Aging on the Island: Long Term & Hospice Care

Posted on November 8, 2021 at 5:43 am, by

League of Women Voters Membership Meeting November 8th , 2021 12 pm via Zoom Speakers this month will be Kathryn Clary and Kaaren Flint of Hospice Northwest, Mariluz Villa from Hospice San Juan and Even Perrollaz representing the Village at the Harbor. All three will give presentations and there will be time for questions and  Continue Reading

Library Adds hoopla

Posted on November 6, 2021 at 2:04 pm, by

San Juan Island Library Adds Library Content Streaming Service, hoopla Digital With hoopla digital, San Juan Island Library Patrons can now Instantly Read, Watch, and Listen to their choice of more than 950,000 titles, For Free with their Library Card. [Friday Harbor, WA | November 6, 2021] – The popular on-demand film streaming service hoopla  Continue Reading

SJI Residents with Parkinson’s Disease Needed for Research Study

Posted on November 6, 2021 at 1:38 pm, by

PADs is looking for volunteers who live on San Juan Island and have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease to participate in a novel research study to determine whether a relationship exists between a proven marker of neurological disease (ND) and the alert responses of the Parkinson’s Alert Dogs. If you are familiar with PADs, then  Continue Reading

DST: Set Your Clock Back Tonight

Posted on November 6, 2021 at 9:45 am, by

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7th. Don’t forget to set your clock back tonight when you go to bed (or if you’re like me, do it in the morning when you’d rather roll over and sleep for another hour). This is a good time to change the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms  Continue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

Posted on November 6, 2021 at 9:42 am, by

CORRECTION – This article has been corrected since it was first published… Since the last update on Friday October 29th, there have been 4 new confirmed or probable cases in San Juan County. Current case count is now 357. This means that approximately 1 of every 48 island residents have become infected with COVID since  Continue Reading

Daylight Saving Time Forever?

Posted on November 5, 2021 at 10:28 am, by

It’s coming up this weekend. Time to set the clocks back. It’s going to be darker earlier in the evenings. Where do you stand? Do you want to keep going back and forth with your clocks every year? Or would you prefer to put an end to this permanently? Here’s where our US Senator Patty  Continue Reading

Assessed Value vs. Market Value

Posted on November 5, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Wondering how the County Assessor’s Office came up with your new Assessed Value? Is it the same as your property’s Market Value? Join San Juan County Assessor, John Kulseth, and Windermere Real Estate Consultant, Tamara Weaver, as they answer your questions and demystify those two very different values. This is a FREE online presentation, November  Continue Reading

STAR Program is Hiring/Looking for Volunteers

Posted on November 5, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

Island rec is searching for some kid loving, capable people to help with our daily STAR- Study Time and Afternoon Recreation – program.  If you are 14+ looking for San Juan Service Scholarship Hours for school, or someone that thinks that volunteering for kid programs is right up their alley, we would love to have  Continue Reading


Posted on November 4, 2021 at 5:54 am, by

Aging but Not Slowing Down (well not slowing down too much anyway) Louise and John Dustrude have enjoyed outdoor activities all their lives – boating, (including sailing, rowing and canoeing), hiking, walking and biking to name a few. However, a few years ago, noticing that her sense of balance wasn’t what it used to be,  Continue Reading

Trail Times: Fall, 2021 – King Sisters Preserve Trail

Posted on November 4, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Trail Times is a continuing series of articles introducing the Old Military Road Trail (OMRT), a proposed 18-21 mile cross-island non-motorized multi-use trail linking English Camp and American Camp and honoring the original Old Military Road. The King Sisters Preserve is an often overlooked little gem in our San Juan Island Trail System. Strategically located  Continue Reading

Artists’ Reception at SJCT

Posted on November 4, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

The Friday Harbor Atelier wishes to thank The San Juan Island Community Theatre for hosting several member artists in an exhibit featuring their recent works in the theatre lobby during the production of Mama Mia. The exhibit features the art of Debbie Daniels, Teresa Smith, Alison Engle, Shannon Borg, Pamela Hoke, Jenny Banks, Jan Murphy,  Continue Reading

EDC Offers Free Introduction to Masonry Class

Posted on November 4, 2021 at 5:43 am, by

People seeking new job skills or career inspiration are invited to a free, hands-on introduction to masonry, offered by the Economic Development Council of San Juan County (EDC).  The one-day course will be taught by Dave Koch, retired masonry contractor, on Saturday December 4th, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Friday Harbor, WA.  Continue Reading

Pediatric Vaccination Appointments Now Available: Ages 5-11

Posted on November 3, 2021 at 5:56 pm, by

With FDA and CDC approval of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 5 to 11 now granted, San Juan County Health & Community Services has opened registration for a series of pediatric clinics starting on November 15th and lasting through the end of December. Second dose clinics will be scheduled at least three weeks after  Continue Reading

Lifesaving Effort by Members of the Public on October 11th

Posted on November 3, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

Congratulations to Dave Kinnaman and Joe Davis for their lifesaving efforts on October 11, 2021. When a visitor to the store collapsed outside Marketplace in Friday Harbor their quick action to initiate CPR helped save a life. Medical Program Director Joshua Corsa, M.D., along with crews from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue and San  Continue Reading

Thor Hanson Author Talk and Stroll at Zylstra Lake Preserve

Posted on November 3, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

(Friday Harbor, WA) – November 2, 2021 – Join author Thor Hanson for two upcoming events hosted by the San Juan Island Library. Hanson will regale readers with a discussion of his newly released book, Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change via Zoom on Wednesday, November 3, at  Continue Reading

Real Estate News

Posted on November 3, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

This is the November 1st Real Estate Market Snap Shot for San Juan Island.  The information was provided by the Simonson and Zambrovitz Team that work at Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands.

It’s Audition Time

Posted on November 3, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Auditions for San Juan Community Theatre’s Winter Play The Curious Savage on Saturday, November 13th  San Juan Community Theatre is ecstatic to announce our winter play: The Curious Savage, which will run from February 18 – March 6, 2022. A classic gem of a show, The Curious Savage by John Patrick fits in beautifully with our 2021-22 Season, “A Season of Kindness”.  The protagonist of the play, Mrs.  Continue Reading

Letter from Victoria

Posted on November 3, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning there is this letter to you from Victoria Compton… Dear Island Neighbors, Thank you infinitely for your words of encouragement, your advice, and for sharing your thoughts about our island’s Port during my campaign. I was so proud and humbled to be able to carry your hopes for  Continue Reading

SJI Fire & Rescue is Seeking Volunteers

Posted on November 3, 2021 at 5:38 am, by

Become a Volunteer Emergency Responder with San Juan Island Fire and Rescue San Juan Island Fire and Rescue (SJIF&R) is seeking volunteers to join our comprehensive emergency services agency, in a number of roles to serve our islands’ communities. Become part of an emergency services organization with a culture of teamwork and camaraderie, focused on  Continue Reading

Unexpected Success

Posted on November 2, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

Wolf Hollow shares this story of a Great Blue Heron they took care of in September… Our most notable patient in September was a Great Blue Heron. This adult heron arrived near the beginning of the month, thin and unable to fly. When we did an intake exam and took radiographs, we discovered that the  Continue Reading

Letter about Mullis Center Election

Posted on November 2, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

In today’s mailbag, Bonnie Sliger shares this with you… My name is Bonnie Sliger and I am running for a position on the Mullis Center District Committee.  If you are 60 and over or are disabled, and live in the San Juan District, please be sure to vote November 8th thru 11th at the Mullis  Continue Reading

Scarecrow Contest Winners

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 12:04 pm, by

The Friends of the Library and the Chamber of Commerce thank all the participants and voters! It was a close race among all of the creative scarecrows. It was so much fun to see them all and we can’t wait to see what the community comes up with for next year! 1st place Forrest Sprite  Continue Reading