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Eight honored for environmental stewardship | Earth Day

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 10:30AM

Eight Good Stewardship awards were presented at “Sustainable San Juans: Greening Your Home, Business and Food,” an Earth Day event held Saturday in Friday Harbor. The awards were part of a three-day celebration of environmental stewardship sponsored by the San Juan Stewardship Network and the San Juan Island Community Foundation.

San Juan Dragons represent our community well

  • Apr 20, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Apr 21, 2009 at 11:04AM

I had the pleasure of riding the ferry with the San Juan Dragons lacrosse team on Saturday. They were traveling to Bellingham to play Whatcom and I am not surprised to read they won that game. This team presented themselves, both in behavior and appearance, as winners.

San Juan Islands Museum of Art opens in new location May 25

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 9:00AM updated Apr 21, 2009 at 10:42AM

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art re-opens May 25 in the historic Brown House on the corner of West and First streets, Friday Harbor. According to the National Park Service, the Brown House originated at Fort Bellingham in the 1850s and was disassembled and moved to American Camp during the joint military occupation of 1859-1872. After the joint occupation ended, the house was moved to its current location, where it served a variety of commercial roles, from blacksmith shop to art gallery. The National Park plans to return the building to American Camp at some point.

San Juan man ordered to stand trial for allegedly cutting dog's throat

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 8:47AM

A San Juan Island man accused of cutting his dog’s throat — and of assaulting a neighbor who tried to take it to a veterinarian for treatment — will stand trial in early June on a series of charges, including animal cruelty.

San Juan man gets 10 days for driving offense; found innocent of meth charges

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 8:49AM

A San Juan Island man was sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving with a suspended license, but was found innocent by a jury of a more serious drug-related offense.

Orcas Medical Center director clarifies the record | Guest Column

  • Apr 17, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Apr 20, 2009 at 8:16AM

I am utterly dismayed by the letter from Glenn Kaufman that appeared on SanJuanJournal.com ("Opposed to PeaceHealth/San Juan Community Hospital Committee proposal," March 9). I am the administrator of the Orcas Medical Center and am deeply concerned that I was misrepresented in paragraphs four and five of this letter.

Dragons defeat Whatcom 9-6, now firmly in second place in Skagit Conference | Lacrosse

  • Apr 19, 2009 at 6:20PM

Forest Dayton scored five goals, had two assists and snagged five ground balls in the San Juan Dragons’ 9-6 defeat of the Whatcom Warriors, Saturday at Roosevelt Park. With the win – San Juan’s fifth consecutive – the Dragons improved to 5-2 and took possession of second place in the WHSBLA Skagit Conference, behind Mukilteo (6-0). Next up for the Dragons: They host Stanwood (4-2) on Thursday, then Lynnwood (3-3) on Saturday. (Whatcom, which is now 3-2, defeated Lynnwood 9-8 on March 27).

A weekend to remember our roles as stewards of our environment

  • Apr 17, 2009 at 5:00PM updated at 7:23PM

Earth Day is April 22, and several events are being held through the weekend as a precursor to the Big Day. “Sustainable San Juans: Greening Your Home, Business and Food,” began today at The Whale Museum with a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the founding of The Whale Museum, the San Juan Preservation Trust and Friends of the San Juans. A stewardship fair and workshop is scheduled Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Friday Harbor Middle School. The fair will feature displays from local stewardship groups and green businesses, as well as presentation of the 2009 Good Steward Awards, a lunch prepared by the Experience Food Project and local chefs, and a series of workshops on how to live green at home, in the kitchen and at work. Registration is $5 before the event or $10 at the door.

Every 15 Minutes: Mock DUI crash April 22-23

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Apr 17, 2009 at 7:22PM

The number of drinking and driving crashes is on the rise in San Juan County. According to San Juan County court records, 44 DUI cases were cases filed in 2004. That number climbed to 61 in 2007 and 94 in 2008. Nineteen DUI cases were filed in the first quarter of 2009. A program hopes to turn the tide by reinforcing images of the consequences of driving while intoxicated.

Transitions program can make going to kindergarten a little easier

  • Apr 17, 2009 at 5:51PM

A kindergarten transitions program is open to all children who register to attend kindergarten at Friday Harbor Elementary School. Kindergarten registration is scheduled for April 20-21 at the elementary school. The transitions program offers services and support for children and parents during the summer months prior to the first day of kindergarten.

Institution of marriage: An issue of human rights

  • Apr 17, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 4:40PM

In the 1950s and 1960s, conservatives argued that interracial union was a threat to the institution of marriage. Legalizing interracial marriage has not diminished or threatened our culture in any way. The institution improved, when it became accessible to more people. In similar fashion, we will strengthen marriage by allowing it to include same-sex unions.

Vote for America, not big energy

  • Apr 17, 2009 at 1:25PM

Can you trust the advertising campaign (read: “propaganda”) of big energy corporations as they attack Secretary Salazar’s goal to free U.S. from their mega-mega-profiteering heartless war against the American people’s health and fair economics?!?

Expunged record would mean a better future

  • Apr 17, 2009 at 1:24PM

To any lawyers whom may be inclined to help: I am Jeffrey S. Bryant, a previous resident of Friday Harbor. Like many youths, I found my way into trouble with the law. But unlike many, I grew from the experience and have done everything I can to better myself and my community.

Act of simple kindness made her life infinitely better

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 5:00PM updated at 8:45PM

My life is infinitely greater because of Dave's simple kindness. Thank you for recognizing the struggle and helping make a huge improvement!

San Juan Island Community Foundation accepting grant applications for annual award cycle

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:04PM

The San Juan Island Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2009 grant cycle. The Community Foundation supports island non-profits working in the areas of Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, and Community.

Sheriff: Aircraft's 'fortunate landing' due in great part to pilot's composure and skill

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 3:03PM

A pilot and three passengers reportedly escaped with minor injuries Wednesday night when a Beechcraft Bonanza 36 single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on Fisherman Bay Road on Lopez Island.

Stand against prejudice and discrimination in all its forms

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 11:08AM

The letter last week by the Lambrights and Holts regarding Senate Bill 5688 and House Bill 1727 made us realize that we do indeed need to contact our representatives, to assure them of our support for these bills that would extend equal rights to gays in domestic partnerships.

Free kung fu demonstration at Rennick’s Friday and Saturday

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Apr 16, 2009 at 9:29AM

Master Tom Garriga gives a series of demonstrations of Wu Ji Chyuan Fa Kung Fu at Rennick’s Tae Kwon Do Academy. The academy is located on the corner of Guard Street and Carter Avenue, Friday Harbor.

About 45 islanders protest government spending in local 'tea party'

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 4:08PM

This tea party had a little bite to it. About 45 islanders converged at noon on the courthouse lawn in Friday Harbor to protest against government spending at all levels in a local rendition of the anti-tax tea parties taking place today across the nation. With signs in hand and hats adorned with tea bags, islanders from Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands shared a distaste for the taxpayer-financed bailouts of Wall Street and the banking and automobile industry, as well as this year's $3 trillion-plus federal budget. They had little appreciation for any increase in state or local taxes either.

Take charge of your health care | Editorial

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 3:35PM

It’s taken 18 months of researching and planning, but the Shared Care program is now available on the islands. And we think it’s a great thing. Shared Care is a regional service based in Bellingham. It is operated through PeaceHealth, which operates St. Joseph’s Hospital and proposes building a hospital on San Juan Island. Because the San Juans are in the St. Joseph’s service area, PeaceHealth agreed to extend the program to us (the Orcas Island Fire Department worked with PeaceHealth to bring the program here).

Learn to be a better steward of our environment; five days of events leading up to Earth Day

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 3:32PM

Earth Day is April 22, and there are several events scheduled on San Juan Island in the week leading up to that day.

New filling station at Roche Harbor Village

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Apr 15, 2009 at 3:17PM

Roche Harbor has a new filling station. The single-pump station is located in the upper parking lot at the top of the hill. The parking lot has been regraded and reconfigured, and is being landscaped with 75 red maples.

Enter your pet photos in our photo contest

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 3:12PM

Enter your pet photos in The Journal/SanJuanJournal.com photo contest. The winning images will be posted online and published in The Journal's "Our Wonderful Pets" feature page in May.

Friday Harbor at 100: Book captures a century in the life of a community | Review

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 12:36PM

“Friday Harbor” by Mike and Julia Vouri and the San Juan Historical Society tells a unique and richly detailed story about this historic seaside village, which is celebrating its centennial this year. And it’s an entertaining read.

Century-old quilts will be on exhibit during Silver Tea

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 1:14PM

This year's Silver Tea, an annual event of the San Juan Historical Society, will be historic on two levels. First, the tea will be held in the King Farmhouse — the first event in the 1894 farmhouse since it was placed on a new foundation. Second, the event features a quilt show in the resource center — an exhibit of quilts from the museum's collection, some dating to the late 1800s.

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