Topic: People

WSF Online Public Meetings

Written on December 6, 2019 at 11:45 am, by

Here’s an important reminder for residents of San Juan County from Jim Corenman, Chair of the county Ferry Advisory Committee… San Juan County FAC here, with a request for assistance: WSF is holding two online public meetings, this Saturday at 9am and Tuesday evening at 6pm. This is a new format for WSF, and is  Continue Reading

Book Launch!

Written on December 6, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Farming: History And Landscape Of Agriculture In The San Juan Islands by Boyd C. Pratt A free-ranging pig that caused an international war; a year’s crop of ginseng that paid off the mortgage; and a breachy cow that led to bloody murder. Farming in the San Juan Islands has always presented challenges and opportunities.  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on December 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Hi, I’m Rock Sorensen and I’m on the board of directors of APS-FH. My wife Judi says I’m housebroken, don’t shed much, I’m cute, I smell nice, and I’m helpful around the house! My fellow board members describe me as smart, passionate about animals, and a fantastic person to work with. So all kidding aside,  Continue Reading

Honoring Outgoing EMS Board Members

Written on December 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The following announcement was submitted by Nathan Butler, public information officer for SJI EMS… On November 26, 2019, the staff of San Juan Island EMS honored outgoing Board members with a special presentation. Outgoing Board members Mark Schwinge, Michael Edwards, Warren Appleton, and Rebecca Smith were all in attendance. Though they were also honored at  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Written on November 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Kristall Detterbeck is the volunteer for the month of December. Krystall has been a loyal volunteer and spends much of her time pampering the shelter cats.  Thanks so much, Krystall, for making a difference in the lives of shelter animals. Your dedication and  Continue Reading

PHD Board Members Sworn In

Written on November 27, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

By Louise Dustrude Just over a dozen residents witnessed the swearing-in ceremony for three new Public Hospital District board members in the Superior Courtroom on Tuesday afternoon. Superior Court Judge Katie Loring swore in her husband Kyle Loring, Trish Lehman, and Gail Leschine-Seitz, elected earlier this month. The fourth new board member, Everett Clary, was  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

Written on November 27, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Mike Vouri – Hadrian’s Wall In July 2019 San Juan Islanders Mike Vouri and Jerry McElyea hiked the 84-mile path that traces the line of Hadrian’s wall, a massive fortification erected by the Roman Emperor Hadrian beginning in 122 AD. Vouri will discuss not only the purpose of the wall and the means and methods  Continue Reading

SJI Museum of Art: Touch. Feel. See. The Kelp Bed Glows at Night

Written on November 15, 2019 at 6:25 am, by

Looking up through this art installation, we are presented the illusion of being submerged midst the kelp, under water. Changing light throughout the days alters the mood of this very tactile art at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). We are challenged by the installation, Tide of Transition, designed by Cathryn Mallory of Missoula,  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery: Inspired By Desire, 34th Annual Holiday Showcase

Written on November 15, 2019 at 6:15 am, by

Inspired by Desire II, our 34th annual holiday showcase, features unique works for gift giving – jewelry, ornaments, paintings, sculpture and a few oddities curated just for you. Join us for Prosecco Night, both Thursday and Friday 11/21 & 22, 4-7 pm.

Rock Solid Students Get Valuable Resource List Printed On Student ID

Written on November 13, 2019 at 6:05 am, by

We are excited to share our Rock Solid Youth Team of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition (SJIPC) and our school photographer; Mark Gardner printed valuable resources on the back of all Middle and High student ids. We are serving our Friday Harbor Middle School (FHMS) and Friday Harbor High School (FHHS) students, nearly 475!  Continue Reading

Local Authors To Have Booth At Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace

Written on November 13, 2019 at 6:01 am, by

Authors of the San Juan Islands, a community of local published writers, will staff a booth at the Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace this year. AOSJI, a non­‐profit organization, was formed in 2018 to help promote local authors and educate new writers in pursuit of better craft and business practices.  On the first Saturday of each  Continue Reading

San Juan Island’s Rock Solid Awarded Top Honor At Prevention Summit

Written on November 12, 2019 at 6:15 am, by

Rock Solid wins top award… The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition is proud to announce our youth prevention team, Rock Solid, was awarded top honor at this year’s WA. State Prevention Summit in Yakima! Rock Solid has successfully returned each year since 2011 to complete a meaningful prevention project in our community after attending the  Continue Reading

Vivien Tapsoba Art Reception at Alchemy Art Center

Written on November 8, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Alchemy Art Center will host a reception for Vivien Tapsoba, who will be exhibiting his paintings in the Dome space at Alchemy Art Center on Friday, November 22nd from 5pm-8pm.  Tapsoba is originally from Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, but currently resides in the United States. He is a self-trained artist who has been a guest of  Continue Reading

New Owners for Island Airporter Shuttle

Written on November 6, 2019 at 9:09 am, by

Islandairporter, San Juan islands Seatac shuttle has been sold. John Ness who began the service in 2003 has sold the business to retire. The new owners, Tamara and Ray Weigeshoff will continue the shuttle service using the same schedule, phone number, and website.  Tamara will do the majority of the driving with Ray as backup.  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on November 6, 2019 at 9:06 am, by

In the mailbag this morning we have this letter from Sandy Rabinowitz… I think it’s really fishy that the three public hospital district commissioners whose terms end this year are trying to ram something through before they go. The Citizens Advisory Committee recommended a prudent, thoughtful, two-year process for merging the EMS with the fire  Continue Reading

What a turkey!

Written on November 6, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Time for the November history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… This month’s story was inspired by the smallest of items in the November 26, 1909 issue of the San Juan Islander newspaper. It was just 33 words. “The largest turkey raised on the islands this season was on exhibition on Wednesday  Continue Reading

Volunteers of the Month

Written on November 5, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Chad and Natasha Warmenhoven are the volunteers for the month of November. Chad and Natasha have been loyal volunteers and spend much of their time fostering and bottle-feeding kittens. Thanks so much, Chad and Natasha, for making a difference in the lives of  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on November 4, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Cotton Cotton Cotton is the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month and they’re also celebrating Celebrating 10 Years! Randy and I moved to the island from Orlando, Florida in October 2009 and purchased Cotton Cotton Cotton in November of that year. We came here on vacation in 2005 and fell in  Continue Reading

Firefighters Update

Written on November 4, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

UPDATE: Deployed San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Firefighters at Massive California Kincade Wildfire FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — Four San Juan Island Fire and Rescue (SJIF&R) firefighters have been deployed as part of a western Washington regional strike team responding to the massive northern California Kincade wildfire disaster in Sonoma County. The deployed regional strike  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on November 4, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s a letter from Liza Michaelson… I love living here in San Juan County. Every day, even after 37 years, I feel like I’ve won the lottery in life. We get to live in a sweet community, surrounded by glorious beauty. It’s almost a storybook reality.  One thing I appreciate the most is all the  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Cooking With Kate, The Mullis Center’s New Cook

Written on November 1, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The Mullis Center has a new lead cook. I was delighted to learn the new cook is my friend Kate Stone.  Kate recently returned to San Juan Island after moving with her family to New Zealand for a 5-year  Continue Reading

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on October 31, 2019 at 6:50 pm, by

(Notice: This article was originally published with an incorrect link to the Community Thanksgiving Website. This has now been fixed) Thursday, November 28th  from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at the Mullis Center We are happy to announce, like Mark Twain, the reports of there not being a San Juan Island Community Thanksgiving Dinner have been  Continue Reading