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- May 14, 2014 at 2:00PM
Before the fire, the building housed Downriggers Restaurant, Friday Harbor Marine, San Juan Excursions and San Juan Safaris. The fire devastated the operations of all four businesses.
- May 14, 2014 at 4:00PM
A 2008 graduate of the Port Townsend School of Massage Therapy, Maia Yip has been in practice on Lopez Island before joining owner Amy Bienvenu and staff at the San Juan Island-based Island Wellness Center. She offers a variety of treatments, from deep tissue massage to Hot Stone therapy, with sessions tailored specifically for each client.
- May 14, 2014 at 6:00PM
The new Community Solar Program will be kicked off on San Juan Island at the Island Energy Fair on Saturday, May 17. Also on the schedule are a Home Energy Conservation Workshop, a solar home tour, and demonstrations of energy-related technologies.
- May 15, 2014 at 6:00AM
Since 2008, the San Juan Historical Museum has rehabilitated and restored five of the eight buildings on the museum campus.
- May 15, 2014 at 9:47AM
Under current county law, land in the open-space farmland program must be returned to active farming within 10 years or the owner must enter into a conservation easement permanently prohibiting development in order for a reduction in the land's property tax assessment to continue.
- May 15, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:43PM
DNR launches new program to assist vessel owners without means to dispose of a bad boat. Many of the more than 60 boats on his program’s watchlist could be candidates for free disposal.
- May 15, 2014 at 10:11AM
Public disagreement and personal opinion are at the very heart of any democracy. Personal attacks and defamation are not.
- May 15, 2014 at 3:00PM
Waldron Island now has a disaster preparedness booklet, thanks to Joanne Colman Wester and her band of middle school students. And the initiative and efforts of those students to ensure their community is better prepared in the event of a disaster have not gone by unnoticed.
- May 15, 2014 at 7:00PM
FH Film Fest will feature films by young filmmakers. A selection of the films will be viewed during the festival, along with a selection of winning films from regional competitions.
- May 16, 2014 at 7:00AM
Cartoonist Rob Pudim's view on local news and events are published periodically in the Journal of the San Juan Islands, and periodically on SanJuanJournal.com.
- May 16, 2014 at 7:00AM
Ted Grossman, a long-time Orcas Islander and former owner and editor of the Islands’ Sounder, passed away on May 3 with his wife Kay and children Alex and Marcy by his side after a brief battle with metastatic lung cancer.
- May 16, 2014 at 8:00AM
The second annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will again feature documentaries that explore life in the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Rim, but the date of this year’s Film Fest is different than a year ago, about three weeks later.
- May 16, 2014 at 11:20AM
The 52-year-old, who was headed south on an access road that connects the sports complex to Carter Avenue, was traveling at a high-rate of speed when he struck a chain across the entrance to the ballfields, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's Department.
- May 16, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 2:42PM
Pet Lovers Fair, grand prize, mile stroll featured in first-ever APS Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk. Water and snack stations will be available along the route to provide sustenance for both people and pooches, and participants can also mingle with pet care industry vendors and service providers.
- May 16, 2014 at 3:00PM
Diana Mancel, the theatre’s newly hired volunteer coordinator, worked part-time as front-of-house-manager for the theatre when she first moved to San Juan Island in 2008.
- May 17, 2014 at 12:00PM
This event happens because of people who care — both the volunteers who put it on every year and the visitors who would be disappointed if it ever went away.
- May 17, 2014 at 3:00PM
Born into a family on noted mbira players, Musekiwa Chingodza began playing mbira at the age of five and considers the instrument and its music as more than simply entertainment.
- May 17, 2014 at 6:00PM
Class participants will learn about marine stewardship and the "Responsible Kayaker Code," which aims at reducing disturbances to marine wildlife and irresponsible boating practices, at either of two training sessions hosted by the Whale Museum.
- May 19, 2014 at 6:30PM
Rainer found the perfect life on San Juan Island, boating and being on the water, discovering new places with the Friday Walkers, and never tiring of living by the sea, with a view of the Olympic Mountains.
- May 19, 2014 at 6:34PM
Here’s a second—and last—attempt to make a few points. I was not speeding nor distracted by a cell phone (I don’t own one) nor by another in the car (I was alone), nor by my car’s sound system (it’s broken), nor by the attributes of the joggers; I didn’t see them until… I nearly hit someone.
- May 19, 2014 at 6:47PM
We appreciate WDFW’s attention to protecting surf smelt, but the agency needs to take two other steps in conjunction with any proposed changes to harvest rules. First, we need to learn just how many smelt swim in the Salish Sea, and whether current harvests threaten those fish.
- May 19, 2014 at 7:00PM
The new application has proven popular, with 14 reports registered in less than 24 hours after the application went active in the afternoon of May 15. Visitors to the website can enter their own observations and access prior entries by clicking on the red dots on the map.
- May 20, 2014 at 4:00PM updated May 21, 2014 at 12:57PM
From the time of its unveiling, Interaction has become a gathering place for islanders and visitors—especially children, awed by the sculpture’s size, engaging motif, and deep, colorful carvings. Members of the original Portals of Welcome Committee are raising funds to have the house posts professionally restored and repainted, and to have a community/tribal celebration upon the completion.
- May 20, 2014 at 5:11PM
Obviously the cast put their heart and soul into the performance; but, what also deserves recognition are the dozens of people who work countless hours quietly, and efficiently behind the scenes.
- May 20, 2014 at 10:00PM
The idea of combining the county auditor and county treasurer offices was resurrected May 13 by County Councilman Bob Jarman. “I know the idea has been considered before,” Jarman said. “I just want to find out whether the county might save money with such a change..."
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