Dream Builders is a highly successful middle school transition program that began in Portland in 2013. This program offers special needs students and their parent’s self-determination around future dreams and goals past high school.
An annual fundraiser, proceeds from Peace Island Volunteers Easter Basket Sale benefit several projects spearheaded by the group: The Angel Fund, cancer care projects and the Children's Emergency Room Stuffed Animal Project.
In most towns and cities, the word “commute” conjures an image of concrete, gridlock traffic jams—but not in the San Juan Islands.
Niki was a beloved wife to Gregory Allen Truesdale, an outstandingly loving mother to her three children Jeremy, Jessica, and Sierra, a proud and nurturing grandmother and aunt; a caring sister and daughter, and a very kind and supportive friend to many.
EJ graduated from San Jose State, went to law school but didn’t finish because he met, fell in love with and married Kathleen Kay, who talked him out of law school and taught him the real estate and construction business instead. A perfect choice for EJ, and for the rest of his working life that’s what EJ did.
San Juan Island Rotary Club awarded a total of $1,000 in prizes to the top two contestants, and to their respective classes and schools, at the conclusion of 10th annual community spelling bee competition. All 22 contestants received a commemorative medal for participating in the event.
Daniel “Danny” James Erickson, 59, a lifelong islander of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away from a brain tumor in Bellingham, Wash. on March 9, 2015.
The achievements and aspirations of four local women were celebrated as Friday Harbor Soroptimist honored the recipients of its 2015 award-winners at the group's annual Notable Women's Luncheon, March 6, at the Mullis Center.
The tenth annual Rotary Club Spelling Bee will be held March 12, 3:30 p.m., at San Juan Community Theatre.
Frank Mulcahy was an avid hockey enthusiast and was a lifelong fan of the New York Rangers. He enjoyed travel and loved animals. He was proud of his Irish heritage and was an entertaining storyteller.
The San Juan Island Library is this year's recipient of the EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award from the Public Library Association, an affiliate of the American Library Association, which recognizes a public library serving a population of 10,000 or less that demonstrates excellence of service to its community.
Working in consultation with school nurse Martha Sharon, members of the Leo Club, a total of 38 students in grades 9-12, helped to raise $1,000, along with its parent club, the Friday Harbor Lions Club, for the purchase of a new vision-check system. It includes an electronic letter chart, "lens-less" glasses that cover each eye when the other is being tested and a new monitor.
The three finalist vying for San Juan Island School District's top administrative assignment will be on island March 9-10, and March 16 (a change from the previous schedule), respectively, to meet with district staff, officials and the public. Click on this article to find out a bit about each.
San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College will offer new classes this spring as part of community education.
Outgoing and gregarious, Alfred made friends wherever he went. He was proud of his 300 bowling score, and of his holes-in-one in golf. He had a big heart which at last, gave out.
Look for Santa and his merry band of elves to make landfall at about 5 p.m.