Posted on October 13, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Island Stage Left Announces Fall Production Island Stage Left is proud to announce its production of “Annapurna” by Sharr White. The four week run opens at the San Juan County Fairgrounds’ Marie Boe Building on Thursday, Nov 9. Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a  Continue Reading

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Fish + Brew at Pier 1 (by the ferry dock and Cheesecake Cafe in Friday Harbor) is having a pumpkin carving contest. Join us Saturday October 28th, anytime between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Our deck will be open for carving all day. B.Y.O.P. bring your own pumpkin (no power tools please) Complimentary Hot Cider  Continue Reading

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor Haunted House! It’s time again “Frightmare at the Fairgrounds”! The Friday Harbor Jolly Trolley and the San Juan County Fairgrounds are sponsoring the 3rd annual Friday Harbor Haunted House on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017. This is truly a wonderful, spooky, fun and safe event for the whole family. Alison  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Anna Lisa Lindstrum

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

We support Anna Lisa Lindstrum for election as commissioner of Public Hospital District #1 because of the perspective she would bring to health care issues on our island. A 17 year island resident, she has experience in health care and in business as current general manager at Duck Soup. Her goals are to work for  Continue Reading

Frightmare Help Needed

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 8:37 am, by

Here’s a note from Debbi Fincher at the SJI Prevention Coalition… We are at it again! And we know It takes a Village to put on a community Haunted House! It’s actually fun when you do it with others! And, we’ll try to have some snacks on hand, too. Thank you for considering (and hopefully)  Continue Reading

National Friends of Libraries Week

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Island Friends of the Library organization will be celebrating the National Friends of Libraries Week, October 15-21. Many activities and special events will be available during the week. We will be kicking-off our annual membership drive for 2018 week and the membership forms will be available at the special FOL table in  Continue Reading

Women in Conversation

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Join Oak Boesky in a monthly, facilitated conversation to deepen your connection to your life’s purpose. The focus will be on re-discovering what you love and move in ever-widening circles to find greater purpose and meaning in your connections with others, in community, or in your ‘work’ in the world. Oak is a doctoral candidate  Continue Reading

Paideia Says Thanks!

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Paideia Classical School’s Board of Directors, Staff, Students & Families would like to thank The Honeywell Charitable Fund of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region for their generous donation to our Scholarship Fund and Teacher Professional Development Program. Paideia is a private school in Friday Harbor offering an excellent classical education for Kindergarten  Continue Reading


Posted on October 11, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

In the mailbag today we find this letter from Louise Dustrude… This election is crucial for those of us who believe in the reproductive rights of women and men and in the right to death with dignity. With Barbara Sharp’s term expiring, we need to elect someone with an equally strong commitment to these rights.  Continue Reading

Letter from SJ Public Schools Foundation

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 9:34 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Rich Meenan… The leaves are changing, the kids are back in school, and the fall fundraising campaign of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation (SJPSF) is underway. Non-profit and all volunteers, the SJPSF has a simple mission: support K-12 public education on San  Continue Reading

Looking for Financial Aid for College?

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 9:30 am, by

Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce its participation again this year in the “College Goal Washington” event on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at SVC’s Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. College Goal Washington is a program that helps students and families complete the FAFSA or WASFA (Free Application for Federal  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 9:27 am, by

Here’s an update from Merri Ann Simonson on the local real estate market… The third quarter results for San Juan Island and the County were consistent with the market recovery we have enjoyed over the last few years. Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume on San Juan Island was $102,639,659 with a total of 198  Continue Reading

And Just Like That…

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Debbie Sandwith from the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby writes to let you know… The Derby is SOLD OUT. Please email/call to get on the waiting list. In all years past we have had cancellations. We certainly appreciate the strong support of our participants. ~ Thank You! Debbie Sandwith 360-378-5562

Escape to the Original NEVERLAND

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play takes us to the origins of a far-off place known as “Neverland” –and the characters we fell in love with in the classic Peter Pan. The Tony Award-winning, magical, and hilarious musical adventure by Rick Elice (based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson) is presented in the  Continue Reading

Blood Drive at Mullis Center Wednesday October 11

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 6:01 pm, by

You can help Las Vegas shooting victims. On Monday morning, Bloodworks Northwest communicated with United Blood Services in Las Vegas to offer emergency blood components to treat those injured in the horrific shooting Sunday night. UBS advised that while their immediate hospital requirements are being met, additional supplies will be needed. We expect to be  Continue Reading

Rotary Donates Locally and Internationally

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from their 11th annual Concours  d’Elegance held on august 27th at the San Juan Vineyards. This event was co-sponsored with the Sports Car Club of San Juan Islands. John Lackey of Hospice San Juan, Jennifer Armstrong of Family Resource Center,  Continue Reading

Facebook Marketing Workshop

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

EDC offers free Facebook marketing workshop Social media is revolutionizing the way we use the internet, and its low- or no-cost tools can be used by small businesses to achieve remarkable results. Join the EDC to learn more about Facebook marketing at a FREE workshop on Wednesday, October 25th on San Juan Island. The course  Continue Reading

Burn Party on Cady Mountain Preserve

Posted on October 7, 2017 at 10:58 am, by

Thom is out of town for the next few weeks so the previously scheduled work party on Sunday, October 15, is not happening. However – the onset of cooler and wet weather is the perfect time to burn those piles! The ever fabulous Doug McCutchen has scheduled Wednesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 12, for  Continue Reading

Only 10 Spots Left…

Posted on October 7, 2017 at 10:52 am, by

Debbie Sandwith writes in to let you know the Salmon Derby is quickly filling up… YowZa!!!! ONLY 10 spots left in the 2018 RH Salmon Classic held on Jan 18-20th, 2018!!! Attached is an entry form, don’t hesitate to email, fax or call your team in soon! Last year we sold out by October 17th!  Continue Reading

Concientious Projector

Posted on October 7, 2017 at 10:41 am, by

Rob Simpson is back with a new installment of the Conscientious Projector Series. Here he is with the scoop… Extraterrestrial Contact > The Evidence ​This Monday, 7:00 PM (Oct. 9th) in the library Conference Room, Conscientious Projector invites you to discuss a forbidden topic. Have we had contact with extraterrestrial civilizations?​​ ​Mainstream media makes the  Continue Reading

FHFF Tickets On Sale Now

Posted on October 7, 2017 at 10:21 am, by

Online ticket sales are available at  Pre-sale of festival tickets are available at the FHFF Office, payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.  Tickets are also on sale through the San Juan Community Theatre Box Office at  FHFF ticket prices are among the lowest cost admission of any regional film festival. Tickets  Continue Reading

Green Home Tour – San Juan Island

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

The 2017 Green Home Tour is here! Join us at the San Juan Grange in Friday Harbor for an introduction to Green Building Technology, Networking and Green Talks! Then hop into one of our Electric Vehicles for a guided tour of some of San Juan Island’s greenest homes! Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00 am  Continue Reading

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