Charles Paul Norman
Twelve repurposed/recycled homes from Canada are planned for Sun Rise Phase II, with seven homes now on site at the San Juan Community Home Trust's newest neighborhood of permanently affordable homes. A total of $1,269,289 has been spent on labor, materials and services to develop the site and refurbish the homes.
That's me – Ricky. I'm the handsome tabby fellow shown here with Nanette, one of my many girlfriends at the San Juan Island animal shelter. I suppose I'm what you might call a "chick magnet." I don't know how to explain it – they just can't get enough of me. I guess it might be because of my gentle, suave demeanor. Or maybe it's my soulful eyes and rugged good looks. Here at the animal shelter they call me "The Ambassador" because the other cats like me so much. Truth is, I like them too. The problem is, I've been here for a couple of years now … way too long. I was hoping someone like you might be interested in giving me a real forever home. I'm pretty sure you'll like me. Everyone else seems to!
Lighthouse Preschool students Violet Espinoza, 5 and Wade Oldwyn, 4 show off the green trash bags they plan to use to collect trash during this weekend's Great Island Clean Up.
The San Juan County Master Gardeners plant problem diagnostic clinic meets twice monthly on the first and third Thursday of the month from April through September, and supports the Master Gardener Farmers Market booths on Orcas and San Juan Islands and the Lopez table at Sunset Builders Supply. Residents and visitors can submit plants with poor vigor, signs of disease or insect damage. They also identify plants and insects of concern or interest.
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Friday Harbor will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Wednesday, April 20
In honor of Earth Day, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free day at all state parks on Friday, April 22. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks.
Submitted by The Whale Museum
Submitted by San Juan Island Trails committee
For young anglers, there is one can't-miss event: the Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby. Now in its 20th year, the derby is an island tradition for kids looking to reel in a big catch on Cascade Lake. It will be held on Saturday, April 23 starting at sunrise. A pancake breakfast starts at 9:30 a.m. in the day use picnic area.
Troop raises funds for summer backpacking trek to New Mexico
Submitted by the University of Washington-Friday Harbor Laboratories
By Courtney Oldwyn
William Michael Thomas Zersen was born March 30 in Anacortes. He is the second child of Todd and Jael Zersen. He was born at 11:16 a.m. at their home. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.1 inches long. The birth was attended by Midwife Cynthia Jaffee of Green Bank Birth Center and her assistant Diana Miller, also attending was the sister of Todd, Bridgetta Malquist and cousin KellyAnn Atterberry of Bloom Apothecary.
Submitted by San Juan Preservation Trust
Local writers are invited to submit poems inspired by the natural beauty of San Juan Island for the Sunken Park Poetry Contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission. The winner will read the selected poem at the unveiling of a Town of Friday Harbor mural in Sunken Park on Sunday, May 22, and the poem will be submitted to local news media for publication. The title of the mural and theme for the contest is "Witness the Beauty." This work by Kirkland, Wash. mural artist Jake Wagoner was selected by the Town of Friday Harbor Council at the recommendation of the arts commission from several proposals submitted by professional northwest mural artists.
"Mark your calendars!" organizers say. "It's time for the 2016 Great Islands' Clean-Up … our annual spring-cleaning!"
Mount Baker Boys Scouts of America Scout Master of the Year for 2016 Chris Hallock is helping his troop have some of the same adventures he had as a young scout.
Submitted by the San Juan Pilots Association
Submitted by the San Juan Island Trails committee