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- May 22, 2009 at 5:40PM
The opening of the Born Learning Trail at the Family Park in the San Juan County Fairgrounds will be joined with Island Rec's celebration of its 25th anniversary, Saturday, 10-11 a.m.
- May 24, 2009 at 6:00AM
On Memorial Day 1917, a Friday Harbor girl, Caroline Reed, attended the ceremony to dedicate a new flagpole and flag on Spring Street. Later she wrote of it in her memoir, “Underpinning.” Her niece, Sue Reed of Cape San Juan, is republishing the book. Reed shared her aunt’s story of that day in 1917 ...
- May 22, 2009 at 3:33PM
One hundred fifty years ago, American and British troops occupied San Juan Island while their two superpower nations began the arduous task of resolving a dispute over ownership of the archipelago. The occupation brought to the island several nationally-known figures (Gen. Winfield Scott, Brig. Gen. William S. Harney), as well as figures that would later become nationally known (Capt. George Pickett, Lt. Henry Robert). The occupation would change the landscape, leaving buildings and landmarks that remain today. The occupation would itself be distinguished by the fact that no shot was fired in hostility — proof that disputes, even between superpowers, can be resolved peacefully.
- May 22, 2009 at 12:08PM
Put on your dancing shoes and go to the Big Spring Barn Dance and Community Fund-raiser in the San Juan County Fairgrounds’ Main Building, Saturday, 7-11 p.m.
- May 22, 2009 at 10:42AM
With seven days left for applications, Noel Monin is the sole candidate for Christopher Wolf's Town Council position.Wolf resigned effective last night to take a two-year teaching assignment at the American School of Doha, in the Persian Gulf country of Qatar. He will also go on leave of absence for two years at Friday Harbor Middle School, where he teaches humanities, current events, and speech and debate.
- May 21, 2009 at 2:02PM
Are you in this photograph? Then you'll want to attend the 40th reunion of the Friday Harbor High School Class of 1969, July 18. For more information, contact Wendy Fairweather Picinich, 378-4819, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jeri Jensen Ahrenius, 378-2420, email@example.com.
- May 21, 2009 at 11:44AM
As part of National Safe Boating Week, the Friday Harbor Power Squadron, along with the Friday Harbor Fire Department and West Marine, held its fourth annual Flare Shoot at Jackson's Beach on May 17.
- May 21, 2009 at 10:43AM
Online columnist and new author Mary Kalbert will sign copies of her book, "Reflections on Life in the San Juan Islands," May 23, 2-4 p.m., at Griffin Bay Bookstore, 155 Spring St., Friday Harbor. "Reflections on Life in the San Juan Islands" is described as a "compilation of essays extolling island living that are wistful, introspective and laugh-out-loud funny."
- May 21, 2009 at 11:04AM
Pending correction of a few minor safety conditions, Inter Island Medical Center will keep its $100,000 federal Health Resources and Services Administration grant on track and soon bring up to 48 hours of extended inpatient care to San Juan Island.
- May 20, 2009 at 2:44PM
Have an idea of how to make the community a better place in which to live, play and work? There’s no better chance than now. Run for public office. As a candidate, you will contribute to public discussion about issues. If you win, you will — depending on the position with which you will be entrusted — make decisions that affect our level and quality of local education, fire protection, health care, port services, recreation, sewer and water service, and other public services.
- May 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:21PM
Marc Vermeire, for 10 years a teacher — and recently vice principal and athletic director — at Friday Harbor High School, is leaving the district to become principal of Lopez Middle and High schools. At the same time, the San Juan Island School Board has hired Walt Wegener of Toppenish School District as interim superintendent.
- May 19, 2009 at 9:00AM updated May 20, 2009 at 2:04PM
More information and tournament brackets can be found at www.wiaa.com/Dist1
- May 19, 2009 at 1:00PM updated May 20, 2009 at 1:58PM
Friday Harbor Wolverines track coach Darrin Scheffer can’t remember the last time nine of his athletes advanced to the Tri-District meet. “I am very pleased with every team member’s efforts throughout this season,” he said. Individually and collectively, the Wolverines have given him and their fans a lot to be pleased with.
- May 20, 2009 at 1:55PM
The U.S. Agriculture Department is accepting applications for grants to help low- and very-low-income rural residents repair their homes. Housing preservation grants are provided to town or county governments, public agencies, federally recognized tribes, and non-profit and faith-based organizations. The grants are distributed to homeowners or owners of multi-family rental properties or cooperative dwellings who rent to low- and very-low-income people.
- May 15, 2009 at 9:00AM updated May 20, 2009 at 12:07PM
Six educators who want to be interim superintendent of San Juan Island's public schools will be interviewed by the school board Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Friday Harbor High School library. Two finalists will be selected; they will meet the public Monday and Tuesday, 5-6 p.m., in a forum in the Friday Harbor Middle School Commons. The final selection will be made by the school board in an open public meeting, the time and day to be announced.
- May 20, 2009 at 11:43AM
Memorial service is May 23, noon, at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church for Allen Martin Mason of Friday Harbor. Mr. Mason was born July 22, 1945. He died May 17, 2009.
- May 20, 2009 at 5:00AM updated at 11:32AM
Friday Harbor senior Jordyn Taylor won his third consecutive Tri-District Tournament Tuesday at Eagles Pride Golf Course at Fort Lewis. Taylor shot 74 -- par on Eagles Pride's red course -- to win the day and advance to the State Tournament. Megan Cuomo shot 98 to finish second among women and advance to State.
- May 19, 2009 at 4:46PM
Hospital Corpsman Senior Chief Paul McFadden, Friday Harbor High School Class of 1981, had even more people than normal seeking him out recently at Naval Hospital Bremerton. But instead of McFadden’s daily routine of dispensing wisdom, solving problems and sharing professional knowledge, it was staff members giving back to him in a steady stream of well-wishes upon his promotion to hospital corpsman master chief.
- May 19, 2009 at 3:20PM
Are you planning a public event for the islands? San Juan County’s Solid Waste Division has portable recycling set-ups to lend to organizations who want to increase recycling at public events. Empty aluminum cans, glass and plastic beverage containers, paper and cardboard can all be collected together in the ClearStream bags. (No liquids, food or garbage, please!)
- May 19, 2009 at 3:16PM
On May 27, the town Historic Preservation Review Board will recognize the Friday Harbor Jehovah’s Witnesses with a Partner’s in Preservation Award for the exterior renovation to the Kingdom Hall, a project completed last November.
- May 19, 2009 at 2:16PM
More than 150 avid supporters turned out at Mullis Community Senior Center Saturday night for The Whale Museum's third annual Celebration of the Orca Greeting Ceremony. By the end of the evening, the museum had raised more than $16,000 to support its education and research projects.
- May 19, 2009 at 1:58PM
On May 6, Del and Marjorie Webb were lawfully wed in the chapel at Islands Convalescent Center. Del has lovingly attended Marjorie, age 81, following a recent stroke. They decided it was time to let the world know how they truly felt.
- May 19, 2009 at 1:43PM
The San Juan Dragons’ season ended Saturday in a 13-6 first-round playoff loss to Stadium. It was a season to remember.
- May 19, 2009 at 1:33PM
It’s out of the fire and into the frying pan for the Friday Harbor baseball team. The Wolverines tallied a total of 36 runs in clinching the district’s No. 1 seed and a berth at State with back-to-back blowouts in the Tri-District tournament, Saturday at Sammamish High School.
- May 19, 2009 at 1:31PM
The Wolverines struck early and often and kept a shot at State alive by burying Meridian 13-3 in a do-or-die showdown Saturday at the District 1 playoffs in Sedro-Woolley. On the heels of a narrow 3-1 loss to Erika Ramstead and the perennially playoff-bound Pioneers, Friday Harbor jumped all over Meridian and tallied three runs in the first, one in the second and three more in the third, and began inning No. 5 with a 7-1 lead and firm command of the game. And they were just getting started.
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