Yi Ren Qigongâ

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

How to Find Balance, Greater Energy, and Longevity from Inside Out Yi Ren Qigongâ is a powerful self-help form that blends ancient Chinese self-healing techniques with modern science to develop the body’s bio-energetic ‘Qi’ system for greater health, vitality, and self-awareness. The Foundation 1A class at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center meets on Thursdays,  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Back to Fitness

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Join Casey Wade and Morgan Johnston, Tuesdays and Thursdays this Fall for a 6 week, back to fitness boot camp at John O. Linde Community Park. This class runs from September 24 – October 31st, 8:20-9:10am. We will focus on body-weight workouts, and meeting you wherever you’re at in your fitness journey. All Abilities and  Continue Reading

SJC Online Permit Center

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

The Department of Community Development is excited to announce that the you can now search for permits, check permit status, request code enforcement, pay fees, and request inspections through the **NEW** San Juan County Online Permit Center. Links to the new online permit center are found on the Community Development Webpage or at the following  Continue Reading

Up Close

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

This weekend only, The San Juan Community Theatre will feature a unique musical and poetic experience, focused on intergenerational collaboration. Up Close opens Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm and continues through Sunday. Up Close features stories, poems, and songs written in collaboration with elders from San Juan Island.  Professional composers and writers collaborate with  Continue Reading

Climate Strike

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This invitation was sent to you by Friday Harbor Youth… At 10:30am on Friday, September 20th, at the Friday Harbor courthouse lawn, students from San Juan Island, in conjunction with students from around the world, will be striking to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. The strike is taking place three  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Fish For Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor Islanders unable to afford dental care, can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit Fish For Teeth on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Mullis Community Center on San Juan Island. “Many volunteers and local businesses work as a  Continue Reading

Great Islands Clean-up

Posted on September 11, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Help make San Juan Island “Plastic Free by the Sea”! This year’s Fall Great Islands Clean-up is on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Join the county-wide greening event and collect litter from public beaches and roadways. Pick-up your trash collection equipment at the central meet location next to Bonnie’s Creative Passions at 635 Spring Street in  Continue Reading

Fall Oak Team Work Party

Posted on September 11, 2019 at 5:37 am, by

Hello Oakies! Summer flew by and fall is on the horizon. This Sunday, Land Bank stewards, Carlton and Kayla, will join Oakie Extraordinaire, Thom Pence, in leading the Oak Team work party. When? September 15 10:00am to 2:00pm RSVP required (e-mail tanjaw@sjclandbank.org). Where? We will meet at the base of Cady Mountain Preserve . Turn  Continue Reading

Northwest Coast Art Stylin’

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 10:54 am, by

Local native artist, Rande Cook, has a firm grip on the wheel of the Kwakwakawak’w imagination. His new artful odyssey will come rumbling through Friday Harbor on Saturday, September 14th. His reception at Arctic Raven Gallery will be at 5pm that afternoon. Works will be on display until October 19th. Kwagūl Stylin’ began when Rande  Continue Reading

Meet Eba the Whale-poop-sniffing dog at SJIMA

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Maybe out on the water you saw a dog, in sunglasses no less, on the prow of a small boat and wondered what they were doing. Well, now you can get an answer! Come meet Dr. Debora Giles and Eba at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) lobby and learn about Eba’s job  Continue Reading

Kenmore Air Offers Discounts To Fly To Friday Harbor Film Festival

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Kenmore Air, the official airline of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, is offering a 10% discount on flights between Seattle and Friday Harbor from October 24 – 28. Flights eligible for this offer include seaplane trips between Lake Union and Friday Harbor Marina, as well as land plane flights between Boeing Field and Friday  Continue Reading

Carol Whalen Beats Meningitis. Thank You, Community!

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

We hear some good news from Bristol & Desi Whalen… Hello everyone, This is the post our family has prayed we’d be able to write since Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — an unbelievable 62 days ago. Our beautiful Rockstar Mom BEAT MENINGITIS AND IS COMING HOME!!! We are bringing her unparalleled smile and gorgeous spirit  Continue Reading

Island Rec Offers First Aid and CPR Class

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 5:00 am, by

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 two years! This is an ideal class for parents, babysitters, volunteer coaches and recreation leaders ages 15 and up. First Aid will take place on Wednesday, September 25 from  Continue Reading

Farmer-to-Farmer in Tajikistan

Posted on September 8, 2019 at 6:00 am, by

Bruce Gregory on volunteer assignment to Tajikistan… As I have been to Central Asia four times before on ACDI-VOCA Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) assignments in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. I was contacted again and asked to return and work with the farmers in the Khatlon Province.  I have agreed to travel to Tajikistan from Nov. 15-Dec. 8, 2019  Continue Reading

County Council Hearing on Marijuana Production/Processing

Posted on September 8, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

Notice of a San Juan County Council Regular Meeting and Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the County Council Hearing Room, Legislative Building,  55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Beginning at 9:15 A.M. to Obtain Testimony on a Resolution Extending the Moratorium on Siting Licensed Marijuana Production and Processing Adopted in  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Posted on September 8, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

  WHAT: Third Saturday Contra Dance WHERE: Grange Hall in Friday Harbor WHEN: Saturday September 21, 7 till 9 PM PRICE: $10 donation at the door, $5 students   MORE DETAILS: Our caller this month is Judy Zeidel from Bellingham, who will include her waltzing workshop once again.  Last year’s workshop was very successful and many  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters to Host Voter Forums on Orcas and San Juan

Posted on September 8, 2019 at 5:24 am, by

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans invites the public to attend voter forums for candidates on the ballot for the November 5 general election. The Orcas forum will be Monday, October 14 from 5 to 7:15 pm at the Orcas Fire Hall, and the Friday Harbor forum will be Wednesday, October 16 from  Continue Reading

Letters

Posted on September 8, 2019 at 5:00 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we have this letter from Patricia Rasmussen… It has come to my attention that Island Physical Therapy (Joyce Thompson) is closing. This is of great concern for me, and to many others. I have been going to this facility for years. It is equipped with the highest quality equipment  Continue Reading

Fall Open House Saturday at Zylstra Lake Preserve

Posted on September 7, 2019 at 6:04 am, by

Saturday, September 7, the San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust board members and staff are hosting another open house at the preserve from 10am until 4pm. Walk the preserve, hear what we’ve learned from some our ecological assessments – including wildlife, wetlands, and water quality – AND share your vision!  Directions:  Continue Reading

Native Wildflower Sale on Sunday

Posted on September 7, 2019 at 6:03 am, by

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County! The Land Bank is hosting three sales in September featuring native plants produced by The Salish Seeds Project. THIS SUNDAY, September 8, nursery gates will open to the public 12pm to 2pm on San Juan Island. Sale offerings will include  Continue Reading

Survey Extended

Posted on September 7, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Community-Based Long-Term Care Needs Survey Extended from August 31, 2019 Until September 15, 2019. A survey of county residents over the age of 70 being conducted during the month of August by the Inter Island Healthcare Foundation is being extended to September 15th to allow more time. The organization collecting and analyzing the information by  Continue Reading

Cloud Oakes at Waterworks Gallery September 1 – 28

Posted on September 7, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

As is the gallery’s tradition of reinvention, for the 2019 show season we introduce the concept of the ART AiSLE. The gallery dedicates a specific area on a monthly basis to host a new body of work that highlights female artists from the Pacific Northwest. Our featured artist for September is Cloud Oakes. Cloud emotes  Continue Reading