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Friday Harbor Atelier to host introductory painting class

November 4, 2022 at 12:50 pm

Jan Mur­phy shares news about her upcom­ing one-day paint­ing course. If you’ve always want­ed to try paint­ing, but have been afraid trust your cre­ative muse, the Fri­day Har­bor Ate­lier has the class for you. Join instruc­tor Jan Mur­phy for a four-hour work­shop called Paint­ing from the Heart on Thurs­day, Nov. 17 from 5–9 p.m. In  Con­tin­ue Reading

Leave No Trace Speaker Series comes to San Juan Island this fall

November 2, 2022 at 7:40 pm

On Sacred Ground sends along the details about their upcom­ing series of events. The sum­mer craze has crescen­doed and is quick­ly tran­si­tion­ing into the calmer win­ter months. Islanders pro­claim that the San Juans have been returned to them. So what are our oblig­a­tions as we try to fos­ter recov­ery of the land and ani­mals that  Con­tin­ue Reading

Film Festival names this year’s award winners

November 2, 2022 at 5:15 pm

FHFF shares news about the win­ning films from this year’s event. The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val thanks all the film lovers, film­mak­ers, vol­un­teers, and spon­sors for mak­ing the tenth anniver­sary fes­ti­val a suc­cess. Over 600 peo­ple viewed doc­u­men­taries at the in-the­a­tre fes­ti­val. Twen­­ty-nine film­mak­ers attend­ed, speak­ing at Q&As and at the Film­mak­ers Forum. The 2022 Life­time  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor expands reduced utility rate program

November 1, 2022 at 12:28 pm

The Town shares news about a recent change to the eli­gi­bil­i­ty guide­lines for its util­i­ty assis­tance pro­gram. On Oct. 6, the Fri­day Har­bor Town Coun­cil adopt­ed an ordi­nance amend­ing the Low-Income Senior & Dis­abled Reduced Rate Pro­gram, which offers reduced util­i­ty rates for low-income senior and dis­abled cus­tomers. The Town found that some cus­tomers were  Con­tin­ue Reading

Scarecrow contest winners announced

November 1, 2022 at 10:56 am

The Cham­ber of Com­merce sends along news about the win­ners of this year’s scare­crow con­test. The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Friends of the Library are proud to announce the win­ners of the third annu­al Scare­crow Con­test: First place: Lady Ama­ranths — Julie’s Nurs­ery (pic­tured above) Sec­ond place: The Sal Man — Port  Con­tin­ue Reading

Land Bank to host community conversation on Nov. 9

November 1, 2022 at 9:15 am

The San Juan Coun­ty Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank shares news about their upcom­ing pub­lic meet­ing. If you have ques­tions for your Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank, we want to hear from you. We will host a coun­­ty-wide pub­lic meet­ing on Wednes­day, Nov. 9 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. over Zoom. Pre-reg­is­­tra­­tion is open now. We’ll kick off the meet­ing with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Peace Island eases visitation restrictions

October 31, 2022 at 3:22 pm

Peace­Health shares news about changes to their vis­i­ta­tion poli­cies. Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter has relaxed vis­i­ta­tion poli­cies fur­ther, effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly. Patients can now have two peo­ple vis­it at a time. This is a change from cur­rent pol­i­cy allow­ing only one vis­i­tor at a time. San Juan Coun­ty has main­tained a mod­er­ate trans­mis­sion risk lev­el for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m voting yes for the library

October 29, 2022 at 5:55 pm

Like many islanders — and espe­cial­ly prop­er­ty own­ers — I expe­ri­enced some pret­ty intense stick­er shock at the $20 mil­lion esti­mat­ed cost of the new Library on Spring Street. It was enough to stop me in my tracks, despite being some­one who con­sis­tent­ly votes pro­gres­sive. Does a small rur­al com­mu­ni­ty real­ly need such an expen­sive  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor matching Food Bank donations during the month of November

October 29, 2022 at 1:36 pm

The Town shares news about its year­ly ini­tia­tive to pro­vide some extra sup­port for Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. Each Novem­ber, the Town of Fri­day Har­bor asks that you help us sup­port an impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty need — the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. The Food Bank spends over $10,000 each month serv­ing near­ly 750 house­holds, and rough­ly 1,475  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: From the Vote Yes For Our Library committee

October 28, 2022 at 7:38 pm

On your bal­lot right now is the years-long cam­paign to build a new Library. The issue is shroud­ed in rumors and mis­in­for­ma­tion. Many won­der why the Library itself has not done more to respond and answer people’s ques­tions. The answer is sim­ple — pub­lic agen­cies are high­ly con­strained in their abil­i­ty to cam­paign, and the  Con­tin­ue Reading

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