Are You Going to the Parade?

Posted on June 30, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

A new tradition is starting this year: helping your neighbors in need while having fun celebrating on July 4th. It’s easy – Just bring along a non-perishable food item (such as peanut butter, soup, tuna fish, or canned veggies) for our Food Bank or a personal item (such as soap, shampoo, or a toothbrush and  Continue Reading

Summer 2019 Update from the SJC Land Bank

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

The Land Bank would like to share some of the things we’ve been doing for the community recently. At Mount Grant Preserve on San Juan there are now three trails open with more on the way! Instead of hiking up the road, two new trails (one multi-use, one pedestrian) now make their way through the  Continue Reading

DEEP DIVE: the documentaries

Posted on June 28, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

One-Time Only- Voices of Our Salish Sea Don’t miss the opportunity to experience legendary speakers on our ocean life in one room on one day. Be the first to preview new films by marine experts on orcas, salmon and the Salish Sea sponsored by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). On Saturday, July  Continue Reading

SJICF Awards $177k in Scholarships, Academic Awards

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Another end of the school year signals a new scholarship awards season at the San Juan Island Community Foundation! Over the last few months, SJICF has awarded $177,000 in college scholarships and awards to 39 local students for the 2019-2020 school year. 9 graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School and 3 from Spring Street International School were  Continue Reading

Preserving History One Shingle at a Time

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The Scribner log cabin located on the grounds of the San Juan Historical Museum has recently had the roof replaced. A benevolent, anonymous donor provided the funds to cover the cost of the project. We thank them for their generous gift to the Historical Museum and for helping to preserve the 128-year-old structure. The cabin  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks: Travis Ayers

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Luxel Corporation, one of the lesser known businesses on San Juan Island, provides nanometer-thick materials for applications in space astronomy, laser fusion, and semiconductors.  Travis Ayers will describe Luxel’s technology, how it is used, and will have a few samples to observe. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Hello. My name is Sue. I am not an egocentric feline like many of my species tend to be, I prefer wizened elder who has attained enlightenment.  I do quite enjoy the company of humans. I am a petite senior with some “special needs”. It’s nothing burdensome, I simply require a human who similarly appreciates  Continue Reading

Need a Replacement for Dr. Gossom

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Dr. Mark Fishaut came to the County Board of Health meeting, Wednesday June 19, with a plea for immediate action in finding a doctor to replace Dr. Burk Gossom who is retiring in November after 48 years on San Juan Island. He said, “It is important that everyone in the community understands the impact of  Continue Reading

Logic and Accuracy Test

Posted on June 27, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Vote counting equipment testing July 17 at 11:00 a.m. A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the August 6, 2019 Primary is scheduled for July 17 at 11:00 a.m. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results  Continue Reading

“For Better” Opens Tonight

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 9:26 am, by

Today is “Pay What You Can Wednesdays” for this fun, fast-paced play. “For Better,” a romantic comedy for our digital age is something we all can relate to.  7:30pm showtimes run June 26-July 7. You’re invited to the wedding! Get your tickets at sjctheatre.org

Sen. Lovelett Visits Home Trust

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

At the invitation of David Gow, Executive Director of the San Juan Community Home Trust, Senator Liz Lovelett, 40th LD, and her Legislative Aide, Jordan Kronen visited Home Trust properties on June 14, 2019. They discussed various hurdles in our state which impede rapid development of affordable housing and possible remedies to those hurdles. The  Continue Reading

Your Voice, Your Choice

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Advance Care Planning Workshop Free and open to the community Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Mullis Senior Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor. Conversations can make all the difference. Be an informed voice for yourself, your family and your patients. Join us for an interactive discussion that will guide you through  Continue Reading

Pilot Program Helps San Juan Island Families Grow Their Own Food

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

11 adults and 14 children enjoyed weekly visits to the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden and Joyce Sobel Family Resource Center in Friday Harbor to learn how to grow their own food. Over the four-week pilot program, participants learned how to select a site with sun, consider their soil types and what their family likes to  Continue Reading

Baseball Field Construction

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Work to complete one more athletic field – this one for baseball — got under way on June 10 at the John O. Linde Community Park by Mike Carlson Construction. The San Juan Island Community Foundation is overseeing the work through an oversight committee , Island Rec director Maddie Ovenell said. Island Rec operates and  Continue Reading

Calling All Island Writers!

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The wheel is turning, and time rushes on… time for all you Island Writers to cultivate your roots by preparing your entries for the 2019 “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” San Juan County Fair! “But”, you say, “the Fair is months away—August 14-17.”  True, but the deadline for the Written Word entries is July  Continue Reading

Abbey Road Live!

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Abbey Road LIVE! Celebrating the Abbey Road album’s 50th anniversary! 50 years ago, as Woodstock became the defining moment of the ‘60s generation, the Beatles recorded and released their own crown jewel: Abbey Road, their final and most iconic studio album. The image of John, Paul George and Ringo walking the London crosswalk is perhaps  Continue Reading

Container, Cargo, and Tanker Ships from 24 Projects in the Salish Sea Threaten Southern Resident Orcas

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Friends of the San Juans identifies an additional 2,044 ocean going vessels making 4,088 transits to and from ports in British Columbia and Washington State from 24 new or expanding proposals. Vessel traffic from ocean-going oil tankers, container ships, bulk cargo carriers, and liquefied natural gas carriers could increase 34% according to new information which  Continue Reading

Lions Support Beach Plastic Clean Up

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Lions Club presents a $1,000 check to Lion Stacey Smith to produce multiple weather resistant photo boards to be placed at the new Interpretive Center opening at Jackson Beach this summer.   The boards will present information relating to the plastic pick up on beaches and how land animals and marine  Continue Reading

Travel Photography with Ray Pfortner

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) welcomes Vashon Island photographer Ray Pfortner for a new Travel Photography Workshop: Photography out on the Road with Ray Pfortner Sunday June 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at SJIMA – 540 Spring Street Cost is $85 (SJIMA Members – $75) Class size is limited and registration  Continue Reading

Building Industry Networking Meeting

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Attention All San Juan County Building Industry Company Owners and Managers! The San Juan Builders Association and The Building Industry Association of Washington is hosting a meeting to gather as many San Juan County Home Building affiliated company owners and managers. Come network with General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Suppliers, Engineers, Architects and Consultants. Basically any Owners  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares the most recent video in her San Juan Islands Lifestyle video series. This one has tips on holding a garage sale.

Rotary Club

Posted on June 23, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Carla Wright, Public Relations officer for Rotary shares this Rotary Club update with you… Rotary Club of San Juan Island held their 16th annual Installation Dinner on Monday, June 17th at Vinny’s where District Governor Brad Whittaker (Chilliwack) presided at the Installation Ceremony with Area Governor Connie Milliken (LaConner).