Letters

Posted on August 19, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In the San Juan Update mailbag today we find this letter from Steve Ulvi… Tilting with Windmills on San Juan Island I am compelled to respond to a recent inflammatory opinion piece by the editor in one of our local media outlets. And now another in the last few days. The gist of these is  Continue Reading

Island Haven Offers to Re-Home Turtles

Posted on August 18, 2019 at 10:29 am, by

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary is willing to facilitate the rehoming of any baby turtles won at the fair by children who now can’t take care of them. We have community members with turtle experience ready to take them in, and we can take them as was well if necessary. We would like the public to  Continue Reading

More Traffic Disruptions

Posted on August 17, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Nash, Caines and Price Street Improvement Project Traffic Disruption While Preparing Road Base Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23th Traffic will continue to be disrupted this Monday, August 19th through Friday, August 23rd from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while Contractors prepare the cement treated sub-base for the roadway at the Caines and Nash  Continue Reading

San Juan Bistro

Posted on August 17, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a note to you from San Juan Bistro… Dear Friday Harbor Friends, it’s summer, you’re busy, and you need lunch! On weekends, for the rest of the season, we will be serving our San Juan Express menu with Deli style seating. On Saturdays and Sundays, order at the counter, take a number and have  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Update Regarding Turtles at the Carnival

Posted on August 17, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Near closing time on Thursday evening, County Fair staff received a report that small turtles were being distributed as a prize in one of Paradise Amusements’ carnival games and that some of the turtles were being mistreated by the recipients.  Friday morning,  staff investigated the situation with the carnival manager and with SJC Sherriff’s Office  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Frank Mullis Navigates August Traffic

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… It is August on San Juan Island. The roads are dusty and the traffic is wild. This time of year dodging mopeds and navigating around long lines of bicycling tourists can fray an islander’s nerves. If you are tempted  Continue Reading

Got a whale of a question?

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Stop by and chat with one of the Volunteer Naturalists at the Westside Preserve middle pullover south of Lime Kiln, or at Lime Kiln Whale Watch Wall. Happy to answer your questions and share information about the whales and the Salish Sea!! 11am-2pm Saturday 8-17-19 Westside Preserve 11am-2pm Sunday 8-18-19 Westside Preserve 2pm-5pm Sunday 8-18-19  Continue Reading

Sway Wild (Featuring Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer)

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw are back at it with new perspective, a new name, and a new sound. Sway Wild is their own unique blend of indie-rock, folk, funk and pop, influenced heavily by all the wild things around and within them. Known as a standout electric guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy Fer fills the stage with  Continue Reading

Summer Melodious Notes Over the Harbor

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 8:40 am, by

After a very successful concert in April, Melodious Notes is trying something new by being in the Gubelman for an evening and afternoon performance. This will give the audience an intimate setting so that they will be able to be up close and personal with the musicians. The performances are designed to be lighter and  Continue Reading

Auditor Seeks Writers of Arguments Against Seven Local Measures

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 8:37 am, by

Do you love a good argument? Then your County needs you! This November, there will be seven local measures on the general election ballot. Those measures are: Lopez Island Library Levy Lid Lift Shaw Park & Recreation District Formation Shaw Park & Recreation District Authorization for Excess Levy Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District Excess Property  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and  nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar,  Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Capernaum follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child, as he flees his negligent  Continue Reading

49th Annual Shaw Island Classic Race Results

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The currents were strong, the winds light and temperamental, for the 48 sailboats in the 499h annual running of the Shaw Island Classic.   Hosted by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, the race is a highlight of the summer boating season, drawing sailors from throughout the region to circumnavigate Shaw Island. Racers can circle the  Continue Reading

Lunch is Cancelled

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Press Release from Mullis Community Senior Center & San Juan County Health & Community Services Due to road construction on Nash Street, the Community Lunch at the Mullis Center is CANCELLED for Wednesday, August 14th. Lunch will be served at the Mullis Center on Friday, August 16th and there should be access to the parking lot  Continue Reading

Considering Buying an Investment Property?

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with real estate news and tips… Vacation Rental Versus Long Term Rental Now would be a good time to purchase property held for investment and due to market conditions, a rental home in the San Juans would be the best investment. We are not like the metropolitan areas nearby  Continue Reading

Another Award for Susan

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Keith Busha reports more good news for Susan Williams… Dear San Juan Update, It was announced last Sunday that Susan Williams won another award at the Anacortes Art Festival. This time it was the People’s Choice Award. It was especially meaningful to her because it represents the feeling of the viewers that passed thru the  Continue Reading

Return of the River

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

It’s time for Monday Movie Night again at the Orca Survey Outreach and Education Center (185 S. First Street). The next installment of the series will be a showing of “Return of the River”. This film beautifully documents the story of the removal of the dams on the Elwha River and how the restoration of  Continue Reading

Virtual Reality at the Library

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

During the past summer San Juan Island Library has been offering opportunities to explore Virtual Reality, courtesy of the Washington State Library and Oculus Inc. This has been very popular and has appealed to people of all ages (although restricted to people over 13 years old). Virtual Reality (VR) equipment allows the user to explore  Continue Reading

Inter Island Healthcare Foundation Survey

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Long-term care needs in our community continue to be studied and the Inter Island Healthcare Foundation (IIHF) has sponsored a feasibility study to plan for present and future needs. A survey of county residents over the age of 70 will be conducted this month. Sponsored by IIHF and Health Facilities Planning & Development (206-441-0971), it  Continue Reading

APSFH Says: Raise Funds and Fun at the Fair

Posted on August 11, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor invites friends, family and supporters to participate in the APS-FH and San Juan Island Community Foundation San Juan County Fair Matching Grant collaborative aimed at raising funds to contribute to the APS-FH water catchment system for the new shelter at 938 Cattle Point Road. The four-tank system designed  Continue Reading

Channel Your Inner Rock Star

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

Come Sing Rock Classics and Hits with Members of the Chameleons, Desolation Sound, and Special Guests. Tired of only singing your favorite songs in the car? Are you ready to belt your heart out live? Well, here’s your chance to live out your rock star dreams, Sign up by Thursday, August 15th at 4:00pm in  Continue Reading

Heart-felt thanks to the Stand Up Men

Posted on August 10, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag, here’s a letter to you from Dave Dunaway… Four years ago a simple fundraising idea on San Juan Island sparked an inspirational movement among men. That idea was to see if 100 men would take a public stand against domestic violence by donating $100 to DV/SAS of the San Juans  Continue Reading

Traffic Disruptions Next Week

Posted on August 9, 2019 at 5:21 pm, by

Nash, Caines and Price Street Improvement Project Causing Traffic Disruption on Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16th “Local Access to Nash Street will be compromised on the day that the cement treated base is poured,” said Administrator Wilson. “We ask the local neighborhood, Mullis Senior Center and Fairgoers for their patience as we work  Continue Reading