About the Author
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

The Women’s Study Club

March 2, 2016 at 5:53 am

Here’s this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… The Women’s Study Club: How San Juan Island women preserved history and steered the future of our community. In recognition of International Women’s Day, coming up on March 8, we salute the long history of the Women’s Study Club, active on the  Continue Reading

Southern Style Community Dinner

March 2, 2016 at 5:41 am

Liz Varvaro and the Food for Thought program invite you to the next Community Dinner… Join us for our next Community Dinner! This new semester’s Chef.0 students are excited to present a Southern-Inspired menu. Put it on your calendar and we will see you in a few weeks! March 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

March 1, 2016 at 5:50 am

Take it from me; Botox is extremely over rated. It’s what’s inside that counts. My name is Tiny and although I’m small on the outside, inside I’ve got an enormous personality and a warm, affectionate heart. I’m a mature girl who loves life and loves to cuddle! I’m very romantic and give excellent kisses. I  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival Theme & Poster Contest

March 1, 2016 at 5:48 am

Island Rec – Children’s Festival 2016 Theme & Poster Contest Mark your calendars, folks! San Juan Island’s 26th Annual Children’s Festival is happening Saturday, May 7th, 2016! We are pleased to announce… Nature’s Wonderland Island Rec needs your help to design the poster for this year’s Children’s Festival! Kids of all ages are invited to  Continue Reading

Rumor Mill Open Mic Night

February 27, 2016 at 9:10 am

Bring your talents to the Rumor Mill on Wednesday, March 2nd. Open mic night will be available to all the secret stars out there. Bring your friends, have a drink or dinner, and sing your heart out. Everyone is welcome. Open mic will begin at 6:30. For more information, call 378-5555.

FHHS Winter Sports Awards

February 27, 2016 at 9:05 am

The Friday Harbor High School Winter Sports awards will be held at 7:00 pm in the Turnbull Gym on March 10th. This event was previously scheduled for March 8th. Come support your children, neighbors, friends, or family. All of these young athletes worked incredibly hard this season and we could not be more proud of their  Continue Reading

New EMS Chief

February 22, 2016 at 5:52 am

On Friday February 19th, the San Juan Island EMS welcomed Jerry Martin as the new chief.  Many community members came to meet the new chief and socialize at the EMS station near the hospital. Jerry comes from Ferndale with his wife and four kids where he served as a paramedic and firefighter for many years. He is excited to  Continue Reading

The Conscientious Projector

February 21, 2016 at 5:48 am

Join documentary series host Rob Simpson for a screening of A Noble Lie. This documentary takes a fresh and in-depth look at the circumstances surrounding the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. It presents interviews with police officers, first responders, victims, journalists and investigators whose evidence raises the possibility that not all the perpetrators were brought to  Continue Reading

Academy Awards: Their History and Controversies

February 20, 2016 at 5:45 am

Join us for a black tie evening (optional) and a fascinating look at the Academy Awards. University of Washington Scholar Lance Rhoades will be presenting clips and stills, a history of the Oscars (highlights and controversies), a preview of what to look for in 2016, and his winner predictions (90% accuracy over the past 3  Continue Reading

Tragedy of the Commons

February 19, 2016 at 5:45 am

Join documentary series host Ken Crawbuck for the screening of This is What Democracy Looks Like. Cut from the footage of over 100 media activists, it captures the historic events of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. The film marks a turning point in collaborative filmmaking and achieves a scope and vision possible only through  Continue Reading

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