Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 393 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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Free Community Thanksgiving celebrates 18 years

When Minnie and Jim Kynch moved to the San Juans, they missed…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 8:34am

Students show off their broadway talents in “The Grunch”

Disgruntled six grader, Rudy Grunch, is determined to ruin the school play…

  • Nov 17th, 2016 3:37pm

Indigenous history of sciences

Navajos used stars to test vision by staring at the night sky.…

  • Nov 11th, 2016 1:30am

Skydivers inspire students

The threat of rain did not dampen the excitement of the middle…

  • Nov 4th, 2016 4:01pm

Parking barricades at courthouse removed

Several voters dropping off their voting ballots Wednesday, Nov. 2 were not…

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 1:04pm

Parking barricades at courthouse removed

Several voters dropping off their voting ballots Wednesday, Nov. 2 were not happy to find no parking in front of courthouse.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016 7:53pm

Vampires, unicorns and more in the Halloween Parade- Slide show

The Spooks came out for Halloween.

  • Nov 1st, 2016 12:04pm

Friday Harbor High School homecoming parade-show

Friday Harbor High School students showed off their homecoming floats Friday.

  • Oct 28th, 2016 4:37pm

Housing discussed at San Juan Island Visitors Bureau’s luncheon

“Housing was on the menu” at the annual San Juan Island Visitors Bureau’s luncheon Oct. 26 at Brickworks.

  • Oct 28th, 2016 7:55pm

A new ‘SAFE San Juans’ facility? – Slideshow


  • Oct 27th, 2016 12:30am

Wolverines v La Conner womens soccer game- slideshow


  • Oct 26th, 2016 6:05pm

Candidates confer and clash at forum

More than 60 San Juan Islanders came out for the San Juan County League of Women Voters Candidate Forum, Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Grange in Friday Harbor, moderated by Steve Bowman. The forum consisted of local council candidates, state senate candidates, as well as Representative District 2 candidates Rick Larsen and Marc Hennemann.

  • Oct 24th, 2016 9:50pm

Soroptimist, making a difference | Women in Business Special

For the last 20 years, Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor has been making a difference for women and girls county-wide. It began with the vision of Pat Hansen, founder of the club.

  • Oct 23rd, 2016 8:30am

Protecting the islands, one global issue at a time | Women in Business special

Protecting the islands has grown beyond problems occurring within the borders of the county. Friends of the San Juans are looking forward to see how they can tackle global issues that also impact the San Juans.

  • Oct 20th, 2016 8:30am

Feast your eyes

Dim the lights, grab the popcorn, and prepare to be entertained, inspired and enlightened because the Friday Harbor Film Festival is gearing up for their fourth annual event.

  • Oct 19th, 2016 9:38pm

SAFE San Juans fundraiser – slideshow


  • Oct 11th, 2016 12:24am

Fall Farm Parade Slideshow


  • Oct 3rd, 2016 11:39pm

Wolverines boys soccer team wins in Tuesdays game


  • Sep 30th, 2016 7:22pm

Wolverines boys soccer Thursday game slide show


  • Sep 30th, 2016 7:20pm

Music for the children

Music man Steve Moore is a new teacher at the Friday Harbor Elementary School this year and his class room reverberates with sounds of excitement.

  • Sep 27th, 2016 5:27pm

The new San Juan Island Museum of Art exhibits are rooted in the natural world.

From Nicole Pietrantoni's frozen images of the arctic, to Dianne Kornbergs' representations of nature's evidence, the new San Juan Island Museum of Art exhibits are rooted in the natural world.

  • Sep 13th, 2016 4:01pm

Tedx 2016 | ‘Quality of Life’

From the front lines of gang violence to the ivory keys beneath Grisha Krivchenia's fingers, this year's TEDx event, themed "Quality of Life," will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Sep 10th, 2016 8:30am

Gov. Inslee meets with orca advocates on top of Mt. Grant

Washington Governor Jay Inslee had a whirlwind visit to the San Juan Islands over Labor Day weekend. He visited John O. Linde Community Park and Mt. Grant where he was greeted by orca activists. On the rocky hills of the mountain they held banners encouraging the breaching of two lower snake river dams.

  • Sep 7th, 2016 6:54pm

The Golden Rule stops in Friday Harbor

In 1958, four Quakers sailed on the boat the Golden Rule into the Marshall Islands' nuclear testing zone, igniting a global anti-nuclear weapon protest movement. The Quakers spent 60 days in prison, but the world heard the message loud and clear.

  • Sep 6th, 2016 5:21pm

Volunteer Fire Fighter Joan Byrne

Joan Byrne was a member of the first combined Town and District Structural Firefighter recruit class held in 2001. She was an active firefighter for ten years until she developed arthritis in her hands and felt that she was a safety hazard to her fellow fighters. So, she came out of the "hot zone" and became a member of the logistics team for San Juan Island Fire and Rescue.

  • Sep 1st, 2016 8:30am

Should we worry about drought?

Under the sweltering heat of one of the hottest days in San Juan County this year, a crowd gathered to learn what they can do to diminish global warming and its impacts on water systems.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 8:33am

Larsen tours Sun Rise Neighborhood

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) visited the San Juan Community Home Trust's Sun Rise Neighborhood last Friday in an effort to learn more about the issues that affect islanders. The most recent project on the Sun Rise development has been renovating quaint cottages barged from Victoria, British Columbia.

  • Aug 25th, 2016 12:21am

Education and courage – Guest column

By Danna Diaz, Ph.D.

  • Aug 24th, 2016 8:34am

Thor Hanson speaks at Master Gardeners event

Author and biologist Thor Hanson (thorhanson.net) will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Gardening Workshop presented by the San Juan County Master Gardeners on October 1, 2016. As the first speaker at this day-long event, Thor will talk to us about seeds, based on his recent book, "The Triumph of Seeds." Have you ever wondered how the chili got its spice, what puts the buzz in coffee or how seeds have influenced everything from the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the Industrial Revolution to the shape of the human race? Thor will talk about all this and more.

  • Aug 24th, 2016 8:33am

Science and all that Jazz

Kindergartners gather around the buckets placed on the tables in their class, squealing ensues as they get up close, even touching the creatures, starfish, sea cucumbers, inside.

  • Aug 21st, 2016 8:30am

Master canoe builder visiting the islands

The Lummi Nation's presence in the San Juan Islands goes back for hundreds of years.

  • Aug 10th, 2016 4:29pm

“A River Migration”

Shortly after the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, renowned artist Gu Xiong found himself in Canada, observing salmon in the Fraser River. The seeds of his exhibit "The River Migration" were sewn.

  • Aug 4th, 2016 4:27pm

Where have all the salmon gone?

Once tipping the scales at over 120 pounds, Chinook salmon have always been the staple of Southern resident orca whales, according to Deborah Giles, research director and projects manager for the Center of Whale Research.

  • Jul 27th, 2016 4:24pm

Wags to riches

Tahitian dancing, Polynesian fare, dogs decked out in their best leis, and more than a couple celebrities are a few things attendees can expect at the Animal Protection Society's "Luau on the Lawn" benefit.

  • Jul 22nd, 2016 8:30am

Immigration polices. At a glance

The San Juan School District,and planning committee members held a free workshop about immigration policies on July 16, in the San Juan County Community Theatre.

  • Jul 21st, 2016 8:30am

Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare Under the Stars

"Romeo and Juliet," the ultimate story of young love gone wrong will be performed in venues through out the islands, as Stage Left opens its 18th annual Shakespeare "under the stars."

  • Jul 8th, 2016 4:54pm

Girls on Ice – a wilderness adventure

Christelle Inema, Spring Street International School exchange student from Rwanda has not had much experience with snow or ice but she will spend 12 days trekking about Alaskan glaciers from June 17-28, in the program of a life time "Girls on Ice".

  • Jun 29th, 2016 7:01pm

Bugs, here to solve world hunger

He has been called a champion of the obscure, and David George Gordon, writer of Eat-A-Bug Cook Book, as well as books on slugs, snails, tarantulas and cockroaches, admits that is a fair description of himself.

  • Jun 26th, 2016 8:30am