Spring Equinox Today

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 8:46 am, by

In spite of everything its Spring. I love this photo of windswept daffodils taken by Margaret Thorson.

San Juan Farmers Market Suspends Saturday Market

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

The SJI Farmers Market is *cancelled* this weekend. We are working to find the best ways to support our local farmers and provide nutritious food for the community, while also ensuring that the health needs of everyone are met. Stay tuned for a list of local CSA/farm-stands currently operating. We plan to be open *outside* and  Continue Reading

A Message From Dr. Fishaut, Eventide Health Pediatrician

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

To the families and children for whom I provide care:   While there are still no proven cases of COVID-19 infection on San Juan Island, it is prudent for me to step away from seeing patients at this time. So, in an abundance of caution for myself as a higher risk individual, my family, and  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay Bookstore Remains Open For Business Online, By Email, Or By Phone

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 2:22 pm, by

In the wake of newly announced statewide regulations designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we are temporarily closing Griffin Bay Bookstore and Café to in-store shopping, events, and meetings beginning Tuesday, March 17 and continuing until further notice. The store is closed but we are open for orders on our website—www.griffinbaybook.com—and by email  Continue Reading

Letter of Gratitude from San Juan Island School District Superintendent

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 1:14 pm, by

Dear Staff, Parents and Community, I am writing today to express GRATITUDE.  During this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, I am extremely grateful that to date, our island has no known cases.  I am grateful for a community that overwhelmingly supports our students by passing levies.  It is our Capital and Technology levy that has  Continue Reading

EDC Board of Directors Urges Property Owners To Offer Leniency To Tenants

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) Board of Directors would like to urge commercial and residential property owners to extend extraordinary leniency to tenants during this financial downturn. Extending repayment times, halting payments during enforced closure times, waiving penalty clauses, and offering rent forgiveness during this time are all ways to ensure that  Continue Reading

April Special Election Expected to be Cancelled

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 10:53 am, by

The long-awaited proposal to annex the Town of Friday Harbor into San Juan Island Fire & Rescue will have to wait a bit longer.  It had been slated to be on the April 28 special election ballot.  Unfortunately, on Tuesday, March 17, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman formally asked Governor Jay Inslee to cancel  Continue Reading

Food Bank Will Be Open

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 10:45 am, by

The Friday Harbor Food Bank will continue to be open every Wednesday and Saturday 1130AM to 2PM to all residents of San Juan Island. We have instituted some new procedures designed to minimize contact between volunteer staff and citizens wishing to access our food supplies.  Citizens are asked to maintain 6 feet of space between  Continue Reading

Cask and Schooner Now Offering Take-Out

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 10:33 am, by

We hear from Boo Boo at Cask and Schooner. They are currently open for take-out from 11:30am to 8pm. Cask and Schooner 360.378.2922        

San Juan Bistro Now Featuring Take-Out Menu

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 10:20 am, by

Dear Friday Harbor Friends, Out of respect for the well-being of our community, we are adapting our business for these challenging times. Effective immediately, our menu is “Take Out“ only. Our dining room is closed until further notice. “Love Your Lunch!” Take Out Style! Please call 360-370-5115 or email  richard@sjbistro.com to “Love Your Lunch!”  to go!    Click here for our menu https://sanjuanbistro.com/menu (Kid’s  Continue Reading

Café Demeter Now Open For Take-Out and Delivery

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 10:19 am, by

Café Demeter will be open Tuesday-Saturday: 7 AM – 3 PM for in-store take-out, for pick-up of telephone orders (360.370.5443) and for home and business deliveries (for a small fee). Please feel free to call ahead with your order and we’ll have it ready for you. We make soup, sandwiches, salads and sweet and savory pastries. We will still have coffee, espresso drinks,  Continue Reading

San Juan Island School District Food Service during Teleschooling

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 9:50 am, by

The San Juan Island School District recognizes that the pandemic related school closure for teleschooling will impact some of our families and their access to nutrition.  To help support our families, the School District’s food service will resume Friday March 20, 2020 in the form of grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches.  Beginning Friday, the San Juan  Continue Reading

Eventide Health Introduces A New Telemedicine Option

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 5:48 pm, by

Eventide Health, formerly San Juan Healthcare, is pleased to announce our new Telemedicine option available immediately for all established patients. This will allow you to connect to one of our providers from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. We offer this service through VSee which is a HIPPA compliant  Continue Reading

A Message From County Council: Islanders, If it’s Not an Emergency, Please Stay Put

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 5:25 pm, by

The County’s COVID-19 response team is engaging with health officials across the state and nation, heeding their recommendations, and then sharing them with you. Which is why we are coming to you with a big ask. Please stay put. “The less travel, the more we can contain the virus,” says County Health Officer Frank James,  Continue Reading

From San Juan County – Hot Topic #3 Volunteering: Islanders Unite

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 5:13 pm, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders. WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER We are greatly heartened, though not at all surprised, by the outpouring of islanders looking to be of service to their communities. As we all know, the islands are home to an extremely resilient group with a tremendous  Continue Reading

San Juan County Superior and District Courts Adapt Procedures and Hours

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 5:05 pm, by

San Juan County Superior and District Courts are taking immediate steps to address public health concerns raised by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington. The virus poses a risk to members of the public who need to conduct court business, as well as to court staff and attorneys. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm, by

The safety of our island communities is our highest priority. In light of growing concerns about COVID-19, the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, the destination marketing organization (DMO) for the San Juan Islands, is encouraging visitors to postpone their travel plans to the San Juans to limit the potential spread of the virus.  We are  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Grange #966 Closed Through End Of March

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm, by

In light of the corona virus situation, San Juan Island Grange #966 has decided to close its Hall through the end of March and concentrate on two improvement projects – replacement of the street side foundation and community kitchen remodel.  Before the end of the month the Grange will assess the situation and decide about programs scheduled  Continue Reading

Auditor Services Available Remotely

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:53 am, by

Staying home?  Need Auditor services (vehicle licensing, marriage licensing, dog licensing, voter registration, lost checks)?  We can help you from home! “Social distancing” wasn’t even a phrase until recently, and now everybody’s doing it.  If you haven’t heard the term yet, it means maintaining safe distances (at least six feet) from other people in order  Continue Reading

Pet Food Pantry Program Robbed! Community Steps Up

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:38 am, by

We hear from the Animal Protection Society, a harrowing story with a happy ending… If you do not know, sometime between Friday 2/28 and Wednesday 3/4 the APS-FH Pet Food Pantry Program, that serves San Juan Island families who struggle to feed their furry family members, was robbed.  Volunteers arrived Wednesday morning and were shocked  Continue Reading

Local Restaurants Offer To-Go Service, Some Delivery

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 10:50 am, by

Link to printable list: March 2020 Hours Restaurant Hours

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Suspends Visitor Access

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 10:44 am, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., March 17, 2020– In order to protect its patients, their loved ones and its caregivers during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is strategically and rigorously restricting the number of people who enter the doors of its facility. Effective March 17, no visitors will be allowed to enter  Continue Reading