Free Low-Impact-Development Training

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:29 am, by

Free Technical Training on Low Impact Development for Professionals November 14, 2013, 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Roche Harbor, Pavilion Room A free technical training on Low Impact Development (LID) will be held on November 14, 2013 at Roche Harbor’s Pavilion Room on San Juan Island. LID is a land planning and engineering design approach  Continue Reading

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Third Saturday Dance

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:10 am, by

3rd Saturday Grange Dance, Contra – Saturday, November 16th from 7-9pm at the SJI Grange Hall. From Seattle, Michael Karcher calling with Tapsalteerie – 2 fiddles, concertina, guitar and bass. No partners needed. All dances taught. No experience necessary. $10/person donation (students half price). For more info, call 378-3836.

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Christmas for Critters

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:09 am, by

Christmas for Critters is a Holiday Craft Boutique to benefit the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor. Shop for handmade arts & crafts, baked goods and delectable edibles for you and everyone on your gift list – including pets! Serving appetizers Friday night and breakfast sandwiches & cinnamon rolls Saturday. The fun begins Friday Nov.  Continue Reading

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Book Talk at Griffin Bay

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

Book talk with Portland author Linda Lee Peterson Griffin Bay Bookstore Saturday Evening, November 16, 7:00 Pm Griffin Bay Bookstore & the San Juan Island Library are pleased to announce an evening book talk with Linda Lee Peterson, presenting her second mystery with journalist-sleuth Maggi Fiori, The Devil’s Interval. Mystery lovers: this is your chance  Continue Reading

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Saturday Update on Outage

Posted on November 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm, by

Just to keep you up to speed, here is another update from Stan Matthews at the County… Phone Service to Mainland Restored, but Capacity Limited November 9, 2013 All San Juan County residents should be able to call and receive calls from the mainland and other islands via landline phone today, though there may be  Continue Reading

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Other WiFi Options

Posted on November 9, 2013 at 5:44 am, by

Louis Prussack at Spring Street International School sends this invitation along… If anyone needs free internet, feel free to drop by the porch at Spring Street School. All day on the weekends and after 3pm on the week days. We just set up a new wireless for the public called Free Wireless at SSIS. Our  Continue Reading

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Why Cell Phones Too?

Posted on November 9, 2013 at 5:18 am, by

I ran into Mike Greene from Rock Island Technology Solutions at the store yesterday and told him that I am getting a lot of people asking me why cell phones are not working because of a problem with a land line. He said that the Verizon tower here in Friday Harbor connects to… well you  Continue Reading

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Rama Fire

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm, by

Rama Fire died in a moped accident November 2 on Maui. No one else was injured. Rama was an island resident from his birth until 1997, when he moved to Seattle. Survivors include his mom and dad, Jeannie Turner and Steve Schramm; brother, Leon Fire; half-sister, Emerald Fire; and large and loving extended families, including  Continue Reading

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County Council Declares State of Emergency

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm, by

Here’s the story from Stan Matthews: Meeting in special session today, the San Juan County Council unanimously voted to declare “A State of Emergency within San Juan County, Washington.” The declaration came on the fourth day since the failure of an underwater communications cable disrupted cell and landline telephone connections with the mainland. It is  Continue Reading

Centurylink Outage: 911 Service Restored; Hard Work And Cooperation Continue

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 9:47 am, by

11/7/13 @ 4:30 p.m. – Eastsound: CenturyLink has restored access to 911 and local inter-island phone services in San Juan County through a bypass created by splicing CenturyLink’s central office connection into OPALCO’s fiber and microwave repeaters. Internet services (DSL) are still down on San Juan Island; county-wide long distance (off island) phone service solutions  Continue Reading

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Dana Lyons at the Library Friday

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm, by

Dana Lyons returns to Friday Harbor. He’ll play at the library Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 PM.

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Mary Smith Chevalier

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm, by

Here’s this month’s little bit of history, Part III in our series from the San Juan Historical Museum… November reminds us of family traditions, like a Thanksgiving dish that must be on the table because “it was Grandma’s recipe and we’ve always had it.” Passed down family stories are often about food or our ancestors’  Continue Reading

911 Update

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm, by

Here’s the latest from CenturyLink: CenturyLink crews restored 911 and local phone service between Lopez and San Juan Island last night at 11:59 P.M. 911 has been rerouted to the San Juan County Sheriff’s office in Friday Harbor. As of 4:00 P.M. this afternoon, CenturyLink crews have restored 911 and local phone service between Orcas  Continue Reading

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Update from the County

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm, by

San Juan County Phones Still Don’t Connect to Mainland 911 Service to Orcas Island Still Offline. November 7, 2013 The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that 911 emergency dispatch service is again working for residents of Lopez and Shaw Islands, however residents of Orcas Island must still route emergency calls through the Orcas  Continue Reading

Another Option for Internet Access

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm, by

Kira at the Auditor’s Office sends over this note with another internet access option for you… Hi there. I’m writing to let you know that the conference room next to the council chambers has been set up as a free internet/phone center. Anyone can come in and use the two computers that are set up  Continue Reading

Update on Outage

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 11:14 am, by

CenturyLink is working with Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) to provide a temporary solution that would restore local voice and 911 services for customers on San Juan Island, Orcas and Lopez. We will use OPALCO’s fiber cable and microwave system to connect our customers with service while we work to repair our severed cable.  Continue Reading

The InterNOT

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 10:13 am, by

From the Update mailbag:  One observant Update reader says “The InterNOT is working just as the name implies…”

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CSA Forum this Weekend

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm, by

Jane Cable sent this notice over to share with you: Common Sense Alliance is putting on two informative forums this weekend. The first is on San Juan and it is repeated on Orcas the following day. Click on the poster at right to enlarge.

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Library Has Internet

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 2:59 pm, by

Beth over at the SJI Library wants you to know they are open for business and they have internet as well…. The San Juan Island Library is a WiFi hotspot. Today we doubled our bandwith to serve islanders who otherwise would not have internet service. You can bring your own laptop or device to the  Continue Reading

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Opalco To Aid Centurylink On Service Restoration

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm, by

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is working with CenturyLink to help resolve a county-wide service outage due to a submarine cable break on CenturyLink’s system. Service was disrupted early Tuesday, November 5th. OPALCO has a robust data communications infrastructure installed across the county to serve our electrical distribution system and is making those resources  Continue Reading

The Official Word on the Outage

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm, by

This just came in from the SJ County Sheriff’s Office and the SJ DEM: A 911 and phone service outage is well into the second day in the San Juan Islands as local residents and responders continue to cope with the challenges of the phone outage. Centurylink has reported that there is a break in  Continue Reading

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Islanders Bank Open

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm, by

Michelle at Islanders Bank wants you to know they are open and their ATM is working…. Islanders Bank is open during the county wide outage. Customers can conduct normal transactions and their ATM accepts all cards. To ensure your transactions are processed the same day, they will be closing at 4:00pm.

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