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County pediatrician ending island practice, moving to mainland

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 2:13PM

After 18 years of providing medical care for the children of San Juan County, pediatrician Jeanne Olmsted has announced that she will no longer maintain a practice based on Orcas Island after Dec. 31.

Recognition for Friday Harbor’s Soroptimists

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 1:08PM

We can all be proud of the support Friday Harbor and San Juan Island gives to the local Soroptimist club. Recently, 10 Friday Harbor Soroptimists attended a weekend Soroptimist International District Conference in Olympia to learn more about their organization, noteworthy causes and solutions. During the conference, awards were issued and Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor came in second place out of 44 Pacific Northwest clubs in "Recognition of Outstanding Service Work"!

Beth Spaulding earns national board certification; first in district

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 1:17PM

The San Juan Island School District is proud to announce that Beth Spaulding has met the rigorous National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She is the first to earn such certification in the district.

Thanks for coverage of Carl Stoddard's National Park Service career

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 1:51PM

My children and grandchildren join me in thanking you for the wonderful coverage of Carl's career in National Park Service. Many people who are new to the island were not aware of his legacy.

Kayl requests recount in Orcas West County Council race

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 12:56PM

The San Juan County Elections Office accepted an application Dec. 1 for a manual recount in the County Council District 4 race. The request was submitted by Mindy Kayl, who lost to Richard Fralick in that race. In the final count of the 1,921 ballots cast, Fralick received 947 votes, Kayl received 827 votes, and there were 12 write-in votes and 136 undervotes, Elections Supervisor Doris Schaller reported.

'Ecology from A to Z' story telling, book signing will raise money for elementary school PTA

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 1:34PM

The Friday Harbor Elementary School PTA and Friends of the Library present a new children's book entitled, “Ecology from A to Z,” written and illustrated by islander Jacob Angel. Celebrate "I Love to Read Month" with Angel at the San Juan Island Library as he reads and signs copies of this book — his first — on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Much to be thankful for at Thanksgiving

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 1:13PM

We have much to be thankful for, especially in this community. The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is a way of expressing that gratitude with more than 100 volunteers working together in a manner that any fine dining restaurant would be proud of. These energetic volunteers prepared and served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to more than 300 diners on Thanksgiving Day.

Congratulations to crime-fighting shopkeepers

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 1:02PM

Congratulations to Julie Capron and Michelle Waldron of Friday Harbor. I just read the article about Capron of Softwear and Waldron of Daisy Bloom assisting in the capture of two teen-age shoplifters from Bellingham and all I can say is it made my day seeing our locals working with San Juan County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Customs, and WSF to catch these two common thieves.

Passages: Jean McLeod

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 10:20AM

Jean McLeod, who during her 20 years in Friday Harbor enjoyed sailing, gardening and doll making, has died. She passed away suddenly Nov. 17 in Atlanta, Ga. due to lung failure. She and her husband, John, were building a home in Hayesville, N.C., where they moved to be closer to family.

Statue of baby Jesus stolen from nativity scene at Second and Reed streets

  • Dec 1, 2008 at 1:48PM

Maybe the person who took the little statue from its crib was motivated more by a spirit in need than by a mean spirit. Maybe, just maybe — Lori Narum of Second Act wants to believe — the person who took the little statue from its crib really needed Jesus.

Two Friday Harbor store owners track down shoplifting suspects

  • Dec 1, 2008 at 1:33PM

When Julie Capron of Softwear and Michelle Waldron of Daisy Bloom suspected two teen-age girls of stealing clothing from their stores, they decided to do something about it. Right then and there. They looked for the girls. And they found them on the ferry — wearing $800 worth of clothing belonging to four stores.

Special public hearing on 2009 Friday Harbor town budget Monday

  • Nov 28, 2008 at 2:55PM

Monday at noon, the Friday Harbor Town Council will have a special meeting in Town Hall. The topic: A public hearing on the 2009 budget.

Record turnout for Turkey Trot; other events planned today and Saturday

  • Nov 28, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 9:14AM

Temperatures near 40 and threat of rain Thursday didn’t deter more than 150 islanders and visitors from participating in the fourth annual “Turkey Trot,” a 5K (3.1 mile) run and walk which started at the Best Western Friday Harbor Suites.

Holiday shopping season begins; Friday Harbor stores open late

  • Nov 28, 2008 at 7:48AM

Today is officially the first day of the holiday shopping season, a day when turkey dinner-induced drowsiness is replaced by the rush that comes from crowds, decorations, goodies and finding good shopping deals.

What businesses are doing to help the economy | Ongoing Series

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Nov 27, 2008 at 6:14PM

Following is a message from Lynn Danaher that the Chamber of Commerce wanted to share in light of recent discussions about "What can we do NOW to help our local economy."

Record turnout for Turkey Trot; Nick Roberts and Pam Stewart are top finishers

  • Nov 27, 2008 at 6:08PM

Temperatures near 40 and threat of rain today didn’t deter more than 150 islanders and visitors from participating in the fourth annual “Turkey Trot,” a 5K (3.1 mile) run and walk which started at the Best Western Friday Harbor Suites.

Happy Thanksgiving, San Juan Island; flurry of activities scheduled

  • Nov 27, 2008 at 7:55AM

Happy Thanksgiving Day, San Juan Island. The holiday season begins today with some potentially positive signs: Ferries from Anacortes to Friday Harbor have been packed for two days and some businesses are hopeful that the first day of holiday shopping season -- Friday -- could bolster the local economy and reverse two months of lagging sales.

San Juan Initiative presents shoreline protection recommendations to County Council Dec. 9

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 5:11PM

The San Juan Initiative will present recommendations to improve the protection of more than 400 miles of shoreline in San Juan County to the County Council on Dec. 9.

Daisy Bloom, Creme Brulee ‘tres chic’ on Spring St. | Column by Howard Schonberger

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 1:45PM

What do you do when you are a creative retailer, wife and mother with two children? You work around the clock, you hire clerks for the times when the children need you and pay babysitters when you are at the store. That might work when sales are brisk during tourist season, but might be marginal at other times. Michelle Waldron and Megan Van Hamerssfeld have solved that dilemma by combining their two shops — Daisy Bloom and Creme Brulee — into one at 165 Spring St.

Prosperity, as well as charity, starts at home | Editorial by Howard Schonberger

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 2:10PM

Let’s take a good look at what we can get locally before buying gifts elsewhere. Maybe we should have a “Blue Heron” poster and badges made, like in the 1930s, to show we believe that prosperity, as well as charity, starts at home.

Look Good ... Feel Better program is coming to Friday Harbor

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 2:05PM

In February, the Look Good ... Feel Better program will have its first workshop in Friday Harbor. If you or a friend are receiving treatment for cancer and would like to be a part of this transforming program, call Friday Harbor volunteer Geri Chutuk, 378-5872. She'll be back on-island after Jan. 15 and invites anyone interested in the program to contact her then.

'First Snow' opens Friday at Arctic Raven Gallery

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 1:54PM

As early as September, the first snow falls on the Inupiat village of Shishmaref — on a disappearing sand spit on the Seward Peninsula of Alaska — and on desolate St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. Lee Brooks of Arctic Raven Gallery plans his travel to that region after the first snow, a time when artists start carving, to search for the Northwest Native art treasures featured in the annual show, aptly titled “First Snow.”

Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace Friday and Saturday

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 1:42PM

More than $120,000 has been awarded to 150 graduating seniors in the last 30 years. Students have used scholarships to further their education in Commercial Art, Graphics, Film, Fashion Design, Jewelry, Photography, Metal Work, Industrial Arts, Textiles, Sculpture, History, Culinary Arts and Education.

Help San Juan businesses by Christmas shopping on the island

  • Nov 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Nov 26, 2008 at 10:10AM

There are so many gift items available here on island and for a fair price. Shopping is fun here where shop owners know you and many offer treats and discounts. There's caroling, beautiful windows decorated with the Christmas theme and a feeling of a supportive community spirit only found in small towns. This year especially, when so many are challenged financially, is a time to be grateful for our families and our community.

Proceeds from T-shirt will assist shooting victim's family

  • Nov 25, 2008 at 3:09PM

Jermaine Reaves always wanted to be a superhero, according to his friend of three years, Aaron D'Errico, who has created an animated superhero picture of Reaves.

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