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- Jan 5, 2011 at 5:00PM updated Jan 6, 2011 at 4:02PM
Tanner Buck tossed in 16 points and Preston Ukra added 14 to pace Friday Harbor on the offensive end.
- Jan 6, 2011 at 3:57PM
The Town of Friday Harbor is beginning its Shoreline Master Program Update process. This program update will take about three years to complete, and information can be obtained at www.fridayharbor.org/smp or by e-mailing information requests to email@example.com. The initial meeting will be held during the regular Planning Commission meeting of Jan. 13, 5:35 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 60 Second St., Friday Harbor.
- Jan 6, 2011 at 3:49PM
Westcott Bay Cider has new partners — and big new plans. Suzy and Hawk Pingree are now partners with Richard Anderson at Westcott Bay Cider, near Roche Harbor on Anderson Lane. Westcott Bay Cider makes traditional hard cider from antique apples grown in Anderson's orchard on Westcott Bay. Their prize-winning English-style cider is crisp, clean, refreshing and low in alcohol, and is available at all island grocery stores and in Seattle.
- Jan 6, 2011 at 2:57PM
Here at The Journal, we’d like to kick off 2011 with another installment of one of our editorial page favorites: Roses & Thorns. Let’s begin with an easy one.
$2 million awarded to PeaceHealth for medical center project; construction expected to begin this summer
- Jan 6, 2011 at 11:02AM
The San Juan Island Community Foundation announced Jan. 5 its award of $2 million to PeaceHealth toward the construction of the new Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor. The project will provide comprehensive medical care to residents of San Juan, including a significantly expanded family practice clinic, 24/7 emergency and urgent care, a full suite of digital imaging and laboratory services, outpatient surgery center, inpatient hospital and a cancer care center.
- Jan 4, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Jan 6, 2011 at 9:42AM
Islands' Sounder Publisher Elyse Van den Bosch and her husband, Fred Munder, were airlifted to St. Joseph Hospital early Tuesday after their car was clipped by an 18-wheeler that crossed into the oncoming lane.
- Jan 5, 2011 at 7:09PM
The well ran dry down the rest of the way, as Darrington (9-1) scored nine the next 11 points to hand the Wolverines their second-straight defeat, a 42-39 loss, in a pivotal clash between Northwest 1A/2B League title contenders Tuesday in Turnbull Gym.
- Jan 5, 2011 at 4:18PM
Born Aug. 23, 1924, to Elinor and John Sawyer of Wakefield, Mass., the third of four siblings. She attended Green Mountain College, Vt., and then worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital (Washington, D.C.) as an occupational therapist, pioneering programs for the hospital’s prison population.
- Jan 4, 2011 at 5:22PM
Richard Walker, editor of The Journal of the San Juan Islands since November 1999, has been named editor of the North Kitsap Herald, a sister newspaper headquartered in Poulsbo. His last day at The Journal is Jan. 11.
- Jan 4, 2011 at 2:52PM
It’s been one year since I rode my Haflinger horse, Mariko, along Colorado Boulevard in the Tournament of Roses Parade, better known as the Pasadena Rose Parade. Heralded as “America’s New Year Celebration,” the annual parade began in 1890 under the sponsorship of the Pasadena Valley Hunt Club when it consisted of horse-drawn carriages covered with flowers, hence its name. The Rose Bowl college football game was added in 1902.
- Dec 30, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Jan 4, 2011 at 11:26AM
All of the old-time San Juan islanders are in for a treat. Three former local men have composed a work of art. Their publication is “Fishermen and Fisheries of the San Juan Islands: Those Were the Good Ol’ Days.”
- Jan 3, 2011 at 3:48PM
Charles Settles, Friday Harbor resident since 1937, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 31, 2010. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Florence, just one year and two months ago; his son Charles in 1999; mother, Helga and father, Arvel.
- Jan 3, 2011 at 2:15PM
David E. Ross was born July 5, 1945 on Mercer Island, Wash. He passed away peacefully with Judie Ross at his side on Dec. 24, 2010 at University of Washington Hospital in Seattle. He developed Pulmonary Fibrosis several years ago and had a successful lung transplant on Oct. 6, 2010. Unfortunately, he was unable to win the fight against a virus.
- Jan 3, 2011 at 2:26PM
Love Pearl Yates was born Nov. 14, 1931 in Dixon, Mo., and died Dec. 27, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. She was the oldest child of Gayle Thomas and Love B. Parker. She graduated as valedictorian of Dixon High School in 1949 and began teaching at the age of 19 in her hometown of Dixon. She was a member of Alpha Phi social sorority at Drury College in Springfield, Mo., and in 1976 graduated from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, with a master’s degree in educational counseling. She completed her career as special education director at Northwest ISD, Justin, Texas, in 1988.
- Jan 3, 2011 at 2:35PM
Lopez Island resident Rick Van Eeckhout, 60, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Dec. 23, 2010. His wife of 24 years, Barbara, and sons Joseph and Nicolas survive him. Additionally, he is survived by brother, Raymond (Linda) of Lake Forest, Ill., and nephew JR. Locally, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Kathy (Kenny) Oberreit, and beloved nieces Marliese, Savannah, Rose and Hope.
- Dec 30, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Jan 3, 2011 at 2:13PM
It is nearly time to usher in the new year, and once again Island Rec is providing the opportunity to celebrate in style. The annual Community New Year’s Eve party, co-sponsored by the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition, is Friday, 7-9 p.m., at Mullis Community Senior Center. The party is alcohol-free and open to all ages.
'Ground zero for the islands and how they were settled': New foundation proposed for 124-year-old Hotel de Haro
- Dec 30, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jan 1, 2011 at 4:34PM
Even after 124 years, the Hotel de Haro still has stories to tell. Stairs leading from the yellow brick road to a cellar under the hotel lobby is like a trip back to 1886 or before. Visible are the footings for the original log bunkhouse built by the Scurr brothers, who processed lime here after British troops left. That bunkhouse was later expanded by entrepreneur John S. McMillin into the hotel, where he lived for about 30 years and hosted customers and dignitaries.
- Jan 1, 2011 at 9:24AM
Mullis Center was a mini-Times Square of activity, fun and, when midnight New York time struck, a lot of noise, Dec. 31. Islanders crowded Mullis Center Dec. 31, 7-9 p.m., for the free annual celebration presented by Island Rec and the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. Islanders noshed on potluck food; played Bingo, Trivia, Twister, Wii and other games; decorated hats for the hat parade; and had their photos taken by Deborah Hopkins of the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.
- Dec 21, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Dec 31, 2010 at 5:24PM
Arctic Raven Gallery, which specializes in Northwest Coast Native art, is displaying a Sun Mask carved by noted Kwakwaka'wakw Nation carver Tom Hunt. The mask is more than 8 feet wide and just under 8 foot tall. Arctic Raven owner Lee Brooks could only guess on the weight, but said it took four people to pick it up and hang it.
- Dec 28, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Dec 30, 2010 at 4:15PM
The top 10 stories of 2010, based on local impact and interest, as determined by the staff of The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
- Dec 30, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 2:52PM
A pitbull has been released to its owner after a 10-day quarantine at the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter, after it bit a 3-year-old going to the San Juan Island Library to see Santa Claus. The dog was observed for signs of illness and behavioral problems, shelter manager Leslie Byron said. "It was fine. It didn't show any aggression toward anyone." The dog was released Dec. 27, she said.
- Dec 30, 2010 at 2:08PM
In keeping with your recent article supporting local businesses, we want to share how blessed we feel to have been able to enjoy and supply our customers with the bounty of local goods. We are so thankful to the numerous gardeners and farmers that met our needs and deliver to us with no additional delivery costs.
- Dec 30, 2010 at 2:05PM
Some local initiatives that counter the economic and national dismals: Cobbling together state and private monies, citizens purchased the historic Brickworks for a year-round Farmers Market. Tired of the Co-op cuddle in confined space, the San Juan Island Food Co-op expands and will open in January next to Bakery San Juan. More money will stay on island from value-added production; our community carbon footprint may be reduced.
- Dec 30, 2010 at 2:04PM
I can only be amazed at the strange logic displayed in Mr. Ludwig’s letter regarding cell towers (“No more cell towers in SJC,” page 6, Dec. 15 Journal). He urges the County Council to ban more cell towers on the basis that they cause people to break the law. After all, there are laws regulating cell phone use and prohibiting texting while driving. But his solution is to restrict the rest of us because of some people, mostly younger according to his letter, who elect to behave irresponsibly.
- Dec 21, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Dec 30, 2010 at 2:03PM
Shoppers: This is your last chance to get in on the Chamber of Commerce's "Shop Local" event and take part in the gift basket drawing that will be held on Jan. 4. To join in, just visit the following retailers between 4 and 7 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 23. You'll collect a stamp card from the first retailer you visit, and a "footprint" stamp. After you've collected all 16 stamps, turn in your stamp card for a chance to win the gift basket, valued at over $300.
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