Flags At Half-Staff Monday
In accordance with Flag Code section 7(m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Monday, May 15, 2017. Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 15, 2017, in recognition of the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on May 15, 2017. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition. Please call (360) 239-1317 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.
Lime Quarrying and Limemaking
Have you ever wondered how lime is made from limestone? Or gazed in wonder at the lime kilns scattered across our islands? Why, for that matter, is our State Park called Lime Kiln? Local architectural historian Boyd C. Pratt's new book Lime: Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands tells all. Here are the blurbs:
SJC Hospital Commissioners Special Meeting Friday
SJCPHD#1 Special Meeting/Work Session May 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. to be held at the Frank Wilson EMS Building.
2nd Graders Kindness Rock Garden
( Facebook page photo grab)
The 2nd graders at Friday Harbor Elementary school have joined the world wide movement to spread random acts of kindness. They gathered, designed and painted kindness rocks to inspire people. They placed the majority of the rocks at a Kindness Rock Garden located near the Friday Harbor ferry landing at Roy’s Island Buzz Drive-Thru. The Garden is now on a world wide MAP of Kindness rock gardens. Now people can look it up and come swap or take a rock. Click HERE for their blog,
FH Tour de FamilyOn Friday
Come join in on the bike fun with family bike rides, activities, free gear, and a bike swap; Friday, 12 May, 2017, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM at the new John O. Linde Community Park on Carter St.
Women's Fund Awards 5 Grants
The Women's Fund is a Pooled-Donor Advised Fund held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Together, they were able to award five grants to local nonprofit organizations. 76 Women's Fund members voted to fund the following projects:
Flood Risk Open House Wednesday
May 10th, 2017 open house from 2:00 PM (Presentation at 2:15) to 4:00 PM at the San Juan Council legislative hearing room 55 Second Street. Read more HERE
Free Boater Education Card
Course information: “Adventures in Boating,” 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, 13 May Saturday) Mullis Street Fire Station (1011 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor, WA)NO COST for course. Instructors from Sheriff’s Office & USCG Auxiliary.Bring a sack lunch. Reserve NOW by contacting David Tribolet at 376-3994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPALCO Board Stays The Same
The successful candidates in the recent OPALCO board election are incumbents Vince Dauciunas and Mark Madsen.
Jennifer Williams’ - Healing Waters
( Jennifer Williams in her studio -contributed photo)
Jennifer Williams’ - Healing Waters is a collection of landscape paintings offering an escape from our busy lives. In choosing this years theme of Healing Waters, she aspires for her paintings to be visual reminders of our fragile natural environment.
Want One..or All Three?
(Diana O'Brian photo)
Kittens, kittens, kittens! Head on down to Crazy Larry’s “Mile-0-Kittens” for this season’s new arrivals! We’ve got your tabby kittens. We’ve got your sleek black kittens [that one looks like trouble -Ed}, your long-haired kittens and your short-haired kittens. These beauties have very low mileage, and are ready to snuggle right off the lot…. Check out our fantastic low, low rates! What’s it gonna to take to get one of these babies into your home? C’mon over to Crazy Larry’s (aka The Animal Shelter) for a test cuddle soon!
FH Park St Sewer Update
Street Closure Week of May 8th: The Marguerite Place and Park Street Intersection will closed for an extended period of time as the Contractor installs underground concrete structures. Closure will last approximately 1 ½ days.
AmeriCorps Coming To San Juan Islands
This summer the San Juan County Health & Community Services Department in collaboration with the Family Resource Centers on Lopez, Orcas, and the San Juan Islands and the Opportunity Council will launch a three-year AmeriCorps VISTA poverty alleviation project
Clean Vessel Act Prevents Sewage In State Waters
(web grab photo from Wa Sea Grant page)
Pumpout boats, public education and collaboration with marinas divert 10 million gallons of onboard sewage to onshore treatment.
Seattle - In 2016, the Washington Clean Vessel Act, a joint project of Washington State Parks, U.S. Fish & Wildlife and Washington Sea Grant, helped divert a record 10 million gallons of raw sewage from Puget Sound, Lake Washington and other state waterways
Planned Outage For Shaw & Orcas
OPALCO members on all of Shaw Island and west of Youngren’s Pond / Loon Song Lane on Orcas Island will experience an overnight planned power outage beginning at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 10th. Power restoration is expected by 4:00 am on Thursday, May 11th.
Have An Idea For A SJC Lic Plate?
There's a new campaign for a specialty license plate that would generate funds to support conservation lands in the San Juan Islands. Original artwork for the design will be accepted through June 1 this year and some of those will be exhibited on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island.
WSF Wants Your Opinion
The Washington State Transportation Commission is conducting a new survey they want you to take so they can learn about your experience and satisfaction using WSF during the 2017 winter (Jan-Apr) period this year.
Shrimp Fishery Opens May 6
Recreational spot shrimp fishing will open May 6 in Puget Sound under seasons announced today by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).