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Former Friday Harbor editor Lehde was ‘One of the last great eccentrics’

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 4:35PM

It was short notice, but it was done Jim Lehde’s way. Before Jim Fred Lehde died at home at the end of last month, he had ordered that his obituary be written by a good writer, former Journal staffer Chris Craven. He told her to keep it to 200 words — concise and straightforward, like any good news story.

Vote to continue San Juan hospital study June 25

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 4:32PM

Citizens filled the Mullis Senior Community Center Wednesday with both support for and with concerns about a proposed Integrated Medical Center. Representatives from the Community Hospital Committee and PeaceHealth, which runs Saint Joseph's hospital in Bellingham were on hand to answer questions.

Upcoming events connect islanders with rich heritage of the San Juans

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 3:18PM

For thousands of years before the Spaniards first saw the San Juans in 1791, the islands were the home of Coast Salish peoples and a culture that was intertwined with the natural beauty and resources offered by the archipelago. Coast Salish peoples were forced to move to reservations, but their cultures and ties to the islands — and those of other Northwest Coast Native peoples — survive. And in the next few weeks, several events will take place that will help San Juan residents connect with the original cultures of the islands.

Each river and bay is worth the fight to protect it

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 11:41AM

Step by step, we are working to restore the health of Puget Sound, the rivers and our Pacific coast.

Vic’s Drive-In on San Juan celebrates 50 years on June 28

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:31PM

When Vic’s Drive-In opened 50 years ago June 28, it resembled a drive-in more than it does now. It was a smaller version of “American Graffiti’s” Mel’s, a mom-and-pop shop where you could pull up, place your order, and enjoy your meal in the comfort of your car — one of America’s favorite eating venues in the Eisenhower era. There was just the kitchen then, and an order window. There was no indoor seating, just tables along the side and in back. Cars parked diagonally along Second Street then.

Lessons I learned from my exchange student

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:33PM

Next week, I lose a member of my family. For the past year, my husband, daughters and I have been a host family for a Norwegian exchange student. Although I wasn’t surprised we decided to embark on such an adventure, I’d be lying if I said we did much pre-planning for the experience.

A look at four of the latest by San Juan authors

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:32PM

“MS and Your Feelings: Handling the Ups and Downs of Multiple Sclerosis,” by Allison Shadday; “Of the Law,” by Susan M. Wingate; “Naturally Attracted: Connecting with Michael J. Cohen,” by Michael J. Cohen; “Getting Around in China: Notes from an American Traveler,” by Fred Richardson

San Juan Library hosts non-book club book club | A&E Calendar

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:32PM

— Early Learning Luncheon, 2 p.m., Mullis Community Senior Center. An event to mobilize business and policy leaders to join parents, teachers and caregivers in building a new public-private partnership for early childhood learning. Keynote address by William Gates Sr. of the Gates Foundation. Call Joyce Sobel at the Family Resource Center, 378-5246.

San Juan solid waste transfer station site will be chosen in 2009

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 5:00AM updated at 10:55AM

It's taken more than two years to get here. But the process of deciding whether San Juan Island's solid-waste transfer station will stay on Sutton Road or move to a new location appears to be headed down the home stretch.

Whale of a project: Fin whale cranium raised from San Juan sea bottom

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 10:36AM

The cranium of a whale skeleton that has been on the ocean bottom near the San Juan Islands since November 2006 finally resurfaced on June 1, after a long, exhausting weekend for a team of U.W. Friday Harbor Labs divers and vessel operators.

Nine 'velveteen rabbits' graduate from Griffin Bay

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 5:05AM

Kim Norton: “(Griffin Bay) is becoming better at what it does. It’s an opportunity for students in the San Juan School District."

Experience the 'Sounds of the San Juans'

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 4:50PM

San Juan's own Gary Gibbons hosts an online radio show on City Sounds Radio, Internet blues and jazz with a San Juan connection, www.citysounds.biz.

San Juan's Leo golf tournament raises $2,200

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM

John Towson and golfing members of the Leo Club stood behind a check for $500 for the Save Our Schools fund, at the conclusion of the second annual Leo Club Spring Scramble Golf Tournament June 8 at San Juan Golf and Country Club.

San Juans, state blessed with choices in '08 | Editorial

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM

Shortage of local candidates? That’s so last year. You’re going to have to study for the Aug. 19 and Nov. 4 elections. And that’s a good thing — a field of candidates results in a discussion of ideas and issues. Campaigns and candidate forums allow us to get to know those vying for the opportunity to make decisions on our behalf.

Relay for Life profile: Jobelle Lees

  • Jun 16, 2008 at 10:33PM

Relay for Life — July 25-26, 5:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society.

Friday Harbor man gets deportation reprieve

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 12:23PM

Israel Aguayo has one year to get an attorney, build his case and get a green card. He has applied for a visa to keep him here temporarily, as his attorney recommended. But his case is still pending.

Relay for Life profile: Doreen Carter

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 11:46AM

“A few words in remembrance of a woman of few words: You fought the good fight for five years and touched so many lives with your quiet dignity, courage and grace. We love you and miss you every day. You’re the best.”

Relay for Life profile: Meghan Robinson

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 11:46AM

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for San Juan County will be held in Friday Harbor on July 25-26. The event raises money for cancer education, prevention, research and treatment.

Catching up with an old San Juan reporter

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM

One of the greatest things about travel is running into friends of yore and seeing them happily ensconced in the glamorous areas we visit. Thus it was when we attended a family wedding in Puerto Vallarta May 8. We found Liana (formerly Lee Ann) Turner on VallartaBlog.com. Turner, who worked five-plus years on The Journal with me, had moved there in 1995.

Sleepovers return to San Juan Whale Museum June 28

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM

Pod Nods return to The Whale Museum for four nights of marine science adventures this summer: June 28, July 5, 11, and 25. These popular “pajama party” sleepovers in the museum for children ages 5-9 will be led by a museum educator, with assistance from other adult professionals and students.

San Juan Septic under new ownership | San Juan Business Briefs

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM

Business updates and announcements from around the San Juans.

150 attend Miner memorial

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

Students serenade outgoing Friday Harbor Elementary School principal

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 16, 2008 at 4:40PM

Amid a chorus of voices singing "So Long, Farewell," students from Friday Harbor Elementary School gave an unexpected and heartfelt send off to Principal Jody Metzger on Monday. She was totally surprised.

Kountouros drops out of state Senate race

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 1:24PM

At the conclusion of the 40th Legislative District endorsement process, Stephanie Kountouros declared that she will no longer seek the Senate seat. "Since the beginning of this race, I have stood by my position that the Senate seat in the 40th LD must be kept by a strong Democrat who will lead the Legislature in addressing social justice issues and work to improve the lives of Washingtonians," she said in a press release.

Donations of $13,000 restore more San Juan sports programs

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated at 4:07PM

$10,000 more needed to fully fund programs; school administration forgoes cost-of-living raise to increase matching fund donations by $32,000

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