Topic: People

Angela Anderson Named to National Leadership Group

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Angela Anderson, Executive Director of the San Juan Preservation Trust, has been tapped to join the Land Trust Leadership Council, an elite group of nationally recognized leaders in the land trust field. “As an exceptional land trust executive director, you will bring valuable experience and perspectives to the group,” wrote Andrew Bowman, president and CEO  Continue Reading

Composting: A Way to Mitigate the Effects of Waste on the Environment

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Story by Ayla Ridwan and Raylee Miniken who are participating in the FHHS Community Service Project… San Juan County would greatly benefit from a commercial composter. Commercial composters help to mitigate the effects of waste by eliminating the methane production of compostable items. Composting is the process of decomposing matter. According to O2Compost, a commercial  Continue Reading

Lions Club Helps Kids

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:25 am, by

The Lions Club of San Juan Island has just completed its free eye screening for children in the San Juan Island Elementary and Middle schools, and the Orcas Island Elementary School. In all, over 300 students had their vision checked and 17 of the children were referred for vision problems . Using a Plus Optic  Continue Reading

New CEO for PeaceHealth

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, named PeaceHealth Northwest Chief Executive PeaceHealth announced that Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA, has been named chief executive of the PeaceHealth Northwest network. Prosper held the role of interim chief executive since long-time PeaceHealth leader, Dale Zender retired on Sept. 30, 2019. Prosper joined PeaceHealth in March 2019 as the chief operating  Continue Reading

Hearing Is Believing

Written on October 22, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Rachel Flowers Concerts Following Hearing Is Believing At Friday Harbor Film Festival Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Rachel Flowers, an astonishing, young musician and composer from California, subject of the award-winning documentary Hearing Is Believing, will perform Live following the film’s screenings on Friday, October 25 at 1:15 pm and Saturday, October 26 at 4:15  Continue Reading

New at the Sculpture Park

Written on October 21, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Some new sculpture was installed at San Juan Island Sculpture Park on Saturday, October 12. It is three pieces depicting members of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Left to right in the photo above are Nyssa (L-84, died 2019), Ruffles (J-1, died 2010) and Scoter (K-25, died 2019) all carved from western red cedar by  Continue Reading

Astronauts To Speak At Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on October 19, 2019 at 8:41 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Have you ever dreamed of meeting and talking with actual astronauts? Now is your opportunity to interact with them during the Friday Harbor Film Festival! To enhance two exciting films about the space program, Pete Freeland, John Creighton, and Dr. Terry Stanford will participate in the Festival and speak after  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 18, 2019 at 8:54 am, by

Ogle Fine Art Studio – Terry and Janie Ogle The SJI Chamber of Commerce featured member of the month is Ogle Fine Art Studio. Friday Harbor local artists Terry & Janie Ogle opened the Ogle Fine Art Studio in hopes of displaying their art and having a working small artist studio downtown. Their hope was  Continue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Written on October 15, 2019 at 8:09 am, by

Here’s a San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary from Merri Ann Simonson… The third quarter results for San Juan Island and the County were consistent with the first and second quarter results.   Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume year-to-date on San Juan Island was $84,048,800 with a total of 135 transactions. This reflects a  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Written on October 11, 2019 at 9:12 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Allison Larson as the Volunteer of the Month for October, 2019. Allison started volunteering at the animal shelter in 2016 and has been a loyal and regular volunteer. Allison can always be counted on to cuddle cats, wash dishes and fold laundry. The staff and board  Continue Reading

New After-school Program Manager at Island Rec

Written on October 11, 2019 at 9:08 am, by

Island Rec is proud to announce that Douglas Archuleta is joining the team as the new after-school Program Manager. Doug will be overseeing the Study Time and Afternoon Recreation (STAR) program at Friday Harbor Elementary School. After growing up primarily in King and Kitsap Counties, Doug went to school at Western Washington University where he  Continue Reading

Pajama Musical Hour

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Join children’s musician Nancy Stewart for an evening “Under the Stars” with stories, silliness, and sing-alongs for the San Juan Island Library’s annual Pajama Storytime. Nancy Stewart is an award-winning musician and the creator of SingWithOurKids.com, an early literacy online resource for caregivers. The Pajama Musical Hour is on Friday, October 11th and begins at  Continue Reading

It’s That Time of Year…

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Deb Langhans writes to share some ideas on how to cope with the added stress of the holidays… The holiday season–with its sometimes breathless succession of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s–is steadily advancing. (Geez, just writing that brings tightness to my tummy!) Since my clients are already showing signs of increased anxiety, fatigue,  Continue Reading

APS-FH Says Thanks!

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Animal Protection Society Of Friday Harbor Sends Sincere Gratitude for Adoption Celebration Success APS-FH sends warm thanks to everyone who shared in their first adoption celebration at their new home and helped to make it a huge success. The car parking, manned by the volunteers Paul Felso and Ron Leonard Saturday September 28th was full  Continue Reading

A Farce for Fall: Boeing Boeing

Written on October 4, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The following is a message from SJCT Executive Artistic Director, Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey… In 2008, I was in the middle of my second year of graduate school and really struggling. I had class 9am-5pm, production rehearsal 7pm-11pm, and scene rehearsal 11pm-1am. My coursework was intense, it was the beginning of the Recession, I directed three shows  Continue Reading

Studio JAMM Grand Opening: There’s a new studio in town

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us as Studio JAMM celebrates it’s Grand Opening this Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Located at 15 Second Street N. in Friday Harbor. “J.A.M.M.” is to remind us “Just Add Music & Movement”.  The joyful JAMM concept was brought to life this summer by studio owner Cathi Nett. Cathi has  Continue Reading

Jack Picconi 1944 – 2019

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Jack Picconi, 75, passed away Sept. 1, 2019, at his home in Friday Harbor, WA. after a year-long battle with cancer. Born Jan 7, 1944 to Jane Antle and Joseph Picconi in Seattle, WA. Jack spent his youth in Fremont, where he was the third generation of his family to call the area home. His  Continue Reading

Food, Planet, Future: A Photographer’s Journey with Robert Dash

Written on September 30, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

With the daily news, climate change becomes more of a climate crisis. In his talk, Robert Dash offers observations on how one part of nature–our food–is connected to climate change. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) program will be presented at the San Juan Island Grange #966 at 152 First Street N in  Continue Reading

Island Senior: “Grandma’s Garden” Remembering Belle Mullis

Written on September 30, 2019 at 8:13 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Recently my sister Betty unearthed a piece of applique needlework that I made in the 80s called “Grandma’s Garden”. It was my fanciful depiction of our grandmother Belle Mullis working in her garden. As kids growing up in the  Continue Reading

New Little Free Library at Roche

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

A new Rotary Free Library is now open at Roche Harbor, located near the post office. It was designed and built by Rotarian Paul Mayer and has books gathered by Barb Fagan, Literacy chair.

Beach Habitat Enhancement Project Underway on Shaw

Written on September 26, 2019 at 10:15 am, by

During the recent daytime low tides, Friends of the San Juans and project contractor Zach Crosby of Shaw Island Excavation worked to remove large rock and concrete debris from a stretch of beach on Shaw Island. The project will improve spawning substrate in a year-round forage fish area and compliments similar projects completed in 2017  Continue Reading

Thank You!

Written on September 26, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

Here’s a letter of thanks from the Hospital District… Dear Joyce and Staff, The San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 (SJCPHD #1) wants to formally thank all of you for putting our community’s rehabilitation needs first for the many years you have operated Islanders Physical Therapy & Rehab.   San Juan County residents could  Continue Reading