Gone is half the athletic program’s budget. Gone is the Primary Intervention Program for at-risk elementary school students. Gone is the food service program for every student. Gone are teachers’ aides, secretarial jobs and custodians.
Some Friday Harbor residents expect to tighten their belts more — and do away with extras — to meet the costs of escalating utility rates
Impact on tourism cited as local elected officials look to Senators Cantwell and Murray, and Congressman Larsen, for help in changing inspection procedures
Daniel Flemming, 48, is the new postmaster of Friday Harbor. Flemming brings 28 years of experience with him, working his way up from a variety of different jobs. “My first job with the postal service was as a letter sorting machine operator,” he said.
Houston Taylor, a Shaw Island resident who leads the Skagit Hospice team serving San Juan County, has been named a Real Hero by the Anacortes/San Juan Islands chapter of the American Red Cross.
You can honor a loved one by sharing their story, sing in “Relay Idol,” and try some standup comedy …
Wayne Fitzgerald, who has lived on San Juan since 2003, is the man behind the title design for the original 1962 film of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.”
Wednesday: Orcas Spring Lecture Series: “Hydrology of Cascade Creek Watershed,” 7 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, off North Beach Road on Henry Lane, Eastsound. Jeff Bash, watershed lead for the state Department of Ecology, gives this lecture. Sponsored by the San Juan Nature Institute. Free. Call 378-3646 or visit www.sjnature.org.
Editor’s note: This feature is published monthly in The Journal and posted on SanJuanJournal.com.
By Russell Sadler
This week’s Journal features a page of photos from prom, Opening Day of boating season, and the Children’s Festival.
San Juan Island EMS paramedic Weyshawn Koons is now certified as a Critical Care Paramedic.
Thought to have gone extinct, glass sponge reefs were rediscovered in Georgia and Hecate Straits during the 1990s. Professor Paul Johnson, an oceanographer at the University of Washington and chief scientist on 38 deep-water cruises, has spent most of his career working on hydrothermal systems on the Juan de Fuca Ridge and became involved “obliquely.”