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- Apr 26, 2014 at 9:00AM
A colored-pencil drawing by high school senior Alaina Scheffer, entitled "Kerr(i) Economy," took top honors at the 41st Annual OSPI Superintendent's High School Art Show, earning the Superintendent of Public Instruction's "Choice Award" at the statewide competition.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 12:00PM
Cobb, a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, brings a passion for Italian cuisine and outstanding cooking experience from Vermont, Las Vegas and Montreal.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 12:00PM
Unfortunately, one of the reasons our property taxes are so high is because some of our friends and neighbors are cheating on their property taxes. Strong words—but true. This isn’t just my opinion. Our county assessor concurs.
- Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00PM
The ‘peaceful woodland garden’ comprises 10 acres of gardens surrounded by 43 acres of woodland. During a guided tour the docent gave an overview of the gardens history and pointed out species from Bhutan, Japan and China.
- Apr 27, 2014 at 6:00AM
Since 2010, San Juan Pasta Company has provided island restaurants and retailers, and the Saturday Market, with fresh pasta, crackers, sauces, and pasta-related products.
- Apr 27, 2014 at 9:00AM
The board of Common Sense Alliance is made up of talented people who are making a difference in our community.
- Apr 27, 2014 at 3:00PM
The ensemble of Cohan, Napper and Wright, performing as the Seattle Baroque Trio at the time, were one of the first to represent the “early music scene” of the Pacific Northwest in Europe, nearly three decades ago.
- Apr 27, 2014 at 4:12PM
In safeguarding marine waters from potential pollution of derelict boats, prevention is proving to be the key. Nearly a half-dozen counties have jump onboard to learn how the prevention program in San Juan County can help reduce hazards posed by abandoned and dilapidated boats.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 6:00AM
Today, three of the eight positions which are currently filled (that’s right, 3-of-8) are held by leaders of a property rights group known as Common Sense Alliance, and they repeatedly trumpet their commitment to ‘common sense’ solutions to their own development objectives. Yet, ironically, they roundly condemn any suggestion that these three are in any way faced with a conflict of interest in their deliberations. Really? Does this make “common sense?”
- Apr 28, 2014 at 10:00AM
Award-winning San Juan Island author Susan Wingate, best-seller on Amazon, will lead a one-day workshop entitled, "Jump on Board the Starship 'Publishing'," Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., in the Community Room of Skagit Valley College's San Juan Center, located near the airport, on Weber Way.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 6:00PM
The mission of San Juan Island Service Scholarship is to support higher education and promote volunteerism among our community’s youth.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 7:18PM
We are voting to keep two smart experienced board members to help guide Opalco through the big changes to come, both in broadband and, most especially, in the bigger transition to green energy that must come soon. We’re voting for Glenna Hall and Vince Dauciunas and we hope you will too.
- Apr 28, 2014 at 7:24PM
In addition to 2-percent fare hike, the peak-season surcharge will also be in effect, May 1 through Sept. 30, for vehicles and drivers paying full fare. Multi-ride products will not be affected by the peak-season surcharge.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00AM
How can one reconcile Mr. Cornelius’ statement in his letter: “In summary, the OPALCO board’s actions are transparent to the cooperative’s members and completely consistent with cooperative principles...” with the proposed or perhaps passed board policy No. 1, which states, “Directors are required to keep confidential all matters involving the cooperative that have not been disclosed to the public.”
- Apr 29, 2014 at 7:00AM
The ESCO project will increase energy efficiency and save money on heating and water bills at the Labs. Energy efficient lights have been installed on buildings and on the dock, the oil boiler was converted to a more efficient propane boiler, the roof on Lab 4 was replaced and a photovoltaic system mounted on the roof.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 9:12AM
Derek was very active in the local Lions Club and the San Juan Island theater (building sets for local plays), as well as a volunteer with the National Park Service. He helped organize the annual Friday Harbor Oktoberfest, which first started in 1995, where he loved to dance the polka with Pierette.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 9:27AM
It's your opportunity to recognize exemplary members of the community who have shown their commitment to preserving and protecting the San Juan Islands. Deadline for nominations is May 23, click on this article to find out how.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 10:00AM
Texas born and raised Ruthie Foster, who returns to Friday Harbor to ignite the San Juan Community Theatre Whittier Stage with her very own specially heated blend of blues, rock, soul, folk and a little bit of gospel.
- Apr 29, 2014 at 2:00PM
Over the years, since 2011, the monthly walks have been guided by individuals from the community who represent a wide variety of groups.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 7:00AM
Five islanders talk about their interest in OPALCO's upcoming annual meeting and board of directors election. Six candidates are seeking election to the board, and two member-initiated bylaws amendments are also on the ballot.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 9:00AM
Longtime San Juan islanders and Yacht Club members Sam and Barbara Buck will serve as co-Grand Marshals of the event and preside over the parade from the decks of the “Båten”.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 11:00AM
As we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9, we want to give a huge thank you to the dedicated teachers and staff that make our island children thrive.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 12:00PM
Some of your fellow members are active in trying to affect the direction of those changes. We think those changes might work better if everyone pays attention, gets involved and votes.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 3:00PM
Under the direction of Mr. Bobby Olson, the groups will perform a music ranging from Classical to World Music, Gospel, and Spirituals. King’s Choir has been coming to Friday Harbor since 1996, and the students are excited to return again this year.
- Apr 30, 2014 at 5:00PM
As well as volunteering with firefighting, they both have been very active with the San Juan Island Sailing Foundation for many years, the community theatre, the San Juan Island Food Co-op, and are just taking on a 4- H sheep project.