Event Photos

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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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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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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Yet another slideshow: Halloween around town

Islanders Bank outdid itself with a Monopoly theme including a jail and bags of Monopoly cash. Cats were popular with Dana at Spa d'Bune rocking a stray cat hairdo, Kira Sable at the Auditor's office toyed with a skull. Spring Street School sent in a colorful photo of its students. Bill Waxman sent in a series of photos from the activities on Spruce Drive in Friday Harbor. And Marie d'Cristina shared two collages of what attendees are calling an amazing "Frightmare" at the county Fairgrounds. 

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Slideshow: FHHS Homecoming October 2016

 

Folks lined Spring Street under sunny skies Friday afternoon, October 28 to watch Friday Harbor High School students parade through town.  Friday Harbor High School Seniors float won the overall prize  2016 Homecoming Parade October 28. The seniors won for the Most Spirit and the Most Class Involvement. Juniors were the Most Creative and Most Earth-Friendly. The Sophomore class won the Purple & Gold award. (Top photo - Senior Class)

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Slideshow: Ideas abound at 2016 TEDx San Juan Island

TEDxSanJuanIsland 2016's theme "Quality of Life" at San Juan Community Theatre on September 17 featured a dozen speakers including two from Friday Harbor.  Local composer, Grisha Krivchenia closed out the event by performing a song he had created with a Vietnam veteran through a project in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The project explores the creativity in elders and helps them tell their stories through a creative process.  

The slideshow includes links to websites about each speaker. 

Alicia Malone, a film reporter, writer and TV host, emceed the 2016 TEDx San Juan Island at San Juan Community Theatre September 17, 2016. Visit her website at www.malonesmovieminute.com/

Slideshow photos by Sharon Kivisto

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