Notes from the Island — May 14

Posted May 14, 2022 at 6:00 am by

  • Fri­day Har­bor High School base­ball punched their tick­et to the state tour­na­ment in dra­mat­ic fash­ion on Fri­day after­noon. Gra­ham Lear­ing drove home the win­ning run on a two-strike, two-out sin­gle in the bot­tom of the sev­enth and final inning to score pinch run­ner Geof­frey Volk from sec­ond base and knock off Coupeville High School 3–2 at a neu­tral-site game in LaConner.
  • We all knew it, but the num­bers prove it — tourism com­plete­ly rebound­ed last year, with San Juan Coun­ty wel­com­ing 990,000 vis­i­tors in 2021 accord­ing to data com­piled by Tourism Eco­nom­ics. That’s a 33 per­cent increase over 2020 and iden­ti­cal to 2019. Those vis­i­tors are esti­mat­ed to have spent $267.3 mil­lion on lodg­ing, food, bev­er­age, recre­ation, retail pur­chas­es, and trans­porta­tion with­in the coun­ty last year.
  • Here’s today’s farm­ers mar­ket line­up.
  • The spring flea and craft mar­ket takes place today at the Fair­grounds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Bak­ery San Juan will be closed the week after next — May 23 through May 30.
  • There’s a wom­en’s pick-up soc­cer game at Linde on Sun­day at 2 p.m. Begin­ners are welcome.
  • Tom­my Dale & the Dan­ger­fields are putting on a free street dance to ben­e­fit the fire relief fund on Sun­day from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brickworks.

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