Director Series continues with Yasuni Man

Posted August 25, 2022 at 10:32 am by

The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val shares news about their ongo­ing Direc­tor Series.

Yasuni Man, Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s next offer­ing in The Direc­tor Series, focus­es on the con­flict between oil com­pa­nies and native Wao­rani peo­ple in South America.

In the depths of South Amer­i­ca, where the Andes, the Ama­zon and the Equa­tor col­lide, a wilder­ness exists that is one of Earth’s most bio-diverse areas – a place where mam­mals (includ­ing humans), birds, plants, and amphib­ians all thrive. Yasuni Man doc­u­ments a con­flict rag­ing deep with­in this area, pit­ting bio­di­ver­si­ty and human rights against extrac­tive indus­tries and human con­sump­tion. The Wao­rani peo­ple who inhab­it this for­est Eden were once under siege by mis­sion­ar­ies seek­ing to civ­i­lize them; now they are fac­ing indus­try oper­a­tives and their own gov­ern­ment in their fight to survive.

Join film­mak­er Ryan Patrick Kil­lack­ey and his native friend Oto­bo as they explore what may be lost as oil com­pa­nies encroach, human rights vio­la­tions run ram­pant, and the wilder­ness is destroyed – all for the oil that lies beneath this not-yet-exploit­ed land.

Fol­low­ing a free online show­ing tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m., stream the film on demand from Aug. 26 through Sept. 7 for $1.95.

Notes from the Island — Aug. 25

Posted August 25, 2022 at 9:00 am by

  • The San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment is look­ing for hous­ing for 10–20 emer­gency respon­ders arriv­ing on San Juan Island tomor­row to work on the recov­ery of the sunken Aleut­ian Isle fish­ing ves­sel. Some respon­ders only need to stay for one night; oth­ers might be on the island for up to two weeks. If have you an emp­ty house that you’d be will­ing to rent that can sleep four or more peo­ple, con­tact the Emer­gency Man­age­ment office at 360–370-7612.
  • The San Juan Island Gar­den Club’s Sep­tem­ber meet­ing takes place on Tues­day the 6th from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Mullis Cen­ter. The club will have a short busi­ness meet­ing to go over the cal­en­dar for the year.
  • Fri­day Har­bor High School’s Nathan Posen­jak has been select­ed to the 1B/2B all-state base­ball team for 2022.
  • Boo­Boo and her canine com­pan­ion Bar­ry could use some help with emer­gency vet­eri­nary expens­es.
  • San Juan Coun­ty is updat­ing its Coor­di­nat­ed Pub­lic Tran­sit-Human Ser­vices Trans­porta­tion Plan. If you or some­one you know has dif­fi­cul­ty trav­el­ing with­in the Coun­ty, you’re encour­aged to com­plete the HSTP sur­vey.
  • Here are the week’s spe­cials at Mar­ket Place and Kings.

Have some­thing to share with the Island? Whether the news is big or small, let us know!

Evening in the field

Posted August 24, 2022 at 9:02 pm by

All-islands Makers Fair happening on Saturday

Posted August 24, 2022 at 7:37 pm by

The San Juan Mak­ers Guild shares a brief look at this week­end’s event at Pelind­a­ba Laven­der Farm.

Fra­grant fields lined with white tents and col­or­ful ban­ners will invite guests to stroll the Full Bloom Mak­ers Fair, tak­ing place this Sat­ur­day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pelind­a­ba Laven­der Farm.

Indi­vid­ual and group mak­ers booths will show­case the best of the San Juans. Guests can enjoy a pic­nic lunch, lis­ten to island music, walk the farm, take part in kids activ­i­ties, and expe­ri­ence the height of sum­mer and the amaz­ing cre­ativ­i­ty of mak­ers from all islands. Island-made wine, cider and spir­its are being served for a true taste of the San Juans.

Full Bloom is a col­lab­o­ra­tive event host­ed by the coun­ty-wide San Juan Mak­ers Guild and Pelind­a­ba Laven­der. It’s free to attend thanks to San Juan Coun­ty Lodg­ing Tax Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee funds.

Ten per­cent of the pro­ceeds from the event will ben­e­fit the San Juan Coun­ty Arts Coun­cil. Email Mar­cy at with any questions.

Street striping takes place in town this week

Posted August 24, 2022 at 2:31 pm by

The Town sends along an update about the street strip­ing hap­pen­ing in Fri­day Har­bor this week.

Street strip­ing through­out the town of Fri­day Har­bor is sched­uled for Thurs­day and Fri­day this week. The goal is to com­plete re-strip­ing of major streets, as well as some of the sec­ondary streets.

Motorists should use cau­tion when they encounter road strip­ing oper­a­tions. The con­trac­tor will place orange cones to sig­ni­fy fresh­ly paint­ed areas. Do not dri­ve across the wet paint stripes. Although the man­u­fac­tur­er claims the paint will dry quick­ly under ide­al con­di­tions, your vehi­cle tires will like­ly track the paint if crossed when it is still wet. This track­ing will not only make the fin­ished strip­ing job look slop­py, but the paint may trans­fer onto your vehi­cle if not cleaned off immediately.

If you dri­ve through road paint, go to the car wash and pres­sure rinse the area right away before the paint has a chance to set. This will loosen and remove most of the paint unless it has dried for more than a day. Avoid sol­vents or scour­ing as this will like­ly dam­age the fin­ish of the vehicle.

As always, dri­ve care­ful­ly and thank you in advance for pro­ceed­ing with cau­tion in areas where crews are work­ing in the road­way. Con­tact Town Hall at 360–378-2810 with ques­tions or concerns.

Margaret Longley graduates from paramedic school

Posted August 24, 2022 at 8:38 am by

Nathan Butler, Administrator; Margaret Longley, Paramedic; Weyshawn Koons, Senior Paramedic; T.J. Bishop, Assistant Chief of Operations and Training — Contributed photo

San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict shares news about the newest para­medic at San Juan Island EMS.

San Juan Island EMS is proud to announce that Mar­garet Lon­g­ley grad­u­at­ed from para­medic school at Medic One in Seat­tle last month. Margaret’s edu­ca­tion was paid for by a gen­er­ous grant from the Medic One Foun­da­tion, while a month­ly stipend was pro­vid­ed by San Juan EMS to help cov­er liv­ing expenses.

When Mar­garet was offered the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pur­sue a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in para­med­i­cine from Medic One, it was an easy choice for her, as she takes great pride in car­ing for the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty. Mar­garet says that “train­ing with Medic One in Seat­tle was incred­i­ble. I had unpar­al­leled oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn from expe­ri­enced clin­i­cians in class­rooms and hos­pi­tals and from Seat­tle medics in the field.”

Mar­garet has been a long-time vol­un­teer at San Juan Island EMS, with over six­teen years of ded­i­cat­ed ser­vice as an EMT‑B. Mar­garet has an exten­sive med­ical care back­ground and is a reg­is­tered physician’s asso­ciate with a degree from Duke Uni­ver­si­ty. She has worked in var­i­ous emer­gency depart­ments as a PA in Wash­ing­ton, and not­ed that she is look­ing for­ward to “rejoin­ing the amaz­ing team of pre­hos­pi­tal providers in San Juan Coun­ty and con­tin­u­ing to care for the com­mu­ni­ty” in her new role as a paramedic.

Agency lead­er­ship attend­ed Margaret’s grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mo­ny. Said T. J. Bish­op, Assis­tant Chief of Oper­a­tions and Train­ing, “Mar­garet adds sig­nif­i­cant depth of Advanced Life Sup­port cov­er­age to the cit­i­zens and vis­i­tors to our ser­vice area. We are extreme­ly proud of her and very eager to see her back respond­ing to calls with her new skill set.”

Nathan But­ler, EMS Admin­is­tra­tor, com­ment­ed that “the addi­tion of Mar­garet at a para­medic will make the tran­si­tion to in-sta­tion shifts for para­medics pos­si­ble in 2023. We are great­ly look­ing for­ward to hav­ing her join our team of ded­i­cat­ed health­care workers.”

God bless you

Posted August 23, 2022 at 10:26 pm by

Pigs on the Wing coming to SJCT on Saturday

Posted August 23, 2022 at 7:56 pm by

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre shares a look at this Sat­ur­day’s concert.

Pink Floyd fans will enjoy the live con­cert per­formed by Pigs on the Wing at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre on Sat­ur­day, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Hail­ing from Port­land, Ore­gon, the band has a wide range of Pink Floyd songs in their arse­nal from pop­u­lar favorites to deep cuts. On this tour, you can expect to hear songs from The Dark Side of the Moon album.

This is Pigs on the Wings’ third time per­form­ing on San Juan Island. “It’s a rare treat to [come to] this beau­ti­ful place and have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to play music in such a unique spot,” says found­ing mem­ber and vocal­ist Jason Baker.

Tick­ets are $35 for adults, $17 for stu­dents, and $5 for stu­dent rush tick­ets. To pur­chase tick­ets call the box office at 360–378-3210 or vis­it the SJCT web­site.