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The Friday Harbor Town Council has long grappled with how to help walk-on ferry passengers connect with rides.

Taxi zone being considered on Front Street

The Friday Harbor Town Council has long grappled with how to help walk-on ferry passengers connect with rides.

Councilwoman Carrie Brooks has brought an idea to the table.

Brooks’ plan would set aside parking in the ferry landing area for different classifications of vehicles.

A zone for shuttle buses and kayak tour vans would be established on East Street next to the ferry lanes. A taxi zone would be established on the other side of East Street.

On Front Street in front of the ice cream shop, parking would be allowed for 15-minute intervals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and for 30 minutes from 1-5 p.m.

Across the street, space would be provided for commercial loading and unloading and taxis.

All taxis would have a time limit of either 15 or 30 minutes.

Hotel shuttles would be allowed to pick up and drop off customers in the Memorial Park traffic circle.

Council members discussed the proposal Thursday, with no decision being made. They are expected to discuss the proposal in the future.

— Maddie Leiren

Portraits of locals chosen for photo show

Portraits of two local women were selected for display at the Print Salon at the recent Professional Photographers of Washington Conference in Wenatchee.

The first portrait is a black and white image of Hanna Burke, daughter of Christopher and Cynthia Burke of Friday Harbor. The portrait, titled “Bella Donna,” shows Hanna as a stunning but mysterious beauty.

The second portrait is a color image of Ruth Offen in her art gallery, waterworks, in Friday Harbor. That image, titled “On Her Pedestal,” shows Offen sitting on a pedestal surrounded by paintings hanging in the gallery.

Both portraits are by local photographer Mark Gardner of Rainshadow Photographics in Friday Harbor. Gardner had a third image, a black and white image of his son, Ben, titled “The Dark Side,” also selected for display.

Gardner will be one of the presenters at the next Professional Photographers of Washington conference this fall in the Tri-Cities.

Best Western manager, friends raise $ for cure

Janeen Jennings of Best Western Friday Harbor Suites and her friends, Karla Lawson and Tiffany McCutcheon, will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the Seattle Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk on Sept. 12-14.

The event benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust.

After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for critical research and community outreach programs.

“We have participated in the Relay For Life in Friday Harbor over the past few years, but wanted to do something more,” Jennings said.

“As a Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk participant, I have an opportunity to celebrate breast cancer survivorship, honor those who lost their lives to the disease, and ultimately, have an enormous impact on awareness and funding for breast cancer research and community outreach programs.

“The Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk is challenging and fun, and the memory of my personal accomplishment will last a lifetime.”

The Seattle Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk will start the morning of Sept. 12 and end with the Closing Ceremony the afternoon of Sept. 14. The walkers will cover about 20 miles a day, traveling at their own pace.

To help Jennings, Lawson and McCutcheon reach their goal, make a donation or join their team at Click on “Donate Now!”

“We aren’t asking for a lot, just requesting a $20 donation from anyone who would like to help us reach our goal of $6,600,” Jennings said.

“We can do this $20 at a time. We really appreciate your support.”