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Marion 'Marty' Percich: 1926—2013 | Passages

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 7:59PM

After raising five children and seeing to it that they all attended college, Marty and Jerrie retired in 1981, spending the majority of their time on San Juan Island, and wintering in Lake Havasu, Ariz. Marty had a real passion for dancing, as he and Jerrie often danced the night away.

Evaluators needed for FHHS student community projects

  • Dec 28, 2013 at 1:00PM

Friday Harbor High School is seeking volunteers to help evaluate projects and presentations of students in the Community Service-Learning Projects class.

Majority? Critics of US Customs move don't speak for us | Letters

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 7:52PM

As past leaders of the largest island boating organizations, one of which whose mission is boating education and safety, we have seen firsthand the important nature of the US CBP Office to our island community. The more visibility, the better!

Sale price plummets; Allen sells Allan Island for $8 million

  • Dec 28, 2013 at 10:00AM

Led by space travel entrepreneur, island purchased by investors for one-third original list price, $25M

Meredith named NPS 'Volunteer of the Century'

  • Dec 26, 2013 at 1:06PM

As a civil-war era re-enactor, there's little that Meredith doesn't know about he British Royal Marines. In fact, the Royal Marines named him an honorary member of their corps back in 1998, along with longtime re-enactor colleague Fred Henley.

Rifle-wielding Orcas Island man faces felonies for alleged, failed home invasion

  • Dec 26, 2013 at 10:06AM

Authorities say that a 25-year-old masked man armed with an assault rifle broke into an Orcas Island home late Sunday, demanding money and threatening those living there, but then fled when he was recognized.

Jim Garrett: 1948—2013 | Passages

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 5:17PM

In 1999, Jim met the love of his life, Jeanie Rouleau Burns, and they were married in 2000. In his life, he enjoyed sailing, playing pool and driving his sports car.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: Honorable mention; Leviathan rises from the deep

  • Dec 27, 2013 at 8:00AM

Measuring nearly 12 feet in length, the carcass of the female, estimated at 25-50 years of age, was nearly intact.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 6; A ‘Monumental’ designation

  • Dec 26, 2013 at 6:00AM

More than 1,000 acres on dozens of the San Juan islands were designated as National Conservation Lands by President Barack Obama on March 25.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 5; Level III sex offender moves to Friday Harbor

  • Dec 26, 2013 at 12:00PM

The state Department of Corrections no longer had authority to tell David Franklin Stewart where he could or could not live.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 7; I-5 Skagit bridge collapse

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 5:00PM

Three people were rescued from two vehicles that plunged into the water along with the bridge.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 8; OPALCO retreats, then revives broadband plan

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 12:00PM

The need for better county-wide communications became even more apparent after a week-long CenturyLink outage this fall.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 9; Film Festival draws enthusiastic crowd

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 2:36PM

An ambitious undertaking, to say the least, and scheduled for mid-October as well, sometimes an iffy month, weather-wise, in the San Juans. But in the end, the first-ever Friday Harbor Film Festival: Stories from the Pacific Rim, proved a smashing success, defying skeptics and demonstrating that both visitors and islanders would turn out in big numbers to take part in a shoulder-season event that captivated their interest and imagination.

Top Ten Stories of 2013: No. 10; Three-person council takes charge

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 2:33PM

The new three-person council was enacted after county charter changes were approved by voters in November.

Engagement: Banry & Skoog

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 4:44PM

The Friday Harbor High School graduates became engaged Dec. 17, during a recently family trip to Leavenworth, surrounded by the holiday glow of Christmas lights.

History in the making

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 1:00PM

You’ll find a treasure trove of articles about Washington history and a growing list of stories about the history of the San Juan Islands as well.

It’s Falstaff: The Opera, live in HD

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s opera for the first time at the Met since 2005.

All aboard: NW Flower & Garden Show

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 2:00PM

The Flower and Garden shows might be the perfect gift for that special someone in your life that loves to garden.

Ring in the New Year with family friendly favorites

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 10:00AM

Adults and kids alike can enter games and contests for a chance to win one of many fabulous door prizes donated by local businesses

Trio teams up to remove creosote pilings from Barlow Bay

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 5:00PM

The project is intended to improve water quality, eelgrass growing conditions, and upper beach habitat at a documented Pacific sand lance spawning site.

High time to battle against ‘The Beard’ | Guest Column

  • Dec 26, 2013 at 3:00PM

Prolific, resilient, invasive, Clematis vitalba remains a deadly threat to trees

Thunder of Navy jets; sky’s the limit? | Guest Column

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00AM

Flights from Whidbey poised to grow, comment on impact statement by Jan. 3

How are we doing? Breathing easier | Editorial

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 4:00PM

We’re on track to meet budget thanks to an ‘extraordinary” July, ‘excellent’ August

Two-prong course of action; same level of commitment | Letters

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 6:00AM

We believe that First and Spring is an inappropriate location for a government security agency.

Happy to be blinded from the birds; thanks Land Bank | Letters

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 6:00PM

A big thank you to the Land Bank for the new bird blind on the little trail next to West Side Lake.

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