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Diana Mancel to direct SJCT volunteers

  • May 16, 2014 at 3:00PM

Diana Mancel, the theatre’s newly hired volunteer coordinator, worked part-time as front-of-house-manager for the theatre when she first moved to San Juan Island in 2008.

2nd Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival in November

  • May 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

The second annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will again feature documentaries that explore life in the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Rim, but the date of this year’s Film Fest is different than a year ago, about three weeks later.

Lights, camera—student films in action

  • May 15, 2014 at 7:00PM

FH Film Fest will feature films by young filmmakers. A selection of the films will be viewed during the festival, along with a selection of winning films from regional competitions.

Journal political cartoon; May 14 edition | Opinion

  • May 16, 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

Red Cross ‘Real Heroes’ hard at work on Waldron Island

  • May 15, 2014 at 3:00PM

Waldron Island now has a disaster preparedness booklet, thanks to Joanne Colman Wester and her band of middle school students. And the initiative and efforts of those students to ensure their community is better prepared in the event of a disaster have not gone by unnoticed.

Two share Town of Friday Harbor ‘Partners in Preservation’ award

  • May 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

Since 2008, the San Juan Historical Museum has rehabilitated and restored five of the eight buildings on the museum campus.

Learn to lessen watts at Energy Fair

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00PM

The new Community Solar Program will be kicked off on San Juan Island at the Island Energy Fair on Saturday, May 17. Also on the schedule are a Home Energy Conservation Workshop, a solar home tour, and demonstrations of energy-related technologies.

Mandy Troxel: In from the cold

  • May 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Singer-songwriter Mandy Troxel decided to call her recently released full-length album, “If Only Words Could Keep Me Warm”

Back to business for Spring Street Landing tenants

  • May 14, 2014 at 2:00PM

Before the fire, the building housed Downriggers Restaurant, Friday Harbor Marine, San Juan Excursions and San Juan Safaris. The fire devastated the operations of all four businesses.

Stillpoint School kindergartner wins national art and writing contest

  • May 13, 2014 at 3:00PM updated May 14, 2014 at 9:04AM

A six-year-old Stillpoint School kindergartner is a grand-prize winner of the “Make Your Own Holiday” contest, a national art and writing competition sponsored by the Scholastic Reading Club. And what holiday would John like to see?

Deputy tosses hat into sheriff election ring | Election 2014

  • May 14, 2014 at 7:00AM

Deputy Ron Krebs is president of the Sheriff’s Guild and the department’s representative to the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs. He is a field training officer tasked with training newly hired officers and boater safety instructor.

'Aunt Toni,' family & friends celebrate No. 90

  • May 14, 2014 at 6:00AM

Known to her San Juan Island Sundstrom family as "Aunt Tonie," Terressa Smith recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends in Texas.

Wooden boats? Yellow Island? Race is on

  • May 13, 2014 at 3:00PM

All sailboats made of wood are welcome to compete, as the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands hosts its third annual Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race, Saturday, May 17.

Barbara Edith (Stanford) Dann: 1921-2014 | Passages

  • May 13, 2014 at 2:24PM

When they retired to San Juan Island, Bob and Barbara immediately started an international folk dance group and a Scottish country dance group in their home. Barbara was instrumental in rescuing the machines Jim Crook had made to make his own woolen clothes and, because Barbara was concerned over the lack of Christmas decorations, she organized a committee that started decorating the Town of Friday Harbor for Christmas.

Of telecommunications, OPALCO and our future | Guest Column

  • May 13, 2014 at 11:12AM

Where do we go from here if we want to strike a balance between economic prosperity and environmental protection? For me, one key answer lies in the ownership and deployment of a scalable telecommunications system. This is why, in my opinion, OPALCO is uniquely positioned to be—a part of—the solution.

Distracted joggers? Sounds like driver is to blame | Letters

  • May 12, 2014 at 7:40PM

Your grammar is atrocious and your syntax is terribly confused... I can’t help but picture you in a “Luxury SUV” (Whatever the hell that means) driving a bit too fast. Because you want people to pay attention to you, like the runners did not.

Birth: Oliver Thomas Greenwood

  • May 12, 2014 at 7:36PM

Born May 7 at Seattle's Swedish Hospital, Oliver is the son of Donald and Samantha Greenwood and shares a birthday with his great grandmother, the late Evelyn Greenwood. He is the grandson of Charlie Greenwood, formerly of Lopez, who now resides in Arlington.

Pedal power: Washington named nation's 'Most Bicycle-Friendly State,' for seventh consecutive year

  • May 12, 2014 at 7:32PM

After another successful island ride introduced Washington Bike Month so appropriately, the Lopez Chamber's Lia Noreen said, "We think Lopez and the San Juan Islands are a big reason the state's been honored seven years in a row, and we're happy it came just a few days after our successful event."

SJI Islands Museum of Art support draws honors

  • May 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

IMA earns state ‘Leadership Award’ for ongoing support of art programs in SJ’s public schools. The Museum of Art and San Juan Island School District established an art enrichment program for years ago at Friday Harbor Elementary School, bringing local artist into the classroom to lead hands-on art lessons.

Tooth Mobile returns to Friday Harbor this Friday & Saturday

  • May 12, 2014 at 10:00AM

Dental care will be available and provided to those unable to afford it when the Tooth Mobile returns to Friday Harbor, Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17. Application for those who qualify for the dental clinics, sponsored by Fish For Teeth, can be downloaded from the non-profit group’s website,

A farewell to Ted Grossman, former Islands' Sounder editor, owner

  • May 10, 2014 at 4:50PM

Ted Grossman first got newsprint on his fingers at his high school's newspaper in Connecticut. A long, distinguished career in community journalism would follow. He was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer that had metastasized to the bone on April 22, and passed away at home, May 3, with his wife, Kay, and two children at his side.

How are we doing? Better than before (knock on wood) | Guest Column

  • May 9, 2014 at 10:55AM

Each year for the past three I have expressed concern, based on first-quarter sales tax receipts, about the county’s ability to achieve budgeted revenue. My current concern is the opposite. I’m worried that, by saying that we’re having a good first quarter, I’ll jinx the rest of the year.

Science takes center stage, Saturday, at Friday Harbor Labs

  • May 6, 2014 at 5:00PM updated May 9, 2014 at 10:25AM

Friday Harbor Labs Open House features exotic creatures, diving demos, free popcorn, and more. The annual Open House hosted by Friday Harbor Labs is Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pot shop lottery winner? San Juan's Lawrence Enterprises

  • May 9, 2014 at 10:21AM

Those on Lopez will have to travel off-island to score legal weed, at least until the state Liquor Control Board reopens the window to apply for a marijuana retailer license later this summer. But Lopezians won't have to travel far. Potential retailers were approved for Orcas and San Juan Island, one for each.

OPALCO leaves no room for dissent… What's up with that? | Letters

  • May 8, 2014 at 2:26PM

Two competent and knowledgeable people have resigned from the board recently and a third person was discouraged from running. That is suggestive of problems on the board which need explanation and airing.

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