Topic: People

Rookscroft & Company

Written on May 11, 2018 at 4:27 pm, by

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday morning, May 11th for a new Gallery and Studio in town called Rookscroft & Company. It is a working studio and gallery of paintings, cards, and gifts created by artist Jayne Siroshton. The paintings are portraits of 25 characters in her book, “Rookscroft – Peculiar Tales from a  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month

Written on May 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Tim Fry is the SJI Chamber of Commerce Member of the month… Tim is founder of 468 Communications, which specializes in location-based marketing. The company’s 468 Insider mobile apps help communities increase visitor engagement while driving local commerce. The platform has been used in a variety of ways – from rewarding visitors to the San  Continue Reading

APSFH Volunteers of the Month

Written on May 11, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce the Volunteers of the Month for April are the six women pictured above; the all-volunteer staff of “Treasure Hounds”, the animal shelter’s new upscale retail store located at 365-C Spring Street in Friday Harbor (next to the bowling alley). These hard-working ladies are available  Continue Reading

Scholarship Awarded to Zach Fincher

Written on May 8, 2018 at 5:36 pm, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce that Zachariah (Zach) Fincher of Friday Harbor High School has been awarded a scholarship from the Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities. Zach was the Town’s 2018 nominee for the award following a recommendation from Gordy Waite, Friday Harbor High School Guidance Counselor and  Continue Reading

Art Exhibit at Lavendera

Written on May 8, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Lavendera Massage on Spring Street is pleased to announce that we have just installed a new art exhibit featuring the innovative works of local artist, Jennifer Fay Rice. It started with a line from an old movie: “I searched the world to find inspiration, and I found it in those who live in their dreams.”  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Honors Volunteers

Written on May 1, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Whether they are serving up a hot lunch, delivering meals on wheels, or setting up for a pancake breakfast, volunteers are the life’s blood of our senior center.  This April in appreciation for all of those who volunteer, the  Continue Reading

John Geyman Receives Book Award

Written on May 1, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

John Geyman, M.D. of Friday Harbor received a silver medal in the national Benjamin Franklin Award competition for his book, Crisis in U.S. Health Care: Corporate Power vs. The Common Good. The competition is sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association, and Geyman was honored at the national conference in Austin, Texas, early in April.  Continue Reading

Carolyn Jewett announces Candidacy for District Court Judge

Written on April 30, 2018 at 5:58 am, by

Carolyn Jewett has announced that she will run for election to be the next District Court Judge. The incumbent judge, Judge Stewart Andrew, is not running for re-election. Since 2015, Carolyn has handled District Court cases as a deputy prosecutor for San Juan County. She prosecutes all criminal cases and contested infractions in District Court;  Continue Reading

But What about the Pig

Written on April 30, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The next Know Your Islanders Talks event will feature Boyd C. Pratt examining that signal event of the Pig War from a porcine point of view… What breed was the boar and what was he doing running loose? Why did Lyman Cutlar have a potato patch, there in a Hudson’s Bay Company “prime sheep run”?   Continue Reading

Lisa Running for County Clerk

Written on April 26, 2018 at 9:22 am, by

Lisa Henderson announces she will run for County Clerk In mid-March Lisa Henderson was appointed by the San Juan County Council to fill the unexpired term of 3-term County Clerk, Joan White.  Lisa was hired by Joan in 2014 and served as her Chief Deputy Clerk until November 2017, when she began fulfilling both the  Continue Reading

Island Rec Hires new Camp Eagle Rock Director

Written on April 24, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Rec is excited to introduce Glenn Hendrick as the newest addition to the team. Glenn will be responsible for coordinating the popular summer program, Camp Eagle Rock. She comes with a diverse background in camp programs, art, farming and community organizing. Camp Eagle Rock offers a safe, affordable and enriching recreation experience for school  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners

Written on April 24, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is pleased to present the winners of the 2018 Children’s Festival Poster Contest, Starry Starry Night. 1st Place: Tasha Calverley 2nd Place: Sidney Herda 3rd Place: Jackson Widing 4th Place: Lyla Ovenell Many thanks to all the young artists who submitted entries! We had some wonderful artworks to choose from this year. Keep  Continue Reading

Luke Wallace Concert

Written on April 23, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Get Inspired, Entertained and Empowered at an Upcoming Luke Wallace Concert Canadian Folk Musician and coastal water protector Luke Wallace is partnering with Friends of the San Juans for benefit concerts to celebrate and protect the Salish Sea. The concerts will raise funds for Friends’ Marine Protection Program, which safeguards our region from the risk  Continue Reading

Grange Regional Talent Contest

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:55 am, by

Frank Penwell shares this announcement from the FH Grange… Aida Must is going to represent our community through Friday Harbor Grange #225 at the Washington State Grange’s Northwest Regional Talent Contest being held at McMillan Grange in Puyallup, WA. Aida will sing and play the ukulele.  Aida is a Junior at Friday Harbor High School.

PIMC Receives Garden Donation

Written on April 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center receives donation to cancer care garden FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, April 17, 2018 – A rare spring sunshine cast shadows in the PeaceHealth Peace Island Cancer Care Garden in late March illuminating a beautiful new addition to the space. Nestled near blossoming hellebores, the smooth granite Oki-gata lantern appeared to be  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Catching Up With Callie McKay

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

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… On our last “Field Trip Friday” excursion to the mainland, (see San Juan Update 3/31/2018), I caught up with Callie McKay. She’s a busy woman and not an easy one to catch up with but the ferry ride to Anacortes  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Featured Member

Written on April 16, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Teren Photography is the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month… Christopher Teren Photography and Computer Repair Chris made San Juan Island his home over 20 years ago, and has spent much of that time developing a deep appreciation for the wondrous beauty of the area. His passions as a pilot,  Continue Reading

April EMT of the Month

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Congratulations are in order for Senior EMT Lainey Volk. Not only is Lainey heading up the newly formed community paramedicine program but every 3 years she organizes the program called Every 15 Minutes. Lainey is an active EMT responding on 911 calls and follows up with patients referred to her by physicians and paramedics for  Continue Reading

Score, a film music documentary

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival, is very excited to announce; world class Composer Alex Shapiro will attend our screening and participate in the Q & A for Score, a film music documentary; our 2017 Audience Favorite. Tuesday April 17, 7 PM at the Grange. Alex’s compositions have been featured in many films so she will  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Lifestyle Videos

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another SJI Lifestyle Video. She says this one shows you some telltale signs to recognize an islander.

Acclaimed Watercolor Artist at Arctic Raven

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The Arctic Raven Gallery at 130 South First Street in Friday Harbor is proud to showcase the vibrant watercolors of nationally acclaimed Oneida / Iroquois artist Lisa Fifield. Inspired by tales of the Iroquois Spirit World, Fifield captures the intimate connection between animals and humans. Whether helping or learning from each other, transforming, or shapeshifting,  Continue Reading

Island Home Finishes Officially Open

Written on April 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm, by

The store has been open for several weeks, but now it’s official. The ribbon cutting happened this morning at 11:00 AM. Island Home Finishes is in the Heritage Bank Building (next door to Market Place grocery store) at 535 Market Street. (Read more about Bob and the store on yesterday’s story on the SJ Update.)  Continue Reading