Topic: People

Meet & Greet Author Susan Wingate at Griffin Bay Bookstore

Written on September 18, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Celebrating the publication of The Death of Vultures by Susan Wingate… San Juan Islander Susan Wingate is launching her latest novel, The Death of Vultures, on Saturday, September 22, 2:00-4:00 pm at Griffin Bay Bookstore. If you’re an avid follower of Susan’s books, be sure to stop in the bookstore to chat with her and get  Continue Reading

Letters for Upcoming Election

Written on September 18, 2018 at 5:37 am, by

You can see letters from individuals supporting our candidates at the links below. Letters are listed in chronological order. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. For Nick Power: Colleen Kenimond Don Hall For Randy Gaylord:  Lyn Perry Don Drozd Cathy Ferran Norm Stamper

Local Author Susan Wingate’s New Book is an Immediate Bestseller!

Written on September 17, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

Wingate fans have been eagerly anticipating her new psychological thriller, The Death of Vultures, a book that has been rocketing up the bestseller list at Amazon since its release on Saturday. Wingate’s books, are sometimes referred to as “psychological suspense women’s fiction.” I wondered if that was because both the protagonist and the author are female.  Continue Reading

Mother Nature Loves Friday Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

Fred Schumacher shares this awesome photo he shot from the air of the sun shining on Friday Harbor. Be sure to click on it to see a larger version. Thanks for sharing Fred! Mother Nature Loves Friday Harbor – Or, at least it looked like it Monday evening from a Kenmore Caravan heading North to  Continue Reading

Art Over the Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Sip & Shop – 8 Local Artists Offer their work for sale at the SJI Grange in Friday Harbor, September 22 & 23, 2018 Come join us at the San Juan Island Grange for two days of art and fun! Eight San Juan Island artists, including Patti Barker, Shannon Borg, Alison Engle, Gail Garrett, Maria  Continue Reading

The Woman As Visionary and Creator

Written on September 14, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The three innovative and insightful artists opening at the San Juan Islands of Art (SJIMA) on Saturday in Friday Harbor take their own unique view of the world and bring a feminine perspective to their creations. These varied works interpret the theme of 2018, The Female Gaze-The Woman as Visionary and Creator. In NICOLA WHESTON:  Continue Reading

Affordable Housing and Yes For Homes

Written on September 13, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this letter from Steve Ulvi regarding affordable housing and Yes For Homes… The Yes for Homes Coalition of San Juan County is a grassroot, volunteer, non-partisan, county-wide group of affordable housing advocates laser-focused on passing this Home Fund initiative on November 6th. This proposed Home Fund  Continue Reading

Meet and Greet the Candidates for Fire Dept Chief Position

Written on September 8, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

From Jamie Mountford PIO SJIFD… After over 35 years with the department, San Juan Island Fire Chief Brad Creesy is retiring at the end of October. The community is invited to an evening reception to meet the five finalists being considered for the position. This informal meet and greet opportunity will be Sunday, September 16 from 5-7 P.M.  Continue Reading

When No. 2 Schoolhouse was More than a Road

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s the monthly History Column for September from San Juan Historical Society and Museum… Island schools are back in full swing and we can’t help but look fondly upon school photos from long ago. There is a lot to see in these two photographs taken at No. 2 Schoolhouse over 100 years ago. We are  Continue Reading

The Great Cactus War

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library Present The Great Cactus War by Terry Domico If you’ve read any of Terry Domico’s books or magazine articles, you know that he has a great knack for writing about natural history—describing landscapes, ecosystems, the flora and fauna that inhabit them. His book, Natural Areas of  Continue Reading

Thank You

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Dear Editor: This is a wonderful community – one that deserves a constant flow of gratitude. Today I’d like to say many thanks to United Way of San Juan County and everyone in the community who gives to United Way, both monetarily and by giving of their time! United Way has supported Hospice of San  Continue Reading

FHHF Football

Written on August 31, 2018 at 9:29 am, by

Mike Martin shares this notice with you about Wolverine football… When the Friday Harbor High School Wolverines kick off the 2018 football season Friday night on the road against South Whidbey High School it will mark the 7th season for Friday Harbor Tiny Radio covering FHHS sports, the station’s owner and studio engineer Ken Norris  Continue Reading

Incongruent Muse

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre will host three San Juan Island Artists, Dona Reed, BB McIntyre and Jan Murphy, for a month-long show, entitled, “Incongruent Muse” from September 1-30. All three artists are known for their work in Assemblage art, and the show will highlight several pieces of each artist’s work in this medium. The art  Continue Reading

Ian Boyden Receives NEA Fellowship

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

  San Juan Island writer Ian Boyden receives NEA Fellowship to support translation of celebrated Tibetan-Chinese writer Tsering Woeser’s poetry On Wednesday, August 29th, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Ian Boyden of Friday Harbor, WA, will receive an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship. The fellowship is being awarded to support the translation from  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another installment of her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one is about fishing; what goes on behind the scenes with the crew while fishing.

Paul Kollet on Piano

Written on August 25, 2018 at 10:22 am, by

Appearing at Mr. Believable’s on Sunday, August 26, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. Come hear local musician Paul Kollet play some great songs on the piano. From Chopin to Coldplay, Adele to Elton John – From Beatles to U2 , From Pearl Jam to many more! Great Music Makes for a Great Time!

Congratulations Ana and Mariah!

Written on August 22, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

This year Friday Harbor High School students Ana Anderson and Mariah Daniher (class of 2018) were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the 37th annual Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute. It was the first time FHHS students have entered the competition. Ana’s piece Close Your Eyes and Fly Away was chosen  Continue Reading

Paragliding Through Smoky Skies

Written on August 22, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares this photo… Hello SJ Update – I caught this fellow flying around the winery, in the gray! Fan powered motion! Nikon d500, f2, 200mm at f4 and 1/3000 sec. John

One of the Hottest New Ways to Show Art

Written on August 21, 2018 at 7:53 pm, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is offering a workshop to transform your art-and it is fun! This special workshop is for any one who wants to take advantage of the one of the hottest ways to show art today- no matter the medium, two-dimensional or three-dimensional art. Join Ray Pfortner on Sunday,  Continue Reading

Wednesday at Brickworks

Written on August 20, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The SJC Democrats invite you to this event on Wednesday night… Please join us at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 22 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor to hear and participate in a discussion of recent developments in U.S. foreign, trade, and immigration policies in the Trump era, followed by Q&A. The discussion will be led  Continue Reading

Island Senior: An Evening With Local Writers

Written on August 18, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… You don’t have to spend much time here to realize that we have a wealth of local talent on our small Island. Our artists, musicians, and thespians are often on display but it is unusual to see a room full  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Art Sale

Written on August 17, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

First Ever Sale of Leo Lambiel’s Personal Art Collection to Benefit Orcas Center Leo Lambiel may be the greatest San Juan Islands art collector of all time. After almost 50 years of collecting, the Leo Lambiel Art Sale on 25 & 26 August 2018, held at Lambiel’s waterfront home on the east shore of Eastsound,  Continue Reading

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