Topic: Around Here

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Ferry Fares to Increase

Written on August 4, 2015 at 4:16 pm, by

State acts to increase ferry fares OLYMPIA – The Washington State Transportation Commission held its final hearing in Seattle on Tuesday on its proposal to increase ferry fares. The proposal is designed to generate $357 million between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017, as required in the 2015/17 state transportation budget for Washington State  Continue Reading

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A Wolf Hollow Wildlife Tip: Harbor Seal Pupping Time

Written on August 4, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a wildlife reminder from Wolf Hollow… At this time of year there are lots of Harbor Seal moms and pups lying on rocky islands or swimming in the water nearby.  Sometimes boats or kayaks approaching too close to these haul-out sites can cause the seals to panic and rush into the water, and mothers  Continue Reading

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AG Corner at the Fair!

Written on August 4, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Strawberry Fields for Heifer – aka Berries & Dairies at the Ag Corner The SJC Fair Agriculture Exhibit (a.k.a. the Ag Corner) will feature San Juan County Berries & Dairies! Find us between the Beer Garden and the new Parks Office on the west side of the Main Building. Presentations Come experience instructive presentations, demonstrations,  Continue Reading

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San Juan County Health & Community Services Supports World Breastfeeding Week

Written on August 4, 2015 at 5:39 am, by

August 1-7, 2015 marks the annual celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, a global call to action for support and empowerment for ALL women in achieving their breastfeeding goals. This celebration highlights the positive impact breastfeeding has on long-term health. This year’s theme or World Breastfeeding Week is, “Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make it Work.” Breastfeeding  Continue Reading

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Homes For Islanders Announces Future Plans

Written on August 3, 2015 at 5:55 am, by

Justin Roche, Executive Director of Homes for Islanders, a non-profit organization, announced Homes for Islanders has entered into a contract to purchase land on Malcolm Street. Once developed there will be 20 lots for very-low to low income individuals and families on San Juan Island. The constructed homes will be equivalent to those currently in  Continue Reading

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Lime Kiln Fly-by

Written on August 3, 2015 at 5:43 am, by

Friends of Lime Kiln Society (F.O.L.K.S.) sends this invitation to you for their annual fly-by at the lighthouse… Please share! This Thursday evening… Fun event at Lime Kiln Point State Park, hosted by FOLKS!! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Attention: Yacht Haven

Written on August 3, 2015 at 5:34 am, by

Attention Property Owners in the Yacht Haven Neighborhoods By Merri Ann Simonson – Coldwell Banker SJI A Fiber Committee has recently been formed for the neighborhoods that access their property off of Yacht Haven.  If you know of anyone in those areas, please share this article with them. First of all, we would like to thank  Continue Reading

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Drought & Water Conservation

Written on August 3, 2015 at 5:34 am, by

Drought & Water Conservation Presented by Linda Lyshall The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Linda Lyshall as part of the 2015 Summer Lecture Series on Friday, August 7th at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will focus on Drought & Water Conservation in the San Juan Islands. Linda Lyshall is the District Manager for the San Juan  Continue Reading

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Loftus for Hospital District Commissioner Position 2

Written on August 2, 2015 at 9:55 am, by

Here is Michelle Loftus’ campaign statement… I am Dr. Michelle Loftus. When I am Hospital District Commissioner I will bring not only administrative experience to the district but also managerial, business, political and medical knowledge. I will support EMS by developing a PR campaign explaining the need to have the 2016 EMS Levy passed. The  Continue Reading

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CT Evolution this Tuesday

Written on August 2, 2015 at 9:38 am, by

Frank Penwell shares this agenda with you for Tuesday’s Community Treasures Evolution  gathering… Several have asked for more details on Tuesdays gathering, because they have bowling or have other events to attend.  Here is the proposed time frame:  It is ok to skip dinner and come late. Thanks for your interest, Frank Please Join the  Continue Reading

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Star Party on the Summit

Written on July 31, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan County Land Bank and San Juan Island National Historical Park are teaming up to bring you our first ever Star Party on Mount Grant Preserve! The preserve is a perfect spot for experiencing the wonders of the night sky due to its location far from city lights and its expansive night views. Weather  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Baking Dept Needs Volunteers

Written on July 31, 2015 at 5:40 am, by

If you’d like the tastiest volunteering position at the fair, join us in the Baking Department at this year’s fair. Two-hour slots are available from check-in and judging on Tuesday to staffing the booth Wednesday through Saturday. No experience needed for any of the positions–instructions will be provided to all participants by e-mail or a hard copy is available at  Continue Reading

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County Parks Office on Limited Service during Fair Week

Written on July 30, 2015 at 11:12 am, by

During County Fair week, August 10-14, (the Fair itself is Aug. 12-15) the County Parks Administration office will have very limited walk-in access by appointment only. With the Parks office now situated on the Fairgrounds, parking and access to the office will be difficult while the County Fair is underway. Your inquiries by email and  Continue Reading

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Missing: Cosmo

Written on July 30, 2015 at 11:03 am, by

Cosmo has been missing for over 30 days from his new home, shortly after being adopted at the animal shelter. He was last seen near Tucker Street and Guard in Friday Harbor. If you have seen him, please contact: Animal Protection Society of Friday harbor 111 Shelter Road (360) 378-2158

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FHES Student Dexter Prescott Designs Super Heroes for Library

Written on July 29, 2015 at 5:52 am, by

Visit the Library to become a super hero. The San Juan Island Library commissioned Dexter Prescott, a Friday Harbor Elementary School 6th grader, to design two super hero characters as part of the 2015 Summer Reading Program. The designs created by Prescott were enlarged to life-size and are currently on display at the Library for  Continue Reading

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Cymbeline – Final Week at Roche

Written on July 29, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Here’s a note from Helen with Island Stage Left about their current show Cymbeline… This is the last week of “Cymbeline” at Roche Harbor (Thurs – Sun at 8:00). Next week we open at 1062 Wold Rd (8:00 Fri – Sun) Audience members’ comments tell it better than we can, although we have to boast  Continue Reading

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Snails, Stars, and Sea Cucumbers: An Intertidal Walk

Written on July 29, 2015 at 5:46 am, by

There’s more to the West Side of San Juan Island than orcas! Here’s a chance to seek out an amazing diversity of spineless animals (invertebrates) and learn how they feed, reproduce, and interact with each other. Dr. Erika Iyengar, of Muhlenberg College and long-time researcher at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, will lead our explorations. Wear  Continue Reading

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New at IMA

Written on July 29, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

Editor’s note – the date for the Venter show has been corrected – New at IMA: sculpture by Kathy Venter from Salt Spring Island, BC; paintings by Michael Dailey from Seattle, WA; and watercolors by Joe Miller from San Juan Island. August 29–November 9, 2015. Opening reception, Friday, August 28, 5-8 p.m. (Venter until December  Continue Reading

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Classic Film Series – Child Stars

Written on July 29, 2015 at 5:32 am, by

Join local singer, actress, educator and director Thérèse Finn for 3 films featuring child stars from the last century. The lineup is: Friday – Bright Eyes with Shirley Temple and James Dunn Saturday – National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney Sunday – To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck and Mary Badham. Learn  Continue Reading

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Animal Shelter Volunteers of the Month

Written on July 28, 2015 at 5:54 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Gene and Kathy Krattli, owners of Paws in the Water, a Friday Harbor business providing warm water therapy for dogs are the Volunteers of the Month for July. Gene and Kathy have been avid supporters of the animal shelter since they opened the business a  Continue Reading

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A Reading by Poet Laynie Browne

Written on July 28, 2015 at 5:50 am, by

Poet Laynie Browne will share her latest work at the Library, while she is staying at the UW labs this summer. She embarked this year on an international reading tour, including appearances in NYC, Boston, Providence, LA, Paris, Cambridge, London, and at the UA Poetry Center/Tucson in September 2015 to promote her book Scorpyn Odes.  Continue Reading

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Cap’n Arrrr Pirate Show

Written on July 28, 2015 at 5:45 am, by

  Cap’n Arrr is a comedy show that includes lots of surprises and “how to be a pirate” instructions that will have kids (and grown-ups) laughing. Kids are welcome to wear pirate or superhero costumes for this final party in celebration of the 2015 Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has a Story.” Drinks and treats  Continue Reading

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