items to sell on Friday afternoon,  Continue Reading

Registration Ends Thursday For Riding Horses in the Fair

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

A timely reminder from Ashey King, Program Coordinator for the San Juan County Parks and Fair… Thinking about riding your horse in the Fair? The answer is yes! Many classes to choose from, including the always-entertaining Western Games! Visit the Fair website ( to learn more about scheduling, class descriptions and registration today! Registration deadline  Continue Reading

August is National Tree Check Month: Have You Seen These Invasive Pests?

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

Washington State would like your help checking for invasive wood-boring insects. Here is the message from Olympia… The Washington Invasive Species Council and a consortium of agencies and universities are asking residents to check trees and swimming pools in their yards for harmful bugs as part of the national Tree Check Month in August. August  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

What do you mean, your husband won’t let you have a cat? Did I miss something here? Is it 1954 all over again? Are women supposed to be happy with a new ironing board once in a while and an occasional trip to Connie’s Cut-n-Curl? I think not! Ladies, this is YOUR time! You are  Continue Reading

County Positions Available

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

County Board and Advisory Committee Vacancies and Positions with terms ending within 45 days of 08/03/2017 The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or  Continue Reading

Memory Cafe with the iPad

Posted on August 6, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Create Art, Play Games, Have Fun with iPads – a Memory Café event The San Juan Island Library is offering a workshop on using iPad-based applications for people with memory issues. The workshop will take place during Memory Café on Tuesday August 15 at 2:00 pm. Coloring pages, kaleidoscopes games, matching and concentration exercises can  Continue Reading

County Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Posted on August 6, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

World Breastfeeding Week 2017: “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together” World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 in a global initiative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. San Juan County Health & Community Services joins professional health organizations worldwide to promote awareness of the numerous benefits of breastfeeding for infants, mothers, community, and society. The  Continue Reading

SJICF County Fair Match

Posted on August 5, 2017 at 8:43 am, by

Announcing San Juan Island Community Foundation County Fair Match! All Fairgoers are invited to visit the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Fair booth next week in the main hall to learn about and boost support of nine special community projects. The Community Foundation is pleased to match 50 cents on every dollar raised until each  Continue Reading

“Neverland” AUDITION-TIME!

Posted on August 5, 2017 at 8:38 am, by

Don’t forget – auditions are coming up this week… Auditions for San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play—the Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher—are Monday and Tuesday, August 7-8 at 6:30 pm at the PARC, 70 Saltspring Drive. Director Joy Van Camp will be looking for several teens and adults, many playing multiple roles with some  Continue Reading

Water Sales Temporarily Suspended

Posted on August 5, 2017 at 8:35 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor has announced that it has temporarily suspended water sales to outside water haulers from the Public Works yard due to a temporary capacity shortage. The Town is currently working on Phase 2 of the water transmission line requiring multiple scheduled shutdowns of the raw water line from Trout Lake to  Continue Reading

Renowned Bill Holm to Speak in Friday Harbor

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) presents the iconic Bill Holm – expert, carver, performer, museum curator, teacher, painter, mentor and chief. Holm has enriched our understanding of NW Coast First Nation art and culture and has devoted his life to perpetuating these rich traditions. The talk will be at 7:00 p.m. on  Continue Reading

Night Music Thursday

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

SJCT’s summer Night Music series returns this Thursday at 7:30 pm in the intimate Gubelman and Steele Memorial garden. San Juan Island singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Nash Strasser shares her original songs and stories, accompanied by Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar on the fiddle; with assists from cellist Sasha von Dassow on a piece or two. Doors open at 7:00  Continue Reading

FHL Tide Bites

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

What Happens to San Juan Sea Urchins in the Absence of Predatory Sea Stars? – Investigating the Relationships Between Baby Green Urchins, Coralline Algae, and Crabs by Dara Yiu Dara is an undergraduate in UW’s School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. She first joined Friday Harbor Laboratories as a ZooBot student in Spring 2016, and  Continue Reading

Work Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Hello Oakies and welcome August! In the words of Glenn Fry, the heat is on! Be sure to pack plenty of water and a hat – we’ll be up in Morrel and Erratic this Sunday continuing with girdling and small tree removal. When? Sunday, August 6 – 10:00am to 2:00pm RSVP required (email Where?  Continue Reading

Silence Without Echo

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

At WaterWorks gallery from August 4th thru 26th, Catherine Eaton Skinner displays her Encaustic paintings. Catherine’s current body of work created for the show Silence Without Echo is resplendent in its meditation on silence: The silence of the pond at sunrise, the silence of a bird sitting on a branch and the silence of just  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Island Brewing is still looking to hire for this summer. We are open and we need to fill some kitchen spots: Line cook, prep cook, and we still could use some hostess, bussers and servers! Email or stop by the brewery if you’re interested in working in a new, fun, exciting environment!  Continue Reading

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