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