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Hoping for your help to ‘Deck the Hall’ | Letters

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 8:03PM

Remember all the great parties and events you’ve attended at our beloved Grange Hall in Friday Harbor? Now imagine a large deck that will extend the available square footage and open up the fabulous view to the harbor and beyond.

General George E. Pickett: Life & Times

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

In "The Life & Times of General George E. Pickett", Michael Vouri, takes his audience back to the late 1800s in a no-holds barred retrospective of Pickett and the many events.

Corvette featured at 8th Annual ‘Concours d'Elegance'

  • Aug 18, 2014 at 10:00AM

The featured model for this year's event is the Chevrolet Corvette, in honor of the car company's recent introduction of the C7.

Featured at the Fair: Blockbuster Saturday; Loop Run, Trashion Fashion, Hit Machine, and more

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 4:48PM

Entertainment is in full swing Saturday at the San Juan County Fair, with circus performances, horse riding competitions, 8.8K Loop Run, Trashion Fashion show and Main Stage headliner the "Hit Machine."

Affordable homes—a most worthwhile cause | Letters

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 12:15PM

Given the high cost of living for all of us who live in the islands, creating a few homes which are “forever affordable” seems a worthwhile effort to support. I intend to send in a donation, knowing that it will be part of that matching gift. I hope that many others do, too.

Lovers beset by stormy seas in 'Enchanted Island'

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 12:08PM

Featured in The Met: Live in HD Summer Encores series at San Juan Community Theatre, Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m., "Enchanted Island" stars David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese and Placido Domingo, as Neptune.

Enshrined in song; 'The wreck of the Anna J'

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 11:40AM

While Captain Charles Chevalier and crew survived the ship’s downing—Chevalier almost miraculously so—their 20-minute ordeal off the shore of San Juan Island’s South Beach offered all the intensity, emotion and drama of a captivating sea-faring song. Singer-songwriter Jan Zurcher and husband, Jim, knew it right away.

Featured at the Fair: Rock-Bot, live karaoke, and you, Friday

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 10:32AM

Billed as the Pacific Northwest’s premier live-band karaoke group, Rock-Bot provides the soundtrack, support and backup vocals for anyone with enough passion, polish or pluck to step out before an audience and let ‘er rip. Copacabana, anyone?

Sure, OPALCO cares, but about what? | As I See It

  • Aug 15, 2014 at 11:01AM

Many of us moved to San Juan County so as to live in a small community whose dealings were transparent, responsive to the residents, and largely just. Now we learn that OPALCO, whose only job is to ensure reliable electricity at a fair cost, exhibits an arrogance, clandestine manipulation, and deceit we expect to find at an Enron, a wCountrywide, the too-big-to-fail banks and General Motors.

Parking reprieve; 22 spaces in Friday Harbor extended to eight hours

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 2:59PM

Areas where parking times have been—temporarily—extended are on the north side of Court Street, adjacent to the County Courthouse, and on 1st Street, north of Court.

OPALCO lineman in stable condition, recuperating after 6-foot fall

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 3:02PM

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative technician Bob Belcher suffered minor injuries from a 6-foot fall shortly after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Belcher, who was taken by ambulance initially to Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor for treatment, was working to restore power in the wake of a storm-related outage on San Juan Island at the time of the fall, according to OPALCO spokeswoman Suzanne Olson.

County makes quarterfinal cut in pursuit of $5M energy prize

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 1:00PM

San Juan County is among a select group of only 52 small counties and medium-sized cities that have advanced to the competition's quarterfinal round.

Baffled, disillusioned by contract debacle | Letters

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 8:00AM

Dear Rick and Jamie... It appears that your colleague Bob Jarman unilaterally arranged to cancel that contract, and that the two of you are acquiescing. It also appears...

Building bridges of comradery over a not-so common course

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 7:00AM

Can outdoor activities, like bicycle tours, barbecues and a game of golf, help to tighten the bond between military veterans struggling with injuries and ease the discomfort of fitting in back home? The Wounded Warrior Project believes they can.

From The Journal editorial pages: Aug. 13 Edition | Opinion

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 10:00AM

Cartoonist Rob Pudim's take on local news and events are published weekly in the Journal of the San Juan Islands and on SanJuanJournal.com.

Knocked out by ‘Twelfth Night’ | Letters

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:50PM

Could there be a better way to spend a summer evening than watching a timeless Shakespeare comedy, one performed outdoors by a talented and energetic cast? Umm...doubt it.

Because every kid deserves a good pair of shoes | Guest Column

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 3:16PM

All shoes collected through the Windermere San Juan Island office will be delivered on Aug. 18 to the San Juan Island Family Resource Center and distributed to island families in need, seeing to a new pair of shoes for every child on the first day of school.

John Nord | Notice of death

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 1:57PM

John Nord, 82, of Friday Harbor, Wash. passed from this life Aug. 6, 2014.

Featured at the Fair: Egg Roll Booth revival

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 1:56PM

A six-year hiatus comes to an end with the revival of the much-beloved, long-esteemed, uniquely inspired and unquestionably affordable Egg Roll Booth.

New home for animal shelter? Plans, design, location unveiled

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 1:55PM

Two years ago, what was then a dream became a necessity when APS was made aware that its lease with the Port of Friday Harbor would more than likely be shortened from 20 years to five.

Work crew escapee apprehended after two hours on the run

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 1:02PM

According to Undersheriff Bruce Distler, the man was left alone for two to three minutes and in that time ran onto the inter-island ferry boat. The 22-year-old jumped onboard the boat to head back home to Orcas Island, Distler believes.

We might disagree – but we all love the islands | Ferry Home Companion

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 5:57PM

We’ve had a County Fair for over a hundred years, just as we’ve had a strong newspaper for more years than that. It is just one example of how we all pitch in to make things work.

Colwell & crew sail away with Shaw Island Classic title

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 11:19AM

Fickle winds make for sluggish times, but annual 'round-the-island' race buoyed by down-to-the-wire finishes.

Islanders should be proud of PIMC | Letters

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 4:00PM

Residents of Friday Harbor should be proud of the excellent Peace Island Medical Center facility on your island.

Shaw Island struck by postal budget blues

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 11:03AM

In a Aug. 7 letter to Post Master General Patrick Donaho, Larsen called on the Postal Service to classify the Shaw Island post office as a “Part-Time Post Office,” a designation under which the office would be allowed to operate six hours a day.

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