Island Rec Lego Camp

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Build engineer-designed winter wonderland projects such as ski slopes, gondolas, snowmobiles, and bobsled tracks – let your imagination rule! Kids get to design and build as never before and explore physics, engineering, and architecture in a supportive environment. An instructor from Seattle’s Play-Well TEKnologies  Continue Reading

Craft and Flea Market

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Getting antsy about the Winter Flea & Craft Market at the Fairgrounds? Be sure to mark your calendars for December 1st and buzz over to the Fairgrounds this Saturday from 9am-1pm!  The American Legion Auxiliary will have a booth serving breakfast and lunch from 8:30am to 1:00pm with proceeds going towards their scholarship fund, which  Continue Reading

Annual Lime Kiln Holiday Open House

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Come join the fun festivities out at Lime Kiln! Santa photos, treats, tours to the top of the lighthouse and a silent auction too! Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Hosted by F.O.L.K.S. (Friends Of Lime Kiln Society)

Port Commission Meeting

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Friday Harbor Port district will hold their regular Port Commission Meeting at 271 Front Street (in the Port meeting room, under San Juan Yacht Club), today – Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Click here to see the Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Home Trust is Barging Ahead

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

CORRECTION: The SJ Update has just been informed that arrival of the 2nd house has been changed to Friday at 9:30 am… The San Juan Community Home Trust is “Barging Ahead” with our last two houses for our Sun Rise II neighborhood, which we call the “ultimate recycling” project. Both houses will be brought ashore  Continue Reading

Complete Streets Ordinance Adopted

Posted on November 27, 2018 at 11:02 am, by

Today the SJ County Council unanimously adopted a Complete Streets ordinance that will open up the possibility of state funding to help pay for road improvements that increase the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians on our roadways, among other things. Someday in the future, images like these may become mere memories of what traveling on  Continue Reading

FHHS Community Project

Posted on November 27, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Emmett Carrier writes to share what he’s doing for his Community Projects class at the high school… For my community projects class at Friday Harbor High School, I worked alongside Evan Foley to do research on pollution prevention in the Port of Friday Harbor. We started our project by meeting with our mentor, Dr. Derek  Continue Reading

Moms to Be, Swim for Free

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

This Sunday, December 2nd, expectant mothers are invited to move, swim and enjoy the bliss of buoyancy at SJI Fitness Club. Meet and greet other pregnant women, connect with swimming mentors and enjoy a fun time of fitness and friendship. Think of this as an after hours pool party for pregnant women. As an added  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 11:30 am, by

What’s that you say? The holiday season is upon us? Fantastic. I’m bursting with joy. Bring on the carolers and eggnog. Drag a tree inside. Let’s be Merry. Here’s the thing; I’d give up sarcasm, but that would leave interpretive dance as my only means of communication. Trust me – nobody wants that. My name  Continue Reading

Shel Bedsole

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

Shel Bedsole, 67, passed away peacefully at home on October 12, after a short illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family, Manya Pickard, his daughter Tracy Bedsole, stepson Ebony Pickard, (Kirsten) and granddaughter Manya Pickard. He is survived by his sister Dee Polley of Boise, Idaho and nephew Shawn Surber of Boise Idaho. Shel  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

On Wednesday Nov 28, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  This is an open public meeting.   All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard  Continue Reading

SJCPHD1 Meeting

Posted on November 25, 2018 at 9:39 pm, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be meeting on Wednesday November 28, 2018, 3:00 p.m., at Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building 1079 Spring Street. A work session that is open to the public will begin at 2:00 p.m. Also note that the December Regular Board Meeting is rescheduled from 12/26 to Wednesday  Continue Reading

Library Holiday Sale

Posted on November 24, 2018 at 5:06 pm, by

On December 1st from 10:00 until 4:00 the Friends of the Library is sponsoring a Holiday Sale with all proceeds going to library programming.  Included in the sale are interesting books, unusual gifts and great jewelry.  Also the annual gift basket silent auction will occur.  Baskets to bid on include: cat basket, dog basket, ‘beautiful you’  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 2:31 pm, by

Our next Art for Fun art pARTies are coming up… November 28 from 5:45 to 8:00 pm and December 2 from 1:45 – 4:00 pm at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. To celebrate the holidays, we will be painting “Holiday Joy”. Come share this fun event with friends or family. No experience necessary!  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 2:22 pm, by

Gail Schnee, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Board President, and Co-Owner of Cotton Cotton Cotton, shares this month’s edition of Chamber Chat… Who can believe we are in November and Thanksgiving has come and gone? This year has flown by and Christmas will be here before we know it. Which means we should all  Continue Reading

Shahn Beats Last Year’s Record

Posted on November 22, 2018 at 9:36 am, by

Shopping Spree winner Shahn McGuire again ran for the 28th Annual San Juan Lions Club Shopping Spree on Tuesday. She filled shopping carts with $2007.22 worth of groceries in her 4 minute run and donated all of it to the Food Bank, (minus a couple of chocolate bars). 5 year old Lily Easley once again picked  Continue Reading

Images from Zion

Posted on November 21, 2018 at 9:03 am, by

San Juan Island photographer Bob Stavers shares some photos from his recent trip to Utah… I recently spent a week in Zion National Park with a wonderful photographer and teacher, Matt Suess. Here are a few images I am working on from that very productive trip. I hope you enjoy them.  Just click  here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/44888236@N00/albums/72157697726925890

CDC issues Romaine Lettuce Alert

Posted on November 21, 2018 at 8:55 am, by

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), public health officials in several states, Canada and FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce. CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce and they should throw it away.  For additional details and guidance, see the  Continue Reading

Museum Thanks Town and Mayor

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

The Board of Trustees and staff of the San Juan Historical Society and Museum would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Town of Friday Harbor Council and Mayor Farhad Ghatan for the new Historical Museum directional sign at the corner of Spring and Price Streets. Even though the museum has been located  Continue Reading

Holiday Treats & Crafts at The Whale Museum

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor is a great place to visit in December! Join us on Saturday, December 1st for the Island Lights Festival in Friday Harbor. To get everyone warmed up, come to The Whale Museum for our annual Holiday Open House Saturday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Fun for all ages!  Continue Reading

Volunteer Day on Turtleback Mountain

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The SJC Land Bank invites you to to meet your new Orcas Stewardship Staff and throw in a little habitat restoration to boot. Join us in the oak restoration units to help plant plugs grown in the Salish Seeds Project nursery. We will depart promptly at 9:45 am from the South Trailhead parking area (Deer  Continue Reading

Non-native Fish Left Belly Up

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a message from the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office… OLYMPIA – Earlier this month, a woman reportedly released two large coolers of live tilapia into Sammamish Lake, a popular location for water sports and hiking. A concerned citizen saw the act and reported it to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Continue Reading