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San Juan Rotarians are helping write polio’s final chapter

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:07AM

It isn’t every organization that receives a $100 million matching grant from the Gates Foundation. Then again, Rotary International isn’t just any organization.

San Juan art galleries celebrate birthdays | Around the San Juans

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 10:06AM

Updates and announcements of various happenings in the San Juan Islands.

San Juan Lodging Tax Committee doles out $315K in grants

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 9:53AM

On June 10, the County Council allocated $315,000, which the 2 percent tax is expected to generate in 2008, between eight local non-profits and two government agencies. Those allocations are based in large part on the recommendations of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, which divvied up the projected total following a review of 25 funding requests.

San Juan Public Meetings | June 18-July 14

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jun 19, 2008 at 9:50AM

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

Friday Harbor women receive degrees from Oregon State | San Juan Newsmakers

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:30PM

A quick look at newsmakers around San Juan Island.

Friday Harbor High School lacrosse defeats alumni, 13-12

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00PM

The second annual Dragons Lacrosse Alumni Game began Saturday at Friday Harbor High School with some of the nicest weather most Dragons players have ever seen.

San Juan Scoreboard

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:54PM

A wrap of sporting events on San Juan Island.

Friday Harbor Sailing Club delivers two big events

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:53PM

With two sailing events in one week, the Friday Harbor Sailing Club outdid itself.

Dunkin’ at Sunken 3-on-3 basketball tournament cancelled

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:51PM

Dunkin’ at Sunken, the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Sunken Park, has been cancelled this year because of poor registration.

San Juan golfer sinks hole-in-one, wins tourney next day

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 4:51PM

It only took Rich Rae 14 years — and probably close to 1 million swings at a golf ball — to produce his first hole-in-one. It happened during Saturday Men’s Club competition at San Juan Golf and Country Club. He used a 9-iron to sink the hole-in-one on the 156-yard par 3 sixth hole.

Coast Guard steps up enforcement of drifting vessels

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 4:49PM

The U.S. Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement of rules prohibiting fishermen from allowing their vessels to drift while the entire crew sleeps.

Former Friday Harbor editor Lehde was ‘One of the last great eccentrics’

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:35PM

It was short notice, but it was done Jim Lehde’s way. Before Jim Fred Lehde died at home at the end of last month, he had ordered that his obituary be written by a good writer, former Journal staffer Chris Craven. He told her to keep it to 200 words — concise and straightforward, like any good news story.

Vote to continue San Juan hospital study June 25

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 4:32PM

Citizens filled the Mullis Senior Community Center Wednesday with both support for and with concerns about a proposed Integrated Medical Center. Representatives from the Community Hospital Committee and PeaceHealth, which runs Saint Joseph's hospital in Bellingham were on hand to answer questions.

Upcoming events connect islanders with rich heritage of the San Juans

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 3:18PM

For thousands of years before the Spaniards first saw the San Juans in 1791, the islands were the home of Coast Salish peoples and a culture that was intertwined with the natural beauty and resources offered by the archipelago. Coast Salish peoples were forced to move to reservations, but their cultures and ties to the islands — and those of other Northwest Coast Native peoples — survive. And in the next few weeks, several events will take place that will help San Juan residents connect with the original cultures of the islands.

Each river and bay is worth the fight to protect it

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 11:41AM

Step by step, we are working to restore the health of Puget Sound, the rivers and our Pacific coast.

Vic’s Drive-In on San Juan celebrates 50 years on June 28

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:31PM

When Vic’s Drive-In opened 50 years ago June 28, it resembled a drive-in more than it does now. It was a smaller version of “American Graffiti’s” Mel’s, a mom-and-pop shop where you could pull up, place your order, and enjoy your meal in the comfort of your car — one of America’s favorite eating venues in the Eisenhower era. There was just the kitchen then, and an order window. There was no indoor seating, just tables along the side and in back. Cars parked diagonally along Second Street then.

Lessons I learned from my exchange student

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:33PM

Next week, I lose a member of my family. For the past year, my husband, daughters and I have been a host family for a Norwegian exchange student. Although I wasn’t surprised we decided to embark on such an adventure, I’d be lying if I said we did much pre-planning for the experience.

A look at four of the latest by San Juan authors

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:32PM

“MS and Your Feelings: Handling the Ups and Downs of Multiple Sclerosis,” by Allison Shadday; “Of the Law,” by Susan M. Wingate; “Naturally Attracted: Connecting with Michael J. Cohen,” by Michael J. Cohen; “Getting Around in China: Notes from an American Traveler,” by Fred Richardson

San Juan Library hosts non-book club book club | A&E Calendar

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:32PM

— Early Learning Luncheon, 2 p.m., Mullis Community Senior Center. An event to mobilize business and policy leaders to join parents, teachers and caregivers in building a new public-private partnership for early childhood learning. Keynote address by William Gates Sr. of the Gates Foundation. Call Joyce Sobel at the Family Resource Center, 378-5246.

San Juan solid waste transfer station site will be chosen in 2009

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 10:55AM

It's taken more than two years to get here. But the process of deciding whether San Juan Island's solid-waste transfer station will stay on Sutton Road or move to a new location appears to be headed down the home stretch.

Whale of a project: Fin whale cranium raised from San Juan sea bottom

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 10:36AM

The cranium of a whale skeleton that has been on the ocean bottom near the San Juan Islands since November 2006 finally resurfaced on June 1, after a long, exhausting weekend for a team of U.W. Friday Harbor Labs divers and vessel operators.

Nine 'velveteen rabbits' graduate from Griffin Bay

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 5:05AM

Kim Norton: “(Griffin Bay) is becoming better at what it does. It’s an opportunity for students in the San Juan School District."

Experience the 'Sounds of the San Juans'

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 4:50PM

San Juan's own Gary Gibbons hosts an online radio show on City Sounds Radio, Internet blues and jazz with a San Juan connection, www.citysounds.biz.

San Juan's Leo golf tournament raises $2,200

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM

John Towson and golfing members of the Leo Club stood behind a check for $500 for the Save Our Schools fund, at the conclusion of the second annual Leo Club Spring Scramble Golf Tournament June 8 at San Juan Golf and Country Club.

San Juans, state blessed with choices in '08 | Editorial

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM

Shortage of local candidates? That’s so last year. You’re going to have to study for the Aug. 19 and Nov. 4 elections. And that’s a good thing — a field of candidates results in a discussion of ideas and issues. Campaigns and candidate forums allow us to get to know those vying for the opportunity to make decisions on our behalf.

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