United Way of San Juan County announces that more than $152,600 was raised during its 2009 campaign. The money will help support 31 local programs providing essential services for individuals and families.
Carl Johnson passed away March 5 in Parker, Ariz. He was 80. He was born and raised in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He was the son of Julius and Edna Johnson, both early pioneers of San Juan. Carl attended Friday Harbor schools. His sister Marlene Crosby and his brother Edward Johnson still live on San Juan Island.
It was the kiss seen round the world. A Life magazine photographer captured a Navy sailor kissing a woman on Times Square, a spontaneous celebratory response to the announcement that World War II had ended. American Legion Post 163 will remember that moment and honor World War II veterans with a special dinner and a contest to see who can best replicate that kiss.
Joyce Christine Morrill Gaylard, beloved mother and wife, went home to be with her Lord. Joyce “Tiss” was born to Calvin Clare Morrill and Betty Mae Blanchard-Tate on Nov. 11, 1948 in her maternal great-grandparents’ home off of Sutton Road in Friday Harbor. She passed away March 6, 2010 after a long illness.
Islanders are invited to a reception at the Roy Franklin passenger terminal at Friday Harbor Airport on March 27, 4-5 p.m. The occasion is the annual update of the San Juan Aviation Museum, which is honoring Bob Nichols as its featured pilot this year.
Lavendera Day Spa presents “Island Visions,” an exhibit of works by Beth Hetrick. In “Island Visions,” Hetrick has captured the familiar, the nostalgic, the comforting vistas all islanders are familiar with. Her canvases draw the viewer in and cause some to exclaim, “Oh yeah, I’ve seen that truck!”
It is a fact that the San Juan Islands bear a passing resemblance to the landscapes of Ireland. There is both a negative and a positive to this. On the one side, the Irish fiddle player is forced to go through the boredom and discomfort of a 12-hour plane ride to end up in a place that looks much the same as the place he or she just left. On the other hand, however, it means that San Juan Island is the perfect place to host a festival dedicated to the culture of Irish music.
The 2010 Census has begun. Census enumerators began delivery of 2010 census forms to Lopez, Shaw and the outer islands Wednesday. General mailing of 2010 census forms to all island mailing addresses begins March 15.
Contestants who sign up on the site can take a stab at guessing the winners of some of the top Oscar categories, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and more. The winner takes home an 18-DVD set of past Best Picture winners.
Abby, our beloved pound puppy for 16 years, passed from this world Feb. 25. She was there with us as we raised three children, sailed the sound, hiked the high country and finally settled on San Juan Island.