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San Juan Island’s Favorite Corner — Since 1920 —

Painted by Lanny Little, the front of the store features the interior of the original pharmacy based on photos from Al Nash Jr. Art donated by A&H Stores, owners.

Prescriptions • Souvenirs T Shirts & Sweatshirts • Cosmetics Hallmark Cards & Gifts, Gift Wrap Candy • Party Ware Art, Office & School Supplies

210 Spring Street, Friday Harbor •

378-4421

Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


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hen you need health care, it’s nice to know that you can get the care you need, right here on the island. PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is San Juan County’s only critical access hospital. With primary care and specialty clinics, as well as hospital services, emergency department and a Saturday Walk-in Clinic, our caring providers are here to serve you when you need it.

www.peacehealth.org/peace-island

SATURDAY WALK-IN CLINIC 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1117 Spring Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250


Meat • Produce • Grocery • Fresh Deli In-Store Bakery • Beer, Wine, Spirits • ATM & Lotto OPEN DAILY

MON - SAT 8 am - 9 pm SUN 10 pm - 8 pm P.O. Box 186, Eastsound WA www.islandmarket.iga.com

360-376-6000

A few facts about local propane

VANDERYACHT www. vanderyachtpropane.com

Locally owned and operated The VanderYacht family has over 60 years experience in the propane industry NO CHARGE for tank switch outs • Complimentary gas safety check Competitive prices • Emergency service • WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL

• We may not carry the local “San Juan” name but we are the local company, not the national chain based in Pennsylvania. • Biggest is not always best in the propane industry. Small in this industry can usually provide lower costs to the customer. • We consistently provide a lower price per gallon. We don’t have stockholders all over the country that need to be paid. Our regulatory and compliance fees are less than half the cost of our competitor. • When the owners shop in the same communities as their customers, they are more accountable; there is no “corporate management” to blame.

Orcas Island 300 Seaview St, 360-376-5591 Friday Harbor 824 Mullis St, 360-370-5511 Burlington 1636 Walton Dr, 360-707-5550 Whidbey Island Toll Free 1-888-557-6778 Lynden 6811 Guide Meridian Rd, 360-398-1234


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Islanders Bank

“Islanders Helping Islanders Since 1981” Friday Harbor (360)378-2265

Lopez Island Orcas Island (360)468-2295 (360)376-2265

www.islandersbank.com

Spring Street INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Co-Ed Day & Boarding Grades 5–12 505 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 360 378-6393 • www.springstreet.org

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 315 CARTER AVENUE FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250 WWW.ONLYIPS.COM (360) 378-4430

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Small classes Expeditionary travel Teachers who care Students who question, think, and explore

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We Have Everything Our YouFamily Need, We Have serving the community since 1947! Everythi We Have Everything You Need, We Have E Competitive rates From Building AWe Home, From From Building A Home, you need, Building From B have everything On island staff 24/7 & emergency service The Way building To Curb Appeal! All The From a home, All The Way To Curb All Appeal! All The Way To W C Free leak tests

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• Free tank replacement Tools, Lawn & Garden, • Propane appliance installation & service Housewares, Paint, Plumbing, • Ask about RINNAI on demand Electrical, Tools, water Hardware, heaters Construction, Lumber, Kitchen Design, Doors & Windows, Garden Center. San Juan 360-378-2217 Home Center 205 Weber Street Monday—Friday Friday Harbor, WA 982507 –6 Weekends 8—5 378-2168

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Tools, Lawn & Garden, Housewares, Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Tools, Hardware, Construction, Lumber, Kitchen Design, Doors & Windows, Garden Center.

Home Center Monday—Friday 7 –6 Weekends 8—5 378-2168

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Our Family Serving The Community Monday—Friday 8 –6 Since 1947! Monday—Friday 7 –6

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High quality, eco-friendly designs

Orcas Family Health Center

On-site septic systems Greywater | Site plans

Call Andy Saxe today

Orcas Family Health Center is a 501 C-3 non-profit rural health clinic providing comprehensive medical care to residents and visitors on Orcas Island. We take all insurance and have a sliding fee scale for people with deductibles or no insurance.

Licensed on-site wastewater treatment designer

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Green Associate

Certified wastewater inspector

25 years’ construction industry experience

Front row: Dr. James Litch, Dr. David Shinstrom, Dr. Carrie Feuer, and Aaimee Johnson, Back row: Holly, Heather, Marie, Mallory, Dixie, Erin, Andy, and Masha www.Orcas Family Health Center.org 1286 Mt Baker Rd, Eastsound, WA 360-376-7778

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Hotel With Island Charm. Escape to the natural beauty, tranquility and warm hospitality of San Juan Island at the Friday Harbor Suites. Located a halfmile from the ferry dock and downtown Friday Harbor, our intimate all-suites hotel is a relaxing retreat. There are no traffic lights, parking meters, shopping malls or fast food restaurants on San Juan Island. Discover an idyllic island landscape that captivates your spirit. Complementary Hot Breakfast and Airport Shuttle. 680 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 • Phone: 360-378-3031 | Fax: 360-378-4228 • Email: info@fridayharborsuites.com www.fridayharborsuites.com • Complimentary Hot Breakfast & Airport Shuttle-Only at Friday Harbor Suites

Friday Harbor Suites is delighted to help sponsor the 2014 FHFF. We offer 60 large apartment sized rooms, Jacuzzi spa, elevator, shuttle bus, high speed Wi-Fi and a full hot breakfast for all of our guests as well as three meeting/conference rooms. Located uptown at 680 Spring St 360-378-3031 www.FridayHarborSuites.com


San Juan County Emergency Providers Wi sh e v e ryo ne a saf e Ind e p e nd e n c e Day! Enj oy t h e p u b li c f i re wo rks d i sp l ay s! We remind you that personal fireworks are against the law. www.sjcfiremarshal.com


Lopez Island

School District #144 Mission Statement: "Our schools, in partnership with families and community, will meet the individual learning needs of students for success in an ever changing diverse world."

Lopez School (360) 468-2202 86 School Road Lopez Island, WA 98261

Decatur School (360) 375-6004 Decatur Island Anacortes, WA 98221

www.lopezislandschool.org


Orcas Island

Family Medicine, PC David L. Russell, MD, Board Certified Family Physician Serving the Orcas Island community since 2004 with the full spectrum of family medicine services available, including…

Visitor Services • Free Map & Guide • Event & Relocation Info Representing the Business Community of Orcas Island

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• Preventive care & routine exams • Urgent & emergent care

On North Beach Rd., just off Main Street 360.376.2273 • P.O. Box 252, Eastsound, WA 98245

• Laceration repair & minor skin surgery • House calls for home bound patients • Pediatric through geriatric care • CDL Exams

We offer an intimate setting for the utmost in privacy and individualized attention.

33 Urner Street, Ste. 5, Eastsound

376-4949

(After hours, call the main office number to reach the on-call doctor)

ORCAS VETERINARY SERVICE Swaran Dhaliwal, DVM, CVA, CVFT Ron Schuler, DVM PO Box 237 429 Madrona Street Eastsound, WA 98245

Phone 360-376-6373 www.orcasvet.com


ORCAS ISLAND POTTERY SALES & SERVICE TO ORCAS & SAN JUAN

• Competitive rates • On island staff 24/7 & emergency service • Free leak tests • Free home estimates • Free tank replacement

338 Old Pottery Road • 360-376-2813 • Eastsound WA 98245 Over 70 years in business in West Beach area

OPEN ALL YEAR

www.orcasislandpottery.com • orcaspots@rockisland.com

• Propane appliance installation & service • Ask about RINNAI on demand water heaters

Orcas 360-376-2215 1593 Mt. Baker Rd. Suite A Eastsound, WA 98245 www.sanjuanpropane.com

ON BEAUTIFUL AND SECLUDED WEST BEACH


Gift Gallery Made in the San Juan IslandsWA

Continuing a Tradition of Fine Art by Island Artists for Two Decades 270 Spring St, Friday Harbor 378-6550 • www.islandstudios.com


e! r e h t y o FRIDAY HARBOR h AFREIGHT DIRECT SERVICE TO: MT. VERNON, BELLINGHAM, SEATTLE & TACOMA AREAS Monday thru Friday

FRIDAY HARBOR HARBOR FRIDAY DENTISTRY DENTISTRY

Michael Horn, DDS MichaelT. T. Horn, DDS

NEXT DAY DELIVERY OFFERED ON PARCEL EXPRESS ITEMS COMPETITIVE RATES ON ANY SHIPMENT INCLUDING SPECIAL HANDLING OVERSIZE OR HAZARDOUS ITEMS

360.378.2012 • 1.800.562.3245

PO Box 728 • Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Gentle, caring dentistrydentistr for all ages.y Gentle, caring 530 Spring (360) 378-4944 forStreet all ages.

530 Spring Street (360) 378-4944

Enjoy Vinnie’s New York Pizza as you Bowl! Bowling, Arcade, Pool Tables Open Noon to Close • 365 Spring Street • 370-5667 • ParadiseLanes.net

San Juan Golf & Tennis Club 806 Golf Course Road, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island (360) 378-2254 Email: sjgolfproshop@rockisland.com Website: www.sjgolfclub.com

• 9 Holes of Championship Golf • 3 Sets of Tees • Pro Shop stocked with Major Brands of Golf Equipment & Apparel • Driving Range • Professional Golf Instruction • 2 Championship Tennis Courts • Putting Greens & Chipping Areas • Tournaments Welcome

• Excellent Food & Beverage at the Greenside Grill • Electric Golf Rentals • Club & Pull Cart Rentals • Excellent Banquet Facilities Available • Catering Services Available • Golf & Tennis Memberships Available

• 24 hr. Access & Video Surveillance 7 days/week • 3 Unit Sizes 6x10, 10x12, 10x24 • Locally Owned & Operated since 1993


Stop in and see our extensive inventory of Toro push mowers and Zero turn riders

THIS IS AN ISLAND, YOU NEED A BOAT. SALES • REPAIR • RENTAL (360) 378-6202 FridayHarborMarine.com

Available at...

Harbor Rental & Saw Shop www.harborrentalandsaw.com 890 Guard Street Friday Harbor • 378-2220


Islanders Insurance

West Sound Marina, inc. The Service Center of the San Juans

Serving the Insurance Needs for Islanders Since 1983

“We Fix Boats”

Ian, Gigi, Jodi, Mary, Kerwin

Insurance Products For Your Personal, Commercial, Life, Health or Long Term Care Needs

(360) 378-2195 • Toll Free 888-322-2195 PO Box 1160 • 545 Spring St., Friday Harbor, WA 98250 In Lopez Village, Next To Isabels’ 468-2232 www.islandersinsurance.com

• Haulouts to 30 ton, 64 ft. LOA, 18’ beam at any tide. Factory certified mechanics: • Engine service and sales. • Volvo • Mercruiser • Yanmar • Evinrude E-TEC • Complete Chandlery, most everything you need for boat and crew. • Moorage: 180 year-round slips – Guest dock. • Fuel: • Gas • Diesel • Propane • Dry storage area.

P.O. Box 119 • Orcas, Washington 98280 (360) 376-2314 • Fax (360) 376-4634


Animal Inn and Wellness Center

Day Care, Overnight & Long Term Care

Mark your calendar! 4th of July, parade & fireworks Summer Arts Fair Saturday & Sunday July 11-12 Oktoberfest Saturday October 3 Island Lights Tree Lighting Friday December 4 www.SanJuanIsland.org • 360-378-5240

Your Pet’s Home Away From Home • Pampered Pet Suites • Special Needs Room • Private Cat Suites • Indoor/Outdoor Dog Runs

• Massage, Acupuncture • Veterinary Services • Friday Hbr/Roche Hbr Pick Up/Delivery Available

Veterinarian owned- Michelle Loftus DVM 25 Boyce Road, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island 360-378-4735 • Like us on facebook & yelp www.animalinnwellness.com


Industrial. Commercial. Residential.

Real Estate Residential • Commercial Investment Properties Property Management

READY-MIX CONCRETE | CONCRETE PUMP TRUCK Asphalt Paving | Land Clearing Road Building | Site Preparation Ponds & Dams | Septic System & Installation Crushed Rock Products | Rock Bulkheads

“Voted Best, Most Respected Real Estate Company” – Puget Sound Business Journal

Big Hearts - Deep Smarts Remarkable Results 50 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 360-378-3600 • 800-262-3596 View all Properties and Videos at www.windermeresji.com

For guaranteed satisfaction call the proven professionals

360.378.4313

1165 West Valley Rd. Friday Harbor • fax: 378.2597 richlawson@interisland.net Owner Operator: Lawson Quarr y

R ICHARD L AWSON C ONSTRUCTION A General Contracting Corporation

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PERMANENT MOORAGE IN THE SAN JUANS New cement docks, very private marina On-site security, full-time management • 30/50/100 amp shore power service • Wi-Fi, sea plane access • On-site yacht services • 40’, 50’, 110’ end ties • •

(360) 468-2077 • Lopez Island


Bonnie & Merle Turman invite you to stop by!

Merle’s

Masonry, Chimney Care & Stoves 378-5357 • merlesmasonry.com www.creativepassionsbt.com

Craft Paints • Yarn • Quilting Supplies Paper Crafting • Classes in the Imagination Station

“the Chimney Doctor” Need a New Gas or Wood Stove? When did you last clean your chimney?

We are now on Spring Street with convenient parking and unique materials for creative homemakers as well as warmth for both!

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By Emily Greenberg be missing. in Skagit County At the time the newborn J-36 appeared to first case directly to the county’s Journal reporter addiming alongside J-16, in J-pod is a welcomed the Center for Whale without appealing Weddings in the The newborn calf in peril, but only time will Ken Balcomb, founder of hearing examiner. worst. population the withthe to that feared tion said. “The Juan Islands Research, San is. The trial court ruled she was alive,” he be settled seePublication of the Journal, Sounder the hearing tell who its mother & Weekly section, “Thank goodness In partnership with the San Juan special Research confirmed of J-50 may out a ruling from no final deciOur 24-page Islands Visitors Bureau island The Center for Whale42-year-old J-16 with, pre- issue of who is the mother these whales. Or, it an ideal hing examiner there was and the court offers ideas for shores the next time we encounter ing and photograp yours up today baby, off the south sion to be appealed hear the case. wedding. Pick sumably, her newborn in Canadian waters Dec. may take some time.” (Jan. 10/11) of a rocky to end the authority at no Island had comes or visit the Seattle calf to of North Pender court of appeals 17/18) wedThe birth of J-50 residents. The population, as J-50, is the second The Washington and Portland (Jan. 30. The baby, known a two-year lull of no births year for the Southern that decision in 2005, suffered d shows. after in Seattle upheld appealed to endangere ding 2014, it be born in which was declared Resident killer whales. birth of J-50 brings and Durland then among the Southern to be healthy and ener- four deaths in 2014. The nonetheless. Supreme Court, low the Washington Supreme Court appeared 30-year a calf mother. 78, The to appeared back up alongside its presumed ng the birth of J-50 in Olympia. The of the lower getic, swimming ely recognized Oddities surroundi upheld decisions attorney fees to researchers immediat , Page 4 However, birth. NEWBORN its See ng surroundi courts and awarded calf due some peculiarity to be carrying a Durland’s neighbor. J-16 was not expected simultan eously Durland 17 in all

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