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We would never knowingly do anything to offend our neighbors or to detract from the beauty of our island. We hope that this will not prevent people from attending the “Remember the Rendezvous” Salmon Barbecue on September 13 at the Fair Grounds.
San Juan Islanders for Safe Shipping says "thank you" to all of you who stopped by to buy a brownie, spin the oil tanker Wheel of Fortune, and/or sign the petition at our booth at the County Fair.
Our area of San Juan and Skagit counties has a greatly expanded population base. The extremely loud Growler jets are a poor fit in this situation and are bound to create more complaints as the Navy continues to expand the numbers of aircraft and activities at Whidbey.
First, I do not officially speak for the American Legion in Friday Harbor, but as an American, although I have been a legion member and officer for over 25 years.
During the 4 of July parade (Lopez), a group protesting jet noise from NAS Whidbey participated.
Thank you, thank you, thank you; each and every one of you who participated on stage, behind stage and behind the scenes of the Trashion Fashion Show.
To all the visitors and residents of San Juan County who helped with the success of this year’s Photography Department at the San Juan County Fair.
Their generous funding ensures that all island families, regardless of income, have access to education and enrichment programs that promote learning, friendship and family well-being.
And once word gets out, more kayakers might put Orcas Island on their destination list instead of Friday Harbor.
There is a presumption that the island community should always be receptive to development; regardless of water availability, of pressure on schools, on infra-structure issues.
Enjoy the “One More Time” band, Folklorico – Traditional Mexican Dancers- food by Spring Street Deli, and contests, prizes, auction items and gift items for sale, Sept. 27-28, at the Friday Harbor fairgrounds.
Remember all the great parties and events you’ve attended at our beloved Grange Hall in Friday Harbor? Now imagine a large deck that will extend the available square footage and open up the fabulous view to the harbor and beyond.
Given the high cost of living for all of us who live in the islands, creating a few homes which are “forever affordable” seems a worthwhile effort to support. I intend to send in a donation, knowing that it will be part of that matching gift. I hope that many others do, too.
Dear Rick and Jamie... It appears that your colleague Bob Jarman unilaterally arranged to cancel that contract, and that the two of you are acquiescing. It also appears...
Could there be a better way to spend a summer evening than watching a timeless Shakespeare comedy, one performed outdoors by a talented and energetic cast? Umm...doubt it.
Residents of Friday Harbor should be proud of the excellent Peace Island Medical Center facility on your island.
Last week’s letter to the editor, “Flummoxed by furor over felines,” reminded me of why I miss the former “Sheriff’s Log”.
Future generations will someday attempt to describe the “Electrician’s Nightmare,” Susie Lefever’s racing zucchini, and Harry “The Honey man’s” CO2 cartridge powered creations, but I promise you this: it is impossible not to laugh, cheer, and be completely entertained.
What message does the Journal's most recent political cartoon convey? As letters from two readers demonstrate, it may depend on one's point of view.
I've been driving for 56 years and never have I had anyone key my car. Never, that is, until...
The 8th annual Trashion Fashion Show is alive and well on Saturday night, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., at the main stage of the San Juan County Fair, with a Seattle DJ in “gold lame,” and a rockin’ runway. We have a cast of characters and there is room for more, i.e., you.
I was stranded while traveling alone, on foot, in Sidney, B.C. on Friday, July 11, when someone at Washington State Ferries made the decision to cancel the only sailing to Friday Harbor rather than replace the ailing M/V Chelan with the M/V Elwha. But it's a different story when ferries fail down Sound.
Personally, I don’t see much difference between a guy feeding eagles and people with wild bird feeders in their backyard. The issue here, is one of public safety.
Great weather, an 8 a.m. kickoff breakfast by the Cutthroat Pirates, many hard-working volunteers, generous sponsors and pilots, and a fabulous turnout made this an event to remember. (Click on this letter for a link to images of the event by Fly-In photographer Steve Brandli).
We at the San Juan Community Home Trust commend San Juan islanders for their generous support of the Brickworks and urge our community to now turn our attention to creating more permanently affordable housing for our local workforce and retirees.
I do many favors for the person who adopted me. No mouse has been seen in our house since I arrived. DeCon has also disappeared, along with its additives. There is no fly. Even bugs have disappeared. I am almost as good as a vacuum cleaner, actually better. I don't have to be dumped out.
The monster is someone with the gift of money feeling like they can abuse Earth however they please, because they "own it."
Starting with the warm and friendly greeter, then the cheerful insurance verifier, and the lovely nurses—every step of the way my fears were calmed and I felt listened to and cared for.
I'm hoping that the someone(s) who took them just abandon them out in the woods. The forks and rear racks are painted lime green, thus very identifiable. Please keep an eye out for them.
If DOE focuses on making an example of the Honeywells by making them into villains and excessively fining them, DOE will soon be emboldened to reach further down the food chain for anyone else who might gain them a buck or two, whether they are guilty or not, and regardless of intent.
Thank you for your wonderful care of our loved pet companions. I’m sure we are joined by many in this extension of gratefulness.
IMA takes a lot of satisfaction in having kept the arts program alive at the elementary school, and was gratified to receive the Community Leadership Award from the Washington Association of School Administrators for these efforts.
I have no plans now or in the immediate future to retire or leave the island. I remain committed to this community and to providing the best health care possible to island residents.
If one doesn’t have to live in an urban growth area because of size restrictions on acreage/house ratios, Orcas is lovely.
For youth to actively engage in hands-on projects, as well as participate in community stewardship decisions that have a lasting impact on generations to come, helps build their confidence as thoughtful visionaries and participating activists, whether they're working with public lands or any position that emphasizes service learning and social and ecological improvement.
We pet owners tranquilize our pets for the 4th, and did not expect or want to do it a second time. So a dutiful call to 911 nets me another phone number that no one answers.
I am flummoxed that this practice has been going on for so many years. This area is not designated as a tourist stop, and there is no signage to indicate for drivers to slow down.
Wednesday was a wake-up-call for islanders—with three phone companies serving us and still to be completely cut off from communication with the outside world. If we don't demand change and get it, shame on us.
Work begins Monday June 30, with Phase 1 between Guard and Reed/Park streets. This section of the roadway will be closed during construction and re-opened once completed.
We have lost something that represents some of the most important values of a small town. Reading the Sheriff’s Log was a regular reminder that each of us is not just an individual but also a part of our community.