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Friday Harbor Atelier holding open house on April 7

April 4, 2022 at 11:44 am

Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier shares some news about their upcom­ing spring exhi­bi­tion. Win­ter has giv­en us an oppor­tu­ni­ty to go inward and spring­time brings the promise of new cre­ativ­i­ty, as the artists of the Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier open the doors to a new sea­son with new art­works by more than a dozen mem­ber artists.  The artists of the  Con­tin­ue Reading

After-school sailing club returns to the water next week

April 1, 2022 at 4:49 pm

The San Juan Island Sail­ing Foun­da­tion shares some news about the return of their after-school sail­ing pro­gram. SJISF will be re-open­ing the net shed and kick­ing off the spring sail­ing sea­son with a work par­ty on Sat­ur­day, April 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. We’ll be set­ting up boats for the sea­son, and many hands  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC to offer second masonry basics class

March 31, 2022 at 8:03 pm

The Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil sends along an update about anoth­er upcom­ing trades class. Due to pop­u­lar demand, the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty is offer­ing a sec­ond hands-on mason­ry basics class. This one-day course will be taught by Dave Koch, retired mason­ry con­trac­tor, on Sat­ur­day April 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Con­tin­ue Reading

John Geyman publishes a new book

March 31, 2022 at 6:57 pm

John Gey­man, M.D. shares a syn­op­sis of his lat­est book. Trans­for­ma­tion of U.S. Health Care 1960–2020: One Fam­i­ly Physi­cian’s Jour­ney is a new book by John Gey­man, M.D. Dr. Gey­man takes a read­er on a trip through health care in the Unit­ed States in the last 60 years by weav­ing the changes into his per­spec­tive as  Con­tin­ue Reading

OPALCO expands support for home and business energy efficiency projects

March 30, 2022 at 12:26 pm

OPALCO shares an update about the $46 mil­lion in fund­ing avail­able to Islanders con­sid­er­ing cer­tain types of ener­gy effi­cien­cy improve­ments to their home or busi­ness. OPALCO mem­bers can now finance up $100,000 (per mem­ber­ship) in effi­cien­cy upgrades for their home or busi­ness. Projects that qual­i­fy include home heat­ing units (duct­ed and duct­less), smart ther­mostats, weath­er­iza­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Freezer Burned: Tales of Interior Alaska

March 29, 2022 at 8:44 pm

Freez­er Burned is an ongo­ing series for the San Juan Update, writ­ten by Steve Ulvi. Read the pre­vi­ous sto­ry in this series. Déjà vu All Over Again My old friend, Archie Fer­gu­son, last sojourned from his Yukon Riv­er vil­lage a few years back to attend a Sasquatch Dis­cov­ery Camp near Dar­ring­ton, WA. You might remem­ber that  Con­tin­ue Reading

Eric Peter announces candidacy for San Juan County Sheriff

March 29, 2022 at 11:10 am

San Juan Island Patrol Sergeant Eric Peter has announced his inten­tion to run for San Juan Coun­ty Sher­iff. Rela­tion­ships mat­ter. I am Eric Peter, and I am announc­ing my can­di­da­cy for San Juan Coun­ty Sher­iff. It is time for law enforce­ment to evolve past the cur­rent mod­el of polic­ing to rela­tion­al polic­ing, using the pow­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

Adrian Kilpatrick appointed to Town Arts Commission

March 27, 2022 at 2:17 pm

The Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion shares an update about its newest com­mis­sion­er. The Town is pleased to announce the appoint­ment of Adri­an Kil­patrick to the Fri­day Har­bor Arts Com­mis­sion. He will serve on the eight-per­­son com­mis­sion through Decem­ber 2024 advis­ing the Town Coun­cil on the cul­ti­va­tion, selec­tion, acqui­si­tion, and place­ment of pub­lic art with­in Fri­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

On Sacred Ground’s environmental stewardship efforts draw on permaculture ethics

March 26, 2022 at 9:18 am

On Sacred Ground shares an update about the work they’re doing on San Juan Island and beyond — and they’re look­ing for vol­un­teers to join their Island Mar­ble But­ter­fly pro­gram. In 2012 On Sacred Ground, a 501c3, was estab­lished to heal, edu­cate, stew­ard and pro­vide a Gar­den of Eden for gen­er­a­tions to come. We use  Con­tin­ue Reading

Guard Street closed on Saturday for live fire training

March 25, 2022 at 7:12 pm

San Juan Island Fire & Res­cue sends along an impor­tant note about live fire train­ing tak­ing place in town on Sat­ur­day. On Sat­ur­day, March 26, Guard Street in the town of Fri­day Har­bor will be closed to all traf­fic (except for adja­cent res­i­dents) between Tuck­er Avenue and Mar­guerite Street from 8:30 am until 5:30 p.m.  Con­tin­ue Reading

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