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Toybox now all-women owned, staffed

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 3:00PM updated at 7:44PM

Founded by Nancy Buechner in 1993, the Toybox, 20 First St., is celebrating 20 years in business, and with the addition of Jade Cooper-Yockers and Sabrina Helton, is now an all-women owned and operated enterprise.

Brickworks to host 'Community Conversation' on Death with Dignity law, today, 1 p.m.

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 9:54AM

Dr. Tom Preston, medical director for Compassion & Choices and key architect and advisor for Washington state's Death with Dignity law, will be the featured speaker at a "community conversation" focusing on issues regarding that law.

Support for PAC runs deep, wide | Letters

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 4:00PM

As the county blunders along the road to the CAO, how can people not resort to political action?

Soroptimists to distribute $10,500 in awards, scholarships; apply soon

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 5:03PM

Local women are encouraged to apply for the Women’s Opportunity Award, the Violet Richardson Award, the Ruby Award and the Fellowship Award. Click on this article for information about each award and application deadlines.

Presentation by property rights group probes excesses of 'sustainability'

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 4:37PM

Author, journalist and former European bureau chief for Life Magazine, Elizabeth Nickson will be the featured guest speaker of a presentation entitled "Surviving Sustainability in the San Juans," sponsored by Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, Saturday, Oct. 12.

Blame game over shutdown prompts partisan calls for campaign cash

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 6:16PM

Nothing feeds a politician’s campaign coffers quite like a good partisan fight. So it’s no surprise Democratic and Republican members of Congress across the country and here in Washington seized on Monday’s showdown then shutdown (Oct. 7) to raise campaign cash.

Whose interest does this panel serve? | Guest Column

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 6:00PM

As planning commissioners, litigants have another chance to rewrite the CAO

Firefighter training begins June 21

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 12:44PM

Upon completion of the 32-hour class, participants will have earned a “red card,” the nationally recognized wildland firefighter certification.

Friday Harbor’s new postmaster has 28 years of experience

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:00AM

Daniel Flemming, 48, is the new postmaster of Friday Harbor. Flemming brings 28 years of experience with him, working his way up from a variety of different jobs. “My first job with the postal service was as a letter sorting machine operator,” he said.

Third-grader a finalist in Google art contest

  • May 13, 2008 at 12:13AM

The San Juan Island School District is in a budget crunch. A third-grader with a penchant for doodling hoped to help.

Chaffee runs for County Council, Friday Harbor

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:00AM

Fay Chaffee announced May 4 her candidacy for County Council, Friday Harbor. The primary election is Aug. 19. The general election is Nov. 4.

Thought extinct, glass sponge reef found in S.J.

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00PM updated May 16, 2008 at 12:03PM

Thought to have gone extinct, glass sponge reefs were rediscovered in Georgia and Hecate Straits during the 1990s. Professor Paul Johnson, an oceanographer at the University of Washington and chief scientist on 38 deep-water cruises, has spent most of his career working on hydrothermal systems on the Juan de Fuca Ridge and became involved “obliquely.”

F.H. clinches berth at state

  • May 13, 2008 at 12:14AM

The Friday Harbor baseball team punched its ticket to the State 1A Baseball Tournament with a 4-2 victory over Orting in the final round of the Northwest District playoffs, Saturday at Stanwood.

Tri-district berth on the line today

  • May 13, 2008 at 12:15AM

The Friday Harbor softball team kept its quest for a state tournament berth alive by dismantling Meridian 6-2 Saturday in the sub-district playoffs at Janicki Fields in Sedro-Woolley.

Soccer season ends with 2-0 loss to Vashon

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:00AM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines boys soccer team’s season ended May 6 with a 2-0 loss to Vashon Island High School.

In Search of Par

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:00AM

As we piled out of the concierge vans, the breathtaking links-style course was majestically strewn over what seemed like miles of some of the most coveted property in the Tacoma area.

Register now for June basketball camps

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:00AM

Advantage Basketball Camps is accepting registration for camps scheduled June 16-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Friday Harbor High School.

Business Briefs

  • May 13, 2008 at 12:16AM

With the expiration of her lease and with her daughter’s graduation from high school, Laura Westmiller has moved her Classic Design, Inc., to a studio in the Northwest area of the island near her home.

And a good time was had by all ...

  • May 13, 2008 at 12:17AM

This week's Journal features a page of photos from prom, Opening Day of boating season, and the Children's Festival.

What's Happening!

  • May 14, 2008 at 2:00PM updated May 21, 2008 at 5:03PM

Wednesday: Orcas Spring Lecture Series: “Hydrology of Cascade Creek Watershed,” 7 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, off North Beach Road on Henry Lane, Eastsound. Jeff Bash, watershed lead for the state Department of Ecology, gives this lecture. Sponsored by the San Juan Nature Institute. Free. Call 378-3646 or visit

Title designer for ‘Music Man’ lives on San Juan

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:00AM

Wayne Fitzgerald, who has lived on San Juan since 2003, is the man behind the title design for the original 1962 film of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.”

On faith & love

  • May 14, 2008 at 8:00PM updated May 20, 2008 at 10:21AM

For Matt Johnson and his wife, Jackie, sleep and calm are catch as catch can. Keep the car filled up with gas, check on the kids. Remember to eat.

Pre-vacation reflections on a very busy island

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:00AM

I decided to do a three-dot column à la Herb Caen or Emmett Watson, to note a few things I thought about writing on before goofing off in the sun ... we needed the break. Here goes ...

Editorial: Community pulls through for schools

  • May 14, 2008 at 11:00AM updated May 15, 2008 at 12:58PM

We have to search for words that appropriately express our gratitude to the donors who have given so much to help our local schools through this financial crisis. As of Friday, six donors had given $285,000 to help make up some of the school district’s projected budget shortfall, and islanders contacted by phone in Thursday’s phone-a-thon had pledged $55,000 more.

Crazy roller coaster of water mismanagement

  • May 14, 2008 at 2:00PM updated May 21, 2008 at 2:33PM

So-called exempt wells could potentially run our rivers dry. Our rivers are connected to the ground waters and what affects one affects the other.

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