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Celebration of Life: Al Sundstrom: 1918—2014 | Passages

  • Today at 1:54PM

Born and raised on San Juan Island, and a prominent figure in island agricultural, Al Sundstrom died at his home Wednesday, Sept. 10. He was 96.

Leadership San Juan Islands is back

  • Today at 3:00PM

Individuals and organizations willing to offer fiscal support are encouraged to come and ask questions about the significance of the program for our county.

US Constitution: does it matter anymore? | Guest Column

  • Today at 2:00PM

A less than perfect document, the Constitution did not extend voting rights to landless citizens, women, Native Americans, and blacks.

From 'bud-break' to bottle

  • Today at 12:19PM

San Juan Vineyard grows two white varieties on their estate, Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine. They will be trucking in Pinot Gris and Riesling grapes from the Yakima Valley to crush this year.

'Lucky seven' find adapting to island life comes easy at FH shelter

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 8:10PM

Many of Pasado’s cats had to be relocated to high-kill shelters in order to accommodate an influx of 48 felines rescued as part of a cat-hoarding case, but the lucky seven that ended up at the Friday Harbor animal shelter face no threat of termination.

Fifty years later, the joy of coming home | Letters

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 8:20PM

Imagine walking into a room and being transported back to 1964 where you felt you were continuing a conversation that you had started 50 years ago.

Same mission, new museum; here's what to expect of IMA | Guest Column

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 7:58PM

The primary objective of the new IMA museum will be to bring world class, exciting art to the local population of San Juan County—exhibitions seen recently in major metropolitan museums throughout the country, and even the world. These exhibitions will be totally free of charge to the public.

Relay for Life: it makes a difference, so many benefit | Letters

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 7:00AM

I am asking the community to do one more thing for me and all those fighting cancer now and in the future. Please attend the Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer society on Sept. 27 at the Fairgrounds from 3-11 p.m., and show us your support. There are many in our community that would benefit.

Will utility rates rise in 2015?

  • Sep 14, 2014 at 6:48PM

The OPALCO Board of Directors will discuss utility rates for 2015, beginning budget talks for the upcoming year at its next meeting, Sept. 18, in Friday Harbor.

San Juan man to serve 28 months for weapons theft

  • Sep 14, 2014 at 6:44PM

Prosecutors, in calling for a prison term at the upper end of the state-standard range of sentencing, note that the theft of a firearm and its concealment where it might have been discovered by children demonstrate a disregard for the safety of others. The loaded revolver, as well as its holster, were reportedly visible through a milk crate they had been stashed in, regardless of the flower pot placed on top of it.

Dinner, dancing, must-have auction items, music, and more... for a good cause | Guest column

  • Sep 14, 2014 at 6:39PM

When friends heard Dave Hall had major expenses associated with his cancer, they offered to help with a fundraiser. The Dinner/Auction/Dance Benefit 4 Dave Hall is Oct. 4 at the Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. for auction item viewing; dinner is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Read below to find out more.

Forever grateful, and a fond farewell | Letters

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00AM

It is life-affirming to live in a place where ideas matter, and where the hard work of many can create true change. For that we are grateful.

Tires slashed, meds & jewelry snatched, traffic stop prompts DUI arrest; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 12:22PM

Sept. 4: Jewelry, medications and other items were reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked in Friday Harbor. The financial loss was unlisted in the incident report.

Born under a bad sign? Newborn joins population in throes of 30-year low

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Sep 12, 2014 at 10:39AM

While birth of a calf offers some relief from a prolonged, unusual absence of newborns, it comes at a time when the population, 79 orcas in all, has tumbled to its lowest mark in 30 years.

IMA makes final cut in pursuit of $650K state grant

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

San Juan Islands Museum of Art is ranked sixth among 14 finalists selected from a field of 50 applicants by the advisory committee of the Washington State Building for the Arts. The committee's list of recommendations will now go to the legislative branch for funding consideration.

Donation by Soroptimists helps put local food on families plates

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 4:26PM

Thanks to the donation by the Soroptimists International of Friday Harbor, 30 San Juan Island families had their WIC checks doubled, to $40 each, and another 45 families received $40 vouchers for purchase of farmers' market produce.

‘Savor the San Juans’ partners with local papers for special section

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 10:00AM

Savor the San Juans pulls together all of the elements of a memorable post-summer vacation getaway, including winemaker’s dinners, harvest festivals, farm events, and specials at lodgings and restaurants throughout the islands.

Observance of 9/11 anniversary, Thursday, in Friday Harbor

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 5:42PM

San Juan Island Fire Department will host a brief ceremony in observance of those who perished in the the 2001, Sept. 11 terrorists attacks, beginning at 9 a.m., at Memorial Park, in Friday Harbor.

Retooled, rebuilt for 2B battle | Fall Sports Preview Football

  • Sep 13, 2014 at 5:00AM

One aspect Coach Richard Ledford is fairly unfamiliar with is the lack of depth on this year’s roster. Only 38 players turned out this year; Ledford is more used to a team with 50.

New league prompts renewed commitment | Fall Sports Preview Girls' Soccer

  • Sep 12, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Wolverines this year face all four Northwest 2B League opponents three times each, in the past they’ve played each other twice.

Size, experience on their side | Fall Sports Preview Boys' Soccer

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 6:00PM

With experience, size, numbers (30 players turned out for the team) and perhaps the most well-conditioned squad in the league, the stars are aligned for the 2014 Wolverines.

Battle-tested, ready to soar | Fall Sports Preview Girls' Volleyball

  • Sep 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

First-year coach Nadine Varsovia has about a dozen players on the junior varsity squad who, with a little time, attention and fine-tuning, will help keep the program at its elevated pitch.

Game, set, no more match? | Fall Sports Preview Boys' Tennis

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 5:00PM

On the eve of competition, prospective opponents shied away from putting the Wolverines on their calendar because of the absence of bodies on the Friday Harbor roster

Friday Harbor to embark on marketing plan—prepare to be ‘branded’

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 3:43PM

The Town of Friday Harbor will host a “Branding and Marketing Your Community” presentation featuring Roger Brooks, of Roger Brooks International, Thursday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Grange Hall.

Encore, encore: It’s ‘Broadway Melodies'

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 3:00PM

Expect to hear captivating renditions of Broadway and popular favorites, including songs from “Sound of Music,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Wicked,” “The Addams Family” and “Little Shop of Horrors.

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