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Wolverines prove fiesty, resilient in 3-3 tie | Soccer

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 5:00PM

In the 64th-minute of the match, Sam Gabler-Brown struck a perfect free kick that Daniel Porter was able to get his head on and flick into the top corner, tying the score at 3-3 and setting off pandemonium from a large and enthusiastic home crowd.

Compromise: things get done | Editorial

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 5:00PM

County Public Works Director Frank Mulcahy deserves credit for getting the job done, it’s the citizenry who in the end are responsible for ending decades of mistrust and animosity.

Finale: ‘Sinfonia’ conductor bids adieu

  • Apr 25, 2014 at 8:00PM

After four years at the helm, Ned Griffin says ‘so long’ in an April 27 farewell concert. It was difficult to make the decision to retire after this season for personal reasons. He and his wife are avid travelers who love hiking and cycling.

‘Ex-treme’? More like mainstream |

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

Apparently anyone who does not agree with Evans’ political and environmental opinions is an “extremist.” As I suspect that most of my views are mainstream in our county, most readers are also likely to be considered extremists in Evan’s view. But you be the judge.

Journal political cartoon; April 23 edition | Opinion

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

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

Friday Harbor art student earns top award at state competition

  • 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.

What’s cookin? New chef add zest to FH dining scene

  • 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.

Points to ponder: inequity, taxes and the 'hobby lobby' | Guest Column

  • 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.

Join us by where the gardens grow | Letters

  • 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.

Tim Bair guides San Juan Pasta Company

  • 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.

Empty claims by politically correct | Letters

  • 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.

Baroque trio star in Salish Sea Music ‘Fest’

  • 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.

Local pollution prevention program makes statewide splash

  • 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.

An effective and fair commission? Give me a break | Letters

  • 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?”

Workshop by Wingate: The how-to's of getting published

  • 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.

Students succeed with your support | Letters

  • 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.

OPALCO board incumbents have our vote | Letters

  • 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.

Price of ferry fares to rise by two percent, beginning May 1

  • 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.

Rhetoric, reality at odds over at OPALCO | Letters

  • 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.”

FH Labs nets $46K rebate check thanks to energy saving project

  • 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.

Mean Green: Your chance to nominate an ‘Island Steward’

  • 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.

Derek Rouse: 1937-2014 | Passages

  • 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.

Ruthie Foster: Blues on Fire

  • 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.

Know Your Island Walk series nets state ‘Walkable’ award

  • 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.

Of electricity, internet and elections: islanders sound-off on eve of the OPALCO annual meeting

  • 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.

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