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Simonsen filling in at St. David’s during transition
The Rev. Doug Simonsen is the priest in charge at St. David’s Episcopal Church during the transition in rectors at the church.

The Rev. Nancy Tiederman has retired.

Father Simonsen comes to St. David’s from Anacortes, where he has served as a member of the support clergy for the Komo Kulshan Cluster of five Episcopal and Lutheran churches in the Skagit Valley.

The Vestry invites islanders to come to services at 8 and 10 Sunday mornings and meet Father Simonsen. St. David’s is located at 760 Park St., Friday Harbor. Call 378-5360. Visit

Barnard’s latest on display at Museum of Art
Island Museum of Art is exhibiting San Juan Island artist Bryn Barnard’s illustrations from “The Land of Smaerd,” a newly published children’s book by authors Angela Russell and Andrea von Botefuhr.

“The Land of Smaerd” (“dreams” spelled backwards) is a story about a world where all things are possible — an unlimited realm where dreams, constructed through pure imagination, take shape and unfold as reality.

The show opens Tuesday and continues through Sept. 12 with an opening reception on Aug. 15. Call 370-5050 or visit

Wahl and canine partner graduate from Guide Dogs
Darlene Wahl of Friday Harbor graduated recently with a Sable German Shepherd Guide Dog named Ingrid at her side.

The duo completed a month of intensive training at Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, Calif.

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