Topic: People

Writing Our History Project: Marjorie Walker

Written on December 1, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

A committee of the Writing Our History Project members and the Town of Friday Harbor Arts Commission is looking for artwork by, and stories about artist and islander Marjorie Walker. If any of your readers have information, art, letters, articles about or anything that would contribute to an upcoming history installation and essay we  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Author Events

Written on November 29, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore presents two upcoming events: First it’s Flight as a Lifetime Passion: Adventures, Misadventures and Lessons  by John Geyman, M.D. (note: click below for the 2nd event: Volcano: an A to Z) Share John Geyman’s 58 years in the air as he talks about his book: Flight as a Lifetime Passion: Adventures, Misadventures  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Series

Written on November 29, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back at it again with another of her San Juan Island Lifestyle videos. This time it’s all about making chutney…


Written on November 24, 2017 at 12:17 am, by

Thank you for another wonderful Community Thanksgiving Celebration! We want to give a special thank you to the 100+ volunteers who pitched in to make this wonderful Community Thanksgiving Dinner happen.  Sometimes there were a dozen people in the kitchen mashing potatoes, chopping salad, stirring gravy or washing pots.  Out in the dining room another  Continue Reading

New Shopping Spree Record!

Written on November 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm, by

Shahn McGuire did the Lion’s Club King’s Market Shopping Spree on Tuesday afternoon and broke the previous record for dollar value. In only four minutes Shahn was able to fill shopping carts with $1,076.95 worth of groceries. The previous record of roughly $880.00 was held by Rikki Swin who did the shopping spree in 2015.  Continue Reading

WPPA Honors Ahrenius

Written on November 19, 2017 at 7:52 am, by

The Washington Public Ports Association awarded Life Membership to Mike Ahrenius at their Annual Meeting in Seattle on November 17th.  The plaque reads: “In Recognition of an Outstanding Contribution to the Programs, Purposes and Objectives of the Washington Public Ports Association LIFE MEMBERSHIP is hereby presented to Mike Ahrenius in appreciation of his service to  Continue Reading

Eric Takes First Place

Written on November 16, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Frank Penwell shares this good news for Eric Sable… Three cheers for Eric Sable ‘s talent, discipline, and perseverance. In June of 2017, Eric Sable represented Friday Harbor Grange #225 at the Washington State Grange Convention held at Ocean Shores, WA. Eric played a harmonica with a “beat box vibe.” Eric took first place at  Continue Reading

Love in a Time of Fear

Written on November 16, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

This invitation is shared with you from St. David’s Church… Love in a Time of Fear: Recognizing Muslims as our Neighbors Muslims in the United States have often been subject to racism, xenophobia and scapegoating behaviors and attitudes. The human dignity and human rights of Muslims are often not respected. Since December 2015, Love in  Continue Reading

The Chord of Longing

Written on November 15, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Meet & Greet Author Event at Griffin Bay Bookstore The Chord of Longing by Mother Felicitas Curti Islanders will have the good fortune to meet Shaw Island’s ebullient Mother Felicitas Curti by visiting Griffin Bay Bookstore on Saturday, November 18, 2:00—4:00 pm when she presents her memoir, The Chord of Longing: My Life as Atheist,  Continue Reading

Don Eaton Retirement Party

Written on November 14, 2017 at 5:37 am, by

All are welcome! Please join us for a retirement celebration honoring Judge Donald E. Eaton on Friday, December 15 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Open house reception including light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres San Juan County Bar Association Special Presentation at 3:00 p.m. Gathering in the Superior Courtroom & Jury Room San Juan County Courthouse  Continue Reading

Letter of Thanks

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

To the voters and supporters:   Thank you all so much. No one gets elected by themselves. My heartfelt appreciation to all who wrote letters, hosted events, contributed to the campaign, spoke up, and voted! I am honored, and humbled by your support, and belief in me. There’s a lot of work to do, and  Continue Reading

Per Takes 13th Place in the Nation

Written on November 8, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Perham Black Takes 13th Place in the Nation at The Cressy Cup On October 28th and 29th, San Juan County’s Perham “Per” Black, a senior at Spring Street International School competed in the Cressy Cup, considered the United States high school national championships for Laser full rig sailing. The national sailing races were held at  Continue Reading

New ER Doc at PIMC

Written on November 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm, by

New emergency medicine provider joins PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center PeaceHealth welcomes new emergency medicine provider  Krishnaraj “Raj” Jayarama, DO.   Dr. Jayarama earned his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He completed an Internship in Emergency Medicine at Union Hospital in Union, New  Continue Reading

Jensen Retires as Fire Commissioner

Written on November 4, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

John Jensen has recently retired from serving as a Fire Commissioner for Fire District 3. His experience and commitment to our community has been a real asset to San Juan Island.  Jensen began his career working for the US Civil Service Commission as a Security Investigator. He then worked for the National Park Service, first  Continue Reading

Letters for the November Election

Written on November 2, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

You can see letters from individuals supporting our candidates at the links below. Letters are listed in chronological order. As more letters come in, this list will be updated so be sure to check back. For Anna Lisa Lindstrum – Hospital District Commissioner Robbie Lawson Louise Dustrude Kerwin Johnson John and Emily Geyman Martha Scott  Continue Reading

A 1987 Thanksgiving Poem of Memories

Written on November 1, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Historical Museum checks in with the November edition of their History Column… “Your grandma used to tell me about the land, every bit these young people cleared by hand.” This was a King family memory included in a poem read on Thanksgiving Day thirty years ago at the Friday Harbor Grange Hall, where  Continue Reading


Written on October 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm, by

It’s Halloween in Friday Harbor and you know what that means… Yup! Kids on parade! Click on the images below to see who all you recognize. But it’s not only kids – after the parade you’ll see photos of adults around town who got into the halloween spirit as well. Enjoy!

Happy Halloween

Written on October 31, 2017 at 3:46 pm, by

Stillpoint School shares this photo and wishes everyone a Happy Halloween! Thanks for sharing!

Chamber of Commerce Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 31, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Salty Fox Coffee is the passion project of owner/manager Andrea Hampton. Andrea moved to San Juan Island in 2007, shortly after graduating from WSU. As the daughter of a fisherman, she has always felt a strong connection with the ocean and its salty fresh air. Andrea worked as a property and casualty agent at Safe  Continue Reading

SJIMA Artists Talk

Written on October 30, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Next Saturday, SJIMA Artists Jean Behnke & Michael Peterson will talk about their works, their methods and the materials they when creating their art. In addition to their sculptures and ​printwork, the exhibit includes photographs by internationally known photographer  Peter deLory, and forest paintings and drawings by ​port of Olympia artist​ Kathy Gore Fuss. Admission includes access to, and takes place  Continue Reading

Thank You to the LCC

Written on October 30, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

To the personnel of Life Care Center of San Juan Island, My dad was a resident at the Life Care Center for approximately 2 years. I just want to thank everyone there for taking care of him while he was there. I wanted to send a “thank you” before it all dissolved, but time ran  Continue Reading

Jim Lett Retiring

Written on October 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

OPALCO Board Member Jim Lett to Retire; Candidates Sought for Board Appointment OPALCO Board Member Jim Lett has announced his retirement in order to spend more time with his “crowd of grandchildren.” Lett will retire on January 31, 2018 and the member Election & Governance Committee is seeking applications from candidates from District 3 (Lopez,  Continue Reading