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Colton Harris-Moore suspected of two boat thefts

  • May 16, 2010 at 11:00AM updated May 18, 2010 at 11:20AM

The word of the boat theft spread quickly, and so did the speculation. You-Know-Who was quickly a prime suspect in the minds of several islanders familiar with his alleged crimes. A Cape San Juan home was reportedly burglarized — neighbors said it occurred late Thursday/early Friday — and a 24-foot boat on the homeowner’s private dock was stolen. Neighbors said the boat was later found grounded on Shark Reef. The Sheriff’s Department reported in a press release Friday that the boat was “beached.”

San Juan Dragons win first-round playoff 21-5, defeat Gig Harbor Fire | Lacrosse

  • May 16, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 2:18PM

The San Juan Dragons defeated the Gig Harbor Fire 21-5 Saturday at Friday Harbor, advancing to the second round of playoffs for the first time in their history. Next, the Skagit Conference champion Dragons (12-2) host Roosevelt (10-3) May 22, probably at 1:30 p.m. The winner of that game advances to the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Division II semi-final.

San Juan Dragons win first-round playoff 21-5, defeat Gig Harbor Fire | Lacrosse

  • May 15, 2010 at 8:00PM updated May 16, 2010 at 9:22AM

The San Juan Dragons defeated the Gig Harbor Fire 21-5 Saturday at Friday Harbor, advancing to the second round of playoffs for the first time in their history. Next, the Skagit Conference champion Dragons (12-2) host Roosevelt (10-3) May 22, probably at 1:30 p.m. The winner of that game advances to the semi-final. That the Dragons were the dominant team was evident early. One minute into the game, Fire goalie Aaron Wolfe bumbled a shot by Dragon midfielder Weston Hedin, bumping it into the goal in an attempt to pick up the ball. Dragon attackman Ryan Guard followed up less than a minute later with the Dragons’ second goal.

Sheriff, State Patrol investigating burglary and boat theft on south San Juan Island

  • May 15, 2010 at 1:06PM

The word of the boat theft spread quickly, and so did the speculation. You-Know-Who was quickly a prime suspect in the minds of several islanders familiar with his exploits. A Cape San Juan home was reportedly burglarized — neighbors said it occurred late May 13/early May 14 and a 24-foot boat on the homeowner's private dock was stolen. Neighbors said the boat was later found grounded on Shark Reef. The Sheriff's Department reported in a press release May 14 that the boat was "beached."

Vandalism forces Head Start to close its playground to the public

  • May 14, 2010 at 3:28PM

In an effort to maintain a safe outdoor play area for our children, we have no choice but to keep the Head Start Playground locked after hours and closed to the public. We have made this decision as a result of reoccurring and increasing acts of vandalism and inappropriate use of our school playground over a period of many years.

Dragons host Gig Harbor in first round of District II playoffs Saturday, 1 p.m. | Lacrosse

  • May 14, 2010 at 2:36PM

The Skagit Conference champion San Juan Dragons (11-2) host Gig Harbor (6-7) on Saturday, 1 p.m., at Friday Harbor High School, in the first round of Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association District II playoffs.

Local orca advocates call for Lolita's return to her native Salish Sea waters

  • May 14, 2010 at 2:20PM

A contingent of Friday Harbor orca advocates will participate in an international protest May 15 to call for a captive orca's return to her native Salish Sea. The international protest calls for the Miami Seaquarium to release Lolita, who was captured in Penn Cove 40 years ago. The protest begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday Harbor time. The regional coordinator is Debbi Fincher.

New name for Islands Convalescent: Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands

  • May 14, 2010 at 2:02PM

Islands Convalescent Center is now Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands. The care center is owned by Life Care Centers of America, based in Cleveland, Tenn., and most of the other centers have “Life Care Center” in their names. The local administrator is Nai Saefong.

Concepia moves to former Springtree Restaurant/Islands Museum of Art site on Spring Street

  • May 14, 2010 at 2:02PM

Concepia: Your Center for Photography is moving from Churchill Corner to the former Springtree Restaurant, 310 Spring St. The Springtree Restaurant site was last occupied by the Islands Museum of Art, which moved to First Street. Concepia owner John Sinclair’s new location features a courtyard shaded by a camperdown elm (according to Wikipedia, the camperdown elm was first cultivated at Camperdown House in Sinclair’s native Scotland). The courtyard will have a community arts notice board, seating and refreshments for sale.

Stepping Stones moving to former King Typesetting building at 720 Park St.

  • May 14, 2010 at 2:01PM

Stepping Stones is moving from 54 Marguerite Place to the former King Typesetting building at 720 Park St. Director Bridget Altena said she expects to be in the new location in June. Advantages: It’s newer and freshly remodeled. There will be a toddler room and a preschool room and, eventually, an infant center.

Combses’ Rumor Mill opens in June at former Pazzo Vivo site

  • May 14, 2010 at 1:59PM

Oren and Peggy Combs, formerly of the Front Street Alehouse, have purchased Pazzo Vivo (175 First St.) from Mari Lariviere. They are remodeling and will reopen it in mid-June as Rumor Mill. “It’s going to be more open and bright,” Oren Combs said of the restaurant’s interior. The interior design will be “industrial modern with a nostalgia twist,” and the First Street frontage will feature a 12.5-foot glass slide garage door that will swing open to give diners the ambience of sitting outside.

Former Steps chef opens new restaurant at Rosario

  • May 14, 2010 at 1:59PM

Madden Surbaugh, formerly of Steps Wine Bar & Grill in Friday Harbor, is opening The Quilted Pig in the waterfront veranda of the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort. The resort reopens Friday with the new restaurant, a refurbished spa, and guest accommodations. The Barto family of Anacortes purchased the 30-acre resort in 2008 from Olympus Real Estate Partners.

Attorney O’Day: Alehouse site is up for lease

  • May 14, 2010 at 1:58PM

The building at Front and Spring streets formerly occupied by San Juan Brewing Co. and Front Street Alehouse is available for lease. The price: $8,000 a month, according to attorney Stephanie Johnson O’Day. O’Day predicts that an upscale restaurant will ultimately occupy the site. “It’s a prime location,” she said.

Step up and make a difference on the islands | Editorial

  • May 14, 2010 at 1:55PM

Want to make a difference in the community? There are several opportunities to do so, and you don’t have to be elected. Volunteering on San Juan County boards and committees gives you the opportunity to help shape policies regarding agriculture, community development, health and human services, the marine environment, veterans services and other aspects of community life.

Island Gardens Company will be honored for its preservation of the c1900 Smoots/Gerard House at 860 Guard St.

  • May 14, 2010 at 1:43PM

Jean Turner and Steve Schramm of Island Gardens Company will receive the Outstanding Achievement in Continuing Historic Preservation award for their restoration of the historic c1900 Smoots/Gerard House at 860 Guard St.

Jerald Alan Spendiff, Feb. 2, 1957 - May 10, 2010 | Passages

  • May 14, 2010 at 12:45PM

Jerry passed away peacefully in his home on May 10, 2010 surrounded by his wife LouAnne, daughters Tiffany and Ashley, and brother-in-law Paul Fantin. As a boy, Jerry and his family summered on San Juan Island. He decided then that he would someday raise his family here. Jerry and LouAnne married Dec. 30, 1983 in Seattle, WA. They moved their family to Friday Harbor in 1988.

Local high school junior raising $13,000 to replace fairgrounds horse arena fence

  • May 14, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 12:43PM

Chelan Taylor, a junior at Friday Harbor High School, is raising $13,000 to replace the fence around the horse arena at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. It’s a sacred mission of sorts. No mere arena, this is a field of dreams, where ambition and courage have been tested for generations, a place where memories have been made, where events have become part of the fabric of our history.

Frazer Homestead Preserve dedication ceremony Saturday, 2 p.m.

  • May 14, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 12:43PM

The San Juan County Land Bank, National Park Service and the San Juan Island Trails Committee invite islanders to the official dedication of the Frazer Homestead Preserve on San Juan Island. A brief ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on May 15. Parking will be at the preserve’s north entrance off of Rosler Road.

Rodney Wayne Shippee | Passages

  • May 14, 2010 at 8:51AM

Rodney Wayne Shippee died around April 29 in Friday Harbor. He was 63. Born Aug. 10, 1946 in Turlock, Calif. Graduated Turlock High School 1964, attended Modesto Junior College, U.S. Air Force veteran (16 months in Korea), graduated Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 1974.

The Whale Museum undergoing building improvements; working toward 'green' building status

  • May 13, 2010 at 2:40PM

The Whale Museum, built in 1892, is undergoing some improvements. Insulation is being installed under the building (which is seasonally inhabitated by a large river otter). New energy efficient windows are being installed. And the building is being reroofed.

Cumming, Smith, Olinger: Paradise Lanes now has three 300 games in its record book

  • May 13, 2010 at 2:17PM

Paradise Lanes now has three 300 games in its record book. On Dec. 7, of course, Jim Cumming bowled the lane's first 300 game in the second game of the night's league play. It's his first perfect game. In early February, Nate Smith bowled a non-league 300. (The game's governing body, the United States Bowling Congress, records and awards a ring for 300 games bowled in sanctioned league play.) It's Smith's first perfect game. Then two weeks ago, lane manager Scott Olinger bowled a non-league perfect game. Olinger now has five league 300 games and four non-league 300 games to his credit.

Thank you, bowlers, for a successful winter season; Lucky Strikes win Merchant Cup

  • May 13, 2010 at 1:42PM

Thank you, bowlers, for a successful winter season. For those of you not bowling Summer League, I'll see you after Labor Day. Summer League starts May 17 — 6:15 meeting, 6:30 start. I still have a couple of individual openings.

Following our trash: From San Juan Island, Wash., to Arlington, Ore.

  • May 13, 2010 at 1:14PM

As the weather warms up, you may find yourself on the ferry going to the mainland but as you get out of your car to go upstairs you are assaulted by a foul odor. Eeeyu, what is that smell? You look around and there is a big truck and trailer with only a canvas cover on the top. The smell is coming out of that truck. Several times a week, your rotting garbage goes on the road — close to 400 miles of a truck-to-train-to-truck journey to a landfill in Oregon operated by the Waste Management Corp. Every year, about 10,500 tons of garbage from San Juan Island goes to that site at a cost of $72 a ton.

San Juan Island International Documentary Film Festival inaugural reception with Emmy winner László Pal on May 23

  • May 11, 2010 at 12:00PM updated May 13, 2010 at 12:19PM

The San Juan Island International Documentary Film Festival will host its inaugural reception with Emmy award-winning filmmaker László Pal on May 23, 3 p.m. at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. “This festival will draw visitors from all over the world to our islands,” Pal said in a press release.

‘Three birthday cakes and lots of celebration’: 150 attend 95th birthday party for Mildred Sandwith

  • May 13, 2010 at 12:03PM

Mrs. Perry J. Sandwith — also known as Mrs. Mildred Louise Sandwith — had a marvelous 95th birthday celebration at the Grange Hall on May 2, from 1-3 p.m. About 150 people attended, some from as far away as Roche Harbor and Bellingham. Lots of hometown families were there, including but not limited to Sandwith, King, Guard, Wilson, Lawson, Wade, Buchanan and Jordan.

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