Topic: Around Here

Friends of the Library’s online fundraiser opens Nov. 25

Written on November 19, 2022 at 7:40 pm, by

The Friends of the Library are hold­ing an online auc­tion start­ing next week to raise mon­ey in sup­port of the San Juan Island Library’s youth pro­grams, teen pro­grams, adult pro­grams, online ser­vices, tech train­ing, and lan­guage class­es. The auc­tion — called Book­marked for the Hol­i­days — opens for bid­ding on Fri­day, Nov. 25 at 9  Con­tin­ue Reading

Memorial Park elm trees being pruned on Monday

Written on November 19, 2022 at 4:24 pm, by

The Town shares an update about the sta­tus of the Dutch elms at the foot of Spring St. Pro­fes­sion­al prun­ing of the Memo­r­i­al Park elms is sched­uled for Mon­day, Nov. 21, weath­er per­mit­ting. Res­i­dents are asked to avoid the area to reduce the effect of traf­fic dis­rup­tion. Traf­fic will also be affect­ed by hol­i­day light­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Severe weather shelter needs volunteers

Written on November 19, 2022 at 2:46 pm, by

Unit­ed Way of San Juan Coun­ty sends along a request for help from the com­mu­ni­ty. We are des­per­ate­ly look­ing for vol­un­teers to help staff the Unit­ed Way cold weath­er shel­ter in Fri­day Har­bor. The shel­ter is only open when the tem­per­a­ture drops below 34 degrees and is only for the night. It is a low-time-demand  Con­tin­ue Reading

WSF working to expand supply of licensed deck officers

Written on November 19, 2022 at 12:35 pm, by

In their week­ly update to the pub­lic, Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries shared news about the effects of improve­ments made to their train­ing pro­grams. While it remains impor­tant to con­tin­ue hir­ing new crewmem­bers as Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries looks to the future, our biggest short-term con­straint con­tin­ues to be a lack of licensed deck offi­cers — cap­tains and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Foster is the Animal Protection Society’s pet of the week

Written on November 19, 2022 at 11:23 am, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor shares a look at the adopt­able ani­mal of the week — Fos­ter, a large year-old mixed breed. Hi every­one, I’m Fos­ter! Although I’ve only been at the shel­ter for less than a month, the peo­ple at APS-FH have been my friends for a long time — same with many  Con­tin­ue Reading

Frank drops in to share his mate’s catch

Written on November 18, 2022 at 11:17 pm, by

Friday Harbor and Orcas Island will play for the state soccer championship on Saturday

Written on November 18, 2022 at 10:03 pm, by

The boys soc­cer teams from both Fri­day Har­bor High School and Orcas Island High School won their state semi-final games on Fri­day after­noon, set­ting up a Sat­ur­day show­down for the state title. The top-seed­ed Wolver­ines knocked off fourth-seed­ed Saint George’s School of Spokane 2–1 in a shootout just a few hours after the third-seed­ed Vikings  Con­tin­ue Reading

DNR ends net pen aquaculture on state-owned aquatic lands

Written on November 18, 2022 at 1:26 pm, by

The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Nat­ur­al Resources shares news about a major pol­i­cy change relat­ed to aqua­cul­ture in the state. Washington’s pub­lic aquat­ic lands will no longer be home to com­mer­cial fin­fish net pen aqua­cul­ture. Com­mis­sion­er of Pub­lic Lands Hilary Franz announced today on Bain­bridge Island an exec­u­tive order that would pro­hib­it com­mer­cial fin­fish net pen  Con­tin­ue Reading

American Camp Visitor Center set to close for the winter

Written on November 18, 2022 at 11:57 am, by

If you haven’t yet checked out the new exhibits at the Amer­i­can Camp Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, today and tomor­row will be your last chance until 2023. Cre­at­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with native groups from through­out the region, the cur­rent line­up of exhibits opened in June of this year. The vis­i­tor cen­ter is open until 4 p.m. today  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sunset at Argyle Lagoon

Written on November 17, 2022 at 8:13 pm, by

Peace Island Medical Center marks ten-year anniversary

Written on November 17, 2022 at 3:56 pm, by

Peace­Health shares a detailed update about the ten-year anniver­sary of Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter. Today, Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter marks 10 years of serv­ing the health­care needs of the San Juan Island com­mu­ni­ty. The 2012 open­ing cel­e­bra­tion, attend­ed by hun­dreds of com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and Peace­Health care­givers, was the cul­mi­na­tion of a five-year, grass­roots effort  Con­tin­ue Reading

High tide at Eagle Cove

Written on November 17, 2022 at 2:25 pm, by

Comprehensive Plan Update nearly complete

Written on November 17, 2022 at 8:50 am, by

The Coun­ty shares news about the immi­nent com­ple­tion of its 2036 Com­pre­hen­sive Plan Update. The San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil is expect­ed to adopt the 2036 Com­pre­hen­sive Plan Update by the end of the year. With a Coun­ty Coun­cil pub­lic hear­ing on Novem­ber 29, the end of the six-year project is in sight. “This is such an  Con­tin­ue Reading

Shining a light on the Pacific sand lance

Written on November 16, 2022 at 3:58 pm, by

Friends of the San Juans share news about their mul­ti-year for­age fish research project. If you have ever seen a seabird with small, sil­very and slen­der fish in its mouth, you have seen for­age fish — most like­ly a Pacif­ic sand lance. Essen­tial play­ers in the Sal­ish Sea marine food web, sand lance are key  Con­tin­ue Reading

Along the waterfront

Written on November 16, 2022 at 11:22 am, by