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1,000 eggs, dozens of kids, loads of fun at Jacksons Beach

About 1,000 eggs, dyed by volunteers the night before and strewn amid the driftwood at Jacksons Beach, awaited San Juan Island children Sunday afternoon. The San Juan Island firefighters hosted their annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 16, 2017. The Bunny was there to greet children and pose for countless photos. Volunteers distributed toys in exchange for plastic eggs which had been hidden among the hard-boiled dyed eggs. 

In addition some of the participants won fire safety items.  Photos by Matt Pranger


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Eggs, jellybeans, Bunny and Carrots at Roche Harbor Sunday

Dozens of children scampered through the gardens at Roche Harbor gathering colorful eggs Sunday, April 16, 2017 during the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The six lucky participants who found the gold- and silver-colored eggs, redeemed them for a large stuffed animal and a basket of their choice.


Ages infant to three years old

Golden Egg: Emilia Garcia of Friday Harbor 

Silver Egg: Jocelyn Peinado of Friday Harbor

Ages four to 6 years old

Golden Egg: Evelyn Relanga of Friday Harbor 

Silver Egg: Kira Wilson of Friday Harbor

Ages seven to 11 years old

Golden Egg: Drake Hambidge of Kirkland 

Silver Egg: Eric Corbin of Friday Harbor


A Canadian boy almost lost out on collecting his prize after accurately guessing there were 575 jellybeans in the jar. The winner had to be present. A family member found him and he came running up in time to collect the jar with the jellybeans and a $100 bill inside. Brent Snow, emcee and Executive Director of Roche Harbor Resort, quipped the $100 was worth $300 in Canadian dollars.

Photos by Sharon Kivisto

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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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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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