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From the other side of the fence | Guest Column

  • May 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

All the lands in agriculture and forest have a profound role to play in filtering rainwater and seasonal run-off while providing a massive but often hidden benefit.

Tasty trio on display at Brann Cabin Bake-Off

  • May 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Blend together a healthy dose of history, a slice of mouth-watering pie, the spectacular scenery of the westside and what you get? Well, the second annual Brann Cabin Bake-Off, of course.

Wolverines prepare for post-season play

  • May 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

Quest begins for berth at state for baseball, softball, tennis, golf, track and field and soccer for Friday Harbor teams

OPALCO leaves no room for dissent… What's up with that? | Letters

  • May 8, 2014 at 2:26PM

Two competent and knowledgeable people have resigned from the board recently and a third person was discouraged from running. That is suggestive of problems on the board which need explanation and airing.

Pot shop lottery winner? San Juan's Lawrence Enterprises

  • May 9, 2014 at 10:21AM

Those on Lopez will have to travel off-island to score legal weed, at least until the state Liquor Control Board reopens the window to apply for a marijuana retailer license later this summer. But Lopezians won't have to travel far. Potential retailers were approved for Orcas and San Juan Island, one for each.

How are we doing? Better than before (knock on wood) | Guest Column

  • 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.

Lessons of ‘King Lear’ illuminated on screen, in HD

  • 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.

A farewell to Ted Grossman, former Islands' Sounder editor, owner

  • 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.

Tooth Mobile returns to Friday Harbor this Friday & Saturday

  • 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,

SJI Islands Museum of Art support draws honors

  • 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.

Distracted joggers? Sounds like driver is to blame | Letters

  • 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.

Birth: Oliver Thomas Greenwood

  • 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.

Pedal power: Washington named nation's 'Most Bicycle-Friendly State,' for seventh consecutive year

  • 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."

Of telecommunications, OPALCO and our future | Guest Column

  • 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.

Barbara Edith (Stanford) Dann: 1921-2014 | Passages

  • 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.

Wooden boats? Yellow Island? Race is on

  • 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.

Stillpoint School kindergartner wins national art and writing contest

  • 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?

'Aunt Toni,' family & friends celebrate No. 90

  • 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.

Deputy tosses hat into sheriff election ring | Election 2014

  • 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.

Mandy Troxel: In from the cold

  • 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”

Cuddly & Cute, it's Teddy Bear Time

  • 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.

Exposed: risks of distracted, drunk driving at hand

  • 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.

Back to business for Spring Street Landing tenants

  • 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.

Massage therapist joins Friday Harbor's Island Wellness Center

  • 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.

Learn to lessen watts at Energy Fair

  • 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.

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