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New faces take lead roles in FH art scene

  • 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.

Sound of freedom? More like an assault on the archipelago | Letters

  • May 11, 2015 at 6:52PM

Surely, the Navy does not want to dominate and subjugate its own citizens or be considered a public nuisance.

Gertrude (Kreps) Kinnaman:1913—2015 | Passages

  • May 11, 2015 at 2:17PM

Gertrude's strong-willed, unfailing character was one of love and grace, coupled with a sense of humor and devotion to Jesus.

Wolverines take aim at league title in showdown against Darrington | Prep softball

  • May 11, 2015 at 9:16AM

Friday Harbor (7-1 league, 11-6 overall) muscled its way to the top of the Northwest 2B/1B League standings thanks to a razor-thin 3-2 win at home over La Conner May 1, avenging its only loss in league play (a 3-1 defeat at La Conner April 14) with the victory as well.

Art program at middle school strengthened thanks to donation by IMA

  • May 10, 2015 at 7:35PM

This year, in addition to support for art in the elementary school, IMA donated $13,300 toward the cost of a middle school art instructor for the 2015-16 school year. The annual donation and is intended to help bridge the gap between elementary school AEP program and the award-winning art program at Friday Harbor High School.

Frustrated? You bet, but no 'walkout' in store by San Juan Island teachers | Letters

  • May 10, 2015 at 5:58PM

We are frustrated that Washington continues to rank close to the bottom in our country in the most revealing measures used to rank schools: we rank 40th in per-pupil funding, 47th in class size, and 42nd in teacher compensation.

Young, wild & vulnerable: baby season is here | Guest Column

  • May 10, 2015 at 5:02PM

Spring and early summer is baby season for wild creatures and these newly born or hatched youngsters are very vulnerable. They are not as mobile as adult animals and not as wary as their parents, so...

'High five' to voters from Island Rec commission | Letters

  • May 8, 2015 at 4:32PM

Above all, this levy means more than funding. This levy means we can continue working for a healthy, vibrant, and active community for all.

Former medical executive joins hospital district commission race

  • May 8, 2015 at 12:15PM

To date, Williams is one of three people who have announced a bid for one of three commission seats up for election. He joins patient-rights advocate Monica Harrington and retired attorney Barbara Sharp in the race. The candidate filing period for the November election begins May 11.

For Mother's Day? Walk among the wildflowers on Cady Mountain

  • May 8, 2015 at 11:03AM

What to do on Mother's Day? How about a guided walk among the wildflowers on San Juan Island's Cady Mountain, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Charles L. Anderson: 1930—2015 | Passages

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:18AM

Chuck loved being with his family, especially participating in outdoor activities. He enjoyed gardening, boating, splitting wood, and spending time at the family cabin on Shaw Island. But his favorite activity was walking on the beach with Barbara, picking up agates and beach glass along the way.

Oregon engineer takes the helm at county Public Works

  • May 7, 2015 at 6:15PM

Most recently county engineer of Oregon's most populated county, Multnomah, home to the city of Portland, Brian Vincent has held several positions with Washington state's Clark County as well, including manager of operations and of construction, as part of a 25-year career in local government.

Broadband headed to your 'hood? Beware | Letters

  • May 7, 2015 at 4:49PM

Usually, I rave. Today, I rant… my first. If broadband is supposed to work, we need capable, responsible, accountable humans making it possible.

From 'Feathers' to 'Seeds,' new exploration unfolds for literary award-winner

  • May 7, 2015 at 4:41PM

In “Seeds,” award-winning author Thor Hanson spans the globe, from Central American rain forests to the fable spice-trade routes of India, in an entertaining, educational look at the natural and cultural history of seeds. He'll be at the Grange Hall, May 22, to talk about the recent release.

Journal political cartoon, May 6 edition | Opinion

  • May 7, 2015 at 4:25PM

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

Election 2015: Retired attorney launches bid for hospital district board

  • May 6, 2015 at 4:15PM

In a May 5 press release, Barbara Sharp said she is seeking a seat on the commission to ensure the community has access to the best possible health care, and that it is delivered in an efficient manner and in compliance with state law.

Fundamental contradiction leads to attack on freedoms | Letters

  • May 6, 2015 at 11:44AM

Islam's initiation tradition, requiring a partner for God while the Quran is condemning the same, proves the religion to be schizophrenic. A person that is only believing in and honoring God, without Muhammad as God’s partner, is labeled an infidel and becomes the target of Islamic terrorists.

Somethin' to bark about: Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk, the sequel

  • May 6, 2015 at 10:54AM

Proceeds benefit the shelter and participants are encouraged to gather sponsors for the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three collectors of sponsorship money; first place earns a Microsoft Surface Tablet.

Fun & 'Games' in dramatic proportions

  • May 6, 2015 at 10:44AM

While sometimes used by actors and directors as warm-up exercises, the games are intended for anyone who is interested to drop in and spend a couple of hours flexing their imaginations and laughing and running around, and having a good time.

Eldon R. ‘Ed’ Wills: 1929-2015 | Passages

  • May 5, 2015 at 5:15PM

Ed was a commercial fisherman in the San Juans and Alaska, served his country in the United States Air Force, and worked in several different construction trades. He enjoyed hunting, commercial fishing, growing a vegetable garden and a good salmon barbecue with family and friends.

Two things are certain in life... are you prepared? | Guest column

  • May 5, 2015 at 5:02PM

Next in Hospice of San Juans "Coping with Change" series will be a discussion of information that everyone will need to know—sooner or later— May 20, at San Juan Island Library, 6-7:30 p.m.

Derailed by disaster back home

  • May 6, 2015 at 7:00AM

Vital resources, such as food, water, medical aid and fuel to run the hospital generators, remain in short supply; however, Shyam Rupakheti and retired physician and friend Stephen Miller of Anacortes were doing what they could to raise as much money as possible to purchase supplies before Rupakheti, a hospital administrator, could get a flight back home.

Museum or gallery? One is not the other in world of art | As I See It

  • May 5, 2015 at 12:30PM

IMA is at a crossroad this moment and needs to make some decisions. They can continue as an art center or actually commit to becoming a museum. Either road is possible, but they must now make a choice.

Of community, trust and Cinco de Mayo | Letters

  • May 4, 2015 at 7:00PM updated May 5, 2015 at 11:35AM

In recognition of Cinco de Mayo, I’m taking the opportunity to thank so many families in the local Latino community for trusting me with the care of their children over the past decade.

Of Smugglers, phantoms and tombstones: 'History LIves Here'

  • May 5, 2015 at 11:10AM

National Historic Preservation Month in the San Juan Islands is all about breathing a little life back into history during the month of May. Click on this story for a list of events in store as part of "History Lives Here."

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