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Memorial Day parade to honor service of U.S. military, Matsumoto

  • May 24, 2014 at 6:00PM

A Special Forces Color Guard from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord will take part in this year’s annual observance of Memorial Day, Monday, in Friday Harbor.

San Juan Historical Society to celebrate pioneer heritage of American Camp

  • May 25, 2014 at 12:00PM

NPS opens American Camp Officers’ Quarters for first time as part of two-day tribute to island pioneers. In an evening program at the library, the spotlight will shine on families who played a major role in the settlement of San Juan Island, as well as conserving historic structures such as the Officers’ Quarters.

Acclaimed island poets join forces

  • May 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Author of numerous poetry collections, including “The Grace of Necessity,” a 2008 Washington State Book Award winner, and “Vertebrae: Poems 1978-1994,” Green, born and raised in Washington, is founding editor of Brooding Heron Press, which he runs with his wife, Sally.

On Book! What’s so wonderful about Tennessee?

  • May 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

There to celebrate a birthday, they are waiting for a boat that will take them to a mystical island, rumored to be the site of sacrificial rituals.

Vows of love put to test in urbane opera by Mozart

  • May 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

The opera is considered a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature.

What’s cookin’? ‘Greg Atkinson's In Season’ revived at Brickworks

  • May 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

Greg Atkinson will be headed back to San Juan Island for a homecoming, of sorts, as well as for a book-signing party celebrating his recently re-released and re-issued memoir.

Verna Clare Bloom Eshelman: 1930-2014 | Passages

  • May 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

Verna Clare Bloom Eshelman, 83, wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2014, in Friday Harbor, Wash.

Better start for students thanks to United Way | Letters

  • May 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

PIP staff and trained volunteers help students in the primary grades make an easier adjustment to school, get along better with others, and improve self-confidence.

Many to thank for a great ‘Greeting’ | Letters

  • May 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

We want to say thank you to everyone who helped make this such a successful event. Our deep appreciation goes to our committee who worked tirelessly to get the word out and coordinate the event.

‘Johnny still can’t read?’ Here’s why | Letters

  • May 24, 2014 at 2:00PM

Fifty-seven years later, we’re informed that our high school students are most definitely not where they should be in the core subjects of reading, math and science.

Polecat: in the house, on the loose

  • May 22, 2014 at 1:00PM

Award-winning Bellingham-based folk, bluegrass band lights up Rumor Mill, Friday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. Formed in March 2010, the group is based out of Bellingham, Wash. and has been making a name for itself throughout the Northwest for its expressive roots tracks and explosive live shows.

Humbled by such heartfelt support | Letters

  • May 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

Your prayers and support throughout my heart surgeries have been overwhelming and truly a humbling experience.

Journal political cartoon; May 21 edition | Opinion

  • May 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

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

Council robs from us 'Peters' to help pay for Paul... Allen, that is | Letters

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:41PM

Every April and October, as I write those checks to the county, I thank the commissioners for allowing me to help out Paul Allen by paying the taxes that he is being allowed to avoid. After all, my Social Security check went up a whole $18 a month this year, so...

Meeker clinches fourth-consecutive trip to State

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:27PM

Meeker finished second overall among 36 players competing in the women's field of the Tri-District, Tuesday, May 20, at Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton, three strokes behind Tri-District champion Hannah Hoh of King's High School. The 16 players with the lowest scores advance to State.

Free workshop to cover how to plan, and finance

  • May 25, 2014 at 7:00AM

The business and financing workshop will be presented by James McCafferty, of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County, a management consultant for more than a decade.

New masseuse joins staff at Island Wellness

  • May 23, 2014 at 5:00PM

A 2008 graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage Therapy, Maia Yip has joined the staff at Friday Harbor’s Island Wellness Center.

Live in HD: generations ‘curiously’ at odds

  • May 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”.

Sheriff race tops 2014 election field

  • May 21, 2014 at 2:00PM

Contested races coming up for San Juan County treasurer, sheriff, court clerk. Even though most candidates are unopposed and the county council has decided not to put any charter amendments on the ballot.

Friday Harbor 'Portals of Welcome' turn 10

  • May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 21, 2014 at 12:57PM

From the time of its unveiling, Interaction has become a gathering place for islanders and visitors—especially children, awed by the sculpture’s size, engaging motif, and deep, colorful carvings. Members of the original Portals of Welcome Committee are raising funds to have the house posts professionally restored and repainted, and to have a community/tribal celebration upon the completion.

Big ‘Bravo!’for ‘Annie,’ cast, actors, tech crew, and all | Letters

  • May 20, 2014 at 5:11PM

Obviously the cast put their heart and soul into the performance; but, what also deserves recognition are the dozens of people who work countless hours quietly, and efficiently behind the scenes.

No go on office combo—for now

  • May 20, 2014 at 10:00PM

The idea of combining the county auditor and county treasurer offices was resurrected May 13 by County Councilman Bob Jarman. “I know the idea has been considered before,” Jarman said. “I just want to find out whether the county might save money with such a change..."

New feature on county website tracks Navy jet noise

  • May 19, 2014 at 7:00PM

The new application has proven popular, with 14 reports registered in less than 24 hours after the application went active in the afternoon of May 15. Visitors to the website can enter their own observations and access prior entries by clicking on the red dots on the map.

Safeguarding smelt for people, and critters | Guest Column

  • May 19, 2014 at 6:47PM

We appreciate WDFW’s attention to protecting surf smelt, but the agency needs to take two other steps in conjunction with any proposed changes to harvest rules. First, we need to learn just how many smelt swim in the Salish Sea, and whether current harvests threaten those fish.

At risk by distracted joggers: Take two | Letters

  • May 19, 2014 at 6:34PM

Here’s a second—and last—attempt to make a few points. I was not speeding nor distracted by a cell phone (I don’t own one) nor by another in the car (I was alone), nor by my car’s sound system (it’s broken), nor by the attributes of the joggers; I didn’t see them until… I nearly hit someone.

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