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- Apr 8, 2010 at 1:20PM
Dr. Bo Turnage has completed continuing dental education at the University of Washington, Department of Oral Medicine, in the area of management of patients on bone maintenance drugs like Boniva (Bisphosphonates).
- Apr 8, 2010 at 1:11PM
The Fourth of July Parade Committee has selected the theme for the 2010 parade. This year, the parade will celebrate the farming community with a "Tribute to San Juan Farms."
- Apr 8, 2010 at 11:03AM
A fresh breeze of sweet acoustic folk sounds flows into Friday Harbor when The Wailin’ Jennys grace San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier stage on Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Winners of Canada’s 2005 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, the group has been gathering a large following as it has embarked on North American and European tours (“quiet, warm, subtle, mellifluous, almost too good to be true,” noted British daily The Independent). In fact, they appeared in March on Garrison Keillor’s national radio program, “A Prairie Home Companion.”
- Apr 8, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 12:38PM
I want to thank the person that found my silver and topaz leaf pin at the library. I was overjoyed when they pulled it out of the Lost & Found box because I didn't really think it would be there. It was a birthday gift from my daughter. Thank you so much!
- Apr 8, 2010 at 12:07PM
Gayle Ann Williams of Cape San Juan is the author of “Tsunami Blue,” a paranormal romance just released by Dorchester Publishing. New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron (“Out of Body,” “Cypress Nights”) said “Tsunami Blue” is “an intriguing mile-a-minute adventurous tale of sexy survival in a paranormal world.” “Tsunami Blue” is Williams’ debut novel. It was chosen for publication after winning Dorchester’s Shomi Writing Contest.
- Apr 8, 2010 at 11:57AM
The San Juan Islands Museum of Art & Sculpture Park (IMA) is sounding the call to Washington, Oregon and British Columbia artists to enter IMA’s juried visual arts competition, “Green: On the Edge.” The upcoming summer exhibition asks artists to tackle the question, “What does ‘green’ mean to you?”
'The Clean House': The bounds of reality are dissolved in the latest offering from Island Stage Left
- Apr 8, 2010 at 10:58AM
The bounds of reality are dissolved in the latest offering from theater company Island Stage Left. Within the solid reality of the venue, San Juan County Fairgrounds, Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House” is due to be performed in all its original playfulness. “She has enormous imagination,” director Helen Machin-Smith says of the playwrite. Ruhl, who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize two years in a row, is stylistically drawn to allegory and magic-realism.
- Apr 8, 2010 at 10:48AM
On April 6, the San Juan County Council approved new rates for the county’s solid waste utility. Most of the increases will not take effect until July 1. However, one change will take effect ten days after the rate ordinance passed. The ordinance establishes a $12 minimum fee for all persons dropping off garbage at the transfer stations effective April 16. Practically speaking, this will only affect those dropping off a single can or very small load of garbage.
- Apr 8, 2010 at 10:13AM
Doors open 5 p.m. Friday at Roche Harbor Pavilion for a spaghetti feed and auction to benefit Sophia Grace Krieg, a 6-month-old who is awaiting a heart transplant. Sophia is the grand-niece of Debbie Sandwith.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Apr 7, 2010 at 2:34PM
Friday Harbor’s Kelsey Barnes put the shot 31 feet 8 inches and threw the discus 89 feet 7.5 inches to win those events at the Northwest A/B League meet, April 1 in Friday Harbor. “This was great effort on their parts as they were competing against 17 different schools, of which two were 4A schools and nine were 2A schools. Wow,” Friday Harbor Coach Darrin Scheffer said.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Apr 7, 2010 at 2:34PM
Errors and a leadoff walk in the eighth inning took their toll as the Wolverines fell 7-6 at Nooksack Valley April 3. With the score tied 6-6, the Pioneers’ Jon Shrine uncorked a double down the left field line that drove in teammate Trevon Myhre, who led off the eighth inning with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Apr 7, 2010 at 2:33PM
Hopes were high after the Wolverines struck early. But two first-inning runs proved all Friday Harbor could muster as Nooksack Valley lit up the scoreboard with some early fireworks of its own en route to a 4-2 win April 3 at home. The Pioneers (2-4) scored a run in the first and two more in the second, and Nooksack Valley’s Chelsea Pike claimed her first win of the season by holding the Wolverines scoreless over the final six innings.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 10:00AM updated Apr 7, 2010 at 10:22AM
Friday Harbor's Kasey Rasmussen will have one more shot at the state title. An eighth-grader at Friday Harbor Middle School, Kasey earned a third consecutive trip to the state Geographic Bee finals on the strength of a competitive written exam.
OK, it's actually the 50th anniversary of the current Sidney ferry landing; WSF clarifies commemoration | Video
- Mar 31, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Apr 7, 2010 at 10:21AM
Maintaining the international sailing was a theme of the speeches given in Sidney. Sidney Mayor Larry Cross, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell and state Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-San Juan Island, all spoke of the ongoing efforts to keep the route going. “As long as I’m in the Legislature, I will continue to fight as hard as I can to protect this run,” Ranker said.
- Apr 7, 2010 at 9:36AM
The Seattle Times reports that the Spring Street International School student who was injured in a crash that killed three young men in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood has improved to serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 1:00PM updated at 5:46PM
A student at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor is clinging to life at Harborview Medical Center after an Easter morning crash that killed three young men in Ballard. The girl, who is described by the school as an international student and a minor, was a passenger in the car when it struck a steel pole, part of a restaurant sign, near N.W. 54th and N.W. Market streets, in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
14 percent rate increase approved; county considers alternative San Juan solid waste transfer station site
- Apr 6, 2010 at 5:40PM
The San Juan County Council is considering building a new solid waste transfer station on six acres it owns — commonly known as the Sundstrom property — near the existing solid waste transfer
- Apr 6, 2010 at 10:56AM
Pete Nelsen of Shaw Island leads the Frank Wilson Memorial Blackmouth Derby with a 20.95-pound catch that won him Week 8 honors and propelled him to the top of the leaderboard.
- Mar 31, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Apr 6, 2010 at 10:20AM
Christy's Island Salon is celebrating the return to the islands of Lindsay Johnson and Katie Murray. Johnson, mother of the island's first Baby of the Year, Elijah Matthew Johnson, on Jan. 14, reports that the baby is fine and she has now returned to the salon. She has more than five years of experience as a cosmetician.
- Apr 6, 2010 at 9:57AM
The maintenance building at the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs has a jolly atmosphere. The six men who use it as their base make their coffee, connect with the team, plan their schedules, and then set out on their daily task of maintaining one of the nation's premier marine laboratories. (Research conducted here led to two Nobel prizes.)
- Mar 2, 2010 at 9:00AM updated Apr 6, 2010 at 10:07AM
Standing on the newly annexed "Sunrise" property, it's hard to believe that this rural land of yellow grass, willow trees and seasonal dust is now within the town limits of busy Friday Harbor. It's harder still to imagine that by this time next year, these mellow 5.12 acres of the former Buck/Boreen property will be transformed into an active, community hub complete with 14 new family homes and a trail connecting town to Jackson’s Beach. And that is just the first phase.
- Apr 3, 2010 at 2:00PM updated Apr 5, 2010 at 7:48PM
It's as if that pile of pretty cupcakes had Shelby Dunn's name on them. The 5-year-old girl from Fremont, Calif. visited San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday with her family for Elegant Edibles, and wasn't in the theater lobby for five minutes before picking the Easter goodies in the annual benefit bake sale.
- Mar 23, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Apr 5, 2010 at 7:48PM
Cub Scouts from Den 3, Pack 90 in Friday Harbor visited The Journal of the San Juan Islands on March 23. Scouts talked to Graphic Artist Rebecca Cook read some ad copy, talked to Reporter Scott Rasmussen about news gathering, and met Editor Richard Walker and Reporter Jane K. Fox.
- Apr 3, 2010 at 7:15PM
Jaileen Panger and Peace of Mind Pet Sitting are sponsoring the first annual Pet Poetry Contest. All poems must relate to pets. The pets may be living or deceased, or even imaginary pets, but the poems must be about a pet or pets.
Has the town got a good deal for you; 23 items — vehicles, equipment and miscellaneous stuff — declared surplus
- Apr 3, 2010 at 7:03PM
Hey, want a good deal on a 1984 GMC tanker truck with a 2,000-gallon tank? How about a Cushman electric truck with a battery pack? Or perhaps you've been looking for a 5-horsepower Ingersoll-Rand air compressor. Or a 10-foot Livingston skiff. (Collect memorabilia from historic events? Here's your chance to own five town centennial banners). The Friday Harbor Town Council on Thursday declared 23 items — vehicles, equipment and miscellaneous stuff — as surplus. The items can now be offered for sale to the public.
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