Hello Suquamish!

Posted on July 28, 2018 at 9:45 am, by

WSF is excited to announce that we officially took delivery of our fourth 144-car ferry, Suquamish, late yesterday, July 26, from shipbuilder Vigor. Following outfitting, sea trials and crew training, the new Olympic Class ferry is scheduled to begin carrying passenger this fall. Suquamish will operate on the Mukilteo/Clinton route in the summer and will serve as  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Movies in the Park 2018

Posted on July 28, 2018 at 9:45 am, by

Island Rec’s Free Movies in the Park series for 2018 is right around the corner! Saturday evenings in August (and the 1st of September), beginning at dusk on each Saturday of the month in Sunken Park, Island Rec will be hosting its free event: Movies in the Park. For week one, August 4th, we are  Continue Reading

Free Teen Karaoke Pizza Party at San Juan Island Library

Posted on July 28, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

On Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 PM the San Juan Island Library is hosting a Teen Karaoke Pizza Party. The Party is in celebration of the summer reading program theme, Libraries Rock! Bring your friends and try your hand at Karaoke with a mix of current hits and Broadway show tunes. Sing duets, solos, or  Continue Reading

Buying Property in the San Juans

Posted on July 28, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares some real estate buying tips with you… 1. Select an Agent to Represent You As you may be aware, all of the brokerage firms on San Juan Island are members of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service; therefore, any of the agents can assist you with any of the properties listed with Coldwell  Continue Reading

Another Newborn Orca Dies

Posted on July 27, 2018 at 9:33 am, by

Regrettably, approximately 75% of newborns in the recent two decades following designation of the Southern Resident killer whale (orca) population as “Endangered” have not survived, and 100% of the pregnancies in the past three years have failed to produce viable offspring. The following is some sad news from the Center for Whale Research… We are  Continue Reading

Turn Island

Posted on July 27, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Hard to believe there’s no one there but me at Turn Island on a beautiful mid-July evening. Ahh… just living the dream.

Alchemy Art Center

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

Larry Soll shares this invitation with you… Dear Friends, There is going to be a very special evening of music and celebration for an even more “special” cause.  Many of you know Maria Michaelson, an island native who as a teenager traveled by herself to central Africa to learn how village women made incredible sculptures.   Continue Reading

Different Thoughts

Posted on July 27, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The following is an invitation to you from Ruth at Waterworks Gallery… The Next Generation of Jewelers – A Curated Jewelry Show July 27 – September 1, 2018 Selected Jewelers: Jennifer Bennett Nina Raizell Hartman Erika Laureno Micki Lippe Tegan Wallace Sara Wilbanks Jewelry is very personal expression. All selected jewelers work daily in their  Continue Reading

Teacher’s Case Against Detective Tossed

Posted on July 27, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The following was shared with you by the SJC Prosecutor’s Office… Former Teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s petition for a citizen complaint for a misdemeanor charge against former Detective Stephen Parker was rejected today by District Court Judge Stewart Andrew.   Judge Stewart Andrew wrote that the “Prosecutor’s office has shown no bad faith or inappropriate reasons for  Continue Reading

48th Annual Shaw Island Classic Race

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The 48th Annual Shaw island Classic Sailboat Race, sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, August 11th, 2018. The race, run for nearly 50 years, is a highlight of the summer boating calendar with over 40 sailboats from under 20 to over 50 feet competing in multiple classes. All eligible  Continue Reading

Lemon Computers

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

In case you missed it – John and Becky Volk are now running their Lemon Computers business out of an office up on Spring Street by Harbor Vet. Originally working out of their garage, they quietly moved into this office space about a year ago and have been selling and servicing computers from there ever  Continue Reading

Island Rec – 41st Annual 8.8K Loop Run!

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

41 Years Running! Island Rec and Xtreme Fitness invite you to take part in the 41st Annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run/Walk scheduled for a 9:00 am start on Saturday August 18, 2018. People of all ages enjoy running or walking in this race. Register by July 31st and pay the early fee, $20 for  Continue Reading

Orcas Islander Michel Vekved Joins Friends Of The San Juans

Posted on July 25, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juans (Friends) announces the addition of Michel Vekved as Director of Philanthropy. Michel will be responsible for increasing the frequency and reach to our community, cultivating and strengthening long term relationships, strategic planning for legacy, and developing major gifts. “I am deeply honored to join the Friends and work with an  Continue Reading

Mount Grant Preserve

Posted on July 25, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note from the Land Bank regarding Mount Grant Preserve… Access to Mount Grant Preserve is via a private road, Richard Lee Lane, which is off West Valley Road. The current parking area and first 1/5 mile of road are on an easement over privately owned land. The barbed wire fence, floodlights, and security  Continue Reading

On the Back of the Ballot

Posted on July 25, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

SJC Auditor Milene Henley adds to her notice from yesterday… After my recent post about the “Primary Election – What’s New?” I was reminded by an astute Lopez reader that the long ballot has a very important second side. That long list of Senate candidates not only required special paper, it also pushed local issues  Continue Reading

Sustainable Recyclable Compostable Fair

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 6:28 am, by

This story was written by Brad Fincher The San Juan County Fair is the largest community event of the year. Always in the third week of August, we consistently have over 20,000 visitors/locals/volunteers come to the fairgrounds over a four day period. With this many people, unfortunately a lot of garbage and waste is produced.  Continue Reading

Island Rec- Self-Care Made Easy Part III

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

For those of you who have taken Self Care Parts I & II with Katerina; continue your education! Explore how improving the inner health of your organs will greatly improve your outward appearance. Beauty is always generated from the inside out. Learn how to read the signs to diagnose problems, deficiencies or imbalances from your  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 6:16 am, by

Roche Harbor Trails:  Volunteer trail builder Mike Buettell will lead us on a hike in the Roche Harbor Highlands and around Briggs Lake.  Distance is 3-1/2 miles. Terrain is gentle wide trails. Dogs on leash are welcome. Saturday July 28, 1-4 pm Meet at park at the intersection of Roche Harbor and West Valley Roads.

Letter In Support of Alex Ramel

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

We are writing in strong support of Alex Ramel as a candidate to represent us in the 40th district. Among his many strengths, he has a proven ability to bring people together to work for specific goals. As one example, he built a coalition to create the Community Energy Challenge, an energy upgrade program which  Continue Reading

Primary Election

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Here’s SJC Auditor F. Milene Henley with some answers about this year’s election… This year’s primary election is generating a lot of questions. That’s not unusual; election cycles are long – four years between elections for most positions – and it’s easy to forget what a particular type of election looks like. But this year  Continue Reading

Fire Marshal’s Office Increases Fire Risk To High

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:45 pm, by

At noon on July 24th, 2018 the fire risk in San Juan County will be going from Moderate to HIGH.  Campfires remain legal as do barbecues. A few reminders to keep you and your families and community safe at this time: Have a charged hose nearby at all times to extinguish fires that may get  Continue Reading

Aerospace Design Team Trip

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

Lions and LEOs Combine Efforts to Help Fund FHHS Aerospace Design Team Trip BJ Brandli, LEO Club advisor and member of the Lions Club, presents FHHS Aerospace Design Team member Arlo Harold with two checks totaling $900; one for $500 from the Lions Club and one for $400 from the LEOs Club.  These funds will  Continue Reading