Children’s Yoga Calm

Posted on September 26, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Give your child the gift of nurturing relaxation through Yoga Calm. Youth will learn to deepen and focus their breath to manage emotions, practice a variety of yoga postures, and develop healthy relationship skills during both partner and group yoga activities focusing on social/emotional skills development. Older youth will be given leadership roles. Wear comfortable  Continue Reading

Winter Flea & Craft Market

Posted on September 26, 2018 at 6:01 am, by

Fall is here and its time to think about this winter’s Craft Fair… Mark your calendars, our Winter Flea & Craft Market will be happening Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds!  Vendor booth space for Flea & Craft Market is $27, which includes  Continue Reading

Volunteer Event – Trail Construction at Mount Grant Preserve

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 6:45 am, by

We’re ready to launch Mount Grant trail construction and welcome any trail blazers interested in helping! Starting October 6th, we’ll meet Saturdays (10/6, 10/13, 10/20)  and Wednesdays (10/10, 10/17, 10/24) working from 10am to 2pm. Trail construction will involve brushing, limbing, and transplating vegetation; moving rocks, timbers, and brush piles; and grubbing/grading trail surfaces.    We’ll meet  Continue Reading

BooBoo’s Boxing Fall Classes

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

BooBoo wants you… in her boxing class! Here’s her new Fall schedule…

SJCT Presents: Angel Street, On Book! Readers Theatre

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a  Continue Reading

Ferry Advisory Committee Seeks Input on Long Range Plan

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 6:01 am, by

Washington State Ferries recently released the draft for their Long Range Plan looking out the next two decades to 2040. This has been a long time in the making, including meetings over the last year and public outreach by WSF this spring. The draft plan is now open for comment, and the final draft will  Continue Reading

SJIMA Says Thanks For Successful Exhibit

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 6:00 am, by

From the San Juan Update mail bag… The board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) would like to express their gratitude to Annie Howell-Adams for her recent successful Conversations With Gee’s Bend exhibition.  The show featured over 50 works from 23 artists from all over the US and as far away as  Continue Reading

REMINDER: OPALCO Planned Power Outage Tonight

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Early Tuesday morning September 25 from 12:30 am (half past midnight tonight) until 2:30 am all of San Juan County will be affected by a planned outage. Another outage is planned for Tuesday, October 23. These outages are necessary for BPA to replace a section of one of the two main power lines that feeds the  Continue Reading

Captain Paul Watson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is very excited to announce our 2018 Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Awardee; Captain Paul Watson, founder of both Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd… Each year since 2013, the Friday Harbor Film Festival, located on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington, invites dedicated and talented Filmmakers to showcase their Documentary films unique ability to  Continue Reading

Almost Everything You Want to Know About Septic Systems

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson tells us… Almost Everything You Want to Know About Septic Systems As a Real Estate Agent, we are constantly learning and then sharing our knowledge with our clients.  We must even expand our knowledge into some related industries that are not comfortable to discuss with a client, such as septic systems and  Continue Reading

Whale Stories with Astrid Tonight at Orca Survey Education Center/Live Streaming

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 10:56 am, by

Dr. Astrid van Ginneken has worked with the Center for Whale Research since 1987. She is co-principle investigator for CWR’s Orca Survey and has published both scientific and popular articles in addition to a book about killer whales. Astrid has great enthusiasm for Southern Resident orcas and her stories of these wonderful creatures are beautifully  Continue Reading

Pressing Cider with Boy Scout Troop 4090

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 10:31 am, by

Thanks to Kelley Balcomb-Bartok for this fun fall news… Boy Scout Troop 4090 had fun pressing cider out of apples from the orchard at the Center for Whale Research. The troop pressed twenty gallons of juice they are calling, Orca Survey Cider. Said Kelley, “Once it was me in the trees. Thankfully, I have passed that  Continue Reading

FHHS band members to participate in UW Band Day

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm, by

We hear from Jill Urbach… “FHHS band members are on their way to participate in UW Band Day today. They’ll get to play on the field during half time tonight. Anna Faris was on our Ferry and was gracious enough to take a picture with all of us.”

Happy Autumn Equinox! Aurora Farms Welcomes Harvest

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 6:00 am, by

Happy Autumnal Equinox! It is now officially fall, harvest time, and a time to enjoy the abundance of the harvest. Lori Ann at Aurora Farms tells me that the Aurora Farms, Farm Store is still open daily from 9 am – 6 pm. The store is self-serve with people around if you need them. They sell  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters Holds General Election Candidates Forums

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will hold candidate forums prior to the November general election. The forums feature those running for the state legislative district 40 position, as well as candidates for San Juan County Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney and District Court Judge. For state legislative district 40, those running are Debra Lekanoff (Democrat from  Continue Reading

San Juan County cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 5:35 am, by

Co-op members understand the power of the vote – it’s in our DNA. With Americans holding more than 350 million co-op memberships and rural electric cooperatives serving 75% of our country’s land mass: we have the power! OPALCO, the Orcas Food Co-op and San Juan Island Food Co-op encourage you to register to vote, cast  Continue Reading

Island Rec Offers Cardio Yoga

Posted on September 22, 2018 at 5:02 am, by

Another round of cardio yoga is about to begin and what a great way to kickstart your day in a truly balanced way with Katerina Wen! This class is a dynamic, fun and energetic package of cardio-friendly yoga poses, strong breath-work and spiraling whole body movements. An optimal self care package for modern people who seek to gain the quickest results for the least  Continue Reading

Ground n Pound Football Friday

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm, by

Story by Mike Martin… There’s something special cooking at Friday Harbor High School this Friday night.  As the FHHS Wolverines’ offense serves up a steady dose of ground and pound rushing attack, the Purple and Gold boosters club will be serving up a half pound of beef ala In & Out-styled Animal Burger.   The  Continue Reading

Whale Museum Lecture Series Features NOAA Scientists Photogrammetry Study

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

On September 25, Dr. John Durban from NOAA and Dr. Holly Fearnbach from SR3 SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research will present on “Photogrammetry Study of the SRKWs.” The lecture will take place at 7:00 pm at The Whale Museum.  Dr. Durban leads the Cetacean Health and Life History Program at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center  Continue Reading

Salish Seeds Native Plant Sale Sunday

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

Salish Seeds Native Plant Sale  Sunday, September 23 – 1pm to 3pm at Red Mill Farm Nursery, San Juan Island… Come on out to the Salish Seeds Project nursery at Red Mill Farm, where you’ll find camas bulbs, wildflowers, Garry oak seedlings, and seed packets of other native plants for sale. Limited quantities on hand. Directions to  Continue Reading

Fall is Flu Clinic Time

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Flu season is here and it is time to get your flu shot! San Juan County Health and Community Services will be offering the following flu vaccine clinics:  San Juan Health & Community Services Clinic  145 Rhone St, Friday Harbor By appointment: Call 360-378-4474 to schedule for the following dates: September 24, 2018 2:00pm –  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Grand Opening Celebration

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor announces it will hold a Grand Opening Celebration for its new shelter facility, Saturday September 29 from 2:00-4:00 in the afternoon. Members of the community of all ages are invited to attend and tour the new animal shelter and enjoy light refreshments.  Parking will be limited, so carpooling  Continue Reading