2018 Scott Firefighter Stairclimb

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

We are proud to announce that Firefighter Gilbert Venegas, Chief Brad Creesy, and Lieutenant Michael Henderson will be participating in the 2018 Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. On March 11, they will be joining over 2,000 firefighters in climbing the stairs at Seattle’s Columbia Center in full bunker gear, including SCBA, to raise funds for The Leukemia  Continue Reading

Spring at the Historical Museum

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Hello everyone! Just a quick note to update you on the upcoming events at the Museum; lots happening, lots of volunteers needed (as always): – Board of Trustees expanding in size: to accommodate the current demands on the Museum with projects, the Board will be expanding in size. We need 2-3 interested applicants for openings,  Continue Reading

Planning a Garden this Summer

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

We are planning a party just for you! Join the San Juan Island Garden Club members in sharing stories, problems, research, advice, questions, failures, triumphs and laughter during our Spring Planning Party. There will be drawings, “flower bingo”, demonstrations, sweet pea starts and what all. Browse catalogs and gardening magazines for new ideas. March 6th  Continue Reading

2018 Reagan Dinner

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan County Republican Party is proud to announce the 2018 Reagan Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2018 Making America Great Again, the Cowboy Way… Dust off your Stetson and shine your cowboy boots!  You’re invited to the 2018 Reagan Dinner at the San Juan Island Golf Club featuring a Rancho del Cielo theme! The cowboy theme, honoring  Continue Reading

“Snowed Out” Readers Theatre Rescheduled to Feb 28

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Poets are Focus of Next FREE Readers Theatre The second evening of San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series showcasing a play about two 20th century poets will now be held on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. (Last week’s scheduled presentation was cancelled due to the island snow).  Continue Reading

Dinner and a Movie

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 8:03 pm, by

You are cordially invited to attend – Dinner and a Movie on Tuesday, February 27th – An intimate experience – limited to 20 guests Cynthia’s Bistro & Friday Harbor Film Festival are joining together to bring you an evening of great food and a spectacular movie. Timeline – 5:00 on. – Appetizers, Dinner served, Movie  Continue Reading

Boat-based Artist Wendy McArthur Hosts Friday Harbor Open House and Show

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Artist Wendy McArthur, living and cruising with her husband on their trawler in the Atlantic Ocean and now the Pacific Northwest, is hosting a studio open house and show “A Season in Friday Harbor” on Wednesday, February 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The open house and show will be held in her studio located  Continue Reading

Shakespeare Classic from Bolshoi in HD

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Monday, February 26th at 7:00 pm – In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy.  Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Statistics show that 7 out of 10 people are more willing to adopt a kitten than an adult or senior cat. What’s up with that nonsense? As a proud senior cat, I find this hard to believe. My name is Blossom and I’ve been waiting here at the animal shelter for a very long time,  Continue Reading

The Chord of Longing

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talks – Mother Felicitas Curti: The Chord of Longing In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Mother Felicitas Curti will talk about her new book “The Chord of Longing: My Life as Atheist, Marxist, Mother, Nun” The book explores a musical scholar’s search for  Continue Reading

Out of the Cold Meeting Tuesday

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

Spayghetti Dinner

Posted on February 24, 2018 at 7:35 pm, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will hold it’s annual “Spaygetti Dinner”, Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 at The Mullis Center. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available, as well as no-host beer and wine. This annual event coincides with  Continue Reading

Wolverines vs. Hornets Tonight

Posted on February 23, 2018 at 5:53 pm, by

Mike Martin checks in again with the breakdown on tonight’s boys varsity basketball game in Wenatchee… The Friday Harbor High School boys varsity basketball (14 wins and 8 losses) team knows that there’s a bigger prize 169 miles east in Spokane next week. Tonight at 8PM in Wenatchee they will focus on the task at  Continue Reading


Posted on February 23, 2018 at 11:55 am, by

David at Saint David’s church shares this class announcement with you… Yogadevotion Chair Yoga Class for Lent Saint David’s Episcopal Church invites you to join Heidi Green in the church sanctuary from 3-4 pm for five Wednesdays in Lent from Feb. 28 through March 28 for Yogadevotion classes designed for EVERY body. There is a  Continue Reading

Celebrate the Oscars with FHFF

Posted on February 23, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Get ready for a fun fundraiser for the Friday Harbor Film Festival. Join us at Brickworks on Nichols Street in Friday Harbor on March 3, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Costume contests. Live auction. And Fun! Tickets are on sale now. There will be prizes for: Best Film Character Male Female Best Look Alike  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Danna Diaz

Posted on February 23, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Greetings Students, Teachers, Parents and Community Members: This letter is to provide meaning as to why am I looking to leave the San Juan Island School District. I have reached a time in my life that I feel the need for a change both personally and professionally. I am looking for a new challenge in  Continue Reading

Kaila on Color Commentary

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm, by

Former “Wolverines Voice” Mike Martin shares this FHHS Sports update with you… The Friday Harbor Wolverines take on the Oroville Hornets in Wenatchee Friday Night at 7:00 pm for a trip to the state tournament in Spokane. The game will be broadcast live on 1650 AM in Friday Harbor and on fhtinyradio.com. Oly Archibald and  Continue Reading

Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Happy Birthday, Wanda June returns to San Juan Community Theatre this weekend with four performances, including a “Pay What You Can” show on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday’s performances are also at 7:30 pm; Sunday’s 2:00 pm matinee features a post-show Q & A with cast and crew. Directed by Tony Vivenzio, the  Continue Reading

MERT On Duty

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire Department’s Major Emergency Response Team (MERT) is looking for volunteers to assist in our island’s welfare by collecting and coordinating the exchange of information during major emergencies, such as earthquakes. Although this may sound intimidating, the only requirements are living within walking distance of a fire station and not volunteering  Continue Reading

County Medication Take Back Program Removes 600 lbs. Annually

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Wondering how to safely dispose of expired and unused medications? Take the medications to one of the five permanent Drop Off Bins located throughout the County for free disposal. The Drop Off bins are located at: San Juan Island Sheriff’s Office (Available 24/7) Lopez Island Sheriff’s Substation Orcas Island Sheriff’s Substation Ray’s Pharmacy on Orcas  Continue Reading

Ferry in Snow

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm, by

SJ Update reader Kristen Arnim caught this beautiful image of the Samish coming into the ferry dock this afternoon. Thanks for sharing Kristen!

March for Our Lives – Friday Harbor

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 5:18 pm, by

As a caring community that jumps at the chance to help those in need, we would like to make some time to reach out to the students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, by making them a banner to hang in the hallway of their school. We want to extend a hand as  Continue Reading

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