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- Feb 24, 2009 at 4:16PM
Dr. Dennis Willows, former director of the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs, is the guest at this week's Spring Street School Discovery Speaker Series presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Date and venue: Thursday, 7 p.m., Friday Harbor House San Juan Conference Room.
- Feb 24, 2009 at 1:57PM
Griffin Bay Book Club will meet Friday, 7 p.m., at the book store, 155 Spring St. Topic: "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner.
- Feb 24, 2009 at 1:45PM
Island Rec is holding its first-ever basketball shooting competition for grades 4-8. This is the chance to show off all those skills learned during the season. Competitions include: Free Throw Contest, Hot Spot Shoot-out, 3-Point Shoot-out and dribbling contests. Awards will be given to first, second and third place in each category.
- Feb 24, 2009 at 1:31PM
Robin Jacobson had the winning answer to the question, "What will NOT be found under the 1894 King Farmhouse?" The contest was co-sponsored by the San Juan Historical Society and SanJuanJournal.com.
- Feb 19, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Feb 23, 2009 at 12:10PM
An electric blanket burned through a mattress in a bedroom at 817 Sunday Drive in Friday Harbor, Feb. 16. Renter Christine Dawson and her family were off-island at the time of the fire. A neighbor, Gary Hanson, heard the smoke alarm and called sheriff's dispatch. The call was received at 1:26 p.m.; Friday Harbor and San Juan Island District 3 firefighters went to the home.
- Feb 18, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Feb 23, 2009 at 11:53AM
Ferries and schools will benefit from the federal stimulus package approved by Congress and signed by President Obama Tuesday. The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act "will invest more than $44 million to modernize schools, fund special education and help kids learn, including investments in Title I, IDEA and school modernization and repair" in the 2nd Congressional District, according to Rep. Rick Larsen's Web site.
- Feb 17, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Feb 23, 2009 at 11:37AM
Researchers have confirmed the birth of two Southern resident orca calves, bringing the population to 85. However, the news comes as one 31-year-old male orca is believed missing, emphasizing the challenges the endangered whale pods face in their recovery.
- Feb 20, 2009 at 4:39PM
F.H. comeback spoiled in 30-point barrage by Coupeville's Megan Smith
- Feb 20, 2009 at 4:37PM
Fueled by a 25-point outburst after the break, the Wolves parlayed a distinct size advantage down low into repeated points in the paint and outpaced Friday Harbor by eight points in the second half to claim the postseason winner-takes-all contest.
- Feb 19, 2009 at 2:01PM
Great Island Giveaway and Social, a community recycling/swap meet, takes place Feb. 21 at Mullis Community Senior Center. Drop off items and social is at 8:30-9:45 a.m. Event begins at 10 a.m. The event is presented by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor.
- Feb 19, 2009 at 1:38PM
There will be an Ash Wednesday Service on Feb. 25, noon, in Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. "Join us in the spiritual journey toward Easter with this noontime service, noting the beginning of the Lenten season with prayers of hope and healing."
- Feb 19, 2009 at 1:35PM
Ursula courageously fought and beat cancer three times over the last 30 years and her positive outlook in the face of adversity is an inspiration to all who knew her. An avid traveler, she made yearly trips to Europe to visit her daughter and friends, even last summer at the age of 91.
Direct distributions from an IRA can be made to certain charities without it counting as taxable income | Guest Column
- Feb 19, 2009 at 11:29AM
An extension of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 was passed recently and direct distributions from an IRA can be made to certain charities without it counting as taxable income.
- Feb 19, 2009 at 10:08AM
Darren Black, assistant golf pro at Pumpkin Ridge in North Plains, Ore., has been hired as the head golf pro at San Juan Golf & Country Club. Black succeeds Brad Dally. More details to come as the story develops.
- Feb 19, 2009 at 11:12AM
The skies may get a lot noisier over Lopez and San Juan islands. The Navy plans to increase training for crews at its Northwest Training Range Complex off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and Northern California.
- Feb 19, 2009 at 10:46AM
It was a busy day in our state Capitol. More than 200 Washingtonians rallied in Olympia on Feb. 18 to speak out about the proposed options for future ferry service and present a petition with 8,000 signatures.
- Feb 19, 2009 at 10:41AM
Hillside House Bed and Breakfast has earned a rating of four green eco-leafs by completing a 70-point eco-audit survey administered by iStayGreen.org, the online social network of environmentally friendly travel.
- Feb 18, 2009 at 5:09PM
Huckleberry passed away in the loving care of her family, Maya, Sheryl and Andrew, on Feb. 17, 2009.
- Feb 18, 2009 at 2:44PM
Free composting workshops are scheduled March 7 and 8 on the islands. The dates are incorrect in the ad on page 8A of the Feb. 18 Journal. The workshops are March 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Orcas Island Senior Center; March 7, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Mullis Community Senior Center; and March 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lopez Island Elementary School.
- Feb 18, 2009 at 8:00AM updated at 12:45PM
Three Friday Harbor wrestlers advanced from regional tournaments Saturday to the Mat Classic this weekend in the Tacoma Dome.
- Feb 18, 2009 at 10:05AM
Steps Wine Bar and Cafe is moving from Friday Harbor Center to 123 West St., the new commercial-residential buildings built by Misty Todd on Front Street. Steps serves its last meal at Friday Harbor Center on Saturday and reopens at its new location May 13.
- Feb 18, 2009 at 9:09AM
What will NOT be found under the 1894 King Farmhouse? Fill in the blank and if you have the winning answer, you will win a year's membership in the San Juan Historical Society and a brand new set of historic postcards published in time for Friday Harbor's centennial by Arcadia Publishing Co.
- Feb 17, 2009 at 5:16PM
To advance in post-season play, the Friday Harbor girls basketball team had to do what no other Wolverines squad has done in three years. Beat Coupeville.
- Feb 15, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Feb 17, 2009 at 5:14PM
The Friday Harbor boys basketball team took to the court for its final two regular-season games locked in a three-way tie for the league title and a better-than-even chance of claiming at least a share. But for the Wolverines, the post-season runs through Coupeville for the second year in a row regardless of where they end up in the Northwest 1A/2B League standings.
- Feb 17, 2009 at 4:46PM
The Shaw Island Winter Classic 2009 sponsored by the Orcas Island Yacht Club was one of the best sailing races in years, Sunday. Squirrelly winds, some with a good punch, and curious currents made for frequent position changes.
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