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Notes from the Island — May 25

May 25, 2022 at 6:00 am

That’s the new hand-oper­at­ed score­board locat­ed beyond the cen­ter field wall of the base­ball field at Linde Com­mu­ni­ty Park. The Pur­ple and Gold Club raised mon­ey for the project ear­li­er this year. Active and report­ed COVID cas­es on San Juan Island are trend­ing down, from 82 on Fri­day to 55 yes­ter­day. The Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter shared  Con­tin­ue Reading

Private property

May 24, 2022 at 8:52 pm

Friday Harbor Port Commission agenda for May 25

May 24, 2022 at 12:16 pm

The Fri­day Har­bor Port Com­mis­sion will hold a reg­u­lar meet­ing on Wednes­day, May 25 at 12 p.m. Items up for action or dis­cus­sion at Wednes­day’s meet­ing include: Approval of the Jol­ly Trol­ley lease mod­i­fi­ca­tion and set­tle­ment agree­ment Fri­day Har­bor Seafoods busi­ness trans­fer Canoe club dis­cus­sion RV dump dis­cus­sion Legion tree trim­ming Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy hold­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — May 24

May 24, 2022 at 6:00 am

Gold­en Tri­an­gle is short staffed, so they’re only open for lunch until Fri­day of this week. Fri­day Har­bor Labs’ first open house since 2019 was a great suc­cess, with more than 400 mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty tak­ing part in the event. The San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art is hold­ing a step-by-step paint­ing class on Thurs­day from  Con­tin­ue Reading


May 23, 2022 at 7:19 pm

Land Bank receives approval to purchase additional Cady Mountain property

May 23, 2022 at 8:58 am

Last Tues­day the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil approved a res­o­lu­tion that allows the Coun­ty’s Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank to pro­ceed with the $800,000 pur­chase of a 40-acre prop­er­ty adja­cent to the Land Bank’s exist­ing Cady Moun­tain Pre­serve. A staff report to the Coun­ty Coun­cil explains that the prop­er­ty had been a Land Bank con­ser­va­tion pri­or­i­ty for years.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — May 23

May 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

Fri­day Har­bor High School base­ball fell to Kala­ma High School 9–0 on Sat­ur­day in the open­ing round of the 2B state tour­na­ment held in Brew­ster, end­ing the Wolver­ines’ sea­son. Mama Bird Far­m’s spring mix is being har­vest­ed this morn­ing and will arrive in all three gro­cery stores by late after­noon. Cecil’s Elec­tron­ics and Pho­to is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spring Saturday

May 21, 2022 at 9:47 pm

Canoe journey arrives on San Juan Island on Monday

May 21, 2022 at 2:59 pm

Gath­er­ing of the Eagles, a week-long canoe jour­ney through the Lhaq’temish (Lum­mi) home­lands, will land in Fri­day Har­bor on Mon­day to kick off two days of events on San Juan Island. San Juan is one of six islands that will be vis­it­ed by the fam­i­lies tak­ing part in the jour­ney, which starts in Ana­cortes and  Con­tin­ue Reading

County allocates $2 million in funding for affordable housing projects

May 21, 2022 at 10:49 am

Fol­low­ing Coun­ty Coun­cil approval this past Tues­day, $2 mil­lion in fund­ing has been made avail­able for afford­able rental and home­own­er­ship projects through­out San Juan Coun­ty. That mon­ey will come from the County’s Home Fund, which gen­er­ates rev­enue from an excise tax of 0.5 per­cent on real estate trans­ac­tions. This is the third year that such  Con­tin­ue Reading