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Last update: October 19, 2016


The Samish Island website is owned and operated by the Samish Island Community Center (SICC), a 501C3 non-profit organization, located in Skagit County, Washington, USA Shore Lines - April issue

Save the Date:

Oct 27 - Edgewater Garden Club meeting: Jim Walker presents a lively and informative program about dragofly facts, folklore, and fables.
Oct 27 is also the Shore Lines Due date for items for the Shore Lines. email to:

Oct 29 - Halloween Party at Camp Kirby, $5. Read more in the October Shore Lines link below.

Oct 31 - Last day to register to vote in person, at the county election office. Questions: http://www.sos.wa-gov/elections/auditors.aspx

Nov 29 - Yoga classes begin. contact for more information.

Dec 3 - Edgewater Garden Club invites the entire community to an Open House from 10am-1pm.  Island logo shirts, hats, bags, etc. will be available for purchase; instructions to build your own wreaths and swags available; and enjoy hot cider, cookies, and a chance to visit with your neighbors.

Shore Lines, Oct 2016

The October Shore Lines is published the first day of October, on the web page and the egroups. There are paper copies at the Community Center bulletin board. 9/30/16

Shore Lines, Sept 2016

Here is the September issue. 8/31/16

Article about the Filbert Farm, from 1951

Thanks to Fonda Downs and her father Fred Smith for sharing this article, from the Seattle Times, Dec 16, '51.. 8/31/16

Shore Lines Newsletter - August issue

Newest Shore Lines for August is online today. It will be sent to the e-groups (Samish Neighbors, Samish Info, Samish Next Door), and posted here for the month. If you have trouble receiving it as a pdf, please obtain a copy at the Community Hall. 8/3/16

The Samish Farms Water Association

SFWA has a new website as of July 2016. Any alerts, upcoming events, or pertinent informaiton will be posted on this website. You can also contact the association by email, There is a rate increase of 10% on the July bill, due to PUD increases (8%), and upgrading Mercer and Wallen road to state requirements (2%). Water rate for existing customers is now $3.69 per 100 cf. The price of a new share is now $12,137.00, due to PUD system development cost increase. 8/8/16

Community Garden

If you love fresh produce from the garden, you might like to join the community garden group on the island. For $25(individual) or $50(family) dues per season, you help water, weed and eat fresh and natural. We also deliver extra to the food bank when there is plenty. Read more about how to join the garden. 6/19/16

New tote bag

crab toteThe Garden Club has new tote bags. You can see them at any Garden Club meeting (on 4th Thursdays in Sept-May), or contact Denny Organ for more information. 4/23/2016

Little Free Library

There are over 30,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world. We have one here on Samish Island, located at 11044 Blue Heron Rd, thanks to Jenn. Take a book, leave a book - enjoy reading every day. 8/17/15

Ships and Tankers

You can find out which tankers are in our bays on this interesting real-time site, called Live Ships Map. Many have Cherry Point as their destination.

Fire Fighters Wanted

Samish Island Fire is currently recruiting firefighters. District 5 is the largest geographic fire district in Skagit County encompassing Allen, Edison, and Samish stations and we periodically train and respond together. No experience necessary. However, the county requires members be over 18, have a valid driver’s license, and pass a background check.

Successful applicants will be expected to attend Skagit County Fire Academy and/or EMT training within the first two years of service. Interested parties should be willing to climb ladders, haul hose, drive apparatus, operate power equipment and respond to medical emergencies at all hours of the day or night. There are no assigned shifts. If you are on the island, you are on call. It’s hard work and the pay stinks, but it is a great way to serve your community and make life-long friends.

Prospective volunteers can contact Assistant Chief, Tom Miller at (360) 424-2221 or attend a weekly meeting at the Samish fire hall any Monday at 7:00PM.

Hall Rentals

Have a gathering planned that's too much for the size of your home? Consider 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 utensils. It doesn't have tv or wireless distractions. Real interactions and conversation happen. Call to reserve your event day, 766-8202. You can also rent the video projector or sound system if needed (additional fee). Non-islanders rate: $100 per day. 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 Shore Lines 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.