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

FHA Emergency Trailer Fully Stocked

Thanks to the efforts of Peter Hudson (Main Dock), the emergency trailer parked along Gate 6 Road is now fully stocked for assistance in emergencies such as sinking, fire, earthquakes and home accidents. It contains: Two gas powered water pumps, complete with wagons which can be used to deliver the... Read more

FHA Posts 2017 – A Look Forward to 2018

In case it isn’t obvious by now, the FHA does a lot on behalf of the community. The dock reps and FHA board members volunteer their time, but they can only do so much. Consider offering to help out your dock rep, or join a committee or attend one of several... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – January 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: FHA Board meetings are now being held at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month, due to a scheduling change... Read more

Second Chance for Free Smoke Alarms

Once again, the Floating Homes Association is partnering with The American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms. ARC volunteers will conduct the installations on March 17. If you missed the previous installation, this is your chance to get FREE Kidde 10-year (sealed battery) smoke alarms installed in your home.... Read more

Warnings & Emergency Preparedness — Review of 2017

The thing about emergency preparedness, and warnings, is that the need for this information never goes away. Some things are seasonal—checking your lines before the winter storms, or planning for king tides. For events such as earthquakes we need to be prepared year-round as there’s no predicting when a catastrophic... Read more

There’s No Place Like (a Floating) Home for the Holidays

Holiday celebrations take many forms on the waterfront. Blaze Nash transported carolers around the Waldo Point Lagoon on her little red tugboat Otto. Gate 6 1/2 and Issaquah staged progressive potlucks with entrees provided by the Floating Homes Association; Issaquah partiers were encouraged to wear Christmas sweaters: ugly, festive, fun,... Read more

What Have We Done For You Lately?

Membership in the Floating Homes Association is one of the great bargains — just $25 a year or $65 for three years. To join or renew for 2018, just fill out the online membership application to pay by credit card, or print out a copy of the application and send it... Read more