Topic: People

Bait Shop Open

Written on July 6, 2016 at 4:01 pm, by

There’s a new Fish & Chips bar in town. It’s that place next door to Haley’s on Spring Street. It’s called The Bait Shop and it’s owned by Bobby and Stacie Tangney – owners of Haley’s. They just opened about 3 weeks ago and had their official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2 weeks ago. It has an  Continue Reading

Candidate Bill Bryant to Visit F.H.

Written on July 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Michelle Loftus shares this notice with you… Washington State Governor Candidate Bill Bryant(R) will be visiting Friday Harbor on Tuesday July 12th. Mr. Bryant is familiar with San Juan Island from many previous visits. As Seattle Port Commissioner he will appreciate our island’s busy season as our local ports are providing peak service. Mr. Bryant has  Continue Reading

We All Live in a…

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

You’re singing it now, aren’t you? This is from a post on the Tuckerhouse B&B blog that we’d love to share… San Juan Island “Trash to Treasures” artist Kevin Roth has erected a whimsical tribute to the Beatles at the former site of his West Side Free Pile. The grand Yellow Submarine stands behind a memorial  Continue Reading

New ER Doctor at PIMC

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Jim Perez, MD, joins medical team at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Jim Perez, MD, has joined the medical staff at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor. A board certified emergency medicine physician, Perez becomes the tenth member of Peace Island’s team of emergency medicine physicians, which staffs the Emergency department around the  Continue Reading

Democracy Place

Written on June 28, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

State Senator Kevin Ranker and State Representative Kris Lytton joined San Juan County Democrats on June 21st for the grand opening of Democracy Place, the county party’s 2016 election headquarters. Located at 335 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor under the big, new red, white and blue sign, Democracy Place is staffed by local party volunteers and is open  Continue Reading

Library Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

Written on June 26, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

Elementary school students participated in the 2016 Bookmark Contest to help kick off the San Juan Island Library’s Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! The winners for each grade level are: Kindergarten – Penelope Moore of Friday Harbor Elementary School 1st Grade – Lillian Aldous of Friday Harbor Elementary School 2nd Grade  Continue Reading

Marilyn O’Connor to Retire

Written on June 20, 2016 at 11:12 am, by

Edit: This story has been updated to include the invitation in the last paragraph… Marilyn O’Connor will retire on June 30 from the Port of Friday Harbor. She has been with the Port for 31 years. Since November 2007 she has served as Executive Director. Before then, she held the positions of Port Auditor and  Continue Reading

Port of Friday Harbor Welcomes New Port Director

Written on June 17, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor Commission is pleased to announce Ted Fitzgerald of Brookings Oregon as the new Executive Director at the Port of Friday Harbor beginning July 1. After evaluation of more than 30 applications from around the country, Ted was chosen as the most qualified candidate to lead the Port of Friday Harbor.  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on June 15, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Kim Wickman of Be Chic Boutique is the SJI Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month. Congratulations Kim! Here’s a bit more about the shop in Kim’s words… Be Chic Boutique has been around as long as we can remember… at least 15 years. I took over 4 years ago in August and have  Continue Reading

And They’re Open…

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

In case you missed the announcement the other day – there’s a new store in town. “My RC Vision”. It is located at 135 Spring Street. That’s just inside the arcade there between Spring Street General Store and Spring Street Deli. They just had a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday with the Chamber of Commerce  Continue Reading

Author Event at the Library

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are collaborating to introduce readers and history buffs to La Conner author, Ashley Sweeney, and her debut novel Eliza Waite on Saturday, June 18, 7:00 pm at the Library. Set in the San Juan Islands in 1898, Eliza Waite recounts the story of a disenfranchised woman  Continue Reading

Movers Wanted

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:19 am, by

Just got a note from Bill and Rita Ament. Looks like they found a place. Bill says… We are moving.  We need 4 strong and reliable men.  If you have a truck, it’s a big plus.  We desire to start moving on Monday, June 20th and the rest of the week.  We have rented a  Continue Reading

Legion Trivia Champs

Written on June 11, 2016 at 10:21 am, by

On Tuesday, June 6, team Clever Onez clenched the title of Team Trivia Champions for the 2016 season of monthly trivia games at American Legion Post 163. The other five teams congratulated the new champions who were awarded the coveted “Post 163 Trivia Champion” caps as well as a large batch of homemade brownies for  Continue Reading

Photos from the Studio Tour

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Local photographer Aaron Shepard got some nice photos from last weekend’s San Juan Island Artists Studio Tour and put them up on his blog, An Islander’s Eye. Check it out – he also has photos from this year’s Children’s Festival and the Hill of Thrills Soapbox Derby.

IMA Presents “Antarctica: Ross Island and the Future of the McMurdo Sound Region”

Written on June 9, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

A multimedia presentation by documentary and adventure photographer Alasdair Turner Join photographer Alasdair Turner for an exploration of Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound Region at BRICKWORKS, June 30, at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are available online, at the museum or at the door. TICKETS: Members $12, Non-members $15, Students $8. From vast ice to the historic huts left  Continue Reading

New WSU Extension Director

Written on June 9, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

There’s gonna be a Meet & Greet Open House to welcome new WSU Extension Director, Dr. Brook Brouwer, next Tuesday at Brickworks from Noon to 2pm.

APS Volunteer of the Month

Written on June 8, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Mike Halette has been named Volunteer of the Month. Mike is regular visitor to the shelter where he walks dogs, visits with cats and helps out with odd jobs around the facility. Mike can always be counted on to help out at events and fundraisers, too.  Continue Reading

Heading North

Written on June 6, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

From the SJ Update mailbag – just got a note from Leslie and Val Veirs – they’re heading north for the summer on their boat and hoping to make it all the way to Haida Gwai and what’s cool is you can click their link and follow their progress online as they travel. Check it  Continue Reading

Matthew Lawrence Steenkolk

Written on June 6, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Matthew Lawrence Steenkolk was born on July 10, 1993 in Corvallis, Oregon to Susie Spores-Steenkolk and Bruce Steenkolk. He attended elementary school in Newport, Oregon and high school in Friday Harbor, Washington. Matthew moved to Independence, Oregon and passed away on May 26, 2016. Matthew loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He especially  Continue Reading

Teresa Smith, Featured Artist in SJI Artists’ Studio Tour

Written on June 3, 2016 at 11:11 am, by

Teresa Smith will be one of the 51 featured artists opening their studios for visitors to view at this year’s San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. On the tour, visitors will learn more about what the artists surround themselves with and where their art is created. It allows art collectors and buyers to purchase pieces  Continue Reading

Whale Museum Mural is Coming Along

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Artist Lindsay Carron is making good progress on the mural painting on the side of the Whale Museum building. When finished, the mural will depict three orcas chasing salmon following forage fish through a bull kelp forest. All who see the mural will know that the Whale Museum not only cares for their building, but are stewards of  Continue Reading

Ocean Annie comes to Friday Harbor

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Ocean Annie comes to Friday Harbor on World Oceans Day! Friday Harbor Elementary School would like to invite you to dive in with empowering environmental speaker Annie Crawley and her team on June 8th, World Oceans Day, as they connect with the students for Ocean Annie’s 100 schools 100 days: Our Ocean & You campaign.  Continue Reading