Topic: People

PIMC Receives Garden Donation

Written on April 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center receives donation to cancer care garden FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, April 17, 2018 – A rare spring sunshine cast shadows in the PeaceHealth Peace Island Cancer Care Garden in late March illuminating a beautiful new addition to the space. Nestled near blossoming hellebores, the smooth granite Oki-gata lantern appeared to be  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Catching Up With Callie McKay

Written on April 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… On our last “Field Trip Friday” excursion to the mainland, (see San Juan Update 3/31/2018), I caught up with Callie McKay. She’s a busy woman and not an easy one to catch up with but the ferry ride to Anacortes  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Featured Member

Written on April 16, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Teren Photography is the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month… Christopher Teren Photography and Computer Repair Chris made San Juan Island his home over 20 years ago, and has spent much of that time developing a deep appreciation for the wondrous beauty of the area. His passions as a pilot,  Continue Reading

April EMT of the Month

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Congratulations are in order for Senior EMT Lainey Volk. Not only is Lainey heading up the newly formed community paramedicine program but every 3 years she organizes the program called Every 15 Minutes. Lainey is an active EMT responding on 911 calls and follows up with patients referred to her by physicians and paramedics for  Continue Reading

Score, a film music documentary

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival, is very excited to announce; world class Composer Alex Shapiro will attend our screening and participate in the Q & A for Score, a film music documentary; our 2017 Audience Favorite. Tuesday April 17, 7 PM at the Grange. Alex’s compositions have been featured in many films so she will  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Lifestyle Videos

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another SJI Lifestyle Video. She says this one shows you some telltale signs to recognize an islander.

Acclaimed Watercolor Artist at Arctic Raven

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The Arctic Raven Gallery at 130 South First Street in Friday Harbor is proud to showcase the vibrant watercolors of nationally acclaimed Oneida / Iroquois artist Lisa Fifield. Inspired by tales of the Iroquois Spirit World, Fifield captures the intimate connection between animals and humans. Whether helping or learning from each other, transforming, or shapeshifting,  Continue Reading

Island Home Finishes Officially Open

Written on April 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm, by

The store has been open for several weeks, but now it’s official. The ribbon cutting happened this morning at 11:00 AM. Island Home Finishes is in the Heritage Bank Building (next door to Market Place grocery store) at 535 Market Street. (Read more about Bob and the store on yesterday’s story on the SJ Update.)  Continue Reading

Island Home Finishes Grand Opening

Written on April 6, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Bob Erickson is a 4th generation islander who’s been a general contractor for 25 years. For a long time he’s had a dream of opening up his own store and is so grateful to have finally made it happen. He wanted a one-stop shop for people remodeling or building their homes. At Island Home Finishes,  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Written on April 5, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares her Real Estate report… The first quarter results for San Juan Island were a puzzle to me and required extra analysis. San Juan Island’s dollar volume for the quarter reflected a decrease of 28% as compared to the same quarter in 2017. In 2017 the dollar volume was a 31% increase  Continue Reading

2018 San Juan County Fair Poster is Here

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is excited to announce the collaborative creation of Grace Brown and Kristine Brown of San Juan Island. Their interpretation of the 2018 theme “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” was chosen by the Fair Board as the 2018 Poster! Prints of this poster will be available to business owners who are willing  Continue Reading

Open House

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Several of the businesses at Surina Business Park are having an open house this Saturday. It’s a good opportunity to swing by and see what all is available over there. Turn onto Malcom Street off of Argyle Avenue and take your first left. You can’t miss it. The open house is Saturday, April 7th from  Continue Reading

Portrait of Imogen

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

Meg Partridge, cinematographer, director and producer is presenting her Academy Award nominated film Portrait of Imogen on April 7. She will share personal memories of life with her iconic grandmother, photographer Imogen Cunningham. The event, part of the Art As A Voice series will be held at the San Juan Grange on First Street in  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Bob & Shannon Wilson… Vote YES for our schools! This year, more than ever it is so important that we vote YES on the school levy. It is NOT a new tax, but a renewal of the one that has existed for many  Continue Reading

Real Estate News with Merri Ann

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares this real estate information… IRS Section 1031 – Tax Deferred Exchange Another positive sign of real estate market recovery for our County is an increase in buyers and sellers utilizing a 1031 exchange. During the recession when appreciation was non-existent there were no gains for buyers and sellers to defer. Many  Continue Reading

Growing a Revolution

Written on March 27, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library present Growing A Revolution – Bringing Our Soil Back To Life by David R. Montgomery, Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 pm at the library. David R. Montgomery returns to San Juan Island just in time for gardeners and farmers who are busy preparing their soil for  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

Written on March 26, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Two Grandparents and a 13-Year-Old: Self-Driving the Back Roads of Namibia Join Val and Leslie Veirs as they recount their 2-week trip to Namibia with their 13-year-old grandson, Liam Reese. Driving over a thousand kilometers, they encountered the oldest and highest sand dunes in the world, mobs of southern fur seals, ancient petroglyphs of giraffes,  Continue Reading

EMT of the Month

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Congratulations to Dave Stanford, our March EMT of the Month. Dave has been a very active EMT with San Juan Island EMS since 2014. He has been enthusiastic, eager and responsive to every training opportunity offered. He can often be found on the schedule in the evenings and weekends filling in where other EMTs are  Continue Reading

Letter from David D.

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Hello Hikers, Walkers, Mount Grant Steering members of old, Land Bank and San Juan Preservation Trust (SJPT) Supporters and friends! As you may be aware, the Land Bank will be holding a public meeting this coming Monday, March 26, at 5:30pm at Brickworks to present the Mount Grant management plan to the public before it goes  Continue Reading

Adam Says Vote “YES”

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find a letter from Adam Eltinge… On April 24th, join me in voting Yes for the San Juan Island School District’s levy renewal. This levy represents vital funding that the school district needs in order to continue offering the programs and services that we currently have. The  Continue Reading

Walk & Talk Presentation

Written on March 22, 2018 at 8:54 am, by

SUBSTRATE underlying Currents In the spacious Nichols Gallery at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), Susan Singleton, Kandis Susol and Hannah Alex-Glasser have created an elegant exhibition, SUBSTRATE: underlying currents. The three artists worked together to bring mature, intelligent work inspired by natural forms to the public. The close association of the artists  Continue Reading

San Juan County Council Appoints County Clerk

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The San Juan County Council appointed Lisa Henderson as County Clerk at its regularly scheduled meeting on March 20, 2018.   Ms. Henderson, who has served as the Chief Deputy Clerk since 2014, will take on immediately the full duties of the Office of County Clerk and serve for the remainder of the year.    Continue Reading