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- Jan 29, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Feb 5, 2009 at 8:51AM
Residents of the San Juans and Anacortes will rally Feb. 18 in Olympia to persuade legislators to preserve ferry funding. They hope to go armed with vox populi, in the form of a petition. The petition is online at www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?plancfcp&101. To sign, CLICK HERE
- Feb 2, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Feb 4, 2009 at 8:34AM
The Friday Harbor Town Council will consider renewing its utility assistance program Thursday, 12:20 p.m., during its noon meeting at Town Hall.
- Feb 2, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Feb 3, 2009 at 5:11PM
Does your organization participate in fund-raising? Do your board members and volunteers have the skills they need to be successful in finding the funds needed to support the work of the organization? Bob Schwartzberg presents a workshop, “Fund-raising for Small Non-Profits,” on Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 5:07PM
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has launched an online “Economic Resource Center” that provides links to federal and state economic services, as well as economy-related information and updates.
Update: School district meeting on restructuring postponed to March 4; shortfall may be less than $826,000
- Feb 3, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 5:00PM
The San Juan Island School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for March 4, 6 p.m. The School Board was scheduled to act upon financial planning recommendations at the Wednesday night meeting. However, the board will delay the meeting to honor faculty and staff requests for more time to understand the recommendations and the underlying financial projections.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 4:29PM
The federal Small Business Administration will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the San Juan County Courthouse this month to accept applications for business losses caused by the winter storms. SBA officials will be in the courthouse, second floor, on Feb. 5-6, and Feb. 11-13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 4:41PM
At this time, the only collection center in San Juan County is C. T. Recycling (Consignment Treasures) on San Juan Island. Call C.T. Recycling, 370-5562 For more information on the new state law go to: HYPERLINK
- Feb 3, 2009 at 4:37PM
The Friday Harbor girls basketball team was defeated by Orcas on Jan. 9 by a score of 46-37. The final score was reported incorrectly in the Jan. 14 edition of The Journal.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 4:36PM
Island Rec’s Co-ed Adult Volleyball begins Feb. 4. Two courts will be set up, one for advance players the other for beginners.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 4:13PM
If you thought the Friday Harbor girls basketball team would fear taking on the No. 2-ranked team in the state, think again. The Wolverines, according to junior Kayla Short, took the court determined to make the most out of their test against the defending 1A state champ, Lynden Christian, and found good reason to smile despite a lopsided loss Saturday at home.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 4:34PM
Island Rec’s Start Smart Sports development class for ages 3-5 filled up so quickly a second session has been added. The second session will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 14 to March 21, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 4:33PM
The fifth annual Frank Wilson Memorial Winter Blackmouth Derby began Feb. 1 and continues until April 15, the entire season for Area 7. Frank Wilson was instrumental in forming San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services and this derby is held in memory of him. All proceeds from the derby will be donated to San Juan Island EMS.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 4:31PM
Friday Harbor Baseball & Softball Association is starting its season a little later this year to take advantage of better weather and to allow for online registration and preseason clinics. Here’s the initial calendar.
- Jan 28, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Feb 3, 2009 at 4:14PM
The 16th annual Knowledge Bowl is Feb. 5, 7 p.m. in the San Juan Community Theatre. The event is presented by the San Juan Public Schools Foundation. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 3:55PM
Three Wolverines scored in double digits as Friday Harbor clinched the No. 3 seed in the first-round of post-season play thanks to a 52-45 victory at home Saturday over Lynden Christian.
First loss of season for Wolverine boys; Friday Harbor outscored in final period in 41-34 loss to La Conner
- Feb 3, 2009 at 3:04PM
Any hope of a perfect run through league came to a screeching halt Friday as La Conner took advantage of a fourth-quarter collapse to deal the Wolverines a 41-34 loss on the road.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 3:02PM
Too little and, perhaps more importantly, too late. A furious fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough to erase another ice-cold shooting performance by the Wolverines. But they gave league-leading La Conner all it could handle in the final period before coming up just short in a 31-27 loss Friday on the road.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 2:55PM
Junior wrestler Justin James shook off an opening-round loss and muscled his way to a fourth-place finish Saturday at the Nooksack Valley Invitational. Not to be outdone, Friday Harbor senior Calen Mehrer dismantled a pair of opponents in succession in the 215 weight division to earn a fourth-place finish as well.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 2:43PM
The state Legislature has introduced two bills — one sponsored by our state senator, Kevin Ranker; the other co-sponsored by our state representatives, Jeff Morris and Dave Quall — which would require the cargo, cruise and oil industries to pay for a year-round response tug at Neah Bay to prevent oil spills. The Legislature should make the requirement law.
- Feb 3, 2009 at 11:18AM
Friday Harbor is pulling out all the stops for its 100th birthday Feb. 9. The town’s centennial will be celebrated at three venues that day, with free exhibits, a time capsule, birthday cakes, daylong refreshments, live music and dancing, a speech by Mayor David Jones, and the judging of the beard-growing contest, capped by a community dinner at the San Juan Island Yacht Club.
- Feb 2, 2009 at 1:38PM
The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program reimburses child care and adult care centers for some costs associated with providing meals.
- Feb 2, 2009 at 1:35PM
Westcott Bay Orchards was a big winner at the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition. The competition was in December but results were released Monday.
- Feb 2, 2009 at 1:33PM
The ordinance change, requested by local businesses, would allow illumination of signs and display cases after business hours.
- Feb 2, 2009 at 1:30PM
Local accounting firm Hawley & Nicholson has merged with Hilsinger & Company, an accounting firm with offices in the Mount Vernon area. Sandra Hawley and Beth Nicholson will continue to be associated with the firm’s Friday Harbor office, which takes the name Hilsinger & Company SJI PS. They will continue to offer a full range of accounting services, including audits, bookkeeping, consulting, tax preparation, and valuations.
- Jan 27, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Feb 2, 2009 at 8:30AM
Many of us believe that Gov. Gregoire and Plan B in the draft Long Range Plan of Washington State Ferries propose to eliminate the Sidney ferry. This is an incorrect characterization of the proposal, and one that does much damage to our community’s interests.
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