LEOs Give Big

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Last Sunday, May 19th, the FHHS LEO Club held it’s 12th Annual Golf Scramble at the San Juan Golf and Tennis Club.  This yearly fundraiser is supported by the San Juan Golf & Tennis Club, local golfers, local merchants, and the San Juan Lions Club.  The weather cooperated and the day spent playing golf culminated  Continue Reading

Open Enrollment at Skagit Valley College

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

You belong here! Open Enrollment for all students is going on now for Summer and Fall quarters at Skagit Valley College. Summer classes start July 1 and Fall classes start September 24. Begin your college experience with us and save money on tuition by studying close to home. Or, start your new career with training  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

On Wednesday May 29, 2019, 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

Bert Chandler – D-Day Hero

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

In the San Juan Update mailbag today, we have this very special note from Cheri Hancock… My father, Bert Chandler, is one of the last remaining American D-Day heroes. He was in the first wave of boats to hit Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. (Army, 1st Division AKA the “Big Red One”, 16th Regiment).  Continue Reading

Coffelt Farm Update

Posted on May 26, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Land Bank is proceeding with its efforts to take the next step in managing the farm and we wanted to keep you apprised of where things stand. Coffelt Farm Stewards has wound down operations and all animals have been relocated to other farms. We do want to take this opportunity to thank the Board  Continue Reading

OPALCO Awarded $5.8M to Fund Member Energy Efficiency Projects

Posted on May 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Switch it Up! puts thousands back in members’ pockets OPALCO is now offering on-bill financing for members who want to Switch it Up! and install super-efficient ductless heat pumps, heat pump water heaters and electric vehicle chargers. These upgrades can cut energy spending in half for heating and transportation, compared to fossil fuels (propane, gasoline),  Continue Reading

Celebration of Life

Posted on May 25, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Please come join us for the celebration of life for our beloved Son, Brother, Friend and Daddy, Brandon Robert Eric Erickson. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 at Valley Cemetery in Friday Harbor. Celebration of Life will follow at San Juan Golf and Country Club, 806 Golf Course Road, Friday Harbor.

Judge Dismisses Higginson Lawsuit Against Town

Posted on May 25, 2019 at 5:34 am, by

On Tuesday May 21st, 2019 a San Juan County visiting judge dismissed all causes of action against the Town of Friday Harbor and Duncan Wilson, the Town’s Administrator, brought by local attorney Carla Higginson on her own behalf and as attorney for A. John Wuebker. The Judge left the case open for thirty days allowing  Continue Reading

FHHS Visual Art Students Honored at State-Wide High School Art Competition

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Friday Harbor High School is proud to announce that two art students, Soma Andrews and Lucas Chevalier are State Winners of the 46th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show. Soma Andrews (Junior) and Lucas Chevalier (Senior) attended a reception in the state capital with their Teacher, Andy Anderson, where they received their “Judges Choice” awards  Continue Reading

Bellingham Bay Builders

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Chary Caren from the SJ Community Home Trust shares this story with you… On the morning of Saturday May 18th, 11 members of the Bellingham Bay Builders, a worker’s co-operative from Bellingham, arrived in Friday Harbor for their annual retreat, a yearly bonding experience, providing 1-1/2 days of work, donating their time, skills and expertise  Continue Reading

Quarterly Review of County Finances by County Auditor F. Milene Henley

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

How Are We Doing? – A Storm is Coming – Maybe First Quarter 2019 As a child, I loved storms. I loved the calm before the storm, when the air grew heavy and ripe with the smell of rain. I loved the thunder and lightning, and the sound of rain beating on the roof. Afterwards,  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with another entry in her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video Series. She says shrimping season has opened, so if you are looking for some tips, this San Juan Island lifestyle video should help.

Got a Team for Fair Feud?

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Would you like to be part of this year’s exciting FAIR FEUD competition at the 2019 San Juan County Fair? Do you have a fun group of five people in your family or business? Would your team like to demolish the Town of Friday Harbor team, which has taken the trophy two years in a  Continue Reading

Couch to 8.8K

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

Do you want to run the annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run on August 17th, but aren’t sure where to start? Tackle training together by joining the Couch to 8.8k running group with coaches Heidi and Morgan! This is a 9-week running program; meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays for progressively longer runs leading up to the  Continue Reading

Tie-Dyeing at the Farmers Market

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Feel like putting a little free spirit in your summer? Join Island Rec on Saturday, June 1st for Tie-Dyeing at the Farmer’s Market! Island Rec staff will be stationed at the Brickworks Building, 150 Nichols Street, from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Shirts will be available for purchase or bring your very own, “plain white  Continue Reading

SJIMA Photography Workshop

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) brings Ray Pfortner to teach Photography Out On The Road on Sunday, June 30th, 1-5 PM. Ray Pfortner, who teaches travel photography in such colorful places as Cuba, China and Prague, returns this summer to offer a workshop on how to make the best photographs you can  Continue Reading

Treasure Hounds Needs You

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Treasure Hounds is looking for volunteers with retail and customer service experience. Shifts available are 3 hours and 6 hours. If you are interested, please contact Leslie Byron at (360) 317-4311 or (360) 298-9058

Disc Golf Community Project

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 11:16 am, by

Soma Andrews and Jaden Jones are part of the community projects class at Friday Harbor High School. Their project is improving the course at the Roche Harbor Disc Golf Course by clearing fairways, filling potholes, and creating a brochure to advertise for the course. As part of the project, hey wrote the following short article  Continue Reading

New Measles Cases in Washington State

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 11:15 am, by

Here’s a Civic Alert from the San Juan County News System… Washington State is experiencing a second measles outbreak within five months, with six new cases confirmed in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties since May 9. This is separate from the previous outbreak that happened earlier this year, which was largely contained to the Clark  Continue Reading

Morning Visitor

Posted on May 21, 2019 at 3:57 pm, by

Margie Smith shares this photo of a visitor to their yard this morning. Here’s what she had to say: Here’s a photo of the bear, (not very good quality I’m afraid, as it was through the window).  This was our morning guest at the bird feeder.  The feeder didn’t stand a chance!

Kiwanis Supports Stand Up Men

Posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:54 am, by

Friday Harbor Kiwanis presents a check for $500 in support of Stand Up Men’s recent fund-raising campaign. In accepting the award Larry Greene said “Stand Up Men appreciates Friday Harbor Kiwanis’ $500 contribution to support our campaign of raising $45,000 to fully fund SAFE San Juans’ Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse Prevention and Healthy Relationships programs in  Continue Reading

Final Weekend of The Drowsy Chaperone

Posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:27 am, by

Final Weekend? How can that be? Well, we weren’t going to show you any spoilers, but check out that plane! You do NOT want to miss seeing it for yourself in person – This show has so many amazing elements, and the commitment of our cast and crew to making this show so unforgettable is  Continue Reading