Rick Campbell's 1956 Chevy shines in hot rod show honoring him

A 1956 Chevrolet took top honors at the first Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show this past weekend in Friday Harbor. Appropriately, the cherry red and silver coupe was owned but the late car buff and auto repair and parts store owner. Rick's son Ryan, who now operates the family business,  entered the car sponsored by Friday Harbor's CarQuest. Matt Pranger photos


Pig War Picnic - Slideshow

Following the Friday Harbor Fourth of July Parade, residents and visitors wandered up Spring Street to the San Juan Historical Museum on Price Street. The Kiwanis had organized their annual Pig War Picnic. Local band, The Chameleons played, kids and adults tossed eggs, contestants gobbled up donuts.


16 environmental groups create parade entry about orcas - video posted

Friends of the San Juans and 15 other environmental protection groups joined together to put a spotlight on the plight of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. The groups' entry, The Orca Protectors, in the 2017 Friday Harbor Fourth of July parade included people carrying cutouts of whale fins. Each black one represented one of the members of J, K or L pods. Seven white cutouts stood for the orcas that died in the past year. The entry won the Judges Special Choice prize.


Friday Harbor parade winners announced

The judges, Mark Madsen, Christine and Patrick Minney had the difficult job of selecting the winners among the 60+ entries in the 2017 Fourth of July Parade in Friday Harbor. The prizes for the parade, sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce,  are: 

Best Vehicle: Kenmore Air


Islanders remember those who died for their country

Turnout for the 2017 annual Memorial Day parade in Friday Harbor may have been a bit reduced by lack of updated information about a change in start time. A press release from the Town of Friday Harbor listed a 10 am start time. Later the Town asked the American Legion to change the start time to 11:30 am to avoid traffic from an off-loading ferry. Unfortunately a press release containing the new information was not sent out. 


Friday Harbor beats Concrete, secures state berth - SLIDESHOW added

Saturday afternoon, Wolverine fastpitch coach Brian Lambright was worried the nightmare that disturbed his sleep the past week was coming true. In his nightmare, Concrete beat the Wolverines breaking the 15 victory record Friday Harbor has over them. Fortunately, the Friday Harbor girls banished the nightmare by preserving their one-run lead, winning the game and fulfilling their dream of going to state.

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