Topic: People

Final Show

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

It’s the last “Best of the Fest” show for this year. Tuesday night, June 4th at 7:00 PM at the Grange, join Tami Ashcraft for the true story “Adrift”. A story of love, tenacious survival and creative problem solving. Tami will be available for Q & A.

Westside Naturalists this Weekend

Written on May 31, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Just heard from Caroline Armon with the San Juan Island Naturalist Program. She wants to let you know that naturalists will be at the Land Bank’s Westside Preserve, south of Lime Kiln State Park, to answer your questions and share information about the whales and the Salish Sea. Friday, May 31 from 2pm-5pm Saturday, June  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on May 31, 2019 at 5:38 am, by

Here’s a letter to you from Kathrine Morningstar-Simon… It’s not about lunch. It’s about community. Early this month the Mullis Center Operations Committee announced we would no longer be standing for the prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance at noon before announcements. The folks at the table at which I frequently sit were aghast. We  Continue Reading

Inslee Meets with FHHS Students

Written on May 30, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Jill Urbach shares this quick report from Tuesday… While in town the other day to discuss broadband issues and progress, Governor Inslee took time to congratulate the FHHS students who won the national International Space Settlement Design Competition and will be traveling to the Kennedy Space Center in July to compete in the World Finals.  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talk: Paul Walsh – Space Case

Written on May 30, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Paul Walsh is an amateur astronomer and the content editor for astromart.com. He’s also a poet, a webmaster, an actor, a meadow mowing maniac, and a very happily married man. All that aside, come hear what he has to say about SPACE.   Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library and  Continue Reading

Home Trust Elects 2 Board Members

Written on May 30, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust is pleased to announce the election of two new board members, Kate Eltrich and Jonathan Sherman, who joined the board on May 1, 2019. The board is composed of 12 members from the San Juan Island Community. 4 members are homeowners of a Home Trust home. 4 members represent  Continue Reading

CHAMBER CHAT

Written on May 29, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Scott Sluis, Islanders Bank Senior Loan Officer and Chamber Board President of SJI Chamber of Commerce checks in with Chamber Chat for May 2019… We hope you all had a great Memorial Weekend and got to enjoy a little bit of it for yourselves! Thank you to the American Legion for your participation in the  Continue Reading

Tubing in the Afternoon

Written on May 28, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

John Miller caught this image of tubing on Sportsman’s Lake with his drone about 100′ above the lake. Thanks for sharing John!

Bert Chandler – D-Day Hero

Written on May 27, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

In the San Juan Update mailbag today, we have this very special note from Cheri Hancock… My father, Bert Chandler, is one of the last remaining American D-Day heroes. He was in the first wave of boats to hit Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. (Army, 1st Division AKA the “Big Red One”, 16th Regiment).  Continue Reading

Celebration of Life

Written on May 25, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Please come join us for the celebration of life for our beloved Son, Brother, Friend and Daddy, Brandon Robert Eric Erickson. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 at Valley Cemetery in Friday Harbor. Celebration of Life will follow at San Juan Golf and Country Club, 806 Golf Course Road, Friday Harbor.

FHHS Visual Art Students Honored at State-Wide High School Art Competition

Written on May 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Friday Harbor High School is proud to announce that two art students, Soma Andrews and Lucas Chevalier are State Winners of the 46th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show. Soma Andrews (Junior) and Lucas Chevalier (Senior) attended a reception in the state capital with their Teacher, Andy Anderson, where they received their “Judges Choice” awards  Continue Reading

Bellingham Bay Builders

Written on May 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Chary Caren from the SJ Community Home Trust shares this story with you… On the morning of Saturday May 18th, 11 members of the Bellingham Bay Builders, a worker’s co-operative from Bellingham, arrived in Friday Harbor for their annual retreat, a yearly bonding experience, providing 1-1/2 days of work, donating their time, skills and expertise  Continue Reading

Quarterly Review of County Finances by County Auditor F. Milene Henley

Written on May 24, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

How Are We Doing? – A Storm is Coming – Maybe First Quarter 2019 As a child, I loved storms. I loved the calm before the storm, when the air grew heavy and ripe with the smell of rain. I loved the thunder and lightning, and the sound of rain beating on the roof. Afterwards,  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on May 24, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with another entry in her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video Series. She says shrimping season has opened, so if you are looking for some tips, this San Juan Island lifestyle video should help.

Disc Golf Community Project

Written on May 22, 2019 at 11:16 am, by

Soma Andrews and Jaden Jones are part of the community projects class at Friday Harbor High School. Their project is improving the course at the Roche Harbor Disc Golf Course by clearing fairways, filling potholes, and creating a brochure to advertise for the course. As part of the project, hey wrote the following short article  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Supports Stand Up Men

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:54 am, by

Friday Harbor Kiwanis presents a check for $500 in support of Stand Up Men’s recent fund-raising campaign. In accepting the award Larry Greene said “Stand Up Men appreciates Friday Harbor Kiwanis’ $500 contribution to support our campaign of raising $45,000 to fully fund SAFE San Juans’ Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse Prevention and Healthy Relationships programs in  Continue Reading

Life Untamed

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

Check out the current exhibit at WaterWorks Gallery – Regional artists, Jamie Ellsworth and Barbara Duzan, both bring animals to life with style and whimsy thorough their mediums of oil and bronze. Barbara captures the beauty and quirks of flora and fauna in bronze. Making each subject unique while at the same time representing their  Continue Reading

On to State!

Written on May 20, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Upset Stomach Fuels Upset in Girls 200 meters 2B District Championships as Hess leads FHHS Track Team to State By Mike Martin On Saturday, May 18th, FHHS junior, Brianna Hess, captured gold in the Girls 4×100 relay and 200 meter dash 2B Bi-District Championships in improbable fashion. “On a good morning I’m not much of  Continue Reading

FHHS Aerospace Team Invited to World Finals for International Space Settlement Design

Written on May 17, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team has just received results from the qualifying round of the International Space Settlement Design Competition. Based on the judges’ evaluation of our work, Friday Harbor produced one of the top four design proposals in North America and are now invited to the World Finals held at NASA’s  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag

Written on May 17, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Dear Editor, Friends of the San Juans has been committed to protecting our environment since 1979. Throughout those forty years, Friends’ dedication to that mission has never wavered. This is why I support the Friends and serve on the board. A major issue still facing the San Juans is the seven-fold increase in tanker traffic  Continue Reading

Letter from Mark and Heather

Written on May 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning, we find this letter to you from Mark Fishaut and Heather Christensen… Recently a letter was sent to patients of San Juan health Care that Dr. Burk Gossom is retiring as of the end of November, 2019. This is without question a significant change and will have a  Continue Reading

New Director for Camp Eagle Rock

Written on May 15, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to welcome CJ Woods as our new Director for Camp Eagle Rock; Island Rec’s summer day camp program for K-5th graders. CJ is a student at the University of Idaho where he is currently pursuing a physical education and health degree. His ultimate goal is to receive his master’s degree in  Continue Reading