Cali Bagby

Cali posted 303 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Sadock Johnson

From safaris to public service

A Friday Harbor resident travels to Tanzania and meets a man, who opens his eyes to another world

  • Feb 14th, 2012 6:48pm
Sadock Johnson
A lone plastic bag hangs on a fence on Douglas Road. Many islanders are pushing to ban plastic bags

San Juan Islands push for statewide plastic bag ban

While many cities have banned plastic grocery bags, Washington may become the first state in the nation to outlaw these consumables. House Bill 1877 and Senate Bill 5780, both bills to ban plastic bags and promote reusable bags, were introduced last year and both failed to pass. Similar bills House Bill 2404 and Senate Bill 5780 were reintroduced again this year by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and Rep. Marko Liias. The legislation is aimed at protecting Puget Sound wildlife and the environment from plastic bag debris. Both bills would allow plastic bags for fresh meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts or other bulk items, dairy products, ice and cooked foods.

  • Feb 7th, 2012 7:53pm
A lone plastic bag hangs on a fence on Douglas Road. Many islanders are pushing to ban plastic bags
“Six and Counting

12-minute celebrations at the 2012 Islands Playwrights Festival

Six plays were selected out of 13 entries for the upcoming 2012 Islands Playwrights Festival running at various times from Feb. 3 - 18 at the Gubleman Theatre.

  • Jan 31st, 2012 5:44pm
“Six and Counting
Ken Schilling

Lime Kiln’s newest endangered species: staff

For Christmas, state parks handed out pink slips instead of presents — cutting 16 full-time permanent construction and maintenance staff and 66 full-time rangers from the payroll. The rangers will be given options for seasonal employment, with the aim of keeping staffing in parks from May through September similar to current year-round levels.

  • Jan 24th, 2012 8:34pm
Ken Schilling
The Nansens smiling wide when they reached San Francisco after many days at sea.

How a dream and a boat equals bliss

The book “Stone Boat Odyssey,” chronicles the Nansens’ 14-year journey of not only having, but fulfilling a dream to take to the seas in a sailboat. Meet the Nansens and listen to their adventures on Saturday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at the library.

  • Jan 18th, 2012 5:23am
The Nansens smiling wide when they reached San Francisco after many days at sea.
Two snowy owls have been confirmed on the San Juan Islands by local bird experts. And one

Snowy owls confirmed on San Juan

Two snowy owls have been confirmed on the San Juan Islands by local bird experts. And one was caught by a camera lens.

  • Jan 13th, 2012 12:47am
Two snowy owls have been confirmed on the San Juan Islands by local bird experts. And one

Retail sales up 6 percent on San Juan

Nationally, retail sales for the week before Christmas rose 14.8 percent, compared with the same period a year ago, according to the research firm ShopperTrak. Holiday shopping in San Juan is matching nation wide trends, said Victoria Compton, executive director of San Juan County Economic Development Council.

  • Jan 10th, 2012 2:38am
Archimedes — the adult male snowy owl at the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene

Snowy owls on the San Juan Islands?

The majority of San Juan county residents have never seen a snowy owl in their neighborhood, but as more of these birds are spotted in the region, it may be possible to see white wings gliding through the air.

  • Jan 5th, 2012 7:46pm
Archimedes — the adult male snowy owl at the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene

Open season on traffic signs?

Each island tends to have a signature, when it comes to traffic sign damage. On Lopez, vandalism typically involves bullet holes, but on San Juan the incline is simply to pull signs out of the ground and leave them on the side of the road. On all three islands, San Juan County Public Works has had to clean signs shot with paintball guns.

  • Dec 30th, 2011 9:47pm
The JEM Trio

Bringing free jazz music to the people

Matt Bachmann is a practical composer — writing songs with the intent that they will be heard by an audience. That’s why over the last year he has been creating music for his own group — the JEM Jazz Trio.

  • Dec 30th, 2011 9:24pm
The JEM Trio
Lilo Rustmann

Citizen of the Year: Lilo Rustmann

Because of her motivation, dedication and optimism — Lilo Rustmann has made a difference in the community

  • Dec 30th, 2011 9:17pm
Lilo Rustmann
Beau Borrero during the filming of 'Rise Up' with Occupy Wall Street as his back drop.

‘Rise Up’ with Beau Borrero

Borrero visited the Occupy Wall Street movement in September and returned to his home in Friday Harbor inspired to write the song “Rise Up.” Within a few weeks of its inception, the song was recorded with local musicians Teddy Deane, Jonathan Piff, Benj Ross, and Borrero’s mom Gretchen Gubelman.

  • Dec 27th, 2011 4:00am
Beau Borrero during the filming of 'Rise Up' with Occupy Wall Street as his back drop.

Ring in the New Year with family fun

SJ Prevention Coalition and Island Rec host a healthy, happy party

  • Dec 24th, 2011 5:02am
From left to right

Times are tough for pets too

Poor economy puts people and their cats and dogs out of homes

  • Dec 23rd, 2011 2:29am
From left to right
Teddy Deane on saxophone

‘Drive by Christmas Carols’ | Multi media

It was six nights before Christmas, at 6:30 p.m., on the corner of Front and Spring Street when two islanders danced in the glow of holiday lights to songs played on saxophone and upright bass.

  • Dec 22nd, 2011 4:34pm
Teddy Deane on saxophone
Tea Quinn

Harper Poesy Hair Salon celebrates one year

“It all happened really fast,” said Quinn, who celebrated the salon's first year anniversary this month. “It’s all very breath-taking, it has been a fast first year it has been a lot busier than I expected.”

  • Dec 13th, 2011 6:52pm
Tea Quinn
Stanely and Kip Greenthal

Songs of tragedy, friendship and world cultures

Shocked by the sudden passing of two members in his small island community, Stanley Greenthal started writing down wishes he imagined one might experience before dying — and words just started to tumble from his pen. It was like trying to catch someone else’s words running around in his head.

  • Dec 13th, 2011 5:02pm
Stanely and Kip Greenthal
FBI gives a few tips on how to avoid online fraud

Spike in fraud reports on SJ

Police say beware of anything involving cash transfers

  • Dec 13th, 2011 4:56pm
FBI gives a few tips on how to avoid online fraud
Two islanders admire glass art at Joseph Crisanti’s booth. Over 50 vendors from all four islands gathered on San Juan Island to offer an array of items at the Artisans Holiday Market.

Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace — a quieter, friendlier Black Friday | Multi media

Over 50 vendors from all four islands gathered at the Artisans Holiday Market on San Juan Island to offer an array of items including jewelry, sweets, bodycare products, art and more.

  • Nov 27th, 2011 3:16am
Two islanders admire glass art at Joseph Crisanti’s booth. Over 50 vendors from all four islands gathered on San Juan Island to offer an array of items at the Artisans Holiday Market.
On Friday

Let the holidays begin — festivities begin Dec. 1

What do train sets, apple cider, strings of colored lights, music, an auction and fishing all have in common? They are just a few things to look for in the wide array of events starting Thursday to kick off the month of December.

  • Nov 25th, 2011 12:00am
On Friday
Barbara Cable - this year’s winner of King’s Market annual four-minute shopping spree sponsored by the San Juan Island Lions Club on behalf of the Friday Harbor Food Bank - collected a total of $736.33. And all of the merchandise will go to the Friday Harbor Land Bank.

Food Bank wins big at annual shopping spree

Barbara Cable - this year’s winner of King’s Market annual four-minute shopping spree sponsored by the San Juan Island Lions Club - collected a total of $736.33. And all of the merchandise will go to the Friday Harbor Food Bank.

  • Nov 24th, 2011 12:18am
Barbara Cable - this year’s winner of King’s Market annual four-minute shopping spree sponsored by the San Juan Island Lions Club on behalf of the Friday Harbor Food Bank - collected a total of $736.33. And all of the merchandise will go to the Friday Harbor Land Bank.

Federal trial ends in $1 fine

Islander, arrested at American Camp, found guilty of ‘inteference’

  • Nov 15th, 2011 5:27pm
Some kids get to celebrate Christmas

‘Oh No! Granny’s got the Remote!’

More than 50 island kids hit the stage with lots of singing, dancing and giggling

  • Nov 15th, 2011 4:44pm
Some kids get to celebrate Christmas

“Oh No! Granny’s got the Remote!” | Slide show

Here is a look at a few scenes from this week's rehearsals.

  • Nov 11th, 2011 6:13pm
“Pelleas et Melisande

Love triangles, girl power and tragedy — it’s opera

On Saturday, Nov. 12, 5 p.m., “Pelleas et Melisande” is presented by the Puget Sound Concert Opera at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church

  • Nov 8th, 2011 4:51pm
“Pelleas et Melisande
There is an estimated population of 50 - 100 coastal cutthroat in the Garrison Bay watershed

Coastal cutthroat — What we don’t know can hurt us | Part 2

Little research has been done on coastal cutthroat, and experts want to know more in order to move forward with conservation efforts.

  • Nov 8th, 2011 4:00pm
There is an estimated population of 50 - 100 coastal cutthroat in the Garrison Bay watershed
Friday Harbor's Roy Matsumoto displays his Congressional medal of honor.

Local veteran honored by nation’s highest award

Roy Matsumoto, 98, a San Juan Island resident and highly decorated war hero, became the recipient of the nation’s highest civilian award — the Congressional Gold Medal, on Nov. 2, in Washington D.C.

  • Nov 8th, 2011 4:25am
Friday Harbor's Roy Matsumoto displays his Congressional medal of honor.
A coastal cutthroat in a stream near States Inn on San Juan Island

Mystery of a fish: the future of coastal cutthroat may be jeopardy | Part 1

Experts say that further research on cutthroats in the San Juan Islands is needed to determine the fish’s future

  • Nov 2nd, 2011 6:01pm
A coastal cutthroat in a stream near States Inn on San Juan Island

Ghouls, goblins, fairies and more on parade | Slide show

A look back at Friday Harbor Elementary School's Halloween Parade — just a click away.

  • Nov 2nd, 2011 5:55pm
Darlene Wahl and Mike Vouri after Wahl was  presented with a US National Park retirement plaque.

General Pickett Returns — this time for someone in need

Mike Vouri, chief of interpretation at the San Juan Island National Historical Park, as the playwright and star, joins Folksinger Michael Cohen and Director Chris DeStaffany in “The Life and Times of General George Pickett,”which is returning to Friday Harbor as a special benefit performance, Oct. 26, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at the San Juan Community Theatre. Proceeds will offset Wahl’s medical costs.

  • Oct 19th, 2011 5:01pm
Darlene Wahl and Mike Vouri after Wahl was  presented with a US National Park retirement plaque.
Students study in the career counseling college center at Friday Harbor High School

Friday Harbor High School rated among state’s top 12 in AP exams

The 7th Annual AP Report by CollegeBoard tracked the number of seniors who have earned a score of three, four or five on at least one of their Washington state Advanced Placement exams. In addition to high scores, over 30 percent of the Friday Harbor’s 2011 graduating class, who took the AP exams earned elective college credit.

  • Oct 18th, 2011 3:33am
Students study in the career counseling college center at Friday Harbor High School
Above

Flamenco; it’s all about the cante

When it comes to this Spanish tradition, keep your eyes and ears open for singing, dancing and guitar

  • Oct 11th, 2011 11:11pm
Above

Whooping cough strikes San Juan; nine cases documented

According to John Manning, director of the county public health department, children are most susceptible to whooping cough, but the disease is spread by teenagers and adults who need to renew their vaccination.

  • Oct 11th, 2011 3:25am
Merritt Olsen and Penelope Haskew

Merritt Olsen is the Ladies Man

Found out why Olsen is back under the theater’s bright lights

  • Oct 4th, 2011 12:18am
Merritt Olsen and Penelope Haskew
The San Juan Island’s Blaskapelle Oktoberfest Band

SJI’s Oktoberfest rolls out that big German-Austrian sound with the same lederhosen, but different owners

Lederhosen helps the San Juan Island’s Blaskapelle Oktoberfest Band get into character for the upcoming 17th annual Oktoberfest, Oct. 8, 5:30 - 10 p.m. San Juan Island Fairgrounds Pavillion.

  • Sep 28th, 2011 3:48pm
The San Juan Island’s Blaskapelle Oktoberfest Band
Jim and Karen Vedder showing their dance moves at XYZ Studio

Dance with a smile, the rest will follow

How twirling on the dance floor leads to romance, friendship and happiness

  • Sep 21st, 2011 6:55pm
Jim and Karen Vedder showing their dance moves at XYZ Studio
As school starts

Back to school tips for transitions at the beginning of the year

Back to school transitions can be hard, so follow these tips from local experts for success

  • Sep 15th, 2011 7:30pm
As school starts
Ian Thomas of Heritage Farms hands a purchased cucumber to Birgit Kriete.

Fresh food and fresh space at this week’s Farmer’s Market

Brickworks Plaza breathes new life into the Farmer's Market

  • Sep 13th, 2011 5:50pm
Ian Thomas of Heritage Farms hands a purchased cucumber to Birgit Kriete.
The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway

Big boost for ‘Byways’; two grants totaling $204K

San Juan Islands Scenic Byways Partnership has been awarded two totaling roughly $204,00, which together will help tell the stories of the natural and cultural history of the islands and surrounding waters, and provide seed money for a possible "Byway" shuttle service.

  • Sep 7th, 2011 5:57pm
The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway
Susan Williams and The Witsend Players at a rehearsal for their upcoming performance at Gubelman Theater.

A ‘kooky’ old radio show

Watch the ‘Stoned Ranger’ and ‘As the Harbor Churns’ at the Gubelman Theater this August and September

  • Aug 25th, 2011 9:00pm
Susan Williams and The Witsend Players at a rehearsal for their upcoming performance at Gubelman Theater.