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- Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM
One of the greatest things about travel is running into friends of yore and seeing them happily ensconced in the glamorous areas we visit. Thus it was when we attended a family wedding in Puerto Vallarta May 8. We found Liana (formerly Lee Ann) Turner on VallartaBlog.com. Turner, who worked five-plus years on The Journal with me, had moved there in 1995.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 10:06AM
Updates and announcements of various happenings in the San Juan Islands.
- Jun 16, 2008 at 10:33PM
Next week, I lose a member of my family. For the past year, my husband, daughters and I have been a host family for a Norwegian exchange student. Although I wasn’t surprised we decided to embark on such an adventure, I’d be lying if I said we did much pre-planning for the experience.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 2:00PM
Shortage of local candidates? That’s so last year. You’re going to have to study for the Aug. 19 and Nov. 4 elections. And that’s a good thing — a field of candidates results in a discussion of ideas and issues. Campaigns and candidate forums allow us to get to know those vying for the opportunity to make decisions on our behalf.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 10:07AM
It isn’t every organization that receives a $100 million matching grant from the Gates Foundation. Then again, Rotary International isn’t just any organization.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 29, 2013 at 4:39PM
When the county adopted the council form of government, with six non-partisan seats assigned to districts, it was the hope of the freeholders that this would encourage more participation in local government.
- Jun 17, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 18, 2013 at 5:00PM
The second annual Dragons Lacrosse Alumni Game began Saturday at Friday Harbor High School with some of the nicest weather most Dragons players have ever seen.
- Jun 17, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2013 at 5:05AM
Kim Norton: “(Griffin Bay) is becoming better at what it does. It’s an opportunity for students in the San Juan School District."
- Jun 17, 2008 at 3:03PM
Maintenance on one of the Washington State Ferries' largest vessels is not scheduled to be finished until July 7, causing a ripple effect that began when a smaller vessel was sent here Sunday, when the summer schedule began.
- Jun 17, 2008 at 4:50PM
San Juan's own Gary Gibbons hosts an online radio show on City Sounds Radio, Internet blues and jazz with a San Juan connection, www.citysounds.biz.
- Jun 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 10:09AM
Chamber Music San Juans presents “Music for a Summer Solstice” on the San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Stage on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Artistic director and clarinetist Patricia Kostek brings together some of CMSJ’s favorite performers, including violinist Ron Patterson, violist Roxanna Patterson, and Grammy Award-nominee bassoonist Martin Kuuskman.
- Jun 28, 2008 at 6:00AM
Relay for Life — July 25-26, 5:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. on the Friday Harbor High School football field — raises money for the American Cancer Society. To put a face on the fight against cancer and encourage participation in Relay for Life, families are invited to submit photos of loved ones who have fought the battle. Write Richard Walker, The Journal, P.O. Box 519, Friday Harbor 98250. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 19, 2013 at 10:09AM
SanJuanJournal.com's eye on the town is taking note of your attitude, your deeds, your jokes, your personality.
- Jun 19, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 10:19AM
The Friday Harbor High School Concert Band won the 2008 Cruise Festival Overall Grand Championship Award for Concert Band Class AA, based on its performance during the cruise festival season onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise lines.
- Jun 19, 2008 at 12:31PM
Directing their energy: Auditions Monday for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
- Jun 20, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 4:05PM
A new report points to the progress the residents of the San Juan Islands have made in ecosystem protection efforts – and how those efforts can be a model for the restoration of the entire Puget Sound ecosystem. But it also shows that shoreline alterations are occurring in some of the most ecological sensitive areas of the islands, putting critical habitat at risk.
- Jun 20, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2013 at 9:11PM
The Waldron Community Meeting will host a forum July 12, 2-4 p.m., for candidates for County Council, Orcas West; and Superior Court judge.
- Jun 20, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 16, 2013 at 9:11PM
Lovel Pratt, candidate for County Council, San Juan South, has scheduled campaign meetings for June 26, noon; and July 24, 5:15 p.m., in the San Juan Island Library’s meeting room.
- Jun 22, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 23, 2013 at 8:37AM
James Leon Desermeaux, former San Juan County assessor and 42-year resident of Friday Harbor, has died. Mr. Desermeaux died at home on June 18. He was 75.
- Jun 23, 2008 at 2:20PM
A historic schooner that many locals have seen navigating island waters for years ran aground in Wasp Passage today. No injuries were reported.
- Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM
So, the real estate market is sluggish. Your town utility bill is going up. You’re paying more at the pump. Take a look at the bright side: Overall, the island economy is not too bad.
- Jun 25, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jun 26, 2013 at 1:25PM
Engine is "showing its age,” said Fire Chief Vern Long. Engine 6 has had brake problems, a leaking water tank, and now pump problems. “We’re just trying to nurse (Engine 6) through it ... It just couldn’t wait till spring."
- Jun 25, 2008 at 5:00AM updated Jun 26, 2013 at 12:54PM
We’ll spend 13 years in school preparing for college or the workplace. But it’s our first five years of life — those years before we ever set foot in a classroom — that have the most impact on our ability to learn, control our behavior and build relationships. By age 5, we have the building blocks for success, or we have a tough road to hoe.
- Jun 24, 2008 at 11:53AM
Beginning July 1, 2008, the Department of Social and Health Service medical programs’ coverage will expand to include a new smoking cessation benefit for clients.
- Jun 24, 2008 at 11:54AM
The Journal will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Some deadlines have been changed for the July 9 edition.
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