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

Cub Scout Meeting Wednesday

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 10:44 am, by

Eric Stone shares this invitation with you… Greetings All, This is a reminder that this Wednesday, March 20th at the Friday Harbor Yacht Club, we will be having a Cub Scout parents meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The plan is to talk about the program and see how much interest we have in the  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth brings mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Islanders unable to afford dental care can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit Fish for Teeth on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at the Mullis Senior Center, at 589 Nash St., Friday Harbor. The next two Fish for Teeth dental van visits will be six weeks apart to offer a  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest Day Passes On Sale Now

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Islanders Get Special Discount Until March 22 Day pass tickets go on sale today for the 2nd annual Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF), a celebration of literature and community, April 5-7. With an award-winning lineup of 60 artists, OILF provides an opportunity to engage with local, regional and nationally renowned authors and their work  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Park & Recreation Commission Vacancy

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island Park and Recreation District, a junior taxing district on San Juan Island seeks to appoint a new person to its board to fill the position vacated by Commissioner Jacquelyn Reiff’s resignation. The appointment to the Board will run until the November 2019 election. Persons interested in the field of parks and recreation  Continue Reading

Longtime Fishery Science and Policy Manager Hired to Lead Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The following press release is from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office… OLYMPIA – Erik Neatherlin, a scientist and longtime manager in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been selected to lead the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, which coordinates statewide and regional efforts to return salmon from the brink of extinction. The  Continue Reading

“Adventures in Boating” Class

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Need your Washington State Boating Education Card? Take a Free U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Adventures in Boating” Class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Islands Detachment is offering a free Washington State Basic Boater Education Course on San Juan Island. The two-day class will be held on Thursday evenings April 4 and April 11,  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds on April 20

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 5:36 am, by

Mark your calendars, the next Spring Flea & Craft Market will be on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00am until 1:00pm in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds!   Booth space for Flea & Craft Market vendors is $27, which includes one 8’x 30” table and two chairs.  An additional table can be  Continue Reading

A Change of Seasons?

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Winter is almost over – Spring is officially only a few days away and it shows. Crocuses are popping all over the place.

Time To Hire Seasoned Citizens!

Posted on March 17, 2019 at 5:55 am, by

Summer season is approaching fast, and with it the annual shortage of workers for the seasonal jobs in the San Juan County tourism economy. Why not consider hiring a seasoned worker for your seasonal job opening?   Did you know that about one third of our population in San Juan County is over 65 years-old That  Continue Reading

Island Senior: New Class Offers Support For Unpaid Caregivers

Posted on March 16, 2019 at 5:57 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… If you are caring for a loved one, an aging parent, a spouse or child with special needs, a neighbor or a friend and if you are not a paid care provider, the Mullis Center is offering a free,  Continue Reading

SJIMA Family Art Days

Posted on March 16, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

There is Always Something New Greeting Spring is the new program of Family Art Days (FAD) at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). The informal classes start on Saturday, April 6th at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor. The classes are held in the cozy upstairs workshop area from 1:00 t0 5:00 on  Continue Reading

Congratulations Mark and Christy!

Posted on March 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Skagit Valley College announces academic Honor Roll for Fall Quarter 2018 In support of student success, Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that the following students were placed on the Academic Honor Roll for Fall Quarter, 2018. Mark Green and Christy McLaglen of Friday Harbor. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.75 or higher  Continue Reading

Tidying Up: Eco-Friendly Tips for Decluttering Your Home

Posted on March 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The following article is a guest post written by Neil Stawski… From living a minimalist lifestyle in a tiny house to tidying up a family home, decluttering seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. Decluttering isn’t a new concept. After all, studies have shown that most Americans still prefer to do some spring cleaning each  Continue Reading

Best of Fest: Two Films on Tuesday

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 5:55 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents: The Best of the Fest Tuesday, March 19 at the Grange at 7:00 pm, join us for the following two films: Intelligent Trees – The Documentary Trees talk, know family ties and care for their young? Is this too fantastic to be true? Scientist Suzanne Simard (The University  Continue Reading

Rain Shadow Gardening

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

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 garden club special  Continue Reading

Kindergarten Registration

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary staff are inviting all parents of children who will be five years old on or before August 31 2019 to meet with school staff and begin the kindergarten registration process if they haven’t done so already. Click here for more information Please call the office at (360) 378-5209 to set up an  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The Orcas Island Lit Fest (OILF), an annual celebration of literature and community in an inspiringly beautiful place, is continuing its commitment to children and families by offering its second annual Kids’ Fest. The 2019 OILF Kids’ Fest will feature the following artists and activities: Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs is the author of the award-winning picture book  Continue Reading

Farmers Market

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is open tomorrow, March 16th and then every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Brickworks, on 150 Nichols Street. It is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan  Continue Reading