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- Mar 18, 2010 at 1:25PM
With some works of drama, the title is self explanatory: “The Cherry Orchard,” “The Dining Room,” “The Birthday Party.” Although such titles do not give away the plot, they do at least provide a clue to setting or context. Not so with the upcoming Friday Harbor Middle School performances.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 12:58PM
The Master Gardener Program would like to thank the community for their great support of the Native Plant Sale on Feb. 27. This is a major event for the San Juan County Master Gardeners and your support and enthusiasm for native plants is wonderful.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 12:56PM
A couple of months ago I purchased a used, but very nice ($70,000 new) mower for the estate I manage where it previously took some 40 hours to mow. I cut the time down to about seven hours and started thinking of other cost-effective areas to solicit and mow. The mower cuts 11 feet at a time, is comfortable and quiet.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 12:54PM
It’s 7:30 a.m. now as diesel engines come to life, idling loudly in the cool morning air, as if waiting for something. Barely 15 minutes later the stillness of the morning is shattered as a 1,000-pound metal shaft is repetitively rammed into solid bedrock as if in defiance of the very ground we stand on. The sound of metal cutting saws, yelling voices and the sights and smells of a commercial contract job add to the intrusive cacophony.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 12:53PM
We are proud to serve as your lifeline here in our community. As a public safety agency, we rely on federal and state grants to maintain and enhance our service to you.
- Mar 15, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Mar 18, 2010 at 12:52PM
As a member of the WTIA and part of Washington’s high-tech community, I am writing to express my opposition to the new custom software tax included in the House version of Senate Bill 6143. There are more than 2,500 custom software businesses in our state and most of these are small companies, and many are independent and freelance consultants. These companies and their employees already pay more than $150 million in state and local taxes and are held up as the kind of innovation businesses we want to encourage in Washington.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 12:50PM
We do all we can. We try to reduce, we try to reuse, we are diligent about recycling, but we still have trash. Have you ever wondered what happens to our trash? Well, wonder no more!
- Mar 18, 2010 at 12:45PM
President Obama is only going to pick two or three from the list of 14, but we hope the San Juans are among those selected for national monument designation. The only lands directly affected by the designation would be those owned and managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. — some 900 acres, including conservation areas and small islands. Those lands are considered Areas of Critical Environmental Concern and are already protected: No camping, no development, no fires, no motorized vehicles. Pedestrian use only. National monument status could result in more resources for conservation.
- Mar 18, 2010 at 12:40PM
The San Juan County Sheriff's Department issued this statement at 12:27 p.m. Thursday regarding the search for burglary suspect Colton Harris-Moore.
Garbage rate hike is top news story, World War II pilot is top feature story, in this week's Journal
- Mar 16, 2010 at 4:11PM
An increase in garbage rates is the top news story, and a story about a local woman who was a World War II pilot is the top feature story, in this week's Journal of the San Juan Islands. The edition is available at newsstands late March 16, and will be in subscribers' mailboxes on March 17.
- Mar 16, 2010 at 3:55PM
Burke passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 12, two days before his 89th birthday. He grew up rather mischievously as an Indiana farm boy in a large, loving family. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He met his future bride, Virginia Neiman of San Diego, while convalescing in a military hospital. His service allowed him to attend Purdue University on the G.I. Bill, graduating as an electrical engineer.
- Mar 15, 2010 at 6:57PM
San Juan won three games and narrowly lost its fourth to finish second in a pre-season jamboree March 13-14 at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham. The Dragons’ eight freshmen got a workout and contributed to a 6-1 win over Skagit Valley and an 8-1 win over Roosevelt on March 13. The Dragons defeated Skagit Valley again, 9-1, on March 14 to face Division I Overlake in the final.
- Mar 11, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Mar 15, 2010 at 6:58PM
San Juan Dragons goalie Calen Mehrer and attackman Forest Dayton have been named to the Division II Pre-Season All-State Team, Washington State Boys Lacrosse Association. Mehrer was one of 12 players named to the All-State First Team. Dayton was one of 12 players named to the Second Team.
- Mar 15, 2010 at 6:55PM
The Wolverines dropped their season-opener 5-3 Saturday at Orcas. Defensively, Friday Harbor gave up 10 free passes to first base in the first two innings — nine base-on-balls and one hit batter. Offensively, they failed to capitalize with runners in scoring position on several occasions in the later innings.
- Mar 15, 2010 at 6:41PM
San Juan Healthcare will host a Community Health Fair on March 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mullis Community Senior Center. The event is free and open to the public. The event theme is “A Healthy Jump Into Spring,” and all ages are being encouraged to come and enjoy demonstrations, free health screenings, giveaways, healthy treats, and speakers.
- Mar 15, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 6:40PM
United Way of San Juan County announces that more than $152,600 was raised during its 2009 campaign. The money will help support 31 local programs providing essential services for individuals and families.
- Mar 10, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Mar 15, 2010 at 6:39PM
On Monday night, Friday Harbor Elementary School was filled with the sound of more than 300 drums, in an event sponsored by the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition.
Fund-raiser April 9 for baby who needs heart transplant; staying at Children’s Hospital with her parents
- Mar 15, 2010 at 9:20AM
A spaghetti feed and auction are planned April 9, 6-10 p.m., in the Roche Harbor Pavilion for Sophia Grace Krieg, a 6-month-old who needs a new heart. Sophia is the grand-niece of Debbie Sandwith.
- Mar 11, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Mar 15, 2010 at 9:30AM
A Friday Harbor woman who flew military planes in World War II was honored posthumously by the U.S. Congress March 10. Penelope Peirce Garrett, who graduated from the Women Airforce Service Pilots class on Nov. 8, 1944, received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. U.S. Navy Midshipman Caitlin Ness of Friday Harbor received the medal on behalf of the family. Garrett is the mother of Gail Garrett of Friday Harbor.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 2:00PM updated at 4:12PM
It was the kiss seen round the world. A Life magazine photographer captured a Navy sailor kissing a woman on Times Square, a spontaneous celebratory response to the announcement that World War II had ended. American Legion Post 163 will remember that moment and honor World War II veterans with a special dinner and a contest to see who can best replicate that kiss.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 4:11PM
Carl Johnson passed away March 5 in Parker, Ariz. He was 80. He was born and raised in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He was the son of Julius and Edna Johnson, both early pioneers of San Juan. Carl attended Friday Harbor schools. His sister Marlene Crosby and his brother Edward Johnson still live on San Juan Island.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 1:11PM
Joyce Christine Morrill Gaylard, beloved mother and wife, went home to be with her Lord. Joyce "Tiss" was born to Calvin Clare Morrill and Betty Mae Blanchard-Tate on Nov. 11, 1948 in her maternal great-grandparents' home off of Sutton Road in Friday Harbor. She passed away March 6, 2010 after a long illness.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 10:22AM
Gordy and Lori Petersen, owners of Friday Harbor Center at Spring and First streets, have opened The Bean coffee shop. The Bean is the successor of The Naked Bean, and features an entirely remodeled interior.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 10:19AM
Pam Fry has joined the staff at Spa d Bune, 669 Mullis St., Friday Harbor. Fry practices High Touch Jin Shin Acupressure; she is available by appointment at 370-5027.
- Mar 11, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 3:20PM
Islanders are invited to a reception at the Roy Franklin passenger terminal at Friday Harbor Airport on March 27, 4-5 p.m. The occasion is the annual update of the San Juan Aviation Museum, which is honoring Bob Nichols as its featured pilot this year.
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