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Ed Tuck was assistant foreman of Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Co. in the 1930s, 1940s | Passages

Ed Tuck, who was assistant foreman of Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Co. in the 1930s and 1940s, has died. Mr. Tuck, who lived in Tacoma, died Aug. 17, his daughter, Cookie Tuck-Lowe, wrote in an e-mail received Saturday. "Dad sailed away Monday to join Mother," Tuck-Lowe wrote.

  • Aug 24th, 2009
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Howard Schonberger ... former wire service and daily newspaper reporter is now blogging

Look who’s blogging now; community and candidate blogs launched on SanJuanJournal.com

SanJuanJournal.com is now offering blogs on its site. Veteran newsman Howard Schonberger is writing a staff blog. Carrie Lacher, a candidate for mayor, is blogging, and all other candidates for office have been invited to blog as well.

  • Aug 19th, 2009
Howard Schonberger ... former wire service and daily newspaper reporter is now blogging
Candace Groseclose Henderson and Chuck Henderson are celebrating their first wonderful year together.

Candace Groseclose Henderson and Chuck Henderson | Anniversaries

Candace Groseclose Henderson and Chuck Henderson are celebrating their first wonderful year together. Candy and Chuck were married Aug. 23, 2008 aboard the Desert Princess, with son Nicky and daughter Kim at their sides. The ceremony was followed by a lovely moonlight dinner cruise of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, surrounded by family and friends.

  • Aug 18th, 2009
Candace Groseclose Henderson and Chuck Henderson are celebrating their first wonderful year together.
Cambalache

Get ready to rumba: Cambalache closes the San Juan County Fair tonight

Cambalache, this year’s San Juan County Fair headliner, brings its smoking-hot salsa to the fairgrounds Main Stage tonight from 7-9. The band last rocked the fair stage in 2007 and since then has been energizing audiences at events like the Alaska Folk Fest, Bumbershoot, Bite of Seattle, Northwest Folklife, Portland’s Rose Festival, and at venues like Lewis & Clark College, Planet Hollywood, Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, Reed College, Seattle University, The Showbox in Seattle, University of Washington, and University of Puget Sound.

  • Aug 15th, 2009
Cambalache
Today is Kids Day at the San Juan County Fair. For $20

Today is Kids Day again at the San Juan County Fair

Children get unlimited rides from noon to 5 p.m. for $20. Buy a wristband and get a free cotton candy from Paradise Amusements with the coupon in today's Daily Fair, available at the fair gates and The Journal booth.

  • Aug 14th, 2009
Today is Kids Day at the San Juan County Fair. For $20
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It’s Kids’ Day, in more ways than one; free fair admission passes draw a big crowd at Palace Theater

Maddy Anderson and Sarah Ayre of the Palace Theater had handed out about 150 free season passes to children by 8:30 a.m. on opening day of the fair, Wednesday. A sizable crowd lined up outside the theater and employees started handing out the passes at about 8:25 a.m. Tickets are available Thursday and Friday; preference will be given to children from other islands Saturday.

  • Aug 13th, 2009
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Free fair admission passes draw a big crowd at Palace Theater

Maddy Anderson and Sarah Ayre of the Palace Theater had handed out about 150 free season passes to children by 8:30 a.m. on opening day of the fair, Wednesday. A sizable crowd lined up outside the theater and employees started handing out the passes at about 8:25 a.m. Tickets are available Thursday and Friday; preference will be given to children from other islands Saturday.

  • Aug 13th, 2009
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The San Juan County Fair is this week

Updated: This year’s San Juan County Fair is a little easier on the pocketbook

The Palace Theater in Friday Harbor is making available a limited number of free youth admission tickets to the San Juan County Fair. Each day of the fair, the Palace Theater will give away tickets at the theater from 8:30-11 a.m., or until the day’s supply is gone, whichever is sooner. Each person can pick up a ticket only for him or herself.

The San Juan County Fair is this week

Libraries show film about architect and artist James Hubbell

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park is co-sponsoring a series of DVD viewings with the island libraries of acclaimed architect James Hubbell’s life work, to prepare for his appearance at several public events on San Juan Island Sept. 3-5.

  • Aug 7th, 2009
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Young and older came from near and far for family’s 120th island anniversary

Grace Eltinge was the youngest and Jackie Douglas Hubbard was the oldest family member at the Guard family reunion Saturday at San Juan Historical Museum.

  • Aug 6th, 2009
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This week's edition of The Journal features the annual whale information pages and the 24-page San Juan County Fair Guide.

San Juan County Fair Guide in this week’s Journal

The 24-page San Juan County Fair Guide. Our annual series of information pages about the Southern resident orcas. And Opinion, Sports, Island Scene, Mary Frances Crossword, Classifieds and Public Notices. It's all in this week's Journal of the San Juan Islands.

  • Aug 4th, 2009
This week's edition of The Journal features the annual whale information pages and the 24-page San Juan County Fair Guide.
Top photo: Members of the Guard family gathered Saturday at the San Juan Historical Museum to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the Paul Guard family on San Juan Island. Bottom photo: In this photo

Guard family commemorates the 120th anniversary of their arrival on San Juan Island

Members of the Guard family gathered Saturday at the San Juan Historical Museum to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the Paul Guard family on San Juan Island. Family members came from near and far; one relative came from Abu Dhabi, another from Alabama, and a group of relatives came from Alberta, Canada.

  • Aug 2nd, 2009
Top photo: Members of the Guard family gathered Saturday at the San Juan Historical Museum to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the Paul Guard family on San Juan Island. Bottom photo: In this photo
More than 80 children participated in Vacation Bible School at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church

More than 80 children participate in Vacation Bible School

More than 80 children participated in Vacation Bible School at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, July 13-17. More than 30 leaders and volunteers coordinated activities for the youngsters.

  • Jul 30th, 2009
More than 80 children participated in Vacation Bible School at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church
Beatriz Velilla de Tobon ... Dec. 10

Memorial service Thursday, 5 p.m., at St. Francis Church for Beatriz Velilla de Tobon | Passages

Memorial service is Thursday, 5 p.m., at St. Francis Church for Beatriz Velilla de Tobon of Friday Harbor. Mrs. Tobon passed away July 25. She was 64. Her family remembered her today as a person who loved children, loved dancing and parties, and enjoyed the company of friends.

  • Jul 30th, 2009
Beatriz Velilla de Tobon ... Dec. 10
Capt. George Pickett ... his grandson and great-grandson have visited the former military camps on San Juan Island.

The Pig War: Little-known facts about the joint military occupation of San Juan Island

What we now call the Pig War was referred to in 19th century documents and press coverage as the “San Juan Affair,” “San Juan Imbroglio,” and “San Juan Difficulty.” The term “Pig War” is likely a local creation. “It is a 20th century iteration,” historian Mike Vouri said. “I have never seen it in 19th century documents.”

  • Jul 27th, 2009
Capt. George Pickett ... his grandson and great-grandson have visited the former military camps on San Juan Island.
The Lady Washington ... will sail into Garrison Bay this weekend for the annual Encampment and the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the joint military occupation of San Juan Island.

‘Pig War’ began 150 years ago; British consul, tall ships will attend events this weekend

History was made on San Juan Island 150 years ago. While the event is a mere footnote in world history books, it was an event of national and international importance. In 1859, American and British troops occupied San Juan Island to defend their claims to the archipelago. What ensued over the next 12 years was a peaceful occupation that proved that nations, even superpowers, can resolve conflicts without bullets or blows.

  • Jul 24th, 2009
The Lady Washington ... will sail into Garrison Bay this weekend for the annual Encampment and the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the joint military occupation of San Juan Island.
Carla Higginson ... Friday Harbor attorney is a great-great-granddaughter of Christopher Rosler

The Pig War: Several descendants live on the island

Numerous islanders are descendants of American soldiers and British marines who served here during the joint military occupation of San Juan Island.

  • Jul 24th, 2009
Carla Higginson ... Friday Harbor attorney is a great-great-granddaughter of Christopher Rosler
Jim Basnight ... Roche Harbor rocker and his band are flying to New York City on Monday for two CD release parties.

Jim Basnight Band headed to Big Apple for CD release party

The release parties celebrate the CD "We Rocked and Rolled / The First 25 Years With Jim Basnight: The Moberlys and Beyond." "This is a huge step," said Basnight, 52, a former stockbroker. "I moved to New York City when I was 19 to pursue music, and I've been pursuing music and supporting myself as a musician for the last 17 years."

  • Jul 24th, 2009
Jim Basnight ... Roche Harbor rocker and his band are flying to New York City on Monday for two CD release parties.
Storm Dog Bridgmon ... Friday Harbor Sailing Club mascot was 15.

Storm Bridgmon, Friday Harbor Sailing Club mascot, was one cool character

By all accounts, Storm Bridgmon was one cool character. He was named after a brand of bowling ball, enjoyed rock climbing and exploring caves, and fished for crab on Stuart Island. He lived on a boat in Friday Harbor and, when he tired of life as a liveaboard, his grandmother bought a condo that became known as the Dog House.

  • Jul 23rd, 2009
Storm Dog Bridgmon ... Friday Harbor Sailing Club mascot was 15.
Jonathan Triguiero of Friday Harbor married Kelsey Mead of Mukliteo on July 12

Jonathan Trigueiro and Kelsey Mead | Weddings

Jonathan Trigueiro of Friday Harbor married Kelsey Mead of Mukliteo on July 12, 2009 at the home of the bride's parents, Timothy and Allison Mead in Mukilteo. Jonathan graduated from Friday Harbor High School in 1996 where he was ASB president. He is the nephew of Sandra Hawley and Bob Tauscher, “Uncle Bob.”

  • Jul 20th, 2009
Jonathan Triguiero of Friday Harbor married Kelsey Mead of Mukliteo on July 12
Abbey Road Live! brings the Beatles back to life tonight at 8 in the San Juan Community Theatre.

Abbey Road Live!: Fab Four fun tonight at SJCT

It’s a “Hard Days Night” of classic rock at the San Juan Community Theatre, tonight at 8, when Abbey Road Live! performs on the Whittier stage.

  • Jul 17th, 2009
Abbey Road Live! brings the Beatles back to life tonight at 8 in the San Juan Community Theatre.
There’s a little something for everyone at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Splash of Summer Color Weekend

Enjoy a splash of summer color; Summer Arts Fair and Lavender Festival this weekend

There’s a little something for everyone at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Splash of Summer Color Weekend, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend features two popular events: the San Juan Island Lavender Festival and the Summer Arts Fair.

There’s a little something for everyone at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Splash of Summer Color Weekend
The Guard family loves a picnic. And one is scheduled on Aug. 1 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the Paul Guard family on San Juan Island. In this photo are some descendants of Paul and Elizabeth Guard

Gathering celebrates 120th anniversary of the Guard family’s arrival on San Juan Island

The Guard family loves a picnic. And one is scheduled on Aug. 1 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the Paul Guard family on San Juan Island.

  • Jul 16th, 2009
The Guard family loves a picnic. And one is scheduled on Aug. 1 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the Paul Guard family on San Juan Island. In this photo are some descendants of Paul and Elizabeth Guard
Lynn Danaher of Friday Harbor visited The World when it anchored off San Juan Island July 5-6.

Friday Harbor’s Lynn Danaher tours ‘The World’

Lynn Danaher of Friday Harbor, co-founder of the Pacific Islands Research Institute (www.islandexplorer.org) and a member of the Explorers Club, visited The World cruise ship when it anchored off San Juan Island July 5-6. Here is her account of her visit ...

  • Jul 15th, 2009
Lynn Danaher of Friday Harbor visited The World when it anchored off San Juan Island July 5-6.
Sylvie Davidson of Seattle plays Rosalind in Island Stage Left’s production of ‘As You Like It.”

‘As You Like It’: Another summer of Shakespeare by Island Stage Left

“Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?” asks Rosalind in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” In Island Stage Left’s presentation of this comedy, there’s no such thing as “too much of a good thing.”

Sylvie Davidson of Seattle plays Rosalind in Island Stage Left’s production of ‘As You Like It.”
Betty Jane and Donovan Craddock ... celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.

Donovan and Betty Jane Craddock celebrate their 65th anniversary

Donovan and Betty Jane Craddock of Cape San Juan celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary July 18. The Craddocks are natives of Pueblo, Colo., and met in high school there. They were married July 18, 1944 in Pearl Island Chapel, Langley Field, Va.; three weeks later, Don piloted a B-17 to England and later flew 35 missions over Germany.

  • Jul 10th, 2009
Betty Jane and Donovan Craddock ... celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.
Mike Vouri ... National Park historian's 14-year run as George Pickett ends tonight.

Last chance to see ‘Life & Times of George Pickett’; historian Vouri ends 14-year run at SJCT

It’s soon the final curtain for San Juan Community Theatre’s longest-running play, “The Life & Times of General George Pickett.” Island historian Mike Vouri is closing the last chapter of his 14-year one-man drama tonight at 8 on the Whittier stage. Vouri said he’s grown out of the part (Vouri’s 61, and Pickett died when he was 50) and it’s time to move on to another history project.

  • Jul 10th, 2009
Mike Vouri ... National Park historian's 14-year run as George Pickett ends tonight.
Adam Ledgerwood

A lollypop-ular float in the Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade

Adam Ledgerwood, Keira Gorski and Vincent Huerta of Stepping Stones wave to the crowds in the Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade. Their day care center was incorrectly identified in the July 8 Journal, page 12. For more pictures from the island's Fourth of July celebrations, see the July 8 Journal and SanJuanJournal.com

  • Jul 9th, 2009
Adam Ledgerwood
Devorah ... en route by bicycle to ABC Studios in Los Angeles.

Singer Devorah is on her way to ABC Studios in Los Angeles — by bicycle

Singer-songwriter Devorah is on bicycle en route to ABC Studios in Los Angeles, hoping to arrive in time for her birthday Aug. 5. Devorah hopes to get an appearance on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show. She sent the following e-mail this morning. You can follow her bicycle tour on Twitter.

  • Jul 9th, 2009
Devorah ... en route by bicycle to ABC Studios in Los Angeles.
From top: Artist Doug Bison

A lot of winners on the Fourth of July

This year's Fourth of July celebration will long be remembered for its crowds, its commemorations of the town and fire department centennials, and the presence of Lummi Indian Nation representatives as grand marshals of Friday Harbor's parade. But it will also be remembered for its winners.

  • Jul 8th, 2009
From top: Artist Doug Bison
Rhiana Franklin

Rhiana Franklin will sing on the KWJZ 98.6 FM Stage at the Tacoma Freedom Fair on the Fourth of July

Rhiana Franklin, 14, of Friday Harbor will sing on the KWJZ 98.6 FM Stage at the Tacoma Freedom Fair on the Fourth of July. Rhiana, daughter of Ken and Suzanne Franklin of Friday Harbor, performed from 12:45-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. She will be accompanied by Bob Leytze on accoustic guitar and Cecil DeMeerleer on bass.

  • Jul 7th, 2009
Rhiana Franklin
A Lummi canoe will arrive on Friday Harbor's shore Friday

Lummi Indian Nation joins Friday Harbor’s centennial celebration

The scene would be familiar to the ancestors of those in the canoe that pulls up to the shore below Jack Fairweather Park about noon on Friday: The cedar-decorated bow, the pullers wearing articles of clothing made from cedar, the ancient words of request for permission to land. Canoes regularly plied the marine highway between the San Juan Islands and what is now Canada and mainland Washington state. Communities on the islands had different names then — p’kweekh-EEL-wuhlh, WH’LEHL-kluh, EH-leh-luhng, SMUH-yuh.

  • Jul 2nd, 2009
A Lummi canoe will arrive on Friday Harbor's shore Friday
Enjoy music you can dance to - and picnic to

Basnight kicks off Music on the Lawn concert series: event helps celebrate Island Rec’s 25th year

You can help celebrate Island Rec’s 25th birthday this summer at its ninth annual Music on the Lawn concert series. Take your lawn chairs, picnic blankets and dinner to the San Juan Historical Museum lawn for free live music each Wednesday from July 8 to Aug 5.

Enjoy music you can dance to - and picnic to
Rhoda Crook Anderson and husband

Crook family program returns to San Juan Island Library

Learn more about how this legendary family came to embody pioneer self-sufficiency and the island way of life as part of a Power Point presentation by San Juan Island National Historical Park historian Mike Vouri and Laura Tretter, director of the San Juan Island Library. The event begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, at the library on Guard Street.

  • Jun 30th, 2009
Rhoda Crook Anderson and husband

Presbyterian Church offers reserved seating for Fourth of July parade

Reserved seating will be available in front of Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church…

  • Jun 30th, 2009
San Juan Island's Fourth of July celebration will include special presentations by the Lummi Indian Nation

Get ready for a fantastic Centennial Fourth

San Juan Island’s Fourth of July celebration starts early and lasts longer this year. Arguably, this will be an island Fourth unlike any other.

  • Jun 30th, 2009
San Juan Island's Fourth of July celebration will include special presentations by the Lummi Indian Nation
Four-year-old Colin Ward gets his wish, and a day of his own

Four-year-old Colin Ward gets his wish, and a day of his own

Thanks to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the owners of San Juan Excursions, Colin's dream of traveling to the San Juans to search for killer whales from the deck of a whale-watch boat is no longer a fantasy

Four-year-old Colin Ward gets his wish, and a day of his own
Newlyweds Carrie Burke and Juan Unpingco celebrate their marriage with a champagne toast at Downriggers Restuartant on Valentine's Day.

Burke and Unpingco tied the knot on Valentine’s Day

The sweethearts took their wedding vows on Valentine's Day in a ceremony attended by family and friends, and honeymooned in Cancun.

  • Jun 23rd, 2009
Newlyweds Carrie Burke and Juan Unpingco celebrate their marriage with a champagne toast at Downriggers Restuartant on Valentine's Day.
Megan Brown

Oh… the places they will go

More than $100,000 in scholarships were awarded to the graduating class of Friday Harbor High and Griffin Bay school during commencement this past weekend in Friday Harbor.

Megan Brown
Heidi Fish Swimwear will do a photo shoot on San Juan Island June 14. Fish is a part-time resident of San Juan Island. Her swimwear has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition three years in a row.

Heidi Fish Swimwear will do a photo shoot on San Juan Island June 14

Heidi Fish Swimwear will do a photo shoot on San Juan Island June 14. Swimwear designed by Heidi Fish Designer Swimwear has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition three years in a row. Heidi Fish was also featured on "Evening Magazine" and "Northwest Afternoon" on Seattle's TV channel 5.

  • Jun 11th, 2009
Heidi Fish Swimwear will do a photo shoot on San Juan Island June 14. Fish is a part-time resident of San Juan Island. Her swimwear has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition three years in a row.