Topic: People

Local Architect goes Nationwide

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Geoff Prentiss of Prentiss Wickline Architecture and his business partner Tom Lenchek have merged with a Seattle firm and are now looking at nationwide expansion. Geoff grew up coming up to San Juan Island to visit his grandmother and extended island family and to play on the beaches and hike in the woods. Both of  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Rotary Club Cleans Up

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Some of the members of the San Juan Island Rotary Club who participated in the annual Island Beach Cleanup show off their haul.

Lighthouse

Written on April 25, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Island resident and photographer John Miller did some traveling and shooting on the Oregon coast last week. This is an image of Heceta Head Lighthouse, located near the town of Newport. “Oregon has 11 such guardians,” he says. “More to come.” Thanks for sharing John!

Volunteer of the Month

Written on April 22, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Louise Deacon is the Volunteer of the Month for April. Louise can be counted on to show up at the animal shelter every Wednesday to help out with any job she’s asked to do. Louise does mountains of laundry, cuddles cats and walks dogs, in  Continue Reading

“History Lives Here”, May 2016

Written on April 22, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Every May the Town of Friday Harbor, the Islands’ historical museums, organizations and local businesses pull out the stops to celebrate local history. This year the month-long calendar of events kicks off with some great events you won’t want to miss! Click here to see the flyer with all the events. For more event information  Continue Reading

Local Author Pens Modern Ghost Story

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Ghosts walk the roads of modern San Juan Island in “Departure”, the latest outing by local author Anne L. Watson. The novella — part ghost story, part historical novel, part fable — features Henry, a worker of the Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Company, and Charlotte, the young daughter of a Friday Harbor merchant, as  Continue Reading

Call for Children’s Festival Activity Providers

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

Island Rec is still recruiting for local organizations that would like to participate in the 26th Annual Children’s Festival by hosting an activity. In keeping with this year’s festival theme – Nature’s Wonderland – activity providers will be joined by the likes of The Rotary, Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec, SJI Library, Children’s House Montessori  Continue Reading

“A Minister and a Therapist walk into a bar ….”

Written on April 16, 2016 at 10:23 am, by

So begins the invitation to the wedding of Beth Purdum and Dave Eden. The two met through the Kiwanis Club, where Dave has given himself responsibility for “member retention.” So when he invited her to have a drink with him at the American Legion and a friend asked her, “Is this a date?” her response  Continue Reading