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A harvest for the senses

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 10:32AM

A fully integrated estate, growing, harvesting and distilling all its lavender oil on site, Pelindaba Lavender Farm cultivates 25,000 lavender plants on 25 acres and distills over 100 gallons of lavender oil each fall.

Ompah-pah-pah, celebrate fall in Bavarian style, Oktoberfest

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 3:39PM

Enjoy a Bavarian-themed evening of fun, games and events, complete with beer, brats and desserts, and bring your German heritage dog along for a Dachshund race, Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Friday Harbor fairgrounds, beginning at 5 p.m.

Fellow deputy backs challenger in sheriff's race | Letters

  • Oct 9, 2014 at 3:58PM

Communication is key in leadership. Ron has, as a peacemaker, not only in the community, but within the agency, has repeatedly proven himself to be a strong communicator.

San Juan Island man admits to selling cocaine, gets 16-month prison term

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:00AM

An investigation of alleged drug peddling led to a series of undercover drug buys, in which an informant paid a Friday Harbor about $250 for a so-called "eight ball" of cocaine, roughly 3.4 grams, twice in mid-December and two more times in January.

Third annual Chili Cook-off, one hot competition

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 11:15AM

Will the SJISD Food for Thought reign as victors for the third year in a row? Or will last year's runner-up, Cask and Schooner, crush the defending champs like red pepper? Find out Saturday, Oct. 11, at Brickworks Plaza, 3:30 p.m.

Levy hike for SJ EMS? More information, please | Letters

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 2:34PM

I have the highest respect for the EMS personnel but do have concerns regarding the fiscal management of our tax dollars. If your tax revenue increases due to a rebound in property values, how will you the deal with the excess revenue?

WSF reservations to debut in December, like it or not... many don't

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 2:21PM

While some islanders are in favor of a guaranteed travel option, other islanders have gone as far as creating a petition against the new program.

Quality healthcare undermined by sloppy reporting, misguided press release | Letters

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:31PM

It is difficult enough to practice medicine and to maintain public credibility without the added burden of inaccurate press releases and inadequate fact-checking. Witness the mess of health system errors and horrible reporting nationally on the Ebola virus situation.

Somewhere Barney Oldfield sheds a tear, but it's time for me, and some of my compatriots, to hang up the keys | Opinion

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:20PM

Sure, he may have gotten a start in the horse-and-buggy days, but columnist Howard Schonberger, as he hands over the keys, can wax nostalgic with the best of 'em about those very first days, and about his many adventures, behind the wheel.

It’s that time of year once again…are you ready for the flu? | Guest Column

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00AM

Getting a flu vaccine is easy, and it is the single-best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu. Get vaccinated early and stay protected throughout the flu season. Find a list of flu clinics below.

Serenity's white flag; a 'brand' that will carry Friday Harbor far | Letters

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 1:44PM

I believe Friday Harbor should adopt the White “Serenity” Flag as its brand to celebrate our unique culture of peace, freedom, independence and heritage.

Probation, mental health review, but no more jail time for wrench-wielding San Juan man

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 7:54PM

Charged initially with assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, a 61-year-old San Juan man was credited with having served 33 days of a 365-day "suspended" jail sentence for misdemeanor assault, ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and to serve two years probation.

Ruffin' it; a cross-country bicycle tour with a cause

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 7:19PM

Although Bixby wasn’t the inspiration to start a bike tour, she propels the trip forward. What started as a dream, sparked by a chance meeting with two brothers making a documentary about off grid living and bicycling across America, turned into a crusade to find homes for rescue dogs.

End in sight for Blair Ave retrofit? Town thinks it is

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 7:42PM

Depending on the weather, the paving of the intersection of Park Street and Blair Ave, near the post office, should be completed by Friday, as should the final lift of asphalt on the northern side of the avenue (near the Community Theatre), according Friday Harbor officials.

Cookies in my browser? Sugar in my tea? What's all these crazy questions WSF is asking me? |Letters

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 8:01PM

Everything was going smoothly until I tried to choose a password with "at least one alpha numeric... and at least one non-alphabetic special character." Really? My bank doesn't require such a thing.

Because it could be you; vote ‘Yes’ for EMS

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 1:49PM

None of us are immune from a stroke and a fast response is very important when a stroke arrives; so if we lose our EMS services the next islander to have a stroke may very well die.

David Lloyd Strickland: 1942—2014 | Passages

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 1:40PM

David’s love for the islands ran deep and raising his children there was the highlight of his life.

Fall Dessert 'Friendzy', book sales, and more; National Friends of Libraries Week

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 1:37PM

Activities in store for National Friends of the Libraries Week, Oct. 19-25, include deep discount book sales, dessert fundraiser and Friends of the LIbrary membership drive (sign up for a chance to win a Kindle or Amazon Prime subscription).

SJC Dems election endorsements released

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:43PM

Endorsements for candidates and ballot measures were determined as part of the local political party's first-ever polling of party members via email.

Presentation to feature history, future of grange halls in Washington state

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 4:56PM

Holly Taylor, a historic preservation consultant from Vashon Island, and a doctoral student at the University of Washington, will talk about her research on the history and preservation of grange halls, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

Journal earns 17 awards in annual 'better newspapers contest'

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 11:09AM

In addition to its individual BNC awards, The Journal also shared with staff of its sister paper, the Islands’ Sounder, in earning second-place for the 2013 Springtide publication and third-place for the 2013 edition of Home & Garden.

Fur flies over navy jet noise; Larsen on the hot seat at Lopez town hall

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 11:31AM

When islanders took to the microphone at an Oct. 7 town hall on Lopez Island, most asked various versions of the same two questions of U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen: Do you care? And, are you representing us?

Island allies abound in fight against cancer

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 3:24PM

A cancer diagnosis is one that no individual wants to receive, especially when some treatment is accessible only on the mainland, but there's a network of support across the San Juans to help ease the burden of travel and help get patients to where they need to be.

Skilled, experienced; vote Nou for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 3:30PM

I appreciate all the skills, experience, and time to further educate himself as Rob Nou has done and continues to do.

A candidate who 'gets it'; Krebs for sheriff | Letters

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 7:50PM

When it comes to the style of policing, the past couple of years has seen a trend in what I think is the wrong direction. There seems to be a consistent emphasis on "catch and enforce" rather than "serve and protect."

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