Topic: Community


Written on December 19, 2021 at 4:42 am, by

The Co-op Dif­fer­ence: Cap­i­tal Cred­it Checks are in the Mail!  More than $1M in cap­i­tal cred­it checks are going out to OPALCO mem­bers this month, as they do each year. As an elec­tric coop­er­a­tive, the mar­gin at the end of any giv­en year goes back into the hands of mem­bers. Each year the co-op tracks how much you pay for pow­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

Lions Zoom Invitation

Written on December 14, 2021 at 10:26 am, by

Just got a call from Bruce Mar­tin with the Lions club. They’re hav­ing a guest speak­er at their meet­ing today at noon — Dr. House from Even­tide Health will be talk­ing about the future of health­care on the island and you’re invit­ed to attend via zoom. Here’s the info you will need to join:

Zoom Presentation on Forest Health and Resiliency at Turtleback Mountain and Turtlehead Preserves

Written on December 9, 2021 at 5:13 am, by

The Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank and the Preser­va­tion Trust recent­ly com­plet­ed a for­est assess­ment at Turtle­back and Turtle­head Pre­serves. The result­ing report (click here to view report) out­lines a vari­ety of for­est man­age­ment actions aimed at increas­ing for­est health, habi­tat val­ue and cli­mate change resilien­cy. Staff are incor­po­rat­ing the rec­om­mend­ed actions into the forth­com­ing update to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Citizen Volunteers Needed

Written on December 7, 2021 at 4:11 am, by

The Coun­ty Coun­cil is search­ing for vol­un­teers to fill two upcom­ing vacan­cies on the San Juan Coun­ty Land Bank Com­mis­sion. At large, Posi­tion 4 – four-year term expir­ing Decem­ber 2025 (Orcas, Crane, Obstruc­tion and Wal­dron Islands) At large, Posi­tion 5 – four-year term expir­ing Decem­ber 2025 (San Juan, Brown, Hen­ry and Stu­art Islands) If you are inter­est­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Celebrating 20 Years

Written on December 4, 2021 at 5:33 am, by

The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust held its Annu­al Meet­ing recent­ly. The theme of the meet­ing was cel­e­bra­tion — of 20 years of oper­a­tion of the Home Trust, 41 per­ma­nent­ly afford­able homes devel­oped and occu­pied, and anoth­er 8 units com­ing online in 2022. The vision and work of the organization’s founders was rec­og­nized in a con­ver­sa­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Magical Christmas Shopping

Written on December 4, 2021 at 4:02 am, by

* Care­ful­ly curat­ed and beau­ti­ful­ly pre­sent­ed gift selec­tions for every­one on your list, from grand­par­ents to pets * Delight­ful­ly pack­aged hand­made Christ­mas cook­ies * Unbe­liev­able raf­fles, includ­ing a 1 /2 hour heli­copter tour for 4 peo­ple * Exquis­ite Christ­mas trees-already dec­o­rat­ed just for you * Mer­ry chats with St. Nick for kids and adults Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 11  Con­tin­ue Reading

Position Available on the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees

Written on December 3, 2021 at 4:45 am, by

Love your library? Join the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees! The Board is seek­ing can­di­dates to fill a par­tial, two-year term vacan­cy on its five-mem­ber library board. This non-paid term of office spans from Jan­u­ary 1, 2022 to Decem­ber 31, 2023, with eli­gi­bil­i­ty for reap­point­ment to a full five-year term. Rec­om­men­da­tion will be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Town and Utility Customers Donate $3,292 to Food Bank

Written on December 3, 2021 at 4:03 am, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor thanks the com­mu­ni­ty for sup­port­ing the local food bank with their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions to the Har­bor Life Ring pro­gram this Novem­ber. Town util­i­ty cus­tomer dona­tions of $1,646 were matched with a $1,646 grant from the Town for a total dona­tion of $3,292 to the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank. This is the  Con­tin­ue Reading