Wolverines at LaConner

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 8:53 am, by

8th Ranked FHHS Wolverines Football Travels to LaConner, Look to Remain Unbeaten in League  Story by Mike Martin… Friday Night the FHHS Wolverines look to extend their five-game winning streak as they travel to LaConner to take on the Braves.  LaConner is 1-4 on the season and has lost two straight. During the Wolverine’s winning  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mindfulness and a Healthy Brain

Posted on October 17, 2019 at 6:24 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The practice of mindfulness is an important tool to have in your mental toolbox especially when life gets stressful. I’ve learned different mindfulness techniques or meditation practices over the years mostly within the context of a yoga class or  Continue Reading

Rotary gives $15,000 to local charities and PolioPlus Fund

Posted on October 17, 2019 at 6:22 am, by

The following is from Carla Wright, Publicity – Rotary Club of San Juan Islands… The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands recently presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from the 13th annual Concours d’Elegance held on August 24th at the San Juan Vineyard. This event is co-sponsored by the Sports Car Club of San  Continue Reading

Court Decision to Consider Orcas

Posted on October 17, 2019 at 6:15 am, by

WA Superior Court requires state to reconsider impacts to orcas in Skagit County refinery expansion project Thurston County Superior Court rules on decision from Shoreline Hearings Board related to Marathon Oil’s Anacortes Refinery; environmental groups appealed for failing to consider vessel traffic impacts THURSTON COUNTY, WA — On Friday, October 11, the Thurston County Superior  Continue Reading

Tim Eyman’s I-976 Severely Impacts Ferries

Posted on October 17, 2019 at 5:56 am, by

Tim Eyman is back on the ballot with another $30 car-tab initiative, I-976. You may have seen the TV ads or visited www.no976.com on the web. Among a long list of cuts, I-976 would have an immediate effect on funding for ferry operations as well as maintenance and improvements. The repercussions of Eyman’s I-695 twenty  Continue Reading

Master Gardeners Annual Workshop

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 12:21 pm, by

Debra Prinzing of the “Slow Flowers” Movement Highlights the Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop “Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers, from the Field to your Vase,” is the keynote address by Debra Prinzing, accomplished garden writer and advocate for American-grown flowers. Debra’s talk addresses the renaissance of domestic flower farming and the emerging eco-floral design movement.  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm, by

Coming up on Saturday is this month’s Contra Dance. This month’s caller is Tom Wimmer from Seattle, and the Band is The Beats, from Bellingham, consisting of Steve Blum-Anderson on fiddle and Brigget LeClair on piano.  This trio of folks are very talented and will be sure to get the crowd up and spinning around!   Continue Reading

WSF International Sailings to be Cancelled Temporarily

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 12:14 pm, by

Beginning Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday, December 8, international service between Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney B.C. is cancelled due to required maintenance on both vessels in WSF’s fleet certified to run international service to and from Sidney B.C: M/V Elwha and M/V Chelan. During this period, M/V Kitsap will replace Elwha/Chelan and sail in the #1 vessel  Continue Reading

Tree Hay – What is it and how to make it

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 12:08 pm, by

Join Grange scholarship recipient Dan Tucker as he describes the process of making ‘tree hay’ for livestock. Cattle, sheep and goats are all foragers, and appreciate variety in their diet. The ancient process of bundling clippings from certain bush and tree species benefits your livestock and landscape. October 17th at 6:00 pm for the Potluck;  Continue Reading

Rotary News

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:16 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently visited the Friday Harbor Elementary School for its annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. The kids are excited to receive a dictionary of their own. Rotary have given over 3,000 dictionaries and thesauruses to students countywide for over 11 years under the  Continue Reading

Teen Open Gym with Island Rec

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:13 am, by

Teen Open Gym is now running for grades 6-12 on Sunday nights from 7-8:30pm. Grab a friend and come to the Turnbull Gym for some basketball or other indoor games at this free, drop-in program. A parent waiver is required. Check out all of Island Rec’s events at www.islandrec.org, stop by our office Monday –  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:09 am, by

Here’s a San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary from Merri Ann Simonson… The third quarter results for San Juan Island and the County were consistent with the first and second quarter results.   Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume year-to-date on San Juan Island was $84,048,800 with a total of 135 transactions. This reflects a  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center’s 2019 Fall Fundraiser

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Join Alchemy Art Center on October 18th at the San Juan Island Grange for a wonderful dinner generously provided by some of San Juan Island’s finest chefs and farms.  The event will include wine and live music, a live auction, and a raffle for the chance to win any one of the fantastic auction items!  Continue Reading

Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

It is time to register for Island Rec Girls and Boys Basketball Leagues, open to all kids in grades 2 through 8. The focus of this league is development and improvement of individual and team skills. Previous basketball experience is not required. All games are played on Island, Sundays in Turnbull Gym. Boys basketball league  Continue Reading

Escape Room Event

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Do you have what it takes to escape? We invite you to join us for a night full of fun and mystery! Come try your luck at our astronomy themed escape room, where you will be tasked with solving puzzles, having fun, and saving the world. Most puzzles are aimed for ages 10+, but all  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on October 12, 2019 at 8:40 am, by

Buongiorno, It’s Me, Luigi, Pet of the Week looking for a cozy couch for football Sunday! As you might guess from my salt and pepper sparkle, I’m the life of any party and quite a charmer if I do say so myself. Everyone says I could possibly be the sweetest Chihuahua Mix on Cattle Point.  Continue Reading

EDC Panel Discussion

Posted on October 12, 2019 at 8:36 am, by

Running a freelance or small consulting business Learn to navigate challenges faced by freelancers and similar small businesses at a panel discussion on November 7th at the Orcas Island library from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. This event will be helpful for anyone interested in starting a new freelance or consulting business and those already running  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 9:12 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Allison Larson as the Volunteer of the Month for October, 2019. Allison started volunteering at the animal shelter in 2016 and has been a loyal and regular volunteer. Allison can always be counted on to cuddle cats, wash dishes and fold laundry. The staff and board  Continue Reading

New After-school Program Manager at Island Rec

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 9:08 am, by

Island Rec is proud to announce that Douglas Archuleta is joining the team as the new after-school Program Manager. Doug will be overseeing the Study Time and Afternoon Recreation (STAR) program at Friday Harbor Elementary School. After growing up primarily in King and Kitsap Counties, Doug went to school at Western Washington University where he  Continue Reading

Letters

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 9:05 am, by

In the San Juan Update Mailbag this morning, the SJIPC thanks the SJICF… The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition (SJIPC) would like to publicly thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation (SJICF) for their continued support of our island youth. Members of our Rock Solid Youth Prevention Team were able to attend a national leadership  Continue Reading

Ferry Go Round

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

The San Juan Island Garden Club will host their “Ferry Go Round” meeting aboard the inter-island ferry on Wednesday, October 23rd. This is a Sharing Time for Gardeners with: News of Upcoming events Remembering Past Events County Fair Flower Barn Ribbon Winners Bring your brown bag lunch including beverage                Anacortes           Friday Harbor    Orcas     Lopez  Continue Reading

Access to Mount Grant Preserve Confirmed

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm, by

A judge has confirmed public access to the 180-acre Mount Grant Preserve. This means that the 180-acre Preserve will remain open to the public from West Valley Road on San Juan Island. Some signage will be necessary to show alternative access to the 70-acre property that adjoins the preserve. The court ruling came in response  Continue Reading