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Turning waste metal, plastics and glass into art at SJIMA

October 20, 2022 at 7:53 pm

The San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art shares details about their upcom­ing artist event. How do you do this? It’s made of what? Learn the answers to these ques­tions and more at Kevin Christison’s spe­cial gallery walk-and-talk at his San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art exhib­it on Fri­day, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. The New  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library capital grant proposal to receive consideration from the State Legislature

October 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

The Library shares news about a poten­tial fund­ing source for its new facil­i­ty. The San Juan Island Library is excit­ed to announce its $2 mil­lion grant pro­pos­al sub­mit­ted to the Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Commerce’s Library Cap­i­tal Improve­ment Pro­gram has advanced to the State Leg­is­la­ture for con­sid­er­a­tion in their 2023 reg­u­lar ses­sion. The LCIP is a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Not the right time, not the right size, not the right need and not thought through

October 19, 2022 at 8:56 pm

At the start, I need to say I have been a very grate­ful recip­i­ent of the library’s well-earned, wor­thy rep­u­ta­tion while writ­ing one book and now writ­ing a dou­ble biog­ra­phy of a hus­band and wife; and I agree the library space is tight. But after much thought, as I was ini­tial­ly in favor of the  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC offering introductory auto technology course on Nov. 5

October 19, 2022 at 7:06 pm

The EDC shares news about the next course in its Trades Train­ing Ini­tia­tive. The Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty will offer an Intro­duc­tion to Auto­mo­tive Tech­nol­o­gy Course as part of its Trades Train­ing Ini­tia­tive. This course is open to par­tic­i­pants from San Juan Coun­ty, ages 18 and over, who plan to use auto­mo­tive  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Sheriff Ron Krebs — he’s a long-time islander

October 19, 2022 at 10:42 am

It was fall 2018 when Bob could still dri­ve. That’s when I first learned that Ron Krebs was more than just a pub­lic fig­ure but also a friend. Bob and I want­ed yard signs for his re-elec­­tion cam­paign for sher­iff. He came to our home after work and the three of us sat around and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: The gilding of a library

October 18, 2022 at 9:01 pm

The notion that our library is gross­ly inad­e­quate — a $20 mil­lion solu­tion being the only path for­ward — has been a mantra since 2018. Again, we are told that yet anoth­er sub­stan­tial tax increase must pass in order to avoid immi­nent com­mu­ni­ty degra­da­tion. The only alter­na­tive ever real­ly on the table is a dreamy,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Garden Club accepting sign-ups for off-island holiday excursion on Dec. 8

October 18, 2022 at 7:44 pm

The San Juan Island Gar­den Club shares news about their Christ­mas­time trip to the main­land. On Thurs­day, Dec. 8, the San Juan Island Gar­den Club will trav­el to Molbak’s Nurs­ery in Wood­inville and Skag­it Acres in Mount Ver­non. Dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son, Molbak’s sparkles with the joy of the sea­son with dec­o­ra­tions from around the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes for the library levy

October 18, 2022 at 11:44 am

We love libraries — espe­cial­ly ours here on the island. It has ably served our needs, but for the past num­ber of years real­i­ty has hit: it’s limp­ing, old, in need of repair, small and cramped, and good­ness knows needs to be replaced. How has it impact­ed our house­hold? The Tech Tues­day “class” has come  Con­tin­ue Reading

Commercial composting takes next steps

October 18, 2022 at 9:44 am

The Coun­ty shares news about the path for­ward for com­mer­cial com­post­ing facil­i­ties in the San Juan Islands. You may have noticed a buzz sur­round­ing com­mer­cial com­post­ing in the islands the past few months. That’s because San Juan County’s Sol­id Waste Pro­gram is explor­ing how to best imple­ment com­mer­cial com­post­ing in our com­mu­ni­ty. A food com­post­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Editor: In support of a new library

October 17, 2022 at 9:53 pm

43 years ago, when we moved here, the library was locat­ed in the Town Hall. Lat­er they moved to the for­mer Shrimp Boat Restau­rant loca­tion. We have a high­ly edu­cat­ed pop­u­la­tion and real­ly need a new library. The build­ing is falling apart. My hus­band ran the down­stairs book room for many years for the Friends  Con­tin­ue Reading

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