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Why don’t we eat bugs?

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 23, 2016 at 10:02AM

Have you ever swallowed a bug? More than 80 percent of the world's cultures eat insects - why don't we? According to the United Nations, insects could very well be the food of the future. Raising grasshoppers as a food source could combat world hunger and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 60 percent. Please join us on Monday, June 27th at 7 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library as David Gordon, the author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook takes us on an adventure in entomophagy [eating bugs], and prepare yourself for the next big revolution in food production – using crickets, mealworms, and other eco-friendly alternatives to meat. The program concludes with free samples of edible insect snacks for everyone who attends.

Larsen Statement on House Sit-in

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 9:02AM

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after more than 100 U.S. Representatives and Senators held a sit-in on the House floor to demand action on gun violence prevention:

Juliette’s new home

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 1:30AM

Several months ago the animal shelter received a call from a dog rescue group in Bellingham, asking if they could take in a shy Papillion dog in desperate need of a home. They explained that Juliette had been rescued from a less-than-reputable dog breeder who had kept her in an outdoor pen, on a cold concrete floor with no bedding for over six years; using her to produce litter after litter of puppies.

Sheriff’s Log

  • Jun 23, 2016 at 1:30AM

The sheriff's department responded to the following calls.

Thank You

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 4:27PM

Thank you

We are fortunate to Have our EMS service

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 4:26PM

Dear Editor,

Maintain EMS care quality

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 4:25PM

Many of your readers know me. I had the privilege of practicing Medicine on the island from 2008 until 2014. In that period of time I worked closely with the EMTs and Paramedics that the islanders are fortunate to have. I can tell you that in my forty years of practicing Emergency Medicine across the country I have not witnessed the level of teamwork, skill and caring that exists in the pre-hospital emergency care on San Juan Island.

Support for EMS Levy

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 4:24PM

My wife and I came to the Island one year ago. This is our home now. We could see the strong ethic of Islanders to make their community better for everyone. We could see the pride in award-winning EMS services. But even the best programs must adapt to changing conditions, such as declining revenue and increasing costs. We are at that point now. The old property tax levy ends this year. It can no longer sustain EMS service levels so vital to everyone's health and welfare. When you receive your primary election ballot in the mail, please vote 'yes' for the new 2016 EMS levy. Every vote counts because passage requires a 60% approval. We can have excellent EMS service only if we continue to support it. EMS saves lives and makes us a community.

Port Commision meeting canceled

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 9:34AM

The Regular Port Commission meeting scheduled to take place at 4pm June 22nd is postponed to Thursday, June 23rd at 4:30pm at the Port Commission meeting room located at 271 Front Street.

Seattle Seahawk mascot Blitz and the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline at 4th of July parade

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the nationally recognized Friday Harbor Independence Day Parade, is proud to announce the return of ever popular Seattle Seahawk mascot Blitz for the 2016 event. This year Blitz will be joined by the driving energy of the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline whose creative rhythms and style are guaranteed to thrill parade fans of all ages.

Vote Yes for SJI EMS 2016

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

A Town Hall meeting to talk and answer your questions about the EMS levyon the primary ballot will be held at the library on Wednesday, June 29, at 7pm.

Animal Protection Society names volunteer of the month

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Mike Halette as the Volunteer of the Month. Mike is regular visitor to the shelter where he walks dogs, visits with cats and helps out with odd jobs around the facility. Mike can always be counted on to help out at events and fundraisers too. On behalf of the staff and board of directors at APS-FH, Thanks very much, Mike!

Tucker Ave. constuction, update

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Town of Friday Harbor truly appreciates everyone's patience while we work through this project. A project manager is on-site at all times to address concerns. Do not hesitate to contact Town Hall at (360) 378-2810 with questions or comments.

The “A Team” and Ballot Processing

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

The sixth in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The County Auditor administers elections and voter registration in the County.

County unemployment numbers for May released

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

County unemployment rates and employment data for May 2016 are now available online. Use the historical estimates report to view prior months' data.

The Building Advisory Council

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Building Advisory Council will be holding their regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow, Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 11:45 AM in the Legislative Hearing Room at 55 Second St., Friday Harbor.

Westcott Bay Shellfish Co. is Open for Summer!

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

With a newly constructed retail/packing shed, Westcott Bay Shellfish Company is finally open for the summer 2016 season. The oyster farm quietly opened over Memorial Day weekend to overwhelming support from neighbors, islanders, and first-time visitors.

Programs help youth develop skills needed for the modern world

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition's (SJIPC) Youth Leadership Initiative is a fortunate partner with United Way. United Way supports SJIPC to help youth acquire skills needed to navigate our globally competitive information age and to be leaders in the 21st Century.

Swallow Poop

  • Jun 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

Do you enjoy watching swallows swooping around catching insects in mid-air and gathering feathers to line their nests? Or is your first thought, "Ugh - bird poop on the deck!"

Larsen Statement on Sales Agreement Between Boeing and Iran Air

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 1:12PM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after Boeing announced that it signed a sales agreement with Iran Air:

Runners take a scenic tour of San Juan Island at last weekends marathon - Slideshow

  • Jun 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 21, 2016 at 9:47AM

Orca Month Proclaimed by Governor Inslee

  • Jun 21, 2016 at 1:30AM

Learn about Orcas at Orca Network Workshop June 18.

Debbie Daniels​ and ​Cathy Schoenberg; Recent Oil Paintings

  • Jun 20, 2016 at 3:44PM

These two artists, though at different stages of their careers, are not such different painters. Both Cathy & Debbie paint the subjects of their heart desires. Choosing the path of experimentation in her painting style, Deb initially painted in the style of super realism. Now in choosing to paint in the impressionistic style, Debbie turns her attention inland to reflect the rural scenes of island life. From docile, lazy cows to beloved horses and the fields where they reside, rural island life provides Deb much impetus to paint.

Father, Grandfather and Stand Up Man

  • Jun 19, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 20, 2016 at 12:43PM

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