Quick Title Service

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Ever needed that car or boat license in a hurry, only to be told it would take six to eight weeks to arrive? Now, San Juan County residents can walk away from the licensing counter with a clean, valid, same-day Washington State “Quick Title.” This new service is available at the San Juan County Auditor’s  Continue Reading

Island Rec Yoga Class with Katerina Wen

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

A new yoga class – Start your day with a joyful practice! Beginners welcome. The poses are easy to learn, and our easy-to-follow morning flows will expand your breath and uplift your spirit! This class is both uplifting and educational. When you take this class, you will receive priceless tips on how to take care  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

My name is Frodo. It looks like I’ll be without my own dysfunctional family to dine with on Thanksgiving again this year. For the record, I’m still single, I don’t have a job, I’ve been known to drink out of the toilet, and I fart at inappropriate times. If you don’t mind my saying so,  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s a letter from Kyle Wall and the Pacific Whale Watch Association… Statement from the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA): The Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) is a committed partner focused on efforts to protect the health of the Southern Resident killer whale population. We appreciate the work of our fellow members on the Governor’s  Continue Reading

Extinction is Forever…

Posted on November 18, 2018 at 10:51 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this letter to you from Debbi Fincher… Hi Friends, Family and all around Supporters of J, K & L Pods,    I have to try… I can’t sit idly by when our local orca pods need our help more than ever. I want to be sure  Continue Reading

Shopping Spree Winner to be Drawn Saturday

Posted on November 17, 2018 at 10:36 am, by

Story submitted by Jim Carroll, Chairman – San Juan Lions Annual Shopping Spree… You have seen the Giant Shopping Cart driving around town for the last 3 weeks and today (Saturday) is the day the winning raffle ticket will be drawn for the winner of the San Juan Lions Club 29th Annual Shopping Spree. The  Continue Reading

Stuff: We Become Our Things

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 7:34 am, by

Stuff: We Become Our Things And Retrospective Artist Nicola Wheston’s exhibit on now at SJIMA till December 10, 2018 Our planet is drowning in pollution and plastics and we still worship consumerism… Artist Nicola Wheston is not afraid to talk trash, but her latest exhibit, Stuff: We Become Our Things, does the trash talking for  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Hygge Fridays and This Weekend’s Holiday Fair

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 7:33 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The Mullis Center Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair starts this Friday, November 16, from 4 – 7 pm and continues Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.  I’m participating this year, which means I have a lot of cards  Continue Reading

Animal Shelter will Auction Rare Rocking Horse

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 7:32 am, by

Looking for a special gift for that person on your list who is difficult to buy for? The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has just the thing! A beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted rocking horse has been donated to Treasure Hounds, the animal shelter’s upscale retail outlet, located next to the bowling alley. The piece is  Continue Reading

First Aid and CPR

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 7:30 am, by

Added class – If you missed out on the September session of First Aid and CPR, Island Rec and EMS were able to add another class in December. Upon successful completion of this class you will walk away with life-saving skills and a First Aid certification from the American Heart Association that is valid for  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 7:28 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month Village at the Harbour began its inception as a dream of two Islanders that fostered a passion to build an assisted living community on San Juan Island. With the assistance of local investors, The Village went from a blueprint to a reality and opened  Continue Reading

Wreaths for Grad Night

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 8:51 am, by

Haven’t placed your wreath or pie order yet? Don’t fret – WREATHS HAVE ARRIVED – BUY one THIS FRIDAY and SATURDAY at the Mullis Community Senior Center! And while you’re there, don’t forget to order your Pecan and/or Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving. ALL proceeds benefit FHHS Grad Night 2019.

NHP Visitor Center Public Review and Comment

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 5:57 am, by

Environmental Assessment for the American Camp Visitor Center Replacement Project Available for Public Review and Comment The National Park Service is proposing to improve the facilities at the American Camp visitor center site within San Juan Island National Historical Park. The proposed project entails the replacement of the 39 year-old “temporary” visitor center with a  Continue Reading

Library Seeks Owner Representation Services

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Request For Qualifications For Owner Representation Services The San Juan Island Library is requesting Statements of Qualifications from interested owner representation firms to represent the Library in the development of a new library building and other improvements to real property at a site to be determined. It is our desire that the firm see this  Continue Reading

Inspired To Desire

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

WaterWorks Gallery’s 33rd annual Holiday Show. Objects We Desire To Wear Objects That Inspire Us To Feel Objects We Desire For Our Home November 16th – January 5, 2019 WaterWorks Gallery, a contemporary light filled gallery, continues to evolve as it remains dedicated to showing artists from the islands, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Represented  Continue Reading

In Loving Memory

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Yvonne Regina Swanberg passed away unexpectedly at her home in Friday Harbor, WA on November 2, 2018, she was 73. She was born in Rossland, B.C., Canada on October 12, 1945 to Richard and Dorothy (Streibeck) LeCaire. Yvonne was raised on the farm on Mitchell Road in Northport, WA where she would share in the  Continue Reading

Datapalooza

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

EDC presents Datapalooza! – a statistics and demographics event for San Juan County Need more data and information to make knowledgeable decisions about your business or as a community legislator or leader?   Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for their second annual Datapalooza! event, two hours of in-depth data and analysis of  Continue Reading

Dog Licenses

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 9:09 am, by

Charley Goddu, a 10-year old poodle mix, received the first dog license of 2019 at the San Juan County Auditor’s office. Charley, a former rescue dog, was adopted in 2015 by Peter Goddu and Margaret Langlie at the Skagit Humane Society. Charley is one of the friendliest dogs in town. He greets everyone with an  Continue Reading

Stories from the Storm

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 8:56 am, by

On Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm at the San Juan Island Grange, the Corps of Resiliency gathering is going to be something special. We have teamed up with the Grange Lecture Series to host an evening of storytelling at the Grange Hall. We’ll be turning off the lights, lighting a fire in the fireplace  Continue Reading

Scouting in San Juan County

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 8:27 am, by

In recent months the Boy Scouts of America, has made several radical changes.  Scouting (BSA) as it is now called, has changed from a program only for boys to one for that includes both boys and girls. In San Juan County, there are currently two active programs, Troop 4090 (ages 10-18) and Sea Scout Ship  Continue Reading

Wind in the Willows

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Family Theatre Presents, Wind in the Willows – a brand new musical based on the classic story by Kenneth Grahame. Follow the adventures and escapades of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the infamous Mr. Toad in this delightful adaptation! By Mark & Helen Johnson, Script by Sue Langwade Directed by Penelope Haskew Performance Dates:Thursday* – Saturday,  Continue Reading

PIMC receives Guardian of Excellence Award

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Achieves the top five percent for excellence in patient experience PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Wash., has been named a 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. This award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors health care facilities who consistently achieved performance  Continue Reading