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- Jun 2, 2010 at 4:57PM
A benefit is scheduled June 6 in the Roche Harbor Pavilion for Lori Holforty, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The event has been organized by Holforty's friends. Holforty, 46, is a familiar face in the local food service industry. She worked at Downriggers for 15 years and at Roche Harbor's McMillin's Dining Room the past four. Proceeds will help cover the costs of her household and medical bills, as well as cancer treatments, as she battles the disease.
Tour art studios, meet celebrities at the golf course, and watch marathoners conquer the island June 4-6
- Jun 2, 2010 at 1:00PM updated at 3:39PM
The first weekend in June kicks off another San Juan summer in style. In past years, this big weekend has featured a huge selection of events — from art to music to charity golf. This year’s June weekend is a little slimmer in some parts, heavier in others.
- Jun 1, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jun 2, 2010 at 3:39PM
Shannon Leigh Smith passed away May 11, 2010, at the age of 35. She was a professional caregiver and a 1994 graduate of Friday Harbor High School. Her loving passion was taking care of island children, and she was an active fund-raiser for various causes.
- Jun 2, 2010 at 3:24PM
A memorial service is scheduled for June 23, 3-5 p.m., for Elizabeth W. Burden, formerly of Friday Harbor. The memorial service will be in the Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St., Seattle.
- Jun 2, 2010 at 2:13PM
Charlie Wiggins, who is running against Justice Richard Sanders for election to the Supreme Court, will visit Friday Harbor on June 5. You can meet Wiggins and join him for refreshments from 9-10:30 a.m. at Friday Harbor House, San Juan Meeting Room, 130 West St. Wiggins has 34 years of experience as a lawyer, primarily handling appeals. He has served as a Court of Appeals judge, and as a Superior Court judge pro tem in Jefferson and King counties.
- Jun 1, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Jun 2, 2010 at 2:04PM
San Juan County Superior Court Judge Donald E. Eaton has announced that he will run for election to that position this year. Eaton was appointed to the bench in March by Gov. Christine Gregoire, three months after the death of Judge John Linde. In announcing his appointment, Gregoire stated, "I was impressed with Don the moment I met him. He has a history of being honest, fair and compassionate, and has the respect of his community and colleagues."
- Jun 2, 2010 at 1:35PM
There’s a photo of mixed martial arts fighter Danny Martinez on the wall of the Friday Harbor Boxing Club. Martinez, sparring with another boxer, exudes the raw power of the punch. At the Friday Harbor club, however, boxing is not about violence. “It’s about accountability and life skills,” says Brock Hauck, coach and club founder.
- Jun 2, 2010 at 1:26PM
Our neighborhood deer have returned after their winter hiatus. They saunter insouciantly down the driveway stopping to nibble here, take a bite there, rarely looking up. They are supremely confident in their safety. Occasionally, the neighbor’s dog will bark loudly, and they will look up, listening carefully. It is quickly apparent he is not close enough to worry and they return to their daily chore of finding enough food.
- Jun 2, 2010 at 12:55PM
The classic features a lineup of autograph-worthy celebrities from music, radio and sports. (And don’t forget the salmon dinner. And the live and silent auctions. And the fact that every dollar you spend will help an island non-profit. The event annually raises about $40,000.)
San Juan Island Marathon, Half-Marathon is Sunday; sanctioned by USA Track & Field as a Boston Marathon qualifier
- Jun 2, 2010 at 1:01PM
Australia. Great Britain. British Columbia. No, we’re not talking about the Olympics, but rather the San Juan Island Marathon and its companion event, the Half-Marathon. Odds are there’ll be more than a few hearty souls from overseas and north of the border in the field this Sunday when the starting gun sounds. Several are already registered.
- Jun 2, 2010 at 10:48AM
Roberto Alps of Friday Harbor spent six weeks in the Gulf of Mexico assisting in the effort to stop the ocean-floor oil leak there. The leak was caused by an oil rig explosion April 20. An estimated 20 million to 40 million gallons of oil have gushed from the wellhead as of Wednesday, far surpassing the 11 million that leaked in the Exxon Valdez disaster, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
- Jun 2, 2010 at 9:14AM
In the past, Jazz at the Labs has coincided with the summer kick-off weekend in June. This year, the jazz concert stands alone, but with a dynamic lineup that will draw jazz lovers to the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs Dining Hall.
Suspected driver in fatal San Juan crash released from hospital; case being investigated as 'potential vehicular homicide'
- Jun 1, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jun 2, 2010 at 7:46AM
Vehicle speed and alcohol are believed to be "contributing factors" in Monday's fatal car crash near Cattle Point Road and Madden Lane, and the case is being investigated as a "potential vehicular homicide," Sheriff Bill Cumming said Tuesday. Dana Kempton, identified by the Sheriff's Department as possibly being the driver of a car that crashed about 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Cattle Point Road and Madden Lane, killing a passenger, was released Tuesday from Harborview Medical Center after treatment for his injuries.
- Jun 1, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 2:47PM
One man was killed and his passenger injured Monday in a single-car rollover crash on Cattle Point Road near Madden Lane. At about 6:30 p.m., the San Juan County Sheriff's Emergency Dispatch received a call from a witness of the single-vehicle rollover crash. Emergency personnel from San Juan EMS, Fire District 3 and Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene.
- May 28, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jun 1, 2010 at 1:54PM
The San Juan County Council will convene at 9 a.m. on June 8 to allow time to discuss and take public input on the work plan for the county’s Critical Areas Ordinance update. The council will also have a special meeting with the Planning Commission, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Fire District 3 headquarters fire station, 1011 Mullis St., Friday Harbor. The purpose of the joint meeting is to discuss the Critical Area Ordinance Work Plan and take public comment.
- Jun 1, 2010 at 1:49PM
The May 26 USA TODAY ran a front-page article titled “In Seattle, homeowners build a cottage industry” which told about the Seattle program of allowing people with lots over 4,000 square feet to build a small rental cottage or add an apartment over a garage — in essence, adding a small “accessory dwelling unit” to a single-family residence property.
- Jun 1, 2010 at 1:42PM
Let's all remember why we have Memorial Day. Picnics and such are wonderful, but let's remember the freedom we have which is directly related to our men and women in uniform, today and in the past.
- Jun 1, 2010 at 1:32PM
If you could save a life, would you? Each day, patients in our local hospitals battle cancer and leukemia, need surgeries, and suffer traumatic injuries which require blood transfusions. With less than an hour of your time, your one blood donation can help up to three patients. Give the gift of life and donate at the San Juan Island Community Blood Drive, June 2, noon to 6 p.m., Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash St.
- Jun 1, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 12:47PM
A summary of a lacrosse season that will long be remembered is the top feature of The Journal's Wednesday edition, which will be available at newsstands and markets Tuesday afternoon.
- Jun 1, 2010 at 12:44PM
The 2010 election season will officially open with the beginning of Filing Week on June 7, when hundreds of candidates throughout Washington officially launch their campaigns. Candidates can file for office by using the Internet, in-person filing or submitting the declaration of candidacy via mail.
- May 31, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jun 1, 2010 at 10:26AM
Until the mess is sorted out, Washington State Ferries won't be seeing an increase in its fares. On May 18, the State Transportation Commission unanimously voted to delay further consideration of ferry fare adjustments until ferry operational reviews are completed.
- May 31, 2010 at 6:46AM
Friday Harbor's Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. today. The procession will start on Second Street, then turn onto Spring Street to Memorial Park. After the ceremony, children will place flowers into the harbor in memory of the nation's Navy war dead.
- May 30, 2010 at 5:29AM
Alex Tindall scored 5 goals and Trey Knowles and Nick Peters each scored 4 to lead Lynnwood to its first Division II state lacrosse championship in a 16–7 win over San Juan, Saturday before 2,650 at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium. The championship was the first in two tries for Lynnwood. “Our plan going into the game was shoot, shoot, shoot. It didn’t matter whether the shots hit or not,” said Tindall, whose team fired 44 shots at the San Juan cage to unsettle the Skagit Conference champions. “We’ve worked hard all season for this,” he said. “It was a great team effort.”
- May 29, 2010 at 6:51PM
The Lynnwood Tigers defeated the San Juan Dragons 16-7 Saturday and claimed the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Division II state championship, at Seattle's Memorial Stadium. And so the Dragons' remarkable season comes to an end: The Skagit Conference title, five spots on the All-Conference Team, and division leaders in assists, goals, groundball recovery and saves.
- May 29, 2010 at 6:29PM
The San Juan Dragons' Michael Ausilio and Kyle Skoog scored in the third quarter but the Lynnwood Tigers went man-up and broadened their lead to 16-6 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, in the Division II lacrosse state championship game, Saturday at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.
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