Topic: Education

Adaptive Gardening for Lifelong Pleasure 

Written on October 5, 2021 at 10:21 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­ers wel­come keynote speak­er Toni Gat­tone to the Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop Series. Toni’s pre­sen­ta­tion, The Life­long Gar­den­er, pro­vides gar­den­ers of all ages and abil­i­ties unique strate­gies so we can con­tin­ue gar­den­ing as we age, even when our bod­ies say “No!” Her “gar­den smarter, not hard­er” approach offers prac­ti­cal, how-to infor­ma­tion to allow  Con­tin­ue Reading

Medicare Open Enrollment is Coming, be Prepared

Written on October 5, 2021 at 10:11 am, by

Medicare enrollees have an oppor­tu­ni­ty every year between Octo­ber 15 and Decem­ber 7th to review their Medicare Part D drug plans and their Medicare Advan­tage plans to see if they want to make changes that will be effec­tive in the new year.  Medicare ben­e­fi­cia­ries can change from one Medi­gap plan to anoth­er at any time  Con­tin­ue Reading

Communities of Hope

Written on September 30, 2021 at 5:49 am, by

Com­pass Health Cel­e­brates Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties of Hope Gala Fea­tur­ing Keynote Speak­er Dr. Delaney Rus­ton Non-prof­it behav­ioral health provider invites com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to join the vir­tu­al Gala on Octo­ber 16, 2021, to sup­port child, youth and fam­i­ly ser­vices EVERETT, Wash., – Com­pass Health is proud to present keynote speak­er, Delaney Rus­ton, MD, at its fifth-annu­al Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties of Hope Gala fundrais­er on Octo­ber 16, 2021, at 6 p.m. Rus­ton will speak about the impor­tance of fam­i­lies find­ing their voic­es in shar­ing chal­lenges and expe­ri­ences with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Live Your Dream

Written on September 28, 2021 at 5:43 am, by

Atten­tion San Juan Coun­ty Women! Are you eli­gi­ble for this Sorop­ti­mist $4,000 educational/training award? Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Live Your Dream Award. You may be eli­gi­ble to apply if: You are a woman with pri­ma­ry finan­cial respon­si­bil­i­ty for your­self and your depen­dents You are attend­ing an under­grad­u­ate degree pro­gram  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Film Guide Is Ready

Written on September 27, 2021 at 5:52 am, by

Date­line: Fri­day Har­bor, WA Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s online FILM GUIDE, detail­ing the 30+ fea­ture films and 30+ short films to be shown at the Livestream/Online Fes­ti­val on Octo­ber 14–24, is now avail­able at  Stu­dents have sub­mit­ted 10+ films that will also be screened. In the FILM GUIDE, click on a poster to access  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Carbon-Free Adventure!

Written on September 24, 2021 at 5:51 am, by

Fol­low OPALCO’s EV Road Trip in Octo­ber: Start­ing Octo­ber 6th, an exclu­sive team from OPALCO (Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Spe­cial­ist Krista Bouchey and the “Switch it up pup” Pep­per) will be dri­ving the Co-op’s Kia Niro 100% elec­tric vehi­cle (EV) to East­ern Wash­ing­ton and back, mak­ing stops to vis­it wind and hydro projects, inno­v­a­tive pub­lic pow­er projects and  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Written on September 22, 2021 at 10:10 am, by

Peo­ple who want to make a liv­ing work­ing with trees or forests are invit­ed to a free, hands-on, out­door course offered by the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of San Juan Coun­ty (EDC).  The course will be taught by Car­son Sprenger, pro­pri­etor of Rain Shad­ow Con­sult­ing at their Orcas Island facil­i­ties, Sat­ur­days Oct. 30th – Nov. 20th,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Madrona Institute Awards Stewardship Grants

Written on September 18, 2021 at 9:56 am, by

The Madrona Insti­tute has award­ed $22,500 in grants to local non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions in its first year of grant mak­ing based on rev­enues received from sales of the San Juan Islands Spe­cial License Plate. This year’s grantees include: San Juan Islands Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict for their San Juan Islands Youth Con­ser­va­tion Corps ($6,000), Friends of the San  Con­tin­ue Reading