The annual fundraiser for American Cancer Society, as well as local cancer support programs, features food, games, activities, live music. The event, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Friday Harbor, begins with a Survivors Reception, at 2 p.m., and a Luminara ceremony starts at sundown.
Most of our local levy now goes to pay for basic costs rather than the extras that keep us in the top tier of school districts. This means the upcoming legislative session in January is going to be very important to the San Juan Island School District.
I can’t think of anything more fundamental to a cooperative’s board than honesty. Right behind that is the ability to acknowledge mistakes, apologize and take steps to make sure they aren’t repeated... Right now, we’re not getting that.
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
But if you still think climate change is a joke, or that what’s happening across the globe is simply some kind of cyclical twist in Mother Nature’s grand scheme or bag of tricks, then think again.
I see the reservation system benefiting the tourist industry, the retiree, the professional who lives here part-time, but this benefit comes at the expense of the working families who live here and are the core of our community.
A less than perfect document, the Constitution did not extend voting rights to landless citizens, women, Native Americans, and blacks.
I have been asked to return to Central Asia and the country of Tajikistan in November to assist a small group of farmers in the village of Mekhnatobod Jamoat (near Qurghon-Teppa city) in the southwestern part of Tajikistan.