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Cold feet on farmers market site; Town Council uneasy with easements, limitations

  • Dec 8, 2009 at 4:31PM

The Friday Harbor Town Council on Thursday agreed to stay the course in the proposed purchase of the Friday Harbor Electric Co. site, touted as the future location of a year-round farmers market and public town square. But the council may not stay the course for long.

EDC, Ag Resources Committee host open house Dec. 16 to introduce new directors

  • Dec 8, 2009 at 4:25PM

The San Juan County Economic Development Council and Agricultural Resources Committee will host an open house on Dec. 16, 3-5 p.m., at their offices, 540 Guard St., Suite 110. Refreshments will be served. The EDC will introduce its new executive director, Victoria Compton. She is the founder of At Home magazine and former director of Westcott Bay Institute. She succeeded Bill Watson, who retired from the position. Her first day on the job was Dec. 1. The ARC will introduce its new coordinator Peggy Bill. She succeeded Eliza Buck, who left to pursue a master's degree.

Hancock will serve on interim basis as San Juan County Superior Court judge

  • Dec 8, 2009 at 2:37PM

The state Supreme Court has appointed Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock to perform judicial duties in San Juan Superior Court, succeeding John Linde, who died Dec. 3. Linde, 62, died of apparent cardiac arrest while vacationing in Hawaii. Memorial service is Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m., at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church.

Success for San Juan Island's Festival of Trees: $58,650

  • Dec 8, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 1:53PM

This year's Festival of Trees was a luminous event of festive decoration, fine wines and fund raising.

The Compassionate Friends Candle Lighting Dec. 13, 7 p.m., in Friday Harbor

  • Dec 8, 2009 at 9:38AM

Islanders will gather in Friday Harbor Dec. 13 to participate in a worldwide event. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting takes place around the world at 7 p.m. local time. The event unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lighted at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor children in a way that transcends all cultural, ethnic, political and religious boundaries.

Female border collie mix found under porch, being kept at Animal Shelter

  • Dec 8, 2009 at 8:26AM

Do you know me? I was hiding under a porch of some very nice people near San Juan Valley. I got frightened and was under their porch for three days until the girls from the Animal Shelter crawled under the house and comforted me and coaxed me out. Now I'm trying to remember where I live.

Memorial service for Judge Linde is Saturday, 11:30 a.m., at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church

  • Dec 7, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 2:54PM

Memorial service for Superior Court Judge John Linde is scheduled for Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m., at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow at 1 p.m. at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. Linde, 62, died Dec. 3 while vacationing with his wife and two friends in Hawai'i. He had been snorkeling with a friend in Anaeho'omalu Bay — described by Hawai'i Police Sgt. Kenneth Quiocho as "pretty calm" — until the friend returned to shore sometime between 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Thomas Elton Hartman | Passages

  • Dec 7, 2009 at 9:40AM

Thomas Elton Hartman, loving father and friend, son of Glen E. and Mary Lee Hartman, lived Nov. 14, 1931 to Nov. 30, 2009. Throughout his life, he had a passion for automobiles, airplanes, and motorcycles. He graduated with a masters in engineering physics from the University of Oklahoma in 1956, where he was president of Phi Kappa Sigma and voted "Big Man on Campus."

Brooks, James top winners in Roche Harbor’s first annual Hook ’em & Hold ’em Salmon Derby and Texas Hold ’em Tournament

  • Dec 7, 2009 at 9:22AM

Dennis Brooks of Mount Vernon was the top fisherman and Scott James of Arlington was tops in poker in Roche Harbor’s first annual Hook ’em & Hold ’em Salmon Derby and Texas Hold ’em Tournament. Thirteen fish were weighed in on Friday, four were weighed in on Saturday.

Gregoire offers condolences to Linde's family; autopsy Monday or Tuesday

  • Dec 4, 2009 at 2:00PM updated at 4:53PM

For a moment this morning, San Juan County Superior Court was still. No gavel, no opening statements, no questions, no testimony. Judge John Linde's courtroom opened at 9 a.m. today with a moment of silence in his honor, the county communications office reported. Linde, 62, died Dec. 3 while vacationing in Hawaii. He had been snorkeling with a friend; an autopsy was scheduled.

Linde lent balance to the conflicts over which he presided | Ferry Home Companion

  • Dec 4, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:39PM

Thursday night, as every night before retiring, I check my e-mails and the online Journal of the San Juans for messages and late news. Helen and I had returned from a great night of trivia at the Ale House when our team, the Hellbox, took second place among 10 teams, after never getting one of the top three prizes in months. We were happy at our resurrection. Then the hammer fell: News of the tragic loss of Superior Court Judge John Linde, 62, in Hawaii. My attorney and friend for some 30 years.

Linde was an active golfer; 'He loved the game and the camaraderie'

  • Dec 4, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:54PM

San Juan County Superior Court Judge John Linde, who died Dec. 3 while snorkeling in Hawaii, was active in local sports — as an advocate, as well as as an athlete.

One of Linde's final acts: Finalizing adoption, raising awareness of children in foster care

  • Dec 4, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 12:29PM

In San Juan County Superior Court, where John Linde presided over such controversial matters as civil complaints, felonies, and land use disputes, Nov. 20 was undoubtedly a joyful day for the career lawyer and judge. On that day, Linde finalized an adoption, uniting a child with his new parents. It was the first county participation in National Adoption Day, a collective national effort to raise awareness of children in foster care waiting to find permanent families.

San Juan Superior Court Judge Linde found dead in Hawaii; had been snorkeling with a friend

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 8:00PM updated Dec 4, 2009 at 10:19AM

Superior Court Judge John O. Linde has died. Linde, 62, was found Thursday morning floating in a South Kohala bay about 75 yards off the Big Island of Hawaii, where he and his wife, Carol, were vacationing with friends John and Becky Bird.

$73,897 grant will help 26 low-income homeowners make needed repairs

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 11:19AM

The Opportunity Council in Bellingham has been awarded a federal grant of $73,897 to provide repairs for needed health, safety, and durability issues for up to 26 low-income homeowners in rural areas of Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.

State launches hotline, Web site to report invasive species sightings

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 11:26AM

The Washington State Invasive Species Council has launched a hotline and Web site for people to report sightings of invasive species. Invasive species are plants and animals that are not native to Washington and can crowd out local wildlife and plants, destroying entire landscapes. From ivy choking city parks, to Spartina filling estuaries, to apple maggots infesting orchards, invasive species cost Washington millions of dollars to control every year.

$154,000 grant for San Juan Islands Scenic Byway

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 11:22AM

This second grant is specifically for the development of a corridor management plan, an essential element in Scenic Byway development. The process will bring together citizens, businesses, organizations, and local, state and federal government agencies to define the community’s vision, goals and branding of the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway. It will also develop plans for interpretation, define the infrastructure development needs, identify resource protection areas and methods, and define marketing approaches.

Let the holidays begin: Decorating contest judging tonight, tree-lighting Friday

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 10:27AM

The first party of the holiday season on San Juan Island was big, colorful, musical, and tasty. And it was free and open to the public. The San Juan Historical Museum's heritage farmhouse and resource center were crowded Dec. 2 for the museum's Old-Fashioned Holiday Celebration. The event has traditionally been the first holiday event in December on the island.

'The Merry Firebird': A SanJuanJournal.com video feature

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 5:42AM

Tifni Twitchell Lynch is a storyteller. Never mind her first incarnation as an actor in her native Los Angeles. When Lynch tells a story, the listener is absorbed into her narrative landscape. On Nov. 20-21, that landscape was one of endangered animals, golden apples and the elusive firebird.

Town Council discusses proposed purchase of farmers market site tonight

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 5:38AM

The Friday Harbor Town Council discusses the proposed purchase of 150 Nichols St. for a permanent farmers market today, 5:30 p.m., in the Town Hall Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public. The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is proposing that a permanent farmers market be located at 150 Nichols St. It's the former site of Friday Harbor Electric and, historically, was the home of the Boede Cement Co., which manufactured the cement blocks used in the construction of many downtown heritage buildings, including Town Hall.

New location for Loving Hands Grooming

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 4:39PM

Loving Hands, a pet grooming service, has moved from 1021 Guard St. to 385-B Carter Ave., below Hillside House. Melody Rice employs the use of chemical-free shampoos and conditioners. Her grooming is hands-on, no cage drying. Her services range from nails to full grooms to clip downs.

'The Merry Firebird': A SanJuanJournal.com video feature

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 3:32PM

Tifni Twitchell Lynch is a storyteller. Never mind her first incarnation as an actor in her native Los Angeles. When Lynch tells a story, the listener is absorbed into her narrative landscape. On Nov. 20-21, that landscape was one of endangered animals, golden apples and the elusive firebird.

‘Merry Firebird’ takes flight; children’s play Nov. 20, 21 at SJCT

  • Nov 18, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Dec 2, 2009 at 2:51PM

Tifni Twitchell Lynch is a storyteller. Never mind the first incarnation as an actor in her native Los Angeles. When Lynch tells a story, the listener is absorbed into her narrative landscape. At this moment, that landscape is one of endangered animals, golden apples and the elusive firebird. When these elements of nature and myth move from imagination to the context of San Juan Community Theatre, they form the brightly colored set of Lynch’s adaptation “The Merry Firebird.” Due to open on Nov. 20, the play is Lynch’s unique take on the pan-cultural stories concerning the mythic bird.

San Juan Historical Museum’s Old-Fashioned Holiday Celebration is tonight at 5 p.m.

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 10:43AM

The first party of the holiday season on San Juan Island is big, colorful, musical, and tasty. And it’s free and open to the public. The San Juan Historical Museum’s Old Fashioned Holiday Celebration is tonight, 5 p.m., at the museum, 405 Price St., Friday Harbor. It’s traditionally been the first holiday event in December on the island.

Ethel ‘Lila’ Stichbury | Passages

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 9:38AM

Lila trained as a registered nurse at Moose Jaw General Hospital, Saskatchewan. In Saskatchewan, she worked at Assiniboia Hospital, Moose Jaw General Hospital, and Saskatoon University Hospital. In Victoria, B.C., she worked at Mount Tolmie Hospital. She was dedicated to her craft and brought heartfelt comfort and care to many over the years.

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