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Sign up now to play indoor co-ed volleyball

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:36PM

Island Rec’s Co-ed Adult Volleyball begins Feb. 4. Two courts will be set up, one for advance players the other for beginners.

Wolverines gain ground despite 68-25 loss, shave 40 points off last year’s loss to Lynden Christian

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:13PM

If you thought the Friday Harbor girls basketball team would fear taking on the No. 2-ranked team in the state, think again. The Wolverines, according to junior Kayla Short, took the court determined to make the most out of their test against the defending 1A state champ, Lynden Christian, and found good reason to smile despite a lopsided loss Saturday at home.

Island Rec’s Start Smart begins Feb. 14

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:34PM

Island Rec’s Start Smart Sports development class for ages 3-5 filled up so quickly a second session has been added. The second session will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 14 to March 21, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby starts; now until April 15

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:33PM

The fifth annual Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby began Feb. 1 and continues until April 15, the entire season for Area 7. Frank Wilson was instrumental in forming San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services and this derby is held in memory of him. All proceeds from the derby will be donated to San Juan Island EMS.

Baseball and softball signups coming up; Fletcher Vynne clinic Feb. 27 to March 1

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:31PM

Friday Harbor Baseball & Softball Association is starting its season a little later this year to take advantage of better weather and to allow for online registration and preseason clinics. Here’s the initial calendar.

Knowledge Bowl is Feb. 5 at San Juan Community Theater

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Feb 3, 2009 at 4:14PM

The 16th annual Knowledge Bowl is Feb. 5, 7 p.m. in the San Juan Community Theatre. The event is presented by the San Juan Public Schools Foundation. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Nash leads Wolverines with 13 in 52-45 win over Lyncs

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 3:55PM

Three Wolverines scored in double digits as Friday Harbor clinched the No. 3 seed in the first-round of post-season play thanks to a 52-45 victory at home Saturday over Lynden Christian.

First loss of season for Wolverine boys; Friday Harbor outscored in final period in 41-34 loss to La Conner

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 3:04PM

Any hope of a perfect run through league came to a screeching halt Friday as La Conner took advantage of a fourth-quarter collapse to deal the Wolverines a 41-34 loss on the road.

Friday Harbor girls fall short in 31-27 loss at La Conner

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 3:02PM

Too little and, perhaps more importantly, too late. A furious fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough to erase another ice-cold shooting performance by the Wolverines. But they gave league-leading La Conner all it could handle in the final period before coming up just short in a 31-27 loss Friday on the road.

Three place at 16-team meet; Davis third, James and Mehrer fourth in B’ham

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 2:55PM

Junior wrestler Justin James shook off an opening-round loss and muscled his way to a fourth-place finish Saturday at the Nooksack Valley Invitational. Not to be outdone, Friday Harbor senior Calen Mehrer dismantled a pair of opponents in succession in the 215 weight division to earn a fourth-place finish as well.

Industries should help pay for oil-spill prevention | Editorial

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 2:43PM

The state Legislature has introduced two bills — one sponsored by our state senator, Kevin Ranker; the other co-sponsored by our state representatives, Jeff Morris and Dave Quall — which would require the cargo, cruise and oil industries to pay for a year-round response tug at Neah Bay to prevent oil spills. The Legislature should make the requirement law.

Three parties, one big day for Friday Harbor's centennial

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 11:18AM

Friday Harbor is pulling out all the stops for its 100th birthday Feb. 9. The town’s centennial will be celebrated at three venues that day, with free exhibits, a time capsule, birthday cakes, daylong refreshments, live music and dancing, a speech by Mayor David Jones, and the judging of the beard-growing contest, capped by a community dinner at the San Juan Island Yacht Club.

Federal funds available for food expenses

  • Feb 2, 2009 at 1:38PM

The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program reimburses child care and adult care centers for some costs associated with providing meals.

Local cider is a big winner on national level

  • Feb 2, 2009 at 1:35PM

Westcott Bay Orchards was a big winner at the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition. The competition was in December but results were released Monday.

Businesses ask for after-hours lighting

  • Feb 2, 2009 at 1:33PM

The ordinance change, requested by local businesses, would allow illumination of signs and display cases after business hours.

Hawley & Nicholson sells to Hilsinger

  • Feb 2, 2009 at 1:30PM

Local accounting firm Hawley & Nicholson has merged with Hilsinger & Company, an accounting firm with offices in the Mount Vernon area. Sandra Hawley and Beth Nicholson will continue to be associated with the firm’s Friday Harbor office, which takes the name Hilsinger & Company SJI PS. They will continue to offer a full range of accounting services, including audits, bookkeeping, consulting, tax preparation, and valuations.

It’s not just the ‘Sidney’ ferry

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Feb 2, 2009 at 8:30AM

Many of us believe that Gov. Gregoire and Plan B in the draft Long Range Plan of Washington State Ferries propose to eliminate the Sidney ferry. This is an incorrect characterization of the proposal, and one that does much damage to our community’s interests.

It's time to cut the cord on the Sutton Road site | Guest Column

  • Jan 20, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jan 29, 2009 at 4:09PM

In 1979, Beckwith and Associates conducted a study on siting solid waste processing on San Juan Island. Where are we 30 years down the road? Still talking about siting solid waste processing. Why has it taken so long when Orcas and Lopez have had exemplary solid waste transfer stations sites?

Reaves pleads guilty to manslaughter, sentencing Feb. 13

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jan 29, 2009 at 3:01PM

Jawaad Darcelle Reaves pleaded guilty Tuesday in San Juan County Superior Court to one count of first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his brother, Jermaine. Initially, Reaves, 22, had been charged with second-degree murder following the shooting on Sept. 18 at the Tucker Avenue apartment that the two shared.

Firewise chipper is coming to town

  • Jan 29, 2009 at 1:37PM

Skagit County has lent the Firewise communities of San Juan Island a chipper to help them maintain safety zones and reduce fuel loads. Originally, the chipper was going to be here for 10 days which allowed only the new Firewise Communities access to its use. Now the plan is for about three weeks or as long as the chipper is here, to allow any present or new Firewise Community to use the chipper for a day. If any non-Firewise Community would join the free nationally recognized program, they would also qualify for a free chipper day.

Nothin' to do in January? You gotta be kidding! | Ferry Home Companion

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 9:00AM updated Jan 29, 2009 at 12:15PM

When I first came to the islands, I lived across the road from Ross and B.J. Miner and next door to Jim and Bea Hitch. These two fine couples guided us as to the ways of the island. "There's nothin' to do in here in January," said Ross, "except freeze." I thought of that last weekend, after all the holidays including Epiphany, when Helen and I spent a quiet January Saturday that ran us ragged.

Four teens face alcohol charges following weekend rollover

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 3:32PM

An 18-year-old man and three San Juan Island girls face alcohol-related charges following a late-night rollover crash Friday near the intersection of Beaverton Valley and No. 2 Schoolhouse roads. According to the San Juan County Sheriff's Department, none of the four suffered serious injury, though one of the girls was flown off-island with possible internal injuries shortly after the crash. Those injuries proved to be relatively minor and she has since returned to the island, Undersheriff Jon Zerby said.

Strait of Juan de Fuca may be a hot spot for algal blooms

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 9:46AM

A new study funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation reveals that a part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca is a potential “hot spot” for toxic harmful algal blooms affecting the Washington and British Columbia coasts.

Puppy mill dogs brought to San Juan for assistance

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 4:44PM

The local Animal Protection Society is preparing to care for 12 dogs seized from two puppy mills in Skagit and Snohomish counties last week. All told, about 600 dogs were seized by authorities. About 80 percent of the dogs are pregnant and some 1,500 puppies are expected to be born in the next few weeks.

Passages | Audra Crosby

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:58PM

Audra Crosby, a long-time Friday Harbor resident, passed away peacefully in Tacoma on Jan. 5, 2009. She was surrounded by family at the time. Her beloved husband, Lance, preceded her by almost two years, having passed away in Tacoma on March 26, 2007. They had been married for 67 years at the time of his passing.

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