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‘Sneaky Fitch’ is a heck of a meller-drama | Review

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:48PM

Not since Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles” have I laughed so hard at a spoof of the legendary myths of the ol’ Wild West as I did watching friends and neighbors of San Juan Island going through their wild paces in the preview performance of “The Death & Life of Sneaky Fitch,” showing through Saturday in the San Juan Community Theatre.

Tall ships are sailing the San Juans. And you can join in on the adventure

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:48PM

You won’t get to play Capt. Jack Sparrow, but you’ll be forgiven if your imagination goes wild.

Elwha loses power, being escorted to Anacortes

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 9:32AM

The Elwha is out of service and being escorted to Anacortes this morning after it lost power and drifted in deep water about a half-mile from Blakely Island.

San Juan's Save Our Schools within $93,000 of reaching goal

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 2:59PM

Superintendent Michael Soltman reported that the combined “challenge” and “matching” gifts have reached $413,076 toward addressing the $600,000 budget shortfall for 2008-09. These funds have restored all teaching positions and have sustained class sizes and instructional programs.

More support for Henderson and Ranker

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00PM

Former Whatcom County Councilman Ken Henderson has been endorsed for state Senate by The Bellingham Herald and Anacortes Port Commissioner Steve Hopley.

Yacht Haven is a Firewise Community

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00PM

The Yacht Haven area of San Juan Island officials became a Firewise Community July 30.

Karin Agosta says her name should not be listed on Guard campaign ad

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00PM

Karin Agosta of San Juan Island said her name is listed as a supporter of Lisa Guard, candidate for San Juan County Council, San Juan South, in a campaign ad and on Guard’s Web site.

San Juan School District backs off on Carter Ave. fields improvements

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 1:00AM

Citing town restrictions and concerns from neighbors, the San Juan Island School Board and the Friday Harbor Athletic Association withdrew a conditional use permit application for further improvements to the Carter Avenue sports fields site.

Town’s centennial kicks off Aug. 13 at fair

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Friday Harbor’s year-long Centennial Celebration begins Aug. 13 at the San Juan County Fair.

Dead killer whale calf found on Henry Island

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

A dead orca calf was recovered from a beach on Henry Island’s Open Bay, Saturday, by the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Stuff you need to know about the San Juan County Fair Aug. 13-16

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jul 31, 2008 at 1:42PM

Trashion Fashion Show is Monday at midnight. Grab your glue-gun, sewing machine and paint and start collecting your reused, refused collectables and see what over-the-top, oh-so-sophisticated recycled fashion items you can come up with for this once-a-year highlight.

Puget Sound Food Network Web site to launch Aug. 6

  • Jul 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 31, 2008 at 1:39PM

The launching of a new Web-based project enabling real-time communication between consumers, farmers and other participants in the Puget Sound regional food system — and facilitating online food-related transactions — is scheduled to launch the first week of August.

Memories from the Canoe Journey

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jul 31, 2008 at 11:45AM

Betty Chevalier Nash, with blue visor, was the oldest Mitchell Bay Indian at the Canoe Journey gathering at Roche Harbor, July 24. Mrs. Nash, whose mother was Swinomish, is a descendant on her father's side of the Mitchell Bay people, whose place of origin on San Juan Island was near that of the Lummi.

San Juan County: 11,005 ballots ready for the mail

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 31, 2008 at 11:43AM

San Juan County Elections Supervisor Doris Schaller and her staff today loaded trays of envelopes containing ballots to be metered and sent to the Post Office Thursday.

3 die in plane crash; was en route from Roche Harbor to Auburn

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 31, 2008 at 11:38AM

Three people died Sunday when their Cessna 172, which had left Roche Harbor for Auburn, crashed in a rugged area nine miles north of Arlington.

Reward a completed task with a trip outside | Island Books

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:41PM

“Natural Areas of the San Juan Islands,” © 2007 by Terry Domico

Around Town

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:42PM

Ben Johnson said that Shakespeare was not of an age but for all time. Come find out why.

'The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch' opens Thursday

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:41PM

Clearly, there’s something rotten in Den ... — er, Gopher Gulch. The townspeople are all upset. Sneaky Fitch, that loathsome, low-down, no-good so-and-so, just won’t die. Even when they conspire with the local doctor to “do something” about the problem, Sneaky Fitch just won’t stay dead.

The cleaning power of a child’s honesty | Jill Urbach

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:42PM

Sometimes I don’t appreciate the honesty of children. I got a dose of honesty last week from a 5-year-old who was in town visiting her grandparents. She befriended my daughter, so her grandmother and I arranged a play date at my house.

What's Happening on San Juan Island | July 30

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 4:15PM

Today: Blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., San Juan Grange Hall, 152 First St. Puget Sound Blood Center is holding its blood drive here so islanders can donate blood. The collected blood will benefit Western Washington hospitals. Call the Puget Sound Blood Center, (800) 398-7888.

Obituaries | Carl Angelo Perovich, 1942-2008

  • Jul 24, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jul 30, 2008 at 4:12PM

San Juan Journal Letters to the Editor | July 30

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:49PM

Treat orcas respectfully: It’s the law | Guest Column

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:42PM

Soundwatch has been working closely with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Office and the state Parks and Recreation Commission to create and distribute educational materials to inform boaters on the new laws for Southern resident orcas.

This columnist’s new use for the ‘Delete’ key | Ferry Home Companion

  • Jul 28, 2008 at 11:42PM

“We are raising a generation being raised without communication skills,” according to Jacquie Ream, author of K.I.S.S. “Keep It Short and Simple.”

Cold but unbowed, Stark will finish ferry route swim

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 2:11PM

Orcas Island resident Damien Stark gave it his best shot to swim the Anacortes-to-Friday Harbor ferry route — 19.5 miles — Saturday and Sunday because he believes “There is no greater joy than ... not the swimming itself, but the ability to use swimming in order to help someone else.”

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