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68th wedding anniversary Sunday for Honey and Granddad Hoisington

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 12, 2008 at 12:51PM

Friday Harbor clobbers Orcas 42-7 in season opener

  • Sep 8, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Sep 12, 2008 at 11:36AM

The Friday Harbor Wolverines got out of the gates looking a little wobbly and a bit uneven at times in the season opener Friday. But a rash of penalty flags, a fumble or two and a nagging case of first-game jitters early on couldn't stop the Friday Harbor football team from claiming its fifth-straight Island Cup with a bruising 42-7 victory at home over the visiting Orcas Vikings.

Streets get torn up beginning Monday for new sewer line

  • Sep 11, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Sep 12, 2008 at 8:35AM

Friday Harbor's 9/11 remembrance begins at 8:55 a.m.

  • Sep 11, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 5:35PM

A series of events, including a procession on Spring Street, are planned today to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

San Juan Island School District lunch program sparks food frenzy

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 11, 2008 at 8:35AM

The new school lunch pilot program impresses students, parents, just about everyone. Roast chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy – real mashed potatoes, on the first day of school. Build-'em-yourself soft tacos was on the lunch menu the second day. Pizza – that true test of any school lunch program – was on plates Thursday.

'Galloping Gourmet' Graham Kerr tests Friday Harbor school lunch menu today

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

International culinary icon Graham Kerr — best known as the Galloping Gourmet — kicks off the school district's “Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch” series today.

San Juan Community Theatre offers acting workshop to November | Around Town

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Sep 10, 2008 at 4:48PM

Both new and veteran actors get a chance to “exercise that acting muscle” in a series of classes taught by San Juan island’s own Susan Williams.

SeaPort Airlines gives San Juan residents a fast track to Portland

  • Sep 2, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Sep 10, 2008 at 4:41PM

The launch of SeaPort Airlines has given San Juan Island residents easy access to travel to Portland. SeaPort Airlines, in combination with its Boeing Field terminal neighbor Kenmore Airlines, can get patrons from the San Juan Islands to downtown Portland in about two hours.

Elli Blaine, Jeanie Tran, Lily Sky are top writers in San Juan essay contest

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Sep 10, 2008 at 3:53PM

Young adult writers were recently challenged to write about “Preserving What’s Important in a Changing World” and ‘Imagine the Islands Without Land Conservation” in essay or poem format for the third annual Young Adult Essay Contest sponsored by the San Juan County Land Bank.

Friday Harbor Sailing Club has tough time at Single Handed | Around the Waterfront

  • Aug 30, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Sep 10, 2008 at 3:52PM

The Friday Harbor Sailing Club sailed its next-to-last race of the season, the Single Handed, on Saturday with a thud.

Friday Harbor Ace Hardware gets a reprieve

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:00AM updated Sep 10, 2008 at 3:49PM

Foreclosure proceedings on Friday Harbor Ace Hardware were postponed this morning until 10 a.m. Oct. 3. The legal proceedings surround the default foreclosure of the real property currently occupied by Friday Harbor Ace Hardware at the corner of Argyle and Web streets in Friday Harbor. The business was not on the auction block, but the property it sits on was scheduled to be and may be again in October.

San Juan: Deal for year-round farmers market in the works

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 6:00AM updated at 10:26AM

The San Juan Islands' Agricultural Guild has searched high and low for a suitable place for a year-round farmers market. Now, with the help and financial muscle of the San Juan County Land Bank, the guild may have found its spot.

Friday Harbor annexation: Let's determine the costs before we commit | Guest Column

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:37PM

In the next few weeks, the Friday Harbor Town Council will vote on one of the most significant actions in the town’s 100-year history. Up for consideration is the annexation of approximately 50 acres that includes 12-15 acres allocated for affordable housing.

Passages: Ann Elizabeth Slocombe

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Voters should have a say in San Juan County spending

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:15PM

Three million dollars for an Orcas dock complex? Give us a break! That works out to about 600 years of rent for the same property.

San Juan County shouldn't regulate water catchment

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:14PM

I could not agree more with Don Webster’s letter to the editor regarding the county’s application to acquire rainwater catchments rights. This is about the stupidest proposal I have ever heard.

Author: 'Battle in Seattle' book, movie are not related

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:14PM

A couple of years ago I became aware that a movie, “The Battle in Seattle,” was in the making. As I had written the book, “The Battle in Seattle” (published in 2000), the production of a movie of the same name got my attention.

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