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Home Trust’s annual Dessert Night to feature plans for the Buck/Boreen property

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 3:21PM

The San Juan Community Home Trust's seventh annual Dessert Night and membership meeting is Nov. 3, 7 p.m. in the Skagit Valley College Community Room in Friday Harbor. An update on the Home Trust’s progress on a new neighborhood on the Buck/Boreen property will be given by emeritus board member Larry Soll.

Ag Guild awarded USDA Farmers Market promotion program grant

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 3:19PM

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is one of 85 nationwide recipients of a Farmers Market Promotion Program grant from the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The $10,000 grant is for the planning and design of the Ag Guild’s Permanent Farmers’ Market project, a multi-use agricultural facility on San Juan Island.

Ottomatics add to Halloween fun Friday at Bella Luna

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 2:35PM

The Ottomatics perform in an Early Halloween Party on Friday, 6-9 p.m., at Bella Luna.

Red flags raised over pending cut in juvenile probation

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 1:45PM

For local law enforcement officials, such a cut would not only be shortsighted, it would be a serious setback in the county's ability to reduce or prevent juvenile crime, keep children in school and keep troubled teens under watch but close to home.

What you should know about Steller sea lions | Beach Watchers

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 1:28PM

Tragically, as with many marine species these days, the Western stock is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act and our Eastern stock’s official status is threatened. Steady decline in the populations of these amazingly powerful creatures, who have flourished in these waters for centuries, has been attributed to over fishing and the decimation of habitats that support their food supply. This just happens to parallel with an increase in the population and activities of a two-legged environmental predator who has moved into the region over the last 100 years.

Lessons for the San Juans from Hurricane Ike | Guest Column

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 1:20PM

I’m just back from South Texas and, as is always the case when I find myself close to a disaster working on the response, I wonder how our own community will fare when it’s our turn. The islands aren’t hurricane country, but the impacts of an earthquake or severe winter storm (google “1962 Columbus Day Storm” for an example) are similar to what Texas is facing. No fuel, food, water or electricity. Limited medical care. Damage to roads and homes. The list goes on.

We have to be salmon tough | Being Frank

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 1:09PM

We need to be as tough as the salmon themselves if we’re going to see their recovery. South Fork Nooksack River native spring chinook are almost extinct and need our help. It wasn’t long ago when about 13,000 of these early-timed chinook came back to the river each year. They were the first salmon to arrive each spring, feeding Indian people after long winters, when no other salmon were in the river.

Porter scores four goals as Wolverines advance in district playoffs

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 11:05AM

Whitney Porter scored her 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th goals of the season to help lead the Wolverines to a first-round soccer district playoff win Wednesday against Coupeville. The Wolverines, who finished the regular season 9-1 league, 10-5 overall, defeated Coupeville 4-2. They could advance to the tri-district tournament Nov. 5 with a win against Meridian at Whatcom Community College. Win or lose, Friday Harbor plays Saturday at Oak Harbor High School against a to-be-determined opponent.

Concerns continue about Ballot Tracker

  • Oct 30, 2008 at 11:23AM

We would like to update the community on the status of Ballot Tracker, which defies state and federal law by linking your name to your ballot’s serial number barcode, permitting officials and vendors to know how you vote, and facilitating election rigging through its un-certified, corruptible “audit.”

Pat Speer 'was everyone's favorite teacher'

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Oct 30, 2008 at 10:54AM

Retired Friday Harbor High School art teacher Pat Speer died in her sleep Sunday evening in her brother's home in Plattsmouth, Neb. She was 62. Speer retired from teaching in June after a 35-year career in the San Juan Island School District, beginning in September 1973.

Homecoming Day ... some things never change | Ferry Home Companion

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Oct 30, 2008 at 8:31AM

Every once in a while, I see someone shaking their heads in disapproval when they see the weird costumes on the kids at the Homecoming Parade and game. “We didn’t do that sort of thing when I went to school,” they grumble. They probably think they didn’t, but it’s only because their memory bank doesn’t go back that far.

Meeting today for eight potential Firewise communities

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 3:50PM

Byron, Eagle Cove, Foxhall, Hannah Heights, High Haro, Leeward, Timber and Yacht Haven community members are invited to attend an introductory Firewise meeting discussing wildfire behavior and actions home owners can take to prevent catastrophic destruction in their neighborhoods.

Be afraid, but have fun too; San Juan sets a spooky stage for Halloween

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 1:48PM

A cauldron of Halloween fun is brewing, with live music, a teen dance, games and, of course, trick-or-treating in local neighborhoods. The annual Halloween Parade featuring Friday Harbor Elementary School students will begin downtown at 1 p.m., as eager spectators await the arrival of children dressed in their Halloween finery.

Soccer team closes regular season with a win; district playoffs begin today

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 1:30PM

The Wolverines completed the regular season on the road Monday, beating Concrete 5-0. The Wolverines (10-5 overall) are in the district tournament, which began today. The tri-district tournament begins Nov. 5.

Wolverines sweep Concrete, improve to 3-8; on road Saturday for first round of district playoffs

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 1:21PM

The Friday Harbor volleyball team notched win No. 3 at home last week with a three-game sweep of the lowly Concrete Lions, winless so far this season. But dismantling Concrete for the second time this season offered little cause for celebration; the Wolverines tallied a victory despite a lackluster outing.

Five Wolverines advance to tennis playoffs

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 1:15PM

Five Wolverines advanced to post-season play in spring as Friday Harbor thrashed the Coupeville Wolves at the district playoffs, Saturday at Coupeville.

Supports Rosenfeld for County Council, Friday Harbor

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 1:14PM

Howie has the knowledge, attitude and know-how to continue to be not only an asset, but a fundamental ingredient to a balanced County Council.

Post-season hopes dashed; Wolverines tripped up by Meridian Trojans 21-13

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 1:07PM

Take a glance at the stat sheets and it looks like a stalemate. But in the end, it’s the numbers on the scoreboard that matter. And the Friday Harbor football team ended up with eight points too few at home Saturday against Meridian in a rematch that was even closer than the 21-13 final score might suggest.

Plan calls for expansion of English Camp boundary, new American Camp visitor center

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 11:32AM

A proposed new year-round visitor center at American Camp and the expansion of the English Camp boundary are among the highlights included in San Juan Island National Historical Park’s General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement released last week.

Dr. Wingren is a true credit to Inter Island Medical Center

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 11:29AM

I would like to express my deepest gratitude and most sincere thanks to Dr. Wingren of Inter Island Medical Center for his knowledge and expertise in diagnosing a life-threatening condition during a routine checkup last spring. Dr. Wingren's accurate and expedient diagnosis is the reason I am here today and able to write this letter.

Don't let the big equipment dissuade you: First Street is open

  • Oct 29, 2008 at 11:27AM

So, you're hungering for a Lopez or a Waldron sandwich at Rich's Cannery House, or you're heading to a club meeting in the Legion Hall, or perhaps you want to take some guests to the Whale Museum. Don't let the big equipment and trenched roadway dissuade you. First Street is open for business.

Updated: Ferry passenger suffers heart attack, dies at Island Hospital

  • Oct 28, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Oct 29, 2008 at 9:52AM

A Portland man en route to the San Juan Islands on vacation had a heart attack on the Sealth Tuesday afternoon as the ferry was preparing to leave Anacortes for the San Juans. David Kinzer died later in the Island Hospital emergency room, according to Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes.

Art groups may form arts council in response to LTAC funding

  • Oct 28, 2008 at 3:25PM

Representatives of local arts organizations may form an arts council to act as "an advocate and arbiter of artistic consideration" on the island. The move is in response to the arts community's failure to win any grants this year from the Friday Harbor Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. On Oct. 16, the Town Council approved 4-0 the committee's annual allocation of proceeds from a 2 percent hotel-motel tax reserved for tourism promotion.

Elements Hotel & Spa becoming Earthbox Motel & Spa

  • Oct 28, 2008 at 3:01PM

Elements Hotel & Spa on Spring Street is changing its name. It is now Earthbox Motel & Spa. New signage is to come. The Web site is already being changed.

San Juan officials condemn theft, vandalism of political signs

  • Oct 28, 2008 at 1:40PM

There have been numerous reports of campaign signs being stolen on the islands. Sheriff Bill Cumming has this message: Stealing signs is illegal and violators will be prosecuted. And if you take a sign off of someone's property, you can expect a trespassing charge tacked on to your theft charge.

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