Topic: Around Here

EDC hires two new staffers

Written on June 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil shares news about their newest employ­ees. The EDC of San Juan Coun­ty is pleased to announce that Mar­ti McConnell and Jil­lian Urbach have joined their staff as Trades Train­ing Coor­di­na­tor and Tech Train­ing Coor­di­na­tor. Ms. McConnell joins the EDC as the new Trades Train­ing Coor­di­na­tor. A full-time islander  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — June 7

Written on June 7, 2022 at 8:45 am, by

M/V Tillikum is expect­ed to be out of ser­vice all of today because of a crew short­age. Fresh flow­ers from Mama Bird Farm are now avail­able at Mar­ket Place, Kings, and the San Juan Island Food Co-op. Local knit­ters are get­ting togeth­er for Knit in Pub­lic Day this Sat­ur­day, June 11 between 8 a.m. and 2  Con­tin­ue Reading

Evening clouds at South Beach

Written on June 6, 2022 at 8:35 pm, by

Hazardous waste round-up takes place June 11

Written on June 6, 2022 at 5:00 pm, by

San Juan Coun­ty’s annu­al haz­ardous waste round-up will take place on San Juan Island on Sat­ur­day, June 11 for island res­i­dents. The res­i­den­tial event takes place at the San Juan Trans­fer Sta­tion on Sut­ton Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Accept­able mate­ri­als include pes­ti­cides, fungi­cides and oth­er poi­sons, gaso­line and oth­er used fuels, wood  Con­tin­ue Reading

OPALCO’s EV Jamboree takes place on Wednesday

Written on June 6, 2022 at 10:55 am, by

OPALCO shares news about this week’s EV Jam­boree, which takes place on Wednes­day after­noon at the Fair­grounds. Every­one is invit­ed to the OPALCO EV Jam­boree at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds on Wednes­day, June 8 to cel­e­brate and explore elec­tric vehi­cles of all types. There will be new EVs to test dri­ve, elec­tric bikes and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notes from the Island — June 6

Written on June 6, 2022 at 6:00 am, by

The Crepe Cafe is now open for the sum­mer at 155 Nichols Street, across from Brick­works, where San Juan Island Cheese used to be. They’ll be serv­ing sweet and savory crepes, pani­nis, along with home­made sodas and cof­fee drinks. This week they’ll be open Wednes­day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thurs­day from 10 a.m.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Headed down First Street

Written on June 4, 2022 at 10:22 pm, by

Sponsorship sought for two displaced Ukrainian university students

Written on June 4, 2022 at 8:47 pm, by

Tiffany Till­man sends along a request for islanders to spon­sor two Ukrain­ian uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents who have been dis­placed by con­flict in their home coun­try. One fam­i­ly on the island gra­cious­ly agreed to spon­sor one of their fel­low stu­dents from Ukraine last week. I’m writ­ing to the San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty to see if we can locate  Con­tin­ue Reading