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- May 16, 2014 at 7:00AM
Ted Grossman, a long-time Orcas Islander and former owner and editor of the Islands’ Sounder, passed away on May 3 with his wife Kay and children Alex and Marcy by his side after a brief battle with metastatic lung cancer.
- May 16, 2014 at 8:00AM
The second annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will again feature documentaries that explore life in the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Rim, but the date of this year’s Film Fest is different than a year ago, about three weeks later.
- May 16, 2014 at 11:20AM
The 52-year-old, who was headed south on an access road that connects the sports complex to Carter Avenue, was traveling at a high-rate of speed when he struck a chain across the entrance to the ballfields, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's Department.
- May 16, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 2:42PM
Pet Lovers Fair, grand prize, mile stroll featured in first-ever APS Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk. Water and snack stations will be available along the route to provide sustenance for both people and pooches, and participants can also mingle with pet care industry vendors and service providers.
- May 16, 2014 at 3:00PM
Diana Mancel, the theatre’s newly hired volunteer coordinator, worked part-time as front-of-house-manager for the theatre when she first moved to San Juan Island in 2008.
- May 17, 2014 at 12:00PM
This event happens because of people who care — both the volunteers who put it on every year and the visitors who would be disappointed if it ever went away.
- May 17, 2014 at 3:00PM
Born into a family on noted mbira players, Musekiwa Chingodza began playing mbira at the age of five and considers the instrument and its music as more than simply entertainment.
- May 17, 2014 at 6:00PM
Class participants will learn about marine stewardship and the "Responsible Kayaker Code," which aims at reducing disturbances to marine wildlife and irresponsible boating practices, at either of two training sessions hosted by the Whale Museum.
- May 19, 2014 at 6:34PM
Here’s a second—and last—attempt to make a few points. I was not speeding nor distracted by a cell phone (I don’t own one) nor by another in the car (I was alone), nor by my car’s sound system (it’s broken), nor by the attributes of the joggers; I didn’t see them until… I nearly hit someone.
- May 19, 2014 at 6:30PM
Rainer found the perfect life on San Juan Island, boating and being on the water, discovering new places with the Friday Walkers, and never tiring of living by the sea, with a view of the Olympic Mountains.
- May 19, 2014 at 6:47PM
We appreciate WDFW’s attention to protecting surf smelt, but the agency needs to take two other steps in conjunction with any proposed changes to harvest rules. First, we need to learn just how many smelt swim in the Salish Sea, and whether current harvests threaten those fish.
- May 19, 2014 at 7:00PM
The new application has proven popular, with 14 reports registered in less than 24 hours after the application went active in the afternoon of May 15. Visitors to the website can enter their own observations and access prior entries by clicking on the red dots on the map.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:03AM
In a Aug. 7 letter to Post Master General Patrick Donaho, Larsen called on the Postal Service to classify the Shaw Island post office as a “Part-Time Post Office,” a designation under which the office would be allowed to operate six hours a day.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 11:00AM
Last week’s letter to the editor, “Flummoxed by furor over felines,” reminded me of why I miss the former “Sheriff’s Log”.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 11:19AM
Fickle winds make for sluggish times, but annual 'round-the-island' race buoyed by down-to-the-wire finishes.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 5:57PM
We’ve had a County Fair for over a hundred years, just as we’ve had a strong newspaper for more years than that. It is just one example of how we all pitch in to make things work.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 1:56PM
A six-year hiatus comes to an end with the revival of the much-beloved, long-esteemed, uniquely inspired and unquestionably affordable Egg Roll Booth.
- Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM
Residents of Friday Harbor should be proud of the excellent Peace Island Medical Center facility on your island.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 1:57PM
John Nord, 82, of Friday Harbor, Wash. passed from this life Aug. 6, 2014.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 1:02PM
According to Undersheriff Bruce Distler, the man was left alone for two to three minutes and in that time ran onto the inter-island ferry boat. The 22-year-old jumped onboard the boat to head back home to Orcas Island, Distler believes.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 1:55PM
Two years ago, what was then a dream became a necessity when APS was made aware that its lease with the Port of Friday Harbor would more than likely be shortened from 20 years to five.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 3:50PM
Could there be a better way to spend a summer evening than watching a timeless Shakespeare comedy, one performed outdoors by a talented and energetic cast? Umm...doubt it.
- Aug 13, 2014 at 3:16PM
All shoes collected through the Windermere San Juan Island office will be delivered on Aug. 18 to the San Juan Island Family Resource Center and distributed to island families in need, seeing to a new pair of shoes for every child on the first day of school.
- Aug 14, 2014 at 7:00AM
Can outdoor activities, like bicycle tours, barbecues and a game of golf, help to tighten the bond between military veterans struggling with injuries and ease the discomfort of fitting in back home? The Wounded Warrior Project believes they can.
- Aug 14, 2014 at 8:00AM
Dear Rick and Jamie... It appears that your colleague Bob Jarman unilaterally arranged to cancel that contract, and that the two of you are acquiescing. It also appears...