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Holiday magic in the harbor

  • Today at 8:00AM

In addition to cookies, hot cider and carolers, there's a pre-Santa Ship holiday tradition in store that's sure to light a spark for your holiday spirit as well.

Holiday shopping made more convenient in Friday Harbor

  • Today at 8:00AM

More than a half-dozen Friday Harbor businesses will be extending their hours into the night.

Salute to 'Patsy' stars in Theatre Holiday Festival

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

The annual SJCT Holiday Festival fundraiser returns, along with a live, streaming production of The Nutcracker.

Stage Left's holiday production for all

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 8:00AM

"Omnium Gatherum" which means, "a gathering of all," will be at the Roche Harbor Pavilion, Dec. 18-25, at 7 p.m.

IMA Unveiling: The Best of the Artists' Registry | Special to the Journal

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 10:28AM

The Artists' Registry has been a jewel in IMA's crown for many years, and the dramatic glass and steel building on Spring Street in Friday Harbor will open its doors to showcase them just in time for the holidays.

No place like home for the holiday season

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 10:09AM

Caroling, cookies, hot cocoa and much, much more in store in Island Lights Festival.

Next up in SJCT's National Live Theatre? 'Skylight' in high-def

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 9:00PM

Bill Nighy from “Love Actually,” and Carey Mulligan of “The Great Gatsby” fame star in a story about an attempt to rekindle romance, directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry.

Roll out the barrel; it's holiday tasting time at San Juan Vineyards

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 12:00PM

Winemaker Chris Primus and crew will guide event-goers on a one-of-a-kind tasty tour of the winery's 2014 and 2013 vintages.

All aboard? Grumble if you like, but WSF's reservation system might not be so bad after all| Editorial

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 10:00AM

When it happens to something very familiar, something very important, like travel on the state ferry system, change may seem even that much more of a headache. We get that. Still...

Of oaks, folks and climate change | Guest Column

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 7:00AM

On one sweltering day, I turned to focus on the fir landscape below as my arms relaxed in the abrupt quiet. Sawdust swirled in the noon sun, chainsaw pinging hot. We strained, pinch-fingered while removing a cross-section of history writ in solid wood, from a reclining, furrowed grey trunk, at rest for maybe a century.

Next up? Town casts road improvement eye on Tucker Avenue

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

A major arterial at the north side of town, Tucker Avenue is one the highest-ranked road projects on the Town of Friday Harbor's six-year transportation improvement plan. And with a $800,000 state grant laying in wait, plans are under for its reconstruction.

Community Thanksgiving dinner: toast of the town

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 4:14PM

"This is different than having a soup kitchen thanksgiving," Community Dinner organizer Jim Kynch said. "It's a community meal, and everyone is there."

Annual Turkey Trot turns ten

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 4:29PM

This classic community event benefits the Friday Harbor Food Bank, and is fun for everyone involved.

Pinching pennies, pay cuts, draw down in reserves in store for SJ EMS

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 2:42PM

The 2015 EMS budget calls for cost-cutting, including salary reductions for administrative staff, and tapping reserves to shore up revenue, but change in "zero-balance" billing policy for district residents.

Island holidays: the ‘hull’ truth | Reporter's Notebook

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

Such is life when outfitting a boat, most of your money and time goes into it.

And it keeps on growing: four years after moving to larger space Co-op will expand again

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 5:17PM

Nearly four years since the doors opened on Mullis Street and it’s time to expand again. A volunteer effort this summer transformed an unused back room of the building, that once functioned as a metal shop, into a space to store food, sort deliveries, and host workshops and cooking classes.

Savor the holiday weekend in San Juan style

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 4:58PM

With the long weekend there are plenty of holiday themed activities on the home front. Islanders share what they are doing for Thanksgiving.

Charles Warren Lindenberg: 1932—2014 | Passages

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Charlie kept his love of music, his sense of humor, and his warmth to the very end. He will be sadly missed. He loved San Juan Island and didn’t want to be anywhere else.

Council's would-be moratorium smacks of self-interest, defies voter mandate | As I See It

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 4:12PM

In a fair world, legislation should never have the look-and-feel of a NIMBY action that turns a deaf ear to a voters’ mandate.

League of island artists bids adieu

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 3:13PM

Founded in 1998 by a group of local artists, Teri Cooter, Trudy Dallas, Nancy Maron, Joe Miller and Pat O’Shea, Island Art League offered numerous classes over the years to participating members, beginners and professionals alike, ranging from pottery to wood carving, textile arts to painting, and in a host of different locations, from personal studios to the great outdoors.

Buyers hold sway, but gains in real estate recovery emerge | As I See It

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 1:06PM

In this buyer’s market it is all about pricing, and listings that are priced properly sell in a timely manner. If sellers desire action around their listing, they should price their property to sell based on the level of recovery in our market and amount of inventory that is direct competition.

Update: SJ Grange to host forum on pot moratorium proposal

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Nov 24, 2014 at 12:26PM

The forum will include presentations about differing perspectives on marijuana production and a moderated question-and-answer session. The forum, which gets under way at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor at 7 p.m., is open to the public.

Friday Harbor boys claim 3rd at State; girls team takes 4th | Prep soccer

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 8:30PM

Saturday's triumph at Sumner High School's Sunset Chervron Stadium catapulted the Wolverines into third place at the 2014 state tournament with a second straight 1-point win over Grace Academy, this time in the consolation round of the championship bracket.

Journal political cartoon; Nov. 26 edition | Opinion

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 7:16PM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and on

Lytton to tackle leadership role in state House

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

“With education funding, the entire state budget, and a number of other key issues set to dominate,” Lytton said in a press release. “I’m expecting this to be one of the busiest and most significant sessions in recent memory.”

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