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San Juan Island Community Foundation accepting grant applications for annual award cycle

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:04PM

The San Juan Island Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2009 grant cycle. The Community Foundation supports island non-profits working in the areas of Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, and Community.

Sheriff: Aircraft's 'fortunate landing' due in great part to pilot's composure and skill

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 3:03PM

A pilot and three passengers reportedly escaped with minor injuries Wednesday night when a Beechcraft Bonanza 36 single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on Fisherman Bay Road on Lopez Island.

Stand against prejudice and discrimination in all its forms

  • Apr 16, 2009 at 11:08AM

The letter last week by the Lambrights and Holts regarding Senate Bill 5688 and House Bill 1727 made us realize that we do indeed need to contact our representatives, to assure them of our support for these bills that would extend equal rights to gays in domestic partnerships.

Free kung fu demonstration at Rennick’s Friday and Saturday

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Apr 16, 2009 at 9:29AM

Master Tom Garriga gives a series of demonstrations of Wu Ji Chyuan Fa Kung Fu at Rennick’s Tae Kwon Do Academy. The academy is located on the corner of Guard Street and Carter Avenue, Friday Harbor.

About 45 islanders protest government spending in local 'tea party'

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 4:08PM

This tea party had a little bite to it. About 45 islanders converged at noon on the courthouse lawn in Friday Harbor to protest against government spending at all levels in a local rendition of the anti-tax tea parties taking place today across the nation. With signs in hand and hats adorned with tea bags, islanders from Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands shared a distaste for the taxpayer-financed bailouts of Wall Street and the banking and automobile industry, as well as this year's $3 trillion-plus federal budget. They had little appreciation for any increase in state or local taxes either.

Take charge of your health care | Editorial

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 3:35PM

It’s taken 18 months of researching and planning, but the Shared Care program is now available on the islands. And we think it’s a great thing. Shared Care is a regional service based in Bellingham. It is operated through PeaceHealth, which operates St. Joseph’s Hospital and proposes building a hospital on San Juan Island. Because the San Juans are in the St. Joseph’s service area, PeaceHealth agreed to extend the program to us (the Orcas Island Fire Department worked with PeaceHealth to bring the program here).

Learn to be a better steward of our environment; five days of events leading up to Earth Day

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 3:32PM

Earth Day is April 22, and there are several events scheduled on San Juan Island in the week leading up to that day.

New filling station at Roche Harbor Village

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Apr 15, 2009 at 3:17PM

Roche Harbor has a new filling station. The single-pump station is located in the upper parking lot at the top of the hill. The parking lot has been regraded and reconfigured, and is being landscaped with 75 red maples.

Enter your pet photos in our photo contest

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 3:12PM

Enter your pet photos in The Journal/ photo contest. The winning images will be posted online and published in The Journal's "Our Wonderful Pets" feature page in May.

Friday Harbor at 100: Book captures a century in the life of a community | Review

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 12:36PM

“Friday Harbor” by Mike and Julia Vouri and the San Juan Historical Society tells a unique and richly detailed story about this historic seaside village, which is celebrating its centennial this year. And it’s an entertaining read.

Century-old quilts will be on exhibit during Silver Tea

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 1:14PM

This year's Silver Tea, an annual event of the San Juan Historical Society, will be historic on two levels. First, the tea will be held in the King Farmhouse — the first event in the 1894 farmhouse since it was placed on a new foundation. Second, the event features a quilt show in the resource center — an exhibit of quilts from the museum's collection, some dating to the late 1800s.

A night with the Big O: Rock pioneer Kent Morrill brings Roy Orbison back to life in benefit concert for graduating seniors

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Apr 15, 2009 at 10:53AM

Before there was Hendrix, Heart or Nirvana, there were The Fabulous Wailers. So perhaps it's a gift that you can catch Wailers front man Kent Morrill in the intimate San Juan Community Theater for $25, in his acclaimed tribute to Roy Orbison.

Wolverines are maturing, hold Nooksack Valley to two goals | Boys Soccer

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 9:33AM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines soccer team is maturing. The mostly rookie team, outscored by a total of 40-1 in its first three games of the season, allowed Nooksack Valley only two goals in a 2-0 loss at home Monday. This is a team that has only two seniors and one reliever.

Add another game to the winning streak: Dragons defeat Skagit Valley 10-3 | Lacrosse

  • Apr 15, 2009 at 10:41AM

Add another game to the winning streak. The San Juan Dragons defeated the Skagit Valley Flyers 10-3 Tuesday at Skagit River Park, boosting their record to 4-2. They are one game behind conference leader Mukilteo.

Former WWE wrestler opens Friday Harbor animal grooming service

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Apr 15, 2009 at 8:44AM

In the wrestling ring, Lisa Moretti was known for such moves as the facebuster, the snap suplex and the scoop slam. Today, she's traded in the smackdown for shampoo and shears. Moretti, a former pro football cheerleader and World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler, has opened a cat and dog grooming service on San Juan Island. Her number is 378-8468.

Who will be Mr. San Juan Island? Local dads raise money for PTA

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 5:06PM

The Friday Harbor Elementary School PTA is putting the "fun" back in fund-raising with a new twist on an old idea. Five island fathers will compete for the title of Mr. San Juan Island April 25 in the Roche Harbor Pavilion.

No Victoria Clipper service this summer between Seattle and San Juans

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 4:55PM

The Victoria Clipper will not offer service between Seattle and the San Juan Islands this summer. The U.S. Navy will use the Victoria Clipper III and other vessels to ferry personnel from Everett to Bremerton for work on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. Service between Seattle and the San Juans is expected to resume in 2010, the company stated on its Web site.

Melba Margaret Mewhinney Davis | Passages

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:41AM

Melba Margaret Mewhinney Davis, a part-time resident of Shaw Island, died April 6, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. at her Emerald Heights retirement home in Redmond. She was 97.

Aviation Museum honors veteran of three wars; exhibit chronicles Marty Stewart’s flying career

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:06AM

Martin V. Stewart’s flying career spanned 60 years, including 36 years in the Air Force and service in three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After retiring to San Juan Island in 1990, Marty Stewart continued to fly actively until just months before his death from cancer in 2005. As a deacon in the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, he regularly flew various pastors to visit hospitalized parishioners, and his Cessna 182 became known as “POB Airlines” (Presbyterians On Board).

Career opportunity: Get certified as a sediment control lead

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:17AM

Skagit Valley College San Juan Center has developed a three-day erosion and sediment control instruction program that will provide participants with the required 18 hours necessary to become a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead.

Water course for real estate professionals

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:15AM

“Water in San Juan County,” a for-credit course for real estate professionals, is being offered April 24 in the San Juan Island Fire Department headquarters station on Mullis Street. The full-day course is presented by Friends of the San Juans, the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee and the San Juan Island Association of Realtors.

CDPD sets up e-mail service for builders

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:13AM

The San Juan County Community Development and Planning Department is setting up an e-mail news service to inform the building community of policy statements and information related to staffing, service and other topics of interest. Its first edition is scheduled to go out this week.

Chamber launches new program: The Chamber Luncheon

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:12AM

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce introduces a new program for 2009, “The Chamber Luncheon.” This monthly event will be held the third Tuesday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vinny’s Ristorante, starting this month.

Need a job? Career Center in Friday Harbor can help

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:11AM

Need a job? The Northwest Workforce Career Center can help. The Career Center, 540 Guard St., No. 210, Friday Harbor, is offering a series of free workshops.

Bocce ball, cafe expansion at Roche Harbor

  • Apr 14, 2009 at 11:10AM

A bocce ball court is being developed in front of the old kilns next to Quarryman Hall at Roche Harbor Village. The court is expected to be completed by June, according to Pat Carver of the Roche Harbor Village staff.

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