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- Mar 15, 2010 at 6:57PM
San Juan won three games and narrowly lost its fourth to finish second in a pre-season jamboree March 13-14 at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham. The Dragons’ eight freshmen got a workout and contributed to a 6-1 win over Skagit Valley and an 8-1 win over Roosevelt on March 13. The Dragons defeated Skagit Valley again, 9-1, on March 14 to face Division I Overlake in the final.
- Mar 11, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Mar 15, 2010 at 6:58PM
San Juan Dragons goalie Calen Mehrer and attackman Forest Dayton have been named to the Division II Pre-Season All-State Team, Washington State Boys Lacrosse Association. Mehrer was one of 12 players named to the All-State First Team. Dayton was one of 12 players named to the Second Team.
- Mar 15, 2010 at 6:55PM
The Wolverines dropped their season-opener 5-3 Saturday at Orcas. Defensively, Friday Harbor gave up 10 free passes to first base in the first two innings — nine base-on-balls and one hit batter. Offensively, they failed to capitalize with runners in scoring position on several occasions in the later innings.
- Mar 15, 2010 at 6:41PM
San Juan Healthcare will host a Community Health Fair on March 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mullis Community Senior Center. The event is free and open to the public. The event theme is “A Healthy Jump Into Spring,” and all ages are being encouraged to come and enjoy demonstrations, free health screenings, giveaways, healthy treats, and speakers.
- Mar 15, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 6:40PM
United Way of San Juan County announces that more than $152,600 was raised during its 2009 campaign. The money will help support 31 local programs providing essential services for individuals and families.
- Mar 10, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Mar 15, 2010 at 6:39PM
On Monday night, Friday Harbor Elementary School was filled with the sound of more than 300 drums, in an event sponsored by the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition.
Fund-raiser April 9 for baby who needs heart transplant; staying at Children’s Hospital with her parents
- Mar 15, 2010 at 9:20AM
A spaghetti feed and auction are planned April 9, 6-10 p.m., in the Roche Harbor Pavilion for Sophia Grace Krieg, a 6-month-old who needs a new heart. Sophia is the grand-niece of Debbie Sandwith.
- Mar 11, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Mar 15, 2010 at 9:30AM
A Friday Harbor woman who flew military planes in World War II was honored posthumously by the U.S. Congress March 10. Penelope Peirce Garrett, who graduated from the Women Airforce Service Pilots class on Nov. 8, 1944, received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. U.S. Navy Midshipman Caitlin Ness of Friday Harbor received the medal on behalf of the family. Garrett is the mother of Gail Garrett of Friday Harbor.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 2:00PM updated at 4:12PM
It was the kiss seen round the world. A Life magazine photographer captured a Navy sailor kissing a woman on Times Square, a spontaneous celebratory response to the announcement that World War II had ended. American Legion Post 163 will remember that moment and honor World War II veterans with a special dinner and a contest to see who can best replicate that kiss.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 4:11PM
Carl Johnson passed away March 5 in Parker, Ariz. He was 80. He was born and raised in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He was the son of Julius and Edna Johnson, both early pioneers of San Juan. Carl attended Friday Harbor schools. His sister Marlene Crosby and his brother Edward Johnson still live on San Juan Island.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 1:11PM
Joyce Christine Morrill Gaylard, beloved mother and wife, went home to be with her Lord. Joyce "Tiss" was born to Calvin Clare Morrill and Betty Mae Blanchard-Tate on Nov. 11, 1948 in her maternal great-grandparents' home off of Sutton Road in Friday Harbor. She passed away March 6, 2010 after a long illness.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 10:22AM
Gordy and Lori Petersen, owners of Friday Harbor Center at Spring and First streets, have opened The Bean coffee shop. The Bean is the successor of The Naked Bean, and features an entirely remodeled interior.
- Mar 12, 2010 at 10:19AM
Pam Fry has joined the staff at Spa d Bune, 669 Mullis St., Friday Harbor. Fry practices High Touch Jin Shin Acupressure; she is available by appointment at 370-5027.
- Mar 11, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 3:20PM
Islanders are invited to a reception at the Roy Franklin passenger terminal at Friday Harbor Airport on March 27, 4-5 p.m. The occasion is the annual update of the San Juan Aviation Museum, which is honoring Bob Nichols as its featured pilot this year.
- Mar 9, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Mar 11, 2010 at 11:44AM
The San Juan Dragons lacrosse team's annual spaghetti dinner fund-raiser is March 11, 5-7:30 p.m., at the San Juan Island Grange Hall. "We promise good food for a great cause," the team said in an e-mail. "We will be having our famous dessert auction at 6:30."
- Mar 10, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Mar 11, 2010 at 10:46AM
The Port of Friday Harbor celebrates its 60th anniversary this spring and summer with tall ship visits, a fly-in, and a beach party. The celebration comes on the heels of the town's centennial.
- Mar 10, 2010 at 5:58PM
Kitty Sorgen and her daughter, Jill Urbach, were awarded the Ruby Award by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor for their work founding a quilting project in Kenya. Sorgen and Urbach both traveled to Kenya to found a quilting project run under the non-profit Oasis Africa, which sponsors a school in the town of Mashaka.
County approves hike in minimum trash disposal fee, land ownership swap to ease solid waste's funding woes
- Mar 10, 2010 at 3:35PM
Nearly twice as much: That's how much it could cost to dispose of a single can of garbage at San Juan County's solid waste transfer stations. On Tuesday, the County Council approved steps to help remedy the funding woes of its solid waste operation. Included is an 87 percent increase in the price to dispose of a single can of garbage.
Boat owner says sinking caused by driftwood wedged between hull and dock; surveyor's inspection expected soon
- Mar 9, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 8:43PM
Richard Olin has a different theory on why his boat, the Eldorado, sank March 2 at the Friday Harbor Marina breakwater dock: A piece of driftwood wedged between his boat and the dock punctured his hull.
- Mar 9, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 4:24PM
She’s not the youngest skater on the ice. And she may not be the fastest. But when it comes to speedskating, Jan Zurcher knows a thing or two about what it takes to be the best. In fact, Google her name and you’ll find Olympic speedskater J.R. Celski, who brought home two bronze medals from the 2010 Winter Games, crediting Zurcher with helping to launch what appears to be a very promising career.
- Mar 9, 2010 at 3:05PM
Former county clerk Mary Jean Cahail was reelected president of the San Juan Historical Society, Tuesday at the society's annual meeting. National Park historian Mike Vouri was elected vice president; Mike Nash, treasurer; Ramona Jones, recording secretary; Kitty Roberts, corresponding secretary.
- Mar 9, 2010 at 1:36PM
Seventy-nine people were recognized as homeless in this year’s Count of Homeless Persons in San Juan County. Among the homeless, 29 were classified as unsheltered — living in tents, cars, boats (not equipped with facilities for living aboard) or staying in motels (with money from churches, etc.).
- Mar 9, 2010 at 12:50PM
Lavendera Day Spa presents "Island Visions," an exhibit of works by Beth Hetrick. In "Island Visions," Hetrick has captured the familiar, the nostalgic, the comforting vistas all islanders are familiar with. Her canvases draw the viewer in and cause some to exclaim, "Oh yeah, I've seen that truck!"
- Mar 9, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 1:28PM
"I know every rock and bush here," said Jai Boreen, speaking of the 15 acres he and his family recently sold to the San Juan Community Home Trust. Boreen and his partner, Bequin, have lived on this land for over a decade and have, with their four sons, built a small paradise dubbed Missing Mountain Farm. This name refers to Bald Hill, which once loomed over the southern portion of the property. Boreen remembers it being "as steep as the gravel it was made of would allow."
- Feb 25, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Mar 9, 2010 at 10:41AM
Peace of Mind Pet Sitting has expanded into farm and house sitting. Peace of Mind is owned by Jaileen Panger, a professional pet sitter who is certified in pet first aid and CPR, and is soon to be accredited with Pet Sitters International. She is trained by American Humane to shelter animals in an emergency, and she is looking into getting certified in large animal rescue by the Washington State Animal Response Team.
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