Topic: People

Paul Kollet on Piano

Written on August 25, 2018 at 10:22 am, by

Appearing at Mr. Believable’s on Sunday, August 26, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. Come hear local musician Paul Kollet play some great songs on the piano. From Chopin to Coldplay, Adele to Elton John – From Beatles to U2 , From Pearl Jam to many more! Great Music Makes for a Great Time!

Congratulations Ana and Mariah!

Written on August 22, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

This year Friday Harbor High School students Ana Anderson and Mariah Daniher (class of 2018) were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the 37th annual Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute. It was the first time FHHS students have entered the competition. Ana’s piece Close Your Eyes and Fly Away was chosen  Continue Reading

Paragliding Through Smoky Skies

Written on August 22, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Local photographer John Miller shares this photo… Hello SJ Update – I caught this fellow flying around the winery, in the gray! Fan powered motion! Nikon d500, f2, 200mm at f4 and 1/3000 sec. John

One of the Hottest New Ways to Show Art

Written on August 21, 2018 at 7:53 pm, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is offering a workshop to transform your art-and it is fun! This special workshop is for any one who wants to take advantage of the one of the hottest ways to show art today- no matter the medium, two-dimensional or three-dimensional art. Join Ray Pfortner on Sunday,  Continue Reading

Wednesday at Brickworks

Written on August 20, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The SJC Democrats invite you to this event on Wednesday night… Please join us at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 22 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor to hear and participate in a discussion of recent developments in U.S. foreign, trade, and immigration policies in the Trump era, followed by Q&A. The discussion will be led  Continue Reading

Island Senior: An Evening With Local Writers

Written on August 18, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… You don’t have to spend much time here to realize that we have a wealth of local talent on our small Island. Our artists, musicians, and thespians are often on display but it is unusual to see a room full  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Art Sale

Written on August 17, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

First Ever Sale of Leo Lambiel’s Personal Art Collection to Benefit Orcas Center Leo Lambiel may be the greatest San Juan Islands art collector of all time. After almost 50 years of collecting, the Leo Lambiel Art Sale on 25 & 26 August 2018, held at Lambiel’s waterfront home on the east shore of Eastsound,  Continue Reading

Explore The Salish Sea: A Nature Guide For Kids

Written on August 15, 2018 at 9:47 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are excited to host an evening for both kids and adults. Come out for Joe Gaydos’ lively and inter-active book talk– Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids— at the Library on Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 pm. This is a book that children and  Continue Reading

Strong to the Core Pilates

Written on August 14, 2018 at 9:18 am, by

You may already know this, but for those who don’t, there’s a new Pilates studio in town. Debbie Warren moved from New England to the island with her husband and grown daughter in February and has opened a studio on A Street. Her studio is called Strong to the Core Pilates and she provides private  Continue Reading

Of Signs, Land, and People

Written on August 14, 2018 at 8:40 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning… My thanks to those who voted in the primary election.  Shortly after the election, Team Gaylord removed most of the Re-Elect Gaylord for Prosecutor signs from our scenic roadways.  I believe residents and visitors deserve to finish the summer with a landscape without interruption. I hope voters will  Continue Reading

SJI Chamber Featured Member of the Month: Mr. Believables

Written on August 9, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Mr. Believables is a community-minded BBQ restaurant serving pulled pork, smoked brisket and fried chicken among other things including vegetarian and vegan foods. There is a focus on local sourcing from the Island’s farms. Every day has a different special – from Ron’s Island Meats sausages, to Matt Marinkovitch’s Salmon, to Aurora Farms pork. Along  Continue Reading

New Teachers at Saint David’s Day School

Written on August 8, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Saint David’s Day School is pleased to announce the addition of two teachers to our staff for the 2018-2019 school year. Danielle Niichel is a Child Psychology graduate of Western Washington University; she will be our lead classroom teacher for the coming school year. Alana Huntemer comes to us from the Early Childhood Education program  Continue Reading

Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?

Written on August 6, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

“Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?” with David George Gordon Author and Washington Humanities Speaker David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon. David discusses the rules of critical thinking and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” by gathering credible evidence that can be used to substantiate the Sasquatch’s status  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Alex Ramel

Written on August 5, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

To the Editor: We thank Representative Kris Lytton for her service to the 40th District and wish her well in her retirement. Kris Lytton did so much to support education in our state. We now need a leader who will work effectively to ensure the future for all of our children and grandchildren. Alex Ramel  Continue Reading

Why We Live on San Juan Island

Written on August 4, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag this morning… We could all make a list of the many reasons we choose to live on San Juan Island, but this afternoon I received another one to add. I was walking to Peace Island Medical Center for a late afternoon appointment. It was a warm afternoon, and I was  Continue Reading

David King, of San Juan Island, Dies in Lopez Island Plane Crash

Written on August 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm, by

August 3, 2018, Roche Harbor, Washington. David King, a long-time resident of San Juan Island, died yesterday in a plane crash near the Lopez Island Airport. There were two highly-experienced pilots on board the single-engine plane, but no survivors. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, but San Juan County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord,  Continue Reading

At WaterWorks Gallery

Written on August 3, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Birds FLY – Recent Works Michael Dickter (Mixed media paintings) and Robin & John Gumaelius (Ceramic Sculpture), on display from August 3rd to 31st. This delightful show represents a fusion of forms: painterly canvases on the wall and ceramic sculptures on pedestals. The gallery is alive with kinetic ceramic creatures from Robin and John, that  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Nick Power

Written on August 3, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning… I am Colleen Kenimond and I am the adult public defender for San Juan County. This is my sixth year in this position, and my 24th in criminal practice both as a defender and as a senior deputy prosecutor in other counties. Normally I would not broadcast my  Continue Reading

Gold in These Waters

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Brewing Takes Home Top Place for Their ESB at the Washington State Brewers Awards Friday Harbor— July 27, 2018 —San Juan Brewing Company proudly took home a Gold medal in the ESB (Extra Special Bitter) category at the Washington State Brewery association awards.  With over 390 breweries in Washington State taking home any  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Lifestyle Video Series

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson is back with this San Juan Island Lifestyle video that shares boating mishaps and issues that can occur while you are having fun boating…

Action needed to ensure the survival of Southern Resident Orca

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag, we have this letter to you written by Christopher Wilson of San Juan Island… I quote Ken Balcomb’s blog found at www.whaleresearch.com/blog. I am writing out of a deep concern for the continued survival of the Southern resident orca pods that have lived much the year for millennia around the San  Continue Reading

Bicycle Rest Area

Written on July 31, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

There’s a new bicycle rest area on the island. About 3 miles from town on Roche Harbor Road, Sam Leigh and Paul Hopkins have made a nice place for bicyclists to stop for a bit and relax, and maybe make a minor repair or adjustment and sit on a couple of lawn chairs in the  Continue Reading