Topic: People

Eric Jason Morrow, 12-25-1969 to 3-15-2018

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Eric loved computers, and was passionate about ending poverty and social injustice. He merged those passions to do good in the world. He also loved tennis, Formula 1, Monty Python, his bike, music, his nieces and nephews who called him “Dunkoo,” and his big, noisy extended family. Eric died Thursday at Providence Hospice, Everett. He  Continue Reading

Darlene Ann Workman Erickson Demello

Written on March 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm, by

Darlene Ann Workman Erickson Demello​, age 82, a devoted sister, mother and grandmother, graduated to her heavenly home on March 10th, 2018 in Mill Creek WA. She was born on July 17, 1935 in Friday Harbor, Washington to parents Leslie & Rose (Nelson) Workman. She was the 2nd child of four and the only girl.  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Trading Post

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

Dave and Debbi Staehlin and Heather Easley have now opened the Friday Harbor Trading Post. (They actually have been open for a while, but now they’re officially open – the ribbon cutting ceremony was yesterday.) It’s on Spring Street across from King’s Market, where the General Store used to be. It’s a convenience store with  Continue Reading

Joan White – 1941 – 2018

Written on March 16, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Joan Petersen White, age 76, died on March 10, 2018 in her home with friends by her side. Joan was born on August 25, 1941 in Watsonville, California to Jeanne Sambuck Petersen and Allan Edwin Petersen. Joan grew up in Watsonville and after graduating college, she owned and operated an agricultural produce transportation business for  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Written on March 16, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The staff and four-legged residents of the animal shelter are pleased to announce Conrad Bormann is March’s Volunteer of the Month for The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor.   Conrad is a frequent visitor to the animal shelter, where he spends his time walking dogs, cleaning kennels, and doing odd jobs to help out. He  Continue Reading

Memorial for Joan White

Written on March 14, 2018 at 8:47 am, by

A memorial service for Joan White will be held on Saturday March 17, at 1:30pm, at the Friday Harbor Airport Terminal Lobby. All are invited to attend. An obituary will be published soon.

Mr. Beliveable’s

Written on March 11, 2018 at 5:57 am, by

What’s happening at the Rumor Mill? A new restaurant is coming soon, called Mr. Believable’s. New restaurateurs Jake Beliveau and Molly Prima hope to have a soft opening before the end of April and an official Grand Opening on Memorial Day Weekend. Mr. Beliveable’s* will be a community minded BBQ restaurant serving pulled pork and fried  Continue Reading

State Semifinalist at Stillpoint School!

Written on March 10, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Congratulations to Nylah Pieples, a 5th grade student at Stillpoint School who was selected as a State Semifinalist in the 2018 Letters About Literature contest! This year, 1,132 Washington students in grades 4 through 6 submitted letters in Level 1. Nylah’s letter was one of only 20 letters selected as State semifinalists. This is the  Continue Reading

San Juan Wireless Closing

Written on March 9, 2018 at 10:55 am, by

San Juan Wireless, Inc., the local Verizon Wireless and DirecTV indirect dealer, will officially close their doors on March 31, 2018, after being in business for 20 Years. Beginning on March 8, 2018, all merchandise in the store will be discounted 40%. Everything must go including tables, chairs, copiers, fax machine, display fixtures, cabinets and  Continue Reading

Cooking with Stephanie

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Tired of spending money on take-out when you’re pressed for time? Join Stephanie Prima on Saturday, April 14th, 11:00am-2:00pm and learn how to cook quick, healthy meals without recipes. In this class you’ll learn key skills to whip up nutritious, scrumptious meals in your own home – the kind you need to get on the  Continue Reading

More Ways to Help Bill & Rita Ament

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

If you saw the SJ Update post on March 2nd, you know that our resident ‘Zumba King’ Bill Ament is currently recovering from radiation treatments while continuing to take immune boosting supplementation. According to Rita, the radiation treatments almost killed him, so he is struggling right now to recover.  Nourishing, healthy meals, prepared with the  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Videos

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another entry in her San Juan Island Lifestyle video series. This one is all about the pros and cons of living here.

A Vigil of Silent Compassion

Written on March 6, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

From February 17 to May 7, 2018, The San Juan Islands Museum of Art is presenting several exhibits created by five artists under the title “The Female Gaze”. The “Substrate: underlying currents” group of three artists Susan Singleton, Hannah Alex-Glasser and Kandis Susol, have as women artists, over many decades, shared an enduring commitment to  Continue Reading

Hydrogen for the Win

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

This story was submitted by Carla Wright from the Rotary Club of San Juan Island… “Hydrogen” was the correct spelling for Marcia King, a 7th grader from the Friday Harbor Middle School, the first-place winner at the 13th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee on March 1. Marcia received a trophy, a check for $100. Her 7th  Continue Reading

Thank You Letter from Kaila

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

In the SJ Update Mailbag this morning we find this letter from Kaila Olin… On January 16th I put on my headset for the first time as your Friday Harbor High School basketball color commentator for Friday Harbor Tiny Radio. Little did I know how much I would actually learn and experience over the course  Continue Reading

Bill & Rita Need Help

Written on March 2, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

Bill & Rita Ament need your help. As so many of you know, they have served this community for over 30 years through teaching dance to 2 1/2 to 75 year olds, plus day camps for children, Zumba, and much more. Bill is experiencing advanced lung cancer. He is currently recovering from radiation treatments while  Continue Reading

2018 Reagan Dinner

Written on February 27, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan County Republican Party is proud to announce the 2018 Reagan Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2018 Making America Great Again, the Cowboy Way… Dust off your Stetson and shine your cowboy boots!  You’re invited to the 2018 Reagan Dinner at the San Juan Island Golf Club featuring a Rancho del Cielo theme! The cowboy theme, honoring  Continue Reading

Boat-based Artist Wendy McArthur Hosts Friday Harbor Open House and Show

Written on February 26, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Artist Wendy McArthur, living and cruising with her husband on their trawler in the Atlantic Ocean and now the Pacific Northwest, is hosting a studio open house and show “A Season in Friday Harbor” on Wednesday, February 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The open house and show will be held in her studio located  Continue Reading

The Chord of Longing

Written on February 26, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talks – Mother Felicitas Curti: The Chord of Longing In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Mother Felicitas Curti will talk about her new book “The Chord of Longing: My Life as Atheist, Marxist, Mother, Nun” The book explores a musical scholar’s search for  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Danna Diaz

Written on February 23, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Greetings Students, Teachers, Parents and Community Members: This letter is to provide meaning as to why am I looking to leave the San Juan Island School District. I have reached a time in my life that I feel the need for a change both personally and professionally. I am looking for a new challenge in  Continue Reading

Kaila on Color Commentary

Written on February 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm, by

Former “Wolverines Voice” Mike Martin shares this FHHS Sports update with you… The Friday Harbor Wolverines take on the Oroville Hornets in Wenatchee Friday Night at 7:00 pm for a trip to the state tournament in Spokane. The game will be broadcast live on 1650 AM in Friday Harbor and on fhtinyradio.com. Oly Archibald and  Continue Reading

Ferry in Snow

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm, by

SJ Update reader Kristen Arnim caught this beautiful image of the Samish coming into the ferry dock this afternoon. Thanks for sharing Kristen!