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Surprises in store at Pig War Picnic

  • Jun 8, 2008 at 6:00AM

The Pig War Picnic, the Fourth of July island tradition, is offering something old as well as something new for this year's event. The picnic, on the San Juan Historical Museum grounds after the parade, is being presented by the Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club. The event was presented by the museum until last year, when the San Juan Island Fire Department presented the event. The Kiwanis Club now has a five-year agreement with the museum to present the event on the museum grounds.

Students get a taste of the justice system in annual Mock Trials

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 9:29AM

May 27-29, the government classes at Friday Harbor High School held their mock trials at the courthouse. The mock trials were held as part of National Law Month. “Students have the opportunity to interact with local attorneys,” said Jim McNairy, government teacher at Friday Harbor High School. “Students get to learn how the criminal justice system works in our country and get a further understanding and appreciation for the rights we have under the Constitution.”

Town Council seeking new member | Friday Harbor Political Notebook

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:08PM

A glimpse of political happenings in the San Juan Islands.

Election: Voters will test ‘top two’ primary system for the first time

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 16, 2008 at 9:08PM

This election season, there’s been a lot of talk about change. As the campaign season gets under way locally, there will also undoubtedly be a lot of talk about choices.

County Council snuffs out personal fireworks

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

To some, it signals the end of an era.

Remains will be turned over for repatriation

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Human remains recovered from the home of a Deer Harbor man nearly two years ago will be turned over to the state Department of Archeology, which is expected to repatriate them to the Canadian First Nation on whose territory the remains were found some 30 years ago.

In the Courts

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

A San Juan Island man was ordered to serve two months in jail for possession of cocaine following an ill-timed trip to the Sheriff’s Department, in which he was arrested while inquiring about the status of a traffic-accident report.

Sheriff’s Log

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:06PM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls ...

Relay for Life profile: Doreen Carter

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 11:46AM

“A few words in remembrance of a woman of few words: You fought the good fight for five years and touched so many lives with your quiet dignity, courage and grace. We love you and miss you every day. You’re the best.”

San Juan Island businesses go to the dogs Friday

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 9:00AM

On Friday, coffee breaks and fire hydrant breaks will go hand-in-hand (or hand-in-paw). Bringing a lunch to work will mean bringing a sandwich and a dog bone. Workplaces across the country will rollover for man’s best friend. To commemorate the 10th year of Pet Sitters International’s “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” local businesses are being encouraged to join forces with animal shelters and professional pet sitters to celebrate the great companionship our canine pals offer.

Business Briefs

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Friday Harbor Town Council has long grappled with how to help walk-on ferry passengers connect with rides.

Public Meetings

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:07PM

Today: Friday Harbor Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, noon, Town Hall Council Chambers. Discussion of funding process.

Food, games and mystery bands at July 4 Pig War Picnic

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Pig War Picnic, the Fourth of July island tradition, is offering something old as well as something new for this year’s event.

Saturday, learn about English Camp’s unique garry oaks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:07PM

Saturday, learn about English Camp’s unique garry oaks which grow on the slopes of Young Hill and elsewhere in the park and island.

Wonders abound at the annual Garden Tour

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08PM

“Bird friendly, deer tolerant and water wise” is how one owner of a garden on this year’s Garden Tour described her garden.

No tools ... No ties ... just time for Dad

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jul 2, 2008 at 9:47AM

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.

Island People

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

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.

Dance Happy returns to San Juan Community Theatre on June 14

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08PM

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.

Editorial: Investment in Friday Harbor grads is paying off

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:09PM

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.

Each river and bay is worth the fight to protect it

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 11:41AM

Step by step, we are working to restore the health of Puget Sound, the rivers and our Pacific coast.

County Veterans Assistance Fund can help local vets in emergencies

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:09PM

The San Juan County Veterans Advisory Board announces the availability of the county Veterans Assistance Fund.

New San Juan medical center deserves support | Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 5:17PM

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.

Land Bank seeks $4 million in grants

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 9:38AM

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.

Relay for Life profile: Meghan Robinson

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 11:46AM

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.

Derelict net entangled, killed 3,500 animals in 15 years

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:59PM

New research estimates mortality of marine species caused by derelict fishing nets

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