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- Apr 20, 2010 at 3:56PM
Jaileen Panger and Peace of Mind Pet Sitting are sponsoring the first annual Pet Poetry Contest. All poems must relate to pets. The pets may be living or deceased, or even imaginary pets, but the poems must be about a pet or pets. The contest began midnight April 1 and continues for the entire month; deadline is midnight April 30.
Hearing on barge landings' future April 27; Friends of San Juans asks state to invalidate Essential Public Facilities Ordinance
- Apr 20, 2010 at 3:38PM
The San Juan County Council has given tentative approval to changes in local shoreline rules in which three publicly-owned barge landings would be designated as essential public facilities, setting the stage for their expansion.
San Juan Dragons en route to fifth consecutive win, retain hold on Skagit Conference lead | Lacrosse
- Apr 17, 2010 at 5:07PM
San Juan was leading 11-5 at the half and on its way to its fifth consecutive win Saturday at Friday Harbor High School, vs. Providence (5-3, Cascade Conference). With the win, the Dragons would improve to 5-1 and retain their hold on first place in the Skagit Conference. Their next game is April 21 at Silver Lake (0-6, Cascade Conference).
- Apr 16, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 5:10PM
Anacortes and Friday Harbor now have more in common than the state ferries. Sewage. Wastewater — specifically, activated sludge — from Anacortes is being trucked to the Friday Harbor wastewater treatment plant Friday to repopulate the wastewater system with micro-organisms that break down sewage.
- Apr 16, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 3:12PM
A benefit fund-raiser is scheduled for May 2, 1-4 p.m., at American Legion Post 163 for the family of Bob and Carmen Dixon, to defray expenses caused by Bob's cardiac arrest and death. There will be a spaghetti feed, with Caesar salad and garlic bread, as well as a silent auction. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call Abe, 298-2229.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Apr 16, 2010 at 3:12PM
On April 3, Ming Zhang and Natalia Borges exchanged wedding vows in the presence of family and close friends. The ceremony was held in a penthouse suite atop the Westin Seattle. Ming is a Friday Harbor High School (2004) and Washington State University (2008) graduate. His bride, Naty, is also a 2008 graduate of Washington State University, where they met. The new couple will make their home in Seattle, where Ming is an agent for American Family Insurance.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Apr 16, 2010 at 1:56PM
At least 20 islanders, referring to themselves as Tea Party supporters, gathered during the noon hour in front of the county courthouse Thursday to protest what they called an "assault on the average taxpayer" by government.
- Apr 16, 2010 at 1:03PM
For the first time, a portion of lodging tax money reserved for construction or maintenance of tourism-related facilities will be used to promote visiting Friday Harbor during the summer, from May to August. The Friday Harbor Town Council Thursday allocated $40,000 for a blitz of summer promotions over the Internet, in print, on radio and on television. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce was allocated $15,000 for a promotion with Comcast for on-air and online promotions in South Snohomish, North Seattle, Bellevue-Issaquah, Woodinville-Redmond. A commercial by SanJuanIslandsTV.com will be broadcast over Bravo, Comedy, E!, Headline, Animal Planet and Fox News channels. A banner video will be placed on Comcast.net.
- Apr 16, 2010 at 9:58AM
Pete Nelsen of Shaw Island won the sixth annual Frank Wilson Memorial Blackmouth Fishing Derby April 15. The derby began Feb. 1 and ended at 5:30 p.m. April 15. Nelsen won with a 20.95-pound catch that won him Week 8 honors and propelled him to the top of the leaderboard.
San Juan Dragons defeat Woodinville 9-4; host Providence April 17 at Friday Harbor High School | Lacrosse
- Apr 16, 2010 at 7:06AM
The San Juan Dragons are 4-1 and on top of the Skagit Conference after defeating Woodinville 9-4 April 14, at Woodinville. San Juan played aggressively, scoring three goals and holding Woodinville scoreless in the first quarter. San Juan scored two more goals in the second, three in the third and one in the fourth. Woodinville scored one goal in the third quarter, and managed three more goals in the fourth.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 4:50PM
The Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit visits Friday Harbor April 19-20, offering 30 minutes of free health tests to islanders. The Mobile Health Screening Unit will be at Mullis Community Senior Center April 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday Harbor MarketPlace on April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 4:09PM
Tom Pasma visits San Juan Island April 24 as part of a weeklong series of events to promote his candidacy to succeed Dave Quall in the state House of Representatives. “It’s important for such a geographically diverse district for people to know that you won’t just represent where you are from, that you will represent the entire district,” said Pasma, a Bow rancher and former chairman of the 40th Legislative District Democrats.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 2:48PM
Eleven islanders were elected delegates or alternate delegates to the state Republican Convention June 10-12 in Vancouver. They were elected at the San Juan County Republican Convention, March 28.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 2:54PM
Two Republican U.S. Senate candidates — one of them a noted former NFL tight end — bring their campaigns to Friday Harbor this month. Sean Salazar is the special guest at a no-host lunch upstairs at the China Pearl April 20, and on Orcas Island the same day from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Clint Didier is the special guest at a no-host lunch upstairs at the China Pearl, April 23 at 11:30 a.m.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 12:42PM
Robert "Bob" Sheldon Dixon passed peacefully on April 12, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital after complications from a cardiac arrest. Bob was born in Seattle, Wash., on March 2, 1954. He graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1972. Bob moved to Friday Harbor in 1977. Bob was a skilled meat cutter for more than 30 years in Friday Harbor, employed by Verne Howard.
- Apr 15, 2010 at 12:41PM
Ken "Dart" Malan, 78, retired Group Health physician, died from cancer on April 5, 2010 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash. He was born Aug. 21, 1931 in Ogden, Utah, son of Kennett H. Malan and Maureen Peck. He spent some of his happiest days working with his beloved grandpa, Gideon H. Malan, on their mountain, and with his lifelong friends from Polk Elementary, fondly referred to as "the sons of Polk." He was on winning swimming and skiing teams at Ogden High School.
Attorney General Rob McKenna will visit Friday Harbor to talk about protecting private property rights
- Apr 15, 2010 at 10:20AM
State Attorney General Rob McKenna will talk about "Protecting Private Property Rights" at the May 4 meeting of CAPR San Juan — the Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the San Juan Island Grange. Minnie Knych said McKenna may also talk about the proposed San Juan Islands National Monument designation and the possible implications. Land owned by the U.S. Department of Natural Resources — some 900 acres — is on a U.S. Interior Department list of proposed national monuments.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 2:26PM
A solo show of Terry Ogle’s diverse work — more than 20 abstracts, acrylics, sketches, watercolors and wood sculptures — opens April 18, 2-5 p.m., in the Harborview Building at First and East streets, next to the ferry landing. Those in attendance can sign in for a drawing for a painting and a sculpture.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:31PM
The Wolverines made quick work out of Concrete and swept a doubleheader on the road Saturday by a combined total of 35-4. More importantly, perhaps, senior Kerri Goff had her groove on from the very first pitch. “She pitched the first three innings of both games without giving up a walk. That’s zero base-on-balls,” Head Coach Kevin Carlton said. “And she threw hard.”
- Apr 13, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 14, 2010 at 2:03PM
The San Juan Island Farmers Market will likely have a permanent home on Nichols Street soon. The Capital Budget approved by the state House of Representatives Tuesday includes $375,000 for the purchase of 150 Nichols St. for a permanent farmers market.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 2:03PM
San Juan County Parks, Public Works, the Land Bank and The Trust for Public Land will host open houses on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands to share key findings from a community survey conducted in December 2009, present new maps of county resources, and request feedback on their recommended projects and actions.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:58PM
It’s now been four years since the grassroots group that named itself the San Juan Island Anti-Litter Initiative formed. During this time, we’ve mounted several important campaigns aimed at raising awareness about San Juan Island’s litter problem and at attempting to reduce the amount of litter on our roadsides and beaches. Working behind the scenes in concert with us was Patt Martin, a woman who deserves a very special “thank you” from all of us.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:53PM
We are grateful for the many expressions of love and support during our loss of Charlie. The flowers, food, cards, visits and thoughts were truly appreciated. It is most rewarding to have lived on this island all our lives with special, caring people.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:52PM
“Cowboy” Bob Myhr recently sent out a press release regarding an Audubon field trip on Lopez. He called it a trip sponsored by the Lopez subchapter of the San Juan Islands Audubon Society. We do not have subchapters as all the San Juan Islands are part of San Juan Islands Audubon Society.
- Apr 14, 2010 at 1:50PM
The Family Umbrella Group’s 12th annual Spring Luncheon will be held this Friday at Mullis Community Senior Center. We hope that you can join us for this fun-filled event starting at 11 a.m. with our silent auction and social hour. Enjoy a gourmet lunch provided by Vinny’s and be entertained by Eugene Cuomo during our live auction. Many fabulous items graciously donated by members and businesses within our community are up for bid.
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