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Flossie Mullis returns to Friday Harbor

  • Jan 2, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Jan 7, 2009 at 3:32PM

She is now living at the Village at the Harbour, Friday Harbor’s elegant new assisted-living apartments. Flossie, who used to teach bridge at the old Grey Top Inn, was eagerly awaited by the other bridge players at the Village.

Friday Harbor Spelling Bee Jan. 13

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 3:28PM

The 2009 Friday Harbor Spelling Bee is Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m., in the San Juan Community Theatre. The annual contest is sponsored by the Rotary Club of the San Juan Islands, and features fourth- through eighth-grade classroom champions from local schools, including Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, Paideia Classical School, Griffin Bay School, and Spring Street International School.

Are you hot stuff? Then enter the Chili Cook-Off

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 2:09PM

Entries are being accepted for the Chili Cook-Off to be held at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Jan. 24, 2-6 p.m. Entrants will offer their most delicious creations in vying for bragging rights to the best chili on the island, as well as a first prize of $200. The competition is open to individuals, groups, organizations and professionals. Families and chili fans will be able to sample all of the fare, and will be able to cast their votes for their favorite concoction.

Citizen of the Year: Charles Anderson, chairman, San Juan Island Community Foundation

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 2:45PM

All told, the San Juan Island Community Foundation distributed more than $700,000 in donations in 2008. More than two dozen local groups, including the schools, benefitted from that largesse. That’s pretty powerful stuff for a group that just three years ago had about $125,000 at its disposal for a full year. What’s behind the surge in the balance sheets? Ask anyone on the foundation board of directors — a 13-person panel of volunteers — and the answers point in one direction: The top.

Linde sworn in as Superior Court judge; governor appointee won election in August

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 2:30PM

Shortly after noon on New Year's Eve, John O. Linde was sworn in to his first elected term as San Juan County Superior Court judge. A crowd of about 30 friends, attorneys, and county officials and employees attended the courtroom ceremony in Friday Harbor. District Court Judge Stewart Andrew administered the oath.

State giving away nicotine gum and patches to combat stress-related smoking

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 12:16PM

To help people overcome personal smoking triggers like stress, the state offers free coaching and a supply of nicotine patches or gum (more than $145 in value) through the quit line. “We know the tough economy is hitting people hard,” said Secretary of Health Mary Selecky. “It’s another good reason for those who smoke to try quitting. It will improve their health and they’ll save money at the same time. Our quit line is free, and callers receive at least a two-week supply of nicotine patches or gum at no charge.”

First baby of 2009: Jacob William Wright of Orcas Island

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 12:17PM

Jacob William Wright was born to Orcas Island parents Amanda Murray Wright and Buddy Wright on Jan. 5, 2009 at Island Hospital in Anacortes -- the first baby to be born to San Juan County parents in 2009.

Friday Harbor girls give Nooksack Valley a scare, stay within striking distance in first half

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 10:37AM

The Friday Harbor girls basketball team put a scare into a highly-touted Nooksack Valley squad before running out of steam Saturday in a 48-29 loss in Turnbull Gym.

Friday Harbor doomed by fouls; Wolverine boys drop one to Pioneers 53-46

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 10:35AM

Foul trouble in the second half proved the Wolverines’ undoing as Nooksack Valley took care of business at the free-throw line and slipped out of Turnbull Gym Saturday with a 53-46 victory.

No health hazard posed by cell phone towers | Counterpoint

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 10:13AM

I was surprised to read Steve Ludwig’s guest column finding him still in panic over perceived health dangers from cell phone towers. I would have assumed that Ludwig, a learned man, would have made himself aware of the solid, valid, peer-reviewed and universally accepted scientific findings pertaining to cell towers.

Muster solidarity needed to defeat cell tower threat | Point

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 10:11AM

The name of the game is “Beggar Thy Neighbor.” You sign a lucrative contract to put a cell tower on your land and let the people living around you suffer the consequences: The health effects from around-the-clock electromagnetic radiation, loss of property value, loss of the enjoyment of your land and the sight of the ugly tower itself.

No compelling reason to move transfer station | Editorial

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 10:10AM

We commend the county Solid Waste Advisory Committee for its work in studying the options for a solid waste transfer station site on San Juan Island. However, in its recommendation, the committee failed to provide compelling reasons why the Beaverton Valley Road site is more suitable for a solid waste transfer station. At this point, The Journal is compelled to stick to its earlier editorial arguments that the solid waste transfer station should stay on Sutton Road.

Passages | Timothy Marvin Parker

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 9:42AM

No services will be held and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes and the San Juan Islands.

Campaign launched to save Sidney ferry run; meeting tonight in Anacortes

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 6:00AM updated at 8:07AM

A meeting is scheduled tonight at 6 in Anacortes City Hall to discuss ways to save the Sidney, B.C. ferry run. The meeting, coordinated by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, is part of Anacortes' "Save Our Ferry" Campaign.

First baby of 2009: Jacob William Wright of Orcas Island

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jan 7, 2009 at 6:28AM

Jacob William Wright was born to Orcas Island parents Amanda Murray Wright and Buddy Wright on Jan. 5, 2009 at Island Hospital in Anacortes -- the first baby to be born to San Juan County parents in 2009.

Passages | Robert E. Halverson

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 7:04PM

Bob passed Jan. 4, 2009 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lolly; his daughters, Diane and Nancy; his son-in-law, Thomas; grandchildren, May and Leif; and cousins, Mrs. Douglas Steele of Lake Forest and Jaci Wisniewski of San Dimas.

Keep today’s challenges in perspective | Economic Forecast

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 4:41PM

We enter 2009 with many concerns about the local, state and national economy. But to understand our economic condition, we have to remember exactly how bad things have been to appreciate how well off most of us are today.

Morris plans greater consumer protection and privacy laws in 2009

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:16PM

Fresh off a legislative win last year that saw first-of-its-kind consumer protection laws enacted, state Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, is planning another bout against so-called “spy technology” devices.

Passages | Warren Eugene Stanton

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 2:58PM

Warren Eugene Stanton of Friday Harbor, Wash., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 in Friday Harbor. He was 66. He was born on Sept. 13, 1942 in Portland, Ore., the son of Howard and Rhea (Conn) Stanton.

Lopez School looking for a new principal

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 2:51PM

Fall 2009 will see a new fact in the hallways and playgrounds of Lopez School. There will be a new principal, serving kindergarten through 12th grade, replacing current principal Roland MacNichol, who will be retiring at the end of the current school year.

An appeal for a young family

  • Jan 5, 2009 at 6:00PM

I am trying to imagine how it would feel to be told, in your early 30s, that “you might end up in a wheelchair by your 50s.”

San Juan County Council approves increase in Noxious Weed Control levy

  • Jan 5, 2009 at 1:10PM

In a special session today, the San Juan County Council voted 4-2 to grant a $3 dollar-per-parcel increase in the Noxious Weed Control Levy. The new annual levy will total $6.25 per parcel of non-forest land, plus 62.5 cents per acre.

You helped make the holidays brighter for lot of people

  • Jan 5, 2009 at 1:14PM

The holidays are over and I would like to thank the generous people who turned in “Turkey Cards” to King's Market for the Friday Harbor Food Bank. We were given 125 turkeys to give out to our customers and the balance from the cards toward hams we gave out for Christmas.

Toss a few million bucks at the school district and keep the dump where it is

  • Jan 5, 2009 at 1:03PM

If you can remain calm while all around you there is public outrage, then perhaps you don’t fully understand the situation. I don’t know what happens to people when they go to work for the government but it seems that they must be de-programmed and re-booted with fuzzy logic. It seems to me that since our newfangled form of leadership, “Home Rule,” we have created even more layers of government nitwitians.

Let’s hope the next big tsunami doesn’t strike here

  • Jan 5, 2009 at 10:46AM

“Phoenix Island” is one of those books I can’t decide whether to love or hate. The cover art implies a bodice ripper, and sex and violence both run an undercurrent through the book, yet neither erupt with the force that their foreshadowing imply. The writing verges on potboiler, but the survival story it tells is certainly relevant, and of widespread current interest. It sold a million copies in its day.

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