Heather Spaulding

Heather posted 429 stories to The Journal of the San Juan Islands.
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A snapshot of history

For reasons known only to the Canadian military, in 1932 pilots spent…

  • Mar 29th, 2020 1:30am

Community rallies for Pet Pantry

Submitted by the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Between Friday, Feb.…

  • Mar 20th, 2020 3:00pm

‘Jekyll’s Hydes,’ a comedy about acceptance

**UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to coronavirus** Friday Harbor Middle…

  • Mar 15th, 2020 1:01pm

Wolverine Fastpitch ready to play ball

*ALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELED* The Wolverine ladies fastpitch…

  • Mar 13th, 2020 1:30am

Wolverines baseball is ready to hit it out of the park

*ALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELED* With a combination of…

  • Mar 12th, 2020 10:32am
Jay Holt and Sucia. (Contributed photo)

Deputy Sucia, armed with a keen sense of smell

There is a new deputy in town, and she’s armed with a…

  • Mar 5th, 2020 1:30am
Jay Holt and Sucia. (Contributed photo)

Stewardship plate on track with sales

In three years, $100,000 will be available for an array of local…

  • Feb 28th, 2020 1:30am

League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Year Mark

Submitted by The League of Women Voters of the San Juans The…

  • Feb 27th, 2020 1:30am

Dynamic art comes to SJIMA this spring

As spring approaches, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art is preparing…

  • Feb 24th, 2020 1:30am

Friday Harbor man charged with drug possession and harboring a minor

Stuart Gray Piff, 35, of Friday Harbor, was charged with two controlled…

  • Feb 22nd, 2020 1:30am
League of Women Voters celebration. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

League of Women Voters celebrates 100 years

In honor of the 100th birthday of the National League of Women…

  • Feb 22nd, 2020 1:30am
League of Women Voters celebration. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

For love and community

Tom and Diana Sibert — both presidents of prominent Friday Harbor service…

  • Feb 14th, 2020 1:30am
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                                Regan Taylor and Dean Kinnaman walk down the aisle.

Kinnaman-Taylor wedding

Submitted by the Kinnaman - Taylor family It is with joy and…

  • Feb 12th, 2020 1:30am
Contributed photo
                                Regan Taylor and Dean Kinnaman walk down the aisle.

Realities of journalism in “Time Stands Still”

During an era of fake news accusations and threats of violence against…

  • Feb 5th, 2020 1:30am
Fred Woods and Kari McVeigh at the January 2020 San Juan Island School Board meeting. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Woods officially appointed as superintendent

The San Juan Island School District has a newly selected superintendent —…

  • Jan 31st, 2020 2:56pm
Fred Woods and Kari McVeigh at the January 2020 San Juan Island School Board meeting. (Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Building an America’s Cup boat

Mars Le Baron’s love of sailing began at 9-years-old while tooling around…

  • Jan 30th, 2020 1:30am

Island singer-songwriter Emree Franklin gets career advice from veteran musician Sheryl Crow

As the daughter of falconers, island singer-songwriter Rianna “Emree” Franklin based her…

  • Jan 19th, 2020 1:30am

Students aim for thespian honors with “Little Shop of Horrors”

Friday Harbor students are performing one of their biggest shows yet with…

  • Jan 8th, 2020 1:30am

Hospice – caring and fulfilling bucket lists

The end of one’s life can be physically painful, emotional and complex…

  • Jan 3rd, 2020 1:30am

Chamber award winners announced

The Brickworks building was decked out for the season just in time…

  • Dec 18th, 2019 1:30am

More upcoming performances to warm your soul this winter

Deck the Halls and trim the tree, the Journal of the San…

  • Dec 17th, 2019 1:30am
Left: “She’s Like the Wind” by Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso; top center: “Star Flower” by Becky Kilpatrick; top right: “Intrigue” by Jill Karr; bottom center: “Dium Camas” by Robert Dash; bottom right: “Garden Totem” by Osa Caudill. (Contributed photos)

Local artists showcased at SJIMA

Islanders have the opportunity to check out the creations of their friends…

  • Dec 15th, 2019 1:30am
Left: “She’s Like the Wind” by Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso; top center: “Star Flower” by Becky Kilpatrick; top right: “Intrigue” by Jill Karr; bottom center: “Dium Camas” by Robert Dash; bottom right: “Garden Totem” by Osa Caudill. (Contributed photos)

Sneak Preview of Winterfest events

With the next month set to be bustling with holiday activity, the…

  • Dec 6th, 2019 1:30am

Hospital district honors leaving commissioners

It was the last meeting for three of the San Juan Public…

  • Nov 29th, 2019 12:52pm

How to share paradise

The pace of island life ebbs and flows slowly, like soft rolling…

  • Nov 29th, 2019 1:30am

A county without animal control

Without enough cases to warrant a full-time animal control officer, islanders struggle…

  • Nov 25th, 2019 11:16am

Smelling a cure for Parkinsons

Dog and medical enthusiasts gathered to support and learn more about PADs…

  • Nov 20th, 2019 1:30am

Going for the gold

A dark shadow flies through the air contrasting against the bright blue…

  • Nov 17th, 2019 1:30am

Friday Harbor Schools salute veterans

The Friday Harbor High School band was already playing as students filed…

  • Nov 11th, 2019 5:09pm
K25 (Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research/contributed photo)

Gone, but not forgotten

Islanders paid tribute to three Southern resident orcas, Princess Angeline, J17, Scoter,…

  • Nov 11th, 2019 1:30am
K25 (Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research/contributed photo)
The Anacortes Marathon Oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background. (Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo)

Neighboring oil refineries eyeing expansions

Two oil refineries neighboring San Juan County are proposing expansion projects. Phillips…

  • Nov 5th, 2019 11:16am
The Anacortes Marathon Oil refinery with Mt. Baker in the background. (Walter Siegmund, CC BY 2.5/contributed photo)

Children haunt the streets of Friday Harbor | Gallery

Superheroes, Muppets, villains and wild animals were set loose upon the sleepy…

  • Oct 31st, 2019 2:08pm

Friday Harbor Film Festival wraps up seventh year

As the seventh annual Friday Harbor Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday,…

  • Oct 29th, 2019 9:37am
(Heather Spaulding/staff photo)

Thrill of the World | Gallery

Zombies crawled to the San Juan County Fairgrounds to participate in the…

  • Oct 28th, 2019 5:43pm
(Heather Spaulding/staff photo)
(Cyndi Brast/contributed photo)

Backyard dragons, zombies and mysterious aliens

Miniature dragons, zombies, monsters with terrifying mandibles and more fascinating insects surround…

  • Oct 27th, 2019 1:30am
(Cyndi Brast/contributed photo)
Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)

Entries still accepted for butterfly land preservation

In an attempt to protect the Island Marble Butterfly, the Washington State…

  • Oct 22nd, 2019 1:30am
Island Marble butterfly (Thor Hanson/contributed photo)

‘For fun’ store turns into a great gig

From wardrobe basics like jeans and sneakers to more glamorous dresses, blouses…

  • Oct 20th, 2019 1:30am
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                                Olivia Meenan and Bristol Halverson make calls during the 2018 Phone-A-Thon.

Public Schools Foundation step up where state falls short

As the Washington State Legislature continues to grapple with how to fund…

  • Oct 20th, 2019 1:30am
Contributed photo
                                Olivia Meenan and Bristol Halverson make calls during the 2018 Phone-A-Thon.

Island communities welcome new midwives | Women in Business profile

The small red building on Nichols Street that has housed a vast…

  • Oct 18th, 2019 4:36pm

Sea Scouts of the San Juans

Unfazed by the Pacific Northwest drizzle, the young members of the newly…

  • Oct 13th, 2019 1:30am