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- Aug 15, 2014 at 12:15PM
Given the high cost of living for all of us who live in the islands, creating a few homes which are “forever affordable” seems a worthwhile effort to support. I intend to send in a donation, knowing that it will be part of that matching gift. I hope that many others do, too.
- Aug 15, 2014 at 12:08PM
Featured in The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores series at San Juan Community Theatre, Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m., "Enchanted Island" stars David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese and Placido Domingo, as Neptune.
- Aug 15, 2014 at 4:48PM
Entertainment is in full swing Saturday at the San Juan County Fair, with circus performances, horse riding competitions, 8.8K Loop Run, Trashion Fashion show and Main Stage headliner the "Hit Machine."
- Aug 18, 2014 at 10:00AM
The featured model for this year's event is the Chevrolet Corvette, in honor of the car company's recent introduction of the C7.
- Aug 18, 2014 at 12:00PM
In "The Life & Times of General George E. Pickett", Michael Vouri, takes his audience back to the late 1800s in a no-holds barred retrospective of Pickett and the many events.
- Aug 18, 2014 at 7:00PM updated Aug 19, 2014 at 12:09PM
While Lexi Abel completed the 5.4-mile course in 36 minutes, 47 seconds, and well ahead of her closest competitor, two-time reigning Loop Run women’s champ Laura Newcomb, at 38:02, boyfriend Joshua Accomando kept up his end of the bargain with a desperate last-second dash, crossing the finish line only three seconds ahead of second-place finisher Chris Kamykowski, in 33 minutes flat.
- Aug 18, 2014 at 8:03PM
Remember all the great parties and events you’ve attended at our beloved Grange Hall in Friday Harbor? Now imagine a large deck that will extend the available square footage and open up the fabulous view to the harbor and beyond.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 9:43AM
Born in Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 1922, Victor spent his 91 years full of curiosity about the world around him. He shared his excitement about science, math, history and ideas with his children, and he instilled in each a dedication to learning throughout life.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 12:17PM
Enjoy the “One More Time” band, Folklorico – Traditional Mexican Dancers- food by Spring Street Deli, and contests, prizes, auction items and gift items for sale, Sept. 27-28, at the Friday Harbor fairgrounds.
- Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00PM updated at 8:04PM
This year’s tribute to boundless creativity and rebirth of castaway materials was witnessed by what Fair officials believe is the single-largest crowd ever to attend a featured entertainment event
- Aug 20, 2014 at 9:37AM
On Aug. 6, Troy Fitzgerald Niebling was taken into custody by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department on the heels of a complaint about the 49-year-old spending time with the woman and her child. Convicted in February of one count of voyeurism, a Class C felony, Niebling turned himself into the Sheriff’s Department upon learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, according to Undersheriff Bruce Distler.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00AM
A soggy start gave way to a steady stream of sunshine. By Saturday, activities were in full stride—Loop Run, circus acts, Trashion Fashion show, music, and more. Check out the Journal slideshow for a look back at the "Farm-Tastic" 2014 County Fair.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 6:02PM
Whether Island Towing returns next season, either as a shadow of itself, or at all, remains to be seen. But with a 88-5 won-loss record and 10 consecutive league championships, and two off-island tournament titles and one second-place finish, the Towing team carries a record and legacy that speaks for itself.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 2:00PM
There is a presumption that the island community should always be receptive to development; regardless of water availability, of pressure on schools, on infra-structure issues.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00PM
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.
- Aug 20, 2014 at 6:00PM
Following an eight-month investigation, staff of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission cited 15,935 violations of UTC rules and laws governing "major outages" in a report released Tuesday, Aug. 19, and recommend that the commission issue a formal complaint and $173,210 in fines against the company, the single-largest provider of telecomm services in the San Juans.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 8:00AM
And once word gets out, more kayakers might put Orcas Island on their destination list instead of Friday Harbor.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 10:30AM
A few of main events in Pickett’s life include the “Pig War,” when the then-commander of U.S. troops confronted Vancouver Island Governor Sir James Douglas and the Royal Navy over ownership of San Juan Island. The story culminates in the disastrous “Pickett’s Charge” that brought ruin to the Confederate Army at the Battle of Gettysburg.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 11:00AM
Mouse-eared bats look similar from a distance and use the same frequencies to navigate and target their prey, but they vary somewhat in body proportions and behavior. Two of our mouse-eared species are actually quite rare.
- Aug 21, 2014 at 5:15PM
Under the program, the Community Foundation matched up to 50 percent of each of the eight separate non-profits represented through the program and their respective project goals, for a total of $44,000 in donations generated at the Fair.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 3:00PM
Their generous funding ensures that all island families, regardless of income, have access to education and enrichment programs that promote learning, friendship and family well-being.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 6:19PM
Keith was an avid outdoorsman and early member of the Mountaineers and REI— backpacking trips in the Cascades and Olympics (always with a fly rod or two) were an omnipresent part of Keith’s graduate-school and early parenting years, and he continued those adventures with his children well into their adulthoods.
- Aug 22, 2014 at 6:12PM
As a community shifts from the hunker-down mentality of recession to the beehive activity level of a healthy, vibrant community, local government prospers, as well. Indications are we’ve reached the beehive.
- Aug 23, 2014 at 6:00AM
To all the visitors and residents of San Juan County who helped with the success of this year’s Photography Department at the San Juan County Fair.
- Aug 25, 2014 at 2:10PM
The bell tolls for the first day of class, Aug. 28 (that’s right, a pre-Labor Day start of school is now the norm) the reconstruction of Blair Avenue, which will deliver new curbs, gutters and sidewalks as well as a new road surface, will still be in progress.