Abreu, Hurwicz to Release Salish Sea CD in Benefit Concert CD release concert & benefit for “Kids and Canoes” Project

Sunday, July 2, 7 – 9 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall — from Sharon Abreu for Irthlingz — Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz of Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education will present a musical evening celebrating the release of their CD, “Songs to Save the Salish Sea.” The concert, from 7-9 pm at … Continue reading

Theatre Arts Class Will Learn Music of Junk Public performance on Friday

Friday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m. Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — Paul Snider’s “The Music of Junk” master class with Kids Theatre Arts Camp at Orcas Center! Paul Snider will be running a master class showing how instruments built from junk and recycled materials are … Continue reading

Summer Sailing Schedule Starts Sunday

— from Washington State Ferries — Please be advised that WSF’s Summer Sailing Schedule goes into effect on Sunday, June 25. Schedule highlights include increased service between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands, two trips to Sidney, B.C., and increased service between Mukilteo and Clinton. Know before you go—check out … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Report | June 14 – 20, 2017

— from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office — June 14, 2017 17-003408 Found Property 08:23:44 06/14/17 A Deputy was dispatched to a report of found property in Friday Harbor. Investigation continues. 17-003410 Unwanted Person 10:22:17 06/14/17 A Lopez deputy was called regarding a possible trespass. After a conversation with the … Continue reading

County Health Dept. to Present at Community Meeting What is the future of health care in the San Juan Islands?

Thursday, June 29, 6 p.m., Senior Center — from Mark Mayer — What is the future of healthcare in the San Juan Islands? Director of San Juan County Health and Community Services, Mark Tompkins, and Ellen Wilcox, Community Health Services Manager, will be detailing the mission, responsibilities, programs and efforts … Continue reading

Over 550 State Legislators Oppose Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal More than 40 states commit to state action

— from Dave Pringle for State Legislature — Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker, California State Senator Kevin de León, Massachusetts State Senator Michael Barrett, and over 550 state legislators from across the country issued a statement [June 21, 2017} committed to maintaining U.S. leadership on fighting climate change and adhering … Continue reading

Local Doctor Pens Health Care Reform Pamphlet Based on Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"

— from Emily Reed Geyman — John Geyman, M.D. of Friday Harbor, a writer about national health care policy since 1990, has published a new 28 page pamphlet: “Common Sense about Health Care Reform in America.” It takes an approach  similar to Thomas Paine who in 1775-76  wrote a pamphlet, … Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Conducts Medical Evacuation for Lopez Resident

— from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island — A Search and Rescue (SAR) team of five from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island conducted a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) from Lopez Island Airport on Sunday, June 18, 2017, to Island Hospital in Anacortes, Wash. The SAR alert crew received an urgent … Continue reading

Pelindaba and Orcasong Team Up

— from Paul King for Orcasong — Pelindaba and Orcasong today announce a long-term strategic alliance to significantly expand Lavender production in the San Juan Islands. “Escalating demand for our broad portfolio of all-natural lavender-based products across the country has prompted our desire to significantly expand our environmentally friendly organic … Continue reading