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Several businesses take out applications for SBA help; low-interest loans also available for farmers impacted by storm

  • Feb 11, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 4:45PM

A Small Business Administration representative is visiting with local business owners this week to discuss low-interest loans that are available to help offset financial losses suffered during the storm that covered the county’s roads with snow and ice Dec. 12 to Jan. 5.

Taylor drains 3-point buzzer-beater to seal 52-51 OT win | Girls Basketball

  • Feb 11, 2009 at 1:09PM

With no more substitutes available and sophomore Kelsey Barnes on the bench with five fouls, the Wolverines went into overtime with the odds stacked against them. But with just seven ticks left on the clock, freshman Liz Taylor dribbled the length of the court and buried a 3-point shot to lift the Wolverines to a dramatic 52-51 win on the road Tuesday at Concrete.

Hair today, gone tomorrow; winners of the Centennial Beard-Growing Contest

  • Feb 10, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 2:17PM

Facial hair can come in all sorts of colors, shapes and size. But who would've thought day-glow green? Evidently, Dave Staehlin did. And though he caught the eye of many, Staehlin failed to capture the nod from judges on Monday when Friday Harbor's beard-growing contest mercifully — for many — reached its conclusion.

100 years from now, future residents will talk about this party

  • Feb 10, 2009 at 9:51AM

Undoubtedly, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of today’s Friday Harbor residents will talk about this day in 2109. Ferry whistles blasted. Sirens sounded. A cannon was fired. And the town partied like it was 1909 again.

Happy 100th, Friday Harbor | Editorial

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Feb 9, 2009 at 12:37PM

Feb. 9 is Friday Harbor’s 100th birthday, and it’s our birthday too — all of us who call this place home — for we are all a part of the community and the culture and the history of this place.

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, FRIDAY HARBOR; centennial parties today at three venues

  • Feb 9, 2009 at 5:00AM updated at 11:44AM

Ferry whistles will blast. Sirens will sound. A cannon will fire. And the town will party like its 1909. Friday Harbor celebrates its 100th birthday today with plenty of pomp and circumstance, as well as parties at three venues.

Passages | James “Jim” Peter Crain

  • Feb 9, 2009 at 8:00AM updated at 11:44AM

James “Jim” Peter Crain passed away at home surrounded by family and dear friends on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, after a sudden and brief battle with cancer.

$537 a pound: Shannon Terrell wins Roche Harbor Salmon Classic with an 18.6-pound blackmouth

  • Feb 9, 2009 at 10:53AM

Shannon Terrell of Bellingham won the sixth annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational Saturday with an 18.6-pound blackmouth. He claimed $10,000 for first prize.

Update: Wolf will resign from the Friday Harbor Town Council to teach in Qatar

  • Feb 6, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Feb 9, 2009 at 9:23AM

Friday Harbor Town Councilman Christopher Wolf will resign this year to take a two-year teaching assignment at the American School of Doha (, in the Persian Gulf country of Qatar. Wolf will teach Advanced Placement history; his wife, Emily, will teach middle school English. They will leave Friday Harbor the first week of August, Emily said.

Centenarian gives an early start to town's centennial celebration

  • Feb 9, 2009 at 7:55AM

Mayor David Jones joined residents and staff at Islands Convalescent Center Feb. 6 to celebrate the Town of Friday Harbor's 100th Birthday by cutting the town's first birthday cake and reading the Town of Friday Harbor's Proclamation. Two of the eldest residents at ICC, sisters Mickey Cahail, 99, and May Boyce, 102, were visited by Jones in their room which they share, and received cake, ice cream and a greeting.

Friday Harbor High School students compete in Orca Bowl on Saturday

  • Feb 6, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:49AM

What’s the difference between zooplankton and phytoplankton? On Saturday, students from Friday Harbor High School will answer this and other challenging questions about the biology, chemistry, economics, geology, history and physics of the ocean at Orca Bowl ‘09.

Weddings & Engagements | Stan Reitan and Bridgett Paterson

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Feb 6, 2009 at 10:07AM

Stan Reitan and Bridgett Paterson are engaged to be married April 25, 2009, at San Juan Vineyards. The wedding has been tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m.

Ninth-grade optional WASL testing cancelled; registrations outpaced available funding

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 5:02PM

In an effort to avoid nearly $500,000 in unfunded testing costs, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has cancelled optional Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) testing for ninth-graders, effective immediately.

Eastsound fish hatchery needs help determining distribution of fish

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 5:05PM

Glenwood Springs Salmon Hatchery on Orcas Island is seeking interested salmon anglers to help improve understanding of fish distribution in the region.

United Way grants $115,000 to San Juan County programs

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:26AM

United Way of San Juan County has awarded $115,000 to 29 local non-profit programs. “We are exceedingly grateful for the trust and generous support of the community,” Executive Director Bonnie Gilmore said. “Our donors are important partners in our efforts to provide services to hundreds of island residents who participate in United Way supported programs.”

Vikings beat back Friday Harbor rally in 44-33 win | Girls basketball

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 9:11AM

The well went dry in the final minutes of play as Friday Harbor faded and the Vikings capped a 44-33 win with a burst of offense down the stretch Tuesday in Turnbull Gym.

Wolverines thump Orcas 52-35 to sweep season series | Boys basketball

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 9:08AM

A ragged game turned into a blowout after the break as the Wolverines buried Orcas under a 25-point barrage and then ran away with a 52-35 league win Tuesday in Turnbull Gym. Though short on style — the two teams together committed 46 turnovers — this one was never close.

There's a lot to love about Friday Harbor

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 10:46AM

Students at local public and private schools were invited by The Journal to write about their hometown, in commemoration of Friday Harbor's centennial. We received a lot of great entries. A panel of judges picked these as the top entries.

The Write Stuff: Playwrights Festival showcases works of five island writers

  • Feb 5, 2009 at 8:48AM

Expect an evening of cheers, laughter, smiles and tears at the 16th annual Playwrights Festival Friday through Sunday and Feb. 12-15 at the San Juan Community Theatre. A variety of cast members, directors and playwrights will again produce a colorful mix of comedy and drama by local playwrights.

Islanders will rally for ferry funding Feb. 18; signatures sought for online petition

  • Jan 29, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Feb 5, 2009 at 8:51AM

Residents of the San Juans and Anacortes will rally Feb. 18 in Olympia to persuade legislators to preserve ferry funding. They hope to go armed with vox populi, in the form of a petition. The petition is online at To sign, CLICK HERE

Council may renew utility assistance plan Thursday

  • Feb 2, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Feb 4, 2009 at 8:34AM

The Friday Harbor Town Council will consider renewing its utility assistance program Thursday, 12:20 p.m., during its noon meeting at Town Hall.

Fund-raising workshop for non-profits Feb. 23 at San Juan Center

  • Feb 2, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Feb 3, 2009 at 5:11PM

Does your organization participate in fund-raising? Do your board members and volunteers have the skills they need to be successful in finding the funds needed to support the work of the organization? Bob Schwartzberg presents a workshop, “Fund-raising for Small Non-Profits,” on Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center.

Murray's Web site offers links to economic resources

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 5:07PM

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has launched an online “Economic Resource Center” that provides links to federal and state economic services, as well as economy-related information and updates.

Update: School district meeting on restructuring postponed to March 4; shortfall may be less than $826,000

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 5:00PM

The San Juan Island School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for March 4, 6 p.m. The School Board was scheduled to act upon financial planning recommendations at the Wednesday night meeting. However, the board will delay the meeting to honor faculty and staff requests for more time to understand the recommendations and the underlying financial projections.

Island businesses may qualify for winter-storm disaster relief

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:29PM

The federal Small Business Administration will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the San Juan County Courthouse this month to accept applications for business losses caused by the winter storms. SBA officials will be in the courthouse, second floor, on Feb. 5-6, and Feb. 11-13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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