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Wednesday, June 18th

Christina Orchid To Speak at Discovery Series

sss_06-19-08_Lecture-1 (46k image)Spring Street International School is bringing James Beard Award‐Winning Chef, entrepreneur and author Christina Orchid as the next speaker for the ”Spring Street Discovery Speaker Series”. The new, monthly Spring Street Discovery Speaker Series continues in Friday Harbor at Pelindaba Downtown – Thursday, June 19 at 7:00pm.

The Discovery Series asks the question “Remember when you were a high school student and you wondered how do you get from here to there, from studying in your home town, to a completely different life?”

The series will bring people who have achieved great things to speak with students who will have a chance to interview, question and talk with them about what they did, how they did it, and what they might do differently next time. Admission is free and all interested island students and adults are cordially invited!


Thursday, June 12th

Skyhawks Multi-Sports Camp Comes To Orcas

June 23-27

The largest provider of youth sports programs in the country is coming to Orcas Island.

The Skyhawks Multi-Sports Camp provides opportunities for participants to gain experience in several sports: soccer, baseball, and basketball. There is no pressure, just lots of fun, while young athletes participate in all three sports through unique Skyhawks games.

This popular sports camp has been part of the San Juan Island and Lopez Island summer programs for several years and has had terrific success.

This will be the second year on Orcas Island. The camp for boys and girls ages 7-12 runs during the first week of public school vacation, June 23-27 from 9:00 - 3:00 at Buck Park; children who need childcare until 5:00 will have supervision until then.

Registration forms can be downloaded at The summer guide to all Orcas Island Recreation Program activities are available at the public library and at the Rec. Program office in the Senior Center. For more information or for scholarship assistance, call 376-5339.


Global to Local Video and Discussion

June 12

Videos pertaining to global trends in agriculture, environment and social welfare. Learn about solutions currently happening on Orcas Island and why they are vitally important for the planet.
Thursday June 12 7:00-9:00 pm at the Funhouse
Ages: 14 and up
Cost: Donations go to support the F.E.A.S.T. program


Wednesday, June 11th

Meeting On A New Expanded Medical Center

Wednesday June 11, 2008 Time 5:30 p.m. Additional Information DescriptionThe Hospital District Board will hold a Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m.

This meeting is to allow for extensive, fully informed discussion about providing enhanced access to healthcare services with a new expanded medical center.

The Report of Initial Findings of the Feasibility Assessment was presented to the Hospital Board and the community on May 28 by presented by the San Juan Community Hospital Committee assisted by PeaceHealth. Documents are available online at

Members of the Assessment Team including Islanders, consultants and PeaceHealth staff will be present to answer questions, listen to feedback and participate in the discussion.

SJSD Board To Meet On Funding

The Board of Directors of the San Juan Island School District will be attending a meeting Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Commons to discuss options for fundraising to fully fund the high school athletic program for the 2008-09 school year.

Coaches and interested parents, students and community members are invited to join a conversation facilitated by Superintendent Michael Soltman and Principal Fred Woods.

Board members will attend and listen to information presented and participate in discussions, however, no formal action will be taken by the board.


Tom Bauschke
John Evans
Mary Kalbert
Ron Keeshan
Gordy Petersen
Bruce Sallan
Terra Tamai
Piet Visser
Amy Wynn
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