Notes from the Island — May 12

Posted May 12, 2022 at 6:00 am by

  • The Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment has this to say about the gale warn­ing post­ed for today: “Those with boats at anchor or moored or who are plan­ning on being out on the water tomor­row should know that the weath­er is going to be stormi­er than what we’d expect for May. We almost always end up with reports of boats aground or in dis­tress dur­ing weath­er like this out­side of the win­ter months, which can be dan­ger­ous, but can also lead to the risk of sig­nif­i­cant fuel spills.”
  • San Juan Brew­ing Co. is host­ing a fire relief fundrais­er on Sat­ur­day. They’ll be donat­ing all the prof­its from beer sales for the entire day.
  • In hon­or of their ten-year anniver­sary, Friends and Neigh­bors Sup­port Island Rec (FANS) is look­ing to raise $10,000. The first $6,200 will go toward fund­ing schol­ar­ships that allow all island fam­i­lies to take part in Island Rec pro­grams. The rest will be used to expand pro­gram­ming. You can donate here.
  • Ken­more Air will fly to the San Juan Islands from Taco­ma start­ing next year.
  • Long-time Fri­day Har­bor Labs researcher Dr. James Tru­man has been elect­ed to the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Sci­ences.
  • The Tran­si­tion Waste Reduc­tion Guild shares some island-spe­cif­ic ways you can min­i­mize plas­tic use and waste.
  • Here are the week­ly gro­cery spe­cials from Kings and Mar­ket Place.

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