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Studies show the arts play a significant role in a local economy and its vitality, according to Washington State Arts Commission Executive Director Kris Tucker. “This project helps us document at the local level just how important the arts are to community well-being, Tucker said.
The powers that be at the Friday Harbor fitness center are considering whether to replace the traditional chlorinated water of its swimming pool with saltwater, known as Salt Pure, and are seeking input from community and its membership on the possible conversion.
Specializing in hair color and hair cuts during her career, Klein prides herself on adding her own innovative twist to the latest trends.
Parent company of Journal poised to acquire Herald, 46K circulation daily; deal to close to March
The Safety Assessment Program, in association with Architects Without Borders and the American Institute of Architects National Disaster Response Advisory Group
Brides, grooms, planners, and close friends and family will have the chance to interact with nearly forty different vendors.
San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Awarded was Gold for Excellence in Promotion.
New owner Brian Goodremont is no stranger to the whale and wildlife watching business. In fact, Goodremont joined San Juan Safaris back in 1997, just two years after the company was founded.
Attend a workshop covering manufacturing business models, planning, production and inventory management, forecasting, distribution, and more.
Born and raised on Fox Island, Adam Eltinge majored in business and construction management at WSU, worked for eight years for a residential real estate developer in the Redmond and Woodinville areas, and is now the new owner of Friday Harbor-based Island Petroleum Services
Formed by the state legislature in 1961, the public ports association works with all 68 ports in Washington state to promote interests of the ports through government relations and advocacy of economic development.
“Our Monday night dinner special will be ribs and Rainier — select from a spicy, cayenne rub for those that like heat and a more traditional rub — both having a nice smoke flavor,” Oldwyn said, adding that ribs and Rainier are a “perfect” combination and compliment for Monday Night football.
Distributions of “capital credits” are made on a 25-year cycle: only OPALCO member-customers from 1987 will receive checks.
Sam Leigh, owner of Right of Way Driving School has been given the green light by the Department of Licensing to administer both the written and driving skills tests.
“This move is a positive one for both me and the local government community," attorney Adina Cunningham said. "Beery Elsner & Hammond limits its representation to public bodies like cities and counties … and has a great reputation."
The first section of the long-talked-about boardwalk, from the Port to Cannery Landing, won Town Council approval at its Nov. 15 meeting.
Calling on 30 years of experience and training in alternative forms of healing and well being, Thomas unearths and alters beliefs, self-images, and mental/emotional habits which generate suffering.
Fans of Mexican faire at home in newest taco house in town
Long a general store, the Corner Store has worn many hats, providing fodder and supplies to local farms, and at times providing a creative space for artists and craftsmen.
San Juan Island's MichaelTranfo, a member of American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional, joins only 352 other Americans honored by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Bill McGown, who lives in Bellingham but owns a cabin on Lopez Island, started the small ferry company in fall 2011 after realizing island residents wanted a direct route to Whatcom County that would let them bypass a ferry trip south to Anacortes.
The San Juan Economic Development Council's 14K grant will fund training in marine diesel mechanics and fiberglass manufacturing; deadline to apply is now Aug. 10.
Two years after joining Harrison House Suites, Tucker House and Coho Restaurant as guest services coordinator, Stephanie Prima-Sarantopulous has been promoted to director of content and internal operations.
Lakedale's new general manager, Karl Bruno comes from five years at Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma, Calif., voted a Top 100 Resort Spa each of the past three years by Conde Naste Traveler.
Physical therapist Lisa Alexander brings a wealth of practical experience, three degrees and credentials in clinical instruction to the Islanders Physical Therapy staff lineup.
Rock Island will provide the district with 68 laptop computers as part of the first installment of district's technology purchases.
When local business owners Ed Williams, Julie Shelton and Gail Shmee took their business improvement district idea to the Town Council May 3, the council said, "Show me."
Friday Harbor's Barbara Marrett has worn many hats in three decades on San Juan Island. Add communications manager to the list.
This year’s luncheon coincides and also celebrates with National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-13. And check out the bureau's new "Paid for with Tourism Dollars" stamp; order a stamp at the luncheon.
What will the economy bring in the next year—both in San Juan County and on a global scale? Here what the experts say.
New digs, new course for Team Lavendera; ‘Relocation Celebration’, Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Business improvement districts may be a new idea in Friday Harbor, but not across the state. More than 1,100 exist in Washington, most notably in Leavenworth, where a business improvement district fostered an extensive remake of the town into a Bavarian alpine village. Poulsbo, Port Angeles and Seattle’s International District also have active improvement areas.
Studies show employment opportunities increase as broadband grows both in speed and reach.
Thanks to a 80-percent "business friendly" voting record, Morris, D-Mount Vernon, was recognized by the Association of Washington Business with its 2011 Cornerstone Award.
At least three-quarters of what Girlfriends has in stock is for "girlfriends," but Dardanelli carries things for "boyfriends" as well—including some quality tuxedos from Gardeaux's of Orcas Island. Wanna' look good for the prom, guys?
The Friday Harbor Art Market returns this summer to the Brickworks Plaza. Local artists should apply by April 16 to secure exhibition and performance space.
U.S. Representative Rick Larsen will talk with local business leaders and meet with constituents on Orcas, Friday, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Outlook Inn.
Islanders Bank and Lake Kennedy & McCulloch have teamed up to offer a free financial planning seminar, March 22.
Currently a not-for-profit, the San Juan Island recycling enterprise is seeking "charitable" status as a 501 C-3, creating a membership-based recycling branch and establishing a board of directors.
The bulk of the facilities fund has traditionally been awarded to theaters, museums and parks, however, the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee expects that a percentage of the fund will be used to support innovative projects or new events in 2013.