Food and Art for the Fall Family Art Days at SJIMA

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Families of all ages can explore making art of, or with food! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art‘s (SJIMA) Fall Family Art Days begin Saturday, September 28, from noon to 5:00 pm, at 540 Spring Street. The classes are upstairs on the second floor. Children and their family members create entertaining and interesting projects  Continue Reading

Food For Thought

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Exhibition: September 27 to December 9, 2019, at the San Juan Island Museum of Art  FOOD FOR THOUGHT Micro Views of Sustenance: Threats and Prospects offers a micro perspective on how one part of nature–our food–is connected to climate change. Using photomontage to create a conversation between everyday foods and microscopic parts of themselves, Orcas  Continue Reading

Domain Design Architects

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Friday Harbor business last Thursday – Members of the Chamber of Commerce met with Denise Garcia to welcome her new architecture business to the island. In her own words, here’s what her business is all about… At Domain Design Architects, our mission is to help clients  Continue Reading

Falling Does Not Have to Be a Part of Aging

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

You might know someone who’s fallen and had a hard time recovering. Falls as we age can be devastating, but they don’t have to be a part of aging. Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balanceâ (TJQMBB) is an evidence-based balance and fall prevention program. It meets on Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:45-12:45 at Studio JAMM  Continue Reading

APS-FH Thanks Community for Generosity and Support

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor once again thanks our caring community for its ongoing generosity and support. Many have reached out to continue their P.A.L. membership, supporting shelter operations, and at the recent San Juan County Fair as part of the San Juan Island Community Foundation (SJICF) matching grant program. The SJICF matching grant program  Continue Reading

New Owner for San Juan Healthcare

Posted on September 21, 2019 at 2:15 pm, by

Story by Louise Dustrude… Dr. Burk Gossom has found “the right person for the position” in his words and will actually be retiring sometime after the first of the year. He and Will House, M.D., have “a gentleman’s agreement” for transfer of San Juan Healthcare and will be working out details of transfer of license,  Continue Reading

Class of ’69 Reunion

Posted on September 20, 2019 at 7:56 am, by

San Juan Update reader Jan shares this fun announcement with you… The FHHS Class of ‘69 held their 50-year reunion at Mike & Beth Wilks’s home on Saturday the 14th. Out of our graduating class of 20, 13 attended. Twelve in the class started in kindergarten together.

Come Walk Bruce’s Path!

Posted on September 20, 2019 at 7:49 am, by

Remembrance Event This is a gentle reminder from Francie Hansen for a remembrance event honoring her husband Bruce, who passed away on July 5. He would want everyone to: Honor your commitments; Pay your bills on time; Practice random acts of kindness*; and Remember what Thumper Rabbit’s mother said, “If you can’t say something nice,  Continue Reading

Climate Strike

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Don’t forget – this event is today… At 10:30am on Friday, September 20th, at the Friday Harbor courthouse lawn, students from San Juan Island, in conjunction with students from around the world, will be striking to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. The strike is taking place three days before the  Continue Reading

Messy Me

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Rec – Messy Me Do you have a tactile toddler who just wants to touch everything? Here’s their chance to explore to their heart’s content! Messy Me returns on Friday, September 27, from 2-3:30pm at the Friday Harbor Elementary School gym. There will be sensory bins filled with all sorts of interesting textures and  Continue Reading

Marie Prabha Hart June 7, 1943 – Aug. 29, 2019

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

A Great Life – Celebrating Dance, Music, and Yoga! On Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, Marie Prabha Hart of San Juan Island Passed away in Bellingham, Washington. Marie is survived by her son Ivan Reiff and his wife Jackie, grandson Brendan, and sister Evelyn Long. Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Marie took up ballet at an  Continue Reading

2019 Playwright’s Festival

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

Here’s a message from the Executive Artistic Director at San Juan Community Theatre… I was twelve years old when Heart of American Shakespeare Festival premiered its first show in Kansas City, my hometown. I will never forget the magic of that production of The Tempest. I probably went ten times. Hearing Shakespeare’s language aloud, under a  Continue Reading

IOSA Looking for Skilled Volunteers

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

The Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) is Looking for Skilled Volunteers As part of an ongoing revitalization effort, the Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) is looking for a small number of community minded islanders to get involved in protecting the islands from the impacts of oil spills. Over 2019, a large group of IOSA volunteers  Continue Reading

Pet Adoption Event

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

Please join us for our first adoption event at our new home! APS-FH and Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands invite you to join us for an Adopt-a-pet/CB Homes for Dogs Project adoption celebration. When: Saturday September 28th from 12PM TO 3PM Where: 938 Cattle Point Road, Friday Harbor What: Food, Fun, Shelter Tours, Special Adoption  Continue Reading

Advance Care Planning workshop

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

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is offering a free community workshop that walks participants through the elements of advance care planning. The Your Voice, Your Choice workshop will take place on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor. “Advance care planning is about sharing  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 8:34 am, by

Dear Wonderful Community Members, What a wonderful start of the school year! The schools were immaculately clean, the teachers created warm and inviting learning environments, and all administrative staff worked hard to ensure that all was organized and moving smoothly. We are happy to be fully back in action, serving our treasured students and the  Continue Reading

Town Seeks Submissions For Poetry Garden

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 8:25 am, by

We are re-posting this notice with a correction to the submission address. All submissions should be sent to P.O. Box 219… Friday Harbor will soon be the home of four poetry gardens. The Town of Friday Harbor and the Friday Harbor Arts Commission are establishing the new poetry gardens as a way of bringing poetry—a way  Continue Reading

Joe Gaydos to Receive Film Festival’s Local Hero Award

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

Friday Harbor Film Festival is delighted to announce that Joe Gaydos will be the honored recipient of the 2019 Local Hero Award for his work as a Senior Wildlife Veterinarian and Science Director for the SeaDoc Society. The Local Hero Award is presented each year to a present or former resident of the San Juan  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Shopping With “Soroptibucks”

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

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Eating fresh wholesome food is one of the cornerstones of maintaining good health. As anyone who shops for food knows, this can get expensive. Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor has generated greater access to good food by partnering with San  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Jeannetta Noland as the Volunteer of the Month for September, 2019. Jeannetta started volunteering at the animal shelter in 2016 and has been a loyal and regular volunteer.  Jeannetta can always be counted on to cuddle cats. The staff and board of directors of APS-FH extend  Continue Reading

Elizabeth Jean Bell  1968 – 2019

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Elizabeth Jean Bell, of Friday Harbor, Washington, unexpectedly passed away September 8, 2019 at the age of 51. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Ralph and Elizabeth Smith of Los Altos, California, and John and Jean Bell of Friday Harbor, Washington. Elizabeth is survived by her parents, Jack and Sherry Bell, her sister  Continue Reading

Socially Active: Tiny Radio Launches Tiny TV YouTube Channel

Posted on September 15, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

For the past 8 years Friday Harbor Tiny Radio has hosted high school sports on 1650 AM and on FHTinyRadio.com. FH Tiny Radio will now stream live football, basketball, soccer, softball, and baseball games for the 2019-20 season. With little fanfare it started with last Friday’s home opener for the football team.   “Surprisingly we had  Continue Reading