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September is prostate cancer awareness month; here's how we can help | Guest Column

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 5:44PM

Diagnosis, evaluation, treatments, and other options have come a long way thanks to science and echnology, and there are more and more support and information groups, including an “UsToo” group (a part of “USToo” International) in Friday Harbor that meets monthly at the Mullis Center.

Andrew V. McLaglen: 1920—2014 | Passages

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 5:21PM

Andrew McLaglen moved to San Juan Island, Wash. in 1975, where he found his paradise. He was very active in the local community theatre in Friday Harbor, directing many plays over the years with the local talent. His love of film, theatre and life was evident in all that he did.

Hey, Post Office... how 'bout thinkin' outside the box? | Letters

  • Sep 6, 2014 at 5:14PM

The Post Office itself could help ease the traffic and congestion in the area of the Blair Avenue road construction, and in its own parking lot, by temporarily placing mail-drop boxes at four or five locations around the perimeter of the town. Several convenient locations come to mind...

'Holy systematic study'; San Juans home to bats aplenty

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 7:18PM

“Over ten thousand bats were heard,” said Russel Barsh, director of the Lopez-based Kiwaht research center, which conducted the first survey of bats in the San Juans in 75 years. “... and that is only perhaps one percent of what’s out there.”

Maggots on the Chelan? That's too much | Letters

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 7:24PM

It seems that when the solid waste transfer truck from Friday Harbor is in transit on the ferry, it is depositing maggots on the car deck of the ferry. Lots of them.

Friday Harbor blanked by Bear Creek | Girls' Soccer

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 11:18AM

A competitive showing against the Grizzlies might be better for the Wolverines at this point of the season than another lopsided win

New era unfolds at Port of FH; marina gets a makeover

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 4:03PM

Just like when any other neighborhood is under construction, those living at the marina anticipate some degree of inconvenience.

Acclaimed Gypsy Jazz band takes FH ‘string by string’

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 12:56PM

Rooted in the sounds of the gypsy jazz legend, the band’s signature style is marked by nimble string work, pulsing rhythm guitar, and of course, swing.

You've got questions, they have answers; LofWV candidate forums

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 4:31PM

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans will sponsor a series of forums where candidates and speakers on ballot issues will address the public, and take questions. Click on headline for schedule.

EMS levy: the numbers don't add up; vote ‘No’ | Letters

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 4:39PM

The amount of money being requested now is far in excess of that which is necessary to provide quality service to our community with the level of emergency response to which we have become accustomed.

Forgotten tale of ‘Troubadour’ retold

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 9:00AM

Professor of American history at U of W-Tacoma, Honey, a former Southern civil rights organizer and 2011 Guggenheim fellow, is author of three books on the history labor and civil rights, including "Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign."

EMS levy: quality care and much, much more, vote 'Yes' | Letters

  • Sep 30, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Oct 1, 2014 at 9:41AM

The EMS professionals provide much more than emergency care when disaster happens, they support their patient and give surrounding friends and family emotional support and important information about what happens next.

At the helm: OPALCO's Hildreth talks solar, broadband, family

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 11:36AM

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative's newly appointed general manager, Foster Hildreth, the power co-op's former vice president, is excited about continuing the co-op mission and about getting a few new projects off the ground, like Community Solar.

‘Remember the Rendezvous’, SJ tradition revived

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

The San Juan "Rendezvous" first got its start in 1948, as a homecoming of sorts and sponsored at that time by the Chamber of Commerce, and ran through the early '80s. It proved an instant hit.

Ooh, ahh... October, 31 days to 'Savor'

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:12PM

Savor the San Juans, the monthlong carousel of food, farm and art festivities is in full-swing with October’s arrival. Click on this article to find out where—and what— the action is.

Grand opening of Friday Harbor 'fine art' gallery, Saturday

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:30PM

The grand opening of Northwest artist Michael Bienvenu's Friday Harbor fine art gallery, Oct. 4, 4-7 p.m., will feature works of highly acclaimed and, as some say, "suggestive," as in provocative, painter Steven LaRose, a Seattle native.

Journal political cartoon; September 10 edition | Opinion

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 1:00PM

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

Benjamin T. 'Pop' Alvey: 1927—2014 | Passages

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:00PM

Ben "Pop" Alvey was born in Taylorville, Ill. and lived in Friday Harbor for the past 25 years. He worked much of his adult life as a long-haul truck driver for Groendyke Transport of Enid, Okla., spending his last working years as a dispatcher in the trucking industry.

Mystery surrounds discovery of body at Moran State Park

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 8:01PM

A Texas driver's license provides local authorities with a clue, but "extensive" decay will delay identification of a male body discovered Saturday, Sept. 5, near Cascade Lagoon.

Help finish the fight, join Relay for Life | Letters

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 8:13PM

Relay For Life makes it possible for the American Cancer Society to provide helpful information on cancer, treatments, support services, and more 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 1-800-227-2345 and cancer.org.

Wolverines even season series, shutout La Conner for 2-0 win | Girls soccer

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Oct 2, 2014 at 9:23AM

With the win, the Friday Harbor girls soccer team tallied victory No. 4 in its last five matches, as well as its fourth consecutive win in league play, and also evened its three-game regular season series against the Braves at one game apiece.

Islanders will rally for ferry funding Feb. 18; signatures sought for online petition

  • Jan 29, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Feb 5, 2009 at 8:51AM

Residents of the San Juans and Anacortes will rally Feb. 18 in Olympia to persuade legislators to preserve ferry funding. They hope to go armed with vox populi, in the form of a petition. The petition is online at www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?plancfcp&101. To sign, CLICK HERE

Lopez man dies while snowboarding with sons at Mount Baker

  • Feb 19, 2009 at 10:05AM updated Feb 26, 2009 at 3:30PM

Lopez resident David Fisher died while snowboarding with his two sons at the Mount Baker ski area on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the early afternoon.

'Where is Tomorrow's Farmer?' filmed on San Juan Island; explores the issue of bringing younger people into sustainable farming

  • Sep 2, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Sep 10, 2009 at 11:08AM

Filmmaker Mike Hurwicz of Orcas Island has filmed a 10-minute video, "Where Is Tomorrow's Farmer?", on San Juan Island. The film includes footage of the Community Garden at Ackley's Corner, Heritage Farm, the Farmers Market, and Thirsty Goose Farm. It explores the issue of bringing younger people into sustainable farming, and features commentary from island farmers and other community members who talk of how important it is that we look at the value of this kind of work, and how important it is that the age-old knowledge of how to feed ourselves is retained and passed on.

Lopez farmer sues San Juan County over ordinance requiring vendor permits; says law is discriminatory, unconstitutional

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 3:00PM updated at 5:20PM

Lopez Island grower Gary Franco has sued San Juan County over its ordinance requiring some vendors to obtain a permit to sell in public places. Franco teamed up with the Institute for Justice — an advocate for the rights of entrepreneurs — in the suit, announced today in a press conference on the courthouse steps.

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