Story Archives

Archive Results — 7201 thru 7225 of about 8925 items

Ten businesses refuse to pay inspection fee; accounts sent to collections

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:00PM updated May 19, 2009 at 11:55AM

Ten businesses that have refused to pay fire inspection fees – saying they shouldn’t have to pay for inspections by the county fire marshal or that the fee is burdensome – have been sent to collections. The San Juan Island Fire Department Board of Commissioners voted May 12 to send the delinquent accounts to AllianceOne, a collection agency. Any money collected by AllianceOne would be posted to the fire department’s budget.

Beach Court trail gains Centennial status, $1,000 earmark

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:30PM

Chalk up another victory for pedestrians of the town. And history buffs as well. Not only did the Friday Harbor Town Council unanimously embrace the proposed Beach Court Trail, it upped the ante May 7 by designating the trail a Centennial project and dipping into the town's birthday account — $1,000 — to help fund its construction.

Town, county begin negotiations on Sutton Road

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:23PM

With a request on the table, the Friday Harbor Town Council has agreed to enter into negotiations with the county on a possible sale or long-term lease of a portion of its property on Sutton Road. In a 4-0 decision, the council May 7 authorized town staff and its attorney to begin negotiations which may lead to a possible change in ownership of a 6.7-acre slice of the property, which includes the area the town currently leases to the county for its solid-waste transfer station.

Island trails workshop May 29, 30

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:21PM

Learn basic hands-on trail planning, construction and maintenance skills at a free workshop offered by the San Juan Island Trials Committee on May 29 and 30. The workshop will consist of a three-hour classroom session from 6-9 p.m. on May 29, and a field session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 30.

World Series pitcher Jeff Nelson joins lineup at San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic

  • May 14, 2009 at 5:00PM updated May 18, 2009 at 6:01PM

Usually, the San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic has a guest star who headlines the list of celebrity regulars in the fund-raiser for the islands' non-profits. This year, there will be four: Four-time World Series pitcher Jeff Nelson, U.W. football Hall of Famer Sonny Sixkiller, KING-5 Weekend Sports anchor Lisa Gangel, and Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney.

Westcott Bay Sea Farm opens Friday; will open week-long June 22

  • May 18, 2009 at 1:14PM

Westcott Bay Sea Farm, at the end of Westcott Drive, will reopen on weekends for the season beginning Friday. The sea farm, known worldwide for its oysters and other shellfish, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning June 22, the sea farm will be open week-long through the summer.

Village at the Harbour offers apartment for respite stays

  • May 18, 2009 at 1:13PM

Village at the Harbour assisted-living apartments is offering a furnished studio apartment for short-stay respite care. “We have had several requests for these services from folks in the community,” administrator Seanene Kennedy said. “We all know how important it is for caregivers to get a break from around-the-clock care for a loved lone. We can provide that break by caring for the loved one in a safe, comfortable environment. The minimum stay is one week and maximum, 30 days.”

New location, lower prices for San Juan Colors

  • May 14, 2009 at 1:00PM updated May 18, 2009 at 1:10PM

San Juan Colors, a local paint store approaching its 20th year of business, has a new location. San Juan Colors has moved from Airport Center Road to the Surina Business Park, 50 Malcolm St., No. 504, Friday Harbor. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call for service, 378-2806, other times.

Big win for Cowell at Lake Padden

  • May 18, 2009 at 9:48AM

Matt Cowell of San Juan Island aced the 12th hole en route to winning the May Masters tournament May 9 at Lake Padden Golf Course. It was Cowell's first hole in one — 145 yards with a pitching wedge. Cowell started the back nine with an eagle, par, eagle, ace.

'Always ... Patsy Cline': Don't miss this show | Review

  • May 15, 2009 at 2:09PM

In real life, Patsy Cline was bigger than life. When Schuman launched into "I Fall to Pieces" and "Crazy," we fell back in time, or Patsy came to us, her fans. Audience members sang along with Patsy. Some danced with Louise Seger downstage, while others cheered, applauded, or dabbed at their eyes. Amazing. Do not miss this show.

David Spurgeon dies; collector and giver to island causes | Passages

  • May 15, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:52AM

David Lee Spurgeon of San Juan Island died May 13 of complications from a chronic respiratory condition, the San Juan Island Yacht Club announced Thursday.

Richardson's book offers lessons to be learned | Island Books

  • May 14, 2009 at 9:00AM updated May 15, 2009 at 10:42AM

For National Historic Preservation Month, I decided to review David Richardson’s history. As I sat to write up my thoughts about it, I was also thinking about the impact of the recent “Every 15 Minutes” program to reduce drinking and driving. So I dedicate this review to the many lives of islanders lost or maimed due to alcohol abuse.

Relay for Life profile | Carrie Burke Unpingco

  • May 15, 2009 at 9:51AM

This profile is part of a series of profiles of Relay for Life team captains and other volunteers.

Sound Publishing wins three SNA awards for Web projects

  • May 15, 2009 at 9:12AM

Sound Publishing took home a trio of top prizes in Suburban Newspapers of America's 2009 Local Community Web Site Contest.

Actor Raul Julia-Levy helps welcome the orcas Saturday

  • May 14, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 4:32PM

Actor and activist Raul Julia-Levy (“The Champagne Game,” “Clash,” “Vengeance” will give an update on his work with the “Free Lolita” campaign at The Whale Museum’s third annual “Celebration of the Orca Greeting Ceremony,” Saturday at Mullis Community Senior Center. The fund-raising dinner and auction begins at 6 p.m.

Arielle Mancuso graduating from McGill, candidate for the Peace Corps

  • May 14, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 3:16PM

Arielle Mancuso, Friday Harbor High School Class of 2005, graduates this month from McGill University in Montreal with an honors degree in International Development and a minor in Biochemistry. She is a candidate for the Peace Corps and hopes to work in French-speaking Africa.

Arlene Rhonwen Forgie | Passages

  • May 13, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 5:42PM

Arlene Rhonwen Forgie passed away May 8, 2009 in Friday Harbor, Wash., with her daughters and granddaughters by her side. Arlene was born to Leslie and Alice Cannon and raised in Victoria, B.C. Canada. In 1959, Arlene married Hugh Douglas Forgie. They were married until 1991. They raised three children together.

Wolverines sweep District 1 singles | Tennis

  • May 13, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 4:23PM

Four players advanced as the Wolverines made the most out of home court advantage and nearly ran the tables at the District 1 playoff Saturday in Friday Harbor.

After 14 years, the Pig War’s most famous officer is retiring

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:28PM

Since 1996, Mike Vouri has given George Pickett the opportunity to give his version of the events of his life in a one-man show, “The Life & Times of George E. Pickett.” The production has been staged throughout the U.S., including before the annual meeting of The Pickett Society in Virginia. But now, after the longest run in the San Juan Community Theatre’s history, the show is being retired. “Pickett” will be staged for the last time May 23 and July 10 at SJCT.

Jordyn Taylor will golf for Western Washington University | Golf

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:10PM

Jordyn Taylor, a senior at Friday Harbor High School, will golf for Western Washington University in fall. Taylor has competed in state tournaments as a Wolverine golfer and wrestler.

Early registrations up 21 percent for San Juan Island Marathon | Running

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:08PM

Early registrations are up 21 percent for the King’s San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon. “Traditionally, most of the registrations come in four weeks prior to the race, with a surge of day-before registrations at the expo,” race co-director Paul Hopkins said. “So, we’re very pleased with these early numbers and hope the trend continues.”

Register now for Island Rec’s disc golf | Disc Golf

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:07PM

If you enjoy spending time in the woods and want to pursue a new hobby, disc golf may be for you. Disc golf is a world-wide leisure sport that appeals to people of all ages and all athletic abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the new Roche Harbor Disc Golf Course and learn all there is to know about this sport.

Kayak, canoe race-for-dinner series begins | Racing

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:06PM

The San Juan Island Outrigger Canoe and Kayak Club presents a race series at Jackson Beach on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from May to August. Canoeists, kayakers and rowers will take off from the net shed at Jackson Beach and race around Dinner Island. Every race is sponsored by a different local restaurant, and each week racers have a chance to win a gift certificate to that restaurant.

Friday Harbor is top seed at Tri-District | Baseball

  • May 13, 2009 at 11:49AM

The Wolverines grabbed a top slot at the Tri-District tournament and a berth at State with back-to-back wins over familiar foes Saturday at Pipeline Fields in Blaine. And they dodged a bullet along the way.

Wolverines win two at home against league-leading La Conner | Softball

  • May 13, 2009 at 11:47AM

The Wolverines pulled out the bats and pulled off a shocker with back-to-back victories at home over league-leading La Conner Saturday in their regular season finale. Trailing 1-0 in the opener, Friday Harbor blew the game wide open by batting around the order and tallying eight runs in the fourth inning on five timely base hits, including a pair of triples by sophomore Elle Guard.

Read the Nov 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates