Written on December 20, 2022 at 4:30 pm, by Jeff Arnim
San Juan Island teenager Allison Larson — who has been battling severe health issues for nearly two years — is preparing for the next stage of a journey toward recovery that her family hopes will allow her to live a full, active life. To get there, the family is asking for help from the community. Continue Reading
Written on December 20, 2022 at 11:25 am, by Jeff Arnim
From May 11 — Walking (and running) off the mid-morning arrival from Anacortes on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
Written on December 20, 2022 at 9:10 am, by San Juan Update
The Town of Friday Harbor shares some advice about preventing frozen water pipes during this week’s extended cold stretch. With consistently freezing temperatures forecasted this week, the Town is reminding residents and business owners to take steps to prevent frozen water pipes. Following these simple tips can protect plumbing and prevent costly repairs and higher Continue Reading
Written on December 19, 2022 at 5:25 pm, by San Juan Update
OPALCO shares an update about about their capital credit dividend program. More than $1.1 million in capital credit checks are going out to long-time OPALCO members this month, as they do each year. As an electric cooperative, the margin at the end of any given year goes back into the hands of members. Each year Continue Reading
Written on December 19, 2022 at 3:49 pm, by San Juan Update
With snowfall arriving shortly, the Town of Friday Harbor sends along a request for help keeping sidewalks clear. As we look forward to the wintry forecast through Christmas, the Town is asking residents and business owners to be vigilant with snow and ice removal on sidewalks this holiday week. The Friday Harbor Municipal Code states that it Continue Reading
Written on December 19, 2022 at 12:18 pm, by Jeff Arnim
From May 11 — A warm evening near the Royal Marine Cemetery at English Camp.
Written on December 19, 2022 at 10:39 am, by San Juan Update
The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor shares a look at the adoptable animal of the week — Jay, a tbree-month-old dachshund-chihuahua mix. People have called me “Tiny Tim”, “a little bat”, “Yoda-look-alike” — and all of those are cute, but you can just call me Jay. I’m the smallest of the small puppy litter Continue Reading
Written on December 17, 2022 at 2:25 pm, by Jeff Arnim
The Friends of Lime Kiln Society are hosting a holiday celebration at the Lime Kiln Point State Park on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 1–4 p.m. The event includes photos with Santa, lighthouse tours, an ugly sweater contest, fireside refreshments and s’mores, and a silent auction.
Written on December 17, 2022 at 11:57 am, by Jeff Arnim
From June 11 — Sunset over the Port of Friday Harbor.
Written on December 17, 2022 at 10:24 am, by San Juan Update
The organizers of the Friday Harbor Film Festival share a story about a recent screening party they hosted for the island’s high school basketball teams. Friday Harbor High School’s varsity and junior varsity basketball teams met up at the Grange on Sunday, Dec. 11 to watch a special screening of the film Alaskan Nets, presented by Continue Reading
Written on December 16, 2022 at 8:44 pm, by San Juan Update
The Center for Whale Research shares unfortunate news about the passing of its founder. With profound sadness, the Center for Whale Research announces the passing of our beloved founder and longtime leader Kenneth C. Balcomb. Ken’s family and loved ones surrounded him in his final hours on Dec. 15. He was 82 years old. Ken was Continue Reading
Written on December 16, 2022 at 6:54 pm, by San Juan Update
APS-FH shares some kind words about their volunteers of the year for 2022. The Animal Protection Society—Friday Harbor is pleased to announce Jon and Kris Zerby as its volunteers of the year for 2022. Jon served as an APS board member from 2016 to 2022, but this husband-wife duo have been volunteering for APS-FH for many years Continue Reading