Bit by Bit. Prune Alley is getting done.


Great news from the County: San Juan County is honoring the opening of Prune Alley with a “Celebration of Access” event on Thursday, September 1 at 6pm. The public is invited to join County officials and community members for a ribbon cutting, speeches, and a non-motorized parade down the newly completed street. Afterward, Prune Alley will officially be open to through traffic—just in time for Labor Day Weekend. Hope to see you there!

The OICF Board is developing a new work plan to carry our work forward over the next few years. I would greatly appreciate hearing from you about your vision for OICF and learning how you think we are doing.  What are we doing well and what could we do better?

I will be hosting a few informal gatherings in the coming weeks in the OICF Volk Family Meeting Room, scheduled for 10AM on Tuesday August 30, 3 PM Tuesday September 6, and 3PM Thursday September 8.  The number of participants is limited to 10 for each event due to ongoing Covid concerns.  Please RSVP by emailing me to reserve your spot.  If you would prefer to meet solo, or if you would rather send in written comments, that works as well. The important part is hearing your thoughts.

As the ferry service continues to be hobbled, it would be wise to be sure you are signed up with medical transport services.  There are now three different air medical transport companies that Emergency Medical Services utilizes in medical emergencies, and the Fire Department recommends you sign up with all three. For more information, click here.

There are more free concerts this weekend. Box Wine Etiquette plays today at 5 and tomorrow at noon at Wild Island.  And the Orcas Center series continues with Jacob Miller and Harlan Silverman on Sunday at 6 on the Village Green. Always fun to enjoy good music under the summer skies.

Have a great weekend—