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- posted Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08 PM— updated Jul 2, 2008 at 9:47 AM
Sure, you can opt for the tried — some might say “tired” — and true standbys, and you can be sure that the hardware stores will have specials for Father’s Day in the tool department.
- posted Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08 PM
Oren and Peggy Combs, owners and operators of the Front Street Ale House in Friday Harbor, have been recognized for their continued support of activities sponsored by the Friday Harbor Fire Department.
- posted Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08 PM— updated Jun 11, 2008 at 8:13 AM
Join Bill and Rita Ament and more than 60 local island performers — ages 2 through adult — as they entertain you in their 23rd annual celebration of dance and song Saturday at 7 p.m. in the San Juan Community Theatre.
- posted Jun 9, 2008 at 11:09 PM— updated Jun 11, 2008 at 10:42 AM
Financial news Monday morning was bleak: The Dow was down 3.13 percent, the Nasdaq 2.96 percent, the S&P 3.09 percent. A CNN/Opinion Research Poll released Monday showed that 78 percent of respondents believe the state of the nation’s economy is poor or very poor. In a USA TODAY poll, 54 percent of those surveyed said their standard of living is no better today than five years ago. But on Saturday in a small town on a small island in the Pacific Northwest, residents were reaping big dividends from investments they’ve made — in education.
- posted Jun 9, 2008 at 11:09 PM— updated Jun 18, 2008 at 11:41 AM
Step by step, we are working to restore the health of Puget Sound, the rivers and our Pacific coast.
- posted Jun 9, 2008 at 11:09 PM— updated Jun 11, 2008 at 10:44 AM
The San Juan County Veterans Advisory Board announces the availability of the county Veterans Assistance Fund.
- posted Jun 9, 2008 at 11:30 PM— updated Jun 11, 2008 at 5:17 PM
San Juan Journal readers voice support for the new integrated medical center proposed for San Juan Island and more in this week's letters to the editor.
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 9:38 AM
The San Juan County Land Bank is pursuing $4 million in state grants, $1.5 million of which would be a reimbursement for money spent to buy Turtleback Mountain.
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 9:59 AM— updated Jun 17, 2008 at 11:46 AM
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for San Juan County will be held in Friday Harbor on July 25-26. The event raises money for cancer education, prevention, research and treatment.
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 12:59 PM
New research estimates mortality of marine species caused by derelict fishing nets
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 4:10 PM
The annual fund-raiser features gourmet dinner by Farhad Ghatan, a silent and live auction and musical entertainment by Keith Busha
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 4:41 PM— updated Jun 16, 2008 at 4:40 PM
Amid a chorus of voices singing "So Long, Farewell," students from Friday Harbor Elementary School gave an unexpected and heartfelt send off to Principal Jody Metzger on Monday. She was totally surprised.
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 5:03 PM
The Coast Guard is reminding mariners and recreational boaters to avoid approaching large passenger vessels, such as cruise ships and Washington State Ferries, whether these vessels are underway, moored or at anchor.
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 5:18 PM
This trash site selection process has been marred by incomplete disclosure. Failure to fully disclose all traffic safety information and the increased accident rate due to moving the trash facility is morally unacceptable.
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 5:19 PM
I have either lived or made my living down at the waterfront and, in particular, at the Port of Friday Harbor for the last seven years. In that time, I have had the great pleasure of working with and around the best harbormaster I have ever seen: Tami Hayes!
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 5:21 PM
The in-depth coverage of the band Jazz Coalescence was appreciated. However, I want to point out that Jazz Coalescence was only one of the two bands that performed that night. The San Juan Jazz Quintet + 1 opened the evening, as it has done for all eight years of Jazz at the Labs. These talented musicians and singer not only donate their time to enable us to net as much income for the K-12 program as possible, but also have turned down paying gigs to perform at this event.
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 5:21 PM
To the people of Friday Harbor: My family and I are very grateful for the concern and help offered us following the death of my husband, Ramsay Milne.
- posted Jun 11, 2008 at 5:22 PM
My family in Friday Harbor sent me the link to your article, “Looking at the world through the eyes of a child,” page 7A, June 4 Journal. Although I am slightly biased, as one of the children you reference is my nephew, I did want to offer you kudos on your angle to the story.
- posted Jun 12, 2008 at 6:03 AM
Record low tides -- reportedly the lowest since 1916 -- are creating opportunities galore for islanders who like to visit tidepools. The tides are also creating problems for Washington State Ferries. Puget Sound will be experiencing extreme low tides through July 5. Low tides will make it difficult for some vehicles to board ferries, according to WSF.
- posted Jun 12, 2008 at 10:27 AM
Peter Bonoff and Rob Cuomo live lacrosse. They played in college and they've coached the San Juan Dragons. Cuomo coached the Dragons to the Division II playoffs in his debut year with the team. So will they tip the scales in favor of the Dragons alumni team when they face the 2008 Dragons squad in the annual alumni game Saturday, 1 p.m., at Friday Harbor High School?
- posted Jun 12, 2008 at 2:27 PM— updated Jun 17, 2008 at 12:23 PM
Israel Aguayo has one year to get an attorney, build his case and get a green card. He has applied for a visa to keep him here temporarily, as his attorney recommended. But his case is still pending.
- posted Jun 12, 2008 at 2:34 PM— updated Jun 12, 2008 at 4:07 PM
$10,000 more needed to fully fund programs; school administration forgoes cost-of-living raise to increase matching fund donations by $32,000
- posted Jun 12, 2008 at 3:47 PM— updated Jun 12, 2008 at 4:07 PM
So, the real estate market is sluggish. Your town utility bill is going up. You're paying more at the pump. There is a bright side: Overall, the island economy is not too bad.
- posted Jun 12, 2008 at 5:08 PM— updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:10 PM
Kevin Ranker won 74 percent of the vote of 40th Legislative District Democrats today in his bid for state Senate. The endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements from the Washington Education Association, Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, and others.
- posted Jun 12, 2008 at 5:14 PM— updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:09 PM
Kevin Ranker, Democratic candidate for 40th District state Senate, was endorsed this week by the Washington Education Association, Skagit County Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, Village Books owners Chuck and Dee Robinson, and Skagit County Democratic Party Vice Chairperson Gail Nicolls.