Topic: People

SVC Commencement

Written on June 8, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College Commencement 2017 The San Juan Center invites our island communities to attend the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College Commencement on June 14, at 1:00pm at  Brickworks (150 Nichols Street) in Friday Harbor. This year the San Juan Center will have the honor of celebrating the achievement  Continue Reading

Nature Conservancy Photo of the Month

Written on June 7, 2017 at 4:37 pm, by

Local photographer extraordinaire Chris Teren is the Nature Conservancy’s Photographer of the Month. Check out Chris’ awesome photo of the Aurora Borealis and read some background on his photography career… “Right after college, I had a rough break up. I was breaking up with the Rocky Mountains. I loved them dearly, and they loved me  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Written on June 7, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

SJI Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month – Friday Harbor Art Studio Howie Rosenfeld’s Friday Harbor Art Studio has a new location at 321 Geneste Street. After 25 years as a retail business on Web Street, the Studio is now home based and by appointment. Howie has had retail art galleries here for  Continue Reading

Thank You

Written on June 7, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

From the Family of David Hall – February 6, 1957 – March 7, 2017 We would like to express our sincere ‘Thank You’ for helping us through such a difficult time. Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or came to visit while Dave was in hospice care, perhaps you sent flowers, made dinner or made  Continue Reading

Thank you from PADs

Written on June 6, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

All of us involved in Parkinson’s Alert Dogs (PADs for Parkinson’s) are profoundly grateful for the recent grant from the San Juan Island Community Foundation. The funding was specifically from the San Juan Island Women’s Fund (a pooled Donor Advised Fund), several other Donor Advised Funds, and a private pass-through donation in support of our  Continue Reading

PADs for Parkinson’s

Written on June 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm, by

Lisa Holt, of San Juan Island Dog Training is working with a team of volunteers to train dogs to “sniff out” Parkinson’s Disease. They are the first to do this in the United States. It all began when news broke several years ago of a woman in Scotland, Joy Milne, who could “smell” Parkinson’s disease.  Continue Reading

Steve Brandli Applies for Judge Position

Written on June 2, 2017 at 5:12 pm, by

Attorney Steve Brandli Applies to Be San Juan County Superior Court Judge Governor Jay Inslee posted a Notice of Judicial Vacancy, soliciting applications to be appointed as San Juan County’s next Superior Court judge to replace Judge Donald Eaton who is retiring at the end of this year. San Juan County attorney Steve Brandli is  Continue Reading

Every Day is a Good Hare Day

Written on June 1, 2017 at 9:33 am, by

by Keith Busha – San Juan multi-medium artist, Susan Williams has always been fascinated with the animal form. She became obsessed with painting rabbits – if it didn’t have long furry ears she was simply not interested in the subject. Rabbits became artistic narrators of periods of her own life. She quickly moved into sculpture  Continue Reading

Walking for the Salish Sea

Written on June 1, 2017 at 8:16 am, by

Liza Michaelson writes to say thanks and to recap her recent walk… Thanks for your support! Glenn, John, Gretchen and I returned today from our epic Walk 4 The Salish Sea. I want to thank all of you for your Generous support. Our San Juan Island team of 4 has raised well past our goal  Continue Reading

Memorial Day Ceremony

Written on May 29, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

On Memorial Day, Monday May 29th at 10:00 am, view the Traditional Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony. The American Legion Post 163 commemorates the service men and women who have served the nation in various branches of the military with this authentic small town parade and ceremony. Sponsored by American Legion Post 163.

Name That Mouse

Written on May 29, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Ruth Offen of WaterWorks Gallery is wondering if you have any name ideas for this mouse… This week Randy Hudson, Georgia Gerber’s husband was on the island to install this giant mouse measuring 40 x 20 x 25. He’s quite the looker. I’m thinking she needs a name. Any ideas? Email your suggestions to

Lili Light’s Art Show Opening

Written on May 27, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Lili Light will be having an art show, at the Salty Fox CAFE (opposite ferry landing) Thursday, June 1st at 2pm Artwork will be displayed through June Artist Statement: “I love to layer my art. I use chalk and tissue paper, glue and oil pastels. My favorite color to use is blue. This work was  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on May 25, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Tim Spaulding was the Animal Shelter’s Volunteer of the month for April. Tim has been a regular dog-walker and kennel assistant at the animal shelter for several months and has made many furry friends in the process! Thanks so much for your time and commitment to  Continue Reading

Golf Scramble was a Success!

Written on May 25, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Dear Editor, The May 21st, 11th Annual LEO Club Golf Scramble was another success!   We wish to thank the local businesses that generously give to our annual Golf Scramble: Harbor Rentals and Saw Shop, Friday Harbor House & Bluff Restaurant, Williams Enterprises (gravel), Friday’s Crabhouse, The Cheesecake Café, Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar, China  Continue Reading

Lily Honored in CTY Talent Search

Written on May 24, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Top students celebrated for academic excellence by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth BALTIMORE, Spring, 2017 — Lily Compton from Friday Harbor, Washington, was honored as one of the brightest young students in the world at a recent awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Lily, a participant in the  Continue Reading

Farhad to Run for Mayor

Written on May 17, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Councilmember Farhad Ghatan announces candidacy for Mayor, Town of Friday Harbor After learning that current mayor Carrie Lacher would not be seeking another term, Town Councilmember Farhad Ghatan has decided to run for the office of Mayor of Friday Harbor. “Since joining the Council four years ago I have been privileged to serve under such  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Who were the Mullises?

Written on May 15, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Story by Peggy Sue McRae… There is a plaque on the outside of the Mullis Center that reads, This land is a gift to the seniors of San Juan Island to honor the memory of our grandparents George and Emma Mullis and our parents Frank and Belle Mullis – from Ina Mullis Gustin, James and  Continue Reading

Retirement Party for Nancy

Written on May 13, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust is hosting a retirement party for Nancy DeVaux at the San Juan Island Grange Hall on Thursday, May 25th from 5pm to 7:00pm. Come help us celebrate Nancy’s 12 years of success in developing permanently affordable homes on our island. The event is a potluck, so please bring a  Continue Reading

Tim Seifert to Leave SJPT

Written on May 13, 2017 at 5:39 am, by

Long-Time Leader of San Juan Preservation Trust to Step Down Search for Successor is Underway The San Juan Preservation Trust today announced that Tim Seifert, who has served as the organization’s Executive Director for 15 years, has informed the Preservation Trust’s board of trustees that it is time to identify his successor. Accordingly, the board  Continue Reading

Boyd Pratt book Launch at the Grange

Written on May 12, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Have you ever wondered how lime is made from limestone? Or gazed in wonder at the lime kilns scattered across our islands? Why, for that matter, is our State Park called Lime Kiln? Local architectural historian Boyd C. Pratt’s new book Lime: Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands tells all. Boyd will review  Continue Reading

John Stimpson’s Meet and Greet Tour

Written on May 11, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

When you don’t see a familiar face around for several months, it sometimes means that person is off on a big adventure. In the case of John Stimpson, who retired as manager of Friday Harbor Marketplace about a year ago, it will be because he’s bicycling across the United States: Anacortes ferry terminal to Bar  Continue Reading

SJI Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on May 10, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month for May is San Juan Transit. Owner Kraig Hansen offers a bit of background on how he and his wife came to the island… This will be my 4th year on the island and 4th year running San Juan Transit, Tours & Charters.  Continue Reading