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Regarding the Journal story on Aug. 5, 2015 about FlexFerry, a privately operated reservation system for our Washington State Ferries, I think we should all be concerned about a number of things.
Voting for the Fourth of July 2016 parade grand marshal
As many of you know, Tia’s Tacos was burglarized recently. I’ll be honest, my heart broke when I walked through the door and found the restaurant in shambles and the earnings from the San Juan County Fair gone.
I urge you to vote for Bill, Barbara, and Monica – all of whom seek communication, collaboration and pragmatic reasoning, NOT litigation.
A big thank you from the staff at the San Juan County Fair for another great Fair!
This is a “lengthy” process (sorry), and fascinating to watch. It is available for free from the decks of Washington State Ferries as they dock at Anacortes Ferry Terminal. No need to look on YouTube or rent a nature video. Just enjoy a fresh, open air display and marvel at how imaginative nature can be.
From a Native perspective, the ceremony on Henry Island was not an expression of our islands’ Native cultures, but an appropriation as inconsiderate as the French and British explorers that planted flags and crosses on the East Coast claiming ownership without asking the existing owners.
As an original Land Bank member of the Board of Directors in the early 1990’s, I have warm memories of discussions about various properties and the different methods of obtaining and holding land for the use and enjoyment of county residents and guests.
I just want to thank the small handful of volunteers who helped out at this year’s photography department at the San Juan County Fair.
I especially want to thank my volunteer supporters, the island businesses that helped out, and the many people who provided their individual endorsements of my campaign.
The most recent addition to the system of public lands on San Juan Island is the Mt. Grant Preserve. The San Juan Preservation Trust is working with the San Juan County Land Bank on a fundraising campaign to permanently protect this spectacular property.
My “creative” hands crocheted a large container and a purse using macrame fiber for which I received a blue ribbon and a red ribbon!
The current facilities charge of $38.90 is extortionate. I did some online research and found that most co-op’s facility charge is set and does not increase over time. Most charges that I saw were in the $15 to $30/month range. Why is our already so high and still increasing?
As an SJPT trustee and a fan of the Land Bank, I urge you to visit Mount Grant to see if you don’t agree that it is an exciting endeavor worthy of your support.
We just climbed to the top of Mount Grant. It is so magnificent that we sent $100 to the campaign to Save Mount Grant.
Thank you for placing an article about death and dying on your front page this week!
How fortunate we are to have Stage Left’s “Shakespeare Under the Stars” every summer here for the past 17 years!
I would like to thank the voters of the hospital district for my success in the primary.
In real life, we don’t get a note that gives us a “heads up” so we can prepare for a heart attack, stroke, or accidental injury. But if that day does come, our community should do everything in our power beforehand to increase the chances of holding our loved ones again.
I would like to personally thank the many people who work tirelessly, behind the scenes, to make the County Fair the huge success it is.
This past Sunday I had the opportunity to see the light show made by clouds above Mount Grant.
Several months ago, a local resident submitted a letter criticizing local vets for keeping “bankers’ hours.” At the time, I thought, “That’s certainly not my experience here,” but didn’t take it any further. Now, I feel I must respond.
There’s something creepy – and offensive – about the upcoming workshop hosted by the National Park Service called Connecting to Climate.
The following people endorse Barbara Sharp for hospital commissioner
I sympathize with Greg for making that comment since I’m sure he was unaware that in the very early stages of the effort the time projections were extremely tentative since there was there was so much we didn’t know about the old EMS building.
I am very curious why two of these candidates, Miller and Loftus, appear to be so dismissive of the State’s Reproductive Privacy Act, and seem, each in their own way, to imply that the district’s obligation to comply with Washington State Law is optional.
The Sheriff’s log for the past week shows a large number of reports of illegal fireworks (and many more, I’m sure, which weren’t reported).
These rights were granted the Northwest Indian nations by the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott and upheld by the 1974 Boldt Decision, which was itself upheld by the United States Supreme Court.
All day kindergarten at Friday Harbor Elementary School doesn't give kids enough time to run, jump, hop, skip and play.
The Board of Directors and Staff of The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor would like to express heartfelt appreciation to the vet services on San Juan Island.
The purpose of this exercise was to have a better sense of the cost of electric power in our home. I will state, strongly, that we will lessen our usage proportionate to any increase in our monthly cost of energy from OPALCO.
My mom and her grade school pals would pay 10 cents for a matinee ticket and then fight over who would sit in the middle seat in the front row.
On behalf of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce I would like to thank all the people responsible for making it the best 4th of July celebration!
I urge the Army Corps to keep this process moving forward in a timely fashion, and to let the facts speak for the project, not innuendos and anti-business foes. It’s the right thing to do.
In their zeal to maximize loading, ferry workers are forcing cars and SUV’s so far toward the side of the ferry that it becomes impossible to open the car door enough to exit. SUV’s especially have this problem.
I have seen horrible suffering at end of life and for some people there must be a better way to die than writhing in pain. I have heard it said many times, “we treat our animals better than we do dying people.
Unfortunately, the bait was still on a treble, barbed hook with monofilament line attached. Another boater and my husband tried to locate this hook in hopes that she hadn’t swallowed it. She had.
Two years ago there was an industrial accident and the worker died; fortunately his coworkers did have a cell signal, contacted 911, we were dispatched and our Medic and EMTs revived him, were able to contact the on call physician and the receiving hospital using the cellular phone. However had this accident been 200 yards further down the road, there was no cell signal.
Along with sunny weather and lots of free time, summer can also bring challenges for young families in Friday Harbor. School is out, childcare options can be limited and many parents are working long hours.
Sixty minutes after their ceremony ended on June 6th, 61 graduated seniors from Friday Harbor High School began the all night adventure known as Grad Night. Family and friends shouted and waved as the school buses departed with horns blaring.