Topic: People

Eagle at Roche

Written on May 12, 2019 at 9:11 am, by

Kevin Holmes spotted this eagle earlier this week eating lunch on the bank at Roche Harbor and caught this image as it was flying away. Thanks for sharing Kevin!

Rock Flowers

Written on May 8, 2019 at 9:29 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares this photo of flowers growing out of the rocks at the shoreline. Tenacious little things, don’t you think? Thanks for sharing Kevin!

Accessibility for All, SJI

Written on May 7, 2019 at 4:32 pm, by

You might have seen some changes down at Jackson’s Beach lately. Wondering what’s going on? As part of Friday Harbor High School’s Community Project class, Zach Crichton, Kenny Hallock and Kevin Soto , with a team of mentors and volunteers, have just finished making better wheelchair access at the beach. Zach is a wheelchair user,  Continue Reading

Island Steward

Written on May 7, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

After the San Juan Preservation Trust’s 40th annual meeting on Saturday members and friends went down to the Friday Harbor marina and formally christened their new boat “Island Steward” which will enable the Trust stewardship staff to visit their different protected properties among the San Juan Islands.  The christening included the breaking of a bottle  Continue Reading

Bohemian /bōˈhēmēən/

Written on May 5, 2019 at 9:31 am, by

Sandy invites you to her event on Monday evening… Bohemian /bōˈhēmēən/ (noun) A person who is interested in art, music, and/or literature, and lives in a very informal way, ignoring the usually accepted ways of behaving. Cambridge English Dictionary This coming Monday, May 6th, at 7 pm, at the SJI Library, I will be giving  Continue Reading

On Her Shoulders

Written on May 5, 2019 at 9:26 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival, Winter Series, Best of Fest is pleased to present “On Her Shoulders” Tuesday May 7th at the Grange at 7:00 pm. This is a film about the extreme courage of one woman, Nadia Murad, now a Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor,  Continue Reading

Volunteer Of The Month

Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The animal protection society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Kim Grotle is the volunteer for the month of May. Kim has been a loyal volunteer and spends her time at the animal shelter cuddling cats and assisting where needed. Thanks so much, Kim, for making a difference in the lives of homeless  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks: Marjorie Walker

Written on May 1, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Marjorie Walker was born to a wealthy New York family, attended the prestigious Art Students League in New York, and traveled the world before finding her way to San Juan Island in 1949 to become the island’s first professionally-trained artist.  Sandy Strehlou will cover her fascinating life before and after she discovered the island. Monday,  Continue Reading

Ribbon Cutting

Written on April 30, 2019 at 9:34 am, by

Rex and Lisa Guard officially opened their new building on Web Street last week. This is the building next door to FH Pet Supplies where the cleaners used to be before the fire in 2013. The building provides business space downstairs (Heather Munro’s Altar Movement) and a vacation rental upstairs (Web Suites). Notable attendees were  Continue Reading

Understanding the Artist and the Work

Written on April 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

You may have driven by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) recently at night and seen the glowing blue art that resembles a pelvic bone and wondered why the artist, Mary Coss created this piece. On Saturday, May 4 from 1-2:30, at SJIMA, Mary Coss will give a gallery walk describing her process  Continue Reading

Hitting ‘Em Outta the Park

Written on April 24, 2019 at 9:57 am, by

At last week’s FHHS Lady Wolverines softball game at Darrington, senior Thea Seitz hit not just one, but two home runs in the 2nd inning! Two grand slams over the fence. Bases were loaded both times, giving Thea 8 RBI’s in one inning! Very impressive. The team went on to win the game 26-6, improving  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners

Written on April 23, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to present the winners of the Annual Children’s Festival Poster Contest. Left to right in the photos above are: 1st Place: Melinda Joy                                           2nd: Lyla Ovenell 3rd: Sam Herda Honorable Mentions: Felicity Schubert and (Sarah Schubert not pictured) Many thanks to all the young artists who submitted entries! We had  Continue Reading

Memorial Service for Deborah Tully

Written on April 23, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Deborah Tully, survived by one brother, Les Kempton, passed away on April 18, 2019, while in hospice care. A memorial service for her will be held on April 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Friday Harbor Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1013 Lampard Road. All are welcome.

OPALCO Hires Three Local Apprentices: The Future is Here!

Written on April 22, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

OPALCO has hired three new linemen apprentices – one for each of the crews on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island. These local linemen will keep the lights on for the next generation of islanders! “With some of our linecrew hitting the 25-, 30- and even 40-year mark in their careers with the Co-op, we  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on April 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – San Juan Canvas On April 8th the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce helped San Juan Canvas celebrate 40 years in business. Lauren Cohen and Derek Steere, who have been the owners for the last 10 years, invited Chamber Members to come celebrate.  Continue Reading

2019 Airport Honor Wall Ceremony

Written on April 18, 2019 at 11:56 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor and the San Juan Pilots Association are pleased to recognize our 2019 aviation honoree. This joint effort features a different pilot every year. The Honor Wall at the Port of Friday Harbor Airport commemorates the history of aviation in the San Juan Islands since the early post World War II  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on April 18, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with another in her San Juan Island Lifestyle video series. Here’s what she has to say about this one… This lifetsyle video is about how much humor is involved in real estate sales. Our profession can be very interesting and challenging.

Mailbag

Written on April 17, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this letter from Miles Crossen… I thought I’d start looking for volunteers to help out at the San Juan County Fair Photography Department. We’re going to need help on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. for folks to assist people in the submission  Continue Reading

Just Before Sunset

Written on April 16, 2019 at 8:49 am, by

Kevin Holmes was out on the west side just before sunset the other day and captured this perfectly timed photo when the sun was passing behind the lighthouse. Thanks for sharing Kevin!

Climate Change Prevention: Eco-Friendly Changes You Can Make to Fight Global Warming

Written on April 16, 2019 at 8:48 am, by

The following article was written by Neil Stawski… As much as the skeptics and critics might try to deny climate change, the signs that it’s a critical issue are all around us. The evidence of global warming can be found in the death of our coral reefs due to the increased temperatures of our ocean  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Volunteer Jim Biddick Helps Seniors File Taxes

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… What a relief it is to fix a stamp onto that envelope addressed to the IRS and send it off in the mail. Phew! I’m sure I am not the only one who finds filing taxes both mysterious and  Continue Reading

Flow Through Time

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

Osha Breeze invites you to this month’s exhibit at SJCT… Good morning my friends, I wanted to make sure you knew about my current art show that is hanging at the Community Theater through April. Please drop by and see my current body of paintings as well as a few pieces from earlier times. And  Continue Reading