Museum honors Bob Jamieson

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A reception will be held at the Roy Franklin Terminal at Friday Harbor Airport on Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. to honor the Featured Pilot for 2017: Bob Jamieson. Islanders are invited to celebrate the occasion of this annual addition to the San Juan Aviation Museum.

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Litter-Free by the Sea: Saturday

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it is time for the 2017 Great Islands Clean-Up, the annual county-wide spring-cleaning event, during which volunteers collect litter from public beaches and roadways. This year, the clean-up will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

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Free! Brown Bag Lunch Seminars

The Northwest Workforce Council Career Center is hosting a series of free Brown Bag lunch seminars.
April seminars include:

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SJI EMT Of The Month

ig_John_Gossom-001 (32k image)Congratulations John Gossom the SJI April EMT of the month. John is said to be one of the kindest and accommodating volunteers around EMS these days.

Lately John has been a huge influence with the current EMT class acting as evaluator and patient preparing students for final testing.

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SJ Community Home Trust Hires New Executive Director

ig_David_Gow-001 (55k image)San Juan Community Home Trust has hired David S. Gow as Executive Director. Mr. Gow has been a resident since 2012 and resides here with his partner, Heather Mueller, a teacher at Friday Harbor Elementary.

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Seeks Long Term Relationship

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Single White & Black Male seeks long term relationship with someone who likes the same things I do…..McDonald’s drive-thru windows, playing with other dogs, sniffing cats from behind, going for walks, a soft, cozy bed and frequent belly rubs.

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Town Hall Meeting: Jamie Stephens

Council Member Jamie Stephens will hold a town hall meeting on Friday (04-14-17) at 1:30 pm at the Lopez Center. Public is invited to ask questions.

SJI Easter Egg Hunt

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April 18th, Jackson Beach at 1PM, TONS of real eggs, toy prizes for all aged 0-12, and special fire safety prizes. Benefit for the Friday Harbor Food Bank: by bringing a non-perishable food item -or money donation. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Firefighters’ Association

April Special Election On Lopez

Nearly 10 percent of Washington’s registered voters are receiving ballots for the 2017 April Special Election voting period that ends April 25. San Juan County has only one Special Election: "The San Juan County Council adopted Resolution No. 9-2017 regarding the formation of a Public Hospital District. If approved, Public Hospital District No. 2 would be established with a boundary of all land within precincts of Lopez North and Lopez South with the purpose of operating health care facilities and providing hospital services and other health care services."

Performers Wanted For Fair

Friday Harbor, San Juan County: Calling all performers for the 2017 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted. Performers from the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply now!

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.Arboretum Hosted Excursion

Learn about the latest craze in gardening - Nativars - improved cultivars of native plants. Breeders have taken natives and tweaked them to bloom longer, grow tidier, have more colorful foliage and be more disease resistant

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Take “Natural Hazard” Survey

The San Juan County/Friday Harbor Department of Emergency Management is working on a "Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan". The survey can be accessed at this link:

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Mary Louise Austin

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June 26, 1926 ~ March 30, 2017

Louise passed away on March 30, 2017, at The Village at the Harbour, in Friday Harbor Washington, at the age of 90. She was born to Charles and Lola Napoleone on June 26, 1926 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Whale Museum Volunteer Open House Tuesday, April 11

The Whale Museum is holding an open house for anyone interested in volunteering. If you have some spare time and are interested in our marine ecosystem, the museum has something for everyone.

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Chapito Here, aka "Chappie"

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Hello Friday Harbor! My name is Chapito, but my friends here at the animal shelter call me, “Chappie”.

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Meet The OPALCO Candidates

OPALCO is a member-owned cooperative membership. OPALCO members will have a chance to vote for two open board positions in the election that opens on April 13th. There are three candidates for the two open positions in District 1 (San Juan, Brown, Henry, Pearl and Spieden islands): Vince Dauciunas, Mark Madsen and Bill Severson. All
Co-op members vote in all elections, regardless of their home district.

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EDC Workshop On Using SuperConnectivity™

Effective and powerful communication can help build companies and careers. It’s a critical component of enduring success in today’s competitive business world. Whether a face-to-face conversation or well-written e-mail, a meaningful and well delivered message establishes a connection that creates a powerful impression with customers and colleagues.

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Nate Benedict

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April 2 1922 ~ March 29 2017

Nate died peacefully Wednesday afternoon with his family by his side. A full obituary will follow.

Council Off To Sidney B.C.

The San Juan County Council will be attending the Washington State Ferry’s first sailing of 2017 to Sidney, BC on Sunday, April 2 at 9:30 AM. The public is, of course, welcome to go along for the ride over and back.

7 Months Waiting For A Home

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Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. The last one picked for the team. The lonely girl in the corner that no one will dance with. That’s me. I’m Seraphina and when I arrived here in Friday Harbor I was just a kitten. That was ages ago…now I’m almost seven months old!

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Wolf Hollow Open House

Don't miss this opportunity to tour our facility, meet staff and board members and learn more about the work carried out at your local wildlife rehabilitation center, . Saturday, 01 April, 2017, 11:00 AM - 03:00.

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-- Guest Column --

It Has Been Lawson Ridge For Generations

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Since my family moved to San Juan in 1999 the options for hiking have grown in a big way. Many of the trails were there well before my time, but the acquisitions (and labor) of the National Parks, the Land Bank, and volunteer trails committees have created a wonderful, cohesive network of well marked and maintained trails.

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OPALCO Trimming Trees

You may see Right of Way OPALCO crews in your area trimming trees away from power lines and equipment. This regular maintenance is a critical to maintaining safe and reliable service. Please keep your landscaping and shrubs away from OPALCO equipment, and advise them about potential hazard trees near the lines.