School District News

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 7:13 am, by

Superintendent/School Board Communique from the May 16th Special Board Meeting The San Juan Island School District School Board meeting on May 16th may have been the shortest one this year! Special Education Director Theresa Jimenez provided an updated on this year’s Special Ed programming, successes and challenges. In addition, she presented examples of art and  Continue Reading

Look Up at Night This Week

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 6:07 pm, by

It’s prime viewing time this week to see the International Space Station from your backyard. Check out this article on the Seattle Times website.

Library Decision Time

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

By Louise Dustrude Decision time is approaching for the San Juan Island Library: whether to try to upgrade in place or move to a new location. Just one site is currently under consideration for the “new location” — the Public Works property next door to the current library. Some 85 residents attended one of three  Continue Reading

Lady Wolverines Fast Pitch

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Oly Archibald shares another teaser about this weekend’s Lady Wolverines fast pitch game coming up in Yakima… No Debate Its State In Yakima For The Young Wolverines Fast Pitch team You know you have a good thing going when you have just cashed your ticket to the WIAA State Fast Pitch tournament in Yakima for  Continue Reading

Auditor Seeks Writers of Argument against Lopez School Measure

Posted on May 24, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

In order to ensure an informed electorate, and in accordance with state law, every district that places a measure on a ballot is responsible for appointing committees to write voters’ guide arguments both for and against the proposition. If a district is unable to appoint committees, that responsibility falls to the County Auditor. The Lopez  Continue Reading

FHHS Wins at “Imagine Tomorrow”

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

FHHS Team wins ‘Best Project from a Newly Competing Team’ at WSU’s Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow science fair competition Over the weekend of May 18th – 20th, two teams from Friday Harbor High School (FHHS) competed in the Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow Science Fair at Washington State University. The competition challenges 9th – 12th graders  Continue Reading

Lady Wolverines at State

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Listen to all of the live action of this Friday’s B-2 State Tournament 1st round match up from Yakima between the Friday Harbor Wolverines (15-7) and the Ocosta Wildcats (19-6) live on Friday Harbor Tiny Radio 1650 am and on the world wide web at The pre-game show starts at 10:45 am. Oly Archibald  Continue Reading

Moving Parts and Healthy Hearts

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Stay Active through the Summer! Moving Parts and Healthy Hearts is a fitness class aimed at meeting the needs of people with limited mobility due to age, illness or lifestyle. The class will be a full body workout that can be carried out standing or seated in a chair. Participation in this class will help  Continue Reading

Real Estate with Merri Ann

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 5:35 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in to share more Real Estate information with you… Home Inspections and Their Role in the Real Estate Transaction If you are a buyer or seller, I bet you thought just getting under contract was stressful for all parties but in reality, the home inspection and/or feasibility response and associated negotiations  Continue Reading

Improvements to Local Spill Response Capacity

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance local capacity to respond to oil and hazardous materials spills, three San Juan County organizations participated in the 2018 Washington State Department of Ecology Spill Response Grant Program. This program helps local communities that are at risk for oil and hazardous materials spills secure equipment and training to  Continue Reading

Kids Triathlon

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Inauguaral Kids Triathlon Announced Island Athletic Events, LLC, producer of the 17th annual Kings San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K and the sixth annual Three Lakes Triathlon announced the first annual Kids Triathlon at Lakedale Resort. “It’s something we’ve talked about over the winter. Lakedale’s General Manager, Karl Bruno, has been very supportive  Continue Reading

Altitude: A Griffin Bay Bookstore Author Event

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

Griffin Bay Bookstore is excited to again host Lopez Islander Gretchen K.Wing. She’s returning to the bookstore on Saturday, June 2, 2:00—4:00 pm to present Altitude, Book Three of the Flying Burgowski Trilogy. This series is delightful for both young adults and adults. Don’t miss the chance to chat with such an enthusiastic writer. After  Continue Reading

Adrift Coming to the Palace Theater

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Tami Ashcraft’s book “Red Sky in Mourning” has been made into a major motion picture called “Adrift”, starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin. On June 1st, the movie opens here at the Palace Theater and Tami will be there to greet the audience. There will also be a book titled “Adrift” as a tie-in with  Continue Reading

Barbershop Bonanza

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Barbershop Bonanza is excited to sing for you Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm. For 22 years now, Barbershop Bonanza has honored a uniquely American music with contemporary and old-time favorites full of four-part harmonies and adding a Cappella choral selections, as well. Directed by Angel Michaels, the Bonanza is hosted by San Juan’s mixed  Continue Reading

Stroke Survivor Webinar

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

PeaceHealth webinar: Five surprising lessons from stroke survivors This year alone, according to the American Stroke Association, nearly 800,000 people in the United States will experience a stroke. Knowing how to recognize the symptoms can make all the difference. To promote awareness during National Stroke Month, PeaceHealth is hosting a free online webinar called “Making  Continue Reading

What Is A County Fair?

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Barbara Bevens of the SJC Fair Board, shares these thoughts with you… If you go to Wikipedia while searching for County Fair it will redirect you to “Agricultural Show.” Pretty weird, huh? We always think of the County Fair as a local event where we go to meet our friends, to see the animals, ride  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Trust me. I am the only thing that stands between the vacuum cleaner and your entire family’s safety. That monster with the long, long tail does not stand a chance against me. Your hideous ordeal is over. I will protect you from the beast and be your best friend, confidante and cuddle-buddy! My name is  Continue Reading

SVC Honor Roll

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Skagit Valley College announces academic Honor Roll for Winter Quarter In support of student success, Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that the following students were placed on the Academic Honor Roll for Winter Quarter, 2018. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.75 or higher grade point average while carrying 12 or more credits.  Continue Reading

LWV Panel Discussion

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Update on local, state, national issues with League of Women Voters The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will present a panel discussion on the present situation and future outlook for the county from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Monday, June 11 at the San Juan Island Library meeting room. The following local officials will share  Continue Reading

Letter from the School District

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

Dear Editor, San Juan Island School Board Director Ralph Hahn announced his resignation from the school board on April 30, 2018. The school board accepted his resignation at the May 16, 2018 special board meeting. San Juan Island School District is currently seeking persons interested in public education to fill this unexpired term as a  Continue Reading

Celebration of Life for Joyce Sobel

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Please join us in a Celebration of the life of Joyce. June 9th, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Mullis Center, 589 Nash Street. We will be sharing memories and stories from 1-3pm followed by a community gathering until 5. The gathering will be casual and people of all ages are welcome. If you would  Continue Reading

Lady Wolverines at State

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

Oly Archibald shares the lowdown on the Lady Wolverines… With Concrete and Darrington deciding to not take to the diamond against the big bullies from Friday Harbor in the NW 2B District Tournament, the Lady Wolverines will make their 4th straight trip to the WIAA State Tournament in Yakima. The Wolverines will play the winner of  Continue Reading

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