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- Mar 24, 2009 at 1:39PM
The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Downtown Forum will meet Thursday, 8:30 a.m. at Whidbey Island Bank. The Chamber Downtown Forum is a program offered by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 1:36PM
Effective with the March 31 edition, the Lopez Island-based Islands’ Weekly will no longer be mailed to households on Orcas and San Juan islands. It will continue to be mailed free of charge to Lopez Island households.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 1:32PM
After fighting to keep it on the schedule, the Anacortes-San Juan Islands-Sidney international ferry run is here to stay (for now), and islanders are invited to celebrate.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 1:26PM
The 2009 Spring Sports Preview, a special section of The Journal of the San Juan Islands and The Islands' Sounder, is included in this week's editions of the newspapers.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 1:07PM
Farming in San Juan County is growing – and growing faster than national and state averages, according to a new report from the National Agricultural Statistics service. The number of farms, farmers, acres farmed, and revenue are all growing in San Juan County. The report, released last month, is a national census conducted every five years, and results from 2007 show 66 more farms (291 total) in the islands than in 2002, a 29 percent increase compared to 13 percent for Washington state and 4 percent nationally.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 1:01PM
San Juan Islands Audubon is partnering with Skylark Birding and Nature Tours to bring birding classes to the islands. So, dust off your binoculars and get ready to enjoy the sounds of spring. Sign up for more than one class and get a Good Student Discount.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 12:58PM
The signs of spring are everywhere, which means that now is the time to sign your co-ed softball team up for Island Rec’s summer league. This is a nine-week summer league, with games played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, for women and men 15 years and older.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 12:56PM
Island Rec is offering a three-day afternoon mini day camp for elementary age youth. Games, arts and crafts and trips around the island are planned to keep everyone entertained all afternoon. On April 9, participants will head to Orcas Island to play at the Funhouse.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 12:54PM
The San Juan Island School Board’s agenda Wednesday includes an Update on Funding Athletic Program for 2009-10. The agenda indicates the item will be discussed only; no decision is expected to be made.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 12:52PM
The Friday Harbor Wolverines soccer team is off to a tough season start. With only 12 players and two seniors, that was to be expected. But despite the losses, the young team is showing a positive attitude in the face of defeat — a sign of discipline and maturity, Coach Andy Duke said.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 12:49PM
A roaring campfire and singfest in 30-degree weather on a remote island. What could be better? That’s the way the Friday Harbor Sailing Club started its 2009 cruising season last weekend. Six sailboats and one motorboat (ugh) moored alongside the float in Prevost Harbor, Stuart Island, and one anchored out.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 11:49AM
The San Juan Dragons were looking to shake off two season-opening losses. The North County Cavaliers found themselves the unwitting victims. Saturday, the Dragons turned their season around with an 8-2 win at home under sunny skies.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 11:43AM
With a three-run lead and two innings to go, the Wolverines looked as if they had the game under control. But a patient Meridian team had something else in mind.
- Mar 24, 2009 at 11:46AM
Friday Harbor bested the elements and Darrington to bag 4-out-of-5 matches and a victory at home Friday in the season opener. Junior Hannah Snow and sophomore Jenny Dunn netted an impressive 8-2 win in No. 1 doubles and set a tone for their teammates to follow.
- Mar 20, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Mar 23, 2009 at 2:36PM
Dustin Howard shot 37 in his debut as a Friday Harbor Wolverine golfer Thursday, medaling at par-35 Lopez. The Wolverines defeated the Lopez Lobos by 30 strokes, 241 to 271.
- Mar 20, 2009 at 6:04PM
The stage is set for Friday Harbor to grow. The Town Council on Thursday tentatively approved annexation of the Buck property, a 48-acre parcel on the southeast side of town and the future home, as proposed, of a mixed neighborhood of 240 market-rate and permanently affordable homes.
- Mar 20, 2009 at 2:36PM
April 13. That’s the new deadline for public comment on the U.S. Navy’s plans to extend its training over the San Juan Islands and the Pacific Northwest. Hear those planes rumbling over the San Juans? That should compel you to learn more about what the Navy has planned. Read the draft Environmental Impact Statement – the name of the document is the “Northwest Training Range Complex Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Overseas Environmental Impact Statement.” To review the document and submit a comment, visit www.NWTRangeComplexEIS.com or write to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, 1101 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315-1101, Attn: Mrs. Kimberly Kler – NWTRC EIS/OEIS.
- Mar 19, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 5:20PM
San Juan Island hospital district commissioners approved a contract Wednesday that gives PeaceHealth the right to build and operate a hospital on San Juan Island for 50 years. The vote was 5-0 and was applauded by the audience of more than 40 islanders and supporters who crowded the meeting room in the Frank Wilson EMS Building.
- Mar 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Mar 19, 2009 at 5:12PM
San Juan Island hospital district commissioners will vote March 18 on a contract that would give PeaceHealth the right to build and operate a hospital on San Juan Island for 50 years.
- Mar 19, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 2:12PM
The San Juan Dragons lost 12-5 to Lynnwood at Shoreline Soccer Fields, Wednesday. The Dragons, off to a shaky 0-2 start in Washington High School Boys Lacrosse, return home Saturday to host the North County Cavaliers. Game time is 2 p.m.
- Mar 19, 2009 at 2:11PM
Sure, patience may be a virtue. But it can also go a long way in helping set the table when an opposing pitcher can't find the strike zone. The Friday Harbor softball team made the most out of a dozen base-on-balls and a hit batter or two to open the season with a 13-3 victory on the road Tuesday over Coupeville.
- Mar 19, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 8:51AM
The Friday Harbor Town Council meets tonight at 5:30 in Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash St. There will be a public hearing to consider annexation of 48 acres near the former gravel pit. A neighborhood of 240 permanently affordable and market-rate homes would be developed over 20 years.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 5:19PM
Even after the guns were drawn and the agent called out for him to get out of his vehicle and put his hands above his head, Michael Greene thought someone else was the subject of all the action.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 2:50PM
A 50-year contract to build and operate a hospital on San Juan Island. A possible new funding source for school sports. A search for a new superintendent. Annexation of 48 acres near the former gravel pit. Big decisions will be made this week. And meetings today and Thursday may be your last chance to provide input before those decisions are made.
- Mar 18, 2009 at 1:51PM
The San Juans just got a little greener. OPALCO members recently received a surprise in the mail: an energy kit with five new-generation compact fluorescent lights, two low-flow shower heads, a kitchen and bathroom aerator, and energy saving tips.
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