Topic: People

Robert Chapman’s Celebration of Life

Written on July 31, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Next Monday, August 6th from 4:30 to 6:30 you’re invited to come to Brickworks to help celebrate Bob Chapman’s life. There will be food, pictures, paintings and stories. Come share your story about this sweet character.

FHHS Aerospace Design Team

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The following story was written by Daniel Garner… The Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team has passed the 24-hour mark of the 42-hour International Space Settlement Design Competition world championship (ISSDC). Held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the ISSDC brings in 250 high school students from nine countries to take part in an aerospace  Continue Reading

Letters

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning… To the editor: For more than fifty years my home base was on Waldron Island where I beachcombed logs to build a house and where I raised a family. During that time I also spent several years commuting to Mt. Vernon and Friday Harbor to work in their  Continue Reading

Buying Property in the San Juans

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

Merri Ann Simonson shares some real estate buying tips with you… 1. Select an Agent to Represent You As you may be aware, all of the brokerage firms on San Juan Island are members of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service; therefore, any of the agents can assist you with any of the properties listed with Coldwell  Continue Reading

Different Thoughts

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The following is an invitation to you from Ruth at Waterworks Gallery… The Next Generation of Jewelers – A Curated Jewelry Show July 27 – September 1, 2018 Selected Jewelers: Jennifer Bennett Nina Raizell Hartman Erika Laureno Micki Lippe Tegan Wallace Sara Wilbanks Jewelry is very personal expression. All selected jewelers work daily in their  Continue Reading

Teacher’s Case Against Detective Tossed

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The following was shared with you by the SJC Prosecutor’s Office… Former Teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner’s petition for a citizen complaint for a misdemeanor charge against former Detective Stephen Parker was rejected today by District Court Judge Stewart Andrew.   Judge Stewart Andrew wrote that the “Prosecutor’s office has shown no bad faith or inappropriate reasons for  Continue Reading

Lemon Computers

Written on July 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

In case you missed it – John and Becky Volk are now running their Lemon Computers business out of an office up on Spring Street by Harbor Vet. Originally working out of their garage, they quietly moved into this office space about a year ago and have been selling and servicing computers from there ever  Continue Reading

Orcas Islander Michel Vekved Joins Friends Of The San Juans

Written on July 25, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juans (Friends) announces the addition of Michel Vekved as Director of Philanthropy. Michel will be responsible for increasing the frequency and reach to our community, cultivating and strengthening long term relationships, strategic planning for legacy, and developing major gifts. “I am deeply honored to join the Friends and work with an  Continue Reading

Letter In Support of Alex Ramel

Written on July 24, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

We are writing in strong support of Alex Ramel as a candidate to represent us in the 40th district. Among his many strengths, he has a proven ability to bring people together to work for specific goals. As one example, he built a coalition to create the Community Energy Challenge, an energy upgrade program which  Continue Reading

Aerospace Design Team Trip

Written on July 23, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Lions and LEOs Combine Efforts to Help Fund FHHS Aerospace Design Team Trip BJ Brandli, LEO Club advisor and member of the Lions Club, presents FHHS Aerospace Design Team member Arlo Harold with two checks totaling $900; one for $500 from the Lions Club and one for $400 from the LEOs Club.  These funds will  Continue Reading

Nick Power is Running for Prosecutor

Written on July 23, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a letter from Nick Power regarding his candidacy for SJC Prosecuting Attorney… I’m running for San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney to bring meaningful change to the way the office performs its duties.   I have lived on San Juan Island with my wife Penelope Haskew and our two daughters Chiara and Alison for over ten  Continue Reading

Keith Keyser to talk on Permaculture

Written on July 20, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Islanders can produce an abundance of food for their families while restoring degraded lands and fighting climate change. Tall order, you say? Permaculture designer Keith Keyser will show how it has been done elsewhere and how it can be done here. Join Keyser on Wednesday July 25th at the San Juan Island Grange Hall for  Continue Reading

Best Place Lemonade

Written on July 19, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Best Place Lemonade stand will be open this Saturday, July 21st  from 11:30-2:30 or while supplies last! Over the past four years Vera and Olsen have settled on a fresh lemonade recipe sure to satisfy the thirstiest of customers. Best Place Lemonade stand is located a mile out of town where Turn Point Road and Best  Continue Reading

Biblical Insights From Living In The Middle East

Written on July 19, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The Friday Harbor branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is pleased to announce a special guest presentation by Susan Ellis, Ph.D. She will be speaking on the biblical insights she gained from living in the Middle East and working on excavations in Jordan. She will address how living in the Middle  Continue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

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

Merri Ann Simonson shares another San Juan Island lifestyle video with you. This one is about the Friday Harbor fourth of July parade…

Tribal Leader Appointed to State Salmon Recovery Funding Board

Written on July 16, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Jeromy Sullivan, chair of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board, a state board that awards grants for projects to help return salmon from the brink of extinction. Sullivan has extensive experience in conservation and salmon recovery issues. He has served on the Hood  Continue Reading

Celebrate and Support the Canoe Journey

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

On Friday, July 20, tribal members from British Columbia will arrive on San Juan Island in ocean going canoes as part of the Tribal Canoe Journey “Power Paddle to Puyallup.” This inter-tribal Canoe Journey will end in the territory of the Medicine Creek Nation, which Puyallup Tribe will be hosting July 28 – August 4,  Continue Reading

EMT’s of the Month

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Island EMS would like to recognize our team responders for the month of July. Brad Creesy (Team Foxtrot), Steve Alluise (Team Bravo) and Humberto Orozco (Team Delta) are reliable, efficient and dedicated volunteers each having been with the agency 10+ years. Thank you gentlemen. We hope to continue to see your expertise and  Continue Reading

New Art at Lavendera

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Lavendera invites you to meet their new featured artist… Lavendera Massage new art is the paintings of Jennifer Elise, Come meet her on Friday Night July 20th from 7 pm to 9 pm. Jennifer moved to Friday Harbor seven years ago after living in Nevada, Texas and Arkansas.  Her passion for art is rooted in  Continue Reading

Letter in Support of Alex Ramel

Written on July 11, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this letter from Katie Fleming… Dear Editor, Alex Ramel would be a fantastic representative for the 40th district in Washington. He is a progressive democrat who will champion climate action, affordable housing, healthcare for all, fully funded schools, equal pay for women, and gun violence prevention. Alex  Continue Reading

July 10th is WA Line Worker Appreciation Day

Written on July 8, 2018 at 5:20 am, by

Governor Jay Inslee proclaims July 10 Line Worker Appreciation Day… OPALCO’s team of line workers keep the lights on for more than 11,300 co-op members on 20 islands in San Juan County. That is no small task! Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed July 10, 2018 as Lineworker Appreciation Day and OPALCO invites its members to give  Continue Reading

Kelley Balcomb-Bartok is Back

Written on July 7, 2018 at 5:25 am, by

If you’ve driven out Beaverton Valley lately you may have noticed the rock has a new paint job. That is due to the fact that Kelley Balcomb-Bartok and family have moved back to the Island. Welcome back! Said Kelley, “we couldn’t resist!”