Join in the Salish Splash to Celebrate Orca Recovery

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 10:52 am, by

Come jump in the water to celebrate the Southern Resident orcas at the “Salish Splash” at Jackson Beach on June 13 at 4 p.m. with Friends of the San Juans, the Port of Friday Harbor, State Senator Liz Lovelett, and other community members. This year, the Washington State Legislature passed a critical package of orca  Continue Reading

Letters

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 10:51 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag we have this letter from Richard Swenson… First, I would like to apologize to Madam chair that she felt my first letter was an attack. I was trying to point out without being at the lunches and personally seeing the harmony, how can you judge? I know she is relying  Continue Reading

Increasing Access to Locally Grown Foods for the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 10:50 am, by

San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor and Orcas Island Community Foundation to offer Market Bucks at Farmers Markets on Orcas and San Juan Islands.  The Market Bucks Program provides additional dollars for women and children participating in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional Program, and the Senior  Continue Reading

Public Hospital District News

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 10:49 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 (SJCPHD#1) is proud to announce that board member Rebecca Smith was appointed on May 7, 2019, to the 5-county North Region EMS and Trauma Care Council. She fills the only elected official slot for San Juan County and will simultaneously serve on the county EMS council as  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – Friday Harbor Cruises Friday Harbor Cruises is your boat in the San Juans! For six years I have been offering half day and full day trips by the ticket or private charters for up to 12 passengers. Sunsets are one of my specialties.  Continue Reading

Nature Interpreted

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Coming soon to WaterWorks Gallery, it’s the opening reception for Jennifer Williams and Newman & Ciancibelli on June 14th, from 4-7 pm Jennifer Williams and the Husband and wife team of Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli invite us to step into their world, as they present their interpretation of nature in motion. Jennifer’s paintings are  Continue Reading

Learn About Becoming a Foster Parent

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan County Needs More Foster Parents – Learn More About Becoming One! Foster care is the temporary placement of children – often due to child abuse or neglect – outside of their own homes and into approved relative care or licensed foster care homes. The goal of foster care is to provide for the  Continue Reading

Grange Arts & Crafts Show

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Calling all artists, crafters, growers, makers and keepers! Bring your creations to the Grange Hall to display in our Annual Arts & Crafts Show. Friday, June 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Professionals and people of all ages are welcome; think a smaller version of the County Fair. We also welcome the written word, and  Continue Reading

Letters

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Here in the SJ Update Mailbag we have this letter from David Turnoy, Chair of the SJC Democrats… Two Amazing Candidates to Appear in Friday Harbor June 15 On Sunday, June 2, at the endorsement meeting of the 40th Legislative District Democrats, both Liz Lovelett and Carrie Blackwood were endorsed overwhelmingly for the state senate  Continue Reading

Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse, 100 years of light 

Posted on June 5, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… We will be hearing a lot about our iconic lighthouse this month, with special events to celebrate its Centennial. It stands today, as in the past, a seaside witness to much island history. From shipwrecks and storms to film shoots, weddings and whales, this  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:19 am, by

Larry Soll writes to let you know about this year’s Summer Film Series… Fellow Film Buffs, Summer has arrived and it is time to unveil the schedule for this year’s film series, an eclectic mix of documentaries, dramas, and comedies. As they say you can’t please everyone all the time but, hopefully, most of you  Continue Reading

Community Theatre Accepting Scripts for 2019 Playwrights Festival

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:18 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre is accepting online submissions for its 2019 Playwrights Festival now through July 15, 2019.  The Festival invites San Juan Island residents to submit short, original plays to be considered for performance at Community Theatre September 19-21 and September 26-29. The scripts will be reviewed and rated by theatrical professionals. Plays selected  Continue Reading

A Definitive Fork in the Road

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

In the mailbag this morning, we have this letter from Steve Ulvi… I have been unusually fortunate to have spent a lifetime finding deep fulfillment and direction for my troubled mind in expansive forests, on mountain slopes and coursing wild rivers. My youthful day dreaming, fueled by adventure stories before sleep, culminated in finding a  Continue Reading

Improved Water Service Coming to Hillcrest Neighborhood

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 5:38 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce that it is nearing completion of a project to replace an existing pressure tank system with a new pump station in the Town’s 327 water zone. The residents in the Hillcrest neighborhood and at the Peace Island Hospital should experience improved water pressure and less air  Continue Reading

Aerospace Design Team Presentation

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

On Monday, June 10 from 5-6:00pm the Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team will hold a community presentation where they will explain the program and proposal work that earned them a spot at the world finals for the International Space Settlement Design Competition. The students will share their future aspirations for themselves and the  Continue Reading

Governor Inslee Meets with OPALCO to Talk Broadband, Clean Energy and Electric Ferries

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

On Tuesday, May 28th, leadership from OPALCO and T-Mobile met with Governor Inslee to share the Rock Island Communications broadband success story in support of the Governor’s new statewide broadband office and initiatives. With its robust fiber and LTE foundation in place, OPALCO is excited to help move some of Governor Inslee’s key initiatives forward  Continue Reading

Final Show

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

It’s the last “Best of the Fest” show for this year. Tuesday night, June 4th at 7:00 PM at the Grange, join Tami Ashcraft for the true story “Adrift”. A story of love, tenacious survival and creative problem solving. Tami will be available for Q & A.

2019 Garden Tour

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The 2019 Garden Tour is sponsored by the San Juan Island Garden Consortium. It’s June 8th from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are $15 and are available now at Ace Hardware, Browne’s Garden Center and Griffin Bay Books. Proceeds contribute to community projects of each organization.

Washington Celebrates Family Reunification in June

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Washington has proclaimed June Family Reunification Month, to commemorate parents who have worked hard to successfully reunify their families after significant struggles. On June 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., the San Juan County Council will declare June Family Reunification Month in San Juan County. The Washington Legislature declared the family unit a fundamental resource of  Continue Reading

Western Female to Play at Alchemy Art Center

Posted on June 2, 2019 at 7:30 am, by

New York’s Western Female will play at Alchemy Art Center on San Juan Island, Friday June 14th at 8pm in The Dome. Western Female is the musical project of songwriter and former Orcas Islander, Melanie Beth Curran. Through channels of Americana, Old Time, Honky-Tonk, Croon, Early Jazz, French Chanson, Rock n’ Roll, and Spoken Word,  Continue Reading

New Calf in J-Pod

Posted on June 1, 2019 at 7:38 am, by

The Center for Whale Research has received photographs taken by the Tofino Whale Centre of a calf accompanying J pod off of Tofino on May 30, 2019. Researchers at the CWR have confirmed that the calf is a new addition, and based on its coloration and body condition was likely born some time in the  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A Collage Workshop With Artist Thrinley DiMarco

Posted on May 31, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Artist Thrinley DiMarco is offering a collage workshop at the Mullis Center on June 15 and 16. Says Thrinley, “The mystery and magic of creativity is simply seeing what everyone sees but thinking what no one else has thought. Out  Continue Reading