Capt. Robert Morrison Wampler was born on April 8, 1920 and raised in Bloomington, Ind. Bob passed away peacefully at September House in Friday Harbor, Wash. on Aug. 30, 2008.
Matt Johnson, son of Kerwin and Margaret Johnson and son-in-law of Rick and Karen King, has passed away. His wife, Jackie, announced on the family’s Web site that he took his last breath at 3:16 p.m. Thursday. He was 35.
In the cold, sterile environment of the intensive care unit, Matt and Jackie Johnson are not alone. As Matt and his doctors attack his leukemia with willpower and medical science, hundreds of people — in churches, in homes, during quiet moments at work — are lifting him and his family up in prayer.
Classic car lovers, unite.
What a relief the primary is over. Local politics add such stress to one’s life, not just for the candidates,…
Young adult writers were recently challenged to write about “Preserving What’s Important in a Changing World” and ‘Imagine the Islands Without Land Conservation” in essay or poem format for the third annual Young Adult Essay Contest sponsored by the San Juan County Land Bank.
Ask her to sing one of your favorite jazz tunes and, most likely, Greta Matassa will know it and be ready to pound out one incredible version.
Both new and veteran actors get a chance to “exercise that acting muscle” in a series of classes taught by San Juan island’s own Susan Williams.
Service is Sunday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m., at the Tulalip Tribes gymnasium for Shawn McCarthy, a former Friday Harbor man who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Chuckanut Drive.
National Park historian Mike Vouri is the author of a new book, “The Pig War,” published by Arcadia Publishing Co. as part of its Images of America series. The book employs 190 photos — many of them never before published — to tell the story of the events and people of the joint military occupation of San Juan Island (1859-1872). It’s Vouri’s third book on the subject.
Historian/author Mike Vouri will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “The Pig War,” Friday, Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m., in the San Juan Historical Museum. The event is free and open to the public. Arcadia Publishing Co. published “The Pig War” as part of its Images of America series. It’s the third book on the topic by Vouri; he’s also the author of “The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin Bay” and “Outpost Of Empire: The Royal Marines And The Joint Occupation Of San Juan Island.”
Gus, the golden retriever that received 28 write-in votes for San Juan County Commission in 2004, is setting his sights higher this election season. Gus, who is owned by David Rand of The Sign Company, announced in an e-mail today that he is running for president of the United States.
Griffin Bay Bookstore continues its series of Saturday night “coffee house concerts” this weekend with music from Michael J. Cohen, Steve Dyer and Ian Boulton. All music is acoustic and presented in an intimate setting.