Event Photos

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. 


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". 


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


Another colorful Friday Harbor Halloween parade - SLIDESHOW and VIDEO

Tacos, hotdogs, Fred Flintstone, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, plenty of princesses, soldiers, muscle men and unicorns wound their way  through downtown Friday Harbor Wednesday morning for the Friday Harbor Elementary School's Annual Halloween Parade. A video is posted at the bottom of this page and also on Youtube

Kids from Lighthouse Preschool enjoyed watching the bigger kids parade by.

Matt Pranger Photos


Colorful, musical parade entertains crowds in Friday Harbor - SLIDESHOW

Friday Harbor's 4th of July parade was emceed by Alan Budwill, STAR 101.5 morning show host, and started with a flyby of Island Air Ambulance planes. Seventy-three entries traveled slowly down Spring Street which was lined by crowds of visitors and residents. Video of American Legion Post 163 Firing Squad at bottom of page. 

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce organized the parade and awarded eight cash prizes.


UK actor filming documentary in San Juan Islands

Martin Clunes, star of Doc Martin, is filming a documentary in the islands. He and his film crew were at the Friday Harbor 4th of July parade. 

Doris Shaller and Martin Clunes in front of The Little Store in Friday Harbor. 

Film crew (center back) at the 2018 Friday Harbor 4th of July Parade.  


55 graduate in the 106th FHHS commencement

Fifty-five students graduated from Friday Harbor High School Saturday, June 0, 2018. With a C.S. Lewis quote on the backdrop - "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind" - the class participated in the traditional graduation traditions. 

ASB President Hallie Hargrove welcomed everyone. Emma Carpenteria took everyone through the class history detailing when each student joined the Class of 2018. Class Salutatorian Laurel Robertson gave a speech entitled "How Far We've Come", valedictorian Zach Fincher's speech was called "Island Life."

The community showed its outstanding support of education as it took about an hour for dozens of scholarships to be presented. Friday Harbor High School Principal Fred Woods and counselor Gordy Waite handed out a series of scholarships before representatives from local businesses and non-profits took the stage and awarded more.

The slideshow drew the usual cheers as photos of each student as a child and young adult were shown on the large screen accompanied by a lively and poignant soundtrack. 

Photos by Sharon Kivisto

Then it was time for the diplomas. Woods, Superintendent Dr. Danna Diaz, and School Board member Sarah Werling-Sandwith handed out the diplomas and shook the graduates hands. Woods' daughter Kiana was one of the graduates. 

A very short video of the graduates throwing their mortarboards is posted at the bottom of this article.