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'Orca Sing' dedicated to the people and wildlife of the oil-stricken Gulf region

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 1:23PM

The 11th annual Orca Sing concert — June 19, 6 p.m. at Lime Kiln Point State Park — was dedicated to the people and wildlife of the oil-stricken Gulf region. The concert featured maestro Fred West and members of the City Cantabile Choir in a celebration in song and words for the Salish Sea's resident orca whales.

Soundwatch boat has 'catastrophic failure'; fund-raiser Saturday

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 12:48PM

The Soundwatch Program had what director Kari Koski terms “catastrophic failure” on June 11. The team's boat — what it needs most to do its job — needs a new outdrive and supercharger.

Findlay Maric Smith | Births

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:58AM

Findlay Maric Smith was born May 17, 11:15 p.m. in the Greenbank Birth Center, Whidbey Island. He weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and measured 19 inches.

San Juan Chamber of Commerce hosts discussion on solid waste planning

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:26AM

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business group discussion on upcoming revisions to the San Juan County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management plans. The discussion is Wednesday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., in the San Juan Island Library Community Room.

San Juan Chamber of Commerce seeks donations for fireworks display: $15,000

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:18AM

Fourth of July is quickly approaching. And the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is seeking donations to pay for this year’s fireworks display. This year’s fireworks display will cost about $15,000.

Stephanie Sandwith and Dallas Osburn | Engagements

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 10:54AM

Pat and Debbie Sandwith of Friday Harbor, Wash., happily announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Sandwith, Friday Harbor High School Class of 2002, to Dallas Osburn, son of Mrs. Bobbi Jo Osburn, and the late Mr. Dave Osburn, of Santa Maria, Calif.

Marian VanHyning | Passages

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:37AM

Born in Cottage Grove, Ore., Jan. 7, 1921, Marian is the daughter of Elmer and Nellie Mae Moore. She graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1938. She studied Dietary Management and Home Economics at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Beatrice Wade Shockey | Passages

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:36AM

Bea obtained her B.A. in English in 1938 and gradually worked her way to the West Coast as a teacher, spending time in New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota, and Vancouver, B.C. She began her teaching career in 1950 as a nursery school teacher, then taught grades 1-8 at various times over the next 33 years. It was the Great Depression and seeing the breadlines that motivated Bea to have a lifelong career.

Susan Padgett-Dermody | Passages

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:32AM

Susan Padgett-Dermody was born in Shelton, Wash., on Jan. 2, 1948. She grew up in Olympia, graduating from Olympia High School in 1966. Educational pursuits took her initially to WSU then to Central Washington, with her first husband, where she graduated with her B.A. in ’70.

Lorraine Betty Wills Lowe Larson | Passages

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:35AM

Born on San Juan Island Nov. 17, 1923, she was the oldest daughter of Rod and Hazel Wills. Hazel, her mom, came to town in a horse-drawn buckboard to visit the midwife, Ella Dightman. She lived nearly her entire life on the island. Her grandfather was stationed at English Camp during the Pig War. Yes, she was an islander.

Brian D. Jameson | Passages

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:33AM

Brian was born March 20, 1947, on San Juan Island, Wash., to Charles and Agnes Jameson. He graduated from Friday Harbor High School in 1966 and joined the Navy. He was very proud of his service aboard the carrier USS Valley Forge and two tours in Vietnam.

Islanders join in international protest against offshore oil drilling Saturday

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:29AM

On Saturday, islanders will participate in an international protest against offshore oil drilling.

Julie Corey is new marketing and sales representative for The Journal

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:25AM

The Journal of the San Juan Islands is pleased to announce the hiring of Julie Corey as its new marketing and sales representative. Her first day was Monday. She succeeds Ron Bates, who recently resigned after 10 years to pursue a new direction.

Farewell reception July 14 for San Juan Island Library Director Laura Tretter

  • Jun 17, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jun 22, 2010 at 9:12AM

On July 14, Laura Tretter will step down as director of San Juan Island Library after a four-year tenure at the top. Tretter on June 23 announced she has accepted a position with Bayfield Public Library, located near Durango, Colo.

Free annual Barbershop Ferry Sing gets underway June 23

  • Jun 22, 2010 at 9:10AM

You’re as “Welcome as the Flowers in May” at the free annual Ferry Sing, hosted by Island Chordsmen Plus on June 23. The barbershoppers will sing their way from Friday Harbor to Orcas aboard the interisland ferry, picnic at Orcas Landing, then sing their way back to Friday Harbor.

Carrie Brooks, dean of the Friday Harbor Town Council, resigns effective July 1; has served on council since 2000

  • Jun 19, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Jun 20, 2010 at 8:11AM

Carrie Brooks, dean of the Friday Harbor Town Council, has resigned for health reasons. Brooks submitted a letter of resignation this week. Her resignation is effective July 1. She was in the third year of her third four-year term; she was first elected to the council in November 1999.

Kendo Yasuda dies at 95; helped record history of Roche Harbor and its Japanese residents in early 20th century

  • Jun 17, 2010 at 8:44PM

Kendo Yasuda, a Roche Harbor native who helped record the history of Roche Harbor’s Japanese residents as well as community life in the village during the first quarter of the 20th century, has died. Mr. Yasuda died June 6 in Payette, Idaho. He was 95.

PeaceHealth chooses Seattle-based firm to build San Juan Island's critical access hospital

  • Jun 16, 2010 at 4:15PM

According to Barbara Cable, chairwoman of PIMC's design committee, Howard S. Wright's determination to use local subcontractors and suppliers in building the hospital, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2012, helped to sway the committee's decision.

Friday Harbor home destroyed by fire, no injuries; cause under investigation

  • Jun 16, 2010 at 1:00PM

A billowing column of black smoke could be seen towering above the two-story structure, located just one lot north of the fairgrounds, for miles.

Public Works nets the lion's share of the county's economic development dollars in 2010

  • Jun 15, 2010 at 11:03AM

Nearly a half-dozen public projects received a shot in the arm thanks to the latest round of awards from San Juan County's public facilities financing assistance program.

Voluntary furloughs help keep San Juan County afloat

  • Jun 14, 2010 at 7:00PM updated Jun 15, 2010 at 9:58AM

According to Auditor Milene Henley, all departments that draw support from general fund, which totals $13.5 million in 2010, were asked to trim expenses by 2 percent in order to achieve the $266,000 target. Voluntary furloughs, which total $95,221 across all departments, account for more than one-third of the combined spending reduction.

Bon voyage Class of 2010

  • Jun 14, 2010 at 7:57PM

On Saturday, 78 young adults left an indelible mark on the collective mind of the community as they paced across the risers at Turnbull Gym, took hold of a hard-earned diploma, and then hustled off to begin a new chapter of life.

San Juan County Fair gets short-end of facilities funding awards

  • Jun 14, 2010 at 9:22AM

In a 5-1 decision, the County Council Tuesday endorsed the recommendation of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee in splitting up $315,000 in anticipated lodging-tax revenue – expected to be generated in 2010 – and dividing it between 11 separate tourist-related facilities, such as museums, parks and performing arts centers. That's roughly $70,000 less than the $384,650 distributed from the fund this time a year ago.

Former Friday Harbor standout Ochoa keys WSU playoff win

  • Jun 11, 2010 at 5:32PM

Washington State University was ousted from the Men's College World Series in a 7-2 loss to Arkansas June 7 in Fayetteville. But not before Friday Harbor's Richie Ochoa made his presence known in college baseball's premier post-season event.

Election 2010: Five running for sheriff, three for Lopez/Shaw County Council, two for North San Juan County Council

  • Jun 11, 2010 at 5:04PM

You have 15 choices for U.S. Senate — among them, Goodspaceguy and Mike the Mover. You have five choices for U.S. Congress. Nine people want you to know what they'll do as your representative from 40th District state House position 1 — three Democrats, three Republicans, and one from the Happiness Party. You'll hear from three candidates for 40th District state House position 2. Five candidates are running for sheriff. Three are running for the County Council position from Lopez/Shaw. Two are running for the County Council position from North San Juan. So, let the issues discussion begin.

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