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General Aviation is in peril

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:25AM

Each month, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight West fly patients needing specialized medical care, including chemotherapy and dialysis, to hospitals throughout Washington. Many of these patients are from rural areas and would otherwise be hard-pressed to receive the care they need.

New life for old homes

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:24AM

Thanks to everyone that had a hand in my nomination and most importantly the selection of Argyle Suites to receive Thew Village Stewardship Award. I think it is an important distinction to make that property can be developed and historic structures can be restored in good taste, all the while maintaining the historic character of our wonderful town and its historic structures. All this is possible by using sound environmental and economic principals.

Critical Areas Ordinance has some real problems

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:17AM

I have served as one of nine appointed members of the GMA Critical Area Ordinance review committee for two years. A polarizing and contentious issue during this entire process has been whether the committee should address the shorelines.

Rest easy, Alex McRea

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 11:16AM

I had the pleasure of meeting Alex and Margaret McRea three years ago when he was a patient at San Juan Physical Therapy. Two things stood out from that initial encounter: The first was that, after 60 plus years of marriage, they were as courteous and solicitous of each other as a couple on a first date. The second was the sense of purpose and determination that Alex exhibited throughout his therapy. (He was a mere pup of 91 at the time).

Four contested races on San Juan Island; special filing period added for several races

  • Jun 5, 2009 at 5:16PM

This will be an election season to remember: The first contested race for mayor of Friday Harbor since 1997. Contested races for Friday Harbor Town Council, Friday Harbor Port Commission, and San Juan Island Park and Recreation Commission.

Local state legislators, County Council members 'experience the food'

  • Jun 5, 2009 at 1:06PM

The San Juan County Council took two state legislators to lunch Friday. School lunch.

Hung Woon “Harold” Ahn, decorated Army veteran, avid golfer | Passages

  • Jun 5, 2009 at 11:42AM

Hung Woon “Harold” Ahn — father of Jenny Ahn Wangoe, father-in-law of Peter J. Wangoe Sr., and grandfather of Peter J. Wangoe II, all of San Juan Island — succumbed to extensive medical issues at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. He was 84. He was a summer “snowbird” for many years on San Juan Island.

San Juan Community Theatre receives $60,000 challenge grant from Confidence Foundation

  • Jun 5, 2009 at 10:37AM

The San Juan Community Theatre is receiving a boost in efforts to maintain its 20-year-old facility. The Confidence Foundation of Southern California has awarded the theater a $60,000 challenge grant to aid in repairs to its roof and replacement of an exterior wall.

Our Big Fat Sports Weekend: San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic Friday, Saturday; San Juan Island Marathon Sunday

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 5:13PM

This weekend’s art, music and outdoor events comprise the island’s Summer Kickoff Weekend, as promoted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. But consider just the sports events, and this weekend could be called San Juan Island’s Big Fat Sports Weekend.

$5 Fridays at San Juan Island Fitness | Swimming

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 5:08PM

San Juan Island Fitness is presenting “$5 Fridays.” On Fridays, anyone age 15 and younger can swim in the center’s heated, Olympic-sized pool for $5.

First Rusty Pollock Racquetball Tournament June 21-22

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 5:06PM

The first annual Rusty Pollock Memorial Racquetball Tournament is June 21 and 22 at San Juan Island Fitness Club. This is a USA Racquetball-sanctioned event. Call Vinnie, 378-8308, or visit to sign up.

Leo Club Golf Scramble Monday | Golf

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 5:05PM

The San Juan Leo Club Golf Scramble, the only fund-raiser for the 33-member club, is Monday at 5 p.m. This third-annual event includes a putting contest, nine holes of scramble golf, awards for longest and most accurate drives, awards for winning teams, a barbecue induction dinner, and an auction.

Monin appointed to Friday Harbor Town Council vacancy; so far, 30 candidates for 42 positions countywide

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 4:17PM

Noel Monin was appointed to the Friday Harbor Town Council today, filling a vacancy caused by the resignation of Christopher Wolf. Monin must win the next election — Aug. 18 or Nov. 3, depending on number of candidates — in order to complete the term, which expires Dec. 31, 2011. Monin filed his declaration of candidacy today with the county elections office.

County health officer warns of contaminated street drugs

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 4:44PM

San Juan County Health Officer Dr. Frank James has alerted the county’s health care providers that at least three individuals have reported to local hospitals with a life-threatening illness likely caused by the use of cocaine contaminated with a drug generally used to treat animals.

Town Council will hold public hearing on proposed Styrofoam ban

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 4:41PM

The Friday Harbor Town Council will set a public hearing within the next three weeks on a proposed ban on Styrofoam to-go containers and other polystyrene food service products within the town limits. The proposed ban was presented today by chief proponent Doris Estabrooks and Stephanie Buffum Field, director of Friends of the San Juans; they are members of the San Juan Anti-Litter Initiative. They will present the proposed ordinance June 8, 11:15 a.m., to the San Juan County Council.

Anti-litter group presents proposed polystyrene ban to Friday Harbor Town Council today

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 4:36PM

The end could be near for Styrofoam to-go containers and other polystyrene food service products. Members of the San Juan Anti-Litter Initiative are introducing a proposed ordinance that would ban polystyrene food service products. They will present the proposed ordinance Thursday, noon, to the Friday Harbor Town Council and June 8, 11:15 a.m., to the San Juan County Council.

Arthur R. Lehwalder | Passages

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 9:56AM

Arthur R. Lehwalder, born in Butte, Mont., in 1917, passed peacefully on May 29 at his home on Orcas Island. He led a full and active life and will be greatly missed.

County Council, 40th District House members get together Friday for meeting, school lunch

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 9:36AM

The San Juan County Council is taking two state legislators to lunch Friday. School lunch.

Murray: $11 million available for affordable housing in Washington state

  • Jun 4, 2009 at 9:21AM

Some $10.9 million has been made available to the Washington State Housing Finance Commission to help provide affordable housing for low-income families across Washington state, according to Sen. Patty Murray's office.

Azaleas, artistry and all that jazz | Island pulls out all stops for Summer Kickoff Weekend

  • Jun 3, 2009 at 2:47PM

There’s no reason to be bored on San Juan Island this weekend. The summer season officially begins with four popular events: the Artists’ Studio Tour, the Horticultural Society Garden Tour, Jazz at the Labs, and the Barbershop Bonanza. The weekend will be packed with art, flowers, music and islanders brimming with enthusiasm over their artistic endeavors.

A piece of rural heritage in an urban setting: 1800s fruit trees expected to flourish on town lot

  • Jun 2, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Jun 3, 2009 at 2:40PM

Where there once was an orchard, fruit trees will flourish again.A sliver of land on Market Street between the Technology Center and the Food Bank is being planted as a heritage orchard — “heritage” because the trees were grown from grafts taken from trees believed planted in the 1860s near English Camp.

Got NEXUS? Tougher restrictions on travel abroad now in effect

  • Jun 2, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jun 3, 2009 at 2:04PM

Procrastinators, beware: You've already missed the deadline. On Monday, new federal rules went into effect that require anyone crossing the international border into Canada or Mexico to have either a passport, a passport card or, if you're a Washington resident, a state-issued enhanced driver's license or a similarly enhanced I.D. card.

Relay for Life Profile | Christine Gabler and Chris Hallock

  • Jun 2, 2009 at 4:29PM

Relay for Life is July 25-26 on the Friday Harbor High School track and football field. The event raises money for the American Cancer Society. If you would like to become involved as a volunteer or donor, call Chris Hallock, 378-8237; or Christine Gabler, 378-8928.

Updated: Nancy St. Pierre, accountant in treasurer's office, dies

  • Jun 2, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:30PM

Nancy St. Pierre, an accountant in the County Treasurer’s office and former longtime archivist for the County Clerk, was found dead at her home this morning, the county public information office reported. She was 61.

Authorities seek information that will help identify man found in water near Sucia Island

  • Jun 2, 2009 at 3:28PM

The remains of a man found floating in the water near Sucia Island May 23 lie in the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office at Paine Field, awaiting identification. Authorities are asking for the public's help in obtaining information that will help identify him.

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