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$73,897 grant will help 26 low-income homeowners make needed repairs

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 11:19AM

The Opportunity Council in Bellingham has been awarded a federal grant of $73,897 to provide repairs for needed health, safety, and durability issues for up to 26 low-income homeowners in rural areas of Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.

State launches hotline, Web site to report invasive species sightings

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 11:26AM

The Washington State Invasive Species Council has launched a hotline and Web site for people to report sightings of invasive species. Invasive species are plants and animals that are not native to Washington and can crowd out local wildlife and plants, destroying entire landscapes. From ivy choking city parks, to Spartina filling estuaries, to apple maggots infesting orchards, invasive species cost Washington millions of dollars to control every year.

$154,000 grant for San Juan Islands Scenic Byway

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 11:22AM

This second grant is specifically for the development of a corridor management plan, an essential element in Scenic Byway development. The process will bring together citizens, businesses, organizations, and local, state and federal government agencies to define the community’s vision, goals and branding of the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway. It will also develop plans for interpretation, define the infrastructure development needs, identify resource protection areas and methods, and define marketing approaches.

Let the holidays begin: Decorating contest judging tonight, tree-lighting Friday

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 10:27AM

The first party of the holiday season on San Juan Island was big, colorful, musical, and tasty. And it was free and open to the public. The San Juan Historical Museum's heritage farmhouse and resource center were crowded Dec. 2 for the museum's Old-Fashioned Holiday Celebration. The event has traditionally been the first holiday event in December on the island.

'The Merry Firebird': A video feature

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 5:42AM

Tifni Twitchell Lynch is a storyteller. Never mind her first incarnation as an actor in her native Los Angeles. When Lynch tells a story, the listener is absorbed into her narrative landscape. On Nov. 20-21, that landscape was one of endangered animals, golden apples and the elusive firebird.

Town Council discusses proposed purchase of farmers market site tonight

  • Dec 3, 2009 at 5:38AM

The Friday Harbor Town Council discusses the proposed purchase of 150 Nichols St. for a permanent farmers market today, 5:30 p.m., in the Town Hall Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public. The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is proposing that a permanent farmers market be located at 150 Nichols St. It's the former site of Friday Harbor Electric and, historically, was the home of the Boede Cement Co., which manufactured the cement blocks used in the construction of many downtown heritage buildings, including Town Hall.

New location for Loving Hands Grooming

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 4:39PM

Loving Hands, a pet grooming service, has moved from 1021 Guard St. to 385-B Carter Ave., below Hillside House. Melody Rice employs the use of chemical-free shampoos and conditioners. Her grooming is hands-on, no cage drying. Her services range from nails to full grooms to clip downs.

'The Merry Firebird': A video feature

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 3:32PM

Tifni Twitchell Lynch is a storyteller. Never mind her first incarnation as an actor in her native Los Angeles. When Lynch tells a story, the listener is absorbed into her narrative landscape. On Nov. 20-21, that landscape was one of endangered animals, golden apples and the elusive firebird.

‘Merry Firebird’ takes flight; children’s play Nov. 20, 21 at SJCT

  • Nov 18, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Dec 2, 2009 at 2:51PM

Tifni Twitchell Lynch is a storyteller. Never mind the first incarnation as an actor in her native Los Angeles. When Lynch tells a story, the listener is absorbed into her narrative landscape. At this moment, that landscape is one of endangered animals, golden apples and the elusive firebird. When these elements of nature and myth move from imagination to the context of San Juan Community Theatre, they form the brightly colored set of Lynch’s adaptation “The Merry Firebird.” Due to open on Nov. 20, the play is Lynch’s unique take on the pan-cultural stories concerning the mythic bird.

San Juan Historical Museum’s Old-Fashioned Holiday Celebration is tonight at 5 p.m.

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 10:43AM

The first party of the holiday season on San Juan Island is big, colorful, musical, and tasty. And it’s free and open to the public. The San Juan Historical Museum’s Old Fashioned Holiday Celebration is tonight, 5 p.m., at the museum, 405 Price St., Friday Harbor. It’s traditionally been the first holiday event in December on the island.

Ethel ‘Lila’ Stichbury | Passages

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 9:38AM

Lila trained as a registered nurse at Moose Jaw General Hospital, Saskatchewan. In Saskatchewan, she worked at Assiniboia Hospital, Moose Jaw General Hospital, and Saskatoon University Hospital. In Victoria, B.C., she worked at Mount Tolmie Hospital. She was dedicated to her craft and brought heartfelt comfort and care to many over the years.

The bad news: We’re running out of electricity. The good news: There’s a lot you can do about it

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 9:47AM

As you illuminate your house for the holidays, keep this in mind: America has maxed out its electricity generating capacity. There will be electricity shortages as soon as 2011 in some parts of America. And it could get worse as we struggle to find new, cleaner ways to generate electricity: America lacks the technology to meet its climate change goal deadlines.

Staff changes at San Juan County Economic Development Council

  • Dec 2, 2009 at 10:11AM

Victoria Compton, founder of At Home magazine and former director of Westcott Bay Institute, is the new executive director of the San Juan County Economic Development Council. She succeeds Bill Watson, who retired from the position. Her first day on the job was Dec. 1. In addition, Peggy Bill was hired as coordinator of the San Juan County Agricultural Resources Committee. She succeeds Eliza Buck, who is leaving to pursue a master's degree.

U.S. Customs turns 'armed and dangerous' fugitive over to Canadian authorities

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Dec 2, 2009 at 9:51AM

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pacific Highway port of entry apprehended a British Columbia man on Nov. 27 who was wanted in Vancouver for alleged robbery. CBP officers took Sean Michael Holland, 23, into custody upon his arrival to the United States when a name check of his identity revealed that he was an armed and dangerous felon wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

Portrait of a champion: Orcas Vikings win state title three years after program’s launch | Girls Soccer

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Dec 2, 2009 at 9:15AM

Never before in the history of Orcas High School has a sports team made it to State and won. In 1998, the football team took second place. The golf team and the girls softball team have also earned coveted second places, but not until the Orcas girls soccer team won the state title Nov. 21 has any Viking team gone to State and come back victorious. The Vikings defeated Napavine 4-1 after two scoreless overtimes to win the 1B/2B title. What’s remarkable is that the girls soccer program is only three years old.

A sense of place | Being Frank

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 4:24PM

Our five senses combine in another sense that is important to all of us as human beings: a sense of place. It is a powerful sense, it takes time to develop and can be lost when folks move around a lot from place to place and job to job. I have been blessed with a strong sense of place for my home, the Nisqually River. I know my place, my home. It’s where I feel the best. Place is an important part of treaty tribal fishing rights, too. Our rights are place-based.

Haws family invites children to view holiday display

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 3:55PM

The Haws family invites children of all ages to enjoy the new toys on display at their house. "Not all the decorations are up yet but you are welcome to view the holiday fun on display," Arnell Haws wrote in an e-mail. "Drive down Kirsten Alley, across from Stepping Stones, and feel free to view from the porch. 10 Scenic Place welcomes you!"

Lawson named All-Conference; 10 others named to All-League football team

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 2:21PM

The start of the winter sports season is just around the corner. But there’s still some business to attend to before closing the books on the 2009 fall sports season. There will be post-season honors a plenty when the Friday Harbor fall sports awards ceremony kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Turnbull Gym.

Winter sports season begins this week | Prep Sports

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 2:23PM

The co-champion Friday Harbor Wolverines boys basketball team opens the 2009-10 season with back-to-back home games beginning Friday. In Friday’s season opener, the Wolverines host the Bush Blazers. The Blazers compete in the 1A Emerald City League, a seven-team Seattle-area league dominated by Bellevue Christian.

Next generation takes over Sweet Retreat and Espresso

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 2:13PM

Sweet Retreat — 264 Spring St., Friday Harbor — is now owned by Dave and Michele Morton, who purchased the business from Dave's mom, Kathie. Dave Morton worked alongside his mom since the business was founded in May 1998 and is "thrilled" to keep the family tradition alive.

Ahrenius elected president of state ports association

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 2:18PM

Mike Ahrenius, president of the Friday Harbor Port Commission, was elected president of the Washington Public Ports Association for 2010. The election was Nov. 18. The association was formed in 1961 and represents most of the 75 public ports in the state of Washington. WPPA serves as a venue for education of its member ports and promotion of statewide economic development. The association works with state legislators in Olympia to advocate for policies that enhance the state’s economic health.

Lawrence Theodore Brewster | Passages

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 2:01PM

Lawrence Theodore “Larry” Brewster was born on Nov. 29, 1925 in Mount Vernon, Wash., to George Theodore and Vera Goldie (Guinn) Brewster. He passed on Nov. 27, 2009 after a vigorous battle with cancer. He was two days shy of his 84th birthday.

Going to the Vancouver Olympics? Don't travel without approved documents

  • Dec 1, 2009 at 1:26PM

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative was implemented June 1 at land and sea ports of entry, requiring travelers — including U.S. and Canadian citizens — to present an approved travel document to establish identity and citizenship when entering the United States. The approved documents include a passport, a U.S. passport card, a NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST trusted traveler program card, and a state- or province-issued enhanced driver’s license (EDL).

Mom, daughter killed in Saturna Island plane crash have San Juan ties

  • Nov 30, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 4:20PM

The sister-in-law and infant niece of a San Juan Island couple were killed Sunday when a floatplane in which they were passengers crashed after takeoff in Saturna Island's Lyall Harbour, east of Pender Island. Witnesses at the scene say the Richmond-based deHavilland Beaver floatplane took off from Saturna after picking up two of the craft's eight occupants, but soon took a nose dive into the harbor. The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m.

Benefit dinner Dec. 6 for Cruz family

  • Nov 27, 2009 at 5:08PM

A benefit dinner for the family of Amanda Cartmill Cruz will be held Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m., at American Legion Post 163 in Friday Harbor. Mrs. Cruz died unexpectedly on Nov. 12 at her home. She was 33.

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