Topic: People

Chamber Member of the Month

Written on March 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month: Sandstrom Law, PLLC Thomas Sandstrom has been practicing law in Friday Harbor since 2009 when he joined the Law Office of Christon Skinner. During his tenure with Chris, Thomas and now Honorable Kathryn C. Loring managed the Friday Harbor clientele until 2016 when Chris  Continue Reading

Answering Light

Written on March 23, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

John Miller is back with another beautiful photo of Cattle Point Light. Here he is with the story… Hello San Juan Update – here is a drone shot from the other night – my wife named it “Answering Light”. It is also a solstice moon! ~ John

BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Written on March 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore is proud to announce that San Juan Island author, Thor Hanson, author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, has won his third Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award, receiving the 2019 PNBA award for BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees. Please join us at the San Juan Island Library when Griffin  Continue Reading

Celebration of Life

Written on March 22, 2019 at 11:26 am, by

This invitation just came in for you… Please join our family in celebrating the life of Colette Theresa Landerville At our home: 177 Neil Bay Drive, F.H. Sunday, March 24th from 2 PM to 6 PM Dress is Island Casual

PTSD: Making You Whole Again- From Her Heart

Written on March 22, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Sarah Blum who has worked with PTSD and trauma resolution in US military veterans will be speaking in Friday Harbor on Sunday, April 7. She will speak from her experience as a nurse in Vietnam, as a psychotherapist, and as a PTSD survivor. Journey Back to Vietnam will be free to all wanting to learn  Continue Reading

Longtime Fishery Science and Policy Manager Hired to Lead Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office

Written on March 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The following press release is from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office… OLYMPIA – Erik Neatherlin, a scientist and longtime manager in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been selected to lead the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, which coordinates statewide and regional efforts to return salmon from the brink of extinction. The  Continue Reading

Congratulations Mark and Christy!

Written on March 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Skagit Valley College announces academic Honor Roll for Fall Quarter 2018 In support of student success, Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that the following students were placed on the Academic Honor Roll for Fall Quarter, 2018. Mark Green and Christy McLaglen of Friday Harbor. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.75 or higher  Continue Reading

Cattle Point Eagle

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

John Miller shares this photo he shot Wednesday of an eagle perched on top of Cattle Point Lighthouse. Pretty cool – Thanks for sharing John!

Catkin Garden Design & Consulting

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Meet Jenny Harris of Catkin Design. Jenny has recently started a new garden design and consulting business here in Friday Harbor. “Catkin is a new iteration of my horticultural life” she says. Originally called appropriate horticulture, what Jenny does is now called Ecological Design – a self sustaining kind of garden design that is supportive of  Continue Reading

2019 National Geographic GeoBee Washington State Competition Semifinalist Press Release

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Local Student Named National Geographic GeoBee Washington State Competition Semifinalist by National Geographic Society Student’s Name: Henry Jensen School Name and Address: Friday Harbor Elementary School Grade Level: 5th The above-named student has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the March 2019 Firefighter of the Month. Firefighter Brien Sesby was selected Firefighter of the Month due to his commitment to clear access at the Mullis Street fire station during the big February snow storm. Having clear and safe routes for emergency equipment  Continue Reading

31-Day Food Revolution

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Local health coach and Qigong instructor Stephanie Prima is featured in the current top-selling health book in the country, ‘31-Day Food Revolution,’ written by Ocean Robbins, founder of the Food Revolution Network (FRN). The book is an impeccably researched yet charmingly accessible guide to using nutrient-dense foods to leverage greater health for you while also  Continue Reading

SJICF Launches New Website, Elects Board Chair

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

After many months of planning and testing, the SJI Community Foundation is excited to unveil its brand-new website. The completely redesigned site is thoughtfully presented to help donors, nonprofits and students easily access the many services provided by the Foundation, including grants, fund management and scholarships. The site features fillable forms, links to vital resources  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag…

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

In the mailbag this morning here’s a letter from Sally Spicer of OrcaSong Farm on Orcas Island… I am writing this letter to beg the San Juan County Land Bank to invest the funds necessary to save the San Juan County agricultural institution that is Coffelt Farm. Only with the Land Bank’s help can we  Continue Reading

Spelling Bee Winners

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Ted Strutz shares this photo of the winners of last week’s Rotary Spelling Bee… I thought you might like to have a photo from the spelling bee that the Rotary Club conducted. Here is winner Eve Hulse and runner-up Haley Rennick (in the middle) and their teacher Mrs Hallock of the Paideia Classical School. They  Continue Reading

Stone & Bulloch, P.S.

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Local long-time attorney Mary Stone is pleased to announce her firm is expanding with the addition of her new law partner, Robert Bulloch. The firm will now be known as Stone & Bulloch, P.S. “Bob brings over 20 years of legal experience as a litigator and trial attorney along with extensive experience serving clients in  Continue Reading

Leviathan Delusion in Paradise Lost

Written on March 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag this morning, we have this letter from Steve Ulvi… Glancing at caller ID on a recent snowy morning, I guessed that my old Alaska pal, Archie was riled up about something.   Most likely a retaliatory shot in response to the brow-beating I served up previously. I had been pretty steamed  Continue Reading

It’s always a good day!

Written on March 6, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Here’s this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… “It’s always a good day!” – Etta Lightheart Egeland, on any given day of her life in response to “Have a good day!” This is National Women’s History Month, designated by Congress in 1987. Who better to feature this month for women’s  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on March 6, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Tim Revercomb is the Volunteer of the Month for March. Tim became a volunteer at the animal shelter at the beginning of the year and has been a wonderful addition to the organization. He visits the shelter three times a week to walk dogs and  Continue Reading

Public Reading

Written on March 5, 2019 at 8:23 am, by

Please join us for a reading with Christopher Phillips on March 21st at the Spring Street International School Studio from 6-8 pm Spring Street International School is hosting a reading for Christopher Phillips, author of Socrates Café, Socrates in Love, A Child at Heart, and others. Christopher has worked with adolescents, adults, prisoners, and terminally  Continue Reading

Killer Ale IPA Launch Party

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Ghostfish Brewing Partners with Orca Protection & Rescue to Release Limited Killer Ale IPA – Launch Party March 9th Seattle, WA – Ghostfish Brewing is set to launch Killer Ale IPA on March 9, 2019, a bold and distinctly Northwest influenced India Pale Ale brewed to benefit Washington-based Orca Protection & Rescue. Founded in 2018  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Video Series

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with another in her San Juan Island Lifestyle video series. This one, she says, shares fishing in the Friday Harbor Classic Derby; freezing temperatures, wind, the rough water – so much fun!