Topic: People

World Champions

Written on July 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm, by

The Friday Harbor team has been named World Champions in this design competition! The following is a letter from Daniel Garner of FHHS… Monday 9:00am Kennedy Space Center Center for Space Education 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals The Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, also known as Island Orbital Technologies (IOTech), has just  Continue Reading

“A Republic, if You Can Keep It”

Written on July 29, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Insights from David M. Kennedy, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University Join the San Juan County Democrats for an evening with David M. Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, to be held from 5:30-7:00 pm on August 8, 2019 at the San Juan Island Grange (152 First Street North, Friday Harbor, WA 98250).  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on July 27, 2019 at 6:20 pm, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with another in her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This time, she’s throwing herself under the bus…

Lori Goldston to Perform at Alchemy Art Center

Written on July 26, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Alchemy Art Center will host Lori Goldston, avant garde cellist best known for her work with Nirvana, for a haunting and immersive performance on Thursday, August 1st at 8pm.  The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor. A $10 donation is requested at the  Continue Reading

APSFH Sends Gratitude For Support

Written on July 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor sends warm thanks to Bella, the granddaughter of APS-FH supporter and animal lover Daryl Grazia, for her hard-earned June gift. Bella, while visiting San Juan Island for a couple weeks this summer engaged in entrepreneurial activity; opening a lemonade stand to raise funds for the APS-FH. Following her  Continue Reading

Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

Written on July 25, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

National Park Service and San Juan Islands Museum of Art Present Special Artist-in-Residence Exhibition The National Park Service and the San Juan Islands Museum of Art are presenting a special exhibition of the park’s Artist-in-Residence, Linda Hyatt Cancel. The exhibition features 18 original pieces of work of American Camp and English Camp in commemorating the  Continue Reading

Work Party for Home Trust

Written on July 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

On July 18th, thirteen regional and district managers of Wells Fargo Bank from around the state of Washington, descended on San Juan Island for a day of volunteering at the San Juan Community Home Trust’s Sun Rise II neighborhood. All wearing red Wells Fargo T Shirts, the group came ready to help wherever needed. The  Continue Reading

Soroptimist Helps Launch Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team

Written on July 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Excitement was high as Soroptimist officers presented a check for $1,000 to members of the Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team to support their participation at NASA in the World Championship of the International Space Settlement Design Competition. A team of 12 Students, instructor Dan Garner and 3 chaperones leave this Wednesday to the Kennedy Space  Continue Reading

Lecture on Evidence-Based Conservation

Written on July 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor Labs is excited to welcome, Dr. Anna Metaxas, our 2019 Illg Lecturer on August 7 at the Community Theater at 7 PM. Dr. Metaxas is from Dalhousie University and her topic will be “Evidence-based conservation: designing well-connected Marine Protected Areas.” Please join us for this amazing free public lecture followed by refreshments.

3rd Annual Lakedale Music Festival

Written on July 18, 2019 at 7:21 am, by

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is pleased to present their third annual jazz festival featuring jazz guitarist Brian Nova. Attendees will enjoy performances in the Meadow and on Lakedale’s lodge deck overlooking beautiful Neva Lake. Festival proceeds will benefit the San Juan Islands School Music Programs and Terry’s Kids. The festival is open to all  Continue Reading

László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award Entries Open

Written on July 17, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA Friday Harbor Film Festival is seeking entries into the 2019 competition for the László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award. Recognizing young talent in filmmaking, it will be presented to the creator of the best student short film during the Festival to be held October 25-27. All student films will be screened by  Continue Reading

Fading Sound

Written on July 15, 2019 at 7:54 am, by

On July 15th at the Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street, we will be showing a documentary film called “Fading Sound” that was produced by Friday Harbor High School students Blake Budwill and Luke Erikson. This film focuses on the threats facing Southern Resident killer whales. Blake Budwill will be  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate Update

Written on July 13, 2019 at 7:07 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson checks in with her 2nd Quarter, 2019 Real Estate Report… The second quarter results which complete the first half of the year for San Juan Island were similar to the first quarter. Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume on San Juan Island was $54,508,838 with a total of 81 transactions. The numbers  Continue Reading

Help Carol Whalen Fight Meningitis

Written on July 12, 2019 at 6:58 am, by

Carol’s daughters Desirae and Bristol are asking for your help. Here they are with the story… Carol Whalen needs our help battling a severe case of bacterial meningitis. Beyond the infection being extremely dangerous, her heart, kidneys, lungs, and blood have also taken a serious hit. Doctors have made it clear that she is in  Continue Reading

New Homeowner for the Home Trust

Written on July 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Home Trust has a new Homeowner! Debbie Lawson, a long-time San Juan Islander purchased a home in the Sun Rise neighborhood this month. Saying that it has been quite a while since she had a proper kitchen, she now looks forward to her granddaughter being able to walk to “Nana’s” so that they may  Continue Reading

The Ruth Moody Band

Written on July 10, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Coming to San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm, it’s the Ruth Moody Band Ruth Moody is a two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, received  Continue Reading

Letter from Hospital District

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Healthcare has for many years provided care to island residents as an independent private practice, particularly in the field of geriatrics and pediatrics. As founder Burk Gossom, M.D., approaches retirement this November we hope that a way will be found to replace him. We wish him well as he goes into the next  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Video Series

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares another video in her San Juan Island Lifestyle series. This one is about how to celebrate the 4th of July

Summer Film Series

Written on July 8, 2019 at 7:12 am, by

John and Molly are a young married couple who want to live a meaningful life. He is a wildlife photographer (and also the director of this film) and she is a chef and food blogger. When they are evicted from their apartment (their rescue dog won’t stop barking), they decide to turn a hazy dream  Continue Reading

Thanks!

Written on July 8, 2019 at 7:10 am, by

Lori Stokes writes to share this with you… The collection of food and personal care items during our July 4th parade was a huge success! As a community, we together managed to fill up the back of an entire pick-up truck in support of the Food Bank and the Family Resource Center. Many thanks to  Continue Reading

Fiftieth Reunion

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:21 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion on September 14, 2019. We would like to invite all of those who were in our class over the years to join us. For more information please e-mail Wendy at sjtrophy@rockisland.com or see us on Facebook at Friday Harbor High School Class  Continue Reading

Thank You Friday Harbor

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:20 am, by

Jim and Minnie Knych share this letter of thanks with you… Thank you, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and citizens of San Juan Island.  We are honored to have been the Grand Marshals of the 2019 Independence Day Parade. For twenty years, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner has been a labor of love for us  Continue Reading