Notes from the Island — July 7

Posted July 7, 2022 at 7:45 am by

  • MV Tillikum remains out of ser­vice due to mechan­i­cal issues. Accord­ing to Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries, inter­is­land traf­fic will be rout­ed through Ana­cortes on anoth­er ves­sel at no addi­tion­al cost when possible.
  • Beaver­ton Val­ley Road will be closed for drainage cul­vert repairs between Egg Lake Road and Boyce Road start­ing Tues­day, July 12. The Coun­ty expects the work to take one week.
  • San Juan Island EMS shares an update about increas­ing their pre­pared­ness in respond­ing to out­er islands calls.
  • San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre announced the cast for Mau­ri­tius, its fall play. Jack­ie will be played by Anne Marie Ryan; Mary by Car­rie Jew­ett; Den­nis by Adam Par­rott; Philip by Mason Tur­nage; and Ster­ling by Eric Con­cord. The show runs from Sept. 30 through Oct. 16.
  • The appli­ca­tion dead­line for San Juan Sum­mer Arts Fes­ti­val ven­dors has been extend­ed to Fri­day, July 15. Email sjsummerartsfestival@gmail.com for more info.
  • Sound Heal­ing with Jyoti, a med­i­ta­tive acoustic sound con­cert, takes place at Alche­my Art Cen­ter at 6 p.m. tomor­row, with a $10–20 sug­gest­ed donation.

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Plastic Free July — habit shift #6

Posted July 6, 2022 at 9:54 pm by

Tran­si­tion San Juan Island’s Waste Reduc­tion group shares today’s habit shift inspi­ra­tion from the glob­al Plas­tic Free July campaign

Buy From Bulk Bins

Think about what prepack­aged foods you can switch out for a sim­i­lar item from bulk bins. Bulk resources on San Juan Island can be found at the San Juan Island Food Co-op, Mar­ket Place, Salty at Heart Island Apothe­cary, and Salt & Sand Salon.

The tall grass of the season gives cover for catching birds

Posted July 6, 2022 at 9:25 pm by

View the pre­vi­ous shots in this day-in-the-life series (one, two, three, four, five, six) and learn more about Brad’s per­spec­tive on the fox­es of San Juan Island.

Vote counting equipment test takes place July 13

Posted July 6, 2022 at 1:32 pm by

The San Juan Coun­ty Elec­tions Office shares news about next week’s pre-elec­tion equip­ment test, which is open to the public.

A log­ic-and-accu­ra­cy test of bal­lot tab­u­lat­ing equip­ment used in San Juan Coun­ty for the Aug. 2 pri­ma­ry elec­tion is sched­uled for Wednes­day, July 13 at 11 a.m. The test works by tal­ly­ing the results of a pre­pared set of test bal­lots to see if the results match the votes cast. The test will take place in the Elec­tions Office locat­ed at 55 Sec­ond Street, Suite A, in Fri­day Harbor.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Sec­re­tary of State’s Elec­tions Divi­sion will be present for the test. The test is per­formed before every local, state, or fed­er­al elec­tion to ensure that tab­u­la­tion hard­ware and soft­ware equip­ment are com­pli­ant with Wash­ing­ton State rules and will accu­rate­ly count the votes.

All inter­est­ed mem­bers of the pub­lic are invit­ed to observe, either in per­son or in the safe­ty of their own homes. The Elec­tions Office will livestream the test on its YouTube chan­nel.

Notes from the Island — July 6

Posted July 6, 2022 at 8:30 am by

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MV Chelan heads for Anacortes

Posted July 5, 2022 at 11:18 pm by

Plastic Free July — habit shift #5

Posted July 5, 2022 at 10:22 pm by

Tran­si­tion San Juan Island’s Waste Reduc­tion group shares today’s habit shift inspi­ra­tion from the glob­al Plas­tic Free July campaign

Refuse Takeaway Utensils and Containers

A new Wash­ing­ton State law states that busi­ness­es can no longer auto­mat­i­cal­ly include sin­gle-use items in cus­tomer orders. Bring your own reusable trav­el uten­sils and say no thanks to take­away uten­sils. Ask if you can bring your own con­tain­er to take food away in; some restau­rants and cafes are hap­py to do this.