Volunteer of the Month

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Tim Revercomb is the Volunteer of the Month for March. Tim became a volunteer at the animal shelter at the beginning of the year and has been a wonderful addition to the organization. He visits the shelter three times a week to walk dogs and  Continue Reading

Public Reading

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:23 am, by

Please join us for a reading with Christopher Phillips on March 21st at the Spring Street International School Studio from 6-8 pm Spring Street International School is hosting a reading for Christopher Phillips, author of Socrates Café, Socrates in Love, A Child at Heart, and others. Christopher has worked with adolescents, adults, prisoners, and terminally  Continue Reading

Tap Into the Power of Dragons!

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Dragons! Certified Qigong Instructor Stephanie Prima will teach the 5 Dragons Qigong form on Tuesdays, 12:00 noon at Island Soul Studio (formerly XYZ Movement Arts) from March 3rd through April 30th. Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind/body technique to enhance the body’s bio-energy system for greater health, vitality, and self-awareness. In Chinese culture, the dragon  Continue Reading

Public Information Workshop

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor Commissioners will attend the Friday Harbor Airport Master Plan Planning Advisory Committee meeting and Public Information Workshop on Tuesday, March 5th at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center upper level classroom. The Planning Advisory Committee meeting will run from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, and the Public Information Workshop will run from  Continue Reading

Part Time Help Wanted

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Established contemporary gallery located in Friday Harbor seeks part time sales associate The staffer should be congenial, stylish, have excellent people skills, a strong sales background, a curious mind, the ability to listen and work with clients on the acquisitions of artwork or jewelry and have an active interest in contemporary design, jewelry and/or art.  The gallery  Continue Reading

Seniors Vs. Staff Basketball Game

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:56 am, by

The FHHS Seniors vs Staff basketball game is on! Tip off for the annual GRAD NIGHT fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, March 8th at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm at Turnbull Gym for pre-game dinner and silent dessert auction. Throughout the evening, this entertaining event affords many fun opportunities for community members to support the  Continue Reading

A River’s Last Chance

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series – Best of the Fest – Tuesday, March 5th at the Grange at 7:00 pm A River’s Last Chance: A Story of Salmon, Timber, Weed and Wine along the Mighty Eel River – the award winning film about saving our Salmon and rivers. The Eel River in Northern California  Continue Reading

Killer Ale IPA Launch Party

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Ghostfish Brewing Partners with Orca Protection & Rescue to Release Limited Killer Ale IPA – Launch Party March 9th Seattle, WA – Ghostfish Brewing is set to launch Killer Ale IPA on March 9, 2019, a bold and distinctly Northwest influenced India Pale Ale brewed to benefit Washington-based Orca Protection & Rescue. Founded in 2018  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Well. Since you asked, those pants actually do make your butt look big. I’m just being honest. My name is Berry and I believe there are two types of people in the world: Those who like cats, and morons. If you fall into the first category, we should meet. I’m here at the animal shelter…  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Video Series

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with another in her San Juan Island Lifestyle video series. This one, she says, shares fishing in the Friday Harbor Classic Derby; freezing temperatures, wind, the rough water – so much fun!

Community Dinner

Posted on March 3, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

Here’s an invitation for you from Liz at the high school… We’re celebrating the onset on Spring with an awesome Community Dinner BBQ! It’s still too cold to eat outside, so join us in the FHHS Commons on March 13th from 5:30 -7:30. Meal Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for kids under 12.  Continue Reading

25th Annual Knowledge Bowl

Posted on March 2, 2019 at 10:29 am, by

The 25th silver anniversary of the Knowledge Bowl will be held on March 4 at 6:30 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre.  “This is a fun event for the entire community.  We celebrate knowledge,” said Karen Meenan, a Director of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, who is sponsoring the event.  A cross between  Continue Reading

SRKW Presentations

Posted on March 2, 2019 at 10:26 am, by

Protect What You Love: Southern Resident Orca Presentations and Community Discussions Friends of the San Juans will explore the plight of the Southern Resident orcas and engage the community in actions that can help their recovery. Orcas Island – Thursday, March 14, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, 62 Henry Rd. Lopez Island – Tuesday, March 19, 12 –  Continue Reading

Chance Hayden & Andy Coe Guitar Show

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Chance Hayden and Andy Coe, two front running string slingers of the Pacific Northwest, join forces with an electric guitar band showcasing the depths of their talent and mutual admiration. For over a decade both players have made vast imprints within their respective cities of Portland and Seattle as avid sidemen embracing everything from jazz,  Continue Reading

Fire District Workshop

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County Fire District #3 Fire Board of Commissioners will have a Master Planning Workshop on Tuesday, March 5th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mullis Street Fire Station, 1011 Mullis Street.

Got Jobs?

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

If you are fortunate enough to live in San Juan County and looking for a job, San Juan County there are employers eager to talk to you. For those of you who are looking for work, mark your calendars and dust off your resume. On Sunday, April 14 the Career Center will sponsor a JOB  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Firefighters Respond to Two Separate House Fires

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 2:04 pm, by

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to two separate fires in residences on San Juan Island. The first fire was reported at a single-story home at 5:40 a.m. near Roche Harbor. The residents and their pets were able to quickly evacuate the home. Firefighter’s rapid response helped limit  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Eat Like A Viking! The Baltic Sea or Nordic Diet

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 1:45 pm, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… If sourdough rye, pickled herring, Icelandic yogurt with blueberries, or sugar snap peas and garlic potatoes sound good to you, you may find the Nordic diet a satisfying choice. Similar to the Mediterranean diet but focused on a Scandinavian lifestyle  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike Fest

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The upcoming Friday Harbor Bike Fest is the third annual bike ride sponsored by the San Juan Lions Club. In the past this event was known as the Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew. This year’s event is being held on June 1st to coincide with the 30th annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. There will be  Continue Reading

Garry Oak Lecture Series

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Garry Oak Prairie: A Unique Habitat (Lecture Series) What are Garry Oaks and how do Garry Oak habitats support the ecology of the San Juan Islands and the Pacific Northwest? Join experts from San Juan Island and beyond March 8,15, 22 and 29 at the San Juan Island Grange to learn about the history of  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talk

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Adam Summers – The Sea: Inspiration for Art and Science Dr. Adam Summers, who runs the Comparative Vertebrate Biomechanics Lab at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, will present a naturalist’s opinion on nature as a source of inspiration for art and science.   Monday, March 4 at 7 pm San Juan Island Library Free Refreshments will  Continue Reading

Friends Celebrates 40 Years

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Dear Editor, This year Friends of the San Juans celebrates 40 years of protecting and restoring the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea for people and nature. Over the next few months our members will be sharing their memories about the role Friends has played to protect what they love about the islands. These  Continue Reading