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- May 9, 2014 at 10:55AM
Each year for the past three I have expressed concern, based on first-quarter sales tax receipts, about the county’s ability to achieve budgeted revenue. My current concern is the opposite. I’m worried that, by saying that we’re having a good first quarter, I’ll jinx the rest of the year.
- May 9, 2014 at 4:00PM
Lear, an aged king, divides his kingdom between his three daughters according to which is most eloquent in praising him. Cordelia, his favorite, says nothing and Lear’s world descends into chaos.
- May 10, 2014 at 4:50PM
Ted Grossman first got newsprint on his fingers at his high school's newspaper in Connecticut. A long, distinguished career in community journalism would follow. He was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer that had metastasized to the bone on April 22, and passed away at home, May 3, with his wife, Kay, and two children at his side.
- May 12, 2014 at 10:00AM
Dental care will be available and provided to those unable to afford it when the Tooth Mobile returns to Friday Harbor, Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17. Application for those who qualify for the dental clinics, sponsored by Fish For Teeth, can be downloaded from the non-profit group’s website, www.fishforteeth.com.
- May 12, 2014 at 12:00PM
IMA earns state ‘Leadership Award’ for ongoing support of art programs in SJ’s public schools. The Museum of Art and San Juan Island School District established an art enrichment program for years ago at Friday Harbor Elementary School, bringing local artist into the classroom to lead hands-on art lessons.
- May 12, 2014 at 7:40PM
Your grammar is atrocious and your syntax is terribly confused... I can’t help but picture you in a “Luxury SUV” (Whatever the hell that means) driving a bit too fast. Because you want people to pay attention to you, like the runners did not.
- May 12, 2014 at 7:36PM
Born May 7 at Seattle's Swedish Hospital, Oliver is the son of Donald and Samantha Greenwood and shares a birthday with his great grandmother, the late Evelyn Greenwood. He is the grandson of Charlie Greenwood, formerly of Lopez, who now resides in Arlington.
- May 12, 2014 at 7:32PM
After another successful island ride introduced Washington Bike Month so appropriately, the Lopez Chamber's Lia Noreen said, "We think Lopez and the San Juan Islands are a big reason the state's been honored seven years in a row, and we're happy it came just a few days after our successful event."
- May 13, 2014 at 11:12AM
Where do we go from here if we want to strike a balance between economic prosperity and environmental protection? For me, one key answer lies in the ownership and deployment of a scalable telecommunications system. This is why, in my opinion, OPALCO is uniquely positioned to be—a part of—the solution.
- May 13, 2014 at 2:24PM
When they retired to San Juan Island, Bob and Barbara immediately started an international folk dance group and a Scottish country dance group in their home. Barbara was instrumental in rescuing the machines Jim Crook had made to make his own woolen clothes and, because Barbara was concerned over the lack of Christmas decorations, she organized a committee that started decorating the Town of Friday Harbor for Christmas.
- May 13, 2014 at 3:00PM
All sailboats made of wood are welcome to compete, as the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands hosts its third annual Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race, Saturday, May 17.
- May 13, 2014 at 3:00PM updated May 14, 2014 at 9:04AM
A six-year-old Stillpoint School kindergartner is a grand-prize winner of the “Make Your Own Holiday” contest, a national art and writing competition sponsored by the Scholastic Reading Club. And what holiday would John like to see?
- May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM
Known to her San Juan Island Sundstrom family as "Aunt Tonie," Terressa Smith recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends in Texas.
- May 14, 2014 at 7:00AM
Deputy Ron Krebs is president of the Sheriff’s Guild and the department’s representative to the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs. He is a field training officer tasked with training newly hired officers and boater safety instructor.
- May 14, 2014 at 10:00AM
Singer-songwriter Mandy Troxel decided to call her recently released full-length album, “If Only Words Could Keep Me Warm”
- May 14, 2014 at 1:51PM
A free event, noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, in the patio garden and Gubelman Theatre, the Teddy Bear Picnic features face painting, crafts projects, refreshments and, of course, lots and lots, and lots, of teddy bears.
- May 14, 2014 at 1:00PM
The daylong event at Friday Harbor high school and middle school offers students first-hand experience at the potential consequences of drunk and distracted driving in a controlled environment.
- May 14, 2014 at 2:00PM
Before the fire, the building housed Downriggers Restaurant, Friday Harbor Marine, San Juan Excursions and San Juan Safaris. The fire devastated the operations of all four businesses.
- May 14, 2014 at 4:00PM
A 2008 graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage Therapy, Maia Yip has been in practice on Lopez Island before joining owner Amy Bienvenu and staff at the San Juan Island-based Island Wellness Center. She offers a variety of treatments, from deep tissue massage to Hot Stone therapy, with sessions tailored specifically for each client.
- May 14, 2014 at 6:00PM
The new Community Solar Program will be kicked off on San Juan Island at the Island Energy Fair on Saturday, May 17. Also on the schedule are a Home Energy Conservation Workshop, a solar home tour, and demonstrations of energy-related technologies.
- May 15, 2014 at 6:00AM
Since 2008, the San Juan Historical Museum has rehabilitated and restored five of the eight buildings on the museum campus.
- May 15, 2014 at 9:47AM
Under current county law, land in the open-space farmland program must be returned to active farming within 10 years or the owner must enter into a conservation easement permanently prohibiting development in order for a reduction in the land's property tax assessment to continue.
- May 15, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:43PM
DNR launches new program to assist vessel owners without means to dispose of a bad boat. Many of the more than 60 boats on his program’s watchlist could be candidates for free disposal.
- May 15, 2014 at 10:11AM
Public disagreement and personal opinion are at the very heart of any democracy. Personal attacks and defamation are not.
- May 15, 2014 at 3:00PM
Waldron Island now has a disaster preparedness booklet, thanks to Joanne Colman Wester and her band of middle school students. And the initiative and efforts of those students to ensure their community is better prepared in the event of a disaster have not gone by unnoticed.