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- Jun 5, 2009 at 11:42AM
Hung Woon “Harold” Ahn — father of Jenny Ahn Wangoe, father-in-law of Peter J. Wangoe Sr., and grandfather of Peter J. Wangoe II, all of San Juan Island — succumbed to extensive medical issues at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. He was 84. He was a summer “snowbird” for many years on San Juan Island.
- Jun 5, 2009 at 10:37AM
The San Juan Community Theatre is receiving a boost in efforts to maintain its 20-year-old facility. The Confidence Foundation of Southern California has awarded the theater a $60,000 challenge grant to aid in repairs to its roof and replacement of an exterior wall.
Our Big Fat Sports Weekend: San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic Friday, Saturday; San Juan Island Marathon Sunday
- Jun 4, 2009 at 5:13PM
This weekend’s art, music and outdoor events comprise the island’s Summer Kickoff Weekend, as promoted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. But consider just the sports events, and this weekend could be called San Juan Island’s Big Fat Sports Weekend.
- Jun 4, 2009 at 5:08PM
San Juan Island Fitness is presenting “$5 Fridays.” On Fridays, anyone age 15 and younger can swim in the center’s heated, Olympic-sized pool for $5.
- Jun 4, 2009 at 5:06PM
The first annual Rusty Pollock Memorial Racquetball Tournament is June 21 and 22 at San Juan Island Fitness Club. This is a USA Racquetball-sanctioned event. Call Vinnie, 378-8308, or visit www.r2sports.com to sign up.
- Jun 4, 2009 at 5:05PM
The San Juan Leo Club Golf Scramble, the only fund-raiser for the 33-member club, is Monday at 5 p.m. This third-annual event includes a putting contest, nine holes of scramble golf, awards for longest and most accurate drives, awards for winning teams, a barbecue induction dinner, and an auction.
Monin appointed to Friday Harbor Town Council vacancy; so far, 30 candidates for 42 positions countywide
- Jun 4, 2009 at 4:17PM
Noel Monin was appointed to the Friday Harbor Town Council today, filling a vacancy caused by the resignation of Christopher Wolf. Monin must win the next election — Aug. 18 or Nov. 3, depending on number of candidates — in order to complete the term, which expires Dec. 31, 2011. Monin filed his declaration of candidacy today with the county elections office.
- Jun 4, 2009 at 4:44PM
San Juan County Health Officer Dr. Frank James has alerted the county’s health care providers that at least three individuals have reported to local hospitals with a life-threatening illness likely caused by the use of cocaine contaminated with a drug generally used to treat animals.
- Jun 4, 2009 at 4:41PM
The Friday Harbor Town Council will set a public hearing within the next three weeks on a proposed ban on Styrofoam to-go containers and other polystyrene food service products within the town limits. The proposed ban was presented today by chief proponent Doris Estabrooks and Stephanie Buffum Field, director of Friends of the San Juans; they are members of the San Juan Anti-Litter Initiative. They will present the proposed ordinance June 8, 11:15 a.m., to the San Juan County Council.
- Jun 4, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 4:36PM
The end could be near for Styrofoam to-go containers and other polystyrene food service products. Members of the San Juan Anti-Litter Initiative are introducing a proposed ordinance that would ban polystyrene food service products. They will present the proposed ordinance Thursday, noon, to the Friday Harbor Town Council and June 8, 11:15 a.m., to the San Juan County Council.
- Jun 4, 2009 at 9:56AM
Arthur R. Lehwalder, born in Butte, Mont., in 1917, passed peacefully on May 29 at his home on Orcas Island. He led a full and active life and will be greatly missed.
- Jun 4, 2009 at 9:36AM
The San Juan County Council is taking two state legislators to lunch Friday. School lunch.
- Jun 4, 2009 at 9:21AM
Some $10.9 million has been made available to the Washington State Housing Finance Commission to help provide affordable housing for low-income families across Washington state, according to Sen. Patty Murray's office.
- Jun 3, 2009 at 2:47PM
There’s no reason to be bored on San Juan Island this weekend. The summer season officially begins with four popular events: the Artists’ Studio Tour, the Horticultural Society Garden Tour, Jazz at the Labs, and the Barbershop Bonanza. The weekend will be packed with art, flowers, music and islanders brimming with enthusiasm over their artistic endeavors.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Jun 3, 2009 at 2:40PM
Where there once was an orchard, fruit trees will flourish again.A sliver of land on Market Street between the Technology Center and the Food Bank is being planted as a heritage orchard — “heritage” because the trees were grown from grafts taken from trees believed planted in the 1860s near English Camp.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jun 3, 2009 at 2:04PM
Procrastinators, beware: You've already missed the deadline. On Monday, new federal rules went into effect that require anyone crossing the international border into Canada or Mexico to have either a passport, a passport card or, if you're a Washington resident, a state-issued enhanced driver's license or a similarly enhanced I.D. card.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 4:29PM
Relay for Life is July 25-26 on the Friday Harbor High School track and football field. The event raises money for the American Cancer Society. If you would like to become involved as a volunteer or donor, call Chris Hallock, 378-8237; or Christine Gabler, 378-8928.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:30PM
Nancy St. Pierre, an accountant in the County Treasurer’s office and former longtime archivist for the County Clerk, was found dead at her home this morning, the county public information office reported. She was 61.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 3:28PM
The remains of a man found floating in the water near Sucia Island May 23 lie in the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office at Paine Field, awaiting identification. Authorities are asking for the public's help in obtaining information that will help identify him.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 1:09PM
Fourteen candidates have filed for 12 of 42 positions on local ballots in San Juan County. Candidates have until Friday, 4:30 p.m., to file their Declarations of Candidacy. Positions that have more than three candidates will go on the Aug. 18 primary election ballot. Positions with one or two candidates will go on the general election ballot.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 1:31PM
An annual two-day sailing event of the Friday Harbor Sailing Club, the Rhumb Regatta got its name, according to legend, for obvious reasons. Today, it is somewhat toned down. In fact, last weekend it came almost to a standstill — sailing-wise.
- Jun 2, 2009 at 1:26PM
It’s a long drive home from the campus of Eastern Washington University — 263 miles to be exact. But Friday Harbor’s Kayla Short had some shiny hardware in hand to help pass the time.
- May 26, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jun 2, 2009 at 1:21PM
Some will run. Others will walk. And an army of volunteers will make sure no one gets left behind. The San Juan Island Marathon and Half-Marathon are just around the corner and organizers of the annual event are preparing for another banner year.
- Jun 1, 2009 at 10:40AM
In the outbreak of the current novel influenza, the management and dissemination of information both locally and nationally has been much better than it was 33 years ago. But the technical jargon and terminology has made it difficult for many to understand the vast amount of information that has been publicized. So, let’s decipher a few terms.
- Jun 1, 2009 at 10:27AM
In these efforts, our community is the embodiment of the often-cited quote from Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” As I am walking out in the woods we now share and pass a fellow islander, these will be the words on my mind.
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