Welcome to Clay

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Learn the art of clay with Alchemy Art instructor, Glenn Hendrick. Glenn will guide you through the introductory process with a little bit of talk and lots of hands on time for creating a successful clay vessel. These vessel can be used for a potted plant, a jewelry holder, a personalized cup, or simple home  Continue Reading

One Day, One Focus: Ending Polio

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Today is World Polio Day. In 30 years, we’ve gone from 124 polio-endemic countries to TWO, Afghanistan and Pakistan (Nigeria was recently removed from list after being polio free for three years). We know we’re eradicating polio, but do you realize how may added benefits the program brings? It might be providing clean water, bed  Continue Reading

Composting: A Way to Mitigate the Effects of Waste on the Environment

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Story by Ayla Ridwan and Raylee Miniken who are participating in the FHHS Community Service Project… San Juan County would greatly benefit from a commercial composter. Commercial composters help to mitigate the effects of waste by eliminating the methane production of compostable items. Composting is the process of decomposing matter. According to O2Compost, a commercial  Continue Reading

Cigar Box Shrine Workshop

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Join instructor Jan Murphy for a fun workshop using personal treasures, photographs and found objects to create one of a kind artworks. You’ll learn several tricks of the Mixed Media Trade while broadening your artistic horizons. It all happens Saturday, November 9th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at The Friday Harbor Atelier, 313 Spring Street,  Continue Reading

Lions Club Helps Kids

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 11:25 am, by

The Lions Club of San Juan Island has just completed its free eye screening for children in the San Juan Island Elementary and Middle schools, and the Orcas Island Elementary School. In all, over 300 students had their vision checked and 17 of the children were referred for vision problems . Using a Plus Optic  Continue Reading

New CEO for PeaceHealth

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, named PeaceHealth Northwest Chief Executive PeaceHealth announced that Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, has been named chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network. Prosper held the role of interim chief executive since long-time PeaceHealth leader, Dale Zender retired on Sept. 30, 2019. Prosper joined PeaceHealth in March 2019 as the chief operating  Continue Reading

FHES Halloween Parade

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary School’s annual Halloween Parade is coming up on Thursday October 31 at 9:30am. The parade travels from the elementary school to Argyle Ave to Spring Street, past King’s Market, across the street and back to the school.  Students should be dressed for cool fall weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Costumes should  Continue Reading

Hearing Is Believing

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Rachel Flowers Concerts Following Hearing Is Believing At Friday Harbor Film Festival Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Rachel Flowers, an astonishing, young musician and composer from California, subject of the award-winning documentary Hearing Is Believing, will perform Live following the film’s screenings on Friday, October 25 at 1:15 pm and Saturday, October 26 at 4:15  Continue Reading

Island History, Secrets, Facts and Stories

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Coming up this Friday, Oct. 25, is an informative talk by local historian architect, Boyd Pratt.  The topic is the island’s past,  “What Was Here Before You Were?”  This talk will cover early to later use of island land and locations of past endeavors.  It will be quite interesting for old timers and newcomers alike.  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Teen Halloween Party

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 7:35 am, by

  When the ghouls come out this year, we’ll be ready for them! Put on a costume, grab your friends, and head over to Paradise Lanes for Island Rec’s annual Teen Halloween Party, There will be free bowling, pizza, Halloween candy, and DJ Doug will be dropping the beats. Prizes will be awarded for best  Continue Reading

Soroptimist Ferry Ticket Program Has New Contact Information

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 7:35 am, by

Many San Juan Island residents know that Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor (SIFRI) provides free ferry tickets to patients and their caregivers who have to travel off-island for cancer treatment.   Recently this long-running program has gotten a dedicated phone number and e-mail address that will remain constant and will not change when a new coordinator takes over  Continue Reading

New at the Sculpture Park

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Some new sculpture was installed at San Juan Island Sculpture Park on Saturday, October 12. It is three pieces depicting members of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Left to right in the photo above are Nyssa (L-84, died 2019), Ruffles (J-1, died 2010) and Scoter (K-25, died 2019) all carved from western red cedar by  Continue Reading

Phone-A-Thon October 21 & 22

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

It’s that time of year! The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Phone-A-Thon on Monday, October 21st, and Tuesday, October 22nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. During this time, volunteer students, parents, faculty and members of the community will be calling to ask for your support. The Foundation is a group of volunteer parents,  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Food Bank Completes Expansion

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Friday Harbor Food Bank recently completed a modest expansion, resolving longstanding storage constraints.  The building was extended nine feet to the east, adding 216 square feet.  Two new, larger freezers and two fridges replace some older units, and two new food racks provide needed storage.   The Food Bank thanks generous community supporters of this  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

“Gonna Be Rainey” Norris P. posted on Facebook. How right he was. This morning while brushing my teeth, I was faced with the annual challenge of transitioning from carefree flip flop summer into buttoned-up fall once again. The equipoise of PNW style aspirations with chilly weather can be a real challenge, but I think I’ve  Continue Reading

Location Identified for New Library

Posted on October 19, 2019 at 8:42 am, by

Story by Louise Dustrude… A truly central location has been identified for further exploration for the new library: the former Life Care Center on upper Spring Street, close to the Mullis Senior Center, the Village at the Harbour, and an easy walk from the elementary, middle and high schools, and much more. Of the three  Continue Reading

Soroptimists Now Accepting Applications for Women’s Educational and Training Awards

Posted on October 19, 2019 at 8:41 am, by

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor are now accepting applications for three awards; “Live Your Dream Award,” the “Fellowship Award,” and the “Educational Opportunity Award.” Live Your Dream Award The ‘Live Your Dream Award’ is a major Soroptimist service project. This award helps women in overcoming personal difficulties and bettering their lives through education and training.  Continue Reading

Astronauts To Speak At Friday Harbor Film Festival

Posted on October 19, 2019 at 8:41 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Have you ever dreamed of meeting and talking with actual astronauts? Now is your opportunity to interact with them during the Friday Harbor Film Festival! To enhance two exciting films about the space program, Pete Freeland, John Creighton, and Dr. Terry Stanford will participate in the Festival and speak after  Continue Reading

Want to Enjoy Your Garden Vegetables all Winter?

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 8:56 am, by

The San Juan County Master Gardeners happily welcome Debby Hatch to the Annual Gardening Workshop this Saturday, October 19th. Debby has twenty-five years of experience growing a winter kitchen garden on Lopez Island. She’ll share her strategies for planning, planting and protecting a winter kitchen garden to provide a steady harvest through the winter. Illustrated  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Saturday

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 8:55 am, by

There will be a Meet and Greet event happening in Friday Harbor this Saturday, October 19th at 12:00. Our organization, Orca Protection and Rescue (OPR), is hosting this event to give the public an opportunity to talk with our crew as well as educate them about our mission and future goals. OPR focuses on three  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 8:54 am, by

Ogle Fine Art Studio – Terry and Janie Ogle The SJI Chamber of Commerce featured member of the month is Ogle Fine Art Studio. Friday Harbor local artists Terry & Janie Ogle opened the Ogle Fine Art Studio in hopes of displaying their art and having a working small artist studio downtown. Their hope was  Continue Reading

Bingo Night Fundraiser

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 8:53 am, by

Bingo Night is this Saturday October 19th at 5:00 at San Juan Brewery, 410 A Street, Friday Harbor. Great bingo prizes and a live auction. All proceeds go to help complete the John O. Linde Park Baseball Field.