It Takes a Village! 2021 Fall Great Islands Clean-up September 25

Posted on September 10, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

It takes a village to clean an island! The Great Islands Clean-up is back! In honor of National Public Lands Day, join your fellow islanders for the 2021 Fall Great Islands Clean-up on September 25th. This one-day household or individual effort is an opportunity for our community to get outside, connect with our home, and  Continue Reading

Learn to Run Construction Projects with the EDC and LCLT

Posted on September 10, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

The Economic Development Council (EDC) and Lopez Community Land Trust (LCLT) are offering a free course on conceptual skills to run a construction project effectively. Instructors Sandy Bishop (Executive Director, Lopez Community Land Trust) and Pete Kilpatrick (former owner of Ravenhill Construction) will share their deep understanding and local perspective. The course will be on  Continue Reading

Camas Club Sprouts a New Website for Island Backyard Restorationists

Posted on September 9, 2021 at 5:49 am, by

The recently formed Camas Club launches a website created for and by islanders to connect with other backyard habitat enthusiasts. It is a place where native habitat aficionados can ask questions, share resources, organize seed swaps, and more. By exchanging information about aspects such as restoration techniques, lessons learned, trusted sources of native plant  Continue Reading

Tree protections? Planning for growth? Your help is needed by Sept 14!

Posted on September 9, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

The following article is shared with you by R. Brent Lyles, Executive Director, Friends of the San Juans It’s time to spring into action! On the morning of Tuesday, September 14th, the County Council will hold a hearing on the 2021 docket. This year’s docket includes proposals for new tree-protection standards, stormwater-management standards, and doing  Continue Reading

The Shook Twins Return to SJCT this Saturday

Posted on September 8, 2021 at 3:36 pm, by

Touring folk-pop duo band from Portland, Oregon, the Shook Twins, return to San Juan Community Theatre on September 11th at 7:30pm. You don’t want to miss this! “Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook have always harnessed an adventurous spirit, never shy to incorporate beatboxing, banjo-head drumming, vocals using a repurposed telephone microphone, and other ambient  Continue Reading

League of Women Voters Membership Meeting

Posted on September 8, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

Please join the League of Women Voters of the San Juans at a membership meeting on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in San Juan County on September 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm. The meeting occurs one year after the San Juan County Council passed Resolution 31-2020, entitled Affirming Commitment to a Safe and Inclusive Community. The  Continue Reading

Islands’ Oil Spill Association Offering Spill Response Training This Fall

Posted on September 8, 2021 at 4:51 am, by

The Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) is offering free oil spill response training for interested islanders in October. Sessions will be held on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island. This half-day hands-on training is intended to give both new and existing volunteers an introduction to basic response strategies and provide a general overview of the  Continue Reading

Long Term Care Solutions Committee

Posted on September 7, 2021 at 9:12 am, by

Residents of San Juan Island have an incredible opportunity to create a unique package of choices for our parents, grandparents — and ourselves, as we age— by voting for the proposed levy lid lift for the Public Hospital District. The centerpiece of this package would be two-fold: greatly expanded care-at-home services, including chore services, assistance  Continue Reading

Thor Hanson Book Launch

Posted on September 7, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change by Thor Hanson There is always reason to celebrate the release of a new book by San Juan Island biologist and author, Thor Hanson. If you’ve read Feathers, Seeds, and Buzz, and sat enthralled at one of Thor Hanson’s lively and informative  Continue Reading

Welcome to Medicare

Posted on September 7, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

Are you joining Medicare this year? If so, there’s a lot of new information for you to understand.  Medicare has its own vocabulary and rules.   There are deadlines you need to make and penalties (some lasting a lifetime) for not doing things at the right time.  You will need to choose among several types of  Continue Reading

Final Call For Film Submissions for Friday Harbor Film Festival

Posted on September 6, 2021 at 5:53 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Friday Harbor Film Festival is now scheduling feature documentaries and short films to be shown during the Livestream Festival October 14-17 and the On-Demand Festival October 18-24.  While FHFF has many excellent submissions, there is room for more.  The final date for submissions is September 20. If you are an  Continue Reading

9/11 Community Memorial

Posted on September 6, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

Community Remembrance Scheduled Commemorating September 11, 2001 Anniversary FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – A community memorial will be held to the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 to remember the 2,997 people lost on that tragic day. The ceremony will remember the women, men and children who lost their lives, and the thousands injured during the  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteers of the Month

Posted on September 5, 2021 at 5:51 am, by

The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is pleased to announce Jon and Kris Zerby as the APS-FH Volunteers of the Month for September 2021.  Jon Zerby is currently an APS-FH Board Member, but this husband-and-wife duo have been volunteering for APS-FH for many years; before Jon served on the board; even before APS-FH had  Continue Reading

SJCT to Require Proof of Vaccination

Posted on September 5, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre to Require Proof of Vaccination and Masking for all Theatre Patrons  SJCT is ecstatic to be returning to indoor performances for the Fall season. However, with new developments surrounding Covid-19 and the transmission of the Delta variant, SJCT will be requiring proof of vaccination and masking for all patrons at all performances  Continue Reading

Vacancies on Historic Preservation Review Board

Posted on September 4, 2021 at 9:30 am, by

Change is inevitable. But some things are worth preserving because they tell a story. Our story. The Town of Friday Harbor is looking for islanders who appreciate Friday Harbor’s history and historic sites, who value Friday Harbor’s unique sense of place, and who enjoy architecture and public service. The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) currently  Continue Reading

Real Estate with Merri Ann Simonson

Posted on September 4, 2021 at 9:24 am, by

Homeowner’s Hazard Insurance One thing to seriously consider in these times of escalating values for our homes on the island is the adequacy of your homeowner insurance. Our homes have increased in value over the last few years and the cost to replace has increased dramatically, therefore, your coverage may not be adequate.  In the  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Features Art Display by Robert Hare Stavers

Posted on September 3, 2021 at 10:01 am, by

Indoor performances are back at San Juan Community Theatre, and the theatre lobby is once again open as a showcase for local artists’ exhibits. From now until the end of September the photographs of Robert Hare Stavers Photography will be on display. This exhibit features a series of Black and White photographs entitled “The World in Shades of Gray”.   Continue Reading

Island Senior: Early Fall Happenings at the Mullis Center

Posted on September 3, 2021 at 9:47 am, by

First of all a big “THANK YOU!” to the San Juan County Fair, The San Juan Island Community Foundation, and to everyone who supported the Mullis Center and other local non-profits during the Community Foundation’s 2021 Virtual Fair Fundraiser. Thanks to our generous donors support we raised $5,520! All money raised will be used to  Continue Reading

Weekly Covid Case Update

Posted on September 3, 2021 at 9:45 am, by

Since the last update on Friday August 27th, there have been sixteen new confirmed cases in San Juan County. Current total case count is now 266. Of these sixteen new cases, initial investigations indicate that five appear to have occurred in fully vaccinated individuals. San Juan County numbers continue to confirm that vaccinated individuals are  Continue Reading

A Letter to You from SJCT

Posted on September 2, 2021 at 10:36 am, by

9/1/21 Covid-19 Policy Update: Proof of Vaccination & Masking REQUIRED A Letter from the Executive Artistic Director Dear SJCT Patrons, You may have seen our social media posts today regarding the new policy requiring proof of vaccination at San Juan Community Theatre performances and events. If not, you can find our updated policies here. We  Continue Reading

Pet(s) of the Week: Wooster & Jeeves

Posted on September 2, 2021 at 10:08 am, by

Care for a cup of tea?  This notorious dynamic duo is sure to add charming character to your home.  Bachelor Wooster and his talented valet, Jeeves have found themselves navigating the cat-societal mishaps of San Juan Island.  You see, somehow they both ended up in a cat trap together and were labeled as pesky “ferals,”  Continue Reading

Community Support at the Fair

Posted on September 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm, by

A letter of thanks to you from the Library… Dear Friends, A tremendous thank you to everyone who joined in and donated during the virtual San Juan County Fair in August to raise funds for the new library building project. We were grateful to join the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s matching grant program, which  Continue Reading