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Leadership San Juan Islands hosts open houses to recruit Class of 2009

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 5:20PM

Leadership San Juan Islands will host three open houses this month to recruit current and aspiring leaders for the Class of 2009. LSJI seeks candidates from all sectors of the community, from businesses and non-profits, to education and government. Alumni from LSJI Classes 2005-08 are also invited to the open houses, as well as graduates of other leadership programs held around the country who now live and/or work in the San Juans.

Better coverage, or health hazard? County Council sets the stage for new cell-phone rules

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 4:34PM

The days of dead zones and spotty cell phone coverage could be nearing the end. But it will take a massive overhaul in the way cell-phone towers, or wireless antennas, are regulated, reviewed and permitted in order to make that happen, according to members of a recently-created cell-phone task force.

San Juan man heads back to prison for felony theft

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 4:22PM

A San Juan Island man with a lengthy criminal history — and who recently duped a relative into cashing a pair of stolen checks — was sentenced to 366 days in prison for felony theft.

Weapons offense prompts 5-day jail term for driver in crash

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 4:18PM

A San Juan Island man who survived a violent high-speed crash earlier in the year, which claimed the life of his dog, was sentenced to five days in jail for a misdemeanor weapons offense.

Eclectic, green-themed 'Compost It' moves to Nichols Street

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:03PM

Despite the name, Compost It is not a compost store. “Compost It” is the store philosophy of providing products that reduce waste and toxic effects to the consumer and the environment. According to proprietor Maureen Marinkovich, “My store helps support people who want to transition to a greener lifestyle.”

Friday Harbor soccer team tightens hold on league lead

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 12:17PM

Saturday, the Friday Harbor Wolverines defeated Nooksack Valley 2-0 at Nooksack to tighten their grip on the league lead. The Wolverines are now 6-2 overall and undefeated in league.

Wolverines tally 35 consecutive points in defeat of Saints

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 12:14PM

The Seattle Lutheran Saints drew first blood, and they were last to draw it too. But in between, Friday Harbor tallied 35 unanswered points and coasted to a victory Saturday at home that wasn’t even as close as the 35-15 final score might suggest.

Here comes influenza season; new vaccine and new recommendations

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 11:28AM

This year, the CDC has expanded its influenza vaccination recommendations to include all children and teens up to their 19th birthday; flu clinics scheduled on the islands

Vets, widows, widowers: We want you Oct. 11 | Ferry Home Companion

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 9:15AM

Every one of our 61 vets in the Legion and any other local vets or widows or widowers of WWII service men or women, will be guests for a catered dinner at the Legion Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008.

Willie Cavenaugh, San Juan Island humorist and retired teacher, dies at home

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 3:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Willie Cavenaugh, a retired educator, one-time write-in candidate for San Juan County Commission, and proprietor of the fictitious Wild Willie’s Roadkill Mortuary, has died. Mr. Cavenaugh died Oct. 2 in his home on Lampard Road. He was one day shy of his 73rd birthday.

Memories of ride-sharing Down Under | SJRideshare

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 11:39AM

I encourage everybody to think twice before you leave home in the morning and consider leaving your car at home for a day. It’s a great way to remind ourselves that we live in our own slice of paradise.

13 is lucky number for Journal in state contest

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 10:39AM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands received 13 awards at the 121st annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, Thursday through Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel-Yakima Center. The Journal won second place for community service — its eighth community service award since 2001 — for its reporting on, and advocacy for, efforts to reduce the use of Styrofoam on San Juan Island.

Passages: Stewart Powell Redfern

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 9:47AM

Stewart Powell Redfern of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away Sept. 28, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, Wash. He was 65. Stew was born June 24, 1943 in Seattle, Wash., to Don and Mary Redfern. Stew grew up with a love of the outdoors and exploring the many places of the Pacific Northwest. The proverbial wild child, Stew had a small habit of finding trouble where no trouble seemed to be. If trouble could not be found, he would settle for mischief. These traits were with him to the end.

Viewing Sunday for Jermaine Reaves at Valley Church

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Oct 4, 2008 at 7:42PM

A viewing is scheduled for Sunday, 11 a.m., at Valley Cemetery for Jermaine De Shion Reaves, 22, who died after being shot in the chest in his Friday Harbor apartment Sept. 28.

Rosario Resort & Spa will remain a resort

  • Oct 3, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 4:43PM

Marketing director Christopher Peacock said Rosario Resort & Spa was purchased by an Anacortes-based, family-owned investment and development group with deep roots in the San Juans. The group is slated to take over the resort on or around Oct. 30.

Passages: Celebration of Barbara Graves' life Oct. 12 at Cattle Pass

  • Oct 3, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 4:43PM

To all friends of Barbara Graves: Join in a celebration of her life Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., at Cattle Pass, at the old Coast Guard building. Bring memories of Barbara to share. If weather is inclement, the celebration will move inside.

Journal wins second place for Community Service at state press convention

  • Oct 3, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 4:43PM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands was honored today for community service at the 121st annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, in Yakima.

The only thing we have to fear is ... stupidity | Ferry Home Companion

  • Oct 3, 2008 at 10:33AM

Being a columnist, I have the luxury of pontificating my thoughts in a free press in a free country. We try to avoid being too political, but this election is so interesting, I have to share my feelings.

Reader comments now featured on SanJuanJournal.com

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 1:00AM

Starting today, your community news site is adding a lot more community. Visitors to our site can now contribute their own comments to all of our news stories, editorials and letters to the editor. You are invited to participate.

Coast Salish master storyteller Johnny Moses in Friday Harbor Oct. 12

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Oct 2, 2008 at 5:10PM

Johnny Moses, a Coast Salish master storyteller and memory keeper, will speak Oct. 12, 1-4 p.m., in the San Juan Island Grange. Admission is $20, but no one will be turned away. Children younger than 12 get in free. The event is billed as a potluck celebration.

Passages: Joan T. May

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 5:00PM

Joan T. May, 81, of Friday Harbor, passed away on Oct. 1, 2008, at Island Hospital in Anacortes. Arrangements are pending.

Passages: Elizabeth Ann Burton

  • Oct 2, 2008 at 4:52PM

Elizabeth Ann Burton, 82, of Friday Harbor, passed away on Oct. 2, 2008, at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Arrangements are pending.

Folk singer/songwriter Tom Rush at SJCT Saturday; helped shape folk's revival

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 5:16PM

For more than 40 years Tom Rush has been making an impact on American music. James Taylor told Rolling Stone magazine, “Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.”

Supports Pratt for County Council, District 1

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:48PM

In my mind, there is only one candidate for County Council, District 1, that has the breadth of experience, the collaboration skills, and the commitment to our entire community required to lead us through the inevitable future challenges. Lovel Pratt will receive my vote and I am asking for yours, too.

Friday Harbor soccer team defeats M.V. Christian to take league lead

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:49PM

Friday Harbor is now 4-0 in the Northwest 1A/2B League after beating Mount Vernon Christian 3-1 at home, Tuesday. After their inspired play against Meridian the prior Saturday, the team came out a bit flat and allowed their opponents to control play for much of the first 20 minutes. Still, no goal was yielded and, as the Wolverines stepped up their play, they were rewarded by goals from Whitney Porter (unassisted) and from Ingrid Carlson (assisted by Shelby Ness).

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