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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

Whale Museum holds its second annual Greeting Ceremony Saturday

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 4:10PM

The annual fund-raiser features gourmet dinner by Farhad Ghatan, a silent and live auction and musical entertainment by Keith Busha

Students serenade outgoing Friday Harbor Elementary School principal

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 16, 2008 at 4:40PM

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.

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cruise ship, ferry security rules

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:03PM

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.

Study proposed site’s traffic impact

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:18PM

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.

Hat’s off to our harbormaster

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:19PM

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!

Don’t forget the Jazz Quintet +1

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:21PM

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.

Touched by show of concern, caring

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:21PM

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.

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