SLIDESHOW OF 2019 Memorial Day Parade in Friday Harbor

The traditional Memorial Day Parade took place at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2019 in Friday Harbor.  Marchers began at the San Juan County Courthouse on Court Street, continued down Second Street, turned onto Spring Street and assembled at Memorial Park (Circle Park)

 

Veterans representing the branches of service hold roses presented to them during a Memorial Day ceremony honoring fallen veterans at Friday Harbor's Memorial Park Monday, May 27. Matt Pranger photo

They listened to speakers including Marine veteran and former Hackett-Larson Post 163 Commander Peter DeLorenzi . The ceremony included introductions of representatives of all branches of military service.

The poem "Flanders Field" was read. Children threw flowers into the water in honor of those who died at sea. 

Taps was played. The firing of the cannon closed the ceremony.

All photos by Matt Pranger

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SLIDESHOW: Sun, prizes, bunny and carrots at Roche Harbor Easter Egg Hunt

The sun was shining, the colorful dyed eggs were hidden in the gardens, the Easter Bunny and the Carrots on hand, and dozens of children were waiting at the rope lines. The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Roche Harbor Resort started promptly at 1 p.m. and it wasn't long before the first golden egg was found.

Georgia Vanderyacht won the jellybean jar and a $100 bill by guessing almost exactly the number of jellybeans. Photos by Sharon Kivisto

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Kiwanis win San Juan Island Community Foundation 2019 Knowledge Bowl

After the Friday Harbor Kiwanis team finished in second place in the 2018 Knowledge Bowl, team member Brandon Cadwell immersed himself in the game show Jeopardy to prepare for the 2019 competition. It paid off as the team - Cadwell, Nancy Fusare, Beth Eden, Lowell Jons - won the 25th Annual San Juan Public Schools Foundation Knowledge Bowl. 

We're Number 1. 

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Remembering the holidays in Friday Harbor - SLIDESHOW

The Town of Friday Harbor sparkled with holiday lights again this year. Festivities kicked off with the Festival of Lights tree lighting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, The Whale Museum and Island Rec. Village at the Harbour welcomed crowds to their Holiday Open House. Santa showed up at several events. The Farmer's Market celebrated the season.

We hope you enjoy the slideshow. Photos by Matt Pranger and Sharon Kivisto

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Updated with Miller's speech: Hundreds gather for 3rd Annual Women's March in Friday Harbor

Signs, songs and speakers - it was the third Annual Women's March in Friday Harbor. About 250 people gathered to listen and to march on Saturday, January 2019. Former San Juan County Commissioner Rhea Miller was the main speaker. After Miller's speech, Sharon Abreu from Orcas Island led the crowd in singing  a new song by Susan Osborn entitled "Chain of Life". 

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