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Last update: April 8, 2014


The Samish Island website is owned and operated by the Samish Island Community Center (SICC), located in Skagit County, Washington, USA

Community Garden

Potluck on Monday, April 14, 6:00pm, meeting at 7pm. Any food contribution is welcome (rainbow theme). Don't yet belong? Join us and find out more.

Starts have arrived - planting and other work parties are scheduled for Saturdays, April 12 and 26. Bring your work gloves and enjoy the morning, 9-noon, or any amt of time you have. End of Blue Heron Road on the right. More... 4/8/14

Samish Shore Lines Newsletter

The April newsletter is online today. Thanks to Charlene Day for this month's issue. 4/7/14

Historical Presentation

A Presentation called The Tree Army: The Civililian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933 - 1941, will be given this Thursday, April 10th, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington. Description at the website below.

For more information: Phone: (360) 755 - 0760; Contact Karen,; or visit the Burlington Public Library website. 4/7/14

Thanks to Donors

The Samish Island Community Garden thanks commercial donors of seeds and trees to the garden again this year - Biringer Nursery for 4 more trees (in addition to 6 last year!), Finney Farm, and Osborne Seeds for many packages of seed donations.

Cheryl & Char find a temporary spot for the new trees, until they can be planted. 3/16/14

Edison Historic Home Tour, Saturday April 5

Sponsored by the Skagit County Historical Museum, this tour features 11 buildings and homes of Edison (est. 1869), from 1890 to the 1930's. The tour is $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Tour begins at 10am, to 5pm. For more info and tickets, visit the website. 3/16/14

Shore Lines Newsletter, March issue

This month's Samish Island newsletter is posted online today. 3/11/14

The Padilla Bay Newsletter

Find the spring classes and events in the Padilla Bay Spring newsletter. 2/24/14

February Shore Lines

The February Shore Lines is online today. It will be delivered sometime this week to your newspaper box. 2/10/14

Community Garden

The garden is in planning. New members are encouraged any time. We eat royally from the garden during the season, then give lots to the Food Banks in Skagit County, too. To join as a member: $25 for individual, $50 per family. All are welcome to help the effort for organic, fresh food, grown locally. Pay at the meetings, or send donations/dues to:
Samish Island Acres - A Community Garden, P.O. Box 334
Bow, WA 98232-9334, Attn: Jane Worlund.

January Belongs to Eagles and Hawks

Eagle Launch from Pole © Steve Radeleff
Eagle full wing © Steve Radeleff
Red Tailed Hawk © Steve Radeleff

posted 1/14/14

This month's featured photographer is a neighbor on Colony Mountain.

Steve Radeleff, a professional cabinetmaker, is also a nature photographer in his free time.

These photos were taken on the Samish River flats with a Pentax K5 II digital camera with a 300 prime lens.

Eagle full-up wing © Steve Radeleff

Shore Lines News - January 2014

The newest Samish island newsletter is online today, and to your newspaper boxes by Wednesday. This issue has the membership dues form attached. We appreciate any support for the Community Hall and its upkeep. 1/7/14

Hall Rentals

Have a fun gathering planned that might be too much for your home (preparation, serving, cleanup, etc?). Think about using the community center for your event. Islanders or members' rate: $50 for 5-hr or less, $75 one-day rental. Everyone loves the hall: it's open, spacious, has lots of tables and serving things. It doesn't have tv or wireless distractions. Real interactions and conversation can happen here. Call to reserve your event day, 766-8202. More info.. 1/7/14

Friend of Skagit Beaches

Trail tales activities in January and March, sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches offers some volunteer opportunities. 12/31/13

Past Shore Lines

All Shore Lines newsletter are online since 2003. Back issues from that date forward are available on the Publications page.

Email Groups

If you'd like to receive important/emergent information that informs all islanders, join the Samish Info e-group (2-3 emails a month). For those who like a little more neighborly sharing, join both Samish Info and the Samish Neighbors e-groups.