Island Senior: New Classes Starting This Fall at the Mullis Center

Posted on September 2, 2018 at 10:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… Three new classes are being offered at the Mullis Center this fall: Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance with Stephanie Prima starting Oct 4, Life Coaching with Sharon Hooper starting Oct 11, and Chair Yoga with Katerina Wen starting Oct 2.  Continue Reading

2018 Playwrights Festival

Posted on September 1, 2018 at 9:58 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s 2018 Playwrights Festival What is the Playwrights Festival? It is an opportunity for new and veteran playwrights alike to develop and present their work onstage. Festival performances of new works, created by islanders, will take place September 6th through September 9th in the Gubelman and Whittier Theatres. Eight plays will be  Continue Reading

SJIMA Says “Thanks”

Posted on September 1, 2018 at 9:55 am, by

Thank you Community Foundation, The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) was thrilled to participate in the County Fair Matching Grant Program by the Community Foundation of San Juan Island. We were in the company of many worthy organizations that make our community more healthy, livable and cohesive. We all thrive due to the  Continue Reading

FHHF Football

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 9:29 am, by

Mike Martin shares this notice with you about Wolverine football… When the Friday Harbor High School Wolverines kick off the 2018 football season Friday night on the road against South Whidbey High School it will mark the 7th season for Friday Harbor Tiny Radio covering FHHS sports, the station’s owner and studio engineer Ken Norris  Continue Reading

Coming THIS Saturday : Birds of Chicago!

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Americana Darlings! Birds of Chicago Saturday, September 1st at 7:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre Recorded against a backdrop of political division and dread, Love in Wartime, the 2018 release from Americana darlings Birds of Chicago, is a rock’n’soul suite under the influence of the epic music generated by artists of the ’60’s and  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Offers Back-to-School Backpack Safety Tips

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

It’s the time of year when kids gear up for the start of school, filling their backpacks with new textbooks and school supplies. But they may be carrying more than just educational materials with them. Backpacks can be the source of neck, shoulder and back strain. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in  Continue Reading

Eat Local. Again.

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In case you missed their grand opening at King’s a couple weeks ago, don’t despair, Eat Local will be here again today and tomorrow (Friday Aug. 31 and Saturday Sept. 1) from noon to 3:00. Greg and Matthew will be on hand to answer questions and serve up some free samples of their “remarkable frozen  Continue Reading

Community Survey

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The 2018 Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is now open! Please add your voice by completing the survey below. Thank you for your time and support! The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of  Continue Reading

Incongruent Muse

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre will host three San Juan Island Artists, Dona Reed, BB McIntyre and Jan Murphy, for a month-long show, entitled, “Incongruent Muse” from September 1-30. All three artists are known for their work in Assemblage art, and the show will highlight several pieces of each artist’s work in this medium. The art  Continue Reading

Ian Boyden Receives NEA Fellowship

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

  San Juan Island writer Ian Boyden receives NEA Fellowship to support translation of celebrated Tibetan-Chinese writer Tsering Woeser’s poetry On Wednesday, August 29th, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Ian Boyden of Friday Harbor, WA, will receive an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship. The fellowship is being awarded to support the translation from  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another installment of her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one is about fishing; what goes on behind the scenes with the crew while fishing.

Power Line Clearing Work in Progress

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

OPALCO tree trimming crews are at work throughout San Juan County clearing vegetation from around power lines for safety and to prevent outages this coming winter. This work is part of OPALCO’s routine annual line clearance program – also called Right of Way (ROW) clearing. Trees and vegetation in the ROW, in proximity to high-voltage  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Says “Thanks!”

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Thank you for making this year’s “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” themed Fair a splashing success!   We’d like to pacific-ly thank our many volunteers, exhibitors, performers, vendors and sponsors who are otter-ly fin-tastic.  We dolphin-ly couldn’t have done it without your support.  Check out our “best of” the Fair awards listing and photos to reminisce  Continue Reading

Burn Ban Lifted

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Burn Ban for campfires and barbecues is lifted in San Juan County As of noon on August 29, 2018, the burn ban for campfires and charcoal barbeques is lifted in San Juan County. Recent humidity levels, rising fuel moistures, and precipitation in the county have warranted a lift on the burn ban enacted last  Continue Reading

Home Trust Welcomes Bike ‘n Build

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

For the third year in a row, the San Juan Community Home Trust is hosting Bike & Build, a national non-profit organization that engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause. This particular group of 25 riders started their route in Portland, Oregon about 18 days  Continue Reading

Film Festival Coming Up

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

It’s moved up a month this year – the Friday Harbor Film Festival will be held over the weekend of October 26, 27 & 28 instead of in November like previous years. Check out their website, for all things FHFF! From volunteer opportunities, film descriptions and trailers, to film venues and schedules. And buy  Continue Reading

United Way’s Day of Caring

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Mark your calendar and join your community Saturday, September 8th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for a Day of Caring that will benefit our island friends and neighbors. Our aim is to gather volunteers and lend a hand toward small projects that make a big difference to those in our community who need just  Continue Reading

Request for FHHS Community Projects

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The first semester Friday Harbor High School Community Service-Learning Class will begin August 30th. This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally.  This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and local organizations. If  Continue Reading

Get to Know Your Community Foundation

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

What nonprofit projects are happening now? What resources are available to get a project off the ground? How can I best support the most pressing needs in our community? If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, the San Juan Island Community Foundation is a great place to start! Founded in 1994, our mission has remained  Continue Reading

Avant Garde Theatre

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Island Stage Left shares this announcement with you… Ren was our Stage Manager for Doubt, some years ago and is now living in Australia.  This show has won awards at several fringe festivals in Australia and Canada and is coming to the Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor while we are away in England. (Please note it  Continue Reading

Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Amazon Spheres

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The SJI Garden Club is offering another Hosted Excursion… Seattle now boasts two sensational glass conservatories – the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum at the foot of the Space Needle and the new Amazon Spheres. What will you see? The Chihuly Garden is the culmination of Dale Chihuly’s penchant for displaying glass in garden settings.  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Posted on August 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, here is a description of our next movie: Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When  Continue Reading