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- Apr 15, 2009 at 1:14PM
This year's Silver Tea, an annual event of the San Juan Historical Society, will be historic on two levels. First, the tea will be held in the King Farmhouse — the first event in the 1894 farmhouse since it was placed on a new foundation. Second, the event features a quilt show in the resource center — an exhibit of quilts from the museum's collection, some dating to the late 1800s.
A night with the Big O: Rock pioneer Kent Morrill brings Roy Orbison back to life in benefit concert for graduating seniors
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Apr 15, 2009 at 10:53AM
Before there was Hendrix, Heart or Nirvana, there were The Fabulous Wailers. So perhaps it's a gift that you can catch Wailers front man Kent Morrill in the intimate San Juan Community Theater for $25, in his acclaimed tribute to Roy Orbison.
- Apr 15, 2009 at 9:33AM
The Friday Harbor Wolverines soccer team is maturing. The mostly rookie team, outscored by a total of 40-1 in its first three games of the season, allowed Nooksack Valley only two goals in a 2-0 loss at home Monday. This is a team that has only two seniors and one reliever.
- Apr 15, 2009 at 10:41AM
Add another game to the winning streak. The San Juan Dragons defeated the Skagit Valley Flyers 10-3 Tuesday at Skagit River Park, boosting their record to 4-2. They are one game behind conference leader Mukilteo.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Apr 15, 2009 at 8:44AM
In the wrestling ring, Lisa Moretti was known for such moves as the facebuster, the snap suplex and the scoop slam. Today, she's traded in the smackdown for shampoo and shears. Moretti, a former pro football cheerleader and World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler, has opened a cat and dog grooming service on San Juan Island. Her number is 378-8468.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 5:06PM
The Friday Harbor Elementary School PTA is putting the "fun" back in fund-raising with a new twist on an old idea. Five island fathers will compete for the title of Mr. San Juan Island April 25 in the Roche Harbor Pavilion.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 4:55PM
The Victoria Clipper will not offer service between Seattle and the San Juan Islands this summer. The U.S. Navy will use the Victoria Clipper III and other vessels to ferry personnel from Everett to Bremerton for work on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. Service between Seattle and the San Juans is expected to resume in 2010, the company stated on its Web site.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:41AM
Melba Margaret Mewhinney Davis, a part-time resident of Shaw Island, died April 6, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. at her Emerald Heights retirement home in Redmond. She was 97.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:06AM
Martin V. Stewart’s flying career spanned 60 years, including 36 years in the Air Force and service in three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After retiring to San Juan Island in 1990, Marty Stewart continued to fly actively until just months before his death from cancer in 2005. As a deacon in the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, he regularly flew various pastors to visit hospitalized parishioners, and his Cessna 182 became known as “POB Airlines” (Presbyterians On Board).
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:17AM
Skagit Valley College San Juan Center has developed a three-day erosion and sediment control instruction program that will provide participants with the required 18 hours necessary to become a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:15AM
“Water in San Juan County,” a for-credit course for real estate professionals, is being offered April 24 in the San Juan Island Fire Department headquarters station on Mullis Street. The full-day course is presented by Friends of the San Juans, the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee and the San Juan Island Association of Realtors.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:13AM
The San Juan County Community Development and Planning Department is setting up an e-mail news service to inform the building community of policy statements and information related to staffing, service and other topics of interest. Its first edition is scheduled to go out this week.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:12AM
The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce introduces a new program for 2009, “The Chamber Luncheon.” This monthly event will be held the third Tuesday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vinny’s Ristorante, starting this month.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:11AM
Need a job? The Northwest Workforce Career Center can help. The Career Center, 540 Guard St., No. 210, Friday Harbor, is offering a series of free workshops.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 11:10AM
A bocce ball court is being developed in front of the old kilns next to Quarryman Hall at Roche Harbor Village. The court is expected to be completed by June, according to Pat Carver of the Roche Harbor Village staff.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:56AM
Never mind the small ball. The Friday Harbor softball team flexed its muscles at the plate in tattooing back-to-back losses on Concrete Saturday at home. The Wolverines outscored the Lions by a combined score of 25-1 in a convincing sweep of the league doubleheader.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:46AM
Forget about a repeat of last season’s undefeated run through the regular season. Concrete rebounded from a 9-0 loss in the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Hartman Field and dealt the Wolverines a decisive 9-1 defeat in the sequel.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:45AM
Spring break is over and prep sports are in full swing. Here's the (busy) schedule for San Juan Island's high school athletes.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:27AM
The Friday Harbor Sailing Club announces the following sailboat race series. Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Griffin Bay and San Juan Channel. PHRF and Cruising divisions. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Griffin Bay and San Juan Channel. PHRF and Cruising divisions. The event is a two-day racing series sponsored by the Friday Harbor Sailing Club. Register online at www.fridayharborsailing.com. Entry fee: $10, covers both days sailing. Race one or both.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:31AM
The San Juan Dragons’ home lacrosse game Saturday vs. Lynnwood was rescheduled because of spring break. The Dragons (3-2) travel today to Skagit Valley (0-4). See SanJuanJournal.com for results.
- Apr 14, 2009 at 10:29AM
Purple & Gold, the support group for San Juan Island School District athletics, is sponsoring a fund-raising event to pay for the Friday Harbor High School fall sports program. A barbecued dinner, dance, live music and auction are scheduled May 2, 5 p.m., at Beaverton Valley Business Park.
- Apr 13, 2009 at 7:39PM
A San Juan Island man accused of cutting his dog's throat and assaulting a neighbor who tried to rescue it will face a series of criminal charges, including animal cruelty.
- Apr 9, 2009 at 3:35PM
Decibel levels of sonar pings recorded off the west side of San Juan Island April 7-8 may have been the same level as sonar pings implicated in the deaths of several beaked whales in the Bahamas in October 2003. That's according to Dr. Val Veirs, president of The Whale Museum board and professor emeritus of physics at Colorado College. Hydrophones operated by The Whale Museum and Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School started recording sonar pings and what sounded like garbled human speech beginning at 7 p.m. on April 7. The pings and sounds continued into the early morning.
- Apr 8, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Apr 9, 2009 at 3:09PM
A busy schedule of Easter activities and services is planned this week, capped by Easter egg hunts at Jackson Beach and Roche Harbor.
- Apr 9, 2009 at 3:05PM
More than $130,000 is included in the state's proposed capital budget for development of up to 15 trails in the 112-acre Cattle Point Natural Resource Conservation Area on San Juan Island. The money is intended for preservation work as well. Specifically, the money is budgeted for "natural areas facilities preservation and access." The proposed capital budget also includes nearly $1 million to repair the wastewater system in Moran State Park on Orcas Island.
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