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Brook Ashcraft

Brook is a senior at Friday Harbor High School currently in the Running Start program. She is considering a career in Journalism and is currently (Spring 2016) working as an Intern with the San Juan Update.

Recent Posts by Brook

Teresa Smith, Featured Artist in SJI Artists’ Studio Tour

June 3, 2016 at 11:11 am

Teresa Smith will be one of the 51 featured artists opening their studios for visitors to view at this year’s San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. On the tour, visitors will learn more about what the artists surround themselves with and where their art is created. It allows art collectors and buyers to purchase pieces  Continue Reading

Witness the Beauty Ceremony

May 25, 2016 at 5:48 am

It was a happy celebration on Sunday in Sunken Park when the mural “Witness the Beauty” by artist Jake Wagoner of Seattle was dedicated. A beautiful day, chamber music from the bandstand, a prize-winning poem read by Bill Weissinger, and an appreciative crowd complemented the visual art. It’s a continuation of the Town’s efforts to improve  Continue Reading

Battle of the Bands

April 30, 2016 at 10:43 am

San Juan Update high school intern Brook Ashcraft shares this report on last week’s event at Brickworks… The witty and humble Eric Sable hosted the first annual Battle of the Bands at Brickworks on April 22nd. The event featured music by Monkeys Like Bananas, the FHHS Combo Band, Funksgiving, and others. There was dancing, a beat-box  Continue Reading

AWAKE: the Life of Yogananda

March 25, 2016 at 5:41 am

SJ Update intern Brook Ashcraft shares her thoughts after attending Monday’s Conscientious Projector Series presentation…  On Monday the 21st, I went to the San Juan Island Library to watch the film AWAKE. Each month, Rob Simpson and the library have been having showings of different movies and documentaries, in a series called the Conscientious Projector Series.  Continue Reading

Root.Rock.Radiate with Emily

March 24, 2016 at 5:57 am

At Balance for Life, a healing event at Brickworks this past weekend, I attended Use the Force: A Meditation Workshop. Emily Nicholson, our instructor, taught us about stress, breathing patterns, mantras, and how to incorporate meditation practice into our everyday lives. Along with attending the class, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Emily to  Continue Reading

Balance for Life Schedule

March 19, 2016 at 5:41 am

This weekend, Brickworks will be putting on Balance for Life. A wholesome, healing event with classes beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday March 19th and Sunday, the 20th. Everything from home cleaning to yoga to balance-through-music will be featured. Here is the Schedule of Activities. A suggested donation for the whole weekend is $50-$120 or  Continue Reading

Feel the Bern in FH

March 18, 2016 at 10:41 am

We’ve just heard there’s a Bernie event tonight at the Grange. Here’s more information… Feel the Bern tonight at the Grange Hall. The event will run from 5:00 to 11:00 pm. People are welcome to drop in at anytime. People of all ages are welcome to come learn about Sanders’ campaign message for presidency and  Continue Reading

Have You Played in the Sun?

March 18, 2016 at 5:45 am

Brook Ashcraft shares these thoughts with you… These past few days, we have been blessed with lovely whether. The sun is shining down on Friday Harbor’s inhabitants and the water is as smooth as glass. Even the most obscure peaks and ridges of Mt. Baker, Mt. Pilchuck, Mt. Rainier, and our majestic neighbors, the Olympics, can  Continue Reading

Contra Dance

March 18, 2016 at 5:40 am

On March 19th, the 3rd Saturday Contra dance will take place at the Grange Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Karen Marshall will be calling with “The Spuds” No partners are needed! Bring yourself and a few friends. All are welcome. No previous dance skill is required. Donation of $10 are suggested.

Senior vs. Staff

March 13, 2016 at 5:52 am

The annual Seniors Vs. Staff basketball game took place last Friday. The evening started with a hamburger meal put on by the parents of the FHHS students, included musical entertainment at half time, raised money for the seniors grad night party, and of course culminated with the ever popular basketball game. At half time, high  Continue Reading

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