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Remembering San Juan Island's 2010 Fourth of July celebration | Multimedia

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 5:00AM updated at 3:19PM

Fourth of July started off with a couple of hitches. First, unseasonably cool weather. Second, a Montana driver heading up Spring Street came face to face with the beginning of the parade at Spring Street and Blair Avenue, and had to negotiate his vehicle out of the way of the parade and crowds. But then, with Ray Charles singing "America the Beautiful" over Pat O'Day's sound system, a bald eagle flew high over Spring Street, seemingly setting the tone for the rest of the day. And San Juan Island's celebration of the 234th anniversary of American independence began.

Fourth of July | Roche Harbor contest winners

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 3:04PM

These are the winners of Roche Harbor's various contests. Other results are expected and will be posted as received.

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition one of eight in U.S. selected for summer graduate intern program

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 2:12PM

Cara Gresham has joined the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition as a summer graduate intern for 10 weeks. The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition was one of eight Drug-Free Community coalitions in the U.S. chosen to have a 10-week summer graduate intern funded by the federal government. There are currently 746 Drug-Free Communities in the U.S., with San Juan Island Prevention Coalition being the only Drug-Free Community mentoring coalition in Washington state.

Fourth of July Parade: Have volunteers hand candy to kids only at the curb

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 11:57AM

The July 4 Parade was great! We all had a lot of fun, but we have a serious problem. I am concerned about the safety of the children picking up candy during the parade. Big truck and fire truck drivers are very careful but they are unable to thoroughly monitor their rear wheels.

'Cutthroat Pirates' win Best Float in the 2010 Fourth of July Parade

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 11:34AM

The winners of the Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade, July 4, 2010.

Authorities say Colton Harris-Moore may be in the Bahamas

  • Jul 6, 2010 at 5:00AM updated at 11:06AM

A plane stolen from an airport near Indianapolis, Ind., has been found in the Bahamas. And officials believe Colton Harris-Moore was the pilot. Q-13 TV has the story.

Fourth of July Gallery | Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade

  • Jul 5, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Jul 6, 2010 at 5:07AM

‘Green: ON THE EDGE’ exhibit opens Saturday at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

  • Jul 2, 2010 at 6:22PM

“Green: ON THE EDGE,” a visual arts mixed media exhibit, opens Fourth of July weekend and continues until Sept. 12 at IMA, on First Street in Friday Harbor. A mix of artists from Washington and Oregon entered the competition to be juried by three top contemporary art jurors: Eric Metcalfe, Vancouver, B.C. artist; Marisa Sanchez, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum; and Tom Toperzer, a career museum director.

Guthrie Burnett-Tison, 13, earns black belt in tae kwon do

  • Jul 2, 2010 at 4:20PM

Guthrie Burnett-Tison seems like any other 13-year-old. He likes movies and music. He likes “Lord of the Rings.” He likes to ride his bike, fish and ski. He plays the flute, piano, piccolo, violin, and is trying out the bagpipes. Well, maybe that last part isn’t like any other 13-year-old. But this may not be either: Guthrie is a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do.

Scott Malone sails solo from Auckland, N.Z., to Friday Harbor in 70 days

  • Jul 2, 2010 at 3:00PM updated at 5:11PM

It’s probably unfair to ask someone to sum up in three words or less what it’s like to sail solo from New Zealand to Friday Harbor. But skipper Scott Malone, who single-handedly covered 8,500 miles of open ocean in just 70 days, played along. “Damn long time,” said Malone, who set sail out of Auckland bound for San Juan Island on April 17.

'I wish we had something like this when I was a kid': 65 participate in (and have a great time at) Junior Golf Clinic | Multimedia

  • Jul 2, 2010 at 3:00AM updated at 5:01PM

Sixty-five children age 5-15 participated in the annual Junior Golf Clinic, June 21-23, at San Juan Golf and Country Club. Club pro Darren Black, assistant pro golf coach Bill Hart, and golf coach Jack Rice led the instruction, with assistance from Jamie Rice. For many of the new golfers, it was their first time on the course. "We keep everything simple and have some fun," Jack Rice said.

Classic island Fourth: Picnics, parade and fireworks planned in Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor

  • Jul 1, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jul 2, 2010 at 10:35AM

Fun runs, a parade, fireworks and rocking on the dock: San Juan Island will be abuzz with action on the Fourth of July.

Profile: Al Sundstrom, grand marshal of the 2010 Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade

  • Jul 1, 2010 at 4:50PM

The theme of the 2010 Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade is "San Juan Farmers," a tribute to the island's farming community. The grand marshal is longtime farmer and former Grange leader Al Sundstrom. He will ride in a 1928 Model A Ford driven by his cousin, former Friday Harbor mayor Jim Cahail.

Record Fourth of July ferry travel expected on Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C. routes

  • Jun 30, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jul 1, 2010 at 11:14AM

Washington State Ferries expects a record number of travelers to ride the ferries from Anacortes this Fourth of July weekend. WSF "strongly" encourages travelers to extend their stay to avoid the peak travel times, and to have solid backup travel plans.

WSF employee said she felt 'humiliated, intimidated and harassed' by Distler's behavior

  • Jun 29, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Jul 1, 2010 at 11:14AM

Anacortes Terminal Supervisor Mark Tibbles called State Transportation Commissioner Bob Distler at home late May 14 and warned him he would have him "hauled off" by the State Patrol if he "treated one of my employees like that again."

Relay for Life Profile: Christine Gabler and Chris Hallock

  • Jul 1, 2010 at 9:08AM

This profile is part of a series on Relay for Life participants — and those in whose memories or honor they participate. Submit your profile to Editor, The Journal, 640 Mullis St., Friday Harbor 98250.

Inspire others to make a difference | Editorial

  • Jul 1, 2010 at 9:02AM

Relay for Life is July 24-25, 5:30 p.m. to 11 a.m., on the Friday Harbor High School football field. Last year’s event raised $72,000 for the American Cancer Society. Money raised supports local services, as well as research leading to cures and improved quality of life. Money you raise pays for hotel discounts for islanders who must go to the mainland for treatment.

Robert Kolowitz is new owner of Sunshine Laundries on Web Street

  • Jun 30, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Jul 1, 2010 at 8:50AM

At Robert Kolowitz's old job at the San Juan Island solid waste transfer station, there was a saying, "Garbage in, garbage out." Now, he's changed his mantra to "Laundry in, laundry out." Kolowitz, former supervisor of the transfer station on Sutton Road, is the new owner of Sunshine Laundries on 80 Web St., Friday Harbor. He purchased the laundries on June 1 from Teresa Strong. Terms were not disclosed.

Carriage house restoration: Another year, and the 106-year-old building would have been toast

  • Jun 30, 2010 at 6:35PM

Another year, and the 106-year-old building would have been toast. That’s one assessment of the old carriage house at the San Juan Historical Museum. The old building is being restored, using funds from an easement sale to the San Juan County Land Bank. The carriage house is one of four original buildings from the King farm, a once expansive spread established in the 1890s. The carriage house contains numerous artifacts, including a horse-drawn buggy used by an early 20th century midwife.

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