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Update: Race for SJ school superintendent rounds the corner, headed for home

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 12:13PM

The three finalist vying for San Juan Island School District's top administrative assignment will be on island March 9-10, and March 16 (a change from the previous schedule), respectively, to meet with district staff, officials and the public. Click on this article to find out a bit about each.

Victim? Perhaps, but of her own undoing | Letters

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 12:46PM

When she bought her property in 2012 an easement was part of her deed. It is plainly written and so ironclad that a middle school civics class would understand it and reach the same decision as any judge. Did Jenny Rice not read it?

The 'eyes' have it; Leos & Lions team up on purchase of new vision-check system

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 12:39PM

Working in consultation with school nurse Martha Sharon, members of the Leo Club, a total of 38 students in grades 9-12, helped to raise $1,000, along with its parent club, the Friday Harbor Lions Club, for the purchase of a new vision-check system. It includes an electronic letter chart, "lens-less" glasses that cover each eye when the other is being tested and a new monitor.

Nominations sought for ‘steward’ award

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 12:27PM

Each year the Stewardship Network of the San Juans presents Good Steward Awards to islanders, and relies on the community for nominations.

No fee required: nine days to park for free at Washington State Parks

  • Mar 5, 2015 at 1:41PM

It's two down and nine more to go, at this point, with the next "free day" (no parking fee required) slated for March 19, in recognition of state Parks 102nd birthday. See below for a state Parks "free day" schedule.

'Monumental' opportunity | Editorial

  • Mar 6, 2015 at 10:42AM

The Bureau of Land Management is beginning a 30-day scoping period on the monument’s resource management plan, and not only are you invited, but the BLM encourages you to offer up your thoughts at the public scoping meetings.

McGilvery earns U.S. Navy achievement award

  • Mar 6, 2015 at 3:16PM

McGilvery, 25, was presented with the award Oct. 1 for professional achievement as assistant work center supervisor in the reactor electrical division and reactor department of the U.S.S. Nimitz in September.

History Corner: through the eyes of San Juans' first naturalist

  • Mar 6, 2015 at 4:22PM

C.B.R. Kennerly’s notes provide a window to island ecology before it was transformed by a century of Euro-American farming, logging, sheep and roads. He saw elk on Orcas, wolves on Lopez and San Juan, and visited an “oak prairie” on central San Juan Island where relic trees can be seen today.

Award-winning SJI Library preps for software switchover

  • Mar 6, 2015 at 6:43PM

The San Juan Island Library is this year's recipient of the EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award from the Public Library Association, an affiliate of the American Library Association, which recognizes a public library serving a population of 10,000 or less that demonstrates excellence of service to its community.

Oversight makes for lively laugh | Letters

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 10:30AM

Certainly this department needs more "unprofessionalism" rather than more professionalism, so it is good to know that there have been complaints. Thanks for the laugh.

Once-elusive convict gets six-year prison term; additional penalties may follow

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 10:11AM

Convicted by a jury of two assault-related felonies in late October, an Orcas Island man failed to show up at a subsequent sentencing hearing.

It’s an art ‘museum’ in name only | As I See It

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 3:59PM

My concerns involve: transparency and appropriate levels of responsibility to donors and the general public in fundraising, tax status, mission statement, strategic planning, capital campaigning, architecture that cannot support the stated mission and equality of representation for local artists.

IMA hosts 'Art as a Voice' lecture series

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 3:54PM

Called the “Johnny Appleseed of Glass” Fritz Dreisbach is one of America’s glass royalty. Join Dreisbach as he spin stories of the studio glass movement in the U.S., March 13, 7 p.m., at San Juan Community Theatre.

Winter film series continues with 'Running From Crazy'

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 4:04PM

The film will screen March 17, at the Grange Hall, 7 p.m.

Sheriff to add extra DUI patrols on St. Paddy's Day

  • Mar 9, 2015 at 6:30PM

Following a few simple steps will ensure you get home safely. Always have a designated driver or utilize the local taxi services. Give the keys to a responsible party at the beginning of the night. Phone a friend or family member.

Francis Daniel ‘Frank’ Mulcahy: 1939—2015 | Passages

  • Mar 10, 2015 at 10:36AM

Frank Mulcahy was an avid hockey enthusiast and was a lifelong fan of the New York Rangers. He enjoyed travel and loved animals. He was proud of his Irish heritage and was an entertaining storyteller.

Talkin' 'bout my generation: FHHS senior joins town arts commission

  • Mar 10, 2015 at 10:55AM

High school senior Audrey Sable is the latest and final appointee of the recently established Friday Harbor Arts Commission. She will be a member of the advisory panel until leaving for college in the fall, and will assist in developing recommendations to the town council on the cultivation, acquisition, and placement of public art.

Pluck of the Irish; musical festival reborn

  • Mar 10, 2015 at 12:27PM

Billed nowadays as a retreat, the weeklong annual Irish music extravaganza hosted by Roche Harbor Resort, the first week of March, might just as easily be called a revival. In either case, it remains a most hearty celebration and one that not so long ago seemed to be headed into the abyss.

Co-op held hostage by broadband extremists |Letters

  • Mar 10, 2015 at 12:33PM

It’s not a question of whether broadband is useful or good. It is both... The question is whether the broadband customer, generally those with more money, should be subsidized by the electric ratepayer

Little garden, big bounty; Master Gardeners donate harvest

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 11:13AM

Compared to some of the larger demonstration gardens maintained by Master Gardeners across Washington state, the small plot on Mullis Street may not seem like much. But size doesn’t matter when it comes to the amount of crops it yields.

This land is your land | Editorial

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 12:06PM

The Land Bank is the only one of its kind in Washington state and you can bask in its uniqueness on all the ferry-served islands.

Support students at annual Rotary spelling bee

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 12:11PM

The tenth annual Rotary Club Spelling Bee will be held March 12, 3:30 p.m., at San Juan Community Theatre.

Growlers go 'gear-up' to reduce noise

  • Mar 11, 2015 at 4:25PM

The gear-up planes measured about 20 decibels less than those with gear-down, which, like the way in which the Richter scale measures the force of an earthquake, equates to an exponential reduction in noise by a factor of four, Larsen said.

Impressive in every way; hats off to IMA | Letters

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 9:53AM

Charlie (Bodenstab) and the IMA Board have done a fabulous job of putting these beautiful and most professionally presented exhibits together of William Morris and his pupils. Clearly, this gorgeously built IMA will attract major contributions to Friday Harbor and the San Juans in the future.

United they stand: FH Soroptmists celebrate 2015 award winners

  • Mar 12, 2015 at 10:52AM

The achievements and aspirations of four local women were celebrated as Friday Harbor Soroptimist honored the recipients of its 2015 award-winners at the group's annual Notable Women's Luncheon, March 6, at the Mullis Center.

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