Letters From An Island Son, Far From Home
Upon leaving Africa, Stefan has been heading east through Asia as a common traveler, working on Malaysian organic farms, climbing Himalayan mountains, contemplating eastern spirituality and exploring the culture, language, food, religion and landscape of a vast and beautiful continent. He is the son of Lawrence Verbano and Christine Damarjian. These are his letters home. Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Commissioners Approve 14 Year Ferry Plan
2015 capital projects include breakwater and ferry engine and outdrive replacement ($960k). Operations expenses are expected to be $2.3 million. [View plan]

Up In Smoke: Moratorium On Marijuana Operation
On November 18, a marijuana production license was issued to Miller Marijuana Farms, 5735 Homestead Lane, Guemes Island... [but] the Skagit County Commissioners today issued a moratorium on marijuana facilities in rural areas... [Read more]

Skagit County Trails and Paths Survey
Skagit Council of Governments has prepared a simple survey on trails and non-motorized path preferences in Skagit County. Survey closes Friday. [Take Survey]

What Would You Do If You Ran The Ferry?
Survey: How would you handle ferry policy issues such as multiple large trucks displacing passenger vehicles, someone cutting in front of others in the ferry line, scheduling crew breaks, defining what constitutes a medical emergency, late ferry departures and the uncertainty of a second 11:15 run? We have set up a survey so you can Tell Us.

Captain Rowe Responds To Riders' Questions

North Beach on Saturday, November 29, with high tides and full-on northeasterly gale force winds. Very low temperatures were just a bonus. Photo by Steve Orsini.

The Ferry Committee Meets With Public Works
The FC asked about the status of the plan to modify the current fare target revenue methodology...commented that the current methodology has proven to work in that the target has been met or exceeded since the last fare increase of 14% in 2011.  The problem is that the operating and maintenance costs for the vessel are now about $2.0 million per year up from about $750,000 about six years ago.  [Read more]

How Good A Deal Are Ferry Punchcards?
A senior with a bicycle scores big.   [Read more]

Sign Up For Guemes Island Email Notifications
Join the email lists of your choice of  Guemes Island organizations. [Sign me up!]

Make additions or changes to the Guemes Directory (online) or the Guemes Phone Book (print) through one form: Directory and Phone Book Changes

Additions or changes to The Guemes Phone Book must be made by December 24.

LineTime has long wanted to celebrate and promote the artists and craftspersons of Guemes Island and we found a way that benefits them and island organizations. We will continue to add to the shop and add organizations to the donation list, so stop by often. [Made By Guemes]

Guemes Island Property Sales  LAST SALE: 11.4.14

From Our Island Organizations

Next Up

Monday, December 22, 2014
6:30 PM
Thursday, January 8, 2015
11:30 AM
Thursday, January 15, 2015
11:30 AM

At The Community Center

Sunday, December 21, 2014
3:30 PM
Sunday, February 8, 2015
2:00 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2015
1:00 PM