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  1. Fun & 'Games' in dramatic proportionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Journal of the San Juans

    Bob and Sean O'Connell will lead a "Theatre Games" a series of two-hours workshops: Lopez , May 23, San Juan, May 30, Orcas, June 7, sponsored by SJC Arts Council, The San Juan County Arts Council is sponsoring a series of roving workshops entitled "Theatre Games," led by new Lopezians and long-time theatre folks Bob and Sean O'Connell.

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  2. Of Smugglers, phantoms and tombstones: 'History LIves Here'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Journal of the San Juans

    A saloon that also offered general merchandise at one time anchored the corner of Front and Spring Street in Friday Harbor's frontier days. ational Historic Preservation Month in the San Juan Islands is all about breathing a little life back into history during the month of May. Events in store include guided walking tours, local history talks and other special events that portray the past as longtime islanders lived and remember it.

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  3. Stewart, Bates tally personal best; Lobos take the match | GolfRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Journal of the San Juans

    Heavy winds couldn't keep two Wolverines from tallying personal bests, but the Lobos bested the breeze and the visiting team last week to claim a victory on their wind-swept home course. Newcomer Joe Stewart shot 52 to tally Friday Harbor's lowest individual score and freshman Adam Bates nearly broke the 60-stroke mark for the first time, finishing right on 60, as each player notched a personal best in the April 21 inter-island match.

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  4. Pedal power: Good times, good cause, good reason to get in gearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Journal of the San Juans

    You can go the full distance, 31 miles roundtrip, or you can call it quits anywhere along the way, or whenever you feel the tug to retire from the roadway or the spirit moves. It may well be the "make-it-up-as-you-go" nature of the annual bicycle tour hosted by Lopez Island, the Tour de Lopez, that makes this springtime event the true kick-off to the tourist season in the San Juans.

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  5. Dehydration cited in death of Lopez man in Island County jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    The recent death of a 25-year-old Lopez Island man being held at Island County jail may have been caused by dehydration, according to Island County Coroner Robert Bishop. Corrections deputies found Keaton Farris, 25, deceased in his jail cell on April 8, shortly after midnight.

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  6. fatal car crash victim identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    The San Juan County Sheriff's Department identified 36-year-old Corey Fletcher as the victim of a fatal collision Monday on Lopez Island . Fletcher died of severe injuries suffered in a single-car, rollover collision in the early afternoon of March 30. Fletcher was found inside an overturned vehicle and unconscious when deputies arrived at the scene at about 2:30 p.m. Fletcher was eastbound in the 200 block of Islandale Road and traveling at a high-rate of speed when he apparently lost control of the four-door Volkswagon sedan he was driving while on a fairly straight stretch of roadway, according to Undersheriff Brent Johnson.

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  7. Brouha over survival beans, pet store pilfered, roving wordsmith...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    March 20: Expired tags and a familiar face led to an early morning arrest of an Orcas Island man for driving under delusions of grandeur. The 25-year-old, who was pulled over shortly before 7 a.m. near the intersection of Crow Valley and Deer Harbor roads, claimed to have diplomatic immunity from having to register his vehicle and that he could sprint to the summit of Turtleback Mountain without stopping.

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  8. Hebert scores personal best, shares 'low-score' honors against Grace AcademyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Home field advantage proved just the ticket for Friday Harbor's Keegan Hebert, who shot a 42 to notch a personal best and share low-score honors in the Wolverines match against Grace Academy March 19 at San Juan Golf & County Club. Grace Academy's Jeremiah Lee and Austin Likes shot 42 as well to join Hebert in a three-way tie for the match's low-score medal.

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  9. Low-end users of electricity in for a shock? | Guest ColumnRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Some of us, particularly small electricity users, might be in for an electrifying shock treatment. Electricity prices are going up to the point where some may no long be able to afford this supposedly basic necessity.

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  10. Growlers go 'gear-up' to reduce noise in San JuansRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    A new directive at NAS Whidbey Island, keeping landing gear up during flight over Lopez, is expected to help reduce noise of the base's fleet of Growlers. Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is directing its Growler pilots to keep their landing gear up until they are over water as they fly routes over Lopez Island to lessen the impacts of jet noise , according to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen.

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  11. 'Monumental' opportunity | EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    The Bureau of Land Management is beginning a 30-day scoping period on the monument's resource management plan, and not only are you invited, but the BLM encourages you to offer up your thoughts at the public scoping meetings. At the meetings, the BLM will present information about the National Monument and the planning effort so that attendees can learn more about what it means for the islands.

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  12. Betty V. Hastin: 1921-2015 | PassagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Betty V. Hastin, 93, of Lopez Island, Wash., passed away at Rosario Assisted Living in Anacortes on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Betty was an avid knitter and crocheter, and loved to garden in her day.

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  13. Land Bank celebrates 25 years of conservationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Every county in Washington state has the ability to vote in a Land Bank -but San Juan is the only county to do it. "People here have a clear understanding how important the natural environment is to the community as a whole," said Lincoln Bormann, director of the San Juan County Land Bank.

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  14. Coronation by 'King of Glass'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    From left, very special guest and feature artist in IMA's grand opening exhibition, William Morris, with IMA Executive Director Charlie Bodenstab World-renowned glass artist William Morris passed the torch to San Juan Islands Museum of Art at its official grand opening, Feb. 14. Morris has been a fixture in the glass art world for over 25 years. Now retired from working with the medium, Morris lives a simple life in Hawaii where he creates pieces from wood and stone.

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  15. Adventures of yore revealed in island author's latest workRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    In his latest literary creation, "Every Day is an Adventure," Buck, 87, share stories of his childhood, military service and of scratching out a living in his later year on San Juan Island. Notable adventures include being dragged through Cattle Pass by the tide, along with a friend, in a dogfish-liver collecting expedition during World War II, besting the competition on Lopez Island to be crowned rodeo champion, as well as the background story behind the origin of San Juan Island's golf course.

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  16. Instacrush: Finding love in the digital ageeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    Meet Adam Nash , a wedding photographer based on Lopez Island and Laura Sage, a massage therapist in Oregon. Self-proclaimed "Insta-crushes," the two had been silently watching each other's lives long before cupid made his move.

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  17. Lofty dome signals pending return of 'transfer station' statusRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    A 40-foot tall reinforced, industrial-strength dome, new slab of concrete and extended tipping floor, are designed to accommodate commercial-grade dump trucks at San Juan Island's solid-waste facility. The transformation of the San Juan Island solid-waste facility reached a new plateau with the recent installation of an industrial-strength dome, a new slab of concrete below and a buttress of sizable concrete blocks, eight on each side of the 40-foot-wide tipping floor, which serve to anchor it all together.

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  18. Annual meeting for local chapter of Native Plant SocietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    The San Juan Islands Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will hosts its annual meeting, Feb. 21, 1 p.m., at the Lopez Island Library. The meeting includes the election of officers for the chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary and treasurer.

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  19. IMA's official grand opening exhibit, 'Illuminated'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    San Juan Island's Museum of Art will host its official grand opening with the exhibit Illuminated: Glass by William Morris, 1998-2013. Glass artist William Morris is a teacher at the world renowned Pilchuck School.

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  20. Friday Harbor storm water pollution calls for ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Journal of the San Juans

    As a project to raise awareness, the rain garden at the intersection of First and Spring streets has been a success. As a pollution filtration system to be applied on a larger scale? Not so much.

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