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Richardson's book offers lessons to be learned | Island Books

  • May 14, 2009 at 9:00AM updated May 15, 2009 at 10:42AM

For National Historic Preservation Month, I decided to review David Richardson’s history. As I sat to write up my thoughts about it, I was also thinking about the impact of the recent “Every 15 Minutes” program to reduce drinking and driving. So I dedicate this review to the many lives of islanders lost or maimed due to alcohol abuse.

Relay for Life profile | Carrie Burke Unpingco

  • May 15, 2009 at 9:51AM

This profile is part of a series of profiles of Relay for Life team captains and other volunteers.

Sound Publishing wins three SNA awards for Web projects

  • May 15, 2009 at 9:12AM

Sound Publishing took home a trio of top prizes in Suburban Newspapers of America's 2009 Local Community Web Site Contest.

Actor Raul Julia-Levy helps welcome the orcas Saturday

  • May 14, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 4:32PM

Actor and activist Raul Julia-Levy (“The Champagne Game,” “Clash,” “Vengeance” will give an update on his work with the “Free Lolita” campaign at The Whale Museum’s third annual “Celebration of the Orca Greeting Ceremony,” Saturday at Mullis Community Senior Center. The fund-raising dinner and auction begins at 6 p.m.

Arielle Mancuso graduating from McGill, candidate for the Peace Corps

  • May 14, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 3:16PM

Arielle Mancuso, Friday Harbor High School Class of 2005, graduates this month from McGill University in Montreal with an honors degree in International Development and a minor in Biochemistry. She is a candidate for the Peace Corps and hopes to work in French-speaking Africa.

Arlene Rhonwen Forgie | Passages

  • May 13, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 5:42PM

Arlene Rhonwen Forgie passed away May 8, 2009 in Friday Harbor, Wash., with her daughters and granddaughters by her side. Arlene was born to Leslie and Alice Cannon and raised in Victoria, B.C. Canada. In 1959, Arlene married Hugh Douglas Forgie. They were married until 1991. They raised three children together.

Wolverines sweep District 1 singles | Tennis

  • May 13, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 4:23PM

Four players advanced as the Wolverines made the most out of home court advantage and nearly ran the tables at the District 1 playoff Saturday in Friday Harbor.

After 14 years, the Pig War’s most famous officer is retiring

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:28PM

Since 1996, Mike Vouri has given George Pickett the opportunity to give his version of the events of his life in a one-man show, “The Life & Times of George E. Pickett.” The production has been staged throughout the U.S., including before the annual meeting of The Pickett Society in Virginia. But now, after the longest run in the San Juan Community Theatre’s history, the show is being retired. “Pickett” will be staged for the last time May 23 and July 10 at SJCT.

Jordyn Taylor will golf for Western Washington University | Golf

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:10PM

Jordyn Taylor, a senior at Friday Harbor High School, will golf for Western Washington University in fall. Taylor has competed in state tournaments as a Wolverine golfer and wrestler.

Early registrations up 21 percent for San Juan Island Marathon | Running

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:08PM

Early registrations are up 21 percent for the King’s San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon. “Traditionally, most of the registrations come in four weeks prior to the race, with a surge of day-before registrations at the expo,” race co-director Paul Hopkins said. “So, we’re very pleased with these early numbers and hope the trend continues.”

Register now for Island Rec’s disc golf | Disc Golf

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:07PM

If you enjoy spending time in the woods and want to pursue a new hobby, disc golf may be for you. Disc golf is a world-wide leisure sport that appeals to people of all ages and all athletic abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the new Roche Harbor Disc Golf Course and learn all there is to know about this sport.

Kayak, canoe race-for-dinner series begins | Racing

  • May 13, 2009 at 12:06PM

The San Juan Island Outrigger Canoe and Kayak Club presents a race series at Jackson Beach on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from May to August. Canoeists, kayakers and rowers will take off from the net shed at Jackson Beach and race around Dinner Island. Every race is sponsored by a different local restaurant, and each week racers have a chance to win a gift certificate to that restaurant.

Friday Harbor is top seed at Tri-District | Baseball

  • May 13, 2009 at 11:49AM

The Wolverines grabbed a top slot at the Tri-District tournament and a berth at State with back-to-back wins over familiar foes Saturday at Pipeline Fields in Blaine. And they dodged a bullet along the way.

Wolverines win two at home against league-leading La Conner | Softball

  • May 13, 2009 at 11:47AM

The Wolverines pulled out the bats and pulled off a shocker with back-to-back victories at home over league-leading La Conner Saturday in their regular season finale. Trailing 1-0 in the opener, Friday Harbor blew the game wide open by batting around the order and tallying eight runs in the fourth inning on five timely base hits, including a pair of triples by sophomore Elle Guard.

Big win, big regular season finish for San Juan Dragons | Lacrosse

  • May 13, 2009 at 11:41AM

The San Juan Dragons defeated Whatcom 13-6 at home Saturday to clinch second place in WHSBLA Division II and advance to the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Boys Division I and II state quarterfinal play gets under way May 21. The 31st boys state championships take place May 30 at Memorial Stadium near the Seattle Center.

Linde elected secretary of the Superior Court Judges’ Association

  • May 13, 2009 at 10:35AM

Washington state’s Superior Court judges elected Judge John O. Linde secretary of the Superior Court Judges’ Association at the annual spring conference this month. As treasurer, Linde will serve on the Board of Trustees, which represents 188 Superior Court judges through the state who are members of the state organization.

Learn about local efforts to save San Juan County's barns

  • May 12, 2009 at 5:05PM

For more than two centuries, American barns have stood as a symbol of hard work and a rural way of life. They are one of the most prominent relics of San Juan County’s agricultural past, yet no one knows how many historic barns there are on the islands.

Food Bank's Dorothy Lawson honored as a 'Real Hero' by Red Cross

  • May 12, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 2:07PM

Of the basic necessities, putting food on the table easily trumps the lot. And Dorothy Lawson has been on a mission for more than a quarter of a century to ensure the Friday Harbor Food Bank has the resources to fulfill that basic need for anyone on San Juan Island, regardless of their income.

The magic touch; Sam Banry certified as a small-animal massage specialist

  • May 12, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:07PM

By all accounts, Sam Banry’s a natural. But now he has a license and state-issued certification to back it up. And he could have a corner on the market as well. On May 2, the 18-year-old Friday Harbor student became certified as an animal massage practitioner after passing a hands-on final exam — the culmination of a six-month online course with the Redmond-based Northwest School of Animal Massage — with flying colors.

Close to $53,000 raised to sustain Friday Harbor High School's fall sports program

  • May 11, 2009 at 11:00AM updated May 12, 2009 at 11:49AM

Each and everyone who attended understood the importance of making sure our athletic program stays strong for our island children — thank you!

Three special sections in this week's Journal of the San Juan Islands

  • May 12, 2009 at 11:18AM

Wednesday's edition of The Journal of the San Juan Islands includes "Stay Smart, Don't Start," our annual substance abuse prevention guide; the San Juan Island National Historical Park's 2009-10 Guide to American and English Camps; and Real Estate in the San Juans.

Only viable choice for waste transfer station is the Sutton Road site

  • May 11, 2009 at 10:54AM

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee should not take the County Council's transfer site decision as a vote against the SWAC site recommendation. The head of SWAC noted and directed the SWAC board many times: “The SWAC board is not to consider ... That is not the job of the SWAC board ...” For example, the SWAC board was not to consider things like: the costs of each site, the duplication of services, the environmental issues, the taking over of services that are currently being provided by private enterprises, etc.

A great day for kayaking: Yellow Island is awash in color

  • May 9, 2009 at 7:00PM updated May 11, 2009 at 9:10AM

Yellow Island, a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy, is awash in color from the 50 species of wildflowers now in bloom. It is accessible only by kayak or skiff. Camping is not allowed.

Another hat in the ring: Fire marshal is running for mayor

  • May 8, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 4:45PM

San Juan County Fire Marshal Bob Low said Thursday he will run for mayor of Friday Harbor in November. Low, a former town fire chief, said he expected to make a formal announcement Friday. His candidacy means that for the first time since 1997, voters will have a choice of more than one candidate for mayor: Gary Boothman ran unopposed in 2001; David Jones ran unopposed in 2005.

Pamela Nichols served as SJCT president, led campaign for Performing Arts Resource Center | Passages

  • May 8, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 4:45PM

Pam Nichols, whose fund-raising acumen and organization skills led to the funding and construction of the San Juan Community Theatre’s Performing Arts Resource Center, has died.

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