Tahitian dancing, Polynesian fare, dogs decked out in their best leis, and more than a couple celebrities are a few things attendees can expect at the Animal Protection Society's "Luau on the Lawn" benefit.
The family of Lynn Ellen Cannam Loring wishes to inform the community of her passing and to announce the date of her internment at Valley Cemetery.
Now Recruiting for Fall Training Session
The County Council is searching for San Juan County citizens to fill current and upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Additional information about each committee is available on the County's website at: http://sanjuanco.com/Council/AdvisoryCommittees.aspx
The textile works of Amanda Richardson have earned accolades from clients worldwide. This show's subject matter is inspired by the beautiful flowers and rocky cliffs from her home in Cornwall, UK. Additionally, it is infused with remembrances of the flowers from the San Juan Islands and her recent travels to Crete and Kazakhstan
Bloodworks Northwest issued a "code-red" appeal for donors after inventories for some blood types fell alarmingly — to just a one-day supply. Normal operating inventory is a four day supply. Blood donations this summer are down by about 25 percent. Summer is always a challenging time for blood collection. Donations are expected to fall by about 15 percent during summer — with schools and colleges on break, and donors on vacation. This year the drop-off has been much higher. The situation in the Northwest is part of a nationwide blood shortage. Help our community out this summer by giving at one of these blood drives if you are able to. Each donation makes a difference when levels are this low.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Friday Harbor will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016, at 4:00pm at 271 Front Street, Friday Harbor, Washington. The purpose of the Special Commission Meeting will be for the Commission to conduct a Executive Session, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (c) to discuss Real Estate and (i) potential litigation.
Bernie Day 71, a resident of Friday Harbor for 26 years, passed unexpectedly on July 3, 2016 during a five-week cruise to Desolation Sound and the Broughton Islands, British Columbia, Canada. She was born in Walsenburg, Colo. on Aug. 28, 1944. The daughter of Julia and Charles John Simansky. Bernie grew up in Erie and Westminster Colorado and graduated from Westminster High School in Colorado. Following high school, she started a career in various administration roles at several technology companies and later as a senior administrator at Western Electric and AT&T Bell Laboratories. In New Jersey, she started a technology value-added reseller (VAR) company D&D CompuTech, Inc. and enjoyed its rise in the AT&T VAR program ranks.
Saturday, July 23, from 1-4 p.m. Roche Harbor Trails: Mike Buettell, volunteer trail builder and mountain climber, will lead us on a hike through the extensive trail system next to the Roche Harbor Resort. Buettell and his group of volunteers are proud of the trail building and maintenance, and you will want to return and explore on your own. Meet and park at the intersection of Roche Harbor and West Valley Roads. Distance: 3.5 miles. Rating: Moderate on gentle trails. Dogs on leashes are welcome. For more information: email@example.com
The San Juan County United Way has been instrumental in assisting folks who experience a developmental disability. They have awarded Washington Vocational Services a grant for the last three years, supporting WVS to plan activities which help these men and women experience less isolation in the San Juans.
A Tea and talk with OPALCO board members Vince Dauciunas, Mark Madsen, Winnie Adams is Tuesday, July 12, 5:30-7 p.m. at the San Juan Island Grange
Claire Crawbuck, a resident of Friday Harbor, was one of 399 members of the Class of 2016 to earn degrees from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., on May 21, during the college's 181st Commencement ceremony. Crawbuck graduated with a bachelor of arts in Environmental Science. She is the daughter of Kenneth Crawbuck and Laura Norris.
Claire Crawbuck, a resident of Friday Harbor, was one of 399 members of the Class of 2016 to earn degrees from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. on May 21, during the college's 181st Commencement ceremony. Crawbuck graduated with a bachelor of arts in Environmental Science. She is the daughter of Kenneth Crawbuck and Laura Norris.
William Blackmon, of Friday Harbor, made the dean's list for the spring 2016 quarter (which ended June 10 ) at Eastern Washington University. For more info, go to www.ewu.edu/deanslist.
Head on over to the San Juan County Fairgrounds, this Friday July 8 for the final Drive-In of the season – Dirty Dancing. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
The San Juan Island School District and planning committee members have planned a DACA/DAPA Update Session for Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm, at the San Juan Community Theatre. The purpose of this meeting is for participants to learn the decision of the Supreme Court and how it impacts students, families and our island community.
The special work session of the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees scheduled for July 19 has been cancelled. The board plans to reschedule this session at a later date.
Why do people come to San Juan Island? I'm talking about tourists here. It turns out that our wild things lure some folks to cross oceans and boundaries so they can sit in rabbit pellets hours on end, entertained by real world drama—as in 'fox stalking rabbit.' And then there is the feverish shooting of playful kits romping on the prairie … just photos nowadays. I get it. My own photo gallery bulges with foxes, eagles, whales, harbor seals, otters, nursing fawns, a majestic buck, along with at least a hundred bird species. There are also some family pictures – although those creatures are truly moving targets.