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Relief for Haiti: Words of caution, and tips for giving

  • Jan 14, 2010 at 1:46PM

If you want to help those affected by the Haitian earthquake, the simplest way is to make a donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

Friday Harbor Port Commission off to a humorous start to 2010

  • Jan 14, 2010 at 5:00AM updated at 9:55AM

The Friday Harbor Port Commission meeting could have been a segment of “Late Night” with Conan, Dave or Jay, Jan. 13 in Ernie’s Café. First, reelected Port Commissioner Greg Hertel was asked if that was a new Hawaiian shirt he was wearing to his swearing-in. “It’s not new. I just washed it,” he replied. (Ba-doom-doom-ching!)

Anderson: $6 million raised so far for new hospital; certificate of need expected by end of February

  • Jan 14, 2010 at 5:00AM updated at 9:53AM

Proponents of PeaceHealth Medical Center expect the state Department of Health to issue a certificate of need by the end of February. The certificate is a determination that there is a need for a hospital on San Juan Island. Once that certificate is obtained, proponents will complete their fund-raising, the purchase of the property will be completed and design of the new hospital, proposed near the airport, will begin. The hospital is expected to open in 2012.

Friday Harbor Port Commission writes off $8,800 in bad debt

  • Jan 14, 2010 at 6:08AM

The Friday Harbor Port Commission wrote off $8,800 in bad debt Jan. 13. The amount was comprised of debt that had been held in collections for two years. Some $2,000 of that debt was from the now-defunct Island Dive. Another chunk was from unpaid slip rent for a sailboat that has been impounded.

Repairs to Sealth extend San Juan Islands ferry service disruption; vessel expected back in service this week

  • Jan 13, 2010 at 10:35AM

Repairs to the 90-car Sealth continue after damage to the vessel’s engine output shaft was discovered on Jan. 5. Engineers estimate that the vessel will be ready to return to service by the end of this week, after repairs and sea trials are completed.

Participate in the U.S. Census | Editorial

  • Jan 7, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jan 12, 2010 at 2:39PM

2010 is an important year. We will participate in the 23rd U.S. Census to determine our nation’s population. The census is mandated every 10 years by the U.S. Constitution; the results are used to allocate congressional seats, electoral votes and government program funding. Census documents will be mailed March 15. Until then, local census workers will be spreading the word, on the street and through this newspaper, to encourage islanders to complete their census forms — all islanders, regardless of citizenship or legal residency.

Matthew Gray Palmer sculpts an elephant made of butterflies for Norfolk Zoo

  • Jan 11, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Jan 12, 2010 at 11:59AM

At its most complex, Matthew Gray Palmer's latest sculpture, "All Things within All Things" incorporates sophisticated themes of connectivity. At its most basic, it is just really, really cool.

Orca birth brings Southern Resident killer whale population to 88

  • Jan 8, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jan 12, 2010 at 9:52AM

The Southern Resident killer whale population is now 88, with the birth of a J pod orca confirmed Jan. 3. The Center for Whale Research, which maintains a census of the Southern Resident killer whales for the National Marine Fisheries Service, reported that five whales were born and three were missing in 2009, nudging the year-end population to 87. "No sooner had the census report been made to the government than another new baby killer whale appeared in J pod, this one to a twelve-year-old female on 3 January 2010," the center reported on its Web site.

San Juan County ponders best route for Critical Areas Ordinance research

  • Jan 11, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Jan 12, 2010 at 9:49AM

San Juan County may be headed back to the beginning in an effort to resolve a long-running tug of war over the pending revision of its Critical Areas Ordinance. But where a cash-strapped county can come up with the money to pay for scientific studies that are unique to the islands remains to be seen.

Mayor, council take on more responsibilities with committee assignments

  • Jan 11, 2010 at 5:38PM

Friday Harbor's mayor and Town Council have responsibilities that go beyond meetings in Town Hall the first and third Thursday of the month. Jan. 7, the mayor and council made their selections for committees that deal with emergency management, the environment, housing, public health and 13 other areas of public importance.

Blessing in disguise | Guest Column

  • Jan 11, 2010 at 3:57PM

Sometimes when something very bad happens it can, in fact, be a blessing in disguise. Such was the case the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, when Lyle Mann, not feeling well, drove himself to the clinic. They immediately airlifted him to St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham for observation by the cardiac team. An angiogram the next morning revealed his center artery was nearly totally blocked and a side vein off of that artery was half blocked! His surgeon, Dr. Richard Leone, immediately scheduled him for open heart, double bypass surgery the very next morning on Monday, Nov. 30, 7:30 a.m. Dr. Leone did this immediately to prevent a massive heart attack that imminently threatened to end Lyle's life.

Thank you, King's Market, for donating turkey cards to the Food Bank

  • Jan 11, 2010 at 3:48PM

We have reached a new year, with two special holidays behind us. I want to thank the customers at King's Market who gave their turkey cards to the Food Bank. There were enough points to get turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner. And thanks to John McBride for picking up the extra funds needed to give out hams for Christmas to our customers.

Friday Harbor Elementary School students collect 830 cans of food for Food Bank

  • Jan 11, 2010 at 3:11PM

Cans, cans and more cans filled the office at Friday Harbor Elementary School, Jan. 11. The school's Food Drive (inclusive of both people and pet food) wrapped up with all 830 cans bagged, grabbed and shoved into a truck heading for the Friday Harbor Food Bank.

Johan Elias (Johnny) Moe | Passages

  • Jan 8, 2010 at 3:00PM updated at 5:24PM

Johan Elias (Johnny) Moe passed away Jan. 7, 2010 at the age of 81. He was born in Seattle, Wash., to Elias and Dagne Moe on Jan. 29, 1928 and grew up in Mount Vernon and Stanwood, graduating from Twin City High School in Stanwood. Johnny played football in high school but excelled in music, playing the coronet. He formed Johnny Moe and His Orchestra in Snohomish and entertained in Washington for many years.

Thomas Martin Smythe 'loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest' | Passages

  • Jan 7, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Jan 8, 2010 at 5:24PM

Thomas Martin Smythe passed away early morning Jan. 6, 2010 after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 42.

Adventurers, explorers, researchers will visit San Juan Island for third annual symposium

  • Jan 8, 2010 at 11:54AM

The Pacific Northwest chapter of the Explorers Club presents its third annual Compass Symposium April 22, 23 and 24 at Lakedale Lodge, San Juan Island. Registration deadline is Feb. 1. Contact Lynn Danaher, islandlynx@aol.com. The symposium is open to all members of the Explorers Club, “and adventurers, researchers and scientists that share our sense of curiosity,” Danaher said.

Mary Jane Leche will be remembered for devotion to family, 'spontaneous fits of laughter' | Passages

  • Jan 7, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jan 8, 2010 at 11:01AM

Mary Jane Leche, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, died at her home in Friday Harbor, Wash. on Jan. 5, 2010. She was 80. In memory and thanksgiving for the life of Mary Jane, a Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Friday Harbor. Graveside service will be conducted at Breidablik Cemetery in Poulsbo.

County health officials following up on meningitis death

  • Jan 8, 2010 at 10:35AM

The San Juan County Health Department is following up with relatives and others who may have come into contact with a 54-year-old Friday Harbor man who died of meningitis in his home on New Year’s Eve. The victim, identified by the county coroner as Mark Ambrose Trahan, had reportedly complained of earaches and headaches, but had not sought medical attention and had felt well enough to be active until at least two days before his death. His body was discovered by sheriff’s deputies after a neighbor expressed concern about his well-being.

Gary J. McKay Sr., great-grandson of pioneer Charles McKay | Passages

  • Jan 7, 2010 at 3:00PM updated at 8:04PM

Gary J. McKay Sr. was born on Jan. 2, 1936 in Friday Harbor, Wash., and passed away on Jan. 4, 2010 in Bellingham, Wash. He was 74. Gary was the great-grandson of Charles McKay, who first raised the U.S. flag on San Juan Island after British troops left in 1872.

Each and every person who walks into Islands Convalescent Center to share with residents makes a huge difference

  • Jan 6, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jan 7, 2010 at 4:20PM

On behalf of Islands Convalescent Center residents and staff, I would like to genuinely thank the island and inter-island community for all of your precious gifts of time at our facility this holiday season.

Friday Harbor Town Council votes 3-2 against Low's appointment, for Hushebeck's appointment to vacancy; Lacher casts two tie-breaking votes

  • Jan 7, 2010 at 2:31PM

In Friday Harbor, the mayor votes only to break a tie. During the Town Council's noon meeting, new Mayor Carrie Lacher got to fulfill that responsibility twice — to deny her former position on the council to her opponent in the November election; and two, to appoint a planning commissioner to the post. Planning Commissioner Stephen J. Hushebeck was appointed to the Town Council 3-2 today; he will be sworn in at 5:35 p.m. and will take office immediately. He will serve the two years left in the term vacated by Lacher when she was elected mayor.

Friday Harbor High School sophomore models teen fashion on Portland TV

  • Jan 7, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 2:35PM

Mallory Dahlquist, a sophomore at Friday Harbor High School, modeled teen fashions on Fox TV Channel 12 in Portland during Christmas break. Mallory is the daughter of Annette Crosby of Friday Harbor and Garrick Dahlquist of Beaverton, Ore.; and the granddaughter of David and Mary Ann Anderson of San Juan Island.

San Juan Islands' first baby of 2010 expected Sunday

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Jan 7, 2010 at 2:35PM

As of Tuesday, Elijah Enochs is believed to be in the lead in the race to be the first baby of 2010 born to San Juan County parents. Elijah, the son of Lindsay Johnson and Justin Enochs of Wold Road on San Juan Island, is due Jan. 20 at Islands Hospital in Anacortes. Melinda Milligan of Eastsound is midwife.

Former EPA director Ruckelshaus will receive Theodore Roosevelt Medal for Public Service

  • Jan 7, 2010 at 11:53AM

William D. Ruckelshaus, a part-time resident of San Juan Island and former director of the EPA and the FBI, will receive the Theodore Roosevelt Medal for Public Service from the Theodore Roosevelt Association, Oct. 21, in Seattle. The Theodore Roosevelt Association is an historical and cultural organization dedicated to honoring the life and work of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), the 26th president of the United States.

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