A year has passed since the San Juan Island Grange was suspended.
In August 2007, the State Grange suspended the local Grange’s charter, citing “past actions” of local Grange officers and members.
You might have noticed while driving through town that a new business has popped up where Griffin Bay Bookstore used to be before its move to Spring Street.
Harbor Gallery, owned by Frank and Annaly Ledger-wood, sells home furnishings and décor from the Philippines. The store opened in early June but is the product of about three years of planning.
Some local business owners have expressed concern about the state of tourism on the islands this year. Gas prices are up, real estate sales and ferry ridership are down, and some are worried that this may mean a slower-than-usual summer season. However, statistics are on the side of the islands’ economy.