Topic: People

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

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another entry in her San Juan Islands Lifestyle Video Series. This one is about the San Juan Island Yacht Club Fishing Derby.

The Humor Games

Written on March 20, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

“Punny” Play from Friday Harbor Middle School Players It’s all about who will have the last laugh when the Friday Harbor Middle School Players present The Humor Games at San Juan Community Theatre on Thursday through Sunday, March 22-25. Dean O’Connell’s slapstick parody of The Hunger Games finds young Katskills Wintergreen taking a pie in the  Continue Reading

March for Our Lives

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

“Friday Harbor March for Our Lives” will take place Saturday, March 24th, beginning at noon. Islanders will take to the streets to demand that their lives, and safety, become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.  The demonstration here in Friday Harbor will join the estimated 821  Continue Reading

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