By Anna V. Smith
By Anna V. Smith
Frederick 'Fred' Garnet Popham
All islanders are invited! The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the upcoming Island Light Festival on Dec. 4.
At its regular monthly public meeting Nov. 3, the board of natural resources began the process of comparing five alternative proposals aimed at conserving habitat for the marbled murrelet on state trust lands in western Washington.
By Sheila Harley
Bungie, a female golden retriever owned by Roy Kight of Friday Harbor, received honorary license number #0001 to kick off San Juan County's 2016 dog licensing season.
Kurt and Peggy are unusual in San Juan Island Fire & Rescue in that they are residents of Brown Island. The Longs, assigned to Station 37 on Brown Island, are caretakers there as well as firefighters.
Friday Harbor Grange #225 hosted a Vietnam Veterans Reception dinner to honor the 50 year anniversary of the start of the war. There are 157 Vietnam veteran members of American Legion 163.
Mike Chadwick died peacefully at home Nov. 4, after waging a three year battle with cancer. He lived a quiet life of devotion to his work, honor to his country, and love for his family and friends.
The event raised $3,500 to support Island Rec programs and events.
– Submitted by San Juan County
Paul Tracy Schwedler, 93, of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5 at his home in Friday Harbor.
Have you ever considered volunteering with Wolf Hollow WRC?
Last week, after many years of service, the heating system broke at the Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society. The repairs needed are extensive and although parts are on order; they are not due to arrive for several days.
The Annual No Cost Turkey Dinner at Friday Harbor High School Cafeteria is on Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m.
– Submitted by PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center
The San Juan Community Home Trust is on the move again: Two more homes are came to phase two of Sun Rise, the new neighborhood of permanently affordable homes now being developed by San Juan Community Home Trust. The houses, from Victoria B.C., were brought by barge to the boat ramp at Jackson Beach, arriving at 10 a.m. Nov. 19.
— Submitted by the Whale Museum