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Coast Salish artist’s exhibit opens at new IMA location May 29

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Jun 25, 2009 at 9:50AM

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art will open its doors at 28 First St., on May 29 with Shaun Peterson’s new work entitled, “Keeper of the tide.” A reception with the artist is scheduled at 5 p.m.

Coast Salish artist’s exhibit opens at new IMA location May 29

  • Jun 25, 2009 at 9:49AM

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art will open its doors at 28 First St., on May 29 with Shaun Peterson’s new work entitled, “Keeper of the tide.” A reception with the artist is scheduled at 5 p.m.

13 Wolverines earn all-league awards| Sports

  • Jun 23, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Jun 25, 2009 at 9:47AM

Five members of the Friday Harbor baseball team, which this season compiled a 21-2 record, claimed its fifth-consecutive Northwest 1A/2B League title and another trip to the state 1A tournament, were first-team all-league selections, including cousins Eddie and Jordan Nash.

Evelyn J. Barreca | Passages

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 9:44AM

Evelyn Jane Jones was born to Daniel and Matilda Jones, the seventh of seven children, in Eagle Valley, just outside Richland, Ore.

Burke and Unpingco tied the knot on Valentine's Day

  • Jun 23, 2009 at 4:10PM

The sweethearts took their wedding vows on Valentine's Day in a ceremony attended by family and friends, and honeymooned in Cancun.

Raises in new labor contract are excessive

  • Jun 23, 2009 at 3:57PM

This is the first time in 17 years that the government has not given a cost of living increase to those on Social Security...yet our county council, while cutting their budget elsewhere, has given into the unions once again and increased their pay and the burden on the taxpayers here.

Ahbel sweeps all four races in annual Rudi Race| Along the Waterfront

  • Jun 23, 2009 at 2:51PM

New club racer, Robert Ahbel, in Remedy, a lightweight “J” boat took top honors by winning all four races.

Six more jobs targeted in pending $1 million budget cut

  • Jun 20, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jun 22, 2009 at 10:50AM

If approved, the cuts would affect nearly every department and program, in varying degrees, that are supported by the general fund.

Ranker goes to bat in D.C. for touring watches

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 1:42PM

Citing negative impacts upon commuters and working families of the San Juans, Ranker asked congressional leaders to reconsider a U.S. Coast Guard directive that would change the way the state ferry system has operated its service and sailings in the San Juans for years.

Mystery solved, it's on Wold

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 12:15PM

Location of Huge Moving sale is Wold Road

WSF meeting dominated by controversy over proposed fall schedule changes

  • Jun 16, 2009 at 9:00AM updated Jun 17, 2009 at 9:29AM

Delayed mail, evening overloads and empty (low revenue) ferries shuttling crews between Anacortes and Friday Harbor in the wee hours could be the norm if a United States Coast Guard requirement that prohibits rews from working more than 12 hours in any 24-hour period is enforced this September.

Oh... the places they will go

  • Jun 16, 2009 at 1:49PM

More than $100,000 in scholarships were awarded to the graduating class of Friday Harbor High and Griffin Bay school during commencement this past weekend in Friday Harbor.

Bump in the road for proposed Styrofoam ban

  • Jun 16, 2009 at 12:21PM

In a 3-2 decision, the council on June 9 fell one vote shy of sending a proposed ban, presented by the San Juan Anti-Litter Initiative and modeled after similar legislation in effect in Seattle, onward and into the process by which it could be crafted into local law.

Heidi Fish Swimwear will do a photo shoot on San Juan Island June 14

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Jun 11, 2009 at 9:27AM

Heidi Fish Swimwear will do a photo shoot on San Juan Island June 14. Swimwear designed by Heidi Fish Designer Swimwear has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition three years in a row. Heidi Fish was also featured on "Evening Magazine" and "Northwest Afternoon" on Seattle's TV channel 5.

Centennial Fourth: Lummi Nation will be special guest for Fourth of July

  • Jun 11, 2009 at 9:07AM

Friday Harbor reaches into its history for its centennial Fourth of July celebration – a historical and cultural connection that predates incorporation and predates the settlement era. Members of the Lummi Indian Nation, the First People of San Juan Island, will be special guests at the town’s Fourth of July celebration with three days of special presentations, including participation in the Fourth of July Parade.

Centennial Fourth: Friday Harbor Fire Department celebrates its 100th

  • Jun 11, 2009 at 9:06AM

During Fourth of July weekend, the town fire department will celebrate its 100 years of service to the community with several events. On July 3, a dozen antique fire trucks will arrive by ferry from Canada and the U.S. A spaghetti supper will follow at the fire station at 5 p.m.

Seattle's Nick Shalygin takes first at San Juan Island Marathon

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 3:45PM

The seventh annual San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon, sponsored by Kings Market, drew 324 participants, 64 of whom braved the 26.2 mile course and another 260 that either ran or walked the 13.1-mile half marathon.

Meet the newest group of WSU Beach Watchers

  • Jun 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jun 10, 2009 at 3:26PM

Eighteen dedicated lovers of the marine environment received their certificates of completed studies on May 21 at the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs. These certificates represent more than 20 days of training in the WSU Beach Watchers program. Each Beach Watcher will provide more than 100 hours of community service to educate and inform islanders and visitors of the importance of responsible marine stewardship.

Shaw Island Fire District commissioners meet June 15

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 3:13PM

The San Juan County Fire Protection District 5 board of commissioners will meet June 15 (Monday), 4:30 p.m., in the Shaw Community Building. The meeting is open to the public.

Land Bank protects Cattle Point Road farmland

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 2:26PM

The San Juan County Land Bank has purchased a conservation easement over 27 acres owned by Nate Howard and Elisa Scott-Howard on Cattle Point Road, San Juan Island.

Jobs at stake as county prepares $1 million in budget cuts

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 2:13PM

Four employees have been laid off at the county Community Development and Planning Department since the beginning of the year. And it would appear that's just the beginning, as county officials prepare this week to cut $1 million or more out of the 2009 budget in order to keep pace with a sluggish economy.

Budget cuts: Council member warns of costs of delay in budget reductions

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 1:39PM

San Juan County Council budget committee chairman Richard Fralick is distributing a chart that shows the potential cost of delaying county budget cuts in human terms. The council is facing the task of balancing the 2009 budget in the face of a revenue shortfall of $1 million to $1.5 million, with only six months left in the fiscal year.

9-year-old wages effort to save Friday Harbor school arts program

  • Jun 9, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jun 10, 2009 at 12:18PM

When nine-year-old Kelly Payne heard that the arts program at Friday Harbor Elementary School was going to be cut, she didn’t waste any time. Within two days, she had written a letter explaining why the program should be saved, and got it signed by her classmates and Principal Gary Pflueger. She next organized a booth selling lemonade, cupcakes and cookies at the school carnival on May 31, and rallied her classmates to the tune of $123 and more than 40 signatures on a petition to save the arts.

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