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- Apr 28, 2010 at 3:00PM updated at 5:34PM
A Marysville man is believed to have taken his own life after authorities recovered a dinghy that was abandoned and adrift near Stuart Island Friday afternoon, and found a suicide note tucked inside.
- Apr 28, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 3:43PM
The drama occurred just north of the San Juan County Park, as the Sailing Club’s Co-Fleet Captain, a life-long fisherman and boater in the area, decided that he would copy the tactics of another local.
- Apr 28, 2010 at 10:31AM
The federal agency in charge of fishery management, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on Tuesday announced that three types of rockfish in Washington state's Georgia Basin will be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
- Apr 27, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 3:19PM
In the sixth, shortstop Hannah Starr smacked a triple to provide a much-needed spark and the Wolverines tallied 11 runs in their final two at-bats to seize a decisive victory.
- Apr 27, 2010 at 12:59PM
In the opener, Jangard, batting over .500 so far this season, launched a rocket over the fence with the bases loaded as Friday Harbor tallied six runs in the second inning to take a control of the Northwest 1A/2B League contest. The Wolverines added two more in the third and another three runs in the sixth inning to seal the opener.
- Apr 27, 2010 at 10:38AM
Beginning May 1, the majority of Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, including Marine Area 7, which encompasses the San Juans, will be restricted to angling for bottomfish at a depth of no greater than 120 feet (20 fathoms). Furthermore, as part of the package of restrictions enacted by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission earlier this year, the daily bag-limit for rockfish, which for the past several years has been just one, will drop to zero (with exception of areas at west end of Juan de Fuca Strait).
- Apr 27, 2010 at 10:25AM
About a half-dozen boats were completely destroyed or heavily damaged Sunday as a predawn blaze leveled a building where vintage wooden boats were painstakingly restored at Jensen Shipyard on San Juan Island.
- Apr 23, 2010 at 12:53PM
Founded in January, Saint David's Day School offers an independent kindergarten-only program with a maximum class size of 12 students. Fall enrollment is underway and financial aid is available.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Apr 23, 2010 at 10:49AM
Island Rec announces that beginning May 1, people can register for most every Island Rec program online and pay by credit card. Visit www.islandrec.org to register for your favorite Island Rec program from the comfort of your home or any public computer, day or night.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Apr 23, 2010 at 9:55AM
Shawn Cutting isn’t likely to forget his first-ever outing against Orcas. The junior southpaw tossed five innings of no-hit ball in leading the Wolverines to a 15-0 win in the opening game of the April 17 doubleheader at Hartman Field. And if that weren’t enough, Cutting, who struck out 10 Vikings, also had two base hits and scored two runs.
- Apr 22, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Apr 23, 2010 at 9:54AM
Grants are awarded through a competitive process to assure that broad community needs are addressed. Projects that provide partnership opportunities for two or more organizations or that leverage new resources, or that have lasting impact are of particular interest.
- Apr 22, 2010 at 7:44AM
Friday Harbor teams took two seconds and a first place finish in the second annual Orcas Island Basketball Tournament, March 13. Maybe it was the lights, but more than likely it was experience, some hard work and a reorganization of the tournament that helped turn things around for a group of 22 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade Friday Harbor girls.
- Apr 22, 2010 at 7:36AM
Henri Bredouw of Orcas High School shot 39 to win medalist honors at his home course, April 21 vs. Friday Harbor. Friday Harbor’s Tyler McKee finished two strokes back, in a three-way tie for second with Orcas’ Taylor Diepenbrock and Miles McCloskey.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 10:07PM
The Soroptimists' Bunko Party fund-raiser is April 30. All proceeds from this event will go directly to their Cancer Treatment Support Mission. Since May 2005, Soroptimists have provided ferry tickets for islanders who must travel to the mainland for cancer treatment. The need for ferry tickets is greater than ever before. Soroptimists are hoping to spend more than $18,000 this year to fund this project through events and raffle ticket sales. You may even know someone who has been helped with this project. You can help with your tax-deductible donation.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 5:49PM
Six San Juan Island-based whale watch companies will honor Earth Day by donating a portion of proceeds collected on Saturday to a pair of non-profit groups that are helping to restore Puget Sound's marine habitat.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 3:29PM
The winners of the 20th annual Children's Festival poster contest: Emily Rothlisberger, first place; Erich Atwell, second place; Yasmin Sarah, third place.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 3:12PM
Singer/songwriter Dana Lyons comes to Friday Harbor on May 3 for a show to benefit The Whale Museum. Best known for his signature song "Cows With Guns," Lyons is on tour to share his new album "Three Legged Coyote" around Washington state.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 2:59PM
Spring Street International School's annual “Spring Fling” auction and community celebration is one of the most successful fund-raisers on the island, raising more than $40,000 to support the school's programs. This year's event is extra special because it celebrates the school's 15th year of providing "quality education with a world view."
- Apr 21, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 2:36PM
The Wolverines got off to a shaky start by giving up three runs in the first inning of the April 17 doubleheader against Orcas. But after that, it was all Friday Harbor.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 1:59PM
Entry deadline is May 16 for The Whale Museum's first annual photo contest for its Southern Resident Orca Calendar. The 16-month collectible calendar is for 2010-11.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 1:55PM
The Island Sinfonia will present its fourth concert of the year, April 24 at 3 p.m. at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church to celebrate the church's 150th year on San Juan Island. In 1860, the church was staffed by itinerant ministers from Victoria and welcomed its first musician pianist, Margaret Naylor. In 1870, the Church of Scotland commissioned Reverend T.J. Weekes, also from Victoria, as resident minister. And Margaret Naylor became the Margaret Weekes.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 1:48PM
The San Juan Island Library will close from April 25 to May 2 to replace worn flooring. The trustees of the library decided at their March 9 meeting to replace the floor with longer-lasting materials suited to the heavy use they receive. The current flooring installed in 2005 has simply worn out despite regular maintenance.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 1:43PM
State Sen. Kevin Ranker and state Reps. Jeff Morris and Dave Quall will be guest speakers at the League of Women Voters of the San Juans annual meeting at May 10, 12:30 p.m. at the Orcas Hotel. Attendance is open to the public. Reservations are required and must be made by April 30. Cost of the luncheon is $20. To register, call Nancy Wight at 378-3810.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 1:40PM
The problems and issues we face today are far more complex and disquieting than when I first joined the FAC. It was over 10 years ago when Gov. Gary Locke signed the provisions of Tim Eyman’s Initiative 495 into law, eviscerating the funding for the state’s ferry system. With the passage of time, optimism has faded about finding a funding source to replace the loss of the motor vehicle excise tax.
- Apr 21, 2010 at 1:27PM
The Wolverines took care of business with a 14-2 victory April 20 at home over Concrete and kept their shot at a share of the league title alive. Friday Harbor jumped out in front early and were never tested in posting the win in just five innings of play. Freshman Jean Melborne pitched a complete game in tallying the second win of her high school career.
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