Topic: People

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has chosen Friday Harbor Film Festival as this month’s featured member. The Friday Harbor Film Festival was co-founded in 2013 by Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer.  They realized early in the process they had very compatible skill sets, so Lynn took the role of Director having organized multiple  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Announces Volunteer of the Month

Written on October 5, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

We hear from the Chamber… The Chamber of Commerce announced that Ted Noll is their Volunteer of the Month. To qualify for this position – Must be willing to help all of the visitors that walk in through our doors, promote our businesses and our beautiful island and smile 100% of the time! Link to:  Continue Reading

San Juan County Arts Council: Upcoming Events

Written on October 4, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

From the Arts Council…   We’d like to invite you to our annual membership meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 27th from 3PM-5PM at the San Juan Island Grange Hall.  This annual meeting will provide an opportunity for you or your organization to learn about and become an official member of the San Juan County  Continue Reading

Garden Club Enjoys Urban Excursion

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Thanks to Dot Vandaveer for recounting the Garden Club’s Recent Trip… At the dawning of the morning on September 18, 2018, sixteen persons assembled at the San Juan Community Theater parking lot to board two vehicles that would take them on an adventure that had not been previously experienced by the San Juan Island Garden  Continue Reading

Know Your Islander: Author Dean Adams on Fishing in Alaska

Written on September 28, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are hosting Dean Adams at the San Juan Island Library on Monday, October 1, 7:00 pm. This is your chance to hear first-hand about his memoir, Four Thousand Hooks: A True Story of Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska, a fabulous  Continue Reading

Captain Paul Watson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Written on September 24, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is very excited to announce our 2018 Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Awardee; Captain Paul Watson, founder of both Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd… Each year since 2013, the Friday Harbor Film Festival, located on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington, invites dedicated and talented Filmmakers to showcase their Documentary films unique ability to  Continue Reading

Pressing Cider with Boy Scout Troop 4090

Written on September 23, 2018 at 10:31 am, by

Thanks to Kelley Balcomb-Bartok for this fun fall news… Boy Scout Troop 4090 had fun pressing cider out of apples from the orchard at the Center for Whale Research. The troop pressed twenty gallons of juice they are calling, Orca Survey Cider. Said Kelley, “Once it was me in the trees. Thankfully, I have passed that  Continue Reading

San Juan County cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month

Written on September 22, 2018 at 5:35 am, by

Co-op members understand the power of the vote – it’s in our DNA. With Americans holding more than 350 million co-op memberships and rural electric cooperatives serving 75% of our country’s land mass: we have the power! OPALCO, the Orcas Food Co-op and San Juan Island Food Co-op encourage you to register to vote, cast  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Author Susan Wingate at Griffin Bay Bookstore

Written on September 18, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Celebrating the publication of The Death of Vultures by Susan Wingate… San Juan Islander Susan Wingate is launching her latest novel, The Death of Vultures, on Saturday, September 22, 2:00-4:00 pm at Griffin Bay Bookstore. If you’re an avid follower of Susan’s books, be sure to stop in the bookstore to chat with her and get  Continue Reading

Local Author Susan Wingate’s New Book is an Immediate Bestseller!

Written on September 17, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

Wingate fans have been eagerly anticipating her new psychological thriller, The Death of Vultures, a book that has been rocketing up the bestseller list at Amazon since its release on Saturday. Wingate’s books, are sometimes referred to as “psychological suspense women’s fiction.” I wondered if that was because both the protagonist and the author are female.  Continue Reading

Mother Nature Loves Friday Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

Fred Schumacher shares this awesome photo he shot from the air of the sun shining on Friday Harbor. Be sure to click on it to see a larger version. Thanks for sharing Fred! Mother Nature Loves Friday Harbor – Or, at least it looked like it Monday evening from a Kenmore Caravan heading North to  Continue Reading

Art Over the Harbor

Written on September 15, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Sip & Shop – 8 Local Artists Offer their work for sale at the SJI Grange in Friday Harbor, September 22 & 23, 2018 Come join us at the San Juan Island Grange for two days of art and fun! Eight San Juan Island artists, including Patti Barker, Shannon Borg, Alison Engle, Gail Garrett, Maria  Continue Reading

The Woman As Visionary and Creator

Written on September 14, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The three innovative and insightful artists opening at the San Juan Islands of Art (SJIMA) on Saturday in Friday Harbor take their own unique view of the world and bring a feminine perspective to their creations. These varied works interpret the theme of 2018, The Female Gaze-The Woman as Visionary and Creator. In NICOLA WHESTON:  Continue Reading

Affordable Housing and Yes For Homes

Written on September 13, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this letter from Steve Ulvi regarding affordable housing and Yes For Homes… The Yes for Homes Coalition of San Juan County is a grassroot, volunteer, non-partisan, county-wide group of affordable housing advocates laser-focused on passing this Home Fund initiative on November 6th. This proposed Home Fund  Continue Reading

Meet and Greet the Candidates for Fire Dept Chief Position

Written on September 8, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

From Jamie Mountford PIO SJIFD… After over 35 years with the department, San Juan Island Fire Chief Brad Creesy is retiring at the end of October. The community is invited to an evening reception to meet the five finalists being considered for the position. This informal meet and greet opportunity will be Sunday, September 16 from 5-7 P.M.  Continue Reading

When No. 2 Schoolhouse was More than a Road

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s the monthly History Column for September from San Juan Historical Society and Museum… Island schools are back in full swing and we can’t help but look fondly upon school photos from long ago. There is a lot to see in these two photographs taken at No. 2 Schoolhouse over 100 years ago. We are  Continue Reading

The Great Cactus War

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library Present The Great Cactus War by Terry Domico If you’ve read any of Terry Domico’s books or magazine articles, you know that he has a great knack for writing about natural history—describing landscapes, ecosystems, the flora and fauna that inhabit them. His book, Natural Areas of  Continue Reading

Thank You

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Dear Editor: This is a wonderful community – one that deserves a constant flow of gratitude. Today I’d like to say many thanks to United Way of San Juan County and everyone in the community who gives to United Way, both monetarily and by giving of their time! United Way has supported Hospice of San  Continue Reading

FHHF Football

Written on August 31, 2018 at 9:29 am, by

Mike Martin shares this notice with you about Wolverine football… When the Friday Harbor High School Wolverines kick off the 2018 football season Friday night on the road against South Whidbey High School it will mark the 7th season for Friday Harbor Tiny Radio covering FHHS sports, the station’s owner and studio engineer Ken Norris  Continue Reading

Incongruent Muse

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre will host three San Juan Island Artists, Dona Reed, BB McIntyre and Jan Murphy, for a month-long show, entitled, “Incongruent Muse” from September 1-30. All three artists are known for their work in Assemblage art, and the show will highlight several pieces of each artist’s work in this medium. The art  Continue Reading

Ian Boyden Receives NEA Fellowship

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

  San Juan Island writer Ian Boyden receives NEA Fellowship to support translation of celebrated Tibetan-Chinese writer Tsering Woeser’s poetry On Wednesday, August 29th, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Ian Boyden of Friday Harbor, WA, will receive an NEA Literature Translation Fellowship. The fellowship is being awarded to support the translation from  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with another installment of her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one is about fishing; what goes on behind the scenes with the crew while fishing.