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- Dec 21, 2009 at 11:34AM
Sheryl L. Bryner of Friday Harbor has earned placement on the Scholastic Honor Roll for fall term at Oregon State University. Bryner is a senior majoring in natural resources. She is one of 611 students with a 4.0 grade point average. Another 2,756 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing.
- Dec 21, 2009 at 10:45AM
Jack Giard will be feted by family and friends on his 70th birthday Dec. 26. Giard, of Lopez Island, also marks his 30th year as his island's unofficial weather data keeper, and his reappointment by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to the Pacific Salmon Commission Fraser River Panel.
- Dec 21, 2009 at 10:19AM
All state-run liquor stores will be closed on Friday, in observance of Christmas. Most state stores will be open on New Year’s Day. Contract liquor stores may be open on both holidays. Contact contract stores directly for their holiday operating schedules.
- Dec 21, 2009 at 5:47AM
Children and their parents packed the San Juan Island Grange Saturday for "Christmas Island," three hours of Christmas cookies, face painting, picture coloring, and pictures with St. Nick.
- Dec 16, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Dec 21, 2009 at 5:40AM
There's nothing quite like a teddy bear at Christmas. And Santa Claus will have an assortment of cute and cuddly ones to deliver to every girl and boy, young and old, on Saturday when the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor is magically transformed into "Christmas Island."
San Juan County Association of Realtors presents $2,433 in real estate agent donations to the Friday Harbor Food Bank
- Dec 15, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Dec 18, 2009 at 4:13PM
The San Juan County Association of Realtors presented $2,433 in real estate agent donations to the Friday Harbor Food Bank, Tuesday. The association presented the money in lieu of its annual canned food drive.
- Dec 18, 2009 at 6:20AM
Julie Seadrick's fiancé had just gotten his check and his Christmas bonus from work, and she carefully separated the money for bills and holiday shopping and went to the Friday Harbor Thrift House to buy gifts. But as the young couple did their annual holiday gift shopping, a Grinch was lurking in the shadows: Seadrick says her purse was stolen as she tried on a sweater for her mother.
- Dec 18, 2009 at 5:43AM
Friday Harbor Mayor David Jones presided over his last scheduled Town Council meeting Thursday. His term ends at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31. Carrie Lacher, who took the oath of office Thursday, becomes mayor Jan. 1. Councilwoman Carrie Brooks wrote this tribute to Jones, a retired Navy officer who served on the Town Council from Jan. 1, 2002 to Dec. 31, 2005, and then as mayor from Jan. 1, 2006 through the town's centennial year.
Friday Harbor Town Council votes 3-2 to stay with farmers market project; purchase deadline believed extended to June 30
- Dec 17, 2009 at 5:23PM
Initially, the clock seemed to be working against the Nichols Street farmers market proposal. The Friday Harbor Town Council, feeling pressed to commit lodging tax funds to the project despite unanswered questions as a Dec. 18 deadline approached, almost backed out of the deal Dec. 3. Thursday, the project went into extra innings. And the project took on new life.
- Dec 17, 2009 at 3:00PM updated at 5:05PM
- Dec 17, 2009 at 2:45PM
Former Friday Harbor Wolverine Fletcher Vynne is advancing in his baseball coaching career. Vynne, a graduate assistant baseball coach at Seattle University, will join the West Coast League's Wenatchee AppleSox as an assistant coach in summer 2010. Like teams in the Alaska League and the Cape Cod League, West Coast League teams consist of college players. As college players, they are not compensated but are housed with host families. Many West Coast players go on to play professionally.
- Dec 16, 2009 at 5:18PM
Warehouse Coffee has a new name: Solid Grounds Coffee Shop. Solid Grounds is located at 301 Tucker Ave. It is owned by Clinton Mills, who bought it in September from Dwight Ware.
- Dec 16, 2009 at 5:08PM
The San Juan Singers present a choral concert Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m., at the San Juan Community Theatre. Featured this winter is John Rutter’s extended work, “Magnificat.” Directing will be Yariv Aloni of the Victoria Chamber Orchestra.
- Dec 16, 2009 at 2:00PM updated at 4:58PM
A resident of San Juan Island since 1989, Virginia died on Dec. 14, 2009 at Islands Convalescent Center after a brief battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, at St. David’s Episcopal Church.
- Dec 16, 2009 at 4:27PM
Wear black, wear white, wear black and white. You don't have to wear a tuxedo. But the dinner and event is classy enough to be formal. And the proceeds support a good cause. The Whale Museum’s Black & White Night is Thursday, 5:30 p.m., beginning at Friday Harbor House. Proceeds benefit the museum’s education and research programs.
2010 season will be the Friday Harbor Wolverines' last at Hartman Field, hope to move to Carter Avenue sports fields
- Dec 16, 2009 at 3:33PM
The Friday Harbor Wolverines hope to begin playing baseball at the Carter Avenue sports fields beginning March 2011. The school district has been notified by St. Francis Church, owner of Hartman Field, that it plans to build a fellowship hall and that the field will be needed to accommodate parking and stormwater retention. In other words, the 2010 baseball season will be the Wolverines' last at Hartman Field.
- Dec 16, 2009 at 12:50PM
The San Juan Cruisers, led by President David Stegman, has donated the $3,000 required to significantly remodel the Friday Harbor High School Tech Building. The Tech Building hosts most of the school’s technology classes. The Cruisers wanted to support the Auto Tech program and learned that funding was an obstacle to adding a garage door and some partitions to the building.
- Dec 16, 2009 at 12:19PM
Fair or foul, the Lighted Boat Parade goes on as it has for 18 years. This Saturday it was cold, about 28 degrees and 5 knots of northerly wind. But, no matter. Ten boats put on a beautiful parade along the harbor shoreline lead by the Friday Harbor fireboat and tailed by the sheriff’s boat. Must admit that the flashing blue lights made me a bit nervous.
- Dec 15, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Dec 16, 2009 at 12:15PM
Seven organizations will share more than $1.4 million in funding for projects to improve salmon habitat in San Juan County. All told, the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the awarding of $42.8 million in grants to protect and restore salmon populations to communities across Washington state.
- Dec 16, 2009 at 10:55AM
The Friday Harbor Tigers won the Fifth and Sixth Grade SWISH League Championship Dec. 12 at Skagit Valley College. The Tigers capped their season by winning the season-ending three-game tournament that day. The Tigers finished the season 8-1 league, 11-1 overall. All of the tournament games were nail-biters, including an overtime victory in the first tourney game.
- Dec 15, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 5:26PM
With 16 games regular-season games to go, the Wolverines are one win away from matching last season's victory total. They can match that mark -- win No. 4 -- at home Friday against Shoreline Christian.
- Dec 14, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Dec 15, 2009 at 5:23PM
Friday Harbor led 14-9 after the first eight minutes of play, but were outscored 34-21 over the following three quarters as the La Conner rallied as the Braves rallied to clinch the victory in the league-opener for both teams.
- Dec 15, 2009 at 5:05PM
Life on our islands was once described by a local writer as similar to living on a ship at sea. We are largely on our own out here in the northwesternmost county in the continental United States. With that in mind, “shop local” takes on new meaning. Money we spend here stays here. It helps pay local wages, support local public services, pay local wages, put food on local tables, pay local rents and mortgages. And it funnels through to the many non-profits by the generous donations of local businesses.
- Dec 15, 2009 at 4:56PM
The deadline is Dec. 31 to submit writing and/or visual art to Shark Reef online magazine for its spring 2010 issue. "We welcome submissions from anyone who lives in the islands or has ever visited here," editor Lorna Reese said.
- Dec 15, 2009 at 11:43AM
Everyone in San Juan County wanting to receive the H1N1 vaccine is now eligible to do so, the county Department of Health has announced. The county Health Department will sponsor H1N1 vaccination clinics Wednesday, 1-4 p.m., at Mullis Community Senior Center in Friday Harbor; Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Orcas Island Senior Center in Eastsound; and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, at Lopez Island Senior Center.
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