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Next up? Town casts road improvement eye on Tucker Avenue

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

A major arterial at the north side of town, Tucker Avenue is one the highest-ranked road projects on the Town of Friday Harbor's six-year transportation improvement plan. And with a $800,000 state grant laying in wait, plans are under for its reconstruction.

Community Thanksgiving dinner: toast of the town

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 4:14PM

"This is different than having a soup kitchen thanksgiving," Community Dinner organizer Jim Kynch said. "It's a community meal, and everyone is there."

Annual Turkey Trot turns ten

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 4:29PM

This classic community event benefits the Friday Harbor Food Bank, and is fun for everyone involved.

Pinching pennies, pay cuts, draw down in reserves in store for SJ EMS

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 2:42PM

The 2015 EMS budget calls for cost-cutting, including salary reductions for administrative staff, and tapping reserves to shore up revenue, but change in "zero-balance" billing policy for district residents.

Island holidays: the ‘hull’ truth | Reporter's Notebook

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 8:00AM

Such is life when outfitting a boat, most of your money and time goes into it.

And it keeps on growing: four years after moving to larger space Co-op will expand again

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 5:17PM

Nearly four years since the doors opened on Mullis Street and it’s time to expand again. A volunteer effort this summer transformed an unused back room of the building, that once functioned as a metal shop, into a space to store food, sort deliveries, and host workshops and cooking classes.

Savor the holiday weekend in San Juan style

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 4:58PM

With the long weekend there are plenty of holiday themed activities on the home front. Islanders share what they are doing for Thanksgiving.

Charles Warren Lindenberg: 1932—2014 | Passages

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Charlie kept his love of music, his sense of humor, and his warmth to the very end. He will be sadly missed. He loved San Juan Island and didn’t want to be anywhere else.

Council's would-be moratorium smacks of self-interest, defies voter mandate | As I See It

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 4:12PM

In a fair world, legislation should never have the look-and-feel of a NIMBY action that turns a deaf ear to a voters’ mandate.

League of island artists bids adieu

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 3:13PM

Founded in 1998 by a group of local artists, Teri Cooter, Trudy Dallas, Nancy Maron, Joe Miller and Pat O’Shea, Island Art League offered numerous classes over the years to participating members, beginners and professionals alike, ranging from pottery to wood carving, textile arts to painting, and in a host of different locations, from personal studios to the great outdoors.

Buyers hold sway, but gains in real estate recovery emerge | As I See It

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 1:06PM

In this buyer’s market it is all about pricing, and listings that are priced properly sell in a timely manner. If sellers desire action around their listing, they should price their property to sell based on the level of recovery in our market and amount of inventory that is direct competition.

Update: SJ Grange to host forum on pot moratorium proposal

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Nov 24, 2014 at 12:26PM

The forum will include presentations about differing perspectives on marijuana production and a moderated question-and-answer session. The forum, which gets under way at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor at 7 p.m., is open to the public.

Friday Harbor boys claim 3rd at State; girls team takes 4th | Prep soccer

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 8:30PM

Saturday's triumph at Sumner High School's Sunset Chervron Stadium catapulted the Wolverines into third place at the 2014 state tournament with a second straight 1-point win over Grace Academy, this time in the consolation round of the championship bracket.

Journal political cartoon; Nov. 26 edition | Opinion

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 7:16PM

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

Lytton to tackle leadership role in state House

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 7:00AM

“With education funding, the entire state budget, and a number of other key issues set to dominate,” Lytton said in a press release. “I’m expecting this to be one of the busiest and most significant sessions in recent memory.”

Giving credit where credit is due—in triplicate | Letters

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 7:36PM

Evidently, the San Juan Island Quakers haven't gotten in tune with that 'ol saying, that no good deed goes unpunished. For good deeds, they're doling out praise, on:

Mailbox mayhem, stranded—not forgotten, run down by 'mis-brake'; San Juan County Sheriff's Log

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 7:25PM

Nov. 1: A Lopez deputy responded to a reported vandalism. Eight mailboxes had been smashed in the same area of the island. There is no suspect information at this time.

Friday Harbor Food Bank: helping to brighten the holidays for those in need

  • Nov 23, 2014 at 8:00PM

About 150 families rely on the Friday Harbor Food Bank every week to help put food on the table and make ends meet. In anticipation of Thanksgiving, the Food Bank provides a T-Day Dinner package, complete with a frozen turkey (Kings Market) traditional trimmings, stuffing and vegetables, and pumpkin pie, too.

Traffic signals: Pedestrian versus vehicle—no one wins | Guest Column

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Responsibility for safely sharing the road is a two-way street. I think about how most collisions and pedestrian contacts are, well, preventable.

Top awards trail in season of success

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 8:00PM

Fall 2014 turned out to be a blockbuster sports season for the Wolverines; the trophy case may need a new wing.

To error is human... but county ought to pony up for assessor mistake | Letters

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 7:11PM

I was further dismayed to read that the assessor feels Island Rec is liable for the overage. We teach our kids to take responsibility for their actions. So take responsibility, county of San Juan. You messed up. You pay the bill.

Island Rec hires new programs coordinator from Seattle

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 3:26PM

Jordan Reinhart is the new coordinator for Study Time and After School Recreation, School's Out Camps, and Camp Eagle Rock

Navy to hold a public meeting on Lopez to discuss Growlers

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Navy had indicated it likely would hold the meeting on Friday Harbor, but selected Lopez Island instead. The meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 3, 3–6 p.m. at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

Survey results are in, Friday Harbor 'branding' project moves forward

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 3:00PM

The branding committee, made up of community members, business owners and town council members, is studying the 608 survey responses, and working them into a plan.

Young Filmmakers Project, spotlight on student films at the FHFF

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 11:36AM

Films were submitted by young filmmakers in San Juan County and Anacortes. Prior to the showcase, a panel of students, separate from the filmmakers, viewed and voted on which films would be shown. Seven films were chosen to premiere, and one took the title of best film.

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