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- May 23, 2014 at 12:00PM
Verna Clare Bloom Eshelman, 83, wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2014, in Friday Harbor, Wash.
- May 23, 2014 at 2:00PM
Author of numerous poetry collections, including “The Grace of Necessity,” a 2008 Washington State Book Award winner, and “Vertebrae: Poems 1978-1994,” Green, born and raised in Washington, is founding editor of Brooding Heron Press, which he runs with his wife, Sally.
- May 23, 2014 at 5:00PM
A 2008 graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage Therapy, Maia Yip has joined the staff at Friday Harbor’s Island Wellness Center.
- May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM
There to celebrate a birthday, they are waiting for a boat that will take them to a mystical island, rumored to be the site of sacrificial rituals.
- May 24, 2014 at 8:00AM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
- May 24, 2014 at 2:00PM
Fifty-seven years later, we’re informed that our high school students are most definitely not where they should be in the core subjects of reading, math and science.
- May 24, 2014 at 6:00PM
A Special Forces Color Guard from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord will take part in this year’s annual observance of Memorial Day, Monday, in Friday Harbor.
- May 25, 2014 at 7:00AM
The business and financing workshop will be presented by James McCafferty, of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County, a management consultant for more than a decade.
- May 25, 2014 at 8:00AM
Greg Atkinson will be headed back to San Juan Island for a homecoming, of sorts, as well as for a book-signing party celebrating his recently re-released and re-issued memoir.
- May 25, 2014 at 12:00PM
NPS opens American Camp Officers’ Quarters for first time as part of two-day tribute to island pioneers. In an evening program at the library, the spotlight will shine on families who played a major role in the settlement of San Juan Island, as well as conserving historic structures such as the Officers’ Quarters.
- May 26, 2014 at 5:00AM
We want to say thank you to everyone who helped make this such a successful event. Our deep appreciation goes to our committee who worked tirelessly to get the word out and coordinate the event.
- May 27, 2014 at 10:28AM
Under the current law, farmland must either be returned to active farming within 10 years or the owner must enter into a conservation easement permanently prohibiting development inconsistent with agricultural use. The proposed change would extend the time limit for returning the land to active farming to 20 years, and eliminate a requirement that the land must be "sub-dividable."
- May 27, 2014 at 10:43AM
Ted loved steam engines, old machinery, antique tractors, farm machinery, and books. He was an avid reader and had a life-long over of learning. He especially loved the natural world and wildlife.
Ferries readies to roll out full-scale reservation system with winter sailing schedule | Guest Column
- May 27, 2014 at 11:12AM
Currently, the only way to be sure of getting onto a boat during the busiest periods is to show up at the terminal hours early. That gets tiresome, as does getting to the terminal at what you think is a reasonable time, and then having to wait three or four hours for the next boat.
- May 27, 2014 at 11:21AM
In Washington, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Franklin, King, Kitsap, Skagit, Spokane, Thurston, Walla Walla and Yakima counties have changed their detention policy, and other Washington counties are in the process of changing or reconsidering their policies. San Juan County should do so, too.
- May 27, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 28, 2014 at 9:58AM
Talent, creativity and the works of 39 local artists will be on display as 13 island artists open their studio doors and gardens to visitors in the Annual Artists’ Studio Tour, May 31 and June 1.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:00PM
PIP staff and trained volunteers help students in the primary grades make an easier adjustment to school, get along better with others, and improve self-confidence.
- May 28, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:20PM
It would seem the sheriff's log is now a relic of a bygone era, like the Pony Express, a casualty of progress, rendered obsolete, or, in this case, dislodged and displaced by the much sought-after efficiencies of the digital age. That's a shame.
- May 28, 2014 at 7:00AM
William Wallace is not among the hundreds of thousands of U.S. military men, and women, that we pay tribute to on Memorial Day, those who died in the line of duty. But just barely.
- May 28, 2014 at 12:07PM
Vehicles left in the temporary "No Parking" areas will be towed and streets will be closed to traffic (except for emergency vehicles) while chip-seal work is under way. Those planning to use their vehicles while the work is going on are encouraged to park outside a chip-seal zone, as cars parked in a driveway will be unable to leave.
- May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:59PM
NW celebrities add luster, spirit to annual fundraising event
- May 28, 2014 at 3:00PM
Celebrating its 16th year in Friday Harbor, Barbershop Bonanza honors this uniquely American music with contemporary and old-time favorites full of four-part harmonies.
- May 28, 2014 at 6:00PM
After three years of working with the planning commission, the prosecuting attorney, other county legislatures and the state Department of Revenue, the previous six-member council developed and implemented the open space farm conservation program.
- May 29, 2014 at 7:00AM
I decided to write a parody of Ted’s articles to lighten it up and write from the animal’s point of view on the fence. They were signed “Bambi and Spirit Eagle.”
- May 29, 2014 at 10:00AM
Under a new contract with San Juan County, Lautenbach Recycling will take over operations at the town-owned transfer station on Sutton Road on San Juan Island.