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SJ farmer wins pot shop lottery By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

By Steve Wehrly Journal reporter

Business is buzzing at the new kiosks in front of the nowvacant lot that formerly was the location of the Spring Street Landing building, which was gutted by a fire on August 17, 2013. And a new food cart is on the way nearby. Before the fire, the building housed Downriggers Restaurant, Friday Harbor Marine, San Juan Excursions and San Juan Safaris. The fire devastated the operations of all four businesses, though Excursions and Safaris were significantly less affected, partly because much of their whalewatching business was already booked into September. The fire caused a mini-recession on San Juan Island, putting more than fifty people out of work, closing Downriggers and shutting down most operations at Friday Harbor Marine and Friday Harbor Yachts for several months. Since then, Friday Harbor Marine owner Mike Close is slowly rebuilding his business, using the north end of the Windowcraft factory on Mullis Street. Soon after the fire, the Port of Friday Harbor and the four businesses started talking about providing a presence on the waterfront until construction of the new SSL building was complete. After negotiations, the Port Commission found a See TENANTS, Page 2

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Lottery winner Lawrence Enterprises earns the license to sell pot on San Juan Island, but on Lopez, no business or individual qualified under state Liquor Board rules to run a pot shop on the Friendly Isle.

Story ends, long legacy lives on By Colleen Smith Armstrong Sounder Publisher/Editor

With his mop of white hair and pen and pad in hand, Ted Grossman was an icon of Orcas Island. Grossman, former owner and editor of the Islands’ Sounder, passed away on May 3. He was at the helm of the Sounder for 21 years, covering the joys and heartbreak of a community he adored. “Ted was the consummate small town newsman,” said Elyse Van

If you’re looking to buy a bag of legal pot on Lopez Island, don’t hold your breath. Both applicants for marijuana retail store licenses on Lopez failed to provide qualifying applications to the Washington State Liquor Control Board, charged by Initiative 502 to implement and regulate marijuana legalization in the state. Those on Lopez will have to travel off-island to score legal weed, at least until the WSLCB reopens the window to apply for a marijuana retailer license later this summer. But Lopezians won’t have to travel far. Potential retailers were approved for Orcas and San Juan Island, one for each. Only one of two applicants for a retail pot shop on Orcas Island, apparently to be named “Token Herb,” survived the initial application screening. The application for Token Herb listed 837A Crescent Beach Road in Eastsound as its potential store location. Two applications were originally filed for Orcas, but only Token Herb survived the first cut, thus obviating the need for a lottery drawing. A lottery was required for San Juan Island, See LOTTERY, Page 3

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Ted Grossman, former editor/owner of the Islands’ Sounder, passed away May 3

den Bosch, former publisher of the Sounder. “He had his reporter’s hat on 24/7 and really believed that the local newspaper could and should be a valuable community resource. He was a compassionate and sensitive person who cared as much about the smaller human interest stories as he did the more dramatic, hard news ones.” Ted first got newsprint on his fingers at his high school’s newspaper in Connecticut. He majored in history at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania but was on the editorial staff of the college newspaper, The Lafayette, for all four years. He served as layout editor, managing editor and sports editor. After graduating, he attend-

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Learn to lessen watts at Energy Fair The new Community Solar Program will be kicked off on San Juan Island at the Island Energy Fair on Saturday, May 17, at 95 Nichols Street (former location of Mia Casita) in Friday Harbor. Energy fair patrons can sign up to join the CSP at the fair. Also on the schedule are a Home Energy Conservation Workshop, a solar home tour, and demonstrations of energyrelated technologies - including electric vehicles. The conservation workshop and solar home tour are expected to be so popular that Lynda Lyshall, manager of the San Juan Conservation

District, suggests pre-registering for one or both by calling her a 360-378-6621 or emailing her at The fairs are co-hosted by Orcas Power and Light Company’s Member Owned Renewable Energy (MORE) Committee and Islands Energy, led by the San Juan Islands Conservation District. Additional fairs will happen on May 31 on Lopez at the community center and June 7 on Orcas at the Village Green. These are family-friendly events that “have something for everyone: free energy saving kits, prizes, workshops, solar crafts, and live music,” according to Lyshall, who adds that participants will “save money, win prizes, and help the San Juan Islands community increase energy resilience and

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become an energy-saving model for the nation.” John de Graaf, author of Affluenza and co-founder of the Happiness Initiative, will keynote the fair, providing his thoughts on how we can take charge of our energy consumption and our future. He will outline what drives our current energy use and provide thoughtful insights into how you can become part of a sustainable future. You can also sign up for OPALCO’s eBill tool, SmartHub, and learn how to track your energy use at home. Other fair booths and sessions will feature Local Solar Energy installers with information and materials on solar projects, energy efficiency contractors will provide information about retrofits and weatherization, and Islands Energy will sponsor a free family photo booth. For more info, visit or call Lyshall at 378-6621. – Steve Wehrly

Two share town ‘Preservation’ award GODZILLA The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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Spring Street International School and San Juan Historical Museum are corecipients of this year’s Town of Friday Harbor “Partners in Preservation” award. Awards will be presented at Spring Street School at 5 p.m., Wednesday. The event is intended to show support for the valuable contribu-

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tions made to the community by both organizations. Since 2008, the San Juan Historical Museum has rehabilitated and restored five of the eight buildings on the museum campus. Projects include re-roofing four buildings, putting a new foundation under the James King House, and installing new siding and paint on other buildings. Two wings were added to the existing barn, now home to the Museum of

History & Industry - 2,700 square feet of educational exhibits that tell the story of the island’s early core industries: fishing, farming, logging and lime. Spr i ng St re e t International School encompasses two prominent residential properties on Spring Street - the Nash house built in 1905 and the circa 1890 Perry house. In 2012, working with the Historic Preservation Review Board and architect


tors until her new restaurant is operating in the new SSL building - and perhaps later at another location. Some old favorites will be offered, new items are being added to the menu - and Rishel’s foodtruck website (www. says delivery services in the town will be offered. No word on delivery to boats in the Port’s marina. The food truck will be located in the plaza near the kiosks. The rent for the space has not been finalized. The kiosks and the food truck will removed this fall because the shoreline exemption permit from the Town of Friday Harbor only

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local contractor, David R. Krueger, to build three 80 square-foot kiosks for Friday Harbor Marine, San Juan Excursions and San Juan Safaris to use during the 2014 summer season. “We’re trying to provide a place for the businesses to be for the summer season,” said Port Commission Chairman Mike Ahrenius. Construction of each kiosk was about $28,000; the cost was covered by the Port’s insurance. The monthly rent is $300/month. Downriggers’ owner Debbie Rishel had a food truck built to serve a 21-item bill of fare to locals and visi-

David Waldron, the school built new classrooms and a dormitory as part of its plan to develop a cohesive and attractive campus. The Historic Preservation Review Board each year honors individuals or organizations that help preserve Friday Harbor’s historic buildings and sites. The 2014 preservation awards honor financial, architectural responses to challenges inherent in historic rehabilitation and restoration.

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Boat won’t float? State offers no-cost remedy DNR launches new program to assist vessel owners without means to dispose of a bad boat



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The Derelict Vessel Removal Program of the Washington Department of Natural Resources now includes a “Turn-in Program” to dismantle vessels which do not satisfy the legal definition of “derelict” or “abandoned,” but are likely to harm water quality or otherwise threaten public safety. “This is a unique opportunity for vessel owners who have financial problems that should not be missed,” said Marc Florenza, administrator of the San Juan County Derelict Vessel Prevention and Removal Program. “If you don’t have the resources to dispose of your worthless boat, you should apply now because the limited free disposal budget will be used quickly.” Florenza says that many of the more than 60 boats on his program’s watchlist could be candidates for free disposal. According to the program website, the goal of the Vessel Turn-in Program is to prevent boats from becoming derelict or abandoned and potentially harming water quality or threatening public safety. Boat owners can apply to DNR to take and dismantle their boats. DNR will not pay owners for their boats, but disposal is free. If there is high

Tenants: Continued from page 2 allows for one six-month exemption per calendar year. “When we start construction in the fall, we’ll need the space back for machinery and building materials,” Ahrenius commented. He would not confirm a projected completion date for the new building, but did say, “We want to be sure the project is done right with proper construction and cost management.” Brian Goodremont of San Juan Safaris and Johannes Krieger of San Juan Excursions say they anticipate “another” great whalewatching summer. They wish


Continued from page 1 however, where 13 applicants vied for one retail marijuana store. Lawrence Enterprises of San Juan Island won that lottery. Assuming that further financial and criminal background checks are satisfactory, a retail store for sale of marijuana, pot products and paraphernalia could be opened in Friday Harbor as early as July, according to Mikhail Carpenter of the Liquor Control Board in Olympia. James Lawrence, owneroperator of Thirsty Goose Farms on Boyce Road, is listed by the corporation division of the Washington Secretary of State as registered agent and manager of Lawrence Enterprises at 51 Boyce Road, also the address of Thirsty Goose Farms. A telephone message left by the Journal for Mr. Lawrence was not returned. The liquor board reported that 1174 applicants filed for retail licenses at 334 locations in the state. Only 75 of 123 jurisdictions which were awarded stores required lotteries to determine who


demand or if funding becomes an issue, DNR will rate each vessel based on the application criteria, which includes vessel age, condition and location, and owner resources. Boats 45-feet or less in length and in poor condition or no longer functional will be considered for the program. DNR will accept applications on an ongoing basis and will work with contractors and boatyards throughout the state. Public response will help determine dates and locations for disposal. Check the web page ( for details or contact the VTIP program at: or 360-902-BOAT (2628). Primary funding for the program comes from a $3 surcharge on annual vessel registration fees and an additional $5 charge on non-resident vessel fees.

they had more room for now, but they think the kiosks will be adequate for the season, and the friendly competitors are looking forward to the new Spring Street Landing building when it’s finished next year. Mike Close of Friday Harbor Marine will use one of the kiosks, but he’s unhappy that the Port won’t let him put a trailer on a parking space above the fuel dock at the Port. “They told me I could lease the space and now they say I can’t,” said Close, who has submitted a claim for damages arising from the fire to the Port. Neither Port Director Marilyn O’Conner or Port Commission Chairman Mike Ahrenius would comment on the dispute.

would receive a license. Unconfirmed reports said that offers up to $250,000 have already been made to purchase businesses with approved license locations. The WSLCB said that businesses with retail marijuana licenses could be sold, but that any buyer would have to apply for a marijuana retailer license and pass background and financial checks before the liquor board would issue a license. The business could be moved at that point, but it would have to remain within the jurisdiction where

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the license was originally approved. Meanwhile, the WSLCB has been busy issuing marijuana grower and processor licenses to provide product to stores when licensed. Twenty-nine marijuana production licenses have been granted, mostly in Eastern Washington, but locally licenses have been issued to growers in Everett, Sequim, Port Angeles, Bremerton and Silverdale. Look for “Bainbridge Brainnumber” or “Bremerton Boomer” soon at your favorite pot outlet.

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9-3:45 p.m., Award-winning local author SusanWingate offers insights on how to get published, stay published, and to promote and publish yourself. Sponsored by SJC Arts Council; to register, $55, go to www., pigmanartworks@, or call 378-0951



152 N. First St. Features Seattle caller Michael Karcher, musical accompaniment by Red Crow, fiddle, guitar, banjo, concertina. Instruction offered; donation: $10 adults, $5 students. Info, 378-3836.


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in Hilo, Hawaii that he met his future wife, Kay. They were assigned to adjacent islands in the Philippines, and continued their courtship, commuting by ferry to see each other on weekends. They were married in 1964 at the Archbishop’s Palace. After the Peace Corps, Ted attended Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, majoring in history. He completed his doctoral oral exams and received a Fulbright Scholarship to the Philippines and Spain to conduct research for his doctoral dissertation on the role of Filipinos in the Spanish Colonial Army. After returning to the states in 1970, Ted taught history in Texas. In 1975, he was recruited by long-time friend Leonel Castillo to work for Hispanic International University and guide it through an affiliation with Antioch University, establishing it as a “University Without Walls” program. Ted then returned to his passion: journalism. “Ted wanted to be a doer, make a difference,” Kay said. “Through journalism, I think he found a way to do that. He became fed up with the academic world and the ‘ivory tower’ mentality. After hauling around boxes of notes for his PhD dissertation, he burned the lot of them.” He and Kay purchased The Waterville Empire Press in Waterville, Wash., where they lived for two years. Seeking a bigger challenge, they sold the paper and bought The Nyssa Gate City Journal in Nyssa, Ore. In 1985, they sold the paper and purchased The Islands’ Sounder, which brought the family to Orcas Island. In 1994, Ted and Kay sold the paper to Sound Publishing, and Ted remained on as editor until his retirement in 2006. “Anything to do with kids was particularly important to him,” said Van den Bosch, who worked with Ted for 15 years. “Although he was enormously proud of what he did professionally and cherished the many awards his work had won, he was totally without pretense or even interest when it came to the more superficial things, like his office, which was almost always in total disarray, or the coffee and ink stains on his clothes, which were common. Scott Rasmussen, now editor of the Journal of the San Juan Islands, worked for Ted as the county reporter. “I became better at what I did because it mattered to Ted,” he said. “Still, it was never purely top-down with Ted, a



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one-way street. When someone relies on and trusts in you, it makes a difference.” Throughout his nearly 30-year newspaper career, Ted received many awards from both the Washington and Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, most notably The Miles Turnbull Master Editor/Publisher Award in 2006, awarded by WNPA to those editors/publishers deserving of “the very highest honors and respect of the profession.” Life after the Sounder Since retiring, Ted became very interested in his family’s history. He studied Hungarian, audited classes at the University of Washington in Eastern European History, conducted research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and archives in Slovakia and Budapest. He made four trips to Hungary and Slovakia to study Hungarian and conduct research. In 2010, he and a cousin from Israel presented a paper at the International Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Los Angeles. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010, Ted organized a local support group that met monthly. “Ted felt a strong connection to the group,” Kay said. “It gave him such a sense of purpose and accomplishment. He was ever hopeful of a cure being found.” In addition to multiple trips to Hungary and eastern Europe, Ted and Kay spent a year and a half living in Brooklyn with son Alex and family and enjoying his two grandchildren, Mila and Joe. While there he volunteered at the Women’s Press Collective, mentoring aspiring journalists and helping with its quarterly publication. This past February, their daughter Marcy as well as Alex and his family joined Ted and Kay in Hawaii for a 50th anniversary celebration. “Ted was ever the optimist,” Kay said. “He was a cheerleader for whatever cause he believed in and supported. He loved children, and was extremely proud of his own two children and their successes and accomplishments.” Ted received a diagnosis of stage four lung cancer that had metastasized to the bone on April 22. He passed away at home May 3, with his wife and two children at his side. In remembering him, his grandson, Joe, age five, said what he really liked about Grandpa Ted was that he was funny and silly. His granddaughter, Mila, age eight, said she admired him because “even when he’s tired, he never spoils the fun and is always game to do what people are doing – like going for a walk ® or swimming or out to dinner.” There will be a potluck brunch “Celebration of Life” Saturday, May 17 in the over Orcas Center, at 10 a.m. 45 The family requests that years in lieu of flowers, donations Hand be made to Kaleidoscope, signed PO Box 1476, Eastsound “Cascade Abalone”© Wa., 98245 or the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, 400 Dan & Diane Levin Originals Mercer Street, Suite 502, 50 First Street • PO Box 1309 Seattle, Wa. 98109, 206-946Friday Harbor, WA 98250 6514, DAN LEVIN ORIGINAL DESIGN ©

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Election 2014 Deputy tosses hat into sheriff election ring

San Juan County Sheriff ’s Deputy Ron Krebs is a candidate for the department’s top job—sheriff. Krebs, who moved to the San Juans in 2006, served in the Marine Corps, including tours of duty in Kuwait in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He is president of the Ron Krebs Sheriff ’s Guild and the department’s representative to the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs. He is also a field training officer tasked with training newly hired officers, and he instructs boater safety classes. “Our Sheriff needs to be someone who can, and will, communicate with the public,” Krebs said in a press release announcing his candidacy. “San Juan County deserves a Sheriff who is involved with the community, who will work hand-in-hand with all organizations, and who will work tirelessly to assure we have the safest community possible.” The Sheriff supervises a department with an overall budget of nearly $4.9 million, including $2.7 million for the Sheriff, $1 million for dispatch,

$800,00 for Emergency Management and nearly $400,000 for the jail. The sheriff manages 21 deputies, detectives and field corrections officers, nine dispatch employees, and four other employees. An elected, non-partisan position, the sheriff earns an annual salary of $103,595.

Candidates to compete in Clerk of Court race

The race is on for San Juan County Clerk of the Court. San Juan Island’s Nancy Vejvoda, District Court clerk the past three years, is seeking election to the office of San Juan County Clerk. Vejvoda will be running against twoterm incumbent Joan White, who earlier announced her reelection bid. White was unopposed in 2010. “It will be my goal to provide quality service to the taxpayers of San Juan County in the most Nancy Vejvoda efficient and cost effective manner,” Vejvoda said in a press release announcing her candidacy. “It is important to stay abreast of new technology and modern business practices, thus keeping in step with private industry, and to produce and

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2014 ELECTION maintain the highest quality permanent public records.” Duties of clerk of the court include management of business affairs of superior and juvenile courts, and family law matters, maintaining legal files, collection of court-ordered fines and fees, and coordinating purchase and renewal of U.S. passports. The position pays $75,000 and the Clerk of the Court supervises 3.4 employees. Similar to the auditor, sheriff and prosecuting attorney, the clerk of the court is one of seven positions up for election in 2014 that are responsible for management of various departments of county government. A 22-year resident of the San Juans, Vejvoda moved to San Juan Island in 1992 to work for the public school district as an educator and later was manager of a local hardware store for eight years. Her resume of public service includes past-president and current member of the American Legion Auxiliary, member of Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society board of directors and former 4-H leader. In her bid for public office, Vejvoda has drawn the endorsement Mary Jean Cahail, a former four-term clerk of the court.

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OPINION Letters to the Editor

pay attention to you like the runners did not. MOIRA HALLORAN Friday Harbor

Distracted? Driver Faulty excuse for may be to blame gov’t land grab An open letter to Dick Barnes from a lazy ass smoker who does not “jog”. (By the way, Dick, it’s called running now.) Dear, Dick Barnes; Please define distracted. Your grammar is atrocious and your syntax is terribly confused. I am unable to discern which features of these women nearly drove you to suicide or involuntary destruction (“Lives at risk from distracted joggers,” April 23, pg. 6). Were you coming at their boobs or their butts? (Light matters, right?) I can’t help but picture you in a “Luxury SUV” (Whatever the hell that means) driving a bit too fast. Because you want people to

Howie totally misses the point of what government’s responsibility is (“No monopoly on ‘Common Sense’,” May 7, pg. 7). Government is supposed to protect the minority from the majority. Innocent until proven guilty is losing its place in government, and we are headed toward socialism. Everyone is a minority at some point, and if Howie’s premise is followed, we will all end up in servitude to those with money and political power. There is a lot of pushback to CAO regulations because the regulations do not address an identified problem. The absence of a protective measure simply does not create risk, espe-

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or prospective writers. Columns must be no more than 500 words in length, and must be signed by the writer. Send letters to Editor, Journal, 640 Mullis St., West Wing, Friday Harbor 98250. Or send an e-mail to: The Journal reserves the right to edit for length, accuracy, clarity, content and libel.

cially when the considered risk is based on theories, rather than on vetted peerreviewed science. Constantly tightening regulations are leading us toward choosing prohibition over boots on the ground conservation (see “Conservation vs Prohibition” by Gary Tripp ) We can, and should, do better. FRANK PENWELL San Juan Island

United Way helps seniors at home

Thank you United Way for supporting The Hamlet Cottages. As a first year recipient of a United Way grant, your help will go far. Our mission is to provide beautiful rental housing for independent seniors on Lopez. As our 14 garden cottages stay nearly full, we have become a vibrant, con-

nected, diverse community. Our United Way grant directly supports our efforts to help residents at the Hamlet Cottages stay independent as they age. As a part of that effort, cottagers receive the services of a personal assistant twice every

month. They can always count on this “friendly hand” of support. Many thanks to United Way and to everyone who gives to United Way. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of individual donors as well as organiza-

tions such as United Way. Your help enables us to continue supporting, serving and nurturing Lopez Island seniors. THE HAMLET COTTAGES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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like May. My wife’s birthday is in May. Our wedding anniversary is in May. And Memorial Day is in May. Memorial Day makes me think of my dad, a World War II veteran, and my older brother, a Vietnam War veteran. It makes me think of my childhood, when I lived near a little park where each year the parade would stop for a short dedication. And it makes me think of community. These days, we usually spend the Memorial Day weekend in Friday Harbor with a good friend. As anyone who spends time in the San Juans knows, the weather in late May is iffy at best, but our visit wouldn’t be complete without the Friday Harbor Memorial Day parade. Calling it a parade is a stretch. Compared to Friday Harbor’s Fourth of July parade, an honest-to-goodness, all-

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hands-on-deck affair, the Memorial Day parade is the definition of understatement. Where the Fourth of July parade is a riotous bouquet of summer blossoms, the Memorial Day parade is a single crêpe-paper poppy in the buttonhole of our memories. Most years, the Friday Harbor Memorial Day parade is over in less than half an hour. I know people who have arrived late and missed it. It comprises a couple bands of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, a few cars carrying dignitaries, a group of townsmen in military garb harking back to the 1850s — the time of the celebrated Pig War on San Juan Island — and a woman dressed in black and clutching a folded American flag. As she reaches Memorial Park at the foot of Spring Street, the “war widow” pauses to pay her respects to a veteran from each branch of the military service.

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Legacy lives on How are we doing? Better than before


hat I admired most about Ted Grossman was his deep community spirit. He didn’t just write about the news – he was invested in his story subjects. It’s really the essence of small-town journalism: news coverage with heart and sensitivity. Grossman, a long-time Orcas Islander and former owner and editor of the Islands’ Sounder, passed away on May 3 with his wife Kay and children Alex and Marcy by his side after a brief battle with metastatic lung cancer. Ted and Kay bought the Sounder in 1985 from Al and Nickee Magnuson. The Grossmans sold the Sounder in 1994 to Sound Publishing Inc., and Ted stayed on as the editor until his retirement in 2006. He will be missed by the Sounder staff – both current and past – and by the many community members whose lives he touched. Ted was known for his intensity but also his sense of humor. As someone who grew up on Lopez and San Juan Island, I was very familiar with Ted’s reporting. As a young intern at the Islands’ Weekly, I always looked up to Ted as what it meant to be a “real” journalist. That entailed going to sporting events, covering meetings and profiling community members. In watching his relationship with Amanda Leidig, his long-time reporter at the Sounder, I See EDITORIAL, below

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PUBLIC MEETINGS n SJ Island School Board of Directors, May 14, 5 p.m., Friday Harbor High School Library, 45 Blair Ave. n SJC Park & Recreation Commission, May 15, 11:05 a.m., Orcas Island. n MRC Executive Subcommittee, May 15, 11:30 a.m., County Legislative Building, 55 Second St. n Friday Harbor Town Council, May 15, noon & 5:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers, 60 Second St. n SJ County Planning Commission, May 16, 8:30 a.m., County Legislative Building, 55 Second St. n Land Bank Commission, May 16, 8:30 a.m., Mullis Senior Center, 589 Nash St. n Human Services Advisory Board, May 19, 11:45 a.m., County Legislative Building, 55 Second St. n SJ County Board of Health, May 21, 11:30 a.m., County Legislative Building, 55 Second St. n Agricultural Resources Committee, May 21, 2 p.m., SJI Library, (video-conferencing via Lopez, Orcas libraries)

First-quarter uptick in revenue a sign of better times? Let’s knock on wood By F. Milene Henley, San Juan County auditor Special to the Journal


eing a somewhat superstitious person, I’ve always been reluctant to trumpet good news. This reluctance comes across, at times, as pessimism. I’m not really pessimistic, though; I’d just rather be surprised by good news than by bad. Which may be why, out of an abundance of caution, each year for the past three I have expressed concern, based on first-quarter sales tax receipts, about the county’s ability to achieve budgeted revenue. Yet each year we have achieved sales tax projections—and in 2012 and 2013, overall revenue projections—by the end of the year. My current concern is the opposite of the last three years’. I’m worried that, by saying that we’re having a good first quarter, I’ll jinx the rest of the year. But (fingers crossed), here’s the good news so far. Total sales tax revenues in the first quarter of 2014 were predictably higher than in previous first quarters. After all, this is the first year in which the public safety sales tax, adopted by the voters in November 2012, has been in effect for the first quarter. But even looking at just the local option sales tax—the base 1 percent that the county gets—first quarter 2014 is the highest since 2008. Following a strong sales tax finish in 2013, this adds fuel to the hope that some sectors of the economy may finally be recovered. Real estate is another sector which appears (knock on wood) to be recovering. Sales in the first quarter of 2014 were up more than 100 percent over the same period last year. Average prices were up barely 4 percent, however, as inventory continues to climb and therefore suppresses prices. But the large volume generated higher-than-expected real estate excise taxes (REET) for the county. Like sales taxes,

Point: Continued from page 6 did not return from World War I.) In years past, this group of veterans would include an elderly Canadian, a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force if I remember correctly, who would take a couple of buses and a couple of ferries to get to Friday Harbor from his home in Victoria, British Columbia. A few years ago, the Canadian gentleman stopped coming. I could guess the reason, but I asked around just to be sure. I had guessed right. The commander of the local


Continued from above was in awe of their easy rapport and head-on tackling of issues. I looked up to them and to publisher Elyse Van den Bosch, who embodied small-town, passionate journalism. Since I have been publisher at the Islands’ Sounder, I have tried to carry on what Ted cultivated for all those years. His dedicated spirit will live on for years within the pages of our beloved newspaper. — Colleen Smith Armstrong, Islands’ Sounder publisher, editor


Land Bank taxes—a subset of REET—experienced their highest first quarter since 2008. REET can be used only for only capital assets, but we have enough deferred capital maintenance in the county that the capital dollars are much appreciated. Permitting revenue in the county’s Community Development and Planning Department had a truly extraordinary first quarter. This spike is easy to Contributed photo explain, as the March 31 Milene Henley effective date for critical areas ordinance clearly motivated a lot of permit applications. Still, the sharp peak portends, like a found penny, more economic activity, and more revenue, to come. Across the board, in fact, most revenue sources are starting out 2014 in fine form. One insignificant but fun little revenue source, which was up sharply in 2013 and continues strong in 2014, is marriage license applications. The legalization of same-gender marriages in 2012 probably had something to do with that performance. Still, the dramatic uptick in marriage applications suggests much more than an economy’s recovery. It suggests hope, and we can all use a little of that. So hang a horseshoe over your door, avoid ladders and broken mirrors, hold onto four-leaf clovers and rabbits’ feet, and always, always wear your lucky socks when the Mariners play. And maybe this early “luck” will stay with us all year. — Editor’s note: Quarterly financial reports by the San Juan County auditor are published periodically, as submitted, by the Journal.

American Legion post presides over the program. He cues the recorded music — a medley of hymns and fight songs from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard — and introduces the person who will sing the national anthem. Some years, there’s a guest speaker. But not always. A high school student reads the poem, In Flanders Fields. A squad from the Legion post fires a rifle salute. (Dogs howl, babies cry.) Children toss wreaths into the harbor. A pipe band plays Amazing Grace. A bugler plays taps. The event never fails to put a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. It is n



he newspaper business has always been a competitive one, even here in the islands. My firstever encounter with Ted Grossman was colored by that very spirit of competition, friendly though it was. It was more than a decade ago. We had run across each other on the ferry. I was a reporter with the Journal, fairly new on the job, and to the islands as well. Ted was editor of The Islands’ Sounder, had been for eons, or so it seemed. I couldn’t help but feeling a little intimidated. He roasted me for a bit over which paper’s coverage

simple, homespun and resolutely comfortable, like a favorite blanket. Not an ounce of pretension. Just a heaping helping of civic engagement. This event happens because of people who care — both the volunteers who put it on every year and the visitors who would be disappointed if it ever went away. It’s the sort of community “business” that extends well beyond the checkout line and the cash register of a tourist town — all the way to the heart and soul of who we are and what we cherish most. — Editor’s note: John Levesque is managing editor of Seattle Business magazine, where this column originally appeared. Reprinted by permission.

of some news of the day was superior, I don’t recall on what topic, not that it matters. From the twinkle in his eye and playfulness in that entirely distinctive voice of his, I could tell he got a kick out of trying to “get my goat.” I came away feeling fine that he even took the time to strike up a conservation, even if only to tease me. Others in his position might have simply ignored me, been aloof. People mattered to Ted. Which “team” they played on? Not so much. A couple years later, after Sound Publishing acquired the Journal, Ted and I ended up playing on

the same team. I got handed the ‘county beat’ and he became one of my bosses. I became better at what I did because it mattered to Ted. Still, it was never purely top-down with Ted, a oneway street. Over time I came to realize my contribution was not simply expected, but valued, my ideas and insights as well. When someone relies on and trusts in you, it makes a difference. People mattered to Ted. His friends, even more. I’ve been blessed to have been among them. — Scott Rasmussen, editor, Journal of the San Juan Islands


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Barbara Edith (Stanford) Dann: 1921-2014 Barbara E. Dann, 93, of Friday Harbor, Wash. died peacefully at her home on Friday, April 25, 2014, with her daughter, Janet, by her side. She was born on March 30, 1921 in Irondequoit, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester, to Arthur Alfred Stanford and Elsie (Stanbridge) Stanford, both of whom emigrated from England to Irondequoit in 1913. She was the youngest of three children. Barbara grew up a tomboy, preferring to climb trees and play baseball with her brother and his friends rather than playing dolls with the girls in the neighborhood. It was not surprising that she chose to attend the State University of New York at Cortland where she majored in Physical Education and received her Bachelor of Science in education degree. Her first position was teaching physical education to boys and girls, grade school and high school, and included coaching the varsity teams because it was during World War II and male teachers were mostly in the service. It was during that time that she met and married Bob (John Robert Dann). Shortly thereafter, Bob joined the Navy. Their son, John, was born while Bob was stationed in Boulder, Colo. After his time in the Navy, Bob worked for Eastman Kodak for two years, and then took a leave of absence to obtain his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of

Colorado. Bob and Barbara returned to the Rochester area where Bob again worked for Eastman Kodak in the Research Laboratories. Their two daughters, Janet and Cathy were born in Rochester. Barbara taught physical education in the Irondequoit school system and volunteered her services in many organizations. She was den mother for the Cub Scouts, Barbara Dann: 1921—2014 Brownie leader, troop leader and later district chairman for the Girl Scouts. She was also active in the P.T.A. and the Episcopal Church women’s organization. Bob and Barbara joined the English Speaking Union and Barbara became very active in that, eventually becoming regional chairman for New York State. While their children were in high school, Bob and Barbara hosted six foreign students, Barbara studied for her master’s degree and they were very active in various dancing groups in Rochester.

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When they retired to San Juan Island, off the coast of Washington state, Bob and Barbara immediately started an international folk dance group and a Scottish country dance group in their home. Barbara was instrumental in rescuing the machines Jim Crook had made to make his own woolen clothes. Because Barbara was concerned over the lack of Christmas decorations, she organized a committee that started decorating the Town of Friday Harbor for Christmas. In Friday Harbor, Barbara served for two terms as president of the medical center guild, was president of the horticultural society, and was active in the garden club and in the Episcopal Church Women’s organization of St. David’s Episcopal Church. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Bob. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Roxana and their three children, Hanan, Jessica, and Ariana; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Tsolo, Cathy and Michael and their son, Eamon. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Friday Harbor, followed by a reception at the church. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. at Valley Cemetery, following the reception. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor, P.O. Box 1355, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250; Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 284 Boyce Road in Friday Harbor, WA, or to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, PO Box 567, Kanab, UT, 84741-0567. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory. To share memories of Barbara, please sign the online guest register at —Family of Barbara Dann

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What’s Happening! Wednesday, May 14 Get Started Using Computers, 3-5 p.m., library, free. Second of four “How-To” workshops in May, designed for PC computers: MS Windows, internet, email. Co-sponsored by SV College, SJI Library. Info, 378-2798, Drop-in Badminton & Ping Pong, Turnbull Gym, 8-10 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 378-4953, www.

Thursday, May 15 Lavendera Community Wellness Night, Lavendera Massage, 285 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. Free 15-minute clothed treatments, massage, energy work, herbal consults; every third Thursday. Info, 378-3637, Literary Salon, 7 p.m., library, free. Director Laurie Orton joins literary enthusiasts to talk about one book, two book, red book, blue book, authors, themes, and more. Info, 3782798, Adult Basketball, Turnbull Gym, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $2 dropin fee. Info, 378-4953, Anniversary Musical Production, “Annie”, “Bargain Night”, SJ Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Classic musical based on Little Orphan Annie comic strip returns to the stage 25 years after its theatre debut, SJCT’s first-ever musical production. Bargain Night: $16 adults, $8 students, $5 RUSH. Info, 378-3210,

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he captivating sounds of marimba music promise to be twice as nice on Memorial Day Weekend, as one of Zimbabwe’s most acclaimed mbira players shares the spotlight with the San Juans’ own Katura Marimba Saturday, May 31, at Brickworks. Born into a family on noted mbira players, Musekiwa Chingodza began playing mbira at the age of five and considers the instrument and its music as more than simply entertainment. It’s nourishment for the soul. “Our music is both medicine and food, as mbira has the power to heal and to provide for people,” Chingodza said. “Mbira pleases both the living and the dead.” A noted singer, dancer and drummer, Chingodza performed with Panjea, a key member of the band found-

n What: ed by Chris Berry. He taught mbira n When: at Harare’s Prince Edward School and n Where: is much-sought n Admission: after for ceremonies in Zimbabwe. Considered by many to be one of the greatest living mbira musicians, Chingodza is a regular visitor to the U.S., with travel and performances sponsored biennially by the Kutshinhira Cultural Arts Center in Eugene, Ore. With a repertoire featuring traditional Zimbabwean tunes, as well as original compositions and arrangements, Katura Marimba has performed regularly in the San Juans for more than a decade. The inter-island marimba band features eight musicians performing on a full consort of marimba instruments, soprano to bass. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.; admission price at the door is $15 for adults, $8 for children, or $25 for family.

Troxel: In from the cold


ights in the Pacific Northwest can be long, dark, cold and grey, especially in winter, and even on the Emerald Island. Maybe that’s why singer-songwriter Mandy Troxel decided to call her recently released full-length album, “If Only Words Could Keep Me Warm”. Then again, maybe Troxel, who hails from Orcas Island, had something completely different than the weather in mind. In either case, when you earn the kind of praise that follows from a critically acclaimed musician the likes of Susan Obsborne (a fellow Orcasite, no less), you can figure that you’re pretty much on the right track without having to give too much thought to the name of your latest recording. “Mandy Troxel is the real deal,” Osborne said. “A songwriter who writes simply and elegantly of the bittersweetness of life and relationships, and a singer whose clear, unadorned

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voice cuts to the heart.” On second thought, it probably wasn’t the weather after all. You can catch this rising star before she launches into the musical stratosphere when Troxel, who weaves strands of folk, bluegrass and country western into her musical tapestry, steps into the spotlight of the Isle Be Jammin’ Performer’s Showcase on Thursday, May 22. The show starts at 7 p.m.; seating is limited. Tickets, at $10, can be purchased in advance at Isle Be Jammin’, 310B Spring Street, call 378-5151 for tickets or information. You can also find out more about the artist, who’s been playfully dubbed “Island Mama Americana,” and her music, by visiting her website, Or, take to heart what folk artist Jan Krist has to say about Troxel’s songs: “…the feel of an old friend, pulling the listener into heartfelt conversation with lyrics both wistful and wise.” That might be enough to get the curiosity all toasty warm.

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Lights, camera—student films in action FH Film Fest will feature films by young filmmakers; here’s how to get involved

Organizers of the Friday Harbor Film Festival invite San Juan County students to create and submit short films for the annual Young Filmmakers Festival, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in conjunction with the Film Festival. Submitted films will be juried by a panel of student and adult film aficionados and must be 10 minutes or less, including film credits. A selection of the films will be viewed during the festival, along with a selection of winning films from regional competitions. Students wishing to submit films are encouraged, but not required, to participate in a daylong filmmaking workshop for students grades 5-8, July 24, at San Juan Island Library. The workshop is taught by filmmakers Conrad Wrobel and Bruce Bosley, instructors of the popular “How to make a zombie movie” workshops sponsored by the Orcas Funhouse in 2012 and 2013. The 2013 workshop produced “Little Dead Riding Hood,” which received acclaim at several regional film festivals. For more about the workshop, call, (360) 378-2798. In addition, organizers of the Young Filmmakers Festival

Film Fest in November Mark your calendar. The second annual Friday Harbor Film Festival will again feature documentaries that explore life in the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Rim, but the date of this year’s

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ANNIE Book by Thomas Meehan Music by Charle Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Directed by Susan Williams Music Direction by Jim Collado The beloved story based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip returns to the Whittier, 25 years after being the first musical performed at SJCT. Business Partner: KINGS MARKET Tickets: Adults $20; Student Reserved $10; and $5 RUSH at the door. *May 15 is “Bargain Night!” $16 Adults; $8 Student Reserved Final Shows! May 22-24

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are looking for one student from each of the islands’ high schools to participate as festival organizer and help jury film submissions. These are volunteer positions requiring up to 24 hours over three months per, beginning in September. Students interested in submitting films, participating as jurists and organizers, or for general information about the festival should contact event organizers before school ends, or as soon as possible. Contact info: Sandy Strehlou, 360 378-8337, or; Noreene Ignelzi, 360 298-2083, or

Film Fest is different than a year ago, about three weeks later. The 2014 Film Festival, a three-day cinematic tour de force, is Nov. 7-9. The lineup selected so far include, “Chasing Ice,” “Following the Ninth: in The Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony,” and the award-winning

mote and publish yourself. Sponsored by SJC Arts Council; to register, $55, go to,, or call 378-0951. Tragedy of the Commons: “The Great Vacation Squeeze”, 7 p.m., library, free. Filmmaker John de Graaf joins series host Ken Crawbuck to talk his campaign on behalf of vacation. His film, shot largely in Yosemite National Park, highlights the cultural divide between U.S. and Europeans over vacations, and stars travel writer Rick Steves, and others . Info, 378-2798, Contra Dance, 7-9 p.m.,

Grange Hall, 152 N. First St. Features Seattle caller Michael Karcher, musical accompaniment by Red Crow, fiddle, guitar, banjo, concertina. Instruction offered; donation: $10

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“Pirate for the Sea.” Next up in the Festival’s Tuesday night film series is “Good Food,” which showcases the story behind a resurgence of small farms in the Pacific Northwest. Showtime is 7 p.m., at the Grange Hall; admission by donation.

adults, $5 students. Info, 378-3836. “Annie”, SJ Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $5 RUSH. Info, 378-3210, www.

Sunday, May 18 “Annie”, SJ Community Theatre, 2 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $5 RUSH. Info, 378-3210, www.

Monday, May 19 Conscientious Projector Film Series, 6-8 p.m., library, free. Host Rob Simpson presents “I Am,” 2010 documentary written, narrated, directed by Tom Shadyac; organic popcorn, hot drinks, stimulating conversation. Info, 378-2798, Drop-in Badminton & Ping Pong, Turnbull Gym, 8-10 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 378-4953,

Tuesday, May 20 Adult Basketball, Turnbull Gym, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 3784953,

Wednesday, May 21 Get Started Using Computers, 3-5 p.m., library, free. Third in a series of four

“How-To” workshops in May, designed for PC computers. Co-sponsored by SV College, SJI Library. Info, 378-2798, Season Finale: Drop-in Badminton & Ping Pong, Turnbull Gym, 8-10 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 378-4953, www.

Thursday, May 22 Guided Meditation, with Ciely Gray, Lavendera Massage, 285 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. Lavendera’s Ciely Gray leads 90-minute free instruction on meditation. Info, 3783637, Performer Showcase: Orcas Island’s Mandy Troxel, lsle Be Jammin’, 7 p.m., 310 B Spring St. Acoustic performance by singer/songwriter Mandy Troxel, playfully dubbed “Island Mama Americana.” Tickets, $10. Info, 378-5151. Season Finale: Adult Basketball, Turnbull Gym, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up; $2 drop-in fee. Info, 378-4953, “Annie”, SJ Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $5 RUSH. Info, 378-3210, www.

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APS fundraiser pays tribute to Gann Pet Lovers Fair, grand prize, mile stroll featured in first-ever APS Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk

The Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society will pay tribute to a founding member and longtime supporter in “The First Annual Dodie Gann Memorial Dog Walk,” the first-ever of its kind fundraiser for APS. The Memorial Dog Walk kicks off Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning and ending at Skagit Valley College San Juan Center, with a roundtrip one-mile stroll to the animal shelter, and back, along the airport trail. Water and snack stations will be available along the route to provide sustenance for both people and pooches, and participants can also mingle with pet care industry vendors and service providers at a “Pet Lovers Fair” hosted by the college. A no-host lunch will be offered after the walk as well. Participants are encouraged to gather sponsors for the walk, and a grand prize, an iPad Mini, valued at $300, will be awarded to the person with the largest sponsorship. A longtime resident of San Juan Island, Dodi Gann passed away in December 2013. She was a supporter and member of the APS board of directors until her death.

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San Juan Community Theatre’s newest employee is no stranger to the performing arts or the Theatre. Diana Mancel, the theatre’s newly hired volunteer coordinator, worked parttime as front-of-house-


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Friday, May 23 Teen Book Club, 7-9 p.m., library, free. Program features screening of film of each month’s book selection, with pizza, refreshments: for teens grades 7-9. Register in person at the library, or by phone. Info, 378-2798,

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Entry fees are $20 for adults, $10 for children age 12 and under. Registration and sponsorship forms are available at Friday Harbor Pet Supplies and The Barking Bird, cosponsors of the Memorial Dog Walk. For more info: APS, 378-2158, or visit,

“Annie”, SJ Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $5 RUSH. Info, 378-3210, www.

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Argyle Ave. Director John Lasseter’s classic animated, mechanically minded tale of loyalty, friendship. Tickets, $5 per person, $20 family (up to five). Info, 378-4310,

Thompson and Sam Greene, share poems from each of their new books, and more. Cookies, beverages courtesy of Friends of the Library. Info,

Know Your Island Walk: Historic Friday Harbor Church Buildings, 1-4 p.m., free. Local historians lead a trip back in time to reveal the little-known stories of the town’s historic places of worship, featured as part of the month of May’s “History Lives Here” events. Info, 3782798, Poetry Reading: Greene, Thompson, 7 p.m., library, free. Local poets, Gary

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manager for the theatre when she first moved to San Juan Island in 2008. She moved to the mainland the following year and after three-year tour of “America” returned to Friday Harbor and to the theatre as well, where she has volunteered her time, as well as volunteering at the historical museum. Mancel has also been employed at Susie’s Mopeds, Coho Restaurant and Schooners North sailing charters since relocating to the island. As volunteer coordinator, Mancel’s duties include recruiting, training and retaining SJCT’s volunteers—more than 250— who play a key role not only as actors, but also in helping to build sets and manning the theatre box office.

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Dental care will be available and provided to those unable to afford it when the Tooth Mobile returns to Friday Harbor Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17. The back-to-back clinics will be at the Mullis Community Senior Center. Applications for those who qualify for the dental clinics, sponsored by Fish For Teeth, can be downloaded from the non-profit group’s website,, and dropped off at the San Juan County Department of Health and Community Services, 145 Rhone St. Applications are also available at the health department, San Juan Island Family Resource Center

and the Mullis Community Senior Center. Scheduling is made prior to the clinics, based primarily on severity and space. Info, 378-2024.

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Wooden boats? Yellow Island? Race is on

The starting line is due south of Deer Harbor Marina. The destination? Yellow Island. All sailboats made of wood are welcome to compete, as the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands hosts its third annual Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race, Saturday, May 17. Entry fee is $15 (with signed liability waiver) and will be collected at a skipper’s meeting, 9 a.m. at Deer

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IMA earns state ‘Leadership Award’ for ongoing support of art programs in SJ’s public schools

San Juan Islands Museum of Art's support for art programs in San Juan's public school has not gone unnoticed. In fact, IMA is the recipient of a Community Leadership Award for its ongoing and groundbreaking support of art in the public schools, an award the group received at a recent Honors Banquet sponsored by Washington Association of School Administrators and hosted by Skagit Golf and Country Club in Skagit Valley. Charlie Bodenstab and Peg Gerlock of the IMA board of directors, accompanied by San Juan Island School District Superintendent Rick Thompson, attended the banquet to accept the award on behalf of the local art foundation. The Museum of Art and San Juan Island School District established an art enrichment program four years ago at Friday Harbor Elementary School, bringing local artist into the classroom to lead hands-on art lessons. IMA has also provided funding for an art teacher at the middle school for the past several years, helping to bridge the gap between art instruction at the elementary and high school levels. To establish the elementary school's art enrichment program, IMA secured funding from a variety of state and local sources, including the Washington State Arts Announcements

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IMA’s Charlie Bodenstab and Peg Gerlock display the local art foundation’s Community Leadership Award, presented by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

Commission, local PTAs and the San Juan Island Community Foundation. The San Juan Island Public Schools Foundation provides supplies and materials for the program as well. In addition to it’s support for art education for students, IMA purchased the former San Juan EMS facility on Spring Street as a location for a new home about a year ago. The 5,000-square-foot building is undergoing an extensive remodel and will feature no fewer than three separate galleries when it opens in early August. For more on IMA and its programs, call 360 379-5050, or visit Employment General

GIS Technician OPALCO is seeking a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician with experience in GIS, AutoCAD, database, GPS or comparable systems. A positive attitude and the ability to work effectively with members, Co-op leadership, staff and outside agencies are a must. Main roles include updating system and electrical maps, tracking system changes and outages and providing services to other departments to facilitate their needs. This is an Eastsound (preferably) based, bargaining unit, full time position with some travel to other districts as needed. Download a detailed job description and OPALCO employment application at to apply. Please submit your cover letter, professional resume, OPALCO employment application and references to Katie Maxwell at 183 Mt Baker Rd, Eastsound WA 98245. Position is open until filled. OPALCO is an equal opportunity employer.

HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED Housekeepers wanted at second-largest hotel in Friday Harbor. Join the best housekeeping team on San Juan Island! Must be available to work Fri-Sat-Sun. Perfect starter or summer job, can also become permanent year-round position. Must live on San Juan Island and pass background check. Starts at $10/hr. Email resume’/job application to or call (360) 378-2724.

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LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Seeks qualified applicants. 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR .2 FTE School Psychologist Accepting applications until filled. For information or an application packet please contact Christina at 360.468.2202 ext 2300 or AA/EOE RECEPTIONIST Windermere Real Estate San Juan Island is looking for a part-time, temporary Receptionist for their busy Summer season. Weekends, 9-5. Friendly, professional, multi-tasker. Office and computer skills a must. Real estate experience and Publisher skills a plus. Bring resumes to Tamara Weaver, Office Administrator, at 50 Spring Street, Friday Harbor.

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MEMBER SERVICE ENGINEER Orcas Power & Light Cooperative is in search of a Member Service Engineer for our Friday Harbor office on San Juan Island. This position is responsible for assessing new electrical and/or fiber connections for members, calculating load demands and complying with all applicable codes and standards. Duties include collecting data in the field, design, easements, permits, preparation of sketches, cost estimates, staking sheets and field staking. Must have knowledge of standard utility engineering principles, industry safety standards, rules and regulations. Must be a high school graduate with a minimum of one year experience with outside plant electrical or telephone utility construction. Preferred qualifications include actively working toward an Associate Degree in Engineering. Must be able to obtain a Washington State Notary/Bond and certification as a flagger within six months. OPALCO offers employees a unique working culture where member service is combined with state-of-the-art technology. Employees work in a high-energy environment where creativity, innovation and teamwork are supported and encouraged. Employees have the opportunity to learn and grow, including training on the latest technologies. OPALCO offers great benefits, including health care coverage, vacation and sick leave, pension, 401K match, competitive salaries and holiday leave. This is a full-time bargaining unit position. Please review detailed job description and employment application online at Position is open until filled. To apply, please submit a professional resume, cover letter, OPALCO employment application and references to: Katie Maxwell, 183 Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA 98245, FAX (360) 376-3505,

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Software Specialist Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) is seeking a highly-qualified individual with experience in administering, integrating, evaluating and maintaining software information systems including various electric utility specific programs; software support and training, a working knowledge of SQL, .NET, Unix, OS, C++, and Java of installation, operation, and maintenance of fiber optic networks, SCADA, AMI technologies, Telephony, Uninterrupted Power Supply Systems, and Physical LAN Equipment; the ability to troubleshoot electrical and electronic equipment to component level; and a minimum of three years of related work experience. The position requires accurate daily operation of OPALCO’s communications equipment and the physical layer of the LAN. Applicant must be able to work on multiple projects concurrently, use and operate a variety of tools and methods to perform tasks, apply new technologies, be well organized, and have the ability to analyze and solve problems. Applicant must be a team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work effectively with members, staff, and outside agencies. Preference will be given to applicants with extensive database administration and development experience and knowledge of T-SQL. This is a Friday Harbor based, bargaining unit, full-time position under the Technical Services Department. OPALCO offers employees a unique working culture where member service is combined with stateof-the-art technology. Technical Services employees work in a highenergy environment where creativity, innovation and teamwork are supported and encouraged. Employees have the opportunity to learn and grow, including training on the latest technologies. OPALCO offers great benefits, including health care coverage, vacation and sick leave, pension, 401K match, competitive salaries and holiday leave. To apply, please review detailed job description and OPALCO employment application at Position is open until filled. Please submit a professional resume, cover letter, OPALCO employment application and references to: Beth Anderson, Manager of Island Network Network/Technical Services, 1034 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, FAX (360) 376-3548,

FINANCE OFFICER The Town of Friday Harbor is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Finance Officer. The person chosen shall be responsible for overseeing the staff, activities and operations of the Finance Department and management of Town’s financial systems and portfolio. Beginning pay range is $68,000 to $80,000 annually, depending on experience; plus the fixed salary of the elected Town Treasurer if appointed by the Council. A full job description is available at Town Hall, 60 Second Street or on the Town website at Position is open until filled with first review of applications in June 2, 2014. Applicants should submit a Town of Friday Harbor Employment Application, resume and cover letter to: Town of Friday Harbor Attn: Duncan Wilson, Town Administrator PO Box 219 60 Second Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT The Town of Friday Harbor does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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MAINTENANCE UTILITY WORKER I The Town of Friday Harbor is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Parks worker in the Town Street Department. The Parks utility worker is primarily responsible for performing varied and moderately complex maintenance duties, including activities necessary to maintain grounds, plantings, and flower baskets. In additions, the worker would responsible for maintenance of benches and other duties as assigned. Beginning pay range approximately $18.49/hr to $20.49/hr depending on experience. Full job description and employment applications are available at Town Hall, 60 Second Street or on the Town website at Applicants should submit a Town of Friday Harbor Employment Application, Resume and cover letter by May 29th, 2014 to: Town of Friday Harbor Attn: Duncan Wilson, Town Administrator PO Box 219 60 Second Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT The Town of Friday Harbor does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

The Journal of the San Juan’s is part of Sound Publishing, the largest community newspaper publisher in Washington State. We offer an excellent salary plus a bonus/commission plan, a great work environment, medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k with company match, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. EOE. Visit our website at to learn more about us! For immediate consideration, send resume and cover letter to: or mail to: HR/SJJPUBSM, Sound Publishing, Inc., 11323 Commando, Road, Main Unit, Everett, WA 98204.

REPORTER The award-winning newspaper Journal of the San Juans is seeking an energetic, detailed-oriented reporter to write articles and features. Experience in photography and Adobe InDesign preferred. Applicants must be able to work in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment, possess excellent writing skills, have a knowledge of community news and be able to write about multiple topics. Must relocate to Friday Harbor, WA. This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holidays. EOE . No calls please. Send resume with cover letter, three or more non-returnable clips in PDF or Text format and references to or mail to: HR/GARJSJ Sound Publishing, Inc. 11323 Commando Rd W, Main Unit Everett, WA 98204 The Port of Friday Harbor

MARINA OPERATIONS POSITION AVAILABLE Excellent part time employment. Beginning hourly rate $18 to $20 DOE. Duties include small boat operations, operating pump equipment, evening security and guest relations. Full job description and application on Port website under ‘News’ page or available at the Port Office. Physical address: 204 Front Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Mailing address: PO Box 889 Friday Harbor, WA. 98250. Applications due by 4 PM May 15, 2014. For more information call 360-378-2688 or email


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San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388. NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING: The San Juan County Land Bank Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, May 16,

2014 at the Craft Room, Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

Public comment time is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. The public is welcome at every monthly Land Bank Commission meeting. Judy Cumming

San Juan County Land Bank 350 Court Street #6 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 LEGAL NO. SJ561529 Published: The Journal of the San

Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. May 14, 2014.

TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR LEGAL NOTICES AGENDA - TOWN COUNCIL Town Council Chambers 60 Second Street Thursday, May 15, 2014 Afternoon Session [Visit for separate videos of the afternoon and evening sessions.] 12:00 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Flag Salute / Public Access (Est. 5 min.) Proclamation - Honoring Teresa Cameron de Gavre (Est. 10 min.) Update by SJI Museum of Art regarding placement of event banners (Est. 25. min.) Presentation by Anchor QEA regarding Town Shoreline Master Plan Updates (Est. 5 min.) Resolution No. 2025 Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with San Juan County to provide minor repairs and overlay Town Streets (Est. 10 min.) Resolution No. 2026 Awarding bid and authorizing the Mayor to execute construction documents for construction of the Blair Avenue Improvement Project (Est. 10 min.) Resolution No. 2027 Authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with Michaels Corporation to reinforce the sewer main adjacent to Sunken Park (Est. 45 min.) Administrator’s Report Payment of Claims Approval of Minutes Future Agenda Items Citizen Response Adjourn AGENDA - TOWN COUNCIL Town Council Chambers 60 Second Street Thursday, May 15, 2014 Evening Session

[Visit for separate videos of the afternoon and evening sessions.] 5:30 PM Call to Order / Roll Call / Flag Salute / Public Access (Est. 5 min.) Proclamation - National Distracted Driving Campaign (Est. 20 min.) PUBLIC HEARING Conditional Use Permit No. 69 requesting that an existing wall on the American Legion Post 163 be designated for an art mural (Est. 20 min.) PUBLIC HEARING Considering an ordinance to establish a transportation benefit district; specify that the boundaries of the district will coincide with Town boundaries; specifying the transportation improvements to be funded by the District; providing for severability; and establishing an effective date (Est. 20 min.) Council Work Study Session - Transportation Improvement District (Est. 10 min.) First reading of draft ordinance granting a non-exclusive franchise to CenturyTel of Inter Island, Inc., dba CenturyLink, a Washington State Corporation, to operate and maintain telecommunications facilities within the public streets and rights-of-way of the Town of Friday Harbor (Est. 5 min.) Ordinance No. 1536 Fixing salaries of officials and nonrepresented personnel (Est. 15 min.) Town Council Updates Citizen Response Adjourn LEGAL NO. FH561617 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands May 14, 2014.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION & COMPLETENESS and NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: The Town of Friday Harbor has deemed the following Shoreline Substantial Development Permit Application (SSDP#97) and State Environmental Protection Act Checklist application (SEPA#293) complete. The applications, received by the Port of Friday Harbor, propose new construction to replace the previous Spring Street Landing project and Downriggers Restaurant which was destroyed by fire. The upper street level will include a new restaurant space, outdoor dining, upper public plaza, and a small retail building. The lower level of the building will contain retail and parking. A public and pedestrian walkway will link the waterfront to the Front Street upper level and the Spring Street Pier. Approximately 9,218 sf of restaurant and retail space is proposed as well as 5,628 sf of lower level parking and restrooms. The property is identified as tax parcel #351353001, San Juan County, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. 30 DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: May 7, 2014 to June 6,2014. Please hand mail or deliver specific written comments on this proposal to: Land Use Administrator, Mike Bertrand, Town of Friday Harbor Community Development Department, 60 Second Street, or PO Box 219, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 no later than 4:30 PM June 6, 2014 If you have questions on this proposal

or if you would like to review the documents, contact 360-378-2810 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE: The Town of Friday Harbor, as Lead Agency, has determined that this SEPA #293 proposal does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An Environmental Impact Statement is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed Environmental Checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. This Determination of Non-Significance is issued under WAC 197-11-340. Appeals may be made to the Department of Ecology and other agencies with jurisdiction, and the 14 day appeal period ends May 20, 2014. RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL: Mike Bertrand, Land Use Administrator PO Box 219, Friday Harbor,WA 98250 DATE: May 1, 2014 SIGNATURE: Mike Bertrand, Land Use Administrator LEGAL NO. J560359 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands May 7, 14, 2014. NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE FRIDAY HARBOR TOWN COUNCIL CONCERNING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: On March 20, 2014 the Town of Friday Harbor received Conditional Use Permit Application No. 69 requesting that an existing wall on the American Legion Post 163 property, which faces northeast towards the waterfront, be designated for an art mural. The proposed mural will be approximately 1,272 sq. ft and designed as shown in Attachment A of this public hearing notice LOCATION OF PROPOSAL: The location of the art mural is identified as tax parcel 351350503 and can be seen from prominent public right of ways. PROPONENT: American Legion Post #163 P O Box 163 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 HEARING DATE & LOCATION: The Town Council will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider this Conditional Use Permit Application on May 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM in the Town Council Chambers located at 60 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Additional information about the proposal is available for public review online at or by contacting Mike Bertrand of the Town of Friday Harbor’s Community Development Department at the above address. LEGAL NO. J560366 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. May 7, 14, 2014.

MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES 8318.20078 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Sound Community Bank fka Credit Union of the Pacific Grantee: Gregory J. Larson and Jeanette L. Larson, husband and wife Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2002 0507009 Tax Parcel ID No.: 271150506000 Abbreviated Legal: LOT 6, BLOCK 5, GIFFIN’S NORTH BEACH PARK ADDITION Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission Telephone: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663). Web site: The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-569-4287. Web site:

d e x . c f m ? w e b L i s t A c t i o n = s e a rc h & s e a rc h state=WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: I. On May 23, 2014, at 10:00 AM. inside the main lobby of the San Juan County Courthouse, 350 Court Street in the City of Friday Harbor, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property�, situated in the County(ies) of San Juan, State of Washington: Lot 6, Block 5, Giffin’s North Beach Park Addition, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, at Page 48, in the Office of the Auditor of said County and State. Situate in San Juan County, Washington. Commonly known as: 71 Bartel Road Eastsound, WA 98245 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 04/25/02, recorded on 05/07/02, under Auditor’s File No. 2002 0507009, records of San Juan County, Washington, from Gregory J. Larson and Jeanette L. Larson, husband and wife, as Grantor, to San Juan Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation� in favor of Credit Union of the Pacific, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by to , under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. . *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply

with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 1/14/2014 Monthly Payments $29,092.70 Late Charges $1,413.04 Lender’s Fees & Costs $0.00 Total Arrearage $30,505.74 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $675.00 Title Report $582.12 Statutory Mailings $29.28 Recording Costs $114.00 Postings $140.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $1,540.40 Total Amount Due: $32,046.14 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $115,349.60, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 02/01/11, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on May 23, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees

thereafter due, must be cured by 05/12/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 05/12/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 05/12/14 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Gregory J. Larson 71 Bartel Road Eastsound, WA 98245 Jeanette L. Larson 71 Bartel Road Eastsound, WA 98245 Gregory J. Larson c/o Cawood K. Bebout, Attorney 1023 South 3rd Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Jeanette L. Larson c/o Cawood K. Bebout, Attorney 1023 South 3rd Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Dennis Lee Burman, Trustee RE: BK #11-11667 1103 9th Street Marysville, WA 98270 Dennis Lee Burman, Trustee RE: BK #11-11667 P.O. Box 1620 Marysville, WA 98270 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 11/09/11, proof of

which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 02/16/12 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW

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MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL NOTICES 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at and EFFECTIVE: 1/14/2014 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Breanon Miller (425) 586-1900. (TS# 8318.20078) 1002.204335-File No. LEGAL NO. J556736 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands. April 23 and May 14, 2014.

Call for Bids Invitation to Bid Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Port of Lopez at the following address: PO Box 907, Lopez Island, WA 98261 until 5:00 p.m. May 27, 2014 for the installation of a Grid-Tied Photovoltaic System at which time the bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after that time for opening will not be considered. Bid documents can be obtained by contacting Helen Cosgrove at The work consists of the installation of a grid-tied Photovoltaic System on a metal hangar roof owned by the Port. The solar project will be a roof mounted grid-tied photovoltaic system. The project will be an approximately 25Kw system, priced to achieve a payback period of roughly 12 years. The array will connect via

an adjacent and existing 240 VAC single-phase electrical panel located approximately 28 feet from the array. The trenching and installation of electrical lines from the photovoltaic array to the electrical panel will be part of the project. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check, certified check, postal money order or bid bond made payable to the Port of Lopez in an amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid. Said check or bid bond shall be given as a guarantee that the bidder shall execute such contract as may be awarded to him/her in conformity with his/her bid and with the contract documents and shall provide surety bond or bonds as specified therein within ten (10) calendar days after notification of the award of contract. Bidders are advised that a pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. on May 19, 2014 at Lopez Island Airport, 672 Airport Road. Lopez Island, WA. All bidders are urged to attend the pre-bid meeting to examine the site to become familiar with all site conditions prior to the bid. The Port reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and to waive irregularities or informalities in the bid or in the opening. LEGAL NO. J560094 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands May 7, 14, 2014.

Lopez Island School District is accepting written bids for a minimum of 800# of local grass fed USDA ground beef and 100# of roasts for the 2014-2015 school year. Bid price should include cut and wrap costs, per pound for ground beef and roasts. Bids due to the District office by 4PM, May 23, 2014. For information please contact Stephanie at 360.468.2202 ext. 2302. AA/EOE LEGAL NO. SJ561531 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. May 14, 21, 2014.

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Terressa (Tonie) Smith, center, also known as “Aunt Tonie” to her San Juan Island Sundstrom family, like Paula (middle-left), celebrates her 90th birthday with her Texas family and friends, at a party near Austin, Texas.

Stillpoint student wins national contest with ‘Dinosaur Day’ A six-year-old Stillpoint School kindergartner is a grand-prize winner of the “Make Your Own Holiday” contest, a national art and writing competition sponsored by the Scholastic Reading Club. And what holiday would John S. like to see? None other than “Dinosaur Day,” which, in recognition of the award, Stillpoint is busy bringing to life. Dinosaur Day will feature dinosaur celebrations, dinosaur decorations, and dinosaur activities, and one very tall cake, which Scholastic Reading Club is working with local baker Felicity Milne to create. Dinosaur day is scheduled for May 21 at Stillpoint, and may also include a hands-on, artifacts-filled visit from Seattle’s renowned Burke Museum. The Scholastic contest NSWERS TO UZZLES challenges students to create an original holiday, with detailed descriptions of customs, costumes, traditions, decorations and food. Contestants compete in two age categories, prekindergarten to first grade, and grades 2-6. Winners are selected based on originality, clarity of thought and execution.



— Editor’s note: John’s last name has been withheld per Scholastic Reading Club policy.

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Continued from page 11 Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $5 RUSH. Info, 3783210,

Sunday, May 25 The Met: LIve in HD: “Cosi Fan Tutte”, SJ Community Theatre, 2 p.m. Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy; recorded live from London, in highdefinition. Tickets: $20 adults ($15 members), $10 student reserved. Info, 3783210,

Oliver Thomas Greenwood was born May 7 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. He is the son of Lynnwood’s Donald and Samantha Greenwood, the couple’s first child, and a descendent of Lopez Island’s Greenwood family. He is the great great-grandson of John Henry Greenwood, who homesteaded on Lopez during the frontier era. Oliver shares a birthday with his great grandmother, the late Evelyn Greenwood, wife of the late Charles Greenwood. He is also the grandson of Charlie

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Red Cross ‘Real Heroes’ hard at work on Waldron Island

Waldron Island now has a disaster preparedness booklet, thanks to Joanne Colman Wester and her band of middle school students. And the initiative and efforts of those students to ensure their community is better prepared in the event of a disaster have not gone by unnoticed. Colman and her middle schoolers (pictured above) are among the dozen recipients honored by the Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross at its annual “Real Heroes” award ceremony, May 2, in Anacortes. In addition to the Waldron “Real Hero” brigade, the 911 dispatch crew of San Juan County Sheriff ’s Department was honored, collectively, as an “Everyday Hero” for its contribution in helping to prevent and alleviate suffering in the face of emergencies. Lopez Island’s Paul Neave, a longtime Red Cross volunteer and former board member, was recognized for “extraordinary service” and as an “outstanding volunteer.”

Monday, May 26 National Theatre Live in HD, SJ Community Theatre, 7 p.m. Theatrical award-winner, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,” broadcast live, in high-definition. Tickets: $20 adults ($15 members), $10 student. Info, 3783210,

Tuesday, May 27 On Book! Readers Theatre: “Wonderful Tennessee,” SJ Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m., free. Fiona Small directs the haunting “Wonderful Tennessee,” by Brian Friel, presented in the Gubelman Theatre; free admission lim-

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Wednesday, May 28 On Book! Readers Theatre: “Wonderful Tennessee”, SJ Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (See above listing for details). History of “Sunshine Alley”, with Boyd Pratt, 7 p.m., library, free. From its early beginnings to Brickworks of today, local historian Boyd Pratt offers insights into the history of Friday Harbor’s “Sunshine Alley.” Info, 378-2798, www.

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