Help Wanted

Posted on May 3, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

WSU Extension, San Juan County is hiring an Agricultural Outreach Coordinator. This position will provide oversight, leadership, curriculum development, applied research, education and outreach for the WSU Extension agriculture program in San Juan County. In addition, there is an expectation of strong collaboration with other program areas, including 4-H Youth Development and WSU Master Gardener  Continue Reading

Church Fundraiser

Posted on May 3, 2019 at 5:33 am, by

Annual Presbyterian Church fundraiser rummage sale, Saturday,  May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everything is donation only, so make us an offer!

Oil Spill Consequences Assessment

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Threat of a Large Oil Spill — At What Cost to San Juan County What would a large oil spill cost all of us? How long would it affect our communities, property values, businesses, and way of life? Our County’s Environmental Resources Division and the Marine Resources Committee together with specialty consultants have completed  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Tea with the Dames, Inspiring Role Models of the Stage

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Seeking role models for positive aging led me to the British stage and four outstanding actors and great friends each who have been awarded the title of “Dame” by the British Empire for their service to drama.  Dame Maggie  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

A week from Friday is the Third Annual family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec. We have a trike/scooter route, a safe ‘first biker’ route, and an adventure route for those wanting a safe and easy open road ride. The event is located at  Continue Reading

Action Plan for a Sustainable Ferry System Released

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 5:34 am, by

Washington State Ferries is excited to announce that in honor of Earth Day, they launched a two-year Sustainability Action Plan (PDF) that outlines goals and actions for greener ferries and terminals. It includes initiatives to protect orca whales, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, reduce waste, and other ways to make the ferry system  Continue Reading

Happy May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:34 pm, by

Stillpoint School shares this maypole image and wishes you a happy May Day!

It’s History Lives Here Month

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The American experience is composed of many local histories, common or unique. When we say “History Lives Here,” it is to bring attention to our community’s often somewhat hidden, or at least not broadly remembered, rich local history. It is an effort to bring our history out of organization archives and personal collections to share  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks: Marjorie Walker

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Marjorie Walker was born to a wealthy New York family, attended the prestigious Art Students League in New York, and traveled the world before finding her way to San Juan Island in 1949 to become the island’s first professionally-trained artist.  Sandy Strehlou will cover her fascinating life before and after she discovered the island. Monday,  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Calls for Local Performers

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Calling all performers for the 2019 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted online.  Performers from San Juan County and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply. The 2019 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 14th-17th at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, featuring multiple stages, roving family entertainment, educational demonstrations and  Continue Reading

4th of July Parade Theme Announced

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the theme for the 2019 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor: “Parade of Stars”, past and present… The event has been rated one of the top 10 small town 4th of July celebrations in the USA. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m.  Continue Reading

FH Business License Program Online

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Town’s Business License Program is Online With The State Effective April 29, 2019. Starting this week, the Town of Friday Harbor is online with the Washington Business Licensing Service’s (BLS) to administer its business licensing program. Businesses that are currently not licensed and doing business in Friday Harbor or expecting to renew their existing licenses  Continue Reading

WSF Community Meetings

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Mark your calendars – WSF and local Ferry Advisory Committees are hosting nine upcoming community meetings. Come learn about the future of ferries, proposed changes to fares, and local projects on your route. Kingston: Monday, April 29, 6 p.m., Kingston Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road NE, Kingston Coupeville: Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m.,  Continue Reading

“History Lives Here” Brings Island Stories to Life in May

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm, by

Peek into San Juan Islands History: Fish Tales, the First Artist, & the Last Lighthouse A rogue barnyard animal starting a war sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But here in the San Juan Islands, we know it’s a true story. Discover the saga of the “Pig War,” and other colorful stories during  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival – I Am Super this Saturday!

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 3:54 pm, by

       Island Rec is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Children’s Festival this Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Community organizations that you know and love will be providing all kinds of creative and hands-on activities. Children will have the opportunity to unleash their inner super hero with crafted masks, capes, and arm bands! Island Rec is  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 10:34 am, by

This year we have over two thousand organic vegetable starts and perennials, all lovingly grown and nurtured by San Juan County Master Gardeners. We’ve sold out quickly in previous years and didn’t want that to happen again! But do come early to the Mullis Center, Saturday May 11th at 9am. We have a few special  Continue Reading

Downtown Downtime

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 10:27 am, by

Help support higher education – win a gift basket, valued at $500 that includes gift certificates for food, relaxation AND entertainment!  Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. We’ll be selling raffle tickets at the next Saturday Farmers Market on May 4th. They’ll also be available for purchase during business hours at Deer  Continue Reading

Public Forum on Medical Evacuation

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 10:19 am, by

Refusal by Kaiser Permanente to pay for medical evacuations ordered by emergency room physicians here have led to a great deal of concern, anguish and fear, and so Dr. Loren Johnson, retired ER doctor, arranged a public informational meeting at the Mullis Center last Thursday evening. Dr. Johnson could not be in attendance so in  Continue Reading

FHHS Visual Art Students Win Big

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 10:10 am, by

(Click any of the images above to enlarge) Friday Harbor High School art students dominated the Northwest Educational Service District 189 Regional Art Competition in Anacortes. During the awards ceremony on Friday March 15th our students won 4 out of the 8 top awards, and earned $4,000 in art scholarships. Winning half of the total  Continue Reading

Ribbon Cutting

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 9:34 am, by

Rex and Lisa Guard officially opened their new building on Web Street last week. This is the building next door to FH Pet Supplies where the cleaners used to be before the fire in 2013. The building provides business space downstairs (Heather Munro’s Altar Movement) and a vacation rental upstairs (Web Suites). Notable attendees were  Continue Reading

Running Start Info Night

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College  to Host “Running Start” info night If you are an academically motivated high school junior or senior, Running Start may be of interest to you and your family! The Running Start program at Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to  Continue Reading

Beyond the War on Invasive Species with author Tao Orion

Posted on April 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Grange invites you to this upcoming meal and lecture… Join us May 9 for a thoughtful discussion of how we can approach gardening, farming, forestry, and land management with a more nuanced understanding of invasive species. How can we mimic nature in managing the overabundance of a particular species? Part of the San Juan  Continue Reading