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- May 19, 2015 at 1:16PM
In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, San Juan Island architectural historian Boyd Pratt will lead a exploration of the Town of Friday Harbor and offer insight into how the few and modest string of wood-framed buildings that once upon a time lined Spring Street evolved into the downtown of fireproof masonry building surrounding the neighborhoods that we know today.
- May 19, 2015 at 1:03PM
With their support, 20 children in 1st-5th grades have been meeting three days a week with two staff members and one high school student. The students enjoy a snack, stretch their legs on the playground, and then gather to complete homework.
- May 19, 2015 at 12:59PM
In the mid-1950s, Buyral joined Orcas Power & Light Company, beginning with installing the numbers on poles for 10¢ per number, and eventually becoming superintendent of the Orcas district upon his father-in-law’s (Eber Bruns) retirement. Buyral retired from OPALCO in 1990.
- May 18, 2015 at 7:25PM
We are a local, non-partisan, volunteer organization whose mission is to inform and to educate the local community about the civil liberties enshrined in the United States Constitution and the state of Washington Constitution, the civil rights provided by the laws of the United States and the state of Washington, and to advocate and to act for their protection, preservation and observance.
- May 18, 2015 at 7:20PM
A typical home in the Northwest United States uses 30 kWh/day. With the measures mentioned below and with an investment of as little as $2,000, I could bring the usage down 80 percent, to 6 kWh/day.
- May 18, 2015 at 7:07PM
Memorial Day will mark the return of San Juan Bakery to Brickworks Plaza and Saturday’s San Juan Island Farmers Market, and the bakery will also be among the various vendors setting up shop at the new, Wednesday Farmers Market at Brickworks, which is slated to open May 27.
- May 18, 2015 at 6:58PM
With three incumbents opting to not seek reelection, the field is wide open for seven candidates in pursuit of a position on the San Juan Island public hospital district commission.
- May 15, 2015 at 2:00PM updated May 17, 2015 at 11:49AM
“By engaging our capacity for imagining what another being experience empathically, we might shift our perspective to include a fuller picture of the ways we have, do, and will connect, communicate, and share the world with other denizens of this island jewel," San Juan Island artist Matthew Palmer said of the exhibit's concept and design.
- May 15, 2015 at 8:39PM
In a decision handed down March 11, San Juan County Hearings Examiner Phil Olbrechts ruled the county lacked sufficient evidence to tie 34-year-old Richard Morgan Foley to the pile of tires discarded on the waterfront of Deadman Bay a year ago in mid-March and dismissed one of two notices of violation leveled against him.
- May 12, 2015 at 1:00PM updated May 15, 2015 at 5:15PM
San Juan EMS Chief Jim Cole will be joining the PeaceHealth as coordinator of EMS service for its Oregon West Network following his departure from San Juan EMS.
- May 15, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:30PM
Answers to a series of questions and comments offered up at the recent OPALCO annual meeting are available online at the Co-op website, listed under "Recently Asked Questions."
- May 15, 2015 at 11:24AM
Gary was a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California Los Angeles, and worked as a pharmacist, photographer, and restaurateur until his retirement. He brought joy and laughter to everyone he met, and will be fondly missed by his family and friends.
- May 14, 2015 at 3:55PM
The Washington State Transportation Commission will conclude the first of a two-day session with discussion of a potential 2.5 percent ferry fare increase in 2015 and in 2016, as well as state ferry system policies and operational strategies. The two-year staggered price hike is built into the proposed two-year transportation budgets of both houses of the state legislature.
- May 14, 2015 at 2:05PM
With the win, the Wolverines clinched second place in the Northwest 2B/1B League and will begin post-season play against the same Vikings Saturday, May 16, at Stanwood High School, beginning at noon. The winner will advance to the championship game, where a berth at the 2B state tournament will be up for grabs.
- May 14, 2015 at 10:33AM
In keeping with the nationwide recognition of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, an aviation artifact, an A-6 Intruder windscreen, will be dedicated in memory of Lieutenant James “Kelly” Patterson, U.S. Navy, who, after 48 years, remains missing in action (MIA) somewhere in North Vietnam, as part of a May 19 ceremony in Friday Harbor.
- May 14, 2015 at 7:00AM
Colorful and charming renditions of traditional Norwegian elves known as The Nisser (that's plural; it's Nisse in the singular) are featured in island artist Rebecca Cook's newest line of greeting cards.
- May 13, 2015 at 2:31PM
Caitlyn Domenech swatted a solo home run to lead off the opening inning, a first-ever for the four-year veteran, and Lauren Ayers crossed home plate in the first frame as well, giving the Wolverines an early 2-0 advantage and all the offense they would need to seal both the victory at home and no less than a share of the 2015 Northwest 2B/1B League title.
- May 12, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 3:46PM
Following two months of sea trials and crew training, the Samish, WSF's newest Olympic Class ferry, will begin service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route Sunday, June 14, on the eve of the summer sailing season. It will be christened as part of an open house and unveiling at the Anacortes ferry terminal Wednesday, May 20.
- May 13, 2015 at 11:00AM
Plankton, posters, microscopes, research boats, intriguing talks, scientific equipment, marine plants and animals, and activities for all ages are all part of Friday Harbor Laboratories annual Open House.
- May 13, 2015 at 10:00AM
The Audience Choice Award Winner of the 2014 Friday Harbor Film Festival, Return of the River tells the story of the removal of the dams on the Elwha River, the largest project of its kind in U.S. history.
- May 13, 2015 at 12:00PM
In 1964, Ray and Bernice purchased San Juan Island property on Davison Head and built a cabin there. Ray spent much of his time fishing for salmon and in his later years celebrated his birthday there in August. It was a special place in his heart and became a treasured rest break during his working years.
- May 13, 2015 at 7:00AM
While the title tune is no doubt familiar, if you think you know "9 to 5," well, think again, because the musical, with 16 different songs, adds a new, hilarious dimension to the story as told on film.
- May 12, 2015 at 1:31PM
In his retirement, music was at the center of Jack’s life. He played the clarinet with the Eastside Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Philharmonic and Island Sinfonia in the San Juans. He took up woodworking as well, and two of his beautiful totem poles stand on his property on Shaw Island.
- May 12, 2015 at 1:07PM
Carbon has come to be seen as the villain, yet it is one of the basic building blocks of life. It becomes a pollutant only when it is in excess in the atmosphere or water, and soil is the largest carbon sink available.
- May 12, 2015 at 1:00PM
San Juan Islands Museum of Art has a new director coming onboard, while a new artistic director takes up the reins at San Juan Community Theatre.
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