Hospice SJ Says Thanks!

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Hospice of San Juan’s fundraiser on Saturday July 20th, hosted by The Village at the Harbour, brought the community together to successfully meet a matching challenge put up by a coalition of supporters. The fundraiser aimed to increase HSJ’s endowment fund, geared toward eventual financial sustainability in the face of annual fixed costs such as rental  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Bring Your Neglected Treasures to The Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale

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

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… With a move in my future it is good timing for me to have the Mullis Center’s Parking Lot Sale on August 24 as further inspiration to selectively pare down my belongings.  I often think about culling my clutter but sometimes  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor Chocolates was created by owner, Aylene Geringer, a resident of Friday Harbor in February 2017. Her relationship with the island commenced in 1990 when she and her husband first came to visit friends who lived on San Juan Island. Over the years, they bought a vacation home in 1998 with an eye towards  Continue Reading

2019 Councours d’Elegance

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island and the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands invite you to their 13th annual Concours d’Elegance car show at the San Juan Vineyards on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM welcoming custom and classic vehicles. This year’s event poster is a stunning  Continue Reading

EMS Medical Program Director Transition

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Dr. Michael Sullivan, EMS Medical Program Director (MPD) for San Juan County has resigned from his position as the county MPD effective today July 31, 2019.  Dr. Sullivan served as the MPD for over a decade.  The San Juan County EMS and Trauma Council extends our appreciation for his years of service to our communities  Continue Reading

Coffelt Family Private Collection and Estate Sale

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Saturday  and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th, from 9 AM to 2 PM at 6997 Roche Harbor Rd, 2 drives past Community Treasures, at Marcotte sign Antique & Vintage Items, Large Pacific Rim Collection Wicker, Rattan, Oak, Rosewood, & hand-carved / hand painted Black Lacquer Furniture Glassware, Pyrex, China, Sterling Silver, Enamelware School Chairs/Desks, Farm  Continue Reading

Congratulations Bob!

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Bob Stavers, avid cyclist, took second place in the Washington State Senior Games in Olympia yesterday in his age class (75-80). He won the silver in the 40 km road race with a time of 1:21. The state games lead up to the biennial National Championships which will be held in Fort Lauderdale in 2021.  Continue Reading

42nd Annual 8.8K Loop Run

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

42 Years Running! Island Rec and Xtreme Fitness invite you to take part in the 42nd Annual Friday Harbor 8.8k Loop Run/Walk scheduled for a 9:00am start on Saturday August 17, 2019. People of all ages enjoy running or walking in this race. Register for $25 for kids 12 and under and $30 for racers  Continue Reading

Be a Food Preservation Ace

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

It’s almost time for the FAIR, which means it’s almost time for you to finish up your Food Preservation entries. Check out the NEW Kitchen Ace Awards, sponsored by Ace Hardware.  Will you be the NEW FOOD PRESERVATION ACE for the County? New Prizes – New Premiums – New Ideas!  It’s time to get it  Continue Reading

World Champs at 2019 ISSDC World Finals

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor High School Students named World Champs at the 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals Last weekend, the Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, also known as Island Orbital Technologies (IOTech), became World Champions, at the 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals. IOTech, alongside assigned teammates from four other schools that  Continue Reading

Letters

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

We support Elizabeth (Liz) Lovelett for State Senate. We are impressed with Sen. Lovelett’s accomplishments in her first legislative session. We especially appreciate the bills she sponsored that improve services across state agencies for children, youth, and families; and improved boater education requirements regarding Southern Resident orcas. Sen. Lovelett is the best candidate to enact  Continue Reading

Isle (not) be Jammin’

Posted on July 30, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Kirk Fuhrmeister has closed the doors to Isle Be Jammin’ for the last time. After having liquidation sales a couple weekends in a row, the few remaining items went to Cecil’s Electronics and Kirk cleared out the store. Originally called Mellowoods & Music, it first opened on Nichols Street in 1991 in the building where  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

Posted on July 30, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talk: Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team  The Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team has journeyed to the World Finals for the International Space Settlement Design Competition, held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  They will explain the proposal that earned them a spot and how they did. Monday, August 5th  Continue Reading

Attic Treasures

Posted on July 30, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

CATS (Community Arts Theatre Society) will be holding a “garage sale” on Saturday featuring donations from individuals throughout the community. All proceeds will benefit the San Juan Community Theatre. Come to the PARC building in the Beaverton Business Park, just off Beaverton Valley Road about 9/10 of a mile from the town limits. And don’t  Continue Reading

World Champions

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm, by

The Friday Harbor team has been named World Champions in this design competition! The following is a letter from Daniel Garner of FHHS… Monday 9:00am Kennedy Space Center Center for Space Education 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals The Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, also known as Island Orbital Technologies (IOTech), has just  Continue Reading

The Whale

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street is doing our Monday Movie Night again on July 29th. Doors open at 6:30 and the film will start at 7:00. We are doing a very special screening of “The Whale” – the touching story of a little orca named L98 Luna. When  Continue Reading

Pick of the Litter

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

SJCT’s Summer Film Series continues this Tuesday with this Dogumentary… Pick of the Litter Not Rated (but OK for everyone) “Dogumentary“ 81 minutes Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense  Continue Reading

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre and Theatre Arts for Kids present Fiddler on the Roof Jr.! The young “campers” at SJCT’s Musical Theatre Camp this year get to bring a beloved story to the stage. The three-week day camp for experienced young actors culminates in four performances of Fiddler on the Roof JR. This special adaptation  Continue Reading

Update on Mi Casita

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Carol Ford from Mi Casita writes to share this update on the quest for a kitchen vent hood that has forced the unfortunate temporary closure of the restaurant. Luckily, there’s light at the end of the tunnel… The range hood is scheduled to arrive in Bellingham Monday sometime! Gregg is not taking any chances so  Continue Reading

“A Republic, if You Can Keep It”

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Insights from David M. Kennedy, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University Join the San Juan County Democrats for an evening with David M. Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, to be held from 5:30-7:00 pm on August 8, 2019 at the San Juan Island Grange (152 First Street North, Friday Harbor, WA 98250).  Continue Reading

Hot Club Jazz with Pearl Django

Posted on July 28, 2019 at 7:30 am, by

With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today.  Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.  Pearl Django has  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Posted on July 27, 2019 at 6:20 pm, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with another in her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This time, she’s throwing herself under the bus…