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Amanda Richardson; Textile Wall Hanging​s

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 1:30AM

​The textile works of Amanda Richardson have earned accolades from clients worldwide. This show's subject matter is inspired by the beautiful flowers and rocky cliffs from her home in Cornwall, UK. Additionally, it is infused with remembrances of the flowers from the San Juan Islands and her recent travels to Crete and Kazakhstan

County Fair needs photo volunteers

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 1:30AM

Dear Publishers, Editors and Reporters,

Most stranded harbor seal pups cannot be rescued

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 1:30AM

When harbor seal pups get separated from their moms in Puget Sound waters, life can be brief. The official NOAA policy obeyed by the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network is not to interfere.

Bloodworks Northwest needs blood

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 1:30AM

Bloodworks Northwest issued a "code-red" appeal for donors after inventories for some blood types fell alarmingly — to just a one-day supply. Normal operating inventory is a four day supply. Blood donations this summer are down by about 25 percent. Summer is always a challenging time for blood collection. Donations are expected to fall by about 15 percent during summer — with schools and colleges on break, and donors on vacation. This year the drop-off has been much higher. The situation in the Northwest is part of a nationwide blood shortage. Help our community out this summer by giving at one of these blood drives if you are able to. Each donation makes a difference when levels are this low.

Proposed Oil Spill Response Rules are Part of an ‘All-of-the-Above Strategy’ for Community Safety

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 1:30AM

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed new rules to improve oil spill response and mitigate impacts of derailments of crude oil traveling by rail.

Farm and Habitat Improvements on False Bay Creek Preserve

  • Jul 26, 2016 at 1:30AM

Summer on San Juan Island isn't just beach barbecues and whale sightings; it's also the best time of year for outdoor improvement projects. From July 18 – 29, drivers on Bailer Hill Road may notice crews and machinery at work in the valley on the Land Bank's False Bay Creek Preserve, located across from the junction with False Bay Drive. This is the second and final phase of a project designed to improve water quality and stream habitat on False Bay Creek Preserve. The preserve is managed both for farming (it is currently leased for seasonal cattle grazing), and for wildlife and riparian habitat. In the first phase of the project, fencing was installed to exclude livestock from the stream zone, and hundreds of native shrubs and trees were planted along waterways with the help of volunteers from the Washington Conservation Corps and Spring Street International School students.

Republican candidate for Washington State Governor visits Friday Harbor

  • Jul 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 5:12PM

Washington Gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant brought his campaign to Friday Harbor on July 12. The Republican candidate spent time with four groups of islanders, including a public meet and greet and an invitation only major donor event. Bryant even hit the streets of Friday Harbor to talk to local business owners.

Notice of special port commission meeting

  • Jul 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:59AM

NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Friday Harbor will hold a Special Commission Meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016, at 4:00pm at 271 Front Street, Friday Harbor, Washington. The purpose of the Special Commission Meeting will be for the Commission to conduct a Executive Session, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (c) to discuss Real Estate and (i) potential litigation.

Girls on ice, update

  • Jul 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:14AM

by Christelle Inema

Fall Thriller Auditions July 24

  • Jul 25, 2016 at 9:02AM

Auditions are being held Sunday, July 24 for San Juan Community Theatre's fall play that promises to ask Friday Harbor audiences: "Do you believe in ghosts?"

The Sports Report

  • Jul 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Salmon Fishing

OPALCO lays out islands’ energy future

  • Jul 24, 2016 at 1:30AM

Orcas Power and Light Cooperative board members spoke with citizens at the Grange to discuss the future of the co-op on July 12. Topics included how they are updating and maintaining the islands' electrical infrastructure to prepare for planned changes made to the northwest power grid that are meant to help reduce wasted electricity, and how homeowners can maximize personal energy resources, such as solar panels and wind turbines.

Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1 – Construction Update

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 12:07PM

Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 1

46th Annual Shaw Island Classic Race

  • Jul 24, 2016 at 1:30AM

Sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, the 46th Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race will be Saturday, Aug. 6. Eligible boats and crews can participate. The race starts from Friday Harbor and circumnavigates Shaw in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, arriving back in Friday Harbor for dinner and an awards presentation. The race is a navigational challenge as currents, wind and projected boat speed must be considered to determine which way to 'round the island. The race is open to registered PHRF boats and cruising sailboats of all sizes and rigs, as well as multihulls and unballasted centerboards. Trophies will be awarded for the first three finishers in each class based on corrected time, adjusted for PHRF or committee-assigned ratings. More info at

Small Spills, Big Problems, Sound Solutions

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 1:30AM

The the biggest source of spills so far in the Sound has not been tankers and freighters, but small recreational and commercial vessels. Small spills, such as oily bilge discharge, account for 75 percent of the oil dumped into local waters over the last 10 years.

Bernie K. Day: 1944 – 2016 | Obituary

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 1:30AM

Bernie Day 71, a resident of Friday Harbor for 26 years, passed unexpectedly on July 3, 2016 during a five-week cruise to Desolation Sound and the Broughton Islands, British Columbia, Canada. She was born in Walsenburg, Colo. on Aug. 28, 1944. The daughter of Julia and Charles John Simansky. Bernie grew up in Erie and Westminster Colorado and graduated from Westminster High School in Colorado. Following high school, she started a career in various administration roles at several technology companies and later as a senior administrator at Western Electric and AT&T Bell Laboratories. In New Jersey, she started a technology value-added reseller (VAR) company D&D CompuTech, Inc. and enjoyed its rise in the AT&T VAR program ranks.

Know your island walk

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 1:30AM

Saturday, July 23, from 1-4 p.m. Roche Harbor Trails: Mike Buettell, volunteer trail builder and mountain climber, will lead us on a hike through the extensive trail system next to the Roche Harbor Resort. Buettell and his group of volunteers are proud of the trail building and maintenance, and you will want to return and explore on your own. Meet and park at the intersection of Roche Harbor and West Valley Roads. Distance: 3.5 miles. Rating: Moderate on gentle trails. Dogs on leashes are welcome. For more information:

Helping the islands’ disabled over come isolation

  • Jul 23, 2016 at 1:30AM

The San Juan County United Way has been instrumental in assisting folks who experience a developmental disability. They have awarded Washington Vocational Services a grant for the last three years, supporting WVS to plan activities which help these men and women experience less isolation in the San Juans.

Penn Cove Orca Capture Anniversary Commemoration

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

Orca Network's commemoration of the Penn Cove orca captures of 1970 includes an on the water ceremony as well as a special screening of the documentary Lolita: Spirit in the Water with guest appearances by the creators of the film.

The pharmacy: What you need to know

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

Imagine running out of your eight-year-old's asthma medication, and when you head to the local pharmacy they tell you it's going to be several days until they're able to get more. Or imagine realizing you've been paying more than $100 to fill a prescription at the local pharmacy that you can order online for $20? In recent months complaints against Friday Harbor Drugstore's Pharmacy such as those above have been popping up on social media. Other concerns include inability to fill needed prescriptions in a timely manner, running out of certain medications and not carrying prescribed medications. The Journal asked the pharmacy about these issues.

Wags to riches

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

Tahitian dancing, Polynesian fare, dogs decked out in their best leis, and more than a couple celebrities are a few things attendees can expect at the Animal Protection Society's "Luau on the Lawn" benefit.

Lessons from Goose Island

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 1:30AM

(Editor's note: A grass fire allegedly caused by a homemade firecracker started on Goose Island June 26 and smoldered for many days. The island is located off of Cape San Juan, between San Juan and Lopez.)

Town of Friday Harbor Construction Update

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 1:30AM

Here's what to expect week of July 18 in regards to Tucker Ave. construction.

Immigration polices. At a glance

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 1:30AM

The San Juan School District,and planning committee members held a free workshop about immigration policies on July 16, in the San Juan County Community Theatre.

I voted no but now I’ll vote yes - letters

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 1:30AM

There is a cohering effect in participation, in questioning authority and speaking one's mind in public discourse that always rewires the community mindset. No one person always gets it right. Nor can one often be on the "winning" side. At some point you have to support a thing that is right for the greatest number of residents.

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