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- Sep 25, 2008 at 4:16PM
The proposed purchase of the Boede Cement/Friday Harbor Electric site for a year-round farmers market is an exciting idea. But as the initial excitement has waned, other factors have become apparent. And we can say that, while the site holds promise, the earlier vision of a year-round farmers market at the Browne Lumber Co. site on Spring Street is preferred. Here’s why.
1.4 million meals and 756,000 hugs later, Sandwith and Smith retire from school district food services
- Sep 25, 2008 at 4:13PM
If the school district could somehow figure out a way to franchise Sharon Sandwith and Donna Smith, its financial woes might be over. San Juan Island School Board President Boyd Pratt did some figuring, and determined that the two served 1.4 million meals — including 32 tons of hamburger, 39,600 heads of lettuce and 5,200 sheetcakes — to 23,400 students over the course of their food service careers at Friday Harbor High School. Oh, and they gave a total of 756,000 hugs too. Try and top that, Ray Kroc.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 25, 2008 at 1:12PM
How to provide and pay for convenient, regularly scheduled public transit and passenger ferry service is a complex subject. But there were no naysayers Sept. 17 at the regional Transportation Summit – only about 180 islanders and others offering ideas on how to make those services happen here.
- Sep 25, 2008 at 12:35PM
May Boyce celebrates her 102nd birthday on Monday at Islands Convalescent Center in Friday Harbor. A check of assisted living facilities, care centers and senior services offices on the islands indicates she may be the oldest resident of the San Juans. She was born on San Juan Island on Sept. 29, 1906 to Julius Oscar Bergman and the former Mary Ellen Madden. Her Irish-born grandfather, Daniel Madden, emigrated to the U.S. in 1855 and settled on San Juan Island in 1862.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 4:11PM
Auditor Milene Henley told the County Council on Tuesday that the county will have $1 million less in revenue to spend next year. Henley said decreases in sales tax revenue, a reduction in new construction and an anticipated lower collection rate for property taxes will probably cause year-end total revenues for 2008 to fall short of revenues projected in the 2008 budget.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 4:04PM
With great happiness, Kim and Keoki Raymond and Victor and Phebe Smith announce the marriage of Rose Risucci to Alex Smith. They were married in a small but memorable celebration of family and friends in Friday Harbor, Aug. 17, 2008.
- Sep 23, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Sep 24, 2008 at 4:00PM
Summer may have ended Monday, but the fun sure hasn’t. Sure, the air may be a bit cooler, it’s getting darker earlier and the leaves are changing color. But the spirit of summer lives in a month of art, culture and music events.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 3:57PM
Ask Lloyd Jones how to describe his soulful and intelligent fusion of funk, blues and R&B and he’ll call it “storytelling with a Memphis groove.” The Northwest guitarist and singer/songwriter brings that groove to the San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 3:34PM
The San Juan Island School Board hosts a reception celebration today at 4:30 p.m. for Sharon Sandwith and Donna Smith, who concluded their employment in the district’s food service program late this summer. The reception, in the Friday Harbor High School Library, is open to the public.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 3:08PM
It would appear state transportation officials are leaving no stone unturned in a far-flung search for new sources of revenue that might help Washington State Ferries better cover its costs. For now, that includes the prospect of having ferry-served communities share the financial burden of operating boats and maintaining terminals by taxing themselves and putting the revenue they raise into the ferry-funding equation.
- Sep 24, 2008 at 1:13PM
Beating up on B league opponents won’t get the Friday Harbor football team where it would like to be by the end of the regular season. But the Wolverines have made the most out of the opportunity just the same.
- Sep 23, 2008 at 4:23PM
The Friday Harbor Wolverines lost to the Orcas Vikings 3-2 over the weekend at the Lopez Tournament. But the Vikings got a taste of the Wolverine resilience they could expect today during a rematch, at Orcas High School. Both teams have seasoned veterans and displayed an intimidating degree of aggression at the front of the net.
- Sep 23, 2008 at 1:25PM
Robert Benedict will serve one month in jail, eight months on house arrest and one year on probation for his role in the car crash that cost the life of his best friend.
- Sep 23, 2008 at 10:19AM
- Sep 20, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 22, 2008 at 11:57AM
As of Sept. 18, the Save Our Schools campaign had raised $252,713 toward a matching-gift goal of $300,000 made by the San Juan Island Community Foundation. The foundation is expected to award $250,000 in matched funds at its “Breakfast of Champions” on Sept. 26.
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