SJICF to Offer $22,500 in Matching Grants at the Fair

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is just around the corner, and once again you’ll have a chance to support your favorite local nonprofits at the San Juan Community Foundation fair booth. Every year, SJICF offers a special matching grant opportunity during the 4 days of the fair. 50 cents on every dollar raised at the  Continue Reading

Girls Thrive Network

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Girls Thrive Network is a not for profit program committed to advocate for, empower and connect girls 7 – 18 years old by creating peer leadership circles and delivering activities that promote health, well-being and a sense of purpose. We ask strong, empowered women to share their individual strengths and talents with girls who are  Continue Reading

Island Rec – New Recreation Specialist on Board

Posted on August 7, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to welcome John Fyrqvist as their new Recreation Specialist. John will primarily be organizing youth, teen, and family programs and events. After growing up on San Juan Island, John spent a decade in the Midwest where he graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He is thrilled to be returning to  Continue Reading

NPS Programs Commemorate 160th Anniversary of Pig War

Posted on August 7, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island National Historical Park Presents Special Programs Commemorating 160th Anniversary of Boundary Crisis San Juan Island National Historical Park will be presenting a series of special programs from August 22 – 25, 2019 to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the 1859 Boundary Crisis known as the “Pig War.” The peaceful actions in response  Continue Reading

Vaccination Rules Changed

Posted on August 7, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Make Sure Your Child Is Allowed To Attend School Starting Day 1 WA state laws around immunization records have changed!  Returning students no longer have a thirty-day period to prove compliance with immunization laws before they may be excluded from public school.  Additionally personal/philosophical/religious exemptions are no longer allowed for the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)  Continue Reading

Firefighters of the Month

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the July and August 2019 Firefighters of the Month. Firefighter Missy Arata was selected as July Firefighter of the Month. Missy was selected for her outstanding contribution of time in preparing wildland fire equipment and ensuring readiness for the summer wildland season. Missy  Continue Reading

FAIR 2019: Food does not mix with Furry and Feathered Friends

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is happening very soon! Our data shows that there are two very important activities most fairgoers make a priority. Eating Fair food like corn dogs, barbeque and elephant ears rates high on everyone’s list. The other favorite is to visit all the barns and see the farm animals like horses,  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Lavender Fete

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Wolf Hollow invites you to join them for a fun evening on Friday, August 9 to help save wild lives… Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Event and Fundraiser Helping injured and orphaned wildlife in San Juan and Skagit Counties Most of the wildlife that Wolf Hollow receives needing care come because of a negative human  Continue Reading

UW Labs 2019 Illg Distinguished Lecturer

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 8:23 pm, by

Friday Harbor Labs is excited to welcome, Dr. Anna Metaxas, our 2019 Illg Lecturer on August 7 at the Community Theater at 7 PM. Dr. Metaxas is from Dalhousie University and her topic will be “Evidence-based conservation: designing well-connected Marine Protected Areas.” Please join us for this amazing free public lecture followed by refreshments.

Summer Film Series

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

In case you missed previous emails, please note that we have substituted “The Guilty” for another film originally scheduled for August 6th. The Guilty (Den Skyldige) Danish (English subtitles), mystery, thriller Rated R (for language),85 minutes Set in an enclosed room with essentially one actor, and made up entirely of phone conversations, the film employs  Continue Reading

OPALCO Wants You Safe

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

OPALCO needs access to your equipment. Please make sure to keep your transformer clear of shrubs and brush. Right of Way clearing keeps service reliable and safe! We trim and remove trees and other vegetation under or near our power lines to reduce the frequency of power interruptions caused by overhanging branches and trees. This  Continue Reading

Submissions For The 2020 Orcas Island Lit Fest Are Now Open

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Local Artists, Writers and Musicians Encouraged to Apply. The Orcas Island Lit Fest today issued a call to all San Juan County artists, authors and musicians that the submissions window for the 2020 Lit Fest is open until September 15. The third annual Orcas Island Lit Fest will take place April 17-19, 2020. Applicants are  Continue Reading

County Board and Commission Vacancies

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:32 am, by

The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County’s website at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Persons interested in serving on a board or advisory committee should fill out an Advisory Committee Application or Contact the Council  Continue Reading

Special Three-day Candidate Filing Period

Posted on August 4, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Whew! You almost missed your chance to run for office. Fortunately, you’ll get a second chance. During the candidate filing period in May, several of the offices open for filing had no candidates file. When no one files for an open office, it’s called a “void in candidacy.” When a void in candidacy occurs after  Continue Reading

Merchant of Venice: Only Two Weekends Left

Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Once it’s gone, it remains only in the memories of those who saw it. Make one of those memories yours. Playing 7:45 pm Thursdays – Sundays at 1062 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor until August 11. Here are some reviews from the last 3 weeks: Simply, WOW! Absolutely spectacular show of The Merchant of Venice by  Continue Reading

Local OPALCO Crew Rebuilds Line on San Juan Island

Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Our local line crew is working on a large project to rebuild and strengthen the electric distribution line that connects Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor substations. The project included installation of 29 new 45-foot poles and 1.56 miles of new 3-phase distribution wire which will increase the capacity of our system on San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Bench Honors Kristina Thalacker Ewing

Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Kristina Thalacker Ewing, former island resident and life-long Kiwanian, was honored in a memorial celebration July 27th by the placement of a bench in the courthouse lawn. Some of Kristina’s achievements include the Hugh O’Brien Youth Scholar, charter member of the FH Key Club, charter member of EWU Circle K International Club, member Kent AM  Continue Reading

Come See Us At The Fair!

Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Once again the San Juan Community Home Trust will have a booth in the main exhibition hall at the East Entrance of the building. We will have news about the completion of our latest neighborhood, and can tell you about plans for our next projects. Board members, staff and new homeowners will be on hand  Continue Reading

Local Artist, Susan Williams wins two Awards at Anacortes Art Festival

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Many months ago Susan submitted three photos of her work to the jury of the Arts at The Port Exhibition.  All three were accepted. While attending the opening of the Anacortes Arts Festival Gala she found that she had won the first ever Bill Mitchell Award.  Bill was the man responsible for painting all of  Continue Reading

Waterline – Split, Twisted & Bound

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The awe-inspiring installation in the atrium is the largest and most lyrical shown at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). In Waterline, created by Andrew Shewman, Orcas Island resident, the whale and orca’s flukes move within the art morphing from human to vessel. Several forms make up the total art piece- Mask, Skywolf,  Continue Reading

Well Child Checks at PIMC

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center to offer well-child checks and sports physicals to school-aged children To ensure students get a healthy start to their school year, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is offering well-child checks and sports physicals on an appointment basis for children ages 5 to 18 on Thursday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug.  Continue Reading

APSFH Volunteer of the Month

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Carole Crowley as the Volunteer of the Month for August, 2019.  Carole started volunteering at the animal shelter shortly after retiring from her day job as a nurse and has been a loyal and regular volunteer ever since.  Not only can she can be counted on  Continue Reading