Posted on January 29, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 is soliciting applications for Position 3 and Position 5 Board of Commissioners through February 7, 2018.  Please submit your Letter of Interest and your CV to the District Superintendent, Pamela Hutchins, at  You can call (360) 378-2857 (District Office) for additional information if necessary.  A Special  Continue Reading

Force Protection and Security Exercise

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 5:35 am, by

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, along with Commander Navy Region Northwest and other Navy bases in the Puget Sound and Seattle area will participate in an annual security readiness exercise, Solid Curtain – Citadel Shield (SC-CS18), from January 29 through February. 9, 2018.  During the SC-CS18 exercise, installation personnel and the surrounding local area community  Continue Reading

Joyce Sobel 1943-2018

Posted on January 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm, by

Joyce Sobel finally retired on Tuesday afternoon January 24th. Her family is deeply saddened and misses her already. She still had much to give and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She never liked going off island and kept her wish until the end. Joyce was born on May 19th 1943 in  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Announces Academic Honor Roll

Posted on January 27, 2018 at 11:16 am, by

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, 2017. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.75 or higher grade point average while carrying 12 or more credits. “We are very proud of the achievements of our Skagit  Continue Reading

Women’s March

Posted on January 27, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

In addition to the photos she shared after last week’s Women’s March, Liza Michaelson has now also shared this video. Click on it and see who all you recognize.

Staycation Gift Basket Raffle

Posted on January 26, 2018 at 9:07 am, by

San Juan Island Service Scholarship is raffling off a staycation gift basket at the last four high school basketball games. This basket of goodies could be yours! It includes an overnight stay at Roche Harbor Resort‘s Quarryman Hall and a $100 gift certificate to Duck Soup Restaurant! $5/ticket and sales start TODAY at the Friday  Continue Reading

Father Daughter Dance

Posted on January 26, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Tickets are on sale for Island Rec’s 13th Annual Father Daughter Dance – a special occasion for girls of all ages to get dressed up and spend quality time with their dads, granddads, or other male role-models.   Treat your darling daughters to a special night out with music from DJ Doug, dancing, and delicious appetizers  Continue Reading


Posted on January 26, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Free Community Screening Of Dolores, The Movie To Be Held On January 29th The Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, in collaboration with the Friday Harbor Film Festival, San Juan Island School District, and the San Juan Community Theatre are pleased to announce the screening of “Dolores”, the autobiographical documentary of Dolores Huerta, on January 29,  Continue Reading

On An Acre Shy of Eternity

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

Orcas Island author and photographer, Robert Dash, returns to San Juan Island to talk about his his gorgeous book, On An Acre Shy of Eternity, Micro Landscapes at the Edge at the San Juan Island Library on Wednesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm. You’ll get a glimpse of the foray he made into his own  Continue Reading

Ferry Service Disruption

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 11:44 am, by

This just came in from Washington State Ferries this morning: The Anacortes terminal remains closed for an emergency search and rescue incident. Service to and from Anacortes is expected to be suspended for several more hours. All vessels with inbound Anacortes sailings have returned to departure terminals. When service resumes, reservation holders are prioritized on  Continue Reading

SJIFD Banquet and Awards

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire Department celebrated another year of service at their annual banquet at Downriggers, Saturday, January 20. As part of the festivities, Chief Brad Creesy presented many members with awards and recognition for their dedication to the department.  Among the awards (left to right in picture): Assistant Chief Noel Monin for 20  Continue Reading

Town Seeks Board Members

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is looking for two people to fill immediate vacancies on the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). The best candidates are people who appreciate Friday Harbor’s history and historic sites, and are willing to attend two meetings a month to help preserve Friday Harbor’s rural character. At least one of the  Continue Reading

DIY Strum Stick Class

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is very excited to announce a do-it-yourself strum stick class. Strum sticks are essentially dulcimers that are played like a guitar and are simple to learn. In this class you will make a strum stick from a kit, a number of which are being produced by a group of HS STEM students. You  Continue Reading

Request for Friday Harbor High School Community Service Projects

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class will begin January 29th. This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally.  This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and local organizations. If you have a community  Continue Reading

Overnight Tsunami Watch…And Wait

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

This article was shared by Dave Holloran of the SJC Department of Emergency Management… If you are like me, you woke up in the early morning hours yesterday to a phone call, text or other notification of a potential tsunami stemming from the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska. A flurry of activity  Continue Reading

Record-Breaking Opera Sunday

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

One of The Met: Live in HD’s newest operas also features a record for the 137-year-old opera organization. Thomas Adés’ The Exterminating Angel will be screened at San Juan Community Theatre this Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. (It was originally set to be screened in November but there was an island power outage that  Continue Reading

Knowledge Bowl 2018

Posted on January 23, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

It’s that time of year again! The 24th annual Knowledge Bowl will take place on Monday, February 5th at the San Juan Community Theatre. Sponsored by the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, this family fun event begins at 6:30 PM with the Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band. Teams made up of middle and high  Continue Reading

Free Pruning Workshop at Dancing Seeds Farm

Posted on January 23, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Do you have fruit trees or an interest in them? Would you like a better understanding of how to prune and care for them? Join the San Juan Island Grange for a field trip to Dancing Seeds Farm Sunday, January 28th, for a hands on pruning workshop lead by Greg Meyer and Keith Keyser. The  Continue Reading

Candidate Filing Week for Proposed Orcas Island Hospital District

Posted on January 23, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan County Council has approved, based on petitions submitted last summer, a proposition for the formation of a public hospital district on Orcas Island. The question of formation will go to the voters of Orcas Island in the April 24, 2018, election. Also on the ballot will be the election of five commissioners  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s SJI Lifestyle Video Series

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

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another of her videos… This San Juan Island lifestyle video shares the 2018 Roche Harbor Derby.  It offers tips on fishing and dancing.

Orientation for New Home Trust Board Members

Posted on January 23, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust held an orientation session on Saturday, January 20 for new members of its Board of Directors. It was the second year the Home Trust has held the get together, which familiarizes recently elected board members with their legal responsibilities under Washington law, as well as the Home Trust’s programs,  Continue Reading

15th Annual 2018 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

This derby recap was shared by Debbie Sandwith of Roche Harbor… Record early SELL-OUT ~ on October 6, 2017, with a 100 Boat Limit ~ the 15th Annual Derby kicked off on Thursday January 18th registering a total of 357 Anglers. Weather was wet, cool & winds that kept us honest when the cannon went  Continue Reading

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