Topic: People

3rd Annual Lakedale Music Festival

Written on July 18, 2019 at 7:21 am, by

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is pleased to present their third annual jazz festival featuring jazz guitarist Brian Nova. Attendees will enjoy performances in the Meadow and on Lakedale’s lodge deck overlooking beautiful Neva Lake. Festival proceeds will benefit the San Juan Islands School Music Programs and Terry’s Kids. The festival is open to all  Continue Reading

László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award Entries Open

Written on July 17, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA Friday Harbor Film Festival is seeking entries into the 2019 competition for the László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award. Recognizing young talent in filmmaking, it will be presented to the creator of the best student short film during the Festival to be held October 25-27. All student films will be screened by  Continue Reading

Fading Sound

Written on July 15, 2019 at 7:54 am, by

On July 15th at the Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street, we will be showing a documentary film called “Fading Sound” that was produced by Friday Harbor High School students Blake Budwill and Luke Erikson. This film focuses on the threats facing Southern Resident killer whales. Blake Budwill will be  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate Update

Written on July 13, 2019 at 7:07 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with her 2nd Quarter, 2019 Real Estate Report… The second quarter results which complete the first half of the year for San Juan Island were similar to the first quarter. Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume on San Juan Island was $54,508,838 with a total of 81 transactions. The numbers  Continue Reading

Help Carol Whalen Fight Meningitis

Written on July 12, 2019 at 6:58 am, by

Carol’s daughters Desirae and Bristol are asking for your help. Here they are with the story… Carol Whalen needs our help battling a severe case of bacterial meningitis. Beyond the infection being extremely dangerous, her heart, kidneys, lungs, and blood have also taken a serious hit. Doctors have made it clear that she is in  Continue Reading

New Homeowner for the Home Trust

Written on July 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Home Trust has a new Homeowner! Debbie Lawson, a long-time San Juan Islander purchased a home in the Sun Rise neighborhood this month. Saying that it has been quite a while since she had a proper kitchen, she now looks forward to her granddaughter being able to walk to “Nana’s” so that they may  Continue Reading

The Ruth Moody Band

Written on July 10, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Coming to San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm, it’s the Ruth Moody Band Ruth Moody is a two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, received  Continue Reading

Letter from Hospital District

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Healthcare has for many years provided care to island residents as an independent private practice, particularly in the field of geriatrics and pediatrics. As founder Burk Gossom, M.D., approaches retirement this November we hope that a way will be found to replace him. We wish him well as he goes into the next  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another video in her San Juan Island Lifestyle series. This one is about how to celebrate the 4th of July

Summer Film Series

Written on July 8, 2019 at 7:12 am, by

John and Molly are a young married couple who want to live a meaningful life. He is a wildlife photographer (and also the director of this film) and she is a chef and food blogger. When they are evicted from their apartment (their rescue dog won’t stop barking), they decide to turn a hazy dream  Continue Reading

Thanks!

Written on July 8, 2019 at 7:10 am, by

Lori Stokes writes to share this with you… The collection of food and personal care items during our July 4th parade was a huge success! As a community, we together managed to fill up the back of an entire pick-up truck in support of the Food Bank and the Family Resource Center. Many thanks to  Continue Reading

Fiftieth Reunion

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:21 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion on September 14, 2019. We would like to invite all of those who were in our class over the years to join us. For more information please e-mail Wendy at sjtrophy@rockisland.com or see us on Facebook at Friday Harbor High School Class  Continue Reading

Thank You Friday Harbor

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:20 am, by

Jim and Minnie Knych share this letter of thanks with you… Thank you, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and citizens of San Juan Island.  We are honored to have been the Grand Marshals of the 2019 Independence Day Parade. For twenty years, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner has been a labor of love for us  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on July 4, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this note from Minnie Knych… Dear San Juan Update, This video seems really appropriate to remind people why we celebrate July 4!  Minnie  

A Lovely Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter

Written on July 3, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Here’s the monthly History Column for July from San Juan Historical Society and Museum… In this Centennial year for the Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse, let’s fast forward from its opening in 1919 to October of 1935. This is when lighthouse keeper Arvel Settles arrived from his assignment in Westport, Washington to start the next phase  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on July 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Nancy Heacox is the Volunteer of the Month for July.  Nancy became a volunteer at the animal shelter in 2017 and has been a wonderful addition to the organization.  She visits the shelter each week to add up the King’s receipts, plus she is also  Continue Reading

SJI Women’s Fund Honors Mariluz Villa, Remembers Joyce Sobel

Written on July 2, 2019 at 10:48 am, by

The Joyce L. Sobel Achievement Award was created by the Women’s Fund to honor Joyce’s legacy of service to the community. Joyce started many programs for those who had a need, most notably the SJI Family Resource Center, and she spent countless hours supporting children and families of the Island. It was a true loss  Continue Reading

Tide Bites

Written on July 2, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Traditions and Transitions Friday Harbor Laboratories Director Billie J. Swalla’s connection with FHL has spanned several decades. She moved to the University of Washington in 1999 as an Assistant Professor for the opportunity to work and teach at FHL. In 2012 she was Acting Director, then became Interim Director and was appointed FHL Director in  Continue Reading

SJIMA Welcomes New Board Member-Darleen Nixon

Written on July 2, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Darleen Nixon, a woman of many talents recently joined the board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). She says of SJIMA, “I’m proud to be a part of our art museum which provides a beautiful venue for our local artists, as well as bringing world-renown artists to our residents, students and visitors.”  Continue Reading

Thank You!

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Thank You United Way of San Juan County Friday Harbor Elementary School would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to United Way of San Juan County for supporting our after school Reading Enrichment program. Thanks to their support, we provided additional reading instruction to eighteen students in second and third grades this past spring.  Continue Reading

New at SJI School District

Written on June 30, 2019 at 7:49 pm, by

San Juan Island School District announces New Elementary School Principal and New Special Services Director The new Friday Harbor Elementary School Principal is Caspar van Haalen, who will be moving to the island from the Tukwila School District where he served as an elementary interim principal. Previously, Mr.van Haalen was a principal in Forks, WA. He  Continue Reading

SJICF Awards $177k in Scholarships, Academic Awards

Written on June 27, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Another end of the school year signals a new scholarship awards season at the San Juan Island Community Foundation! Over the last few months, SJICF has awarded $177,000 in college scholarships and awards to 39 local students for the 2019-2020 school year. 9 graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School and 3 from Spring Street International School were  Continue Reading