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).

Hailey’s Hot Dog Wagon

Posted on June 22, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

There’s a new lunch spot for you in town. And it’s quick. That’s Hailey in the photo, all set up on her 2nd day of business Friday on the corner of Argyle and Nichols Streets (on the edge of the Ace Hardware parking lot). The official name of her business establishment is “Billy T’s Quick  Continue Reading

The Partial Fix

Posted on June 22, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

Well here’s some good news, but sadly, not a whole lot… This is the fourth in the 3-part series that became a 4-part series mid-way through. Part Four: The Solution (to see Parts 1 through 3, click below) Part One: The Problem Part Two: The Cause Part Three: The Solution Problem Continues Perhaps “The Solution”  Continue Reading

Volunteer Naturalists at Westside Preserve

Posted on June 22, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Got a whale of a question? Stop by and chat with one of the Volunteer Naturalists at the Westside Preserve this weekend. Many thanks to this collaboration with local and regional education and research groups to be providing educational opportunities and helping care for the Westside Preserve! 11am-5pm Saturday 6-22-19 depends on weather – (rain  Continue Reading

Tea with the Dames

Posted on June 22, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, On Tuesday June 25th at 7:30 pm we raise the curtain on the 2019 Summer Film Series with “Tea with the Dames”, an intimate conversation with Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright, four of the most celebrated actresses of our time. Tea with the Dames  Continue Reading

Hyak to Be Retired

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Well this was supposed to be the third in a 3-part series of late running ferries, but it just became the third in a FOUR part series… Part 3: The Problem Continues This just in from WSF on June 20th: Summer to Begin With Fewer Vessels in WSF fleet “The past legislative session came with  Continue Reading

Julie’s Nursery

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Remember Julie Danrich, the woman who started the nursery at Browne’s about 20 years ago and grew it into what it is today? Well she’s at it again, this time with her own business which officially opened on May 12th. “Julie’s Nursery” is over at 150 Web Street next door to Rex and Lisa Guard’s  Continue Reading

SVC 2019 Graduates

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce six local graduates have received specific college degrees and certificates at the June 19th commencement held at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor.  The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College commencement is always a meaningful and fun community event.  Celebrating and supporting these  Continue Reading

Where’s That Ferry?

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

I’ve always loved the Washington State Ferries (well, almost always*). This is the second in a 3-part series about our late running ferry system. Many thanks to Jim Corenman, Chair of the San Juans Ferry Advisory Committee for his input on this issue. (and yes, we’ll hear from Jim in today’s article)… Part Two –  Continue Reading