To Protect Orca and Salmon, You Need to Protect Beaches and Forage Fish

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Why Friends of the San Juans is appealing San Juan County’s update to the Shoreline Management Program By Stephanie Buffum, Executive Director of Friends of the San Juans The decline of the Southern Resident Killer Whales, now down to 76 members, is mostly blamed on the disappearance of their favorite food, Chinook salmon. Often overlooked  Continue Reading

January EMT of the Month – Kyle Davies

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Kyle Davies began with San Juan Island EMS in Fall of 1999, first training as a volunteer EMT. In 2011, he left a full-time position with San Juan Island Fire and Rescue to expand his emergency service knowledge and skills in an opportunity with Seattle Medic One to train as a Paramedic. Since completion of  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

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

For our first walk of the year, join Mike Vouri on a historical walk along the misty southern coastline.  Mike will explore our Aloha connections of Hawaiian shepherds brought in by the Hudson Bay Company. Saturday January 27, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at American Camp. Meet at the American Camp Visitor Center. Moderate trails.  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Hey you kids – get off my lawn! I’m Buddy and I’ve reached the age where I can say what I like. Believe me, I’ve been a few places and seen a few things. Just because I’m a senior citizen doesn’t mean I’m not a terrific guy! I’m a darn good lap warmer and I  Continue Reading

Kid’s Valentine Workshop

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

It’s time for the Printonyx annual Kid’s Valentine Workshop. A great way for kids to exercise their creativity. If you or someone you know would be interested, please click here for more information.

Pix From Women’s March

Posted on January 21, 2018 at 11:13 am, by

Close to 1,000 men women and children marched yesterday in the 2nd annual Women’s March in Friday Harbor. Here are some photos for you that were shared by Update reader Liza Michaelson. Thanks for sharing Liza!

Intelligent Trees

Posted on January 20, 2018 at 9:19 am, by

Did you know that trees talk, know family ties, and care for their young? The San Juan Island Library & The San Juan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society are presenting the film, Intelligent Trees on Saturday, January 27, 7:00 pm at the Library. Griffin Bay Bookstore will also be on hand to sell Peter  Continue Reading

Fish Tacos Are Back!

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 9:01 am, by

Don’t forget – this is today! Fish for Teeth is pleased to announce we will be making fish tacos on Friday, January 19, at Friday Harbor Ace Hardware, starting at 11:00 a.m. Tacos will be available for a $7.00 donation. All proceeds go to fund the Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van, which comes to  Continue Reading

Volunteers of the Month

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The animal shelter is pleased to announce Dave and Nancy Harvey are the Volunteers of the month for January. Dave and Nancy have volunteered at the shelter for over three years and were the recipients of the First Annual, “Amy Lear Compassion in Action Volunteer of the Year Award” in 2016. The couple donate several  Continue Reading

Healthy Desk Workshop

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

EDC offers free Healthy Desk workshop Working an office job can be hard on healthy bodies; learn how business owners and employees can use “Healthy Desk” techniques to improve comfort – and even productivity – in an office setting.  Join the EDC to learn more about methods to help keep office workers more comfortable working  Continue Reading

Shortest International Flight

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The Shortest International Flight In North America Takes Off! NorthStar Air Tours, a Canadian airline based in Victoria BC, has announced that it has received approval from the FAA and US DOT to operate scheduled air services between Victoria International Airport, BC, the San Juan Islands, and Bellingham, WA. The carrier will begin flight operations  Continue Reading

Rock Solid in DC

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Rock Solid Youth presents at National Leadership Forum in DC The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition is excited to share that Zach Fincher will be presenting at CADCA’s 28th National Leadership Forum, the nation’s premier and largest training event for community prevention leaders, treatment professionals and researchers, and SAMHSA’s 14th Prevention Day. Held Feb. 5-8,  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Earthbox Inn & Spa is the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month One quiet evening in Portland, OR, sometime after the birth of their second daughter, Laura Saccio and her family fantasized about finding a way to make a living without having to choose between raising children and having a  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Bus Goes Mainland Shopping

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written by Peggy Sue McRae… The senior bus trip to Mt Vernon last week was a shopping extravaganza! There were six passengers and only one medical appointment. My mission was to meet my sister Sally at the Third Street Café and deliver a late Christmas present. The remainder of our  Continue Reading

New Adult Fitness Programs

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec has 2 new programs this winter… Beginner Yoga Yoga is commonly recognized as a tool for stress relief, metabolic stimulation, mental clarity and joint mobility. Many recent medical studies have shown that practicing yoga also improves immune health and boosts brain function. Join us for a fun and rejuvenating morning practice! Two, 2-month session  Continue Reading

Hiking Naked

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are delighted to present Lopezian Iris Graville and her memoir, Hiking Naked, on Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm at the Library. For those who have wrestled with making dramatic life changes, or are doing so now, be sure to spend the evening with Iris as she  Continue Reading

Noises Off

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 5:56 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Drama Group is up for the comedic challenge of what is considered one of the funniest farces ever written. Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is presented at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Thursday through Sunday, January 18-21.  The play about putting on a play–that has become a staple of both professional and  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The next SJIMA Art for Fun Paint pARTy is January 23!  Everyone paints the same painting, “Paradise Cove” – a scene with our local orcas – in step by step instruction with instructor, local painter and sculptor, Kristen Abramson. Time is 5:45 to 8:00 pm. Cost is $35.  SJIMA provides all supplies. Just bring yourself!  Continue Reading

CWR Video Campaign

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The Center For Whale Research is taking action to increase public awareness of the Southern Resident Killer Whales by taking the message onboard Washington State Ferries. Ken Balcomb, Founder and Principal Investigator of the Center For Whale Research launched a video ad campaign January 9th. This 15 second video will play in daily rotation on  Continue Reading

Flu Activity Increasing In Our Region

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

Flu activity and hospital visits for flu-like symptoms are rapidly increasing in Washington. “While flu cases are on the rise in San Juan County, we are not currently seeing the levels reported in the state and region,” says Dr. Frank James, Health Officer for San Juan County. “However, we can reasonably expect our county to  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

I say, Cavendish – I’m ready for my tea. Perhaps we can take a proper stroll through the garden after elevenses? One does get so invigorated after a brisk stroll, does one not? What I’d really fancy is a nice home where I can be the Lady of the House. I do so enjoy being  Continue Reading

Postponed: Have A Heart Event

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

This event has been postponed – Announcement coming soon for a rescheduled date. The San Juan Community Home Trust continues to barge ahead with its goal of completing the Sun Rise II neighborhood. Two more reclaimed classic homes from the Victoria/Oak Bay areas on Vancouver Island will soon be on their way to San Juan  Continue Reading

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