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- Aug 18, 2013 at 10:39AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the coming days and weeks, all the people who were going to eat in downtown Friday Harbor, before the fire at Downriggers, are still going to eat there. If every restaurant hired one or two of the old Downriggers staff, the unemployment situation caused by the fire could be partially corrected.
- Aug 18, 2013 at 7:35PM
Friday Harbor's Aidan Anderson hadn't had as much time as he would have like to train. But the 17-year-old high school senior trailed Kelly across the finish line by only 43 seconds, just the same, finishing first in the 15-19 division, at 35:19, and in second place overall.
- Aug 18, 2013 at 8:13PM
Now as one would expect, deeply entrenched government and industry interests are unwilling to respond to the rising temperatures and cascading effects of greenhouse gas emissions. Citizens, once again, will have to force the necessary transformation.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 7:00AM
Islanders Bank will couple together its annual school supply drive and customer appreciation event, Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the Friday Harbor branch parking lot on Blair Ave., 11 a.m to 3 p.m., hosted by the BBQ Shack.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 7:47PM
Mary Ann Rock was director of Cannery House and gallery assistant at Waterworks. She began her art company, Dream Keeper and exhibited in over 40 shows locally and in Seattle, Bellingham, Bellevue, Portland, St. Louis, and Lyon, France.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 7:33PM
A swimming and water polo player and coach for some 25 years, Mike Sheradin has been vacationing in the San Juan Islands for 30 years, finally deciding to open his showcase cafe in a totally remodeled building and former home of the Garden Path Cafe.
- Aug 19, 2013 at 7:43PM
UC Santa Cruz's Breck Tyler, a visiting professor at Friday Harbor Labs, where he currently teaches a course on marine bird and mammal biology, treks to Midway Atoll each winter to study nesting albatrosses.
- Aug 20, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Aug 21, 2013 at 9:34AM
Makeshift accommodations were made early Saturday so that three ground-floor businesses could continue operating over the weekend. Town officials allowed the two whale watch companies to set up along the sidewalk near Memorial Park as a base of operations, despite town regulations.
- Aug 20, 2013 at 4:22PM
Helen Sawyer wanted her contribution to benefit the local economy, so she chose the Career Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for islanders who wish to pursue a new career or upgrade their skills for their current job.
- Aug 20, 2013 at 5:00PM
A few sprinkles on Wednesday and some actual rain Thursday didn’t do much more than settle the dust on the K9 Kings performance arena, as locals and visitors alike endured the drizzle and flocked to the fair Friday and Saturday to eat elephant ears, view the final 4-H horse events and calculate per-pound cost of the steak-on-the-hoof at the livestock auction.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 2:58PM
Under new appointment procedures for advisory committees, instituted in early spring by the former 6-person council, the tenure of veteran MRC members Tina Whitman, Jim Slocumb and Mike Durland — each having served more than two terms on the MRC — may be at an end unless no other qualified prospective appointees apply. The three had reapplied to serve an additional term.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 2:28PM
Tune in Thursday morning and afternoon to listen to KPLU's feature on Lime Kiln State Park and The Whale Museum, broadcast as part of the public radio station's "Tourist in Your Own Town" series.
- Aug 21, 2013 at 2:00PM
Beloved activities, traditions of the county fair nurtured at local grange
- Aug 22, 2013 at 8:00AM
Critically acclaimed West Coast guitarist Coco Montoya returns for a fourth performance at San Juan Community Theatre.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 10:07AM
While the loss of the Downrigger's restaurant is a tragedy for the owners, employees and their customers, the prompt action of your crew contained the fire and saved valuable assets of the businesses located in the building that would otherwise have been lost.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 1:03PM
Prompted by a request from state Sen. Kevin Ranker, Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a legal opinion saying that districts that receive tax funding and provide maternity services or related information must also provide an equal level of services or information about contraceptives and abortion.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 7:54PM
ORS will initially offer lower disposal rates, so self-haulers on Orcas are expected to see an immediate decrease in disposal costs, and will be making improvements to the solid-waste facility in the near and long term, according to county officials.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 6:00AM
Ford performance cars will be the featured automobile at the 7th annual Concourse d’ Elegance, Sunday, on the grounds of San Juan Island Vineyards.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 10:00AM
San Juan Community Theatre has joined more than 1,900 theaters in 64 different countries in presenting, “The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre Live”.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 4:30PM
Popular with children and convenient for parents, the STAR program, supervised by Diana Feinson, coordinator for all Island Rec School's Out programs, like Camp Eagle Rock and School's Out Camp, operates on all regular school days, as well as early release days, in the elementary school cafeteria, from the end of the school day until 6 p.m.
- Aug 23, 2013 at 5:34PM
Four businesses were displaced after fire swept through Downriggers restaurant in the early morning hours of Aug. 17, leaving a summertime crew of roughly 50 restaurant workers without a job, and three businesses based on the ground floor of the port-owned building, Friday Harbor Marine, San Juan Excursions and San Juan Safaris, without a home.
- Aug 24, 2013 at 11:00AM
The cozy confines of Friday Harbor’s Sunken Park will transform into an open-air cinema on four successive Saturdays, beginning in September.
- Aug 26, 2013 at 8:04AM
Children and families, like the Andersons, are at the heart of United Way of San Juan County's priorities. United Way provides funding for the San Juan Island Family Resource Center (SJIFRC), so that families and children have access to Family Support services, including the Prenatal-to-Four home visiting program, weekly parent education and support groups, Welcome Home Baby, and other special family activities.
- Aug 26, 2013 at 8:31AM
There are those throughout the public sector convinced some of Washingtonians are abusing the Public Records Act. And despite setbacks and defeats, an effort among lawmakers to make it easier for public agencies to block requests and to limit the time spent on compiling records continues.
- Aug 26, 2013 at 6:58PM
PeaceHealth clinics are joining a growing list of hospital and clinics using electronic health records to record, retrieve and store patient health care records. PeaceHealth's Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor will transition to Epic, a widely-used system, beginning Sept. 1.