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Ag committee reports to County Council on farm sustainability

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 4:14PM

Tim Clark, Agricultural Resources Committee (ARC) Farm preservation coordinator spoke to the County Council on June 24. Clark’s program is funded through a state grant to the County; his job involves public outreach, coordinating with County Assessor Charles Zalmanek, to label Open Spaces areas, drawing an agricultural map and researching funding opportunities. Agricultural Open Space is the classification for preserving farmland; the program is administered by the County Assessor.

Harbor Gallery brings taste of Filipino culture to San Juan

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 15, 2008 at 10:22AM

You might have noticed while driving through town that a new business has popped up where Griffin Bay Bookstore used to be before its move to Spring Street. Harbor Gallery, owned by Frank and Annaly Ledger-wood, sells home furnishings and décor from the Philippines. The store opened in early June but is the product of about three years of planning.

San Juan Public Meetings | July 9

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:29PM

Meetings happening on San Juan.

Splash of Summer Color July 19-20 in Friday Harbor

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 1:11PM

July 19 and 20 is the Splash of Summer Color Weekend, a time for everyone to celebrate the fragrant harvest at the San Juan Island Lavender Festival, the fine art and crafts at the San Juan Island Summer Arts Fair and special guests, Lummi and Turtle Mountain Chippewa artists.

Written Word deadline July 20

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 1:07PM

The Written Word is San Juan County Fair's opportunity for all local writers to show their stuff.

What’s Happening! Events for San Juan Island | July 9

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:29PM

See what's going on, on San Juan Island.

San Juan's Stage Left reprises production of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:07AM

I’m in this show. I participate in community theater and was a member of Island Stage Left’s production of "The Tempest" 10 years ago. Forgive me if this doesn’t read like my usual stuff.

Island Rec eighth annual Music on the Lawn July 9 to Aug. 6

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 10:17AM

Island Rec’s free summer concert series, Music on the Lawn, runs five consecutive Wednesday nights — July 9 through Aug. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the lawn of the San Juan Historical Museum on Price Street.

Caleb the Wonder Dog: April 1, 1993 - June 24, 2008

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 23, 2008 at 10:24AM

Caleb the Wonder Dog came home with me from the Animal Protection Society shelter in 1997 and, in the almost 11 years we had together, we were seldom far apart.

Friends of San Juan Library annual book sale July 25-26

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 4:27PM

The Friends of the San Juan Island Library will hold its 29th annual Summer Book Sale on July 25 and 26

Playwrights wanted for San Juan Community Theatre festival

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 4:26PM

Playwrights: get ready to share your works in hopes of seeing them come to life at the San Juan Community Theatre.

San Juan County needs to enforce dock permit rules | Editorial

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:30PM

San Juan County needs to make a priority of enforcement of its development regulations. A review of 19 dock permits by the San Juan Initiative Policy Group found that of 19 dock permits issued by the county, half of the completed docks did not match conditions of their permits. And eight dock floats were, on average, 52 feet larger than allowed.

Friday Harbor should embrace power of public art

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:30PM

The man was in full stride, his head a mop of curly hair, his face a study in determination, his chest pulling in a lungful of air, the muscles in his left leg taut with strength.

Don’t be an ash! Keep San Juan roadways free of cigarette butts

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 17, 2008 at 3:20PM

You’ve probably heard of the Washington State Department of Ecology’s “Litter and It Will Hurt” campaign. It’s a clever slogan. But, when it comes to one particular type of litter here in San Juan County, perhaps the slogan should be “Don’t Be An Ash!”.

Medicare-certified hospice comes to San Juan, offers new hope for recipients

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 11:30PM

I want to let you know about a health care service now available to San Juan Island residents. On May 1, Skagit Hospice in Mount Vernon activated a Medicare-certified hospice program on San Juan Island with the plan that these services will extend to other islands when the program meets its goals.

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 9

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 29, 2008 at 4:38PM

My husband, Bob, and I are voting for John Linde to retain his position as Superior Court judge of San Juan County. Our reasons are many. For purposes of brevity, however, one reason stands out: he has 21 years experience as a judge and is endorsed as the only qualified candidate by over 30 sitting judges from through out western Washington.

Special conservation section included in San Juans' newspapers

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 16, 2008 at 1:09PM

Many say that the San Juans are paradise — so how do we keep them that way? An eight page full color insert coming out July 15 and 16 in all three local papers gives actions we can all take to help. Make sure you get a copy of “Caring for our natural resources … a way of life in the San Juans.”

INS agents detain San Juan DUI suspect before trial

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:39AM

An apparent miscommunication between San Juan County Sheriff’s Department and federal immigration officials resulted in the apprehension and probable deportation of a DUI suspect before his trial.

Door opens for Friday Harbor growth

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:39AM

The San Juan County Council last week joined the Town of Friday Harbor in an agreement over how development of the town’s urban growth area will be managed.

San Juan's early-year tourism stats show slight decline; lodging tax dips

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:14PM

The local lodging industry will have some ground to make up in order to tally another 12-month period of steady growth.

Want to vote in Aug. 19 primary? Better get registered by Saturday

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:56PM

If you want to vote in the Aug. 19 primary election, here’s a wake-up call for you: You have until Friday to register in person at the Elections Office on Second and Reed streets. If you mail your registration in, it’s got to be postmarked no later than Saturday.

Sharing Samish’s legacy at marine educators conference

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:15PM

Cultural director Rosie Cayou James of the Samish Indian Nation tells a conference of marine educators in Mullis Community Senior Center Thursday about the traditional marine stewardship practices of the islands’ First Peoples.

Lummi, Chippewa artists in Friday Harbor this weekend

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:39AM

The Lummi Arts Festival is Friday through Sunday, with events planned in three locations: The gallery on the corner of West and First streets, Dance Workshop II on Second Street, and the San Juan Historical Museum.

San Juan Island to Portland via Boeing Field | News Briefs

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 12:40AM

Portland-based SeaPort Airlines has begun flight service to Boeing Field.

San Juan County's 113-year-old jail yields surprises

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:17PM

It was like something out of an “Antiques RoadShow” episode. While reroofing the old county jail on the grounds of the San Juan County Historical Museum, June 24 through July 3, Al Gonzales and two other men made an unexpected find in the rafters of the 113-year-old building.

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