Roberts and Ulvi lived, worked and adventured in Alaska for 33 years before moving to San Juan Island in 2007 to build a new homestead life in retirement.
After a recent drill in which the fire department was given a small building to burn for practice, Michelle went right up to the owner and thanked him for, "letting us burn his building down." A born diplomat.
In his newly published book, "How Obamacare is Unsustainable," Geyman contends the three primary goals of the Affordable Care Act's three primary goals—affordability, near-universal coverage and improved quality of care—are not being met and that a single-payer healthcare system is the best solution for all Americans, and for reform of U.S. health care.
Join Kathleen Foley of San Juan Preservation Trust and Tanja Williamson of San Juan County Land Bank for the next installment of the award winning walk series, Know Your Island Walks. Foley and Willamson will lead the walk around the soon-to-be Mount Grant Preserve, formerly known as Lawson Ridge, March 28, at 1 p.m.
During the week, pages assist senators and staff, attend lectures with guest speakers and go to "page school," where they create legislation of their own in a mock committee setting.
Compared to some of the larger demonstration gardens maintained by Master Gardeners across Washington state, the small plot on Mullis Street may not seem like much. But size doesn’t matter when it comes to the amount of crops it yields.
Billed nowadays as a retreat, the weeklong annual Irish music extravaganza hosted by Roche Harbor Resort, the first week of March, might just as easily be called a revival. In either case, it remains a most hearty celebration and one that not so long ago seemed to be headed into the abyss.
High school senior Audrey Sable is the latest and final appointee of the recently established Friday Harbor Arts Commission. She will be a member of the advisory panel until leaving for college in the fall, and will assist in developing recommendations to the town council on the cultivation, acquisition, and placement of public art.
Called the “Johnny Appleseed of Glass” Fritz Dreisbach is one of America’s glass royalty. Join Dreisbach as he spin stories of the studio glass movement in the U.S., March 13, 7 p.m., at San Juan Community Theatre.
C.B.R. Kennerly’s notes provide a window to island ecology before it was transformed by a century of Euro-American farming, logging, sheep and roads. He saw elk on Orcas, wolves on Lopez and San Juan, and visited an “oak prairie” on central San Juan Island where relic trees can be seen today.
McGilvery, 25, was presented with the award Oct. 1 for professional achievement as assistant work center supervisor in the reactor electrical division and reactor department of the U.S.S. Nimitz in September.
Each year the Stewardship Network of the San Juans presents Good Steward Awards to islanders, and relies on the community for nominations.
Friday Harbor Holistic Health’s Nicholas Corrin will host the weekend workshop, Art of Self Care: Intro to Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Feb. 21-22, at Brickworks.