Event Photos

Santa lights up the town

Singers, young and old, sang carols, as islanders  waited for Santa to turn on the lights festooning the two tall elms in Memorial Park. San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce's Island Lights Festival drew crowds on a rainy, chilly evening December 2, 2016 in Friday Harbor.

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TedX San Juan Island a success

The first TedX San Juan Island wrapped up Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2015 after a dozen 20-minute presentations by leaders in their fields.  

Presenters included reporters, doctors, a futurist,  a nurse, an entrepreneur, a clown, an artist and scientists. Topics ranged from the plight of elephants in Africa to mental health to women in films. 

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Santa and the Lighted Boat parade bring joy to Town

Islanders stood at Spring Street Landing, on shore or on board the Pintail to view the annual Lighted Boat parade at Friday Harbor on Saturday, December 17, 2016.  One special passenger disembarked at Spring Street Landing. and  greeted excited children before going to Friday Harbor Middle School. At the school, Santa Claus listened to the children's wishes. and LEO Club members handed out toys, candy canes and fruit.  

Photos by Matt Pranger

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1500 women, men, children march in Friday Harbor

The signs -  Build Bridges Not Walls, Every Species Matters, Smash the Patriarchy, Strong Girls Strong World, Orcas Not Oil and many more -   reflected the variety of concerns that drove an estimated 1,500 women, men and children to walk in the Women's March in Friday Harbor. Approximately 200 people from Shaw, Lopez and Orcas Islands  arrived on the interisland ferry to join the event. Marchers of all ages joined together in peaceful protest. The election of Donald Trump has unnerved and frightened millions on U.S. citizens and people from other nations.  According to the Washington Post millions worldwide participated in marches including Seattle, Washington, D.C., Barcelona and Prague.

Photos by Matt Pranger and Sharon Kivisto

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