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- Jun 2, 2009 at 1:09PM
Fourteen candidates have filed for 12 of 42 positions on local ballots in San Juan County. Candidates have until Friday, 4:30 p.m., to file their Declarations of Candidacy. Positions that have more than three candidates will go on the Aug. 18 primary election ballot. Positions with one or two candidates will go on the general election ballot.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 1:31PM
An annual two-day sailing event of the Friday Harbor Sailing Club, the Rhumb Regatta got its name, according to legend, for obvious reasons. Today, it is somewhat toned down. In fact, last weekend it came almost to a standstill — sailing-wise.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 1:26PM
It’s a long drive home from the campus of Eastern Washington University — 263 miles to be exact. But Friday Harbor’s Kayla Short had some shiny hardware in hand to help pass the time.
- May 26, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jun 2, 2009 at 1:21PM
Some will run. Others will walk. And an army of volunteers will make sure no one gets left behind. The San Juan Island Marathon and Half-Marathon are just around the corner and organizers of the annual event are preparing for another banner year.
- Jun 1, 2009 at 10:40AM
In the outbreak of the current novel influenza, the management and dissemination of information both locally and nationally has been much better than it was 33 years ago. But the technical jargon and terminology has made it difficult for many to understand the vast amount of information that has been publicized. So, let’s decipher a few terms.
- Jun 1, 2009 at 10:27AM
In these efforts, our community is the embodiment of the often-cited quote from Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” As I am walking out in the woods we now share and pass a fellow islander, these will be the words on my mind.
- Jun 1, 2009 at 8:35AM
Pelindaba Lavender Farm's production building on Wold Road was destroyed by fire about 3 a.m. Sunday. The cause is under investigation.
- May 29, 2009 at 2:13PM
Forrest Crawford was known for his quick reflexes and nifty plays in the infield that saved many a run during a standout career with the Friday Harbor Wolverines baseball team. His most impressive save, however, occurred just recently and far from the baseball diamond.
- May 29, 2009 at 3:44PM
Three candidates have filed for appointment to the Town Council position vacated by Christopher Wolf, who resigned to teach in Qatar. The council expects to discuss and make the appointment Thursday at its noon meeting, according to its agenda.
Baccalaureate is June 1, 6 p.m., at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church; lasagna, salads and garlic bread needed
- May 29, 2009 at 2:47PM
Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church is looking for volunteers to make lasagnas, salads and garlic bread for the baccalaureate. Call Torrey Prescott, 378-4544. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Baccalaureate is June 1, 6 p.m., and honors local high school graduates.
- May 29, 2009 at 2:31PM
Rebecca N. Funke has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to receive a Fulbright grant award to teach English in Spain for the 2009-10 school year.
- May 29, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:45PM
Friday Harbor sophomore Megan Cuomo placed sixth among girls at the 1A State Golf Tournament at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland. The Wolverines finished fifth overall. But those results don't tell the whole story. Let's take a walk on the course with Greg Taylor, father of Friday Harbor golfer Jordyn Taylor.
- May 20, 2009 at 3:00PM updated May 28, 2009 at 4:27PM
Hey, Jimmy Kimmel, there's a storm coming. You could do this the easy way, or the hard way, although either way is going to be a lot of fun. Hurricane Devorah is on her way. The stars seem to be lining up for San Juan Island's hardest-working rocker, who's long been on the cusp of national attention.
- May 27, 2009 at 1:00PM updated May 28, 2009 at 3:44PM
A naturalist with Prince of Whales reported taking these photos of a Bayliner that got too close to an orca May 24, between 1:15-2 p.m., in Haro Strait slightly north of Lime Kiln Lighthouse.
- May 27, 2009 at 5:14PM
All five Friday Harbor golfers made the cut at the 1A State Golf Tournament today, at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland. Senior Dustin Howard, in his first year as a Wolverine golfer, led his team members with a 2-over 74. Tyler McKee shot 75, Tri-District champion Jordyn Taylor shot 78, Cody Price shot 79, and Megan Cuomo shot 88.
- May 27, 2009 at 4:39PM
James Van Dyke has been named executive chef at Pink Sands Resort, Harbour Island, Bahamas. Van Dyke is the son of Jeff Van Dyke of Friday Harbor and Molly Read of Kirkland. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 2003. He attended culinary school in Portland, Ore., graduating in November 2005, and mentored under Chef Chris Nugent at Les Nomades in Chicago, Ill. Prior to moving to the Bahamas, Van Dyke was the chef de cuisine for Coobah's in Chicago.
'It is for them we mourn and for them that we search our hearts for that deeper meaning that is never fully satisfied' | Guest Column
- May 27, 2009 at 4:25PM
Memorial Day belongs to the fallen. It is for them we mourn and for them that we search our hearts for that deeper meaning that is never fully satisfied. Those of us who have been on the point of our nation’s interests know this.
- May 27, 2009 at 4:17PM
Friday Harbor's Kayla Short came up big when it mattered most. A junior and three-sport athlete, Short earned the right to compete at State in not just one, but two events thanks to a pair of fourth-place finishes Saturday at the Tri-District meet at King's High School.
- May 27, 2009 at 2:00PM updated at 4:13PM
Our beloved mother and grandmother Lola D. Risbell, Aug. 16, 1927 – May 23, 2009, fought a brave and courageous battle against cancer. She fought it with dignity and grace and is at peace now.
- May 27, 2009 at 2:29PM
On behalf of the Town of Friday Harbor, I thank you for producing and participating in the Memorial Day 2009 parade and event. Without your organization and hard work, the event would not have been as successful as it was.
- May 27, 2009 at 2:19PM
Bring together a charismatic bassoonist with a critically acclaimed pianist, add four familiar and favorite Chamber Music San Juans musicians, and you have a recipe for one inspiring and refreshing evening of classical music. The sounds of Chamber Music San Juans’ spring concert, “Spring’s Hidden Treasures,” will fill the main auditorium at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
- May 27, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:12PM
The Lions Health Screening Unit will visit San Juan Island on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at MarketPlace. The purpose is to screen the public for vision and hearing acuity, glaucoma and diabetes detection, and blood pressure screening. Sponsored by the San Juan Lions Club, these screenings are available free of charge. The screening unit is a program of the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing, a 501©(3) charitable non-profit organization founded in 1969 by Lions Clubs in the Northwest.
- May 27, 2009 at 2:10PM
Dance Workshop II is an incubator of talent, pulsing with creative energy every day of the week. “If you want to learn any style of dance, there’s someone there to teach you,” said Elizabeth Clark, a dance instructor.
- May 25, 2009 at 5:00PM updated May 27, 2009 at 10:22AM
Once again, time stopped Monday in Friday Harbor. The noise of downtown life yielded to the sounds of marching feet, the barks of the sergeant’s commands, the flutter of the colors in the breeze. At Memorial Park, islanders and visitors gathered at the monument engraved with the names of San Juan County’s World War I dead. And once again, as generations before have done every year since 1921, the island remembered and gave thanks to America’s veterans — particularly those who gave what President Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion.”
- May 26, 2009 at 12:00PM updated May 27, 2009 at 10:07AM
Watch Miss Budweiser and Miss Exide, as well as other noted hydroplanes, race on San Juan Island Saturday. Well, not the actual boats, but scale models of the famous racers. The ERCU Diamond Cup race — ERCU stands for Electric Radio Controlled Unlimiteds — begins at 11 a.m. at 1609 Beaverton Valley Road, Friday Harbor, behind Beaverton Valley Business Park.
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