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Support for scholars | Letters

  • Apr 18, 2016 at 9:53PM

On behalf of the San Juan Island Service Scholarship board I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who came out on March 31 to support our annual Dining for Scholars event. It was wonderful to see so many community -minded friends and families dining out to support the mission of volunteerism and scholarship here on San Juan Island.

Vote for Silverstein | Letters

  • Apr 18, 2016 at 9:54PM

With the important OPALCO election coming up, much is at stake. In the face of rising costs, a changing utility landscape, expensive submarine cables and fiber optic installations, we believe Brian Silverstein is the right person to help our electric co-op navigate a challenging path to keep electricity bills affordable and fair, manage co-op finances transparently, and encourage conservation & renewable energy. With these big issues surrounding us and on the horizon, competent, level-headed and democratic leadership is more important than ever.

San Juan EMS graduates new EMTs

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 6:00AM

Congratulations to San Juan County's newest EMTs!

Friday Harbor labs open house

  • Apr 19, 2016 at 6:00AM

Submitted by the University of Washington-Friday Harbor Laboratories

Teresa Zueger is San Juan County’s new senior criminal deputy prosecuting attorney

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 4:54PM

After moving to Friday Harbor from California, Teresa Zueger discovered that she would be saving quite a bit on transportation.

For young anglers, there is one can’t-miss event: the Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby.

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 4:55PM

For young anglers, there is one can't-miss event: the Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby. Now in its 20th year, the derby is an island tradition for kids looking to reel in a big catch on Cascade Lake. It will be held on Saturday, April 23 starting at sunrise. A pancake breakfast starts at 9:30 a.m. in the day use picnic area.

New law firm partners

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 4:55PM

Peter W. Goddu and Margaret C. Langlie of Goddu Langlie, Lawyers-Advisors, are pleased to announce that, effective May 1, Kathryn (Katie) C. Loring and Thomas D. Sandstrom will join them as partners and the firm name will change to Goddu Langlie Loring Sandstrom, PLLC.

Local author pens modern ghost story

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 4:58PM

Ghosts walk the roads of modern San Juan Island in Departure, the latest outing by local author Anne L. Watson. The novella—part ghost story, part historical novel, part fable—features Henry, a worker of the Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Company, and Charlotte, the young daughter of a Friday Harbor merchant, as they search for clues to how they died and why they haven't been taken off. Along the way, they try to understand the curious changes in Island life and customs in the time since they lived.

Know your island walk at Mt. Grant

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 4:59PM

Submitted by San Juan Island Trails committee

Whale Museum offers naturalist workshops

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 4:59PM

Submitted by The Whale Museum

Free days at state park

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 5:00PM

In honor of Earth Day, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free day at all state parks on Friday, April 22. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks.

What makes a monster?

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 5:04PM

Investigative journalist Amy Herdy discussed her book "Diary of a Predator" and gave some insight into the question of "Does society create a monster?" at Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor's weekly lunch on April 12.

Celebrate independent bookstores on April 30 at Griffin Bay Books

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 5:05PM

Join in the Fun at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Saturday, April 30 and help honor the rich and vital role that an independent bookstore plays in the social and economic life of our community. Stop in for cider and cookies, browse around and chat with staff and customers.

Home Trust infuses $1.26 million (so far) into local economy with construction of Sun Rise Phase II

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 1:30AM

Twelve repurposed/recycled homes from Canada are planned for Sun Rise Phase II, with seven homes now on site at the San Juan Community Home Trust's newest neighborhood of permanently affordable homes. A total of $1,269,289 has been spent on labor, materials and services to develop the site and refurbish the homes.

Two dead orcas found

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 1:30AM

Two of Puget Sound's Southern resident killer whales were found dead recently. L95 or "Nigel," a 20-year-old male, was found floating near Esperanza Inlet, B.C. on March 30. On March 23, a female calf less than two weeks old was found near Sooke, B.C.

SJC Master Gardeners host plant diagnostic clinic

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 6:00AM

The San Juan County Master Gardeners plant problem diagnostic clinic meets twice monthly on the first and third Thursday of the month from April through September, and supports the Master Gardener Farmers Market booths on Orcas and San Juan Islands and the Lopez table at Sunset Builders Supply. Residents and visitors can submit plants with poor vigor, signs of disease or insect damage. They also identify plants and insects of concern or interest.

Vote for Lett, Silverstein and Whitfield | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

As you may know, I served on the OPALCO Board for several years, but resigned last summer for health reasons. Numerous OPALCO members have asked me about the upcoming board elections, and I would like to express my recommendations. I strongly urge members to elect Jim Lett and Brian Silverstein in District 3 (Lopez) and Jerry Whitfield in District 4 (Shaw). Here's why:

Harm of wireless | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

I agree with Alex MacLeod that OPALCO/Rock Island should disclose the locations of existing and planned LTE/cell towers. According to a scientific article, there have been ten epidemiological studies of health effects on those living less than 500 meters (approximately 1500 feet) from wireless transmitters, including cell towers, and "eight of those ten studies reported increased prevalence of adverse neurobehavioral symptoms or cancer in populations living at distances less than 500 meters from base stations. None of the studies reported exposure above accepted international guidelines…." [1] A study of cell towers in Netanya, Israel found that the incidence of cancer in women living near the transmitters was four times that of the general population. [2] A 2002 study indicated that there was a significant increase among people living in the vicinity of cell towers of fatigue (300 meters), headache and sleep disturbance (200 meters), irritability, depression, loss of memory and dizziness (100 meters). [3] In addition to these epidemiological studies, a 2006-2007 study in Kempten West Germany of melatonin and serotonin in the blood of people living within 300 meters of a cell phone tower, before and five months after the installation of the tower, indicated that (1) daytime levels of melatonin increased, and nighttime levels decreased, after installation of the cell tower, which would lead to fatigue and drowsiness and reduced immunity; and (2)in 84 percent of people serotonin levels decreased by an average of 46 percent after the installation of the tower, which would lead to depression and mood disturbances.[4]

Talk about climate change | Letters

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

While my two favorite candidates are discussing real issues that are very important to the vast majority of us, I believe that there is one issue that affects every living creature on the face of the earth: climate changes caused by our own actions and excesses.

A look at the EMS budget

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 1:30AM

New EMS Chief Jerry Martin wants San Juan Islanders to know that he is working hard to create a workable budget that ensures high quality care and "no out-of-pocket expenses" for residents of Public Hospital District 1.

Spring Street utility replacement project update

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 6:00AM

This is a construction update from the Town of Friday Harbor on what to expect on Spring Street through the remainder of this week.

Lighthouse Preschool students are “Litter-Free by the Sea” | Photo

  • Apr 23, 2016 at 1:30AM

Lighthouse Preschool students Violet Espinoza, 5 and Wade Oldwyn, 4 show off the green trash bags they plan to use to collect trash during this weekend's Great Island Clean Up.

Can dogs be trained to smell Parkinson’s?

  • Apr 23, 2016 at 1:30AM

Twenty-one-month-old Olive is learning to identify the scent of Parkinson's disease. She is the perfect student: she's young, smart, eager to learn, and has more than 300 million olfactory receptors in her nose. Olive is volunteer Angela Degavre's German Shepherd puppy. Together they are participating in a grassroots experiment being conducted in Friday Harbor to find out if dogs can "odor-identify" people with Parkinson's.

Fragile Waters at IMA

  • Apr 24, 2016 at 1:30AM

It was the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that inspired two friends to create IMA's newest show. Curator Jeanne Falk-Adams and Barbara Cox, artist agent, created Fragile Waters at IMA April 23 - Sept. 5.

Thanks from the Habitat truck | Letter

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 1:30AM

Thanks go out to all Orcas Islanders who donated to the Skagit Habitat for Humanity's Store truck. During the three hours the truck was parked at Island Market on the 4th of April, donors came by to provide items that can be reused. The truck left filled. This visit was, once again, coordinated with Pete Moe, executive director of Orcas Recycling Services and The Exchange, and was a continuing and growing relationship between SHFH and ORS. If fact, Pete helped with the process at the truck, and got to meet donors and talk to them about the coming reopening of The Exchange. Donor comments dramatically emphasized how much islanders are eager for The Exchange to be back in business.

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