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Notes from the Island — Aug. 15

August 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

The faint smell of diesel still hung in the air at sun­set yes­ter­day evening on the west side, fol­low­ing the sink­ing of the 49-foot fish­ing ves­sel Aleut­ian Isle on Sat­ur­day after­noon. The ves­sel — now locat­ed rough­ly 150 feet below the sur­face — was car­ry­ing an esti­mat­ed 2,600 gal­lons of diesel and oil. This Seat­tle  Con­tin­ue Reading

On a quiet morning at Ihiya Biological Preserve

August 13, 2022 at 7:37 pm

Notes from the Island — Aug. 13

August 13, 2022 at 7:30 am

Here’s the line­up for today’s farm­ers mar­ket, which includes six farms from San Juan and Lopez islands. There’s a mul­ti-fam­i­­ly garage and estate sale tak­ing place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 4859 West­side Rd. Friends of the Library’s sum­mer book sale hap­pens today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the park­ing lot  Con­tin­ue Reading

Salty foxes

August 12, 2022 at 9:22 pm

County Fair Giving Campaign brings islanders together in support of 30 community projects

August 12, 2022 at 7:15 am

For the first time in three years, San Juan Islanders will get togeth­er in per­son next week for four days of com­mu­ni­ty cel­e­bra­tion, edu­ca­tion, and enter­tain­ment at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair. To help trans­late that com­mu­ni­ty spir­it into action in the weeks and months that fol­low, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion is prepar­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

The dog days of summer

August 11, 2022 at 8:58 pm

Summer book sale happening this Saturday

August 11, 2022 at 6:52 pm

The Friends of the Library’s annu­al sum­mer book sale — a long-time island tra­di­tion — will take place this Sat­ur­day, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the park­ing lot at 660 Spring St., the future home of the San Juan Island Library. There will be children’s books, DVDs, audio books, jig­saw puz­zles,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town Council to consider the future of the Dutch elms of Memorial Park

August 11, 2022 at 11:55 am

The Fri­day Har­bor Town Coun­cil could deter­mine the path for­ward for the two ail­ing Dutch elm trees at the foot of Spring Street as ear­ly as next week. “There is def­i­nite­ly more work to be done on the trees,” says Town Admin­is­tra­tor Denice Kulseth. Urban Tree Services/Bartlett Con­sult­ing, the arborist with whom the Town is work­ing,  Con­tin­ue Reading