Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 413 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Eighth grader Joanna Evans wins annual spelling bee

It all came down to an ancient word, regnal, meaning a monarch's reign, during the Rotary club's annual spelling bee. Joanna Evans correctly spelled the word, helping her cinch the win. The Bee, emceed by Steve Bowman, started off with 22 students ranging from fourth through eighth grade. Pronouncer Carolyn Haugen assigned words like flavor, and snowflake during the first few rounds, escalated to bulwark and manufacture 14 rounds later. During this round, all but two of the contenders were eliminated, fifth grader Marcia King and eighth grader Joanna Evans.

  • Mar 8th, 2016 6:24pm

Taking a stand against violence

This Valentine’s Day, One Hundred Stand Up Men stood up for love, handing out tulips as people walked by the courthouse.

  • Mar 2nd, 2016 11:20pm

Survivor Recalls Jonestown

They worked to create a community without hate or violence, filled with love, peace, independent yet supportive, artistic and healthy – the 60s utopian dream. What happened was a nightmare.

  • Feb 29th, 2016 5:45pm

Long Road of Love

Deciding on a whim to accept a blind date July 4, 1949 turned into a 66-year adventure for Shirley and Frank Miner, who will be celebrating their anniversary on Feb. 25.

  • Feb 24th, 2016 8:01pm

Surviver recalls Jonestown

Jonestown survivor Laura Kohl will speak about her experience as part of the doomed community on Wednesday Feb. 17 at the San Juan Island Library

  • Feb 16th, 2016 6:43pm

22nd Annual Knowledge Bowl | Slideshow

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation held their 22nd annual Knowledge Bowl Monday, Feb. 8,in front of a packed audience at the San Juan Community Theatre.

  • Feb 12th, 2016 6:23pm

Wolverine sports update: Boys and girls basketball, wrestling

Wrestling takes third in sub regionals, girls basketball wins after going into overtime, and boys basketball loses, and both basketball teams head to district playoffs.

  • Feb 10th, 2016 6:31pm

‘Love Letters’

Although "Love Letters" was not written by Shakespeare, this tale featuring a pair of star-crossed lovers seemed perfect to Helen Machin-Smith, Islands Stage Left's co-founder, for the Valentine season.

  • Feb 10th, 2016 6:21pm

Pigs on the Wing comes to San Juan Island

Over the years their repertoire has grown to include music from all Pink Floyd’s albums and eras, including the infamous Syd Barrett’s. Pigs on the Wing has also done renditions of the Wizard of Oz sync (Play Dark Side of the Moon while watching Wizard of Oz and there are some mighty strange connections).

  • Feb 5th, 2016 5:48pm

Town hall meeting with county councilman Bob Jarman

San Juan County Councilman Bob Jarman discussed a number of community concerns, OPALCO’s broadband efforts, transient rentals, affordable housing, and brought up a few of his goals.

  • Feb 2nd, 2016 9:52pm

County councilman Bob Jarman to run for re-election this fall

San Juan County Council seats for district 1 and 2 are up for election this year, and both councilman Rick Hughes, district 2, and Bob Jarman, district 1, will be running for re-election. Hughes made his candidacy public last week.

  • Jan 26th, 2016 8:57pm

Reception kicks off new exhibits at San Juan Island Museum of Art

The opening of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art new exhibits featuring Dana Lynn Louis, Ai Weiwei, and Fransico Goya kicked off with a private reception Friday Jan. 22.

  • Jan 26th, 2016 12:10am

Annual lighted boat parade sails Santa to the Port of Friday Harbor

The forecast called for wind gusts over 40 knots, Dec. 19, the night of Friday Harbor's lighted boat parade. They were not incorrect. Some brave souls waited patiently on the docks, but many people huddled inside the shelter area of the Spring Street dock, where the Port handed out hot cider and cookies.

  • Dec 21st, 2015 7:20pm