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New San Juan medical center deserves support | Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 5:17PM

San Juan Journal readers voice support for the new integrated medical center proposed for San Juan Island and more in this week's letters to the editor.

Coast Guard reminds boaters of cruise ship, ferry security rules

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 5:03PM

The Coast Guard is reminding mariners and recreational boaters to avoid approaching large passenger vessels, such as cruise ships and Washington State Ferries, whether these vessels are underway, moored or at anchor.

Whale Museum holds its second annual Greeting Ceremony Saturday

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 4:10PM

The annual fund-raiser features gourmet dinner by Farhad Ghatan, a silent and live auction and musical entertainment by Keith Busha

Sheriff’s Log

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:06PM

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reported responding to these calls ...

Derelict net entangled, killed 3,500 animals in 15 years

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:59PM

New research estimates mortality of marine species caused by derelict fishing nets

Firefighter training begins June 21

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 12:44PM

Upon completion of the 32-hour class, participants will have earned a “red card,” the nationally recognized wildland firefighter certification.

San Juan Sailing Foundation offering racing series

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 11:32AM

The San Juan Sailing Foundation is offering a racing series on Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Meet at the Net Shed at Jackson’s Beach.

Cuomo, Taylor finish ninth at state

  • May 22, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 11:31AM

Megan Cuomo, a first-year Wolverine golfer, overcame a nervous debut, inclement weather and the pressure of more experienced golfers to finish in a four-way tie for ninth with a first-round 99 and a second-round 100.

San Juan's RE/MAX, Friday Harbor Realty will merge, become Sotheby's

  • May 30, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 11:21AM

The owners of RE/MAX San Juan Island will buy Friday Harbor Realty and the combined offices will become Island Group Sotheby's International Real Estate, effective July 1. Paul LeBaron, co-owner of RE/MAX, said today all employees of the merged companies will be located in what is now the Friday Harbor House building. LeBaron said he and his RE/MAX partners — Sybil Mager, Travis Mager and Chris Spaulding — are not buying the Friday Harbor Realty building.

Public Meetings

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:07PM

Today: Friday Harbor Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, noon, Town Hall Council Chambers. Discussion of funding process.

What’s Happening! | Journal of the San Juans Entertainment Calendar

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 11:07AM

Arts and entertainment events happening throughout the San Juans.

U.W. Friday Harbor Labs welcome jazz musicians to raise money for local students

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 11:07AM

The best are back to raise money for science education. Jazz at the Labs will sell out again, you can bet on it. Last year, people packed the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs dining hall to listen to a bunch of guys from the Seattle music scene who have been playing together in various incarnations for years.

San Juan fire chiefs, County Council misguided in plot to ban fireworks

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 11:04AM

Citizens arise! Unite to help defeat the nefarious scheme to prohibit our patriotic observance of the birth of our nation on July 4. There exists in our community a well-meaning, but misguided, group: Our own fire chiefs, who have enlisted the help of our own County Council members to “save us from ourselves” by disallowing our American tradition of the discharge of “safe and sane” fireworks on July 4, beginning in 2009.

County Veterans Assistance Fund can help local vets in emergencies

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:09PM

The San Juan County Veterans Advisory Board announces the availability of the county Veterans Assistance Fund.

Looking at the world through the eyes of a child

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 10:43AM

Representatives of Iran, Iraq and Israel sat next to each other in the room. This was not the United Nations, although you might have left wishing it was. And it wasn’t a meeting of tourism and convention bureaus. This was Friday Harbor Elementary School’s Cultural Fair, May 28.

Editorial: Investment in Friday Harbor grads is paying off

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:09PM

Financial news Monday morning was bleak: The Dow was down 3.13 percent, the Nasdaq 2.96 percent, the S&P 3.09 percent. A CNN/Opinion Research Poll released Monday showed that 78 percent of respondents believe the state of the nation’s economy is poor or very poor. In a USA TODAY poll, 54 percent of those surveyed said their standard of living is no better today than five years ago. But on Saturday in a small town on a small island in the Pacific Northwest, residents were reaping big dividends from investments they’ve made — in education.

Editorial: Help close final gap on school budget shortfall

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 11, 2008 at 10:41AM

Only $17.85. Right now, if every island resident contributed that much to the Save Our Schools campaign, school funding and programs would be restored to current levels. San Juan Island residents are nearing a remarkable goal: Raising $600,000 to erase a school district budget shortfall and restore all school programs to their current levels.

Land Bank seeks $4 million in grants

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 9:38AM

The San Juan County Land Bank is pursuing $4 million in state grants, $1.5 million of which would be a reimbursement for money spent to buy Turtleback Mountain.

Dance Happy returns to San Juan Community Theatre on June 14

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08PM

Join Bill and Rita Ament and more than 60 local island performers — ages 2 through adult — as they entertain you in their 23rd annual celebration of dance and song Saturday at 7 p.m. in the San Juan Community Theatre.

Wonders abound at the annual Garden Tour

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08PM

“Bird friendly, deer tolerant and water wise” is how one owner of a garden on this year’s Garden Tour described her garden.

Saturday, learn about English Camp’s unique garry oaks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 11:07PM

Saturday, learn about English Camp’s unique garry oaks which grow on the slopes of Young Hill and elsewhere in the park and island.

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows ...

  • Jun 6, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

Who knows who's naughty and nice in Friday Harbor? The Shadow knows. SanJuanJournal.com's eye on the town is taking note of your attitude, your deeds, your jokes, your personality.

San Juan Island businesses go to the dogs Friday

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 9:00AM

On Friday, coffee breaks and fire hydrant breaks will go hand-in-hand (or hand-in-paw). Bringing a lunch to work will mean bringing a sandwich and a dog bone. Workplaces across the country will rollover for man’s best friend. To commemorate the 10th year of Pet Sitters International’s “Take Your Dog to Work Day,” local businesses are being encouraged to join forces with animal shelters and professional pet sitters to celebrate the great companionship our canine pals offer.

Island People

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Oren and Peggy Combs, owners and operators of the Front Street Ale House in Friday Harbor, have been recognized for their continued support of activities sponsored by the Friday Harbor Fire Department.

Food, games and mystery bands at July 4 Pig War Picnic

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Pig War Picnic, the Fourth of July island tradition, is offering something old as well as something new for this year’s event.

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