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San Juan Scoreboard

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:54PM

A wrap of sporting events on San Juan Island.

Vic’s Drive-In on San Juan celebrates 50 years on June 28

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:31PM

When Vic’s Drive-In opened 50 years ago June 28, it resembled a drive-in more than it does now. It was a smaller version of “American Graffiti’s” Mel’s, a mom-and-pop shop where you could pull up, place your order, and enjoy your meal in the comfort of your car — one of America’s favorite eating venues in the Eisenhower era. There was just the kitchen then, and an order window. There was no indoor seating, just tables along the side and in back. Cars parked diagonally along Second Street then.

San Juan Septic under new ownership | San Juan Business Briefs

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM

Business updates and announcements from around the San Juans.

San Juan Public Meetings | June 18-July 14

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 9:50AM

The following public agencies meet this week. The meetings are open to the public.

San Juan Lodging Tax Committee doles out $315K in grants

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 9:53AM

On June 10, the County Council allocated $315,000, which the 2 percent tax is expected to generate in 2008, between eight local non-profits and two government agencies. Those allocations are based in large part on the recommendations of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, which divvied up the projected total following a review of 25 funding requests.

Man raised in Friday Harbor has one year to avoid deportation

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:32PM

A Friday Harbor man has been given one year to get an attorney, build his case and get a green card so he can stay in the United States. Israel Aguayo, 19, was born in Mexico but moved with his family to the U.S. when he was 6. He attended Friday Harbor High School and Griffin Bay High School and received his GED. He is married to the former Tara Melbourne of Friday Harbor and is now attending a community college in Tacoma. On May 21, 2007, Aguayo was one of 11 islanders taken into custody by the U.S. Coast Guard for possible immigration violations while returning from a construction job site on Stuart Island.

Upcoming events connect islanders with rich heritage of the San Juans

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 3:18PM

For thousands of years before the Spaniards first saw the San Juans in 1791, the islands were the home of Coast Salish peoples and a culture that was intertwined with the natural beauty and resources offered by the archipelago. Coast Salish peoples were forced to move to reservations, but their cultures and ties to the islands — and those of other Northwest Coast Native peoples — survive. And in the next few weeks, several events will take place that will help San Juan residents connect with the original cultures of the islands.

San Juan Library hosts non-book club book club | A&E Calendar

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:32PM

— Early Learning Luncheon, 2 p.m., Mullis Community Senior Center. An event to mobilize business and policy leaders to join parents, teachers and caregivers in building a new public-private partnership for early childhood learning. Keynote address by William Gates Sr. of the Gates Foundation. Call Joyce Sobel at the Family Resource Center, 378-5246.

A look at four of the latest by San Juan authors

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:32PM

“MS and Your Feelings: Handling the Ups and Downs of Multiple Sclerosis,” by Allison Shadday; “Of the Law,” by Susan M. Wingate; “Naturally Attracted: Connecting with Michael J. Cohen,” by Michael J. Cohen; “Getting Around in China: Notes from an American Traveler,” by Fred Richardson

Sleepovers return to San Juan Whale Museum June 28

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM

Pod Nods return to The Whale Museum for four nights of marine science adventures this summer: June 28, July 5, 11, and 25. These popular “pajama party” sleepovers in the museum for children ages 5-9 will be led by a museum educator, with assistance from other adult professionals and students.

Relay for Life profile: Jobelle Lees

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:33PM

Relay for Life — July 25-26, 5:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society.

Catching up with an old San Juan reporter

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM

One of the greatest things about travel is running into friends of yore and seeing them happily ensconced in the glamorous areas we visit. Thus it was when we attended a family wedding in Puerto Vallarta May 8. We found Liana (formerly Lee Ann) Turner on Turner, who worked five-plus years on The Journal with me, had moved there in 1995.

San Juan art galleries celebrate birthdays | Around the San Juans

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:06AM

Updates and announcements of various happenings in the San Juan Islands.

Lessons I learned from my exchange student

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:33PM

Next week, I lose a member of my family. For the past year, my husband, daughters and I have been a host family for a Norwegian exchange student. Although I wasn’t surprised we decided to embark on such an adventure, I’d be lying if I said we did much pre-planning for the experience.

San Juans, state blessed with choices in '08 | Editorial

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM

Shortage of local candidates? That’s so last year. You’re going to have to study for the Aug. 19 and Nov. 4 elections. And that’s a good thing — a field of candidates results in a discussion of ideas and issues. Campaigns and candidate forums allow us to get to know those vying for the opportunity to make decisions on our behalf.

San Juan Rotarians are helping write polio’s final chapter

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:07AM

It isn’t every organization that receives a $100 million matching grant from the Gates Foundation. Then again, Rotary International isn’t just any organization.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | June 18

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:39PM

When the county adopted the council form of government, with six non-partisan seats assigned to districts, it was the hope of the freeholders that this would encourage more participation in local government.

Friday Harbor High School lacrosse defeats alumni, 13-12

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00PM

The second annual Dragons Lacrosse Alumni Game began Saturday at Friday Harbor High School with some of the nicest weather most Dragons players have ever seen.

Nine 'velveteen rabbits' graduate from Griffin Bay

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 5:05AM

Kim Norton: “(Griffin Bay) is becoming better at what it does. It’s an opportunity for students in the San Juan School District."

UPDATED: Smaller ferry to serve San Juans till July 7

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 3:03PM

Maintenance on one of the Washington State Ferries' largest vessels is not scheduled to be finished until July 7, causing a ripple effect that began when a smaller vessel was sent here Sunday, when the summer schedule began.

Experience the 'Sounds of the San Juans'

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 4:50PM

San Juan's own Gary Gibbons hosts an online radio show on City Sounds Radio, Internet blues and jazz with a San Juan connection,

Grammy nominee among performers at San Juan Theatre June 21

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:09AM

Chamber Music San Juans presents “Music for a Summer Solstice” on the San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Stage on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Artistic director and clarinetist Patricia Kostek brings together some of CMSJ’s favorite performers, including violinist Ron Patterson, violist Roxanna Patterson, and Grammy Award-nominee bassoonist Martin Kuuskman.

San Juan Relay for Life profile: Frank Wilson

  • Jun 28, 2008 at 6:00AM

Relay for Life — July 25-26, 5:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society. To put a face on the fight against cancer and encourage participation in Relay for Life, families are invited to submit photos of loved ones who have fought the battle. Write Richard Walker, The Journal, P.O. Box 519, Friday Harbor 98250. E-mail

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:09AM's eye on the town is taking note of your attitude, your deeds, your jokes, your personality.

Friday Harbor High School band wins cruise festival title

  • Jun 19, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 10:19AM

The Friday Harbor High School Concert Band won the 2008 Cruise Festival Overall Grand Championship Award for Concert Band Class AA, based on its performance during the cruise festival season onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise lines.

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