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'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.

Theatre spring musical 'Annie' opens, 'Tomorrow, tomorrow,' as in Friday

  • May 7, 2014 at 5:00PM updated May 8, 2014 at 12:54PM

The heart-warming story of the little girl who wins over the worldly and streetwise of New York City with her sunny disposition takes center stage, as San Juan Community Theatre revives its first-ever musical production, “Annie,” as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. Admission, $20 adults, $10 students.

Clerk of the Court? Race is on; Vejvoda tosses hat into ring

  • May 7, 2014 at 2:00PM updated May 8, 2014 at 10:39AM

San Juan Island's Nancy Vejvoda is seeking election to the office of San Juan County Clerk. She will be running against two-term incumbent Joan White, who earlier announced her reelection bid; White was unopposed in 2010.

Wolverines thrash Nooksack Valley, 7-3; advance to District 1 semis

  • May 7, 2014 at 5:05PM

Hitting ninth in the batting order, senior Elliott Garl snapped a scoreless tie and sparked a third inning, 5-run score-fest with a well-placed base hit into shallow centerfield that scored freshman Kai Herko form third. The Wolverines were just getting started.

Wolverines prepare for post-season play

  • May 8, 2014 at 12:00PM

Quest begins for berth at state for baseball, softball, tennis, golf, track and field and soccer for Friday Harbor teams

Tasty trio on display at Brann Cabin Bake-Off

  • May 8, 2014 at 10:00AM

Blend together a healthy dose of history, a slice of mouth-watering pie, the spectacular scenery of the westside and what you get? Well, the second annual Brann Cabin Bake-Off, of course.

From the other side of the fence | Guest Column

  • May 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

All the lands in agriculture and forest have a profound role to play in filtering rainwater and seasonal run-off while providing a massive but often hidden benefit.

Lessons of ‘King Lear’ illuminated on screen, in HD

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

Lear, an aged king, divides his kingdom between his three daughters according to which is most eloquent in praising him. Cordelia, his favorite, says nothing and Lear’s world descends into chaos.

No monopoly on 'Common Sense' | Letters

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:57PM

It was considered profound in the 1950s when the comic page character Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and it is us!” In land use, every property owner wants to be able to do what he or she wants with his or her property, but they don’t want their neighbors to be able to do anything they want. So we have regulations.

Islands' chapter of Special Olympics tees-up golf team

  • May 7, 2014 at 12:44PM

Signups for this summer's golf team is Tuesday, May 13, at Friday Harbor's Paradise Lanes Bowling Alley. Practice begins in early June, at San Juan Island Golf and Country Club, and runs through the end of July, culminating at the Special Olympics Northwest Regional Tournament.

Roy Hiroshi Matsumoto: 1913—2014 | Passages

  • May 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

His was a familiar face in Friday Harbor, and he had many friends from all walks of life. Aspects of Roy’s character seldom seen by others were his devotion to his family and his love of nature.

Jet noise to climb during scheduled runway maintenance

  • May 6, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Navy says the June 7 to June 13 closure may affect Lopez Island and the San Juans more than the earlier closure, but that the level of jet noise will depend on wind direction and takeoff and landing patterns on particular days.

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