FHA Board Meeting Notes – Sept 2018

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE September BOARD MEETING: Bryant Welsh and Leni Miller (Issaquah) attended this Open Forum Meeting. Bryant spoke about problems with increased traffic flow on Gate... Read more

When Good Carts Go Astray

Shopping carts left in parking lots can be vulnerable to vandalism or theft. In March, someone upended one of the newer FHA carts into the marsh off the Gate 6 1/2 parking lot. This month, I spotted a blue FHA cart on the corner of Harbor Drive and Gate 3... Read more

Help Wanted: Classified Ad Manager

The Classified ads in the Floating Times also appear on the FHA website. They are sold on a calendar year basis, pro-rated for those who begin advertising partway through the year. The Ad Manager sends out invoices to current advertisers once a year; keeps track of payments made; and takes... Read more

More Homes Get Free Smoke Alarms

On March 17, 117 ten-year smoke alarms were installed in 47 floating homes. These free alarms were provided and installed by the American Red Cross of the Bay Area. If you missed this opportunity and would still like alarms for your home, contact Flo Hoylman or Ali Johnston. They can... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – March 2018

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE MARCH BOARD MEETING: The FHA website upgrade continues. High resolution photos will be posted, and the site will be more accessible on mobile devices.... Read more

Free Smoke Alarm Installation Mar 17

Over 40 residents have signed up to have free 10-year smoke alarms installed by the Red Cross this Saturday, March 17. If you’ve signed up, be prepared to have someone at your home between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Red Cross volunteers will try to contact you before coming... Read more

Helen Comes Home

Helen Vandemann returned to Gate 6 1/2 on Friday, March 9 after having been severely injured in a bicycle accident on Bridgeway. She was brought home in a paratransit van, and met by neighbors Lori Bergeron, Blaise Simpson and Jane Clinton. Using a wheelchair borrowed from the Floating Homes Association’s... Read more

Kick the Tires on Our Refreshed Website

Check out the refreshed FHA website! It’s been a year to the day since we launched the newly-reformatted Floating Times, and now the FHA website has been dusted off; and information has been updated and edited for clarity. The new pages feel clean, airy and accessible. Not only should it now be... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – February 2018

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JANUARY BOARD MEETING: Jenny Stein is planning to step away from the Floating Times. Larry Clinton needs help with reporting, proofreading, photography and coordination of classified ads.... Read more

Be Kind to Our Carts

Our carts are there to facilitate ferrying our groceries, and myriad other purchases, to our homes, and then carting out the refuse at the back end. Indispensable for loading up with luggage, or plants, or any number of heavy or awkward items, these carts make life on the docks that... Read more