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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

  • 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).

Rosario Resort sells fast for $5.45 million; will remain open as a resort

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Oct 1, 2008 at 5:05PM

At 1:45 p.m., only 45 minutes after bidding began, the gavel came down and Rosario Resort was sold at auction for $5.45 million, plus the buyers' fee. Laurie Cameron, executive director of the seller, Olympus Real Estate Partners, would not divulge the buyer's name, but did say that the successful bidder is from the area, though not the islands, and loves Rosario.

Wolverines have a tenuous lead in league

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:48PM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines had a dramatic come-from-behind win over Orcas Sept. 23 to improve to 3-2 and take the lead in the Northwest 1A/2B League. It’s a tenuous lead, however, but more about that later.

Wolverines undone by turnovers, penalties in 28-14 loss to Nooksack Valley

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:40PM

The Friday Harbor football team jumped out to a quick start Saturday on the road at Nooksack Valley. Thanks to a fumble recovery deep in Pioneer territory, the Wolverines grabbed a 7-0 lead when quarterback Michael Ausilio and tailback Eddie Nash hooked up on a 14-yard touchdown pass early in the first period. But that’s about the time the flags really started to fly.

Signup for Island Rec basketball by Friday

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:37PM

Most families are likely busy with the current soccer or football seasons, but now is the time to register for Island Rec’s Boys Basketball League.

Friday Harbor volleyball team sweeps Hurricanes

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:24PM

There’s no place like home. A road-weary Friday Harbor volleyball team claimed its first match of the season with a three-game sweep at home Sept. 25 over Mount Vernon Christian. With the victory, the Wolverines put an end to a string of four straight losses, all of which came on the road, and cashed in big on their first match at home.

Friday Harbor tennis team tallies three straight

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 4:27PM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines notched their third consecutive tennis win Sept. 23, obtaining a 3-2 victory at home Tuesday over Lake Stevens. The Wolverines lost to Coupeville on the road Thursday. Their record is now 3-1.

Reaves charged with second-degree murder in brother's death; arraignment Oct. 10

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 3:58PM

Jawaad Darcelle Reaves, 21, was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in the death of his brother, Jermaine. Reaves was transferred from San Juan County Jail to Island County Jail. He is being held on $100,000 bail. Arraignment is scheduled here Oct. 10, 9 a.m. His attorney is Bill Jaquette of the Snohomish County Public Defender's Office.

You Should Know | Public Meetings

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 3:53PM

The following public agencies meet this week. The meetings are open to the public.

Farewell from the Lunch Lady

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 3:42PM

To the students and staff at Friday Harbor High and Middle schools: It has been a honor and privilege to serve you government-approved and school-budget lunches for the past 12 years. I will miss watching you grow into fine young men and ladies. I know a lot of you high schoolers will love not hearing “Wrong door, go around."

Thank you for giving the gift of life

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 2:26PM

Thank you, San Juan Island community, for rolling up your sleeves. On behalf of patients in our community’s hospitals, I wish to extend our thanks. During your blood drive on Sept. 24, Puget Sound Blood Center registered 71 donors and collected 61 units of blood. This will benefit up to 183 patients.

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