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EJ Thorndike: May 11, 1925—March 4, 2015 | Passages

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:44PM

EJ graduated from San Jose State, went to law school but didn’t finish because he met, fell in love with and married Kathleen Kay, who talked him out of law school and taught him the real estate and construction business instead. A perfect choice for EJ, and for the rest of his working life that’s what EJ did.

Town sales tax to rise to 8.3 percent starting April 1—no foolin'

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 4:31PM

Revenue generated by increase, two-tenths of one percent, is dedicated exclusively for funding the town's newly created and voter-approved transportation benefit district. That .02-percent increase is expected to generate roughly $240,000 a year.

San Juan ‘whisperer,' local girl takes the reins of her future

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:49PM

In her new business, Inherited Horsemanship LLC, which she opened in Dec. 2014, Emma Billington, 26, works closely with the horse and its owner to help create a lifelong relationship between the two.

Fight against proposed coal terminal captured on film, to screen for free

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Mar 18, 2015 at 8:14AM

“Our Sacred Obligation” a documentary by Lummi tribal member Freddy Lane, chronicles the 22-day-long totem pole journey, and will screen for free at the San Juan Island Library, March 21, 7 p.m., as part of Ken Crawbuck’s series “Tragedy of the Commons.”

Friday Harbor flush in post-season b-ball awards; Strasser named league MVP | Prep sports

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 5:26PM

Senior Gabe Lawson joined Peter Strasser as a first-team all-league selection, while the rest of the Wolverines starting lineup earned second-team all-league honors.

Task Force seeks to track community's changing needs | Letters

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Mar 17, 2015 at 4:37PM

The 2015 Community Needs Task Force will provide a forum for discussion of community needs, increase awareness of current and future projects, and facilitate collaboration among organizations.

Wolverines defeat short-handed Orcas squad in season opener | Prep golf

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 2:22PM

Cole Thomas and Keegan Hebert were medalist for the match with 45s. They were followed closely by Jordan Davis with 48.

Why can’t OPALCO be more like the town? | Letters

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 2:26PM

My wife and I live in the town of Friday Harbor. Our monthly water/sewer bill has a “base” rate charge... Why can’t this same scenario be used by OPALCO?

Madness of March hits home: students, faculty tangle in hoop fundraiser

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 1:39PM

The senior class? Faculty and friends? Find out who will get the best of whom in the annual mid-March colorful clash on the hard court, a fundraiser for senior Grad Night festivities and events.

FH middle schooler bests the field in 10th annual community Spelling Bee

  • Mar 17, 2015 at 11:49AM

San Juan Island Rotary Club awarded a total of $1,000 in prizes to the top two contestants, and to their respective classes and schools, at the conclusion of 10th annual community spelling bee competition. All 22 contestants received a commemorative medal for participating in the event.

Preview of new preserve in next installment of award winning 'walk' series

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 3:11PM

Join Kathleen Foley of San Juan Preservation Trust and Tanja Williamson of San Juan County Land Bank for the next installment of the award winning walk series, Know Your Island Walks. Foley and Willamson will lead the walk around the soon-to-be Mount Grant Preserve, formerly known as Lawson Ridge, March 28, at 1 p.m.

Nationally-known musicians lay roots & record on San Juan

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 3:02PM

They’ve travelled back to the island to play a concert in celebration of their new album, ‘Maritime,’ at San Juan Community Theatre, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Daniel ‘Danny’ Erickson: 1955—2015 | Passages

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 11:15AM

Daniel “Danny” James Erickson, 59, a lifelong islander of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away from a brain tumor in Bellingham, Wash. on March 9, 2015.

Appetite for education? Dining for scholars fits the bill | Letters

  • Mar 16, 2015 at 9:17AM

Our “Dining” goal is to raise $6,000 for our scholarship fund and you can help by simply dining out for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three!) on this day.

Spotlight falls on 'Death with Dignity' in SJ Hospice 'Coping with Change' series | Guest column

  • Mar 14, 2015 at 7:00AM

Everything I was taught focused on cure, so I cannot begin to describe how difficult it was to face another human being whose physical existence steadily eroded while their awareness remained intact, and to have no source of medical solace to offer.

County sued over alleged over-billing, misuse of building fees

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:18PM

Initiated March 9 in San Juan County Superior Court, the lawsuit contends the Community Development and Planning Department collected fees in excess of what is allowed under state law and that applicants that paid those fees are entitled to a collective refund of no less than $1.2 million.

Gates? Hmm... nope, name dosen't ring a bell | Letters

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 12:29PM

Who in the world is Mimi Gates, and why should I care if she is amused?

Turn of the 'page'; FH middle schooler on call in Olympia

  • Mar 13, 2015 at 12:14PM

During the week, pages assist senators and staff, attend lectures with guest speakers and go to "page school," where they create legislation of their own in a mock committee setting.

Status of salmon recovery? ‘Heartening…but long way to go’

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 10:59AM

The newly released state of salmon in watersheds executive summary reveals an uptick in nearly 50 percent of state’s 15 ESA-listed salmon runs.

United they stand: FH Soroptmists celebrate 2015 award winners

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 10:52AM

The achievements and aspirations of four local women were celebrated as Friday Harbor Soroptimist honored the recipients of its 2015 award-winners at the group's annual Notable Women's Luncheon, March 6, at the Mullis Center.

Roadblocks removed; Homeland Security marks mid-summer for opening of new FH headquarters

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 10:28AM

“We hope to be completely moved out of the existing office in the next 3-5 months,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Milne said of the agency's pending move of its Friday Harbor headquarters into the heart of town.

Impressive in every way; hats off to IMA | Letters

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 9:53AM

Charlie (Bodenstab) and the IMA Board have done a fabulous job of putting these beautiful and most professionally presented exhibits together of William Morris and his pupils. Clearly, this gorgeously built IMA will attract major contributions to Friday Harbor and the San Juans in the future.

Growlers go 'gear-up' to reduce noise

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 4:25PM

The gear-up planes measured about 20 decibels less than those with gear-down, which, like the way in which the Richter scale measures the force of an earthquake, equates to an exponential reduction in noise by a factor of four, Larsen said.

Support students at annual Rotary spelling bee

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 12:11PM

The tenth annual Rotary Club Spelling Bee will be held March 12, 3:30 p.m., at San Juan Community Theatre.

This land is your land | Editorial

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 12:06PM

The Land Bank is the only one of its kind in Washington state and you can bask in its uniqueness on all the ferry-served islands.

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