Topic: People

FHHS Students Promote Tardigrade

Written on February 10, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Do you know what a tardi­grade is? If not, it’s time to find out! It could soon become Wash­ing­ton State’s offi­cial micro-ani­­mal thanks to a part­ner­ship between stu­dents at Fri­day Har­bor High School, River­day School in Spokane, Jef­fer­son Mid­dle School in Olympia, along with Lynn Bahrych from the San Juan Islands Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict, and Katie  Con­tin­ue Reading

Volunteer Of The Month

Written on February 7, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor is hap­py to announce that Julie Duke is February’s Vol­un­teer of the Month. Julie is a grad­u­ate of NW School of Ani­mal Mas­sage, and a licensed LAMP and SAMP. She brings her tal­ents of mas­sage to help relieve the stress of shel­ter life, help­ing our dogs feel relaxed, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

2019 Year-End Awards Banquet

Written on February 6, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

On Jan­u­ary 25, 2020, SJI Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices (“SJIEMS”) gath­ered to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments and ser­vice of staff and its approx­i­mate­ly six­ty vol­un­teer EMTs. Inter­im Chief Karl Kuet­z­ing said “Our vol­un­teers work real­ly hard and enable us to per­form far beyond what our bud­get would oth­er­wise allow. Each vol­un­teer deserves recog­ni­tion. We try to high­light some  Con­tin­ue Reading

Calling all tree-loving, bunny-hugging, dirt worshipers!

Written on February 6, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Don’t for­get — it’s award sea­son here in the San Juans! The Oscars have noth­ing on the Finnies. Know some­one who deserves to walk the stew­ard­ship red car­pet? Nom­i­nate them for a Good Stew­ard Award! Since 2008, the Good Stew­ard Awards, affec­tion­ate­ly known as “Finnies,” have been spon­sored by the Stew­ard­ship Net­work of the San Juans  Con­tin­ue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month – Alisha Merrick

Written on February 5, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Alisha Mer­rick moved to San Juan Island in the fall of 2012 with only a car­load of her favorite most impor­tant things. Hav­ing no real stu­dio, she paint­ed water­col­ors, drew pic­tures and took pho­tographs of all things that inspired her. Even­tu­al­ly she rent­ed a space in a glass stu­dio on her road in the woods  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on February 4, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

In the mail­bag this morn­ing we find this let­ter from Martha Alvara­do… Dear edi­­tor- On Feb­ru­ary 11th our com­mu­ni­ty will be vot­ing on a replace­ment capi­tol & tech­nol­o­gy levy for our schools. Vote YES for our schools! This is NOT a new tax, but a renew­al of the one that has exist­ed for many years.  Con­tin­ue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Written on February 3, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor is hap­py to announce that Rachel Car­ney is January’s Vol­un­teer of the Month. Rachel has been a loy­al vol­un­teer and spends much of her time pam­per­ing the shel­ter cats and help­ing with the clean­ing. Thanks so much, Rachel, for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives of shel­ter ani­mals. Your  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Honored for 2019 Service

Written on January 31, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Fire Dis­trict Com­mis­sion­ers and hon­ored guests recent­ly attend­ed an annu­al awards din­ner and cer­e­mo­ny rec­og­niz­ing San Juan Island Fire & Res­cue (SJF&R) mem­bers for their ser­vice dur­ing 2019. Kath­leen Sali­nas was pre­sent­ed with 2019 Fire­fight­er of the Year award for her out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions on a num­ber of ini­tia­tives and her com­mit­ment to her com­mu­ni­ty and to  Con­tin­ue Reading