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Your chance to make a difference | Editorial

  • May 20, 2009 at 2:44PM

Have an idea of how to make the community a better place in which to live, play and work? There’s no better chance than now. Run for public office. As a candidate, you will contribute to public discussion about issues. If you win, you will — depending on the position with which you will be entrusted — make decisions that affect our level and quality of local education, fire protection, health care, port services, recreation, sewer and water service, and other public services.

Vermeire hired as Lopez principal, Wegener is new interim superintendent at San Juan

  • May 20, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:21PM

Marc Vermeire, for 10 years a teacher — and recently vice principal and athletic director — at Friday Harbor High School, is leaving the district to become principal of Lopez Middle and High schools. At the same time, the San Juan Island School Board has hired Walt Wegener of Toppenish School District as interim superintendent.

Six Friday Harbor Wolverine teams are headed to playoffs this week

  • May 19, 2009 at 9:00AM updated May 20, 2009 at 2:04PM

More information and tournament brackets can be found at www.wiaa.com/Dist1

Team best: 9 advance to Tri-District, overcome injuries to post strong finish | Track and Field

  • May 19, 2009 at 1:00PM updated May 20, 2009 at 1:58PM

Friday Harbor Wolverines track coach Darrin Scheffer can’t remember the last time nine of his athletes advanced to the Tri-District meet. “I am very pleased with every team member’s efforts throughout this season,” he said. Individually and collectively, the Wolverines have given him and their fans a lot to be pleased with.

Town, county governments can apply for home repair funds

  • May 20, 2009 at 1:55PM

The U.S. Agriculture Department is accepting applications for grants to help low- and very-low-income rural residents repair their homes. Housing preservation grants are provided to town or county governments, public agencies, federally recognized tribes, and non-profit and faith-based organizations. The grants are distributed to homeowners or owners of multi-family rental properties or cooperative dwellings who rent to low- and very-low-income people.

School board interviews six superintendent candidates Saturday

  • May 15, 2009 at 9:00AM updated May 20, 2009 at 12:07PM

Six educators who want to be interim superintendent of San Juan Island's public schools will be interviewed by the school board Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Friday Harbor High School library. Two finalists will be selected; they will meet the public Monday and Tuesday, 5-6 p.m., in a forum in the Friday Harbor Middle School Commons. The final selection will be made by the school board in an open public meeting, the time and day to be announced.

Service May 23 for Allen Martin Mason | Passages

  • May 20, 2009 at 11:43AM

Memorial service is May 23, noon, at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church for Allen Martin Mason of Friday Harbor. Mr. Mason was born July 22, 1945. He died May 17, 2009.

Taylor, Howard, Price, McKee, Cuomo advance to State | Golf

  • May 20, 2009 at 5:00AM updated at 11:32AM

Friday Harbor senior Jordyn Taylor won his third consecutive Tri-District Tournament Tuesday at Eagles Pride Golf Course at Fort Lewis. Taylor shot 74 -- par on Eagles Pride's red course -- to win the day and advance to the State Tournament. Megan Cuomo shot 98 to finish second among women and advance to State.

Friday Harbor's Paul McFadden reaches top of the Navy's enlisted ranks

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:46PM

Hospital Corpsman Senior Chief Paul McFadden, Friday Harbor High School Class of 1981, had even more people than normal seeking him out recently at Naval Hospital Bremerton. But instead of McFadden’s daily routine of dispensing wisdom, solving problems and sharing professional knowledge, it was staff members giving back to him in a steady stream of well-wishes upon his promotion to hospital corpsman master chief.

Free use of recycling set-ups for public events

  • May 19, 2009 at 3:20PM

Are you planning a public event for the islands? San Juan County’s Solid Waste Division has portable recycling set-ups to lend to organizations who want to increase recycling at public events. Empty aluminum cans, glass and plastic beverage containers, paper and cardboard can all be collected together in the ClearStream bags. (No liquids, food or garbage, please!)

Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall renovation wins town honor

  • May 19, 2009 at 3:16PM

On May 27, the town Historic Preservation Review Board will recognize the Friday Harbor Jehovah’s Witnesses with a Partner’s in Preservation Award for the exterior renovation to the Kingdom Hall, a project completed last November.

'Celebration of Orca Greeting Ceremony' raises $16,000 for Whale Museum programs, outreach

  • May 19, 2009 at 2:16PM

More than 150 avid supporters turned out at Mullis Community Senior Center Saturday night for The Whale Museum's third annual Celebration of the Orca Greeting Ceremony. By the end of the evening, the museum had raised more than $16,000 to support its education and research projects.

Marjorie and Del Webb | Weddings & Engagements

  • May 19, 2009 at 1:58PM

On May 6, Del and Marjorie Webb were lawfully wed in the chapel at Islands Convalescent Center. Del has lovingly attended Marjorie, age 81, following a recent stroke. They decided it was time to let the world know how they truly felt.

Dragons had more season wins, finish tied for second in conference | Lacrosse

  • May 19, 2009 at 1:43PM

The San Juan Dragons’ season ended Saturday in a 13-6 first-round playoff loss to Stadium. It was a season to remember.

Next up for Friday Harbor: No. 1 Kalama | Baseball

  • May 19, 2009 at 1:33PM

It’s out of the fire and into the frying pan for the Friday Harbor baseball team. The Wolverines tallied a total of 36 runs in clinching the district’s No. 1 seed and a berth at State with back-to-back blowouts in the Tri-District tournament, Saturday at Sammamish High School.

Friday Harbor needs three in a row to go to State | Softball

  • May 19, 2009 at 1:31PM

The Wolverines struck early and often and kept a shot at State alive by burying Meridian 13-3 in a do-or-die showdown Saturday at the District 1 playoffs in Sedro-Woolley. On the heels of a narrow 3-1 loss to Erika Ramstead and the perennially playoff-bound Pioneers, Friday Harbor jumped all over Meridian and tallied three runs in the first, one in the second and three more in the third, and began inning No. 5 with a 7-1 lead and firm command of the game. And they were just getting started.

Ten businesses refuse to pay inspection fee; accounts sent to collections

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:00PM updated May 19, 2009 at 11:55AM

Ten businesses that have refused to pay fire inspection fees – saying they shouldn’t have to pay for inspections by the county fire marshal or that the fee is burdensome – have been sent to collections. The San Juan Island Fire Department Board of Commissioners voted May 12 to send the delinquent accounts to AllianceOne, a collection agency. Any money collected by AllianceOne would be posted to the fire department’s budget.

Beach Court trail gains Centennial status, $1,000 earmark

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:30PM

Chalk up another victory for pedestrians of the town. And history buffs as well. Not only did the Friday Harbor Town Council unanimously embrace the proposed Beach Court Trail, it upped the ante May 7 by designating the trail a Centennial project and dipping into the town's birthday account — $1,000 — to help fund its construction.

Town, county begin negotiations on Sutton Road

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:23PM

With a request on the table, the Friday Harbor Town Council has agreed to enter into negotiations with the county on a possible sale or long-term lease of a portion of its property on Sutton Road. In a 4-0 decision, the council May 7 authorized town staff and its attorney to begin negotiations which may lead to a possible change in ownership of a 6.7-acre slice of the property, which includes the area the town currently leases to the county for its solid-waste transfer station.

Island trails workshop May 29, 30

  • May 18, 2009 at 7:21PM

Learn basic hands-on trail planning, construction and maintenance skills at a free workshop offered by the San Juan Island Trials Committee on May 29 and 30. The workshop will consist of a three-hour classroom session from 6-9 p.m. on May 29, and a field session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 30.

World Series pitcher Jeff Nelson joins lineup at San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic

  • May 14, 2009 at 5:00PM updated May 18, 2009 at 6:01PM

Usually, the San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic has a guest star who headlines the list of celebrity regulars in the fund-raiser for the islands' non-profits. This year, there will be four: Four-time World Series pitcher Jeff Nelson, U.W. football Hall of Famer Sonny Sixkiller, KING-5 Weekend Sports anchor Lisa Gangel, and Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney.

Westcott Bay Sea Farm opens Friday; will open week-long June 22

  • May 18, 2009 at 1:14PM

Westcott Bay Sea Farm, at the end of Westcott Drive, will reopen on weekends for the season beginning Friday. The sea farm, known worldwide for its oysters and other shellfish, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning June 22, the sea farm will be open week-long through the summer.

Village at the Harbour offers apartment for respite stays

  • May 18, 2009 at 1:13PM

Village at the Harbour assisted-living apartments is offering a furnished studio apartment for short-stay respite care. “We have had several requests for these services from folks in the community,” administrator Seanene Kennedy said. “We all know how important it is for caregivers to get a break from around-the-clock care for a loved lone. We can provide that break by caring for the loved one in a safe, comfortable environment. The minimum stay is one week and maximum, 30 days.”

New location, lower prices for San Juan Colors

  • May 14, 2009 at 1:00PM updated May 18, 2009 at 1:10PM

San Juan Colors, a local paint store approaching its 20th year of business, has a new location. San Juan Colors has moved from Airport Center Road to the Surina Business Park, 50 Malcolm St., No. 504, Friday Harbor. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call for service, 378-2806, other times.

Big win for Cowell at Lake Padden

  • May 18, 2009 at 9:48AM

Matt Cowell of San Juan Island aced the 12th hole en route to winning the May Masters tournament May 9 at Lake Padden Golf Course. It was Cowell's first hole in one — 145 yards with a pitching wedge. Cowell started the back nine with an eagle, par, eagle, ace.

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