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Tooth mobile returns to Friday Harbor Jan. 23-24

  • Jan 5, 2015 at 7:14PM

Fish for Teeth, a local non-profit, is chief sponsor of the mobile dental clinic, which provides dental care for anyone who is financially unable to afford it. Appointment applications can be downloaded from the Fish for Teeth website, filled out and then dropped off at San Juan County Health Department.

SAD? Movement helps rid the winter blues

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 10:43AM

Seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression, is a real thing. King County reports that four to six people out of 100 experience the disorder prevalently, while 10 to 20 percent of people experience milder forms of the winter blues.

Mystery blankets newborn orca

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 11:23AM

The calf appeared to be healthy and energetic, swimming alongside its presumed mother. However, researchers immediately recognized some peculiarity surrounding its birth.

Town adds classic pizzazz to park

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 11:16AM

Classic vista binoculars installed in Friday Harbor

Relieved Journal isn't steering the ship | Letters

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 12:50PM

— Editor’s note: Our compass clearly got turned around, as Mr. Zaehring cleverly notes in his letter and about the story referenced below.

Talk of the town; IMA marks a milestone

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 1:13PM

The newly constructed IMA art museum drew 1,000 visitors in a little less than a month since its grand "soft opening" Dec. 5 in Friday Harbor. The works of nearly 60 local artists are on display through Jan. 25 as part of IMA's yearly Artists' Registry Show.

Entrapped by the dreaded 'island shuffle': plight of the renter | Guest Column

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 7:00AM

The first 10 years I lived here I was blessed with decent housing and kind people to rent from. But over the past 10 years, the rental housing situation has changed dramatically. During the recession, rents went up but wages did not.

Journal political cartoon, Jan. 7 edition | Opinion

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 9:11AM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's views on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands and SanJuanJournal.com.

Wolverines net convincing road win at Orcas; 43-31 | Girls basketball

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 2:25PM

The Wolverines (4-0 league) host the Hurricanes of Mount Vernon Christian in a clash of league title contenders Friday, Jan. 9; tip off is 5:30 p.m. They are back home Friday, Jan. 16, to host La Conner (3-0, 9-0 overall) in what looms as a battle for sole possession of first place in the league standings.

Association disbanded, but for local realtors it's still business as usual

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 4:54PM

The decision to dissolve was due, in large part, to new core standards established by the National Association of Realtors adopted in May 2014, which include additional accounting regulations, state reporting, duties for staff and board of directors, more travel and per diem, along with increase state meeting participation.

New OPAlCO rates punish the thrifty, part-timers and the poor | Letters

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 6:19PM

Cooperatives began 200 years ago as a way to protect common folk from the exactions of greedy merchants and corporations, but OPALCO is running just like any ordinary corporation, always seeking more sources of wealth to appropriate, usually from those with the least to spare.

Resolve to be a better neighbor in 2015; here’s how | Letter

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 12:00PM

... how can we be a better community in this new year and beyond? Here are a few thoughts:

San Juan EMTs jump-start fundraiser for new ambulance with $80K donation

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 5:25PM

The EMT Association cited budgetary constraints now faced by EMS following defeat of its proposed property tax as well as the need of a new ambulance as driving forces for the fundraising campaign.

San Juan Island 'Lucky Bastard' featured in newly published book

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 12:39PM

As a B-17 pilot during WWII, Don Craddock received the “Lucky Bastard” award for having successfully completed 35 bombing missions over Germany. The average number of missions flown by the a pilot of a B-17, aka "Flying Fortress," was six.

Homeland of Masai explored in 'Know Your Islanders Talks' series

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 1:15PM

A memorable and intoxicating trip, Theresa Simendinger rode roughly 30 miles each day through territory the Masai have long called home, encountering elephants, lions and giraffe along the way. She'll share reflections and photos of her journey, Monday, Jan. 12 at the library.

Mobile dental van returns to FH with help of Fish for Teeth

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 5:07PM

Fish for Teeth helps families and individuals get dental care who otherwise cannot afford it.

Corinne Page Carter: 1924—2015 | Passages

  • Jan 9, 2015 at 7:19PM

Following school, Corinne worked for the Alaska Steamship Company. There she met Margaret McRea and Irene Spangler, who became good friends. Margaret introduced her to Alan Carter, a friend from her home town of Friday Harbor, and love blossomed.

Local bar association elects officers, honors contributions

  • Jan 10, 2015 at 8:00AM

At the association's annual meeting in December, San Juan Island's John Chessell was elected to a third term as president, and Stephen Brandli of Friday Harbor was re-elected treasurer.

Moratorium misplaced; islands' agricultural heritage under assault | Letters

  • Jan 10, 2015 at 9:00AM

I am against the proposed moratorium on growing cannabis in San Juan County. We should be supporting the success of a diversified agriculture not standing in it's way.

Goals vary as first-time office holders take charge; sheriff foresees swift change ahead

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 7:39PM

Although change often proceeds at a glacial pace within the halls of government, islanders may expect nothing less from newly elected Sheriff Ron Krebs after handing him the election with a 64-percent margin of victory.

Wolverines rout Mt Vernon Christian in win No. 4 in a row; 57-27

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:14PM

With a four-game win streak in tow, and a bout against Cedar Park Christian (3-2 league, 3-5 overall) on deck, Friday Harbor will host La Conner (4-0 league, 8-2 overall) Friday with first place in the Northwest 2B/1B League standings most likely riding on the outcome; tip off is 5:30 p.m.

FH weathers Hurricanes three-point storm in 39-35 victory | Girls basketball

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:07PM

Senior Madden Shanks knocked down a two-pointer to give the Wolverines an eight-point advantage and room to breathe with three minutes remaining in regulation. But the upset-minded Hurricanes and sharpshooter Jacqueline Case weren’t ready to concede.

Food Bank, Family Resource Center prove worthy recipients of realtors annual donation | Guest column

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:38PM

For more than 25 years, Windermere realtors have set aside a portion of every single transaction for the Windermere Foundation. At the end of each year, the team meets to apportion these funds to island non-profits which are serving the needs of our neighbors and community members.

Hysteria over 'reefer madness' derails promise of a better future| Letters

  • Jan 12, 2015 at 7:22PM

Once again, I am faced with struggling to make ends meet until spring, when the tourist season begins again... the “reefer madness” hysteria has prevailed at the expense of year-round, full-time employment for 16 people.

History of Pig War featured in next journey of 'Know Your Island Walks'

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 11:02AM

Hear about the Pig War, and if you think you’ve heard it all before, you better listen up. Vouri keeps learning more and new aspects of island history—walk and hear what he’s found out.

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