While cruising MV Topaz from his Bainbridge Island studio, Howell frequently passed San Juan Island land facing southeast that he fell in love with. On the East Coast, he owned land next to the Pollock/Krasner studios in Springs, Long Island, N.Y.
James Meredith could be found most summer weekends at English Camp, explaining what it would have been like to be a British soldier on San Juan Island during the Pig War, proudly wearing his red-and-blue woolen British uniform. He was very gratified last year to be honored as "Volunteer of the Century" by his fellow, equally dedicated, re-enactors and park employees.
Brighten the inevitably dark December evening at the Grange’s winter solstice party Sat., Dec. 20. A holiday potluck begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your favorite dish, its recipe, and a story to share.
The custom of the Blue Star Banner began in WWI as a symbol that a family has a loved one in military service during time of wa
Christmas carols, trees lit up in holiday lights, a basketball tournament, an entertainment extravaganza at the theatre, Friday Harbor was abuzz in activity in the first weekend of December. Here's a look back at some of the highlights.
Kate had a love of the outdoors, travel, adventures and a good laugh. She had a close relationship with God, and always put others before herself. Her kindness and generosity will be missed.
A graveside service for James Lawrence Meredith will take place at Valley Cemetery on Madden Lane, Tuesday, Dec. 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Born in 1924, Meredith died Sunday, Dec. 7, at the age of 90.
In addition to the Christmas tree silent auction, and bidding on the handmade quilt, donated by Rainshadow Quilt Guild, which raised $1,000 for the volunteers' projects benefitting the medical center, attendees were treated to a performance of holiday season songs by the Island Carolers.
Bold, intricate and creative--the Museum of History and Industry will function as a permanent exhibit, and could put the Historical Museum on the map for top things to do on San Juan.
The family invites those attending to wear purple, as it was Greg's favorite color. A benevolence fund has been established in his name at Islanders Bank.
The market will feature vintage items and hand-made creations.
The annual SJCT Holiday Festival fundraiser returns, along with a live, streaming production of The Nutcracker.
Activities include a hat-decorating station, photo booth, games, contests, food, music and more. There are chances to wine prizes donated by local businesses.
Bundle up and prepare to be dazzled and delighted. It's the Dance of the Elders, returning to the streets of Friday Harbor, Thursday, Dec. 11.
In addition to cookies, hot cider and carolers, there's a pre-Santa Ship holiday tradition in store that's sure to light a spark for your holiday spirit as well.