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Last update: July 14, 2014


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

July Shore Lines Newsletter

The July Newsletter is posted today. Look for the paper copy in newspaper boxes. 7/7/14

Community Campfire

Remember those campfire evenings at summer camp?

Samish Islanders are invited to the Community Campfire singalong, July 15 at 7pm at Camp Samish.

Along with the singing, there is also dessert. Join us for a little summer fun. 7/5/14 - click image to enlarge


Summer Fundraisers

Skagit Opera Fundraiser on July 27 at Benson Farm; Skagit Symphony Fundraiser Garden Party at Wakefield Farm, on Saturday, August 23. Also the Samish Island Arts Festival is not a fundraiser, but helps our local artists. July 26.

Support your local art and artists with some financial support, plus have a wonderful time with others who love the arts. It is all good for our community. 6/17/14

July 26 is the Samish Island Arts Festival

The Samish Island Arts Festival is on Saturday, July 26, from 10 am to 4pm. New vendors, great food.

This is always a great summer island festival, with beautiful artistic works. Please join us.

This year's featured artist is island resident, Sharon O'Brien. Click the image to enlarge, or view the poster. 6/3/14

Sustainable Samish Garden Tour - July 20

Sunday, July 20 is a unique tour of local sustainable gardens from 11 to 2pm. Maps and driving directions are available Sunday, July 20 starting at 10:30 am at Alger Community Hall 18735 Parkview Lane, Burlington (Alger), WA 98233. 6/17/14

June Shore Lines

This month's issue is online today. The print edition will be in newspaper boxes tomorrow. Enjoy these summer days. 6/9/14

Vacation Bible School

Please mark your calendars for the annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) held at "Samish Island Memorial Chapel" (the little white church mid-island) will be held July 7- 11 from 9:30 to 11: 30am for children ages 5-13. Great arts and craft
activities, story-telling from well-known Susie Tucker, bible studies, games, and snacks every day. Thursday, July 10th there will be a performance by a kids' band and a BBQ Friday July 11th serving hot dogs and hamburgers to conclude our week. All island and non-island children are invited for a great week. Any questions, please contact Kathie
Robertson at 766-4143, or by email. <>.

Island Summer Activities - Reserve the dates

July 21 - barbecue at the Samish Island Community Garden. Bring a dish to share, your own meat to bbque. Check with Cheryl Willis about bringing a portable grill... we may need more depending on number of attendees.

July 26 Samish Island Arts Festival, 10am to 4pm. 5/30/14

Padilla Bay Summer Activities

Check out the current newsletter for upcoming events at our nearby environmental center. 5/30/14

Community Garden

The harvest is starting. Found today in the garden, left to right: Red Russian kale, cilantro, endive, radishes, arugula; back: lots of red and green leaf lettuces.

Join the garden for as little as $25 per year individual or $50 family. Everything you can eat, with a little work weeding or watering. The heavy work is mostly done. Go have a look and decide if you would like to join us. Support our sustainable, organic garden, and enjoy the company of other islanders. Read more...

Samish Island Passages, 2014

Sue Ellen Heflin, 1955-2014, Jim Kunzmann, 1948-2014, Dick Nevitt, 1938-2014; Rick Moore 1952-2014; Frank Donato 1917-2014; Betty Donato 1922-2014; Lupe Dailey (island family resident). 6/27/14

Hall Rentals

Have a 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. You can rent the video projector or sound system if needed (additional fee). More info.. 1/7/14

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 (10+ emails a month), join both Samish Info and the Samish Neighbors e-groups.