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Linoleum block print workshop Nov. 7

  • Oct 29, 2009 at 10:51AM

Learn the ancient art of print making. Island Rec is offering a linoleum block-print making workshop for teens and adults on Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday Harbor quilter brings hope to African village

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 5:42PM

This is not a story about just one woman; it is about an entire village. However, it takes one woman to tell the story, and that is exactly what Kitty Sorgen does. On a gray day in October, the 66-year-old Friday Harbor resident stands before the Lions Club to talk about Kenya, about quilting and hope.

New trail on Cattle Point Road the result of months of volunteer work

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 5:03PM

In a recent agriculture-themed lecture, Saltspring Island author/farmer Michael Ableman addressed the importance of pleasure as motivator. He noted that guilt is too often used to induce people to care for their environment. Instead, Ableman says, we should invoke pleasure: If reminded that a connection with the planet is satisfying, the public is presented with a greater incentive to behave in a proactive way. On Oct. 24, volunteers from the San Juan Island Trails Committee embodied this exhortation on the Frazer property. Greeted with Saturday’s clear skies and sunshine, the workers were able to enjoy the land and see the rewards of months of work.

Mitchell Hill, historic military road, could become part of national park when federal budget is approved

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 3:47PM

Mitchell Hill, a 312-acre chunk of land that includes trails and a pristine portion of road built beginning in 1853 by the Hudson's Bay Co., is expected to become part of San Juan Island National Historical Park once Congress approves the 2010 federal budget. The fiscal year began Oct. 1, but budget approval is being held up by the debate on health care reform. The 2009 budget wasn't approved until April.

County Council must make ferry matters among its highest priorities | Guest Column

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 3:43PM

It is way past time for the council to make ferry matters among its highest priorities, to inform itself, and to advocate strongly and clearly on behalf of our interests. It could start by demanding that the lost Capron funds either be returned to the county or, at the very least, be credited toward lowering our interisland fares rather than used to make up for overall ferry financing.

Proposed fire engine purchase is not a financially prudent move | Guest Column

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 2:59PM

When I was on my way to Lopez the other morning, it was beautiful. A gorgeous clear blue sky, crisp autumn air, and calm, smooth water. But instead of relaxing and enjoying it, I was thinking on how I should answer Mayor Jones’ article in the paper without making him an enemy. There are only two people I hold in high regard and respect tremendously; they are my Grandfather and David Jones. So why bother running for mayor if it’s going to alienate my friends? Because there must be a choice.

For the second time this year, Friday Harbor Animal Shelter helps animals from outside area

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 12:11PM

Leslie Byron says was been a quiet summer for the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter. With a marmalade cat at her ankles and Halloween pumpkins at the door, the place does exude a certain peace.

'We can clean up (Friday Harbor's) stormwater' | Special report

  • Oct 27, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Oct 28, 2009 at 1:52PM

Brian Rader, San Juan County's pollution prevention specialist, will soon visit Friday Harbor businesses to talk about ways to clean up the water that flows into our harbor. In this special report, he writes about the problem and what we can do about it.

Fate of safe-and-sane fireworks in San Juan County is up to voters | November ballot measures

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:48AM

For the second time in three years, voters will decide the fate of countywide legislation. Approved by the San Juan County Council in June 2008, an ordinance that would make it illegal to use any and all types of so-called consumer fireworks — including those labeled “safe and sane,” such as fountains, snakes, pinwheels and sparklers — remains in limbo pending the outcome of the Nov. 3 general election. The referendum asks voters to accept or reject the ordinance.

American Legion will honor World War II veterans Nov. 7

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:48AM

On Nov. 7, all World War II veterans, spouses, widows and widowers will be honored by American Legion Post 163 as guests of the club. Past commander Karl Mueller, event chairman, said two tickets will be given to each honoree. A reading of the names of all WWII members who have passed away will be read during the evening program by Legion personnel.

Anacortes Ace owners in negotiation for Friday Harbor site

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:48AM

The building and land that’s home to Ace Hardware in Friday Harbor is back under local ownership. And a new tenant is expected to be announced by the end of the week: an extension of the Ace Hardware in Anacortes, owned by Randy Burgess and Pat Strand.

San Juan County Proposition 1 would save local programs | November ballot measures

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 8:00AM updated at 11:48AM

Islanders have been generous in ponying up at the ballot box in the past to help pay for schools, recreation and the preservation of open space. But for county government? Well, that remains to be seen. On Tuesday, it will be voters who determine just how lean and mean local government will become as San Juan County sits at a financial crossroads and its appointed and elected officials prepare for either a bailout or bust, depending on the outcome of the general election.

San Juan County voters will decide whether to ban safe-and-sane fireworks | November ballot measures

  • Oct 15, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Oct 28, 2009 at 11:35AM

For the second time in three years, voters will decide the fate of countywide legislation. Approved by the San Juan County Council in June 2008, an ordinance that would make it illegal to use any and all types of so-called consumer fireworks — including those labeled "safe and sane," such as fountains, snakes, pinwheels and sparklers — remains in limbo pending the outcome of the Nov. 3 general election.

Ryder Martin Hulse | Births

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 11:22AM

Marty and Tara Hulse announce the birth of their son, Ryder Martin, on Oct. 3, 2009. Ryder Martin was born in Island Hospital in Anacortes. He weighed 5 pounds 7 ounces and was 18.25 inches in length.

The Batties are back: San Juan’s favorite Celtic band returns to the island with a new album

  • Oct 27, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Oct 28, 2009 at 11:19AM

Bazoukis. Bagpipes. Fiddles and whistles. Add them up and it can mean only one thing. That’s right, the internationally-acclaimed Battlefield Band is on its way to San Juan Island. The band will take center stage on Friday at the San Juan Community Theatre for the 13th time — yes, you heard that right, the 13th time. Friday’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the theater box office or online at www.sjctheatre.org. The box office is open today through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Resident says two pro-Prop. 1 signs were stolen

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:00AM updated at 11:13AM

Local musician Teddy Deane said two signs supporting San Juan County Proposition 1 were stolen from his property. He posted a third sign, which states, “You can steal my sign, but you can’t steal my vote. Yes on Prop. 1."

Grand opening is Nov. 13 for Oettinger’s San Juan Vacation Rentals

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:22AM

Grand opening is Nov. 13, beginning at 4 p.m., for Mary Oettinger’s San Juan Vacation Rentals LLC, located at 100 First St., Suite A. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Film, parade, and other spooky fun in store on island for Halloween

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:51AM

For those in search of Halloween fun, Friday Harbor has a trick-or-treat-astic array of activities planned. Kicking off a weekend of costume creativity is Friday Harbor Elementary School. The students’ annual costume parade is Friday, 1 p.m., on Spring Street.

Ranker will host health insurance 'town hall' Nov. 23 in Bellingham

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:40AM

As Congress debates the details of President Obama’s plan for reforming health care coverage, state Sen. Kevin Ranker will host a town hall forum to hear from 40th District constituents and help inform residents about any potential changes in Washington.

Local property rights regulations subject of CAPR forum

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:38AM

Citizens Alliance for Property Rights San Juan will present a report, “Property Rights Regulations in San Juan County,” Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., at the San Juan Island Grange. Guest panelists include Richard Civille, John Evans and Bob Levinson.

40th District Democrats oppose I-1033, endorse R-71

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:36AM

The 40th Legislative District Democrats have endorsed Referendum 71 and formally opposed Initiative 1033 on Tuesday’s ballot. The Democrats met Oct. 10 in the San Juan Island Grange in Friday Harbor. State Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Anacortes, attended, speaking about the state budget, bills he’s co-sponsored and bills that are becoming law.

San Juan County’s Elections officials ask local voters to check the return address on their ballot envelopes

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:35AM

San Juan County’s Elections officials are asking local voters to check the return address on their ballot envelopes. According to Elections officials, included in a recent shipment of local ballots were some envelopes with return addresses located in Asotin County.

SanJuanJournal.com will post election stories, including results and the impact of the vote in each race, after the polls close Tuesday

  • Oct 28, 2009 at 9:33AM

SanJuanJournal.com will post election stories, including results and the impact of the vote in each race, after the polls close Tuesday. The general election is Tuesday. Polls close at 8 p.m. On the ballot are state and local measures, as well as 44 local offices.

Fund-raiser for Friday Harbor sailing team | Sailing

  • Oct 27, 2009 at 5:33PM

The San Juan Island Sailing Foundation and the San Juan Island High School Sailing Team are presenting a jambalaya feast in traditional New Orleans style Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., in the San Juan Island Yacht Club.

Tennis team ousted from post-season | Tennis

  • Oct 27, 2009 at 5:31PM

The 2009 season came to an abrupt end for the Friday Harbor tennis team as Coupeville swept the district championships Oct. 21 in Friday Harbor.

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